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Portsmouth take Babayaro on trial 

 

Babayaro played just 45 minutes for LA Galaxy

 

Portsmouth have taken former Newcastle United and Chelsea full-back Celestine Babayaro on trial.

 

The 29-year-old was released by the Magpies in December 2007 following a series of lengthy injuries.

 

Since leaving Newcastle the Nigerian had a brief spell at LA Galaxy, but played just 45 minutes in a friendly.

 

Pompey have also tied down reserve goalkeeper Asmir Begovic until 2011 after the Bosnian-born 21-year-old agreed a new three-year-deal.

 

Meanwhile, Portsmouth have established an official link with top-flight Belgian side Zulte-Waregem.

 

As part of the agreement Pompey players can be loaned out to the Jupiler League club to gain first-team experience.

 

"We wanted to link up with a side at a decent level," Portsmouth's director of youth operations Paul Hart told the club website.

 

"We have our own coach in as part of the link-up, so it really is a no-lose situation for us."

 

Zulte-Waregem have only operated as a club since 2001 following a merger between Zultse V.V. and K.S.V. Waregem but two years ago they reached the last 32 of the UEFA Cup, where they were knocked out 4-1 on aggregate by Newcastle.

 

"The link gives us an option to use the club for non-EU players, so it opens the world up for us in that respect," Hart added.

 

"Of course, it works as a feeder system as well. If we feel we have players we can loan, then there is an option for us to do that."

 

Pompey's academy head to Scandinavia in late July where they will play Danish sides Brondby and Odense BK and Swedish outfit Halmstad.

 

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Will be funny if they sign him

 

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Guest Mucky01

weird, but I remember couple of years ago Babayaro was a big drinking buddy with Crouch in the London club scene while he was Chelsea and continued this for a couple of years when he was at NUFC.

 

Looks like the drinking buds could be re-united, but wonder if he’s got a spine yet.

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Guest teepee

Imagine their back-up defence:

 

Ashdown

Hibbert - Kaboul - Traore - Babayaro

 

and ours is:

 

edgar-cacapa-edgar-edgar

 

 

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Imagine their back-up defence:

 

Ashdown

Hibbert - Kaboul - Traore - Babayaro

 

and ours is:

 

edgar-cacapa-edgar-edgar

 

 

:lol: Good point

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Hibbert?  Doesn't he play for Everton?

 

Kaboul still plays for Spurs, he's just referring to the defenders they've been linked with this year plus Babayaro and Djimi Traore.

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Guest michaelfoster

Imagine their back-up defence:

 

Ashdown

Hibbert - Kaboul - Traore - Babayaro

 

and ours is:

 

edgar-cacapa-edgar-edgar

 

 

 

Ah yes, the famous Edgar triplets... :lol:

 

Either that or his dad Eddie has came out of retirement to play in defence

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Imagine their back-up defence:

 

Ashdown

Hibbert - Kaboul - Traore - Babayaro

Don't blame it on the Hamann,

Don't blame it on the Finnan,

Don't blame it on the Biscan,

Blame it on Traore.

 

He just can't, he just can't, he just can't control his feet.

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Guest want_nufc_to_be_big_club

Whether they do or not they'll have a much better squad than a lot of premier league teams, including us.

 

agree.

tottenham,everton,man city also have better squads then ours.

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Imagine their back-up defence:

 

Ashdown

Hibbert - Kaboul - Traore - Babayaro

 

and ours is:

 

edgar-cacapa-edgar-edgar

 

 

edgar-taylor-faye-enrique

 

 

 

if you can use rumour and speculation to pad that out then we'll have a first choice back four of

 

 

beye-evans-cuellar-zhirkov.

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Guest Heneage

Nigeria defender Celestine Babayaro has been forced to put his Portsmouth trial on hold after catching malaria during a trip to Africa. (1240 BST, AFP)

 

;D

Likely to have been charity work.

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Nigeria defender Celestine Babayaro has been forced to put his Portsmouth trial on hold after catching malaria during a trip to Africa. (1240 BST, AFP)

 

;D

 

You should hang your head in shame. Poor bastard's contracted a very nasty disease and all you can do is laugh. Let me know if you ever get seriously ill and I'll pop round with a big bunch of stupid arseholes and we'll all point and laugh at you and your misfortune.

 

O0

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