I’ve resisted posting on the subject of Bale this week as all I had to say I said here. What has been interesting is that when that piece went out it drew some pretty vociferous responses.
‘Biggest load of reproductive spheres ever written’, ‘You’re talking crap’, ‘What the hell is this garbage?’ ‘You’re a tool’, ‘You’re way off the mark, Harry.’
Yet ever since the Emptycrates debacle most forums one could find were merging threads on the unchecked lunacy of Bale quicker than you could say ‘What the naff is he doing?!’
But is all of this academic? The Daily Mail are reporting that the boy Bale is banjaxed. A grade A torn hamstring. I’m not a medical man but I do know that the best supermarket chickens are grade A; so we can only presume his hamstring to be fresh, plump and succulent.
But better sources than the Mail, say like @BenPearce on Twitter believe it’s only a knock and nothing as bad as suggested. In fact it is probable he will play.
Walker’s out, PNB’s out. Ledders must have a question mark over him the size of a zeppelin. Gallas if fit hasn’t played a competitive game since 1978 and van der Vaart as ever is going to let us know on the day.
So what becomes of the broken hearted? Spurs fans are due a competent performance on Sunday. Playing Manchester United is no mean feat and we cannot afford any more foul ups.
Bale on one wing, Azza on the other. Tactics worthy of a top four team from the manager. Game on.