With Newcastle currently sat 13th in the Premier League table, as well as struggling to score goals in the league – the Toon Army could certainly benefit from a free-scoring striker right about now.
These days are a stark contrast compared to the club’s attacking assets just 8 years ago when Senegalese starlet Demba Ba was plying his trade on Tyneside. The player scored 29 goals in 57 games for Newcastle – before securing a move to Chelsea in 2013.
Recently, however, Ba was kindly reminded by Newcastle’s official Twitter account just how good he was for the club, with a video of a hattrick that he had scored against Stoke in November 2011.
The striker’s response led to many mixed emotions for Toon fans – some happy to reminisce on such times, but others who were left more than upset due to the difference in circumstances since Ba’s time at the club.
All it took was a simple three-word response from the man himself to tug on the heartstrings of the Newcastle faithful.
What a time…💯🤗 https://t.co/ep6cpRVTwx
— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) March 19, 2020
Have a look at some of the replies below…
Brilliant Striker, best since Shearer ⚽️✌
— Chris Eagle (@Chris_Eagle) March 19, 2020
Hope your all good Demba. The toon appreciate what you did for us
— Seb (@ChabeSchabe) March 20, 2020
Come home Demba. I’ll sort the strawberry syrup 👍🏼
— Dan Snowden (@DanSnowden) March 19, 2020
You should have stayed with us.
— 🧍🏾♂️🔛🧍🏾♀️~~#covid19 🦠 ~~🤲🏾 🧼🚿 (@Abetee) March 19, 2020
Bet that’s your biggest football regret leaving us big man?
— Alan Armstrong (@Alan_Armstrong7) March 19, 2020
Thank you for the good times Demba ❤️
— Stan Saint-Maximin . (@StanStanStanman) March 20, 2020
Love u demba. pic.twitter.com/gVR0ryaMQU
— Ollie (@nufcoliverr) March 19, 2020
What do you think Newcastle fans, do you still miss Ba? Let us know in the comments below!
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