Ben Foster reveals his controversial YouTube vlogs will be part of talks with potential new clubs… although the Watford goalkeeper has been fined for the videos, which the club’s chairman called ‘completely false’
- Ben Foster has announced he will be asking clubs if he can continue his vlogs
- The videos were criticized by Watford chairman Scott Duxbury earlier this week
- Duxbury announced the club had fined Foster for refusing to stop recording
- But Foster thinks his vlogs could make him more attractive to potential suitors
Ben Foster has revealed his YouTube vlogs – which drew heavy criticism from Watford chairman Scott Duxbury and led to the club fined him – will be part of talks with potential new clubs.
The 39-year-old launched the Cycling GK YouTube channel during the 2020 lockdown, offering fans who have been unable to attend games due to the pandemic a behind-the-scenes look at training and matchdays as a professional footballer.
Foster – the former Manchester United who is a free agent after leaving Vicarage Road at the end of the season – continued to produce video in 2021-22, including chest cams in Liverpool to film Tormaul action.
Ben Foster has announced his YouTube channel is entering talks with new clubs
Foster launched the Cycling GK YouTube channel during lockdown in 2020
But the vlogs were the subject of friction between him and the hierarchy at the relegated club, with Foster being fined for going back on his promise to stop filming.
In an explosive interview with the Watford Observer, Duxbury slammed the videos, calling them “disappointing” and “absolutely false”.
“I wanted to say publicly at the time that the videos were completely false and we had fined the player and asked him to stop, but that just wasn’t something I could do,” Duxbury said.
The Watford chairman’s views didn’t deter Foster, however, as he told his own podcast – Fozcast – The Ben Foster Podcast – that the vlogs would be included in his negotiations with potential new clubs if he wanted to take the next step in his career .
Foster continued to produce video, including chest cams, to film Tormaul action in 2021-22
Scott Duxbury has claimed Foster broke a promise to stop making videos and was later fined
Foster continued despite requests from Watford, who he left at the end of the season
“That’s going to be damn exciting – to see how football clubs assess that, whether they say ‘we want you to go ahead, keep making videos and highlight our club and some of the characters’… that I’m sure will be part of the negotiations and talks.” ‘ Foster said.
“When we get to that [I will ask] can i continue doing this? Are you happy with me doing this? Do you want me to do more of this?’
Foster even thinks the videos could make him a more attractive proposition for clubs in the summer.
“This is so new and has never been done before,” added Foster, who has been crowned eight times by England.