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DJS

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It's a clash of personalities and there's only going to be one winner....Zidane
Dunno why though, plenty of prima donnas at Real Madrid and I'd doubt Bale is one of the worse.

Just seems an easy target to pick on to me.
 

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Dunno why though, plenty of prima donnas at Real Madrid and I'd doubt Bale is one of the worse.

Just seems an easy target to pick on to me.
From what we are to believe Bale hasn't integrated into the squad very well from a social and personality point of view. He appears to be very much a loner...as his recent goal celebration would confirm.
 

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From what we are to believe Bale hasn't integrated into the squad very well from a social and personality point of view. He appears to be very much a loner...as his recent goal celebration would confirm.
Yeah I've commented on that previously (when Courtais was running off his mouth).

To me, I just think it shows the stinky attitude of Real Madrid as a club where they have cliques and arrogantly try to force players to do what they feel is the right way to live (like eating late and moaning Bale goes to bed early etc).

Maybe Bale doesn't want to get on socially with a lot of them due to them being ****s lol.

Zidane should be a bit more open minded and allow Bale to live how he wants to live as long as he trains well and plays well (which it looks as though he does).
 

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From what we are to believe Bale hasn't integrated into the squad very well from a social and personality point of view. He appears to be very much a loner...as his recent goal celebration would confirm.
Yeah I've commented on that previously (when Courtais was running off his mouth).

To me, I just think it shows the stinky attitude of Real Madrid as a club where they have cliques and arrogantly try to force players to do what they feel is the right way to live (like eating late and moaning Bale goes to bed early etc).

Maybe Bale doesn't want to get on socially with a lot of them due to them being ****s lol.

Zidane should be a bit more open minded and allow Bale to live how he wants to live as long as he trains well and plays well (which it looks as though he does).
If I remember rightly, his agent was very quick to debunk the stories, saying that it was just the media trying to do even more to unsettle him.
He claimed that Bale has learnt Spanish and is more than able to communicate in the language.
Also said that his mixing with players hasn't been an issue either.
Do they think Kane would be any different if they were to sign him??
Bale just doesn't seek attention off the pitch, choosing the spend time around his wife and children - just like Kane does.

I think the muted goal celebration the other week was just as much a response to the threat of suspension for his previous celebration.
 

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Dunno why though, plenty of prima donnas at Real Madrid and I'd doubt Bale is one of the worse.

Just seems an easy target to pick on to me.
It's scapegoating ultimately - bad run for RM, knocked out of the CL, sacked manager. The fans and players look for someone to blame.

Whilst players should be above this, they're a prime example of player cliques/power driving changes at club level. For what it's worth, Bale probably doesn't fit in there, which as you've noted makes him an easy target.

In my view, in spite of their amazing success they've always been a bit of a toxic club to me. Horrible knee-jerk fanbase which attracts more knee-jerk, idiot, glory hunters and a club which has bought success over the past few decades. Nothing likeable to me in that as a neutral.
 

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Bale is clearly not happy at Real Madrid and hasn't been for a while.
Zidane returning will be the end. They fell out previously and I see no reason for him to be kept by Zidane or for GB to want to stay. Things like the twitterati above only add to it.

The only question will be how much of a pay cut is he willing to accept/which rights can he negotiate with a future club, to allow for this to happen.

With Zidane returning though, I could see Daniel Levy trying another cheeky loan bid.
That's what it's all going to boil down to. He's clearly not been happy there for a while but the reality is nobody in their right mind is going to pay him anything even close to what he's on at Real Madrid. Ultimately he's going to have to decide where his priorities lie. If he wants to leave I can't see anyone at Real trying to stop him given how they've treated him thus far. It's a case of whether he'd rather just dial it in and collect his money at Madrid or whether he's prepared to come back to the PL and play every week and be happy on less money.
 

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BBC Gossip sums up that club this morning.

Apparently, Zidane is now the manager because Benzama & Sergio Ramos vetoed Mourinho's possible return.

They also state (via The Mirror) that "Real Madrid are targeting Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, and Spurs may be forced to sell the 27 year old Denmark international unless he extends his present deal beyond summer 2020"
 
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The papers will be loving this now because it gives them yards and yards of paper to write about made up transfer stories.

All the big players from the Premier League will get linked with Real Madrid before the end of the season now and I bet there isn't truth in 90% of them.
 

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The papers will be loving this now because it gives them yards and yards of paper to write about made up transfer stories.

All the big players from the Premier League will get linked with Real Madrid before the end of the season now and I bet there isn't truth in 90% of them.
BBC Sport on Facebook were fucking awful the other day. Shocked that the BBC allow that social media team to post some of the stuff that gets through there. Pure speculation and utter bullshit that I expect only from the lowest of the low tabloids.

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Can the papers please at least start linking some Liverpool players so there might be a bit of unrest...
Genuinely don't think they're interested in any. Hazard, Eriksen, Icardi & Militao would be a hell of a window.
 

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Won't he have one year remaining on his contract in June? I don't see Real paying more for Eriksen then Hazard and truth be told, we need the money. If they offer £65-£75M for Eriksen and he's not willing to renew his contract, I don't see Levy turning that down.
I'm not so sure. If Zidane has been promised certain players then it strengthens our hand. If they come knocking for Eriksen we know that Real have to deliver him.
 

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I'm not so sure. If Zidane has been promised certain players then it strengthens our hand. If they come knocking for Eriksen we know that Real have to deliver him.
If Real coming calling for Eriksen and we try and play hardball, knowing that in January 2020 he'll be able to sign a pre-contract with them and leave for free in June 2020, we'll look very dumb. We don't have the luxury of playing any waiting games, unfortunately. Eriksen has all the cards in his favor.
 
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BBC Sport on Facebook were fucking awful the other day. Shocked that the BBC allow that social media team to post some of the stuff that gets through there. Pure speculation and utter bullshit that I expect only from the lowest of the low tabloids.

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Don't think Courtois will be the guy between the posts........
 

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That's what it's all going to boil down to. He's clearly not been happy there for a while but the reality is nobody in their right mind is going to pay him anything even close to what he's on at Real Madrid. Ultimately he's going to have to decide where his priorities lie. If he wants to leave I can't see anyone at Real trying to stop him given how they've treated him thus far. It's a case of whether he'd rather just dial it in and collect his money at Madrid or whether he's prepared to come back to the PL and play every week and be happy on less money.
I don't understand the greed mentality in football.It's not as if they have a mortgage to pay. They probably have a load of hangers on who want the gravy train to stay on the tracks, but players like Bale must be multi, multi millionaires with more money than they'll ever need. Just for once it would be nice for one of them to say 'Actually I've got enough and I can afford to scrape by on 100k per week til I hang up my boots. Doubt it will ever happen though.
 

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I don't understand the greed mentality in football.It's not as if they have a mortgage to pay. They probably have a load of hangers on who want the gravy train to stay on the tracks, but players like Bale must be multi, multi millionaires with more money than they'll ever need. Just for once it would be nice for one of them to say 'Actually I've got enough and I can afford to scrape by on 100k per week til I hang up my boots. Doubt it will ever happen though.
What? It's not greed, if clubs are gonna pay stupid salaries to footballers then they're gonna take it. No ones gonna drop massive wages just because it's money that the average person will never earn. At the end of the day if the money is out there then players will always chase after it no matter how much it is, natural human instincts.
 

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I don't understand the greed mentality in football.It's not as if they have a mortgage to pay. They probably have a load of hangers on who want the gravy train to stay on the tracks, but players like Bale must be multi, multi millionaires with more money than they'll ever need. Just for once it would be nice for one of them to say 'Actually I've got enough and I can afford to scrape by on 100k per week til I hang up my boots. Doubt it will ever happen though.
Isn't that what a lot of our players are doing now? Harry Kane could be on massive wages elsewhere now, but he chose to stay with us.
 
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