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Papiss Cisse Performing Magic In Training Too

10:27 am, Saturday, April 7th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Papiss Cisse’s two goals yesterday were really fantastic opportunist efforts.

Papiss Cisse after magic second goal – Ben Arfa looks pleased

And his second goal was simply brilliant,  and the Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm had no chance at all, such was the preciseness of the finish from the Senegal striker.

And James Perch had another solid and strong game for the Magpies in South Wales, and he has talked on the Newcastle web-site today.

James points out that a finish by Papiss in training on Thursday, was one of the best he has ever seen.

This is what James said today:

“Papiss came up with two great finishes and won us the game,”   “He did a finish on Thursday in training which is one of the best finishes I’ve ever seen.”

“It just went unnoticed really, which tells you just how good he has been for us in training and matches.”  “And then he went and did that today.”

“You don’t know where he’s going to stop at. Every time the ball is at his feet in the box you think he’s going to score.”

“And fair play to him to because it must be tough coming to a foreign country and not being able to speak the language. But he’s done his talking on the pitch.”

“We always try to set up the next game, and getting three points at Swansea is the perfect way to go into a big game against Bolton,  in front of more than 50,000 fans.” 

“It’s the chance to get another three points and is another massive game. We know what’s in our sights and we know what we are capable of doing.”

Newcastle’s players who were brought in  over the summer settled in very quickly,  and Papiss  has settled in very quickly on Tyneside since he arrived in January.

And the 26 year-old is certainly getting the job done, and helping Newcastle possibly gain a place in the Europa League for next season.

It could be that if Papiss keeps scoring those goals in the last six games,  Newcastle could give him a new deal in the summer, because he seems so good in that number 9 shirt.

But it was somehow a very pleasing performance from Newcastle yesterday, as they were well organized and solid, and the defense is playing well.

That’s just like we did in the first 11 games of the season, when we were unbeaten and amassed an amazing 25 points, and hopefully we can finish the season in the same way.

If we can keep this form up in the final six games of the season, then anything is possible – with the e emphasis on anything.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



Tags: James Perch · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse



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  • 1 Toon Tang // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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  • 2 Toon Tang // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    sorry people , couldnt help myself.

    like i said yesterday, of swansea’s 77% possesion, 3 quarters of that is spent fannying around with it in defense. one pass forward and then back to the keeper and then across the defense and then back again.

    i would take our way of playing football and a win all day long.

  • 3 sirtoongospel // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Take a win on Monday however it comes, then hope we smash Stoke to pieces in a couple of weeks. I look at the table, and look at our fixtures, and I am in utter dreamland.

    One bad thing, gonna miss my only home game against Man City as I am away for the weekend, devastated.

  • 4 Toon Tang // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    i think in the ‘action areas’ stat at the end of the game it showed completely even % in both boxes highlighting swanseas problem.

  • 5 LGFUAD21 // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    In deutch land sour net so haven’t been on. So happy with another win hope we can keep the momentum going. Players certainly playing for us now. I predicted Swansea to be a tough game but we Pulled it off. Perch critics are a joke. Any Playing in Prem would’ve done the same. Rein was wrong simPle as. Did wonder about ba in his new role. Needs to understand that what he is doing is no less important

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    I actually think the lads set out really well yesterday bllox to the possesion we held our shape and looked solid santon looked absolutely class yesterday all the back 4 did cabaye was awesome raylor looked a bit rusty when he came on but did a job
    Think the only down side was fergie unfortunatly he looked completly lost on the pitch and at the mo is far to lightwieght if hes gettin nugged of the ball so easy buy swans mini midfield!

  • 7 sweendog // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Looking at previous Prem tables 5 wins and we could be in the champions league ie over 70 points ..gonna be a very tough ask but worth trying for

  • 8 pardew no 1 // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    bring on bolton i think we will win that match with cisse and ba scoring he will get one on monday

  • 9 sirtoongospel // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Downside was Fergie? Eh? Our possession, shape and quality increased as soon as he came onto the field. Game of opinion I suppose but that’s a strange one. 3 or 4 times he got the ball and ran at them, gave us an outlet on the left we didn’t have before that, and is more mobile than Demba in that role.

  • 10 Wor Shearer // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    @sweendog

    I think 4 wins in a row shows you that the boys are trying their damnedest to do just that.

  • 11 sweendog // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    talk of victor moses to the toon .. good player .. not the finished article but would definately improve the squad.

  • 12 sweendog // Apr 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Wor shearer .. agreed .. I think its a mixture of 2 things .. players of cabaye and arfa etc calbire who want champions league and their bonus payments for europe .. either way well done lads..




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