Mario Balotelli

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  1. May 16, 2018
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    Ole90+3 Full Member

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    On a free transfer this summer coming off the back of 2 good seasons in France for Nice. 26 goals this season. Looks like he's back to his best. Of course piggy Raoila is bigging him up to be one of the best strikers in Europe, valuing him at €100m to get his slice of the pie with inflated agency fees.

    Worth a punt for some elite teams in Europe? Inter, Milan and Juve rumoured to be interested, as well as some PL teams. He's only 27 so should be entering his peak form.

    Personally would love to see him back in the PL just for the purely fabricated off the field antics he gets up to.

    P.S. Is it just me or did anyone else completely forget that Balotelli played for Liverpool. They bought him for €20m and then released him 2 years later for nothing, not to mention he was loaned out to Milan during that period. So they paid €20m for 4 goals :lol:
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    Laurentiu amt New Member

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    Well, if this would happen, at least Jose will have a blast with him.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Inter have Icardi and Juventus have Higuain. Can't see them touching him at all.
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    Chipper Full Member

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    Should be elite clubs or clubs like Milan and Inter as neither of those are elite anymore. :devil:

    Saw something the other week where Balotelli was supposedly uninterested in Milan.

    The rumour is that Icardi might leave Inter, particularly if they fail to get into the Champions League again and it's to do with finances/FFP as much as anything else - Italy's extra spot next season might not even help them qualify. Suppose Balotelli could end up there.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    He's played very well at Nice.

    Still dosen't really press the defence so a team that needs a striker to run around a lot, he wouldn't work in that formula.

    Would probably work o.k at say a Leicester alongside Vardy.

    He's finally settled down off the pitch aswell. Has a Daughter which has calmed him down. Of course if he can back to England the media would start expecting him to let fireworks off in his house again.
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    I do remember. Only because of this:
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    There were links in the media about Dortmund being interested in him (Favre>Dortmund, media adding 2+2), even though his style of play does not quite fit in with their footballing philosophy.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    This could be a new trend, making an IG story after scoring. Balotelli is always good fun :lol:
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    He is having a decent career in France.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    I initially thought this was a bit cringe, but I’ll applaud him for the amount of prepping in terms of handing his phone to a photographer and making a deal in advance :lol:
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Seems to have matured a bit.
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    The Cat Doesn't know his own mobile number

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    Yeh. Selfies are bangin'
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    I thought it was funny until I was watching an article claiming it's disrepsectful to the other team etc

    What do others think? Seems like the posts above think it's funny - but I must admit, on reflection, doing that in the middle of the game whilst it's still going on - does seem a bit disrespectful? Or am I just being grumpy?
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    MuFc_1992 Full Member

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    Is this the first instance of someone posting something online while still playing in a match?
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    It is a celebration. Dont know whats disrespectful about it.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I hate this.
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    MaxiPaxi Dagestani MMA Boiled Egg Expert

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    He's fecking ballbag who hates United. Nothing good or fun about him.
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    He's a professional meme rather than a footballer.
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    Seems like he's enjoying football these days. Fair play to him.
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    Still one of my favourite players. He never deserved half the negative attention he seemed to harbour. I always check his games to see if he's scored. Hope he can get back into Italy's side, he stands a good chance if he carries on like this, especially with Mancini in charge.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    He’s a good player. He was, for me, harshly profiled by the British media, and then when he came to Liverpool, he was referred to as some sort of failed footballer, despite him having scored goals at Inter, City and Milan - in addition to his country.

    Out of England he seems to have been allowed to grow up, but he’s not the failure that he’s often lazily referred to as. He’s scored goals pretty much everywhere since he was a teenager.
  25. Mar 11, 2019
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    He had a kid the other year so that has calmed him down off the pitch. No incidents in the media unlike all the crazy stuff he got up to at City.

    Still a bit lazy for any team who wants to press from the front but yes he scores goals so would be a decent pick up for a top half team.
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    Bro Naoned New Member

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    He has moved this winter.

    He didn't want to play for Nice anymore, and Patrick Vieira (Nice's coach) was very upset about his lack of dedication for Nice.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Yeah he definitely seems like someone who’d throw his toys out the pram to gain a move.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    I think he's more likely to throw the pram.
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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    French league is right for him, hes done at the top level.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    :lol: with the baby still in it
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    Credit where it's due, that's one of the most inventive celebrations you'll ever see.

    France seems to be good for him. He had a decent game every now and then but he was never good enough for the top level.
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    :lol:
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    Amar__ Incredibly Nasty Man

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    He has found his level, which proved what many thought that he is overrated. He is nowhere near good talent some thought he is.
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    Legend.
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    Cute that he thought he would score.
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    :lol:
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Apparently he used to look up to Rashford as a child.
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    Rasendori Full Member

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    That would've caused a riot :lol:
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    Wish he scored against PSG if true.
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    Rasendori Full Member

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    I guess we'll need to knock out PSG again next year