The Secret Of Demba Ba’s Success? Strawberry Syrup (Video)

Chris Wright

5th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

“Ba! Huh! What did he sign for? Absolutely nuthin’! Sing it again y’all!”

16 goals in his last 16 Premier League appearances, 15 league goals in total this season (over half of Newcastle’s cumulative haul), something like 24 in 28 since his move to England. Demba Ba is a man on fire. His secret? A ten-year long syrup addiction. The man loves syrup..

If he’s talking about this…

…then I can totally get on board. Thanks to family holidays in France past, I can confirm that the stuff is indeed akin to the Ambrosia of Mount Olympus mixed with hummingbird tears mixed with diabetes-inducing levels of sweet, sweet synthetic loveliness.

That said, I can only imagine what state ten solid years of daily consumption would do to the walls of a man’s stomach. I’m no gastro-doctor, but I’m guessing it ain’t pretty.

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  1. Ross says:

    I believe he means strawberry liqueur

  2. aem says:


    He is just a good striker coming from an average club of the Bundesliga and I am not surprised at all that he is doing well. In fact I am kind of upset when I see the sums PL clubs are paying for players from other countries and worse leagues. There are plenty of talented players in the BL and yet, despite a few rumours (Götze, Podolski and so on), no PL club is willing to make a serious effort to get one of our many talents (Mertesacker isn’t to be mentioned here because he is way past the point “talented, young and promising” and because he didn’t perform well in Bremen before his transfer to Arsenal…still I sincerely hope he might find his form and will be a good defender again).
    It should be not surprising at all that offers like 5-10 million pounds for someone like Podolski seem more than ridiculous compared to lets say 40 million for Carrol or 25 million for Nasri and so on. Dont you think?

  3. The beef is cooking says:

    I remember this stuff when I was young in france. They mix the strawberry syrup with lemonade and call it a diablo fraise. lethally sweet

  4. Davy says:

    Is it just me or is Demba Ba just a thoroughly decent bloke?? I like him

  5. Redskywalker says:

    @Aem, now why’d you have to get all serious?

  6. AT says:

    Just watched the full interview on Sky website, absolute quality.
    Seems a great bloke.

  7. aem says:


    Why not? Its just what popped in my mind watching all the articles (this one being one in a row of news) praising Ba as a wonder signing coming out of nowhere. I really like the funny article and i also like Ba. I just wanted to start a little discussion about the blindness of PL teams when it comes down to making a move for Bundesliga players (they basically do not “make serious moves” at all). This obviously failed because a) nobody read this or b) because nobody seems to care :(

  8. Dane says:

    ”That said, I can only imagine what state ten solid years of daily consumption would do to the walls of a man’s stomach. I’m no gastro-doctor, but I’m guessing it ain’t pretty.”

    I wonder if this is why he didn’t pass Stoke’s medical

  9. Solihull United says:

    i see where aem is getting it. look at bale for example. he came from southampton for 10m there are a lot of players just as good as bale in lower leagues around the world, it’s just tricky to scout them out.
    with that said, ba is the man!

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