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Can Ba & Cissé Fire NUFC Into Top 3

8 years ago
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With around a third of the season still to go, Demba Ba has already broken into the NUFC top ten of goal totals in a Premier League season.

The top ten Newcastle United goal totals in a Premier League season are;

1. 1993/94   Andy Cole (34)

2. 1995/96  Les Ferdinand (25)

2. 1996/97   Alan Shearer (25)

4. 1999/00   Alan Shearer (23)

5. 2001/02   Alan Shearer (23)

6. 2003/04   Alan Shearer (22)

7. 1993/94   Peter Beardsley (21)

8. 2002/03   Alan Shearer (17)

9. 1996/97   Les Ferdinand (16)

10. 2011/12  Demba Ba (16)

Obviously Demba Ba is joining illustrious company with his goals this season but one other thing strikes me on this list.

In 1993/94 Newcastle had the Beardsley/Cole partnership giving 55 goals and third place (Champions League place in today’s money) while 1996/97 saw Shearer/Ferdinand hit 41 between them to give us 2nd place and of course Champions League football.

Having one prolific scorer is a massive help but as shown in those two seasons when you can double up it gives you a massive chance of getting into those top spots.

I have got no doubt Ba and Cisse could be our next prolific partnership, if they get the right service.

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