In this series we feature current Rammy players and here is one that is already commanding legendary status – with 137 appearances (at time of writing), it’s Jamie Rother.

Name: Jamie Rother
Appearances: 137 (18 as sub)*
Goals: 13*
Yellow cards: 20*
Red cards: 1*
Seasons: 7 – 2014/15 to date*

How did you come to join Ramsbottom United?
I was at Salford City during the first season of the ‘Class of 92’ era and it was all going well until Rammy beat us in the League Cup 3-1 – I was on the bench and came on for the last ten minutes or so. I must have had a nightmare because I went to Rammy and Jonno and Bernard came the opposite way a few weeks later!

Rammy highlight?
It has to be the two Weymouth games in the FA Trophy. The last result I wanted in the home tie was a draw as I was flying to South Africa on my honeymoon the day after the away replay. I more or less went straight to the airport after we went there and won – the wife was made up!!!! :-X

Favourite game?
The AFC Fylde at home game – 5-5 – was my favourite game. Seconds away from a win and got hammered at their place but great times.

Rammy lowlight?
Snapping my Achilles in the first pre-season game and missing the best part of two years. I should be on about 300 games if it wasn’t for that!

Best player you played with?
Has to be TK (Tom Kennedy). Great friend off the pitch too. Unreal player – bad drinker though!

Player to avoid on the pitch?
Tommo … say no more!

Funniest moments?
That would have to be Benidorm with the lads the week after the playoff game with Radcliffe. We had had the Trophy run so managed to convince Harry to get his hand in his pocket. I can’t go into too much details – but Tommo was involved again!!!*

* Stats as of 29th Sept 2020

As a bit of fun, Jamie got his Dad’s responses to the questions as well!
1 – To get away from Gary Neville.
2 & 3 – 5-5 game with Fylde.
4 – Snapping Achilles in pre-season.
5 – TK or didn’t you play with Scholes or Neville in a Salford friendly.
6 – My dad …. dirty b******!!!!
7 – When you modelled a new kit!!

Thanks to Frank Crook for the photo.