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  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 17:57:06
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Anyone else kind of hoping he goes over there and flops?
    I think it's extremely likely tbh. I can't see how he can possibly live up to that kind of evaluation. They will expect him to be better than Ronaldo, or at least as good, and he just isn't.
  • Trowel 30 Jul 2013 17:58:08 20,342 posts
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    Seems Liverpool are about to sign Papadopoulos from Schalke for 16m or thereabouts.

    Me neither.
  • oceanmotion 30 Jul 2013 17:58:22 16,848 posts
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    The league is a piece of piss most of the time so more goals and assists probably. Faster and fitter players won't make it that easy though. Living up to a price tag like that, tough.

    Edited by oceanmotion at 17:59:15 30-07-2013
  • Orange 30 Jul 2013 18:03:47 5,170 posts
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    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
  • TheSaint 30 Jul 2013 18:05:04 16,616 posts
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    He'll be fairly average until Madrid consider loaning him out to Forest and then it'll all come good.
  • roz123 30 Jul 2013 18:22:48 7,112 posts
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    There are some Champions League qualifiers on right now. I'm watching Zenit play Nordjesland and Arshavin is proper shit

    Edited by roz123 at 18:23:11 30-07-2013
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 18:25:49 67,635 posts
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    Orange wrote:
    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
    I would take Bale over neymar.
  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 18:28:36 14,084 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Anyone else kind of hoping he goes over there and flops?
    I think it's extremely likely tbh. I can't see how he can possibly live up to that kind of evaluation. They will expect him to be better than Ronaldo, or at least as good, and he just isn't.
    I'd have to agree and it isn't even a remote slight on how good a player he is but it's an impossible standard to live up to.

    Also what role does Bale play in a team with Ronaldo occupying the position which seemed to be the one in which he showed his best form?
  • SolidSCB 30 Jul 2013 18:31:07 9,574 posts
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    See Michael Owen's Real Madrid career for details on exactly how Bale's will go.
  • The-Bodybuilder 30 Jul 2013 18:36:03 16,157 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Orange wrote:
    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
    I would take Bale over neymar.
    I'm guessing you've watched loads of Santos and the Brazilian league often then?
  • Dougs 30 Jul 2013 18:37:19 78,277 posts
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    Mental stuff.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 18:46:19
    Have a feeling he will go for some ridiculous sum of money and will flop. It won't be through lack of talent just the weight of expectation, maybe trying to hard to justify the fee.

    Couple of years back to Spurs for less than 20m.
  • FWB 30 Jul 2013 18:49:17 52,173 posts
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    Money doesn't matter to RM. It is free, courtesy of the German people.
  • ElNuevo9 30 Jul 2013 18:49:39 14,091 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    I really never should venture to redcafe - there is an embarrassing thread titled "Luka Modric - The Fall Back Option"

    I don't even have words.
    Modric would always be a fallback option to Fabregas, to be fair.
  • ElNuevo9 30 Jul 2013 18:50:01 14,091 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    See Michael Owen's Real Madrid career for details on exactly how Bale's will go.
  • FWB 30 Jul 2013 18:51:26 52,173 posts
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    Owen wasn't half the player Bale is.

    I reckon he'll do well.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 18:52:38
    Where do you see them playing him?
  • The-Bodybuilder 30 Jul 2013 18:53:49 16,157 posts
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    He'll do well.
    Sadly, well won't be enough for RM, especially considering he's alleged price.
  • FWB 30 Jul 2013 18:55:58 52,173 posts
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    Perhaps. But he'll still win a few matches single-handedly.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 18:57:24
    The list of flavour of the months is endless, Robben and Wesley Schneider, clarence seedorf all got dispensed with before Champions league glory.

    Real Madrid act like a child would in a videogame.
  • captbirdseye 30 Jul 2013 19:00:43 7,601 posts
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    It seems we've agreed w fee with Spurs for Caulker. Getting fed up of chasing unrealistic targets.
  • SolidSCB 30 Jul 2013 19:02:30 9,574 posts
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    Yep, they've dumped far better players over the years. They already have Ronaldo, so I'm not exactly sure where Ronaldo Lite can make his mark.
  • graysonavich 30 Jul 2013 19:12:28 8,196 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    See Michael Owen's Real Madrid career for details on exactly how Bale's will go.
    Being a victim of a piss arse youth conditioning program isn't the same as living up to hype from transfer fees.

    Assuming Bale goes this summer, they'll both be the same age with almost 100 full games between them.
  • Feanor 30 Jul 2013 19:31:03 14,270 posts
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    Dempsey should be a great FPL buy if Bale goes.
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 19:35:20 67,635 posts
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    The-Bodybuilder wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Orange wrote:
    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
    I would take Bale over neymar.
    I'm guessing you've watched loads of Santos and the Brazilian league often then?
    Yes, as it happens as, I assume, you have?

    Edited by nickthegun at 19:35:40 30-07-2013
  • oceanmotion 30 Jul 2013 19:36:48 16,848 posts
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    That Premier League preview on Sky Sports 1 is like an audience with...
  • morriss 30 Jul 2013 19:57:53 71,298 posts
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    Anyone seen the Liverpool list? Amazing.

    Liverpool issue list of 'unacceptable' words to fight discrimination

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/jul/30/liverpool-unacceptable-words-discrimination?CMP=twt_gu

    Edited by morriss at 20:00:42 30-07-2013
  • robc84 30 Jul 2013 20:05:12 10,013 posts
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    Have I missed something? Is there any confirmation from either side that an offer has been made for bale?

    Made me laugh when I read an article on the bbc saying bale has asked to speak to madrid. Not once in that article does bale or any of his camp actually say that.

    It's just ridiculous. Fair play to the lad for keeping his mouth shut so far..
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