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Counting down the days until he fucks off back to Italy on loan.

 

We won't but we should give him away for nothing in the summer just to get him out of here and off the wage bill, it'll mean £20 million has gone up in smoke but us burning money is nothing new, that's how we roll.

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I can't blame the guy, in fact I actually feel sorry for him. It's like Heskey all over again, he just doesn't have a football brain. Why on earth we signed him I'll never know. 

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He's been massively disappointing and I don't think he's right for us but I think he's getting a bit unfair stick. Everything he does, good or bad is massively blown out of proportion.That's no excuse for him being shite, but the bulk of our summer signings have been just as bad but don't get as much venom as him. The shirt swap isn't ideal but did it affect the outcome of the game? No.

He infuriates every manager wherever he plays, and with one to the point of fisticuffs, starting to work his spell on Rodgers now.

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Just need to cut our losses and get rid, it's never going to work for him or us, blind optimism I'll admit to at the start but he just offers nothing in reality.

 

It will tell us a lot about Rodgers if he keeps plcking him

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I'm not prepared to get on his back until I've seen him get a run with another striker (preferably Sturridge) with him.

 

We knew he wasn't a lone striker when we bought him. And yet Rodgers, despite knowing it and it being obvious during games, is still playing him that way.

 

EDIT: Needs a slap for the shirt-swapping incident though. 

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I didn't think he was actually that bad in the first half.

A few times he held the ball up well, made some decent runs in the channels.  Most times he got the ball there was no support whatsoever.  He did alright picking out Allen with a decent ball when there was barely anything on.

 

The main problem was the abysmal defending at set pieces.

Plus the generally being outclassed all over the pitch.

 

He's not very good though, don't get me wrong there.

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Some of you guys need to calm the fuck down.

 

He is mediocre-shit. Not what we need. Certainly not what we should have bought.

 

He is not a 'cunt'. He is not at fault for all our ills this season. He's not the person who decided to spunk over £100m on either wrong type and/or calibre of player.

 

If Mario was our third striker last season as opposed to Aspas, we would have won the fucking title. And that is not because he is awesome, but because we were awesome and he is nowhere near as terrible as our shite team is making him look right now.

 

He just isn't the guy to take the responsibility to turn that around. And he never has been. Why anybody expected him to be anything like Suarez was for us is beyond me.

This. Balotelli is the least of our problems and the stick he is getting for being the player he always has been is amazing. Whoever chose him and Lambert need taking outside, bagging with some heavy stones and chucking in the Mersey.

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I'm not prepared to get on his back until I've seen him get a run with another striker (preferably Sturridge) with him.

 

We knew he wasn't a lone striker when we bought him. And yet Rodgers, despite knowing it and it being obvious during games, is still playing him that way.

 

EDIT: Needs a slap for the shirt-swapping incident though. 

 

Nuri Sahin all over again.  And with all the throwing under the bus, he'll be a confidence player bereft of confidence by the time he's playing with Sturridge.

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Loan signings are the way forward. We got rid of Sahin when it wasn't working, likewise Moses and Cissohko. Just wish we had Mario on loan so we could ship him back via DHL.

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When you think about it, the last squad in the world who would take to Balotelli's attitude are ours.

 

These are players who have played with Luis Suarez, who had no attitude and an unbelievable work ethic and intelligence as to when to 'switch on'.

 

Balotelli, however talented he may be, isn't close to Suarez, and the players know it. So this aloof wank persona of his on the field is not going down well, you can tell by the players lack of respect for him, the exasperation when he makes bad decisions.

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I didn't think he was actually that bad in the first half.

A few times he held the ball up well, made some decent runs in the channels. Most times he got the ball there was no support whatsoever. He did alright picking out Allen with a decent ball when there was barely anything on.

 

The main problem was the abysmal defending at set pieces.

Plus the generally being outclassed all over the pitch.

 

He's not very good though, don't get me wrong there.

Agreed, I thought he put a decent shift in.

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I thought he looked alright when he moved out wide, he's quick and can deliver a ball, he's just not a top class central striker.

 

He doesn't help himself with his behaviour but we knew all this before we signed him. This alarmist scapegoating is all wrong, he can certainly add something of benefit to the squad this season.

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I didn't think he was actually that bad in the first half.

A few times he held the ball up well, made some decent runs in the channels.  Most times he got the ball there was no support whatsoever.  He did alright picking out Allen with a decent ball when there was barely anything on.

 

The main problem was the abysmal defending at set pieces.

Plus the generally being outclassed all over the pitch.

 

He's not very good though, don't get me wrong there.

 

Pretty much how I saw it. 

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Balotelli, however talented he may be, isn't close to Suarez, and the players know it. So this aloof wank persona of his on the field is not going down well, you can tell by the players lack of respect for him, the exasperation when he makes bad decisions.

How many of our players have played for both Milan clubs and Man City, won four league titles and a CL winners medal along the way, as well as having a distinguished international career at the age of 24?

 

Just maybe the calibre of player and play around Mario isn't helping him?

 

I am not saying that he has shone since arriving here, but he wasn't bought as a lone striker, and Brendan's decision making on buying strikers is not shining either.

 

Yes he can do better, but so can a number of other players.

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He's an idiot to make himself even more of a target by swapping shirts like that. He really doesn't help himself, does he?

 

And today's APOLOGISE splash on the Echo's back page is even more cretinous than the original act. 

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I agree that Balotelli is not the only person at fault, but he doesn't help himself one fucking jot. If I was him, and if I actually gave a shite at all, I would be running my arse of chasing people down, showing for the ball, making runs, but he's the most static number 9 I've ever seen. Allied to that he seems incapable of playing simple passes to team mates in acres of space (the lack of a pass to Sterling early in the game last night was enraging). Then he adds to that by swapping shirts as he did. He's as thick as pig shit, or he just doesn't care. Either way, I'm sick of him. 

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So we've found out new Lucas?  Because he wasn't even close to being our worst player yesterday, it's obvious he needs a partner.  He was creating opening out wide but then with him being a lone striker nobody was in the box. 

 

His strength and touch, when he pushed Verane (maybe Pepe) off the ball and brought it down from a Mignolet clearance was a proper class.  He's a very good footballer and literally has everything in his locker, you just get the impression he doesn't even like football at all.

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To be honest I have no idea if he's good or bad, but I certainly haven't seen a less mobile or enthusiastic striker in a while.

 

And this "oh we need to see what he's like with Sturridge" is a load of shite. It might never happen with sturridge's injury record.

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His strength and touch, when he pushed Verane (maybe Pepe) off the ball and brought it down from a Mignolet clearance was a proper class. 

 

Did you see what he did after that, though?

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I honestly thought he'd be - a lot - better than this. It hasn't helped him that the team is functioning poorly but, by joves, he has been dire.

 

The lad doesn't do himself any favours but he was by far not the worst on the pitch last night,all this jersey shite is distracting the proper debate on who was awful last night and has been basically since he come here Simon Mingolet this lad couldn't catch a cold he is definetly not up to it.

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