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Is Demba Ba unhappy?

April 17th, 2012 | 28 Comments |

Demba Ba indicates he is not particularly unhappy with his role on the left of a front three.
Happy? Reasonably so it seems.
Newcastle United striker Demba Ba was allegedly ‘unhappy’ when he was taken off against Bolton but there was little hint of any unhappiness in Ba’s recent interview.

There has been a bit of speculation about whether or not Demba Ba is happy to play on the left of a front three but the man himself has come out and said that he his. Sort of.

Ba said:

The coach told me he would put me on the left and, for the team, I thought, ‘Let’s do it’. I know the qualities of Papiss as a finisher.

As a striker, you like to be in the striking position but now the coach has made the decision – he has decided Papiss will be there.

I do what I have to do to balance the formation for the good of the team. If I can be in the finishing area, I do everything to be there. If I cannot be there, we do the work for Papiss.

So it’s obvious he’d prefer to be playing right in front of goal but he seems to be prepared to do a job wherever he has to play, which is what I’d expect of a professional like Ba. (more…)

The City result and where Newcastle fit into the PL landscape

November 21st, 2011 | 57 Comments |

Demba Ba remains upbeat despite City defeat.
Remains positive after defeat
How do Newcastle United fit into the Premier League landscape? And will the City result affect us?

Saturday’s defeat was disappointing, although hardly surprising. I’d be very surprised if any team takes points off Manchester City at Eastlands this season. The fact that we only let in one goal in open play, looked fairly solid for the first 40 minutes and even managed to breach their defence with a goal of our own are all plus points.

Manchester City look destined to join that ‘elite’ group of teams who will always be there or thereabouts over coming seasons. There’s the big money three of Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea; behind them there’s Liverpool and Tottenham – neither team being short of a penny themselves – and perhaps the more modestly budgeted Arsenal. Based on the past few seasons and the way things look at the moment, I would suggest that those are the teams most likely to occupy the top 6 spots. (more…)

Demba Ba talks about his hat-trick and the happy squad at Newcastle

September 25th, 2011 | 24 Comments |

Demba Ba talks about his hat-trick for Newcastle United vs Blackburn.
It was fantastic, says Demba
Demba Ba talks about his hat-trick for Newcastle United and how a happy squad is one of the keys to good performances on the pitch.

Shortly after yesterday’s 3-1 win over Blackburn the BBC interviewed Demba Ba and this is what he had to say:

Interviewer: Demba, your first goals for Newcastle and your first Premier League hat-trick – how does that feel?

Demba: It was fantastic, scoring a hat-trick here in these conditions and on this stage. It was fantastic.

Interviewer: Your team mates all signed the ball for you as well.

Demba: Yes, I’m very happy for that. The ball’s going to be home and the whole family is going to look at it and they’re going to be happy because they all came down from Paris to watch the game today, so I think they’ll be happy tonight.

Interviewer: It seem a happy team at Newcastle and all the players seem to get on. How important has that been with the good start that Newcastle have made this season? (more…)