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#Why always him?

# why-always-him - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.

# why-always-him - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'I’d happily go back there for free - it was the best year of my life': Balotelli talks City return

The controversial Italian has enjoyed a renaissance with Nice but is keen on playing Champions League football again.

# why-always-him - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Jurgen Klopp was a piece of s**t in how he dealt with Mario Balotelli, fumes agent

Jurgen Klopp was a piece of s**t in how he dealt with Mario Balotelli, fumes agent

Mino Raiola believes the German did not treat his client as “a person”.

# why-always-him - Monday 20 April, 2015

Mario Balotelli targets match officials in latest social media outburst

Mario Balotelli targets match officials in latest social media outburst

The Italian striker wasn’t best pleased with the linesman’s decision to disallow his goal.

# why-always-him - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Balotelli 'very disappointed' by Liverpool drought, admits agent

Balotelli 'very disappointed' by Liverpool drought, admits agent

The Italian has yet to score a Premier League goal for the Reds but despite talk of a return to Italy, the misfiring forward is determined to remain at Anfield.

# why-always-him - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Rodgers in the dark over Balotelli incident

The striker is facing a probe from the FA related to an Instagram post, but the Liverpool boss would not be drawn on the incident after the victory over Leicester.

# why-always-him - Monday 3 November, 2014

Balotelli not to blame for Liverpool slump - Ancelotti

Balotelli not to blame for Liverpool slump - Ancelotti

The Reds’ defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday was already their sixth of the season.

# why-always-him - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Brendan Rodgers and Steve Bruce defend Liverpool 'whipping boy' Balotelli

Enigmatic striker drew another blank yesterday as the Reds dropped points at home to Hull.

# why-always-him - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Expect fireworks on Merseyside this season as Mario Balotelli set for Anfield switch

Super Mario could make his debut against old club Man City on Monday night.

# why-always-him - Monday 28 July, 2014

Balotelli poses for selfie with two pitch invaders

The pair of Milan fans ran straight to the striker for a sneaky pic before security got a hold of them.

# why-always-him - Monday 23 June, 2014

Arsenal target Balotelli isn't 'irreplaceable', insist Milan

The Italy striker could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer.

# why-always-him - Monday 16 December, 2013

Mario Balotelli has headlines about him printed on his boots

You wouldn’t expect anything else from Super Mario.

# why-always-him - Sunday 24 November, 2013

WATCH: Mario Balotelli has lost his ability to score penalties

Two misses in two months now for the Italian striker.

# why-always-him - Monday 23 September, 2013

Mario Balotelli's penalty streak ends at 21

Napoli ‘keeper Pepe Reina saved the spotter at the San Siro.

# why-always-him - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Mario Balotelli's new girlfriend Fanny Neguesh inks tattoo tribute to Milan striker

It’s fireworks for the Italy forward. Again.

# why-always-him - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Balotelli in trouble again after nipping into train toilets for quick smoke - reports

No smoke without fire (or something like that).

# why-always-him - Sunday 3 February, 2013

VIDEO: It took 25 minutes for Mario Balotelli to score on his AC Milan debut Why Always Him? This post contains videos

VIDEO: It took 25 minutes for Mario Balotelli to score on his AC Milan debut

The Italian striker then went on to score the winner from the spot in injury time.

# why-always-him - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Super Mario World: 25 reasons why it’s always Balotelli

He’s out the gap, but here’s a few reasons we’ll miss the big messer.

No more fireworks: Mario Balotelli joins AC Milan from Man City

The Italian striker is heading home to join AC Milan on a four-and-half year deal.

# why-always-him - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Why always him? Balotelli and Mancini pulled apart following training ground bust-up

The Italian striker is in trouble once again.

# why-always-him - Friday 30 November, 2012

# why-always-him - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Life's not fair: Balo still upset by Prandelli snub

Striker says that Manchester City still believe in him, despite their decision not to appeal his four-game ban for “stamping” on Scott Parker.