Pardew Doing His Very Best To Keep Demba Ba


The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has let the fans know that he’s doing everything he can to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle.

Demba Ba – in action last season

We have to think that Alan has already had a quiet talk with the 27 year-old Senegal International, to see whether he’s thinking about leaving the club this summer, and quite honestly Demba Ba should let Newcastle know what his intentions are, and as soon as possible.

That’s because if he wants to leave then he should move on, but it will mean that Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board will need to bring not one, which is the current plan, but two extra strikers in this summer.

We were hoping to hear something more official on the status of Demba Ba, after pre-season started up last Thursday, but nothing yet.

But at least the Newcastle manager seems to be doing his level best to keep the Senegal striker at Newcastle, and you cannot ask much more than that.

This is what Alan said today:

“I want Demba to stay.” “He’s a Newcastle player and all I’m focusing on is making sure he’s a Newcastle player next season.”

Demba Ba was great last season, smashing in 16 goals in by February, and even though the goals dried up after that, he still played well, and helped to ensure that his Senegal strike partner Papiss Cisse scored the goals – 13 goals in just 14 appearances to be exact.

And there’s now only 23 days to go before that release clause of £7M in his contract expires, and then we can all breath just a little bit easier – assuming he’s still at Newcastle on August 1st.

We hope Demba Ba stays at on Tyneside next  season, and we’d love to hear him say that’s what he wants to do.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.

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149 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Keeping him is vital imo. Keeping all our top players is vital. We’ve accumulated about £30-40 mill in transfer fees over the years, and now we’ve removed a substantial ammount of the wage packet.
    So don’t sell any bluchips and keep em coming in.

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  • Beardo

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #2

    5 days to go.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Gotta keep hold of big demba hes a vital part of the team

    @ruddy from last topic

    Dont get me wrong we need to be developing the youth and we certainly seem to have some very talented youngsters just dont think it would hurt to have another guthrie type not quite first team but can come in and just click in when needed

    On gosling i really hope he does make it i always rated him at everton the only thing that worries me is i seem to remember hearing he hasnt really settled well at all and was a wee bit lazy at training hope its not true and he really steps up for us along with obertan

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  • geordielad123

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #4

    He wont go

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #5

    If Ba hasn’t already told AP that he will reject other offers (and it seems clear he hasn’t said that) then he IS ready to leave.

    In which case – thanks for what you have done for us, good luck with your choice and goodbye.

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #6

    @ toonincheek

    Yeah, because you should always take a players word for it if he says he wants to stay or not

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Obertan is a player that, for those that probably remember, I am a big fan of. I think his confidence was just knocked and last season was a season for him to re-find his form and confidence. Pardew showed a lot of faith in the lad and I think we will see much more accomplished performances from him this season. He is still a young fella and we need to give him time.

    Time will tell whether we do sign that extra body in the middle to boost the numbers, maybe that’s why we are supposedly looking at Anita. Can play in the middle and along the back so would be another Perchinho type player.

    Well this season would be a big one for Gosling, I fear that if he moves on loan to someone, heard Blackburn mentioned earlier, that it will not be for him to gain first team football to aid his development that it will the first stage of shipping him out the door. Would be a shame if a player of his talent didn’t realise it at our club.

    I’d be more concerned about losing the likes of Tiote or Cabs than I would be about Ba but I do think he is a big asset to have in the squad.

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  • woodsee

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Is no one else gettin fed up with this ba situation,if he doesent wanna stay after what he achieved last season then more fool him,but personally i think he will stay

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  • GeordieRooster

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #10

    If Dembas loyal to us im happy for him to stay and if he wants to go i dont want players here who dont want to stay , whether he stays or goes we need to sign john gudetti , hes got everthing including good crack.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Ruddy i seem to remember you briefly mentioning obertan!

    Hopefully with the increased fixture list next season we can accommodate him and benny i think alot of ppl actually have forgotten he plays for us!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Tbf he did say that “rumours are rumours” so I don’t think he wants to go anywhere anyway but in football you never know.

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  • joeytoon

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #13

    this is already shapin up like the enrique saga, we dont want ba to leave ,and if he doesnt, and he should know by now,hes had all summer to think about it he should come out and say so and lets get on with preparing for the season, this way we will only need to look for one striker

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  • rknufc

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #14

    i became a club member a few months ago and i want to use my free months trial for nufctv…. i need my code to redeem the month of nufct…. does anyone know how to get the code??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Woodsee i think to be honest this is a media driven situation demba hasnt said he wants to leave at all

    Magpieman from last article agree with what you said about willo

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  • Billythefish

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #16

    If we keep the better players which it looks likely at the moment, then I don’t see anyone wanting to leave. I can only see us letting players leave who aren’t part of the longterm plan and ambition of the club.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Hopefully I am vindicated this season and Oba tears sh!t up, would make the constant arguments I had with people worthwhile 😀

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  • THE TOON BOY

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Good to see this but I don’t think many clubs would have bid in anyways because of his drop in form and goal drought not to mention his knee could cOme a problem again

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  • pardew no 1

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #19

    if the lad wants to go so be it then we can get that lad from city and still have 2 mill spare and that can help to get anita i think thats how u spell it

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Ruddy, My friend you are playing blind there 217

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #21

    @17 fogot to press shift

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Some one posted this interview the other day was a good interview but think the web site its on read a bit too much into ba’s choice of words have to say his english is brilliant

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-wire/demba-ba-interview-newcastle-fans-are-best-ive-seen-so-far/

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Manager of team says he is doing everything in his power to keep star player….shocking news 😀

    Ed was obviously bored by the tennis chat as well and tool action by added this, for that I thank u Ed sir u are a true gent 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Ruddy i hope you are aswell would like to see any player wearing the black n white do well

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Indian I do not wish to be rude but I find myself immediately dismissing your opinion. I respect your right to make it but I also respect my right to not listen to you in any way shape or form.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #26

    @tads

    Shame that other “fans” don’t share the same opinion isn’t it.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Wwycd did you not know the blog had changed into a tennis forum?? Tomorrow its volleyball

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Sure Ruddy,

    is that for that comment or overall you dont want to exchange views

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Ruddy @25 and 26 well said 😉

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #30

    toonarmydownsouth
    Is this what we have become? Has tubs finaly beaten us down so much that we much resort to discussing TENNIS or VOLLEYBALL? Has he finally done what he wanted to all along and ripped the soul from our club? Now he has killed our resolve he can sell our star players and buy cheap alternatives without any cry of uproar!

    Yeah lets see how long ur tennis talk lasts now big man 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Wwycd tbf its womens beach volleyball

    But holy fcuk your right how did i not see it!
    Ashleys plan all along was to distract us with the wimbeldon final while as we speak he ships out our entire squad and is gonna rebuild it in the image of ketsbia!!
    Thankyou for showing me the light big fella 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Wwycd oh and ASH OUT!

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  • Levi

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #33

    tongo doumbia said he is in talks with a premierleague club. havnt seen him play but as anita deal has cooled off could it be we are after him? if it is us he is in talks with that is. to be honest iv never heard of him not sure if he is a holding midfielder or attacking. if any one seen him play feel free to enlighten me!:)

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #34

    @Indian

    It’s in general. I find your constant negativity unwarranted and unnecessary. You move from player to player whom you deem not good enough and just lampoon them, despite the fact that they wear the black and white for us.

    Players are not beyond reproach but you constantly slate them even when they are playing well. So in essence I find you frustrating and not in the least bit insightful so I find no reason to wish to engage in any form of discussion with you.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #35

    @Ruddy
    We need to keep the faith in players. I’m sure there are some certain ones on here that wanted us to get rid of Collo and Enrique in their time, but now sing their praises.
    Keep your faith about Obertan mate, i’ll keep it too.
    Hopefully he comes good, that’s only beneficial.
    To not want and hope for that for players is shortsighted.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Ruddy
    Haha its so simple once u notice isnt it? He is a sly devil that portly gentleman of illegitimate lineage from Sorthern England

    toonarmydownsouth
    Nothing like a good bit of Ashley bashing to bring back the NUFC chat haha

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Levi i can honestly say ive never heard of him how far did he get in wimbeldon?

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 8, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #38

    @tads
    Ash out, lol, i remember the last summer window mate. Oh man, that was a long one. Oddly enough, those who worked against MA their hardest is nowhere to be found this window.
    Why do u think that is? 😛

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 8, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Thanks Ruddy,

    TBH, i did not want that long an answer, i get it, you dont want to criticize, so, from now on no exchange b/w you and me.

    Thanks
    Take care

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #40

    @Dannyo

    Yeah exactly lad, Colo was dreadful in his first season with us, and now he is our captain and influential leader. It should be second nature to just want every player who pulls on the black and white to succeed for us but it seems that certain shortsighted fans seem to revel in the fact that certain players are not living up to their potential instead of backing them and I find that point of view very frustrating

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