Pardew – There’s Nothing Wrong With Cisse – We’ll Stand By Him


Papiss Cisse is struggling to get back into his top goal-scoring form of last season, and it’s what all strikers go through at various stages in their careers, when there are periods of severe drought, and it’s important for them during this time to stay positive and keep believing in themselves.

Papiss Cisse – out of sorts at the moment

Papiss’ current problems are nothing that a goal will not put right quite quickly, and we saw what this lad can do for our club last season when he scored 13 goals in 14 appearances for Newcastle – fantastic.

Of course it didn’t help either Newcastle or Cisse’s confidence when he blasted over a first-half penalty in yesterday’s game, and he has also missed penalties for both Newcastle and Senegal over the summer.

Alan Pardew has a good name for how he coaches his strikers, and he has come out today and said there’s nothing much wrong with the Senegal captain:

“I don’t know whether you saw it but he scored an unbelievable goal against Ivory Coast.” “He’s one of those players who doesn’t really carry baggage if I’m honest. I don’t see an overriding problem there – I just know with Papiss one moment, one goal will get him back in the groove.”

“Like all great players, you’ve got to stand by them. We stood by Hatem when he wasn’t at his best and look at him now.” “In a kind of forgettable game for most people – especially neutrals – there were four or five moments from Hatem today that you could put in a World Cup.”

“They were really special and that is where he’s at at the moment.”

Papiss Cisse is out of sorts at the moment, but the reception he got from the Newcastle crowd when he left the field yesterday with 25 minutes to go, will warm his heart.

It was a thoughtful appreciation of  what this player has already done for Newcastle, and in a way trying to help him back into form.

But as we said earlier,  there’s nothing much wrong with Cisse, and of course we have Demba Ba knocking them in at the moment for Newcastle.

Get well soon Papiss. 😀

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11 comments so far

  • toonLYF

    Sep 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #1

    hotdog – from the last post – Soul Glo…Coming to America reference?

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  • hotdog

    Sep 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    toonLYF – haha yeah im old enough to remember some Breakdance lads at Tiffanys wearing it – wicked head spins 🙂

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  • Owldman

    Sep 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    All strikers go through a none scoring stage Demba Ba did last season i think thats why the lads let Cisse take the penalty could have been costly though

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  • Burni

    Sep 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    I hope he can be back to his best sometime soon as when he is, imagine the form of ba and Ben arfa now combined with his form from the end of last season. Defences will be getting tortured.

    I can slowly see the first team pieces slotting into place now. Cabaye is getting back to his best, obviously hba and ba are playing well , Jonas is playing well, Harper is too. Santon is finding his feet well and Anita at right back.

    Hopefully the second team can follow suit

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  • hotdog

    Sep 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Burni – What makes you think Cabaye is “getting back to his best”?

    Apart from his assist for Ba at Everton he is really struggling , his final ball yesterday was shocking for our midfiled playmaker!

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  • jimmymagpie

    Sep 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Hotdog @5 – agree mate. Plus, his total lack of pace prevents him getting anywhere near the oppostion when they have the ball, meaning that the likes of Perch and Anita are outnumbered, resulting in us conceding the midfield nearly every game we play. If it wasn’t for the inspirational Ben Arfa at the moment, we wouldn’t have many points – think about it!

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  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    To me Papiss is not a penalty taker there is too much time to think when taking a penalty.

    I watching him last season he was a scorer of fantastic goals I can’t remember one of his last season that was not in the run up for goal of the month, not a single tap in amongst them.

    Give him no time and he comes out with incredible instinctive shots at goal but at the moment he is trying too hard he is trying to blast the ball into the net instead of placing it there.

    Once he gets one he will be fine, he is anxious at the mo and anxiety causes tension, tension means his first touch is harder so he is struggling to get the ball into a good strike position as a consequence he is snatching at the ball which all goes to increase the tension.

    By all accounts he has never had a lean spell in scoring so he will be alittle worried that he has lost it but it will come around.

    Like last season with him and Ba as long as they are covering each other we should be ok the big worry is if both go on a lean spell at the same time. 🙂

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  • TorqToon

    Sep 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    When you think back to last season, (we are only 1 point worse off from our unbeaten start BTW!) big Demba Ba hadn’t even scored a goal for us. His first of 3 was in game 6. And that was with a minimal amount of pressure on the lad. Yes he impressed with whu but a free transfer he was. Just imagine the pressure Papiss is feeling now. Touted as world class last year but nearly everybody, the number 9 shirt and nothing seems to go for him, the applaud off the park yesterday will do the lad wonders! But he WILL come good and in a big way!! I love the boy, he loves this club and even more so after the support he recieved yesterday! Just glad he didn’t read what the idiots on here were saying!! Keep going lad! It will come! 🙂

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    first of all , like everyone else,i think cisse was just brilliant last season. the goals he scored were stunning. like every good striker , at sime point he will go through a drought. i understand that,however, imo no matter how hard he is finding it to score, and lets be honest he cant buy a goal at the minute,a player on thousands of pounds a week should be able to hit a target -8 yds x 2.5 yds from 11 yds out. his first thought must have been to, at least hit the target, if the keeper saves it , then so be it -move on, but that was a disgrace , dont forget itwas a good playing surface, he didnt slip, no bobbles nowt , just a wild kick at a ball that ended up in the tyne. he needs to be dropped, he needs to be on the training ground shooting from all angles untill he is hitting that goal , kick after kick , untill then bench him. pards needs to sort him out. while he is on with it , he needs a little word with tiote, sort him out as well- no more tricks like he performed on saturday- he got away with it on saturday he was lucky.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Sep 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #10

    We all Love Cisse The First Goal Will Work Wonders .. I would Play Him in The Europa games and Rest Demba Ba Shove him Up Front With Vuckic and Shola !!!

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 24, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #11

    lee @10. yep good point. play him in the europa league. a couple of games away from the prem will do him the world of good

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