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Gareth Bale

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by GGyid, 18 Jan 2012.

  1. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Scott Parker

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    What would Gareth look like in a Poch team?

    Could be amazing or a complete disaster, don’t think there would be much middle ground
     
  2. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Edgar Davids

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    Not sure bales body would be up for a poch team sadly.
     
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  3. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    I hope so, but, he spent a summer doing BT Sport and US PL coverage media in our kit before going to Real.
     
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  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    Yeah, like Dembele, I suspect Bale is probably a bit too old and injury prone to be running through walls for a Pochettino high press and don’t think we can afford £270k per week on a super sub.
     
  5. Yiddo

    Yiddo Johnny Morrison

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    Thats if a Poch team consists of pressing as we didn’t do any in his last 2 seasons.
     
  6. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Tim Sherwood

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    I miss pressing, something fundamentally exciting about seeing your team hunt as a pack with huge rewards if you get the ball.
     
  7. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Edgar Davids

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    Certainly less boring than watching the opposition pass it around the back 4 then back to the goalkeeper.
     
  8. a spur from swansea

    a spur from swansea Naybet

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    I presume the chaos could be Anderloti going back to Real Madrid and he said that two weeks ago crikey!!....or was it Poch coming back........or was it him thinking of retiring lol....
     
  9. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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    Which is the real poch? Peak poch or sacked poch?
    Sent from my SM-T865 using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  10. lurker of old

    lurker of old Anthony Gardner

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    Certainly less boring than watching the opposition pass it around the back 4 then back to the goalkeeper.
    Corrected: Certainly less boring than watching your own team pass it around the back 4 then back to the goalkeeper until one of them makes a mistake and gifts the opposition a goal...
     
  11. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Tim Sherwood

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    I dunno if boring is the right word for that, the other side of pressing I like is the skill defenders have to show to get out of a press through pass and movement. It’s like a game inside a game and shows an evolution in the ability of players. We were never great at it but when you see City doing it it’s pretty admirable.
     
  12. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    nelto Niko Kranjcar

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    Ah well, all the best Gareth. :(
     
  14. IulianSteaua

    IulianSteaua Wilson Palacios

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    Looks like CA arriving at Madrid means Bale will be staying. He went out of his way to mention him, first out of everybody. Only thing we have going for us, is that everybody else in Madrid hate him(fans, Perez). Florentino looks like he has an interesting summer in mind and needs money, so 10 mil from Spurs in Bale's wages might be enough. That's just hopeful thinking but the truth is, it doesn't look good.
     
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  15. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    Florentino never had an issue with Bale, it's Zidane who always had a problem (completely unjustified)

    Zidane lost the league by two points having exiled Bale, James, Odengaard and sold Reguilon. No question having those players even as squad options would probably have been the difference. Carlo won't make that mistake, especially with Bale being fit and reasonably injury free (as compared to previous years).
     
  16. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Les Ferdinand

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    Aren't the fans against Bale as well though?
     
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  17. IulianSteaua

    IulianSteaua Wilson Palacios

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    Heavily.
    Do you think Perez likes to spend 25 mil euros/year on a bench player? Do you think Perez just noded in acceptance when Bale came out with: Wales, Golf, Madrid, in that order? He wants him out.
     
  18. superspurs

    superspurs Jonathan Woodgate

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    Good luck to him in Madrid, hope it winds up their clam fans and he has a decent season.

    On the plus side, 300k off the wage bill, 15.6m roughly.
     
  19. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    Madrid has two different sets of fans

    - The entitled asshats who would boo Ronaldo, they hate Bale
    - More genuine supporters who actually appreciate Bale

    Perez blocked Bale leaving to China mate, so hard to correlate that to your theory. He was under immense pressure from Zidane because Zidane (especially 2nd time) simply wanted Bale and James out of the dressing room.
     
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