Pardew Blasts Demba Ba’s Agents – Wants Striker To Stay


Alan Pardew is nothing if not an eternal optimist,  and he has come out and even praised Demba Ba today, for his professionalism at Newcastle, and he has also blasted his representatives, who are simply trying to make some money off their client.

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Demba Ba – not in control of the situation

It’s fairly obvious to everybody that his greedy agents are simply trying to line their pockets by selling Ba to the highest bidder, but that may not be obvious to the player himself.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the situation today:

“I feel bit sorry for Demba because the people representing him are not representing him.” “There are people out there fueling it who are not involved.” “The contract is what it is and as manager I want it to be resolved.”

“There is a contract for him to sign and it is getting close to the point where we say no more, but the offer is still there. I want him to stay.” “It has been a saga since the summer and the way the contract was drawn up at the time means we can’t get out of it, but I understand why it was that way at the time.”

“I still think in this window he will stay because of the situation we are in, but that will be up to him.” “The contract terms have been bandied around which has not helped and people are getting involved who have no right to be involved.”

“It is difficult for our fans because they love him and they want him to play in a black and white shirt – we look potent again.” “One thing I don’t have to worry about is Demba’s mental state. He is one of the strongest footballers I have ever come across.”

“He had disappointments in his early career with bad injuries and the way some clubs treated him but he can have no complaints about how we have treated him.” “We have been brilliant for him. I hope he rewards us by staying for another couple of years.”

Those are good words from Alan Pardew and obviously meant to be read by Demba Ba himself.

But why does he let the people who are supposedly representing him do all this stupid stuff that they started in the summer?

We hope Ba will stay – but he will need new representation if that is to become possible, and we  think the Newcastle manager is realizing this farce is just unacceptable behavior from his representative – and it needs to stop – and the sooner the better as far as our club is concerned.

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156 comments so far

  • kevymartins

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #1

    With simpson injured and if debuchy signes tomorrow will he plan on wed?

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  • ba humbug

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Huff and Puff

    Get off Baa’s case. He’s entitled to a better deal and it’s his stupid greedy agents who are giving him a bad reputation along with the Press trying to wind things up.

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  • sweendog

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    last ditch attempt by Pardew .. he must feel he can turn his head .. fingers crossed .. then with the 2-3 new players .. things will look rosey .. push up the league and go for FA or Euro glory ..

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #4

    *play

    That’s everton’s strong side so what a bonus it would be to have debuchy in there

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  • ba humbug

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    I want to see the silver fox able to pick from Ba, Remy and Cisse, so hope he stays and we sign Remy or similar

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Kevy

    If Debuchy plays he could pin baines and pienaar back too.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    One statement from Ba to clearly state who is representing him and to discredit those who aren’t would clear everything up. It won’t happen though. Pardew has made sure that he told the press that the offer to him from NUFC is still there.

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  • nick_9

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Cheick you say fans who wants him to play must support Hartlepool or something, why cut your nose off to spite your face? He is bang on form and it would be silly in my mind not to play a striker who is bang in form. Any argument for selling Ba resolves around well cisse might and so and so might come in and….. It’s all guess work, Ba is proven and is in form. What if he ends up staying? Pay his wages and let him rot in the reserves? Ridiculous idea to waste money and miss the goals he has in him. We either need to find a better way to accommodate both or only play one. The club signed both players so they need to be big enough to make the decision.

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  • davetoon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #9

    doubt Debuchy would even make SJP for the game.

    i would play anita at RB and perch and tiote in the middle, all out attack @ Goodison would be suicide.

    can’t afford to have another rout

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #10

    As if Ba doesnt know what his advisors are doing, he is a bright fella and has a history of moving on when it suits HIM not his ‘advisors’.

    Repost as EDs on a role.
    Anybody saying Ba should start, whilst he is trying to manufacture a move away from the club, must think they support Hartlepool or Gateshead or some other piss pot club.

    Never have i witnessed a player brazenly try and move away from the toon for one reason and one reason only MONEY, he could play out his contract, (you know the one he was happy to sign) and move for free in 18 months, but clearly he wants his hands on this 2.5 million.

    Has been incredibly selfish on the pitch and it has affected Cisse terribly who is working his knackers off.

    Cisse through the middle will match Ba’s goals long term and the lad is a diamond of a bloke as well.

    I repeat he should be stuck in the reserves to rot. Imagine any other club allowing a player to behave like this and he still picks his spot in the team to the detriment of others, i cant, its a disgrace and he should be moved on or dropped.

    Would prefer it if Pardew just came on and said this has gone on long enough we need 100% commitment to this club (you know the one that is in a relegation battle and needs everybody pulling in the same direction), if he doesnt get that assurance then remove him from the 1st team squad.

    Typical wishy washy Pardew, says a lot but says nothing.

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  • hdavid23

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #11

    any real news on the Ba situation? its all quiet today

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Tequila
    I think it was Perch in the first half and then we switched to 4-4-2 in the second half with Anita playing RB and Jonas playing RM.

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #13

    davetoon – we are playing at home. hmmmffffff

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Super, well on the basis we were a lot better in the second half I will opt for Anita to replace Simmo and keep Perch in midfield.

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  • davetoon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #15

    @ check

    understand the frustration but sick of us getting picked off on the counter

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  • nick_9

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Cheick – what if he ends up staying? Can you really blame a guy for wanting what’s best for him? 40k is pittance for a guy who should be on 80-100 in the market were in. I can’t blame him for looking elsewhere. I’m tired of becoming attached to a player and then them leaving, Jose and Carroll were the last two. As long as they do their job on the pitch I couldn’t care if they want out. It’s better for us to keep him until the summer anyway. Then we have longer to recruit or plan

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Who’s getting the kids in this divorce its turning into a right mess isn’t it?

    I dont know how everyone can just get back to working if Ba ends up staying. He has obviously given his agents a no-holds-barred brief to follow the money wagon, so he has made no fiends in Toon. Better for all concerned that he goes now as its past the point of no return. If he does stay it will only be until the summer, so should he be marginalised to get our no9 and any other possible striker into their proper roles, or do we stick with a goalscorer on a roll? Tough one this.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #18

    when captain colo made his debut against manure, how long had he been at the club?

    Jose enrique at Liverfool?

    Debuchy cd play. i hope so atleast

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Ha ha *made no friends that was Freudian, I think he has made fiends at NUFC ho ho ho.

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Tequila
    That’s a good shout, I would do the same.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Indian – Pardew has made a habit of protecting ‘new’ arrivals, in HBA and Marveaux’s cases I think he has been absolutely spot on. BUT I think a player of Debuchy’s calibre should get off the plane, get changed into his kit and walk out on the SJP turf and play against Everton. Cant do any worse than Simpson against Arsenal imo.

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  • northernirishtoon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #22

    If we can’t give ba the wage he deserves (4th highest scorer in premier league since he joined us, only behind rvp, Rooney and aguero) then I really fear for our future. Give him what he deserves and bring this saga to an end

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #23

    nick9 – as he is being a tit, the clause wasnt meant to be for him to prostitute himself to the highest bidder whilst he is in the team, fair enough if a team wanted to come in and offer the 7.5 miilion for him and he then moved on without any disturbance, no problems.

    However his ‘advisors’ are actively looking for him to move, he is an employee of NUFC, the biggest club he has ever played for and which should be an absolute honour, he doesnt give a shit clearly, just because he sticks it in the onion bag doesnt give him the right to treat the club as a stopgap, we must see the bigger picture,

    Whos next Cisse, Ben10, Cabaye, is the lad setting a precedent? i think so and it needs nipping in the bud. Sir John and Keegan would have made him rot as they had pride in what this football club should be all about.

    PRIDE IN THE SHIRT MAN, HE CLEARLY HAS NON.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #24

    But have to say that Anita at RB makes a ton more sense given we could stand not getting bent over again 3 times in the space of a week 🙁

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Tsunki

    He cd pin Baines and Pienaar back. not sure abt his fitness did not play against Montpellier

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  • quitesimple

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #26

    aubemayang or remy would be ideal mike ashley thanks.
    also hope debuchy is true but it wont happen tomorrow, not a chance, maybes later in the month

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Check it cuts both ways. Debuchy has been angling for a move to us since the Summer. Presumably it`s ok to be mercenary when it benefits Newcastle.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #28

    The thing you have to appreciate with Ba is he has a degenerative knee condition. ‘Unproductive’ talks at Chelski probably revolved around their medical staff waving a scan picture in the air and saying ‘no chance son, unless you wanna go halvies on the medical insurance’. Put yourself in his shoes, he has feasibly got a much shorter career than most footballers, he does not know when the knee might suddenly retire him, so his agenda is by definition even more mercenary than the average gold-hunter aka pro footy player.

    Problem is he has to throw loyalty out of the limo window, so you have to be fine with that, and him scoring for us while he is here, or wave bye-bye and thanks for the memories. He is not designed to be a NUFC legend after all. Just someone who passed through and did the job paid for, more than can be said for the likes of many we have had.

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  • h0sta

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #29

    if demba ba stays we will be relegated i would bet – absolutely hate him as a player…pray for him to leave!

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  • ajcrawfs

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #30

    There should be more talk of a cb we desperately need one!

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Indian – no he was ‘injured’ wasnt he? I suppose we have to see whether that ‘injury’ was real or transfer-related protection of the merchandise 😉

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #32

    tequilamag – of course it is, i dont follow Lille, and clearly we are offering a massive chance for Debuchy, a major upgrade in both career and wages.

    Dont think Debuchy was hawked around europe by his advisors to the highest bidder, we made a bid and then discussed with his club, in this case Ba is trying to move regardless of any discussion with NUFC. Totally different, but i care about NUFC not about Lille for f##ks sake, stating the obvious.

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  • nick_9

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Cheick we signed him as a stop gap, a free agent after selling our unloyal local lad for £35 yet some still want him back even though he jumped ship. He had no pride in the shirt even comin from the area so why should Ba? We also gave him the release clause so we provided him with te ammunition. It seems we’re happy to have the quality service but not pay the going rate. It’s all about compromise, he deserves more but we aren’t the club to offer 100k so he stays with current deal, signs a new one or leaves. The guy has been doin his job all season and a few press reports link him away and everyone sees red, blames him for cisse not scoring and say he is detrimental. Is beggars belief.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Check
    Pride in the shirt man
    Nearly all if not all play for the money these days.
    You think shearer came cheap?
    His wages were probably the best in the club and he’s from the area,he wouldn’t have come unless there was a big pay packet.
    He did choose us over Manu but we gave him as good a wage as he would have go there,had it been half then I think he’d have gone he other way.
    Don’t be deluded,BA deserves at least 70grand a week with his ability.
    It’s his brothers that are putting him around the shops,they want their pay day too.
    He of course could just sign the deal offered by the Toon but we don’t know how good tht was.

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  • nick_9

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Oh and I see no animosity at the club with Ba, he isn’t going on strike sulking. He is just getting on with his job and If you ignored the media you wouldn’t know any different. Pardew doesn’t seem to be making a big deal of it.

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Check from the players point of view there is no difference at all, They are both trying to get the best deals available to them. I don`t blame the club for not offering stupid money to BA as he has serious knee issues, but I don`t think the player has done anything wrong either. If he was being played and was sulking and not making a contribution I would agree with you, but without his goals we would have been stuffed this season.
    But yeah drop him and if we get relegated because Cisse still can`t score then at least we will have taught Ba a lesson.

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Tsunki – as Pardew says we have made him an improved offer, if he is currently on 40k a week, then i imagine it must be 60 k a week, 3 million a year over 4 years 12million, yep, would imagine it wll be tough to make that last the rest of your years. Laughable.

    Trying to say we should understand the poor lads predicament with his knee, he could fill his boots with cash by staying with the toon, however he is trying to sieze the moment and cash in, no problems with that, however he needs to appreciate the consequences of his actions, and that for me should be an instant removal from the first team squad.

    Anybody else give me an example when a Toon player has thought he was bigger than the club and got away with it.

    What has this club turned into 🙁

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Hosta
    You hate BA as a player???
    Why?because he scores goals for us??
    Idiot
    Do you mean you hate what’s goin on with his contract or do you actually mean hating his playing ability??
    Some people talk garbage on here

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Nick 9
    Well said

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  • northernirishtoon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #40

    People need to stop giving him grief for not being ‘loyal’ as there is no loyalty in football anymore (andy Carroll!!!!). Ba has been our most prolific scorer since shearer and we should be doing everything to keep him

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