Hams wrote:We all know now that Spurs have sold Bale to Real Madrid for £85 million.
My question is will they now be better of worse off without him?
If they had decided to keep him would Tottenham have finished in top 4?
Or will all the new players they signed make up for his absence and make them a better team?
Pickleman1967 wrote:As good as Bale is, and there were moments in the Arsenal game I'd have like to have seen him on the pitch, Spurs will move on and adapt to life without the Welsh man. At times there was so much focus and hype about Bale in the build up to games, it allowed other players in the team to get away with anonymous performances. I agree that the best teams always have one or two players with a touch of creative genius, it is way too early to say if any of the new signings will develop into the creative spark we need.
In the meantime I think Spurs will continue to be a competitive team in the Premiership, I'm certainly not pressing the panic button yet.
fakeplastictrees wrote:It might take a while for them to settle in new players but they will be a better team for sure. Bale was great last season but still has it all to prove at the top level. I think he'll flop in Madrid.
specnur wrote:fakeplastictrees wrote:It might take a while for them to settle in new players but they will be a better team for sure. Bale was great last season but still has it all to prove at the top level. I think he'll flop in Madrid.
That's quite funny that! Because Ronaldo had a worse record scoring against big teams in the premiership ,i think he was older at the time ,yet Bale will flop?
If Bale is given the same freedom as Ronaldo he will rip that league apart ,i have absolutely no doubt about that!
Against them defenses??????? Mate!
Steely Hill wrote:it depends entirely on how quickly/well their new players adapt.
at the moment it looks like a lot of players don't really know what they're supposed to be doing or how they're fitting into a system. it's always a risk buying so many new faces but you can understand why they've done it.
they certainly can be better off if the new players hit it off but that will only come with time. i do think the champions league will elude them once again though.
eaman wrote:Smash the league to pieces. Come on be realistic. He already scored over twenty in the premier league last year so if he gets more in la liga it just means he's a older and better this year and is playing with a better supporting cast just like ronaldo when he came. It's ridiculous to say the premier league as a whole is much better defensively
Anyway back to the topic!
As steely said the players need time to gel together.And as i said in the game thread the result against Arsenal should not be a an indication of how that team will play at the end of the season. Once they have figured out their roles there will be lot more cohesion and things will flow better. Right now with the signings they have made i see them as more dangerous than when Bale was there. The only thing i will say is that there seems to be a bit of an imbalance between the mid field and attack. They could have bought another striker to unless i am missing someone! Ut at tis stage they are a better team than last season without question.
eaman wrote:Ronaldo got 31 in the premier league when he was a young fella who didn't have as good a free-kick and I don't think he took all the pens. His record in la liga is 42 I think. So eleven in the difference when he's a better player sounds about right. Look at Michu and his equal record in one season in both leagues.