Much like returning striker Andy Carroll last year with Liverpool, when we hammered Liverpool 2-0, Demba Ba came with his new Chelsea team yesterday, and they were defeated 3-2, and poor Demba Ba had to go off with what looked like a badly broken nose – even after he tried to carry on.
Demba Ba - in pain with a broken nose yesterday
When Demba left the field in the first half, there were some boos but some applause too, as Geordie fans remembered the great 29 goals he scored in the black and white shirt of Newcastle United.
And on his twitter account after the game, he thanked fans for the good wishes, as he tweeted this:
“I thanks all the real fans for the nice messages i receive. And to all the haters….may god bless you!!! ;- good night.”
And while a lot of those fans will be Chelsea fans – there will be quite a few from Newcastle, who will have wished the Senegal striker all the best.
We should also see Demba Ba playing in one of those face masks to protect the nose - if he is to keep playing while the nose mends – but he’ll be out a while with the injury.
Demba Ba is a good guy – and for one reason or the other – we couldn’t hang on to him – but he was great for Newcastle United when he was at the club, and he even thanked the Newcastle fans for their support, when he left the club on January 4th.
We’d like to think that we move on – and think back on some of the great goals Ba scored for Newcastle United – in the short time he was at the club.
After all, he was simply great when he was at Newcastle – fact!
Howay The Lads!!
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