Bullard's the best-ever buy

28 August 2006 12:51
Fulham's summer signing Jimmy Bullard won high praise from Cottagers boss Chris Coleman after a matchwinning display in the 1-0 victory over Sheffield United. The former Wigan Athletic schemer netted a superb winning goal from a 30-yard free-kick, as well as covering every blade of grass in a superb all-action performance. Coleman said afterwards: "It looked like we had twins on the pitch at times because Jimmy covered so much ground. "I thought it was an outstanding performance from him. Sometimes I have to slow him down and get the reins on him because he likes to get forward. "Centrally England have some great midfielders and I am not going to put pressure on him and say he deserves a call-up, but he cannot be far behind those in the team at the moment. "Jimmy is very bubbly, he is non-stop and always larking about and it gives everyone and lift. It is the best £2million this club has ever spent. "I said I thought the fans would love him, but I think he is going to go beyond that. He is already a favourite and I still think there is more to come from him."

Source: ESA