James Michael Tindale, known by nickname Jamie Tindale, is an English footballer who plays dominantly as a ST for Windsor City FC.
Despite only breaking into scoresheets recently, Tindale has already recieved a host of praise and expectation as the future of England's striking force. He has won the English Cup 2012 with Tyneside FC alongside the Premier Division 2013-14 and the Ultimate League 2013 with current club Windsor City.
Northumbria Sporting Club (2006 - 2008) Edit
Jamie Tindale joined Tertiary Division club Northumbria SC in 2006 via the youth division at 17 years old. He had originally been trialled for Porto Lanco FC, Rangers, Port Vale and Chorley but was rejected by all of them. He moved to Newcastle a year later and managed to sign for Northumbria SC's youth. The 2006-2007 season saw him play predominantly in the Tertiary Cup where he scored once which qualified him enough to play as a reserve for the first team in the following season. He netted 3 goals in 16 appearances and was branded largely disappointing by Northumbria, who made efforts to loan him after their poor season saw them relegated to the Quaternary Divison but failed to do so. Near the end of the 2008 transfer window newly promoted Secondary Division team Teeside signed the player on a free transfer after needing a secondary striker with zero budget and manager Eddie Howe liking what he saw in matchups between Northumbria and Teeside.
Teeside FC (2008 - 2009) Edit
Tindale's season at Teeside FC was his breakthrough, as after Shane Cook was injured he was called up 20 times in the Secondary Division where he scored 13 times. He was named man of the match on 9 occasions, the most out of any Teeside FC player, and his scoring helped the team remain in the Secondary Division. Although this brought in funds, it was not enough at the time to save Teeside FC from potential financial crisis, and therefore the club were forced to listen to offers from other teams. One offer was a £9 million offer for Tindale from arch rivals Tyneside and unfortunately the club were forced to accept the offer but managed to retain most of his rights.
Tyneside (2009 - 2012) Edit
Development As An Icon (2009 - 2011) Edit
The 2009-2010 season saw Tindale play Premier Division football for the first time in his career, where he got onto the scoresheet several times in both the Premier Division as a backup striker and the English Cup as the main attacking option although Tyneside didn't do particularly well in either. The club later purchased Andreas Pablovski and Gialo Ciabbe as attacking midfield options to boost the striker's potential as they felt he was under-serviced, and this showed well in the 2010-2011 season where he scored 14 league goals in 30 appearances. He earned his first cap for England at this time, a friendly against Croatia where he scored in a 4-1 defeat.
Tyneside Glory (2011 - 2012) Edit
Tindale would become the frontman in Tyneside's wonder season of 2011-2012. His adept fitness and great clinical play meant he played all but one game for the club in every competitive fixture they had, scoring 28 goals in 43 appearances for the club, notably netting 17 goals in 30 league appearances and scoring in every stage of the English Cup. He scored a hat-trick to see off Manchester Rovers in the semi-final second leg to power them into the final where Porto Lanco awaited. In a match that came to extra time, Tindale finally broke the deadlock scoring 2 goals in 13 minutes to win Tyneside their first piece of silverware in over 16 years. In the league, Tyneside knocked Abey Athletic off 3rd place to secure themselves Ultimate League football and the club surprised many by defeating Cruziero in the last-16 of the Super League to secure a place in the quarter final for the first time in the club's history (where they would eventually lose to Rome). He became a poster boy for the club and Newcastle football in general, and set up the Tindale Football Trust which scouts and circulates football amongst the youth in poorer areas. Initially the club looked set to offer Tindale a new contract with a flexible pay and a variety of other opportunities, but he declined talks after interest from Windsor City intensified. Former manager Eddie Howe had become a scout there and enticed Tindale to join him at the 'head of English football' and the Windsor City chairman himself called for a meeting with both Tyneside and Tindale owning to his admiration for him. Tyneside eventually were forced to accept a £28 million bid for the forward, who admitted it was his dream to play "in the royal purple of England's greatest football club". He rejected offers from Porto Lanco and Abey Athletic to join Windsor.