Newcastle Fans Love Demba Ba – He Will Stay

There’s just 10 days to go before July fades away to a memory, and we are hoping that the release clause for £7M in Newcastle striker Demba Ba’s contract will run out then and not be activated, and that he will still be at the Tyneside club for another season.

Demba Ba shown on Monday night in bright new strip
He suits the strip – he should stay!

Alan Pardew has been very consistent over the last few months about his star striker, and he said he wants to keep the lad on Tyneside, and that he will play him up front and center, which is what Demba has asked for, so he will be in position to score goals (many goals) for Newcastle in the coming season.

Demba Ba has begun to observe the Ramadan holy month yesterday, in which he will fast as part of the holy month, so we’re not too sure how Alan will handle him this year during these 30 days or so, as he looked a bit weak last summer during the month of Ramadan.

The reports coming out of the Newcastle camp are that Ba has been more than positive, has trained hard,  and is only making positive noises about staying on Tyneside, and we have to hope that no club comes in for him before a week on Wednesday – 1st August – when the release clause will run out – we hope the release clause will run out.

Alan has talked about his 27 year-old Senegal striker to the Evening Chronicle today:

“They have never been anything other if you speak to Demba.” “He’s always had the same feeling for the club. I think he understands that the fans love him here. He wants to repay that. By the same token we all have to make sure that everybody is happy here.”

“Demba wants to play in a central role.” “He wants to get himself chances to score goals.” “And I think that in 90% of the games next year that’s where he will play.”

Alan Pardew used a 4-3-3 system last season, and he had Ba play out on the left wing, but his goals dried up and his Senegal strike partner Papiss Cisse scored nearly all the goals with 13 goals in his first 14 appearances for the Magpies in that number 9 shirt.

But Demba played well out on the left wing, and of course as well as being a good goalscorer, he’s a very good technical player, and it’s hard to blame him for wanting to play in a position where he can score more goals.

That 90% figure is interesting, but we expect Alan to keep to his word and play 4-4-2 a lot next season, and have Cisse and Ba banging up the opposing defenses, maybe helped by Andy Carroll and of course Shola  Ameobi, as the two alternate strikers.

But Ba, Cisse, Carroll and Ameobi could be an awesome foursome for Newcastle next season, with the emphasis on awesome.

We hope Demba Ba will stay on Tyneside, and we expect Demba  Ba to stay on Tyneside – there’s nothing like being loved where you are playing your football.

And much credit has to go to the Newcastle fans who have warmly embraced and welcomed the fabulous Senegal striker since the  27 year-old arrived at the club – on a free transfer last

That’s just one of the things that makes Newcastle United a great club and a fantastic club to play for.

Howay the Lads!!

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12 comments so far

  • Readingmag

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #1

    When can we buy the home kit, any one know ?

  • jayphoto

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    Good player, hope he stays, though we look strongest at 4-3-3 with cisse central! Still, so many games next season, reckon hel get his chance centrally in some of them! Personally don’t think him cisse link together that well when we go 4-4-2

  • Thump

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    August 1st is the date being bandied about, reading 🙂

  • Readingmag

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Thank you Thump

  • Best9

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    i <3 Demba

  • Best9

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    home kit is released thurs 9th august btw

  • Best9

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    also..third kit is out 30th August 🙂

  • ArtyH

    Jul 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Must be getting old when I played c/f I had an inside right and left and a right and left winger.
    Just hope the two Demba’s can rip the hearts out of all our oppo’s this coming season.

  • Les Grossman

    Jul 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Answer my question please?
    If a bid for Demba ba, of 7m comes in he can walk? Yes!! This is what you told me?
    SO why would the clause say a minimum of 7m? You seemed to know? Ask your boyfriend nick69!

  • PompeyJohn

    Jul 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Ba himself may want to stay but I’m afraid his head may be turned by his team of advisors/agents who are only interested in making a fast buck for themselves and will do this by touting him around. Mind he would still have to pass a medical.

  • Nick 69

    Jul 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    ALL buy out clauses are for a minimum amount, what else is it going to say? A maximum of £7million? it says minimum as that is the least amount of money that activates the clause, but you can also activate by bidding higher amounts. They are hardly going to put a clasue for EXACLTY £7mill are they

  • Les Grossman

    Jul 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Messi buyout clause is 200m?
    Your digging big holes bonny lad! You think you know all about it but you don’t! Calm down.
    Let it rest! I proved you wrong in last post. Please …..I plead take defeat graciously and be positive!
    Your opinions aren’t the only ones that count son. Now turn that frown upside down.


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