Can Ba & Cissé Fire NUFC Into Top 3
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)
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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