Blogs & Opinion


SoccerAM Office Blog:

Super Mario!

Why always him!?

SoccerAM Office Blog Posted 26th October 2011 view comments

The Premier League would be a far duller place without Mario Balotelli... fact!

We're sure there are a few Man Utd fans that would disagree with that, but that's the general consensus in the office.

Opinion was split on him for a while, but no longer! That said we're not sure he's the best person to be fronting a fire safety campaign ahead of bonfire night!

Back to Saturday and what better way to start the weekend than with some NFL cheerleaders! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers girls put a smile on all our faces, and judging by twitter most of yours too. But for some members of the crew it was all downhill from there...

Bobbie spent much of Friday reciting his best man's speech, unfortunately that didn't help him when it came to the actual wedding and even his flip charts couldn't save him!

Rocket has also been hurting after he had to sit and watch his beloved team get ripped apart... The problem is we didn't have a clue which one of his teams he was talking about!

Soccer AM crew
Quotes of the week

"It was like dying a slow death up there," he told us sorrowfully.

"The young people got my jokes, but the old ones didn't have a clue. It was horrible."

In fairness to the oldies Bob... we don't get all your jokes either!

Hurting

Rocket has also been hurting after he had to sit and watch his beloved team get ripped apart.

"Talk about a painful 90 minutes," he began. "I can't remember ever having to sit through a match like that before."

The problem is we didn't have a clue which one of his teams he was talking about!

"Why, what was the Reading result?" asked Dave.

"No he must be talking about Uwe Rosler and Brentford" countered Chris.

It turns out he was talking about Man Utd shipping six against City. Still, at least Aldershot won, eh Rock?

We all have bad weekends, unfortunately Rocket's has continued into this week after his idea to mock himself and Dave up jumping out of a plane for Ant and Dec backfired... and in a big way!

"Why mock it up when you can do it for real!" Baby Elvis suggested.

Now that's an idea we can all get behind!

Cheese!

Elsewhere, The Sun's revelation that cheese is the most shoplifted item has got us all a bit worried!

We know we've been giving cheese the big sell this season with our 'When The Cheese Comes Out Everybody's Happy', but that's ridiculous! We're sure it has nothing to do with us...

back to top

Other Football Experts:

Latest Posts in Football:

Guillem Balague

Balague: Barca training tough

Guillem Balague says Barcelona’s stars will suffer gruelling double sessions during their week at Burton....

Ray Wilkins

Wilkins: Rooney for captain

Ray Wilkins says Wayne Rooney is the "standout candidate" for the England captaincy....

Jamie Carragher

Carra: Gerrard hard to replace

Jamie Carragher says there’s no natural replacement for Steven Gerrard in the England team....

Latest News RSS feeds

Live transfer updates

Liverpool land Divock Origi, Ross Barkley signs new Everton deal and Southampton insist key duo will not leave.

Barkley signs new Everton deal

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Liverpool sign Origi

Liverpool have signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille for a fee of £10million.

Saints chairman: Duo staying

Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold, according to Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger.

Dzeko confirms City talks

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has confirmed that he is in talks about signing a new deal at the Etihad.

Features

La Liga: A look at the best buys so far in Spain

La Liga: A look at the best buys so far in Spain

The top value signings of the summer might not necessarily involve the best players. Clearly, James Rodríguez and Luis Suárez are a cut above anyone recently recruited by Real Sociedad.

In part two of his Sky Sports Fantasy Football scout report, tipster Tim Clement looks at which young stars are set to shine this season

In part two of his Sky Sports Fantasy Football scout report, tipster Tim Clement looks at which young stars are set to shine this season

There’s nothing quite like spotting a young talent set to flourish and Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers will be especially desperate to discover the next young star set to shine.

Good Week/Bad Week: We take a look at the winners and losers from the last seven days

Good Week/Bad Week: We take a look at the winners and losers from the last seven days

So much can change in a week of sporting action and, sure enough, there have been plenty of highs and lows over the past seven days.