Jean-Michel Sigere is the enigmatic French striker recruited by Paul Fairclough from Rushden & Diamonds in 2001; one half of a double signing. Also in at the same time as Siggy was Simon Wormull, if that’s relevant to you? The forward was banging in the goals (sporadically?) to help our league and Trophy campaign. But he was maybe a tad slow to adjust to life at Broadhall Way.
Siggy started to show his best in 2002; scoring perhaps one of the finest goals ever seen at Broadhall Way. Shame it was against Barnet in March of that year, eh? And for those all-important small wins, he also had the achievement of having the longest name since Leo Fortune-West and Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro’. He soon fell out of favour at Broadhall Way, however; one that was deploying a rotation policy with Neil Illman et al.
In December 2002, JMS moved to rivals Margate after failing to get enough match time and putting in a subsequent transfer request.
Jean-Michel Sigere: After Boro’
He moved to Hartsdown Park for £7,500 before enjoying spells at a number of other clubs in the years since his departure. Hornchurch, Lewes and Horsham have all benefited from his experience; experience that came back to haunt Boro’ in 2008 when Sigere scored in an FA Cup tie against Horsham. The striker also featured for clubs such as Grays Athletic, St Albans City and Chatham Town – before eventually hanging up his boots after a career lasting nearly 20 years.
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