Bale EoE?

Thermae
540 posts An Exciting Prospect
Just announced his retirement…

He had some unreal cards over his fifa lifetime…

Comments

  • Hoopsterz
    3750 posts National Call-Up
    Damn he was one of the most exciting players when he was at Spurs - Then went to Madrid and they kicked the love of football out of him and was such a shame to see.

    Different smile on his face playing for Wales.

    But all the aside - Didn't he have an EOE last year? Just feel like they should only ever give a player one EOE card in fifa and not just keep repeating it.
  • DannySTFC
    10979 posts Has That Special Something
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    Damn he was one of the most exciting players when he was at Spurs - Then went to Madrid and they kicked the love of football out of him and was such a shame to see.

    Different smile on his face playing for Wales.

    But all the aside - Didn't he have an EOE last year? Just feel like they should only ever give a player one EOE card in fifa and not just keep repeating it.

    Being a big money signing and having to play in the same team as an absolute prime Ronaldo is never going to be easy for anyone, but I think it was injuries which hampered his career the most.

    I’d like to see an SBC. He did have one last year and EA don’t always recognise retirements, don’t think Pique and Aguero ever ended up getting their cards, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they ignore it.
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.
  • Boysie91
    16523 posts World Class
    Feels like he retired 5 years ago
  • METH
    2379 posts Fans' Favourite
    The golfer?
  • Hoopsterz
    3750 posts National Call-Up
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally
  • Mr. Soper
    4399 posts Big Money Move
    Would love to see a left back or right wing combo card.
  • BasketCase9483
    1302 posts Professional
    edited January 9
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.
  • Fifapayne
    7803 posts League Winner
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Commitment and passion are irrelevant

    Bale was more gifted, technical and talented than giggs period.
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Giggs had no passion or commitment to the Welsh jersey, 64 apps in 16 years, constantly pulling out of matches for the Welsh side? Bale had everything over Giggs
  • BasketCase9483
    1302 posts Professional
    Fifapayne wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Commitment and passion are irrelevant

    Bale was more gifted, technical and talented than giggs period.

    Commitment and passion were the exact reasons why the team Giggs played in won so many trophies. They never had the “best” team in the league, they never had the most superstars (especially in the latter seasons of the Ferguson era) and yet they still won trophy after trophy.
  • Chewbaccary
    3069 posts National Call-Up
    Top 5 player in the world during the 2012-2013 season.
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    edited January 9
    Fifapayne wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Commitment and passion are irrelevant

    Bale was more gifted, technical and talented than giggs period.

    Commitment and passion were the exact reasons why the team Giggs played in won so many trophies. They never had the “best” team in the league, they never had the most superstars (especially in the latter seasons of the Ferguson era) and yet they still won trophy after trophy.

    United had the best team in the league for most of Giggs time there? by far as well, and they definitely had the team with the most superstars
  • Bob_Bobson
    5010 posts Big Money Move
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Giggs had no passion or commitment to the Welsh jersey, 64 apps in 16 years, constantly pulling out of matches for the Welsh side? Bale had everything over Giggs

    Was going to write exactly this. He turned up whenever asked and helped drag that team to levels they haven't reached in half a century. Giggs was a great player but the man was not remotely bothered going off to play in Moldova and the likes.
  • BasketCase9483
    1302 posts Professional
    edited January 9
    joshyw wrote: »
    Fifapayne wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Commitment and passion are irrelevant

    Bale was more gifted, technical and talented than giggs period.

    Commitment and passion were the exact reasons why the team Giggs played in won so many trophies. They never had the “best” team in the league, they never had the most superstars (especially in the latter seasons of the Ferguson era) and yet they still won trophy after trophy.

    United had the best team in the league for most of Giggs time there? by far as well, and they definitely had the team with the most superstars

    Look at the late Ferguson era. Man U had a squad full of players like Johnny Evans, John O Shea, Darren Fletcher etc, Ronaldo had moved on, Rooney was already looking past it, 90% of their players wouldn’t get in teams like Chelsea and Man City but they were still winning trophies.
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    joshyw wrote: »
    Fifapayne wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Commitment and passion are irrelevant

    Bale was more gifted, technical and talented than giggs period.

    Commitment and passion were the exact reasons why the team Giggs played in won so many trophies. They never had the “best” team in the league, they never had the most superstars (especially in the latter seasons of the Ferguson era) and yet they still won trophy after trophy.

    United had the best team in the league for most of Giggs time there? by far as well, and they definitely had the team with the most superstars

    Look at the late Ferguson era. Man U had a squad full of players like Johnny Evans, John O Shea, Darren Fletcher etc, Ronaldo had moved on, Rooney was already looking past it, 90% of their players wouldn’t get in teams like Chelsea and Man City but they were still winning trophies.

    You said they never had the best team, and never had the most superstars? fact is they did, for many years whilst Giggs was playing there.

    Giggs last 2 seasons at Utd he didn’t play as much as previously, didn’t really contribute towards the end of his Utd career. 5 goals in his last 2 seasons
  • P1tch_1nvaderz88
    18120 posts World Class
    edited January 9
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Internationally maybe, but apart from Dani Alves's trophy haul, Giggsy is one of the most decorated British players to ever grace tje pitch. so to say what bale has achieved is comparable, is nonsense.

    I'd also like to throw George best in the mix
  • BasketCase9483
    1302 posts Professional
    edited January 9
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Fifapayne wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Commitment and passion are irrelevant

    Bale was more gifted, technical and talented than giggs period.

    Commitment and passion were the exact reasons why the team Giggs played in won so many trophies. They never had the “best” team in the league, they never had the most superstars (especially in the latter seasons of the Ferguson era) and yet they still won trophy after trophy.

    United had the best team in the league for most of Giggs time there? by far as well, and they definitely had the team with the most superstars

    Look at the late Ferguson era. Man U had a squad full of players like Johnny Evans, John O Shea, Darren Fletcher etc, Ronaldo had moved on, Rooney was already looking past it, 90% of their players wouldn’t get in teams like Chelsea and Man City but they were still winning trophies.

    You said they never had the best team, and never had the most superstars? fact is they did, for many years whilst Giggs was playing there.

    Giggs last 2 seasons at Utd he didn’t play as much as previously, didn’t really contribute towards the end of his Utd career. 5 goals in his last 2 seasons

    Well I said especially the late Ferguson era, I was pointing out how that team won with passion and commitment. Even 4 or 5 seasons before Giggs retired this was the case.

    Going back further though, Man U built their Squad around passion and commitment… Well that’s the polite way to describe how Roy Keane played anyway. :D
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Internationally maybe, but apart from Dani Alves, Giggsy is one of the most decorated British players, so to say what bale has achieved is comparable, is nonsense.

    I'd also like to throw George best in the mix

    Bale is also one of the most decorated, you can be the most decorated but in terms of pure ability and being a better footballer Bale was miles ahead. Giggs had that longevity in a great side hence why he won so many trophies.
  • P1tch_1nvaderz88
    18120 posts World Class
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Internationally maybe, but apart from Dani Alves, Giggsy is one of the most decorated British players, so to say what bale has achieved is comparable, is nonsense.

    I'd also like to throw George best in the mix

    Bale is also one of the most decorated, you can be the most decorated but in terms of pure ability and being a better footballer Bale was miles ahead. Giggs had that longevity in a great side hence why he won so many trophies.

    Bale played for one of the best Real Madrid teams there's been 😂 you make out like he was the catalyst for their upturn in fortune.

    Giggs amassed 34 trophies, bale amassed 19....

    Both played in great teams, but giggs played into his 40's at the highest level. Bale retires much younger and playing in an awful league domestically. So as a united fan, who grew up watching giggs, there are some comparisons for sure. But giggs over bale for me
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Internationally maybe, but apart from Dani Alves, Giggsy is one of the most decorated British players, so to say what bale has achieved is comparable, is nonsense.

    I'd also like to throw George best in the mix

    Bale is also one of the most decorated, you can be the most decorated but in terms of pure ability and being a better footballer Bale was miles ahead. Giggs had that longevity in a great side hence why he won so many trophies.

    Bale played for one of the best Real Madrid teams there's been 😂 you make out like he was the catalyst for their upturn in fortune.

    Giggs amassed 34 trophies, bale amassed 19....

    Both played in great teams, but giggs played into his 40's at the highest level. Bale retires much younger and playing in an awful league domestically. So as a united fan, who grew up watching giggs, there are some comparisons for sure. But giggs over bale for me

    And Giggs played for one of the best United teams for over a decade? not sure what your point is there tbh? The catalyst? how many champions league finals did he score in for Madrid. Not sure why you’re using trophies to compare the talent of a player, i’ve already touched on Giggs having better longevity, Giggs was a very good player in the best side in England, hence why he won trophies.

    Bale played in an awful league to regain his fitness for the World Cup, didn’t go very well of course but that’s the reason. You’re a Utd fan you’re going to say Giggs, Id say 80% of non Utd fans would take Bale over Giggs any day, including Welsh fans.

  • SpiderMonkeybpg
    4382 posts National Call-Up
    He was just brilliant unfortunately injuries did him in. At one point I thought we would have two ballon d’or winners in Madrid. That would have been crazy. Imagine cr7 benzene modric all played together at one point.
  • BigH82
    2415 posts Fans' Favourite
    Cracking swing as well
  • P1tch_1nvaderz88
    18120 posts World Class
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Internationally maybe, but apart from Dani Alves, Giggsy is one of the most decorated British players, so to say what bale has achieved is comparable, is nonsense.

    I'd also like to throw George best in the mix

    Bale is also one of the most decorated, you can be the most decorated but in terms of pure ability and being a better footballer Bale was miles ahead. Giggs had that longevity in a great side hence why he won so many trophies.

    Bale played for one of the best Real Madrid teams there's been 😂 you make out like he was the catalyst for their upturn in fortune.

    Giggs amassed 34 trophies, bale amassed 19....

    Both played in great teams, but giggs played into his 40's at the highest level. Bale retires much younger and playing in an awful league domestically. So as a united fan, who grew up watching giggs, there are some comparisons for sure. But giggs over bale for me

    And Giggs played for one of the best United teams for over a decade? not sure what your point is there tbh? The catalyst? how many champions league finals did he score in for Madrid. Not sure why you’re using trophies to compare the talent of a player, i’ve already touched on Giggs having better longevity, Giggs was a very good player in the best side in England, hence why he won trophies.

    Bale played in an awful league to regain his fitness for the World Cup, didn’t go very well of course but that’s the reason. You’re a Utd fan you’re going to say Giggs, Id say 80% of non Utd fans would take Bale over Giggs any day, including Welsh fans.

    Scoring in champions league finals doesn't make him better, he won one of those finals on his own for Madrid, that I will admit. But if we're comparing they're careers, and talent. We'll have to agree to disagree. I don't dislike bale btw, I actually enjoyed watching bale. Especially at Madrid. I just don't think he was better than giggs at club level. Internationally I would say he was, and at Madrid he was great. But apart from playing well for Wales, he's done next to very little club level wise, during his peak basically.
  • RayS
    38498 posts International Superstar
    Make him cracked with 5* SM to boot pls
  • Wonderkiid
    4869 posts National Call-Up
    I would sell both my kidneys for a juiced lwb Bale
  • joshyw
    1319 posts Professional
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Internationally maybe, but apart from Dani Alves, Giggsy is one of the most decorated British players, so to say what bale has achieved is comparable, is nonsense.

    I'd also like to throw George best in the mix

    Bale is also one of the most decorated, you can be the most decorated but in terms of pure ability and being a better footballer Bale was miles ahead. Giggs had that longevity in a great side hence why he won so many trophies.

    Bale played for one of the best Real Madrid teams there's been 😂 you make out like he was the catalyst for their upturn in fortune.

    Giggs amassed 34 trophies, bale amassed 19....

    Both played in great teams, but giggs played into his 40's at the highest level. Bale retires much younger and playing in an awful league domestically. So as a united fan, who grew up watching giggs, there are some comparisons for sure. But giggs over bale for me

    And Giggs played for one of the best United teams for over a decade? not sure what your point is there tbh? The catalyst? how many champions league finals did he score in for Madrid. Not sure why you’re using trophies to compare the talent of a player, i’ve already touched on Giggs having better longevity, Giggs was a very good player in the best side in England, hence why he won trophies.

    Bale played in an awful league to regain his fitness for the World Cup, didn’t go very well of course but that’s the reason. You’re a Utd fan you’re going to say Giggs, Id say 80% of non Utd fans would take Bale over Giggs any day, including Welsh fans.

    Scoring in champions league finals doesn't make him better, he won one of those finals on his own for Madrid, that I will admit. But if we're comparing they're careers, and talent. We'll have to agree to disagree. I don't dislike bale btw, I actually enjoyed watching bale. Especially at Madrid. I just don't think he was better than giggs at club level. Internationally I would say he was, and at Madrid he was great. But apart from playing well for Wales, he's done next to very little club level wise, during his peak basically.

    Next to very little club wise? he scored 106 goals in 250 games for Madrid, single handedly winning them trophies on his own. He even carried Spurs for a few years on his own back.

    I can’t think of one thing on the pitch that Ryan Giggs was better than Bale at. I’m Welsh and Bale was far better internationally and also in Europe. Respect to Giggs though because he was a good player and won all them trophies
  • Nescio
    126 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Fifapayne wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hoopsterz wrote: »
    joshyw wrote: »
    Hopefully. What a career he’s had, best British footballer of all time? right up there IMO, in his prime anyway.

    Got to be up there but just pipped as best Wales player by Giggs IMHO

    Bale was a level ahead of Giggs, probably a couple of levels actually, both at club level and internationally

    Bale might have been better when it came to pure skill (although even that’s debatable), but he had nowhere near Giggs’ level of passion and commitment to the sport and the teams he played for.

    There was a reason Giggs was still playing in a team that was challenging for the premier league right up to when he retired while Bale was playing in a country that doesn’t even like Football before he retired.

    Commitment and passion are irrelevant

    Bale was more gifted, technical and talented than giggs period.

    "Commitment and passion are irrelevant".

    Touch grass and play a physical sport sometimes, fewer video games.
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