Short-Term Memories For Some Newcastle Fans
We’re all guilty of remembering what happened in the last match rather than one a month ago, in fact after the game in the pub you speak to people who seem to find it difficult talking about what happened in the first half!
With the technology around now, everything is driven towards the immediate here and now; TV and Radio stations giving you sports news 24 hours a day, what inane comment some average player has just spoken, the latest goal shown from some non-league match.
With this overload it can be easy to forget some important things.
This comment that was left by ‘Griff’ on our recent Newcastle Fans Vote For Ba Over Carroll article sums it up nicely;
‘Having bought and watched the season review dvd it is clearly evident that Demba Ba is a better footballer overall than Carroll. I think some may have forgotten the fantastic goals he scored for us in the first half of the season. Having brought this back to my memory I’m now hoping we dont attain Carroll as this could heighten the risk of losing Ba. Stay where you are Andy, we’re fine as we are!!’
Having read this comment I thought I’d have another watch of the season review DVD and I found it hard to accept that this was all from one season.
I’d totally forgotten that Barton played against the mackems and Arsenal, the match where he helped to get Gervinho sent off.
I also had forgotten what a struggle early matches like QPR and Fulham were, although that home match against Fulham was our first glimpse of what Demba Ba could do as his low cross was converted by Best.
Once Newcastle found their feet it was basically the ‘Demba Ba Show’ up until he left for the African Nations, in fact I would seriously doubt if Newcastle would really have found their feet if it wasn’t for Ba.
So many matches were won with a bit of his magic, nearly all of his goals made out of next to nothing, just look at the way Best fires the ball across to him for his first against Blackburn – I doubt whether many players could have controlled it, never mind swivel and brilliantly score.
He then added another superb hat-trick at Stoke, arguably the performance of the season as we ruthlessly took apart one of the evils of football.
So many highlights but then you have his leaving present in January, the superb goal that began the rout of Manchester United, Ba then left and came back to a new role on the left.
Watch the DVD and learn, or at least remind yourself of why we need to make sure that we keep Cisse AND Demba Ba.
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