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Gareth Bale

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

  1. Gazza

    Gazza Edgar Davids

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    He was our player until he signed on the dotted line ... he is not our player as of the last kick of the season. Spurs keep posting pics of him, its highly unusual.

    When was the last time we had a loan player that was splashed on the website after the season was done? Not seen any pics of Carlos Vinicius
     
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  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    The odd thing is the negativity’s round bale form Madrid is around the financial but no one will buy him with his wages not being off set by Madrid
     
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  3. AdamB

    AdamB Erik Thorstvedt

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    Just saw this tweet from Spurs. Found it interesting as previous tweets had included Bale as if he was a Spurs player:

     
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  4. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    I think his registration would've ended on the 1st June.
     
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  6. AdamB

    AdamB Erik Thorstvedt

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    Fair point however....

     
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  7. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    I hope so, i would rather we use the money from his wages and give it to the players we need to buy.
     
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  8. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    I hope he comes back next season, but I don’t think it likely.
     
  9. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    He massively used us to get fit for the Euro's
     
  10. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Yeah he did. But frankly if Mourinho had not been such a pr*ck we could have used that to get top 4.
     
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  11. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    DubSpur Tim Sherwood

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    He would've been fit for us as well if he had've got proper game time. Even when he was banging in goals Mourinho didn't play him as much as he should've.
     
  13. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    Even as recently as the Villa game he was ‘listening to his body’, so will be interesting if his body tells him he can do another 90 mins on Sunday.
     
  14. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    This is a bit like being used for sex, you may have wanted something with more substance but you still get to have sex.
     
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  15. mephitis

    mephitis Steed Malbranque

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    Yeah, like you'd know :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    He's become a luxury player, a very effective luxury player but still ..

    He's often out of game for stretches, but if Wales had a better finisher they would have been 3 or 4 up from some of his passes, add in his set pieces and you have a weapon.

    The question isn't
    - Can you make Bale defend of stay in the game for 90 minutes
    - It's can you build a side where you expect him to not do those things but pop up with game changing moments (and obviously against lesser opponents he will put them away)
     
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    Kandi1977 Les Howe

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  18. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Stop going on about it and just be glad you had the one night you old tart.

    :(
     
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  19. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    Piers really does suit that lot doesn't he ..
     
  20. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    I think he proved last season that there’s much more to his game than pace. Even his build up passing was a noticeable higher quality than some of our other players.
    It would also be a shame if another team benefits with what was a year of gentle use to rehab him after the time out at Real.

    if he was available next year on the same terms, I guess those questions have to be presented to the new manager.

    for c£10m as a one off investment, what else could we do with that money. In single season term it’s probably a years wages and £5m towards the first payment of a transfer fee.

    Depending on Bale’s motivation (get fit for World Cup / avoid injury for World Cup) I can see a role for him but it would likely be against smaller teams or off the bench, unless the new manager wants a full press. With him and Kane we sort of have two world class players on the ball who can’t really press though.
     
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