Alan Pardew has just about given the final confirmation that Tiote and Ba are now on their way to Africa, having signed off with eth Manchester United thrashing, speaking to the Chronicle;

“They’re two great players, and we’re going to lose them. Now other players are going to have to come to the fore. Demba and Cheick were brilliant tonight. They’ve gone off on the best note that they could have, as I don’t think they’re going to be available Saturday”.

Tiote was back to his very best last night and Demba Ba notched yet another superb goal in an all-round class performance.

We may not have Demba Ba in the flesh for a number of weeks but we bring you this great interview, all eighteen minutes worth.

Demba Ba Interview


  • Anonymous

    Demba Demba Ba, quality striker and quality bloke. Urge everyone to watch this video and see what a cracking player/person we have at our club.

  • Anonymous

    What a star, his patter is almost as good as his goals…but strawberry syrup!! I suppose if you don’t drink you have to have one vice!

  • Anonymous

    I would watch the Toon whatever rubbish was on the pitch…and I’ve watched plenty of that over the years. When players like Ba come around though it’s just magnificent, especially when he ends up having a brain as well with something decent to say, unlike some of the divvies we had in the past.

  • Mal

    Great bloke, and so unassuming. But he doesn’t have to get his family to bring the strawberry syrup over – he can buy it here, in bulk.

  • Sharpie

    Seems like a really good lad who has bought into the club and the area. Loved the bit with Harper and the dartboard – I’m guessing they never let Albert Luque near the “Premier League” board…

  • anon

    top bloke as well as a top player! a good muslim role model!

  • Anonymous

    I think Ba comes across as a perfect role model and his biggest vice being ‘Strawberry syrup’ is on a level with Peter Beardsley and his fancy for chocolate. I like a pint or ten as much as the next man (or woman!) but I don’t get paid tens of thousands of pounds a week to play football.
    Kids coming through at Newcastle should look up to him and make a bit of connection as to why Demba is doing so well – looks after himself and spends time with family and so on.