Gareth Bale

AlabamaSpur

Tier 1
We paid 20 million in wages and fees for Bale. I think he understands that he's almost in an ambassador role and that he is here to make the club a little money along the way. He seems to be having fun and reports say that he asked to be included in the squad at Marine, then played, which was pretty nice of him of him, imo. If he can contribute a few goals in the cups then I think he is doing ok.
 

Mandy

Tea Lady
We paid 20 million in wages and fees for Bale. I think he understands that he's almost in an ambassador role and that he is here to make the club a little money along the way. He seems to be having fun and reports say that he asked to be included in the squad at Marine, then played, which was pretty nice of him of him, imo. If he can contribute a few goals in the cups then I think he is doing ok.

Yep, I think it's basically a PR stunt. He's not here to set the league alight, he's here because of the fans he has worldwide and the media attention. He's here to generate some interest in the club and sell a few extra shirts so I'm not expecting anything from him. I hope he can contribute a little along the way, but it's not the end of the world if he doesn't.
 
The trouble with that point of view is based on current performances we'd only ever have 7 players on the field. We do at some point have to give the players a chance to turn things around. It doesn't matter whether it's the league or the cup, all games are important when we're fighting on four fronts.
At least when its not going right for berg etc. theyll still do a job and work whether defensivesly or going something. Bale isnt doing enough at moment going forward that he can get away with not putting the work in
 

 
Genuinely so sad what a spate of injuries and just simply falling out of love with the game have done to him. Literally a fraction of the player he once was.
Unless there’s a massive change in the next few months, sadly it would make no sense from a football or financial stand point to keep him next season.
 

eanN17

Supporter
I'd like to judge him on a full season, there are many games coming up where he may or may not make an impact.

Up til now he has three goals, but his game is pretty far off.
 
I would start to use him in games like today when we doesn't need to defend so much. He still more of a goal threat than Berg, Lucas, Lamela and others, have a very good long distance shot, good free-kick taker and also a very good header.
 

Lenny Hatchet

Out on good behaviour
The problem is Mourinho won't bed him in a run of games with the first 11 as he isn't a defending robot , tracking back android . We play dull shit safety first football , then we will never know if he has any of that superstar class left in him.
 
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