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Dorking play ex-Pompey, Wolves, Spurs and Fulham midfielder in mid-season friendlies

Dorking Wanderers have decided to play an ex-Pompey, Wolves, Spurs and Fulham midfielder in two recent mid-season friendlies.

34 year old Jamie O’Hara has been turning out for the National League South side, as they faced Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday night.

The ex-Premier League player turned manager came on as a substitute, with the score at 1-0 to the Wanderers, however then ended up losing the game 2-1.

He said via his social media account: “Nice to get another game in tonight, it’s a joy to play in @DorkingWDRS side, some top players they have and with Marc in charge they have real ambition 👌🏻”

Then along with a video of him, he said: “Passing range on point just gotta keep at it with the weight not played in over a year, pulled myself off the broadcaster chair and see if the body can cope, was a very good game last night both teams looking strong, the way @DorkingWDRS play is a joy to watch.”

He did play for Dorking in another mid-season friendly, this time against AFC Wimbledon under 23s team on the 23rd of January, with the non league side winning that one 2-0.

He wrote along with footage of him in action: “The peg still works, working hard to get the weight off, massive thank you to Marc for giving me the chance to play in such a brilliant team, if I can get into a medium top I’ll make a comeback 😂”

It comes nearly two months after Billericay Town chose to sack O’Hara along with assistant Paul Konchesky.

The Essex based club, previously owned by the controversial Glenn Tamplin, who’s now at Romford, were 15th in the National League South table after a three-game winless run at the time of his departure.

The former Tottenham midfielder gave his thanks toward Billericay in a heartfelt statement on social media.

He said: “Billericay Town FC is a fantastic club with great potential and I will carry nothing but fond memories of my time there as both a player and more recently a manager.

“I would sincerely like to thank everyone at the club for their support when I became manager last year.

“Following amicable discussions, myself and Paul Konchesky have decided to part ways with the club.

“When I arrived at Billericay in 2017 it was never the intention to end up coaching and managing the team, but having gained such a liking for the club and affinity with the back office staff and the supporters, I took it upon myself to take over the reigns following the departure of the previous club owner.

“I am incredibly proud that alongside my management team and the new owners we were able to work together to consolidate the club at such a difficult time.

“Billericay has been a fantastic experience for me and I feel extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to have both played and managed the club.

“I would like to thank all the fantastic people I have met throughout my time and I wish them the best going forward.

“My special thanks to Kim, Nigel and Nick Hayes for everything they have done for both me and the club.

“With love, Jamie O’Hara.”


Youth career
1998–2003 – Arsenal
2003–2005 – Tottenham Hotspur

Senior career
2005–2011 – Tottenham Hotspur – 34 games (2 goals)
2006 → Chesterfield (loan) – 19 games (5 goals)
2007 → Millwall (loan) – 14 games (2 goals)
2009–2010 → Portsmouth (loan) – 26 games (2 goals)
2011 → Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) – 14 games (3 goals)
2011–2014 – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 41 games (2 goals)
2014–2015 – Blackpool – 27 games (2 goals)
2015–2016 – Fulham – 37 games (1 goal)
2016 – Gillingham – 2 games (0 goals)
2017–2020 – Billericay Town – 47 games (4 goals)

National team
2008–2009 – England U21 – 7 games (0 goals)

Fans reacted after seeing that Dorking have chosen to play the ex-Pompey, Wolves, Spurs and Fulham midfielder in mid-season friendlies…

@rjacks1404: @Mrjamieohara1 Still love a 50yrd crossfield pass

@KierenFlanagan: Lol not a single pass on the floor

@DJPareee: Class there chunky

@Lee__N17: Its like riding a bike ain’t it mate 🙌 👍 still got it. Keep working hard brother

@philphilby: Lose a bit more timber and the fitness will come. You don’t lose your touch. Keep going.

@jhtommo: Looking good Jamie, what’s the saying, form is temporary but class is permanent

@LRoche04: Class mate!! Different gravy. Keep working hard at it. I hope it works out for you

@wisdomdesignuk: Perfect weighted passes – still got it.

@hunshead: Still got it mate same as what we witnessed at pompey

@ABronsSmith: Always had a tremendous left-foot, no doubt about that. Hope the comeback works out for you. Bright light in an odd season at Fulham. Proved a lot of doubters wrong that year, best of luck!

@JackDavies27: Chunky has still got the wand

@simon_teideman: Carrying a bit of timber there son

@HalfpennyTalks: The sprint onto the pitch would have done me so you’re doing just fine

@FoyPt: Destroying the RB with those diags

@dnorts6: You were winning 1-0 until you come on

@DoveWdove: Still got it fella

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