Kiss 'n' tell Tabby reveals all about Mario
All in the Game:The Daily Mirror had a top-class kiss ‘n’ tell interview with, surprisingly, a “stunning model” last week. Tabby, the woman in question, revealed all about her relationship with Mario Balotelli.
There were many highlights, the best of all, perhaps, Tabby saying of Mario: “He told me he could send a woman a text with just a full stop in it and they’d be offering themselves on a plate.” Legend.
Better still was the response of Mino Raiola, Balotelli’s agent, when the Mirror contacted him: “Listen, I will tell you in English, okay? . . . Inever gave a **** about what you wrote and I will not give a **** now what you are writing. So I don’t give a **** what you write or what you will write in the future. Write anything that you want. Okay. Ciao.”
In other words, “no comment”.
The Observer had a story yesterday about a new replica shirt launched by Brazilian club Corinthians, to which the only response could be: “You’re jesting, right?”
But it was true. As a tribute to their former player Ze Maria – who became a legend at the club after playing on, in a blood-soaked shirt, in a Championship final, despite suffering a nasty facial cut – Corinthians have released a replica shirt in his honour that features . . . (hopefully) fake blood.
Holloway caught offside in pursuit of striker
Back in August, then Blackpool manager Ian Holloway was asked if he had any plans to reunite with a former striker of his.
His response was emphatic enough: “There’s about as much chance of re-signing DJ Campbell as there is of me wearing high heels and calling myself Sheila.”
According to the Daily Mail, Holloway, now Crystal Palace supremo, dashed “up the M1 and along the M62” to try to hijack Hull’s signing of a striker. Yes, DJ Campbell.
Mercifully, it didn’t work out. By then, Campbell had moved on to Blackburn for a transfer chat, having told Hull manager Steve Bruce during their negotiations that he was popping out for lunch.
“The lack of respect by him and his representatives left a bad taste in the mouth,” said Bruce.
The Hull manager would at least have been cheered by news that Blackburn missed the transfer deadline and Campbell is back at QPR.
They could still sign him on loan, though. As could, gulp, Sheila Holloway.
No fond farewell from not so super Mario