|Bullard Situation Still Unresolved|
Monday, 1st Aug 2011 10:38
Former Blues loanee Jimmy Bullard’s situation at Hull City remains unresolved with the midfielder told to continue to stay away from Tigers training. The 32-year-old’s two-week suspension relating to an unspecified incident which took place during a training camp in Slovenia was due to end today.
An investigation into the alleged transgression is ongoing with manager Nigel Pearson anticipating further news in the next few days: "The club will make a statement when it's appropriate on how that will move forward but apart from that I've got nothing more to say. I would expect that this week."
Bullard appears certain to be on his way out of the KC Stadium as a result of the current dispute with the Tigers keen to rid themselves of the remaining two years of the former Wigan and Fulham man’s £45,000-a-week contract.
Earlier in the summer, Blues boss Paul Jewell played down the chances of last season’s Player of the Year returning to the club due to the financial side of doing a deal, although with QPR understood to have cooled in their interest there currently appears no obvious destination for the one-time England call-up.
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|tortoise added 10:50 - Aug 1|
Wherever he goes, it will be last minute when hull realise no-one will pay £45k a week and that a £15k a week contribution is better than nothing!
|Brockleyblue added 10:53 - Aug 1|
Sounds like they might be trying to sack him. Once he is out of Hull we might have a chance, though I suspect one of the lesser Premiership teams will trump us on wages.
|blueblood66 added 10:53 - Aug 1|
I feel a contract cancellation coming on, convenient?
|suffolkpoker added 10:54 - Aug 1|
its starting to turn ugly with hull and bullard which is a great shame but surely this will swing things into our favour. Is this why PJ hasnt gone out to replace him? as he is playing the waiting game, the longer it goes on, hull will panic more.
i can see him coming when the window closes :)
|TractorMan added 11:00 - Aug 1|
If he is sacked for gross misconduct that will mean no settlement and he will want even more money, plus the obvious court case that will follow.
Our best chance, and it's small at that, is Hull pay him off otherwise no-one will be able to afford him unless he seriously changes his view on his worth.
|Marshalls_Mullet added 11:04 - Aug 1|
Constructive dismissal on its way..... could be an interesting precedent in case law.
Jimmy was great... but I hope Hull succeed in sacking him.
Will be good for us and put some power back with football clubs.
|Strider added 11:07 - Aug 1|
Bullard to be a Town player before August ends?
|StanwayBlue added 11:12 - Aug 1|
If it happens then great but don't hold your breath. He has become an obsession with too many people on here. Best to think about moving forward without him.
|robdaful added 11:14 - Aug 1|
Cancel his contract then get him down here.
Make sure you avoid Norwich and QPR tho.
|algarvefan added 11:27 - Aug 1|
Come on PJ the playmaker and deadball striker we need :-)
|flashblue added 11:34 - Aug 1|
The key point is whether they continue to pay him. If they don't, he can walk away, claim he has effectively been dismissed and take them to the cleaners. He will probably win that case, but really what do Hull have to lose? As I've said before, JB's going no where except on loan.
|GTRKing added 11:38 - Aug 1|
Please come jimmy he might come we will wait & see. Robdaful ur profile picture is soo nude to be on here have young people on here
|PunchNoHopers added 11:46 - Aug 1|
Agree, they are obviously going to end up terminating his contract here and entering into a dispute with him, but with Tarrabat now staying at QPR, he could end up playing for us, on a pay as you play deal with a nice bonus for promotion, perhaps!
|DMFHI added 11:46 - Aug 1|
Bullard did well for us on loan last season for sure; but needs to be looked at with a bit of trepidation.
Not only for his injury history but there are endless stories of his alleged carrying on in Hull, they'll be well happy to see the back of him and not just for the savings on his wages.
Apparently the 'transgression" was him pulling up in a cab still out of his head from the night before and when rebuked he squared up to Pearson. Which is ridiculous, in any other job you'd be sacked on the spot.
According to stories he's been put on his arse at least twice whilst being the big "I-am" in pubs round town.
I like him as a player... but if all this is true and and he starts it all again at our place.... could be more trouble than he's worth???
Gotta be careful; but I guess its all about the money; transfer and wages; versus weighing up the management possible problems... over to you Paul Jewell ;-)
|woollyhattedliberal added 11:48 - Aug 1|
do we really want two (or maybe even three) old crocks in mid-field
given that we started with Bowyer and Kennedy on Saturday
Bowyer or Bullard but not both - surely
|homer_123 added 12:09 - Aug 1|
@woollyhattedliberal - actually yes - logical really - the more old crocks you have the higher the percentage of one of them actually being able to play.
|Marcus added 12:19 - Aug 1|
If the alleged transgressions are true then perhaps it's understandable considering how badly he's been treated. I know when I'm unhappy at work an after work drink can turn into a night out in a bad mood. Changing jobs can make. A huge difference and can help overcome bad experiences and stop developing bad habits. Perhaps JB just needs a change.
However I agree it makes him a high risk players but many of the very top players have volatile moments... Maradona... Gazza... Even ones from out own club Dozzell for sure, Beattie enjoyed a drink and there are many others with stories.
|Ebantiass added 12:21 - Aug 1|
I have mixed feelings on this one, he obviuosly bought some quaility to the team last season, but he was trying to regain fitting after a long layoff and therefor putting himself in the shop window.If as rumoured regarding turning up for trainig in a state then thats not a good sign. I think he does´nt want to be at Hull but obviously does´nt want to loose out on a fortune.
I believe PJ could get the best out of him but I doubt he will be back at PR.
|BlueVelvet added 12:25 - Aug 1|
Presumably Hull are looking to ake the most out of the incident and then to fire him - they should speak to Suffolk CC about getting rid of highly paid employees
|Lightningboy added 12:27 - Aug 1|
Will never understand why he left Fulham for Hull in the first place..
..oh yeah,£45k a week.
|Garv added 12:27 - Aug 1|
At the end of the day hull have only themselves to blame for offering such a ridiculous contract, especially when they knew relegation was a strong possibility!
Come home Jimmy. He will be the difference between 5th and 8th place.
|village_blue added 12:54 - Aug 1|
For goodness sake we don't need a trouble making crocked prima-donna in our ranks.Just move on and forget about Bullard as he will only cause unrest to the rest of our squad.Thanks for what you did last season JB but we don't need or want you.
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 13:04 - Aug 1|
Put it out of your minds and move on, fellas! If, then, it did happen - which I think is unlikely since money talks, let's not be naive about this! - it would be a nice surprise. But our view of success in our coming season should not be based on Bullard's presence in or absence from the squad. It's not "make or break."
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