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Man City v Tottenham

Last updated: 6th May 2011  

Rafael Van der Vaart Tottenham Hotspur Premier League

Rafael van der Vaart


Mario Balotelli

Sylvie van der Vaart 15

Sylvie van der Vaart

Melissa Castagnoli WAGs Stags

Melissa Castagnoli

Mario Balotelli / Melissa Castagnoli (Man City)

Poor old Roque Santa Cruz. Not only does his pretty little face not fit at Manchester City anymore, he's been told he leave on loan in January, but he's also now having his stag credentials brought into question. Super Mario's arrival at Eastlands in the summer looked to be the final nail in Santa Cruz's City coffin and having spotted Balotelli's lady friend looking radiant in the stands in recent weeks, we're sorry to say we're doing likewise and shipping out the affable Paraguayan. Sorry Roque. Balotelli is proving to be quite the character, at least off the field as he's been injured for much of his time in Manchester thus far, with the cocksure Italian always armed with an amusing soundbite. When quizzed by police officers after crashing his car why he had £5,000 in cash in his back pocket he replied 'Because I am rich'. When he's not delivering comedy gold he's often spotted in Manchester's more salubrious hotspots with the delectable Castagnoli, a former Miss Italy finalists who once had her nose fractured by a jealous rival. The pair were recently spotted enjoying some home comforts at San Carlos - an Italian eatery that has long since been a favourite with the city's footballers.

Rafael van der Vaart / Sylvie van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)

With Rafael van der Vaart the new darling of the White Hart Lane faithful it seems remiss of us not to celebrate the fact by introducing Mrs Van der Vaart to the masses. The uber-WAG par excellence has travelled with her hubby to the Big Smoke and is the perfect replacement for dear old Abbey Clancy, who we're reluctantly granting a sabbatical on the grounds she's expecting her first child. Over the summer, in the WAGs and Stags World Cup in South Africa, Sylvie van der Vaart and her beau stormed their way to the final only to have to settle for a silver medal as Pablo Mouche and Luli Fernandez did what Diego couldn't manage in delivering gold to Argentina. With Rafael proving to be more than affable in his post-match interviews, he does a lot as he's invariably voted man of the match, and Sylvie as beautiful as they come, expect Spurs to build on the sterling work done previously by a Crouch/Clancy partnership. The van der Vaarts have the type of WAG/Stag credentials mere mortals can only dream of, with their wedding beamed out to an adoring Dutch public, live on SBS. How romantic. All they needed was Martin Tyler to exclaim 'and it's live' and the day would have been the fairytale they'd always dreamed of.

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