Demba Ba Has Almost 40% Of Newcastle’s Goals This Season


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.

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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?

Comments welcome.



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42 comments so far

  • geordiejohn42

    Dec 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #1

    1st.. and surely this lad is No9 written all over it

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  • ChicagoToon

    Dec 11, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Is Cabaye suspended for next game due to yellow cards?

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  • geordiejohn42

    Dec 11, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Demba has everything about him he’s got strength, strong his first touch for the first goal was just purely magic and the finish was just different class … he’s got half our goals this season without him I don’t even know where will be in the table today his goal record is there for all of us to see if he keeps it up and score 20plus goals for us this season I hate to say this but we’ll struggle to keep the lad as that buffoon Ashley love money we know he hasn’t got any ambition at all hope I’m wide of the mark but we still need another striker to play alongside Demba.. Olivier Giroud would be a canny buy even if he’s worth 10m plus by his club Montpellier then get him he’s pure class and top scorer in Ligue 1.. come on Mike please put your hand in your pocket for once and while your at it 2 CH is an absolute must if we are to qualify for Europe this season and we could do it if we add to the squad and NOT selling players…

    Keep the faith

    Howay The Lads!!!

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  • geordiejohn42

    Dec 11, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Chigago .. unfortunately he is mate got 5 yellows our squad are dropping like flies too many injuries and as for Dan it was a stupid sending off I don’t know if it was frustration he didn’t need to do that sort of tackle but the tackle on Shola was worse that the one Gosling make

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  • Satan

    Dec 11, 2011 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Any of the I love Ashley brigade wish to pass comment now on his ‘awesome recruitment policy’? I’m no negger by the way, he’s done a sound job in restructuring the clubs finances but from a PR and footballing stance; he’s a clown. This CB situation was always on the cards and it’s the same up front….what if Ba got injured? I’ve laughed repeatedly at the bum love shown by some on here towards MA….what say you lot now? The Norwich result wasn’t all Pardews
    fault although I seriously question Simpson at CB and what’s the deal with HBA who is the most gifted player at the club!?

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  • PortsladeToon

    Dec 11, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #6

    ChicagoToon,
    i don’t think he is, if the NUFC site is upto date it says he has 3 yellows in the PL and 1 in a cup game.
    if he was missing i would have thought we would have heard about that by now especially seeing how the press love to pick on us

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 11, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Cabaye didnt get booked yesterday,we only had Shola and Gosling (who then got a straight red) receiving yellows.

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  • jimnufc

    Dec 11, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #8

    off subject a little can anyone tell me why AP keeps playing oberton the guy is all tricks never goes on the outside of a defender always trys to cut inside no end product at all surely there is a better player in the squad to play on the right hand side of midfield even move raylor there and play santon at left back please drop himmmmmmmm

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 11, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #9

    I like Obertan simply because of the natural balance and pace he offers down the right but his end-product always has me screaming. Yesterday,at 3-2 we launched a counter where Demba was in acres of space and all it would have taken was a simple diagonal pass to set him 1 v 1 with their keeper but Obertan kept his head down and ran into a blind alley,i almost launched the remote into the TV with rage!

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  • ck1978

    Dec 11, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #10

    just watched MOTD and it just goes to show how badly exposed we are at the back without Colo and Taylor. Ashley take note and get your hand in your pocket, our first team is quality but we lack squad depth and this could be what is turning out to be an amazing season into just another what if season? Plus where not getting the rub of the green with refs this past 3-4 games, some very poor decisions against us I feel. On a positive note Demba Ba as this article shows is unreal, signing of the season so far for me and didn’t cost a penny, 11 goals so far!!! Keep up the good work 🙂

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  • jimnufc

    Dec 11, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Agree ck i think BA could be the signing of the season but we need to get wingers that can deliver an end product surely they are out there somewhere gutierrez is great at home and good at tracking back but the guy needs more service not just long balls through the middle by the way though strola had a good game yesterday

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #12

    its a disgrace his partnership with best has been dismantled for no good reason

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #13

    Never seen the game yet so don’t kno how anyone played but did I not say all last week kadar should play as he is a cb pardew got it wrong yesterday we all knew they wud try n do what they did they did well by the sounds of things

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  • thebionicMAG

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Ba has been amazing. He works hard keeps his head down and doesn’t complain. He’s not a snarling over aggressive ego, he doesn’t dive and he seems like a real gentleman and scores some great goals. I say honour his contribution, professionalism and most of all GOALS with the sacred No9 shirt. Can anyone here say he doesn’t deserve it?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    satan,

    is it ashley’s fault that pardew chose to play the diddy men and not kadar? I’ve had the night to sleep on it and it still beggars belief that we didn’t put either one of Kadar or santon in the middle to combat all their headers. how can you blame ashley for that. Pardew has a problem with Kadar even though he is a full international as is santon. he won’t play him but he’ll keep playing perch and raylor no matter how bad they do and he’ll drop ben arfa after one bad game. go figure !!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #16

    i think obertan would be much more effective in the middle and not played as a winger

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  • thebionicMAG

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda

    This has been my problem too. Look at how well Santon played yesterday yet Pards has kept him out until forced to. Every time I’ve posted here about Santon ive been shot down with the “Well Pards sees him in training, you don’t so Raylor must be good enough to keep his place.” Then Santon comes in and within 10 minutes and blows Raylor away. Perch? God give me strength, the lad tries hard but he’s just not Premiership material. All those goals were the result of headers yesterday, it was pathetic. Sometimes you dont even need to win the header to stop the goal, sometimes your presence in challenging it is enough to make the striker miss but these headers were in acres of space and totally unchallenged. Thats the hard bit to swallow.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #18

    After I woke up this morning had some thinking on the game…

    SANTON:

    Well, it shows doesnt it that Pardew made a cock up NOT PLAYING HIM AT CHEALSEA NOW didnt he…Although he made a bit of a beginner mistake when we had a great attacking position second half left flank jonas past to him perfect placement for a cross he chocked like Obertan, regardless he is calm on the ball I like that we are in dire need of a LB like that…

    AMEOBI

    I know the blog and the fans are polarised on this fellow, I just get frustrated at seeing this lad NOT TRY hard enough, being a bit lazy on the feet as he clearly has talent some passes across the field where stunner from him setting up Ba aswell…

    I just get let down when in obvious places he makes real bad mistakes but then he can make 3 touches that lead to a goal….

    MY question is is that worth it…. I dont know .

    I know how some fans here lament when somebody gets overly critical of a player and feel its midnless bashing but on the other hand….I look at it this way..how many chances on the flank will a player get against a Man utd or Citey or Chealsea, to score a superb goal or setup a chance and 98% of the time it leads to nothing…. over and over…. Now in my life as a supporter it becomes really really frustrating to see that especially when I know that individual is no Sturridge, or Giggs or whatever so the next GREAT chance will take a while to get there if at all…

    And lastly Perch. i really though about this one over and over but every time I see this man come on the pitch we have badly screwed up, you make your mind on that one….

    I will ALWAYS KEEP the faith HWTL, we need some QUALITY PLAYERS or even PLAYER come jan ….

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #19

    thebionicMAG

    well said mate see above…

    Demba Ba makes me want to get the new kit with his name..I just hope he doesnt turn out to be Owen 🙂

    He is the bargain buy of the season…what a damn player his finishing to me seems to be IMPROVING every game…he had the great chance to take the gme away from Wolves wich left us under pressure but he is improving ….

    Having said that I dont get why BESTY is not up there with him they look great together…

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  • magpiebop

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #20

    Perch and Simpson proved they will not be missed when they leave in January. Moving Simpson into the middle to accomodate Santon and Ryan Taylor in his best position and keep his free kick threat. Kadar moves up the pecking order as will Streete and Henderson. Tavernier also must be in wii a shout at RB wii his pace and attacking instincts.
    Pardew will have learned a lot about his squad at Norwich.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #21

    Pardew will have learned a lot about his squad at Norwich.

    I dont know so much mate…. You would have though he did at Chelsea but…….then again see what happened….

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #22

    did any one c, the daily mirror report saying that TIOTE is off to chelsea for 25 million in summer

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Well I for one WOULD NOT be surprised at all…..

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  • magpiebop

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #25

    4-1-4-1 Vs Swansea
    Krul.
    Tavernier,Collocini,Kadar,Santon.
    Abeid.
    SAMeobi,Cabaye,Vuckic,Guttierez.
    Ba.

    Subs- Elliot,RTaylor,Williamson,Obertan,Ben Arfa,Ameobi,Best.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #26

    Thing is even if it does happen….we cant change it so just best is to leave it be….. One cannot be stressing about crap like that….

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  • beddersmag

    Dec 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #27

    As bad as perch is, and lets face it hes shi te,cant blame him for it all. Hard to tell who was picking up at times as for some reason we were standing miles off them, but ba was marking holt for one of them and on the last shola actually tried to get out of the way of the ball. Total disgrace. As a few of youhave said you only need to put the man off. Sholas body language and effort suck. Get best back in he had a record like ba not so long ago.

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  • Toontappy

    Dec 11, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Demba is class,I was at Old Trafford and he lead the line brilliantly on his own and to slot that peg home under that pressure was Great to see because the natives made it very difficult for him.
    Gotta say I’m not worried by our mini slump we’ve played top teams apart from yesterday but with 2 home games now,hopefully some big players coming back into contention we should pick up six big points.
    Were seventh with a seven point gap between us and eighth.I agree though we do need to bring in two or three players in jan to push on for Europe.
    Come on TOON back 2 back wins,HWTL….

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 11, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #29

    “Sholas body language and effort suck. Get best back in he had a record like ba not so long ago.”

    agreed….

    That is whaat I wrote…he just seem like he is ont some sedatives or something….just so not in the game…

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  • JBax97

    Dec 11, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #30

    Demba won’t be sold because of his knee. Stoke wouldn’t pay £7m for him so I doubt any club would pay the 20+ million which we should be demanding.

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #31

    JAMES PERCH is responsible for 37% of goals concede in the league

    The so-called “Reliable” / “Versatile” / “World Class” “Centre Back”

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  • veto

    Dec 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #32

    said yesterday, rumours out of training ground and youth squad , tiote , chelsea , 25 million

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 11, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Well what ya gonna do with a goon of an owner?
    He’ll probably be sold.We just have to hope GC can get us some more gems on the black market prices

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 11, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #34

    magpiebop,

    That would be an awesome team. the neggars wouldn’t like it, but it would be very exciting.

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  • DG MAGPIE

    Dec 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Ba for No.9

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  • hatem or love him

    Dec 11, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #36

    absolute bargain, if he didn’t participate in Ramadan who knows how many goals he would be on now. he’s worth at least £15 million

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  • mickg108

    Dec 11, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Imo Ba deserves the #9 shirt,,next season,,has proved his Doubters wrong.
    If Tiote goes,,so what..Cabaye & Abeid can play there…Pards has fookd up not playing Santon earlier,,same goes for Abeid this kid is class & better than warming a bench..

    Bet Pards speel ” I didn’t want to rush Santon” ffs he was bought to replace Jose..

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #38

    40% of my tea ends up down my string vest

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  • Satan

    Dec 12, 2011 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #39

    @Rotonda

    Read what is written mate; I said it’s not ALL Pardews fault but seriously question Simpson at CB….agreed it’s no good playing two RB’s in the middle neither of which has any height nor arial prowess, Pardew got that wrong. That said; had MA acquired a CB in the summer like everyone knew we needed even before Williamson’s injury, then this would all be irrelevant.
    I make the point that those on here who constantly suckle on Ashleys nut sack now need to wake up and smell the coffee on his transfer policy…..if it wasn’t for Graham Carr bailing us out of the shit with
    a few phenomenal finds then you wonder what colour stuff we’d be in….

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  • Satan

    Dec 12, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #40

    @Rotonda

    Read what is written mate; I said it’s not ALL Pardews fault but seriously question Simpson at CB….agreed it’s no good playing two RB’s in the middle neither of which has any height nor arial prowess, Pardew got that wrong. That said; if MA had acquired the CB everyone knew we needed In the summer then this all becomes irrelevant….it irks me the way some continually suckle on Ashleys nut sack….

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