Demba Ba Could Be The Key Man For Newcastle On Sunday

Newcastle goalkeeper  Tim Krul, who didn’t have to make many saves against Chelsea, such was the fine work on Wednesday of the Newcastle defense, has been on  interview duty today.

Demba Ba – with those bottles of Strawberry Syrup – key for Sunday

In that second half with Chelsea pressing forward so much, it was testament to Newcastle that Tim didn’t really have to make any top saves at Stamford Bridge, and of course it was that man Papiss Cisse, who again was the star man for Newcastle United with two super goals.

Tim talked about the Senegal striker today, and that second goal, which is likely to be the goal of the season:

“When you have a striker like ­Papiss, if you can keep a clean sheet, he will win you games.” “Cisse is ­incredible. He’s world class and to get him for the price we did was great business.”

“City are a fantastic team and they beat us at their place, but we’re up there and as long as we keep solid, we’ve got Papiss and Demba Ba up front and Hatem Ben Arfa who can make things happen.”

“I’ve just seen the second goal on TV and it’s ­absolutely amazing,” “To be that tired at the end of the game and to do that from near the touchline was something special.”

“He gets so upset when he misses a chance in training and sometimes you see him ­arguing with himself for five minutes.” “It shows you what ­fantastic commitment he has because he wants to score all the time. He’s a worthy No.9 for ­Newcastle.”

We think Papiss’ goal in stoppage time could be the goal of the season, but that’s being unfair to the lad, because there are still two games to play, so the 26 year-old could produce an ever better goal before the end of the season. 😀

After the game in an interview  on Sky Sports, Demba Ba was there to both discuss the game, and act as an interpreter to Cisse, and Ba said that Papiss hit the ball first time in stoppage time,  because he was so tired and didn’t want to hold the ball.

The game at that point was four minutes into stoppage time, but the goal was simply phenomenal, and still brings gasps from TV analysts when they show the goal.

And we have a feeling that Demba Ba may be a key man for Newcastle on Sunday against Manchester City – especially with so much attention being paid at the moment to Papiss.

If Alan Pardew can play in that 4-4-2 formation and give Demba Ba more chance to score, since he will be more central than in the 4-3-3 formation we have played recently, Demba Ba may just come through with his first goal since the home game against Aston Villa.

And we wouldn’t put it past him to score the winner on Sunday, and that would be so fitting for a man who has propelled Newcastle into 5th place in the league, with his fantastic 16 league goals this season, before his pal Cisse arrived in Toon.

And we hope we are not giving too much away here, but the inside information coming out of St. James’ Park is that the Senegal man is taking in more of that Strawberry Syrup elixir, and that’s just one reason he hit the cross-bar just before half time at Chelsea.

We’re hoping Demba Ba can do even better than that on Sunday, in our last home game of the season.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 4, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #1
  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Yeah if Demba Ba have had a little bit more Syrup before the Chealsea game he would have surely broken the crossbar 😀

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    P.s i think it will be 4-2-3-1 for the Man city, but not sure, maybe 4-4-2 will be the winning formula. in Pardew i trust 😀

    Against Chealsea Ameobi got the assist,he is real super sub, he has 5 assists this year 😉

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 4, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Hey, anyone is here? I feel lonely , LOL 😀 i better go and drink some magic syrup myself, i will try no to overdoo it he he 😀

  • milburn11

    May 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Let’s treat this game like a cup final, we’re in Europe whatever happens CL would be great but Europa will do just as well. I can’t abide this club with their indiscipline, arrogance and ghallagersce attitude. Let’s go out on Sunday and give them a big fat bloody nose which will leave them crying into their pints, I’m not a manure fan but I’d rather see the red side pick the PL trophy up every time over the Manc Mackems. C’mon the mags ????

  • ballerfan2

    May 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Interesting reading the comments from Chelsea fans yesterday, mostly favourable and fair unlike many fans comments when they lose to us. However had to smile when one said that Cisse’s shot was intended for row z with the intention of wasting as much time as possible and just somehow finished in the back of the net by accident. ha ha ha.

  • JDdubai

    May 4, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    No offence but am fairly sure you’ve said that you could see Demba Ba being the key man or scoring the winner in the last 10 games and each time he has been crap.

    On what is the assumption based that he will be the key man on Sunday?

    Seriously I wish him to start scoring again and I feel he is going through the same dry spell that every striker goes through at some point but when he isnt scoring he doesnt contribute a lot more, his touch is poor, has no pace, can hardly run as he limps the entire match due to his dodgy knees. At the moment Shola is more effective when he plays for 20 minutes than Demba is for the other 70.

  • ballerfan2

    May 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Incidentally, what does anyone think about the challenge on Tiote considering it was made within 2 minutes of Tiote’s challenge on Mikel. It was clearly an intended retribution and could easily have been very much more serious than it has turned out. I just can’t help feeling that had it been the other way round or maybe Cabaye making that challenge we would be looking at an FA video investigation and, more than likely, a ban.

  • liamgowland

    May 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #9

    7 JDdubai – You’re a moron. His touch is poor and has no pace? You clearly don’t ever watch Newcastle. Demba is an excellent footballer, with a great touch incidentally, and very important to the side. He nearly had a couple on Wednesday, and the goals will come again at some stage, I’m sure of it.

    Also, Mikel should have had a straight red and it would be interesting to see how low key it would have been (it really has had absolutely no coverage) if it had been Joey Barton or Lee Cattermole that led with their elbow like that.

  • TorqToon

    May 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    JDdubai If you think that Demba Ba has been “crap” for the past 10 games then you clearly don’t play/watch/understand the game!!

    There’s more to being a centre forward than putting the ball in the net….his work rate is superb, his touch is incredible and you must have a very short memory…the reason we are where we are is down to Ba.

  • jesperfuglsang

    May 4, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #11

    It is suicide to play our brand of 4-4-2 against Citeh Ed; it has Spurs written all over it.

    We are a 4-3-3 kind of team. A solution is to switch Ba and Cisse around sometimes during the game. If Cisse goes wide more often or drops down a bid it will lwave room for both Ba and Ben Arfa 🙂

    Just my opinion.

  • JDdubai

    May 4, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Sorry guys but I think he has limited us, especially when he plays left attack. He’s a centre forward or nothing(an excellent centre forward i agree), need to have more mobility and pace on each flank in the 4-3-3 to be more effective. Like I said he is in a drought which will hopefully end soon but I can think of more matches when Shola has been more impressive in his cameos recently than Ba has been.

    I agree Ba was fantastic up til Xmas but my point is that was when he was centre forward, since Cisse came in he was shoved onto the wing and he isnt effective in that position, it needs a Hoilett or someone to play there.

    Also Pardew has been switching Ba and Cisse from centre forward to left wing to keep Ba happy, as soon as you start to change the system for the sake of keeping 1 player happy then it is dangerous. I think its clear that Cisse should be left as the front man all the time and not waste his energy tracking back to cover left back.

    And for the record Torqtoon I played semi-pro for 10 years, been going to St James’ since Willie McFaul’s days and have my first 2 coaching badges.

  • phizzyJ

    May 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Might as well play 4-3-2 and let the remaining one be cisse, lol, he can score from anywhere it seems so let him do whatever the f**k he wants!!!! Haha


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