We had the privilege last week of being invited to an event with some social media influencers such as Coach Cain, Zayn, Cal The Dragon and Mr Composure to go and do some Soccer Am like football training drills with the legend himself The bulldog aka Jimmy Bullard. We thought this was a great opportunity to give Jimmy Bullard one of our Mystery Football shirt boxes and see his reaction. You can see the full video here.
Not only was it amazing to see him pinging the ball top bins but to watch his delight at opening one of our mystery boxes and pulling out a Club Leon shirt from the Mexican league with all its jazzy sponsors, quality stuff. He loved the fact it was so random and that it could have been any team/league or year! I'm sure over the next year there will be others who will get involved but we will always remember our first ex professional footballer opening!
Who is Jimmy Bullard?
He is a English former professional footballer, coach and television personality. He is the co-host of the Saturday morning Sky Sports show Soccer AM.
As a player he was a midfielder and played youth football at West Ham United before moving to Gravesend & Northfleet in 1998. Two seasons at Peterborough United was followed by a spell at Wigan Athletic where he scored ten goals in 145 league appearances, helping them to their first promotion to the Premier League. Bullard was known for being a passionate leader on the pitch and for his funny antics, playing football with a smile throughout his career. Paul Jewell described Bullard as the heart and soul of the dressing room.