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  • Bend It Like Bullard

  • By: Jimmy Bullard
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (278 ratings)

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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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Great Storey Jimmy

A Great down to earth story great to have listened to this good luck Jimmy.

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Love JB you’ll love this book

Had me in stitches all the way through. As a long distance driver sometimes i enjoy kicking back with an audio book rather than the radio. My only dislike was the narrators crap attempts at the different accents

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Utter tripe

This book is garbage, it’s like some one has taken a thesaurus out and replaced every normal word with a waffle word. Avoid

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What a player and what a character.

Funny stories and insight into career as a footballer. Shows you the high and lows of his career and what comes after. Really enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

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gimme gimme more

Very enjoyable if you knew of Jimmy's antics before reading. I wish he was abit more in depth regarding his childhood etc. This was more a focus on his key football points which is great, I enjoyed it and wanted to read more!

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Brilliant

excellent Jimmy!! what about that time you were a top footballer and lethal with a dead ball? Top man, top book

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Funny, witty and a great insight to football. Fantastic listen. Brilliant read by David John and a fantastic story by Jimmy

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Not a fan.

Most of the content was common knowledge even for the least familiar bullard fan.

The mockney presentation made his eccentric style just come across as irritating.

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funny from start to finish

loved it , great book for a great football player. a must have book. 👍🏻

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Funny

Made me laugh & cry all the same time. A character of real strength and a shocking account of football culture and the changes in the modern game but are they good or bad you decide!