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Thread: It's happening....

  1. #101

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I think we can take it as read that the ďitís not all about moneyĒ line is true.
    Indeed, but what does that mean in reality? No club is going to pay Bale anything close to the money he was earning at Madrid, but you mentioned terms. Iím pretty certain none of us have any idea what sort of terms Bale and the club itself would deem as acceptable.

  2. #102

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Indeed, but what does that mean in reality? No club is going to pay Bale anything close to the money he was earning at Madrid, but you mentioned terms. I’m pretty certain none of us have any idea what sort of terms Bale and the club itself would deem as acceptable.
    Image rights , free parking , complementary programme ???????????

  3. #103

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Dale's Mole View Post
    Anything less than a year would be a waste of time, in my opinion. Hereís hoping!
    This is the one bit that worries me. I'd love to see it happen, I think it would be the biggest thing for City's and Wales' profile in donkey's years (possibly ever) but ultimately ,if it happens, the terms will be whatever works best for Bale and that will be doing what he needs to keep fit for Wales. Would love to be wrong on that but can't help but think he'll be here more for shirt sales than performances unfortunately.

  4. #104

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Image rights , free parking , complementary programme ???????????
    Free Bovril at 1/2 time ? ? ? or is that pushing the boat out a little bit too much

  5. #105

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    Bale's agent says the Cardiff deal is "highly complicated, it's not the usual straight salary"

  6. #106

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    Sounds to me like his agent's stalling, hoping for a better offer from elsewhere. Gotta get that last fat Bale cheque.

    Just give him a percentage of the shirts and get on with it mun!

  7. #107

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Bale's agent says the Cardiff deal is "highly complicated, it's not the usual straight salary"
    Whoever at the FA looks after the financial fair play rules will have just pricked their ears up after hearing this

  8. #108

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Bale's agent says the Cardiff deal is "highly complicated, it's not the usual straight salary"
    Certain amount of games pre World Cup I’m sure….

  9. #109

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Dale's Mole View Post
    Sounds to me like his agent's stalling, hoping for a better offer from elsewhere. Gotta get that last fat Bale cheque.

    Just give him a percentage of the shirts and get on with it mun!
    I find it odd that his agent is giving Wales Online the time of day tbh.

    It'll have an agenda. Either a) he's trying to dampen expectations so if this doesn't happen Bale doesn't look like the bad guy or b) he's trying to paint the picture that he's had loads of offers and could go anywhere he wants but he has chosen Cardiff.

    Let's hope it's b!

  10. #110

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Bale's agent says the Cardiff deal is "highly complicated, it's not the usual straight salary"
    Football agent overcomplicates their parasitic job in shock front-page story!

  11. #111

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    Free Bovril at 1/2 time ? ? ? or is that pushing the boat out a little bit too much
    Plus use of the swivel chair....and take it home at weekends?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_72jEeaC_gE

  12. #112

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanD View Post
    Plus use of the swivel chair....and take it home at weekends?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_72jEeaC_gE
    "3 or 4 times" gets me every time

  13. #113

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    "3 or 4 times" gets me every time
    ...."she's only 8"!! Wouldn't make it onto the screen these days.

  14. #114

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Bale's agent says the Cardiff deal is "highly complicated, it's not the usual straight salary"
    Thatís not in the least bit surprising. There are those who seem to genuinely believe that Bale will play for City either for free or for next to nothing by his standards. I think theyíre deluded.

    Tan and his minions have been steadily cutting costs during the last couple of years and given the money that was wasted previously, thatís understandable. I donít believe for a second that heís suddenly going to change course and throw money at Gareth Bale, especially considering the way the rest of the squad is shaping up.

    Any deal to bring Bale here was guaranteed to be complicated. That should be obvious to everyone.

  15. #115

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    That’s not in the least bit surprising. There are those who seem to genuinely believe that Bale will play for City either for free or for next to nothing by his standards. I think they’re deluded.

    Tans and his minions have been steadily cutting costs during the last couple of years and given the money that was wasted previously, that’s understandable. I don’t believe for a second that he’s suddenly going to change course and throw money at Gareth Bale, especially considering the way the rest of the squad is shaping up.

    Any deal to bring Bale here was guaranteed to be complicated. That should be obvious to everyone.
    Potential of Bale being paid in shares at a inflated club valuation?

    Is that even possible

    Would tie the rumour of Bale consortium takeover although anyone buying a club in this climate must be off their heads

  16. #116

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Dale's Mole View Post
    Sounds to me like his agent's stalling, hoping for a better offer from elsewhere. Gotta get that last fat Bale cheque.

    Just give him a percentage of the shirts and get on with it mun!
    Iíd be very surprised if he hasnít already had better offers from elsewhere.

    Putting the blame on the agent is naive to say the least. If Bale wanted to play for City and was already 100% committed to the idea, heíd have said so by now. But he hasnít.

  17. #117

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Thatís not in the least bit surprising. There are those who seem to genuinely believe that Bale will play for City either for free or for next to nothing by his standards. I think theyíre deluded.

    Tan and his minions have been steadily cutting costs during the last couple of years and given the money that was wasted previously, thatís understandable. I donít believe for a second that heís suddenly going to change course and throw money at Gareth Bale, especially considering the way the rest of the squad is shaping up.

    Any deal to bring Bale here was guaranteed to be complicated. That should be obvious to everyone.
    But we do know Tan's in it for prestige, Gareth Bale is exactly the kind of signing that would see him change course and throw money around

    We know he likes the idea of Wales playing at his stadium, hence the nominal fee we charge the FAW. Wales' greatest player and bona fide superstar is exactly the kind of thing that would appeal to Tan

    I'd be amazed if it happens, but I can't imagine it would be the club's fault if it doesn't, they'll be doing everything they can.

  18. #118

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    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    But we do know Tan's in it for prestige, Gareth Bale is exactly the kind of signing that would see him change course and throw money around

    We know he likes the idea of Wales playing at his stadium, hence the nominal fee we charge the FAW. Wales' greatest player and bona fide superstar is exactly the kind of thing that would appeal to Tan

    I'd be amazed if it happens, but I can't imagine it would be the club's fault if it doesn't, they'll be doing everything they can.
    this could reignited VT's enjoyment for the club, we might even see him attend a odd game again

    its all about Image and it'll look good for VT signing Bale

  19. #119

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Iíd be very surprised if he hasnít already had better offers from elsewhere.

    Putting the blame on the agent is naive to say the least. If Bale wanted to play for City and was already 100% committed to the idea, heíd have said so by now. But he hasnít.
    I mean better offers than the ones he already has.

    If Man Utd were to come in for him now, offering a silly wage, I think us and DC United might be in trouble.

  20. #120

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Dale's Mole View Post
    Sounds to me like his agent's stalling, hoping for a better offer from elsewhere. Gotta get that last fat Bale cheque.

    Just give him a percentage of the shirts and get on with it mun!
    If he came to MLS as a "designated player" (ie outside of the salary cap) he could make anything from $2M to over $7M a season. I have no doubt he's already received more lucrative offers than any deal we could give him. Let's face it, he won't be coming to Cardiff for performance bonuses. I think any deal will hinge more around his physical and mental well-being than his pay check.

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