Ba – Newcastle Could Be One Of The Best Clubs In The World


Our former striker Demba Ba has been interviewed in the French media today and his statement is quite revealing because of a number of things he says.

demba ba - broken nose

Demba Ba – suffered a bad broken nose at St. James’ Park

Here’s what Demba Ba old French radio station RMC:

“I’m not really made to play in the French league,” “I was surprised by the arrival of all the French players at Newcastle, but this is due to the coach.”

“Alan Pardew greatly appreciates the quality of French football and the mentality of their players.” “When they are fully integrated into the style of the Premier League, Newcastle could be one of the best clubs in the world.”

It’s revealing what Demba says about Alan Pardew liking French players, and we must admit that the French players Newcastle have signed this year are not only very good players – but they seem to be 100% committed to Newcastle United – and some of their interviews have been excellent, and they have praised the club and the fans to the hilt.

And of course the reason I put this article out is because of what our former number 19 says in that last sentence – “Newcastle could be one of the best clubs in the world.”

At this moment we’d be happy enough if we became one of the best clubs in England – but we know Demba Ba knows a lot about football – so obviously what he says is usually extremely accurate. 😀

Now here’s the question – if we do become one of the best clubs in the world – would Demba Ba want to come back to Tyneside?

If that happened we have to think the answer would be yes – because he’s probably finding out that the Newcastle fans’ passion for football is hardly replicated at Chelsea – however good they are as a team.

And the Newcastle fans just loved Demba Ba – fact!

You live and learn.

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112 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Have to say Ba has been sportsman and courteous like since he’s left Newcastle. The guy had his face smashed in on his return match (did Colo eve check on him or say sorry? :lol:).

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Who is this guy? Looks in a lot of pain in that picture…

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #3

    its BA-tman :))

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  • Super Magpie

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #4

    ££££££££££

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Was it cahill who took the piss out of Ba in the game that day.. Poor guy just came back with his nose patched up and Cahill hoofs one to him for him to challenge for a header.. LOL moment of that game.

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  • 89Norcal

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    I remember when Chelsea fans used to “ba” like sheep at Demba, now they have a list of songs for him lol

    But by the time we’re at the top again he’ll have already passed that age barrier for new signings. We’re not Man U 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #7

    “When they are fully integrated into the style of the Premier League, Newcastle could be one of the best clubs in the world.”

    Great words and ones that I do agree with.

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  • Super Magpie

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Norcal

    I also wondered that too. Colo didn’t intentionally mean to break his nose, or did he? 😉
    Even though it was accidental I would imagine he apologised. I would be ashamed of Colo if he didn’t.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Well done Ed – you escaped having a demba ba popularity poll by adding FACT at the end. Bravo!

    If we did become one of the best teams in the world, we’d probably be hiring slightly further up the ladder Demba, but we’ll let you know when the time comes.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #10

    ..As we would be in the Andy Carroll type market that is…….. 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Tsunki…I have a naughty seat with your name on it…trying to disturb the peace…tut tut 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #12

    I see my naughty chair has scared you all off. Oh alright, I’ll give you all one chance.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #13

    l literally have dreams in which PEA, Gouffran, Cisse, Sissoko, Debuchy, Ben Arfa and Cabaye rip Man U and the premiership to shreds next season.
    With Pardue getting a cheers from the Toon fans when he lifts a trophy at Wembley.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Aha! Drop Mbiwa he will never shape up. Put willo and simmo in against kharkiv and if nobody dies, put them in the southampton lineup instead of Debs and Colo. Gouffran is useless, sammi should go in. Pardew needs a 20 year contract to stop Real from grabbing our tactical genius. We should buy a list of players totalling £100m (pdf supplied later) and to fund it we should offload everyone in the reserves and academy except Abeid as he is lost in Scottishland and I love him. We should have £200m left over to buy Paul Scharner and some spangles. Man U are not good enough to lift the johnstones paint trophy. Shola is the fastest player on earth. Catchy is the blog moderator. Ed is the alter ego of Bob/billy/ted/Alf/Robin. My time is up – is it the bottom step I sit on?

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Itunderashell – I believe those are called fantasies. Fantasies. 🙂

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  • toonicle

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Wonder if he’s regretting his decision now that he sees the quality we brought in last month?

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Fantasies keep me going mate. One day! One day!

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #18

    TIOTE… Can someone explain what has happened to him? He never lacks confidence the fella.. but then.. why is he not focussed? Puzzling. Poor tackles, poor passes. I would love Anita to start against Southampton.

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  • IITianToon

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Also guys I think I need psychological counselling post Newcastle games. I sometimes get so depressed after a poor result that I fear I am spoiling my heatlh too.
    To the oldies on this blog (not Ed.. he is a teen going by his enthusiasm) .. how do you manage to have a long life whilst being a Toon supporter. I get the feeling my life expectancy drops by a week everytime the Toon disappoints 🙁

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    l bet Tiote is very focused now. He will have to be to stay in this team!

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  • toonicle

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Not sure what’s going on with Tiote either, maybe letting him walk right back into the team after AFCON wasn’t the best idea, let him sit on the bench and watch Anita play a game or two, maybe it would help.

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  • 89Norcal

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Tiote is a great asset on form, but he never seemed like the type to really focus 100% in tough times. It’s like his discipline issues and temper just snowball when things aren’t going so well.

    He could do with some rotation in the squad. Against Southampton we should be just fine using Anita there, though I wonder if Perch will play again.

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Tsunki

    NO you are firmly on the naughty step after mocking our mascot and our chief naysayer

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 19, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #24

    toonicle

    Ba = wonga hunter
    Ba’s agents = wonga wonga hunters

    so the answer is no – he doesn’t suit Ligue 1 style

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Tsunki…Now you’re just attention seeking.

    yo-yo….Chief naysyer…would that be me?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 19, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Looking forward to seeing Bayern spank the Gooners tonight 🙂

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 19, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    No you’re chief fence sitter
    Catchy is chief naysayer

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  • cyprus

    Feb 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #28

    He always seemed a gentleman. Best of luck in your new team, Ba.

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  • cyprus

    Feb 19, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #29

    And apologies about that game. Our future was (is) on the line, you understand!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #30

    yo-yo…As long as I’m chief of something then I’m happy. It doesn’t take a lot apparently.

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #31

    BPC

    0-2 yer getting yer own way again

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  • toonicle

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Yo- I’d put more blame on his agents than him personally. But your point is still valid.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #33

    @ Yo

    Payback for them putting 7 past us 😉 . Bayern are nearly as good in real life aa they are on Fifa 🙂

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Right lads! Here’s how next season will play out. The fixtures will be released and we’ll get Liverpool away first, followed by City at home then another away game at Swansea. In the first game Pardew goes with Sissoko and Cabaye in the holding roles, Benny in the no. 10 role where he should be with Gouffy and our new signing PEA on the wings. We go on to beat them 3-1 after falling behind thanks to goals from Cisse, PEA and a Yohan Cabaye wonder free-kick from 40 yards! Against City we win 2-0 and then beat Swansea 6-1. Pundits say it’s only a matter of time before the bubble bursts. However, after 20 games, we sit top of the table by 2 points above City in 2nd, Chelsea in 3rd and Utd in 4th. Liverpool are in the relegation zone! After losing back to back matches against Utd and Stoke, we fall to 3rd. Five games later, we are on a five game winning streak and in that time PEA, Gouffy and Cisse get 25 goals between them. We win the F.A cup after beating Chelsea on penalties when Torres misses the deciding spot-kick! After mathmatically qualifying for the CL, Pardew declares that we’ll give everything to win the title. Our last game arrives and the title race is still in the balance between FOUR teams. Us, Chelsea, Utd and City. The special thing is We’re playing Utd and Chelsea face City. St James’ Park is bouncing and a win for us and anything but a win for City means we win the title. After 80mins we are being held by Utd 1-1 and City are beating Chelsea 3-2. In the dying minutes, 88th to be exact, Benny runs the pitch and scores another terrific goal and it’s 2-1! The winner of the golden boot is Papiss Cisse with 30 goals, closely followed by PEA(27) and Gouffy (23). RVP gets 2. The nation comes to a stand-still when Chelsea are awarded a penalty in the final seconds and a certain Demba Ba steps up and tucks it past the keeper and in off the post!!!! He then does the most unimaginable thing……… he lifts up his shirt and the words “TOON ARMY” are shown to the footballing world!!!!

    I thought of that all off the top of my head, it was REALLY fun, anyone else got any dreams? Go for it!!!!!!!!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #35

    @ magpies

    I have two questions.

    1. What halucinagenic substance have you been smoking.

    2. Were can I buy some 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Magpies….Fancy writing one of those a day for the blog? Fantastic read.

    Wait a minute…..is that what happened next season whilst playing Fifa?? 🙂

    “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Big Pappa….Money is a bit tight, wanna go halves?

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #38

    I once had a dream about Newcastle having a better squad than Arsenal. And today i have just realised that dream has come true. 🙂 Mertesacker makes Willo look good, Arsshole Wengele has lost the plot, shadow of the side they were.

    I also have dreams were i am walking along a promenade by the sea and it keeps dragging me in and i cant escape, like im going to die drowning, those dreams stopped after Simpson was dropped from the first team squad. Dont know what the relevance of that is.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Check…That’s odd, I too have had dreams about you walking down a promenade by the sea and it keeps dragging you in and you can’t escape…sorry, only playing, really couldn’t resist.

    Aren’t Arsenal making you proud to be British right about now? No? 🙂

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Magpies – did you realise it was a dream when Jonas wasnt involved. In all that detailed dream and all them goals did Jonas still only assist in one of the goals?

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