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Fulham - Jones Meets His Mentor

When Fulham take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday Middlesbrough 'keeper Brad Jones will come face to face with his former mentor Mark Schwarzer.

Jones, who was Schwarzer's understudy for 8-years during his fellow Australians time at Boro, is looking forward to catching up with the man that he regards as having a major influence on his career: 'He was great to me the whole time he was here,' Jones told BBC Tees. 'I learned so much from him on and off the pitch and he's been a major influence on me as a player.'

The 27-year-old, who has had his ups and downs for Boro this season, cites Schwarzer's influence as a major one on his career and one that helped him get through the early years of his career in England having arrived as a teenager, adding: 'I came over here that young that you don't know what the big bad world is going to throw at you, and he was the person who I spoke to most about things.

'He gave me so much knowledge about different things and I owe a lot to him for how he helped me.'

It is clear to see that Jones regards his fellow Australian international in high esteem and he still regards him as one of the best 'keepers around, but everyone connected to Fulham will be hoping that Jones has much more to do than Schwarzer this Saturday, as if this proves the case then Fulham wont go far wrong.

The respect that Jones, and others, have for Schwarzer proves that the 36-year-old is still one of the top 'keeper in Europe, so one that everyone at Craven Cottage must be glad is playing for Fulham.




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Date:Thursday April 16 2009

Time: 3:10PM

Your Comments

Schwarz is the best keeper in the world in my opinion. A steal on a free transfer.
AlexFFC
Schwarz is the best keeper in the world in my opinion. A steal on a free transfer.
AlexFFC
An absolute bargain. Statistically the best goalie in the league! :D
KBFulham
An absolute bargain. Statistically the best goalie in the league! :D
KBFulham
a stroke of genius for roy. don't know how he managed it, put i'm certainly glad he did.
woodysweats
a stroke of genius for roy. don't know how he managed it, put i'm certainly glad he did.
woodysweats
And to think 'Boro fans were glad he was gone!!
KBFulham
And to think 'Boro fans were glad he was gone!!
KBFulham
yeah it was a bit confusing that the boro fans were glad to see him go,he is an absolute ledgend in my mind,,i gotta soft spot for brad jones being from the same town as me though,good luck to him but not saturday
whiteaussie
yeah it was a bit confusing that the boro fans were glad to see him go,he is an absolute ledgend in my mind,,i gotta soft spot for brad jones being from the same town as me though,good luck to him but not saturday
whiteaussie
Haha...did you ever bump into the lad then??
KBFulham
Haha...did you ever bump into the lad then??
KBFulham
no never bumped into him,i do bump into stan lazaredis though,i think he lives close to me
whiteaussie
no never bumped into him,i do bump into stan lazaredis though,i think he lives close to me
whiteaussie
Ahh Lazaredis...former Birmingham right?
KBFulham
Ahh Lazaredis...former Birmingham right?
KBFulham
yeah and west ham,he came home and played for perth glory until he got a year suspension for drug use,which it was something only for his hair,allowed in the UK,but not here,he gotta raw deal!!!
whiteaussie
yeah and west ham,he came home and played for perth glory until he got a year suspension for drug use,which it was something only for his hair,allowed in the UK,but not here,he gotta raw deal!!!
whiteaussie
Haha...that is just incredibly unlucky. I feel sorry for the guy now!
KBFulham
Haha...that is just incredibly unlucky. I feel sorry for the guy now!
KBFulham
yeah me too,and the glory could have done with him too,oh well he is retired now with a nice bank balence,lucky ********,,haha
whiteaussie
yeah me too,and the glory could have done with him too,oh well he is retired now with a nice bank balence,lucky ********,,haha
whiteaussie
He was a good keeper at boro but he seemed to make a lot of mistakes, having said that he is way better than jones
TimBoro
He was a good keeper at boro but he seemed to make a lot of mistakes, having said that he is way better than jones
TimBoro
Yeah, he seems to have eradicated mistakes in his game now, which is great to see for us!
KBFulham
Yeah, he seems to have eradicated mistakes in his game now, which is great to see for us!
KBFulham
Haha whiteaussie...why don't you go round there...pretend to be a postman or something, get a good peak into a ex-footballers life!! :D
KBFulham
Haha whiteaussie...why don't you go round there...pretend to be a postman or something, get a good peak into a ex-footballers life!! :D
KBFulham
Lazaridis - Birmingham wasn't he?
Putney
Lazaridis - Birmingham wasn't he?
Putney
he was and isn't Brad Jones an Aussie as well?
Al Billy
he was and isn't Brad Jones an Aussie as well?
Al Billy
 

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