Demba Ba Welcomes Papiss Cisse To Newcastle

We’ve been waiitng for Demba Ba to tweet about the Cisse transfer deal.

Papiss Cisse yesterday – Howay The Lads!!

And the Senegal striker has welcomed his Senegal team-mate to Newcastle, following an astonishing sequence of events yesterday,  that saw Cisse join Newcastle in a stunning £9M deal.

Cisse and his agent Guido Nickolay jetted into Newcastle via a private jet then flew back once the signing and all the formalities were completed.

And this is the tweet Demba Ba sent out less than an hour ago about his new Newcastle team-mate:

“I think even when he sleeps, he thinks about the back of the net. Welcome to Papisto”

One of the interviews Cisse was able to get in before he left Newcastle was with Sky Sports, and he conducted the interview in French with a translator, so the lad will have to learn English – perhaps he can join Davide Santon (and Fab Coloccini?) in his English classes.

Papiss said he would be talking to Demba Ba all about the Newcastle club when he gets back to the Senegal training camp, and they will have plenty of time to do that over the next few weeks.

Cisse said he hadn’t talked to Demba Ba before he jetted into Newcastle,  because everything had happened so very fast, but he hoped he could form a great partnership with Demba Ba on Tyneside.

Cisse said during the interview that he was a team player,  and he was nothing without his team mates, and he hoped to show that to the Newcastle fans.

We’ll have to watch the Senegal games in the African Cup of Nations and see how our two strikers play together.

Their first game is on Saturday when Senegal will play Zambia.

Comments welcome.

72 comments so far

  • AndytheScientist

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #1

    The senegal game is live on british eurosport 9pm sat night 🙂

  • Klatoon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Watching the Qpr game again and this new cm role AP handed Jonas was a masterstroke,wonder if he can play it again at Fulham. He certainly had his most effective performance of the season. Only drawback was it forced Best out on the left yet we need him in the box.

  • FloridaToon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t believe he didn’t talk to Ba prior to his signing. In fact I think Ba probably help put us in the driver’s seat for his signing.

    Ba and Ben Arfa….our two best recruiters.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    From now on you shall be known as “Papisto” 😉

  • ferritass

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    What a quality signing can’t wait for the ACON to start so I can watch our new forward line on sat night. On a note about the previouse thread and this defender not getting much playing time, I seem to remember a certain mr Tiote not playing regular and we all know how good he has become so let’s not start judging yet HWTFL

  • Demba and Demba

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Demba 1 Demba 2, we’ve got more Dembas than you, nik-nak paddy whack both can score a goal, geordie boys from senegal. 🙂

  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    ‘Papisstol’ – shoots from the hip!

  • Jonny

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    I know we can only dream but with the addition of a full back and a centre half, then our team is complete:

    Ben Arfa————————————————Jonas
    —————————– Cisse—————————–

    Not an English player in sight, that is my only worry with that team!

  • 2_goal_tino

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #9

    @7 – Krul is essentially a geordie!

  • Geordie-Jake

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Jonny- then buy shaqiri to replace jonas on the left 🙂

  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    @7 saylor when he’s fit will be there beside Colo

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #12

    we dont need a CB who will come in and want a starter place straight away we need cover thats all thats why someone between the ages of 17 and 22 will be what we need Maguire is perfect really hes 18 and only played in league 1 so he will be more patient to wait for a chance whereas the rest yous are saying will want to play and unless 1 of ours is sold then they wont and then they will want to leave

  • Dyer8

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #13

    In :
    Nathaniel Clyne, SB
    Lewis Dunk, CB




  • NorwichToon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #15

    First post, been reading this blog for a long time now, brilliant read!!! Interesting little read here that came up on my yahoo homepage

    So good to see positivity around the club again.

  • eastend toon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16

    klatoon, any chance you can upload the qpr game? or provide a link if you have one?

    would love to watch it again

    cheers fella

  • PK-Norway

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Where do you watch the Qpr game?

  • TS -77

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #18

    At the end of the 90`s it was Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke with the 9 and 19 shirts scaring the opponents defence. Well, now its our turn!

    Cant wait to see Ba and Cissé together in the Newcastle team.

  • Partizan

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Klatoon..Don’t know if you know but Jonas sometimes used to play CM during his Mallorca days.
    I remember first time i saw Jonas he was playing CM.

  • TS -77

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Is that Cissé to the left in the banner? Jiss… that was quick!

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #21

    no that’s our legend Ameobi./

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #22

    Yup,I think were all in agreement that Willo is too good for the bench and the only point in bringing in an expensive CB would be that if Collo’s contract talks have completely broken down,and that would be a real shame,so a loan or someone the scouting team have singled out as an up and coming would deffo be the way forward.
    Btw I will put my hands up to admit I was very wrong in thinking that we werent buying a striker because of STaylors injury.

  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Sure is, TS-77 🙂

  • hrocks

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24

    oleg g

    from previous article

    the tweets came from a mackem. one person i follow tweeted to ask how to report him. the lad is a pure muppet and in this day and age there is no need. he was going on about sessignion being much better than cisse then starts with racist sh1t. go figure
    did you also see an arsenal fan was threatening to kill Ramsey because he had a bad game. that was retweeted by a couple of jurnos
    its a shame the world is full of idiots

  • Stuart

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #25

    It is Cisse ilovetoon. Looks like Ed took my advice and switched him for Shola.

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    Lets bury the past & move forward. Get behind Pards & the Board. Instead of airing our dirty linen in public, this signing was a masterstroke. Now let’s get a quality centre back – Samba perhaps, & make sure we retain Tiote, Krul, Cabaye & Colo. Surely we can then move up to the next level? We don’t just need cover at centre back we need quality (strenghth in depth). Why are we looking at Ravel Morrison? We don’t need to buy in trouble & another Ferguson reject. We have moved since those days!

  • Stuart

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #27

    We dont need a top quality CB. Whats going to happen when Saylor is fit again? We’ll have 4 quality CB’s and 2 of them arent going to be happy warming the bench.

    We need a young up and comer like Dunk or someone. They can develop in the squad over the next few years, learning from Colo and Saylor. But they’re also there incase of emergency.

  • Krul Blow

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #28


  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #29

    Do you mean quality as in an up and coming star or an established first teamer who wants to be in the starting eleven straight away and therefore wouldn’t be prepared to wait his turn.


    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #30

    If we can get a CB that is better than Saylor and Willo then why not? Saylor is injury prone after all

    However I do agree we should be looking at a young CB we can help mature, still Tomkins for me who I think we will be after again either this Jan or in the summer. Would take Morrison as well then when Marv and Saylor get back fit we could have a very tidy looking squad

  • Stuart

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #31

    Also, on Morrison. If teams like Barca and Real are interested in him and it isnt just made up by his agent, the kid must have some serious talent.

    If thats the case I’d take the risk. Maybe moving him away from the bad crowd he mixes with in Manchester might give him a chance at a fresh start.

    At around £1m there isnt much risk involved.

  • Stuart

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #32

    If we could get someone better then yeah WWJBD, but unless Carr sniffs up another truffle someone better than Saylor would cost an arm and a leg.

    I know MA has finally dusted off his chequebook, but I can’t see him shelling out another £8m or £9m on a player, at least not in this window.

    Get a quality up and comer for cover then assess the situation in the summer when Colo either has or hasnt signed a new contract.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #33

    Stuart, I think we do need a strong CB. If we can get into Europe (and that looks possible) we’ll have to start to rotate Players.

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #34



    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #35

    Tbh I am happy with Colo, Willo and Saylor as our starting CBs but if we got the chance to sign Samba (or someone of similar quality) we would be insane to turn it down.

    Hopefully Cisse isnt the end of our January spending though we still need a CB

  • hrocks

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #36

    on the centre back issue it all hinges on what colo does. loan deal for me. we maybe in a situation where we need to buy a 1st team player in the summer if colo doesnt sign

    i hope the club can tie him down before the end of the window if not he will be sold in the summer. if it doesnt look like he will sign i think we will be monitoring the samba situation closely

  • martoon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #37

    Changing the subject – I notice Jason Prior did not play in reserve match yesterday. Supposed to be injured but I wonder if that is not good news for him!

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #38

    Dear god,i hope the Demba’s can avoid the,shall i say,”agricultural” tackles that will be coming their way from Zambia on Saturday.One thing that sticks out in my mind from previous ACON’s is the reckless nature of the defending.”Thou shall not pass(with your lower limbs attached)”.I’ll be watching that game with fresh underpants at the ready

  • Brutooon

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #39

    Welcome Papisto !!!!

    Shola Who???????

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 18, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #40

    MrMojoRisin76, you mean you have more than one pair? Posh bugger.


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