Simpson – Papiss Cisse Is The Type Of Lad We Like And Need


Danny Simpson – who did not clear off the line on Sunday – has talked today about Papiss Cisse, who has made an immediate and very positive impact on Tyneside.

Papiss Cisse – a great action shot of Newcastle’s number 9

The No 9 gave an interview after the game and ti was translated by Olivier Bernard, who played at left back for Newcastle under Bobby Robson, and the news is he has already starting taking English lessons.

Papiss will be learning a lot about his new colleagues this week, and how Newcastle want him to play in the side and combine with his Senegal team-mate Demba Ba up front.

Danny Simpson has given an interview today and talked about the 6′ tall 26 year-old striker, who played for his home town club AS Douanes,  of the Senegal Premier League,  based in Dakar  (he scored 23 goals in just 26 appearances), before moving to French club Metz in 2005.

This is what Danny Simpson said about the striker today:

“He is learning already.” “Demba is helping him, but he’s taking everything on board.” “He’s been here a few days now and he’s a happy lad. That’s the type of characters we have here.”

“He’s coming into a good dressing room and he’s the type of lad we like – and what we need.” “It’s good to have him here.”

“We already know about Demba, he came back into the team and he picked up where he left off.” “Papiss has picked up what we are about straight away.”

“He was chasing full-backs down from the minute he came on.” “His general work-rate so far has been unbelievable.” “He actually deserved to get the goal for all of that work.”

“And they will both get many more.”

We will have to wait and see just how good the Demba Ba – Papiss Cisse striking partnership will be,  but it certainly got off to a great start on Sunday with both strikers hitting the net.

That’s only one thing that will be exciting for Newcastle fans through the end of this season – with the other big unknown being just high up in the league we can finish – and if we can keep up our good form of this season, we should be able to end up in the top seven.

That would be great,  and we’d have to hope we can qualify for Europe.

Comments welcome.

 



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53 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Please play Ben arfa

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    @IM

    I agree. Sperms defence will sh*t themselves with Ba, Cisse and Ben Arfa all running at them.

    Let the front three have fun and keep everyone else fairly deep.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Says our weakest link

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Ba and Cisse could both play centrally, trying flickons.

    Then again, they could both move wider, dragging the CB with them – they would both need two to mark them – CB + L/RB.

    Leaving a space in the middle, perhaps?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed, you’re on fire these days 🙂 Keep up the good work!

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Martoon is response to your previous comment we sold Ned (top man by the way) but brought Pedro back

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #7

    This Arfa crap is doing my head in.

    Play him where and instead of who? We’re gonna need players to defend against spuds.

    Pardew will most definitely not play him with Tiote and Cabaye missing (maybe a s a late impact sub), and that is the right decision.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    bring back Ameobi

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  • martoon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Wor Shearer @2 – you really need to check your predictive text – but it gave me a laugh.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #10

    @toonincheek,

    I like the idea of not playing with any forwards; either they move wider or they drop down; that’s what you call a fake #9.

    The opposition’s defense either follows and leaves space between their defense and midfield or we get an extra midfield option.

    Guardiola even said he would rather field a whole team of midfielders 😉 not too be taken literally.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #11

    we used to have good record at spurs but have lost the last 2, i feel if pardew gets his brain cells working we can win. will be tough though

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  • magpie6699

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    For me, at the moment and especially against Spurs, I can’t see the argument for playing Benny. We are up against a strong midfield and a speedy winger like Bale. Benny is a potential match – winner but equally we could be over-run. In the absence of Dreamboat / Tank in the centre, it has to be Guthrie and Perch starting in the middle. Jonas contributes massively to defence as well as being an outlet (did you hear the wistful comments by McLeish about him – wishing his players had shown as much effort!) and against Bale I would prefer Obertan to support Simmo rather than Benny.
    If the state of the game means we need some inspiration then I would bring HBA on for the last 20-30 minutes. I think he’s great but he’s still not yet sparking fully for me to justify a start.

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #13

    Indian we have lost 5 of the last seven games at Spurs how is that a good record ?
    Since start of Prem Played 18 W7 D1 L10 thats not too bad considering our historical dislike of the capital but a lot of that time we were the better side out preforming spurs.
    Recently we have only beaten them when they were sh*te

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  • magpie6699

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #14

    PS Ed – you need to update the “Transfers IN” section.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #15

    magpie6699, if you are so worried about Spurs’ midfield, why wouldn’t you want a 3 man midfield or 5 man, depending on how you view formations 🙂

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Still remember the game where we hammered them 7-1.. Those were the days. How high they have risen. Credits to redknap.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #17

    SkySports Sky Sports
    Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric have been found not guilty of all charges in their tax evasion trial. More on site soon.
    5 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

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  • JackButler

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Dirty Harry cleared in court, both he and Manderic found not guilty

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #19

    @JB

    🙁

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #20

    selbymag – Spuds are always sh**e, even when they are playing well.
    Have you forgotten your Geordie logic?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Drop ba and play Raylor Guthrie and perch in the centre. Nullify their midfield. When they are tired bring on Ba and hba. We win.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #22

    He’s still corrupt

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Guys to be honest we are going to have to play 4-4-2. The only way we could play 4-3-3 and do well is if we had Tiote and Cabaye back and play them with Guthrie.

    Gutierrez is a defensive winger…he doesn’t play play passes and then keep his position….he runs at players so he cannot play in a three man midfield. If we were doing 4-3-3…he would have to play up on the left or right wing.

    If pardew is set on a 4-3-3 for this game (which i doubt he is)…then only option would be to play:

    Guthrie – Perch – Gosling in the centre of midfield and then 3 from Ba, Cisse, Guti, Obertan, Ben Arfa.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #24

    Selby I remembered a

    1-0
    3-2
    4-0
    victories at tottenham

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #25

    ilovetoon8788, I think Raylor is still out?

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  • JackButler

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #26

    Think we’ll see the same side that played against Villa with Cisse replacing Best and Gosling replacing Raylor, we could see Ba dropping deeper into the midfield

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #27

    We need to think out of pardews little match stick of a box

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #28

    *match Box of a box

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Krul

    Simpson Willo Collo Santon

    Cabaye Tiote Guthrie

    HBA Ba
    Cisse

    Can’t wait to see this team soon…maybe away to arsenal or home to sunderland or liverpool.

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  • martoon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #30

    I cannot believe Redknapp got off – normal people don’t have a swiss bank account into which your employer deposits hundreds of thousands of pounds. That jury has been completely hoodwinked!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #31

    VanToonMan, wouldn’t logic dictate otherwise – i mean if Tiote and Cabaye are superior to Guthrie and Perch wouldn’t a 3 man midfield be the solution?

    In my opinion Jones is not a defensive winger, but an attacking midfielder/winger that runs like a horse 😉

    I didn’t understand how you would deploy the 4-3-3, if Pards chose to abandon his 4-4-2, which I doubt he will.

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  • shearermania

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #32

    Guilty……Arry’s dog Rosie that is……she’s going down..

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #33

    JB, I think you might be right; but I have a sneaky feeling that Pards might go with Obertan instead of Gosling.

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #34

    Redknapp will get his comeuppence one day. it just needs one person to really dish the dirt and the whole mob will go down. Harry and Fat Sam sharing a cell managing the Scrubs inmates 11.
    Happy days

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  • JackButler

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #35

    jesperfuglsang – Only put Gosling in as he’s more reliable on the ball and gives us that extra bite we’ll need without Cabaye and Tiote.

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  • Selbymag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #36

    Does anyone know if the Bulldog was cleared as well or not?

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #37

    @Jesper post 31

    3 man midfield might seem more protective but you need players who are very good on the ball in those positions because if you lose it you’re screwed. And I don’t think perch raylor or gosling are good enough to be in a 3 with guthrie without our midfield being bossed by spurs.

    As for Gutierrez, an attacking midfielder is someone like scholes, lampard, gerrard….they play creative passes and then bomb forward to get on the end of things at the edge of the box. Gutierrez is not that kind of a player. He can never be a central midfielder…he is a winger who has slowed down a bit in the past season or so but has upped his work-rate and become more defensive to give the LB cover. So IF pardew played a 4-3-3 on saturday i think he should go for

    Guthrie – Perch – Gosling (or Raylor)

    Obertan/Gutierrez Cisse Ba

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 8, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #38

    I really wanted to see Redknapp go to jail , so he could stop unsettling our players ..

    Looks like spurs will havy dirty harry in the dugout for this weekend then

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #39

    VTM, I didn’t say Jonas was an ACM’er…I said he was an attacking midfielder/winger.

    That would mean he would fit in a 4-3-3, 4-1-4-1 or 4-2-3-1 wide 😉

    But in a 4-4-2 you only have two CM against Spurs’ three. And you still have the options of the two wide men, which means you could have up to five midfielders.

    Wouldn’t that make more sense 😉

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 8, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #40

    I guess so… though i think against spurs he should play a straight 4-3-3

    Guthrie – Perch – Gosling

    BenArfa – Cisse – Ba

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