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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:06 pm 
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Incredible athlete, but still has a lot to do before he can prove himself as a great player.

This is the problem with the British media - one or two good games in a season and they go crazy.

If he keeps his head down he can become a Ronaldo-lite IMO.


To be fair..it's more than a couple of good games. Last season people took the p*ss because he won the player of the year cos he only had "a few good games"..he's now had several more and people are still saying he's only had a few good games.

He's started 16, scored 7 goals and has 5 assists. Certanily is one hell of an athlete but unlike Ronaldo does seem(so far) to have remembered to keep crossing as well as taking his shots.

Good feet too, I dont think he's purely push and run..he's quite intricate when he's in the box.

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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
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If he keeps his head down he can become a Ronaldo-lite IMO.

got booked for diving, so heading in the right direction :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
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Manchester City must find a world-record £150million fee to lure Gareth Bale from Tottenham.

The Premier League leaders, who face Spurs in a title clash at the Etihad Stadium today, have made discreet ­enquiries about the 22-year-old Wales ­international winger.

Even cash-rich City were staggered by the asking price, which would shatter the current £80million world-record transfer of Cristiano ­Ronaldo from neighbours Manchester United to Real Madrid.

Rumours had surfaced that Bale has a £50 million buy-out clause in his current contract and City were ready to steel a march on a host of European club by meeting that asking price in the summer. The Stellar Group, who represent Bale, have confirmed that there is no escape clause.

Bale, who is under contract to Spurs until the summer of 2015, has maintained he’s in no hurry to leave White Hart Lane despite growing interest in him.

Ironically, back in 2009, when Spurs were considering the sale of Bale, City turned down the chance to sign him for about £4m.

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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
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Just scored a great goal against City.


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Stunning goal, but overall he's been disappointing.

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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Good sprinter and shooter

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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...and crosser. Decent close control and in the tackle too.

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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
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He's a good all round player got all the attributes he needs.

He's more consistent as well now

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Apart from goal he wasnt all that good.

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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I agree, but it seemed harsh to reduce him to "good sprinter and shooter"

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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
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Apart from goal he wasnt all that good.


True he also setup that Defoe chance as well very few wingers in this league have the speed and power to create that chance.

I'm not saying he's one of the best in the world but he's a very good player. Richards did well dealing with him today as he can match him for power and pace.

He's got a great delivery from wide areas and his goal showed his technique for striking a ball is top draw. Boy has some skills as well I'd say he's the best left winger in the league

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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
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Who is denying him! We had our chance to sign him back in 2005 or 06.Sometimes i do try to windup people just to be amused :| :wink:

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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 Post subject: Re: Gareth Bale: Monkey Magic
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Gareth Bale has rejected claims he dives and insists the only reason that he goes to ground so often is because he needs to evade rash tackles.

Bale became one of the most highly-rated players in world football last year after some stunning displays for Tottenham both at home and in Europe, and has continued his meteoric rise this term, scoring 11 goals and providing countless assists to help the Londoners into third place in the Premier League.

One of the few criticisms aimed at the speedy Welshman is that he goes to ground too easily - an accusation that surfaced most recently when he appeared to drag his trailing leg in order to win a penalty against Arsenal two weeks ago.

The former Southampton man insists he is no diver, however, claiming that he only hits the deck so much because he is trying to swerve the late challenges of opposition players.

"If people want to say I'm diving then they can, but I'm trying to get out of the way and save myself, save my career if you like," he said.

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"It's a bit annoying (when people say I dive) but you've got people flying in at you, you're trying to get out of the way of the challenge. If you stand there, you're going to get a whack.

"You can see why people say you're diving but I'd rather get out of the way than get hurt, that's what it is. It's football, a contact sport, things do happen and you've got to try to be clever with it.

"I'm more likely to try to get out of the way and not get hurt, rather than get hurt. I tend not to dive."

Despite being the victim of a number of rash challenges this season, Bale sees the treatment as a backhanded compliment to his abilities.

He added: "People want to take you down and get you out of the game and I suppose you can take it as a compliment.

"It's not nice but I think it's to be expected now. In a way they think that's the only way they can stop you. You get up and get on with it like the best players do and go at them again.

"You get used to it. I've got a few people sent off by doing that this year."

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strange.... Messi, Maradona, Best etc. never felt the need to 'save their career' with the old 'anticipating contact' stunt....



you (and many others) are f**kin spineless cheats imo

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Harsh to pick on him (this time) when pretty much every player around does it nowadays.

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He's the only player this season to have picked up 2 yellow cards for diving

I've got no problem with a player jumping out the way when he sees a defender coming flying in but when you collapse in a heap in the box near the goalkeeper it does get on my t*ts.

Contact is not the definition of a foul my understanding is that for it to be a foul the referee has to deem the challenge to be one that is unfair or in the more serious case reckless/dangerous.

Bale for me tries to be clever and occasionally he gets caught out because some defenders are getting wise to it.

Messi also seems to be made of the same stuff that Wolverine is made out of how no one has broken his leg yet is beyond me as he gets some absolute reducers on him.


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Harsh to pick on him (this time) when pretty much every player around does it nowadays.

i wouldn't be 'picking on him' if he wasn't trying to convince me that it wasn't diving, he was just 'saving his career'

....don't try & con me you monkey-faced flop merchant

....it's cheating, if you choose to do it, on your head be it, but don't try & convince me it's anything else.... Messi doesn't 'save his career' weekly.... so don't insult me & treat me like a fool

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Wasn't aimed at you specifically, but you're right in that he should just not comment on it. As I said, pretty much every player dives nowadays, whether we like it or not it's part of the game...Bale just gets special attention (media-wise) because he's a high profile player now. Ronaldo got the same and IIRC used the same reasoning.

I personally don't think it's beyond the realms of possibility that a lot of the time they genuinly are just trying to avoid injuries after seeing various flair players being destroyed and their careers potentially ruined. I think most people would do the same in their place.

Though I put Bale in a different category to people like Young who don't play the game at full speed and have people jumping in on them. Young is just a cheating diver imo.

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Bale's cheating has become quite prolific now, and while on occasions you can justify it with the whole "I was trying to get out of the way before the nasty man got to me" line in many cases it's not that he's dodging a reckless lunge, he's "dodging" someone sticking out a leg by hitting the deck next to it and then claiming to have been fouled.

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