Pardew reveals Ba apology

Peaches and Herb – Reunited
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has revealed that star striker Demba Ba has offered an apology for the outbursts of his entourage earlier on in the week.

Pardew was blasted by Ba’s brother who labelled the silver devil “crazy” following his decision to demote Demba to the bench, which was then quickly followed by Ba himself stating he was unhappy with “some things” whilst his agent took to the press to warn that if Ba kept getting dropped that he’d be looking to move on.

It’s been the main talking point of the week really with the majority seeming to believe that Ba shoud “man up” a bit and stop spitting the dummy. However I’m pleased that a line is seemingly trying to be drawn on the matter and hopefully it can be put behind us, at least until January when the speculation starts again.

“Demba hasn’t been playing well, he came on [at Everton] and proved what a great player he is, and he is a great player, but we all need to focus our minds on the job in hand,” Pardew told The Independent in his pre-match press conference. “He’s an intelligent boy. Things have been said from within his camp which I think have been unfortunate. We’ve had somewhat of an apology for that as well.”

Ba was rested in midweek along with a whole host of senior stars as a largely youth and reserve side was tasked with getting a result in the Europa League match against S.C. Maritimo, and it seems as though Ba’s absence was just a rest as he will be back in the starting eleven later on today when Norwich visit St James’ Park.



“Make no mistake, he’ll start [against Norwich]. Him and [Papiss] CissΓ© will start. We need them back to their best because they haven’t been at their best until that second half at Everton when I thought, suddenly, ‘here we go’. All teams go through periods when you’re not performing at your very best,” he added. “We’re kind of in that zone but picking up points,” Pardew added.

I’m just hopeful that it can all be done with now. Yes I’m sure Ba was annoyed but there are also ways and means of getting your point across and getting all and sundry to blast the manager in public isn’t one of them. If anything it reflected badly on Ba more than anything else.

Now the focus can be shifted back onto the football without this whole circus going on in the background. Good management from Pardew, or a realisation of being in the wrong from the Ba camp, I don’t know, but all of that going on in the background was no good for Newcastle United.

Now it’s time to move on!

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47 thoughts on “Pardew reveals Ba apology

  1. Hopefully now after his somewhat of an apology 😯 he gets his head down and start to do what he gets paid to do, and maybe now he will start to show his team mates and manager a bit of respect, because he is at risk of turning fans against him, as it’s been a bit of a Ba side show at the club lately.
    Troy all the best for young Chip today hope he gets to meet them all, autographs the lot and have a day that he’ll never forget. Oh and don’t forget if you get within reach of Lambastad makesure he gets a day to remember πŸ˜†

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  2. What is “a sort of apology “? You Either say sorry or you don’t , fair does to the lad if he has really said sorry to Pard’s and his team mates ,but the silver supremo needs to watch how he words his statements too the press . The hacks jump on that sort of statement and turn it into something it isn’t .Lets hope Ba’s goals against Everton is the start of a long scoring run and kicks his team mates into action .

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  3. Re last article.
    I find the “clueless Chris” tag disgusting. obviously legend is too strong a word. but he contributed to saving us when we were tipped to flop in the championship. Jonas tweeted at the time “thank you Chris for believing in us when no one else did” and despite being treated like shit he didn’t take the Jose/barton path of slagging off the club.
    I have nothing but good memories of his time here. and those claiming he was out of his depth need to reel themselves in, our aim was to day up, and we were well on course to doing that.

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  4. Results paper over cracks, Brendas hiding behind beating a buch of young boys 5-3 when they have had their worst start in 100 odd years and sunluns unbeaten (winless) start is hiding god awful stats 1 shot on target in all 4 matches, averaging 30% possession and without a win in 12 including last season.

    We actually havent had a bad start results wise 5 points from those opening 4 matches is pretty solid and the results in europe have been decent even if the performances have been patchy. A decent win today will stop all the press shite about Ba for about 5 minutes and put us in a nice league positon with a very winnable match against reading next week…

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  5. SOLANOSTRUMPET spot on mate , he was hardly clueless when he lead us to the Champioship title and straight back into the premiership . Fair do’s to Ashley , he saw early enough that Hughton would not take us much higher than he did and in hindsight the sacking needed to be done but i have respect for Hoots he led us through a bad time and got us back .

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  6. Two things Pards said make no sense -firstly “a sort of apology” πŸ˜• what’s that then?. And ” Demba hasn’t been playing well” when refering to him being on the bench v Everton , strange that as from where I’m watching in the run up to the Everton game ,of the two Dembas ,Ba looked far sharper than Cisse to me.

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  7. Reading it, it sounds like the ‘somewhat apology’ has came from the Ba camp – ie his agent – rather than Ba. Suggesting to me that Ba and Pardew are fine, but his ‘camp’ will still likely pursue a move for him in Jan. Which I’m sure would happen anyway, with most agents.
    Let’s turn in a good performance and a good win today and get the talk back to football.

    HWTL!!!

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  8. Sharpy > yeah that could account for the ” sort of ” part ,maybe Ba has said sorry but not the entourage then. πŸ˜• I agree we need to get back to football talk and ignore the circus that seems to surround Ba. A win today will set the world to rights for me πŸ˜‰

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  9. ST you must be having a laugh, you say the Clueless tag is disgusting, yet you have said a lot worse on here to me and other fellow bloggers 😳 what a hypocrite

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  10. @Dave
    eh?
    You’re comparing yourself to the man that helped our club get its soul back. 😯
    what a ridiculous point to make Dave. CH did loads for the club and i believes he deserves nothing but respect.

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  11. “just a coach” jibe is pretty daft as well when used. 35 million reasons why having a coach Asia manager wasn’t all bad..

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  12. Just watched the saints put Villa to the sword in the highlights on goals on sunday 😯 wish we could of done the same. πŸ™„

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  13. Kim, no link for me, I’m watching it on tele πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I would have sat BA on the bench to teach him a lesson.. but Pardz is a bit softer than I am πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  14. Sort of apology = “yeah gaffs, ma boyz ‘av been right pussios innit.” Pardew didn’t know what he was saying so took it as an attempt at an apology. That’s from the Nile Ranger school of sincere comments.
    On an unrelated note
    Hate that feeling when you wake from an awesome experience only to find it was a dream. Dreamt we beat Real Madrid in a really shit but funny way. We were time wasting so the ref booked a few of our players, it was 1-0 to Real Madrid, then the ref turned around and saw the whole RM team taunting us by holding up different coloured cards(red and yellow), the ref was livid and so booked the whole team, many already had yellows so 1/3 of the team was sent off, meaning disqualification, so we won 3-0. πŸ˜• :mrgreen: :mrgreen: .
    On a slightly more related note, does anyone know if our match will be on the radio, last few links I’ve watched we’re shit(my signals rubbish).

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  15. ST you believe he deserves nothing but respect ? and thats your choice and your opinion, but don’t expect others to all have the same opinion.
    As I said its hypocritical for you to say that the Clueless tag is disgusting yet you have called me a lot worse and you seem to think thats alright πŸ˜•
    As for just a coach well that’s my opinion because imo thats what he was because he didn’t have the steel in him to run the club as a manager, and needed the players to help him run the club. So if you think thats daft thats fine thats your opinion, and I won’t be telling you your opinion is wrong πŸ˜‰

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  16. Big Dave, everyone has called you bad things at one stage or another, what’s your point? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  17. I respect Hughton for all he’s done for us and for the gentleman he seems to be, however he was not the manager to lead us forward and was rightfully replaced. I was one of those outraged at the time but in hindsight(isn’t it a wonderful thing) I see it was the right choice.

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  18. Aussie πŸ˜‰ your right lad and some things were worse than others, but I can take it mate,and after all while their being cruel to me they’re leaving you alone πŸ˜€

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  19. I think whether you like CH or not, the one thing we can all agree on today is that we do him no favours come 3pm today, and that’s maybe more worth focusing on today rather than how much respect we each have for the opposing manager of today’s game.

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  20. G your aggressive today Sharpy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ agree tho, fuk hughton today, hope he fails badly…

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  21. Ha yeah Sharpy true. F*** respect, i hope he’s crying over the hammering we give them later.
    Dave i just think even if you didn’t rate him you can appreciate the role he played in sorting the mess out and left without slagging off the club. feel the same way about nolan.

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  22. Watching ‘being Liverpool’ at the moment… shit team but it is interesting to see what happens behind the scenes.. Rodgers has just finished saying ‘it would take something incredible for Carroll to leave!’ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  23. Today is all about 3 points , no matter how much I respect Chris for what he done here. Echo Daves shout @ 1 for troys little lad getting to be mascot. Hope he has a great day!

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  24. ST I have said many times that I think Hooters was a real nice guy and probably too nice for his own good, I have only ever heard good things about him from the players.
    I think his main problem with us was that he was a coach and best friends with all the players, so when he got the managers job he didn’t have that streak in him to then distance himself from being mate’s to becoming manager.
    I do feel that he is a manager now with his own team, and is able to make the hard decisions that managers gave to take with players, the same decisions that you can’t really make with mates.
    I have also said that the club treated him like shite, but as he said he knew it was coming he just didn’t know when.

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  25. I think its agreed then , we respect Hoots for cleaning up the mess getting us back up and we all like the bloke as a person , but we all want to fuck his team up today . πŸ™‚

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  26. Oh yeah. As much of a top bloke he was I wouldn’t mind piling the pressure on him if we can smash them πŸ˜†

    Don’t thnk it’ll be easy though. I’ll take a boring 1-0 πŸ˜•

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  27. Aussie – wrong side of the bed this morning mate πŸ‘Ώ πŸ˜†
    I watched that Lpool thing this morning aswell – what a load of shite, found Rodgers unbelievably irritating!

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  28. Hughton did a great job and respect him for that but he’s no longer at Newcastle United so I couldn’t give a flying rats arse whether he does well at Norwich or not tbh, they aren’t my club! πŸ˜‰

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  29. Aussie…I wake up when you’re not commentingzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

    Dave just a quick visit, grubtime now, back for the match :mrgreen:

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  30. Would yous please not mention food lads ,i have just taken my antibotics and cant eat for another 2 hours and i am starving ,i could eat a effing horse. πŸ™

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  31. give richie a break its hard trying to type when both hands are full of grub
    whats happened to dave he used to forcast results/score last season hasnt done much of it this season,maybe his little fellow isnt telling him anymore and taking his glory πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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