Senegal Strikers To Start – Demba Ba And I Are Quite Intelligent

In his press conference yesterday morning Alan Pardew talked about the Demba Ba situation and said that it was unfortunate Ba’s people put out those comments about Alan’s selection of the starting eleven at Goodison Park on Monday night – and as we reported earlier this morning – apologies have now been made to the Newcastle manager.

Alan PardewDemba Ba and I are quite intelligent

Demba Ba was left out of the side of course, and the Demba Ba folks didn’t like that and labeled Alan as crazy – but they really should put a lid on those types of comments – which are not professional at all.

Alan talked about the situation and said that both he and Demba Ba handle things intelligently:

“Ba and Cisse will start. Make no mistake about that.” “But we need them back to their best because they haven’t been at their best, either of them, until that second half at Everton when I thought, suddenly, ‘Here we go’.”

“Demba and I are quite intelligent about the way we go about things. He’s an intelligent boy. Things have been said from within his camp, which I think have been unfortunate. We’ve had somewhat of an apology for that as well and we look forward to the game on Sunday.”

“I don’t think Ba deserves to be dropped and I certainly wouldn’t go down that line.” “I think he’s far too intelligent, and I am, to fall into that trap.”

Well it’s just great to know that we have two very intelligent guys in Demba Ba and Alan Pardew at the club – that’s certainly a big relief. 😀

But Demba Ba could yet stay long term at Newcastle,. and it could be based on a number of things – he loves the Newcastle fans and they love him, and Alan Pardew and him seem to have an excellent working relationship and they like each other.

And of course we heard early last week that the club shop has started to sell that Strawberry Syrup again, and we are told there is now an ample supply that has been stockpiled on Tyneside – and that has to be exciting news for Demba Ba – who just loves the stuff.

So there are at least three reasons why Ba could stay long term at Newcastle, and it  also helps that both men are extremely intelligent – well at least according to Alan.

And to round off this happy story we hope Demba Ba smashes in three goals this afternoon.

Howay The Lads!!

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17 comments so far

  • darrenfletcher88

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Can’t wate for the game!! Ba hat rick

  • bollance

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Today we need the wingers to work hard and double up.

    Last season away they got lots of balls in the box and of course we had a make shift central defence but as I suggest we need to stop that ball coming in first.

    Therefore I think marv will be on the bench. He needs to work hard on the defensive part of his game.

  • tequilamag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Many of the best players have been thick as two short planks. Gazza for example.

  • Burni

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Darren, if the guys play like they did in the second half on Monday then I could see that. BA seems to want to prove something which is great. I can see cisse getting a goal today as well and maybe Ben arfa. Am I getting carried away?

    I just want the lads to turn up from the start

  • darrenfletcher88

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Are season starts here,these are the teams we should be steam rolling!!!

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Was Gazza thick or just a bit too excitable. I think you have to be quite bright to play 1st class football, maybe less so at centre back, don’t imagine Stevie Taylor’s any Rhodes Scholar, for example

  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Attack Toon attack attack!


    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Rip em apart Ba n Cisse

  • hattambenarfa

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    think its united liverpool and city arsenal today streaming us in the middle can see some upsets today not with us ofc

  • tequilamag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Jaw, I was being a bit flippant. I dont think you have to be academically bright to be a good footballer. But you could argue “football intelligence”. The ability to spot a pass or get in a good position is vital. Gazza could do all these things but I doubt he could write an essay on how he was able to do it.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Can’t wait for the match as always. I really think Ba is going to kick on since his double against the toffees. What I would like to see more than anything right now is for Newcastle to pass accurately and intelligently across the pitch and not giving the ball away cheaply. The amount of times we hand over the ball is shockingly bad. Luckily for us we have been surviving onslaughts to manage a draw here and there. We can’t rely on one flash of brilliance by one of our top players. We need to play better a a team and we’re still not doing that this season. It is a worry as the games come thick and fast and our small squad can’t seem to find any continuity in their play with the extra problem of mounting injuries.

    SLICK PASSING IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE. And to start the game on fire right from the first whistle!

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Yeah, Gazza was definitely a quick study on a football pitch. Hope he’s doing well.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    I think it’s only a matter of time before the team clicks into gear and specifically Ba and Cisse. There’s an avalanche of goals in those two.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Willo, Simmo, Harper and Elliot all love to lump it forward. We keep losing the ball like this. They have no confidence in their footwork and love the hit and hope idea. We seriously have to overcome this mentality and play from the back with confidence. The times we try to do this the ball is nervously played along the back four, ending with Willo hastily passing the ball back to our keeper only to kick it high and long for us to lose possession yet again. A quality defender ala Debuchy would have solved this. For this same reason I think Pardew should play Anita at RB who is much more comfortable on the ball and can find a pass.

  • Jackson1989

    Sep 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #15

    perch taylor willo santon
    anita tiote cabaye
    ben arfa
    cisse ba

    this is what he needs to play today

  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #16

    lol jaw

  • cla5hb0y68

    Sep 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Harper has a degree, reckon he’s the most intelligent.


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