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Sheffield Wednesday striker Nigel Jemson was one of a few players taking part in a TV interview about some of the battles faced by professional football players and how they overcome them. 

During that interview Nigel Jemson mentioned he nearly died whilst at Sheffield Wednesday..

 

"At Sheffield Wednesday, I had a car crash where I nearly died in, which wasn’t good, it took me a long time to get over that and I think it is just a general build-up over the years"

Does anyone remember anything about this?

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Can't remember the crash, but we certainly had a good player for 800k I think it was from forest 

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I don't remember the car crash. I saw the interview (it's with Alan Biggs - on youtube). I thought he came across well. Scored 143 goals in his career - not bad. Maybe could have achieved more he felt though. Moved to S6 at least partly for the chance of playing with David Hirst. Irony being he hardly did, with one or other of them being injured. 

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4 minutes ago, Bearwood Owl1 said:

I don't remember the car crash. I saw the interview (it's with Alan Biggs - on youtube). I thought he came across well. Scored 143 goals in his career - not bad. Maybe could have achieved more he felt though. Moved to S6 at least partly for the chance of playing with David Hirst. Irony being he hardly did, with one or other of them being injured. 

Them 2 goals against Manchester United at home.lovely

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I think the crash was on the A57 somewhere near Worksop. I knew at the time that they said he nearly died. I don't think it was from his injuries. I think it was because the car was a mess and he could have been injured more seriously. I think he was out for a while but it didn't seem that long for how serious they were saying his accident was.

I've googled a Guardian article and it said he had ankle ligament damage, stitches and bruises. Apparently he played 51 games for us in 3 years and 6 games on loan for Grimsby in that time. He was never really a regular starter so I may be right in saying that he wasn't out for a really long period straight after the accident to still have amassed 50 games.

 

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I remember it very well.

It was a few days after he scored the winner at Villa Park in the return match in  Big Ron's first season at Villa 

He came into the place where I worked at the time and just by coincidence during the goal celebrations one of my best mates who I worked with was on the pitch hugging him.

Another of my older workmates who served Jemson (pretty sure he purchased a video) asked him if he remembered the guy who hugged him as he worked with us.

Jemson replied to all amusement "all I remember is he stunk of Ale".

It was after leaving our workplace on his way home that he crashed his car (I've got Worksop area in my head but could wrong).

I used to wind my pal up that having seen him, the effect he had on Jemson was that he promptly nearly killed himself.

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, TINKERBELL said:

Them 2 goals against Manchester United at home.lovely

 

Those and the header on the dodgy pitch (green sand) way at Villa..only Jem's I can remember 

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Sat and had a few beers with him at the hotel he was stopping at while he played for Oxford... I was staying on business and we had  decent chat. Nice fella.

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1 hour ago, Rogers said:

 

Those and the header on the dodgy pitch (green sand) way at Villa..only Jem's I can remember 

 

QPR away, yellow kit was another

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The crash was a real shame, as he was starting to look a really decent player. A proper box striker, he had really good movement in the box and a bit of a streak about him. Was never the same player after the crash, lost his pace and confidence.

 

 

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14 hours ago, TINKERBELL said:

Can't remember the crash, but we certainly had a good player for 800k I think it was from forest 

I remember the car crash and I will agree to disagree about the good player bit.

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14 hours ago, Bearwood Owl1 said:

I don't remember the car crash. I saw the interview (it's with Alan Biggs - on youtube). I thought he came across well. Scored 143 goals in his career - not bad. Maybe could have achieved more he felt though. Moved to S6 at least partly for the chance of playing with David Hirst. Irony being he hardly did, with one or other of them being injured. 

 

I remember chatting with him about David Hirst. He’d played with both him and Shearer with England, U21 I think but might be wrong. He said that at that time, he rated Hirst as the better player. 

 I’ve met a lot of people in football, players, managers, even owners, but without a doubt,  Jemson has the least issues with self doubt!

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6 hours ago, helmut_rooster said:

 

QPR away, yellow kit was another

 

 

I seem to remember he also scored a cracker away at Ipswich?

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I do vaguely remember this.
Think it came at a time where he had stated the last few games and was starting to find a bit of form and confidence.

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Ultimately, we became the car crash.

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Wasn't there are photo of his car crushed under a lorry trailer in the press at the time  ?.

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Just heard Marcus Tudgay has cut himself badly at a barbecue. Not going to be able to play a while.

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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On 22/05/2020 at 07:29, helmut_rooster said:

 

QPR away, yellow kit was another

That was a great goal, a good night out too.

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20 hours ago, WBridgfordowl said:

 

I remember chatting with him about David Hirst. He’d played with both him and Shearer with England, U21 I think but might be wrong. He said that at that time, he rated Hirst as the better player. 

 I’ve met a lot of people in football, players, managers, even owners, but without a doubt,  Jemson has the least issues with self doubt!

You’re right about that last bit. He tried his luck with my (now ex) girlfriend on a couple of occasions. Didn’t seem to understand the word no. 
Obviously fame, good looks and money can’t buy everything.

 

lol

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