Bit of a mixed day for FAN, then.
Everyone's got Debuchy in, but Ba out to Chelsea. Are Ba's knees still a bit dodgy?
Well Ba was always likely to leave, he won't be joining a club that Newcastle will have to worry about, and if he leaves soon the club will have the entire window more or less to replace him. Plus Cisse will get to play in his favoured position, week in week out.
Replacing Simpson is a far bigger issue to be honest. Steven Taylor will be back soon and he and Debuchy will improve the back 4 immeasurably. If Santon gets his form back and improves a bit defensively then the club will suddenly have a top class back 4, injuries permitting.
I can't put into words how bad Danny Simpson is. Williamson too, but he isn't assured of a first 11 spot unlike Simpson at the moment.
Apprehensive about the window but I think most fans knew Ba's days were numbered anyway. Like I think I said earlier the problem for NUFC if Ba goes (aside from his goals) is who would come in for Cisse should he get injured.
Edited by Syrette at 23:15:53 30-12-2012