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Baba Back To Best?

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.'


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Date:Wednesday March 8 2006
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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
09/03/2006 13:07:00
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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
13/03/2006 14:02:00
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