Italy Missing A Talismanic Goalscorer

Growing up in the nineties I looked on in amazement as Italy seemed to mass produce wonderful forward after wonderful forward. You had the likes of Roberto Baggio, Pippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Del Piero, Christian Vieri and Gianluca Vialli all scoring more than fifteen goals each for the Azzurri. You then had attacking stars like Roberto […]

Hoping Balotelli Can Be Super Mario In Nice!

At times I started to believe that I was the only one left in thinking that Mario Balotelli actually still had talent and wasn’t a complete waste of space. Others have openly mocked the twenty-six year old. Former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher had a dig on Twitter: Balotelli on a free […]

Liverpool/Balotelli/Bologna – The Best Short-Term Solution?

Many a footballing observer would have told you last summer that Mario Balotelli’s move to Liverpool wasn’t going to go to plan. Most probably didn’t envisage that the deal would turn quite as sour as quickly as it has though. The Italian international never enjoyed a honeymoon period at Anfield or even a golden patch […]

You Can’t Blame Everything On Balotelli

So it seems like Mario Balotelli can do nothing right, again! The Italian international striker has hit the headlines for swapping shirts with Pepe at half-time as Liverpool were losing 3-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of the phenomena of swapping shirts during […]

Mario Balotelli/Liverpool Move: The Pros And Cons

We all knew Liverpool still needed a big name signing this summer and probably a new centre-forward. Names like Edinson Cvani and Radamel Falcao have been linked constantly this month.  Yet in a surprising twist it’s been heavily reported that the Anfield club have agreed a deal to bring in AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli. Now […]

Should Arsenal Take A Risk On Balotelli?

So Arsenal have been heavily linked with renowned footballing bad-boy Mario Balotelli, but should Arsene Wenger take the gamble or would he be better off looking elsewhere? It’s a tough one. Against England during the World Cup, ‘Super Mario’ proved he has gifts that can turn important games. One main complaint levelled at the ‘Gunners’ […]