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Mario Balotelli
« on: September 29, 2016, 11:41:18 PM »
4 goals in 2 League games so far. He scored a nice goal tonight too, taking his tally to 5 goals in 4 games.

He played 28 games for us and only scored 4!  :butt

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 01:34:27 AM »
I reckon i'd bag a few in the French league too. Balotelli is a chapter I think we'd all like to forget
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 08:28:39 AM »
I reckon i'd bag a few in the French league too. Balotelli is a chapter I think we'd all like to forget

Yep, good for him that he's scoring goals now. It was a good decision to let him go for free and an even better decision to ensure we had a sell on fee agreed with Nice.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 08:29:04 AM »
Maybe he's finally going to win that Ballon d'Or

Who knows, now it's more French centric again http://www.goal.com/en/news/1785/ballon-dor/2016/09/19/27688642/football-france-announces-rule-changes-for-ballon-dor

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 10:09:24 AM »
amazed nice agreed to that

pretty idiotic of them considering they could have taken himon loan and let him run down his contract

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 10:10:54 AM »
Finally found his level I see.

He is shite, move on.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 11:01:44 AM »
Pleased the lad's finally doing something with his career. Someone that deluded deserves a break.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 11:03:53 AM »
Don't mind him. He was a celebrity who played for LFC, not a footballer. But it's nice to see him do well.

His agent is a shithawk though.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 11:18:16 AM »
Many of us predicted this, Burnley game was crying out for someone like him to come off the bench and give us another option.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 11:26:07 AM »
Many of us predicted this, Burnley game was crying out for someone like him to come off the bench and give us another option.

Not sure if serious.  :o

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 12:16:40 PM »
Not sure if serious.  :o
Surely he is kidding? Surely?

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2016, 12:30:07 PM »
Many of us predicted this, Burnley game was crying out for someone like him to come off the bench and give us another option.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2016, 02:31:07 PM »
Quality player on his day. its a shame he didn't work out for us.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 02:40:56 PM »
Mario Balotelli is water under the bridge. If he does well at Nice and get sold steeply, we'll get 30% - which is all I am interested in
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2016, 02:42:39 PM »
Always a suspicion he would start banging them in a setup where is main man

Needs to score about 40-45 goals across 2 seasons for any big club to risk him again in my opinion

Good start and hope it continues, not least for the 30% sell on clause we inserted

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2016, 03:04:08 PM »
It'll only be a matter of time before the goals dry up and the questions and issues about his attitude, on and off the pitch, arise. Might be next month or might be next season, but you know it's coming.

Have fun with that, Nice. Good riddance.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #16 on: October 2, 2016, 06:03:54 PM »
6 goals this season, then gets sent off  ;D

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #17 on: October 2, 2016, 06:05:03 PM »
6 goals this season, then gets sent off  ;D

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #18 on: October 2, 2016, 06:07:06 PM »
6 goals this season, then gets sent off  ;D
It was a nothing second yellow though. Should get that rescinded.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #19 on: October 2, 2016, 06:41:02 PM »
Nice are top of the league as well.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #20 on: October 2, 2016, 07:31:44 PM »
6 goals in 5 games for Nice, he managed 4 in 28 for us.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #21 on: October 2, 2016, 11:04:13 PM »
doesn´t matter, he never was realy motivated enough to perform this way here...he had his chance here, did not take it....

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #22 on: October 3, 2016, 01:28:34 AM »
Actually he had a great performance for us away at Chelsea in the League Cup. He pressed like crazy and gave it all and was fantastic for us that night and then

something went very very wrong with him. Maybe if Jurgen came along earlier in his time with us he could have done something about him.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #23 on: October 3, 2016, 01:36:03 AM »
He got thrown under the bus by Rodgers, but mostly it was a style thing. Top teams don't particularly play with players of his style up top anymore. Lewandowski and Kane are sort of exceptions in that they're actually quite fast and mobile players despite their size. That said, Bayern apparently have been scoring less since Lewandowski moved there and Kane is freak in that despite a big guy, he presses and plays with an intensity that is far more common in much smaller players.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #24 on: October 3, 2016, 07:12:49 AM »
6 goals in 5 games for Nice, he managed 4 in 28 for us.

It's a different league, though, I don't think you can compare them.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #25 on: October 3, 2016, 07:34:07 AM »
It's a different league, though, I don't think you can compare them.

Might explain the high number of shit players we got from the league ;D
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #26 on: October 3, 2016, 01:31:24 PM »
He got thrown under the bus by Rodgers, but mostly it was a style thing. Top teams don't particularly play with players of his style up top anymore. Lewandowski and Kane are sort of exceptions in that they're actually quite fast and mobile players despite their size. That said, Bayern apparently have been scoring less since Lewandowski moved there and Kane is freak in that despite a big guy, he presses and plays with an intensity that is far more common in much smaller players.

Yeah.. It's really the latter that's the issue with Mario. He has more pace than Kane for sure, but he just doesn't have the work rate required.

Lewandowski and Kane are both very hard workers.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #27 on: October 3, 2016, 02:46:07 PM »
Don't we have a 30% cut if he is transferred to another club? Happy he is scoring for fun. Let PSG buy him next season for some insane money
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #28 on: October 3, 2016, 03:09:22 PM »
Actually he had a great performance for us away at Chelsea in the League Cup. He pressed like crazy and gave it all and was fantastic for us that night and then

something went very very wrong with him. Maybe if Jurgen came along earlier in his time with us he could have done something about him.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #29 on: October 3, 2016, 04:28:49 PM »
It was a nothing second yellow though. Should get that rescinded.

I've only seen a short video of the second booking, but there is absolutely nothing in it that deserved a card. If his name wasn't Mario Balotelli nothing would have happened to him in that situation...

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #30 on: October 3, 2016, 05:04:22 PM »
I've only seen a short video of the second booking, but there is absolutely nothing in it that deserved a card. If his name wasn't Mario Balotelli nothing would have happened to him in that situation...

He should have used the Bario Malotelli line again ;D

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #31 on: October 3, 2016, 10:15:18 PM »
Apparently the ref regrets his decision after seeing the game on video, and the card might be revoked.

http://www.espnfc.com/nice/story/2965223/mario-balotelli-set-to-escape-suspension-after-referee-admits-error-on-red-card

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2016, 06:45:49 PM »
if he keeps this up, i won't be surprised if he gets a call for Italian national team again.
Especially given how shite their attacking options have been such az Zaza and Pelle.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2016, 10:23:53 PM »
One assist tonight in a 2-0 win over Lyon. Won Nice a penalty but ended up missing.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2016, 12:12:31 AM »
Happy for him that he's scoring but not gutted, he's clearly playing at a level that suits him.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2016, 05:27:02 AM »
One assist tonight in a 2-0 win over Lyon. Won Nice a penalty but ended up missing.

Is that his first ever penalty miss? I seem to recall him having an impeccable record from the spot (if nowhere else).

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2016, 06:02:01 AM »
Happy for him that he's scoring but not gutted, he's clearly playing at a level that suits him.

Yup. Its the french league. If the italians  think hes not up to their standard(which was obvious from last few seasons).. theres no way he'd make it in the premier league.

Wish we'd loan him to the french last season and we'd probably get our money back. Oh well.

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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2016, 09:10:01 AM »
Is that his first ever penalty miss? I seem to recall him having an impeccable record from the spot (if nowhere else).

He missed one for Milan before he signed for us.
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« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2016, 09:50:02 AM »
He missed one for Milan before he signed for us.
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Re: Mario Balotelli
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2016, 10:50:25 PM »
Is that his first ever penalty miss? I seem to recall him having an impeccable record from the spot (if nowhere else).

He's missed 4 of his last 10 penalties
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