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Cisse Linked With Tottenham – I’m Happy At Newcastle

9:26 am, Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Papiss Cisse is bring linked with a Tottenham move in the January transfer window, but he has come out today and said he is happy at Newcastle, and just loves working every day with the long-term Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

Alan Pardew and Papiss Cisse last season – getting ready to dance

It’s interesting that Cisse has so much admiration for the Newcastle manager, because we’ve seen him a number of times this season listening intently on the sidelines to what the manager is saying, before he comes on as a substitute – so Alan Pardew has certainly gained the respect of the Senegal captain – which is good to see.

This is what Papiss said in the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“I am very happy at Newcastle. I am really happy to be here – nobody knows what the future brings but I am happy to be here.” “The manager is extraordinary. It is incredible to work with the manager every day – every day in training and in matches we learn something new.”

“The moments that I have lived with him are the moments that you dream about before playing professionally. Even if everything isn’t going well he is there giving you support, telling you that you are going to score.” “He is always trying to boost morale and that is the kind of thing that you need from a manager.”

“It is crazy that we have only scored once together, in our first match.” “I hope it will change in the next match. We will work on it very hard and make sure we change it as soon as possible. It is not tactical. In the first match together, we played in the same positions. It is not positions or making the runs: it is just a case of having luck on our side.”

Sunday’s 2-1 win was in fact the second time both Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba have scored for Newcastle in the same game, so it was the first game ever for Cisse at Newcastle and now his last game when both Senegal strikers have scored – - and we have to hope they can score together a lot more often this season.

And with Demba Ba doubtful for the game at Liverpool on Sunday we could see Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse as the two strikers on Sunday, with Shola possibly playing as a withdrawn striker at Anfield.

What do you think?

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 obatoyou // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Cisse ba and Ben arfa all linked away?

  • 2 seancavaz // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    They weren’t on the pitch at the same time is the point I feel he’s trying to make Ed

  • 3 Tsunki // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    As usual – pick a handful of our best players and make up a story about them moving on. Yawny yawny yawn yawn.

  • 4 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    The whole playing on a Thursday is affecting playing on Sunday thing is probably genuine. Think about it, not in terms of players playing, but training. From Monday to Thursday you are going to have to train specifically for the thirsday game, leaving only Friday(for a home game) and sometimes only Saturday to train for the Sunday game. And if you need to travel for that Sunday game on Saturday, when do you train for it? I think that’s what Pardew means he says they haven’t got the hang of it yet.

  • 5 davybtoon // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    It’s boring now all are best players get linked with moves yet it never happens n all the fans fall for it, reality is southern journos hate us having any good talent n it’s no suprise they link are talent with clubs they support, teams are put off by are huge transfer fees n they will only b bigger in jan window, for me ba is only player were likely to lose n I don’t even think that will happen

  • 6 TorqToon // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Christ!! How are all these papers managing to trawl up so much rubbish on a daily basis!?!

    January will come round and we will lose Ba, Cissé, HBA, Tiote and Krul. Then the rest will go in the summer!! C’mon man!!

    Pure and simple lazy journalism! Moving on…

  • 7 Santon03 // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Latest news : Barca is preparing 40m bid for Williamson, PSG is preparing 10m for Harper.

  • 8 blaydonracist // Oct 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Xisco to anzhi, 15m plus samuel eto’o and he gets 500k a week to go on loan to liga adelante




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