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Bale. Could we? Would we? Should we?

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Mulletperm, 17 Apr 2017.

  1. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    I’d have a bit of this.....
     
  2. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Woe betide if I caught a pleb in it! The order of Hayes car crusher was invoked!
     
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    the dza Paul Robinson

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    Assuming Bale was fit, then he would (imo) play at the tip of the diamond, which seems to be Poch's system for a lot of games this season. Eriksen and Dele would play on the sides of the diamond (they have both done this at different times anyway) and then Dier as the holder at the base.


    So, for example:

    ----------------lloris
    new RB----sanchez----toby---rose
    ----------------dier
    --------eriksen-------dele
    ----------------bale
    ------------kane----son

    Don't think it'd ever happen, but that'd be a great team imo.
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    Too right!
     
  5. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Wonderful when fit!
    But these days that is rare!
     
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    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    I actually think Modders would have been the one worth busting our structure, it’s an area where he’d bring us up a level, a role model for the likes of Winks and Skipp and seems an unassuming sort whilst rarely gets injured / relies on physicality to control games the way he does. But then he went and won balloon d’or and made himself impossible to get!
     
  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    I dotn know, not sure on the balance myself.

    Initially I just imagined the regular 4-2-3-1 with him taking the right of the 3, which means Eriksen or Lamela on the bench most likely.

    Which immediately sets the question marks.

    Hence, for me, him at the top instead of Kane was the most natural fit for him. Though obviously unsacceptable.

    Though aside from the "where will he play" line, the "will he play" line was alway my primary "Why bother?"

    We all know he'll only be available fleetingly, and to bring him in at such expense would likely be a compromise too far.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    Dream Team. Come at me bro....

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  9. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Had mixed feelings on him too, though far less against that Bale.

    I love Winksy, and Id hate the idea of bringing in a short term player that will ultimately impede the lad.

    That said, Im a massive fan of Modric, one of my all time favourites, love watching him play.

    THAT said, would he still be up to it? And if so for how long?

    All a bit confusing for me that one, to be honest.
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    I actually think that might be my best goal ever!
     
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    the dza Paul Robinson

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    In the team I put up as an example, we'd basically be dropping Sissoko to play Dele and Eriksen deeper (one of them plays deeper anyway, with the diamond) and taking his place with Bale. That seems like a big upgrade to me, but it'd require us to buy a right-back capable of defending in a 4 without Sissoko covering, so not Aurier or Trippier imo.

    We're not really using Harry as a lone number 9 this season, Son or Moura have been his strike partner in most games. Bale could also occupy the role of Kane's strike partner and then we'd play a more physical midfielder with the freed up space.

    You are right though, if he has ongoing fitness issues then it's hardly worth it. We need to be rid of the crocks we have at the moment, getting shot of Dembele is a good start. We don't want to buy any more. But if Bale was fit...
     
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    LemonadeMoney Nick Barmby

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  13. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    I think in that line up, he’s the better option.

    It’s a balls out, scare the brick out of the opposition, with its pace and attacking quality, line up.

    Would need Aurier on his full potential, and Wanyama to be resurrected. But the bigger hold up would be £300k a week Bale though in fairness!

    But that side is fudging awesome isn’t it!!??We’d win everything!
     
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    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Dele’s Chelsea collection make me go all unnecessary!
     
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  17. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    Lovely goal. Not a picture perfect overhead kick in the champions league final though is it! ;-)
     
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    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Overhead kicks are waisted on me!

    Far too Rooney for me!
     
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    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    I do laugh at our fans someday ...

    - If it was possible to get Bale, the answer is always yes .. he's is one the 2nd tier players in the world (behind two that most people could guess)
    - He doesn't need to be fit for 60 games a season, we smash brick clubs, he would be prioritized for top 6, CL and cup SF & Finals
    - Where he would play? depends on who, you could put him, Kane & Son up front (4-3-3) or just him & Kane. I'd say you could play back 4, +2 DMs, Dele & Eriksen creating, Kane & Bale up ...

    His wages are beyond us however, so just a moot point ..
     
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    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    I honestly believe Modric would take the whole team up a level in the area where we lack any top top players. He would give us the call retention of dembele but the ability to release a pass like Eriksen-sen-sen and he’s not shy in the tackle either. He played in a 2 with Thudd so you could partner him with anyone and I’d honestly expect him to be fit for more games than Bale over the same period. I think he could play at least 3 more years at the top level. With regard to Winks, if he is to become first choice his development will be aided by competing, playing and training with a superior player as opposed to just get matches by default as everyone else is injured.
    Realistically I hope we bring someone in like Modric who can play or keep the ball rather than a blunt instrument who’s game is based on power.
     
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    LemonadeMoney Nick Barmby

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    I'd rather have Modric. An injury free Bale on the other hand...but I doubt that exists.
     

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