Cisse Speaks – I’m Very Happy – Manager Says He’s Pumped


You could see the difference immediately in Papiss Cisse’s play, once he got his first goal of the season in his 7th appearance, and shortly after his goal he had a wonderful effort – an overhead kick after controlling the ball with his chest and then his thigh – and that one hit the cross -bar and what a goal that would have been.

Papiss Cisse – after scoring his first goal of the season

Alan Pardew said the goal meant everything to Papiss, and you could see how he came to life after he had scored – and in football we all know that confidence is a huge thing – maybe everything.

And now we have a confident Papiss Cisse in the ranks, so we’ll see how he does at Reading on Saturday afternoon – since it looks like both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse are in good form right now.

Cisse had this to say after the game:

“”I’m very happy.” “For me, it was very good to score. I came on as a substitute and that was what I was here for so yeah, I am happy.” “Two would have been very, very good but a goal didn’t happen that time.”

And more good news – he gave that interview in English before he boarded the team coach – so his English must be improving – those lessons are starting to pay off.

And before Cisse came on, we saw Alan Pardew demonstrating to an intense looking Papiss Cisse what he wanted him to do when he got on, and after the game Alan made it clear it was an important goal for the Senegal man:

“”Trust me, that goal was everything for him.” “You could see after he got it, his feathers went up.” “That exuberance came back to his game and I thought the overhead kick was in.” “It was a brilliant effort and that just sums him up.”

“People keep telling me that Demba and Papiss never score at the same time – well they both scored this week, so we will take them both to Reading and see how they get on.”

To be more accurate they never both score in the same game, and that’s happened only once, and it was the very first time they played together for Newcastle against Aston Villa in early February, when we scraped through 2-1 – with a goal each for the Senegal boys.

Maybe that will change on Saturday at Reading and they’ll both score in that game too.

Hope so.

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33 comments so far

  • tarie4

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Sorry repost

    LGFUAD21

    Which games where those?? (re played our best football with Guthrie in them?)

    I can only think of one, stoke away.. And we bypassed our midfield all night..
    He played his best game for us against Aston villa at home, did he even get an assist?? (dnt really know)
    Guthrie was a good player, but pple forget some of his sub appearances (wolves at home) where he was shocking. he always ran out of steam after 60 mins. And he really never did anything that stood out. But he was a useful squad player to have around.
    Gosling gets into more advanced areas and like vucik he always has a pop at goal etc. I think as fans we need to realize that these kids have never had a run of games (like they are having now) in a black and white shirt, and a the season goes on, they will get sharper and sharper..and more accustomed to playing regular competitive football, that his why AP is persistent in playing them.

    We just need to trust our managers judgement. Gosling did a lot of things wrong yday yes, but he did do some things right. And remember Nolan wasn’t a regular fixture on the goal sheet at that age (like he is now) or else he would be playing at Arsenal man U and the like. Lets be patient the lad will come good

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  • check the toastie

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    People still seemed to be pleased we got knocked out of a cup, weird…….

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  • tarie4

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Check the toastie

    Alot of pple last night (including yourself) were saying that we shud have played s strong line up are forgetting we have Reading on sat bordeaux in mid week and man U on the Sunday. Now if we played our strongest team yday, sat, Thurs and Sunday, dnt U think we risk injuries?? Alot of arm chair managers on here, who are absolutely clueless. AP got the selection right according to his list of priorities (he did say the Europa league is above the capital one cup in priorities)

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Tarie…But surely with the money they’re paid they should be able to play that many games? Pathetic people 😉

    Check….Don’t think anyone is happy or celebrating getting knocked out. At best they see the benefit of not having extra distraction in a cup where we could still have had to play Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs or Liverpool, hardly an easy cup to win, nor is it really a well respected cup…but yes, it is silverware and I get that aspect, but think we have bigger priorities this season.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Reading… I’ll still will be expecting us to win 5-0 in that game, much like against Norwich.
    Us NUFC fans eh, there are few more fickle and impatient 🙂

    In all fairness tho, u can see in the last couple of matches that our fluidity is slowly coming backnand several players are coming back on form.
    Looking forward to it and i’ll be expecting a win 🙂

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  • Graeme

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Tarie4 – or just a lot of fans who are showing ambition for the club? A lot of fans who are completely fed up with winning nowt since 1969? A lot of fans who are dismayed by the lack of proper team strengthening that could and should have taken place in the summer?

    If you are going to play in any competition, in any part of life, you either do so to try and win it, otherwise why bother entering it?

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Cisse looked to regain what he has been lacking last night if that continues into the next match we will soon find out but it was great to see him at that level again, imo he should of come on earlier though Vuckic again showed little for me

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  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    What I liked about last night (apart from other positives) was that we didn’t play like an away side, like we do in so many away games. ie. defend for our lives first half, looking miserable in the process. Big teams, play the same way, home and away, that’s why they get similar stats H or A.

    Last night, in the second half, man u often looked like the away side.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    @WWYCD
    funny thing, a little after Cisse scored, i tweeted “the lad. He’s got much more spring in his step now”.
    15 seconds later he does an overhead kick and it cracks into the bar.
    #ITK

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Graeme…..Can I jump in without seeming like a tw@? 🙂

    Do you think Pardew didn’t want to win? What about the players? Do you really think we should play the same best 11 players every game unless one is injured and cannot play? For me, with that method, we’d find ourselves having to field a complete 2nd 11 by say December in whatever competitions we find ourselves in. Rotation is something most clubs have to do and is usually done in the “lesser” cups.

    If we really didn’t want to win last night, surely we could have fielded the under 18’s team? It was a chance to give some fringe players some minutes, it is the best way to get them closer to the first team.

    For me, we have seen Elliot, Bigi, Tav and Ferguson show some decent play and therefore they should be able to come in to play more often.

    Obertan, whilst still not the player we want or need, is looking better and will get more chances.

    Marv seems a bit off, but has shown he is capable (more end of last season) and I expect him to improve also.

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  • mushy

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #11

    @ Tarie and Torqtoon:

    regarding Pardew’s selection you say he “got it right” and “perfect”, sorry, but I disagree…..
    If we had won I would be agreeing 100%, but we didn’t, we LOST. So despite all the positives that came from the game, it could have been better.

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  • tarie4

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Graeme

    TRUE, but do u really want our strongest team playing four games in 15 days?? (including Sunday 5 games in 18 days??) We do not have strength in depth, we all knw thats a fact.. That’s the reason why AP selected that team.

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Dannyo
    Haha not bad lad not bad u’ll be after Colins crown soon

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  • tarie4

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #14

    mushy

    What team did U want him to pick?? (bearing in.mind we have Reading, a big game at home against Bordeaux and man U on Sunday.. And also bear in mind this cup, was last on AP’s priorities!!

    Go on.. 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #15

    @wwycd
    Colin? He’s already the table i put my feet on.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza
    Must admit was impressed with your will power!!

    For what its worth this was what i took from the game!
    Well some great performances by young tav, fergie and bigi
    Obertan looked semi potent at times tonight
    Elliot was fantastic
    Colo got an hour under his belt same as tiote
    Cisse is scoring again
    And finally SHOLA WAS IMMENSE FOR A FULL 90!

    Granted not as detailed as yours but it was written in the after game choas!!

    LGFUAD21
    Sensible posts as ever but you must type as quick as ED!
    Do you think vuckic will go out on loan? Think he needs to tbf

    Some one said last night about abied that he’d been promised a more active role this season and now isn’t happy don’t know if its true like

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #17

    @tarie4
    We have Bordoux and Man U on Sunday?
    My word, that is a tight program…

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Dannyo
    How can u say that after all the ‘truth’ Colin has brought us? We currently have a truely amazing team with all his help 😉

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  • tarie4

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Ibizatoon – Back by popular demand // Sep 27, 2012 at 10:03

    I agree,

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  • mushy

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Tarie,

    I make no apologies for wanting Newcastle to win. Nothing and nobody will ever persuade me to take defeat as acceptable.
    Pardews team selection was not the issue I raised with you, it was your opinion that it was “perfect”.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #21

    @wwycd
    Haha, ye, that team does look like something.
    Zoggy and Carrol tearing it up aren’t they…

    InCarrWeTrust

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  • TorqToon

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Mushy – So what starting XI would you have out out last night? I honestly do believe that the lads that went out last night were capable of giving Utd a game! Bear in mind the difference in squad, valuations and wages of the two sides, our selection was find for what we need!

    Elliot deserved a start, strong back for with Willo and colo, Tav and perch (not the best RB but familiar to that role)
    Midfield was solid, Tiote back in and getting up to speed, Gos getting some more time and improving, obertan (regular in Europe) and marv. And with vuckic and Shola in a 1-1 top two formation I think it was great.

    Managed to rest tayls, Ba, Jonas, HBA, sants, no simmo or Ryan Taylor (injury), cabaye, bigi has played lots in europe and was given some down time! cisse came on and got a goal which will work wonders.

    I do believe that Pards got it right! And if we’d played a full strength XI and HBA, cabs and saylor picked up knocks, you would’ve been saying they should be rested!

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  • Lee Dodd

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Staying I The Premier League is Our Priority Sod the League Cup !!!!! Maybe We can Go All the way in The Europa even the FA Cup !!!! Last Season we did so well as all we had was the league to play for ..this season we have to be wary we don’t fall into the Birmingham trap !!!

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  • tarie4

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Dannyo

    Haha I forgot to put Thursday there haha.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #25

    I don’t even know what that Cup is even called nowadays and even less chance of telling anyone who won it last year. If we did win it and then due to fatigue, slip back in the league and out of Europe and lose our hard earned forward momentum, then that win would rank alongside our Texaco cup win. Probably would no matter what we go on to achieve. Even the FA cup lacks cache these days.

    We put out a decent side, got some good individual performances, looked really good at times and now we get to give greater focus to the league and the two more significant cups.

    Fine.

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #26

    Dannyo
    Barnetta, Gervinho and Gamerio in tow damnit we are going to win the league 😀

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  • tarie4

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #27

    Lee Dodd

    Add Liverpool to that, after the league cup final, they were atrocious.

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  • mushy

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #28

    Torqtoon,

    OK, I didn’t want to get sucked into team selections, but your points are made so well, I’m duty bound to respond….

    First: despite the constraints,demands for game sharpness and experience for the fringe players, we LOST. So, its not an enormous leap to say with a bit more quality we could have WON. Therefore, replace Vuskic and/or Gosling and/or Marveaux with Cabaye and/or Jonas and/or BenArfa and it quite conceivably could have tipped the balance. Is that not possible?

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #29

    LGFUADZ1- on Guthrie. I keep a note of games I have seen( not on TV). The best performances were in the Championship and in particular when we beat Barnsley 6-1. And he scored 2 goals. I also saw him in one of his poorest games v Fulham in a bore 0-0 draw where he was shocking and subbed in the second half. He lacked stamina and often disappeared when denied space. He scored a few long range goals but did not get into the final third enough. Really flattered to deceive. Given time to get his overall fitness back Gosling is a better prospect. Guthrie was merely blocking the development of a number of our promising younger midfielders. Hence we were happy to let him. Go.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #30

    On selection…I personally would have had Bigi and Cisse as starters and felt so before the game. Might have made a difference, may well have not. You can’t say that as they played well when they came on, they would have if they started. It’s speculation.

    Oh, Pardew out! 😉

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  • danuneek

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #31

    I think we played really well last night to say it was a fringe team at Old Trafford playing against Rooney and co. Having watched all the European games and yesterday, I feel Bigiramana looks a great player and should be pushing for the first team soon. He’s so composed and relaxed under pressure. He looks a better prospect than Anita in my opinion, might even be better than Tiote in time.
    Tavernier was poor in Europe, but looked great yesterday. He was full of confidence and was always wanting to move the ball forward – unlike Simpson. Still a question mark over his defending.
    Ferguson still looks light weight but can deliver a perfect ball. Pardew said earlier in the week that he had the best natural left foot at the club.
    Gosling looks rusty, perhaps he needs more time. I would give him the rest of the season in Europe and if he doesn’t improve ship him out.
    Obertan is so very frustrating, he’s so quick and fairly skillful, but just can’t make an assist. His end product is woeful, I would just give him a load of balls in training and make him cross all day, everyday. Then he might be a reasonable player.
    Vuckic has shown some glimpses, but is still young I guess. That quick foot and shoot in the box was good, but other than that… He obviously has a good shot on him.
    Sami Ameobi has great speed and dribbling ability, but he’s a bit like Obertan in the sense he needs to improve his end product.
    Strolla, oh wait … he’s not young anymore! Still a good squad player though.

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  • TorqToon

    Sep 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #32

    Mushy – Of course it’s possible. But it’s all about calculated risk. And picking a team before we know what kind if team man Utd would put out. They may very well have made a difference, they may well have not, played a full 90, then looked jaded for the weekends game. Reading, then Bordeaux in Europe and then man Utd again. We didn’t strengthen greatly in the summer so have to be clever in how we use our squad. And on a worse case scenario, we could’ve picked up injuries last night. And I for one would much rather have vuckic or obertan injured, than HBA and Cabaye.

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  • Critic77

    Sep 28, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #33

    Guys honestly, sick of hearing that it was the correct decision to field a weaker side so we dont injure our best players.

    Wow we play reading at the weekend and then “bordeux” – omg no – so scary.

    We cant adopt that attitude if we ever want to win anything.

    We have enough players to fill in upon injury – we have shown that already while tiote and collo etc were out injured.

    We should have fielded a stronger side – sick of the lack of ambition, we will never win anything.

    Pardew keeps playing te likes of gosling and obertan and favours ameobi as a starter, they must be slipping pardew backhands as imo they shouldnt even be at the club.

    Great, ameobi is a beanpole we can lump the ball up to – so skillful, everytime he plays we end up with elliot/harper/krul playing the long ball and 9 times out of 10 we lose it and it comes straight back at us.

    Just sick of hearing the same comments on every topic posted here….

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