Jamie Stuart

Football player infobox
playername = Jamie Stuart

fullname = Jamie Christopher Stuart
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1976|10|15|df=y
cityofbirth = Southwark
countryofbirth = England
height = height|ft=5|in=10
currentclub = Grays Athletic
clubnumber = 4
position = Defender
youthyears =
youthclubs = Charlton Athletic
years = 1995–1997
clubs = Charlton Athletic
Southend United
Grays Athletic
caps(goals) = 050 (3)
045 (0)
061 (1)
026 (0)
014 (0)
157 (6)
nationalyears =
nationalteam = England U21
England National Game XI
nationalcaps(goals) = 004 (0)cite news
title = Jamie Stuart
url = http://www.playerhistory.com/Default.aspx?page=player_details&playerID=23986
publisher = playerhistory.com
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] cite news
title = England Under-21 Caps
url = http://www.thefa.com/England/U21s/Players/Postings/2005/01/AllTime_Caps.htm
publisher = The FA
accessdate = 2008-09-15
] cite news
title = England Under-21 Goalscorers
url = http://www.thefa.com/England/U21s/Players/Postings/2005/02/AllTime_Goalscorers.htm
publisher = The FA
accessdate = 2008-09-15
pcupdate = 22:48, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate =

Jamie Christopher Stuart (born 15 October 1976) is an English footballer, playing for Grays Athletic. Born in Southwark, England, he started his career in the Football League with Charlton Athletic, Millwall, Bury and Southend United, before dropping into non-league football with Hornchurch and Grays Athletic. He has also once acted as manager for Grays Athletic in the Essex Senior Cup and later captained the side.

In 1998, Stuart was sacked by Charlton and served a six month ban from football for failing a doping test. He was also charged with grievous bodily harm following an incident with Chris Beardsley, in a match with York City in September 2007. He was acquitted of the charges in September 2008.


Charlton Athletic

Stuart started his career at Charlton Athletic, where he rose through the youth ranks. He made his debut for Charlton in the 2–0 defeat against Huddersfield Town in the First Division, on 17 August 1996.cite news
title = Jamie Stuart
url = http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=7693
publisher = Soccerbase
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] He went on to make 50 appearances in the Football League, scoring three goals for the "Addicks". However, his time at Charlton Athletic was marred when in November 1998, he was sacked by the club and banned for six-months by The FA for testing positive for cocaine and marijuana, which he denied taking knowingly, claiming that a cigarette he smoked had been laced with cocaine.cite news
title = Drugs ban lengthened
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sport/football/49453.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 1998-01-21
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] During his time with Charlton Athletic, he was also selected to represent the England under-21 national team in the Toulon Tournament playing against France, Brazil, Nigeria and Italy's under-21 teams.cite news
title = Preece cheer as young star pledges future
url = http://archive.thisislancashire.co.uk/2002/2/12/634521.html
publisher = This Is Lancashire
date = 1992-02-12
accessdate = 2008-09-01


After serving his suspension, he signed for Millwall and made his debut on 8 August 1998, in the 1–0 away win at Wigan Athletic. Stuart picked up seven yellow cards and two reds in his first season with Millwall. The following season, 1999–2000, Stuart turned out a further seven times for Millwall before being released.


At the start of the 2001–02 season, he had an unsuccessful trial with Cambridge United.cite news
title = Cambridge keep six trialists
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/cambridge_utd/1438966.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2001-07-14
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] He was then set to sign for Northampton Town, however, Kevin Wilson was sacked and the club's plans to sign the defender were halted.cite news
title = Stuart can be Bury saviour
url = http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/bury/s/58/58305_stuart_faces_ban.html
publisher = Manchester Evening News
date = 2001-10-27
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] Stuart eventually joined Bury in October 2001 on a short-term contract,cite news
title = Bury weigh up double offer
url = http://archive.lancashireeveningtelegraph.co.uk/2001/10/22/652117.html
publisher = Lancashire Evening Telegraph
date = 2001-10-22
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] which was later extended to a two-and-a-half year deal in February 2002. He made his debut for the club in the 1–0 away win at Hartlepool United in the Football League Trophy on 16 October 2001. He was sent-off in his third game for Bury in the 5–1 defeat to Brentford. Stuart scored his only goal for Bury on 22 December 2001, in the 1–1 draw at home to Blackpool. Bury went 1–0 down in the first-half, before Stuart equalised in the 53rd minute, with a shot that went in off the post.cite news
title = Blackpool vs Bury
url = http://www.blackpoolfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/MatchReport/0,,10432~16166,00.html
publisher = Blackpool F.C.
date = 2001-12-22
accessdate = 2008-09-08
] During his 18-month spell with Bury, Stuart was a first-team regular, making 61 appearances in the Third Division, scoring once. Bury finished seventh in the league during the 2002–03 season, qualifying for the play-offs. He also gained a total of four red cards and four yellows in the 18-months he was with Bury, including a red card in the 2002–03 play-off semi-final first leg against Bournemouth. Stuart was allegedly elbowed in the face by Wade Elliott, which resulted in his nose being broken and Stuart reacting by grabbing Elliott's shirt.cite news
title = Stuart appeals for final chance with Bury
first = Mark | last = Ogden
url = http://football.guardian.co.uk/Match_Report/0,,-42488,00.html
publisher = The Guardian
date = 2003-05-12
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] Referee, Jeff Winter, adjudged Stuart had thrown a punch, whilst Andy Preece criticised Stuart for raising his arms to another player, defended him saying "I can't see why he thinks Jamie has punched him in the face...the explanation from the ref doesn't add up with what you see on the video."cite news
title = Preece upset by red card
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_3/3017859.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2003-05-11
accessdate = 2008-09-01

outhend United

In June 2003, Stuart then joined fellow Third Division side Southend United for the upcoming 2003–04 season, saying he wanted to move nearer his family in London.cite news
title = Thanks for the move South
url = http://archive.chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk/2003/6/3/145440.html
publisher = Chelsmford Weekly News
date = 2003-06-03
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] He made his debut in the 3–0 home defeat against Mansfield Town in League Two on 23 August 2003. He was released from Southend United in May 2004 at the end of the season by manager Steve Tilson,cite news
title = Shrimpers release five
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/southend_utd/3715671.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2004-05-14
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] having made 26 appearances in the Third Division for Southend United, collecting five yellow cards and failing to score.

Non-League career

He then dropped down into non-league football with now defunct Hornchurch of the Conference South, who were dubbed the "Chelsea of non-league football" due to their high wage budget and possessing a squad of full-time footballers, despite being in the sixth level of the English football league system.cite news
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/4199341.stm
title = Hill quits struggling Hornchurch
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2005-01-23
accessdate = 2008-09-02
] He made 14 appearances in the Conference South for Hornchurch,cite web
title = Player Details: Season 2004-2005
url = http://soccerfactsuk.co.uk/s2004/player_details.php?playerid=1810
publisher = soccerfactsuk.co.uk
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] before a financial crisis at the club in November 2004 forced a number of players, including Stuart, to leave.cite news
title = Cash crisis for Urchins
url = http://archive.gazette-news.co.uk/2004/11/8/123450.html
publisher = Evening Echo
date = 2004-11-08
accessdate = 2007-09-03
] He joined Grays Athletic, alongside Steve West and Lee Matthews,cite news
url = http://www.graysathletic.co.uk/news/archives/000974.html
title = New Signings
publisher = Grays Athletic F.C.
date = 2004-11-05
accessdate = 2008-09-02
] later being joined by former Hornchurch team mates Ashley Bayes, [cite news
url = http://www.graysathletic.co.uk/news/archives/000984.html
title = New Signing
publisher = Grays Athletic F.C.
date = 2004-11-08
accessdate = 2008-09-02
] and John Martin. [cite news
url = http://www.graysathletic.co.uk/news/archives/000995.html
title = New Signing
publisher = Grays Athletic F.C.
date = 2004-11-20
accessdate = 2008-09-02
] cite news
title = Stimmo reflects on champion season
url = http://archive.basildonrecorder.co.uk/2005/4/4/117934.html
publisher = Thurrock Gazette
date = 2007-04-04
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] Stuart went on to win the Conference South and FA Trophy double with Grays that season,cite news
title = Grays Ath 1-1 Hucknall Town (aet)
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/4570825.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2005-05-22
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] making 23 appearances in the league. The follow season, 2005–06 season, he made 34 appearances in the Conference National, reaching the play-offs finishing 3rd place,cite web
title = League Tables: Football Conference Season 2005-2006
url = http://soccerfactsuk.co.uk/s2005/leaguetables.php?leagueid=5
publisher = soccerfactsuk.co.uk
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] to be knocked out by Halifax Town 5–4 on aggregate.cite news
title = Grays 2-2 Halifax (agg 4-5)
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/4973008.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2006-05-10
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] He also helped Grays Athletic retain the FA Trophy, defeating Woking 2–0 at Upton Park in the final.cite news
title = Grays Athletic retain Trophy
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/content/articles/2006/05/15/grays_trophy_feature.shtml
publisher = BBC Essex
date = 2006-05-16
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] cite news
title = Grays retain Trophy
url = http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/TheFATrophy/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2006/05
publisher = The FA
date = 2006-05-14
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] During the season he received two red cards, the first against Exeter City on 19 November 2005 following a fight in the tunnel at half time with Exeter's Lee Phillips.cite news
title = Exeter 1-2 Grays
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/4431054.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2005-11-19
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] The second red card came against Canvey Island on 2 January 2006, when Stuart was sent off in the 60th minute for punching team-mate John Nutter.cite news
title = Stimson pulls no punches after red card
url = http://archive.echo-news.co.uk/2006/1/2/235417.html
publisher = Evening Echo
date = 2006-01-02
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] cite news
title = Canvey Island 2-1 Grays Ath
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/4560410.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2006-01-02
accessdate = 2008-09-03

The 2006–07 season saw Stuart compete in all Grays' 46 Conference National matches, scoring two goals. On 31 October 2006, Stuart managed Grays Athletic in the Essex Senior Cup, defeating Concord Rangers 1–0.cite news
title = Grays chairman is caretaker boss
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/g/grays_athletic/6105734.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2006-11-01
accessdate = 2008-09-01
] In May 2007, Stuart was called up to the England National Game XI by Paul Fairclough for the Four Nations Tournament.cite news
title = Four Nations squads are announced
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/6596503.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2007-05-04
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] He won the Players', Supporters' and Manager's player of the year awards for the 2006–07 season.cite news
title = GAFC Awards Night 2006/07
url = http://www.graysathletic.co.uk/news/archives/001974.html
publisher = Grays Athletic F.C.
date = 2007-04-23
accessdate = 2008-09-01

In October 2007, Stuart was held in custody by Essex Police on suspicion of assault, in relation to an incident involving Chris Beardsley which resulted in Beardsley's jaw being broken in two places. The incident occurred during a match with York City on 22 September 2007.cite news
title = Grays defender held by police after City clash
url = http://www.thepress.co.uk/news/1731344.grays_defender_held_by_police_after_city_clash/
publisher = The Press
date = 2007-10-03
accessdate = 2007-10-03
] He was charged with grievous bodily harm in December 2007.cite news
title = Player facing assault charge
url = http://www.thepress.co.uk/news/1891000.player_facing_assault_charge/
publisher = The Press
date = 2007-12-08
accessdate = 2007-12-08
] He made a further 43 appearances for Grays during the season, failing to score. Following the departure of Stuart Thurgood to Gillingham in November 2007, Stuart was handed the captaincy for the remainder of the season, having previous served as vice-captain.cite news
title = Stu Thurgood Departs The Rec
url = http://www.graysathletic.co.uk/news/archives/002310.html
publisher = Grays Athletic F.C.
date = 2007-11-22
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] At the end of the 2007–08 season, Stuart was named as the Management player of the year.cite news
title = Awards Evening
url = http://www.graysathletic.co.uk/news/archives/002493.html
publisher = Grays Athletic F.C.
date = 2008-04-25
accessdate = 2008-09-01

Stuart carried on his captain duties for the 2008–09 season. In February 2008, he pleaded not guilty to the charges of grievous bodily harm to Chris Beardsley.cite news
title = Stuart to face trial over broken jaw incident
url = http://archive.thurrockgazette.co.uk/2008/2/20/270957.html
publisher = Thurrock Gazette
date = 2008-02-20
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] He went on trial on 2 September 2008,cite news
title = Footballer accused of GBH attack
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7594884.stm
publisher = BBC News
date = 2008-09-02
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] denying the allegations of intent and insisted it was an accident, trying to release himself of Beardsley's hold.cite news
title = Grays captain admits breaking rival's jaw
url = http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/sport/3644056.Grays_captain_admits_breaking_rival_s_jaw/
publisher = Thurrock Gazette
date = 2008-09-03
accessdate = 2008-09-03
] On 5 September 2008, the jury acquitted Stuart of the charges causing Beardsley grievous bodily harm.cite news
title = Relief for Grays captain
url = http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/3650004.Relief_for_Grays_captain/
publisher = Thurrock Gazette
date = 2008-09-05
accessdate = 2008-09-05

Personal life

Born in Southwark, Stuart is a father and lives in Sidcup, Greater London.


*Conference South
**Winner (1): 2005
*FA Trophy
**Winner (2): 2005, 2006


ee also

*List of doping cases in sport

External links

*soccerbase|7693|Jamie Stuart

NAME = Stuart, Jamie
SHORT DESCRIPTION = English footballer
DATE OF BIRTH = 15 October 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH = Southwark, England

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