Found May 14, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Tottenham’s over-reliance on Bale could cost them against Arsenal - originally posted on“One-Man Team” – It’s a condemnatory phrase, tossed around scathingly by affronted rivals seeking to devalue a team’s accomplishments. It implies inadequacy: a lack of depth and quality masked by the disproportionate contributions of a single player. It is a label that Tottenham Hotspur have had to bear with all season, and yet here they find themselves, one drawn match away from a Champions League spot and their first avoidance of Saint Totteringham’s Day in over 16 years. One man can start a revolution. As an Arsenal fan, Gareth Bale to me is smallpox, Team Rocket and Saturday morning lectures all rolled into one hideously talented, despicably skilled bundle. I use Gareth Bale as an affirmation of Arsenal’s dominance over Tottenham Hotspur; I point to him and blindly shout that if it wasn’t for the rocket-footed Welshman, Spurs would be lingering in mid-table limbo, that their...
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