Play Bale on the Left

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I'd like to see Bale start for spurs on the left.

I think him and Reguilon on the left would be a handful for most teams. They would provide great width for the team and would be hard to stop.

There have been instances this season where Bale has drifted to the left and has looked dangerous and either provided a good cross or dangerous pass.

I feel like him playing from the right is not working, it narrows the pitch, and him cutting in and trying to get a shot away is far too predictable. He only seems to be dangerous on counter attacks playing from the right.

My team/formation suggestion would be as follows:-

Lloris

Aurier Alderweireld Rodon Reguilon

Hojberg Dier

Moura Son Bale

Kane

On a side note I'd also put Dier back into defensive midfield with Hojberg.


What are peoples thoughts on the above?

Dave
 

JDM

ENIC OUT! LEVY OUT!
Most of his goals have come from the right using an identical finish so that is a big reason to keep him on the right. As for me I'd play him central behind Kane, I'm surprised he hasn't been used there so he doesn't need to track back as often.

As for Dier in midfield, I believe he's better as a centreback (not that he's any good there either).
 
I agree Bale is more of a goal threat from the right but I wonder if he would provide more assists from the left. I just think the team would have a better balance.

I'm not the biggest fan of Dier either but I like the idea of have 2 defensive midfielders in the team so the 4 in front and one full back are free to go and play.
 
I'd like to see Bale start for spurs on the left.

I think him and Reguilon on the left would be a handful for most teams. They would provide great width for the team and would be hard to stop.

There have been instances this season where Bale has drifted to the left and has looked dangerous and either provided a good cross or dangerous pass.

I feel like him playing from the right is not working, it narrows the pitch, and him cutting in and trying to get a shot away is far too predictable. He only seems to be dangerous on counter attacks playing from the right.

My team/formation suggestion would be as follows:-

Lloris

Aurier Alderweireld Rodon Reguilon

Hojberg Dier

Moura Son Bale

Kane

On a side note I'd also put Dier back into defensive midfield with Hojberg.


What are peoples thoughts on the above?

Dave
Hello Dave


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I'm not expecting him to do too much defensive work i think having the 2 DMs will keep us solid

He does still have good passing range but don't think we see best of him from the right as he always ends up coming inside and playing a square ball

He hasnt really got a good partnership going with Aurier but I think he could with Reguilon

Doubt he will stay on past this season so probably wasting my breath. And he'd probably refuse to play on left anyway haha
 
Bale told Mourinho he wanted to play on the right, apparently that's his favourite positon.

As for the OPs team. Iceberg and Dier in midfield together.?? Jeebus Christ, no man, no no no NO NO!
 

AcrossThePond

Tottenham till I die
Lloris
Rodon
Toby
Dier
Aurier
Hojberg
Ndombele
Reguilon
Bale
Kane
Son

formation code
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[FORMATION=343,Lloris,Rodon,Toby,Dier,Aurier,Hojberg,Ndombele,Reguilon,Bale,Kane,Son][/FORMATION]

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5131, 5212, 5122, 5221, 523, 532, 5311, 541, 5113, 51121, 352, 343, 3142, 3232, 4132, 4411, 424, 4141, 41212, 442, 433, 4231, 4321, 42121, 4213

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Just for sh!ts and giggles
 
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Just play him from the start . Why the hell he didn’t start against Man City god only knows . And alli should have started as well, if you get to a final surely you play your strongest team .
 

Rodger

Supporter
Looking down on Woolich again
Undertandably, the OP wants to see a world class player on the left who can run past anyone, deliver sublime crosses into the box, or score, just like Bale used to do 8 years ago. Sadly, that is not today's Bale.

He's better off hanging around out there on the right wing.
 

Mauricio Magic

Mourinhista and Contista as well
Lloris
Rodon
Toby
Dier
Aurier
Hojberg
Ndombele
Reguilon
Bale
Kane
Son

formation code
Copy & paste the following code to use this formation in your post:

[FORMATION=343,Lloris,Rodon,Toby,Dier,Aurier,Hojberg,Ndombele,Reguilon,Bale,Kane,Son][/FORMATION]

available formations
5131, 5212, 5122, 5221, 523, 532, 5311, 541, 5113, 51121, 352, 343, 3142, 3232, 4132, 4411, 424, 4141, 41212, 442, 433, 4231, 4321, 42121, 4213

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Just for sh!ts and giggles
Didn't Jose literally just try this formation against Everton the other day? Lol
 

AcrossThePond

Tottenham till I die
Didn't Jose literally just try this formation against Everton the other day? Lol

It's trash. Literally Mourinho in his dreams right there. Get overrun and hope for a jammy counter attacking goal against the run of play.

He had a 3-4-1-2 with Sissoko and Hoijberg in the middle, Ndombele at the CAM and Kane alongside Son. No Bale. And Rodon in the middle instead of Toby.

I'm half kidding with that formation, but I would set it up more like a 3-4-3 and press instead of sitting back. Bale instead of Sissoko is a pretty big difference. I also don't think Kane and Son should be playing alongside each other.

But i've never coached at a high level, and i'm not going to pretend like it would work. Of course it depends on the opposition, their quality, and their formation.

Does FIFA translate to real life? If so, I play on Legendary. So i've got that going for me. Which is nice.
 
Funny thing is, Bale has actually contributed a fair bit this season. 11 goals in 16 starts is a pretty damn good return. Most of us probably expected about 15 goals at best, which he isn't too far from.
 
Funny thing is, Bale has actually contributed a fair bit this season. 11 goals in 16 starts is a pretty damn good return. Most of us probably expected about 15 goals at best, which he isn't too far from.
Even more impressive considering his games have been totally inconsistent in how often he's been given a chance. Hard to hit any kind of form with that.
 
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