Originally Posted by the shah
lets assume for a second he is so great. so everyone here, the whole world in fact, is blind, because players who display only potential are thrown huge contracts and transfer fees to secure their services. like Torres back in the day, like player X from man city squad, like $503 x 10^6 for Ronaldo, or anyone recently headed to PsG. clubs tend to sniff out potential and assess the cost/benefit and associated risk of pursuit. why is it then that nobody else sees the value in dropping hot cash for this ape ?
but who knows on this inflated market (and epl in particular) the summer transfer may prove surprising. I have reservations nonetheless ...
No problem Shah, just gloss over the fact that your heralded Falcao has scored exactly 1 more goal than Gareth Bale this season.
Originally Posted by Jabonator
He's Spanish. There's Iniesta, Xavi, Cesc and Silva ahead of him. And ahead of Bale.
Bale is like Ronaldo, without the technique.
Ha ha. Such a world beater as Mata can't find a spot on that team?
Ronaldo was heavily criticized at Man U for no end product for quite a while. I told everyone that would listen that this kid was going to be the best player in the world. Actually, it was my father that told me. He was going out of his way to see this new kid at Sporting Lisbon he wouldn't shut up about. First time I saw Ronaldo was that match back in '02 against Man U and he blew me away. Bale has that same feel without the same level of technical skill and foot speed, thus #3.
Now that we're here, first time I saw Messi was at the U-19 world cup in the Netherlands back in '05... he blew everyone there away too. Again, I said to myself this is going to be a star.
And Zidane in his early Juve years? Mother of god he was incredible. Only wish I saw him at Caan.
The only one I've missed on? Jay Jay Okocha. After the '94 World Cup I was like OMG holy mother fuckers this is a monster footballer. He toiled, but never brought it all.
Bale? Watch this space.
Originally Posted by lasbar
Bale just missed a sitter and scored a cracker..