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29-06-2012, 02:21 PM
Balotelli.. I can't work out if I love him or hate him...

+1 - Can score goals.
-1 - Often can't score goals.
-1 - Burns his own house down with fireworks.
-1 - Has major issues putting on a training bib and eventually needs assistance getting it on.
-1 - Is Italian and rivals Cristiano "Sooky Pants" Ronaldo in petulance..
+1 - Allegedly dresses up in a Santa Suit and drives around Manchester in his Lambourghini throwing out euros..
+1 - Has an insanely hot Mrs.
+1 - Gets stuck in to Joey Barton and tells him where to go.

I just can't work out if he is stupidly arrogant, or arrogantly stupid.

:) discuss

29-06-2012, 02:26 PM

29-06-2012, 02:31 PM
such a boss

29-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Greatest thing in world football at the moment.
If wasn't around we'd still all be talking about Barcelona.

29-06-2012, 05:25 PM
possibly the best bloke

29-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Bon, every point you made is a positive.
Burns down his house? He can buy many houses. Provides work for local building industry, keeps the economy running.
Dude would solve the Euro crisis if he was playing for AEK.
Love the bloke.

30-06-2012, 07:44 PM

He's a good lad.

30-06-2012, 07:53 PM
He could fix Syria or destroy it. Does he have tatts?

30-06-2012, 08:49 PM
If he does, everyone else with tatts are jealous of his

30-06-2012, 10:32 PM
Even the aliens like him.


02-07-2012, 12:05 PM




02-07-2012, 12:13 PM
Hahahaha.. They are awesome..

02-07-2012, 12:23 PM

02-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Balo, always thinking.
Knew the game was lost yet still had the presence of mind to get first shower before the hot water ran out.

02-07-2012, 03:25 PM

02-07-2012, 03:28 PM

02-07-2012, 04:53 PM

When did Balo visit Perth?

david silva
02-07-2012, 10:16 PM

Who's the daddy now, Mario? After suffering heartache in Euro 2012 final, Balotelli is due to become father
PUBLISHED: 11:21 GMT, 2 July 2012 | UPDATED: 11:40 GMT, 2 July 2012
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It has been a rollercoaster week even by the standards of Mario Balotelli.
First he scored two stunning goals in the Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany. Then it was heartache in the final against Spain on Sunday.
But now Balotelli has received perhaps the biggest news of all - that he is to become a father.

Down and out: Mario Balotelli reacted angrily to Italy's Euro 2012 defeat
The 21-year-old has been told by his pregnant former girlfriend Raffaella Fico that it is his child.
He was told on the eve of the match against Germany when he grabbed a brace to book his country's place in the final. He reportedly told her: 'You gave me the best news of the world.'
And Italian model Raffaella has claimed that the pair are patching up their relationship.
She said: 'Mario and I are rebuilding our relationship. He never stopped loving me. Those who think I've wanted to trap the rich and famous footballer will have to think again.
'Last Christmas, he told me: "Let's get married and make a son" and I accepted. Now I'm waiting for Mario to discover the sex of the child, although he would prefer a boy, and to choose the name.'
Meanwhile, AC and Inter Milan have been warned that Balotelli is worth £200million following his star showing at Euro 2012.

Baby bump: Mario Balotelli's ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico sparked rumours after showing off her baby bump

As they were: Mario and Raffaella dated for a year until they broke up two months ago
Balotelli, 21, a self-confessed Milan fan, is a target for the Italian giants but will set any prospective suitor back the eye-watering figure, according to his agent.
The striker could not prevent Italy crashing to a 4-0 Euro 2012 final defeat to Spain on Sunday night but stole the limelight by scoring two superb goals in his national team's 2-1 triumph over Germany in the semi-finals of the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
'I have always said that Mario Balotelli is one player that could become the strongest in the world,' Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola told Sky Italia. 'He is probably amongst the strongest in Europe.
'How much is he worth? He is worth what the market says, he is one that can make a difference.
'In the actual market I don't think there is a value for him but if I had to give a price I would say he is worth 250million (euros).

Down and out: Mario Balotelli reacted angrily to Italy's Euro 2012 defeat
'I say this to give a figure but you would have to ask the City owner (Sheikh Mansour) how much he is worth.'
Raiola added that he could see no immediate return to Italy for Balotelli.
'I'm 200 per cent certain that Mario will not return to Italy at least while I'm his agent.'
Balotelli is under contract at the Etihad Stadium until June 2015.
The volatile front-man was reduced to tears in the wake of the Euro 2012 final. He endured a frustrating evening as Spain romped to a historic third successive major international tournament victory.

Firing blanks: Balotelli was unable to prevent Spain from running away with the trophy
And unfortunately after the match the ugly side of his game came to the fore once more after the striker clashed with members of Italy's backroom staff.
Balotelli had had a splendid tournament until that point, most notably when he blasted Italy into Sunday's showpiece with a stunning double to down Germany.
However at the full-time whistle in Kiev, the Manchester City man made a beeline for the dressing room. He came up against resistance from senior figures and appeared to push one.
After several minutes, Balotelli could then be seen on his haunches in the centre of the pitch. He later collected his medal but broke down in tears as soon as he returned to the pitch.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his player will emerge stronger from the shattering experience.
'I told Mario that these are experiences you have to deal with and have to accept,' said Prandelli. 'You have to hold your hands up and say the opponents were better, accept defeat.
'But you also have to make sure this helps you going forward and you can grow from the experience. This has happened to a number of players, and will happen again, but this is what sport is all about.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/euro2012/article-2167651/Mario-Balotelli-father-Raffaella-Ficos-child.html#ixzz1zT0K6MGR

03-07-2012, 08:23 AM

03-07-2012, 05:05 PM

One i saw on a mates FB account

04-07-2012, 01:32 AM

14-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Some news flash on Facebook is saying Mario was stopped on the street and asked for a £10 donation to an African children's charity..... So he wrote a cheque for £10,000

Is this old news? Or more utter brilliance.

14-11-2012, 02:25 PM

29-01-2013, 09:54 PM
Oh man, some Man U fan pissed on Balo's Bentley.

Fan has been caught, reprimanded and mocked for the littleness of his willy apparently.

30-01-2013, 07:27 AM
Where's the Bentley?

30-01-2013, 10:01 AM
Where's the Bentley?
I see what you did there.
And it was very good.

30-01-2013, 10:35 AM
off to milan it seems...

30-01-2013, 02:57 PM
off to milan it seems...

had him in my AC Milan FIFA 13 squad for the past season and half, bought him the second i heard Milan were not after him, because everyone knows when Milan say they don't want someone and there transfer market is over, you can expect a couple of big signings.............you can only assume Kaka will be announced in the coming days.

04-02-2013, 01:29 PM
double on debut.

taking the piss.

27-02-2013, 09:15 PM

He's the gift that keeps on giving, and Mario Balotelli's latest exploit is sure to set tongues wagging.

The AC Milan striker has commissioned a local Italian artist to produce a life-size statue of him to put in his Brescia home.

The artist, Livio Scarpella, hasn't met Super Mario, but is confident he will be able to fulfill Balotelli's aim of "immortalising" himself, England's The Guardian reports.

"I presented several drawings but Mario wanted to be immortalised in a pose that shows him having scored a goal, highlighting his muscles and with an expression of defiance," Scarpella said.


The crazy exploits of Super Mario Balotelli.


"I have imagined him as an athlete from ancient times and the statue will be a mix of classical and pop style in platinum and coloured bronze with the eyes made of stones.

Italian media are reporting that Balotelli wants the statue based on his infamous goal celebration against Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 2012

Balotelli started his Rossoneri career with four goals in his first three matches, before failing to find the net in last weekend's heated drawn Milan derby

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Balotelli was racially abused by fans in the 1-1 draw and was fined 10,000 euros for a rude gesture towards Inter supporters after the match.

Read more: http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/enigmatic-ac-milan-striker-mario-balotelli-orders-life-size-statue-of-himself-for-his-italian-home/story-e6frf423-1226587132247#ixzz2M5pxdUL2

****en lol

28-02-2013, 04:38 PM
the greatest man alive

12-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Mario picked up his new pig on the weekend - called her Super.

I miss Mario in the prem.

24-09-2013, 09:07 AM


Anyone else reminded of Joel Griffiths in how he hit it?


24-09-2013, 09:41 AM
Reminds me or a particular bergkamp curler, but not as good.

25-09-2013, 10:23 AM


Anyone else reminded of Joel Griffiths in how he hit it?

He missed his first professional penalty in the same game

16-02-2014, 10:33 PM

16-02-2014, 10:49 PM
Geezus **** I hope the rumors about him being on his way to aresnal next year are true.

16-02-2014, 10:59 PM
Bump bump

16-02-2014, 11:00 PM

16-02-2014, 11:02 PM
I remember GVE once described him in-person as the type of player who gets by on raw physical ability as opposed to technical ability.

hahaha, f*** off.

15-06-2014, 10:11 AM
Boom :)

Oh and dedicates the game to fiancé family and all those watching on TV haha

la bazzle
15-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Had to be him. Superb

15-06-2014, 05:52 PM
Great thread bump

Skirt Boy
29-07-2014, 11:20 AM

FFS Tinks spend some money

29-07-2014, 12:24 PM
Nice bit of Puma product placement.. Best part is reading Zlatan's book.. haha


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29-08-2014, 08:22 AM


Hahahaha Brilliant..

11-01-2016, 02:43 PM