Originally Posted by Magsimus
I'm quite clearly happy to have Ba out of the team. The fact he was £7m isn't the clubs fault, he wouldn't have signed had the clause not been put in his contract. When you get called "the ultimate football mercenary" then that should explain everything. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...mercenary.html
Summary of the modern footballer to be fair, something your club more than most will know about. I am disappointed though at how Pardew pandered to Ba and seemed to build a team around him when 1) it wasn't working 2) We had a striker right wing 3) he was obviously going to leave. He had no balls, just ridiculous to be fair. We've already got a striker of Ba's quality in Cisse, it's a left forward that we need.
I at least respect his honesty.
No problem with a footballer looking for the best deal for himself, I just hate when they fucking lie about it (
), particularly a guy like Ba who had some contractual issues in the past. At the end of the day he's making a living and whatever anyone says about him he's certainly worth 50-70k a week in modern day football terms.
And Pato? The guy is now a myth.