I picked Bale for a couple reasons, and don't really think hes such a reach as a sub. keep in mind in this fantasy game he's coming on in like minute 75 with those amazing legs of his.
1) it's for fun, And I happen to be on the "gareth bale belongs in the discussion with the best current wingers" theme. and just FYI, Barcelona and Real Madrid agree with me and thier stacked already
2) Since he can play LB as well, as some noted, we can use him to sub two positions, either getting long runs with his brilliant crossing ability out of the deep back or the attacking mid role.
3) He'll be training behind Ryan Giggs, a fellow welshman and should develop nicely behind his proffesed mentor.
anyway, working on my rate my team speil now, be up by the end of the afternoon.