Originally Posted by Zen
Most people happily jump on hyperbole without fully knowing themselves really though.....thus Bale being amazing then awful then amazing then awful. Football is all one big hyperbole bandwagon jumping craze for the most part, because like 98% of fans who think they know...don't watch much outside of their own club/league/real/barca/world cup/euros etc.
Even journos and players themselves fall it, players are actually the worse because you get the idea they watch the least of football that doesn't involve their own team. Which is why Giggs, Bale, Parker randomly win awards they clearly don't deserve.
Further proof of the hyperbole thing is that Scholes, who is one of the few players not to have agent, pr
and marketing teams to build his profile only really got his first recognition this year(and some prior to retiring)....has never had a ballon d'Or or WPOTY vote. Yet every great centre mid he's played against vouches for him straight after the game.
Bale is an entirely different kettle of fish to Schweinstiger.