Fulham - Bullard Forced to Retire
UK time is: 22:28:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bullard Forced to Retire

News broke yesterday that a former favorite of ours, Jimmy Bullard, had been forced to retire at the age of 33.

Bullard was one of those infectious characters that are so missed in the modern game. His ability to motivate, through humour, his team-mates coupled with his undoubted ability to influence matches, made him a favouirte at Craven Cottage.

In fact there are may who attribute our 'Great Escape` in the season whereby a result at Portsmouth on the final day of the season, to Bullard and his inspirational antics.

Sadly, there was a parting of the ways at Craven Cottage and Bullard headed for pastures anew, at Hull City, under the tuition of Phil Brown.

Up at Hull, Bullard orchestrate done of the most amusing incidents I`ve witnessed on a football pitch by mimicking something Brown had carried out the previous season.

With Hull underperforming, at Manchester City, Brown proceeded to sit his players down on the pitch at half-time and give them a right old finger wagging. Therefore, the following season, upon scoring, Bullard instructed the Hull players to sit down in a circle and proceeded to give them a finger wagging, much to everybody`s amusement.

Unfortunately knee injuries were to blight Jimmy`s career and a budding international career was ended, much before it had even begun, when a knee injury sidelined the effervescent Bullard.

Announcing his retirement, after playing a mere five games for his latest club, MK Dons, Bullard admitted,

"My old injury has never allowed me to get back where I want to be as a footballer. It has always hindered me."

Although we never parted on the best of times, we`ll admit that Bullard was one of our favourites and the news that he has been forced to retire is a sad thing with football losing one of its last remaining true characters.



Vital Fulham on: facebook

Vital Fulham on: twitter

Join Vital Fulham

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 2 2012

Time: 4:55PM

Your Comments

well he repaid his injury days at fulham with a great ball to danno at pompey to stay up....but glad he left cause it left murphy in the driving seat and we ended up 7th!
Leonestar
well he repaid his injury days at fulham with a great ball to danno at pompey to stay up....but glad he left cause it left murphy in the driving seat and we ended up 7th!
Leonestar
when he left he done us a faver we stoped being a one man team
truth sayer ffc
when he left he done us a faver we stoped being a one man team
truth sayer ffc
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Target Centre-Back! (Sunday May 24 2015)

Wallace Not Coming! (Friday May 22 2015)

Fulham Duo Make International Squad (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Stafylidis Returns to Germany (Monday May 18 2015)

Fulham Interested in Dunk (Sunday May 17 2015)

Fofana`s not Coming Back! (Sunday May 17 2015)

Bring Brede Back! (Sunday May 17 2015)

A Prisoner in West London? (Saturday May 16 2015)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Lang3ffc 5
2. Oldwolf 3
3. dobox 3
4. Riverside Chanter 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Forest 46 15 14 17 2 59
15. Leeds Utd 46 15 11 20 -11 56
16. Huddersfield 46 13 16 17 -17 55
17. Fulham 46 14 10 22 -21 52
18. Bolton 46 13 12 21 -13 51
19. Reading 46 13 11 22 -21 50
20. Rotherham 46 11 16 19 -21 49

Breaking League News

Karanka proud in defeat
Middlesbrough : 25/05/2015 21:52:00
Forest Know 2015-16 Opponents
Forest : 25/05/2015 21:23:01
Huddersfield Know 2015-16 Opponents
Huddersfield : 25/05/2015 21:13:00
Charlton Know 2015-16 Opponents
Charlton : 25/05/2015 21:09:00
Cardiff Know 2015-16 Opponents
Cardiff : 25/05/2015 21:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

After Finishing 17th, Should Kit Symons Keep His Job?
Suggested By:  Putney
Yes! 29%
No! 53%
I bet the decision has already been made! 18%