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Ronaldo Is Better Than Bale

Fergie admitted Spurs were in pole position to land Gareth Bale whilst David Gill stated United would not sell Ronaldo to Real Madrid, regardless of the money they offer.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale just can't get off the headlines. I understand the Bale-mania: he's really good, young, British - the media hype is no surprise and he can't stay at Southampton for too long. United and Spurs were after him and now the latter are in pole position to secure him, according to Fergie.

'Southampton said no to us because they are looking for more money, which they have every right to do,' said the United chief.

'I am not exactly sure what Tottenham have offered but they have offered more and that puts them in pole position.

'The bid we made for Gareth reflected his potential. There were a series of build-ups in it because we have to protect our own club's assets too.

'We offered an initial fee with add-ons depending on how many games he plays, international caps and so on.

'There are so many examples of young players being given a chance at this club, no-one could dispute the fact they will get opportunities. Maybe the boy himself would need to assess that.'

The fee is reported to be around 10 million which is a devastating amount for a 17-year-old. Spurs need him, we do not need him RIGHT NOW so we can afford to lose him.

We can't afford to lose Ronaldo, though and I don't understand why the tabloids keep on printing nonsenses about a possible move to Real. Of course it's possible the Spanish club tries to unsettle him but there's no way we would let him go now, as David Gill confirmed.

'There has been no offer. Ronaldo signed a new contract in 2005 to stay with us until 2010,' he told BBC Radio Five Live.

'He is clearly someone we want to stay and we will make sure that he does.

'The big clubs may talk in the papers but they fully understand our position. They know we are not a selling club of our prize assets so there is no way that will be sanctioned.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 28 2007

Time: 2:27PM

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28/01/2007 14:49:00

Zae, are you from devon by any chance? COYS
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28/01/2007 14:51:00

Bale plays LB, Ronaldo is a RW! God, even their own supporters don't even know where their players positions are! Surrey by any chance?
its quiet at the lib
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28/01/2007 14:59:00

You should READ the article before start blasting him. The headline is about the fact that retaining Ronaldo is more important than buying Bale. But of course reading is not so easy, it requires some work with your brain...
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28/01/2007 15:05:00

Keeping Ronaldo is better than buying Bale is a bit long for a headline, you may agree. But I promise that if you have any good ideas I will change this one. Of course deciding which ideas are good is down to me but have a try!
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28/01/2007 15:09:00

it's just pathetic midlothian99. you can't get your board to finance enough dough for bale, and fergie is cluching at straws saying:''Anyone who guarantees a player first-team football every week is wrong" and now you lot are saying this tripe and licking your wounds. As i said earlier pathetic, just take it on the chin like men. COYS COYS COYS
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28/01/2007 15:18:00

Sorry denis but where did you read that ''Anyone who guarantees a player first-team football every week is wrong"? He said Bale should not fear that he would not get enough opportunities here. Having said that, it's better for Bale to go to Spurs. You need left-backs (and he could be tried in left midfield, too) while we have a plethora of them. We would splash the cash (or so I believe) for a good midfielder but for a left-back it's too much with all our debts, as I had written earlier.
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28/01/2007 15:26:00

denis22, you are pathetic. Fergie never said what you attributed to him and we really don't need a left-back for that money. Would Spurs buy a central midfielder for 20million? No, because they have about 465 of them...
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28/01/2007 15:31:00 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA COYS
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28/01/2007 15:33:00

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28/01/2007 15:35:00

He meant (I think) that you can't promise a player he'll play in the first team every week. I think he wrote in his book that. Anyway, you're right, he really said that, sorry. But I think he did not mean it's bad for Bale that he'll have more opportunities at Spurs. But promising it for every week? What if he plays badly, he'll never be left out?
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28/01/2007 15:38:00

now it's very clear. Your from america. manyahoo supporters they're are jerks. have a nice day COYS
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28/01/2007 15:39:00

Now it's clear. You're from dr. Frankenstein's laboratory.
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28/01/2007 15:41:00

denis, u are worng, we have king(injured) dawson, rocha just signed and gardner who looks like he's on his that would be ermmmmmmmm 4 i believe! coys
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28/01/2007 15:53:00

sorry to the above DENIS22 i was talkin about the mildy wrong MILOTHIAN99 who thinks we have 465 cente halves!!! some people eh COYS.
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28/01/2007 15:55:00

lol. so i was right, hahahahahahahaha
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28/01/2007 15:57:00

thfc69, I said you have 465 central MIDFIELDERS. Of course it's an exaggeration but you have a lot of them, you can't deny that.
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28/01/2007 16:04:00

yeah and by the way midlothian99, way to go with that point by the way!
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28/01/2007 16:10:00

shall we get back to the issue of bale now? stop writing this crap and come up with something more feasible. end of. coys
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28/01/2007 16:13:00

we dont have 465 midfielders we have lennon, malbranque, huddlestone, jenas, zokora, tas i refuse to acknowledge that the others exist. BALE deffo, look on hary hotspurs blog as he has video of bale on there goals, skills the lot, it's all good.
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28/01/2007 17:36:00

Utd dont need him, they have 2 of the best LB's in the Prem already and also have Giggs, Ronaldo (yes he's just as gd on left as on right) and Richardson! Utd have no need whatsoever, but of course if the guy was available at a decent price I can understand them wanting him, eg offering 3m with 5m add ons is a decent price IMO! Ferguson as I've said elsewhere, although I do not like it, is being clever, he cant match our offer and hence cant talk to Bale direct, so uses the media to his advantage, very sly but clever! Hope Bale decides to join us, we need him and its better for him anyway as he'll have more opportunities with us than at Utd! It does not take a brain surgeon to realise our left side is crap and that if we spend 10m on that position, the player coming in is pretty much guaranteed first team football, Bale knows that without anyone needing to tell him, just as he knows that going to Utd he will have 2 quality LB's in front of him and best can hope for is playing in Carling Cup and being on the bench if lucky! Also he will be more punished at Utd for any mistakes made than at Spurs cos Utd are playing on a higher level (EPL challengers, CL etc) and at that level mistakes are punished severly and also because he has two other quality LB's there which means that mistakes are naturally going to lead to another LB being given the chance and so on!
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28/01/2007 17:46:00

jefe is right when i heard what sir alex said i thought it was wrong you should not speak about a player if you have not been told you can. its sly or worse tapping up a player. say you dont know what they have offered is he asking his agent to give him a call. if this was chelsea in would be seen in a bad light and be all over the press. sorry this is wrong keep football clean. jol was asked in the week about bale. he said you dont speak about players it not the way its done in england. yeah right!
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28/01/2007 18:14:00

thank you simmo10.
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28/01/2007 18:21:00

***** you man united gareth bale is going to spurs. YID ARMY!!!
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28/01/2007 18:25:00

Furguson was wrong to talk about this anyway, he obviously wants Bale and is trying to con the lan into joining Man U, Spurs will give Bale much more football than Man U will or can, he would progress quicker and be at a better club for youngsters, look at the youngsters playing at Spurs already and do fantastically well, still not sure it will happen but I hope so!!
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28/01/2007 19:03:00

i think if fergie wanted the money for bale he could get it but i think he is a bit cautious as he is not a proven player at this level. and i agree we dont need bale but if we sell heinze in the summer we will.
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28/01/2007 20:57:00


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