Blog; Gareth Bale and the riddle of different numbers

Numbers and superstitions seem to go hand-in-hand where football players are concerned… so is Bale superstitious, or just likes numbers or both, just all wrapped up in a Bale conundrum for the fans to unravel? You never know! John Terry admitted that he has ‘around 50’ superstitions. Weird! Pele’s superstition is shirts. One of these players is a legend the other is somebody who is just delusional. But you get my drift, so to Bale… Over his career he has had/used different numbers at different times in his career… but why? In my blog I have a look at Bale and the numbers game.

But just for you, here and now, I’ve given you a little taster.

Gareth Bale and the riddle of different numbers.

Is he superstitious, are you superstitious? Does it matter? Bertrand Russell, famous philosopher said this about superstition, “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To Conquer Fear is the beginning of wisdom.” On the other side of the coin, Groucho Mark said, “If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” What am I talking about? Well, our new recruit Mr Bale is to wear the number nine shirt after signing (again) for us, which will be Bale’s fourth different squad number at the club. Is it because he is superstitious? Or just likes playing the numbers game and putting the cat amongst the pigeons? It wouldn’t be the first time that players have played mind games with their supporters (in a nice way of course).

When he was first at our club, he had the number 16 shirt. It took 25 attempts for him to be on the winning side, that is over the course of two years. Martin Jol signed…

To read more, then click on the link below, and it will take you to a wonderland, which might not be quite Alice’s, but it is undoubtedly a place of wonderment.

Please don’t send cheques or even a hitmen, just enjoy… we all have something in common… we are Spurs COYS


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