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“Outplayed”: Reaction to Union’s thumping in LA, US faces Colombia in WWC, Dempsey, more

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Humiliation in LA. US prepares to face smack-talking Colombia tonight. Dempsey gets 3-game ban for "Referee Abuse." more news.

Transfer Deadline Rewind: Tottenham, Man City lead a busy day in Europe

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It was another wild deadline day across Europe but two Premiership clubs made some of the biggest splashes in the transfer market and they did so with some late signings.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City both made some last-minute acquisitions on hectic Friday that not only surprised many, but also helped bolster their already-loaded rosters for the Premiership campaign.

Football Star To Pop Star: International Edition (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Self-induced humiliation is apparently a global phenomenon. After looking at the five most memorable English footballer pop disasters last week, we now turn our attention to the rest of the world, where, like at home, the footballing ego knows no bounds.

Ajax

Ajax vs Manchester City: Champion’s League Preview and Players to Watch

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Sergio Aguero of Manchester City (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

On Wednesday evening, the UEFA Champion's League will present another scintillating match in Group D recognized as the Group of Champions when Dutch powerhouse Ajax host Manchester City to close out the first-round of group matches.

Football News – Babel defends Ajax´s chances

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Ryan Babel has quashed the notion Ajax have already lost their Champions League opener with Borussia Dortmund.

Newcastle Linked With Move For Ryan Babel

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News today in talkSPORT that Newcastle are interested in signing Hoffenheim winger Ryan Babel, the former Liverpool player, who seems to have fallen out with the coaching staff at the Bundestag club. Certainly when Liverpool signed the former Ajax player back in 2007, Newcastle were said to be interested in bringing the then 20 year-old [.

Liverpool

Liverpool sign Swansea’s Joe Allen for £15m

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Liverpool sign Swansea's Joe Allen for £15m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the last week of July Swansea City rejected £12m plus Jonjo Shelvey on loan offer by Liverpool for their 22 year old midfielder Joe Allen. A couple of weeks later, Liverpool have raised the offer to meet with Swansea's demand of £15m.

Another transfer rumour to bury quickly

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Yesterday's transfer link connected Spurs with non-prolific Roma striker Marco Borriello but today's rumour will probably unite every supporter in the wish that it goes away as quickly as it arrived.

At the end of last week, it was reported that German side Hoffenheim were looking to offload former Liverpool and Ajax player Ryan Babel.

Are Liverpool FC inherently racist?

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The murky racism row to engulf the Premier League just got foggier with the uncovering of startling new evidence that points to not just Luis Suarez being racist, but the whole of the red half of Merseyside exhibiting a proclivity towards bigotry. Our BFZ Times' correspondent, under great risk to life and limb organized and executed the perfect undercover operation to unearth this mystery leading to great teeth gnashing at News International's headquarters in Wapping, London.

Five Players Liverpool Could Buy In The January Transfer Window

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Here we take a look at some of the players that have been linked with winter moves to Liverpool.
1. Inigo Martinez – Real Sociedad
The Spanish youth international has scored two quite unbelievable goals from the halfway line this season. The catch? Well, he's a centre-back!
2. Fernando – Porto
Much has been made of Liverpool losing their influential holding player Lucas Leiva to injury.

Angry midfielder blasts: I was MISMANAGED by Liverpool FC...

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After a promising first season at Liverpool, Ryan Babel found himself continually warming the bench during his time at Anfield, and the Dutch International - who currently plays for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga - has now accused his former club of 'mismanagement'.In a frank interview with Sport1 Voetbalmagazine, Babel revealed that he was not impressed with the way he was managed at Liverpool:"

Babel on Luis, LFC and Coldplay

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Babel on Luis, LFC and Coldplay

In what has become an annual festive event, Ryan Babel spent 90 minutes of his birthday chatting to LFC fans and reviewing some of the year's most notable music tracks.

View the full story here: Liverpool FC

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‘Luis Suarez is already a legend in Liverpool’ – former Reds winger Ryan Babel

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'Luis Suarez is already a legend in Liverpool' former Reds winger Ryan Babel

The attacker, who now plies his trade in Germany with Hoffenheim, also revealed he still maintains a number of connections at Anfield, as well as hailing the Uruguayan

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Live Babel Twitter chat

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Live Babel Twitter chat

Ryan Babel may have swapped Liverpool for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in January but the Dutch star has never made any secret of the affection he still holds for the Reds.

View the full story here: Liverpool FC

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6pm: Live Babel Twitter chat

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6pm: Live Babel Twitter chat

Ryan Babel may have swapped Liverpool for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in January but the Dutch star has never made any secret of the affection he still holds for the Reds.

View the full story here: Liverpool FC

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Ryan Babel In Furious Bust-Up With Chain-Smoking, Ex-Convict Spongebob Squarepants At Children’s Party

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By Chris Wright

"Oi! Squarepants! Noooo!!!"

I'm pretty sure that's the first and last time I'm ever going to write those words in that order, but rest assured you read them correctly: ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel had a bit of a benny with an ex-convict Spongebob Squarepants at a children's party after Spongebob 'took his head off' and started blowing cigarette smoke in the kid's faces.

Ryan Babel in row with Spongebob Squarepants!

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Ryan Babel in row with Spongebob Squarepants!

Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel has revealed he was involved in furious bust-up... with Spongebob Squarepants.

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Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel in Spongebob Squarepants clash

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Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel in Spongebob Squarepants clash

The Hoffenheim player recounted the bizarre story of how he hired the character for a birthday party only to take issue with him for removing his costume and smoking

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Ryan Babel’s public spat with jailbird Spongebob Squarepants

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Hoffenheim man's sweary exchange with TV character Ex-Liverpool star Ryan Babel picked an unlikely fight with kids' cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants over his smoking habits. The Hoffenheim attacker explained on Twitter how he fell out with a children's entertainer dressed as the TV character this week.

Ex-LFC midfielder: "I couldn't communicate with Roy Hodgson..."

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After a period in the international wilderness, a consequence of indifferent form and bench duty at Liverpool, Ryan Babel is back in the Dutch national team, and he's determined to make it count.

In the latter stages of his Liverpool career, Babel spent a lot of time on the bench, and consequently lost his place in the Dutch team.

RYAN BABEL reveals regrets over Liverpool FC 'mistakes'...

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Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has revealed that he regrets his 'dangerous' use of Twitter during the latter stages of his career at Anfield.

Babel, who now plys his trade in Holland with Hoffenheim, admits that he is 'addicted to Twitter', and warned that becoming 'too emotional', can be 'very dangerous'.

"I could go to Liverpool, a club with a big reputation around the world..."

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It's an understatement to suggest that Ryan Babel never quite realised his undoubted potential at Liverpool. For a variety of reasons - many of which were not his fault - the Dutchman's career never really took off. Babel now plys his trade in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, but as he revealed in a recent interview, Liverpool FC is still very special to him.

Babel feeling positive

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Babel feeling positive

Former Liverpool player Ryan Babel believes his career has benefited from moving to Hoffenheim.

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Babel Blasts Liverpool Training Regime

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Liverpool flop Ryan Babel has blamed the Anfield club's training regime for his poor form in England.
The Dutch forward arrived on Merseyside in 2007 with a growing reputation and a hefty £12m price tag.
But the 24-year-old scored just 12 goals in his four years at Liverpool and was sold to Hoffenheim in January.

Ryan Babel slams Liverpool: Sour grapes, or does he have a point?

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Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has criticised the effectiveness of the club's training methods, arguing that game-preparation in the Bundesliga is superior, which he believes had led to him being fitter than he ever was at Anfield.

In an interview with De Telegraaf, Babel observed:

"I think I've had really benefited from the move to the Bundesliga.

Kelly: They'll Be Nervous Now

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Martin Kelly believes defenders up and down the country will now be nervous whenever they look at a Liverpool teamsheet.
The Reds have four international strikers on their books once again having acquired the services of Craig Bellamy in the transfer window.
He will compete for places with Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Dirk Kuyt - and Kelly thinks the goals will flow no matter who is selected by Kenny Dalglish.

Steven Gerrard

Best of the post merseyside derby tweets

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The Liverpool captain netted a hat-trick in a commanding 3-0 victory over Everton at Anfield on Tuesday night, ending the club's run of five league games without victory.

Twitter was buzzing with activity on Tuesday night as Liverpool players, ex-Reds, other footballers and journalists took to the social-media website to acclaim Steven Gerrard's Merseyside derby hat-trick.

Ryan Babel Reveals Regret Over LFC Mistakes

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Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has revealed that he regrets his 'dangerous' use of Twitter during the latter stages of his career at Anfield.
Babel, who now plays his trade in Germany with Hoffenheim, admits that he is 'addicted to Twitter', and warned that becoming 'too emotional', can be 'very dangerous'.

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Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Images: EkstraBladet.dk.

Top of the morning to ya, Kickettes!

Hope you had a nice weekend filled with treats of the alcoholic and 'baller varieties.

Saturday

- Nicklas Bendtner brought his two favourite females a pet snake and his rumoured new girlfriend to the launch of "NB Jewellery" where his first collection, "N3," was presented.

Comolli Hails Fenway Backing

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Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli has praised Fenway Sports Group for their "brave" approach to the transfer window.
Liverpool's American owners provided significant cash for the signings of Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and Alexander Doni early in the summer.
They supplemented those additions by bringing in Jose Enrique and Sebastian Coates over the last fortnight before Craig Bellamy arrived on a deadline day which saw four players moved on.

Amazing! How Kenny Dalglish bought Luis Suarez for only £750k

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Since returning to Liverpool, Kenny Dalglish has brought 9 players to the club for transfer fees of approximately £111m, and recouped £71m by offloading 14 players. After crunching the numbers, this means that Dalglish has only actually spent £36m, which consequently means we got Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing for a mere £4m each.

English Premier League

OTP Podcast: Episode 16 – Yak Attack

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Mick McCarthy... bareback Ep.16 Yak Attack by Off The Post on Mixcloud Coming at you like Mick McCarthy riding a stallion bareback across an open field, the Off The Post Podcast is back and ready to gallop through the weekend's Premier League action, hopefully coming out the other side with something vaguely resembling coherent audio.

Raul and Comolli vs Meireles and Twitter, and Other Tuesday Notes

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There was a full moon last night, which might go some way to explaining why every former Liverpool player within shouting distance of two turntables and a microphone decided it was time to talk about their former club. Either that or they turned into to werewolves—I have a hard time keeping stuff like that straight.

Transfer Day Deadline: Top Five Most Intriguing Transfers

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The transfer day deadline was a flurry of activities and I loved it! Sitting down sifting through TFB4's twitter page, there was a feeling of major surprise signings and it did take place albeit in small measures. I compiled The Flat Back Four's top five most intriguing transfer signings.

The Rest

Victorious Besiktas retain Turkish title

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Istanbul (AFP) – Besiktas on Sunday retained the Turkish Super Lig title for the first time since the early 1990s as the Istanbul side seek to stamp a new dominance on football in the country.

The Istanbul giants thrashed Gaziantepspor of the southeastern province of Gaziantep 4-0 away to secure the crown, their 15th overall.

Singapore - Retirement Home For Aging Pros

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I caught up with the Andy Penders show yesterday on Red Card Connect and what a show it was. With an all star cast featuring Dez Corkhill, Sasikumar and contributions from Shahril Jantan and John Wilkinson the topic was nothing less than Is It Time To End The SLeague?

Among some of the points raised on the show, including LionsXII joining the A League (!

The Anzhi Rap

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Instead of scantily clad females shaking it solely for the money, this rap video has a bunch of professional athletes in shirts...for which they shake it solely for the money. It all comes full circle eventually.

The chap in the shades half the size of his head is Timora, rapper and big fan for Anzhi Makhachkala.

Peter Walton is a Red Bastard

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Last night Manchester City were denied two penalties by Peter "Grandad" Walton.
So what? Referees are paid to make decisions.

But what is it that influences the decisions that Grandad makes?

In 21 matches refereeing Manchester United over eight seasons, the Reds have won 15, drawn 6 and lost 0.

Babel Cup, Pangkal Pinang

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Nope, nothing to do with Ryan, Babel is an acronym for the island province of Bangka Belitung. Flushed with the success of a local movie, Laskar Pelangi, the islands have become a popular tourist destination for locals looking for a bit of peace and quiet basking in the glamour of fame.
The Depati Amir Stadium in Pangkal Pinang normally hosts local amateur team Persipas but this coming weekend will see the glamour of the Indonesia Super League descend with Deltras and Sriwijaya from nearby Palembang competing with a Babel Stars for the inaugural Babel Cup.

Ryan Babel ist Rio der HipHopper

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In seiner ersten Saison in Deutschland lief es für den Stürmer der TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Ryan Babel, noch nicht so besonders gut. Am Ende hatte der holländische Nationalspieler in 15 Saisonspielen nur 1 mageres Törchen erzielt und wurde von vielen schon als Fehleinkauf belächelt. Aber ganz so schnell sollte man einen Spieler mit der Klasse [.