Bale Bale Bale Bale Bale Argh!By: Robert Reed | February 17th, 2013
It is a weird situation, but I am in serious danger of becoming completely sick of the sight of our best player, and certainly the sight of his name in print.
It is unfair on the lad of course. Apart from the heart celebration which I’ve found annoying since the first time he did it, and the fact that I’ve seen more of his tongue than I care to see of any man’s; he has done nothing wrong.
In fact, truth be told all goal celebrations which have clearly had too much thought put into them irritate me. Give me Alan Shearer’s legendarily boring running along with one arm in the air celebration any day. But I digress.
The amount of Gareth Bale tripe doing the rounds in the news feeds now is reaching saturation point. Is he better than Ronaldo? Is he better than Messi? Is he better than Walcott? Will he go to Real Madrid? Will he go to Bayern Munich? Will he go to PSG? Blah blah blah. Every welshman from Robbie Savage to Tom Jones’ ex-wife’s hairdresser has given their opinion on whether Bale should stay or go, like it has anything at all to do with them.
I have written one article on the subject; my two cents about our ‘one man team’ credentials. Isn’t that enough? Aren’t writers looking at the news feeds before they write an article asking the exact same question fifty other people have asked in the last week? The irony of this article’s subject matter is not lost on me, but I have to say that if I read one more headline asking ‘Is Gareth Bale Really World Class?’ I’m gonna scream.
I would just like to be able to read something else about the team. Aren’t there meant to be journalists out there with inside information? I want to know what key people think about Adebayor’s recent shenanigans and continued poor form. I want to know what role Holtby sees himself having in the team, and where he is likely to be utilised long term (I saw a Holtby story the other day-his opinion of Gareth Bale). I want to know what is happening with Kaboul, is he nearing a start? How is Sigurdsson taking the fact that his Spurs career seems to be dying on it’s arse in it’s first season? The way people are acting you would think that we were literally a one man team.
So, for the last time I will say what I think and move on. Better than Ronaldo? No. Better than Messi? No. Better than Walcott? Yes; they are statistically similar but Bale dominates games and is better box office. Will he be as good as Ronaldo? I don’t know, and neither does anyone else. Should he leave Spurs? Not yet. Is he world class? This season, yes. Will he leave in the summer? If we get Champions League football, no. If we don’t, yes. Will he go to Bayern or PSG when he does leave? No. Will he go to Real Madrid? Probably. Are we a one man team, and does that matter anyway? I’ve answered that one already.
OK then, that’s my opinion on everything; right or wrong. If you want to give your opinion for the umpteenth time, go ahead.
Now somebody tell me something else interesting, anything other than all this…Baleshit!
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As an edit, I’ve just published this article and looked at News Now to see the headline ‘Kaboul Close To Tottenham Return’. Oh fickle fate, why do you mock me?