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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by futbol on Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:52 am

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Robespierre on Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:03 am

Fuß Proud Proud


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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by zarola on Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:05 am

ahha Robespierre I had the exact same emotions as you

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Gil on Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:43 pm

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by rincon on Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:43 pm

So 4 goals in 3 games Shocked

2 against Marseille and 2 against Monaco

Is this a case of ligue 1 scrubs or is he actually doing that well?
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Don't call me James on Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:46 pm

Found his level. He needs to be a big fish in a small pond and even then he always starts well. Let's see where Mario is after 1 year with Nice.

He had like 11 goals in first 10 games for Milan when he went from City. They got rid of him in a year.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by farfan on Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:00 pm

@rincon wrote:So 4 goals in 3 games Shocked

2 against Marseille and 2 against Monaco

Is this a case of ligue 1 scrubs or is he actually doing that well?


Nice are a very offense oriented team and create a lot of chances, Germain and Ben Arfa ended up with 32 goals between them last year.
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Lord Awesome on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:15 am

Nice are well managed at the moment. Ballotelli benefiting from Lucien Favre's management. Also Ligue 1 is perfect for him. He can build up from where he fell seasons ago.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by jibers on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:27 am

@Don't call me James wrote:Found his level. He needs to be a big fish in a small pond and even then he always starts well. Let's see where Mario is after 1 year with Nice.

He had like 11 goals in first 10 games for Milan when he went from City. They got rid of him in a year.


He got injured though and that is where the problems started. He needs to just dedicate himself to the sport and avoid injury.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by zigra on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:29 am

Also a good sign that 3 of these goals were from open play. From what I remember he scored quite a lot goals from set pieces for Milan, basically had a few good free kicks (I know free kicks are a quality but he was just pushing way above his quality with something like 3 or 4 goals from free kicks in a few games) and was allowed to take a few penalties which made his stats look a lot better than what he offered.

But of course 2 games are a bit too early to get excited. Still good signs. He alway had talent.
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Red Alert on Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:10 am

Does the postman celebrate when he delivers mail? GET IN LAD :bow:


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Had to come off at half time because he was ill / throwing up on the pitch. Sad

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Ganso on Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:41 am

Balotelli, play-making? wut
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by RealGunner on Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:52 pm

Scores the winner for Nice and then gets sent off Proud
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Don't call me James on Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:53 pm

This is the Mario we know Proud

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by farfan on Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:54 pm

He didn't do anything to get the second yellow . Laughing :facepalm:
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:02 pm

Favre turning around Balotelli's career ffs :bow:

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by rincon on Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:08 pm

really nice goal too. His longshots are amazing.
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Lord Awesome on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:54 am

What a goal. Favre's guidance showing results.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by MaraVilla on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:09 pm

undeserved 2nd yellow.


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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by rincon on Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:12 pm

@Lord Awesome wrote:What a goal. Favre's guidance showing results.


Is it really? I haven't watched Nice games. His shot has always been ridiculous, but has his general play improved?
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by LeBéninois on Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:01 pm

@rincon wrote:
@Lord Awesome wrote:What a goal. Favre's guidance showing results.


Is it really? I haven't watched Nice games. His shot has always been ridiculous, but has his general play improved?


As of now not really. He is clinical tho.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by Lord Awesome on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:35 am

@rincon wrote:
@Lord Awesome wrote:What a goal. Favre's guidance showing results.


Is it really? I haven't watched Nice games. His shot has always been ridiculous, but has his general play improved?


His general play is the same, methinks. It's his state of mind that has improved. That alone has allowed him to improve his overall performance. Ballotelli was never lacking in the talent department. He just needed someone who could utilize him best. Someone mentioned this, and I concur wholeheartedly, that he has the spotlight role in the team right now. And it's true. Ballo's a player who needs that sort of backing to be used to his max. That, and couple with Ligue 1 style, suits him. Favre's trust in Ballo is probably the trigger Ballo needed to improve his state of mind. Right now I'm convinced of it anyway.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by LuckAndWin on Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:00 am

He is doing well in Ligue 1. I think he needs to spend more time there before going back to PL.
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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by M99 on Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:45 pm

His 2nd yellow card has been overturned.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by sportsczy on Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:12 pm

Favre plays a system that works really well for him. It's a 352. Balo is one of two strikers with Plea. Both have a lot of room to operate. BUT, it also requires a lot of discipline and Balo is showing pitch discipline for the first time ever. Never thought I'd see the day.

I'll say it again... he's making CF moves and runs. That's why he's getting open and scoring. What are those? diagonal runs behind the CBs, hold up play, running between the CBs to get open for crosses, peeling off the back shoulder of the CB, etc.

His work rate isn't fantastic. But it's far more than i've seen it.

HOWEVER, like Ben Arfa, I think it's going to be very difficult for him to play on a team with multiple stars. He needs the freedom as the attacking centerpiece. He can't play a role because he doesn't know how to play a role. For this reason, I think going to a big club would be a huge mistake for him. If he wants to move up, he needs to go to places like Sevilla, Spurs, etc. Good clubs that would cater to his talent since he would be the most talented striker there.

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Re: Balotelli Watch - OGC Nice

Post by RealGunner on Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:35 pm



That is one sexy finish
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