Celestine Babayaro

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EXCERPT: "The Beckham Experiment" - The Celestine (Babayaro) Prophecy

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Celestine Babayaro in a rare appearance with the LA Galaxy at an Adidas store in Seoul, South Korea.


With the release today of Grant Wahl's text "The Beckham Experiment" we continue to post interesting, or funny excerpts likely overshadowed in the whole Beckham vs Donovan brouhaha.

One of the more fascinating mini plots of the whole Beckham to LA Galaxy saga was one that occurred last off season when Newcastle man Celestine Babyaro was brought in to bolster the Galaxy right side.

Top 11 Football Rejects: Ronaldo, Ljungberg, Appiah, Canizares and Davids lead the way

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So, the transfer deadline (August 31) has passed and the football market is now closed. Closed? Not quite. Indeed, while transfers from one club to another will have to wait until January to resume, teams may still sign players as free agents (and that until March 31, 2009). So, inspired from this Top 11 Serie A [.

Celestine Babayaro to Stateside

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Newcastle United appear to be on the brink of a Keegan revolution with the Geordies being linked to all sort of top players both in the Premiership and abroad but one player who wouldn't be joining the deck is the Nigerian defender Celestine Babayaro. Babayaro had already left the club in December last year by mutual [.

Newcastle Cut Ties With Babayaro

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Celestine Babayaro has played his last game for Newcastle United, and that will not worry most Newcastle fans. Celestine Babayaro - injured since March of this year Newcastle United and the Nigerian international announced today, that they have come to an agreement and the club will pay up the 29-year-old left back's contract, which apparently is due [.

Newcastle Cut Ties With Babayaro

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Celestine Babayaro has played his last game for Newcastle United, and that will not worry most Newcastle fans. Celestine Babayaro - injured since March of this year Newcastle United and the Nigerian international announced today, that they have come to an agreement and the club will pay up the 29-year-old left back's contract, which apparently is due [.

Babayaro and Carr Still Out Injured

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Taking a look at the injury situation which we do periodically, we notice we still have Carr and Babayaro out injured. It turns out that Babayaro has now injured his back and hasn't played for the Newcastle first team since early March, having nursed a strained hamstring for about 6 months. Stephen Carr has been out injured [...]

Babayaro and Carr Still Out Injured

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Taking a look at the injury situation which we do periodically, we notice we still have Carr and Babayaro out injured. It turns out that Babayaro has now injured his back and hasn't played for the Newcastle first team since early March, having nursed a strained hamstring for about 6 months. Stephen Carr has been out injured [.

McClaren at Training, Vuduka Still Doubtful

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England manager Steve McClaren visited the Newcastle United training complex today. It's quite easy for Steve to visit Newcastle since he still lives in the Middlesbrough area (after managing Middlesbrough) even though he finally took the England job last year. The former Middlesbrough boss was quick to accept an invitation from pal Sam Allardyce and United first- [.

Babayaro – Time Is Up at Newcastle

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We have wondered openly how it takes Celestine Babayaro 7 months to recover from a groin strain. But that's how long Babayaro has been out injured since suffering a groin strain in early March. He is now finally back in training at the club. But we're not sure Big Sam will bother much with Celestine, whose [...]

Emre Injured Playing for Turkey, Whats New?

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Emre has been injured yet again, this time playing for Turkey when he probably shouldn't have risked it. The disappointing thing with Emre is that he was not available to play for Newcastle against Wigan in the last league game but told his national side he was available for Turkey's two games during the international break. Emre [...]

Newcastle To Let Emre and Babayaro Leave in January

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Emre has today said he would like to leave Newcastle in January and return to his old Galatasaray in Turkey. Seems that Emre cannot see himself getting many games at Newcastle with the new players Sam has brought into the club. We don't think Sam will stand in his way and while he's busy [...]

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Morning Ticker: Friedel inks new deal, Chivas USA lands Wicky and other news

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Good morning all. There have been a bunch of news nuggets in MLS and American soccer and SBI hasn't been able to get to all of them, so here is a rundown of some of the better tidbits to emerge in recent days:

Friedel signs extension- Blackburn goalkeeper Brad Friedel will have a little more time to hone that British accent.

A Trade that MUST Happen…plus a round-up of some others…

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MLSRumors, god bless 'em - and do note the title, people - posted the coolest damn rumor today about a delicious mega-deal in the works between DC United and the Colorado Rapids. Here are the details and, so far as I've seen, they're posted only on MLSRumors: "The buzz now is that there may be [...]

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Olympic Men's Semis

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The Olympic football has pretty much flown under the radar in the UK until today, with the powerhouses of Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria and, er.... Belgium all in action. Contrary to popular perception, players in the Olympics don't have to be amateur any more, but each team is only allowed to have 3 players over 23 in the squad, therefore creating a very youthful tournament.

Crew Looking To Steal Galaxy's Maciej

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Over at the MLS Zone they've noted that a few news sources like Soccer 365 are reporting that the Columbus Crew are after Celtic's Maciej Zurawski. The Galaxy had previously been like with Zurawski. Since then though the Galaxy have chosen to continue to add to their contingent of foreign-but-barely-better-than-most-American defenders in signing Celestine Babayaro.