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2003 - 2008            goalkeeper

Born on -th - 19- in , -land.

Height : - .m

Weight : -  - kgs

Talented young keeper, who has represented England Under-20.  He played three times in the Premier Reserve League South title winning team in 2004-05 and has stepped up to be understudy of the reserve team keeper, with Rob Burch being released in the summer of 2007.

Establishing himself as the reserve goalkeeper with Ben Alnwick out on loan, he proved a solid keeper, with good shot stopping skills and also good handling on crosses.  He read the game well and looked like he might step up in the next season or two.

Tommy made six appearances on the bench for the first team during 2007-08, with Radek Cerny deputising for the out of form or injured Paul Robinson.  However, he did not make it onto the pitch and at the end of the season, Forecast left to join Southampton on a five year deal for an undisclosed sum.  Initially he was third choice keeper at the New Dell, even though there were a number of clubs interested in signing him.

Moving as part of a deal to provide finance to cash strapped Southampton and to remove some of the conditional payments in the transfer of Gareth Bale, Forecast was used as a make-weight. 

Failed to make a name for himself at the South Coast club, with a succession of managers coming in to take charge, so spent some time out on loan to get some serious action under his belt.  Only appeared in pre-season friendlies and reserves for the Saints, being involved in a row with fans in a pre-season game in 2011.

Released by Southampton on 6th June 2013, Tommy was offered a deal with Gillingham, where he had spent 2012-13 on loan, but did not take it, ending up playing at Chelmsford City in the Conference South at about the same itme Bale was heading for Real Madrid for s wrold record transfer fee of 86.3 million.





Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Academy) 2003 - ??  - -
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (professional) July 2005 ?? ??  0 0
Southampton 7th July 2008 Undisclosed ??  ?? ??
Eastbourne Borough 31st January 2011 Loan ??  ?? ??
Thurrock August 2011 Loan ??  ?? ??
Bromley 2012 Loan ??  ?? ??
Gillingham July 2012 Loan ??  4 0
Chelmsford City July 2013 Free ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

England international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

- appearance



What they said about Tommy Forecast
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What Tommy Forecast said about ...
leaving THFC ...  07.07.08 (BBC Sports website)

"Spurs didn't really want to let me go, but I'm pleased it's all sorted now.  Once I found out that Southampton wanted me, my mind was made up.  They are a huge club with a big fan base - a Premier League club really - and I can see myself developing here."

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