Demba Ba Has Done An Incredible Job Lately For Newcastle

Newcastle take on Wigan at the DW Stadium and Newcastle fans will be hoping that the lads can get their 7th win on the trot.

Papiss Cisse – 9 goals in last six appearances for Newcastle

That kind of form is what it’s probably going to take,  for Newcastle to qualify for the Champions League next season.

The last  four games of the season are against Wigan (a), Chelsea (a), Manchester City (h) and Everton (a),  so the game at Wigan on Saturday is probably the easiest of the four remaining.

But Wigan have also won four of their last six league games, and are trying to pull of another amazing escape from being relegated from the Premier League, in what is probably Roberto Martinez’ last season as Wigan manager.

Wigan gave us a hard time of things at St. James’ Park back on 22nd October, when Newcastle won that game with the first ever goal from Yohan Cabaye after 81 minutes – after he had been set up nicely by Sylvain Marveaux.

And Sylvain and Gabby Obertan are both back in the frame for Saturday’s game,  and both could be on the bench for Newcastle, with the starting eleven expected to be unchanged from the side that beat Stoke 3-0 at St. James’ Park last Saturday.

Papiss Cisse scored his 11th goal of the season last Saturday in just ten  appearances for Newcastle, and Alan Shearer is hoping Papiss can keep on the scoring trail for Newcastle over the final four games.

Cisse has scored 9 goals in his last six appearances scoring in every one of those six games, so we have to hope he can keep that up.

This is what Alan had this to say about Cisse today:

“It’s worked out well for Papiss Cisse since he arrived,””Demba Ba has stopped scoring goals and has done an incredible job for the team, so Cisse has come in and started to score the goals, which was needed.”

“He has taken that on from where Ba left off.”  ” I hope Newcastle can finish the season off in style with Cisse scoring goals and getting them up to fourth.”

It’s good that Alan points out how well Demba Ba has been playing, even though he has not scored since the Aston Villa game – but he is doing a good job up front for Newcastle, and Newcastle’s results are the most important thing, not who’s scoring the goals.

It will not be easy on Saturday but the Wigan game is the first of four games that will take place over a short 15 day time-frame,  until we finish the season on May 13th at Everton.

We have to hope we can be in the top four after that tough Everton game.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope Ba scores against Wigan , would be good for him and the team

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    From last thread…

    Indian…I’m thinking maybe you’re hard to please 🙂

    You start with saying “It shd go 2 the team finishing 4th, no matter who it is” and then through my own point back at me “but why why wd there be a playoff when the defending champion has 2 b there”

    My solution, which I’m not advocating btw, gives an oppurtunity for the defending champions who did not by league position qualify again and the team who finished in the normal qualifiers both a chance.

    And then that team would also have to play the CL qualifier as is normal for 4th spot.

    The defending champions may not even qualify for the group stages anyway, so where is your point?

    Lew Davies…Pardew has lost the plot? Where has that come from? It is the six game run of winning? 🙂

  • Lew Davies

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    CODSWALLOP – I replied on the previous article.

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Haven’t a Lew – Do did i 🙂

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Fail – So*

  • Lew Davies

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #6

    incidentally when was the last time we won 7 on the trot let alone 9 or 10? A very long time ago if ever.
    some of yous just need to take a breath.
    Regarding Demba Ba :
    He clearly had his nose pushed out by the arrival Of Cisse, but is now still happy to be in a winning team.
    He is trying too hard to get that elusive goal, he just needs to relax and it will come when he least expects it.
    He has not become Alan Smith or anything.
    I have no doubts he will score again before the end of the season.

  • Lew Davies

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    lol you should have put Doh did I 😆

  • Lew Davies

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #8

    “haven’t a Lew” thats funny that 😆

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Lew – You are right in that it’s unlikely that we will win the next 4 games. If people genuinely thought that they wouldn’t be worried about the CL final and 4th spot, because 3rd would be ours. People are talking about it, not expecting it (well most anyway 🙂 ), is there any harm in that?

    On Ba, completely agree. You can see he’s frustrated at not getting a goal. If he relaxes and keeps playing like he is, he’ll get some. Good to see him enjoying the game and team performance last week mind

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    It was a “doh” moment for sure 🙂

    Codswallop was a good shout too!

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 26, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #11

    I can’t wait for Ba and Cisse to hit form at the same time …

    Watch out Chelski, Citeh and the Bindipper’s blue mates.

    Another win and some more good results and the pressure will increase on the three London clubs.

    C’mon lads we can beat Wigan.


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