If manager, I would try and re-create the midfield 3 from our amazing run last season; Tiote, Jonas and Cabaye, even though all three are currently turning out excuses of performances. Then have Sissoko and Ben Arfa tucked in behind Cisse/Shola.
It was genuinely embarrassing and for the first time this season I am just starting to fear relegation. For the ones who are not yet biting nails and discussing the possibility of Championship football, then great, I envy you.
Enough about Ba though, rule one of supporting Newcastle United, it’s not who we sell it’s who we replace them with that is key! More importantly, how will this affect his fellow countryman Papiss Cisse?