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Fabio Capello hails Mario Balotelli

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by The Sun177 hits

HE'S FAB ... Capello saluted Mario FABIO CAPELLO last night saluted Manchester City hero Mario Balotelli as a reformed character. And he praised City manager Roberto Mancini for keeping faith with the bad-boy striker. England boss Capello said: "Balotelli is no longer the person he was a little while ago. "He accepts referees' decisions and has put himself at the team's disposal. "It is due...Full Story »

Crash! Banger! Wallop! Robert Mancini hails Mario Balotelli

Posted Monday, October 24, 2011 by The Sun164 hits

ARM THE MAN ... Mario Balotelli celebrates his explosive display against Manchester United ROBERTO MANCINI claimed Mario Balotelli is one of the best players in the world — and mad as a hatter. The Manchester City boss celebrated his 100th game in charge with a stunning 6-1 win at Old Trafford. Balotelli scored the visitors' first two goals — that makes it six in five games for th...Full Story »

Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller challenges Mario Gomez to break his 40-goal season record

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

Bayern Munich and Germany great Gerd Muller has challenged Mario Gomez to break his record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga season. "I dare Mario to break my record. Actually, I've wondered for years why the 40-goal mark has not been reached," he told Bild. "If my record is beaten by a Bayern player, it would especially please me." Muller spent 15 years with the Bavarian giants, winning a ho...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli: Manchester derby will top the lot

Posted Friday, October 21, 2011 by The Sun77 hits

MARIO BALOTELLI believes Manchester will soon be the home of the biggest derby in world football.All eyes will be on Old Trafford this Sunday lunchtime as leaders City go head-to-head with champions United. City's Super Mario cannot wait to be part of it and insists this match up already eclipses the Milan derby between AC and his old club Inter. But he also insists it will not be long befor...Full Story »

Manchester City 4 : 1 Aston Villa - Super Mario stars in City stroll

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA30 hits

Mario Balotelli did his best to prove to manager Roberto Mancini that he is his number one striker as his stunning goal helped Manchester City on their way to a crushing 4-1 win over Aston Villa that handed them the outright leadership of the Barclays Premier League. Given the chance to lead the line for a second straight game, the 21-year-old, a £24million signing from Inter Milan last su...Full Story »

Who needs Carlos Tevez when you’ve got Mario Balotelli?

Posted Monday, October 03, 2011 by The Sun237 hits

GOOD GUY ... Mario Balotelli celebrates with Adam Johnson and David Silva CARLOS TEVEZ heads into the dock today knowing he is no longer indispensable to Manchester City.It would have been unthinkable 12 months ago — but the FA Cup winners are doing just fine without their former captain this season. Tevez will give his own account of his Munich mutiny as part of City's internal probe in...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers 0 : 4 Manchester City - It's super Mario for City

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA67 hits

Mario Balotelli grabbed his chance wipe out the memory of Manchester City's Munich misery as Roberto Mancini's men eased to a 4-0 victory at ailing Blackburn. Balotelli drilled home City's second just before the hour and ran the home defence ragged in what was City's perfect riposte to the midweek controversy involving Carlos Tevez. Adam Johnson's wonder-goal and late strikes from Samir Nasri ...Full Story »

Why Mario Balotelli hates life in Manchester

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 by hits

HE'S WET ... Balotelli hates the rain Mario Balotelli hates living in Manchester because all the rain makes him depressed. Cristina Balotelli accepted her striker brother, 21 today, is a flawed character. But she insists the constant criticism since he joined City from Inter Milan last year is not fair. She added: "He's happy with the coach and the team but doesn't like the city. He misses Br...Full Story »

Diary of Mario Balotelli aged 2½

Posted Monday, August 08, 2011 by The Sun231 hits

MANCHESTER City's Mario Balotelli threw his toys out of the pram again.The Italian went head-to-head with Nemanja Vidic - literally - as they squared up after a typically robust tackle from the Serbian. Some theatrics when he tried to showboat his way past Nani but was sent crashing. Was subbed before the hour, took his jacket and went straight down the tunnel - though he returned after gett...Full Story »

LA Galaxy say Mario Balotelli’s stunt belongs in the ‘Beer League’

Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2011 by The Sun213 hits

MARIO BALOTELLI has been told the stunt he pulled against LA Galaxy on Sunday belongs in the 'Beer League'.Manchester City's Italian bad-boy stunned everyone in the Home Depot Center with his outrageous piece of show-boating.Balotelli was clean through on goal when he tried a pirouette and back-heel before his effort rolled tamely wide.It drew boos from the crowd and infuriated City boss Rober...Full Story »

Micah Richards: Only Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo can replace Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, but Mario Balotelli will think he can

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 by Goal.com258 hits

Full-back believes only the Barcelona and Real Madrid spearheads can replace the Argentine at Eastlands, but reckons the confident Italian youngster will think he can do so too Micah Richards believes that only Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi can replace Carlos Tevez at Manchester City. The Argentine has made it clear that he would like to leave the Eastlan...Full Story »

Is Manchester City's Mario Balotelli misunderstood or is he really just angry?

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

For whatever reason, Mario Balotelli looks angry. Twenty minutes after Manchester City’s friendly match against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second stop of its North American tour Monday night, the Italian striker arose from the makeshift locker room trailer donning a backwards black cap, a blue and black striped polo shirt and a blue Man City jacket tied around his waist.With his he...Full Story »

Mario's fitness camp

Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011 by The Sun1522 hits

Hotpants ... Mario Balotelli squeezes into unforgiving swimwear EVEN Cristiano Ronaldo would think twice about wearing this.And it would be too camp for Louie Spence.Mario Balotelli took metrosexual footballers to a whole new level courtesy of this beach stroll in LA.No wonder none of his Manchester City team-mates fancied joining him during a break on the club's pre-season fitness camp.You can...Full Story »

It's driving Mr Crazy - After £10k in parking fines and 27 trips to car pound, Mario Balotelli gets a chauffeur

Posted Friday, July 08, 2011 by The Sun284 hits

On the Bal ... ace is ferried around in chauffeur-driven Merc MANCHESTER City's eccentric Italian ace Mario Balotelli is resorting to a £3,000-a-week chauffeur - after racking up £10,000 in parking fines.The Maserati-loving striker, 20, is fed up with his flash motors being impounded after 27 trips to retrieve them last season.He is also furious at his beloved white model constantly b...Full Story »

Super Mario: Messi owes Argentina

Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 by hits

FALLEN IDOL .. Lionel Messi LIONEL MESSI may be the best player in the world for his club but he is yet to prove it for his country, says Argentina legend Mario Kempes. Messi failed to score a single goal in five games as Argentina crashed out of last year's World Cup at the quarter-final stage. Now the man whose double strike downed Holland in the 1978 World Cup final believes it's ti...Full Story »

Former Valencia player Mario Kempes: Valencia can compete with Barcelona and Real Madrid next season

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Ex-Valencia striker Mario Kempes believes his old club have the capability to compete with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona for trophies next season. The Mestalla club have finished third in La Liga in the last two seasons, but have been a significant distance behind Spain's big two in the standings. However, speaking to Spanish publication AS, the 1978 World Cup winner with Argentina st...Full Story »

Blooper Mario strikes again

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by The Sun132 hits

GIVEN TAKE ... Balotelli celebrates with second-choice keeper Shay Given HE finished his season of hell with a day in heaven.But Mario Balotelli still found space on the box to sneak home a last-gasp trademark blooper.The man of the match in Manchester City's 1-0 FA Cup final victory over Stoke was asked live on ITV if his strike display was his finest of the term.Balotelli said: "All my season...Full Story »

Mancini: Mario stays... and so do I

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by The Sun129 hits

MANCHESTER CITY boss Roberto Mancini insists he is staying put and Mario Balotelli will remain with him.Juventus want Mancini, who is in a strong position to guide City into the Champions League as well as win the FA Cup.Yet after building a team to rival the established powerhouses of the English game, with the challenge of club football's biggest competition to come, why would he move?Mancin...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli scores for schoolboys

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by The Sun225 hits

MARIO BALOTELLI should get a Heart of Gold from ESTHER RANTZEN.The Manchester City star helped a young autograph hunter being picked on at school - by confronting the bully himself.The striker questioned why the young lad was playing truant with his mum outside the club's Carrington training ground rather than attending school.After the fan revealed that he was being bullied, Mario drove the y...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli car in pound 27 times

Posted Monday, April 25, 2011 by The Sun768 hits

MADCAP MARIO BALOTELLI has notched up nearly £10,000 in parking fines and had his luxury car impounded 27 TIMES, The Sun can reveal. The Manchester City star has left liaison officers at the club tearing their hair out as they have had to go back time and time again to reclaim his Maserati. The £100,000-a-week Italian striker has had an average of three parking tickets a DAY si...Full Story »

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