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ogeewitty
BALO IS BACK!
"Super Mario" as he is fondly called is set for a return back to playing for the Italian national team after a 3 year lack of invite to him. He's such a fantastic talent that has been hampered by his character flaws, especially as it has to do with his temper. He is a creative and powerful forward blessed with pace and flair. Standing at a height of 6ft 3in he excels in the air,not to talk of his ability score with either feet from both short range and his powerful(signature) long range shots,despite being naturally right-footed. He is the most consistent penalty scorer I have ever seen. He is Mario Balotelli Barwua He was such a revelation for Italian football. On the 12th of August,I990 in Palermo, Italy Balotelli was born. After birth, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening intestinal complication. His parents(the Barwua's) were too poor to pay the bills for his treatment and even his upkeep too, so they decided to offer him up for adoption and yes he was adopted(by the Balotelli's) as a 3 year old. Once adopted he began to express his talent for football and despite the afformentioned health challenges he took to actively playing the game. By the age of 11, things began to come together: Then he was courted by mighty Barcelona and Inter Milan. It was Inter, coached by Roberto Mancini, that were more convinced and in 2006, at only 16 years of age, they snapped him up on loan. It was great news for him and the world began to take note. By the 2007/2008 season he became the youngest ever goal scorer in a Champions League match at just 18 years. Same season his team won the Serie A and in 2008 his team won the Supercoppa Italiana. It was a career on the ascendancy,then Mancini was sacked and Balotelli began to face the insurmountable challenges of racist abuses and his own disciplinary failings– this fatal combination made him go from the darling of Inter fans to a man loathed by them, so he sought a move away. By 2010 England opened up for him, it was a big club in Manchester City who came calling and he got him promptly, with his former coach Roberto Mancini now heading City. He scored on his debut match in a 3 nil victory over the mighty Arsenal then. His determination and graft and goals made him to firmly establish himself as a fan favourite and at the end of the first year of his arrival he won the Golden boy award as a reward for his remarkable performances. The rest,as they say,is history. He also played for AC Milan, Liverpool, Nice,Marseille. In same 2010, August 10th, he earned his first cap for Italy. He has now over 30 caps and represented Italy at the Euros in 2012, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was key to his country the reaching the Euro 2012 final, and also won a bronze medal at the Confederations Cup. He is Italy's top scorer in the Euros with 3 goals, a record he shares with Italian legend,Antonio Cassano. He is also Italy's top scorer in the FIFA Confederations Cup with 2 goals. Today at 31, he plays in Turkey for Süper Lig club Adana Demirspor and his performances have been eye catching with eight goals and three assists in 19 Super Lig appearances thus far this season. It is Roberto Mancini again at the helm of affairs in the Italian national team since and he is now convinced Mario has done enough to be called back into the national team fold. Top Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano authoritatively reveals that there has been direct contact between Balotelli and Mancini on his call-up and he will be called up for the next Italian national team matches. The official announcement is expected today. Cheers
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ogeewitty
BALO IS BACK!
"Super Mario" as he is fondly called is set for a return back to playing for the Italian national team after a 3 year lack of invite to him. He's such a fantastic talent that has been hampered by his character flaws, especially as it has to do with his temper. He is a creative and powerful forward blessed with pace and flair. Standing at a height of 6ft 3in he excels in the air,not to talk of his ability score with either feet from both short range and his powerful(signature) long range shots,despite being naturally right-footed. He is the most consistent penalty scorer I have ever seen. He is Mario Balotelli Barwua He was such a revelation for Italian football. On the 12th of August,I990 in Palermo, Italy Balotelli was born. After birth, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening intestinal complication. His parents(the Barwua's) were too poor to pay the bills for his treatment and even his upkeep too, so they decided to offer him up for adoption and yes he was adopted(by the Balotelli's) as a 3 year old. Once adopted he began to express his talent for football and despite the afformentioned health challenges he took to actively playing the game. By the age of 11, things began to come together: Then he was courted by mighty Barcelona and Inter Milan. It was Inter, coached by Roberto Mancini, that were more convinced and in 2006, at only 16 years of age, they snapped him up on loan. It was great news for him and the world began to take note. By the 2007/2008 season he became the youngest ever goal scorer in a Champions League match at just 18 years. Same season his team won the Serie A and in 2008 his team won the Supercoppa Italiana. It was a career on the ascendancy,then Mancini was sacked and Balotelli began to face the insurmountable challenges of racist abuses and his own disciplinary failings– this fatal combination made him go from the darling of Inter fans to a man loathed by them, so he sought a move away. By 2010 England opened up for him, it was a big club in Manchester City who came calling and he got him promptly, with his former coach Roberto Mancini now heading City. He scored on his debut match in a 3 nil victory over the mighty Arsenal then. His determination and graft and goals made him to firmly establish himself as a fan favourite and at the end of the first year of his arrival he won the Golden boy award as a reward for his remarkable performances. The rest,as they say,is history. He also played for AC Milan, Liverpool, Nice,Marseille. In same 2010, August 10th, he earned his first cap for Italy. He has now over 30 caps and represented Italy at the Euros in 2012, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was key to his country the reaching the Euro 2012 final, and also won a bronze medal at the Confederations Cup. He is Italy's top scorer in the Euros with 3 goals, a record he shares with Italian legend,Antonio Cassano. He is also Italy's top scorer in the FIFA Confederations Cup with 2 goals. Today at 31, he plays in Turkey for Süper Lig club Adana Demirspor and his performances have been eye catching with eight goals and three assists in 19 Super Lig appearances thus far this season. It is Roberto Mancini again at the helm of affairs in the Italian national team since and he is now convinced Mario has done enough to be called back into the national team fold. Top Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano authoritatively reveals that there has been direct contact between Balotelli and Mancini on his call-up and he will be called up for the next Italian national team matches. The official announcement is expected today. Cheers
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ogeewitty
BALO IS BACK!
"Super Mario" as he is fondly called is set for a return back to playing for the Italian national team after a 3 year lack of invite to him. He's such a fantastic talent that has been hampered by his character flaws, especially as it has to do with his temper. He is a creative and powerful forward blessed with pace and flair. Standing at a height of 6ft 3in he excels in the air,not to talk of his ability score with either feet from both short range and his powerful(signature) long range shots,despite being naturally right-footed. He is the most consistent penalty scorer I have ever seen. He is Mario Balotelli Barwua He was such a revelation for Italian football. On the 12th of August,I990 in Palermo, Italy Balotelli was born. After birth, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening intestinal complication. His parents(the Barwua's) were too poor to pay the bills for his treatment and even his upkeep too, so they decided to offer him up for adoption and yes he was adopted(by the Balotelli's) as a 3 year old. Once adopted he began to express his talent for football and despite the afformentioned health challenges he took to actively playing the game. By the age of 11, things began to come together: Then he was courted by mighty Barcelona and Inter Milan. It was Inter, coached by Roberto Mancini, that were more convinced and in 2006, at only 16 years of age, they snapped him up on loan. It was great news for him and the world began to take note. By the 2007/2008 season he became the youngest ever goal scorer in a Champions League match at just 18 years. Same season his team won the Serie A and in 2008 his team won the Supercoppa Italiana. It was a career on the ascendancy,then Mancini was sacked and Balotelli began to face the insurmountable challenges of racist abuses and his own disciplinary failings– this fatal combination made him go from the darling of Inter fans to a man loathed by them, so he sought a move away. By 2010 England opened up for him, it was a big club in Manchester City who came calling and he got him promptly, with his former coach Roberto Mancini now heading City. He scored on his debut match in a 3 nil victory over the mighty Arsenal then. His determination and graft and goals made him to firmly establish himself as a fan favourite and at the end of the first year of his arrival he won the Golden boy award as a reward for his remarkable performances. The rest,as they say,is history. He also played for AC Milan, Liverpool, Nice,Marseille. In same 2010, August 10th, he earned his first cap for Italy. He has now over 30 caps and represented Italy at the Euros in 2012, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was key to his country the reaching the Euro 2012 final, and also won a bronze medal at the Confederations Cup. He is Italy's top scorer in the Euros with 3 goals, a record he shares with Italian legend,Antonio Cassano. He is also Italy's top scorer in the FIFA Confederations Cup with 2 goals. Today at 31, he plays in Turkey for Süper Lig club Adana Demirspor and his performances have been eye catching with eight goals and three assists in 19 Super Lig appearances thus far this season. It is Roberto Mancini again at the helm of affairs in the Italian national team since and he is now convinced Mario has done enough to be called back into the national team fold. Top Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano authoritatively reveals that there has been direct contact between Balotelli and Mancini on his call-up and he will be called up for the next Italian national team matches. The official announcement is expected today. Cheers
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ogeewittyupdated
I'M 'TIRED' OF MESSI, WHO IS HE EVEN?
https://media.tenor.com/images/15849c8f487fb64563ddac1d59b6a4c3/tenor.gif Well, I got to know him in 2005, at the U-20 World Cup,called the FIFA World Youth Championship. He starred brightly for his country Argentina. He wasn't the stand out star in the whole competition though, that belonged to the elegant midfield maestro of Nigeria, Mikel Obi. It so happened that Argentina and Nigeria got to the final and he won a penalty- a dubious one- and that gave Argentina the victory and unfairly Mikel was chosen as the 2nd best player in the tournament and he took top honours. His name is Lionel Andrés Messi, popularly called Leo Messi, born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. Messi started playing football as a young boy as is normal in his homeland and by the age of 8 he joined the youth team of a big top division club in his place of birth– Newell's Old Boys. Here he began to showcase his unique God-given talent that began to attract big clubs in Europe. It was Barcelona who succeeded in wooing him and the age of 13, Messi and his family moved to Barcelona, and he began his meteoric rise to stardom playing for FC Barcelona’s under-14 team. He didn't fail and duly scored 21 goals in 14 games for this team. Quickly he kept being promoted through the ranks at Barca that at a tender age of 16 he was given an unofficial appearance for Barcelona in a friendly. Things got more official now with his quality irresistible at his young age. Thus, in the 2004/05 season, became the youngest official player and goal scorer in the Spanish highest league(the La Liga). He was 17years then. He was(and still is) naturally left-footed,known for his balance,quick and intelligent movement with our without the ball,cute ball control and his versatility across the attack. He has never looked back since then becoming increasingly important for Barca and his country,winning several League titles,Champions leagues,Club world cups,age-grade laurels and so on. He has won the Copa America(South American continental competition) as captain of Argentina too. Only this year he was awarded the Balon D'or trophy for 2021,his eight,a record no other player has. https://media.tenor.com/images/2ab3c06c282dcd1d30e2eda797cfcb8e/tenor.gif These days he is 34 years old and adjusting to a whole new environment in France with PSG,he joined from Barca only this summer. Standing at just 5 feet 7 inches it is amazing what he does with ball and that happens to be the focus of this post. How does he do his thing? What's so special about him? Or is he over-hyped? Let me clear the last question, he is not over-hyped please. The question isn't meant to be there even, with all due respect to Messi. Now looking at him on the pitch surficially, he seems ordinary to lots of people. That's the beauty and that's why a lot of folks find it hard to place a finger on his difference– it is not so obvious and the average person wants to stay with what is obvious, what is fancy or catchy. Messi is not the flashy type with fancy footwork on the field– give that to the Okochas, the Robinhos,the Ronaldinho or the Neymars– yet he's more effective than them all in beating players,waltzing through intending tackles. He absolutely does it better than them all. His most lethal weapon is his brain, (not even his sweet left foot) —I call it "brain power". He is able to process situations and execute his intentions, with precision, "spontaneously". You see, the human eye can blink before the brain thinks it, that's an instinctive reaction. Messi is so fast in his thought process, that one wrongly thinks he's being spontaneous or instinctive. Oh no,he thought everything through with speeds that are not normal. It is the speed of thought that sets Messi apart from the rest. A friend, boss of mine submits concerning this trait of Messi: "Unfortunately, more [than] 80% footballers we watch have little of this trait" Furthermore, let me explain using videoing terminologies. What most players view as fast motion or even normal motion, is slow or very slow motion in Messi's brain. So he can easily edit,crop,adjust,re-size,etc because, it's all slow in his mind. The result becomes a wonder to fellow players and onlookers because they think it's impossible to come up with something new at such a high speed on in a tight space. That is why Lewandowski of Bayern Munich rightly said about Messi after he won this year's Balon D'or, that Messi makes everything look easy. The secret remains the speed of thought,the speed of processing information, he thinks ahead of the opposition. No footballing school can teach you this exceptionally quality of his. It's a unique gifting of God on him. Brain power to outrageous awe-inspiring levels. https://media.tenor.com/images/493ebcc007e8b0f1b7b335653c1d8baa/tenor.gif Cheers
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ogeewittyupdated
I'M 'TIRED' OF MESSI, WHO IS HE EVEN?
https://media.tenor.com/images/15849c8f487fb64563ddac1d59b6a4c3/tenor.gif Well, I got to know him in 2005, at the U-20 World Cup,called the FIFA World Youth Championship. He starred brightly for his country Argentina. He wasn't the stand out star in the whole competition though, that belonged to the elegant midfield maestro of Nigeria, Mikel Obi. It so happened that Argentina and Nigeria got to the final and he won a penalty- a dubious one- and that gave Argentina the victory and unfairly Mikel was chosen as the 2nd best player in the tournament and he took top honours. His name is Lionel Andrés Messi, popularly called Leo Messi, born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. Messi started playing football as a young boy as is normal in his homeland and by the age of 8 he joined the youth team of a big top division club in his place of birth– Newell's Old Boys. Here he began to showcase his unique God-given talent that began to attract big clubs in Europe. It was Barcelona who succeeded in wooing him and the age of 13, Messi and his family moved to Barcelona, and he began his meteoric rise to stardom playing for FC Barcelona’s under-14 team. He didn't fail and duly scored 21 goals in 14 games for this team. Quickly he kept being promoted through the ranks at Barca that at a tender age of 16 he was given an unofficial appearance for Barcelona in a friendly. Things got more official now with his quality irresistible at his young age. Thus, in the 2004/05 season, became the youngest official player and goal scorer in the Spanish highest league(the La Liga). He was 17years then. He was(and still is) naturally left-footed,known for his balance,quick and intelligent movement with our without the ball,cute ball control and his versatility across the attack. He has never looked back since then becoming increasingly important for Barca and his country,winning several League titles,Champions leagues,Club world cups,age-grade laurels and so on. He has won the Copa America(South American continental competition) as captain of Argentina too. Only this year he was awarded the Balon D'or trophy for 2021,his eight,a record no other player has. https://media.tenor.com/images/2ab3c06c282dcd1d30e2eda797cfcb8e/tenor.gif These days he is 34 years old and adjusting to a whole new environment in France with PSG,he joined from Barca only this summer. Standing at just 5 feet 7 inches it is amazing what he does with ball and that happens to be the focus of this post. How does he do his thing? What's so special about him? Or is he over-hyped? Let me clear the last question, he is not over-hyped please. The question isn't meant to be there even, with all due respect to Messi. Now looking at him on the pitch surficially, he seems ordinary to lots of people. That's the beauty and that's why a lot of folks find it hard to place a finger on his difference– it is not so obvious and the average person wants to stay with what is obvious, what is fancy or catchy. Messi is not the flashy type with fancy footwork on the field– give that to the Okochas, the Robinhos,the Ronaldinho or the Neymars– yet he's more effective than them all in beating players,waltzing through intending tackles. He absolutely does it better than them all. His most lethal weapon is his brain, (not even his sweet left foot) —I call it "brain power". He is able to process situations and execute his intentions, with precision, "spontaneously". You see, the human eye can blink before the brain thinks it, that's an instinctive reaction. Messi is so fast in his thought process, that one wrongly thinks he's being spontaneous or instinctive. Oh no,he thought everything through with speeds that are not normal. It is the speed of thought that sets Messi apart from the rest. A friend, boss of mine submits concerning this trait of Messi: "Unfortunately, more [than] 80% footballers we watch have little of this trait" Furthermore, let me explain using videoing terminologies. What most players view as fast motion or even normal motion, is slow or very slow motion in Messi's brain. So he can easily edit,crop,adjust,re-size,etc because, it's all slow in his mind. The result becomes a wonder to fellow players and onlookers because they think it's impossible to come up with something new at such a high speed on in a tight space. That is why Lewandowski of Bayern Munich rightly said about Messi after he won this year's Balon D'or, that Messi makes everything look easy. The secret remains the speed of thought,the speed of processing information, he thinks ahead of the opposition. No footballing school can teach you this exceptionally quality of his. It's a unique gifting of God on him. Brain power to outrageous awe-inspiring levels. https://media.tenor.com/images/493ebcc007e8b0f1b7b335653c1d8baa/tenor.gif Cheers
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ogeewittyupdated
I'M 'TIRED' OF MESSI, WHO IS HE EVEN?
https://media.tenor.com/images/15849c8f487fb64563ddac1d59b6a4c3/tenor.gif Well, I got to know him in 2005, at the U-20 World Cup,called the FIFA World Youth Championship. He starred brightly for his country Argentina. He wasn't the stand out star in the whole competition though, that belonged to the elegant midfield maestro of Nigeria, Mikel Obi. It so happened that Argentina and Nigeria got to the final and he won a penalty- a dubious one- and that gave Argentina the victory and unfairly Mikel was chosen as the 2nd best player in the tournament and he took top honours. His name is Lionel Andrés Messi, popularly called Leo Messi, born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. Messi started playing football as a young boy as is normal in his homeland and by the age of 8 he joined the youth team of a big top division club in his place of birth– Newell's Old Boys. Here he began to showcase his unique God-given talent that began to attract big clubs in Europe. It was Barcelona who succeeded in wooing him and the age of 13, Messi and his family moved to Barcelona, and he began his meteoric rise to stardom playing for FC Barcelona’s under-14 team. He didn't fail and duly scored 21 goals in 14 games for this team. Quickly he kept being promoted through the ranks at Barca that at a tender age of 16 he was given an unofficial appearance for Barcelona in a friendly. Things got more official now with his quality irresistible at his young age. Thus, in the 2004/05 season, became the youngest official player and goal scorer in the Spanish highest league(the La Liga). He was 17years then. He was(and still is) naturally left-footed,known for his balance,quick and intelligent movement with our without the ball,cute ball control and his versatility across the attack. He has never looked back since then becoming increasingly important for Barca and his country,winning several League titles,Champions leagues,Club world cups,age-grade laurels and so on. He has won the Copa America(South American continental competition) as captain of Argentina too. Only this year he was awarded the Balon D'or trophy for 2021,his eight,a record no other player has. https://media.tenor.com/images/2ab3c06c282dcd1d30e2eda797cfcb8e/tenor.gif These days he is 34 years old and adjusting to a whole new environment in France with PSG,he joined from Barca only this summer. Standing at just 5 feet 7 inches it is amazing what he does with ball and that happens to be the focus of this post. How does he do his thing? What's so special about him? Or is he over-hyped? Let me clear the last question, he is not over-hyped please. The question isn't meant to be there even, with all due respect to Messi. Now looking at him on the pitch surficially, he seems ordinary to lots of people. That's the beauty and that's why a lot of folks find it hard to place a finger on his difference– it is not so obvious and the average person wants to stay with what is obvious, what is fancy or catchy. Messi is not the flashy type with fancy footwork on the field– give that to the Okochas, the Robinhos,the Ronaldinho or the Neymars– yet he's more effective than them all in beating players,waltzing through intending tackles. He absolutely does it better than them all. His most lethal weapon is his brain, (not even his sweet left foot) —I call it "brain power". He is able to process situations and execute his intentions, with precision, "spontaneously". You see, the human eye can blink before the brain thinks it, that's an instinctive reaction. Messi is so fast in his thought process, that one wrongly thinks he's being spontaneous or instinctive. Oh no,he thought everything through with speeds that are not normal. It is the speed of thought that sets Messi apart from the rest. A friend, boss of mine submits concerning this trait of Messi: "Unfortunately, more [than] 80% footballers we watch have little of this trait" Furthermore, let me explain using videoing terminologies. What most players view as fast motion or even normal motion, is slow or very slow motion in Messi's brain. So he can easily edit,crop,adjust,re-size,etc because, it's all slow in his mind. The result becomes a wonder to fellow players and onlookers because they think it's impossible to come up with something new at such a high speed on in a tight space. That is why Lewandowski of Bayern Munich rightly said about Messi after he won this year's Balon D'or, that Messi makes everything look easy. The secret remains the speed of thought,the speed of processing information, he thinks ahead of the opposition. No footballing school can teach you this exceptionally quality of his. It's a unique gifting of God on him. Brain power to outrageous awe-inspiring levels. https://media.tenor.com/images/493ebcc007e8b0f1b7b335653c1d8baa/tenor.gif Cheers
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ogeewittyupdated
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OZILLL
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY OZILLL
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY OZILLL
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