Cisse Will Miss Pre-Season – Part Of Senegal Olympic Team

It’s not good news that’s coming through for Newcastle fans,  that Senegal will include Newcastle’s top striker Papiss Cisse, in their squad for the Olympics in London in July.

Papiss Cisse – number 15 – in action for Senegal earlier this summer

Cisee has become an important player for Newcastle, and it seems that he will be missing from most of the pre-season, due to his Olympic involvement, and he will be one of the players that’s older than 23, that are allowed in each squad.

And of course he will be off to the African Cup of Nations in South Africa in January, so Newcastle will miss him then as well, and we’re not even going to mention that he was at the African Cup of Nations last January.

That’s one reason we need to get a top non-African striker through the door this summer – and Luuk de Jong is Newcastle’s number one target – that’s very clear.

In the 2014 World Cup qualifying games this summer, Papiss was the Senegal captain, and it’s obvious that the Senegal officials see him as a very important player for their country.

No surprise there. with Papiss looking world class for Newcastle in the short four months he played at Newcastle, when he scored an amazing 13 goals in just 14 appearances for the famous Magpies club.

Senegal’s plans are to hold a pre-Olympic training camp in Spain in July, and it’s interesting that they will be facing Team GB in their opening match of the Games at Old Trafford on Thursday, July 26.

And as we have found out over the last couple of days, that  the GB team will not include David Beckham, which seems a pity, because this lad is such a wonderful ambassador for England, all over the world.

David’s come a long long way since he was sent off in that World Cup quarter final game, back in 1998 against Argentina – and he’s matured big time in front of our very eyes.

And as we said,  it seems a pity he cannot play in the Olympics, since he did so much to get the Games to London.

That’s the way life goes sometimes – it’s sometimes very difficult – as we keep finding out.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Spuggy

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s a good sign that our players are in demand by there national teams – show our quality has gone up significantly.

    Cisse was born to score, I’ve ne fears with him missing preseason.

  • Beattie25

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to him!

    Bring back a gold wor supa Cisse.

    You’ll have competition next season mind!!

    Ba, Cisse, De Jong and… Ameobi

    Best 4 in the leauge

  • Beattie25

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Also regarding strikers

    If Llambias has travelled to Holland what’s the odds of him bringing back both De Jong and Toivonen??

  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Please beattie, you might start another ameobi debate!

  • Beattie25

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Also if Newcastle sign 4 players in the next 7 days (unlikely I know) does that significantly increase our chances of retaining Ba or does that go the other way?

    I think he’d want to stay because we are only going one way at the moment!!

  • Spuggy

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Curried goat and stroopwafels for everyone!!

  • Spuggy

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #7

    I can’t get it outtta my head that if De Jong comes then Ba will be going – and I’m normally part of the OV squad!

  • zimtoon

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Just wondering y all of a sudden some people are begining 2 see Demba Ba as useless 2 Newcastle,is it bcoz they have a short memory or they are better at seeing real talent?

  • graham cwarr

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    OV! happy days

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

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  • Swede

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Yes I do see Toivonen as a good Striker to have when ACON is on and would be a good substitute in the season. And reguards of the Non Debate of Amoebi, there is nothing to discuss.. I play Sammy instead…..

  • Dannyo

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Think about it, what would be easier to turn down? A piece of paper or a face?
    Imo i think they’re close to agreeing something, but the last part is often tougher to kink out so they can get a deal. My guess is they’re down there, trying to persuade Twente to let him go.
    A buyer or a seller is much more inclined to get deals done if they’re good at that sort of thing.
    It sends a message aswell, to both player and club about how serious we are.

  • rsa_magpie

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13

    If newcastle sign de jong in the summer and papiss is away on olympic duty, it will give us a good chance to get a look in on the youngster.

    I am all for for newcastle approach in the transfer market and signing value for money players and striking good deals in the market, yet I’m scared clubs are going to start catching on to carr’s scouting. In other words when newcastle start approaching young players, clubs will be more reluctant to let them go for certain prices since they are realizing the players potential. I’m very excited about the potential signings because they signal our new found european ambition.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Yes, this is hardly news …

  • ginkoh

    Jun 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #15

    At least he doesn’t to travel so far for Olympic tournament when it’s in England.

    Good point – if no injuries, he will be in good shape and ready for next season
    Bad point – it’s mean non-stop football for him more than year. It’s too much and risk to injurie also.

  • ginkoh

    Jun 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #16

    At least he doesn’t to travel so far for Olympic tournament when it’s in England.

    Good point – if no injuries, he will be in good shape and ready for next season
    Bad point – it’s mean non-stop football for him more than year. Need some rest and risk injurie.


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