News today on the Newcastle web-site that Papiss Cisse’s name (shirt) has been the most popular one with Newcastle fans, who have been purchasing the nice looking new home shirt, since they were put on sale last week.
Papiss Cisse – in his new Newcastle strip
That’s not surprising for a couple of reasons, one is that Papiss was simply sensational after he arrived in early February from SC Freiburg, when he hit 13 goals in just 14 appearances and some of his goals were classic, like the amazing one he put in the net late in the game at Stamford Bridge earlier this year, to put Newcastle two goals ahead.
And the other reason is that Papiss is wearing Newcastle famous number 9 shirt, worn in the past by some of the greatest goalscorers to wear the Newcastle center-forward’s jersey – Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer, who have 406 goals between them for Newcastle.
French International Hatem Ben Arfa is the second most asked for jersey number, and Tim Kruul’s new number one goalkeeper jersey is also said to be selling very well.
And the web-site is reporting that the new numbers style, which features the Newcastle crest and two stripes and will be worn in European action, has also been well received by the fans.
We would have thought that Demba Ba’s (19) and Yohan Cabaye’s (4) shirts would also be popular with the fans, and maybe the Brazilian maestro Perchinho’s number 14?
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