Alan Pardew And Coaches Want To Push On At Newcastle

Danny Simpson has said the Newcastle players were delighted at the coup that brought Papiss Cisse to Tyneside.

Danny Simpson – after scoring at Nottingham Forest in Carling Cup

It seems Newcastle and Budesliga club SC Freiburg agreed the deal at 8:00 pm on Monday night and Cisse was told to be at the airport at 10:00 pm, and he then flew on a regular flight into Paris.

Cisse then took a private jet laid on by the Magpies, and flew into Newcastle in the wee hours of  Tuesday morning,   and the deal was finalized at the Benton training grounds over Tuesday – and the news broke at around 2:15 pm Tuesday afternoon on Sky Sports.

Simpson was speaking yesterday at the Newcastle United Foundation event at St George’s RC Primary School in Lemington, where he launched  the Match Fit program, and he said the Newcastle squad were enthusiastic about the Cisse  deal:

“It’s a positive. There have been plenty rumours, but signings show ambition. It is nice for the players that are already around to see it,”

“We are doing well, we have lost a couple of players to the African Cup of Nations so it’s nice to hear of more coming in.” (Danny – Cisse is at the African Cup Of Nations)

“We want to keep strengthening because we want to become a better unit and we want to finish higher. We don’t just want to be happy with where we are – we want to keep improving.”

“Bringing in new players, fresh faces, is always good. You can’t rest up,”  “You look at other teams over the years who have started brightly, like your Blackpools or whoever.”

“And you see that you can dip off if you don’t keep improving and look to keep it up.”  “We know we have to be on our toes, and we know the coaching staff and the manager we have got will keep us on our toes. “

“They want us to keep improving and they are pushing on.”  “That has shown during the course of the season because when we have had a setback, we have kept going.”

It’s quite obvious that Alan Pardew has great ambitions on what he wants to achieve at Newcastle, and he already he  has built an excellent coaching staff,  that includes local lads John Carver and Steve Stone in prominent positions.

Alan seems to have a great relationship with both Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias and that’s also good news.

There should still be some additional players coming into Newcastle this month, and if we don’t sign a  center-back either permanently or on loan,  we will be open to being significantly weakened if either Fabricio Coloccini or Mike Williamson are injured.

And it seems that Danny’s own contract situation is no nearer to being finalized, with a report early last week in the local papers saying he had been offered a new improved deal and was expected to sign it.

But nothing more on that front, although Simpson has again said he is happy at Newcastle and wants to stay:

“I am happy, my family is happy. I love the club and I am just enjoying it,”

“There’s nothing going on. It got blown out of all proportion a little bit. There’s no bad feeling. I am happy, I am playing.”

“The manager is happy, the owner’s happy. I am just happy to be a part of it.”

And right at this moment the Newcastle fans are happy, because of Newcastle’s fantastic signing of Papiss  Cisse.

But we still expect more players to come through the door in January,  and we’d also like Danny to sign his new deal and take that uncertainty away.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Bring Back shola to the banner!!!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Now if we could just get a technically good right full back who is comfortable with the ball at his feet and won’t just hoof it. Maybe he’s already here in tavernier.

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Rotonda, Nedum Onuoah?

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Apparently arsenal will bid 18 million for ba

  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    @4 Wenger won’t spend this month and Ba wont go.

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    @4 – according to caught offside!!! everything they put is made up

  • Brutooon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Demba Cisse havent kick any ball for us and now he is already at the banner

    Good Bye Shola Ameobi – We WONT miss you mate !!!!!!

  • toonincheek

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Brutoon – speak for yourself – and don’t use ‘we’.

  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyone know the status on Mbiwa from Montpellier?
    We should get a CB before the window closes…

  • Dannyo

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    I cannot even begin to express how sick i am of the “I am Happy” line. Nearly as sick as i was with Pardews “Over the Line” line in the summer.
    If you’re happy Simmo, then just sign the bloody contract. You’re not an England international, if you were to leave no one above us, and a few below us would take you.
    You won’t play more football than you are now, but u might get wages slighly higher than what we’ve offered.

    If you’re happy, sign the bloody contract.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Shola Ameobi was at the banner but he SLIPPED just like he did on the pitch

  • cabayeclass7

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Make the banner bigger… Get shola and graham carr on it 😉

  • bambams

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #13

    I could not care if arsenal bid 40 million there is no way in my opinion that Ba will “want” to leave now.
    You never know maybe the fact Ba has done so well and other clubs have been interested may have shook the owners into showing ambition and going for a very good strike partner.
    Maybe Ba has asked the club to show some ambition- which they have by signing not only an excellent striker but one of Ba’s mates !
    Cannot see anyone wanting to leave now, hope nobody leaves and i just prey we can get cover in at Centre Half.

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #14


    Change the record. Your boring.

  • BenbulbenMag

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #15

    I agree Dannyo

    If he is so happy then what is the problem ? Simpson needs to sign.Although in my opinion if he doesn’t, it’s no great loss as we can get as good or better easily enough.

  • martoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Dannyo at #9 – as frustrating as it seems it is probably just a matter of dotting I’s and crossing T’s. I should imagine a footballer’s contract is very complex these days and so his legal advisors will go through it and maybe suggest one or two amendments and so it has to go back to NUFC legal dept. to be agreed and then back to his legal advisors to be checked etc. Judging by what he is saying wages etc must be agreed it is probably just a case of ironing out these details – I’m sure he will sign for the reasons you say.

  • Edd Case

    Jan 19, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #17

    Stop giving Shola such a hard time.

    You look back at his time in Newcastle and he’s done us proud on more than one occasion.

    Yes, he’s inconsistant, sloppy and appears lazy at times but you know what, I’d sooner have him on our books than I would LOADS of others I could name.
    He’s not perfect, but he IS one of US.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #18


    That goal he scored against chelsea last year was different class.

  • AK Malaysia

    Jan 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19

    I don’t love Ameobi but he played for Newcastle Utd for more than 10 years.. He tends to walk more than run but he did score goals sometimes.. So should give him some respect and stick his face back at the banner.. Bad player maybe.. Not trying hard enough. yeah! Forgetten hope not.. esp during those precise goals vs the Mackems!! So please.. there’s small room between cabaye face & Hatem Ben Arfa.. small also ok, ED.. Thanx!

  • wynsleap

    Jan 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #20

    What’s with this sudden urge to be sentimental over Shola? The guy has had a long career at The Toon getting paid one helluva lot more than the average person in the North East and putting in very little effort for it.
    The way Ba is going I reckon he’ll score more goals in two seasons than Shola has managed in all the years he’s been here.
    Shola should be thankful he’s had a decent career at Newcastle without really grafting for it.
    As Toon supporters we shouldn’t be glorifying mediocrity.

  • markmac

    Jan 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #21

    @17 well said mate

  • Irie-Magpie

    Jan 19, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Fourth place and the FA cup is up for grabs and AP and staff are aware of it and one or both are realistic targets now.

    Proof is in the way AP and staff are assembling our squad..
    1. Strong forward line
    2. Hardworking Midfield
    3. Solid, compact Back line
    4. Confident keeper
    5. Strength in dept (which will allow us to go all out)

    Well done AP lets push on is right.

  • wynsleap

    Jan 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Irie-Magpie – totally agree mate.


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