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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 January 2006, 15:26 GMT
Hulse supports Newell bung claims
Leeds striker Rob Hulse
Hulse has given his backing to Mike Newell
Leeds striker Rob Hulse has backed Luton boss Mike Newell's claims that a bung culture is rife in football.

Hulse told Leeds website: "Mike's been very brave to come out like he has, unfortunately nobody's stood with him.

"It's been going on for years, we're kidding ourselves to say it doesn't. But how you stop it I don't know.

"You have to question where the money from some of these deals is going, on some occasions it's not going where it should be."

Hulse joined Leeds from West Brom for 1.1m in the summer following an initial loan spell last season.

He began his career at Crewe and claimed that smaller clubs such as Alex could be affected.

Hulse said: "That money is going out of football and Championship and lower league clubs certainly need that money."

There are some sharks out there
Leeds striker Rob Hulse

The Leeds striker also said that while many agents did a good, responsible job for their clients, a minority were giving them a bad name.

He said: "I think agents are an evil necessity, especially for young lads earning a lot of money.

"You need good financial advice and help with things like finding property when you move and a good agent can do that for you.

"But there are some sharks out there who will look to move players on as often as they can and you do hear of certain players who later question why they made particular moves when they did.

"Most agents are looking after players' interests but there are the odd ones who are taking money out of the game."


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