Papiss Cisse Going To Be A Massive Player For Newcastle


Papiss Cisse is being quickly assimilated into the Newcastle dressing room.

Newcastle’s Demba boys – the humble assassins

And that’s probably fairly easy with the Senegal top striker being so humble and such a good guy, and of course he was anxious to come to Tyneside.

Indeed since Papiss has arrived he revealed he was going to come last summer after Newcastle and his former club SC Freiburg had agreed a fee, but Freiburg for some reason pulled out of the deal.

Its not surprising that Papiss was upset by that,  but he seems to have done the right thing and told SC Freiburg he would continue to do his best for them, and through January he had scored 9 goals in 17 appearances for the bottom club in the Bundesliga.

This is what Ryan Taylor said yesterday, speaking at the Newburn Leisure Center:

“I’m sure the gaffer will have drilled into Cisse what this team’s been about this season and what he wants from him,”

“He’s going to be a massive player from now until the end of the season and hopefully him and Demba can fire on all cylinders, especially in the next few weeks.”

“But you have to be patient when players come in from abroad. It was the same with Jose when he first came, and look at him now.”

In his two years at SC Freiburg, whom he joined in January of 2010, he appeared 67 times and scored 39 goals, which is a terrific record when you are playing in an average to poor Bundesliga side.

Cisse has made a good start to his Newcastle career with one goal in his debut appearance against Aston Villa, and it was a beauty and won the game for Newcastle – and you cannot ask much more than that  from somebody making their debut.

In fact Cisse has been called up for the Senegal side to play South Africa in a friendly on Wednesday 29th February in an evening kick-off game.

That’s between the Wolves game on the previous Saturday and the Sunderland game on the following Sunday, so it’s not really ideal for Newcastle, especially because of the travel he will have to put into the trip.

But Demba Ba has not been called up, and that may be because previous manager Amara Traore has been fired, after Senegal lost all three games in their Group A of the African Cup of Nations.

Interim coaches Karim Sega Diouf and Aliou Cisse have picked the squad and maybe they are being a little diplomatic in not asking for Newcastle’s  two top strikers for the game, which after all is only a friendly.

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20 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    i thik it may take him some time to get adjusted

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  • drongo

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    I reckon this lad really does look the business – and Besties injury is probably a bit of a blessing in that it forces Cisse to get starts. More you play the quicker you adjust

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  • Beattie25

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    A player like Cisse is only as good asthe service given and will score lots when balls are played to him in the box!

    With Guti and ober he wont score many!

    Raylor and Benny needed.

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  • ParisToon

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Even though it was a bit of a drubbing against the spuds there were positive signs of good a prospect Cisse really is. For the friendly, hope Pards keeps it mind when hhe is considering transfer targets from far far away, especially if the are going to be involved in future ACON.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #5

    We should be having words with Senegal FA telling them we would like Cisse withdrawn as we need him.. all the big clubs do it and sometimes they dont even let them go anyways.. we dont have to let him go as its only a friendly

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    hope ben ARFA gets the start against those MACKEMs if cisse IS not available

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  • cyprus

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Agree with Ryan Taylor, players do need to be given a chance. This includes everyone, I presume, especially if one has broken his leg in the line of duty.
    Raylor himself is a good utility player, no more. He won’t be taking us to the next level, that’s for sure.
    Here’s hoping the ‘right’ NUFC show up against Wolves.

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  • drongo

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    bit weird having an international friendly 2 weeks after a major tournament

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Did anyone see the graffiti “St James'” where the sign used to be? Got washed off but I can only predict it will happen again

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  • drongo

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    no? what did it say?

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  • martoon

    Feb 17, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Drongo @8 I was thinking the same thing it is absurd that after losing players for weeks to the ACON they have to be released again for a friendly days before an important derby match. I wonder if Tiote has a friendly as well?

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  • wynsleap

    Feb 17, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    I think we should “diplomatically” tell Senegal where to go regarding this friendly.
    Two weeks after the ACON for a friendly match is just plain ridiculous and Premiership managers should make a stand on this. After all, WE pay their wages.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    this friendly will not affect availability for the league match

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  • martoon

    Feb 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Indian – in theory, no, but travelling to South Africa and back is not ideal preparation for the mackems.

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  • Kazjohn

    Feb 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #16

    Indian – not only the travelling as martoon points out, but also the risk of injury in a meaningless friendly.

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  • John

    Feb 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #17

    strikers are only as good as their supply line spend 10 mill on a ST and 3mill on a manc reject to supply him question marks?

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Ed – starting to dislike the word ‘humble’.

    Maybe use “down to earth” (or whatever alternative you like) instead?

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  • theleckworthbird

    Feb 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Re the ACN: Friendlies attract smaller crowds and if the crowd at the match I watched is anything to go by, you would get more fans watching Caledonian Thistle. No make that North shields boys.
    Cisse stay away.

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  • mickg108

    Feb 17, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #20

    I seem to remember Senegal releasing Cisse before the ACON,,so fair do’s..

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