Hull's Jimmy Bullard hits back at Fulham manager Roy Hodgson

24 January 2009 02:41
Bullard, unveiled as Hull City's £5million record signing, on a reported wage of £45,000 a week, said the claims were "mind boggling". [LNB]"I've heard a lot of talk about wages and demands and all that I can honestly say is I don't pay football for money," said Bullard, 30, who has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal at the KC Stadium. [LNB]"I've come up to Hull because they are ambitious and because I want to play for a club who wants me. Simple as that. [LNB]"I've never been interested in money as such. So it's sheer football reasons. I wasn't asking for anything. I was in contract talks and the talks went as far as 'we are not going to offer you any sort of contract'. [LNB]"I left saying I wanted to play for a club who wants me. It was agreed like that. It was a weird discussion I had. When I came up here and I knew that Hull wanted me it was made easier for me." [LNB]Bullard, who still had 18 months of his Fulham contract to run, was told in November that he could leave in the January transfer window. [LNB]Hull chairman Paul Duffen hailed him as "one of the top three midfielders in the country". [LNB]Hull manager Phil Brown, meanwhile, praised Bullard "impish, boyish attitude" and for playing the game with a smile on his face. [LNB]Bullard, who is not Cup tied, missed the FA Cup tie with Millwall with a stomach bug but will be fit to make his debut at West Ham - the club who released him as a youngster - in the Premier League on Wednesday. [LNB]

Source: Telegraph