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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 Sun292 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 Sun133 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 Sun230 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 Sun776 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 »

Mario 'Telli advert's a corker

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by The Sun203 hits

MARIO BALOTELLI is not afraid to celebrate the notches on his bedpost. The Man City striker's new Nike telly ad for sportswear chain Foot Locker proves it. The Italian does a Cribs-style walk-through in his posh Deansgate flat, and a model walks out of a room putting an earring back in as Mario cries: "Bella!" Although colourful Mario may struggle putting on a footie training bib, he can do...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli wins £25,000... then gives £1,000 to a tramp

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by The Sun253 hits

GENEROUS soccer star Mario Balotelli gave £1,000 to a tramp outside a casino - after a whopping £25,000 win. The Manchester City striker, 20, shared his windfall on a night out with Blackburn Rovers ace Chris Samba. Balotelli - who earns £100,000 a week after signing from Inter Milan for £24million last year - is said to often give cash to homeless people he sees around M...Full Story »

Blooper Mario to be fined again

Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011 by The Sun132 hits

MARIO BALOTELLI is set to be fined another week's wages of £100,000 and given an official warning about his behaviour. The Manchester City striker, 20, will be docked the money after throwing darts at youth team players from a window at the club's training ground. He was recently fined two weeks' wages for being sent off against Dynamo Kiev. Now he will also be summoned to showdown tal...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli 'must grow up' before being reconsidered for Italy

Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by theguardian.com82 hits

• 'I want responsible players in my national team' says Italy boss• Striker allegedly threw darts at Manchester City youth players Manchester City's Italian forward Mario Balotelli, left, is sent off against Dynamo Kyiv. Manchester City's troubled striker Mario Balotelli has been told he must mature before being reconsidered for the Italian national team. The warning comes as Robe...Full Story »

Premier League’s daftest player is Stupor Mario

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2011 by hits

      BAD boy Man City striker Mario Balotelli is caught on camera throwing a strop - because he can't get his training bib on. A hilarious video surfaced yesterday showing the £24million Italian getting tangled in his vest ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash. The £125,000-a-week ace is seen battling desperately to pull a white bib over his head before get...Full Story »

Mario Suarez: Atletico Madrid Are Out To Stop Cristiano Ronaldo & Real Madrid In Derby

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport1089 hits

Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez is warning Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to expect some rough and tumble in Saturday's derby clash at the Vicente Calderon.The Rojiblancos are aiming to move closer to the European places, but they have not won a home game in the league against their city rivals since the 1998-99 season, a poor record Suarez wants to break.But Atleti face a hoard of ob...Full Story »

Chelsea offered £35m for me in January, says Bayern's Mario Gomez

Posted Thursday, February 10, 2011 by theguardian.com184 hits

• Germany international claims Bayern rejected approach• 'I only found out after the club had turned it down' Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez is currently top of the Bundesliga scoring charts. The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has claimed Chelsea had an offer of £35.6m for him rejected during the January transfer window. According to reports in Germany, Chelsea moved for the...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo has told Manchester City motormouth Mario Balotelli to SHUT IT

Posted Thursday, January 20, 2011 by hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO has told Manchester City motormouth Mario Balotelli to SHUT IT. The 20-year-old Balotelli has been making waves ever since he joined City for £24m from Inter Milan. This week he told England star Wayne Rooney he is not even the best striker in Manchester. CHEAP SUMMER HOLIDAY DEALS: BOOK A BARGAIN NOW! He also reckons City’s strikeforce of Edin Dzeko, Carlos T...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli must back up words with deeds, says Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

Posted Friday, December 24, 2010 by hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told Mario Balotelli to start playing with a smile on his face. Motor mouth: Mario Balotelli has yet to support his big claims with big performances Although there have been flashes of the brilliance that has seen Balotelli crowned the world's best young player since his summer arrival at Eastlands from Inter Milan, there have been just as many scow...Full Story »

West Ham v Man City Preview: Mario Balotelli Must Fill Boots of Carlos Tevez

Posted Saturday, December 11, 2010 by hits

PREMIER LEAGUE: UPTON PARK, SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2010. KICK-OFF: 1500 GMT West Ham's hopes of a full-blown revival were punctured by Sunderland last weekend where they went down 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. It was a distinctly average performance from the Hammers after their triumphant win over Manchester United in the Carling Cup. Now manager Avram Grant is under pressure to haul them o...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli sick of racist abuse with Italy national side

Posted Friday, November 19, 2010 by theguardian.com396 hits

The Italy striker Mario Balotelli was the target for abuse from Ultras against Romania last night.  Mario Balotelli has admitted he is growing weary of hearing racist abuse when playing football, and is asking for help in the fight against racism in the Italian game. The Italy and Manchester City striker earned his second international cap last night in a 1-1 draw with Romania but was tau...Full Story »

Manchester City's Italy Striker Mario Balotelli: I Want To Play With Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com476 hits

Italy striker Mario Balotelli wants to play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Milan as he makes a brave and bold assessment of his future. "I want to play with 'Ibra'," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. Balotelli played with the hitman at Inter, and, having been at San Siro to watch his former team-mate in action in Sunday's derby win over Inter, he wants to be part of the action. "I hope it happen...Full Story »

Manchester City's Mario Balotelli emerges unscathed from car accident

Posted Sunday, August 29, 2010 by theguardian.com702 hits

Mario Balotelli trained with Manchester City after the crash but will not be involved at Sunderland on Sunday.  The Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has emerged unscathed from a car crash this morning, police have confirmed. The 20-year-old, who joined City for £25m from Internazionale this month, was driving his Audi A8 when it collided with another car. Balotelli was uninjur...Full Story »

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