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Demba Ba – ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’

10 years ago

The look on (the benched) Demba Ba’s face when Papiss Cissé scored the decisive second goal at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium. had more than a few Mags starting to worry.

Ba has taken matters into his own hands and used social media to put out his own message to Newcastle supporters.

Toon fan Lee Smith had posed a question to the player on Twitter as to whether there was a problem, the big striker replying:

 “Nothing at all. When you love football like I do you wanna play every minute. End of the day we win. So I’m glad once again :)”

I think in recent matches Ba has continued to be outstanding but clearly like all strikers would like to be amongst the goals. Alan Pardew has already come out and said the fans have a big part to play in helping to make sure Demba is still at St.James’ Park next season and I think a few fans need reminding that they shouldn’t be falling for the kids with new toys syndrome – forgetting about all the enjoyment they’ve had from their ‘old’ toys and what they can still have from them in the future!

At times this season Demba Ba has almost carried Newcastle by himself with his goals, wherever we end up in May it will be massively down to him and he is still my current choice for player of the year by a country mile.

I hope that Demba’s long face on the bench at Swansea was just because he was desperate to be on the pitch because a bit like buses, you wait so long for an exciting quality striker and then two come along together.

I would hate to think we’d have to make a choice of which striker to ‘get on’.

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