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Gareth Bale

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by GGyid, 18 Jan 2012.

  1. MKSpur

    MKSpur Terry Venables

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    Well of course it’s a ridiculous amount of money, but it’s only a third of the wage Madrid are committed to paying him. My point is how the story thinks this amount of money is going to scupper to transfers for then two hottest properties in Europe doesn’t really make sense.
     
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    parklane1 David Ginola

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    Well he has been a real let down so far, its starting to look like we all got caught up in the hype.
     
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    DeanoAustin Simon Davies

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    I know I did for sure. If he was even 70% of the player that left, I thought it was fantastic business. Sadly, he’s come back looking like he doesn’t want to work hard or tackle in case he risks injury. He’s bricking on his legacy a bit here. Shame.
     
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    parklane1 David Ginola

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    I am not saying this in hindsight and i have posts on here to prove it, but when the talk about Bale coming back ( started a year or so back by fans) i was always against it because of his injurys and loss of pace. Sadly when we did sign him i like many others threw caution to the wind and fell for the hype of the move, i still hope he turns it round but at the moment it does not look like that will happen.
     
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  5. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    Watford bound next season;)
     
  6. harr1984

    harr1984 Nick Barmby

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    I knew he had lost pace, but I still thought he would add a lot because of his stellar technique - much in the same way Messi doesn’t do those devestating slalom dribbles anymore but still hurts teams with that magical left foot.

    Oh well, I’m not giving up on Mourinho yet so definitely won’t on my favourite player I’ve seen in a Spurs shirt:D....
     
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  7. braineclipse

    braineclipse Barry Daines

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    I don't think throwing caution to the wind to be excited about Bale returning is something to be sad about or regret in any way personally.

    He's been underwhelming so far, but I still think there might be more to come from him. There's a chance at least, isn't there?
     
  8. braineclipse

    braineclipse Barry Daines

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    He can still be a threat, but we need to get him the ball in the right areas with a bit of space around him.

    Used to be he could create that space from nowhere himself, I don't think that's the case anymore. But if we can get him the ball in and around the box I think he still has the quality to deliver.

    Right now we're not really providing that service to any of our attackers and they're all struggling as a result. If we play better we could give Bale better conditions, he could be really useful.
     
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  9. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    I wonder if it is worth giving him some minutes at #10. Maybe bring him on for Ndombele if Lo Celso isn't available
     
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    braineclipse Barry Daines

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    I think that could be quite good. As long as Alli is out of favour at least.
     
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  11. Dicko

    Dicko Teemu Tainio

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    At some point he will have to say fudge it and just go for it. He eased himself back in with those Europe games and then had an 'illness' and possibly something with his calf that he wanted to be careful with and came off at half time in that last appearance, however we are now entering January and time is ticking, at some point soon when he gets another start he has to say 'ok, I'm gonna let loose and see if the body can handle it'. No more trotting around off the ball and jogging to close down.
    I'm still in the camp that he will find some form and be an important part to the rest of the season but its starting to get a little concerning I admit.
     
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  12. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    what about Boris? ;)

    Why when we have Harry?
    Bale was a strange deal and made little footballing sense as he is physically not good enough for the EPL and everybody must have known this. He looks a shadow of the player of even 2 years ago.
     
  13. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    I'm talking about bringing him on for Ndombele.
     
  14. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    Sorry.
    Dele just maybe but Bale IMHO is physically too far gone. Dele really would-be a no no after more thought.
    We need hunk of burning love or a Modric, Ndombele is our man
     
  15. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    Dele appears to be on the way out, Lo Celso is obviously first choice for that but when he isn't available, I think that it is something worth looking at. It might not work but it does get Bale into shooting positions and he wouldn't need to get back and cover his FB.
     
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    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    yes to take potshots, I like.
    I don't get not keeping Harry and Son in there old roles as our goal scorers and not as auxiliary central midfielders?
     
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    Legohamster Pedro Mendes

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    Injured for a “few weeks” according to Dan Kilpatrick

    looking like a Waste of money, I’m not sure Levy wanted to sign him to play a handful of games.
     
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    nayenezgani Jimmy Neighbour

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    Finney Is Back Jimmy Neighbour

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    I don’t think he is worth minutes anywhere at the moment really. We have better options in the squad.
     
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  20. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Jimmy Neighbour

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    I remember the excitement and waves of nostalgia when he signed, best I've felt about Spurs in a long while.

    Everyone was talking about the fearful prospect of Son, Kane and Bale leading the line. But I'm not sure we've seen that combination even once?

    More and more it's feeling like a big mistake to bring him back, especially when you consider what we're paying for the pleasure.

    Might be best for all if we terminate the loan next month.
     
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