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Old 09-02-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Good article about the move of Bale and the strength of the Premier League:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/02/sp...obal-home&_r=0
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Hilarious! He was player of the year twice.
Once.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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He is top 5 in the world simple as. Madrid confirms that by the price they payed.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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The only benefactors in this bizarre saga will be Spurs for receiving a wad of cash for a player not even worth half that to build a new squab and Arsnal for signing Ozil, who is much better than Bale. Arsenal will be genuine title contenders now. Spurs will be up there too.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: SE UK
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The only benefactors in this bizarre saga will be Spurs for receiving a wad of cash for a player not even worth half that to build a new squab and Arsnal for signing Ozil, who is much better than Bale. Arsenal will be genuine title contenders now. Spurs will be up there too.
It potentially looks like a good competitive season in the EPL, unlike the Spanish league which is a two horse race!
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:03 AM
 
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Real Madrid fans would probably Bale to score 30 goals or more, nothing less or he'd be a failure.

They're a fickle bunch, they started booing Ronaldo after like 3 games or something where he didn't score.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Real Madrid fans would probably Bale to score 30 goals or more, nothing less or he'd be a failure.

They're a fickle bunch, they started booing Ronaldo after like 3 games or something where he didn't score.
But isn't football just a 'part' of why Madrid bought Bale? No doubt Bale is a fantastic player, comfortably top 5 in the world IMO, but why pay soooo much? Why lose Ozil when your superstar Ronaldo says Ozil is the best at understanding his runs and where he wants the ball?

I wonder if Real Madrid did this because they think Bale is extremely marketable in Spain because of his outward religiosity. Bale is a holy-roller as was/is Kaka who was bought similarly.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Belgium
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But isn't football just a 'part' of why Madrid bought Bale? No doubt Bale is a fantastic player, comfortably top 5 in the world IMO, but why pay soooo much? Why lose Ozil when your superstar Ronaldo says Ozil is the best at understanding his runs and where he wants the ball?

I wonder if Real Madrid did this because they think Bale is extremely marketable in Spain because of his outward religiosity. Bale is a holy-roller as was/is Kaka who was bought similarly.
Wouldn't be surprised at all. Real Madrid are a circus, like some German newspaper put it last week (forgotten which one). Selling Özil reminds me of when they sold Makelele. Just stupid in every possible football-logic. And then wondering why they haven't won the Champions League in eleven years .
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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But isn't football just a 'part' of why Madrid bought Bale? No doubt Bale is a fantastic player, comfortably top 5 in the world IMO, but why pay soooo much? Why lose Ozil when your superstar Ronaldo says Ozil is the best at understanding his runs and where he wants the ball?

I wonder if Real Madrid did this because they think Bale is extremely marketable in Spain because of his outward religiosity. Bale is a holy-roller as was/is Kaka who was bought similarly.
Now Kaka back to AC Milan. Ozil went to Manchester United. Gareth Bell accounted for a Real Madrid shirt No. 11.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Bale back to his best.

http://www.goalsarena.org/video/spai...adolid_en.html
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