columnist Steven Woodgate feels that Bullard's transfer to Hull City
is one hell of a coup for Phil Brown.
What would be the most shocking revelation this transfer
Jermaine Defoe to Tottenham Hotspur, a mesmerizing return.
Kaka to Manchester City, the ridiculous over the top
transfer. Unfortunately, it never happened.
Nigel de Jong to Manchester City, an expensive acquisition
to say the least.
Craig Bellamy to Manchester City, the village bike of the
Emile Heskey to Aston Villa, a romantic story for England's
main target man.
Mido to Wigan, Why?
But none have surprised like Jimmy Bullard heading for the
He has left Fulham for Hull City; the logic has completely
gone out of the window.
Fulham are flying (well for Fulham), playing in midfield
with Danny Murphy has been good for Bullard's game. The call-up to the England
squad was no accident, he is a class player, and a team in the top ten must
have wanted him.
Middlesbrough's, Wigan's and West Ham's of this world are
bidding for players like Ben Watson, while Bullard was available for a very
modest £5 million. Compared to the transfers above this is a real bargain.
Arsenal need centre midfielders, would he not have fitted
the bill. Eligible for Europe and a craft eye for the pass, he would have
fitted in perfectly. A real engine in their team, bring back the passion and
the hunger to fight for that top four spot.
Although being 30 years old shows he is not spring chicken,
he still has the energy to dominate a midfield and perform heroics on the
field. His career has had its gaps though persistent crucial injuries, he has
never been able to flourish in the manner he could.
When he signed for Wigan, he played brilliant in securing
promotions through all the divisions, never once looked out of his depth.
Hull City have got themselves a pin up, an icon and a
fantastic addition to their squad. A four -and-a-half contract decided
Bullard's fate in the end. He will do wonders, where finances and transfer fees
are spiralling out of control; it's absurd that a player of Bullard's ability
was snapped up so modestly.
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