Newcastle New Strike Force Ready And Willing Against Wolves

Senegal striker Papiss Cisse is set for his first start at St James’ Park against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle’s new Senegal strike force – Ba and Cisse

The 26 year-old star striker has already played at St. James’ Park on his debut, in a game to remember, when the new number 9 scored a wonderful first goal for Newcastle that won the game against Aston Villa.

And we now hope that after training with Demba Ba for a couple more weeks,  the new fantastic strike force that is Cisse and Ba up front for the Magpies, can show us what they can do against a poor Wolves side.

And Newcastle need not only win the game on Saturday, but the fans deserve a good solid performance from the lads, after losing their last game so horribly in London, and most of us have been in pain ever since.

But the defeat is now behind us,  and with the lads still 6th top of the league,  a win on Saturday could see us even climb higher in the league table.

This is what manager Alan Pardew had to say today about Papiss:

“It will be a full home debut, and our fans will be coming along to see how he performs.”  “I’m pretty sure he isn’t going to let them down.”

“We come in against a team who haven’t got a manager in place.” “We have to expect one may be on the sidelines on Saturday.”

“That would give an impact to Wolves. More importantly, a win would leave us in fifth place.”

Wolves are taking their time in appointing am manager, and the new name  now in the mix is Reading’s Brian McDermott, who just so happens to be a close friend of Alan Pardew.

Wolves’ Assistant Manager Terry Connor has been told to get the side ready for the game at Newcastle, but they could still have their new manager in the stands watching on Saturday, and that will be an incentive for the Wolves players.

With Wolves being a Premier League club, the vacancy has generated interest and the news today is that Ray Wilkins, Ian Holloway, Lee Clark have all expressed an interest, and former Sunderland, Wigan and Birmingham manager Steve Bruce, has already been interviewed for the job.

Whether Wolves get a new manager by Saturday or not, the lads need to somehow collect the win at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon, and that will give us 45 points from our 26 league games – not too bad at all.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • eastend toon

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

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  • tdt

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Does anyone else think this would be our best team for Saturday? (I realise AP may be unlikely to pick it)


    Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, R.Taylor, Abeid, Guthrie, Obertan, Best

  • Dannyo

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Would love it for Lee Clark to get a shot at it. I do wonder how he would do in a high profile job like that.
    And it’s a real task too.

  • martoon

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Tdt – I like your team except Best is out for the rest of the season so I’m afraid Shola will have to be on your subs bench.
    Looking less likely Wolves will have a manger this Saturday:

  • FatmanJoe

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Clarkie should definately be given the shot at wolves. Been watching him closely and he will really make the grade. And with wolves it’s a no lose For either party! Give him the chance… After the weekend!

  • eastend toon

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    wolves fail in curbishley bid

  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m desperate for us to destroy Wolves this weekend. We haven’t done it to anybody so far, this season.

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #8

    if pardew sticks to his negative tactics we will not do it to anybody

  • jarnytoon

    Feb 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #10

    @ tdt // Feb 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    i was actually thinking of that formation this morning (bored at work!). Ben arfa and Jonas would r@pe foley & ward sh!tless. would love us to give wolves a 4-5 nil spanking!

  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #11

    The 2 week break will hopefully prove to be a blessing, though it’s hard to have time off following a 5-0 hammering. Now we have Cabaye and Tiote back, and also I feel that Cisse’s wonder goal on his debut slightly papered over the cracks as he was clearly lacking fitness in that game. He was poor against Spurs as he could hardly get on the ball – of course we were being smashed all around the park so can’t really blame him for that but he still looked off the pace. Hopefully Ba and Cisse will now be raring to go and we will come flying out the blocks on Saturday. A win against Wolves, then one against the Makems and we’re happy again!

  • toonincheek

    Feb 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Indian – maybe in a year or two, we have a strong enough team to go gung ho. Sometimes.
    But not right now.
    And NOT for every game.

    The BPL is so competitive that you need to have a solid base to build on.

  • theleckworthbird

    Feb 22, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed’s words ‘a poor Wolves side’ worry me. Any side can have a good day in professional football. Calling Wolves a poor side is inviting gremlins.

  • Gascoigne - Legend

    Feb 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Indian – pardew is a shrewd manager you don’t need to be gun ho , just know how to beat your opponents and so far he’s done a great job! Beating man Utd 3-0 Stoke away 3-1 to name two results isn’t negative .

  • max

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #15

    santon collo willo ferguson
    arfa tiote cabaye jonas
    ba cisse

  • Graeme

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Wolves are a team fighting for their Premier League survival; NUFC are a team fighting for a place in Europe!!

    We should be looking to SERIOUSLY improving our goal difference, currently ZERO, by putting as many as possible past them!! A 10 goal spanking would be perfectly in order; if that sends Wolves to the Championship, so be it.

    This is dog eat dog, survival of the fittest!! We so want that European spot, thats for sure!!


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