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Papiss Cisse To Start Scoring Again At Newcastle

10:30 am, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

We’re not too worried about Papiss Cisse, although he’s been a little short of goals this season, but he still has four goals, two in the Premier League and two in the cups, and he’s five behind top scorer Demba Ba, who has eight in the league and behind only Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez.

Papiss Cisse – will come again at Newcastle

And goals give strikers the confidence they need, and Papiss will be happy enough that he scored a good opportunist goal at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday – that was made by our two Senegal men.

Demba Ba had a snap shot that bounced just in front of Stoke goalkeeper Begovic – and the Bosnian International couldn’t hold it – and Cisse had the ball in the back of the net in a nanasecond (one billionth of a second – 10 to the power of -9) – just to show he’s still sharp – well on second thoughts maybe it was just a bit longer than a nanasecond. :D

Of course Cisse is coming off a fantastic second half of last season, after he joined the Magpies from SC Freiburg in January, when he scored 13 goals in 14 games for us, and while that’s a hard act to follow – we need his goals again right now.

This is what Cisse said:

“I haven’t scored as many goals this season.” “Maybe there have not been as many opportunities for me. But what is important now is that we work hard to improve as a team to rediscover the form we showed last season.”

“I hope I can continue to score. It gives me pleasure to score for this team – but the most important thing is that the team wins.” “It doesn’t matter who scores, we must win the match.” “We all need to contribute now.”

Yes – we lost again at Stoke, but the display was a vast improvement on the Southampton debacle – so that should give Alan Pardew, the players and even the fans some hope that we can soon get back to our winning ways.

We are hoping this is just a hiccup in our form, and it’s important to stay right behind the lads right now – a win on Monday night against Wigan is what we all want to see.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RonVanDam // Dec 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    I feel sorry for him as there are times he is free but no one passes to him. He’s still one of my favorites in the team

  • 2 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Dec 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    DamnI cant believe we are talking relegation already….wow…what has happened here…haven been on the blog for a long time…

    Its a amazing all the games that swong our way last season are now other way around. I think we need to sort out our defence. Its startling how badly we have performed on that front. We are after more CM players albeit CDM but where are our DEF players…

    Debuchy nothing Douglas? Anybody. Seeing willo in the back four now is really :-/

    Ashley should have spent cash he didn’t simple….

    on the cisse front hope he picks up soon :)

  • 3 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Dec 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    agreed ron

  • 4 Magpies-till-d3ath // Dec 1, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Watching Premier League Preview on sky sports. During Pardew’s press conference, he said that he’s changed a few things going into the game! 433 possibly?

  • 5 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Thought I’d post this, so people can kid themselves and fantasize about who we’re going to target, due to their contracts expiring – Honda anyone, perhaps that young buck Hugo Viana? ;)

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/spieler/vertragsende/basics_GB1_2013.html

  • 6 nick_9 // Dec 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    No he is talking about collocini and santon, they’re not hoofing it enough so they’re making Wilko and Simpson look inferior.

    I think sissokko is the new Debuchy/Carroll/remy/gervinho. Linked with him all the time so more press, others clubs become interested and end up signing him. I would not be surprised if we aren’t interested in him, the press talk about Newcastle, he bigs us up and then we think… Hang on a minute he is a good player who might be interested in coming here..

    Not so sure we need another 10 million pound striker and I’m not so sure Ashley would sanction one coming, unless one of our current dembas leave but even then it would be a couple of years down the line when we finally get one.

    Cannot see us signing the four players many fans think we need but I wouldn’t be surprised to see one 5/6 million pound signing and maybe a free agent come in or a player nearing the end of their contract. In an ideal world we sign the likes of sissokko, Debuchy, Douglas or the players for positions as are weak in and do all we can to have another good season. If we have a bad season this year it just undoes everything from last year. If we could finish top seven and the board show some ambition it would surely get more fans onboard for next season selling sjp out most weeks and then when the extra finance comes in to play we would be much better off.

  • 7 Dannyo // Dec 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    So happy to see Remie back in the mix :)
    Gutted when he was injured, rate him as highly as Campbell, in separate positions ofc.




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