What next for Gareth Bale?

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Wednesday at Stoke, Jan 10, 2019.

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    Amerifan Full Member

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    Non-news story on the Beeb today about him being rested for a CL game. Has anything actually changed with him?
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    Still a very talented gem of a player
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    True, why is this a conversation? Madrid arent selling a starter in Jan.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    When's the last time you watched him? He's looked tragically bad the last few times I've seen him. Clearly he's not in the ideal environment but I see little evidence he'd lift a team like ours. Elite sport is decided on fine margins and once you lose that extra few % of drive, even a top player can suddenly become a very average player.
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    Last league game? Thought he was pretty good?
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    Ban Full Member

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    Yeah no.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Surely that isn't a real quote!
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    Figgins New Member

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    Bale in January is better than Zlatan
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    harms Shining Star of Paektu Mountain Staff

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    Bale has been very important for them so far this season, even though his relationships with Zidane are probably unfixable. They won't sell him, especially with Hazard taking his time adjusting.
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    giorno Full Member

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    It's not

    And this "he's angry and wants to leave now" story is obviously made up bs from as
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    He's probably the most content man in the whole of Madrid!
    King's ransom salary, loves living there and the prestige of the team, and as long as he's getting on the pitch a bit here and there he'll see it out for years.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    No-one in their right mind is seriously talking about Zlatan.
    He was totally shot away 2 1/2 years ago at Premier level!
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    thepolice123 Full Member

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    Everytime I watch him play he looks passive, completely lacking cutting edge and drive on the ball. Physically he has deteriorated too.

    I think the key aspect which transformed him from a good player to a great one is his arrogance or "hubris". He is not exactly the most technically proficient player but he has the mantle to take up the challenges and solve problems on the pitch. Something which many of the attackers at Real are sorely lacking, including Hazard. A peak Bale is still the biggest matchwinner at Real.
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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    Looked bad last year, but Bale is really showing up again this season.