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This Player Key For Newcastle Through The End Of The Season

11:38 pm, Saturday, April 6th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

Papiss Cisse had a chance after a couple of minutes on Thursday night in Lisbon, and then he scored a great team goal when he smashed in Sissoko’s cross after just 12 minutes, and then he hit the upright with the score still at 1-0, and in the first minute of the second half he was put through beautifully by Marveaux, and Papiss chipped the goalkeeper, but the ball agonizingly swerved away from goal and hit the upright and was cleared. 🙁

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Papiss Cisse scoring last Thursday night

So the Newcastle number nine – with just a little bit of luck – could have had a hat trick after 46 minutes in the game on Thursday night.

And it seems that Papiss is getting back to the goal scoring form we saw last year at this time, and the Senegal striker now has 11 goals in his 39 appearances this season, and 24 goals since he joined us just over a year ago from German club SC Freiburg.

Alan Pardew had this to say about 27 year-old striker:

“His all-round game in Lisbon was as good as it’s been for us,” said Pardew. “His hold-up play and some of his trickery in attack at breaks was terrific. He had a couple of really clever moves that set us up on the break.”

“I think Cisse’s on the top of his form. Fulham will have to watch out.” “His movement was great and it was quick movement. I have never been worried about his work rate, which has gone unrecorded shall we say.”

“Papiss does an awful lot for this team. Not a lot of strikers work as hard off the ball as him. We are lucky he is in this rich vein of form.” “Looking to Thursday, if we are going to get the two or three goals we need to go through, we would need Papiss to get a couple. He likes the bigger games.”

When Papiss arrived in February of 2012 he scored goals out of nothing, and hit 13 goals in his 14 appearances last season – and we think this player can help Newcastle to Premier League safety by scoring goals in the next two vital home league games against Fulham and Sunderland.

And with both Aston Villa and Southampton both winning on Saturday, the pressure is definitely now on Newcastle.

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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    if this is cisse in form i dont want to see him out of it 🙁

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Apr 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Catching anal herpes from toonisapains coldsore is too good for Ashley.

  • 3 Novocastrian66 // Apr 6, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Cisse will score if we can get the ball to him in the right areas. Trouble is we cannot. If he gets injured we’re cattled.

  • 4 Tsunki // Apr 6, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    If we got points for most offside runs we would be coasting into the top 4 now.

  • 5 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 6, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Just don’t play him on the wing again eh Pards 😉

  • 6 TheToonKing // Apr 6, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Pardew is just trying to build him up, Cisse is not in form at all. His missing most of the chances he’s getting and I’m really really frustrated with him.

    I would not mind selling him and Benny for that matter (he NEVER plays ). Ba was/is miles ahead of Cisse. Cisse is like Martins was.

  • 7 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    At a top team with right service cisse would bag 30 a season

  • 8 Mister Tuff // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    apologies repost from previous thread.
    In respect of the so called youngsters. I think most of us think that there is probably one or two who may make the grade. We are not trainers and coaches -so I would love to know who made the decisions last summer and before that this lot were ready/would be able to play in the PL if required. seems to me some assessments way off the mark.
    As for tomorrow -massive game -using that well coined phrase a must win. Please no Obertan and I do not like the responsibility that Sissoko seems to have been lumbered with (as another poster previously pointed out) of chasing all over the pitch chasing down the opposition and then getting knackered. His surging runs need to be with the ball.

  • 9 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    so would besty.

  • 10 Mister Tuff // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Tsunki -very good post earlier on re your appraisal of the Toon.

  • 11 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Actually if Cisse was at Chelsea I think he would be pinging them in all over the shop. He would if he was at liverpool even. we have very little of the supply quality of Marveaux (!) and the type of ball that Sissoko slid in the other day. And we may never know how many headers he could get in a season because we can’t drop the ball in from the wing. Cisse is on form all right, its just that it rarely gets to him on time and in the right place.

  • 12 Marty-Toon // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Cisse was excellent the other night,
    If we give him that service then he will put them away.
    Hoping for the win tomorrow and expecting our boys to get them on the back foot early on in the game

  • 13 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    cheers Mr T 🙂

    Sometimes I like to make a special effort to talk sense. Doesn’t always come off of course but I keep plugging away…. 🙂

    Have to go I am knackered and its a big day tomorrow I dont know about anyone else but I am scared to death of what I will be watching through my fingers tomorrow. Good night fellow toonsticles.

  • 14 Tommyy // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Yeah he’s not so much out of form as out of practice, we need to create! Simple as that. Imagine him at Spurs, he’s twice the player of Adebayor and would get so much supply from Lennon, Bale and Dembele.

  • 15 headtheball // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Waking up tomorrow and finding out that the sun was at the centre of our solar system and not PARDEW would be just right for headtheball.

  • 16 Tommyy // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    So nervous and excited by tomorrow, it’ll ruin my week if we lose.

  • 17 dazza // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    If Marveaux had a right foot we could have been 2-0 up. Cisse was through the middle but he had to pull it back on his left and the moment was gone.

    Marveaux has obvious qualities but it does my head in watching professional footballers who can only use one-foot!?

  • 18 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 7, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    With Cisse, I think Marveux is of major importance to him until the end of the season. We have to start Marveux in the hole or have him close.

    He is creating for Cisse.

    Lets not forget Cisse has 4 goals in his last 8 and he could of had more if the service was better. He has frustrated me with his work ethic at times but this past month or so he is steadily getting it back together.

  • 19 Tinman // Apr 7, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Cisse > Ba

  • 20 Tinman // Apr 7, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Toon Prodigy, his work ethic upsets ypu? I hope thats a joke? Yoe ever tried playing lone striker, its very hard. Cisse works his arse off.

  • 21 Anth // Apr 7, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    If HBA was fit he could create alot more for cisse, benny cisse Marv provides quality from both sides to provide for cisse. Pards is right in what he is saying about cisse, granted he’s often been offside but look at everything else he does on the pitch. He does works his socks off.

  • 22 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 7, 2013 at 1:43 AM


    I have aye.

    By work ethic I mean his attitude when things wern’t going his way, he frustrated the life out of me with his smirks when missing sitters and when wandering offside.

    Im not on about his chasing down defenders or that side of his game. I wanted to see him apply himself a bit more, show some aggression in his game not laughing and smiling when things wer’nt going his way.

    He’s applied that now and he is being alot more assertive in his forward play, getting goals and thats all he needs to do.

  • 23 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 7, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    @toonprodigy #19

    Agree with you so much.
    Cisse when he gets chances (not very often this season ) converts most of them and if he doesn’t then it’s either good defending or a good save or very bad luck.

    BA just acted like a stroppy teenager, can’t see him lasting long at chelski especially if mourinwho? Becomes the manger again.

    Cisse over Ba any day

  • 24 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 7, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    I meant @tinman #19!

  • 25 t00ntime // Apr 7, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Pardew said cisse was inform against benfica. He had 4shots 1 went in and 2 hit the post. AP was right cisse was great against benfica. Cant believe some people are saying cisse wasnt gold against benfica. For the first time i saw him holding the ball up and everything. If he plays like that for the rest of the season we will win more. Only problem is our luck this season he will be out for a month after tomorrow :S

  • 26 headtheball // Apr 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    If you think the players we have couldn’t play better under a different manager you should have gone to SPECSAVERS.

  • 27 tooninspain // Apr 7, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Don’t forget, Trash, you need to change hands now and then otherwise your right bicep will end up being twice the size of your left.

  • 28 Marty-Toon // Apr 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Mornin lads
    I think the midfield is key today both in helping out our defence and with pressurizing Fulham and getting the ball back thus feeding Cisse n co throughout the game

  • 29 papattack // Apr 7, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    i know it isnt fashionable anymore but what do people think about 4-4-2 for todays game?


    i know everybody loves 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 these days but without benny in the team i think we’re lacking through the centre.

    goufran is a striker too at the end of the day, cisse needs some support, sissoko makes good runs but i think he’d be just as effective coming from deep a’la yaya toure style and if we’re stuggling push him further forward. works for citeh!

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