Newcastle have 11 games left in the season, and if they can continue their good form then we could finish in the top seven and even in the top six.
Demba Ba – we must finish strongly
But that will depend on a number of factors – like our defense tightens up significantly, Cabaye and Tiote start playing near their top form and our two Senegal strikers up front, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, keep firing in the goals for the Magpies.
Demba Ba had a bad penalty miss last time out against Sunderland, but those things happen, and his penalty wasn’t that bad, and the Sunderland goalkeeper made a really good save.
His 16 goals in the league for Newcastle this season have propelled the side up to 6th place, and he a very important player for the team, and we hope he stays over the summer.
Of course getting into Europe for next season will help keep him at the club, although Alan Pardew says Demba doesn’t want to leave Newcastle and he loves it on Tyneside.
The Senegal striker wants to keep up the good work at Arsenal tonight:
“As a team we are focused solely on finishing the season as strongly as we can.” “We don’t want the good work we have done in the first six months of the season to go to waste.”
“Our last visit to London at Tottenham was not a good one but we have to learn from that and I am sure we will go to the Emirates fully prepared for the game.”
“Now we turn our attention to Arsenal and we know what a tough game it’s going to be.” “Yes they had a sticky period a few weeks ago but they were outstanding against Tottenham and AC Milan recently, so we will have to be at our best to combat their threat.”
“Robin van Persie has been outstanding for them.” “He is a tremendous goalscorer and deservedly leads the Premier League scoring chart.”
“We were delighted to get the equaliser against Sunderland last week.” “It was very important for the team and the supporters that we didn’t lose the game but really we all felt we did enough to earn all three points.”
Ba could be the key player tonight if he can get back on the goals trail, and he has not scored in his last couple of games at home to Wolves and Sunderland, so he will be keen to get on the scoring sheet tonight.
When Denba Ba comes back he usually gets a hat trick and we remember the one he scored at Stoke to open his account for the club.
If Demba Ba and Papiss Cisee are in goal-scoring form tonight, and our defense can be strong, then we can get something out of this game.
Howay The Lads!!