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Demba Ba’s Agents Haggle Over How To Split £2M Fee

11:59 am, Friday, January 4th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

If we had to point out people who best define those people with a complete lack of class and ethics – then Demba Ba’s agents would be near the top of the list – no – let’s rephrase that – they would be top of our list.

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Demba Ba – announcement soon of his Chelsea signing soon

It seems that Demba Ba passed a full medical yesterday and has agreed terms on a £70K/week deal,  but the transfer has been delayed because three of his so-called agents have been haggling over how the £2M agents fees is to be split.

Chelsea have met the  £7M release clause in his Newcastle contract (note to Newcastle – never put this stuff in a contract ever again – please), and Demba Ba agreed terms, and seems to have passed his medical, but still no official news from Chelsea, but it needs to be announced before 12 noon today, since that will make him eligible to play tomorrow for Chelsea at Southampton.

We expect the announcement of Ba’s transfer very soon, but for our club and Newcastle fans, we have to forget about this player – and the lads that are left at the club will hopefully fight like crazy to get us away from the relegation zone – as the first step.

When good players leave Newcastle, we’ve always thought the best way to think about ii is if they want to leave – so be it.

We only want players at the club who are proud to wear the shirt, and if they want to leave for big money elsewhere – the sooner they leave the better.

Demba Ba was great for Newcastle in the eighteen months he was at the club –  and we thank him for his 29 goals – – but the way he left us puts a stain on his character.

That’s our opinion, whatever Alan Pardew says to the contrary.

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36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Official Demba off to CFC

  • 2 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Ed…..2 seconds too fast. It’s official, he’s gone

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Being lowered into a pond full of hungry piranhas on a slow moving winch is too good for Ashley .

  • 4 John Tudor // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    bubba shrimp still up

  • 5 two steps forward one step back // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Ba’s agents are like jackals slavering over a corpse.

  • 6 John Tudor // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    ashley needs a date with that rebecca

  • 7 Dannyo // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    @WWYCD
    Well, can’t be much worse, lol. Or despite Cabaye and Debuchy, things will get ugly :P

  • 8 dmac // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Bye then Demba! Transfers like this always rile me. Lets hope its not like when we sold Carroll and signed no-one. A replacement is needed!

  • 9 Graeme // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Demba and his parasites are now not our problem.

    Thanks for your efforts here; good luck in the future. Goodbye.

  • 10 John Tudor // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    squabbling over 1 nakfa

  • 11 gaz 44 // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    official hes gone..knew this news would break soon as soon as i saw we had officially signed debuchy like i said this morning pards wanted to use debuchy as a bit of a buffer

  • 12 Dannyo // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    @Ibiza
    And u better remember it ;)
    I’m over the moon with this signing. Great stuff, quality player for a snip, again!

  • 13 SuperShearer // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Signed on a free, 29 goals in two seasons. That’s not bad business. The clause was a mistake but clearly one of the only reasons we got him. That knee could still prove to be bad and at times he was too selfish in front of goal. Nonetheless, thanks Demba you were awesome while you were here but you need better advisors and i hope the Chelski bench has heating in it, you’ll be sitting there a lot. No one is bigger than the team.

  • 14 darthkir // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    When you have an entire village and a family to feed, I dont blame Ba when he’s looking for better pay elsewhere.

  • 15 BelfastMagpie // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    It’s done.

    Time to move on now.

  • 16 Dannyo // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    @dmac
    Well, we’ve got a few weeks on us this one. Let’s hope we make the most of it.

  • 17 wreker16 // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Thank you demba. U went to a better team which also offers more money. All players would have done it. It wasn’t QPR. Thank you for the goals good bye.

    This makes newcastle even worse on fifa

  • 18 Mister Tuff // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    See the Times are saying OM have accepted Toon bid of £9.75 million for Remy. -unfortunately story is not attributable to any sources. So make of it what you will. ( For what its worth I think there is a damn good chance of him being signed. Great prospect (if he regains his form)

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/football/clubs/newcastleunited/article3647595.ece

  • 19 hatem786 // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    ED can you plzzzzzzzzzz remove pic of greedy ba….d…..thanks….

  • 20 dmac // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    @dannyo its the whingers here i wouldnt be able to put up with if we dont haha. I actually think we would be better buying a winger (ideally remy who can do both)

  • 21 TorqToon // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Stomach turning picture of him in Chelsea gear but like as has been said – thank you, and we move on !!!

    Remy will solve many many problems if we can wrap a deal up for him. So many sources and websites stating ‘advanced talks’ ! I hope there’s truth in this and not just a huge case of bandwagon jumping!

  • 22 Bloody Marveauxlous // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11668/8379782/Demba-Ba-completes-Chelsea-move-and-signs-three-and-a-half-year-contract

  • 23 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    hatem….The banner wont be done until later in the window. Ed’s expecting more arrivals :)

    I wonder how Debuchys head would look photoshopped on to Bas body?

  • 24 rainrix // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Well that was expected, but it doesn’t make you feel any better, its like your wives just left you for another bloke, well onwards and upwards i suppose :(

  • 25 tequilamag // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Great to see Debuchy in but will miss the goals from Demba without which we would only have 9 points this season. He has been a great signing for us and wish hin all the best.

  • 26 blew // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Demba Ba is now a Chelsea player, this problem is none of our business.
    Forget him forthwith and move on, I hope this is the last of Ba on this blog.

  • 27 Bloody Marveauxlous // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Right now I’ve got to think of some puns for Debuchy!

  • 28 hdavid23 // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    @18, i hope that article is true, he would be a great addition
    also, heard that we have reached an agreement with the French FA, and will use their national team’s shirts from next season

  • 29 TorqToon // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Hopefully there will be no “Ba signs for Chelsea” article from Ed now. We all know what’s happened and as HDavid says – no more mention of the lad on this blog.

  • 30 Bloody Marveauxlous // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    On his Debut-chy, Matieu took the Papiss despite the fact that there were Gael force winds but still seem seemed to play Marveauxlously. He had Arfa chance at goal, but the ball swept closely Oba the cross-bar. What can I say…It’s a Krul World!

  • 31 Davies // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    How about something like: Thanks for the goals, Demba. Good luck at your new club, but please, no goals against the Toon.

  • 32 FrankfurtMag // Jan 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Lets hope Debuchy isnt the replacement for Ba. If so, fatty made a profit.

  • 33 Sav // Jan 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Can’t fault the lad on the pitch so lets not be bitter, Ed.
    As the Tony Soprano says ‘Its just business’.
    Same goes for the usual slavver about, ‘Great to be a a side winning trophies, back in London etc. etc.’ Tomorrow’s chips will be in them quotes. Bye bye Demba.
    Hello Deb. – welcome to the Toon!

  • 34 Obafan // Jan 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Goodbye and good luck Demba Ba. I’m not bothered anymore about this guy, okay he scored lots of goals this season, but I’m sure that if Cissé was played as a central striker he would have scored the same amount of goals. I also think a lot of our players will be relieved to see him go. Watch how they celebrate the Cissé goal last Wednesday and how Cissé react himself. We will climb the table no matter what.

  • 35 mot7 // Jan 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Never wanted him at nufc glad he has gone he was a cancer eating away at the squad .

  • 36 headtheball // Jan 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Bloody@30

    Your best contribution ever. More humour please.




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