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From the page: “Jimmy Bullard took a moment at full-time. Hands on knees, bent at the waist, the Fulham midfielder exhaled deeply and recalled the challenge with Scott Parker at Newcastle United, the knee in tatters, the operations, the 16 months out of the game. Then he drew himself up and savoured the acclaim.

Bullard had dreamed of kicking a ball again but he did not dare stretch his imagination to match-winning heroics which might prove decisive in the final relegation reckoning. He got them yesterday, though, in glorious technicolor, with a delirious crowd bellowing his name.”