Player power has become a modern buzzword in football. With the huge sums of money involved in the game anyone in demand has the power to command the highest fee they possibly can. With Real Madrid looking to sign Gareth Bale to a new long term contract this exact thing is being played out at 

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While his ego and occasional outburst at team-mates may frustrate followers of Real Madrid, their continued reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo to dig them out of holes and lead their bids for silverware has been strikingly apparent for several years now, almost to the point where you felt any prolonged absence for the Portuguese winger could 

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Were it not for injuries, we might just be celebrating the best of Gareth Bale’s three seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu. When he has played he has performed for the most part to the very highest level and has at least matched Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of his influence on the side. Statistically speaking the 

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Scoring in the Champions League final against your city neighbours should pretty much secure your status as a club legend for the foreseeable future. However, things have not quite worked out as well for Gareth Bale during his second season with Real Madrid, los Blancos of course being far from a normal club. Playing, and 

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Not so long ago, the Los Merengues went on a 22 match win streak which culminated in them lifting the club world cup trophy. Since the turn of the year, they have lost to Atletico, Valencia, Bilbao and lately Schalke which has led to lots of questions being asked. The biggest question right now is 

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So, it’s finally over then. European media have broken out in consensus that Tottenham and Real Madrid have agreed a deal to take Gareth Bale to the Spanish capital, ending one of the summer’s longest-running transfer sagas. With various figures between £80 million and £115 million mooted over the course of the past two months 

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After a spectacular season with Tottenham, Gareth Bale is currently one of the hottest players in Europe. However, combined with Tottenham’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, Bale’s form has caused him to be the focus of much speculation heading into the transfer window’s official opening on July the 1st. If you are to 

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After seeing his star-player achieve the individual clean sweep by picking up the PFA Player of the Year, Young Player of the year and the FWA Player of the Year, Andre-Villas Boas remained predictably calm and assured when it came to the inevitable question of Gareth Bale’s future. “I’d be extremely surprised if Bale left, 

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There are many beautiful sights in football which delight the many fans around the world: a Messi dribble followed by a subtle chip over the oncoming goalkeeper; a 30 yard Ibrahimovich overhead kick which results in a mass English media bukkake over the enigmatic Swede; and John Terry being directly involved in a goal Chelsea 

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