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Good luck Jimmy!

I know that Jimmy Bullard is not a Pompey player, never has been and most likely never will be, so really I should not give a stuff what happens to him, but I REALLY hope that the results of his latest knee injury come back positively.

The guy is one of the games most likable characters - some would argue that he was a mercenary as he left Fulham for Hull as they offered him more?

I could not say, what I can say is that he is a footballer that wears his heart on his sleeve, plays the game as you like it to be played and does this with a smile on his face.

It is NO accident that Hull's form has improved since Bullard returned to the side, so technically - as his continued presence in the side could hurt us - I 'should' want him out for longer as Hull are a relegation rival!

I do not though, as I like the guy, and as much as I would not wish injury on anyone, there are some you would want this to happen to even less - for me, he is one of those people.

After a long time out with a knee injury you could see how distraught he was when he picked up another injury against Villa at the weekend - the good, or maybe bad, news was that this was not the same knee as last time, if that is a saving grace...

Like I say, whilst his absence 'might' see Hull struggle more, I genuinely hope that the results of his knee scan come back favourable for him and his absence from the game will not be too long.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 7 2009

Time: 4:33PM

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Hear, hear. The sort of player I think most of us would love to see wear a Pompey shirt, for his guts, commitment and character. Wish him well.
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07/12/2009 16:43:00

Well said that man - agree with everything
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07/12/2009 17:11:00

Good article Rug. It says a lot that the Villa fans gave him a standing ovation as he came off on Saturday. A great player with a great personality, I heard today that the swelling isn't as bad as first imagined so let's hope he's back in football soon.
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07/12/2009 17:21:00

hmm i share you thoughts almsot entirely but there is that evil part of me that thinks the longer he's out the worse Hull do and the worse they do the better it is for us.... i know i shouldn't think that but its true ain't it, either way i DO hope he gets better cause he is a very likable guy and a great player
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07/12/2009 17:51:00

im glad pompey didnt sign him for 5million and on 50 grand a week. i hope hes out for the season because without him hull are a far worse team and if they are a far worse team then thats 1 more team we could finish above. we need 3 below us at least by the end of the season. with bullard out pompey hull bolton wolves hull pompey bolton wolves with bullard fit i know which i prefer
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07/12/2009 20:35:00

As much as I don't wish ill anyone, Hull were starting to kick into action because of Bullard. A weakened Hull can only be a good thing for us.
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07/12/2009 20:44:00

Back in January apparently, good character
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07/12/2009 21:38:00

I was truly gutted for the lad when I saw him limping off on MOTD. Given a clean bill of health throughout his career, but like Owen's career his has been blighted by misfortune (albeit in Owen's early days he truly made his mark).
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07/12/2009 22:27:00

Meant to say given a clean bill of health he could have been fantastic...
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07/12/2009 22:28:00

Good Luck Jimmy
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08/12/2009 00:44:00

Totally agree, he's one of my favourite players, takes me right back to the 70s.
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08/12/2009 00:55:00

out for 6 to 8 weeks if you anyone hasn't heard....
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08/12/2009 10:08:00

let him rot .. he's a key player for a key competitor - I hope he's out for a long time and Hull's performance suffers - No place for sentiment in a relegation battle.
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08/12/2009 11:03:00

Chix you is a hard man!! Goota love Jimmy - as Lemmi says he's right out of the 70s - can see him alongside Bowles and Francis at QPR all hairy and lairy.
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09/12/2009 08:00:00

HArd but honest HSB.. none of this nouncey sporting business ... Had to laugh about his 70's style though.. is there room for Duncan McKenzie !
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10/12/2009 07:40:00

I'm with Chix, I hope he's out for months...well until June anyway! And I hope Hull go down, they are pants...And take their crooning manager with them!!!!
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10/12/2009 09:06:00


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