He is a bit of an oddity. I thought he would do well when he started scoring for us last season - and thought he was a good buy at the price at the start of this season - given the season he'd just had. I originally thought his lack of form this season was down to all the fuss of his transfer, lack of pre-season and injury, but he just hasn't hit form at all. I'm not sure though what impact Bale's role has had on the front two in general though.
The strikers in general pose a problem for next season I think, as they're both now getting on as well (Ade's 29 and Daffy's 30) and I can't see them fitting with a 'Levy' policy of youth (I think AVB also repeated the youth policy when he joined).
I wouldn't be surprised to see another exodus in the summer, with both Daffy and Ade amongst them (Hudd, Parker and Gallas. Dempsey, possibly).