I quite like Jimmy, he's always seemed like a nice, normal bloke, enjoys his fishing and a laugh. That said, i bet him and Bentley together were a f*cking nightmare if anyone was trying to get anything done.
Does shed a little light on how much research Postman Pa.. I mean, Capello did when selecting his squad.
Someone told me Bullard was a complete tosser I think it was the coach driver at Fulham. (Def was a coach driver at one of his clubs) At the time I thought Bullard was alright but his description fits the article however this was a long time ago.
Bentley was a waste from Blackburn on; I can remember him clearly scoring a goal for them and as his teammates all surrounded him he just shoved them away, turned his back to the camera and thumbed his name. It was so bloody awful, and bigheaded, I never ever forgot that. Too big for his own boots, too bloody quick to think he had made it.
really, it's a terrible shame... hardly unexpected - but these stories about such unprofessionalism still stick in my throat.
I would've thought that the pinnacle of a footballer's career - the ones who aren't gonna make Barca or Madrid - would be to play for the side they supported/loved as kids.
And for us he just couldn't even do the simple stuff without trying to do it in some grandiose fashion - and cock it up.
I met and spent some time will Bullard once at a pub Peterborough. I found him to be a down to earth, honest pro. Those who think that his antics (and those of Bentley) don't happen much at pro level are kidding themselves. Good player, who overachieved throughout his career.