Jimmy’s a top matchman too
I FIRST met Human Tornado Jimmy Bullard on a feature for Tight Lines at Brookside Fishery near Warrington. He’d just signed for Fulham but challenged me to a match at what had been his local fishery when a Wigan player. Thanks to some brilliant advice from Andy May I was able to nick Jimmy’s quid – by 4oz!
Jim has since become a regular on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM and got his match fishing mojo back, scoring three wins on the bounce at Puddledock Farm.
When he signed for Daiwa Dorking, some match forum punters called it a publicity stunt.
I pointed out that Jimmy could hold his own at the highest level. If football hadn’t got in the way, he’d have got to the very top of our sport. I bet he regrets that...