Jimmy Bullard was an excellent footballer during his career with Peterborough, Wigan, Fulham and Hull City — but he was an even better banter merchant. Jimmy Bullard loves banter. Banter is his very essence. Cut him and he bleeds pure, unadulterated banter. Jimmy Bullard is banter incarnate.
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In fact, more than being merely understandable, it must be said there is a certain valiance to be found in the unerring passion of fans and players alike who readily equate football to some form of religion. There is, however, something equally special about those reclining at the opposite end of the spectrum. Those, for example, like Jimmy Bullard. And when he reached the top, Bullard carried on playing exactly the same way he had as a young boy; almost as though nobody had thought to tell him he was now a professional and that the Premier League was a vast departure from the knockings of the school playground. With his seemingly permanent grin and mischievous manner on show during almost every one of his or so career matches, Bullard, more so than any of his contemporaries, remained in every way devoted to the notion that football exists to be enjoyed regardless of the level it is played at.
Jimmy Bullard's funniest moments
What is it with these sort of stories coming out recently? I look to my right and the guy is in the process makes a hand gesture. Absolute gold from Bullard, a vintage moment in the Premier League.
We salute one of modern football's biggest characters, now sadly retired due to injury. A little bit of laughter left the beautiful game on Monday when Milton Keynes midfielder Jimmy Bullard had retired due to a persistent knee injury. The former Hull, Fulham, Wigan and Ipswich man was renowned as one of the game's great jokers. First he rummaged in Freddie Ljungberg's shorts, explaining later that he wanted to see if the then-Arsenal midfielder was wearing the Armani shreddies he advertised at the time.