Cisse And Ba May Not Play Tomorrow – Ivory Coast In Quarter Finals


The news coming in today is that there is only a small chance that Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse will be able to play tomorrow night at Blackburn.

Papiss Cisse with Pardew – yet to make Newcastle debut

Apparently Newcastle have put on special flights to give them a chance of making the squad for the Rovers game, but it seems they have still not arrived back yet on Tyneside.

Since their last game was on Sunday night,  that seems a little surprising, unless they were not released by Senegal immediately after the game against Libya.

Both are free from any injury and they only played 45 minutes on Sunday evening, so we thought there would be a good chance for them to even start tomorrow night, because for the last two games we’ve looked  a little weak up front.

This is what Alan Pardew told the local press this morning:

“The situation with Papiss and Demba is that I am hoping, a small hope, they can make the bench.” “The flights are such that you couldn’t ask them to feature from the start.”

“But there is a good chance they could be involved on the bench. We are trying to organise extra flights to get them here.” “The truth is we didn’t expect them to play in this game – or against Villa.”

“If we can win one of the next two games and get Cisse settled quickly, we have a great chance of having as good a second half of the season as we have in the first half.”

Cheick Tiote and the Ivory Coast are going very well and won their third game in a row last night when they beat Angola 2-0, and they have won their Group B with 9 points, and they have yet to concede a goal.

The Ivory Coast will now meet one of the two host countries,  Equatorial Guinea,  in the quarter  finals on Saturday evening in Malabo.

But the best Cheick can now do is to be back for the game at Tottenham a week on Saturday, which has a late kick-off at 12:30pm, and the Ivorian will definitely miss the game at home to Aston Villa on Sunday.

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189 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #1

    I dont want to do this

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #2

    CARNT WAIT FOR A DECENT ATTACK LINE 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #3

    4.30 PM

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Tommyy

    I soooooo am with you on that one WE where the first team pretty much in England to be known for that I remember the goal I think it was against Wimbledon back in the Kevin Keegan day it was like a 20+ pass count before the goal which was stunning…. I LOVE the way Swansea play….

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    saying that though, i hope pardew plays players in there proper positions,
    we lost the last 2 game due to his poor taktics

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #6

    wtf y they wont play? soooooo we gona se donkey tomoro 😐

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  • toonashwin

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    any link 4 done deal list so far of all clubs of epl

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #8

    You can have the best strikers in the world but unless you play like barcelona you need defenders. Look at how man ure and arsenal have coped, not very well!

    If Colo goes down we are f*#ked if willo goes down we are in the sh!t if they both go down and we have no cover then I will support nufc ladies!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Rosted Pork

    man Bad luck, we may see 2 donkeys SHOLA and BEST (willam shakesphere – what’s in the name). EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #10

    I am expecting us to play 4-4-2 tomorrow the amazing strike force of the lazy twins, Best and Ameobi.

    It’s going to be hoof ball all over again – with HBA playing out of position on RW.

    AP may on paper field a 4-3-3 formation, but it’s just going to be another 4-4-2. As the say Success has many fathers!

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  • AMEOBI

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Can someone please give me all names i should follow on twitter for the latest crack on newcastle?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #12

    @Ameobi

    None 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #13

    at NUFC we have 2 donkeys (you know who) and we have 2 BRONCOS (you know who)

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #14

    oh indian u are an irritation sometimes but we will let it slide for the moment

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  • Selbymag

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Not geting BA back is a big blow obviously but he would struggle with the lack of chances created on Saturday.
    No width and no midfield runners getting beyond the Brighton defence.
    I have said it before and I will say it again I for one beleive Ben Arfa albeit technically gifted is a luxury we can not afford away from home especially if Shola and Best are up front.
    Would like to see Jonas possibly switched to the right and Fergie given a go on the left.
    Ben Arfa is best utislised as an impact sub for me and I get a sneaky feeling he will go in the summer.
    Anyway im looking forward to the game at Blackburn anyone on here going??
    Im on my arse for cash so I will take a pint off the first 3 people to identify themselves at the match – now theres a competition worth entering.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #16

    link for ssn anyone im goin on the ps3

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  • AMEOBI

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Ah comon!! I’ve got a free day today for this day 😛 who was the guy who said that said about Cisse?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Just Received a LEGAL NOTICE from donkeys, they are suing me for bringing their name into disrepute

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  • AMEOBI

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Indian Magpie, give it a rest mate christ

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #20

    @Selbymag

    Shelly my mate, Strolla and Best are a luxury we cannot afford 😉

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Ravel Morrisson to West Ham? That is bizarre.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Liverpool offer Man City Carroll + £30M for Tevez = Man City reply, we’ll just have the £30M please!!!

    😀

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #23

    i dont mind willo playn i dnt mind best playn bt i dnt want dat donkey playn would prefer raylor playng as a striker 😐

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24

    @ Indian

    You crack me up sometimes 🙂 hehe

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #25

    Ben Arfa and Shola are the biggest culprit against Brighton. I thought they both were hopeless.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Zamora to QPR… it’s kicked off

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #27

    Well is everybody strapped in & ready to go?? Haha

    Who are we signing??

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #28

    ilovetoon with strola playn our midfielders will always b hopeless. 😐

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #29

    @RobertNufc25

    None my friend 😉

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #30

    podolski havn medical at newcastle . 🙂

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #31

    Ravel Morrision is away to West Ham because they were the only club who would pay his huge wage demands apparently.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #32

    Who do i follow on twitter! someone give me a hand hah

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #33

    any1 got a link for me for SSn

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #34

    gtg lads time to get ready for football practice. hope we sign some1 b4 i come back

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #35

    Podolski my ar5e!!!!!!!!!!
    Go f11ck yerself!

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #36

    Somebody tell me it is not going to be one of those days.

    Everyone is signing somebody.. please lord

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  • bambams

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #37

    Ifs…Buts…..and Maybe’s……..

    I have thought long and hard here, to the extent of a nose bleed !

    We have signed Cisse, out of the blue as i believe most of us were expecting a CB not striker, however i find it remarkable if the club do not balance ‘the books’ during this window.

    Mariappa is again linked although i agree with most we all hear the rumours but we tend to sign players that have not been amongst the rumour list.

    I just hope come 11pm tonight we still have Colo, Benny, Cabaye, Krul, Tiote and Ba…… Pardew does not sound too convinced we will have when listening to his comments .

    Two decent players in and no more out- i could see is in top 5 with the rub of the green- imo

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #38

    How about Liverpool buy Shola for 20 million? Lol

    Carlsberg dont do transfer deals but if they did…..

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #39

    @Rosted Pork

    Podolski is injured.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #40

    rosted dont start actin the b o l l o c k s

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