Pardew – Cisse Tremendous In Everything He Has Done


Newcastle fans have been simply delighted with what they have seen of Papiss Cisse so far.

Cisse heads first goal on Sunday – brilliantly

But the way Papiss has started his Newcastle career suggests if there is one up front striker it could be Papiss rather than Demba Ba.

But playing out wide is probably one reason Ba has not added to his 16 goals recently, and the main thing is that Newcastle keep scoring goals and there’s no “I” in team, as they say.

In truth, they are both top-class strikers and make Newcastle look like a very dangerous side, as Liverpool found out on Sunday when Cisse was able to rifle in two great opportunist goals.

Liverpool’s strikers cost £60M – Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez – and they could get little change out of  James Perch And Mike Williamson.

The two center-backs cost Newcastle about £1.5M in total – but to be fair we understand it was also plus three packets of crisps – or was that three packets of peanuts?

This is how Alan described Cisse’s performance on Saturday:

“You could have blinked and thought it was Alan Shearer – he put that sort of performance in against Liverpool.” “I could not pay him a higher tribute than that.”

“Alan Shearer would have been purring about him.” “He has been tremendous in everything he has done.” “His first goal saw him take the defender short, stall and then go again before scoring – that is clever play.”

“His second goal could have been rushed, but he is supremely confident.” “Overall, he was excellent for us and long may that continue.” “We created a lot of problems against Liverpool – we could have had four goals really.”

“When you have a striker doing a job on the left-hand side the opposition will get in a few times.” “We have a striker playing on the left but we have done that to allow our flair players on the pitch.”

“If you are at Newcastle and you put teams under pressure something will give.”  “We have to continue creating pressure like that.”  “We are doing that and controlling games.”

Newcastle’s 4-3-3 looks more lethal than the usual 4-4-2 – and it’s what Kevin Keegan used four years ago when he started to get Newcastle looking good and had them scoring some goals, after joining in January of 2008, after Sam Allardyce had been fired.

And Cisse is not only scoring goals but his link up play and passing is improving all the time, and he looks a top class player and striker.

Another great buy by Newcastle, and for only £8M, according to Chief Scout Graham Carr.

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417 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #1

    most of the goals of Cisse has come from Ben Arfa assist. If i’m not wrong Arfa has 9 assist so far. That’s outstanding. He’s getting the balls into the box for Cisse to just pounce on it and finish it. I can’t believe HBA left enrique on his butt twice.

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  • gmo16

    Apr 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Nice article here summing up why we’ve done particularly well!
    http://freshairfootball.co.uk/2012/04/patience-paying-off-for-newcastle/

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  • martoon

    Apr 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3
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  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Cisse has proved he is a natural goalscorer, and a clinical finisher.
    I just hope Ba doesn’t get the hump as he hasn’t been the main target man as of late. However, he has been involved in most of Cisse’s goals in some form or other!
    Long live the Demba’s.

    HWTL

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Am I the only one who can’t get enough of watching Stevie G treating dogleash like a child and telling him to get off the pitch and stay on the touchline….

    http://watchhighlightsonline.blogspot.com/2012/04/video-reina-red-card-vs-newcastle-reina.html

    The last few seconds of this clip.

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  • -Tendo-

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Haha didn’t see that during the game, thats brilliant Perchinho !

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  • JackButler

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Cisse is something special, will easily get 25+ goals a season for us and if we can strengthen our defence during the summer the good time will well and truly be back at St James’ Park 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #8

    JB,
    Would like to see Ba get four more a twenty goal striker has a nice ring to it.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Been watching a million matches to try and pick out players that perform well and fit our policy and there are more than I had originally thought.

    Maxime Collin – 20 – RB – Boulogne – Ligue 2 – £1M – £1.5M

    Anthony Koura – 18 – ST – Le Mans – Ligue 2 – £2M – £3M

    Kurt Zouma – 17 – CB – Saint Etienne – Ligue 1 – £2.5M

    Toby Alderweireld – 23 – CB – Ajax – Eredivisie – £7M – £9M

    Emilio Izaguirre – 25 – LB – Celtic – SPL – £3M – £4M

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #10

    @Papiss
    Ba is playing on the left side atm, he does well there but doesn’t get to many chances. AP has said Ba isn’t VERY happy about it, but AP would shift him into the middle soon and the He’d be smiling again 😉

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #11

    hainsey – are you after Carr’s job??? 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #12

    hainsey,
    More like you filtered the player stats on Football manager 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail – I hope so mate, said at the start of the season he’d score 20 goals for us this season and was slaughtered for it, he’s looked off the pace a bit since he came back from the ACoN but has been so important for us getting to where we are now

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #14

    hainsey – ive also been heavily researching and vigorously analyzing large quantities of video footage , wasn’t much kicking of balls involved though , im not that way inclined haha

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #15

    You lads watching premier
    Leaug years? Beardsley what a player!!

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  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #16

    @Dannyo

    Ba would probably score more in a 4-4-2 but i don’t think anyone would want a change from the 4-3-3 that has done miracles in the last 3 weeks!

    Will we be outplayed against swansea? I think we should play perch again, maybe alongside collo instead of Williamson? He would do well to break up their attractive style of play with his brutally effective tackling.
    Also, does anyone else think Ashley might invest 10/20 million in the summer considering the success of forking out for Cisse? Especially if we qualify for Europe.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Jfa – I’m hurt by that suggestion! I was using FIFA ratings too!

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  • hainesy

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon_Tom – I could do just as good a job! Any money that Kurt Zouma is the next Liliam Thuram.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon Tang – ….;) haha!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Pappisse,I’d like to think so the club seem to have gotten a lot of fans back on side so it would be a shame if we didn’t push on with more investment,I think most people would be happy with 10M spent if none of our big players got sold.

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #21

    @toon tang you dirty boy.
    @hainsey you’re obviously very excited about who we might sign
    @jfa speaking of football manager i was playing the 2010/2011 one last night and on the newspage it said “Gary speed is the new Wales manager” or whatever the wording is. I gave a heavy hearted sigh.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #22

    hainsey,
    Aww sorry mate 🙁

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  • MacToon

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Cisse’s been a goal machine throughout his career, great to see him continue that for us and long may it last.

    Our wish is for Liverpool to make the FA Cup final and our season will be 99% complete and in Europe for next season. Our biggest game of the season left now is that FA cup semi final.
    Congrats to Pardew and the squad for getting us into that position and fingers crossed we’ll strengthen in the summer.

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  • achtoon

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Sorry repost from previous topic.

    We just need to finish 5th. Chelsea have a harder run in with extra games. our game with them is massive. I cant support dogleash in any think he does so I hope everton win the fa cup. If chelsea dont get into europe this year it could be the end of them. They are already looking like failung the fair play rules and that was with cl money. If we could nick 4th there would be no looking back for us with the new rules kicking in next season. Dont think we will though.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Cheick
    That’s quite sad actually.

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  • Klatoon

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #26

    I get the feeling if Ba was being pushed out wide because of another striker like Erdinc or the million others we were linked to, he’d be unhappy but its his mate and countryman so he’s ok to do it.

    AP’s handled it well though, everytime Cisse comes off Ba is moved to the centre. Shola’s actually had to sacrifice himself abit in the last few games playing LW,RW and im sure he was CM for about 10min on Sunday 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #27

    That’s the spirit MacT,
    But you forgot to add Lpool getting totally and utterly destroyed once in the final.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #28

    @ perchino the phoenix .dogleash’s decision to put enrique in nets was a shocker. Is he actually trying to destroy his players confidence. As if coming to his old club and getting boo’d all match and turned inside out by HBA all game wasn’t bad enough he made him look like a complete mug with the keepers jersey on.

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  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #29

    @Jail,

    I agree, if we can keep hold of our best players and buy Yanga-Mbiwa, Pieters, Hoilett and another striker like Jordan Rhodes, we could sell Best, Lovenkrands (probably guthrie) we could spend 20 million and get around 8-10 mil back, so a net spend of 10-12 million. That would be a fantastic window!

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #30

    @jfa. Considering it was from a game it still hit pretty hard

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  • MacToon

    Apr 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #31

    J4A, that goes without saying m8 😆

    just a thought, if we do get into Europe, will our first matches in Europe not clash with the olympic games being played at SJP? I think there is a possibility.

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  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #32

    I can’t see ba having a problem with playing on the left he’s played there for a lot of his career and scored plenty! Imo he has been getting into really good positions to score but just hasn’t had the luck! His goals will come, I can see 45 plus goals from our front 3 next season should ap continue with a 4-3-3

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Mac – yes the date range WILL clash., however all fixtures will be looked at and no doubt the Olympic games will prevail as priority (obviously) and a couple of our fixtures will need to be rearranged quite possibly.

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #34

    @32 class name btw
    i don’t see pards diverting far from the 4-3-3 injuries permitting. So i see cisse on 20+ goals ba on 15-20 and Ben arfa on about 12-17.
    Maybe i have the rose tinted specs on though

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  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #35

    @Hovis,

    Yes you might, next season all relies on whether or not we manage to keep our most talented players.

    If we do though, there is no reason that front three can’t rack up at least 10-15 goals a piece.

    HWTL!

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #36

    @35 if ba gets a new contract that’s them all on the bag for me.
    We would ask too much money for a lot of clubs and only will sell of we get the money up front. Doubt the big boys want to get bitten like Liverpool did

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  • Vask

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #37

    I’d love to see Tiote as captain on Friday. The way he was roaring on Sunday after the first goal shows the fire in his belly and I think if we gave him a game or two as captain it would see him raise is game from the usual 110% to at least 5 or 600%. I would love to still have him here next season.

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Right sane head on i think 45-50 goals divided between those three is doable but still awesome

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  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Cheers bud, the way things are going at the mo I’m hoping there’ll be no need for the glasses. I think with a couple of decent signings we could quite easily dominate games and those targets could well be within reach!

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  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Apr 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #40

    @hovis

    The risk is with this supposed low buy out clause in Ba’s contract, I wouldn’t be surprised if Liverpool/Tottenham/Chelsea pounced on the opportunity to get a quality player for next to nothing (like we did from West Ham)
    It worries me that the club haven’t yet cleared the ambiguity surrounding this clause. Get him signed up Pards!
    I think if chelsea came in with an offer for 25 mil or more for tiote then we would most likely sell, although the lad does have a long contract with us. Would the money be reinvested if we did sell like it was supposed to be when carroll left?

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