Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Pulis Plans to Make Amends for Ba

Pulis Plans to Make Amends for Ba

Everyone knows of the highly embarrassing comeback Demba Ba unleashed on Stoke City`s medical staff and Tony Pulis by going to West Ham, after being rejected by us, and firing in seven goals in twelve games, then going to Newcastle on a free, after being released due to a relegation clause, and accumulating an incredible fifteen goals in almost twenty games.

Sickening int eet? Especially as Pulis publicly admitted that Ba`s knee was like a ticking time bomb - perhaps he had his wires crossed? But never mind, because one player that has suffered a similar rejection at Newcastle recently, could be coming to the Britannia Stadium!

Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga thought his £7 million move to Geordie-land was a done deal, until the medical staff told Alan Pardew not to go through with the deal on the grounds that his knee is a persistent problem.

But it seems Pulis is willing to take a gamble with this player having learnt the hard way from a previous mistake. I wonder what our medics would say? I also wonder if actually taking this risk would actually be a bad choice, knowing our luck.

The 6` 2" 24-year-old striker/winger has scored nineteen goals in forty one games for the Ligue 1 side since his arrival in 2010, so does know how to stick it in the back of the net. Is he a Demba Ba? Who knows?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ryan Kalisz
Date:Wednesday January 11 2012
Time: 8:15PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

190+ TV Games For 2019-20

It's been confirmed today that from the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign, a minimum of 190 Premier League games will be screened live on TV.

The Stoke City Walking Wounded - Injury News - 16/11/2017

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Stoke City FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Vital Preview - Premier League - 18th-20th November 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 18th-20th November.

Hughton Receives Praise From Bowen

Stoke City assistant gaffer Mark Bowen has heaped praise on an underrated Chris Hughton ahead of Monday's clash with Brighton.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brighton and Hove Albion v Stoke City
Suggested By:
Stoke win0%
Brighton win0%
Draw100%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment