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Fulham - A Lament for Bullard?

Fulham - A Lament for Bullard?

Newcastle`s 3-1 defeat of Middlesbrough has plunged Hull City into the bottom three.

After making such a bright start to their first season in the Premier League, including a first day defeat of us, Phil Brown has watched as his side has slowly dropped down the table and now they know they`re in dire straits.

At the moment it looks as if Hull can`t buy a win and the people of Humberside must be fearful of what the rest of the month holds.

Back in January a certain Jimmy Bullard joined 'The Tigers` amidst a fanfare of glory. Our Jimmy was seen as another piece in a jigsaw that was supposed to cement Hull`s place in the top flight, the fee paid surprised many people as did the departure of Bullard from Craven Cottage.

In hindsight though Roy knew exactly what he was doing. In Bullard`s absence Dickson Etuhu has flourished and the midfield has less of a headless chicken look about it. But, we should never forget the role Bullard played in keeping us up.

His return from that horrific injury, in a way; kick-started our season and his goal, against Aston Villa, gave us hope that the impossible could be achieved. Also, his effervescent personality provided that spark that many thought were missing.

Off course, Jimmy is now sidelined once again and whilst some have voiced concerns about his return I have no doubt we`ll see the old Bullard return soon, my only fears are that somebody I had a liking for and who was on the verge of gate-crashing Fabio Capello`s England squad, on a permanent basis, could now be languishing in the Championship playing for a side who gave it their best shot but who will struggle to return!



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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Tuesday May 12 2009
Time: 4:31PM

Comments

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I really hope he and Hull go down. He was greedy and stupid for leaving Fulham just becasue they wouldnt offer him a long-term contract, they are fighting for europe now. Hull must rue that great start becasue it got into the players minds they were safe, now look at them
redandwhitestripemad
12/05/2009 16:54:00
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You reap what you sow. I feel bad that he's injured, but I don't feel bad that he may be plying his trade in the Championship next season.
Samboney
12/05/2009 17:05:00
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Yeah, I have a big "whatever" for Bullard. I seem to remember him being quoted as saying "Hull are a team going places. They could even be challenging for Europe this season" (or somethnig along those lines). Justice!
Mr. Ploppy
12/05/2009 18:11:00
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Whilst i admire his accomplishments in terms of the great escape last season and the role he took in securing our top flight status I do not miss him in the slightest. Hes a greedy ******** and got his 4 1/2 year 50k contract so in all honestly i dont even have the slightest bit of sympathy that he has fallen injured again - wish i could get paid that for doing f-all! Though we had our doubts in Jan, Etuhu stepping in the frame has given Murphy a lot more room to get forward and orchestrate the attacks which he could not do alongside the free-roaming Bullard - we are a better team without him
FFC Daz
13/05/2009 03:19:00
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if he didnt spout his mouth off like he did i mite feel alittle sorry for him,if they go down i dont think i could help myself from smiling
whiteaussie
13/05/2009 08:00:00
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It's the way he left that left a bad taste in peoples mouths. I can understand the money but the comments about Fulham after the way we supported him through his injury alienated many fnas me amoung them. Have fun playing fizzy pop football Jimmy Bull****, you could have been a hero but now you are a zero
Oldwolf
13/05/2009 08:26:00
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loved him when he was here, felt betrayed when he left... and moreso when he commented about fulham... hull going down would be poetic justice...
woodysweats
13/05/2009 11:37:00
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I have no doubt that Jimmy will bounce back! He's class!
Al Billy
14/05/2009 19:23:00
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