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Ba Rejects £80K Week QPR Bid – Where’s His Loyalty To Newcastle?

8:11 am, Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Harry Redknapp said after the game yesterday that some of his players were very ordinary, yet they were getting probably more in wages than any player at his old club Tottenham and even at Newcastle, but when you are a small club playing at a ground holding just 18,000 fans and you have a Billionaire owner, the only attraction that will take players there – especially when QPR are mired in another relegation battle – is big money.

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Demba Ba – where’s his loyalty to Newcastle?

And there is news today in the Mail that Demba Ba has rejected an £80K/week offer from the London club, as it looks more and more likely that some club will come in with a ridiculous wage offer and he’ll be off.

Ba has that daft release clause (daft for Newcastle) in his contract,  so it looks like we’re going to have another bidding war for his services, and if he wants to go where the big money is – so be it – he should leave Newcastle.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs have also been linked with going after the striker who has scored 11 goals of the 20 league goals Newcastle have scored this season, and after the great win yesterday he tweeted this from his Twitter account:

“It feels good to get 3 points… finally..! And that goal from shola…oh my god :-)”

Newcastle are working to bring in Loic Remy of Marseilles and there was news yesterday that Newcastle could get the french International striker for around £8M, which would be a decent deal for Newcastle.

We’ve never really believed that Demba Ba would leave Newcastle in mid-season simply because he got a better money offer elsewhere, but if you believe the press and the betting has Ba 1/2 to join Arsenal next month – then it seems that may happen.

That’s not showing much loyalty to Newcastle, but it’s also probably why it’s best if he doesn’t have any loyalty –  that he should leave.

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Ed
    So the bookies putting him at 1/2 makes demba disloyal?
    Sorry mate not seeing how your getting that like
    If he goes to arsenal its got nout to do with money, its about playing at a team who consitantly finish in and around 3rd or 4th and regularly play in the champions league, which is what every top footballer wants

  • 2 bills-son // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Ed, I dont know why you keep on about loyalty. Its a ridiculous word to use. Ba has every right to exercise a clause that the club agreed to when he signed his contract. At the time the clause was right for both parties, now it is right only for Ba. Ba knows his knee could go at any time and he wants to max out his earnings while he can. NUFC wont break their wage structure to give him what he feels other clubs will pay. Accusing him of a lack of loyalty for exercising his right to move is naive nonsense.

  • 3 S-G // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    No one knows what is really going on and what will happen. On the face of it ba has kept performing and has’nt spat the dummy, but the fact he won’t sign a new deal shows that maybe he is waiting to see what he can get. We will see but we knew ba would always use any release clause he has because thats how we got him even tho the hammers wanted him to stay.

    IT does’nt make him a bad person thats just how modern football works

    st

  • 4 Lynny // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Who are you lot trying to kid?
    We took a massive gamble on a kid doomed to relegation with a timebomb of a knee!
    The clause was great for both parties at the time!
    I think that people forget what an honor and privilage it is to pull on that shirt!
    He’s a mug if he wants to walk away from a club as a god and into a team full of faggots that are up their own back passages!
    Answer me this one lads – of late how many of our want aways have moved on to bigger and better things?
    No-one. Sick of reading about the kid wanting away to be honest! Get shot of him and get him replaced with Remy. Billy big shots at OUR club come and go, but Newcastle United continues.

    Newcastle United will NEVER BE DEFEATED.

  • 5 Spuggy // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    It’s ok Ba won’t score after December and Cisse will finish top scorer. It’s a Mayan curse.

  • 6 PortsladeToon // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Lynny,
    Completely agree, Ba is not even supposed to be talking to other clubs until Jan 1st without NUFC’s permission which I can hardly see them giving unless they know something is going to happen in this window.
    TBH I have said it before and will say it again I thank Ba for his services for the last 18 months
    but I’ll be happy to see the back of his ego and those 4/5 agents he has the lot of them are just mersenary they are all looking for 1 more payday before his knees go totally

  • 7 PortsladeToon // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Lynny,
    Completely agree, Ba is not even supposed to be talking to other clubs until Jan 1st without NUFC’s permission which I can hardly see them giving unless they know something is going to happen in this window.
    TBH I have said it before and will say it again I thank Ba for his services for the last 18 months
    but I’ll be happy to see the back of his ego and those 4/5 agents he has the lot of them are just mercenary they are all looking for 1 more payday before his knees go totally

  • 8 Marty-Toon // Dec 23, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Lynny
    Lol you’re just the forever optimist
    Yes our club will live on and always be but he’s no mug if he wants to walk away to a team like arsenal that actually know how to play football(he won’t go there anyway as they won’t pay exceedingly high wages).He would howeve be stupid to go to Qpr
    Anyone would change their job for huge wages doing the same thing.

  • 9 flash // Dec 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    the story makung the rounds is that ba woyld sifn a new deak 75k a week but nufc are refusing to pay the 2.5 million agent fee to extend and take the clause out! Irs the agents that destroy the game!

  • 10 wilko // Dec 23, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    how rich is that, redcrap complaining about wages and money then goes and offers ba 80k p/week 10k more than our offer i really do depise him, it was very sweet we got the winner, last time he came to sjp was just after his trial when he was with another club, can’t remember which coz he’s been with so many and they won when he should have been in jail livid was not the word at the time about that 2nd hand car dealer idiot, up yours redknapp carry on spending other people’s money it’s what you’ve always been good at. Onwards and upwards for NUFC merry christmas all

  • 11 OhSholaAmeobi // Dec 23, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    ah, the DM, the most reliable of sources…
    btw can’t see us getting Remy, marseille lose lots of players for it, including the two Ayew brothers which are strikers. Prefer to get a bloomin’ winger who can actually get to the byline and cross.

  • 12 OhSholaAmeobi // Dec 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    for the ACON*

  • 13 Lee Dodd // Dec 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    I Think He way Stay Until The Summer He needs to Come out and say He is Coming Or Going But Remember he was to Come Back to Newcastle If he goes To Arsenal or Liverpool and he will get Hell from The Fans Like Carroll Did !!! I think He should Go and we get Remy Debouchey and a Decent Centre Half !!!!

  • 14 Lee Dodd // Dec 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Who will Sig or QPR ?? No OneThere Going Dow Even Harry Knows It !!!!

  • 15 Geordie1 // Dec 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Demba Ba is like every other footballer he will go to whoever pays the most loyalty doesnt even come close look at the MO situation stood by him while oot injured playing for the national team then walks because he thought he was bigger than the TOON.

  • 16 croftus5678 // Dec 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    hehe such short memories.
    not that long ago this blog was full of play demba out on the wings and he’s mucking up the team being played central ect ect and even going to the point of abusing him on his twitter account calling him rubbish.
    and now you question his loyalty lol.
    that lad signed a deal with a release cause for us for “our” safety because he was thought to be injury prone.
    and if he was not loyal he could have gone last season when he was being played out of possition.
    personally i dont think the lad has ever let us down and he’s more than earned his wages …compared to other players i actually think we owe him.
    i said at the time of all the ba hateing that i would not blame the lad if he left because of it and just because its a few games down the line and results are better i will not change my mind.
    wherever he goes if he goes good luck to the lad he deserves it.

  • 17 numnut // Dec 24, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    I think newcastle are to blame ba is only one player newcastle have been in the Premier League long enough to know they need more than one top consistent player in any position
    this has happend for years i watched a doc about how gazza save newcastle one season and the manager admitted that it was him that saved us from the drop then he left the same with big al as soon as he retired we were down.
    i’m living in brazil at the moment and watch local football on a field next to where i live and i see so much young talent its unbelievable
    i dont see why newcastle could not sign youngsters from uk or abroad and put them in the academy and producing 3 or 4 top players every year
    then we would not have to worry about player wanting out




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