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Bend It Like Bullard Audiobook

Bend It Like Bullard

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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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    "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 06/04/2017
    Ravi 06/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "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. 31/03/2017
    Miss R. 31/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "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 06/02/2017
    nicholas 06/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

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

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    James 25/09/2016
    James 25/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Very well read"

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

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    Paul 03/08/2016
    Paul 03/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "a right good un!"

    enjoyed the story, but worst irish accent ever!! The Roy Keane accent in particular! it was closer to homer Simpson saying 'potato man'.

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    ben 16/07/2016
    ben 16/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "1 to listen to!"

    very entertaining. did not want the book to end.
    what a football he was after all the madness.

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    Alec Lumb 04/10/2015
    Alec Lumb 04/10/2015 Member Since 2013

    Ex-Sailor who is spending much time on the road. Approaching 100 books I find this a good way to 'read' books and can't wait to drive now.

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    "Great footballer - not sure he is my cup of tea"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love football. I like the way that Jimmy tells his stories - I am just not sure I would be one of his mates ... nor he mine.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    This was pre 'I am a Celebrity' and it is a great shame that he finished in the game so early.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I liked the time he spent at West Ham in his formative years. He had a frustrating time initially and it gave a good insight into the way a young lad might be dealt with after joining a club and if they don't get into the team immediately.


    Was Bend It Like Bullard worth the listening time?

    There was enough to keep me going - I enjoyed parts of this book. I was left wondering if I would like Jimmy himself and, if anything, I thought the book was a little short - I would have liked to have heard about 'I am a Celebrity'


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the less than positive points I make may be more associated to the narrator rather than Jimmy himself. If that is the case then I eat my words - this is a tough one to judge.

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    amanda hodges 24/07/2015
    amanda hodges 24/07/2015
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    "Loved this book, made me laugh out loud 😂"

    Great book!!
    Made me laugh out loud 😂😂
    Jimmy is a nice crazy bloke, one of us 😊
    ⚽️⚽️

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    Mr 20/07/2015
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    "Good stories, shame Jimmy doesn't narrate it"
    If you could sum up Bend It Like Bullard in three words, what would they be?

    Honest, nutty and insightful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There's only one Jimmy Bullard! That said, David Bentley comes across as another total nutter


    What three words best describe David John’s voice?

    Unfortunately not Jimmy's


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    To Hull and back through football & injuries


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable book but would have been far better if read by Jimmy with his enthusiasm.

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