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Ba To Be Fined By Newcastle – Is This Bring Orchestrated?

9:02 am, Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

It seems the interview Demba Ba did for the French outlet Canal+ could have been a breach of his contract, because he didn’t get permission from the club to do the interview, and of course that was the one in which he said that Arsenal were a very attractive club and that he didn’t like the style of play at Newcastle at the moment.

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Demba Ba – not given permission for Canal+ interview

The story is in the Telegraph and they are reporting that Newcastle could fine Demba Ba two weeks wages and that’s around £90K, assuming he gets around £45K/week.

And the report also cites inside information that Newcastle United made another offer to the Senegal striker last month, in an attempt to remove that daft release clause in his contract, but Newcastle didn’t even receive formal replay to their offer form Ba’s agents.

It’s hard to know how much Demba Ba is involved in all of this, but we’d even hazard a guess that his new discontent with Newcastle has been timed deliberately, so he can claim some reason for moving from Newcastle next month, should a club like Arsenal come along for his services.

Newcastle are reported to be getting tired of the Demba Ba situation – and who can blame the Newcastle board, as it looks like another circus for his services is about to start up again in January.

As we said, we’re not sure how much of this has Ba’s involvement, but the way his agents have acted would strain any club’s patience.

And maybe that’s exactly what will put other clubs off in January – since his agents are almost certain to demand another release clause in his contract and at a low value too – so they get a chance of making even more money off Demba Ba in a year or two.

It’s a bad situation at Newcastle with Demba Ba – that’s for sure.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Bills son

    I agree midfield is a problem but then all season they have been by passed with the ball sailing over their heads for most of it.

    I’m torn between seeing whether Ba going and Remy coming would get us back to 433, playing football with Anita and Cabaye pulling the strings or whether route 1 hoof ball is Pardew’s default position.

    It’s a worry when your top striker says it is and a youth player won’t join because the football is better elsewhere. That’s hardly going to attract other top kids

    Ian Toon

    I missed Beattie’s sea change. What’s he saying now?
    Last I heard he was just not enamoured with Pardew. Very few are these days.

  • 2 hdavid23 // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    we played magnificent last season in the 433, but to keep Ba happy, reverted back to 442… and now he cant stop bitching… he reminds me of what Dwight Howard did with the Magic for almost 2 seasons, both on and off the pitch, whining about everything… i know that its a lot of money, and the club needs the money, but just like i said with Dwight, i must say it about Ba as well: he’s a great player, but is terrible for the morale, so kick him out of the club

  • 3 Graeme // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    An interesting article on how we play without any “defined style”

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/identity-crisis-at-newcastle-united/

  • 4 Grafton83 // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Cisse is better than Ba anyway, good riddance I don’t care anymore.

  • 5 Indian Magpie // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    hdavid do you think he is the reason behind Lakers poor form or is it the absence of Nash. What about D’antonie

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    hdavid
    do you think he is the reason behind Lakers poor form or is it the absence of Nash. What about D’antonie

  • 7 Slank // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Ba should be sold and it is looking increasingly likely that he will be.

    Ba is too big for his own boots. By all accounts, he is a disruptive influence in the dressing room. If the papers are to be believed he wants more money than our captain Colo, which really cannot be allowed to happen as that would undermine Colo and his steadying influence on he team.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a new forward, a new midfielder and a new defender in January.

  • 8 hdavid23 // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Indian, i think he’s one of the reasons, he has the perfect body for a center, but still cant dominate the game like Shaq did, he’s not well-rounded enough i think.. i mean Shaq could knock down jumpshots on a regular basis, Howard cant do that.. but there are many reasons actually.. one is the lack of stability, they had a system for 13 years with Tex and Phil (triangle) and now they’ve had 2 different ones in 14 months, they have to get used to it.. i think Kobe is a problem as well, he’s hard to control, and no coach other than Jackson could do that effectively before.. i think he wants that 6th ring too much, and takes too many shots, doesn’t involve his teammates enough.. and of course Nash’s absence, i think when he comes back (plus Gasol as well) they will be much better, but next season is when they should really be contenders

  • 9 hdavid23 // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    and about D’Antoni, i think he’s a good coach, and i love the style his teams play, but they would need someone to control the defense, as he doesn’t know much about that

  • 10 Indian Magpie // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Hdavid

    Not much of a superman then.

    I hope either of Celtic or spurs can win

  • 11 hdavid23 // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    well, ever since the post-Jordan era, i’ve been a Spurs and Heat fan, so i can agree with the latter part of your last sentence :) i really hope its gonna be a Heat-Spurs finals, it would be very interesting i think, as the two teams have entirely different strengths

  • 12 Indian Magpie // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Hdavid

    I do watch but not as much as you do. Though 1 lasting memory of NBA that i have is of Alan Iverson talking about Practice while at 76ers

  • 13 hdavid23 // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    hahahahaha, that was hilarious… “man, were talkin bout PRACTICE!” :D

  • 14 stuart no9 // Dec 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    BA is correct in what he says regarding our poor , boring football its not good , i can imagine a lot of players being put off by it , and i also think he wont be the only on his travels come jan, however ,there are proper ways to conduct yourself in these situations.
    If it is true what ba said , then he is tapping arsenal up for a move, that is totally out of order. if a club done that or an agent( who i am sure are involved in the interview) they would get done. BA has IMO got no respect for the club or supporters , who have made him into a hero, if he wants to leave, he only has to say.
    as for new players coming in, 1 at most i understand , is not enough given our plight at present he wont save us. the football has to change, tactics, the way pards approaches games, there is so much needs to change just to give us a hope of staying up- i struggle to see how so much can improve enough in 4 month, improve from players right up to the dictators who sadly run our club, to keep us up. QPR is going to be our biggest game since the last time we got relagated- our biggest because i believe lose that game , then start preparing for the fizzy league again, sat urday could be the biggest 3 points of our season, lets hope we get them.

  • 15 magicmac // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    To be honest you cant blame Demba Ba for looking a move away from Newcatle, he knows our owner Mike Ashley has no ambation, other than to promote sports direct through Newcastle, he knows ashley doesnt want to pay the going wrate for a quality stricker, and he knows he can get at least twice as much money at another club, so who can blame the lad for leaving Newcastle for another club, everyone in life trys to better them themselves in life, to all fans i ask you my fellow Newcastle fans, if you were offered twice as much money at another employe to do the same job, would you not except that offer, its an no brainer, perhaps Joey Barton was right when he said if you offer peanuts you will only get monkeys, the sad truth is our great club Newcastle is going nowhere under Ashley, he doest care about our great club or our great fans, he has no respect for anyone, he only cares about his bank account, he also dont the dirt on chris hughton after chris hughton got us promoted 1st time and we were going well in our 1st season back, what a way to treat a great gentleman who was honest and had great intergrity, i always say what goes round comes round, so Mr Ashely you might not be so smug If Newcastle get relegated this season, one thing for sure is if we get relegated, then , then Mr Ashley you wont be up against Chris Hughton and Norwich next season, you told us the reason you sacked Chris hughton as you were looking for a more experienced manager to take Newcastle to the next level, what a joke that was, as iam sure most Newcastle fans will agree, the sad truth is my fellow Newcastle fans is we are going simply nowhere under Ashely other than perhaps back to the championship again next season, but remember Mr Ashely, what goes round comes round. Newcastle for ever, howay the lads.

  • 16 Visten // Dec 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Grafton I agree. As Center Forwards go Cisse is better than Ba in a 4-3-3 fomation but not as good in a 4-4-2. If you put Cisse where the metal meets the meat then he will score a sack full of goals from all angles. Support him with players who can play as withdrawn link up forward like Ben Arfa and Remy and we are in business.

  • 17 numba9 // Dec 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    HAHAHA he doesnt like the style of play at newcastle at the moment, well demba you didnt like it when the TEAM was doing well with a formation and style that suited the TEAM so you have no point whatsoever considering parsnip man has bent over backwards to keep that fake smile on your face changing from a winning formation to one which might suit you! MUSLIMS are supposed to not envy and chase the cash this is where the hatred towards the west comes from, and u are selling that out now, so leave our club because you make no sense at the MOMENT lol

  • 18 JARRAMAG // Dec 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    magicmac

    great post

    to the others who are comparing football to basketball -no idea comes to mind

    those who want Ba to go -i will see you in the championship(thats if you have ever seen us play at all

    Lunatics lets loose on keyboards
    lunatics

  • 19 hdavid23 // Dec 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    we weren’t comparing the two sports, just two individuals’ behavior, and one of them happened to be a basketball player

  • 20 one Tony Green // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    @magic mac sick and tired of people bleating on about our great fans. We moan continuously and it was us who got Sir Bobby sacked. There is absolutely no atmosphere in the stadium these days.
    Where were you last season when we finished 5th and how many matches have you been to this season.
    Whatever you think about Mike Ashley if he had not bought the club we would be a Portsmouth now.
    As for us getting relegated which you seem to want just to say I told you so go and support the SMB.

    By the way this is a football blog not a basketball or any other crap American sport site.




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