Cisse Will Become Very Very Important To Newcastle – Pardew

Papiss Cisse had a very quiet game last Sunday before he was replaced by Shola Ameobi after 72 minutes.

Papiss Cisse – had a quiet outing against Sunderland

And after Shola came on he got the penalty after 82 minutes and also scored that dramatic equalizer in stoppage time for his home town club.

We think what probably happened is the intensity of the game took Papiss by surprise, and Alan Pardew has said today it’s still difficult to communicate with the Senegal striker, who is taking English lessons.

But the 26 year-old has already scored two good goals for the side, and in training he’s been impressive in his goal-scoring exploits, and could become a big, big player for Newcastle.

His  compatriot Demba Ba has been helping him with things in the dressing room, but Papiss wasn’t in the game at all on Sunday, and the Newcastle manager believes part of that is due to him not being able to speak much English at the moment.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“I’m going to speak to him about it. It’s important now that we bed this guy in, in terms of dialogue, because his English isn’t very good. When, how do I get it across to him through a translator?”

“With Davide Santon, I can look him in the eye and talk to him and he understands what I’m saying,  because we are trying to improve his English. He had a problem in terms of the intensity and Papiss was the same.”

“We need to get Papiss into a really good place towards the end of the season because next year when he’s going to be very, very important to us.”

“I’m making sure he’s doubling up with his English lessons. He’s a diligent guy and can speak three languages and I don’t think it is going to be a problem for him.”

It will be interesting to see what the team is for Arsenal, and we think Papiss will definitely start, but are not so certain about Davide, after Ryan Taylor was put back at left back in the second half and Ben Arfa came on and was the star man in the second half on the right wing.

If Ben Arfa does get the start,  then it will be important for him to work hard, as he did on Sunday.

The best player in the world is Lionel Messi,  and he always works his socks off for Barcelona, and Ben Arfa could look at the way Messi plays in terms of work-rate, and replicate it.

Ben Arfa always reminds us of Messi in the way he uses his left foot all the time and is anxious to take players on.

That cannot be bad, and If he can increase his work-rate and become a bit more consistent,  the 24 year-old could be a boon for Newcastle through the end of the season,  in our remaining 11 games.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #1

    of course he will be, pardew what do you smoke late night.

  • argentoona

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Papiss will need atleast 20 games in england to settle down
    I’m chuffed that we have 2 top quality strikers

    Demba BA will be my main worry I think he is still having a hangover from the AVON. 😉

  • The Alchemist

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3
  • israeli_fan

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Cisse was poor in all his 4 games so far.. Xisco scored as well on his debut against hull if i remember correctly.. He was superb in germany but i feel he ba isnt as good as he was while cisse in on the pitch.. Against arsenal i will play krul simpson willo collo raylor.. In midfield santon tiote cabaye jonas and ben arfa.. Ba upfront

  • markmac

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #5

    I was/am half expecting playing 1 striker after our exploits at spurs…

  • Klatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Raylor cant start at LB,Walcott and/or Chamberlain will tear him apart. Santon on the other hand can keep up with them,only needs to curb his attacking instincts for this game.

  • israeli_fan

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Klatoon i know what you say but lets be honest.. Walcott is very quick but he isnt such a good player.. Rocisky was unreal against milan and if tiote could stop him, then we have a decent chance

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    The Avon lol
    it’s the girlie competition
    Think BA is doin well but hasn’t been getting much service from midfield or h wings.
    With Ben Arfa’s style and Cabaye we should b able to thread through balls to feet..
    We have been too slow on counter attacks and give teams too much time to regroup but hopefully with a few more intelligent signings that will pick us up
    Cisse will get a few more before the season ends and of course the language barrier is a hindrance on the field as players communicate all the time especially on set plays.
    Horrible to wait til Monday for the game

  • argentoona

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    @ Marty-toon Avon I was ment to say ACON 😉
    I totally. agree our front 2 need more through balls to be played in my opinion we play to much direct long balls. We have far to many good players in d starting 11 to be playing the brand of football we r currently playing

    AP keeps. Saying I want to play good attacking football I haven’t seen 1 perfect FIFA 12 triangle pass or a 10 pass move to lead to a goal ;(


    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Hopefully he learns English quicker than Fabio Capello!


    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Both Cisse and HBA are very important players for us!

    As are Tiote,Cabaye, Collo, Jonas and Krul!

    I get nervous when i read about Lambs arse trying to excuse selling off our best players to the highest bidder! We just have to hope that if players are sold then it will be for Top Dollar and not for peanuts!

  • zaktoon_swede

    Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #12

    my team for arsenal;




    some of you might want to put raylor at leftback, but against walcott that would be suicide and game over. if we play like this we’ll have the same back 5, with santon the exception, as last year at emirates. i think tiote can keep rosicky, and cabaye flourish in a bit more offensive role. leave ben arfa alone with gibbs 🙂 thoughts? the alternative would be jonas on the left instead of ba, and put ba at CF instead of cissé. have a good day!

  • Sav

    Mar 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #13

    If Benny does light up the league in our last ten games he’ll only be flogged by Llambias and his ‘business model,’ so he may as well take it easy…
    ‘Downing Street, nummmmber TEN!

  • jon.c

    Mar 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Cisse and Ba isnot a good strike force they both play the same way which is not good for us remember when aspperilla came the same thing happening again

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #15






  • PapaToon

    Mar 11, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Dont agree with the ppl who shay cisse hasnt any good games. wouldnt compare him to xisco at all. you look at his two finishes and you can see he is class. tough chances converted, even though he made it look easy. give em time he will be class.
    Santon should start, he would have learnt a lot from the derby. as long as his confidence hasnt been hurt from the substitution he will be find. I think we can give Arsenal a run for their money. Just need to take RVP out of the game :).


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