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Ryan Babbel II
« on: March 16, 2017, 11:24:44 PM »
Saw his earlier thread locked from way back, but I haven't heard from him in a while.  Scored 2 for Beşiktaş in the Europa tonight, and I thought he looked good.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 11:34:13 PM »
I can't believe he's still only 30.

If he were any good he would have been here for as long as Lucas by now.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 07:47:23 AM »
Babel got the winner against Man Utd in 2008 & also the 4th goal that year in the clash with Arsenal. He also got a decent goal at Chelsea in the next round. However I think it's fair to say his time at the club was prolonged due to the owners and the managers concerns that he would be able to spend the transfer fee if Babel was sold.Kenny Dalglish wasted no time shipping him out to Hoffenheim.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »
He was talented but the summer of 08 was just one massive clusterfuck for his career. Annoyed Rafa, which is basically career suicide as the guy rarely forgives, got injured and really - and I mean really - didn't work on his game at all after that. Fitness went away and it's way he's spent the last couple of years like a complete has-been.

Vaguely remember there was talk at the time though that Ayesteran didn't rate him at all around about the time him and Rafa's relationship was going sour. It's a shame really, that entire generation of dutch talent was a complete let down.

Nice to see he's got himself a club again though.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 08:02:23 PM »
Recalled to Netherlands squad after 6 years. He really wants to wear our away kit doesn't he?


With RVP back too, is this a compliment to them both, or is this a slight on Holland's youth climate?
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 08:03:12 PM »
Jesus the Dutch team must be going through some crisis.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 05:50:48 PM »
On target for Beşiktaş against Leipzig last night.

Happy for Babel - he has a wand of a right foot and is a nice lad.
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 07:23:21 PM »
On target for Beşiktaş against Leipzig last night.

Happy for Babel - he has a wand of a right foot and is a nice lad.

13 goals in 33 apps. Pretty impressive from him at this stage of his career.
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 09:26:21 AM »
holy cow.... babel is still playing top flight football. And it seems he is also the 1st choice striker for holland  :o

He also just scored against Portugal.
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 12:35:16 PM »
What a turnaround to be fair, pleased for the lad!
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 09:02:30 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 10:29:51 PM »
I'm giving him that assist for Gini's goal for Holland tonight......

Ryan has a lot of love for us........

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2018, 08:52:33 AM »
Any reason for the incorrect spelling of Babe in the title?
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 08:58:29 AM »
Any reason for the incorrect spelling of Babe in the title?

Any reason for the incorrect spelling of Babel in your post?

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2018, 05:24:51 PM »
What a player this kid is turning into. Mental we let him go.
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2018, 11:57:05 PM »
Babel is one of those players I’ve always had a soft spot for. Magic in that right boot of his.
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2018, 06:08:44 AM »
Any reason for the incorrect spelling of Babel in your post?

Predictive spelling. I'm a huge fan of movie Babe.  ;)
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 05:09:15 AM »
Thrilled to learn he'll be back in the PL, loan with Fulham for rest of season
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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 10:46:15 PM »
March 30th, 3pm, Craven Cottage - Fulham v Man City.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2019, 05:02:10 PM »
One can watch Ryan Babbel play in the premier league again in the year 2019, what a time to be alive.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2019, 08:20:50 PM »
;D ;D ;D

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2019, 06:01:34 PM »
Watched the Spurs-Fulham game, he was pretty good, came close to scoring.

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Re: Ryan Babbel II
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 01:14:33 PM »
Watched the Spurs-Fulham game, he was pretty good, came close to scoring.

Then Babbeled the finish  ;D It was his weaker foot though, I'll grant him that.

Either way, it's interesting he still has such good pace even at 31. Back in the day I thought he'd be for us what Mané is today, but it wasn't to be for him. It's a shame but he really scored some big goals for us still.