Papiss Cisse Will Come Back Strongly For Newcastle

Some Newcastle fans think that if Demba Ba does move on next month he should do just that  – if that’s the kind of loyalty he has towards  Newcastle, and they also think that it will be good for Papiss Cisse, who will get to play in the middle again and could start to put those balls in the back of the net again, as he did so famously in the second half of last season.

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Papiss Cisse – will come back strongly

I talked to my son Neil yesterday after our Christmas dinner, and that’s exactly what he thinks, and he even says if Demba Ba does want to leave then the sooner the better, and he wouldn’t mind Danny Simpson getting on his bike either.

We don’t know what’s going to happen next month in the transfer window, but we do believe Newcastle want to bring in three new players but we may lose some as well – with Demba Ba being the most likely to leave Tyneside.

But whether Ba leaves or not next month – Alan Pardew believes that Papiss Cisse will come back strong in the second half of the season:

“I can confidently predict Papiss will score more goals in the second half of the season.” “In some respects, playing right has helped his game and his ball retention. He needed to improve on that as a striker. I thought, even last year when he was scoring goals, that was a weakness in his game.”

“He has improved that. It has taken the pressure off him to score goals that has helped a little bit. He’s still had chances.” “We do have four games in ten days, so there is an opportunity for him to play at some stage and I would like to think he will improve as a player by playing out on the side.”

“I called him a victim of injuries because of a lack of creativity in the team.” “We do lack a bit of creative flair for the strikers and although we are putting in plenty of crosses, and the bulk of goals will come from crosses at any level, you still need that quality moment.”

“I can think of three or four quality passes from Cabaye that created goals last season.” “The goal against Swansea, for example.” “That type of pass is something we are turning to Vurnon Anita for.” “He made a great pass against Manchester City to set up Papiss, so it is coming back to the team.”

We had thought that the in-form Shola Ameobi would start today alongside Demba Ba today at Old Trafford, but maybe Alan Pardew will show some confidence in Papiss and give him the start – with Shola coming on in the second half at some point.

We’ll know soon enough.

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13 comments so far

  • Santon03

    Dec 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    I hope the team look like this:
    ———Willo——-Perch (sweeper)— Colo——-

    ———Willo——-Perch (sweeper)— Colo——-

    But it’s not going to happen.

  • Santon03

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Cisse is not creative player, he is a finisher or poacher like Inzaghi. That’s the way he played at freiburg.
    He is not going to magically turn into creative player with flair like HBA after 2 or 3 games.
    I don’t understand anymore

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    We’re you lot still bickering about firing Pardew on Christmas day? Honestly words fail me.

    Well I hope you all had a fantastic day, whether you partake in Christmas or not.

    No pressure to win today seems to be the mantra, let’s see what we can do. Not counting on too much happening, Man U are a team built on pressure games, but a point or even three isn’t too wild an idea.


  • Santon03

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4

    I guess this is the same bullshit he told Cisse.

  • Santon03

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5


    It’s way before, during and after christmas for me.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Dropped – Cisse i think is dropped

  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Santon03. We would be gaurenteed to lose with either of those teams. Ferguson likes to use width. Without fullbacks we would be murdered down either flank by whoever he chooses to play out wide. Probably Young and Valencia.

  • Santon03

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #8

    btw is Gael injured? because we will be without Tiote.

  • Santon03

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #9


    It’s the same formation that Italy used vs spain 1-1, Juve used vs Chelsea. but anyway we won’t see this formation being used.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Santon…Haven’t heard anything about Bigi having an injury.

    I think I’d like to see something a bit like:


    How could I forget Anita in that? Jeez, definitely not hung over, that’s for sure 🙂

    Okay then, so Anita for either Perch or Jonas.

  • renzo

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #11

    hi this should be team for manutd imo:

    simpson colo perch santon

    jonas bigi

    obertan marveaux


    i think jonas can play better in front of defence and perch is quicker than williamson

    obertan will gibe evra problems with pace –

  • Santon03

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #12


    Yes, yours will be more likeky being used. We will never use sweeper, I don’t think any English team ever use sweeper.

  • thai-mag

    Dec 26, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #13

    We got beat 6 0 in the same fixture the season we got relegated, they showed the whole game last night over here, they could have scored lots more, the team we had out were terrible, there’s no way we are as bad this time round, so I’m quite hopeful of a result this time, but I think we will have to start with only 1 striker, if we start with the same 2 again I fear a similar result


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