Ipswich Town: Jimmy Bullard's Drinking Binge May Leave Him Without a Club

S. GordonCorrespondent IIMarch 3, 2012

IPSWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Jimmy Bullard of Ipswich Town in action during the npower Championship match between Ipswich Town and Doncaster Rovers at Portman Road on November 5, 2011 in Ipswich, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Ipswich Town have suspended Jimmy Bullard after a supposed drinking binge session. Bullard is constantly clashing with club officials and this latest incident has got him in the bad books once again.

This isn’t the first time Jimmy Bullard has been cautioned by a club down to a drinking issue—the last time it happened was at Hull City and it led to his contract being cancelled.

33-year-old Bullard has been ordered to stay away from the club while Ipswich discusses the options about the midfielder’s future.

Another Ipswich squad member who may also be in trouble is their leading goal scorer, Michael Chopra. Chopra and Bullard decided to cut short a team bonding session which was being held in London and headed up to Newcastle for a big night on the town.

They were supposedly spotted in night clubs around Newcastle in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 

Jimmy Bullard already has a tense relationship with manager Paul Jewell after falling out last year in a dispute about Bullard’s living arrangements. Bullard refused to move from his Cobham, Surrey residence to live closer to the club and it lost him his place in the starting XI.

Bullard is also thought of as taking a relaxed attitude to training and constantly bragging about his wages.

Paul Jewell is set to make a statement about the issue after Ipswich Town’s game against Bristol City this weekend.