Williamson Happy With Win – Papisto Happy With Goal


Mike Williamson spoke to the Newcastle web-site after the game yesterday, and he’s just happy to get another 3 points for the team.

Papisto and Demba Ba after Cisse goal

Mike played okay yesterday, but we still have to tighten up at the back, and we’re still not playing as well as we did at the beginning of the season in defense.

But it was Tim Krul again who dealt with almost everything that Villa could throw at him, apart from Robbie Keane’s strike in the 50th minute of the first half,  after lots of  time was added for the injuries to both Leon Best and Ryan Taylor.

And we should hear more about their injuries today,  and Alan Pardew is hoping there will be little damage to Ryan Taylor’s ankle, once the swelling subsides.

But it looks like Leon has knee ligament damage,  and that could be six weeks out – but we should hear something official later today.

Mike talked about the game yesterday:

” “All the points count, and back-to-back wins is pleasing. The boys played ever so well. We always knew we had goals in the team, it was just a matter of trying to stay tight and stopping the runs in behind.”

“From front to back, we defended. They were always going to put us under some pressure – they’ve got quality players – but it was a case of limiting their chances, which I thought we did well.”

“It’s another three points and the boys are buzzing. The spirit’s high and we’ll look to keep the momentum going.”  

“Demba Ba’s got quality in him that’s there for everyone to see, and so has Papiss Cisse.  He’s came in and he’s also a threat, and that’s given the lads a massive boost – and the crowd.”

“It was only on Friday that he arrived and he was straight into it. What a way to mark your debut.”  “He doesn’t speak a great deal of English but I’m sure he’ll catch on quickly, and the fans will take to him massively now. “

“That’ll make his confidence go up and it’ll be good for him.”

Papiss Cisse was interviewed after the game in French by nufcTV, and the translator was former Newcastle left-back Olivier Bernard.

And Papiss – Papisto is his nickname – said he was happy to score, and he thought the crowd and the atmosphere at St. James’ Park was unbelievable.

And asked if he was going to learn to speak English – Demba Ba has apparently said he will not teach him English – he said yes, that he has to learn the language – and the sooner the better.

The club are also trying to set him up in his house, and the good news is that he’s already chosen one in Newcastle.

And after the game,  his Senegal team-mate Demba  Ba tweeted this :

What a result for the toon army! What do you think about papisto ??????

Things are going well for Newcastle United right now,  and let’s see how we can do against a good Tottenham side this coming Saturday afternoon.

Howay The Lads!!



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142 comments so far

  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Just been re-watching the Warnock tackle on Raylor. If that’s not ‘studs up’ I don’t know what is.

    Why can’t the FA review that?

    (repost)

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    We’ve got the makings of a brilliant squad be assembled, with the team from yesterday we have three first team players to come in plus Marveuax to come back, things are looking good

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    i hope we can accomodate HBA in our first 11

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  • cyprus

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    So AP sticks everyone’s stats (really, Everyone’s?? Wouldn’t 1 statistic be off the chart, negatively speaking?) on the board for the rest of the players to see? Interesting that Jonas has the highest work rate in all the PL, I suspected as much. That’s why I would also pick him first, ahead of Ba, Krul (deserves a raise, him), HBA, in that order.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    @ wor shearer they pick and choose when to punish people i think if ba hadnt scored the media coverage around the tackle would have forced the fa’s hand

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  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Wor Shearer, totally agree. I was in the Sports Bar at half time and Redknapp was saying, it’s a side foot so there is no intent!!!!! lol!!! so if you show your studs but turn your foot to the side, then it’s ok???!!!

    The bloke is an idiot.

    By the way, get your Senegal wrist bands from this site here!! Support your senegalese hero’s!!! lol!!!

    http://www.best-buy-flags.co.uk/Senegal-Wristband–sweatband-25-x-315-inch-buy-flags-12660,bestbuyflags.html

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  • cyprus

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Couldn’t agree more Indian Magpie. I get a feeling AP’s hand was forced due to the injuries. Cisse would’ve got on with 20 minutes to spare, I think..

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  • tdt

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Villa at home is a game we looked to win if we are to be a top 4-7 team, spurs away however is not and anything from it would simply be a bonus.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9

    @ tdt couldnt agree more lets hope they put it all in tonight get a result for the toon and have shag all left to offer when they play us the weekend fingers and toes crossed x

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Also, Pardwho talks abt giving the ball away, JONAS gave the ball away yesterday, lead to a goal, no but if HBA had done that all hell would have broken loose

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Dont think we have anything to loose or fear going to Spurs, if we have any aspirations of being a top side we have to believe that we can at win or at the very least get a point and Spurs will now have to deal with not one but TWO Demba’s

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    The senegal sweatbands are available on amazon £3.95 with no postage. just had to buy the bairn one.

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 6, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #13

    i love papiss demba cisse

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  • Tooooon

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    I think if we take our chances well against Tottenham i.e score at every opportunity we get then I can really see us taking 4 points.. if that happens then perhaps even Mark Lawro will tip us for that CL spot.. anyway heres hoping and HWTLs!!!!

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #15

    can’t believe people are currently shouting for Ben Arfa to be in the side! Our side currently loses all shape when he plays, he was terrible against Brighton, Fulham, Blackburn away…. if you’d all close your youtube for a bit and actually watch him play a match, he needs to improve massively! Reminds me so much of Taarabt at QPR!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #16

    @Indian Magpie

    I guess Pards doesn’t want two players giving the ball away. Maybe one’s enough?

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Indian Magpie
    When did HBA become a victim? Have a word with urself lad

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  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    If there is any justice in the world, Warnock will get a 3 match ban. If that is not dangerous play then nothing is. he makes these challenges every week, and I can only hope that just once, he is the one who gets his leg broken severely from one of his train crash lunges.

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  • Stuart

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Why are you still calling him Pardwho Indian? Is 1 point off 4th not good enough to show the man respect?

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #20

    @Lynxie

    Down boy!

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    “can’t believe people are currently shouting for Ben Arfa to be in the side!”

    Dont be ridiculous lad…. Giving the ball away let me tell you who gave the ball away 10x more than HBA vs Brighton SHOLA AMEOBI…I dont see much going into that..

    HBA looses the ball but unlike Shola he runs back to TRY and get it back as of late…his work ethic has improved immensely but there are

    DOUBLE STANDARS on the fellow and its grosly unfair its sick…

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Call me old fashioned but I always thought that it was down to the player to prove to the manager that he deserve’s a starting place?

    So why is HBA an exception?

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Of the current rash of highlighted tackles and incidents Warnocks tackle is up there with the worst. If Taylor had been able to get up and retliate as QPR Cisse did on Saturday Taylor would have been sent off. How the hell does that work.
    Warnocks challenge I refuse to call it a tackle was missed on MOTD2 despite been seen 5 times in replays of the goal.

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  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Ben Arfa is a luxury, but HE IS OUR luxury!! I thought (injuries apart) if he had been put on for the last twenty mins, he would have run at Villas defence from midfield, and we could have torn them a new one. Unfortunately, with two enforced substitutions, we had to put the Walker Ronaldo on, and he held the ball up very well for once (well done Shola, now get consistent please). On any other week, cabaye or ben arfa would have left Villa’s midfield trailing. Perch and Guthrie are doing OK, but they are NOT top drawer (yet).

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #25

    Realised I called it a tackle initially. Arse!

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #26

    JB
    Because of his name

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #27

    WWJBD

    Thanks mate for explaining that 😉

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  • Lynxie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #28

    Wor shearer:

    🙂 ??

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #29

    okay Mr Alan Pardew,

    evrything is rosy, Perchele is the best thing since makelele, I Personally think with Gosling we would have done better (but who am I). pardew said himself Villa were the better team in the 1st half.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #30

    @JackButler

    I reckon the man who scored the greatest goal ever (according to Pards) should probably get a bit of slack.

    I’m not saying he should start (only when Cabs and Tiote get back, imo).

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  • cyprus

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Jayphoto,
    I totally agree with you, HBA does remind me of Taraapt who almost single handedly changed a game, a couple of days ago. Your analogy strengthens the point that he should play, definitely ahead of Perch for crying out loud!!

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #32

    Indian – Perch had a solid if unspectacular game and has looked steady in the middle in last couple of weeks. Gosling blotted his copybook with the daft sending of when given his chance.
    Perch seems to give all the right vibes as an individual even if not technically gifted.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #33

    @Lynxie

    You were like an angry Terrier. lol

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #34

    Cyprus…

    Not according to Pardew he doesnt, he “gives the ball away”

    Ameobi first touch yesterday was a ball INTO TOUCH and second touch was FOUL on the touchline on a villa player go figure he will get the nod 9/10 times over HBA….

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  • Stuart

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #35

    Who said anything about Perch?

    All I’m saying is considering we lost alot of our best players in the summer, replaced them with top quality for pennies, were predicted by basically everyone to be in a relegation fight, yet are currently one point off the top 4, every single fan should be extactic with the way the season is going.

    Still calling Pardew by childish names is quite pathetic. Especially as the man is being linked with the England job. No more Pardwho mate, he’s a household name, and deservedly so.

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  • shearer4pm

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #36

    does anybody know where i can get a picture of demba and cisse kissing the floor after dembas opener, iconic image, but cant find it anywhere on the internet, and taking a photo of a paused video is horrendous quality lol

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #37

    JB
    Haha no worries mate. HBA was made into something of a legend before he kicked a ball this season imo and now people just want that to be justified

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #38

    Indian – We are fifth in the league in only the second season back in the prem and still your not happy 🙁

    I get the feeling that if Gosling had started then you’d be bitching that Pardew was wrong to do that and that Perch should have started, no matter what Pardew does you’ll always find something to bitch and moan about if at the expense of making yourself look clueless

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #39

    lads i dont care what HBA is or isnt capable of fact is he doesnt do it consistantly he has been truly awful in recent games and nobody who plays badly keeps their place not anymore we got relegated for playing people on reputation.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #40

    Selby,

    as a matter of choice you would choose Perch Over Perchele

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