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Gareth Bale - The Story So Far

Gareth Bale - The Story So Far

In the wake of reported interest from Tottenham I thought that the time was right for me to write an article on the highly rated left back that football fans have heard so little about.

Bale recently became Wales' youngest ever international player, he played left back in a 2-1 win for the welsh over Trinidad and Tobago. He even provided the cross for the winning goal.

His Saints' debut came in the 2-0 against Milwall at the end of last season. He gave a very assured performance and encouraged fans by bringing back memories of a young Wayne Bridge. He showed an eagerness to get forward and provide crosses from the left hand side, yet he does not seem to possess the pace of Bridge.

Despite the recent emergence of Bale it has not all been plain sailing for the young Welshman. It was recently revealed that Bale was very close to being released from the Saint's academy. Malcolm Elias, head of recruitment for the academy, told The Pink:-

'We had to make a decision by February 2005 and were still undecided at the turn of the year because he still hadn't matured physically.'

However, Bale produced the goods when it mattered in a youth team game against Norwich City. Elias told The Pink about his performance:-

'He was excellent in everything he did and the rest is history.'

Saints fans around the country will no doubt be hoping that Bale stays at Southampton despite the apparent interest of many top Premiership clubs. He is clearly an exciting prospect for the future.


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Date:Monday June 26 2006
Time: 11:12AM

Comments

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Come on Gareth come to the 'north London yobo's) I think thats what the Saints Chairman ( Lowe) called us or was it thugs? He had just moved to a new small stadium and thought he was better than Tottenham, where are you now?
sidyid
26/06/2006 11:57:00
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lol I have to admit Rupert made a big mistake with that little jibe. I just hope Bale stays at Saints he will get first team football with us
jaz1409
26/06/2006 12:36:00
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Dont rule out signing for Spurs and staying with Southampton for next season along with another player - Marney, Barnard maybe either Huddlestone........
Legend23
26/06/2006 17:59:00
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I heard that about the loan move too, but if Huddlestone goes anywhere on loan i think you'll find it will be in the prem
Boony
27/06/2006 11:44:00
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