BESIKTAS SET FOR INCREDIBLE TITLE PARADE ON THE SEA

Turkish champions Besiktas are set for a fairy tale title parade on an open boat after they cruised to their 15th league title. The team is set for their final game of the season on Saturday but the celebrations are in earnest after they were confirmed winners.

The Super Lig Champs are taking the victory parade a notch higher as they sail up the River Bosphorus instead of the conventional open top bus ride. Fans followed them in hundreds of boats – a sight that is truly remarkable to behold. Continue reading

Babel never wanted to join Al-Ain

On July of 2015, Ryan Babel joined the Arabian Gulf League club Al-Ain as he made his move from Kasimpasa over to Al-Ain but his time spent at the club based in United Arab Emirates has been extremely disappointing just how his career has been ever since he left Liverpool back in 2011.

Babel has a contract with Al-Ain which extends until 2017 but it was confirmed earlier in January that the Dutch player never really wanted to join the club.

“I think Babel will go back to Turkey to play with Fenerbahce. And Emmanuel, we have one team from China interested and Fenerbahce want to take him back. I think he’ll go back to them and Babel might as well.’’

“This is normal in football. Sometimes big name and big players come and don’t do anything here. This can happen in any team. Sometimes you bring one big name and he doesn’t want to play that’s my opinion on Babel and Emenike, I think they didn’t want to play here.’’

Those were the words released by a board member of Al-Ain, Mohammed Obeid as he revealed that Ryan Babel along with Emmanuel Emenike never really performed at the potential that was initially expected.

Mohammed Obeid stated that neither Ryan Babel nor Emmanuel Emenike did have any true interest in performing with the rest of the team.

Ever since Ryan Babel left Liverpool on January of 2011, Babel has gone on to join a number of different clubs and his career has been going through a downhill path as Babel went from being a young player with a bright future that struggled trying to live up to the expectations and having disciplinary issues with many of the clubs that he joined.

HERTHA BERLIN SIGN BEERENS

German outfit Hertha Berlin has confirmed the signing of Dutch international Roy Beerens. The winger was formerly with Reading Football Club but agreed to the three year deal after agreeing personal terms with the club.

The 28-year old signed the deal but the fee was not disclosed. The Royals claim they got the services of the player ahead of others despite the competition for the signature of the player.

Manager of the club Jaap Stam spoke highly of the player. He said: “Roy has a lot of qualities. He is a winger that can play on either the left or the right, and technically he is very strong. He has pace, he can score goals and create chances for others. I think he is going to be a player the fans will enjoy watching.”

German outfit Hertha Berlin has confirmed the signing of Dutch international Roy Beerens. The winger was formerly with Reading Football Club but agreed to the three year deal after agreeing personal terms with the club.

The 28-year old signed the deal but the fee was not disclosed. The Royals claim they got the services of the player ahead of others despite the competition for the signature of the player.

Manager of the club Jaap Stam spoke highly of the player. He said: “Roy has a lot of qualities. He is a winger that can play on either the left or the right, and technically he is very strong. He has pace, he can score goals and create chances for others. I think he is going to be a player the fans will enjoy watching.”

The coach also added other qualities that made him sign the player. He said the club’s transfer policies focuses on players that can use possession to their advantage and can create things from such possession. He said the club begun talks with the agent of the player immediately there was an opportunity to sign him.

Roy Beerens began his career at PSV Eindhoven where he played in the Eredivisie in his formation years. Eventually, he moved to NEC Nijmegen on loan in 2007 before becoming an established player at Heerenveen. He played international games when he was at the club with his debut at the 2008 Olympics for Holland.

He was a regular for the Under 21 side and has made two appearances for the senior Dutch side. At the tournament in Beijing, he played along players like former Liverpool player Ryan Babel, Jonathan De Guzman, Roy Makaay. At the tournament, they bowed to Argentina. He joined Hertha Berlin in 2014 from Holland and has gone on to score four goals in 26 starts.

Ryan Babel defends Gerrard

Ryan Babel has come to Steven Gerrard’s rescue. The Liverpool captain has been accused by El-Hadji Diouf of hating black people.

Steven Gerrard stated in his autobiography that El-Hadji Diouf was the signing he liked least at Anfield and El-Hadji Diouf had seized the opportunity to criticize the former Liverpool captain.

El-Hadji Diouf told the press that Steven Gerrard also did not like Mario Balotelli, and this is why he was treated as such at Anfield. He said that he told the Italian striker that Liverpool is a racist club and that they do not welcome black players.

Ryan Babel has come to Steven Gerrard’s rescue. The Liverpool captain has been accused by El-Hadji Diouf of hating black people.

Steven Gerrard stated in his autobiography that El-Hadji Diouf was the signing he liked least at Anfield and El-Hadji Diouf had seized the opportunity to criticize the former Liverpool captain.

El-Hadji Diouf told the press that Steven Gerrard also did not like Mario Balotelli, and this is why he was treated as such at Anfield. He said that he told the Italian striker that Liverpool is a racist club and that they do not welcome black players.

Diouf went on to say that he had warned all black players not to play for the Anfield side except if they are a British player.

Liverpool were shocked by the allegations made by their former player and said that they are looking at legal advice.

However, Ryan Babel was faster to defend the club from these accusations and told his facebook page that Steven Gerrard is not a racist.

A Liverpool fan asked Ryan Babel his opinion on the comments made by El-Hadji Diouf and the former Liverpool winger said that he had not seen this from Steven Gerrard. For Ryan Babel, this is an unfair accusation, and El-Hadji Diouf is wrong to be speaking this way about the former Liverpool captain.

Ryan Babel said that it was Steven Gerrard that has helped him to adapt to life in the Premier League and that he has never seen him behave in a racist way. The former Liverpool winger believes that Steven Gerrard is a professional and that he will never behave in such a way.

Whilst Babel has given Gerrard his backing, another group offering him support is the English FA, who are believed to have approached the former Liverpool captain and offered him a role in the national team.

Whilst you probably have more of a chance of winning at the casino than England have of making the Semi Finals of the World Cup, Gerrard and the rest of the ‘Golden Generation’, including David Beckham and Gary Neville, want to make England great once more.

Gerrard is currently playing for LA Galaxy in the MLS, but it is being rumoured that he might make a return to England as a coach, though this would not be for the immediate future as the player still needs to complete his coaching training.

It is believed that Steven Gerrard might return to his former club Liverpool and take charge of a youth team, before stepping up to a role with the national side. This would allow him to acquire experience before taking charge – it’s all part of the learning process.

Meanwhile, there are also reports that Steven Gerrard, and a few other former England players, will have a say in the appointment of the new England manager. The FA is keen to make the best possible choice for the England team and is believed to be consulting former players so as to get their input.

Steven Gerrard has been one of the most successful players in the England national team where he has made 114 appearances and scored 21 goals.

BABEL – THE FORGOTTEN FOOTBALLER

Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel was a very promising kid when he plied his trade in Ajax before moving to England to play under Rafa Benitez in Liverpool.

The then 21-year old Dutch raw talent agreed to move for a transfer fee in the region to 11.5 million Pounds.

Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel was a very promising kid when he plied his trade in Ajax before moving to England to play under Rafa Benitez in Liverpool.

The then 21-year old Dutch raw talent agreed to move for a transfer fee in the region to 11.5 million Pounds.

In the summer of 2007, he signed a five year contract with the Merseysiders and was handed the number 19 jersey famously owned by Spanish player Fernando Morientes. The player, only 21 then already had over 100 appearancess for Ajax helping them lift the Eredivisie 2003/2004 and also the KNVB cup. He also has two of the Johan Cruyff Shield medal.

He made his senior international debut on March 26th 2005 against Romania where he came on as a substitute for Arjen Robben, Babel went on to score their second goal in the 2-0 thumping. He was also added in the Dutch squad for FIFA World Cup 2006 by then manager Marco Van Basten at the age of 19.

He was heavily linked as the next best thing and nicknamed the ‘next Thierry Henry’. He was selected to make the 2010 FIFA World Cup but did not appear in any of the matches. He kept on with decent play at Liverpool under Rafa Benitez terrorizing the opponents with his great dribbling and ball control skills. He scored a lot of crucial goals for The Reds, mostly in the UEFA Champions League.

His career was marred by consecutive controversies when he had a rift with the manager. He posted on Twitter that he has been dropped for a game and the club took disciplinary actions and fined him. He angered fans the more when he reportedly travelled to London with an intention to move to West Ham or Spurs. His game time became more limited and he took to social media more.

He was also reported to have played online games whilst watching the team from the subs bench, though in fairness at least they were football-themed games, and they do look uite exciting!

He was the first professional player who was charged and fined by the FA for improper conduct made on social media. He eventually moved to TSG Hoffenheim in 2010 before returning to his boyhood club. Two years later. He currently is in the UAE Gulf league where nothing is practically heard of him.

Babel might move to Real Salt Lake

The MLS is renowned for being a league for retired players to enjoy themselves while demonstrating their playing skills.

The latest player that could be making the move to MLS is Ryan Babel. In fact, Babel is not the type of player that traditionally makes it to the MLS. He is still only 29 years old, but he has so far struggled to get his career going after leaving Liverpool.

The player has recently tweeted Salt Lake City without giving any additional information. This has sparked a lot of rumors about the player moving to the MLS.

The MLS is renowned for being a league for retired players to enjoy themselves while demonstrating their playing skills.

The latest player that could be making the move to MLS is Ryan Babel. In fact, Babel is not the type of player that traditionally makes it to the MLS. He is still only 29 years old, but he has so far struggled to get his career going after leaving Liverpool.

The player has recently tweeted Salt Lake City without giving any additional information. This has sparked a lot of rumors about the player moving to the MLS.

That said, he is alway tweeting things such as where to watch horse racing online (on betting company StanJames website), and his views on popular music.

Babel who last played in Turkey and the Arab Emirates will want to end his career in style, and playing in the MLS might be just the opportunity he needs.

At some moment in his career, he was tipped as going to be a world-class player, but his career stalled when he was at Liverpool. Babel recently blamed Rafael Benitez for being the one responsible for his unsuccessful career but in fairness, it would be more to a lack of talent and of belief from the Dutch player.

Another former star player that just came to the MLS is Julio Baptista. The former Arsenal player is renowned in the Premier League for having scored four goals past Liverpool in a game where the Gunners won 6-3. The Brazilian player will be teaming up with fellow Brazilian Kaka for Orlando City.

We will have to wait to see whether Ryan Babel will make the move to MLS. For the time being, we only have a tweet that is giving rise to all sorts of rumors. The MLS will definitely benefit from having a player of Ryan Babel’s quality especially when you know that he still have a few seasons at the top level left in him.

BABEL WANTS FANS RESPECT

Ryan Babel has issued a statement saying that he wants the respect of liverpool fans and is prepared to work hard for that. The Dutchman has revealed manager Roy Hodgson wants him to lead the line under his reign with 23-year-old Babel likely to be handed a starting role in tomorrow’s Europa League tie at home to Steaua Bucharest.

The former Ajax man admits he still has many doubters amongst the Liverpool faithful but promises to establish himself as a Kop favourite with consistent performances.

Ryan Babel has issued a statement saying that he wants the respect of liverpool fans and is prepared to work hard for that. The Dutchman has revealed manager Roy Hodgson wants him to lead the line under his reign with 23-year-old Babel likely to be handed a starting role in tomorrow’s Europa League tie at home to Steaua Bucharest.

The former Ajax man admits he still has many doubters amongst the Liverpool faithful but promises to establish himself as a Kop favourite with consistent performances.

Ryan Babel has vowed to prove his worth to the new man in charge at Anfield by working his Football Boots off in training and then seizing his chances on the pitch.

BABEL SWAP DEAL?

Talented youngster Ryan Babel could be swapped for another Dutchman, Klaas Jan Huntelaar according to transfer rumours. Huntelaar has been spotted in the Liverpool Hospitality Tickets.

Huntelaar recently has seemed more and more distant from AC Milan. He was not with his team at Milanello, which further implies that the striker is planning to make a switch from Rossoneri.

Talented youngster Ryan Babel could be swapped for another Dutchman, Klaas Jan Huntelaar according to transfer rumours. Huntelaar has been spotted in the Liverpool Hospitality Tickets.

Huntelaar recently has seemed more and more distant from AC Milan. He was not with his team at Milanello, which further implies that the striker is planning to make a switch from Rossoneri.

Reports have suggested that if the deal tends to happen then Liverpool would be sure to add Ryan Babel as a part of it as the striker would be replacing him and after a disappointing previous season the Reds will be looking for a good chance to get rid of him.

BIRMINGHAM BABEL LINK

Birmingham have reignited their interest in Ryan Babel. McLeish tried to buy Babel in January when Rafael Benitez was in charge of Liverpool – but was priced out by the Spaniard.

Things are very different now at Anfield though. Firstly, Roy Hodgson is in charge but more importantly the Reds are in deep financial trouble and McLeish plans to try again, according to the Daily Star.

Ryan Babel struggled to make an impact during Benitez’s tenure and was largely reduced to watching the club’s season crumble from the bench.

Birmingham have reignited their interest in Ryan Babel. McLeish tried to buy Babel in January when Rafael Benitez was in charge of Liverpool – but was priced out by the Spaniard.

Things are very different now at Anfield though. Firstly, Roy Hodgson is in charge but more importantly the Reds are in deep financial trouble and McLeish plans to try again, according to the Daily Star.

Ryan Babel struggled to make an impact during Benitez’s tenure and was largely reduced to watching the club’s season crumble from the bench.

Hodgson has yet to reveal his plans for the Dutch striker although he did say just after taking over as coach that he hoped for minimal exits from Anfield.

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