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how did bale become so bad?

Post by Bankz on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:29 pm

Okay, he's always had a limited technical set and has always been accused of being a one trick pony but that not withstanding, this was a guy who was once the best player in the PL, this was once the second most expensive signing of all time, he was even touted as the heir to Ronaldo in Madrid. Then, 5 seasons later and almost 29, bale has become a complete vegetable, a stark average player.

It's not so much about the fact that he's goal count has severely dropped, as a top player might not get on the score sheet and still be the absolute best player on the team i.e Messi, Neymar, Robben for instance but it's the sheer fact that his play has alarmingly dropped. He's movement is poor, has lost his confidence, has awful positioning, is inconsistent, even his only asset which is his pace now seems totally lost and he is injury prone, the guy can't even speak Spanish after almost 5 years for crying out loud, I mean, how bad can it get?

Obviously he's going to have the odd great game here and there but even Jesus Navas could achieve that too. So the question that bothers me is this, how did he degenerate to this level? did Ronaldo hog all the lime light? was his technical ability exposed? did he have the mentality of a sheep? was it injuries? or was he simply never that good in the first place? Bale was once even compared to Neymar ffs and now can't even be said to be one of the best players in the world. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO BALE?


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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Freeza on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:33 pm

Injuries and lack of technical ability has resulted in him being exposed in a league where there isn't much space between the midfield and defence to run. He can't really utilize his physical traits in most La Liga games because his technique is so shit and the injuries he's had has hurt his only strength, his speed.

He's done as a player now that he's lost that. No way a 28yo player will suddenly become technical.

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Casciavit on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:37 pm

Lost his acceleration due to injuries and aside from his shooting technique that was his only world class attribute.

It'll be interesting to see whether he's capable of reinventing himself. He's only 28, so time is on his side.

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by halamadrid2 on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:38 pm

His injuries. Suddenly he lost his speed, his strength and along with that his willpower and determination
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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Doc on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:39 pm

All what Freeza wrote and adding Ronaldo hogging the lime light has nothing to do with Bale just not being that good of a footballer in Spain.

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by sportsczy on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:46 pm

Was never so good to begin with.

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Bankz on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:50 pm

just saw this piece and I though it was interesting that I share it here.

kwese.espn.com/football/club/real-madrid/86/blog/post/3191535/gareth-bale-running-out-of-support-amid-disappointing-start-to-season?device=featurephone
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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Doc on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:56 pm

You may wanna delete the other thread there Bankz. You managed to double post a thread. Also, yeah I read that earlier in the week. Eventually, Zidane is gonna lose patience with him if he keeps this up.

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Harmonica on Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:01 pm

I said it like two years ago that he'll suffer the same fate as other steroid users like Realnaldo. Rolling Eyes

Their tendonds will fail and they can't put power anymore without exploding.

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Bankz on Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:10 pm

yeah, thanks DOC, but I can't seem to find a way to delete it. seems like I'm just left with editing it only.
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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Mr Nick09 on Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:06 am

Great athlete with average technique only becoming mediocre when he lost that special athleticism

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by titosantill on Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:05 am

@Harmonica wrote:I said it like two years ago that he'll suffer the same fate as other steroid users like Realnaldo. Rolling Eyes

Their tendonds will fail and they can't put power anymore without exploding.


lol this is foolish on so many levels....even for you.
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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by FennecFox7 on Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:37 am

@titosantill wrote:
@Harmonica wrote:I said it like two years ago that he'll suffer the same fate as other steroid users like Realnaldo. Rolling Eyes

Their tendonds will fail and they can't put power anymore without exploding.


lol this is foolish on so many levels....even for you.


Just more BS from the Barca Chad, who wouldn't know the first things about sport PEDs anyways

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by LeBéninois on Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:51 am

Would he get his mojo back in he goes back to EPL. I'd like to see him in a team like Man U

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by Helmer on Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:07 pm

he is destined to be a star in the BPL under Mourinho.
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Rashford Mkhi Bale

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Re: how did bale become so bad?

Post by GRude on Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:55 am

13/14 bale bullying lol ligas d level athletes>>>>zidanes club career
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