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Remy Should Understand Demba Ba’s Situation at Chelsea

8:55 pm, Saturday, March 8th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 76 Comments

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.

Tags: Demba Ba · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Premier League


76 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cornishman // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    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?

  • 2 Belfast // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Ba and Remy up top would be brilliant Ed.

    never going to happen though.

  • 3 wolfshead@toon // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    blackley is another pardew obssesive they all think about him when they shoot their load :-)

  • 4 jazzyp // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    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

  • 5 toonking // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    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.

  • 6 FrankfurtMag // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    “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.

  • 7 toonking // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    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

  • 8 AndyMac // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    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 ?

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

    The money is always enough

  • 10 cornishman // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:37 PM

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

    The money is always enough

    Sadly I feel you are right.

  • 11 beermonkey // Mar 8, 2014 at 9:41 PM


    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

  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM


    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?

  • 13 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    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!

  • 14 jazzyp // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    For which indiscretion are we talking about re Suarez

  • 15 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM

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

  • 16 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    jazzy sorry mate i broke before you lol

  • 17 jazzyp // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM

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

  • 18 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    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!

  • 19 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM

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

  • 20 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    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?

  • 21 jazzyp // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    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

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

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

  • 23 welshgeordie9 // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM

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

    What did i say about ammunition

  • 24 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    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!!

  • 25 jimmysmith // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    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?

  • 26 welshgeordie9 // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:37 PM


    Just ignore him, he just wants attention

  • 27 jazzyp // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    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

  • 28 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    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!

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


    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

  • 30 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    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??

  • 31 jazzyp // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    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

  • 32 welshgeordie9 // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

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

  • 33 toon kk // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:44 PM

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

  • 34 welshgeordie9 // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    You must have you heard of that before

  • 35 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    blackley ya still not seeing the point are ya??

    when EVERYONE ELSE CAN hahahahahaha!!!!!!

  • 36 jazzyp // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    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

  • 37 welshgeordie9 // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:49 PM

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


    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

  • 38 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:50 PM


    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?

  • 39 beermonkey // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM


    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

  • 40 welshgeordie9 // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Answer my question like you keep telling us

  • 41 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:53 PM


    I only dipped back in while waiting to pick up my son. I gotta go or wor loss will be legislating. I don’t feel any ammunition coming my back at me.

  • 42 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:54 PM


    I agree. But what should have happened to suarez? Fa discipline or court of law?

  • 43 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    i’ll point it out to ya because you are obviously very very stupid!!!!

    a place where there are 50,000 people crammed into a stadium there are far far more safety and rules! you get that?

    so if someone starts a riot or wat ever else in that enviroment he faces far more rules! you get that?

    and if 1 of them just 1 gets on to the pitch its a massive safety problem! you get that?

    as in that person could have a knife,BOMB,fork or even your repetitiveness which are all very dangerous! you get that?

    and as for players and managers i’m pretty sure the same security risks are with them too!!

    as i say if your gonna be a tool for 7 fuskin days at least look at the full argument!!!!!!!!!!

  • 44 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    now ya moving it on to suarez!! haha
    suarez was an assualt blackley the skin was piereced and unprevoked

    did you send letters then blackley thats the most important question!!?

  • 45 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    anyone else think O.G.S looks ill?
    shows ya wat management does to ya?

  • 46 Toon Tang // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    solskjaer’s manc accent is reet up there with anechebe’s scouse accent for comedy value hahaa

  • 47 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    lol toontang so is his baby face into old face!

  • 48 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    i feel westbrom fulham n scumderland will go down now
    clark was a much better option for them can’t see the sense of it tbh

  • 49 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:10 PM


    A bomber in his seat can cause more destruction than a bomber on the pitch, do you get that?

    You seem more concerned with the safety of players than the safety of fans, I get that.

    Bombers! How are bombers relevant?

    Suarez should have felt the full force of the criminal law just as you or I would if we bit someone, especially in a football stadium.

  • 50 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:13 PM


    I didn’t send letters then because suarez brought disgrace on liverpool whereas pardew has brought it on my club. I should have sent letters then too but I wad probably fighting some other battle. Nobody else seems to fight any.

  • 51 beermonkey // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:13 PM


    if ivanavich had wanted to press charges then a court of law maybe both

    i take it ivanavich didn’t wanna press charges and was happy for the fa to punish him then that’s his choice

    lots of footballers have criminal records it makes no diff to them finding a club if there good enough look at our very own joey barton

    what ur saying is no matter what race colour sex or age we should all be governed buy the same laws and the same punishments should apply
    that don’t work the person the person with the most cash will always buy there own justice

    bloke in the paper the otherday now has 16points on his driving licence and is allowed to drive because he has to take his daughter to private school
    given the fact he can afford to send his kid to private school he had a good lawyer
    is that fair most of us would be banned end off
    weather the fa or the courts no system is perfect

  • 52 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    alright blackley a bomber in the fans it doesn’t matter!! lol

    jesus you really aren’t seeing the poin’t lad i’ve give you many options fella

    the facts are the fans are under far far more rules and regulations and rightly so

    if you cant see why then that is your blindness and stupidity simple as that

    it certainly ain’t as black and white as you want or think!!

    end off



  • 53 Toon Tang // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    manx 47 haha true mate, very true. Not quite the baby faced assassin anymore eh

  • 54 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:13 PM


    I didn’t send letters then because suarez brought disgrace on liverpool”

    can you not see how this undermines your whole argument!!!!!!!!!!!??

    seriously give up and lets get this blog back to football ffs!!!!
    wats your thoughts on our great win wat a performance to score 4 goals away against 1 of the most inform teams in the league and guided by pardew!! brilliant! :)

  • 55 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:27 PM


    That is sll I’m saying. It’s not a crusade against pardew. That decision has already been made and there’s no changing it.

    Yeah, people have money but they can’t buy everything. All that needs to happen is that the FA are cut down to size. They don’t administer the laws of this land, but the police are treating them like a separate nation state, something akin to the vatican, where they keep punishment in house. Players and managers may earn more in a year than we do in a lifetime but that’s where their privileges should end.

  • 56 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    beer well football,rugby n boxing n ufc n american football would be all gone

    between you and me i can’t wait for the golf n cricket season ! :)

  • 57 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:31 PM


    No. The fans ate under more rules because the fa have pushed for them. The players are more likely to cause a riot than any silly fan on the pitch. The laws wouldn’t stop a fan getting on the pitch and self destructing with a bomb. Is the suicide bomber or any bomber going to be worrying about the fa’s banning orders? Howay man. Keep it real.

  • 58 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    hahaha blackley brilliant have a look at post 54!! haha

    so explain again please!?

    and this time remember wat you wrote at 50!!

  • 59 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Manx I haven’t got numbers on this mobile site. Spell it out.

  • 60 Mister Tuff // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    manx/beermonkey -correct it was as simple as that Ivanavich refused to make a formal complaint of assault to the police.
    As there was no complaint there was no police investigation. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can refuse to report offences to the police -from a beggar to a multi-millionaire.

  • 61 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    ffs finito blackley ya obviously a wum and i hope i’ve proved tonight that is wat you are because youy aren’t seeing any of the points you are asking for!!!!!!!

    so this is my last post to ya but you are an absolute tosser which can’t be denied!!
    good night!

  • 62 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    exactly tuff but watch out you’ll be accused of a bromance and bullying!

  • 63 beermonkey // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:41 PM


    it is a crusade
    football is not real life its a game
    from all the local matches in the sunday league to the prem if the police were called to every altercation the police and the courts would grind to a halt
    its the fa that’s the governing body let them deal with it
    if the police see fit
    the police look at certain cases as they see fit and it suits both parties

    like I said football aint real when players and that square up when was the last time some1 actually got hurt its all a little bit of red mist mixt in with handbags
    and we all love it

    lol bassong what did we sell him for 10mill lol cha ching

  • 64 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Mr Tuff

    What’s your point?

    What if violence is witnessed by millions and preserved on tv? Two lads beat each other up in the street in front of the public, all captured on cctv,and neither complains about each other and the police can’t act? Is that what you’re saying. On your way lads. You should have sold tickets. Get wise lads next time.

  • 65 Belfast // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Leave blackleyjuice alone manxpie

  • 66 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    watch it tuff wum has moved on! :)

  • 67 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:51 PM


    We’re moving away from people getting away with violence on the pitch, even in rugby.

    The police will come to matches. Ive played sunday league. One game I was playing against my old team. One lad said to me, what you playing for these useless f**** for? He ended up fighting with a team mate as a result and it ended up at durham crown court. About 18 witnesses across both teams.

    Another time a couple of my team mates who went coppers got a bit of panning by some bouncer kid playing for walker. They went round in the afternoon to his place and nicked him.

  • 68 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    bugger off belfast just because i work in facts doesn’t mean i should be totally dismissed!

    i mean i’ve showed him all the facts for HIS!! argument but he still doesn’t see it

    so go and talk gibberish to some one else coz i didn’t understand a word ya said infact is this you??

  • 69 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:55 PM


    You say football is not real life. Reading the views on here, I honestly think that’s what people think. Either that’s the way it is and so it must be right, or it doesn’t matter because it’s not the real world.

  • 70 manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    well the news should be banned because there’s to much violence on that for a start! imagine how many young people watch that!
    i bet there just itching to reach there AK’S
    how stupid has this argument got haha
    and how stupid does blackley look lol

  • 71 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 9, 2014 at 12:02 AM


    I must be delusional because you aint shown me anything except bombers. Bombers who must keep off the pitch and stay in the stands. Bombers who are fearful of FA banning orders!

    Of course, managers nutting fans’ favourites couldn’t cause a riot. Streakers and ticket carriers are far more dangerous.

  • 72 manxpie // Mar 9, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    infact how offensive was anelkas gesture because every paper and news station showed it again and again so millions of people seen it

    was it really that offensive then??

  • 73 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 9, 2014 at 12:05 AM


    There’s a good argument. The news should be banned. Hahahahahahahahahah!

    Blackley looks really stupid creased up on the floor. He’s only just picked himself up after the bombers comment.

  • 74 manxpie // Mar 9, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    you were right in your 1st 4 words

    because the rest is bollocks fella have a read through again and make sure you read everything instead of wat you want to read because the whole argument will become very very clear!!!!!!

  • 75 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 9, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Bombers should stay in the stands and keep off the pitch. Its safer. Wooo hooooooo!

  • 76 manxpie // Mar 9, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    blackley i’m glad that you have resorted to very stupid comments when i have showed you why fans deserve bigger rules than players or managers

    thanks for that but hey people will only see how stupid your questions are and see how stupid the whole situation is

    and btw bombers in the stadium no matter where it is full stop is a massive safety problem and was an answer to your stupid question as it is an answer to your stupid question about fans running on to the pitch and going towards the managers and coaches!!

    but hey forget the facts about safety lets use the same rules
    so when a rugby player punches someone… jail!!
    and don’t forget that that happens in every game at every level!!!
    wat about boxing,ufc football ice hockey!!?
    all banned then yeah?

    if sports ain’t for you how about ya fusk off
    and leave football fans to ourselves!!!!!!!!!

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