Remy Should Understand Demba Ba’s Situation at Chelsea


Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon 4-0, after it had been a very close game in the first half at Stamford Bridge, and the score was 0-0 at half time, with Tottenham having most of the possession in the first half and were the better side.

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Demba Ba – scored two opportunist goals this afternoon

But two second half goals in just three minutes turned the game on it’s head, and the first goal was scored by Samuel Eto’o after a mistake by Jan Vertonghen.

It was a typical opportunistic effort from the Cameroon striker, and he went over to the corner flag, bent down and put his hand on his back – signalling he’s an old man.

That was a good light-hearted message to Jose Mourinho, that the  Cameroon International can still get the job done, even though the Chelsea manager has said he’s too old, and Samuel turns 33 on Tuesday.

Eto’o showed in this game he’s still a good player, and three minutes after the goal he was supposedly brought down in the penalty box by center-back Younes Kaboul, and a penalty was awarded.

And since the Tottenham player prevented him from taking a clear chance on goal (the defender was the last outfield player)  – Kaboul was then sent off.

But the TV replays showed that Kaboul hardly touched Eto’o.

The powers that be in football are going to have to change this rule, because the game as a competition was over right there, and Hazard scored from the penalty spot.

Eto’o was replaced by former Newcastle striker Demba Ba after 76 minutes, and we had thought Ba may have even got the start when the original choice up front – Fernando Torres – injured his groin in the warm-up.

But it was Eto’o who got the nod – even though Samuel had played 90 minutes for Cameroon on Wednesday night.

And as if to give a message to Jose Mourinho that he’s not getting enough playing time in London and can still do a job, Demba managed to score two opportunist goals in the 88th and 89th minutes, as Spurs imploded and made too many mistakes at the back.

That was Demba’s 19th appearance of the season, and he now has three Premier League goals – so he tripled his number of goals this afternoon – in a short 14 minutes.

However, the Senegal striker would have a lot more goals if he had started more games this season.

Demba should be starting every week for a Premier League side, because he proved at both West Ham and Newcastle that he can score goals when given the chance.

At West Ham he scored 7 goals in 13 appearances, and at Newcastle over eighteen months he was excellent, and scored 29 goals in just 58 appearances.

So at his first two English clubs he played 71 times and scored 36 goals – not too bad at all – and a little more than one goal every two appearances.

But since Demba left Newcastle, his career has stalled significantly in London, and we have to think he will leave Chelsea in the summer.

It just so happens that Newcastle need some strikers this summer, and we really hope he comes back to Newcastle, although maybe the chances of that happening are minuscule.

And before Loic Remy decides to leave Newcastle in the summer for pastures anew and a bigger club – maybe he should look and see what’s happened to Demba Ba at Chelsea.

Who knows – we could have Demba Ba and Loic Remy playing up front for Newcastle come September – wouldn’t that be something.

Comments welcome.



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76 comments so far

  • cornishman

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #1

    I do wonder if Chelsea were to win something and Demba picked up a medal how it would feel. A bit part in someone else’s victory? Or is money enough?

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  • Belfast

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Ba and Remy up top would be brilliant Ed.

    never going to happen though.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #3

    blackley is another pardew obssesive they all think about him when they shoot their load 🙂

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #4

    I think Ba would be available for around the 6 mill mark and would be a snip at that. But whether Demba would want to come back to the madhouse is a different matter.
    Although I have been impressed with Ldj,If the goals don’t come and we have a pre contract agreement for * mill for Ldj………then I would happily spend it on Demba

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  • toonking

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #5

    when we look at the list of players in the last few seasons who have decided to leave us for bigger clubs they all seem to suffer this problem.

    enrique was our 1st choice LB now he’s at liverpool and just sitting on the bench

    Carroll- left newcastle for liverpool and not long before he is sold again now at west ham

    Cabaye- was starting most games while at newcastle now he seems to be just a sub for PSG

    Ba- wanted to be used in the centre at newcastle pardew give him what he wanted he still leaves for chelsea, now he is just a bench warmer.

    if remy were leave newcastle for another premier league club this summer then in my eyes he like the rest of them don’t really want ambition they just want money.

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #6

    “Who knows – we could have Demba Ba and Loic Remy playing up front for Newcastle come September”

    Can’t really say much to this but – Hahahahaha.

    Why would Fat Mike buy anyone when he can just pocket the cash.

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  • toonking

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #7

    blackley from previous post you might as well just get lost forever now because post 92 (Mar 8, 2014 at 8:03 PM) on the last page was the give away so now every one knows your a mackem
    So if dicanio nuts colo, I wouldn’t be saying “never a headbutt that” “what about colo’s part in it? It was his fault”, “the press just have it in for dicanio and sunderland” “robbie savage is an idiot”.

    so get lost you blacky

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  • AndyMac

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed much though I love your myopic view on all things NUFC, Ba v Remy isnt even a match.

    Ba thought he’d shown the PL that he could score prolifically while playing on a cut price deal at NUFC but Remy showed he could score while playing on a cut price deal at NUFC oh wait………

    Good old Fatman, rely on him to find another diamond next season who we can borrow for a while as we stride confidently towards the Champions League .

    Is Fatman the reincarnation of Del Boy by any chance ?

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  • dufuss

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #9

    The money is always enough

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  • cornishman

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #10

    dufuss // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    The money is always enough

    Sadly I feel you are right.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 8, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #11

    blackley

    u go on about the fan that threw his ticket at pards
    u say u go to football matches
    whilst most fans are sane normal folk there is a small few that without the threat of ending up in court would be on the pitch at every match around the country,
    we have all seen them at the grounds

    bet there is not many of us who has not wanted to kick old strolla up the arse just to see if he can move u take away the threat of court action and people drinking a vat full of wife beater and poor strolla would be chased round the pitch ( at least we could see him run)

    we all know the rules when we go into the stadium

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Beermonkey

    We all know the law or at least I thought everyone did until I come on here and I see how naive so many people seem to be. The law doesn’t stop at the stadium gates. Not for fans anyway. It does for superstar players who the fa keep out of court with the complicity of the police as far as possible. But that’s ok because they’re our heroes. What should have happened to suarez?

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #13

    blackley if a “normal” fan ran on the pitch with a bomb strapped round his chest and then detonated it! would you still be calling for the same law for players and managers as the fans?
    please answer me coz if you don’t i’ll go off in a huff and call the rest of the bloggers bullies and only on here for bromances!

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Blackley
    For which indiscretion are we talking about re Suarez

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #15

    and blackley the 1st offence that bomber makes is trespassing btw

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #16

    jazzy sorry mate i broke before you lol

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Manx
    Ive just realised what I have done doh, Thankyou for reminding me lol

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #18

    or instead of a ticket gettin thrown at pardew maybe a bowl of acid??

    do you see that saftey and very stringent rules (that fans all know) are a massive part of big gatherings of people and that is why it is treated differently??

    your tirade is laughable especially when you gloat about “getting the inspector to release another statement!! yeah right!!)

    how about you look at the actual laws fella!

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #19

    no worries jazzy it was me 1st so its my apologies
    but my god he can certainly wind us up!?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Bombers! Is that the best comeback?

    On suarez, the bite.

    I’d laugh my tits off if we did better with pardew completely banned. We’d have to keep it that way, eh?

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Manx
    I think Blackley means no malice mate……..Just has a different perspective than most on here.But hey that’s the joy of being on a blog to respect one another’s opinions!! well most anyway

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #22

    If we won evrry game he’d be as welcome back as me on here. Hahahahahahahahahah

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #23

    22Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    What did i say about ammunition

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #24

    blackley it’s more relevent than your questions and shows why the rules and more importantly the much stricter rules are there!

    so how about you actually start to understand that instead of just passing it off?

    maybe then we’ll get this blog back to football you absolute tool!!

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Blackley are you simply saying that Pardew should only be dealt with like the rest of us, by the police and the court system, and essentially not be subject to a fine by his employer and a fine and ban by the FA. The likely outcome of which would be no actual charges laid and probable dismissal. You’d be satisfied with that?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #26

    manxpie

    Just ignore him, he just wants attention

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Blackley
    Im sure the law carries the same offence as the headbutt so should be dealt with the same consequences, Is my answer to your question mate

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #28

    jazzy sorry mate but 7 days of this crap and you even said you didn’t bother posting because of this crap

    how many people have said to him to move on its a non argument?
    its a joke and tbh i’ve had enough lol so i’ve told him exactly why fans get dealt with far more serious consequences but he just passed it off as nothing but thats the truth!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Welsh

    What did I say about ammunition? Tell you one thing, there’s no legislating for some of the comments on here. Bombers! Well what about a player who’s a bomber? What a fan who stays in his seat and is perfectly well behaved who’s a bomber? Bombers! Hahahahahahahahahah

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #30

    and blackley wat your actually saying is pardew would get a warning and a 500 pound fine if it was the police
    instead he’s had a £100,000 fine wat ever the FA give him!!

    so should the normal person get that then??

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Manx
    I know where your coming from buddy.My problem is I love to engage in all topics of conversation on this blog, But like you say mate the same topic being carried on a week later can become tedious to say the least

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Do you know what I actually mean when I say you are giving people ammunition

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  • toon kk

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #33

    NUFC has become a mad house which top player would want to come and any top players we have want to leave.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #34

    You must have you heard of that before

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #35

    blackley ya still not seeing the point are ya??

    when EVERYONE ELSE CAN hahahahahaha!!!!!!

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon kk
    We are still well thought of in Europe and beyond no matter what indiscretions we have. The summer will reveal all I think in what Ashley’s true ambitions are.
    Many will leave Nufc but who will enter especially as a permanent signing is the bigger question

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #37

    29Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Welsh

    What did I say about ammunition? Tell you one thing, there’s no legislating for some of the comments on here. Bombers! Well what about a player who’s a bomber? What a fan who stays in his seat and is perfectly well behaved who’s a bomber? Bombers! Hahahahahahahahahah

    What are you on about bomber

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Manx

    I take it you consider the court punishment is much less severe than the fa punishment? I don’t but if you and the fa think so, you could always top it up. What do you think?

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #39

    blackley

    its hard to compare some1 actually biting some1 to some1 not making any contact just sort of a threaten head but
    I think surez offence is a lot worse than what pards did

    but i don’t think you can compare

    i hope neither are seen again but nothing would ever surprise me

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #40

    Answer my question like you keep telling us

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