Pardew Happy To Have Senegal Strikers Back – Coloccini Has Knock


Alan Pardew has said in his Brighton press conference this afternoon, that Newcastle may try to get Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse back for the Premier League game next Wednesday evening at Blackburn.

Alan Pardew – when in Tenerife earlier this week

Alan was asked about what he thinks about Senegal strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse returning early from the African Cup of Nations:

“Yeah, I’m guessing that they are not too pleased at how it’s done, so that’s something we will have to focus on when they return.”

“On the other hand  obviously they are coming back early and that’s the part I’m pleased about.”  “But you know they are two great players  and you want the best hey players in and around you team.”

“I spoke briefly to Demba after the first game but haven’t spoken to them since last night.”  “We have to understand you know, the Senegal Federation wishes and also our own.”

“Lee Charnley our Secretary will call them and have a conversation as to when and where we we can get them back”

“Blackburn on Wednesday is tight but we might try to get them back by then.”

Alan was also asked about any injuries, and he said casually that Fabrico Coloccini had picked up a knock:

“Colo got a little knock this morning and we’ll have to see how he responds tomorrow.”

Pardew also said that Steven Taylor and Sylvain Marveaux were both progressing well from their long term injuries, and in fact we may see Marveaux back before the end of next month, as he recovers from his groin injury.

Alan was also asked if the news recently in the papers about Watford’s center-back Adrian Mariappa were true, and would he like to comment on that, and Alan hesitated and said he didn’t want to comment on any of that.

The Newcastle manager would make a very decent poker player, but he’s absolutely right to say nothing about what’s happening right now behind the scenes as far as transfers are concerned.

Pardew was also asked if they had discussed the Fulham game while they were in Tenerife, and this is how Alan responded to that question:

“Of course we did, we’d be naive not too. The problems we had at Fulham we think we can address.”

That’s good to hear.

Comments welcome.



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225 comments so far

  • hainesy

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Colo’s got a knock. GET AN EFFIN CB IN.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #2

    1st

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  • nickfish90

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully collos fine, maybe rest him against Brighton. Ba and cisse should be flying back tomorrow reportedly.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t believe Colo has a knock and we still haven’t brought a centre back in yet!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Not fair

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  • nickfish90

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Sorry, meant Monday.

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  • bob

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #7

    I hope they perform better than they did in Africa the partnership looked more Laurel and hardy than feared strikers

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  • dmac

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Im not sure thats an acurate representation bob. The midfield and the defence for senegal were woeful i however thought the strikers played well. Ba and Cisse were unlucky not to score on a few occasions. Ba hit the post and cisse took one down excellently on his chest before the keeper saved the shot that followed. I thought they looked sharp.

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  • dmac

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Id love to sign Sow aswell haha could you imagine Ba sow Cisse immense.

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  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Bob. The pitches in the acn are a joke. Plus they weren’t playing with cabaye, Jonas, santon, guthrie and Ben arfa. All of whom would provide decent chances for them. Certainly better than half the Senegal squad.

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  • TTT

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #11

    They barely played together in Africa because they preferred Moussa Sow with Ba, so its hard to tell how they work as a partnership yet. Plus they never really played together before so will probably need time.

    I’m personally not that bothered by the F.A cup this season and would rather focus on the league to try to get into Europe. Obviously that will attract even better players and we can go for the Cup another year.

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  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #12

    I am looking forward to seeing our dembas up front. They are so sharp and read the game well. Can you say prolific partnership

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Mayeb think of it this way. Every part of training and matches they played together at the ACN could be beneficial to us. Kinda like getting a head start.

    I have complete confidence in Cisse working out. On paper he is the sort of player that can adapt to our league

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Shame about Senegal but I’m (not so) secretly happy that they are home early!
    Also check this out: Rosskempfolds.tumblr.com it’s a website me and friends made a few months ago and it’s just trended on twitter. We’d appreciate it if you could give us some feedback. HTL!

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  • PontiusLee

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #15

    GET A CB NOW PARDEW.
    you better do everything in your power to land 1 before the next game.
    lets shove up Remie Streete to the first team. hes big, hes young, hes promising. dont know why we arent developing that kind of talent right away.
    and whats going our boy fergie?! he should play as left mid.
    would be an awesome to see him develop especially with jonas getting older.

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  • blissna

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Lets hope the dembas start banging them in for fun. Also, nothing gives me more joy than an infantile cry of first being wrong,

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Magpies-til-d3ath is behlanda the montpellier CM? If its the lad im thinkin of hes awesome!

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  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Pontius
    i see your point about the young guys but right now we are.just trying to keep a first team together and hopefully a backup cb will come in just in case

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  • Hatem

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Im guessing Pardew has got a CB lined up, who it is is anyones guess,

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Ba cisse and sow? how good will that be u ask? how about 1 goal every 2 games (from all 3 togther) rather only have cisse and Ba and buy a european striker 😉 but thats not needed atm

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #21

    hi lads, can anyone tell me who is better “Cisse” or ‘Sow”

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Pontious fergie was interviewed on nufctv hed had an injury and was also told to bulk up a bit pretty sure he was on the bench vs fulham

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  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #23

    I got a gut feeling. We are gonna sign a cb from some Belgian team. Or maybe not lol.
    Just think it will be out of the blue and somebody we haven’t been linked with publicly

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #24

    @PontiusLee

    If the club thought Remi Streete was good enough for first team cover, why would they buy another defender? You have to be careful what you wish for.

    I think we would all be unhappy if they didnt buy a experienced defender and simply promoted Remi Streete.

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #25

    I like cisse more simpley cause he seems like a poacher we have needed since shearer left

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #26

    http://Rosskempfolds.tumblr.com/ – that’s the link. APologies for trolling haha that will be it from me!

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #27

    For those calling on Streete, there’s no way he’s ready yet. Next year I think we will see him in cup games however.

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  • GeordieGesus

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #28

    ToonMauritius, not much difference. Neither are nice to be called. “You big cisse”. Or “you little sow.”

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Are we certain that Pardew will start the Dembas together? I’m not so sure. I can see them alternating for a bit. Plus which one will be good enough to displace Shola ha ha ha sorry to get that in but it wouldnt be a post without a sho-bash.

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #30

    @ 28, ok

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Cisse and Sow are different players from what I have seen though Sows goal scoring record comes from a very good french team with brilliant players behind him. Cisse’s comes from a relegation struggling German team with players of less status behind him

    German league is considered (I think) a tougher league than the French league

    So I’d say Cisse but I am incredible biased as he is a NUFC player now and I have liked Cisse since before the summer transfer window

    Hope that helps TM

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #32

    GG
    Hahaha u sir lighten this blog no end

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Toonarmydownsouth- Yep!!!:-)

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  • GeordieGesus

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #34

    WWJBD, excuse me while I take a bow.

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  • GeordieGesus

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #35

    WWJBD, I agree with you ref. German and French football though.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Magpies til d3ath sweeeeeeeetttttt! Hope this 1 is true like be great to have squad depth but also to have some absolute quality in that depth we’ll be looking at europe in know time!

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #37

    GG
    U deserve it mate

    Glad someone does mate I was a bit worried I had that the wrong way round haha

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 26, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #38

    @tsunki I expect Ba to start asap and cisse will get sub appearences depending on how well he does when he comes on, but in the end they will play together

    thats what I wud do anyway 😛

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Everyone remember towards the end of the Summer window? We hadn’t signed that vital striker we’d been promised yet, and it was edging closer and close to deadline day…

    We were terrified that we’d be short and stuck with Best & Ameobi for 6 months.

    Davy was here with his usual optimism, insisting we would definitely sign one…

    Deja vu isn’t nice 😐 I have a feeling it’s going to be that sinking feeling again.

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