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Bale. Could we? Would we? Should we?

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

  1. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Vedran Corluka

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    So done with this brick from Levy. Feels like every deadline day, way back to the Aguero farce, we brief that we’ve ‘made a breakthrough’ or are looking seriously as a player that would usually be way out of our price range.

    It’s all very exciting for an hour or two, until
    the story is released that we just couldn’t get it done. It was just a little bit too far to push. Absolutely convinced he briefs the press so it looks like we are showing ambition but we actually aren’t.
     
  2. metalgear

    metalgear Christian Ziege

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  3. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Richard Gough

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    Yes its all Levy's fault, he created these rumours to deflect attention away from the fact that we didn't spunk £30m on a bloke whose name I can neither spell or pronounce :mad::p:)
     
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  4. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    You missed a bit - FTFY.
     
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  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Les Howe

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    Spot on and we will probably have to go through all the same brick in the summer.

    There will always be some who can not wait to slag Levy. Sad really.
     
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  6. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    Keeping the rumour-mill churning...
     
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  7. galeforce

    galeforce Ricky Villa

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  8. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Frederic Kanoute

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    This is GG not SC...
     
  9. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Frederic Kanoute

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    Gareth Bale....Gareth Bale
    Heeeeeee was born to play.......






















    Golf
     
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  10. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Dimitar Berbatov

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    This "deal" has never gone past the imagination of some desperate attention and click seekers!
    There hasn't even been a sniff of this from even semi-reliable/serious sources.
     
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  11. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    The times did an article on it this morning.

    but I do agree, it’s complete BS, the numbers would never add up.
     
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  12. galeforce

    galeforce Ricky Villa

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    Amazed we’ve kept this so quiet, going to be a big surprise for Pep on Sunday.
     
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  13. Cochise

    Cochise Steve Carr

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    I'm not sure he's worth pursuing anymore. It's a romantic dream but if he comes he'll likely never be close to what we expect and it will likely undo the reputation he has with us as a Spurs player.
     
  14. benp

    benp Michael Brown

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    That's the West Ham Way, my friend
     
  15. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Vedran Corluka

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    It’s not just Bale, it’s every window, right back to Aguero, these ‘attempts’ to sign players that are obviously way out of our budget and that would take an immensely complex deal to actually happen, and we go for it on deadline day supposedly.

    I’m not blaming Levy because we didn’t get this particular deal done, I’m blaming him because it’s a pattern that happens nearly every window, and what I’m annoyed about is not that we don’t get the deals done, because I don’t think we’re ever actually serious. I think we brief to the press that we’ve made a breakthrough or are making a serious bid, and then we hear later in the day it just wasn’t possible. It’s a repeated pattern and I’m pretty sure it’s PR guff to make fans feel like we are showing a level of ambition that we actually aren’t.

    The Times don’t write that story out of nowhere. Someone briefs them. And given that it’s a repeated pattern at Spurs over multiple transfer windows, I’m pretty sure it comes from our side. Just a bit fed up of these pretend bids for obviously unattainable players that don’t fit anything remotely close to the budget or the strategy we have for signing players at any other point.

    So yeah, I blame him for a PR trick that he pulls repeatedly.
     
  16. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Gerry Armstrong

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    Yeah I think this is the problem. I got very excited about the prospect but I'm expecting the Bale of 2013-2017. He's 30, he's picking up a lot of injuries, there's even questions about his commitment to his profession now. I think that if he played, he'd still contribute but I could see him getting sidelined by injury every few games as his impact diminishes because the pace and power that make him such a great player deteriorate with age.

    Heart says yes, head says maybe not.
     
  17. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur John Lacy

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    If you're right then I totally agree.
    Problem is our business is seldom leaked or the press briefed on it, so Im doubtful about it.
    I also think that the press know this and use it to their advantage.
    Cynical, me? Absolutely.
     
  18. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    This makes total sense when only considering the on-pitch contribution. But a signing like Bale would, I think, really help to elevate us in terms of off-pitch profile and clout, bridging the gap to the true elite level clubs. I remember thinking similar over the proposed Beckham loan 9-10 years back. It would have been so much more than just a short term, on-pitch addition.

    You can argue over the extent to which such considerations should come into the calculation, but they shouldn't be ignored altogether IMO.
     
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  19. billyiddo

    billyiddo Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    I think you give these stories and the publications which push them too much credit, made up out of thin air would be my guess and file it alongside celebrity gossip 'news'
     
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  20. parklane1

    parklane1 Les Howe

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    I really think you should not put to much faith into what you read all the time, papers have to fill their pages and i believe they do not care that much if those stories are correct or not.

    One of the things that really does baffle me in todays world is how people get caught up in the rubbish they read in the papers and on Twa tt er.
     

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