This Is What’s Happened To Papiss Cisse All Week

Papiss Cisse scored his first goal of the season three minutes into added time at St. James’ Park against West Brom last Sunday, and that was his first league goal of the season for Newcastle and his 14th league goal since joining the club from SC Freiburg last January.

All smiles after Cisse’s in-off goal from Sammy Ameobi’s shot

It wasn’t a Papiss’ classic, and by the way there have already been plenty of them since he joined the club, and this time the ball ricocheted off his back (or was it his behind?) after Sammy Ameobi had shot at goal, but hey – they all count – and that won the game for us last Sunday.

But it seems Papiss has had to put up with a lot of stuff from his fellow team-mates this week in training, and Alan Pardew lifted the lid on what has been happening in training this week:

“The guys have been taking the mickey out of him all week.” “But I still think it is a great thing that the ball struck him and went in like that.” “Cheick Tiote has been laughing at him all week, trying to hit him and deflect the ball into the goal.”

“Everyone’s been doing it. If anything, I think it probably deepens his resolve to get a proper goal.” “But I really don’t care how they go in. They can do it again in a game for all I care.”

This  also shows the great team spirit that exists in the squad at Newcastle these days – they enjoy their training, and that’s got to be a good thing.

Cisse is anxious to start at Anfield tomorrow, but it would appear that if Demba Ba is fit he will start alongside Shola Ameobi for the third league game running tomorrow.

Alan Pardew has a big name for being able to coach strikers well, and he knows that Cisse’s goal was a big positive for the Senegal striker, there’s no doubt about that.

And when he does get on tomorrow, whether he starts or not, he’ll be trying to score a more conventional goal, like the ones he means to put the ball in the back of the net – and he’s pretty good at that.

Our advice to Liverpool would be – watch out – this lad can score some screamers.

But they already know that.

There’s no reason why Newcastle cannot get an excellent result in tomorrow’s game at Anfield.

What do you think?

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10 comments so far

  • Deadpool

    Nov 3, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Playing with 2 central midfielders for me is not an option.

    That is the key to the game. If we neutralise the service to Suarez and limit his chances we can win.

    If we play 2 in the centre Allan, Gerrard and Sahin will play around us and Suarez will rip us to pieces with his movement.

    This is one of those games. If we start well and play 4-3-3/4-5-1 we could win.

    If we start poorly and play 4-4-2 we could end up doing what we jaw done too many times under Pardew, capitulate.

    Heart says 2-1 us, head says 4-0 to them.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Let’s hope Cise makes an ar*e of it again.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Deadpool – something wrong with your head, I fear, if it tells you we will lose 4-0.

    And capitulate ? When ?

  • Dimitri

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Hope Cisse put his goal draught BEHIND him

  • sticklebricks

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Think we should do this tommorow:


    Bench: Willo/Simpson/Obertan/Ameobi (x2)/Bigi


    – Santon & Fergie are the only players we have who can cross the ball at the moment.
    – Jonas can fill in at LB/RB as required
    – A Willo/Colo CB partnership wouldn’t have the pace to deal with Suarez/Sterling

  • nomis7

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Stickle the chances of us starting with 3 at the back is slim to not ever going to happen. Not a good move saying our back four is our strength this season. Midfield need tweaking not our defence


    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Stickle I like your forward thinking with 3 at back, but think the problem with that is we currently don’t have a natural sitter in there. True we have legs in Cabs and Jonas , just would miss true anchor man. Debate is far more effective at the front end of the 3

  • sticklebricks

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    I just think for the Liverpool game Colo and Willo won’t have the pace to deal with Suarez/Sterling so think it would be wise to have Perch and Saylor in there in a 3-4-1-2.

    I suspect that Liverpool might line up with three at the back against us aswell as they did in the second half of their derby last weekend.

    Santon and Fergie are both young lads with plenty of stamina so I think could manage it and having watched their last few games Liverpool don’t pose much of a threat down the wings anyway.

  • Sav

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Ba made comment this week indicating he and Cisse are not ‘best of buddies’ off the field, Ed, so perhaps you should dig deeper about our remarkable team spirit. We said the same all the time when Nolan was here. I want to see us make a few more comebacks from being in arrears before I’ll be fully convinced that our morale and character is any better than West Brom’s or most other sides we meet. We would be playing more confident pass-and-move and less hoofball and desperate long clearances if confidence and team spirit were as good as claimed.

  • Alberts_tash

    Nov 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Where’s the quote?


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