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Lucky Goal Could Ignite Papiss Cisse’s Season

10:48 am, Monday, October 29th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 81 Comments

Alan Pardew has said after the game yesterday that Papiss Cisse is as good in training as he was last year, and puts the ball in the back of the net from all over the place, yet in the league he got only his first goal of the season yesterday, and it was a really lucky one.

Papiss Cisse after scoring yesterday – with Sammy Ameobi

Papiss has scored three goals in all competitions so far this season, and that’s not terrible, and if he can now start to pick up some goals in the league, that will be good for a striker who has scored wherever he has played throughout his career.

Cisse now has 16 goals for Newcastle in just 26 appearances, so that’s not too bad for any striker, in fact it’s very good.

It’s the 3 goals he has scored in 12 appearances this season which is a little worrying, although it appears the Newcastle manager has no doubts at all about the Senegal striker’s ability to score goals:

“I cannot put my finger on it.” “It is difficult with strikers sometimes.” “He has been committed in training and been scoring the same type of goals there he did last year.”

“Sometimes the match day comes along and the goals do not fall for you, but that goal will help him enormously.” “Papiss is a big player for us.” “All types of goals help strikers.”

“Hopefully, he will go on a run because Demba picked up a little knock and we will need to see if he will be OK for next week.”

All goals count for strikers and all wins count for any side, and however we managed the win yesterday – a win is a win.

We’ll take it,  and look forward to a much better performance from the lads at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

What do you think?

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Sammy Ameobi

81 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Raj // Oct 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    One can only pray and hope it turns out the shackle-breaker. His start can now kick-start on the BACK of his lucky goal.. Lol.. Go Cisse.. HWTL

  • 2 nick_9 // Oct 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Lets hope cisse finds the net more regardless of any injury to Ba, at the moment we look like a team where only Ba can score and santon and Ben Arfa want to create.

  • 3 eaststandgeordie1982 // Oct 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Yep a win is a win but i come out the ground feeling like we got beat pards needs to sort the lads out play people in there positions and we need to look at leaving jonas out of a league game. Obertan has earned a shot imo the way hes played in europe we need out and out wingers on the pitch ffs cisse will only get goals if he gets the service.

  • 4 catchy in norway // Oct 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    10catchy in norway // Oct 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Just a quick point

    Why doesn’t Pardew take some of the very good performers from the games in Thursday and switch them for the not so good performers in the EPL games

    Why doesn’t Pardew try these new systems with different players that arnt putting it in for him

    Does he mean that he has 2 new systems that we haven’t seen yet, I’m sure we have seen every permutation u can so with 11 players , in most matches infact

    433 with shola wide right was never going to work, he is not mobile enough to cover the ground

  • 5 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    I have to say, I have always been defensive of Jonas, but yesterday did go to show he can’t play on the wing anymore. I think he offers a lot to the team being on the pitch, but it should really be in centre mid or left back. I think sammy has done enough to warrant atleast a half next game, and fergie aswell. I think obertan shouldn’t have been put on yesterday he looked out of place against west broms style. I think sammy and fergie should both get the second half against Liverpool, at least,
    Santon Willo collo Jonas
    HBA cabaye perch sammy
    Shola Cisse

    (If ba is injured)

    That team should be enough to beat Liverpool. Even in 442 🙂

  • 6 eaststandgeordie1982 // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    I would keep jonas for euro games, santon has to play lb and he prefers to play lb.

    Simmo saylor colo santon
    Hba cabs perch/bigi fergie
    The dembas

  • 7 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    In tiotes absence i rather Jonas played centre back and sammy got a chance against the bindippers. They have a really young inexperienced side, stick some pace and skill against them they will collapse.
    Ben arfa and sammy/fergie running at them on the wings, Jonas behind cabs, colo can keep Suarez warm in his pocket.

  • 8 wreker16 // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Don’t shoot me for this but, if ba is out next week, Pardew has an excuse not to play him and therefore, I’m hoping that he might have the courage to go 4-2-3-1/ 4-3-3 with either marvaux, fergie or sammy out on the left. With ba out, he could change te system and we can actually play well once again

  • 9 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    And by centre back I of course mean centre mid.

  • 10 Jonny // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    i have a feeling that cisse will win the game for us at liverpool.

  • 11 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Some of the players have to be held just as accontable for the 2nd half performance as Pardew is, Jonas, Cabaye & Ben Arfa were all awfull, Ben Arfa in particular was very wastefull and has played badly for several games now

  • 12 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Wrecker – whilst the executions will take place in a while, a team looking like this will surely beat the bindippers.
    Santon Willo colo fergie
    Jonas perch cabs
    Ben arfa cisse sammeobi.

  • 13 hotdog // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    We cant got to Liverpool with two upfront, they will batter us. Look how WBA played yesterday. Feed the forward and get midfileders supporting quickly. I still dont get why HBA isnt playing off the front man 4-4-1-1 is the way to go, you aint tried this Pards, trust me it will work 😉

  • 14 ArtyH // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    To be fair I think Parents should get some old toon videos out and show the lads just how Peter Beardsley used to play. IE if he lost the ball he would run after it until he put in a tackle. One quick way for Obertan and Benny come to think of it is to take a leaf out of Pedro’s book and get a tackle in. The crowd would love you forever. Just a thought Pedro still works at the toon, GO AND SPEAK TO HIM!

  • 15 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Fray – I don’t really see why anyone has to be held accountable. West brom are a good side. They played well, better than us second half. We won. Why drag it out.

  • 16 ArtyH // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Oops auto correct gone wrong at #14 should read Pards not parents lol’s.

  • 17 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM


    Im all for forgetting the game and im pleased with the result, im saying that to the Pardew bashers, what i mean is that the players are just as accountable as Pardew for the poor performace second half, not all blame can be put on a manager, players have to go out and do their job. Also West Brom have proven themselves as a very good team this year and they played us 2nd half, it will happen to all teams

  • 18 hotdog // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Arty – Im gonna get my Beardsley video out anyway lol – You see I mention Hatem playing off Ba or Cisse and immediatley the maestro comes to mind 🙂

  • 19 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Ben Arfa is no Beardo, sorry like

  • 20 eaststandgeordie1982 // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Fergie is so direct thats what we need no nonsense and put it in the box, imo sammy tries to do to much and runs into people, bigi should get a shot alongside cabs.

  • 21 nufc786 // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    if demba is injured and cannot play lets try 4-3-3 against liverfool …… tht would get cisse off and running…. i think thts his favourite formation but who to have on the left wing…… ferguson????

  • 22 El Sleeve // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    repost re playing 2/3 times a week

    ok, if pardew and coaches has malaise of playing2/3 times a week, why not employ more coaches? or prepare them simultaneously for both games? eg. mon tues – genera training, weds thurs – uefa prep, fri sat, EPL game

    or get in some specialist coaches, who just concentrate on just the one competition if it is too hard on the coaches. 4 doesnt seem to be anywhere near enough anyway. could do with another 2

  • 23 hotdog // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    frey – im not saying he is but he is the closest we have and he needs to be further upfield for me

  • 24 martoon // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    I understand why some of you are trying to find a place for Jonas in the team but Left Back would be suicidal against a tricky fast winger such as Raheem Sterling. Maybe try him at CDM in Tiote’s absence.

  • 25 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Fray – I know what you were getting at, my comment wasn’t aimed at anyone specific.
    We need to move on now. We have a very tough game at Anfield next, it will be very difficult to win, and IMO, I’m not expecting much from it.
    We have a lot of matches this month, if we win most of them we will be around 4th 5th going into the Christmas period. It’s very possible.
    November fixtures.
    Liverpool away – tough game.
    Bruge away – if we win we pretty much qualify
    West ham home – really must win
    Swansea home – again, need to win
    Maritimo home – should win then we’re through
    Southampton away – need to win
    Stoke away – draw atleast.
    That’s atleast 10 points in the league we need in November. And Europa league progression.
    If we get our act together in November we will be in an excellent league position and the Europa league group stages.

  • 26 beefman13 // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Conaldo, the only possible place jonas should be considered for me is at left back, honestly to leave out anita and play lads who are not even midfielders is a mystery.

    Nothing came from our three midfielders yesterday including cabaye who looks out of sorts, perch did not have a terrible game but we got ran through the middle by a WBA side that was missing brunt so it could have been worse.

    Santon played canny yesterday, and benny does try to make something happen but apart from that no one was creating from midfield, it was non existant imo.

    I really dont want to have a pop at AP as we won the game but it was another performance when we have scraped by, i just feel jonas is not as important as he makes out and perch should not be ahead of anita, who must be really gutted that perch can get in in front of him.

    We need to freshen our so called top eleven up as i dont think that they are, i have got to say simpson and jonas should not be automatics and perch who has a way of giving needles free kicks away at the edge of our box.

    At home especially put a team out with a scent of winning instead of the fear of loosing

    Surely fergie gets a start in the premiership, a lad who rarely gives the ball away and also creates chances and great crosses for forwards to feed on, AP dosnt really put young players over more experienced ones in the premiership and he should ie fergie for definate and young adam campbell who wont let us down, should be given a chance even if shola or cisse get a bit pissed of about it, shola has scored 1 goal this term and it is not beyond the realms that campbell got a nod before him, i think he is better than shola even now.

  • 27 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    hotdog – ah ok, yeah would be nice to see up front as he has a great finish on him, but then maybe he doesn’t want to play that forward

  • 28 Blaydon-Toon // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    My team for Liverpool 433 Krul Simpson Taylor Collo Santon – Guti Cabaye Perch – HBA Sammy Ba if fit Cisse if not ? ?

  • 29 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    We all know what happened last time Ba & Cisse scored in the same game. Lets just hope he starts scoring for fun again and the goals don’t dry up for Ba this time 😉 . Those two on form would be a sight to behold 🙂

  • 30 wynsleap // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    fray bentos @ 11 – Didn’t think Ben Arfa was ‘awful’ at all yesterday. In fact he was great in the first half continually taking men on in mazy runs with one of those fabulous runs ending in Shola doing a Jonny Wilkinson conversion.
    Unfortunately Clarke had obviously decided that to stop Newcastle you stop Benny and he hardly saw any of the ball and was so tightened up on that he lost the ball a few times. Having said that it was his wonderful burst that led to the goal at the end.
    Ben Arfa can’t create everything in the match for 90 minutes – he has to be helped by the likes of Cabaye (who was pretty woeful) and Jonas (who worked hard but offered little).
    We keep hearing about buying a defender or another striker but in my opinion we need a top class CREATIVE midfielder as the players we have in that position are just not up to it.

  • 31 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    @wynsleap – if you read my post, i said in the 2nd half (i missed the first 30 mins). He was awfull in the 2nd half in my opinion, and you can’t say that his burst had anything to do with that goal, he got tackled and it was lucky to bounce to Sammy, if he had been on form he would of passed it to Sammy before he got tackled but he is ball gready sometimes, he was very wastefull in the 2nd halk which seems to have been our bad half

    I do agree that new creative midfielder would be very adviseable

  • 32 Deadpool // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Cisse isn’t scoring because we are not creating.

    He is a poacher, a guy who needs a chance or two to get on the score sheet.

    Jonas does fcuk all at LW apart from track back and Cabaye gets lost in a 2 man midfield.

    Pardews shite lower leauge tactics gets results on occasion but with the quality we have we should be outplaying 95% of the teams we play.

    Under Pardew (unless ge can change) we will NEVER win anything or come close to it.

    8 more years of performances like yesterday to add to the 2 years of shite I’ve been watching.

    A decade of bull shit

  • 33 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    i really do think the quality of our players is well overrated by some of you, many of our ‘so called’ big players haven’t really performed well this season or haven’t played much and Pardew gets shit for keeping us in the top half

  • 34 walton1984 // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    why are people trying too find a place for Jonas.

    If we play 433 he shouldnt be in team Lb Santon and in middle 2 Defensive Mids From Tiote, Bigi, Anita & Perch with Cabaye with them and if we play 442 Ferguson is playing better at minute so for me he should be on bench

  • 35 Zero // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Fray: MOST of our players do have aspects of quality that rival the big club players, unfortunately its speratic and often changes as much as the wind. We were frankly shocking in the last match nearly every player was having an ‘off’ day, this is something that isnt new to newcastle. I just hope Ba is ok and signs a new improved contract in January.

  • 36 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    @ Fray

    You can’t deny the talents of Ba,Cisse, HBA and Cabaye. On their day they can be unplayable

  • 37 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    @big papa

    Thats only 4 and like you said on their day, Cabaye hasn’t had a day this season, either has Cisse (although i can’t really blame him)

    I think the bigger teams and have alot more than 4 of these types players in their sides and im unsure if all of these players would get regular football in the top 3/4 sides to be honest

  • 38 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    @ Fray

    Yes and it is up to Pardew to get the best out of these players

  • 39 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Give him time, all teams have bad spells even with good managers (look at Everton’s constant bad starts).

    We just don’t have 11 world class players to call on like the top 4/5 teams to make the difference when times are down.

    Rome wasn’t created in a day, Pardew will still be learning, you can’t learn without proper experience of playing big games at the highest level

    Some fans are too impatient, use Alex Fergusons first 3 years at Man U as a benchmark

  • 40 Transfer Sage // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Yes pardew can be blamed for us going long too much, he needs to get that out of some players.

    But it is not that easy.

    We have a CB and RB in willo and Simmo who struggle to play he ball along the floor and are not comfortable doing so.

    Fair play they do try when they can and I can’t knock them for it, they just don’t have the same upbringing of passing as colo and santon.

    This means that right from the back, (cause krul goes long too often as well) we have 3 of our back 5 who are more comfortable bypassing the midfield.

    Until we have a whole starting 11 who are more comfortable with the short game we will struggle to play that way.

    For all I like Jonas he needs to be dropped to. The guy gives 100% every game which I admire but offers nothing in the opposition half which is unacceptable for a winger.

    Maybe use him in the dm role in Europe or as a full back but he shouldn’t be starting in advanced positions in the league.

  • 41 LEROI // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    @ Catchy on post 4

    The points you made in the post above are mine,my uncle’s (who has 60 odd years of playing & watching experiance) &even my Auntie’s (who is basically forced to watch but has a sort of footy outsiders rational way of thinking) as well nice one.
    Pardew should now be thinking alot more about mixing in the better performers from the thursday euro league games into starting roles in league games and dropping the poorer prem performers into the thursday games. Im talking about things like fergie in for jonas and tavernier in for simmo & obertan in for cisse or shola when we play 433,oh & before i get ”oh these poor lads in there early 20’s won’t have the stamina to play thurs & sunday the same week” which i don’t 100% agree with. i would start it of from next weeks game and go on with that selection strategy from there if they can’t hack 2 weekly games. I would never take hba out of a prem team i would however ask him to play a 50/50 split between cutting in and passing/shooting and the more traditional running down the right wing and crossing them into the penalty spot area for a striker to dispatch when we play 442.

  • 42 ross armstrong // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Check me out in page 3 of the evening chronicle haha its about my wifes granda jackie milburn

  • 43 ross armstrong // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Check me out of the evening chronicle haha its about my wifes granda jackie milburn

  • 44 chanty // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    i don’t think it would hurt to drop jonas, he’d perhaps be more effective to sure things up later in games. my team for liverpool.

    simmo taylor colo santon
    ——-anita perch
    ben arfa cabaye ferguson
    ———–ba (cisse if not fit)

  • 45 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Deadpool – go back under your rock you d1ckhead

  • 46 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    If all youre interested in is winning then go support chelsea or city. Theres no place for “fans” like you here. Either support the team and the manager, (again i say lets not forget we were in the championship three years ago), or you dont support the team. if you dont support the team, theres no need to come on a blog like this, ipso facto, f@ck off.

  • 47 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Santon Willo Colo Ferguson
    Jonas Cabaye Perch/Anita
    Ben Arfa Cisse/Ba Sammy

  • 48 martoon // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Ross @43 you mean this one:-

  • 49 Transfer Sage // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM


    I agree dead pool was over the top but at the same time what’s the point of a blog if we all just came on an said how much we love Newcastle.

    The point is to share a few opinions. This is the place to discuss and even be critical of all aspects of the club.

    I think we should all support the lads on the pitch during a game but no harm coming here and saying you think x,y and z haven’t performs well.

    It’s better of people say why they don’t like them and offer an alternative instead of just blindly insulting players and the manager but everyone has a right to think what they like about the team.

  • 50 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Transfer sage – aye maybes I was over the top, but I find people coming on here posting things like “Pardews shite lower league tactics” “we will never come close to winning anything” “8 years of shite” etc are not really balanced opinions, so why should they expect balanced opinions back. If he had anything constructive to say, I would happily read them, but he comes on and just has just had a go at everything. This is a blog for opinions and discussion, theres no place for discusiion with posters like that, and he wasnt posting opinions, he was posting whingy little anti pardew BS.

  • 51 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Is it wrong to want you team win ? . I don’t know about you but I want NUFC to be the biggest club in the world winning European cups as well as domestic titles, unlikely yes but I would hate to go through my whole life without seeing Newcastle win anything, it would break my heart. Most people just want the best for this club and some people will be more optimistic than others but it doesn’t hurt to dream

  • 52 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    @transfer sage

    Deadpool and his types are the reason we get slack from other fans about being deluded, they are embarrasing

  • 53 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Since the blog is still rife with neggars, I will probably not be back on till later tonight or tommorow. I mean coming off a heavy defeat like yesterday, I can understand people feeling down and there negativity. Wait? What… We won?

  • 54 Transfer Sage // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Just ignore the guy. There’s a few posters who just say stupid things to get attention.

    I still think with brilliant tactics we would struggle to win such is the financial power of other clubs.

    Pardew is a bit negative for my liking but I like to judge him season on season. See where we end up then praise or criticise him.

    Obviously question a few things along the way but managers need time. Especially at a club like outs who don’t instantly spend 100 million in a summer putting together a squad takes a few years. There will be set backs along he way so I think we just new to be patient.

    It’s not like we are use to winning anything anyway.

  • 55 Transfer Sage // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Fray bentos

    Every club has that type of fan.

    Just remember 99% are fair realistic

  • 56 Magpies-till-d3ath // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    If we can get Ba and Cisse scoring, I really doubt that opposition teams would even bother turning up! If Ba had of been scoring when we went on that 6 game winning streak, we would have been battering teams 4,5 and 6! Especially them kop bas**rds!

  • 57 fray bentos // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    @transfer sage

    Yeah every club does but i think we have more than most probably because of the keegan days if im honest

    I think there is a much higher percentage than 1% in football generally

  • 58 LEROI // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    I’ve got to get this of my chest. i’ve never been so frusrtated with watching newcastle in the past as i have been of late & it’s purely because of the poor passing and retention of the ball. Players like jonas, Cabaye and Santon are misjudging fundamental things involved in passing like for example what weight & pace to play a ball at, there was alot of occassions yesterday these 3 gave possession to WBA by just not putting any weight in a pass. Other things they were’nt doing = thinking about how much space a team mate was in before passing, i seen balls being played to Ba when wba had 3 players surrounding him & suprise of suprises he lost possession! There was 1 perfect example of a lack of focus by Santon in which Hba dragged all the wba left sided players towards him centrerally and played an amazing looking through ball for Santon ”not to run onto!” because he wasn’t watching the game properly! I actually love all 3 of these toon players, they are just letting themselves down at the moment. Oh another thing when we get throw-ins nobody moves around to find space for the thrower to safely pass to, why not man aaarrrggg?
    I can only apologies for any offense my last 2 posts have caused & it has hurt me aswell as helped me to post what i view as the truth, as i was a content member of the ”OV COMMUNE” last season when these same 3 and other players did all these fundamentals perfectly but now i reside on frustration mountain overlooking the abyys that is the negger penal collony. =/

  • 59 sirtoongospel // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Santon letting himself down? I think anyone who watches us regularly will agree that he has been consistently one of our better performers. Completely agree with the others though. One thing though, the lack of movement from the team as a whole is making us look poor. No options for anyone on the ball. Having said that, watch cisse closely and he never stops looking for that yard of space.

  • 60 LEROI // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    my team for the next game if ba’o’s out.
    Simmo willo collo santo

    Cabbo Percho Fergo

    Hbo Cisso Obo

    Subo’s= Harpo,Taylo,Sammo,Anito,Sholo,Jono and Adam Campbell’o’

  • 61 Blaydon-Toon // Oct 29, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Lerio O O O O O O O O O O O

  • 62 Griff-toon // Oct 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Hello guys, hope your all doing fine this monday and enjoying our 3 points 🙂

    Heres my take on yesterdays match. First half: Very exiting. I felt we had a lot of good chanses. Remember Bas diving header from Sholas cross. HBA lob over the defence to Ba who was all alone but narrowly missed on the turn. Shot from Cisse near the end of the half. Also good play before Shola shot sky high. All in all good chances and good play. Unlucky not to be ahead by more than 1. Oh and Krul’s super saves!!!

    2nd Half: Lost a bit of the momentum, WBA came out fighting whanting to get something from the match. Our players didnt stop working but we where put more under pressure and it resulted in us loosing the ball more. This is when it became frustrating for me. Clark made some good changes to put us under pressure.

    Pards made some good subs and gave us a bit more chanses. We had some good runs to the byline and got 2-3 corners I think. That we got a lucky goal means nothing. We have had our run of bad luck so getting a bit of it now is just sweet. I cheered no end when UI saw the ball go in.

    Anywho. Not mutch to be sad and angry about. We come out plaing like we did in the 1st half we are going to be ok. Cisse hopefully of the blocks now.

    Come on the Toooon

  • 63 Dannyo // Oct 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    I’m gonna suggest a CB for January.
    His name is Vegard Forren, plays for Solskjaers Molde in Norway.
    He’s 24 has a few caps now, and his the greatest stopper coming through Norwegian ranks since Ronny Johnson, Henning Berg and Hangeland.
    He’d come silly cheap being Norwegian too.

    I usually don’t suggest norwegian players at all, but this lad is a whole other level compared to many of our stoppers.

  • 64 alanrichie // Oct 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Why cant anyone see that Ba and Cisse cant play together,

    4-4-2 is a dead formation, even fergie is adapting we.

    We need to rotate the 2 in a 4-3-3 with 2 wingers/inside forwards on the right left, were spoilt with Sammy,Oba,HBA and Ferg,

    It aint rocket science. So annoying we tore teams up last year and would of done better if ba hadnt been left wing.


  • 65 bettyswallocks // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    I think all toon fans need to decide if we want to watch modern quick passing attacking football or the defensive cautious hoofball stuff we have been served up all season.

    I m sure one of the more modern thinking coaches could mould our current squad into a more attractive coherent outfit that would win games and more importantly entertain the fans.

    The opinion on here seems to be one of frustration of having to watch boring displays and results being ground out.

    Nufc fans dont want this brand of football so unfortunately Pardew has to be replaced with a more adventurous modern coach

  • 66 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Bettyswallocks – it’s because of people like you that we sacked bobby Robson and killed nufc as we knew it. We are finally on the up again, and you want Pardew sacked?

    I really will not be on untill much later now, this is getting ridiculous. I’ll probably take a break from the blog for a couple days actually, the nature of some so called nufc fans is pathetic, no wonder people think we are deluded.

  • 67 martoon // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    bettyswallocks @65 – like that is going to happen after just giving him an 8 year contract. You can tell it is half term 🙂

  • 68 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Martoon – exactly. They will hopefully have gone to bed by 9 or something. I’ll be back tonight if the idiots have gone to bed, or in a couple days if they haven’t.

  • 69 Ketsbaia9 // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    If we sign these players in January, we’ll have a good chance of making the top 6 this season with the chance to achieve champions league football in the next season:


    Sign these players in the summer:

    Aly Cissokho

  • 70 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Oh god and now Kets shows up. The blog gods are just trying to torture me now.

  • 71 Transfer Sage // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    There is no problem with 442 if you use wingers and strikers who are good in the air.

    Or players who can mould easily into 4411

    The problem comes when we play it with Ben arfa and Jonas who come inside and don’t attack the fullbacks enough.

    442 would be more suited to fergie and obertan but that would mean dropping Ben arfa which is silly.

    Out best players would suit a 433 or some variant on that.

    Then problem is we seem to pick a formation which doesn’t suit our players on the pitch.

    Not sure why but in sure pardew has his reason. Also he isn’t going anyway, you don’t hand an 8 year contract unless you giving him a good few years to get it right

  • 72 kevymartins // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    I still dont understand why pardrew would play 4-41-1 at home ..when we clearly have the players for a 4-3-3 who didnt even play mid week its crazy ..playing hoofball quite frankly its crap and boring and ba/cisse/ben arfa wont get as much goals

  • 73 Ketsbaia9 // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Pardew claims we haven’t agreed a deal with Sissokho, however, it doesn’t mean we’re not after him. That would be a great free signing. Sell Tiote for £25m and put that towards Remy and Doumbia.

  • 74 kevymartins // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    @kets sure why not sell krul for 25m and pick up carroll nolan and barton ..bellend p*ss off

  • 75 kevymartins // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I would’nt trade wor cheik for lionel himself hes in to deep plus we have a player 10x better that messi bennnnybhoy

  • 76 kevymartins // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    And why would you want remy and doumbia when we have two great strikers I reckon remy would’nt hack the big stage and doumbia is another martins pace noob

  • 77 kevymartins // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Remy couldn’t hack the best league in the world and doumbia would be another martins pace noob ..were as cisse and ba are machines ..Go back to fifa

  • 78 Dannyo // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    French sources: Second half trialist in #nufc reserve game v #safc was striker Walid Abeid, brother of Mehdi

  • 79 check the toastie // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    My problem with the blog is that some individuals think that if another poster doesnt comply with how a supporter is supposed to behave his opinion is worthless.

    If certain posters are pointing out that the football is shit and has been for some time they are telling the truth, if people are concerned with how Pardew is setting up his team, is this not fair? Is it negative to question or is it the questioning that drives the team to better performance.

    Wonder if Pardew is currently posing some serious questions to himself as he knows we have been rubbish this year, the answer is yes im sure he is, lets hope he shakes the team up and brings in some fresh ideas.

    I unfortunately dont hold out much hope.

    Pardews oredictable Team against Liverpool, 442.
    Simmo Willo Collo Santon
    Ben Arfa Perch Cabaye Jonas
    Shola Ba/Cisse

    You know it will happen, and as far as i am concerned this selection is the true definition of Madness.

    I called the game yesterday and got pelters for it, it is like Groundhog Game currently. The teams progress is stunted by Pardews reluctance to take the handbrake off. Arrogant Smarmy tit.

  • 80 Sav // Oct 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    If a shot hits him when he knows nowt about it and goes in-off, its hardly going to fill him with confidence or ignite his season, is it?
    Ba wide left – Cisse through the middle. That’s the answer.

  • 81 Transfer Sage // Oct 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    I’d sell tiote for 25 mil in a heartbeat.

    He is decent but not worth that much. Maybe a 10/12 mil player max.

    Not that I want us to sell all out players before anyone complains

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