Mario Balotelli

Liverpool: Criticism of Mario Balotelli misses a wider point

So, Liverpool’s season has gently petered out and, for the next few weeks, Brendan Rodgers can expect the fierce criticism to continue. That’s probably fair, too - Rodgers’ unwavering positivity…


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Discussing the disconnect between Brendan Rodgers & Mario Balotelli

Quickly, because the internet is not short of Mario Balotelli-themed content… Over the weekend, Brendan Rodgers was questioned over the Italian’s continued exclusion from the Liverpool side and responded by…


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Mario Balotelli, Liverpool, and futility of any prediction

“This is not the Mario Balotelli show. He has a lot of work to do. The star of this team will always be the team.” Well, not yet it’s not,…


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Discussing Liverpool and Mario Balotelli - and why it could be anything

As surely everyone is now aware, Liverpool are in negotiations with AC Milan to bring Mario Balotelli back to England for a reported £16m. There are two perspectives to this: One,…


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Arsenal, step away from Mario Balotelli

It’s transfer season, and as such the papers are filled with the obligatory rhetoric about players being ‘tracked’  or ‘scouted’ by clubs who are either ‘on red alert’ or ‘preparing…


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Discussing Mario Balotelli’s link to Chelsea

An article appeared in The Mail this afternoon from John Drayton, who has picked-up on some comments made by Mario Balotelli in relation to Jose Mourinho. “Of course I would…


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Mino Raiola promising the best of Balotelli to Manchester City - and thoughts on how that could materialise

Mina Raiola has been quiet lately, so it’s time we heard from everyone’s favourite half-agent/half-toad - on the subject of Mario Balotelli: “Balotelli? He will remain at Manchester City with…


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Mario Balotelli: Casting no shadow

I’m not someone who buys into the myth and hyperbole which swirl around Mario Balotelli; he’s a talented player, of course, but in an entirely theoretical way. This is someone…


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Selling Mario Balotelli would improve Roberto Mancini’s position at Manchester City

Since the world seems determined to judge Roberto Mancini on perception rather than reality, it’s going to be important from now on how everything looks at Manchester City from the…


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Mario Balotelli, Umbro, and Why Always Me?

Some throwaway content from the weekend. Apparently Mario Balotelli asked Umbro for commission from the sales of t-shirts adorned with the ‘Why Always Me?’ slogan - and The Mirror did…