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  1. Yorkshire Blue

    Universally popular footballers

    Surprised Barna hasn't linked to this already http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2013/feb/26/universally-popular-footballers-team-likable-players What would be your nominations for universally loved footballers? To make it interesting no Southend players allowed, otherwise it would be a...
  2. TrueBlue

    The Mario story so far.....

    £10,000 in parking fines. Car has been impounded 27 times. £300,000 fine for throwing darts at the youth team. Won £25,000 in a casino, gave £1,000 to a tramp outside the casino. Threw tomatoes at a Serie A manager. Threw Water Balloons at a Serie A disciplinary hearing. Started a fight with 4...
  3. EURO 2012 Daily Predictions and Previews.

    Euro 2012 Predictions and Preview: Croatia vs Spain Group Elimination C: Monday, 18 June 2012 - Gdansk - PGE Arena Spain the defending champions take on Croatia in Gdansk in a pivotal Group C game. Both sides are two points clear of Italy, who face the Republic of Ireland in the other pool...
  4. southend4ever

    Man City - Mancini & Balotelli

    Hi All, A few questions... Come the end of the season if you were in charge of Man City would you sell or keep Balotelli? If you owned Man City, would you keep Mancini or release him? AND What do you think the Man City owners will do? Will they replace Mancini and can you see Balotelli at...
  5. OldBlueLady

    The unsavoury side of football - racist chanting against Balotelli

    After the shaking of heads and wagging of fingers at the Chelsea fans for their singing about Anton Ferdinand (anyone else find this a really strange incident bearing in mind Terry has played alongside Rio Ferdinand for years at the heart of the England defence?) on Tuesday night against Genk...
  6. Can you enjoy/like a player from a rival team?

    Ok, so was chatting to a United fan about yesterday's match, and he was saying that while it was massively disappointing, he couldn't help but enjoy watching Balotelli, Silva et al... and also he called Balotelli a legend. I said that it was unusual to hear a fan say stuff like that about a...
  7. Crabby Shrimper

    Footballer struggles to get dressed!

    I knew footballers weren't renowned for their intellect, but seriously? Mario Balotelli unable to dress himself
  8. Mario Balotelli: Mental

    Balotelli is quickly becoming my favourite ever Premier League player... Quickly exceeding Chris Samba in the Bat**** Mental stakes. When he's not busy wearing rival shirts for television interviews, singing rival songs in hospital or taking on Italian Ultras, he's turning up for games wearing...
  9. Fat Lot of good that done, then...

    So, the day after Premier League squads had to announce their chosen 25 players, with 8 needing to be "Home Grown", and it's solved the square root of sod all. Manchester City's Balotelli qualifies as a given because he's 20 years old. The likes of Fabregas and Clichy count towards Arsenal's...
  10. Bayern vs ?

    Inter take a 3-1 lead to Barcelona. A few points to think about Barce don't have Puyol Inter don't have Balotelli or Pandev Inter do have Sneijder available Abidal and Iniesta are doubts Messi will play Mourinho is doing his mind games Who do you think Bayern will play in the final?