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Publisher's Summary

A rip-roaring, life-enhancing, hilarious memoir from a football cult hero

Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hair-do, 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 football'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 football with a smile on his face, always says what's 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 football front-line. Told with candour, 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.

©2014 Jimmy Bullard (P)2014 Headline Digital

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  • Rak
  • 07-19-18

Jimmy Bullard: what a lad.

Another great read for the football fan. Great insight to a fabulous and wacky character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-18

As expected

Bullard backs up every stereotype out there about professional footballers. Boring.
Read joey Barton’s it’s great

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  • Martin Andrew Larkin
  • 03-23-18

What a listen!

Full of comedy from the first to last words!

Great story of a fella who clearly worked hard for what he loved ! And clearly enjoyed every minute!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-18

daft as a brush.

It was very interesting to here about your career and that it's ended very well for you as it dose not for some pros.I was a goalkeeper for Accrington Stanley fc I'm now 64 with 6 hop replacements and a knee. Well done Jimmy

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  • Andrew
  • 11-15-17

A must listen.

This is one of the best sporting books that I’ve listened too. Great book from a fantastic character who should have had many more years in the game.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-17

hooked from start to finish

loved it, entertaing throughout and his sense of honesty and humblenes come across right away

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  • Ravi
  • 04-06-17

good book for a new of football/ autobiography

great listen. I love the genre worth it if you like football and this type of book.

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  • Miss R.
  • 03-31-17

So disappointing!

I've always like Jimmy Bullard as he came across as a great character. I thought this book would be really enjoyable, how wrong I was! The narrator was AWFUL, I think that was the main issue. He was boring, irritating and his long pauses made me think the sleep timer had kicked in! I will never buy anything narrated by David John again. They've let you down Jimmy!

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  • nicholas
  • 02-06-17

Brilliant

A brilliant book with some top stories from Bullard and I thought it was narrated brilliantly.

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  • James
  • 09-25-16

Very well read

Loved it. Great book and really well read. The narrator gets right into the cockney lingo