Demba Ba looked one terrific striker in the game at Norwich yesterday.
Demba Ba – two great goals yesterday
The Senegal striker worked well with Shola Ameobi up front, and the Magpies looked good going forward, and that was good because we were very poor in defense yesterday, and conceded four poor goals.
By our reckoning Newcastle have scored 29 goals in all competitions this season, and Demba Ba has eleven of those, all scored in the tough Premier League. and that’s around 38%.
Next on the scoring charts are Leon Best, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands with only 3 goals each.
Ba’s acquisition shows that you can get top players into your club without having to spend ridiculous money for players like Manchester City and Liverpool do in almost every transfer window.
Demba Ba looks an absolute steal now as a free transfer, and he has scored 11 goals for Newcastle in just 16 total appearances.
If you include the goals he scored in the Premier League earlier this year for West Ham then he has scored 18 goals in 29 total appearances this year.
And there are still four games left this season against Swansea and WBA at home, and Bolton and Liverpool away.
And if you include the goals he scored while he was at 1899 Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga then in 129 total appearances he has scored 58 goals.
That’s about 0.48 goals per game which is a very good scoring record indeed.
If we compare him with the very best – Alan Shearer – Alan scored 379 goals in a world class career consisted of a total of 733 total appearances – and that’s about 0.52 goals per game.
Ba is not as good as Shearer of course, but he’s doing brilliantly for Newcastle this season, and seems almost a wonder acquisition for the Newcastle club.
Ba is easily our Man of the Match from yesterday, with over 64% of the vote, and it’s still open if you having cast your vote yet.
Of course we probably have to hope that if Demba Ba keeps up his goal scoring record Mike Ashley will not then consider selling him for a huge profit.
Mike would never do that – would he?