Pardew Reveals Issue With Demba Ba Medical


Alan Pardew has said the Demba Ba deal is is in doubt following issues with the player’s medical.

This is what Alan said this afternoon:

“There is an issue about his medical, and there has been in the past. We’ve got to overcome those things, but hopefully he can join the club. I think he’ll be a big success.”

“He’s a player that has a natural eye for a goal, my connections at West Ham are very good and I know everything about him.”

“I’m pretty relaxed that he can be a success at Newcastle if we can get him but it’s a big if at the moment because there are some big hurdles to get across.”

So it seems that what we didn’t want to happen may indeed happen, and it seems the striker could fail his medical,  like he did at Stoke City in January.

Alan is saying it’s a big if – so surely that means he will not pass his medical.

But we’ll have to wait and see, and some  official confirmation on the Newcastle web-site.

But this will be a huge disappointment to the player and to the Newcatsle club too, as we were getting the striker as a free agent after Stoke had agreed to pay £6M for him in January to his former club, Hoffenheim.

At that time Stoke City Chief Executive Tony Scholes said:

“Having agreed all the financial terms of the deal with Hoffenheim and the player, he failed his medical. We will therefore not be signing him on a permanent basis.”

Comments welcome.



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103 comments so far

  • Foxworth

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Denied

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  • thud and blunder

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #2

    My first post for a while…

    Been reading all these comments about Gervinho this, Gameiro that etc etc

    Lets face facts who have we signed?? Cabaye…would we have even bothered signing him if it hadnt been for his buy out clause??

    There will be no “bum’s out of seats signing’s” that Carver etc have promised. Just average players trading places with average players.

    Been here sooo many times in current transfer windows, just cant see how all think we are suddenly going to sign star players. Even Ba is a pretty low attempt at a signing. Is he any better than Leon Best???

    If im proved wrong then shoot me, but I just cant see us singing anyone decent whilst Ashley is at the club.

    Rant over..ha

    (just posted this on the other article but Ed started a new one ha)

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  • Birts

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Another day with no good news then !!!

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  • rknufc

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #4

    1st

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  • rknufc

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #5

    eh i mean 4th

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    hopefully today either ba or barnetta will be announced with naylor but a reckon ther’ll be nout till wensdayish

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #7

    OWNED….yeah and BEST was shown the door…class..

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  • dave 1961

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #8

    thud and blunder it was a correct statement bums out of seat, when the fans turn on the not to dynamic duo. our only signing apart from a kid was conned, come play for us we are going to qualify for the Europa cup.

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  • toonfan09

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #9

    why are they releasing this its common knowledge ba cant pass a medical so y offer him terms in the first place then to stall when he doesnt pass it

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  • Miserable Now

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Is it worth signing a guy with a wooden leg when we have similar already at the club?
    Stoke didn’t fancy having a punt at this fella because it was a £6million gamble- but with no transfer fee [other than agents and Ba’s cut] involved if he comes to SJP I reckon they’ll still sign him despite the ? over his knee.

    Like the look of Bryan Ruiz though!

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  • MacToon

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Whatever Pardew, we believe everything you say 😉

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  • Widowmaker

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t think there are too many out there unaware of Ba’s problems. It’s no news. The big if is a contract issue, simple as that.

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  • thud and blunder

    Jun 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #13

    haha nice one dave 1961 yeah, feel sorry for Cabaye like, we cant even sign Ba

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  • Miserable Now

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #14
  • gonz

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #15

    thud and blunder “If im proved wrong then shoot me, but I just cant see us singing anyone decent whilst Ashley is at the club.”

    Aren’t any of these decent signings that Ashley has made since taking over Tiote – Colo – Jonas – Ben Arfa – Enrique – Barton?? I think that lot are pretty decent, and I think we will continue adding decent signings with Ashley

    (I also wrote this on the other article)

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  • JamesP32

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #16

    On Twitter MsiDouglas & cwarr07 both have said that Demba Ba has not failed his medical and has passed it

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  • thud and blunder

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #17

    @ gonz

    and how many of those players will be at Newcastle come August 31st?? I wouldnt consider Barton a good signing either….jail, out spoken on twitter for no reason (should keep his comments to himself) 8 goals in 67 starts?? hardly a world beater

    but hey…

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  • daneevz

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #18

    lads calm down its early days yet!

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  • scottoon

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #19

    No matter who comes or who goes, I will be a Toon supporter until the day I die. With all these ups and downs, it should be very soon.

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  • Drona

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    he’s not passed his medical, nor has he failed it. there are just some complications which will be sorted

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    love it how ed put breaking news wen reli it was sed 2 n a halfs ago,

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  • dave 1961

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #22

    really bad news lads the Euro gained against the pound, 10Th of a penny that’s going to hit our transfer fund.

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  • nufc90

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    scottoon – second that mate

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  • rknufc

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    @ drona 20
    by any chance is yr 2nd name acharya

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  • sephir0

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #25

    @ scottoon

    you could have gone for the rhyme there! lol 🙂

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  • Anton

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Spot on scottoon all them fans that say im not going till ashleys gone are jokes imo do they really love our club????

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #27

    I think that if he had failed his medical it would be all over Sky Sports, BBC, everywhere, but there is nothing.

    Like I said, we dont even know those comments were from today from Pards.

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  • mashearer

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #28

    well if crock like ireland can pass his medical surely everyone can right?

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  • Drona

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #29

    @rk nufc

    yes, lol. why?

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #30

    how do you know enrique is close to joining liverpool??

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  • Toonarmy1993

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #31

    not to bring up the past, but did anyone notice cabaye didnt get a squad number when presented with his shirt after he signed? apparently he’s getting number 4, must have always been a replacement for nolan then?

    Hope ba signs, but then again is he doesnt there must be a reason – we dont want crocked players do we, shame no one did any medical checks on a certain £17million signing from madrid a few years back..

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  • thud and blunder

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #32

    We should defo sign up Natalie Sawyer, Hayley McQueen, Mille Clode, Charlotte Jackson, Georgie Thompson and Kirsty Gallagher!! What a forward line…..Thank you SSN!!

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #33

    nufc.com LuaLua set for Seagulls switch   Despite featuring in the final two Premier League games of the season after recovering from injury, Kazenga LuaLuahas opted to exit St.James’ Park in order to join Brighton and Hove Albion on a permanent transfer.An announcement to that effect is predicted soon, with the player on the South Coast to complete the formalities of his medical.Seagulls boss Gus Poyet said:  “We are really in an advanced situation. I think it’s a matter of time, checking everything, making sure we have agreed with the club, the player, the medical and hoping everything is alright. It looks alright, because I saw him play against Chelsea.”

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  • cousto

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #34

    This is to do with his previous complaint. Probably (as a few have said) will involve the club drawing up an injury clause on his contract.
    Whether it is he must play a certain amount of games per season to get his full wage or may even pertain to the ACoN competition (covering the club if he does a Owen and comes home f*cked after the 1st game)

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #35

    JamesP32 – and your chosing to believe those two, over believing whats came straight from Pardews mouth, that there is problems with his medical

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  • scottoon

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Not to sure why a medical matters anyway. With our injury track record the last few years, a clean bill of health means sh**te!

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  • Chaz

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #37

    I am sure that there are no “issues” that cannot be overcome by either party in this drawn out transfer. They are all merely “points for negotation”. One thing IS clear to me – the lad is proven at the highest standard and would get us goals more readily than any of our current strikers.

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  • cousto

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Definitely don’t think he’s failed the medical.
    I think (and I saw a few others have posted similar) that the club are trying to cover themselves, maybe with an injury clause on his contract.
    Could be he has to appear for a set amount of games for his full wage, or may have a clause for next years ACoN (if he does a Micky Owen and comes home f*cked after the 1st game)

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  • OttersPocket

    Jun 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Have i missed a chunk of summer or it it still June 17th?? 2 and a half months left to do transfers but still fans moaning that no one in yet! How many clubs have bought players? 1 or 2 here and there, be patient Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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