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Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa in contention for Spurs game

October 13th, 2011 | 66 Comments |

Demba Ba in contention for Newcastle's game against Spurs on Sunday.
Hopefully fit enough to play
Good news for Newcastle United as both Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa look to be in contention to play on Sunday.

Some good news for Newcastle fans.

The first bit of good news is that Demba Ba is reportedly fit enough to play on Sunday. He picked up an injury during his last outing for us against Wolves and there was speculation that it might be related to his old knee problem but apparently that was not the case.

He returns to Darsley Park today and will still need to pass a fitness test for our own medical team, but apparently his chances are good.

And Ba isn’t phased by the pressure of history either having recently said:

I knew about the history here and the names of the past. It does not daunt me. I am a striker, so I want to score goals anyway.

I’m the type of striker who likes to play and help out in other areas on the field.

It is about all-round performances, not just goals, and I want to contribute more in that way.(more…)