As a true Spurs fan, i am ecstatic about the current form and displays from the young Welsh man.
For many years the premier league & British football has hung its hat upon the fantastic work off Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs.
But as his tenure comes to a close, the game is soon to loose one of its great entertainers and top class performers. For the longest time Britain ( most notoriously England) has failed to produce a player of true flair, pace, skill & talent. The most recent, Giggs aside, was Paul Gascoigne, & while Joe Cole has shown flashes of brilliance, he is yet to do it consistently and at the highest level.
For this reason we will always struggle internationally, as we fail to produce players of the caliber of
With a tough, hard weathered attitude we consistently produce rugged central midfielders, gutsy central defenders & ferocious forwards.
- Kevin Davies
- Kevin Nolan
- Rory Delap
- Scott Parker
- Cameron Jerome
- Lee Bowyer
- Titus Bramble
- Emerson Boyce
- Lee Cattermole
- Joey Barton
All good players who currently play in the best league in the world, but none that possess the allure and sparkle of a
- Van der vaart
But…..And i do say that hesitantly, i think we may have ONE! and all of these hopes (especially mine) lay in the talents of Gareth Bale. Unfortunately he is not English, so he cant resolve the national teams left sided dilemma. But for a spurs fan! a fan of football! & a fan of seeing good young British players succeeding. Gareth Bale is our one bright hope right now!
The 21 year old, single handedly tormented the reigning European Champions – Inter Milan tonight ( 20th October) Bale capped his performance with a superb second half hat trick against arguably the best right back in the world, Brazilian Maicon.
The spurs boss Redknapp applauded Bales performance and enforces his current form by reinstating.
“He is an amazing young player. He scores goals, he can run all day. Even first half he gave the right back (Maicon) a torrid time and the right back is one of the best in the world probably,”
With Bales natural balance, close control and blazing speed, he is a breath of fresh air in the ever growing world of structured, militant, organized & unimaginative style of British football.
In Britain we should aim to build our current crop of youth players in a similar mold to Bale. lets stop stifling originality and encourage players to entertain and express themselves. Being a Tottenham Hotspur supporter, i may be bias. But i doubt many can complain and criticize the young Welsh mans impact & talent.
The British game would be far superior if their were more Gareth Bales out there!