UK time is: 10:40:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Baba Back To Best?

Celestine Babayaro has taken his time adjusting to life at St James' Park, but Glenn Roeder says the defender has played a major part in the Newcastle United revival.

Roeder: 'Like Charles N'Zobgia, Celestine Babayaro is the quiet man of our team and he never says much but he takes everything in and he is a good listener.

'I keep telling him that when I was manager of West Ham, my team talk when we played Chelsea was partly based on how we could stop him because he was such a good player and he was always a problem to us both defensively and offensively.

'He is now showing that here at St James' Park because he is a very, very good full-back and we need his experience. He is also a very good athlete with excellent natural fitness and it does not worry me if he misses training early in the week because he can pick things up later on.

'And the way he is working things down the left with young Charles N'Zobgia is as exciting for the coaching staff as it is for our supporters.
Babayaro might not have had the best of times here but I really recognise what he has done for me and the team in the past couple of weeks.

'He is still at a relatively young age for a footballer and while he may have won things at Chelsea and with Nigeria his best days could yet be ahead of him.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 8 2006

Time: 2:04PM

Your Comments

I still love Baba from his time with us but he did have a dodgy spell with your lot but as the article says he's getting back up there performance wise.
BlindJak
I think Babayaro will always be a bit of a dodgy defender. Newcastle need to tighten up at the back, and then you'll be challenging for the top 6.
pitythefool
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Good Luck Jonas (Thursday September 18 2014)

Aarons Blow Should Be No Loss (Tuesday September 16 2014)

What's The Point? (Monday September 15 2014)

The Shocking Truth (Sunday September 14 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday September 13 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Match Review (Saturday September 13 2014)

Ashley's Statements. What Do They Mean? (Saturday September 13 2014)

Pardew Smugness Uncovers Truth (Friday September 12 2014)

Aarons Toon Career On Hold (Friday September 12 2014)

Smoke Screen (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. billybobcat 220
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 195
3. officemonkey 157
4. thecorner 127
5. BLACKBOB 27 92
6. kevinpie 92
7. Wilco 81
8. Finn_the_Dog 76
9. Rytoon 75
10. Rexn 69

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 4 1 1 2 -1 4
15. Sunderland 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Q.P.R. 4 1 0 3 -8 3
17. Crystal Palace 4 0 2 2 -3 2
18. Burnley 4 0 2 2 -3 2
19. WBA 4 0 2 2 -5 2
20. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -6 2

Breaking League News

Good Luck Jonas
Newcastle : 18/09/2014 10:02:00
Martinez hoping to learn from Wolfsburg experience
Everton : 18/09/2014 10:00:00
Jags wants to skipper cup winners
Everton : 18/09/2014 09:25:00
Partizan Belgrade vs. Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs : 18/09/2014 09:00:00
Rusty or Finished?
Chelsea : 18/09/2014 07:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 19%
Mid table 48%
Relegated 26%