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Edward 'Eddie' Forrest (born 17 December 1978 in Edinburghmarker) is a Scottishmarker football defender, currently playing for East Stirlingshire.


Browne began his career with Stirling Albion, spending three years with The Binos before moving to Airdrieonians in 1999. In June 2000, Forrest was one of just three players to survive the club's financial troubles, with the majority of players released from their contracts. Subsequently made redundant the following year, Forrest joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell, only to suffer the same fate in April 2002. Browne joined Berwick Rangers and had spells with Arbroath, a brief return to the SPL with Partick Thistle, Forfar Athletic and Ayr United before joining current club East Stirlingshire.

Hoax victim

In July 2003, Paul Browne returned to Arbroath, after Forrest left on the promise of full-time football at Raith Rovers. Arbroath manager John Brownlie signed Browne as a replacement for Forrest, then discovered that Forrest had been duped. A telephone call that Forrest had believed to be from Danny Smith, the Raith chairman, had been a hoax. The caller had been Browne, Forrest’s prospective replacement, although Browne argued it was "a friend". Forrest was reinstated at Arbroath and Browne summarily sacked, fleeing Scotland, although Forrest subsequently join Partick Thistle, which led Brownlie to re-sign Browne to fill the defensive gap. Brownlie had to check with captain Andy Dow that the players would accept Browne after the hoax.


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