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    I love Balotelli so definitely not him

    Gonna say Grobelaar. Savage is a **** but Grobelaar sold the game out.

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    Robbie Savage easily irritates me the most.
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    This one's a tougher proposition. All utter ****s of the highest order.

    I'll vote for Grobbelaar for being corrupt as well as a thug.
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    Grobbelaar. One of those self-appointed larger-than-life "characters", who is, in actuality, another word that starts with a "c". See also Big Fat Racist Ron, Colin Wanker & Vinnie Jones.

    Although I do remember one interview with a Saints fan after the match-fixing scandal broke saying he'd still rather have Grobbelaar trying to let goals in than Dave Beasant trying to stop them.
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    All three have some mitigation. In Grobelaar's case he's just not very bright, and in Savage's he was just doing what he was paid for - I have more sympathy for Balatelli as I'm convinced he must have mental health problems - if he hasn't then he desrves to win but I can't see it so, for being a manufactured ****, indeed the Westlife of this competition:-

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    Good round this one.

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    Grobbelaar. It's close, because Savage really is a detestable little **** and a face-melter of a pundit, but there's something ultimately harmless about him. Grobbelaar's ****ishness seems a bit more deep-rooted.

    Balo is much easier to sympathise with. As a wise man once said,

    Animals are a lot like people, Mrs. Simpson: some of them act badly because they’ve had a hard life or have been mistreated. But, like people, some of them are just jerks. Stop that Mr. Simpson.
    I reckon Balo is in the first category and Grobbelaar and Savage are in the second.
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    Savage. The guy has the number of cards he got in his twitter bio FFS.
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    Grobelaar. ****.

    Not sure stamping on Scott Parker or throwing hands at Micah Richards really ought to be considered crimes myself.

    edit: and on a serious note, telling his biological parents to **** off definitely shouldn't be up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    edit: and on a serious note, telling his biological parents to **** off definitely shouldn't be up there.
    I thought about that one. Digging a bit deeper revealed that he wasn't forcibly taken into foster care; his parents willingly gave him up to save him from the slum he was in. Make of that what you will, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    I thought about that one. Digging a bit deeper revealed that he wasn't forcibly taken into foster care; his parents willingly gave him up to save him from the slum he was in. Make of that what you will, I guess.
    Think about that from the kid's perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Think about that from the kid's perspective.
    They did it for his welfare. It was equally emotionally wrenching for them.

    Here's the guts of the story (with whatever grain of salt you give the Daily Heil).

    At first they lived in a cramped studio flat with another African family before asking social services for help, pointing out Mario had recently recovered from an operation.

    Social workers suggested Mario should be fostered. They proposed Francesco and Silvio Balotelli, who already had two sons and a daughter of their own.

    The Balotellis, a white Italian family, lived in a large house in Concesio, an affluent town six miles north of Brescia. They could offer two-year-old Mario a lifestyle of which Mr Barwuah and his wife could only dream.

    Mr Barwuah said: ‘At first we were not sure but we decided it was probably best for Mario. We saw him every week and we all got on really well.
    It's not like they sold him to gypsies. Moreover, it's doubtful he's developed the mental maturity to acknowledge the lifeline he was thrown.

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    Round 1, Battle 2 results:

    Bruce Grobbelaar - 7
    Robbie Savage - 3
    Mario Balotelli - 0

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    The one and thankfully only KEVIN MUSCAT

    A thug masquerading as a footballer.

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