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Why there is still hope for Mario Balotelli
Why there is still hope for Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli was loaned to AC Milan after suffering a horrendous last season at LiverpoolPalermo-born Mario Balotelli had the chance to don the colors of FC Barcelona ten years ago. Ten years since his failed trial with the Blaugrana followed by multiple disappointing spells at some of Europe’s elite clubs, Balotelli sits in anticipation as two fallen giants contemplate his future.On the evidence of this season, Balotelli has merely been

May 1 2016
10 of the biggest wastes of talent in football
10 of the biggest wastes of talent in football

“When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” – Diego Maradona“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – PeleYoung players out there ought to take

Apr 27 2016
Mario Balotelli rules out return to Liverpool
Mario Balotelli rules out return to Liverpool

Balotelli didn’t have the greatest season for Liverpool last yearMaverick striker Mario Balotelli has ruled out his return to Liverpool and has expressed his desire to stay with Italian giants AC Milan.The Italy international is currently on loan to Milan from former English champions Liverpool where he endured a miserable 2014-15 season. He has struggled to make it to the starting XI at Milan as well, but has shown much better form in the

Apr 19 2016
Mario Balotelli could return to Liverpool after failed loan spell at AC Milan
Mario Balotelli could return to Liverpool after failed loan spell at AC Milan

Mario Balotelli is still contracted to Liverpool until the summer of 2018Mario Balotelli could move back to Liverpool after failing to impress at AC Milan this season. The Reds had signed the Italian striker for £16m in the 2014 summer transfer window but he had failed to get going, scoring just four times in 28 matches before he was sent on loan back to Milan for the 2015/16 season.But things have not gone according to plan for the 25

Apr 8 2016
AC Milan tell Mario Balotelli to start performing if he wishes to stay
AC Milan tell Mario Balotelli to start performing if he wishes to stay

Mario Balotelli in action for AC Milan.On-loan striker Mario Balotelli needs to prove his worth if he wants to stay at AC Milan, club CEO Adriano Galliani told Italian media at a sponsor's event on Thursday."He has an immense desire to stay here at the club. I hope he shows that with his performances," Galliani said of the Liverpool forward, who joined Milan on a season-long loan deal last August."...I told him that based on wh

5 quirky responses to criticism by footballers
5 quirky responses to criticism by footballers

Responses are reactions to a stimulus. It is the very root of our existence. In order to live, we have to take in oxygen – hence, we react by breathing. Actions and reactions are the wheels on which this universe runs.In a football field, matches are won and lost due to reactions. The team that reacts quicker than their opponents often come out as winners by the end of the game. There are also some other type of replies: the ones that are t

Mar 17 2016
5 famous instances when cool players lost the plot
5 famous instances when cool players lost the plot

Juan Mata was sent off against West BromHave you ever seen a player sent off the pitch and wondered, seriously? That's what Manchester United (and probably Chelsea & Valencia) fans must have been saying as Champions League winner Juan Mata trudged off the pitch in the 26th minute at the Hawthorns last weekend.He's built up a reputation as one of football's nice guys, but when the red mist descends, it makes anyone crazy. Even thos

Mar 10 2016
6 players who supported rival clubs in their childhood
6 players who supported rival clubs in their childhood

Every football supporter has that one club that they just cannot bear to see. Liverpool fans have Manchester United and Everton, Manchester United fans have Manchester City and Liverpool, Barcelona fans have Espanyol and Real Madrid, the list is endless. Professional players are also football supporters and their allegiance to a club takes them on a path that decides their fate and which club they represent. Robbie Keane is a fine example of thi

Feb 26 2016
Napoli 1-1 AC Milan : Five Talking Points
Napoli 1-1 AC Milan : Five Talking Points

Napoli failed to re-clinch pole position as they were held to an entertaining 1-1 draw by a resurgent AC Milan at the Stadio San Paolo. Lorenzo Insigne put the hosts ahead with an attempt that took a wicked deflection off Ignazio Abate before finding the net, but the lead lasted barely 5 minutes as Giacomo Bonaventura levelled the scores from the other end. Both sides pushed hard in search of a winner, but the game remained tied till the final w

Feb 23 2016
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi calls Mario Balotelli an Italian who 'spent too long in the sun'
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi calls Mario Balotelli an Italian who 'spent too long in the sun'

Mario Balotelli is currently on loan at Milan from LiverpoolSilvio Berlusconi marked the 30th anniversary as owner of AC Milan with a comment that bordered on racism when talking about Mario Balotelli. The former Italian Prime Minister was visiting the Milanello training ground alongside club CEO Adriano Galliani and was talking about Milan and also their manager Sinisa Mihajlovic. While talking to Sky Sports Italia, he spoke about

Feb 21 2016
The great Manchester divide
The great Manchester divide

The rise of City coincides perfectly with the fall of UnitedMay 21, 2008 will be etched in every Manchester United fan’s memory. An iconic win at the Luzhiniki stadium in Moscow meant that the Red Devils were Champions of Europe for the third time. They edged out English rivals Chelsea in a penalty shootout and had even secured the Premier League earlier with a squad which made many envious.Sir Alex Ferguson and his team, it seemed, could d

Feb 21 2016
5 football players who are more active on social media than on the field
5 football players who are more active on social media than on the field

The Serge Aurier controversy has once again showcased the dangers and responsibilities of using social media for a professional footballer. However, some footballers have taken using social media to a whole new level. These footballers have used the popular social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so much that some of these men spend more time voicing their opinions on social media platforms rather than performing on the pitch.

Feb 19 2016
Video: Racist chants from fans in Serie A stops Lazio vs Napoli match
Video: Racist chants from fans in Serie A stops Lazio vs Napoli match

The game was stopped due to racial slurs from the crowdItalian football kept up its unwanted reputation of being the subject of racial controversy as Napoli’s Koulibaly faced abusive slogans and constant boos from the home fans. The referee decided to halt the game in the 68th minute after the a section from the crowd hurled racist remarks towards the Napoli defender.The Senegalese defender was allegedly booed with every touch of

Feb 4 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: January 18, 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: January 18, 2016

Alvaro Morata is a wanted man The January transfer market in in full swing, with clubs searching high and low to solve their problems or augment their challenges near the top of the table. The transfer mill continues to churn out rumours at full pace, as agents work day and night to get the best deal for their clients. With players seeking out pastures anew, the reasons range from more money to greater playing time, resulting in a January t

Jan 18 2016
Brendan Rodgers explains how Liverpool failed after signing Mario Balotelli instead of Alexis Sanchez
Brendan Rodgers explains how Liverpool failed after signing Mario Balotelli instead of Alexis Sanchez

Mario Balotelli was not Brendan Rodgers’s first choice to replace Luis SuarezFormer Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that signing Mario Balotelli was a gamble and it never quite worked out for him at Anfield. The Anfield club had signed Balotelli from AC Milan for £16m in August 2014 as a replacement for Luis Suarez who had moved to Barcelona.Appearing as a guest on Sky Sports, the 42-year-old Northern Irish manag

Jan 18 2016
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