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Based upon a lengthy conversation I had with a fellow Yidologist, Mr Martin Crawford PLC …forget garlic bread. Here’s the future. Or at the very least a hopefully rather compelling argument for a good one.

One of the bugbears of the last campaign for lots and lots of people was the whole Gareth Bale free role fiasco. And so here’s a pretty interesting solution. 

The start point is that you can’t legislate for lunatics. You know Bale has consistently done well on the left, I know Bale has consistently done well on the left.But Our absentee manager and the young man himself with his pursuit of his ‘vision’ seemingly cannot be told. When I say cannot be told, I don’t mean they fail to heed the advice of two bob bloggers, I mean there were two major instances of Spurs supporters watching live games singing this sentiment. 

So, instead of moaning about it, let’s embrace and exploit the madness to THFC’s advantage!?

Bale’s primary negatives from the last season include his unwillingness to defend and his fixation with adopting a more central role. Agreed? Triffic. We’re on our way…

So let’s put him where he believes he needs to be. The boy has insane pace, great stamina, he’s better than good in the air and his runs at – whoever the other lot might be – cause mayhem. His accuracy on goal is ordinarily excellent and if he were settled in the central role suggested, it would surely only improve further. 

The kernel of the ‘Bale problem’ as such has been that him drifting in has left us with Benny as a winger (a position for which he wasn’t hired for; nor is he qualified to do) and congested. 

The answer is Adam Johnson. The guy is class act and one that would be a great fit for us. A talented player who would be well worth the paltrey £10m – £15m that would probably secure his services.

With this man on the wing, the Bale ‘vision’ would not just be indulged in an Ad hoc manner but be properly supported and could be translated into 20+ goals a season.

Bale could well fulfill his ambitions with us. But that won’t happen without us a thinking, embracing and manipulating matters to our advantage. I think this is a plan. BIOYC!


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  • Trousers says:

    I believe Bale needs to accept he can do both maraud
    and play to the byline, thus keeping him on the left with Adam Johnson doing the same from the right(azza can sit on bench IMHO). Sack off Modric for a cool 45 large and replace with Huddlestone, Huddlestone and Sandro in the middle of the park will do just fine.

  • Andy says:

    It’s an interesting proposition, but if we do move bale centrally permanently (and I’ve no doubt he would improve) in the formation above he and vdv would be occupying the same positions. We would also see the reutrn of Ossies 5 forward formation. If bale moves centrally, vdv has to be dropped for a cdm and we go 4231

  • Friend or Defoe says:

    i think we can all agree ‘Arry wants Bale to be able to wander and perhaps is the future plug for Modric in all this mess. Incentive for the Welshman to stay, too, building the team around him so he can become the new Cristiano he seems to crave. whether it is AJ or not will run until Aug 31st. my worry is too many games we’ll see Sandro AND Parker in that graphic when we should be out to cause havoc. There is a time and a place mind you

  • Horny Helen says:

    Sorry he i just not clever enough yet to play that role, no way. I wanna see BIG Tom controlling things in the middle then play GB instead of Vdv. I reckon he would be deadly in there.

  • Harry Fartstopper says:

    you just haven’t got a clue, have you?

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