October 24th, 2011

Weekend Results: The Embarrassment Of Defeat

We’ve been asking ourselves that question for some time now, Mario. Image: AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES.

Paraphrasing Sir Alex Ferguson for the title of a post isn’t a route we would normally be organised enough to follow, but today it seems wholly appropriate.

Come out from behind the sofa, Kickettes. It’s time to plough through the burnt remains of the weekend football.

EPL

You’re surprised to be in receipt of a red card for that tackle, then?  Images: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images, AP Photo/Tim Hales.

Since every UK sport outlet has either used the term ‘explosive’ or played Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’  behind a montage of his performance on Sunday, we’re not going to mention Mario Balotelli’s midweek ‘incident’. Suffice to say that this morning, Sir Alex is probably now wishing Super Mario had blown himself (and his bathroom) to kingdom come during his experiments with gunpowder.

Balotelli scored the opening two goals in Manchester City’s 6-1 defeat of their local rivals yesterday; United’s worst home defeat since 1955. We could pontificate for hours on the significance of this margin – does it indicate the beginning of a seismic shift in Manchester, will United be able to recover, blah blah blah, but you lot can thrash out the geological and medical repercussions in the comments. We’ll just say it was a fantastic game for the neutral, Balotelli ‘might’ be a genius, and we’re super glad we weren’t in the United dressing room after the game.

Speaking of problems with the neighbours, Chelsea lost 1-0 to QPR yesterday, having had two men sent off. Andre Villas Boas dealt with the situation in true Chelsea manager style – he became ‘very aggressive’ and blamed the referee. Unprecedented.

Meanwhile, Arsenal, Spurs and Everton banked valuable wins against Stoke City, Blackburn and Fulham respectively, while Liverpool fans are probably still wondering how Luis Suarez missed so many chances in their side’s 1-1 draw against Norwich City.

We suspect that United’s defeat to City will take the edge off it though.

-

La Liga

You got over your ‘in-kart’ indignation, then? Image: AP Photo/Sergio Torres.

Lady Gaga’s most famous little monster put his paws up after bagging a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 4-0 defeat of Malaga. Cristiano’s trio of goals enabled him to snag the La Liga top scorer spot back from Leo Messi and leapfrog upstart Gonzalo Higuain, but his efforts weren’t sufficient to grab the top position in the table that really matters. Levante hold that honour following their 3-0 win over Villarreal.

Barcelona drew 0-0 with Sevilla in a bad tempered game that left the sides third and fourth respectively, while Valencia’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao leaves them fifth. Sporting Gijon picked up their first win of the season against Granada but remain rooted to the bottom alongside Racing Santander, who lost 1-0 to Espanyol.

-

Serie A

Who knew that hat-trick hero Kevin-Prince Boeteng was a fan of abs too? Image: REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo.

Three goals in fourteen minutes is a miraculous feat, but then AC Milan needed some sort of divine intervention yesterday. The Rossoneri were 3-0 down at half time to a Lecce side who are seriously hungry for points, but in a masterstroke that will go down in substitute history, manager Massimiliano Allegri threw on Boeteng and AC Milan took the game 4-3. They are now seventh, while Lecce languish in eighteenth.

Across Milan, Inter beat Chievo 1-0 in what was only their second win of the season, but it did little for their title challenge – they lie in sixteenth. Udinese are top after beating Novara 3-0, while Lazio’s 2-0 win over Bologna took then second. Juventus drew 2-2 with Genoa for third.

-

Bundesliga

Who’s that with the abs? Who? We want him shrink-wrapped and overnighted to the Kickette office, please. Stat. Image: AP Photo/Martin Meissner.

The reason behind this delicious ab-unfurling yesterday was Cologne’s 5-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Apologies to Cologne fans, but we have spent the last two hours praying that Augsberg thrash Poldi’s boys 10-0 next week. Imagine the scenes!

Other startling images this weekend included Manuel Neuer picking up the ball from the back of his netsomething he hadn’t done for 771 minutes. Bayern suffered a 2-1 away defeat at Hannover 96, but remain top of the table. Borussia Monchengladbach dropped to seventh after defeat to Hoffenheim, while Schalke are up to third after beating Bayer Leverkusen 1-0.

-

Ligue 1

That’s Bafetimbi Gomis’ biteable bottom and Yoann Gourcuff on tippy-toes in the same pic. Hmm. We’re spoiling you. REUTERS/Jean-Yves Bonvarlet.

Should extra league points be awarded for fielding players with hot bottoms and long lashes? The debate rages on (in the Kickette office) but until this essential rule change is imposed, Lyon have to rely on their footballing prowess. They lost 3-1 to Lille, but we figure the inclusion of Bafetimbi Gomis’ backside was worth at least a draw.

Sadly, Nancy seem to be rejecting our friendly advances and beat Nice 1-0 to escape the bottom spot in the table. Maybe we’ll start flirting with AJ Ajaccio. They replaced Nancy as basement boys with a 2-0 defeat to Marseille, while Paris St Germain are cruising at the other end after beating Dijon by the same scoreline.

-

Unleash hell, Kickettes. But in a polite, friendly and mutually respectful way, please.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

85 Responses to “Weekend Results: The Embarrassment Of Defeat”

  1. die steel says:

    The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your web site and hold checking for brand new information.

  2. Tim Cole says:

    Astonishingly revealing thank you, It looks like your current followers would likely want a whole lot more items like this maintain the excellent effort.

  3. Tanyddraig says:

    Ok confession time. I can't help but find that Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle kind of cute….and he scored…woo!

  4. April says:

    Also.. I know this isn't really the MLS post or anything, but seeing as their last game was this weekend, I unfortunately felt this coming: http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/2011/10/revo…

    Boston is just parting ways with all of it's managers with past victories, hmm. Dunno what this means for Benny and if he'll be around for my eyes to admire, but I do wish Steve Nicole the best.

  5. KL says:

    Hala Madrid! They were on fire in the first half, some of the best football they've played as a team! Hat trick by cris was fantastic. And the dance moves? Super cute him and Marcello!! I hope he comes up with a new one each game.

  6. [...] Manchester’s finest came together last night in the name of drinking and revelry. No, we’re not talking about this. [...]

  7. littlegreenpea says:

    I can't believe that manchester united lost so badly… and at home, too! There was nothing in this game that made up for such a loss. sigh… :( I hope they get it together soon…

  8. JA7 says:

    Karma's a b*tch man united.
    - gunner

  9. AnnaBlume says:

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think those abs belong to Kevin Pezzoni. In any case, yum!

  10. Hot4Spurs says:

    Very strange results for me this weekend. I would just like to say a big fat I TOLD YOU SO to every member of the Kickette army who commented and basically said "girl, you crazy" when I said that Man City would be on fire this season! I'm neutral when it comes to the Manchester derby, but I would have never thought Man U would go down in such a humiliating manner.

    I was kind of happy for QPR's win. Of course I'm thrilled for Tottenham's VDV scoring twice! I'm even going to give proper respect for Arsenal (What??? That bitch is crazy!) playing well. I'm disappointed in Liverpool though as I felt they had so many chances to score.

    Rangers had a good win in Scotland yesterday! As far as the Spanish league results go, I hate that some people think that only RM or Barca are only capable of being on top. I wanted to kick my friends for moaning about it so much.

  11. DrStrangelove says:

    United thrashed by City 6-1, Chelsea whinging about refereeing decisions and going down to defeat at the hands of an appaling QPR, and we're fourth in the table.

    There is a God.

    • xoWinnie says:

      it's not exactly "whinging" if the referee's calls were atrocious, is it?
      you make it seem as though they had nothing to complain about…

      • DrStrangelove says:

        They don't have anything much to complain about. The referee got it right. All the response from Chelsea is predicated on anger that a referee should have the temerity to penalise the great Chelski. Chelsea got desperate, lost their heads, turned into Stoke and were rightly brought to book for it. They should examine why they freely gave QPR their first home win of the season, when they were playing them off the field even on nine men, instead of tilting at refereeing windmills.

        Out of the three big decisions that went against them, the only one that is even remotely debatable is the Bosingwa red card. And even then, all commentators I've seen have said in retrospect it was the right one.

        • April says:

          Well aside from disagreeing on the Bosingwa one (because SWP was holding onto Bosingwa as much as the other way around), I'm going to have to say the ref didn't get it right. It isn't so much the decisions he made against Chelsea, as much as the ones he didnt make for them. He was inconsistent and biased, and that just ruins the game for a lot of folks. You won't find many fans debating the merits of some of those yellows, but quite a few are left scratching their heads at the lack of them given to the other team. If you pull out cards for soft fouls early, you have to keep them coming, and there were worse fouls in the other box that weren't given. That is the bigger outrage.

  12. senora ramos says:

    what a match! swagotelli is just insane and awesome…amesomely insane. and so excited for kun and dahved! just a really enjoyable match to watch all around.

    madrid <3 you guys looked so good the first half and what an awesome karate kick goal for cris. and the dancing, lol, the dancing!
    super happy and proud of levante as well. while i'd love to be at the top (lol, well done sevilla), i love the little teams with the small budgets to prevail as well.

  13. Agnes Wonka says:

    I know it's not football related but…MARCO SIMONCELLI (R.I.P) :'(

    To me, this was the saddest thing of this weekend.

  14. Gladys says:

    I have to say that the Sevilla-Barca game was not ill-tempered until the very end with the penalty kick and the Cesc/Kanoute altercation. Before that it was a tough, grueling, hard fought game with some yellows but no dangerous tackles. Sevilla defended like beasts. And, of course, Javi Varas was amazing– he deserved that clean-sheet more than anyone I've ever seen. Much respect to him. And, in the end, after all that PK madness, Barca took the tie with humility and respect for the other team. A bunch of the players hugged and talked to each other, and everyone congratulated Javi.

    • _Titi_ says:

      "And, in the end, after all that PK madness, Barca took the tie with humility and respect for the other team. A bunch of the players hugged and talked to each other, and everyone congratulated Javi."

      I agree. Had it been some other team, you would have seen the coach storming into the press conference crying about the injustice and the players of that team trying to break the legs of the players from the other team.

      • senora ramos says:

        and suddenly i am reminded on why i don't post here anymore. :eyeroll:

        • _Titi_ says:

          I'm sure your loss won't be missed. kthnxbye

          • senora ramos says:

            you are the one who brings up my team when what went on has nothing to do with us. obsessive much?

        • xoWinnie says:

          lol i thought i was the only one who caught that Mourinho hate reference…let's be honest, we all know your so-called "humility and respect" would have been nowhere to be found had these been the events of a clasico. in fact, we probably would have been hearing the whole "Madrid parked the bus and didn't play real football" spiel.

        • Kristina says:

          I'm out of here as well.

    • RealFan7 says:

      You mean after all the madness of crying, whining, diving, and racist comments? Calling someone a shitty moor is respect for the team? Then of course barca pulls the halos out and act all innocent. Come on! And the refs as usual try to help out. How much time were they going to add? And that penalty…soft! Karma is a bitch Messi couldn't hit it. Now all the CR haters can stop talking shit about His free kicks and penalties because obviously it is a skill that Messi lacks. Barca is losing class and they want to say Mourinho kills Spanish football? Sevilla deserves heaps of credit for a great game!

      • Con2e says:

        Puleeze! Your team of divers(Di Maria), psychopaths(Pepe) and junior psychopaths(Arbeloa) are just following instructions from the head psychopath(Moanrinho), jabbing another coach in the eye, really? Are you serious? Messi is the best, Barca is the best, Madrid is seriously lacking. The only comment you made that had any credibility is that Sevilla played a good game.

      • _Titi_ says:

        omg here we go with this **** all over again. No one i mean NO ONE claimed anything about racism. Not even Kanoute so stop acting like you heard everything as if you were there. The penalty wasn't soft, I know you are a real fan but come on look at replays and see how close Iniesta was to the goal and how he was tripped. That was a penalty, and originally the extra time was supposed to be 4 minutes but messi had to wait three minutes to take the pen because of all the craziness so the ref added extra time to make up for that. **** like that happens, remember Arsenal-Liverpool game? Madridistas of all fans should complain least about penalties since their team gets the most penalties called in their favor by a margin. Everyone misses a penalty once in a blue moon. Atleast it was just one liga game. Since you brought cristiano in this convo did you forget about the pen he missed against barca three seasons ago? or what about the one in the final of 08? he could have singlehandedly screwed it up for the team had it not been for Terry slipping. and the fúck does Mourinho have to do with this?

      • Kristina says:

        They are so convenient aren't they? Those alleged racist insults?Just slam that racist label on someone and they will have to struggle for a lifetime to get it off, no matter how innocent you are. While you, who have basically heard nothing, walks away having done great damage with a minimum of effort. It's very effective. I'm pretty sure that if something racist had been uttered then Kanouté wouldn't have said the opposite, and I don't think he would have made up with Cesc. Can't we just leave this now?

  15. Agnes Wonka says:

    RM was great!!!

    don't make me talk about the Mancurian derby… >____<

  16. IrishBlue says:

    I didn't see the Manchester derby but when I seen the score, my mouth fell open. I mean who could have predicted that? I was sure City would give them a very hard time but I genuinely thought United would just about edge it, bloody hell! I don't really like admitting to the fact that I'm warming to Balotelli but if he continues to perform like that, who cares if he's a nutcase! Maybe the Premier League needs his bit of crazy to keep things interesting.

    Oh and Chelsea……..I don't have much to say on that one, still a bit confused……

  17. FiGGy says:

    Hurts like heck :( Was left speechless after the derby..
    Times like this you wish you didnt care & love football so much lol

  18. xoWinnie says:

    ya know, suddenly that Arsenal score doesn't seem so bad anymore lol
    Gunners rejoice! we now have a retort to those "hahahaha! 8-2" jokes
    surely Red Devils won't want to be reminded of "the worst day ever" again!
    anyway, i'm really happy Arsenal have pulled their socks up and remembered how to score!
    RVP is back and can seriously have an amazing season if he can avoid injury
    i'm not gonna sit here and say i think we'll take the league, but at the very least
    we may be able to qualify for the CL, which is more than i dared to hope for when
    the season began! we play Chelsea next week…i'm going to get chest pains,
    i love them both :(

    on another note, i'm super happy for Madrid, especially Ronnie and Pipita!
    it's always nice to see a Ronaldo hat trick, and just to see Gonzo score
    so yay! good weekend overall!

  19. MadridistaJenn says:

    Of course I'm excited that Madrid has moved to second in La Liga, but I'm kind of excited about Levante being on top. Yes, I want Madrid to have a great season, but its nice to see that La Liga isn't just a two horse race this year and that the top 5 teams are within a 5 point margin of each other, which I hope last throughout the season.
    Animo to Sergio Canales who may be out for 3 to 6 months.
    The only thing that has soiled my mood is the fact the Marcelo and Cristiano have managed to get "Ai Se Eu Te Pego," the most annoying, mindlessly catchy song ever, stuck in my head for the past 36 hours.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      Oh my god me2! I am not alone in this one yaay!!, I even picked up the dance and I do it without even thinking when I hear the song :P

      • MadridistaJenn says:

        Me too! I almost did it in public. I CANNOT STOP! "Nossa, nossa, assim você me mata, ai se eu te pego, ai ai se eu te pego" I just listened to that song 3 times while writing this.
        The song make no sense, but I'm addicted to songs with accompanying dances.

        • Sarah, Madrid says:

          hahahaha! I was tooo in oublic :p! I forced it on my friends to listen to it, now they are addicted :P ! i dont blame cris/marcelo for doing the dance! I get it, I am doing it everywhere :P

    • DebS says:

      I agree with everything you said. I'm glad to see them celebrate with the dance. I've missed the fun celebrations now that Adebayor isn't there.

  20. Miss XOXO says:

    Damn the blues lost to QPR because the bad judgement. FA must take action to the reff with the bad reputation.

    • April says:

      That officiating job was probably the worst I had seen (and I watched that USMNT World Cup game with that horrendous ref)! It was completely biased. Drogba totally deserved his card, but Bosingwa didn't, and they were granted the soft penalty early on, but Chelsea players were getting grabbed and pushed and knocked around in QPR's box and got no soft penalties in return, much less the actual fouls and penalties they quite deserved. It was stupid how unbalanced that was. If you make soft calls early on and pull out cards, you need to be consistent throughout the game and with BOTH teams.

      More than any other match this season where bad calls may or may not have been made, AVB had every right to be steaming about this one. Anyone with an ounce of a brain and eyes to see could tell this game was not appropriately called, or even close to it. And I was really disappointed in Warnock for his comments about the match, suggesting that they were lucky to get Chris Foy because Chelsea would have conned any other ref. Sorry, but it was QPR that was making meals of things and getting all the good calls. And even with that, Chelsea beat them in possession and no further goals were scored, with only 9 men in the outfield. QPR couldn't even put a 9-man team to rest, so Warnock should probably focus on his team's desperate need to improve if they want to avoid relegation, rather than getting help from the official. That isn't doing his team any favors if they want to be a staple in the Premiership for years to come, as I am sure QPR fans would like.

      Also, why is it that the FA fines so easily for criticisms of the referees? It is one thing to look out for them against unsubstantiated threats or lashings, but do they not review the jobs they do in these games? It's that sort of blind protection of people who influence a game so heavily that fosters the potential for corruption (think of all the game fixing scandals and such out there right now).

      *stepping down from my soapbox now*

  21. Kristina says:

    OMG. I'm not sure I have anything else to say about this weekend.

    Hats off to Javi Varas. Again. This goalie is a monster. Yay Levante! Money and looks aren't everything, is it Crissy? I love those, almost middle aged, fighters with wages galaxies away from the likes of Messi and Cristiano!

    Oh, I watched a lot of rugby (Congrats All Blacks and Piri!) and it was amazing! And I include the Chelsea game in that category. Even if that game wasn't amazing.

    • Agnes Wonka says:

      Rugby final was good, but I wanted France to win :(

    • DebS says:

      And you had to bring CR7 into this for what reason? You do realize that the he was being facetious when he made the comment about his wealth, looks and football skills were the reason people hated him so much, right?

  22. mata says:

    YIPPEEEEEEEEE, MANCITY!!!!!!! Can't even begin to describe how happy I am, I've already watched the game twice! Balotelli was brilliant, James Milner superb and David Silva his usual starry magic (ha ha all those football commentators who laughed when Mancini signed him and said he was too small to ever adapt to the physical English game).

  23. Lisette says:

    I'm a neutral (yeah, yeah, I know), but I heard all the hype, so I decided to watch it with my girlfriend and HOLY MOLEY!!! I'm so glad I did!

    City were so good. It was an absolute pleasure to watch them play. Obviously, at this level you start marking at 99/100, but their situational awareness was astounding. They knew exactly where everyone was and what their options were. And the way they kept working their socks off at 89 minutes and 3-1 up – you can't buy that kind of dedication.

    Obviously, one match is too short a time frame to take much from, but it did remind me of men's tennis over the past few years. First, there's Federer, and it's not that he got bad, it's that Nadal just upped the game. And then it's not that Nadal got bad, it's that Djokovic went to new heights. That's the kind of excitement that I felt watching that game yesterday. The EPL has been kind of staid and predictable for the past few years – like a lot of the leagues – so I would love the thought of someone else just barging in and bringing the standard up that bit more.

  24. Miss Lampard says:

    I'm shocked for Man Utd and Chelsea…Speachless!!

    • Thea says:

      It's hilarious!!! Think it could well be the start of a new era in EPL where other teams are gonna start storming through, Man City, Tottenham, make it more exciting than the typical top 4 of MANU, CHELSEA, LIVERPOOL AND ARSENAL (Snore……….)

      BARCA seriously need to get their show on the road!

      • AC_USA says:

        Man U. and Chelsea need to freshen up their teams in my opinion, Don;t get me wrong now, but when you look at how old some of their players are you have to ask yourself what is he doing on the pitch? Amazing teams both, with great history, but they just need fresh new players to bring them to their full potential. :)

        • memeandfootball says:

          i dont think its the age thing, but i dont think they are excited anymore , because they allready have won everything they wanted or can win in club fotball

          • memeandfootball says:

            i meant they r not thaatt hungry like kids are, its just routine for them now.
            Not saying is everbody thats older but some of them.

        • April says:

          Right… this had nothing to do with age… ManU has some younger players, as does Chelsea. Some of the best players have been in their 30's on the pitch. Both games' results had no relation to that.

          ManU seemed to just give up and drop back after Johnny Evans was sent off and so they lacked a lot of chance to make-up ground, and poor DeGea was left to defend mostly by himself due to poor man-marking. Whereas Chelsea's game wasn't a fairly officiated match. Their "old players" managed to run across the pitch for more than 45 minutes while 2 men down, covering more ground and keeping more possession than QPR with 11 men. Would be more fun to see a contest for the top if it was fairly done ;) I mean, if QPR could beat Chelsea on another day with another ref, then hey, go for it!

          • DebS says:

            I felt so badly for DeGea. I wonder if Kun had just a little remorse for City pummeling his former teammate. The poor kid's frustration was so evident by the 4 goal.

            I'm pretty much a neutral and was hoping for a much more evenly matched game. But I just love to watch David Silva play so I wanted City to play well, which they did. United did up to a point but as you said, they seemed to give up and frustration took over.

            And I do have to hand it to Chelsea, though. In spite of playing with 9 men for much of the game, they were dominating in the second half and came so close to scoring several times. I have also come to the conclusion that Chelsea's forwards are not the best at getting their tackles right….first Torres and then Drogba. smh

      • April says:

        I'm supposing then that you are pretty thrilled that Barca isn't at the top of their table… that would be a snore, you know, having the same old team at the top!

        JK… but had to point out the funny of your comment. ;)

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      They played with 9 men for a whole half, I dont think chelesa was facing a club who were looking to sent players off than playing a game lol

  25. McRed says:

    congratulations to balotelli for being the first footballer in history to be on fire both at home and away in the same weekend :-)

  26. Sarah, Madrid says:

    This gonna to be one of craziest football's weekends so far.
    Started with Balotelli shoting "fireworks" from his bathroom window, to now reporting he is walking down the street of Manchester hi5-ing city fans haha! Never boring moment with Balotteli ( please confirm these hilarious rumors, manchester people).

    Anyway, Garcias Levante for making us believe that miracles still exist in football nowdays, leading la liga, Congrats Congrats I can be happier for this small club who operates with a friction of budget of Real Madrid and by the own words of their fitness coach " we perpare for games by eating pizza and drinking beers" before the game jaja! I love them,

    It has been a great week for my club, the forth win by 4-0 in a row and against who Malaga who gave us hard job in the second half, Cristano and Marcelo adorable adorable dance celebration oh love it love it!! More of this my club more!
    Silva is one of the best in the world, I hope he gets an award pretty soon

    and Animo Canales :(

    • AC_USA says:

      I am so happy my Cityyy wonnn :) When the final whistle blew, I was screaming, crting, laughing all at the same tima (never thought it was possible) and yes. Never a boring moment with our MArio, but so happy that my boy Dzeko scored to. Go cityyyy :)

      • mata says:

        Saw Dzeko interviewed after the game, OMG had no idea he was so HOT, adorable, sweetest smile ever.

      • memeandfootball says:

        I reacted the same way. hahaha it was amazing. i didnt want the match to end.

        We got comfident when we scored the second goal and city just exploded. Really fell bad for the united supporters though :(
        BUT everybody that deserved to score did, inclusive David Silva, he really deserved a goal after all he does for City.

        • DebS says:

          David Silva is a beast! I love, love, love to watch him play. I'm glad that VDB gave him playing time in their last couple of matches. As well as he's playing in City, he's really earned playing time.

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        :) Congrats! I thought Silva assist to Dzeko for the sixth goal was incrediable

    • Gladys says:

      Those words from Levante's fitness coach are hilarious– thanks for giving a more inside scoop. I watched the Levante game (sorry Villarreal :( )and boy were they impressive. Great precision, speed, really well-organized. Maybe it's hypocritical of me since I'm a Barca fan, but it really is nice to seeing an underfunded team just up from relegation doing so well. I hope they continue forging ahead.

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        I am a madrid fan too, but nothing wrong in seeing a team like Levante leading liga, spice up liga a bit. Even Sevill, are not easy this season, so far they didn't lose one game! The fact the leading teams are too close to each other too! Loving it!

    • Agnes Wonka says:

      what happened to Canales? :S

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        :( yesterday he was subbed out in Valencia game against Bilboa with an injury, turned out to be serious innjury in his right knee, he will be out from 3-6 months :( ! He was just getting back to form!

  27. Gooner1 says:

    Go Arsenal

  28. elsebethynwa says:

    Haha Balotelli is mental, I would love a date with him, the crazy things we would get into :-)

    • AC_USA says:

      hahaha right there with ya :) I think that my life would be like 1000% more amuzing then now :) lol

      • Lisette says:

        That's the thing. He strikes me as being very sweet and he is quite good looking. It's just that he doesn't seem very stable, or to be the brightest spark in the plug. That setting fire to the bathroom with – as far as I can tell – fireworks is just…really?

        • mata says:

          Balo has actually been described as very smart, just gets bored easily and then does crazy things, but I love that he has a sense of humour.

        • memeandfootball says:

          I hope he grows up one day, for his sake and for the club.

    • Hot4Spurs says:

      I know! Not even a serious relationship with him, but I would just love to hang out with him sometimes! He irritates me one moment, and then the next moment I can't help but laugh!