Pardew – Ben Arfa Bolton Goal Better Than Cisse’s – Video

Alan Pardew has given his view of what his goal of the season is, and it’s not Papiss Cisse’s goal last Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.

Ben Arfa mobbed after scoring against Bolton at St. James’ Park

There was a great piece of video – which is bring played again and again – of Alan Pardew laughing with Didier Drogba on the touchline, after Cisse’s goal in stoppage time, and Drogba is laughing and shaking his head in disbelief.

And it looks like Alan keeps saying “I don’t beleive it”,  but it’s yet another good piece of video of Alan, which goes with his fist in the air defiance, after Cheick Tiote equalized against Arsenal in February of last year, as the lads came back to draw that amazing game 4-4.

Alan still thinks Ben Arfa’s individual goal against Bolton in the FA Cup, is the goal of the season:

“My goal of the season was Ben Arfa’s against Bolton because of the technical ability needed to do that,” “That’s taking nothing away from Papiss’ goal though because that was a guy at the top of his game who saw a slight opportunity.”

“You only take those when you are at the top of your form. It was the sort of goal Fernando Torres might have scored three or four years ago.”  “That’s how you get those goals, when you are super confident.”

“And the first one was terrific as well – the way he flicked it up and scored was amazing.”

Well you decide – here’s Ben Arfa’s goal against Bolton.

And here’s yet another look at Papiss Cisse’s goal at Stamford Bridge.

Let us know:

Which Was the Better Goal?

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41 comments so far


    May 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    toughest question ever

  • achtoon

    May 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m concerned that tw@t at Man City may try and take out cisse early like happened to Ben Arfa

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    May 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Honestly, I prefer Ben Arfa’s goal against Blackburn.

    It was near the halfway line and he manouvered pass 6-8 players.

  • Toonboy_84

    May 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Benny’s goal took more skill tbf. Cisse’s goal wasn’t too shabby though 🙂

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Roshan…Agreed. I can’t vote. After watching each video i’m certain it’s the one, then I watch the other goal again. Dilemma!

    Achtoon….I think he should watch out for tiote. No chance he’ll let him get away with it again.

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    May 5, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    I think the real question should be,

    Whose goal is better,
    Shearer’s out of this world Volley against Everton
    Cisse’s magical volley against Chelsea.

    It’s really hard to compare Arfa’s goal and Cisse’s simply because they are both magnificent in their own way’s. Can’t really compare the two in my opinion.


    May 5, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed pretty sure HBA’s goal was in the league not FA Cup mate

    Goal for goal its very hard to split them but Id go for Cisses as there isnt anything Cech could of done where as HBA’s is aided by some poor defending both brilliant tthough

  • Spuggy

    May 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Impossible to compare.

    Only a handful of players can do what HBA did – but he WILL do it again. His blackburn goal was better (ok not PL but against a PL side).

    Cisse’s was a one off special goal, he will never score another like it in his career.

    My order would be (if including cups):

    1) HBA v Blackburn
    2) Cisse v Chelsea
    3) HBA v Bolton

  • cyprus

    May 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    No doubt in my mind, overall, as a group, this is the best set of goals EVER scored in one season by any Newcastle team. If one was to take the PL’s top twenty goals of the season, like half of them would be ours!

    But, on your previous article Ed:
    “Newcastle are now becoming a very popular side, much like Kevin Keegan’s great Entertainers of the 1990s. The current side is not as good as Kevin’s team going forward, but we have a much better defense.
    So take you pick.”

    My pick is the originals (there were two sets of them really) because they absolutely dominated your Manchester Uniteds, even if they lost some games. This team is more of a Chelsea, using slick moves by certain talented players to get that sucker punch in.

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    May 5, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Oh btw,

    Don’t forget Raylor’s goal against Everton this season.

  • ToonMauritius

    May 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    lads, I’m doing some scouting work “a La Denis Wise”, I think this player will surely be excellent as a left sided player in our team. He won’t be costly

  • Alinufc

    May 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    or guttierez’s thunder strike vs wolves, Cabayes exquisite free kick vs man united and over the wall (just cos against the mackems :P)

  • balubas1

    May 5, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #13

    1) HBA v Blackburn FA Cup
    2) Cisse v Chelsea EPL/HBA v Bolton EPL
    3) Cisse’s 2nd v Swansea EPL

    I just can’t separate the goals against Bolton and Chelsea.. totally different goals. If either one won goal of the season, I would feel the nr.2 didn’t get the praise it deserved.

  • cyprus

    May 5, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #14

    This is unfair to do because it’s a team game, and another era, and…, and…, but anyway…
    1 Pavel Srnicek – Krul is better
    3 John Beresford – Santon is maybe better
    5 Darren Peacock – Williamson as ‘good’
    19 Steve Watson – better than Simpson, slightly
    27 Philippe Albert – Colo is better
    4 David Batty – the current enforcer is better
    7 Rob Lee – Cabaye or Guti better
    8 Peter Beardsley – world class, no current comparison in this position
    9 Alan Shearer – Cisse is better
    10 Les Ferdinand – Ba is better
    14 David Ginola – HBA may get to be as good.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #15

    I have just asked my partner and she says Cisse because of the angle, distance and swerve he put on it!!!

  • ktwgtoon4ever

    May 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #16

    half of that is total trash m8 honestly how can you say cisse after only 12 games is better then the toon army legend of shearer

  • Nick Sly

    May 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #17

    Hey Guys Indian Magpie said that he saw colo wearing a chequered kit on the premier league show. Did anyone else see it, or is anyone able to get a picture of it, cause that could be our new home kit. Changing from stripes to a chequered shirt>

    “Indian Magpie // May 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    I was watching the premier league show and their was a piece on COLO. there they showed that COLO and SAYLOR doing a photo shoot with a jersey. It was chequered up front and totally black from behind”

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #18

    Rotonda…You sure it’s not just as he makes her weak at the knees?

    Cypurs – Better than Shearer? He has to keep this form up first. Shearer is not just one of Newcaslte’s greatest strikers, but one of the greatest strikers to grace the premier league…although if Cisse keeps this rate up Shearer best watch out. Might need to bring himself out of retirement to stay top goal scorer 🙂

  • ktwgtoon4ever

    May 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #19

    lol codarm agreed

    get shearer out of retirement to score againtst the mackams

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Spuggy i reckon guti’s goal against blackburn was better than bennys fantastic finish where bennys had a great run but was a bit lycky in the end as he hit it straight at the keeper!

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #21

    Have tried searching for this mystery shirt that indian saw and can find nothing. Did find this amusing piece though:

  • ktwgtoon4ever

    May 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #22

    guti’s goal against blackburn was this last season cause hes only scored 2 goals this season both vs wolves tho no blackburn

  • cyprus

    May 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    @16 and @18, true, both counts, argument. It’s just that this guy doesn’t do tap ins and pens, Shearer did. Alan scored three incredible goals all his career (if I recall right), Cisse scored more than that in half a season. But of course Cisse will need another couple hundred to come close:)

  • Viper

    May 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #24

    Awesome posting!
    Fantastic goals this season from the aforementioned!
    In answer to the qustion… very hard call as are different!
    HBA v Blackburn amazing (but not Prem sadly, OR would be clear winner)
    Cisse. Take your pick! But here now gets my pick. Slightly! (but not quite Shearer’s against Everton! Do we praise Shola for knock-downs on both?!)

    What a season!

  • ktwgtoon4ever

    May 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #25

    i think it was shola in the right place at the rite time if im honest viper

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #26

    i fear we’re entering in to the positioning sense vs luck debate again 🙂

  • Viper

    May 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    ktwgtoon4ever, I know that but twice? Lets then thank his/our luck!

  • ktwgtoon4ever

    May 5, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #28

    shola may not be remebered for his goals when he retires but by god these set ups will have a good thought by him i think

  • ktwgtoon4ever

    May 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #29

    speaking on the match any way lads any1 want links for it

  • askar

    May 5, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #30

    Are you blind??? The goal of the season is Ben Arfa’s goal….Ben Arfa turned inside our own half and ran 90 yards before beating 5 players and the keeper. The Papis half-volley was very good as was Tiote’s against Arsenal…Please don’t be silly by comparing things which are not at the same level.

  • cupiddstunt

    May 5, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #31

    ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ @ # 3

    Just shows what memories are like counting players close enough to make a difference HBA beats 4 players and the keeper, Cisse beats 3 players and the keeper.

    To me it is quite simple I ask you have you seen any goals like the HBA goal and the answer is yes HBA scored another just like it earlier in the season, there have been others in the past and will be more scored quite like it in the future.

    Have you seen any goals like that one of Cisse’s I for one have not, will we see more like it in future quite possibly as more players try to emulate it but I do not think many will come close to achieving it.

    For me goal of the season for NUFC is Cisse’s Chelski second and the EPL goal of the season lies between Cisse and Crouch and because Crouch claimed he often practiced that strike in training my vote goes to Cisse.

  • cupiddstunt

    May 5, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    ktwgtoon4ever @ # 25

    What kind of weak detracting comment is that???????????????

    The fact that Shola steps in and cushions the ball off his chest down in front of Cisse perfectly while being pushed from behind by the defender has little to do with it????????????

    From the first whistle to the last it is about being at the right place at the right time.

    It’ so sad to read comment after comment that knock Shola regardless of how overtly.

  • askar

    May 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #33

    @cupiddstunt: Yes I have seen a lot of Cisse’s goals and I keep seeing it every weekend : Tiote’s goal, Jay Jay Okosha, Leonardo, Torres, Pirlo, Zidane, Carlos, Zlatan, CRonaldo, Louis Nazario De lima di Ronaldo Da susa and many others players and We will see more goals like Cissé’s goal every weekend…But Arfa scored for us a rare one and believe me only special talent can do that. Otherwise I love NUFC and I bet that tomorrow both will score for us two other wonder goals. We are spoiled 🙂

  • cupiddstunt

    May 5, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Askar from previous thread.
    askar // May 5, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    Are you blind??? The goal of the season is Ben Arfa’s goal….Ben Arfa turned inside our own half and ran 90 yards before beating 5 players and the keeper. The Papis half-volley was very good as was Tiote’s against Arsenal…Please don’t be silly by comparing things which are not at the same level.

    90yds are you sure about this and then beating 5 players are you sure about that one as well?

    I am NOT blind and I saw he was just about the centre circle in our half so maybe 60 to 65 yds, he beat two players on the way, the two defenders were pulled out of position by BA and Cisse so HBA was able to run between them.

    How many times have you seen long mazy runs then score? Once every week or so not saying it was not an incredible goal but definitely one that is replicated often.

    Have you ever seen a goal like Cisse’s outside of the foot from the wrong side of the park over a top keeper on the half volley?

    The reaction of footballers and pundits all over should tell you that the Cisse goal was something you do not see very often.

  • cupiddstunt

    May 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Sorry ignore above post

  • toonincheek

    May 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #36

    Has to be Ben Arfa’s goal for me.

    Cisse’s strike was superb, but only one strike of the ball.
    Bit of a ‘long shot’ (‘scuse the pun)

    HBAs goal(s) were a different level of control, skill and class.

  • MacToon

    May 5, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #37

    In my many decades of watching football I can honestly say I have never seen a goal like Cisse’s.
    The angle, the way the ball moved, the way the goal came from nothing and against one of the best keepers around.
    I’m sure Shearer scored a similar solo effort goal against Chelsea from the left and remember Bernard (I think it was) looping a similar goal against Man U?
    Saying similar though, imo Cisse’s goal is unique. Maybe because of the newer footballs used is the reason the ball moved so much.
    We’ve had a season of great goals and difficult to pick my favourite.

  • askar

    May 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #38

    @cupiddstunt: Here is a goal outside of the foot from the wrong side of the park over a top keeper on the half volley: Roberto Carlos…..
    Jay Jay Okosha use to score goals like that when he was playing for PSG and then for Bolton…Even Cafu scored a goal like the Cissé’s one…I still believe that only the very best can score the Ara’s one (Messi, Ronaldinho, Naymar, Maradonna, CR, Ronaldo,…).
    Tomorrow we will see two wonder goals from Arfa and Cissé 🙂

  • Hatem ben cisse

    May 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #39

    did i just read that right? the cisse is better than shearer? biggest joke ive ever heard!

    take a look at a video of shearers goals he scores many just as good as cisse and a lot more than cisse, and has scored nearly 200 more for newcastle

    short memories some people

  • incey

    May 5, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #40

    The Ben Arfa vs Bolton goal was in the league i think? The incredible FA Cup one was against Blackburn, where Jonas scored the added time winner to win 2-1. 🙂


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