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Newcastle Strikers Have 19 Goals In 37 PL Appearances This Year

2:19 pm, Friday, September 30th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

As we’ve said before, one thing that impressed us greatly in Deba Ba’s very first interview was that the 26 year-old is so modest and humble.

Newcastle’s in-form striker Ba and Best

That made us take an immediate liking to the Senegal striker,  and of course after he scored that terrific hat-trick last Saturday he showed everybody that he can play a little bit too.

Ba has now scored 3 goals in his 6 appearances for Newcastle, and believe it or not he has now scored 10 goals in 19 appearances this year in the PL.  Seven of those gaols were scored for West Ham in his 13 appearances for the London club earlier this year.

It’s also interesting that Newcastle’s  other in-form striker, Leon Best, has scored 9 goals in 18 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League this year so far.

So our two strikers have a record between them of 19 goals in 37 total appearances in the Premier League this year - which is not too bad at all.

Demba Ba spoke to the local Newcastle press corps today:

“I’m happy to have made the move here.” “I made the right decision.” “I have no regrets. If I had any reservations then I wouldn’t be here to start with.”

“The hat trick is great for my confidence.” “Everybody is happy and playing well, and just looking forward to the next game really.”

“We have great players in the side and we want to keep it going.” “It’s great that we have a lot of French guys here and we all get on together.”

“The whole team gets on and that’s important for us a team.” “I have my sharpness back now.” “I have felt that in the last two or three weeks.”

Things are going very well this season so far for Newcastle, but of course football (and life)  is never plain sailing for too long, and so Alan Pardew is very wary of tomorrow’s tough game at Molineaux.

It will not be easy, that’s for sure, but Newcastle still have a decent chance of getting something out of the game tomorrow, and thereby maintaining their unbeaten run this season, and if they can do that, we’ll be happy enough.

Comments welcome.



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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ichrisho // Sep 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    BA has scored three goals against a very very very poor Blackburn side… so lets not get carried away here… positivity is one thing… he’s not going to turn in Wor Shearer in a few weeks… If he gets 15 goals this season… we should be very happy… with Cisse on the way – they can have a fast creative strong battling strike partnership… Best in not Premier League quality… dont say about his goals – a lot of them a granny would have scored… We need one more striker… Ranger, Smith, Harper, Best to be sold in Jan.

  • 2 AshtreeKid // Sep 30, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    best is prem quality, but I think he or ba could be back up if we sign a top quality striker

  • 3 ginkoh // Sep 30, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Hope Ba and Best prove doubter wrong again. I’m pretty sure it’s not easy match as someone think it should be, IMO Wolve are favourite for tomorrow match instead of us.

    Yes we’re in good form but we have to play our best against them to get something back from this game. Nothing guarantee in football but hopefully we can do it tomorrow. 1 point is happy enough for me. 3 point is marvelous. HWTL !

  • 4 roadfighter // Sep 30, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    @ ichrisho – regardless if Best is PL quality [which I think he is], he has scored many vital goals for us in recent times… and since when do we complain about players who score goals for NUFC???

    I do agree with the rest of your comment though…

  • 5 danishmag // Sep 30, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    BA has scored three goals against a very very very poor Blackburn side… so lets not get carried away here… positivity is one thing… he’s not going to turn in Wor Shearer in a few weeks… If he gets 15 goals this season… we should be very happy… with Cisse on the way – they can have a fast creative strong battling strike partnership… Best in not Premier League quality… dont say about his goals – a lot of them a granny would have scored… We need one more striker… Ranger, Smith, Harper, Best to be sold in Jan

    First of all.. There are no easy games in the premier league! 3 goals in any premier league match is class!

    Cissé on the way? Really? How the f… do you know that?

    Best is not premier league quality?
    What the f… are you talking about?
    He is close to scoring a goal a game on the record!
    Think mate.. he has not played 90 mins as of yet, which tells the truth of his goal scoring record.
    Saying that his goals have been easy ones is pure bullsh..
    He has scored fine ones.. Cannot remember all of them, but the first goal against Fulham was pure class.

    Having said that, black cats are not welcome on here

  • 6 cupiddstunt // Sep 30, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Ichrisho @ # 1

    Sorry but you are talking through your anal sphincter about your granny she would never have been in any position to put the ball in the net.

    A goal scorer is not judged on how he puts the ball in the net but just the fact that he does. He is judged on his movement and his ability to read the game and be in the right position at the right time so your granny loses.

    Also when he is not scoring his movement and game reading is making opportunities for others, funny enough that is quite a good description of Bests game.

    I for one do not care whatsoever how the strikers get their goals as long as they get them I will be very happy.

    If you cannot see the of skill and amount effort that goes into being in the right place at the right time to bundle the ball into the goal then you have a very blinkered vies of the game.

    Best has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has what it takes to score in the EPL.

  • 7 al // Oct 1, 2011 at 3:10 AM

    Couldnt agree more with the above post.. If best had scored 2 or 3 screamers and nothing else this dunce at post one would rate him higher.. He doesnt understand the skill of gettin into the box, peelin ur defender, quick feet, roundin ur defender and of course finishing them off.. I would hazard a guess he also thinks cabaye is class merely judging him on his long shots




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