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Demba Ba Slags Off Newcastle’s ‘Style’

8 years ago

The truth is the truth, no matter who is saying it.

Demba Ba is being increasingly cast in the role of villain by the club and there appears to be a steadily increasing number of supporters happy to go along with that view.

In his interview with Canal+ where Demba talked about Arsenal, he also was keen to talk about Newcastle United’s ‘style’ under Alan Pardew this season;

“I’m not happy when the team does not create anything.

Fans come to see beautiful games with beautiful actions and not long balls from the goalkeeper to the striker”.

Just because this is coming out of the mouth of somebody you might be falling out of love with, doesn’t make it less true.

I would guess 99% of fans would go along with Ba’s reflection on most of our matches so far and indeed the statistics definitely don’t lie on this occasion, Newcastle playing more long balls than any other Premier League club, including West Ham, Stoke, the mackems, you name it.

While some fans are now doubting his actions with regard to sorting out his contract, what can’t be argued against is that his goalscoring form has been first rate. Demba is currently only one goal behind at the top of the Premier League goalscoring list and he is also top of the strikers list for taking more of his clear cut chances than any other top striker.

While there is an argument that Cicce would have produced more than he has so far if he’d been put in that main striking role he enjoyed last season, surely you have to acknowledge that whatever is or isn’t happening between Ba and Ashley on the player’s contract, the player is giving his very best on the pitch.

Newcastle have scored only nineteen Premier League goals and Demba’s scored eleven of them!

At the end of the day, isn’t the player doing his best on the pitch all that should really count for the fans?


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