Cheick Tiote And Demba Ba Will Miss Up To Five Games

Well it now looks like Newcastle will lose both Tiote and Ba after the 3rd round of th FA Cup against Blackburn  next Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park.

One way to stop Demba Ba this season – get him in  a bear hug

That means the two African players will play only two more games for the Magpies,  including the tough game against Manchester United on Wednesday night.

And what a stunning result it was yesterday when Blackburn won at Old Trafford 3-2 and they had lots  of injuries too.

But  the Red Devils certainly didn’t look  a very good side at all based on yesterday’s display, and we’re not sure whether that’s good or bad for our game against them on Wednesday.

Wayne Rooney will presumably be back against Newcastle, and he was left out of the squad yesterday because of consuming too much  booze at his  Boxing day celebrations of beating Wigan 5-0.

He went out with fellow players Jonny Evans and Darron Gibson and their female partners, and they celebrated a little too much for Alex Ferguson’s liking, and all three players were omitted from the squad yesterday.

This is what Alan Pardew told the Sunday Sun this morning about Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba:

“Their last games here I think will be on Saturday. “It will be Blackburn and then that will be it.”

And given the  tournament starts on January 21st and goes through to the final on 12th February, both players could miss the following five games if the Ivory Coast and Senegal reach the final of that competition.

Sun 15	13:30	H	QPR
Sat 21	15:00	A	Fulham
Wed 01	20:00	A	Blackburn
Sun 05	13:30	H	Aston Villa
Sat 11	17:30	A	Tottenham

That’s 15 points up for grabs while those two top players are away, and we have to hope that our strikers  Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best can come in and score some goals.

And it was good to see the players’ new year resolutions this morning on the Newcastle site, and Leon Best  had but three words to say – score more goals – and he’s dead right there!

As far as losing Cheick goes, we think Haris Vuckic and/or Mehdi Abeid will come in  and get their chance, and we expect both our 19 year-olds to do very well.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Well, nothing new here really.
    Best and HBA up top as first choice and Abeid supposedly to cover for Tiote in the middle.

  • Tiote4PM

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Cannot see us getting any points from those games…

  • planb

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #3

    This is when old pardew will be shown up for what he is a chancer when he has to rely on old shola and best due to his failure to add to the squad because his master ashely doesnt trust him with his money

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    must win those 4 games out off 5

  • Graeme

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Well, if Pardeau and Lambs arse have “Put the work in” – I think that’s his catch phrase, we will be ready to sign players we need today!!!

    This should mean we are not weakened too much by the absence of our only goal scorer and prime defender!! Plus the missing defender and striker we have needed for over a year.

    Still, this is Newcastle – No doubt Pardwho and Lame Arse have just woken up and realised “Hey, there’s a transfer window starting today!!” “Maybe we could have a look at a player or two; failing that we can start a few rumours about possibly signing a good player or two, just to keep the sheep interested”

    In 4 weeks we can tell them we just couldn’t get the right players “Over the line” at the right prices – everyone wanted silly money – its never a good time in this window!!!!

    Hey, what would we know? We only pay the money lol

  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Planb @3 a little harsh on pardew. Don’t think ashley would give anybody else any more money than pardew

  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #7

    This coming in from Twitter

    Billy Sharp is available in a cut-price January deal, as a £1.85million release clause kicks in today – Sunday People

    He has a pretty respectful goalscoring record much higher than current strikers we have at the club, excluding Demba Ba of course


  • GeordieAnt

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #8

    God I hope that we get back on winning form soon and these damn neggers go back into the hole they were hiding in before we started losing because seriously, it’s coming to the point where I don’t even wanna come on the blog anymore because all it is, is negative comment after negative comment. Just shows how fickle some fans are…from chanting “Alan Pardews Black and White Army” to…he’s gonna be exposed as the crap manager that he is. To be perfectly honest he’s doing the best he can with the resources he has. So why don’t you neggers shut up, crawl back into ur hole and let the proper supporters support our club without having to read all your drivel putting the club down. We’re still in 7th place….when we start drifting around 17th-18th place in the league come back and start moaning. Until then….I think I speak for a lot of people on this blog when I say shhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Conan The Destroyer

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Geordieant agreed mate!! The negative comments get very boring….

    Whens Marveaux back in action??

  • GeordieAnt

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #10

    @Conan – well it was reported at the end of November that he was to face 4 months on the sidelines. Reckon we won’t be seeing him back in training til at least the end of Feb…early March

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Jan 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Im not a negger but im not havin this sh*t that ur not a proper fan if u dont think the sun shines out of ap ma and dls arse.i think pardew has done a good job with what he has but the statments he come out with during transfer windows does my head in.he may as well produce a price list for our squad and say if u pay this he’s yours we arent in a position to stop it.i know these decisions are made above him but why advertise it.also we are about to lose oue only goal scorer for pver a month and have no if we start slidin down the wont be ma or dl so itll be left to pardew to spout whatever drivel he gets from i said pards is doing a good job but the way the board run the club doesnt sit well with me

  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Think Best will come through as he has before.
    Gosling could go into the middle again too,he’s got more experience than the other two ads

  • davis_toons

    Jan 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #14

    “He has the potential, but he must overcome psychological and mental challenges so he can express his true value.”

    He is almost like David Dunn maybe. (Blackburn)

    Sparker only at later age…or just a normal technique player..bought at 3M sell at 2M.

    “Manchester United have been tracking him for a long time. They certainly hope to advance him, something that Bordeaux and Lorient have failed to do.

    Will Newcastle do it? He can do much better here then at Utd because there are more chances of playing in the 1st team.

  • davis_toons

    Jan 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #15

    This is Obertan, not relying on RB, (In our case Simpson). Thats more of what fans would like to see…more time is needed. Till he overcome his fear.

    Obertan needs to undertand that Simpson is not an attacking RB and we needed him to created and attack more.

  • Dyer8

    Jan 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #16

    vs 5 games


  • davis_toons

    Jan 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #17
  • Conan The Destroyer

    Jan 1, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #18

    @GeordieAnt cheers mate!! be good when he comes back, I liked the look of the lad..


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