Jason Soloman Player Profile

Debut: Stalybridge Celtic (A, 3-0), 22/02/1997  

Now, not many players in our history featured on the Question of Sport telly show. But one of ’em – well, the only one – is Jason Soloman. No foolin’. A versatile player, Soloman was able to apply himself at the back and in midfield. But no-one knew he was a dab hand with the goalkeeper gloves too. And that’s because he isn’t really. That much we found out with much hilarity in a match against Woking back in the day.

So the tale unfolds, Boro’ were left somewhat up poo creek without a make-be-go stick at home to the Cards in October 1997. Richard Wilmot went off at half time, but there wasn’t any back up on the bench. In comes super-sub Soloman, who pulls on the gloves and still keeps his trackie bottoms on. And, in one iconic moment, he goes to kick the ball upfield – only for said bottoms to come tumbling down his legs.

It’s a ‘What Happens Next’ moment on national telly. It’s a ‘Why We Bother‘ moment for us.

And he kept a clean sheet!

 

Jason Soloman: Before Boro’

We came in the latter stages of Soloman’s career, with the player starting out at Watford in the late 1980s. After a number of years on the Hornets’ books, he moved to Peterborough on loan in 1995 – before completing a permanent switch to Wycombe that same year. The next move ain’t long in coming after that, with Fulham his next port of call before us.

 

Jason Soloman: After Boro’

After leaving us after a shorter stay than we remember, Soloman was seen around in non-league for a bit longer. First, he turned up at Aylesbury United. Then, in 1999, it was to St Albans City. Hendon are another club to make use of his services, as well as Barnet. Now, it may surprise you (as it did us) that he saw action for the Bees in the Conference during the 2002-3 campaign. After them, however, we have no idea what happens and guess it’s the point at which his playing days came to an end.

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