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Balotelli aka Biblotelli Must Go

George sent Vital Manchester City the following:

Simple as that City fans. That's quite enough of nowhere near enough, not-so-super-Mario. Please, just go. After last night's effrontery to Manchester City's ambitions and the game itself, you are no longer welcome. Mancini is clearly, and quite rightly, fuming and extremely disappointed. He has to be seen to act on what many see as effectively scuppering our chances of turning the result round at home to Dynorod Escalope. Several members of the team were clearly livid about the man's ignorance and arrogance in the face of a great opportunity.

And I think it goes deeper. You don't have to be incredibly insightful like me to realise half the squad would rather he didn't figure in the equation. Tevez, for example, is clearly quite baffled by the young un's laziness and inflated ego, and he's not the only one. De Jong couldn't have been more diplomatic when asked how he felt. How does a puritan like Silva put up with that kind of disregard and stupidity? Each - or the vast majority - of the rest of the squad works continuously to improve, preserve individual reputations and work as a unit to fight the City cause.

A spirit is developing, a unity, and Mario is taking the piss. Enormo-wages aside, it must be hard to motivate and apply yourself to sustaining this for the greater good when you've got Balotelli loping around being too cool for school. It is quite simply embarrassing, and I think Mancini has to make an example of it if he's to keep the dressing room for the rest of the season, or expect any respect from his peers.

Unless he's as misunderstood as his teenager demeanour suggests, he is plainly not where he feels he should be, and has no interest or affinity with City. I'd guess most of us would rather he dig his own massive hole elsewhere lest we fall into it. Mancini took a gamble, and its clear form Balotelli's sporadic flashes of brilliance that had it paid off, we'd be laughing. But it so hasn't. His continued involvement in the work-in-progress, for me at least, will do us no good whatsoever. If he was playing for the cause, assisting and scoring freely, chasing down and retreating to defend, you could almost forgive him. Alas, he just seems to be spoilt little tool.

And that's a shame in some ways. At this rate he's going to hold himself back, as any potential employer will think twice about taking on such a tool. Okay, I realise there's no personality inventory as part of the transfer medical, but his misdemeanours have been high-profile enough to warrant concern. Get rid before it gets worse, I say. Or we'll have another Robinho on our hands, just not half as funny.

We may, of course, have lost last night anyway. But it would have been a lot easier to take had Balotelli not handed his colleagues such an uphill struggle with such inconsideration. And I honestly don't think he'll even be aware of this. It wasn't passion or heat-of-the-moment stuff he will rue or even apologise for today.

He might be propped up in front of a microphone and fed things to say, but I think - and hope - it's more likely he'll be dropped and hidden from view till he can be shipped out to his next of many clubs to come. One day, he might come good. Think Anelka, who was never this bad, but one day just grew up. It might happen, but it ain't gonna happen at City, and I'm not the only one who's had a gutful.

That will be all, Mr Balotelli. You're not what we're looking for right now. Good day to you, sir.

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Date:Friday March 18 2011

Time: 7:27PM

Your Comments

The tackle was shocking and he does seem to be the architect of a lot of his own problems!
merlin
Yid in peace - Was Balotelli a genuine Mancini target? Or was he the Marquee" signing at the moment that the board wished to make a statement with? If it's the latter, then maybe the kid's been foisted onto the manager in a similar fashion to Robinho being forced onto Hughes! Makes no sense really, he just doesn't seem to want to be there, appears to feel he's too good for the place (despite the long list of truely world class stars who are happy there), and never (to my mind anyway), seemed like a player you guys needed anyway. Does anyone know? Mancini's pick, or the boards???
The Horses Mouth
I reckon Mancini's THM, only because he gave him his first start at Inter. Can't be sure but I'd be inclined to think he's Mancini's buy.
bluedub
keep him he makes me LOL
keefdayid
Fickle bunch us fans. From 'super' Mario to Bibatelli in not even a season. The guy's a liability hardly news. He gets frustrated and throws his dummy out of the pram, as a United fan i've seen a lot paddy's thrown and frustration demonstrated but never quite to the extent of Tinie Tantrum there. He will be in Milan before you know it, been saying it for a while now.
TheFamousNo7
You've some short memory there TF7, or perhaps selective memory. Rooney was just as bad for tantrums at his age. I won't even get started on the hissy fit that Thriller threw after she hurt her lady bits in the Carragher challenge. Then we have the boot lickers understudy Rafael, horrible little *****er is constantly throwing strops.
bluedub
I wouldn't sell him, they should hire a top sports psychologist to deal with him. Money is no issue and these people have sorted out many of the most petulant players in the past. Get his head straight and he will turn into the world's best striker.
StuMCFC
As for the Milan link, unless it was falsely reported, Inter requested and we accepted a clause in his contract that doesn't allow us to sell him to AC Milan.
StuMCFC
Rooney never had the amount of red cards and yellow cards Balotelli has in so few games. I've acknowledged i've seen tantrums, paddys and tempers flare at United, maybe you should've read my comment. I've never though, seen a tantrum like Balotelli's, his disciplinary record in such a short career says it all.
TheFamousNo7
Another yid in peace. He typifies everything that is wrong with the modern game. I honestly think he's mentally challenged, not because he can't put a bib on but he genuinely thinks what he does is acceptable. Hissyfitting is one thing, Cristiano Ronaldo was a master of it, but his disciplinary record coupled with his ridiculous personality is costing the club results and pride. You're better than him. My prediction without much thought process - He'll make one more big money move, possibly back to Inter, or if he's allowed A.C Milan. Whatever manager signs him will instantly regret it when they realise he is a cockslap with the personality pf a dead cow. He'll then move to someone like Genoa on loan. They'll refuse to make it a permanent move so he'll go somewhere else on loan, blahblahblah, career wasted.
bernio3000
Mourinho said he was mental before Man City signed him and now Mancini is getting tired of him. Inter Milan fans got fed up of his attitude as well as various fans from Italy. The City fans are getting tired of him as well as other English fans. Something is clearly wrong with this kid whether it is his childhood experience or something, but the kid is not right up there. He definitely needs help and a psychologist to help his situation. If not, this great talents will not have any future in football.
kakufrank
The thing with his bib was the best bit of football all year :) It's a shame really, when he's good he shows what a player he could potentially be - VSpurs
oi.you.there
Thanks for the info! Guys like Tevez will fight tooth and nail to make City a "glamorous", top of the table, club,,, guys like Balotelli will only want to play for City after you've become that club! Such incredible arrogance and constant posing can't be good for the dressing room spirit, and you're in the very fortunate position where you can afford to simply drop him and buy another World Class striker instead
The Horses Mouth
I cannot recall a City player shipping such strong stick. He's surely had it.
Johnny Baguette
 

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