Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Don't Let The Door Hit You On the Way Out

Mario Balotelli
Photo by DrabikPany on Flickr

Question of the day: Do we care that Mario Balotelli is leaving Manchester City?  Putting aside our anti-Blues bias for the moment, the answer is still the same: Not really.  Balotelli hasn't been much of a factor in the League this year -- and that's being generous on our part -- and has repeatedly failed to live up to his much vaunted potential. 

Sure, he gave us highlights during his brief stint in England, including this and this, but he never seriously threatened to become the next coming of Cristiano Ronaldo, as he was originally billed.  And as good as he was -- which was quite good, at times --  Manchester City and most other clubs in the world have figured out  the following lesson: he's just not worth the aggravation.    

A prodigious waste of talent and money, Mario will not fare much better at Milan than he did at City, in our opinion.  A player who may, in the end, be best remembered for this.  So while Super Mario may be headed toward Italy, we have one word of advice: Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

This is farlieonfootie for January 31.

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