Tim Leiweke Winston Wolfe Pulp Fiction

Tim Leiweke = Winston Wolfe = Pulp Fiction

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Truth or Twitter? According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool’s shop at Anfield has already started printing #45 shirts.

Think they’ll sell any?

Think the shirt will see the pitch Monday vs Super Mario’s former team Manchester City?

#TruthOrTwitter #Balotelli #LFC @LivEchonews

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Balotelli Why Always Me

Balotelli Why Always Me

It’s a done deal. The BBC has reported that Mario Balotelli has said his goodbyes in Milan and joined Liverpool for £16m.

It was not so long ago that Super Mario was getting into all sorts of hot water (and firecrackers) as a member of Manchester City and left asking himself: Why Always Me?

Well now I have ask – of Liverpool – why Balotelli? They’ve just gotten rid of one problem person in Luis Suarez who also happens to be one of the Best Players in the World (I have him rated #3 behind Cristiano and Messi) and they are now looking to add an equally problematic Balotelli who conversely has yet to realize his vast potential.

In a poll run by Ireland’s Independent, fans have been asked:
Is Mario Balotelli the right replacement for Luis Suarez? and at the time of this post 63% had said yes.

But I disagree. And the numbers bear me out as you can see from this comparison in the Mirror:

Mario Balotelli vs Luis Suarez in numbers: How does the Reds’ target compare to the departed Uruguayan?

Suarez is better than Balotelli in every department: Goals Scored, Minutes Per Goal, Shots to Goal Conversion, Shooting Accuracy, Chances Created, Assists and even in Red Cards!

The only plus with Balotelli is that he comes so cheaply.

While I agree that a front line that combines Sturridge, Sterling and Balotelli could be deadly, the Italian is not only a problem child who could find himself either suspended, benched or jailed, but is also simply not as good as Suarez.

Liverpool are taking a gamble here and if Balotelli fails they will have lost a large chunk of the money they earned in the Suarez sale.

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