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Newcastle Striker Looks Re-Energized – So Does The Team

10:19 am, Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Newcastle just have to get a win at some time soon, and break the four game losing streak in the league we are on at the moment, and we haven’t won a game in the last seven games we’ve played in all competitions. Tonight must be the night – surely!

Papiss Cisse – after scoring at Stoke

The good news is that Papiss Cisse scored a good opportunist goal against Stoke last Wednesday, and it was set up by a good snap shot from his striker Partner Demba Ba, so we want to see more of that enterprise tonight ftpm the strikers – and from the whole team for that matter.

Alan Pardew seems a little upbeat after some decent training sessions over the weekend, and he talked about Papiss Cisse:

“He looked energized. I think putting him in a wide area took the pressure off him a little bit.” “I hoped that would be the case and obviously he got a goal. It was a proper goal.”

“We all know the West Ham goal did not have any intention from Papiss but he got in the position he should have been in against Stoke, and suddenly there’s a little spring in his step and he’ll take that into Monday. They’ll have to watch him.”

“To be honest, I thought we all looked a lot sharper and a lot more energized in the team than we have done.” “It’s difficult to describe to the fans and the media how desperate we are to win. We really are. We’ve got to make sure we channel that in the right way.”

“The celebration on Tuesday was almost like relief because we’d taken the lead and got the first goal.” “In the Premier League the stats don’t bode well if you don’t score first, so we took a step in the right direction, now we have to follow that with a win.”

The squad trained yesterday at Benton, and it seems that Alan feels the new energy of the squad, and although we lost again at Stoke, the lads can take significant positives from that game.

We want to see that same kind of performance tonight against Wigan, but a different result – in fact a 180 degrees shift in the result - a win.

Howay The Lads!!

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hatem's better than Messi // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    lol Ed.

  • 2 sirtoongospel // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Am i mistaken, or did Pardew not say last week that he gave Cisse EXTRA responsibility? And that made him more determined which led to the goal? And now he says that he put him wide to take the pressure off? I will have a look but I am sure that was said.

    If so then that is ridiculous.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    I hope Pards didn’t say the West Ham goal as I don’t believe there was one.h

  • 4 mattyNUFC // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    as stewart robson said

    pardew loves to heap the praise on himself for any success

    and indubitably shies away when things are going wrong.

    case in point

  • 5 mattyNUFC // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    anyone be happy/satisfied tonight with a draw?

  • 6 Dannyo // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Cisse looked far better after scoring the goal against Stoke, working much harder and willing the team on.
    I think Cisse is back now, watch the goal come.
    And i suppose that means watch Ba dry out, lol.

  • 7 sirtoongospel // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    matty it depends on how we play. If we play well then no, if we are similar to the last 3 or 4 home games it might be a relief to get a point!

  • 8 mattyNUFC // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    sirtoon

    strange. i think the exact opposite. if we show signs of life and attacking endeavor i’d be satisfied with a point

    not expecting that though

  • 9 Transfer Sage // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    The thing with Cisse is that he is a lone striker…he has never had a good game when partnered with ameobi or ba.

    He may have scored in some games in 442 but he always looks off his best.

  • 10 BelfastMagpie // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    I think it will be a draw, but we need to win the game.

    The next few fixtures dont look to good.

  • 11 Transfer Sage // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Would I settle for a point? No.

    A point is the minimum we need to get. We must stop the defeats….we dont want to be going into games against city and arsenal neededing 3 points.

    We have to get 3 off wigan and 3 off QPR…will it be easy? not a chance…but it is possible…we must win those games or else I fear we could be in the drop zone at christmas.

  • 12 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Transfer

    We need to get a point from fulham aswell this could be the worst month for us.

  • 13 achtoon // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    So Ba hasn’t aksed for 90k a week at Newcastle, that what he’s telling other clubs it would take to Lure him away becuase he wan’t to say. Puts a different light on the storey.

  • 14 WWYCD // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    3 points tonight and a fair few goals finally kick start the season remaking Pards the wonderful manager he was a few months ago

  • 15 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Hello all,

    Going to keep it short and sweet.

    Can we win tonight? Of course we can.

    Will we win tonight? Who knows, there are so many factors.

    What I want to see – Spirit and fight for 90 minutes. It’s hard to judge game by game when we’ve been doing so poorly and our upcoming games are as daunting as they are, but bad results do come, so whilst this is in theory a “must win”, it could be another bad day at the office. As long as they fight and try and cut out the silly its (which tend to be where we concede) then I will be relatively happy. 3 points are what I want though. Come on lads, give us a Monday smile.

    Not overly short, apologies. Have a good day.

  • 16 Kyo // Dec 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    West Ham goal? I think Pardew meant West Brom.




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