Bend It Like Bullard
Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hairdo, his Granada Ghia may not have been the flashiest of cars, and he definitely didn't have a string of Page 3 girls trying to sell kiss and tell stories about him to the tabloids. But what he has in spades is a genuine love for The Beautiful Game that few of his peers can match. One of the last graduates from soccer's old school, Jimmy actually worked in the real world—including as a painter and decorator—before turning pro. Maybe that's why he played soccer with a smile on his face, always said what was on his mind, and is no stranger to a spot of mischief. Having played under the likes of Barry Fry, Harry Redknapp, and Phil Brown, appeared alongside names as diverse as Neil Ruddock and Paolo di Canio, and as long as Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Jimmy has racked up an amazing collection of tales and pranks both on and off the soccer frontline. Told with candor,Bend It Like Bullard is the extraordinary story of his journey from cable TV fitter to cult hero. It will make you smile, chuckle, and, occasionally, ROFL.