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Demba Ba Release Clause Active In Every Transfer Window

6:59 pm, Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 100 Comments

It seems that in every transfer window, Demba Ba’s release clause will become active, so if for some reason he’s still at Newcastle in February, the release clause will again become active in the summer – is this a sorry state of affairs or is this a sorry state of affairs?

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Alan Pardew – at his press conference

Alan Pardew talked about the Demba Ba situation in his press conference today, when he asked about the Senegal International:

“It’s unfortunate that the contract he has leaves open a lot of questions because we have this clause and every window that comes around, I have to answer the same questions.”

“It would be disappointing for him to leave in this window for this club and for his team-mates here, but the decision will be his, ultimately, because that clause is there.”

“The most important things we have got with Demba is he is someone who is a goalscorer and he is scoring goals, and that’s very, very important to a side.” “His commitment to and work-rate for the team, I don’t fault.”

The interview Ba gave recently to Canal+ came up in the press conference, and Alan Pardew said he had talked to Ba about it, and that his comments were misinterpreted when the translation was made into English – and Alan was satisfied that Demba Ba did nothing wrong and he would not be fined.

This is what Alan said about that interview:

“I have had to because it was quoted in England not correctly, and that’s unfair on Demba and unfair on us.” “There will be no disciplinary procedure against him. There was one procedural matter where he could have informed us and should have, really, but that’s neither here nor there.”

“The most important thing for me is that the content of that conversation was about trying to turn the situation around, like all of us.” “We are professional people, we want to win. That’s what we are paid for and I have got no problem with anything he said in that interview.”

Alan was more than down to earth in the news conference, and in a way it was refreshing that he accepted Newcastle were in a very bad situation currently – yes it’s doom and gloom he said – but he also said it’s up to himself,  the coaches and of course the players to fight their way out of the mess we are in.

And Alan said the fight against relegation could well go on until May – when the season ends.

I hope he was saying that with tongue in cheek – but it didn’t look like it. :(

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100 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonBano // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Here we go again…..

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    ruddy

    gullit and dalglish both got us to 2 cup finals and got the boot the next season

  • 3 breno95 // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Only remains a problem if Ba remains at NUFC under current contract Ed.
    If and it’s a big if a new deal can be agreed then one has to assume that the powers that be will either :-
    A) not have a release clause
    Or
    B) have a far larger release fee

  • 4 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Toonbano…What do you mean? This is news to me like!

    Ed….Can we get a new article up? Even if it’s a blank one :)

  • 5 toonicle // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Either sign him to a new contract without the clause or let him go in January. Seems like the only 2 good options, and I don’t see him signing a new contract sadly…

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Repost

    Rotonda
    Alot of wigans injuries are fringe players 3 odd first team, our starting 11 maybe better but tgey lack the same quality of depth as we do plus we have europa

    If the point was we have a better squad so should do better then why mention di matteo? Manager of one of the PL’s elite and expensivley assembled team and got them knocked out the group stage of the CL and was fading in form in the league who constantantly blamed fixture congestion and referee decisions!
    He didnt get MK Dons promoted he got WBA promoted in second behind the toon ;)
    Had a terrible run in the PL mist fans were glad to see the back of him
    Laurent blanc would he even come here? And doesn’t he hate benny? Back from his days at lyon?(marseille?) gave him a chance to show he’d changed by including him in the euros then they had a bust up and benny didnt feature again

  • 7 bambams // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Does ba’s clause only apply to champions league clubs ?

    I am sure it was written a cl club only had to bid the 7.5 mill but other clubs outside cl would have to match a valuation set by the club.

    Anyone ? Have I got this wrong ?

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    I thought benny had issues with deschamps, not blanc.

    After this season, last 3 games excepted, I think i would just take anyone who would just play football on the ground.

  • 9 Ghost Of Catchy // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Demba Ba will do whats right for Demba Ba, and so he should. I would do the same, and so would most of you lot.

  • 10 ToonBano // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Ibiza – I was just making reference to when Demba put those exacts words on his twitter regarding his never ending transfer stories a couple of weeks back.

    I am sick to death of the whole thing. Back and forth, back and forth.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    I’m not sure what the clause is,but as we got him for free and are definitely not going to let him leave that way would it not be a good idea to offer him a big pay rise until the summer make him play on the left then get shot of him,but then if he is worried about not scoring in that position it will decrease his offers in the summer,the ball Im afraid is in his court.

  • 12 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Ibiza
    Last night they interviewed a reporter from the top French sports paper on the transfer of Remy and he said he was wanting a move and the president of Marseille the club as in England at the moment

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Rotonda
    He does have problems with deschamps but also with blanc, wor benny was a pain in the ars3 when in ligue 1

    Thats your view on it fair enough, but me im happy to give who ever our manager is at least half a season and atleast take on board the factors surrounding the squad which aren’t necisseraly down to the manager

  • 14 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Ooh a new new catchy

  • 15 niafron // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Here’s the rumour in France:

    Ben arfa’s Circle of acquaintances established contact with a top 5 english club.
    For a move next summer.

  • 16 Shane // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Gone are the days when many players chose loyalty and the faith shown in them by the club and fans over money.

    It’s not a case of wanting away to win things otherwise he wouldn’t have mentioned Arsenal.

    While you’re here I support you. When you ultimately choose to leave Demba just remember it was us, Newcastle United that gave you the chance and platform to reignite your potentially injury shattered career.

  • 17 Super Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    So we have to put up with this again if he stays? We should sell him IMO. He clearly has bigger aspirations and his ‘people’ are causing too much of a stir. The speculation surroundings Ba’s future is starting to get irritating and could make way for a new player to fit into a better system.

    If he does go; I thank him for his time here and the goals he has scored for us. But if him and his ‘people’ don’t want to be here because of money then it is best for both parties if he is sold.

  • 18 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Shane
    A) his career didnt need igniting
    B) it was west ham who gave him a chance not us we just signed a proven goal scorer on a free, he choose us over a couple of clubs
    C) what loyalty from the club? Surely its only fair if want him to remove his clause then the club should remove the injury clause? And as for wages as striker of his calibre shoukd be getting about 60-70k if you believe the original reports he’s on about 30 with perfomance bonuses (which i’d inagine our goal bonuses possibly explaining why he was so fcuked off playing LW)

  • 19 Magpies-till-d3ath // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Charlie- what newspaper was it?

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Niafron
    Is that basically saying he’s instructed his agents to find a big move for him?
    I was talking to torq toon earlier about cabella would be intrested to hear your opinion on the lad

  • 21 JAMSHA // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&client=mv-google&hl=en-GB&v=q4R23vh9ZbM&fulldescription=1

    newcastle fan.in.the music video :$

  • 22 south coast toon // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    its no good having this every time atransfere window comes around, we are supossed to be biulding for the future you cant build a team around someone who might up and leave 2 days before end of transfere window, if he goes late in jan we have cisse, shola,ranger cambell,what happens if cisse gets injured or banned and shola the same, no it needs to be sorted,offer him the going rate if that aint good enough bye bye and replace

  • 23 Scotty // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Just sell him… If he was happy he’d sign a new deal to eradicate this clause. All this does is surround the club with negativity… Really bored with this now… Seriously, I’d sell him on 1st jan….

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Toon bano
    Just to counter the potential racism concern in the ukraine shown in panorama’s special

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jun/06/panorama-attacked-sensationalist-euro-2012-racism-claims

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Would the Europa league not be more interesting if the winners of each Europa group went into a last 32 of CL rather than vice versa.

  • 26 Super Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Jail
    No, because we could then have the likes of Stoke and Fulham in the CL. The winner should get an automatic entry into the CL.

  • 27 ToonBano // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    ToonArmyDownSouth – I have no doubt BBC made the reports as dramatic as they could and edited it up to the eyeballs.

    But the facts are, the fans were doing what they were doing. That wasn’t fake. And it’s not like that stuff was just a one off that the BBC just happened to luckily capture.

  • 28 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    JFA
    Aye do think you should automatically qualify for CL if you win the EL

  • 29 Readingmag // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Oh face facts hes off…hate to say this but..

    1. We got free \ on the cheap
    2. If really wanted stay He could
    3. I think Papa is a better player without him, and should to improved.
    4. It must bring disruption to the other players
    5. We can move on, at least the club, manger / board can plan for the future.

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Super magpie,
    That’s assuming Stoke and Durham would win their respective groups,but I also think that under the current format the winner of the comp should get an automatic spot and the finalists a qualifying chance.

  • 31 niafron // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    @TADS

    Ben arfa do not have an agent. He just have a trusted advisor, a former sports journalist called Michel Ouazzine, who follow him since he’s a child.

    He also got a representant in England, Simon Stainrod.

    It’s probably one of them or maybe the both who are talking for him with other clubs. If there’s any discussion at all, sure…

    Concerning Cabella:

    An excellent player, and, in my opinion, the profile the team need to improve passing and technical skills.

  • 32 colwell // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    This has too be the worst clause ever to put into a players contract, from day one he has been looking to move onto better things. At least have it come into play after three years etc.

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Toon bano
    Aye but in all honesty you get scenes like that all across europe, italy spain czech republic etc i dont think the issues are any stronger there like
    But still no room for it in the game

  • 34 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Magpies-till-d3ath
    sorry to be so vague – not sure but he was speaking to the lads on Total Sport – Radio Newcastle Last Night

  • 35 Scottiedog // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    I would now personally get Ba out of the squad completely until he makes his mind up – sign and play or go!! It is time to focus on Cisse and ply him up front as we really cannot count on Ba. Also if he is going is he really going to play at his best??

  • 36 niafron // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    @TADS

    Yes this is the rumour. This is about european football. Beny want to play the CPL, and he could feel it will never happen with NUFC.

    One more time, this is JUST a rumour, what Beny really think, ain’t got a clue.

  • 37 ToonBano // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    TADS – Oh aye, you get that stuff across the whole of eastern europe, spain & italy.

    That stuff in Metalist was extreme like.

  • 38 niafron // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Got to go lads, bonne soirée messieurs.

  • 39 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Niafron
    Ah cheers mate shame if true but wouldnt be suprised
    On cabella thanks for that heard fantastic things about him and just sounds a truly fantastic player a bit like a young david silva in the making!

  • 40 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Tads ,
    Definitely,they have to do something to spruce it up as there is a lot of dross and to many games without sufficient financial reward,I also think that there should only be two teams from each country,there was a time when Id heard of pretty much every team playing in Europe and tbh when I heard we had Metals I said to my mate some Russian team.

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    ToonBano
    Aye true enough you do get some proper extremists out there
    Remember reading about a fan group from an italian club, can’t remember which one like, but basically they drove down the street on scooters through the away fans and slashed them with knives!

  • 42 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    JFA
    It does seem a bit dated like and its actually a pretty long comp if you start in the qualifers a real drain on club resources and as you said no real reward other than pride!
    And with the ‘elite’ clubs in each league the CL really is only for the rich

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    I read something a few weeks back saying they were considering ditching it and expanding the Cl .

  • 44 jasper // Dec 20, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    I love Santon’s runs as much as the next fan but…..

    http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/12/20/the-trouble-with-dribbling-why-even-at-barcelona-only-lionel-messi-is-allowed-a-mazy-run/

    When did one end in a goal?

  • 45 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Tads,
    Still can’t understand how fifth place had to qualify but the league cup winners get an automatic spot but I suppose that’s the league protecting their Mickey Mouse cup which incident no other top league has,and to think they really tried to milk it a few years back with the Full members cup.

  • 46 Lee Dodd // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Here We Go Again !!!! Release Clause Release Clause. Get Him Gone and Get Carroll and Remy In. Simples. !!!!

  • 47 Magpies-till-d3ath // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    http://m.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/newcastle-boss-pardew-admits-interest-in-france-star-remy-1-5244727

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Lee Dodd ,
    If you expect anything less I would suggest ignoring this blog till Jan 31st which I wish I could.

  • 49 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Jfa
    Yeah there talking about scraping it and making one massive european comp which could be great
    The league cup does seem a bit dated just think 2 domestic cups is too much with the league and then if your in europe aswell its makes a very congested fixture list especially when the FA p1ss and moan PL clubs aren’t taking it seriously!

  • 50 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Magpies
    Wtf say has he got in the matter anyway its up to Dirk Dastardly and his orrible negotiations round the gaming table.

  • 51 Ghost Of Catchy // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Carroll cant play for 3 clubs in one season.
    So that aint gonna happen.
    And if you think we play awful football at the moment,it will get worse if he returns.

  • 52 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Tads ,
    I could be wrong here but I think the league cup is a run by a different association than the FA cup.

  • 53 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    JFA
    Lol true ;)

  • 54 Super Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Jail
    It’s a good idea to have a 64 team CL but it wouldn’t be the CL anymore. What they should do is get rid of the group stages and make it a KO tournament. This means there will be less games and more to play for.

  • 55 GeordieToon89 // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    We dont need Carroll back, Sell Ba if he doesnt sign a new deal and then buy Remy,

    Ben Arfa————Remy
    ————–Cisse

    This would equal nothing but quality and goals both Remy and Benny would bring the best out of Cisse

  • 56 addiosamigo // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    I love Demba just as much as any other NUFC fan, I say pay him what he wants, which is reported to be 90k. He’s definitely a proven goalscorer and he’s proven that he’s worth those wages. Look at RVP, Ba has the same amount of goals yet RVP is reportedly on 250k a week. Some other club will pay what he’s asking for, I bet even QPR would. I know we have a strict wage structure but it should be broken for special circumstances and this is one of them; we are in trouble, we need to keep our squad. The club can definitely afford it! Lets face it I certainly wouldn’t work for less wages than someone who’s doing exactly the same job as myself, no one would, Ba is no different. But saying this it maybe a load of rubbish what’s being said, and he may genuinely just not want to play for us anymore, which would be a shame, but until January were never know.

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Super,
    Do you mean the EL,I think whatever they do its a poor cousin to the CL unless they make some incentives like automatic qualification to the big one.

  • 58 Graeme // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Super Mag, the whole point of creating the league format was to ensure every team would get at least 6 money spinning ventures BEFORE they could get knocked out.

    It was purely for the financial benefit of the clubs taking part, AND of course UEFA!!

  • 59 Super Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Jail
    Both ideally. It would make teams put more into the competition because they could be out with one bad performance while with the group stages you can afford to slip up. But like you have said, the EL will never be as big as the CL. I see where you are coming from by saying group winners should go into the CL. But, would you make the teams who finished 3rd in their group ( this is CL teams) go into the EL knockout stages?

    Graeme-
    It’s not like clubs make that much is it? Isn’t it something like £2m altogether for all 6 games?

  • 60 Ghost Of Catchy // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    The uefa cup was always good.Then they messed around with it & now its pish.

  • 61 NUFC FOR SALE // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    This Ba situation is an absolute joke.

    This is Newcastle United for god sake, we’re not Wigan or Southampton or Fulham.

    Its time this club started to take back some pride and stature and tell Ba he either signs a new contract this weekend without the clause of hes dropped for the Man Utd and Arsenal games and he WILL be sold in January.

    This club shouldn’t be putting up with this cr@p every transfer window.

    It just proves to me yet again that the people running this club have no back bone and don’t hold the club in the same regard as we do…..don’t even get me started on the Nile Range situation…..do you think for one minute Ranger would still have a contract at Man Utd…Ferguson would have kicked his @rse out of te club and tore his contract up in his face.

    Ba either sign the new contract, sack your Del Boy agents or find yourself another club and we’ll get on with being Newcastle United.

  • 62 lannywm // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Hi all

    Never commented on this site before, i feel the passion for the toon and thats a very good thing. But why don’t all the fans protest about watching good football. Be that with the use of banners or protest. I would not pay 1p to watch poor football with any team. Football should have evolved in England with pass and move being the key. I don’t want to protest about Pardew being sacked, but why not protest about the sytle of play.

  • 63 Graeme // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Super Mag, you were talking about the CL – Champions League, its worth MANY Millions. The EL – Europa League is only worth £3-4 Million if you win it.

    NUFC for sale – The Ba situation as you put it was created by NUFC for NUFC, to protect NUFC. They were determined not to get caught out if Ba’s knee gave up. This limits Ba’s wages, but gives him playing incentives ie, if he is out injured, it reduces NUFC’s bill.

    As a consequence, Ba accepted lower wages, BUT a release clause was inserted to allow Ba to move for a set fee so once he proved his knee was ok, he could leave to improve his wages. NUFC can remove the clause, by renegotiating the Contract, but they will have to pay Ba a lot more than they are now and they don’t want to do it.

    Once again NUFC are gambling that no other club will risk taking him on because of the knee, while refusing to pay him what he’s worth, to remove the clause.

    Ba knows what he is worth, his “advisers” know what he’s worth, every manager in the country know what he’s worth. I get the impression Ba would like to stay, but he wants paying nearer his value.

    Its a guess, just my opinion!

  • 64 Super Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Graeme
    I know that, I’m saying that if the CL became a 64 team tournament then it wouldn’t be the CL anymore. However, it would be good financially as the teams in it would make lots of money and so would UEFA. At the end of the day money will win.

    We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. But the current format needs to change.

    Anyway, I’m off for the evening. Good night.

  • 65 bottle // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    What I admire about SAF is that no player is bigger than the club. Not keen on him personally like but players come and go and he even faced down Rooney.

    Wish we had that bottle with Ba.

  • 66 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Bottle,
    Like your idea but Rooney didn’t exactly get faced down probably got a bollocking for going public but ultimately got himself a new contract on par with the other top earners at the club.

  • 67 bottle // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    JfA

    Rooney really did back off pretty quickly. Contract bribe or no. My point stands as we all know who SAF has transferred out. Prima donnas who thought they were bigger than the club. No names no pack drill

  • 68 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Bottle,
    We all know who SAF has shipped out but like I said Rodney got himself a fat new contract on par with the rest of the highbearners at Old Trafford after his shenaniagans .

  • 69 bottle // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Jfa

    Do you not think we should show the same cojones then ?

    Is Ba more trouble than he’s worth – that seems to be the equation

  • 70 nufc7lad // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Kruk
    Santon Douglas Colo Ferguson
    Anita Tiote
    Ben Arfa Cabaye Remy
    Cisse

    DREAMING

  • 71 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Bottle,
    Maybe if we really want to keep him pay him what he’s with and tell him to sack his advisors.

  • 72 Tsunki // Dec 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Dont know if its been posted before but heres an interesting recap of our new boy

    http://omarseilleuk.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/is-remy-looking-north/

    Remy Remy,
    How you thrill me
    Ah – Ah, Loic Remy..

    Needs a bit of work here and there …..

  • 73 t00ntime // Dec 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Dont know if its been mentioned yet, but according to the daily mirror Our offer for remy has been accepted. 10mil+marveux

    I really hope this is true but not getting excited yet

  • 74 beefman13 // Dec 20, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    A decent lad is remy if we get him, hes had a bit of an injury hit season so far, certainly got a good pedigree 17 french caps, just needs to get up to full speed and we could be on a winner big time. here`s hoping!

  • 75 BigKirky // Dec 21, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Would love Remy and Ben Arfa either side of Cisse as a front three. Cisse starts scoring again, no problem.

  • 76 mattyNUFC // Dec 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    ahh it’s been a nice hiatus from the blog. will stay that way but a few thoughts on everything as of late:

    who could blame any player for wanting to go? Ba, whether he fits in our system (whatever the hell that is) or not is a 70-80k a week striker, easily.

    on the EL draw: it’s an easy draw? we’ll lose two on the bounce the way we’ve been playing. the Ukrainian league is no mickey mouse league. get your heads straightened.

    on Pardew: improvement? vaguely. we’re still losing. we still have zero cohesion. cuts one of the saddest figures i’ve ever seen- game after game after game

    QPR: worried

    this blog: think i’m pretty much over it. same old same old. i feel the same, you feel the same, we all feel the same as we did a year ago. i’m getting fed up with the football to the point of indifference.

    my dad watched the MC game with me. told him beforehand we’d lose. said we’d be lucky if it was by no more than 3 goals. out of all the little quips he muttered, the greatest two stood out:

    - “He’s (pards) bringing on a defender when you’re two goals down?”

    - “What the hell is that guy doing on the field? Disgusting (verbatim)” – in reference to Jonas

    someone said it perfectly not too long ago; Jonas is the new Alan Smith

    oh…..well

  • 77 hadthetshirt // Dec 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    I can remember quite a few slagging Ba off when he was on ramadan and not scoring.Let’s face it we got him on a free,he has scored goals for us consistently now he can go and make a lot more money.Fair play to him.What we we have said if he had a recurence of his knee injury.Listening to the way some fans are slagging Cisse off I don’t blame him for taking the money.Maybe Cisse might get some goals again playing as our main striker.Add Remy up there and were cooking again.We still need defenders and a creative midfielder.Lets hope we get them this window,and not another end of January doom and gloom scenario.Merry xmas to all and in Johnny Craddocks words “I hope your mince pies turn out like fanny’s”

  • 78 Baro // Dec 21, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Mirror claiming we have struck a deal seeing Marveaux going the other way as well as 10 million agreed….

  • 79 Baro // Dec 21, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    I hope we sign Remy as well with SIssoko, and a defender, preferably center back

  • 80 santonthenewmaldini // Dec 21, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Man why do we have to get rid of Marveux in this deal??

    The guy will leave and go back to France and will probably become a good player again because he gets a run i dont think he has had a fair crack of the whip

    The guy is not a winger he is a central midfielder and the only game where he has got to play there was against Wigan and he was really good that game

    Also the long ball football that we have been playing has been terrible and did not suit him either hopefully we look to play it on the deck when we get our new signings and hopefully Williamson is nowhere near the pitch when we get our new defenders…

  • 81 stunna // Dec 21, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    Has anyone heard if the buyout needs to be triggered by a certain earlier date during the Jan window? I read it needed to be before July 31 during the summer window, presumably to give us time to replace him.

  • 82 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 21, 2012 at 5:13 AM

    @61:

    You hit the nail on the head with that Post ! Could,nt agree with you more.

    This whole flipping BA situation is really starting to piss me off. But at the same time it surprises me that such a contract with continuous running release clauses would be allowed to be signed in the First place? Are we Naive or what?

  • 83 RonVanDam // Dec 21, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    Yessss. We have signed Remy

  • 84 RonVanDam // Dec 21, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has agreed a £10m deal for 25-year-old Marseille striker Loic Remy – paving the way for Magpies forward Demba Ba, 27, to leave in January.
    Full story: Daily Mirror

  • 85 t00ntime // Dec 21, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    @ron i’m hoping the mail is right but in the summer we had bought debuchy multiple times (according to papers) so dont get ur hopes up yet.

    About the ba situation, u can maybe blame ma etc for agreeing a dumb clause in the contract but atm they cant really handle it any drifferent. We all assume cisse will start scoring if he plays as lone ST but what if pards tells ba that he wont be playing anymore and then cisse doesnt score. We will be forced to either not score anymore or put ba back infront giving him all the “power”(to demand what he wants). Atleast after jan (hopefully) we can have the power because we have brought in a ST (remy) therefore ba cant really demand anything anymore.
    But i dont think ba wud stay if we brought in remy, there wud be noway he wud get 80k nvm 90 if remy was here, and if ba wanted to stay why does he have like 5 agents who keep talking about his transfer. Would you not just fire them? Aw well, all will be revealed soon enough

    Happy end of the world :P

  • 86 t00ntime // Dec 21, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    @ron i’m hoping the mail is right but in the summer we had bought debuchy multiple times (according to papers) so dont get ur hopes up yet.

    About the ba situation, u can maybe blame ma etc for agreeing a dumb clause in the contract but atm they cant really handle it any drifferent. We all assume cisse will start scoring if he plays as lone ST but what if pards tells ba that he wont be playing anymore and then cisse doesnt score. We will be forced to either not score anymore or put ba back infront giving him all the “power”(to demand what he wants). Atleast after jan (hopefully) we can have the power because we have brought in a ST (remy) therefore ba cant really demand anything anymore.
    But i dont think ba wud stay if we brought in remy, there wud be noway he wud get the wages he wants if remy was here, and if ba wanted to stay why does he have like 5 agents who keep talking about his transfer. Would you not just fire them? Aw well, all will be revealed soon enough

    Happy end of the world :P

  • 87 t00ntime // Dec 21, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    Ok, Dont know why that sent twice… Sorry about that xD

  • 88 Santon03 // Dec 21, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Just get rid of Ba, less headache, less fuss, good stability for the team. I hope we signed Biglia, his price tag is within our reach (same amount as Anita), then we can play Anita or Perch as rb. Maybe competition for wages, but we can promise him 1st team football.
    Definitely need 2 cb, I don’t mind not getting a striker in even if Ba goes. We have Cisse and we can play HBA or Obertan as false#9. Without Ba, it will force AP not to play hoofball since we have noone as targetman. I fear if we get 6’4 striker in, then we will see more hoofballs.

  • 89 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    RVD – 10m EUROs has been quoted whch seems cheap unless Marveaux is included, which is the only part of the deal that seems made up to convince us that its real, as we know MA wont spend top cash even on a top player.

    If its all true then its only a week away before shirts aloft. If its true Ba is going (IF) then maybe this is natural progression, belatedly. I am certain Cisse was bought with the expectation Ba was going the same window. Since Ba has not got his move he has been a square peg, although one that scores goals, thankfully ha ha. His presence on the field hampers Cisse full stop. His presence in the dressing room my be the real swing factor though

  • 90 check the toastie // Dec 21, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Would be disappointed if Marv was allowed to leave, a super technical footballer who should have been consistently been in the team. However Pardrip is in love with Jonas and this is destroying our attacking football.

  • 91 JAMSHA // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    END OF BA…. IF HE LEAVES… GOOD LUCK TO HIM …, ALSO HOPE MARVO IS NOT PART OF THE REMY DEAL..

  • 92 Rotonda heights // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Santon,

    That is my fear too that Pardew gets a big target man in.

    If Ba goes and Remy comes in then in most people’s eyes we would be perfectly set up for 433 with Cabs, Tiote and Anita in the middle and Benny and Remy either side of Cisse.

    If Remy doesn’t come Marveaux could play wide left. But you’re probably right Guti will probably get a game regardless.

  • 93 Rotonda heights // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    NUFC lad @ 70

    I think that’s what we’re all hoping and praying for. would be great.

  • 94 WWYCD // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Mirrow says we’ve agreed to sign a out of form injury struggling french man, Gum drop haha believe it when he’s holding the shirt personnally read far too many ‘NUFC sign____’ which turned out to be crap to believe them

    Plus its the end of the world afterall

  • 95 Rotonda heights // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    lannywm @ 62

    Nail on the head there

  • 96 Rotonda heights // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    WWYCD

    You make me look like mr happy!!!

  • 97 WWYCD // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Rotonda
    Haha am here to bring the positive feeling to the blog did that not come across?

  • 98 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 21, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Morning Yo and Mr. Happy,

    Do your two think it’s time to get some Remy shirts made up? Been trying to think of a way to incorporate the current B and A into REMY.

    Thinking I’ll just go BARMY and hope no one notices. My bosses cheapness is starting to rub off on me….ho ho ho.

  • 99 beddersmag // Dec 21, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Has anyone seen much if this remy? Whats he like? Give me a player comparison please?

  • 100 JAMSHA // Dec 21, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    ill make it 100




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