NUFC look to Ba contingency

Luuk de Jong
It seems as though every transfer window we have one of the “will he, won’t he” type scenarios, both in terms of incoming and outgoing players.

This particular window is shaping up to be no different with Demba Ba being the subject of the bulk of speculation this time round.

There is nothing to say that Ba will leave us and at least he seems happy with where he is right now if you read his tweets. Indeed Alan Pardew is hopeful that the Senegal international can be persuaded to stay on Tyneside and urged the fans to show their love for Demba in the final few weeks of the season insisting that knowing he is adored might be enough to tempt the 26-year-old into signing a new deal which would have the much publicised release clause removed.

But what happens if love isn’t enough and Demba decides he wants away? The very presence of that clause, said to be Β£7m, means that suitors will be lining up for him, even with his allegedly dodgy knees. What happens then?

Well apparently we are already making contingency plans should the worst happen and Demba decide to leave. Step forward FC Twente hitman, Luuk de Jong, who is said to be interesting Newcastle and is being eyed as a replacement for Ba.



The 21-year-old Holland international bagged 25 goals last term and has a strike rate of just under a goal every two games throughout his career, which isn’t too shabby at all when you consider he played for De Graafschap for one of those seasons, who ended up being relegated.

Interest in de Jong would be high though as he is being monitored by a number of clubs across Europe, but now we can offer European football perhaps we would stand more of a chance should we need to go looking for another striker?

Here is a compilation of de Jong in action. What do you think of him?

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166 thoughts on “NUFC look to Ba contingency

  1. Rich, funny you should say that about Warsteiners – they are my favorite of all the German beers… brought a carton over here for my B’day and it cost me $80.00 😯 … we get robbed blind over here with our beer prices… it was worth it though… great beer…
    I’m not a fan of the wheat beers tho… don’t agree with my taste buds unfortunately

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  2. In the Army I used to drink alot of Grolsch cos once I started taking the empties back to the Dutch Naafi it worked out about Β£4 a crate and in the bar on the married quarters Becks was 30p a bottle…..Happy feckin days indeed :mrgreen:

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  3. I like wheat beers too, Richie. Couple of pints of Hoegaarden is nice in the summer. Erdinger is canny too but you can’t session it – unless you want to be in a coma by tea-time πŸ˜†

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  4. Aussie….you used to be able to get Warsteiners in “The Head of Steam” in Newcastle, just in bottles though if I remember right, lush drink like on draft, It had my Dad staggering all owa when he came to Germany for a visit πŸ˜†

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  5. Put this on the wrong thread πŸ˜†
    ..drinking a beer as we speak – a German bier called Konig Pilsner..
    really liking them… the beer tastes like it has come from a vat that has never been cleaned out before… πŸ˜›

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  6. TC…aye the Weissbiers etc are a “treat” more than a “sesh” drink, drank a canny few when me and wor lass went over for a long weekend a couple of years ago, wouldn’t mind a German team in the Europa to reacquaint mesel :mrgreen:

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  7. Reet – enough procrastination! Got work to do. These burgers aren’t gonna flip themselves!! πŸ˜† Laters

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  8. Nice one TC – you have just cost your employer $3.50 in lost wages for the last hour you been on here….. :mrgreen:

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  9. Aussie…loved it, one of my mates was seeing a german lass who was a barmaid and used to work alot of the little festivals in the surrounding villages, so me and another lad used to go with him and her and get absolutely smashed. It was great, no other squaddies so no botha and the locals used to buy our drinks all night. Only bad thing was one night she was driving us back and me mate was sat in the front with her, wound the window down and puked out of it, I was sat in the back with my window down and the obvious happened, copped a canny bit of it…….still a great night though πŸ˜†

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  10. Aussie, just had a quick look on the other thread….I think you’ve had enough πŸ˜†

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  11. Troy, the longer this week rolls on, the more you’re looking like some Seventh Day Adventist.

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