Hodgson Takes Away Bullard's Glory Against Boro!

Last updated : 21 December 2008 By Boro Mad
The England international midfielder put Fulham on the way to a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

Roy Hodgson: "I don't want players to leave this club.

"If the moment arrives and a big offer comes in for one of our top players, I and the club will have to take a position on that.

"I don't want to lose him. I don't want to put a figure on the guy's head because I hope he is going to be playing for us for the rest of the season.

"I am happy with the way the team is playing. Jimmy is working very hard at his game. He is getting forward more and in good form and let's hope the situation resolves itself. But don't forget he has one and a half years left on his contract.

"I think Jimmy is doing a good job but a lot of players are doing a fantastic job in this team.

"Danny Murphy has done a remarkable job in his quiet way. Jimmy has done his bit and I am the first to recognise and thank him for it but it is wrong to make this a one-man club.

"That would be very demeaning of the other players and also it is quite strange that so much talk is going on about a player who has 18 months of his contract left to run, who missed a year's football through injury and who has been nursed back into this type of form by the club during the year when he couldn't play at all.

"I and the rest of the players can feel a bit aggrieved that all the talk seems to be revolving around one man and that doesn't seem correct."

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1 Schwarzer 7
4 Paintsil 6
5 Hangeland 8
18 Hughes 7
3 Konchesky 7
21 Bullard (Andreasen 85)8
13 Murphy (Etuhu 79)8
23 Dempsey 8
11 Gera (Zamora 31)5
25 Davies 7
8 Johnson 7
19 Zuberbuhler
22 Stoor
26 Andreasen (Bullard 85)
20 Etuhu (Murphy 79)
10 Nevland
9 Zamora (Gera 31)8
33 Kallio
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6Off Target7
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6 Pogatetz 4
29 McMahon 5
14 Huth (Taylor 85)5
5 Riggott 5
20 Arca (Mido 46)4
28 Johnson, A (Emnes 80)6
15 Shawky 4
19 Downing 7
17 Tuncay 5
10 Aliadiere 5
22 Jones
3 Taylor (Huth 85)
31 Wheater
41 Walker
12 Afonso Alves
9 Mido (Arca 46)6
11 Emnes (Johnson, A 80)
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