Should Newcastle Get Demba Ba Back To Newcastle?

Demba Ba made a rare start for Chelsea at Norwich City on Sunday afternoon, and set up the first goal for Oscar quite brilliantly after just four minutes, but the Senegal man could not get a goal for himself in that game, although he went close a couple of times, before being replaced after 73 minutes by  Samuel Eto’o.

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Demba Ba in action on Sunday at Norwich

Like a number of players who do well at Newcastle and then leave, Ba hasn’t done too well in London, and that was only his 4th appearance of the season for Chelsea, and he’s finding games hard to come by under Jose Mourinho, although the 28 year-old looked sharp.

If the news is to be believed then Joe Kinnear tried to get him on loan over the summer, but the fee of £3M was said to be high for Newcastle, and we were surprised that Be didn’t go out on loan.

And of course he has been left out of the Senegal side for their upcoming World Cup qualifying game against the Ivory Coast.

Newcastle need to bring in another striker in January, but we’d be surprised if it’s Demba Ba, because for one thing the loan fee could  still  be too high for Newcastle, and since Demba has already played at Newcastle – 29 goals in 58 games over 18 months –  we think he may want to move on to some other club – if indeed he does leave Chelsea.

Maybe by that time Jose Mourinho will have used him more in the Chelsea first team, but we wouldn’t hold our breath on that being the case.

Do you think Newcastle should try to bring Demba Ba back on loan, or even permanently in January?

Should Newcastle Get Demba Ba Back To Newcastle?

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17 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #1

    @santon – problem with scouting south America is work permits! portuguese teams don’t have to have that problem hence why then can take chances with players like Hulk etc who eould have never got a permit to play in the uk at the time! The ones like Piazon have itslian passports but thats not applicable to the whole of South america!
    Don’t think Carr just scouts in france, think us signing french players is largely due to commercial reasons! Its no coincidence Sports Direct launched in France around the same time as we started this policy! Try buying a toon shirt in france and you’ll struggle to find one not in a SD store

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Just been taking a look at our form so far this season and based on 7 games returning 10 points, if we continue that over the season we would end up at around 54 points (38/7=5.4*10=54).

    I would say we have so far played 2 teams from the typical top 8 (Man City & Everton), 3 from mid table (West Ham, Fulham & Villa) and then 2 from the relegation candidates (Hull & Cardiff). A fairly balanced and fair reflection of the leagues opposition…more or less.

    In 2011/12 season 54 points would have got us 8th (2 points above Liverpool / Fulham, 2 points behind Everton….11 points behind the mighty toon).

    In 2012/13 season 54 points would have got us 8th as well (5 points above West Brom and 7 points behind Liverpool…13 points ahead of the suspect toon).

    What does this tell us? Well, nothing really, we still have 31 games to go, I’m simply already bored of this International break 🙂

    It’s not panic stations yet. However, do you want to know where we were this time last season?

    10th with 9 points. That’s after playing 4 top 8 teams (Spurs, Chelsea, Everton & Man U), 2 from mid table (Villa & Norwich) and 1 from the relegation candidates (Reading).

  • martoon

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #3

    In general when players or managers return to a club for a second time it never works out as well as the first time. Also remembering that Ba’s knee problem is degenerative I would say no.

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #4

    On thread…Could we use the ability of Ba? For sure.

    The way in which Ba left, with all of the build up and bad feeling (this is speculative) casts some doubt as to how well it would work out.

  • Scottiedog

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    No to Ba.

    He left as we were not good enough for him. It was his choice to sit on the bench at Chelsea!

  • thejokethatisnufc

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #6

    the way he mugged us of no way do i want him back at the toon

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    924 people in the fantasy football league and just 70 have broken the 400 mark. Lilongwe is leading with 440 points. Very nice!

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    TDS…More importantly…where are you in the league? 🙂

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9


    I’m 66th 🙂 within touching distance! And 10 out of my 11 players are due to play at home against weaker opposition next round…I sense a good score! Are you in it?

  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #10
  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    I would rather we kept Remy and cracked on with Pardew’s idea of trying to win by playing good football. We had to play 10 men behind the ball & give anything/everything to Ba so that he could get his goals. Anybody remember the game when Ba was benched against Everton, he came off the bench and scored 2 goals, and used that opportunity to threaten (through his agent) the club with leaving, his real character showed through there.

    I always had my doubts about Ba, it was obvious he viewed himself as bigger than the club… I am not degrading him in any way, as players need to look out for themselves, but, he has never really been a team player, his history with leaving other clubs goes to prove that. He has been found out at Chelsea, where he has to play as part of a team, instead of being singled out for special attention to get his goal tally up. Who would have known that a leggy, selfish and unorthodox player would not make it at Chelsea.

    I know some will say he had to take his opportunity and go to Chelsea to challenge his ambitions, but it was quite obvious what was going to happen. He had friends at Newcastle football club, he was a slayer of St. James’ park, which is titanic compared to Stamford bridge, and he was offered similar money to what Chelsea were offering to stay.

    Ba has gone from one of the most feared marksmen of the Premier League, to being a spare part and a forgotten man. I honestly have no sympathy for the results of his decision, and I for one, hope he is not offered a return – not out of any malice, but because he is not what we need in our evolution.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Not this old story again – I’d have him back but hasn’t Ba already said he doesn’t want to come back to Newcastle – think bench/game time at Chelsea is his preferred option until a champions league club comes in for him ( so prob running down his contract then)

  • Ciaran

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13


  • croftus5678

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #14

    @5 scotty

    imo he left for more money. an almost guarenteed top 3 finish and a hell of a lot better chance to get silverware !

    on the other hand remy ^^

    tbh i’d take them both without a seconds thought and i’m almost 100% fans who are against either signing would not be saying it a few games after.

  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Oct 9, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Let’s go for Chicharito instead. He’s looking for some first team football wich he doesn’t get under Moyes.

  • magicbus

    Oct 9, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Said Yes but seeing as we are seemingly paying all of Remy`s wages I cant see the controller paying what Ba is currently on as well as goal machine Remy.

  • Malta Mag

    Oct 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Too greedy by far and although it’s a poor argument at present I still believe Cisse is a far better footballer and will come good again sooner rather than later. Let Ba move on again for another pay out as that’s what he really wants. No loyalty


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