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Gareth Bale: The Biography

Gareth Bale: The Biography [Kindle Edition]

Frank Worrall
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Gareth Bale is one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, and is regarded as one of Europe's hottest football properties. Born in 1989, Bale first attracted the attention of Southampton FC at the age of just nine. At secondary school, he was such a prodigious talent that his PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, had to impose special restrictions on him to make it fair for the other pupils. These included playing one-touch football and not using his left foot. After completing his GCSE exams, Bale became the second-youngest player ever to sign for Southampton on 17 April 2006. Despite playing at left-back he scored five goals and was extremely impressive in his first season. The Premier League soon came calling and in 2007 Bale signed a four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur. His career at White Hart Lane didn't get off to the best start, as he played in a record 24 games without a win, but in late 2009 he seized his chance to secure a regular place in the first team and since then he has proved to be a top-class footballer with a stunning hat-trick in Tottenham's Europa League tie against Inter Milan at the San Siro and a man-of-the-match performance in the return leg. Bale has unsurprisingly also made several appearances for Wales, and his talent has been compared to that of the legendary Ryan Giggs. He's fast, he's strong, he's an excellent crosser of the ball and he scores goals. This is the fascinating biography of Tottenham's latest superstar player.

About the Author

Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is also the author of the bestselling Roy Keane: Red Man Walking, Rooney:Wayne's World and Giggsy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1753 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B008ALQFPK
  • Publisher: John Blake (1 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XGYWA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,735 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 Aug 2013
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Really good book enjoyed it a lot. You must read it . Shame it was not more recently written. Really good
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite on target... 22 Jun 2014
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This book charts the rise of Gareth Bale from youth player to the brink of his move to Real Madrid. I'd hoped that there would be some deeper insights based on the author's own interviews with Gareth and his family / friends, but unfortunately this was not the case. Instead, the vast majority of the material is sourced from match reports and other excerpts from interviews given to the sporting media. The detail of certain match summaries will be of interest and celebration to fans of Spurs and the Welsh national team. Despite the obvious emphasis of this biography, I did find the author's comparisons with Ryan Giggs' career / background quite insightful.The book follows a largely chronological pattern, but contains very little information on Gareth's early childhood and nothing beyond his agreed move to the Bernabeu. It seems as if the book initially went to press in late 2011; certainly the latter few chapters read as a very sketchy, hastily-composed post-script. Several typos aside, this is a light, readable summary of Gareth's footballing career at Southampton and Spurs. I would have liked a greater number of picture illustrations than are included. Following his first season as a 'Galactico' and his exploits at the Champions League Final earlier this year, I expect more recent 'Bale' publications would now be preferred.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gareth Bale - the Biography 12 Oct 2011
By geodebs
This is a book that covers Gareth Bale's rise to stardom on the football field.
It has a passing coverage of his time with Southampton, Wales and Tottenham.
If you are looking for in-depth personal info this is not the book for you although you do get a feel for the fact that this man works hard and knows that this is the only way that he will achieve his goals (no pun intended).
If you want to follow his career up to 2010/2011 then this will do that but not much more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
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1.0 out of 5 stars What a dive 26 Mar 2014
By Geert Langendorff - Published on
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What is described as a biography turns out to be a summary of the matches has been involved in so far. All quotes are gathered from newspapers and television stations. No new info or insights.
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