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Friday, November 26, 2010

Bale is one of the three best British players produced in the last 30 years

When I saw Gareth Bale play for the first time in an away match against Man Utd in August, I mentioned that Alex Ferguson should eventually sign the 18 year old full back as the long term replacement for Ryan Giggs.

Bale then disappeared somewhat after a bright start to his Spurs career - and really only resurfaced in the latter half of last season when he was outstanding in helping to drive Spurs to a Champs League position. At this time I often mentioned that Real Madrid should sign him up as a new Galactico.

This season Bale has gone into seamless overdrive. He is a one man stampede down the left wing. His attributes are stunning: he regularly beats his opponent with ease; has a fantastic delivery with his left foot; has a tremendous strength, pace, stamina, balance and athleticism; has an excellent on-field temperament; and can ping a left foot shot with a force and accuracy that few in the world can emulate.

For me I think that Bale is arguably the best British player I have seen since first watching football in the late 1980's. Giggs and Gascoigne are perhaps the two best that I have seen - and I do not hesitate to put Bale at their level.

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