Found February 27, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Why Bale could be the PFA Player of the Year - originally posted on Despite having more than a third of the season left to play, footballers up and down the country are casting their vote for the PFA Player of the Year and just like two years ago, the timing of the vote could be crucial for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale. Bale’s 2011 PFA Player of the Year award came during a season defined by impressive performances on the continent, none more so than the hat-trick against Inter Milan in the Champions League and a similar televised run in the Europa League could give Bale another advantage this time round. A brace of free-kicks against Lyon in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 just two weeks ago might have swayed some of the voters, but Bale’s late strike against West Ham on Monday did much to confirm the Wales’ international’s growing reputation and match winning ability. Bale’s free-kick taking has shown significant improvement this season and the extended pr...

Gareth Bale Nets Stunning Game-Winning Goal Against West Ham United

Gareth Bale netted home an absolutely beautiful goal in the final minutes of Tottenham Hotspur’s match versus West Ham United on Monday. Bale received the ball from teammate Thomas Carroll, took a touch with his left foot and then let rip an ambitious strike across the face of the goal from about thirty yards out. West Ham keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen was left with no chance and...

Bale: Gunners clash is massive

Gareth Bale aims to boost Tottenham's Champions League hopes at the expense of local rivals Arsenal this Sunday. Spurs are four points ahead of the Gunners and two places above in third as the two prepare to face each other at White Hart Lane. The reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium in November was going well for Spurs until Emmanuel Adebayor was sent off shortly after...

Report: Gareth Bale to Meet With Real Madrid, Discuss Possible £40 Million Summer Transfer

Premier League fans should enjoy watching Gareth Bale light up the English game while they can. He could be off to Spain in the near future. Bale will open talks with Real Madrid in the coming weeks, as the Spanish giant prepares to bid £40 million ($60.6 million) for the Tottenham Hotspur star in the summer. His contract contains a clause which allows him to meet with select...

Bale does it again for Spurs with late winner

Gareth Bale sent a scorching 25-meter drive into the top corner in the 90th minute Monday as Tottenham won 3-2 at West Ham to rise to third in the Premier League. It was the second goal of the match for Bale, who has 15 in the league and 23 overall this season, and it extended Spurs' unbeaten league run to 11 games. Bale scored in the 13th minute, but Andy Carroll equalized...

AVB salutes Bale's late show

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas described Gareth Bale as a 'special talent' after his superb late strike sealed a 3-2 win over West Ham. Bale's low drive gave Tottenham the lead, but West Ham produced a determined response as Andy Carroll levelled with a penalty before Joe Cole made it 2-1 in the second half. Spurs launched a rally and Gylfi Sigurdsson poked home a...

Gareth Bale on radar of top European clubs

Gareth Bale on radar of top European clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.comGareth Bale, the darling of Premier League, is enjoying the form of his life this season and according to many the Wales international can only get better and better with time. One can only wonder, if the “tip of an iceberg” can wreck such havoc in last few months, what it would be like when he develops...

Allardyce rues crucial miss

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce felt a key miss from Matt Taylor was the vital moment in the 3-2 home defeat by Tottenham. While quick to praise Spurs' Gareth Bale, who won a pulsating match with a superb last-minute winner from long range, Allardyce felt it could all have been different. The Hammers had come from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 and substitute Taylor was then put through...

Bale seals Spurs win over West Ham

Gareth Bale scored yet another brilliant last-gasp winner to move Tottenham up to third after a cracking London derby at Upton Park, as the Spurs defeated West Ham 3-2. ''It was a massive victory,'' Bale said. ''We know what we are capable of. We have scored a lot of last-minute winners. We are confident that if we keep battling to the end we will score....

Wenger has no plans for Bale

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains his side will not be making any specials plans to try to shackle Gareth Bale in Sunday's North London derby at White Hart Lane. Bale cracked in a superb last-minute strike to secure a 3-2 win at West Ham on Monday night, which moved Spurs up into third place in the Barclays Premier League. The Welshman - once scouted by Arsenal when a...

Super Bale sends Spurs third

A sensational Gareth Bale double helped Tottenham leapfrog Chelsea into third place thanks to a sensational 3-2 victory at West Ham. Bale continued his red-hot form after breaking the deadlock after 13 minutes with a clinical finish. However, Andy Carroll levelled from the spot before Joe Cole put the Hammers ahead on the night the club commemorated the 20th anniversary of Bobby...

Lessons learned from Cristiano Ronaldo have given Gareth Bale the chance to realize his full potential

Earlier this season, ex-Manchester United stalwart Gary Neville wrote a great piece about his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. The majority of it, as you might expect, served as a platform for praising the ruthless Portuguese winger, toasting his staggering accomplishments as a scorer and his enduring resolve as a competitor (and that’s really the sort of stuff you have to...

Tottenham v Arsenal preview

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is unlikely to tweak too much given their recent run of form, with all eyes set to be on Gareth Bale once again when Spurs play host to North London neighbours Arsenal. The Welsh winger has netted eight times in his last six appearances - including a number of spectacular strikes - and Arsenal must find a way of keeping him quiet if they are to shackle...

Bale Flattered By Messi, Ronaldo Comparisons

Gareth Bale has expressed his delight at being compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, stressed that he doesn’t model his game on anybody else, and praised Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Newcastle Move Up To 13th Place As Hammers Beaten

With West Ham being beaten 3-2 at home by Tottenham tonight, Newcastle move one place up the league table – and we go there by having scored more goals that the Hammers, as we are on the same points and same goal difference of -10. Gareth Bale - another brace at Upton Park tonight And [...]
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