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Bale. Could we? Would we? Should we?

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

  1. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Like you I dont watch a great deal of La Liga, or Madrid really, so you can only go by what you hear...

    Im not for a second saying he isnt a good player, of course he is.

    Im trying to point out that he isnt the player that left, probably never will be, and people should question what their expectations of him are.

    I think in our team he would have course bring a lot, but that doesnt mean he is a slam dunk addition. Could be questions to his suitability to our shape, whether or not he fits with the side or stands as an individual, whether he is actually up to the rigours of the PL game...

    I wouldnt want him lining up against us, but it doesnt necessarily follow that I would want him lining up for us!



    He did provide some outstanding moments of class, thats for sure. Not sure that would make him comfortably the best player in the Pl though.
     
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  2. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    I watch a fair bit of Madrid, not so much this season since Sky gave up the rights admittedly.

    I think he’s a smarter player now, with all of the capability he had before but now with the smarts that come from playing at that level.

    He is exceptional, still one of the best in the game, his lesser performances at Madrid this season are the failings of the system and the manager imo.

    Get him in a Poch team and boom, we’d get 98 points in August alone.
     
  3. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    When I watched Bale this season I got the impression his heart wasn't in it. I'm a sexual colossus btw.
     
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  4. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    That is a secondary factor. His statements currently suggest he couldnt give a damn if he plays again, happy to collect his cheque and play golf.

    Of course, the obvious thing to me was that that was a negotiating point, by saying that the emphasis is on RM to make it worth his while to go.

    BUT

    What if its true?

    What if his heart isnt in it, he couldnt really give a brick? Can he recapture his verve?

    I tend to think its more the former, but this needs to be in consideration.
     
  5. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Yes, it's hard to know if he is unmotivated by his current gig or if he is going Bentley on it. I would say more likely the former. If any move suited him it probably would be back to Spurs though. I'd take him back if the financials made sense.
     
  6. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    If people don't think he would be amazing in a front three with Son, Kane and him they are stone cold crazy !!
     
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  7. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    I'd happily give Bale 300k a(£15m)week on loan for a year with the option to extend the loan for another year.

    Potentially 2 years of him imo is better that £60/70m on Zaha.
     
  8. Raziel

    Raziel Steve Carr

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    This, he is a better player now, more experienced, certainly has experienced as much pressure as you are likely ever to receive.

    The his heart isn't in it is BS, he feels twice now that Zidane has come in and immediately "discarded" him, and the fans blame him for a bricky season (where the midfield players and defenders are more at fault) so as he's being pushed out the door, he's clearly saying I'm not going to lose money because you want to dump me .. and no one would disagree.
     
  9. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Yep, he signed a deal with the club, if they want him gone they need to pay him up
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    If we do, we shouldn’t include it in any CE deal

    They have to off load him now so are desperate
     
  11. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Bale and Isco if Eriksen goes there.

    ....and Benzema as Kane backup.
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Saw something the other day about Eriksen + £££ for Bale.

    Which IMO is madness.

    If anything like that were to happen it would have to be Eriksen = Bale + £££ (with Madrid paying a chunk of his wage).

    As you say, they are the desperate ones!

    And while on the matter, I genuinely cannot fathom why Eriksen would even want to go there.

    Barca I get, but Madrid just seems like Kryptonite to the sort of guy Eriksen is.
     
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  13. Raziel

    Raziel Steve Carr

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    Eriksen has never indicated he is interested in Madrid.

    For him and Danes in general, Barca is the one ..
     
  14. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Why is that? Michael Laudrup?
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Let’s assume rumours are true and they are spending at least 300 million, they are going to have destroyed FFP

    They will be giving players away by the end of July.
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    He played for both - so must be more than that if it’s the only club Danes would consider!
     
  17. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    Yes. And Allan Simonsen and Ronnie Eklund and Thomas Christiansen. It's something with the style of football too. The Danes have for a long time been influenced and had a love for the Barcajax style.
     
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  18. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    It was a bit like how Michael Owen played for Liverpool and United I think. Emotionally there is a standout.
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Good point, I just don’t see how you turn down Real on the hope Barca will come in for you

    If your agent is good he would have already sounded out options
     
  20. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Maybe the player's preference is 1) Barca, 2) Spurs, 3) Madrid and bar?
     

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