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Ben Foster’s promotion matchday vlog with Wrexham released with millions of views

Ben Foster’s promotion matchday vlog with Wrexham this weekend has been released with millions of views in 14 hours of being uploaded.

The goalkeeper wrote alongside the YouTube footage: “We are the CHAMPIONS of the National League!!! The 15 year wait is over! We’re back in the Football League where we belong!

“We have Go Pro in the goal, pitch invasions, the trophy lift and even a sneaky bit of chest cam footage from the match itself! You don’t want to miss this one!!!”

Foster acknowledged that he would have to “reflect” on whether he wanted to continue his career at Wrexham, after they won the National League and returned to the EFL with a 3-1 victory over Boreham wood after a 15 year absence.

He joked that at the final whistle, when he was swarmed by fans invading the pitch, he would have to “hold on for dear life” to his GoPro.

He all but retired from football, but instead signed for Wrexham and has already played seven matches, helping them to promotion, 18 years after they last won a trophy as a Football League club – The 2005 LDV Vans Trophy, in which Foster was a player on loan from Stoke City.

His time at Wrexham caught the attention of then Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, earning himself eight caps for England and was included in the squad for the 2014 World Cup.

“You have to contemplate it because to be part of this team, to be part of Wrexham is a special thing. It really is,” he said.

“It’s nice to be a man of leisure and freedom and stuff like that and I’ve really enjoyed my retirement, I’ve had a great time.

“What I will say is that I’ve enjoyed this so much – Wrexham is a really special club.

“The lads that we’ve got are absolutely top class and it’s a pleasure to come to work with every single one of them, every single day.

“None of them moan and there’s no big times – and in football there’s so many big times – there’s none of them in our dressing room and that’s the bit for me that made me go ‘I’ve really enjoyed this’ so much so that I will have to think about it.”

“I kept saying to the lads after the game, promotion doesn’t come around very often and moments like this don’t come around very often,” Foster added.

“You need to savour them, you’ve got to enjoy them and you’ve got to make the most of them – take all the pictures, take the videos.

“Because I’ve had a 20-year career and this is probably the third time this has happened to me so it’s such a special feeling and you’ve got to really enjoy it and embrace it.

“I kept saying to the lads we’ve got to get drunk tonight, you have to enjoy it.”

Foster, who usually posts match footage on a vlog, said he had to quickly retrieve his GoPro camera from inside the goal as supporters came on to celebrate.

“At full-time I was in my goal and I had to go and get my Go Pro quick because someone tried to nick it,” Foster joked.

“I was clinging on for dear life with everybody trying to grab it and screaming in to it.

“Then they all rugby tackled me and I’m on the floor and about 25 blokes around me going ‘Fozzy, Fozzy’ and I’m lying on the floor thinking this is bonkers.

“But it was such a special feeling and you could see how much it meant for everybody.

“They’re lifting you on their shoulders and that’s the beauty of football and why you come back week after week.”

This is what social media users said as Ben Foster’s promotion matchday vlog with Wrexham gets released with millions of views…

@Chr15t0ffL: An absolute thing of beauty 😍

@_LiamRoberts: We need the vlogs for one more season 👀

@GreenbbsERdoc: The pitch invasion scenes are some of the best scenes I’ve seen sports wise in ages! You’ve been an absolute treasure to Wrexham. Let’s do it again, m’kay?! 😉

@worldcupblues: Fair play to Wrexham… top fans and owners @VancityReynolds @RMcElhenney. Loving Ryan’s reaction to @BenFoster saying he will do it all again next year. Literally jumping for joy like a kid 😂 Now he knows why, this side of the pond, we love this beautiful game! 👊👊

@McCale: This has to be the pinnacle of greatest vlogs ever … the footage among the fans, going slow mo, absolutely unreal. Get in, up the town!

@AntAntshell4: Greatest podcast you have made so far @BenFoster

@StattoWrexham: Serial Wrexham AFC medal winner!!! Super Ben Foster in goal.

@BenSearing: Rushes to get the go pro as he knows it’ll be off 😂

@ffion_wxm: you are by far my favourite person ❤️😭

@JackieBettison: Best vlog to date, I cried like a baby at the slow mo part 😢 Happy tears though …. WOW JUST WOW-WHAT A DAY! Wish we could do it all again hmmm maybe we will 🤔…. hello league 1 we are coming for you next, back to back promotion here we come, let’s go!

@Smccaffreyradio: The chest camera footage is unreal…

@BmoreWrexhamFan: Phenomenal. For people who are consuming every image, or for those who want to see something completely new and different, this is fantastic. Thank you, @BenFoster!!!

@aled_edwards96: Dusty in here 🥹

@W2XHM: Verbal and recorded agreement that he’s signing next year! 😉❤️

@Lanky2ndRow: Incredible scenes! I feel like 8 games of these isn’t enough…. 👀

@GazWiIIiams: How’s he wearing a body cam during the game 😭😭

@chelhumphreys: Emotional one 😭 re-living it all over again ❤️❤️❤️

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