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    Balotelli running out of time to impress at Milan. He was poor against Sassuolo, according to reports, despite scoring in midweek the game previously.

    He and Bacca have barely played together, and it showed.

    Doubt they'll be making his loan move permanent. Hopefully somebody takes a point on him.
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    (Original post by difeo)
    My point is they're not admitting it was (as in deservedly was) a penalty, they're just saying a penalty was given.

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    Hmmm, I see your point but it's a little ambiguous.
    A lot of people say "soft penalty" to mean minimal contact or something that perhaps wouldn't have been given in an earlier generation.

    If I didn't agree something was a penalty, I wouldn't call it "soft", I'd call it unjust or a poor decision.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Balotelli running out of time to impress at Milan. He was poor against Sassuolo, according to reports, despite scoring in midweek the game previously.

    He and Bacca have barely played together, and it showed.

    Doubt they'll be making his loan move permanent. Hopefully somebody takes a point on him.
    Quite a few papers reported at the time that he'd signed a 3 year contract with us. If that's the case, he'll only have a year left in the summer so perhaps we can sell him for a cut-price fee? We should try to offload at the start of the summer otherwise we'll just get loads of Italian clubs offering to take him on loan for the final year of his contract and then he's off on a free.

    Maybe that's Mario's plan anyway? Could still get a hefty sign-on bonus for joining on a free..
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Quite a few papers reported at the time that he'd signed a 3 year contract with us. If that's the case, he'll only have a year left in the summer so perhaps we can sell him for a cut-price fee? We should try to offload at the start of the summer otherwise we'll just get loads of Italian clubs offering to take him on loan for the final year of his contract and then he's off on a free.

    Maybe that's Mario's plan anyway? Could still get a hefty sign-on bonus for joining on a free..
    A report on the Milan defeat this weekend: "If the lack of cohesion was understandable, given the two players’ scant experience of playing together, then Balotelli’s indifferent body language and failure to impose himself on his own terms were harder to justify. He did not touch the ball once in Sassuolo’s penalty area, and was subbed off in the 55th minute."

    Oh, Mario.

    What are you doing?
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    A report on the Milan defeat this weekend: "If the lack of cohesion was understandable, given the two players’ scant experience of playing together, then Balotelli’s indifferent body language and failure to impose himself on his own terms were harder to justify. He did not touch the ball once in Sassuolo’s penalty area, and was subbed off in the 55th minute."

    Oh, Mario.

    What are you doing?
    He only turns 26 in the summer. I imagine he'll end up in China eventually where he can get a ton of money. Doesn't seem to care enough to play at a top European club and I imagine he'd be a nightmare at a club who were fighting relegation for example.

    No doubt he has a lavish lifestyle so it's not like he's going to retire young either.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    He only turns 26 in the summer. I imagine he'll end up in China eventually where he can get a ton of money. Doesn't seem to care enough to play at a top European club and I imagine he'd be a nightmare at a club who were fighting relegation for example.

    No doubt he has a lavish lifestyle so it's not like he's going to retire young either.
    Apparently he's kept his head down and worked hard in training since being at Milan. It's just not translating into performances on the pitch. Granted, he hasn't been helped by injuries, but neither has Bacca.

    The difference is Bacca is industrious and that translates well to the crowd and pays dividends. Balotelli is a luxury, and when he's not playing well, it's one you can't afford.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Apparently he's kept his head down and worked hard in training since being at Milan. It's just not translating into performances on the pitch. Granted, he hasn't been helped by injuries, but neither has Bacca.

    The difference is Bacca is industrious and that translates well to the crowd and pays dividends. Balotelli is a luxury, and when he's not playing well, it's one you can't afford.
    If we can get anything in the £5-10mil range in the summer, I'll be happy enough.
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    Luis Suárez returned to Liverpool’s training ground on Tuesday to reunite with former team-mates and watch Jürgen Klopp put his players through their paces.

    The Barcelona striker spent the morning at Melwood, accompanied by his son Benji and daughter Delfina, and an Anfield source told the Liverpool Echo: “Luis is on holiday from Barcelona, and so has come to spend time with his old friends. We have relaxed the visitor regulations for him. He’s just chilling out in the canteen with his little girl and boy and will watch training.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/...lopp-barcelona

    Quite nice to see.
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    he held the club to hostage on multiple occasions and is welcomed back like a hero after achieving nothing there

    Strong cuckoldry.
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    (Original post by swirly)
    he held the club to hostage on multiple occasions and is welcomed back like a hero after achieving nothing there

    Strong cuckoldry.
    Well he caved on the Arsenal transfer and then gave us his best season.

    The Barcelona move? Well isn't that a tried and tested route made by Arsenal players. How dare he want to move where he probably gets paid double, plays with some of the best players in the world and could win everything under the sun this season. Such a disgrace :rolleyes:

    Was just pointing out it's nice to see a great player still have affections for the club/city/fans.

    We can't all do it like Arsenal where their best ex-players like Viera find a new and better girlfriend in Man City and shacks up with them instead of coming back. Even Bergkamp prefers Ajax over Arsenal.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)

    We can't all do it like Arsenal where their best ex find a new and better girlfriend in Man City and shacks up with them instead of coming back. Even Bergkamp prefers Ajax over Arsenal.
    thought Zero was being bitter today, then he posts this.

    is the cuckoldry real brah :holmes:
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    (Original post by swirly)
    thought Zero was being bitter today, then he posts this.

    is the cuckoldry real brah :holmes:
    I've never found any Arsenal fans who can explain why ex-players don't come back. Is it Wenger or the club?
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    (Original post by swirly)
    thought Zero was being bitter today, then he posts this.

    is the cuckoldry real brah :holmes:
    You got rekt swarley
    Take it like a man.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I've never found any Arsenal fans who can explain why ex-players don't come back. Is it Wenger or the club?
    Oh you mean like Pires or Henry orrrr
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    (Original post by swirly)
    Oh you mean like Pires or Henry orrrr
    The same Henry who did exactly the same thing as Suarez?

    But that's not cuckoldry..?
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    Oh man

    Somebody should card Zerf for this.
    That kind of rekage can't be legal...
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    The same Henry who did exactly the same thing as Suarez?

    But that's not cuckoldry..?
    No because he had repaid the faith the fans and the club put in him by that point by winning numerous trophies for the club and fans. And the board were happy to receive the transfer fee they got, as it entered a period of financial austerity. There wasn't much else he could have done for the club, and to keep him here would have been to hold him back. In many regards, it's much more akin to how SAF let Phil Neville go, and while it was Phil's wife who was crying when he left Old Trafford, Thierry has admitted himself that he cried when he left Arsenal.

    Now compare that to Suarez who repaid the faith and time Liverpool put in him by winning one league cup against Cardiff, and then biting himself to bigger and better things. The club even tried to stand by him the first time :lol: #cucked
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    Swirly is so rustled.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Swirly is so rustled.
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    (Original post by swirly)
    No because he had repaid the faith the fans and the club put in him by that point by winning numerous trophies for the club and fans. And the board were happy to receive the transfer fee they got, as it entered a period of financial austerity. There wasn't much else he could have done for the club, and to keep him here would have been to hold him back. In many regards, it's much more akin to how SAF let Phil Neville go, and while it was Phil's wife who was crying when he left Old Trafford, Thierry has admitted himself that he cried when he left Arsenal.

    Now compare that to Suarez who repaid the faith and time Liverpool put in him by winning one league cup against Cardiff, and then biting himself to bigger and better things. The club even tried to stand by him the first time :lol: #cucked
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