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Old 08-24-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: South FL
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No other British player is in Bales league though. Maybe Wilshere, who will be at Barca in the next few years mark my words. They see him as a replacement for Xavi.
LOL what a joke.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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A joke you say? Wait and see. He is a superb player and is in the mould of what they need. He is the 2nd most gifted footballer in Britain without a doubt.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Lerwick, Shetland, UK
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A joke you say? Wait and see. He is a superb player and is in the mould of what they need. He is the 2nd most gifted footballer in Britain without a doubt.
Wishere, like many other British players is very good, but far from world class. He is the type off player that would benefit from going abroad and sooner rather than later. The same goes for several other British players, including Wayne Rooney, who should have taken the plunge and gone to PSG while they were still interested.

It's true that right now, British players are nowhere near good enough for the Real Madrids or the Bayern Munichs of this world, but getting a few to play in the French league, even the Dutch league would be a good start. Sooner or later, the better players would be scouted by major German, Spanish and Italian clubs.

How doi you think the US national team has improved so much? It's not only the popularity of the sport or Klinsmann's coaching. It's because many American footballers are not afraid of grafting it and proving themselves all over Europe. If English players (and people in general) can get over the Little Englander syndrome and stop being so afraid about going abroad, all of our national teams will benefit in the long run and perhaps players like Walcott, Wilshere, Sturridge, Zaha, Oxlade-Chanberlain could become much better.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I can see Real Madrid selling Bale to the top 3 of England within 3 years for less than half the price they paid for.

How many British players have been successful at a top club outside the UK in the last 20 years? 3 or 5 out of hundreds.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Lerwick, Shetland, UK
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I can see Real Madrid selling Bale to the top 3 of England within 3 years for less than half the price they paid for.

How many British players have been successful at a top club outside the UK in the last 20 years? 3 or 5 out of hundreds.
Not many.

David Beckham,, Steve McManaman, Owen Hargreaves from the past decade or so. Sad really, but it also reflects how British people in general find it hard to adapt abroad.

There's Kenny Pavey who has spent a decade in the Allsvenskan in Sweden, learnt Swedish to the point of fluency and adapted. If an east London lad like him can do it, so can many others.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:19 AM
 
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Real Madrid getting Bale for $100 million is like the kid that lives in an apartment in the ghetto but still paid $5000 to put nice rims on his car
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Wishere, like many other British players is very good, but far from world class. He is the type off player that would benefit from going abroad and sooner rather than later. The same goes for several other British players, including Wayne Rooney, who should have taken the plunge and gone to PSG while they were still interested.

It's true that right now, British players are nowhere near good enough for the Real Madrids or the Bayern Munichs of this world, but getting a few to play in the French league, even the Dutch league would be a good start. Sooner or later, the better players would be scouted by major German, Spanish and Italian clubs.

How doi you think the US national team has improved so much? It's not only the popularity of the sport or Klinsmann's coaching. It's because many American footballers are not afraid of grafting it and proving themselves all over Europe. If English players (and people in general) can get over the Little Englander syndrome and stop being so afraid about going abroad, all of our national teams will benefit in the long run and perhaps players like Walcott, Wilshere, Sturridge, Zaha, Oxlade-Chanberlain could become much better.
We do not want the best British players to go abroad! We would rather keep them where we can see them thank you very much!
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Who would go abroad when the best wages are in England??

And on Wilshere - laughable if you don't think he is world class.

Jack Wilshere should sign for Barcelona - Dani Alves | Mail Online

Barcelona transfer shortlist includes Jack Wilshere & Juan Mata | GiveMeSport

Barcelona Start ‘Tapping-Up’ Arsenal Midfield Maestro Jack Wilshere | CaughtOffside

Former Arsenal boss: Jack Wilshere is one of the few world class players in the team - Arsenal - London24

Thomas Vermaelen: 'Jack Wilshere is a world-class midfielder' - Sports Mole


Arsenal Jack Wilshere - 2012/13 - Skills, Goals, Passes & Tackles, the return [HD] - YouTube
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Lerwick, Shetland, UK
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He could become world class (Wilshere). I just don't see it happening at Arsenal. He's also been unlucky with injuries.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Very unlucky. I think he has the potential to be as good as Spains best midfielders.
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