Papiss Cisse – The Gaffer Likes Last Minute Goals


That was some emotional celebration that Papiss Cisse had with the fans after his late goal on Sunday against Fulham, and Moussa Sissoko joined him in the stands.

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Papiss Cisse – running into the stand on Sunday
Photo taken by Newcastle fan


Cisse had his name taken for celebrating too much but Moussa didn’t – so perhaps the referee missed the fact that the Frenchman was also having a good time after the goal – which of course is against the rules of football. 😀

Papiss Cisse has talked to the local press today:

“It was very good to celebrate the goal for the fans.” “It’s very, very important. The fans were behind us for the whole game – the whole 90 minutes – and they supported me and the team.”

“It can be difficult, so when you score you should go to see the fans.” “I think the gaffer liked the goal – he likes last-minute goals!”

“It happened again to me, and to score in the last minute to help the team take three points is very important for the team. All the fans were happy and the players.”

“Yes, it was my most important goal for Newcastle. The three points were very important.” “All week the gaffer has said how important the win was for the team, the fans and the club.”

“All the players had on their mind was to try, try and try more.” “The start of the game was difficult for the team.” “The second half was better because the team picked up and we stayed strong in the game.”

“In the last minute, our luck changed.”  “I scored again in the last minute and I’m happy.”

The goal was a huge relief for everybody associated with Newcastle,  and it takes us a nice 5 points above the drop zone, with Sunderland next up on Sunday, and if we can win that game we’ll be 8 points above Sunderland.

We’ll probably be safe from relegation, and close to 10th place, in the upper half of the table.

That would be great.

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15 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 9, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Reading between the lines, Papiss is scoring late because Pardew likes it that way. You know what that means?

    Pardew out time!

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  • lesh

    Apr 9, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #2

    The gaffer likes late goals if they’re ours and win games!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 9, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Lesh…that’s more like it!

    Ibiza…I am a sensetive Capt’n 😉 lol

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  • magpie6699

    Apr 9, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Did I hear that Gardner is out for the Mackems? (10 yellows)

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  • joshiola

    Apr 9, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Worried about the games this week, I don’t know if tired legs could carry the same team for two intense games. I say we should go all out in the first half against Benfica and see what we can get from the game and make the necessary subs as soon as possible.

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  • TorqToon

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #6

    On this, it wasnt until after the whistle had blown and I’d stopped screaming with joy, that I realised, could sissoko have also been booked for this celebration? Bearing in mind he was already on a yellow?

    Not sure of the rules on this.

    Its a stupid rule imo.

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Torq…. Yup he could’ve been booked but i think the ref gave him the benefit of the doubt. I remember something similar a few years back for Portsmouth i think, a player took his shirt off and got a 2nd yellow. I think it depends how anal about rules the ref is 🙂

    Heard anything RE transfers?

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  • Moe_UAE

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    I think Cisse is starting to catch Ameobia .. missing the easy chances and scoring the hard ones.
    We must move on Ameobi ASAP. It’s getting contagious!

    but seriously, you can’t help but to cheer on the guy. He never let those missed chances get into his head.

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  • ash1001

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Can someone please explain to me how Sissoko did not get booked for going into the crowd with Cisse, he was already on a yellow.

    Pleased the ref did not book him, must have said ‘I was just getting Papiss back for you, other wise we would have been here all night’

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  • TorqToon

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Rain – Morning mate.

    Well I guess it’s fair play to the ref for staying sensible then.

    I’ve heard a few bits. PEA related stuff. Also know that we have club reps liaising with the agents of Nicholas Isimat-Mirin. Trying to get a head start on the ssummer dealings.

    Also late last night I received a call saying that the deal for Carroll has been wrapped up. Straight cash, dropped wage demands and a deal that MA has taken command on. Have no idea how accurate this is, but if true, you can bet he got a cracking deal. He is a business man first and foremost.

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  • The_Toon

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #11

    @ash1001 As far as I know the player that initiates the celebration with the crowd gets booked. Otherwise we’d have all players booked when they celebrated with Cisse

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  • The_Toon

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #12

    @torqtoon
    lets hope there aren’t any players involved in the deal (Ben Arfa maybe?)

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  • TorqToon

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #13

    The toon –

    From what I’m told, no players are involved as MA prefers straight cash deals.

    I asked the same question mate.

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  • The_Toon

    Apr 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14

    @TorqToon Then great deal. Lets hope it goes through cause I really rate Newcastle’s Andy Carroll. I keep telling everyone that he’s the type that plays where the heart belongs he’ll give 120% for Newcastle and he’ll be with the team this time till he hangs his boots.

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  • veto

    Apr 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #15

    he’s been unlucky this season , so many nearly chances , he would be among the league top scorers if he had abit more luck this year , tho if he had kept up his scoring record he would be alot harder to hold onto next year than he’s going tobe now .
    amazing players and underrated i think still 🙂

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