What Cisse Did Yesterday Was Boys’ Annual Stuff

Newcastle paid out what these days is a big sum of money for Papiss Cisse – £9M.

Great shot of Pappis Cisse and Demba Ba after Cisse goal

It turns out that as soon as Andy Carroll left Newcastle a year ago for Liverpool,  Papiss Demba Cisse became Alan Pardews’s number once choice to get the number 9 jersey at Newcastle, and the Newcastle fans saw why that was the case yesterday.

It’s only one game and only one goal, so we cannot get too carried away with things (well not too much anyway), but yesterday was a good day at the office for Newcastle in general,  and a great first game for a certain Papiss Cisse.

Of Course Cisse will be getting all the headlines after the game but Demba Ba also scored a typical opportunist goal, and when that ball is loose anywhere in the penalty box, Ba just comes alive.

And Danny Guthrie had another  tremendous game for Newcastle yesterday, and this lad is looking better and better, and some of his runs with the ball yesterday, especially in that second half when Newcastle got a grip on the game, were something to behold.

Please sign Danny Guthrie to a long term deal at Newcastle – and soon too.

But it was Cisse who will get the headlines as Newcastle’s new number 9 today,  and Alan Pardew was asked about the player continually in the interviews he gave after the game – like in this one:

“In my career, I have been lucky with strikers in debuts, and that’s struck again today.” “I am really pleased because it’s a big investment for the club.”

“While Mike Ashley sanctioned it and Mike is the owner and Managing Director Derek Llambias had to see the deal through, it’s fans’ money.”

“I have got to spend fans’ money here – if we don’t get anyone coming into the stadium, we haven’t got any money, so I like to spend it well.”

“We have worked hard on that, we have taken our time and we hope we got it right. He has had a great start today,  but that’s all at the moment.”

“People are under a misapprehension that they have this partnership that’s formed – it’s not, they have hardly played together.”

“But they are going to complement each other well because Papiss wants to go in behind and Demba wants to come short, so you have got a nice balance there, as Villa’s balance was nice today too.”

“If you are going to wear that jersey at Newcastle, you need a good start, and Cisse has had that.” “It was boys’ annual stuff – that goal, but his all-round performance.”

It was boys’ annual stuff, but that happens sometimes – but not very often – unless you read the boy’s annual books a lot. 😀

But Newcastle got their fourth win in four appearances at St. James’ Park this year in yesterday’ game against a good Aston Villa side, and their fourth win in the last five league games.

And it was now a perfect display by any means, and Tim Krul saved Newcastle in those last few minutes of the game with two crucial saves , as he had also done in the first half when the score was 0-0.

But this team seems to be able to do what’s necessary to win these tough games, and that’s the sign of a good side.

Newcastle are a good side this season, not great yet but good nevertheless, and that’s credit to Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board – and of course the players we now have at the club.

It’s simply an amazing comeback in a short 30 months since we were really down in the dumps,  after being relegated in the summer of 2009.

It’s unbelievable.

29 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1


  • supervil

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    anyone got full highlights from yesterday?

    need to see Perchy’s absolute zinger from 40 yards and prove it wasn’t a mile off!

  • AdG87

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve never rated Danny Guthrie, but I must say this season he has been fantastic, and watching him at the game yesterday he has come on leaps and bounds and totally ran the show. He looked like a star player, I’m glad he has proven me wrong and felt the need to apologise for my earlier hatred for him.

    Pardew in my opinion is getting these seemingly “average” players and geting the best out of them, I mean Perch had a good game yesterday and could of scored a 20 yarder! Ryan Taylor is establishing himself as a vital team player, reminding me of Aaron Hughes who we should never of sold! What he is getting out of these lost and forgotten players shows how good a manager he is, long may it continue and maybe we need to give people we dislike (Obertan, Best etc) time to prove us wrong, I certainly think Obertan will!

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    haha i couldnt tell them apart at some points during the game. cracking finish to put the icing on the cake that was a good debut.

    chuffed like, roll on the next set of bastards.

  • ToonIcon

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    im really looking forward to the rest of season i want to see how good cisse and ba can be there’s definitley unlimited potential
    it’s like shearer ferdinand all over again

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    edd case

    are you for real???

    Nolan? not the best footballer, but scored us goals,
    Barton?, created lots of goals from his crossing,
    Enrique? still the best left back in the country

    im not say we have replaced them with bad players, but they did there job for us

    but please do tell me who is scoring lots from midfield, we seem to rely on demba to score all our goals

  • funkness

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Supervil, here is a decent link for you, mate: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/108517353#pm_cmp=vid_OEV_P_P

  • hotdog

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8

    When Papiss was coming on – I told my son the story of Jon Dahl Tomason and him missing that easy one on one chance on his debut and the fact he never recovered despite being a very good player. Then Papiss missed that header – ooo no Dad. Damn! Then his sweet half volley – ooh yes Dad. He’s off and running get in!

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #9

    just watched the goals again,,

    that chaleng on taylor for the first goal was a leg breaker,

    totally shocking , i hope the fa will look into that one,

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    @ catchy

    it was way over the ball with his studs side on. leg breaker indeed , coulda taken his foot clean off. he gets away with it coz we score i reckon.

    i hope there is some afters, but i dont honestly think there will.

  • toonincheek

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Defenders will be able to tell them apart –
    Cissde has a 9 on his back
    Ba has a 19 on his back!

  • hotdog

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #12

    #9 Shocking challenge he hasnt gone to block the direction of the ball but flew in staright leg with studs up, that was nearly a broken leg. If Cabaye was done then he should be too without doubt – How do we get onto FA

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #13

    Toon Tang

    i reckon your right, :(, i think pardew should have said something about it after the game to highlight it , then maybe it would be looked at


    mark the one with 9 on his back, which one, the black one, which one, arrrr forget it,

  • hotdog

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #14

    # Guthrie was MOM the kid has good ability on the ball. My issue was his pace but he seems to be getting quicker, maybe because he is getting more games!

  • Shabilla1984

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #15

    they are the double of each other from my seat – however Ba has Yellow boots. cracking game, great goal. Its a game that Newcastle of old may have drwn or maybe have even lost a few seasons ago. the whole team seem assured

  • Norwegian_geordie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #16

    on another note….

    Why did McLeish take of N’zogbia? I was really surprised with that. He was the only threat out there as he seemed to be willing and pacier than lots of our defenders… Good for us, but I believe it could have been a different result if stayed on.

    Perch did good, Guthrie great and also really good to see the link up play between Jonas and Santon going good. Obertan really made an impact when he came on. He really worked his socks off defensively and offensively.

    Hope he gets a start next weekend. We need pacy players against Spurs.

    Cisse – What a debut…

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #17

    OK chaps: as you can see, everyone wishing to take the bookies to the cleaners could have done so, if only you had listened! ACTUAL POST:

    Lynxie // Feb 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Onwards and upwards. Mags to win 2-1 on Sunday, with us all whistling for full time as we live on our wits again. Both goals from Cisse on his dream debut

    You may now bow to my superior knowledge as I can plainly see the future. next weeks lottery numbers are now on sale.

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Ba had a Cisse mask on!

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #19

    It was not a very good stream ha ha ha it LOOKED Like Cisse got the first and thats good enough for me LOL

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    Warnocks challenge on Raylor was an absolute disgrace, and as highlighted on TV here (Norway) he has committed about six over the last few weeks, certainly wont stop until he ends some lads career. Total wanker of the highest order. It was unbelievable when you seen so many horror challenges (lunges) on dozens of players go unpunished, this headcase will seriously hurt someone soon.

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Warnocks challenge MUST be looked at again by the FA. The TV station over her (Norway) showed at least ten similar horror challenges over the last few weeks by this very same player, and if not stopped, he will end someones career, simply horrific challenge on Raylor, nowhere near the ball, he had a straight leg designed to break bones, he should be banned for 10 games for this.

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    norwegian Geordie:
    Like you, I was astonished at McLeish’s decision to take Charlie off (not half as pleased as I bet Simpson was), but then again, this is why McLeish is a numptie, he obviously has no idea. Insomnia was terrorising us, and created problems galore, Bent on the other hand ha ha ha ha ha what a lazy waste of space he is. Heskey came on and looked twice the player, enough said.

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Ed, I notice that you got your daily ‘Andy carroll’ mention in. Do you have a sponsorship deal or something? You forgot to mention ‘where is the missing £35 million’………

  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #24

    Tomorrows Blog headline:
    Winter weather affects fixtures – Andy Carroll disappointed.


    Harry Redknapp trail continues – Andy Carroll not involved.


    Euro economy is doomed – City analysts not interested in Andy Carroll

  • ArtyH

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #25

    Agree with the comments about the scything down of Raylor, has anyone any idea as to the seriousness of his injury. Got to say he went in were it hurt on Sunday, gutsy lad well worth the shirt. Hope he is back soon.

  • Edd Case

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #26

    @Toon Tang

    Well what stats shoudl I use?
    3 out the 4 are still in the Prem!

    And I’ve not worshiped any of our players, ever!
    However, I know what you mean and in terms of that sense of awe, I’ve not felt that about any Toon player since Shearer, Ferdinand, Beardsley, Tino etc…and that was many moons ago.

    The point I was trying to make is that we have clearly progressed without those players that so many believed were crucial to us – clearly they were not.

  • Edd Case

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #27

    @catchy in norway

    Yeah I’m for real….

    You tell me what ANY of those 4 I mentioned have done this season which is better than what we have?

    Nolan only has 7 goals in 25 CHAMPIONSHIP games this season…
    Carroll has 3 in 21 PREM games (1 assist)
    Barton has 2 goals and 3 assists in the PREM
    Enrique has 2 assists in the PREM

    I would take Carroll back as he’s 23 and to have him, Ba and Cisse as our 3 top strikers would be amazing but it’ll never happen.

    You can’t argue about Nolan as he’s a spent force and Barton caused havoc and the stats say that this season he’s nowhere near as good as he was for us…

    It’s all a bit hyperthetical but imo, I don’t think we’d be 5th with the 4 I mentioned still being at NUFC…

    Simply, I do not miss them at all.

  • OZ2

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #28

    A lot of the morning papers~(including the Birmingham Mail) agree with most of us that Warnock should have seen red but such is the inconsistency of the FA, I doubt they will use TV evidence – as they did with Cabaye, to give a deferred sentence

  • arctoa

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #29

    It was a horrible challenge, and clearly retribution in the eyes of Warnock — despite the fact that it was he who ran into the back of Raylor to injure himself in the first place. How it can be viewed any other way is beyond me.

    As for Cissé, what a goal!


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