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The Jimmy Bullard Story - Truth or Myth?

Premier League Hull City
by TigerTerry (U13641721) 16 February 2009
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There appear to be growing rumours from various sources that rather than travel with the rest of the squad to Dubai last week, Jimmy Bullard in fact returned to the USA for further consultation with his knee specialist, and is due back there - presumably for an operation - any time soon.

It is a fact that Bullard did not travel with the squad - the club has already admitted such - however, both Phil Brown and Paul Duffen have insisted that there is no problem with Bullard's knee, and that he has already been given the all clear by his US consultant.

Phil Brown has maintained that he is very close to full fitness, and expected him to potentially 'play some role' in both the Chelsea and Sheffield United games. However, Bullard didn't even make the bench for either.

All this, to me at least, suggests that there is maybe more to the official Jimmy Bullard story being peddled by the club than meets the eye. It is relatively rare that smoke comes without fire.

I sincerely hope that Jimmy will be fit and ready to play for us very soon. However, I must admit that I am beginning to have my doubts.

Anyone able to cast any genuine light upon the current situation?

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posted Feb 19, 2009

Shame if Hull go down with the negative walls up sides like Sunderland, Stoke and the like but that's football.

Hull scored 3 goals at Old trafford more than any other so far, a place where United only drawn one game all season winning all others. Hull work hard but do play football and be a shame if this cost them places.

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comment by MattC (U8130348)

posted Feb 19, 2009

-None of your business

Malbranque has been anything but mediocre for us! He is top of the league assist table on 9 with Berbatov, he scored a cracker against Hull, he is one of th ebest passers on our team and can really put in a through ball for Jones/Cisse. Hes brilliant! Our signing of the season so far.

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posted Feb 21, 2009

Better and younger players have been bought and sold for less dough.

I'm afraid Hull have made the boo boo of the transfer window

Still, good luck to them; they are great triers with limited resources.

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posted Feb 21, 2009

The "boo boo" of the transfer window?
I doubt that very much. Bullard is a proven performer who next season will make us a better premiership team than the just below average one we have become of late. Getting him back for August will be like a new signing in the summer for us.
why is it that because we are the new boys, we dont seem to ba allowed to make a mistake? surely the boo boo was El-Hadji Diouf going to Blackburn.

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comment by Ian (U1727342)

posted Feb 21, 2009

Great bit of business by Fulham,
135,135 a minute, 2,252.25 a second!

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posted Feb 23, 2009

The "boo boo" of the transfer window?
I doubt that very much. Bullard is a proven performer who next season will make us a better premiership team than the just below average one we have become of late. Getting him back for August will be like a new signing in the summer for us.
why is it that because we are the new boys, we dont seem to ba allowed to make a mistake? surely the boo boo was El-Hadji Diouf going to Blackburn.
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HAH! I have to say, I admire your optimism, son. However, the last time Jimmy would be 'back next season', this turned out to mean 'somewhere near the end, barely in time to be of much use'. And this was when he was still under 30. Face it, ol' Woy pulled a fast one over that Mr. Bean lookalike of yours, and we haven't noticed the difference since Danny Murphy has stepped up fantastically.

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posted Feb 23, 2009

Shame about Arteta being out for the season with cruciate ligament damage. It goes to show that anyone can sustain an injury at any time. A simple straight-leg jarring of the knee has done for them both.

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posted Feb 23, 2009

Despite Paul Duffen saying that Bullard should be fit again for the start of next season, Dr. Steadman, the specialist who performed the operation, has already said that he expects Jimmy to be out for closer to nine months - which means he might just be back for Christmas - if we're lucky.

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comment by Pisces (U10274403)

posted Feb 23, 2009

I wonder who is holding the bag for the decision to spend all this money on someone with an injury history?

Publicly, Hull City is coming up with the "act of God" approach, that it could happen to anyone.

I wonder what they are saying behind closed doors?

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posted Feb 23, 2009

They're saying,

"Oh, s**t."

;)

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