Gareth Bale

Tomo

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What is his salary? Being the best 9 of the world at the moment, the offers must have been huge and I guess he has played a good part in staying. I'm sure Madrid, Barsa, etc, made good offers. We need a 9 more than air and water but Kane was discarded long ago apparently for being too expensive.

Yeh I say given his contract and everything Levy will want 200m but probably around 120-150m if Kane pushes to leave realistically.

He would still be a good deal as he is 27 but is a player who keeps himself in shape but more importantly is not reliant on pace or power. Players like that such as Scholes, Terry, Sheringham tend to last much longer at top level. Between 35-40 where as pace players tend to be finished at around 33-35.

if I compare him to Modric and Bale he obviously isn’t as skilful as Modric or quick as Bale but he is for my money a more intelligent footballer. He knows who is around him, when to pass, when to shoot. He would be in the team even without his goals his passing is that good, he is our best player.

we have had a great transfer window but no-one would blame Kane if he moved on he has been that good for us. That being said I would love him to be here for his career.
 
I´ll say it again. I love Gareth Bale, but the best news at the moment is that he is coming to a team already scoring goals for fun. And he´s seeing Kane and Sonny working tirelessly without the ball.

Perfect situation - for him and for the team.
 
hate to say it but he should have never come on today - he's not ready

clearly not fit to play and it took away playing time from guys like lamela who's contributed a lot to our recent winning form

now there are going to be some serious questions going forward in terms of who should be getting playing time - my bet is that bale is not going to be getting as much playing time (for the time being) as we had initially thought
 
He lost the ball way too many times. Did not seem keen to see the game out but to grab headlines. Course if he scored it would be the return of the king. But I'd have been equally happy had he run it into the corner and got a foul. Why risk losing the ball by going for a mazy run.
 
Are we really being critical already ? Jesus. The guys played 20 mins. Bale isn’t the problem here, it’s that dog shit defence. The quicker we implement this Rodon and get useless cunts like Aurier and Sanchez out the team, the better. Bale looked a little rusty as expected, but even though he missed that sitter, that run showed he has something in his locker still. No issue with bale whatsoever. It’s our defence I worry about.
 
Yep, as others of said he clearly wasn't match fit or that sharp today. From the video of him in training, it was clear that his finishing is still great.. just needs to add some sharpness and get his fitness back, as well as get a good understanding of the players around him..then our attack will be even more frightening..
 

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Yep, as others of said he clearly wasn't match fit or that sharp today. From the video of him in training, it was clear that his finishing is still great.. just needs to add some sharpness and get his fitness back, as well as get a good understanding of the players around him..then our attack will be even more frightening..

That was the biggest take-away for me.... He spent half his game-time looking round to see where everybody else was.
 
That was the biggest take-away for me.... He spent half his game-time looking round to see where everybody else was.
He did make a few runs into space when the ball was in MF - sometimes they were missed, but Harry found him for his chance. A part of it is for others to learn what he does, too. It will be a shock for our MF to be able to pass to the RW and expect something to happen, rather than Lucas run it into someone; Moussa shin it into the stands; Aurier / Trippier pass it back to you; Coco take 35 touches and fall over.
 
Are we really being critical already ? Jesus. The guys played 20 mins. Bale isn’t the problem here, it’s that dog shit defence. The quicker we implement this Rodon and get useless cunts like Aurier and Sanchez out the team, the better. Bale looked a little rusty as expected, but even though he missed that sitter, that run showed he has something in his locker still. No issue with bale whatsoever. It’s our defence I worry about.
100%. Can't believe some of the criticisms on here. Bale coming on at 70mins when we were 3-0 wasn't a problem. Ideal time to give him a run out you'd think. Maybe get a goal for himself. If fans were in the ground they would be loving it. The issue is the bloody defence and an embarrassing inability to defend set pieces and see out a game.
 
Any other team in the world, 3-0 up, makes sense to bring on Bale and give him a run around. But not Spurs. We are not safe until we are 4 up. And Jose of all people should've known that. Could've gotten away with it if he was the only sub and make Sonny do the running for him - but to take of Ndombele and Son and putting on a half cooked Bale was asking for trouble.

We haven't kept a clean sheet yet, and would've expected that to be Jose's priority. At least get one on the board to help build confidence in the defence. Now the constant anxiety every time a shit team hoofs the ball into our area rolls on for yet another week.
 
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