How will Gareth Bale be remembered?

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When football resumes, many things will be different. Many will be the same, though, and barring a miraculous change in circumstances Gareth Bale will still occupy that strange, nebulous territory at Real Madrid

He’s won four European Cups. He scored one of the great goals in his club’s history and yet, still, there’s distrust – of his priorities, his hobbies, and his lack of Spanish. Bale is an outlier. 

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.