The sports pages of the Spanish and international newspapers have been full of Gareth Bale, his recent decline in form, and the ensuing criticism from the Real Madrid fans; most notably after his extremely poor performance against Juventus in the Champions League semi-final 1st leg. However we’re not entirely sure this criticism is entirely warranted and here we shall explore whether the blame needs to be shared by the other players and the club.
Gareth Bale At Real Madrid
Gareth Bale moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee estimated at £85.3million (€100 million) in 2013. Despite an injury-plagued first half of …
Unfortunately diving occurs quite often in football and is increasingly becoming more of a problem in today’s football and new measures from the football governing associations are trying hard to stamp it out.
Although it looks increasingly common that players will dive at least once in their career, these can be forgiven for a momentary lapse of judgement. Our list here is focusing on serial offenders who cannot who just can’t help themselves, and as our examples show, they don’t do a very good job of masking their dives.
So we will start out countdown at number five.
Number 5 – Gareth Bale
With Real Madrid making a world record breaking £85m bid for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, there is a real possibility that the £90m barrier could be breached within the next few years. As we edge closer to the £100m mark over the coming years, we thought it was appropriate to look back at the major milestones broken in the world of football transfers starting with the world’s first £1m footballer.
Giuseppe Savoldi was an Italian footballer who during the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties played primarily as an attacker. His name was forever etched in the history books of football transfers when …
Wales face England at the Millenium stadium on Saturday with a 15:00 kick off. Wales currently sit at the bottom of Group G having lost all three of their opening games of the qualifying campaign. England currently sit 2nd in the group having won two of the three opening games and drawing the other.
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The game has a good chance of catching England out if they are not careful. With the prospect of facing a home nation at what will no doubt be a fired up Millenium Stadium, England will need to show …