Papiss Cisse’s Goal – Thanks For The Memories


When Papiss Cisse came on for the injured Leon Best after about 14 minutes of the game this afternoon at St. James’ Park, wearing that number 9 jersey,  a new hero was born on Tyneside.

Papiss Cisse after scoring his first ever goal for Newcastle – YES

Papiss not only scored a goal that was good enough to win any game, but he looked a good all around player,  and did a lot of work for Newcastle,  against a very decent Aston Villa side.

And we can only imagine what it felt like for him after 70 minutes,  when he brought the ball down on his chest and in one sweeping movement hit the ball left footed high into Shay Given’s top right hand corner of the net for his first ever gaol wearing that number 9 shirt.

And although Shay dived  for the ball, he got nowhere near it, and the crowd went wild as Cisse ran towards them after scoring.

What a goal, his very first for Newcastle and on his debut too – something that the great Alan Shearer couldn’t even do.

And Alan Pardew purred after the game that the Senegal striker is not only a good player, and worked very hard for the team, but he’s also a great guy.

Alan took time out to tell everybody that Cisse had gone around the dressing room after the game,  thanking all the players for helping him out on his debut.

Alan Pardew talked about Newcastle’s new number 9 after the game:

“It was a great goal. He is the right age for that jersey. He looked a threat and his goal was special. It lifted the roof off the place. Not bad on his weak foot!”

“If you wear No.9 here you need a good start.” That goal makes the shirt a bit lighter. His all-round performance will have had fans nudging their mates saying ‘we have got a good one here’.”

“Papiss wants to get in behind and Ba wants to come short. They will compliment each other. We are talking about a honed player, not a novice.”

“It is a big investment for the club. But I am spending fans’ money here, who pay to come to the stadium. I want to spend it well.”

The sight of Demba Ba and Papiss Demba Cisse working together was a joy to watch, and of course after another solid week of training together and with the rest of the lads, they could test the Tottenham defense next Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane.

And for the the benefit of Mr. Redknapp,  we are assuming there is no release clause in his contract.

Papiss Cisse in action – jumping over a tackle

But the Geordie fans will still need to give him time to settle down in the Premier League – but we’re only saying that because that’s what Alan Pardew said when Papiss was signed last month – and we want to be politically correct. 😀

Cisse looked made-for- the-Premier-League today, by his overall performance and his match winning goal, and his ability to play well in what must have been a big game for him.

It’s going to be even more exciting watching Newcastle now,  that we have the Senegalese Demba twins up front.

And it’s something most Newcastle fans will never forget – Cisse’s  debut today and that wonderful goal – thanks for the memories.

Howay The Lads!!



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98 comments so far

  • Doilatoon

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Toon-Army

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #2

    what a goal by cisse!! The 2 demba’s can form a very good partnership together for a very long time. very early days yet, but it looks like we could have finally replaced the shearer-ferdinand partnership? thoughts?

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #3

    ‘release clause’…oooh, too soon Ed.

    lol

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  • Doilatoon

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #4

    With those 2 working and pushing defences like they did today,I must say that we Got the best pair of strikers in the league!
    HWTL

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Wonder what Harrys release clause will be when he gets locked up

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Aguero/Dzeko isn’t bad either….

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  • JackButler

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Was that Olivier Bernard translating for Cisse???

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #8

    A reckon we could sneak a draw against Spurs ad be over the moon with that

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #9

    @GT

    Agreed. A point would be outstanding imo. They’re very impressive atm.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Just hope that Harry Redknapp is giving his half time team talk from Wormwood Scrubs

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  • colwell

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Does any one know what role Oliver Bernard has with us? Just seen him translating for Cisse on MOTD used to love Bernard what a LB.

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  • Toon-Army

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #12

    we cannot go to spurs and look to outplay them, it just not going to happen, we need to look to contain them and counter. Saying that best and raylor will not make it, im going for this:

    krul
    simpson colo wilo santon

    obertan perch guthrie jonas

    cisse ba

    we need a stong 442 to be powerful and hold up the play, and with obertan’s speed providing both offensive and defensive cover, i think he deserves a start. The rest of the team picks itself

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  • joppadoni

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #13

    yeah colwell. he speaks french and he speaks english .. HAZZAA

    but seriously bernard is not a player. he plays a little bit of hat wearing during 1 interview..

    ill say nowt else 😛

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Spuds game is a tough one, it’s a shame that we miss Tiote and Cabaye by one game. They’ll be back for the following game which is Wolves at home and of course, when we complete the double in the derby at home against the unwashed.

    Nice that Tiote and Cabaye’s first 2 games back will be at home. In fact, three out of four games are at home for Ba and Cisse!

    Can’t wait to see Tiote, Cabaye, Ba and Cisse in action together! I wonder if pards will try and put Guthrie in the squad – hard to know where to put him though. Nice problem.

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  • joppadoni

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #15

    @toon-army we havent looked at a single side forever to look to out play them… we grind and we loft and we pass and play… hence why we are a point from a champs place. as for team picking itself well thats not our choice. lets see what we as a team can come up with. AND NO SHI TE TACTICS bollocks from dafties who think theres a reason for loosing a game please niafron… i luv ya but you shouldnt talk so much sh ite xx. x

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  • joppadoni

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #16

    spurs will be a tough game. they are a good side. but we shall see 😀

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  • JackButler

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #17

    If we can deal with the pace of Spurs we should be ok. Plus they now have the headache of having to deal with not one, but two Demba’s

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  • Toon-Army

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #18

    joppadoni- i totally agree, i wasnt saying that we do look to outplay teams, i was saying that we shouldnt try and start now, stick to a game plan and all will be well. That is something i LOVE about pardew, he ALWAYS has a game plan. whatever you say about him, hes a good tactician and good man manager.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #19

    One thing about Obertan on the field is we do tend to play it more on the deck with him cutting inside.

    I really liked him today, he’s got so much potential, if he can just learn when to play it simple, he’s not dissimilar to ben arfa in that way – both have so much ability, but need to learn how and when to use it.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Most people forget that Obertan is still only 22, and is now where near the finished article, he can be frustrating as hell on time but you can’t knock his work rate for the team

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  • Toon-Army

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #21

    everybody now:

    we bought a lad from germany cisse, cisse!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7dtxYzdJtE

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Cisse made his and my dream a reality, what a goal and what a debut!! Get in there!!!

    The Premiership Defenders stained their undies when that rocket went in, beware The Demba’s are going to destroy you!

    HWTL!

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  • ToonIcon

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Cisse is a propper newcastle 9 spped power can shoot both footed
    Shame no tiote and Cabeye for the spuds game as do think we got stronger overall team than them when everyone is fit
    still got a feeling we will nick it 2-1 if willo tightens up a bit

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #24

    the only part of the squad that were stronger than Spurs is upfront lol.. 90% of they players would walk into our team haha

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  • lesh

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #25

    A dream debut for Cisse – nearly as good as SuperMac’s three against our Liverpudlian friends!

    Off topic but embracing the sentiments of some posters: I’ve put a £100 on thethree to go down being Wigan, Blackburn and ‘Arry!

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  • sammydolan

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #26

    For me Cisse looked a bit jaded which Pards did say, once he gets up to speed then it’s gona be frightening those two up front..

    Ok Obertan, in his head he loves the team, but he needs to learn when to cross and when to cut. He needs to have a chat with Jonas he was the same a few years ago.

    I have mixed feelings about the unwashed game, they are revitalised with MON but then again with Ba n Cisse it’s gona be one hell of a game.

    On another note, girl I know was seeing Guthrie & is still friends with him, apparently he is defo not signing a contract as he wants to be back in the mids.

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  • nick_9

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Totenham will be a tough team to beat. I’d certainly settle for a draw right now. They have kranjcar and bale on the wings then the likes of Modric, adebayor, van der vart. It will be a tough ask for perch and Simmo but hopefully we can counter and make it a good game. Also hoping whoever is right wing helps Simmo out, I fear bale will skip past him with ease. It will be an interesting game because our opposition in the last three games have had plenty of chances to score against us. Our record there is good and it would be great to come out on top on Saturday.

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #28

    We dealt with Spurs b4, trick is to nullify bale. Shame we don’t have tiote to stop VDV ( is he injured? ) and Saylor to stop adebeyor with colo

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  • MagPieMan

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #29

    We will need to keep Gareth Bale quiet next week as he can create something out of nothing. Obertan was great against Bale at home so hopefully he can do the same away. Obertan is a certain next week, I am 100 percent sure he will start and finish as giving Ben Arfa any playing time would be suicide against Bale

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #30

    @sammydolan – money can be very

    @nick_9 – you forgot Defoe, their top scorer.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #31

    *persuasive

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  • mikenotiades

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #32

    Toon-Army // Feb 5, 2012 at 11:54 PM
    I’ve created a twitter account in appreciation of that statement… #NUFCOnline
    #letsgetcarriedaway
    Seriously though… We’ve made a good start… & we can break the top 6 if players like Guthrie continue to *Shock & Awe*… Nobody can deny it now… We’ve got great players.

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  • onebigsoapbox

    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #33

    @sammydolan considering Danny Guthrie was born in the North West and has only played for Liverpool and Bolton, two clubs in the North West, it wouldn’t make much sense for him to want to go ‘back’ to the midlands.

    Stop chatting rubbish, you’ve obviously just made that up. Idiot

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  • onebigsoapbox

    Feb 6, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #34

    sammydolan is lying. Danny Guthrie is not from the midlands, nor has he ever played in the midlands. What sad case would come on here and play the big shot?

    Danny Guthrie – born in the north west and has only played for teams in the north west and north east

    Yeh mate, he well wants to go back to the midlands.

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  • nick_9

    Feb 6, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Guthrie might be a bit happier now he’s had some playing time. Wor shearer I totally forgot about Defoe, they also have Saha and Lennon (is he injured?). Hoping they play Nelson at cb. I reckon we can score against the spuds but can we outscore them or keep them out? If we had our strongest eleven I think we could beat them. Adebayor is a strong physical player to contain as is Bale. I wonder what the spurs fans are thinking regarding the game? Spurs have gained 11 points from their last 6 league games losing once, we’ve gained 12 losing twice.

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  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 6, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Best team when Cabaye and Tiote return:

    ______________Krul_______________
    Simpson____Willo__Colo____Santoon
    ______________Tiote
    ______Cabaye__Guthrie__Jonas______
    __________Cisse_____Ba

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Feb 6, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #37

    For those who thinks that HBA is finished in Newcastle, just take a look at Danny Guthrie. Awhile ago there was speculation that he was heading out of the team due to a lack of playtime and circumstances change, he was given a chance and he has taken it well.

    We are only halfway through the season and *touchwood* there may be knocks and injuries in the squad where HBA may have the opportunity to have an extended run in the team. *touchwood* Some of the players may also suffer a dip in form giving him an opportunity.

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #38

    What a great goal and what a great start for Papiss.
    Pardew tactics got it right, our defence does look like it can be outdone by pace though. Bossed the second half, deserved the win. That was a vital win against a tough Villa side.

    Regarding the 2 Demba’s, they worked well together, but did anyone else think they are very similar, making the same runs a few times, almost getting in each others way?
    Obviously that will change in time, as Pardew said its abit of a misconception that they’ve played together before, only 1 or 2 times for Senegal, there never normally paired together.

    I’ve read a few posts and I reckon we do need an extra winger in the summer like. We have Jonas a hard worker who can’t cross very well, and we have Obertan who has pace but is inconsistently brilliant and awful. I dont say that in a bad way. We need someone direct, who runs at players with a end product – the important part.. Ben Arfa no one knows his best position yet. Hoillet would be a dream on a free for me, or whoever Carr has on his wishlist.

    Tottenham next, very tough game. A good performance is all we can ask for with Wolves and Espanyol Of The North after. If we can get a point against Spurs, we’ll be dreaming. With Ba and Papiss though, we have cause for optimism. If we had Cabaye and Tiote, I’d be even more optimistic.

    For Spurs, 442 or 451, for me stick to 442. HBA to start on the bench, Guthrie and Perch in the middle. The rest pick themselves.

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 6, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #39

    @Toon_Ksk

    Hoping players get injuries or have a dip in form so that Ben Arfa is in the team is pretty bad to be honest. Pretty cringey. If he deserves to be in the team, and the match suits him, Pardew will put him on. Has someone said he’s finished like?

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Feb 6, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #40

    @Level 7 Hero

    There are some who thinks he is heading out in the summer. I definitely hope not.

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