Fantastic Cisse Goal Hailed By Newcastle Manager – Video

We always knew Papiss Cisse was good, but he has struggled for most of the season when he was playing alongside Demba Ba – and it’s clear the styles of the two Senegal strikers just didn’t mesh at all.

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Papiss Cisse hits home Newcastle’s second goal yesterday
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We were sorry to lose Demba Ba in early January, but it’s clear that both Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran all seem to be on the same wavelength with Papiss, and we have a feeling there will be a lot more goals in this team for the Senegal striker this season, now we are playing with a lot more flair, and have some great attacking players in the side,.

But yesterday’s goal – the second goal for Newcastle scored by Papiss Cisse was just fabulous – and it’s another magic one from Cisse.

Alan Pardew was clear it was Shearer-esque in its magic:

“It was a wonder-goal, an Alan Shearer-type moment, from Cisse. That’s one of the goals that will certainly get into Papiss Cisse’s top 10, that’s for sure.”

“As soon as he hit it, you sensed it was in. He has got that in him, Papiss, he can get all types of goals. But it was a really great one today, fantastic.”

And Cisse hit it direct from a Rob Elliot free kick, so we suppose that’s an assist for the stand-in Newcastle goalkeeper, who had a solid game for the Magpies yesterday in his very first Premier League start.

Here’s the video of the goal – another fantastic strike for Newcastle from Papiss Cisse – and he now has 8 goals this season – with 6 in the Premier League – so that’s 21 goals in 47 appearances, since he joined us just over a year ago from SC Freiburg for around £8M.

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48 comments so far

  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    Feb 25, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #1

    If this doesn’t give him a boost in confidence… nothing will.

  • Sav

    Feb 25, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Exocets – aren’t they French?

  • obatoyou

    Feb 25, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Got news for you little buddies.. Hatem Ben arfa’d back!!! Booyakasha!! Gonna start wearing my Ben arfa shirt again woot, ( not that I ever stopped wearing it)

  • Tsunki

    Feb 25, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #4

    wasnt it a socks nod-on?

  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 25, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Nah it missed everyone and Cisse leathered it!! Delighted to see him get one.
    Cisse has had 3 Europa league goals disallowed incorrectly and he also “scored” against Man U when it was 3 feet over the line.
    If he was on 12 or 13 goals now that would be very respectable indeed, and it is only incorrect decisions that have stopped that.

    With Europa league games to come, I wouldn’t bet against him getting up to 15 or 16 for the season. And with the disallowed goals and playing wide for a decent spell, I think that would be a great return.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 25, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Can somebody please post a link to Motd

  • bills-son

    Feb 25, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Jail, suprised that after another win you stick a post in with another backhanded stab as Ashley for not signing more in the summer.

    Why don’t you just enjoy the present instead of moaning on about the past.

  • Jonas's better than Messi

    Feb 25, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #8


    If you want UK tv torrents join
    MOTD every week, strange rules about seeding you’ll have to follow but a great site.

    filmon dot tv is back for all UK TV live. If you want to watch MOTD live while abroad.

  • Jonas's better than Messi

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #9

    bills-son Summer was great but they are still gambling with our EPL status by only having three strikers.

    We’re 2 injuries away from Shola being our only starting striker. That scares me.

    Looks like they may get away with it.
    We’re certainly building a great team at a very low cost.
    Another good spend in the summer should see us challenging for the ECL places next season.


  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #10


    It’s a fair comment though. Got to take the good with the bad whether you are owner, manager or player.

    Pardew got a lot of stuck here this year but people defended him by saying he did well getting 5th last year? Should we forget that as it was in the past too?

    I think it’s important to look into all things over the past few years when judging performance. Ashley has had good and bad windows really. Things were certainly done right (more than needed for just survival) in january but the big test is will he improve where it’s needed in the summer or will we gamble with what we have again.

    Can’t tell so no point in complaining/worrying now but we have to judge each window on it’s merrits.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Jonas better than messi

    I’m not too worried. We would be very unlucky to lose gouffran and cisse together. Cisse never seems to have injuries either here or in his career in general so a safe gamble (if there is such a thing).

    Also we have benny who started his career as a striker so worst case he is up top with sissoko.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Transfer Sage
    Agree with the last para of your last post. What I have seen of Sissoko he could get a hatful of goals like Lampard goit an eye for goal and busts his gut to get into the box – take his first goal against Chelsea and yesterday’s.
    Would love to see Sissoko, Ben Arfa and Marvo in a team running at the opposition – don’t know what the result would be but wouldn’t it be fun.

    PS Tiote had his best game for ages and didn’t get booked

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #13


    Less worried now that we’ve started winning!

    Soon Hatem will be back … It’ll be quite a team if you swap HBA for Jonas yesterday.

    Let’s hope Debuchy can play like that all the time, quality RB. It’s been a long time since we’ve had one of them. Warren Barton?

  • TorqToon

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Morning gents!

    How are we all? Still on cloud 9 from yesterday !

    Waking up to see HBA linked with Liverfool – YET again!!

    They keep trying don’t they?! Bless em…! 🙂

  • bills-son

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Transfer – I’ve said before that Ashley’s strategy of buying quality players max age 26 near the end of their contracts for a fraction of their true worth can leave us fans frustrated. Players that fit that strategy – like Cabaye, Santon, Sissoko and Mbiwa dont grow on trees – and then they have to be prepared to fit into our wage structure. There is a saying in business that you overestimste what you can achieve in one year – but underestimate what can be achieved in five years with a structured plan. Fans are the same – they expect miracles in a year and often dont see the bigger picture. The squad we have now – just 30 months after promotion – is vastly superior and we are a god summer window away from having a squad with genine top four potential. The club is also financially sound with a stable management and backroom staff. IMO Ashley has done a fantastic job of turning our club into one of the best run clubs in the Prem and next season we should have a team that will make us proud.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #16


    You have to love a tryer….but have to dislike a scouser….so not sure how that works.


    Yeh I think tiote did really well, seemed more composed and didn’t dive in quite as much as he had been recently.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 25, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #17

    I’m very much enjoying the present,but I’m still pi$$ed off by the fact Spurs who imo aren’t that much better than us look favourites to land that fourth spot that could have easily been within our reach if it wasn’t for the incompetent decision making of last summer,and this ambition you talk of would have been easier to take in had we not have been staring a third delegation battle in the face and a potential loss of X million pounds.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #18


    I think in general our transfer business has been very good under ashley.

    When relegated we got rid of the highest earners and players who didn’t want to do anything for the club but kept some high earners who were important to us, colo, nolan, barton, etc.

    Then when promoted we did ok, nothing spectacular but did well in general during our first summer window.

    Losing Carroll was a blow but you can’t say it was bad business, 35mil was great for us.

    Then the following summer, cabaye, santon, etc were good signings.

    Good jan getting cisse but did gamble on no new CB.

    Last summer was mixed, lost nobody but only really gained anita (good player but not enoug bodies in).

    Great Jan last month, some very good players brought in to guarantee our safety and progress up the league.

    I don’t think Ashley is bad in the windows the only downside is we don’t always strengthen when we can. It could have really cost us this year but we have pulled it back now and looking on the up again.

    I think the only criticism is we are slow to move at times, spurs sell their top players every now and again but move quickly, costs them a bit more to get their top target but sometimes you need to do that.

    Last summer even if it was just debuchy or mbiwa we pushed for a bit more it could have changed our season.

    I think in general Ashley does well though with signings in and out, just a little slow sometimes.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Transfer Sage
    It’s Tiote’s new haircut that did it.
    I voted him MOM closely followed by Debuchy and Sissoko.

    Also thought Elliot had a good debut – not at fault for any of the goals. What I liked he shouted/talked to his defence and commanded his six yard box maybe needs to improve his distribution.


    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #20

    Board made big mistakes in the summer but did well to sort them in Jan, not a intelligent way to run a club let’s face it but overall we beat Southampton yesterday and Cisse scored a wonderful goal 🙂

  • mindshaft

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Great result yesterday although things could have been a lot easier if Steven Taylor hadn’t been at fault for both goals, he really needs to get his act together from the whistle and was our worst player yesterday
    About time he was benched and our first choice CB pairing of Mbiwa and Collo get game time together

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #22


    I though Elliott had excellent distribution in comparison to krul….think that says more about krul than elliott like.

    I have no worry seeing him in goal anymore, think he is a solid number 2 behind Tim.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #23


    Taylor made a couple mistakes yesterday but I think since he came back in from injury he has looked very good in the games.

  • Small World

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #25

    Papiss Cisse: Seems to be a great personable guy, and the football brains of a Rocking Horse. (And I mean this in the nicest sense I can).

    He’s a natural goal scorer, and works his nuts off for the team – however if you expect him to work out the offside rule of give him time to think about what he is doing when on the ball, all is lost.

    We need to feed him with balls into areas from which he can hit a first time shot. There are few better than him when presented with that sort of opportunity.

    I guess we’ve got to cut him some slack when he misses “simple” chances where 2 touches or some thought be needed and play to his strengths.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Transfer Sage
    Yeah – wouldn’t take much to be better than Krul’s kicking – but have you noticed lately that the defenders/full backs are coming short or going wide to collect a short pass.

    What I was trying to say I would of liked to seen a bit more of building from the back

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Bit gutted I never made it onto the telly with me French foreign legion outfit.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #28


    Definitely that has improved. The problem before (and i’m not trying to have a go at these players) was simmo and willo.

    Teams were happy to let krul role it out to those two as they knew they would kick it long under a bit of pressure. Teams would often get closer to colo and santon meaning krul could go long or give it to willo/simmo which was basically the same as a long kick anyway.

    I think now we have 4 who happily have the ball at the back we are much more likely to see it.

    I think you can see teams like southampton, liverpool, swansea…where the back 4 come very deep and spread wide to collect the ball…it works well but you will get the odd mistake as players try to play it out every time when occasionally putting your foot through it is the best ball.

  • outsidethebox

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #29

    cover for keepers full backs and midfield better than for a good many years ….just need a left footed defensive centre back and a back up striker in the summer ..
    debuchy mbai ano/collo santon
    tiote anita
    cabaye sissoko benny

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #30

    small world

    Yeh thats true, a very good finished but give him time and he fluffs it…simalar to darren bent in that respect but cisse scores the spectacular which bent doesn’t.

    I think with cisse as a natural finisher, gouffran as a pacey option we need a skillful/tricky forward in the mold of suarez/aguero/tevez etc.


    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #31

    Haha I never had u down as a dress up type mate though am sure ud fit in well with those can can dancers

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #32

    They would have been all over me if I wasn’t so high up in the Milburn stand,great view up there put singing seems frowned upon.


    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #33

    Singing is frowned upon in most parts of St James mate same as standing and often generally enjoying the game

  • rainrix

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #34

    Is rob elliot a bit of a tubby lumpkins or just generally quite buff? I cant tell.


    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #35

    Probably going to get slayed for this? But do your your best lads!

    Was Cisse slightly off side when Elliot took the Free kick before he hammered it in?
    According to Shearer on MOTD2, technically he was! But heh, if i was the linesman i would have my gob open at the wonder of such a shot and would,nt dare to put the flag up? The risk of being lynched is too great and is not a happy thougtht?

    Tiote played well but i did see him go in at least once with his studs up, and not sure who it was but the Southampton player did comment to the Ref about it, watched the game live and saw it myself!

    Swansea away are going to be a much harder prospect next Saturday? But, they will be on a high after hammering Bradford yesterday and may be arrogant with their approach to the game? A big pleasing factor for me yesterday is the fact that we overtook the Scum again! Yippee! Trying to type this as fast as possible as the Blog when it refreshes wipes me out all the time!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #36

    I tried to get a chorus of an N an E and a wubble U C going and this little posh kid gave me an almost comical dirty look,tickled me.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Transfer Sage
    Agree Wilko Simpson not as comfortable/NOT comfortable on the ball as Debuchy Colo and Santon.
    My only problem was near the end before own goal I would of liked to seen a bit more ball retention.

  • SuperShearer

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #38

    Interesting that now we’re playing well again the likes of Ben Arfa and Cabaye are being linked with moves away. Can’t see either of them leaving for anything less than £20 Million a pop. Why would Ben Afra go to Liverpool? Real, Barca, Chelsea, Man Utd, City, Bayern, PSG…..maybe….but Liverpool? What have they got that we don’t?

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #39


    Yeh when Elliott played the ball cisse was offside. The ball was in the air so long that cisse wandered back onside by 5 yards and went round the back.

    The ball then bounced and was almost headed but cisse got on the end and scored.

    Due to the amount of time the ball was moving forward and how close players came to getting a touch you can see why the linesmen either missed it or classed it as ‘another phase of play’ (wrongly if he did).

    But we have had a few go for an against us this year so it’s pretty even.

  • rainrix

    Feb 25, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #40

    Expat… He was offside but it was only by a small amount. Besides the balls traveled so far that it would be hard to tell for the linesman if cisse was offside, everyone else would of known about if thanks to replays. Plus none of the southampton players appealed so that helped obviously 🙂


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