DB0005_Demba_Ba_Newcastle United_NUFCReports that Demba Ba was due to have a scan today in advance of a move to Stamford Bridge, have been quickly followed by claims that talks have broken down between Chelsea and Ba’s people.

The truth is probably somewhere in between and you would imagine that Chelsea’s mad wage structure will easily be able to accommodate the player’s demands if both parties want the deal to happen.

If you are sick of the whole Demba Ba contract clause saga then what you want to do is have a lie down and have a flick through your lovely new Newcastle United official club calendar that your granny has bought you even though you are forty four.

Well fancy that, you’ll never guess who NUFC have as their player to gaze at throughout January.

Yes in an amusing diversion to fighting relegation and putting up with transfer speculation nonsense, Newcastle United have put Demba Ba as their man for January.

I’d love to think that this has been done with tongue in cheek by somebody at St.James’ Park but I guess not, or maybe they wanted to make calendar buyers get some benefit from Ba in their calendar as wouldn’t have worked out too well if he’d just left.

You calendar buyers should think yourselves lucky though as I still have a totally unused Newcastle United strip to fit a six year old. A Christmas present from 2010 when even Alan Pardew had reassured everybody repeatedly that Andy Carroll was going nowhere, my son refusing to wear his lovely new strip with scouse-bound ‘Carroll’ on the back.

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