Demba Ba is the in-form striker at the moment at Newcastle, and he scored three goals in one and a half games last week, and if it wasn’t for Ba’s goals Newcastle would have had three points less than we currently have – which is 8 points from our first five league games, and that’s not too bad, just one point short of where we were at the same stage least season.
Xisco seen training at Benton today – paired with Fab Coloccini
And Newcastle fans will be happy to know that Demba Ba says he’s happy and feeling good at the moment, and he had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:
“Yes, I’m happy.” “I feel good, I’ve had some good games and I’ll just keep on doing what I’m doing.” “I think I’m in better form than last season so I’ll just continue to do what I do.”
“Yohan Cabaye last Monday, the ball he gave me, and Hatem Ben Arfa on Sunday – when you have balls like this it’s easier to score some goals.”
“It hasn’t been too bad,” Ba said. “We’re on the road to what we did last season and we just want to keep doing what we do best and get as many wins as possible, especially at home.”
“Sunday was important because our start was not too good but not too bad. Our start was average and we needed a win to make a good step forward.”
“And we have that win. It was not easy but we have it and we’re very happy that we have three points. That’s always the main thing in this sport.” “I think so and I hope so.”
“Only God knows when Cisse will score, but he just has to keep on fighting and keep on doing what he has to do. Everything else is in the hands of God.”
Good words there from Demba Ba, who always comes across as a really decent guy – even when he’s angry.
As well as strikers Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi and young Adam Campbell, nufcTV showed shots of another Newcastle striker in training today while Alan Pardew was giving his news conference this afternoon – and it was Xisco doing stretching exercises with Fab Coloccini – who he knew very well when they were team-mates together at Deportivo, before they both arrived at Newcastle in the summer of 2008.
But they have had different experiences on Tyneside, with Fab now the Newcastle captain and having become a really great acquisition for us, whereas Xisco has never been quite good enough for the Premier League.
We suspect if Newcastle are not going to use him, he should at least be given the opportunity to go and play out on loan somewhere.
His contract at Newcastle finally ends next summer, and the lad’s only played 9 times for the club. and notice I didn’t even mention we’ve been paying him £50K/week since he signed in September of 2008.
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