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This Lad Will Continue Scoring Great Goals For Newcastle – Video

2:53 pm, Friday, July 5th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Striker Papiss Cisse was put under a lot of pressure in the second half of the season, as Newcastle relied on the Senegal striker to score the goals, and Papiss got us a good 6 points when in league games against West Brom, Stoke and Fulham (all at at home),  the 28 year-old scored the winner in injury time.

papiss cisse screamer against Saints

Papiss Cisse - scoring that phenomenal goal against Southampton – unbelievable

And of course he did the same thing against Anzhi at St. James’ Park in the second leg of the Europa League last 16 fixture, as he headed home the winner in brilliant style to send Newcastle into the quarter finals, and the Newcastle fans crazy.

And it was laid on a plate for Cisse by the impressive Sylvain Marveaux, and here it is again – just to prove it wasn’t all gloom and doom last season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv84AU0cChs

And Papiss was very unlucky this year in the league, as he had goals that were over the line disallowed, and offside goals when he was onside – so he and Newcastle didn’t seem to have the rub of the green.

And we had a huge scare when we just avoided relegation, but that’s over now, and on the positive side we are just delighted we are still in the Premier League, and we think Newcastle are going to have a good season coming up – although we still need the bring in a couple of good strikers to help out Papiss.

This is what the Ivory Coast captain (26 appearances, 14 goals) had to say on the Newcastle web-site today:

“I hope to play in my best position as much as I can. My best position is striker.” “I had never played right wing in my life. It was my first time at Newcastle. It was okay because I was doing it for the team.”

“It was difficult last year because we were fighting not to go down. The year before, all of the players enjoyed the games and couldn’t wait for the next one.” “We tried our best, but we hopefully will have all of our players back, not too many injuries.”

“We have a good squad. I enjoy playing for this team. Next season, we will challenge.” “We have Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye, and the team can challenge at the higher end of the table.”

Papiss Cisse has scored 26 goals for Newcastle in 61 appearances, and some of those goals from the Newcastle number 9 have been more than memorable.

And Cisse showed he can still score the goals in the summer, when he notched all three goals for Senegal in the two World Cup qualifying games, in the 1-1 draw against Angola and the 2-0 win against Liberia.

Newcastle have been unsuccessful so far in getting some help in to help Papiss out with the goal scoring duties on Tyneside, but it’s still early and there are a number of decent strikers available, and as long as we can get a couple in before September we should be OK.

And the other positions at the club are fairly well covered, after bringing in the five Frenchmen in January, and once they get a full pre-season behind them, we should be in decent shape.

We’ll be very surprised if Newcastle are not challenging for a top eight or top six position by Christmas.

And just to leave on a positive note, here’s Cisse’s goal against Southampton just before half time, and it reminds me of the goal I scored at Walker Park when I was just 10 years old – but I think mine went in that little bit faster. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG75UDHEvUs

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Still need another striker, maybe 2

  • 2 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    my choices would be ideye, and remy if we can get him cheap

  • 3 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    I feel you pain Papiss. He must have thought it was a practical joke when he was asked to play right wing. It is clear even the players question Pardews ridiculous tactics.

  • 4 JAMSHA // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    This is what the Ivory Coast captain (26
    appearances, 14 goals) had to say on the
    Newcastle web-site today:

    ?????? hows this new player

  • 5 FrankfurtMag // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    …and again, another player talking about being played out of position.

    I really hope Pardew sits up and takes notice of all these interviews.

    In reality, he wont though.

  • 6 JAMSHA // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Newcastle Brown Alien

    ideye is crap.. remy yesss, lukaku on loan yesss, sinclair yessss sorted

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Ref Gomis -he is nicknamed by the French press/fans as
    Go -Miss. Not a joke this is true.

  • 8 JAMSHA // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    ———————–Krul———————–

    Debu———–Saylor——Colo————-Mopo

    Sinclair————–Cabaye———–Gufo/Santon

    ———-HBA——————–Remy———–

    ———————–Cisse———————–

  • 9 Jamiemac // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I can understand why he was played right wing.

    Ba and Cisse were clearly not working as a front 2. Everyone could see that. Cisse has shown he can score from anywhere so playing on the right wing could have worked out if he adapted. However it didn’t work and hopefully we won’t see him there again.

  • 10 HullMag6 // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    A bit early but how about this with no signings of note:
    Krul
    Debuchy Saylor Colo Mbiwa
    Sissoko Anita/Tiote
    Santon Cabaye Ben Arfa
    Cisse

    Elliot, Haidara, Willo, Tiote/Anita, Marveaux, Gouffran, Campbell.

    If all stay fit and get in form and keep it up mid table SHOULD be easy.

  • 11 Noah Another Ameobi // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L6nNW2GUpI

    just found a video of someone talking about newcastle signing olivier kemen

  • 12 headtheball // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I see the new Director of F….all has come up trumps with all the new signings.

  • 13 cyprus // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I’ve seen many strikers come and go, but this is the best instinctive striker we have ever had. We must treasure and develop him. Now, all the coaching team need is to find someone fast who can combine with him, feed him and play close to him and score too. Interestingly, we may already have such a player, one who scored 25 goals in the last two seasons. But, the coaches have a lot of work to do.
    PS. Have they found a solution with him wearing that Wonga shirt?

    The problem is when this duo misfires or one is injured or the opposition has him in its pocket. That’s when we need an alternative or two, which we don’t have…

  • 14 headtheball // Jul 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    cyprus
    Sorry mate did you ever see Andy Cole play. Much better imho.

  • 15 Geordiedoonsooth // Jul 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Cyprus Best striker we’ve ever had bit of bold statement isn’t it what about Hughie Gallagher, jackie Milburn,, Wyn Davies, Malcolm MacDonald, Pop Robson, Peter Beardsley, Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand, Kevin Keegan and of course a certain Alan Shearer

  • 16 hadthetshirt // Jul 5, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    @9 it worked when Ba was playing wide.Trouble was he wasn’t getting the limelight any more.I can understand what your saying but why when 23 played we had Papiss on the wing then.That’s what annoyed me.
    all quiet from the ITK crowd,guess were waiting till Sept for new striker then.We will be that pleased we buy someone on last day even if it’s plenty coals in Newcastle.Or hoping Remy is innocent of all charges.No plan B again.




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