It's been quite the 12 months for Gareth Bale. Fresh from a Roy of the Rovers post-Christmas run at Spurs and a clean sweep of personal honours, the 24-year-old completed one of history's more high profile transfers to his childhood favourites, Real Madrid. His elevation to football's top table ensured a role as ambassador for next generation FIFA 14, an appointment which has neatly coincided with the Welshman recapturing form befitting the world's most in-demand player.
Why should the NBA have all the fun? If you had a draft of soccer players under the age of 23, who would the top 30 picks be? As an English NBA fanatic, the draft has always been my favorite U.S. sporting spectacle. It’s so foreign and fantastical to us Brits. Our university sports involve monstrous drinking rituals and muddy pitches laced with dog turd land mines. There are no multimillion-dollar contracts awaiting our collegiate heroes, just a tray of shots.
St. Totteringham’s Day has been canceled. For the first time in 22 years, Spurs will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League table. Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, homegrown superstars Harry Kane and Dele Alli are setting their sights on much bigger goals. The only question: Can Spurs keep the band together for the opening of their new stadium in 2018? When you’ve been waiting for something for 22 years, it’s hard to know how you’ll greet it once it finally arrives.
@mchdecky I personally don’t think, Madrid away aside, he’s been very good in big games, no. He was poor at Old Trafford IMO, for example. Better than last season, sure, but still not good (again, just my opinion).
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