Papiss Cisse Career At Newcastle In Doubt – Surely Not


We were very surprised to read in the Shields Gazette tonight hat Papiss Cisse’s Newcastle future is said to be in the balance, and there have been other similar headlines over the last week or so.

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Papiss Cisse – still in negotiations with Newcastle

Papiss is in dispute with Newcastle over wearing the Wonga insignia on his Newcastle shirt and training gear.

But this is some of what happens when the club sign up with Wonga.com on a four year deal, when the sponsor is hardly a well respected business in the UK, and charge phenomenal interest rates on pay-day loans to the very people who cannot afford them.

Under Sharia law, Muslims must not benefit from lending money to others, so in effect interest is prohibited for Muslims.

In the worst case for Newcastle, Cisse will not wear the Wonga insignia, and will either wear nothing on his shirt and training gear – or Cisse has offered to wear some Charity insignia instead of the Wonga signs.

The news is that Cisse is still talking to Newcastle, and the club is supposed to have met with the PFA today, and we assume that meeting went ahead.

And there is a precedent here, in that Frederic Kanoute, while at Sevilla refused to wear a strip bearing the name of the club sponsor 888.com, a gambling website, and initially Kanoute wore a blank wear the insignia should have been.

But he was then persuaded by his club that by wearing the insignia he wasn’t necessarily supporting betting – and he started to wear the sponsor insignia.

It certainly didn’t end up in Kanoute leaving Sevilla, so we are hoping the news that Cisse’s career at Newcastle is in danger, is simply an over-reach in the press.

Newcastle should be bringing in some new top strikers this summer, and not losing the best striker we have at the moment.

What do you think?

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106 comments so far

  • Ginger

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #1

    I remember I was at a Newcastle game, friendly match I think no idea who against though and before that Fraser Forster was out training with one of the assistants. Anyway, the person was crossing it in and Forster was coming out to catch it.

    Bare in mind nobody was in the box, just him.

    He never caught it once.

    Towards the end the bloke chipped it up to Forster at close range and he fumbled it once again. Played the game, was absolutely dreadful and got subbed at half time. Ever since then I never trusted the bloke.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Chris Sutton, Former England, English & Scottish Premier League Football Player

    “Elite sport now requires the highest standards possible and with Faye you are guaranteed meeting these standards. She knows the raw materials needed to succeed and how to maximise potential with her professionalism and experience. Through her strength and conditioning programme there is no doubt individually and collectively that you will improve your performance.”

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost from last thread:
    #NUFC have hired @FayeDowney as a fitness consultant to deal with injuries, according to @MailOnlineSport

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  • Ginger

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Sazzer

    Good to hear. Hopefully she gets Ben-Arfa back into shape.

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  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Bogus story from the outset.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Toonarmydownsouth
    0 mins ago
    Mister Tuff
    Thanks for looking into that mate!
    Mr T had certainly put himself into a tricky situation but tend to agree that the courts will be inclined to give him a huge fine and a bit of community service
    Wonder the clubs stance if he got a imprisoned?
    Wonder if they would be as lenient as they were with Barton?

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Sacking Pards, selling Tiote, Gutierrez etal, strikes me as throwing the baby out with the bath water.

    Give them the right squad and preparation to succeed and then you can judge them objectively and fairly come Christmas.

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  • james589

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Repost from previous thread…

    Slightly off topic but I’m sure someone would have mentioned this on here before and I’m sure it’s not even a possibility… What would people think about us signing Gary Hooper from Celtic instead of Bent from Villa?

    If news reports are true, we’re baulking at the fee for Bent but QPR are looking at Hooper for £5m… Proven goalscorer (albeit no PL experience). I’d take the punt as a 3rd striker/impact sub. Also if he’s willing to ditch Champions League football to play in the Championship for QPR (reports suggest he is), it stands to reason he’d also be happy to play in the Premiership… even if not a regular starter. Seems like a potential good buy to me. Saw him play in the lower leagues of England and he knows where the goal is, no bones about it.

    I am finding it frustrating that the likes of Norwich are showing more intent in the transfer window than we are… Hopefully some action this week though.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #10

    tads u think a fine and community service is bad if he did that where i’m from he’d be banished for 5 years lol!
    we don’t seem to take any shit from foreigners here!
    qatada woulda been gone years ago lol

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  • james589

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #11

    @2 wouldn’t trust anything Chris Sutton says as far as I could throw it after his disastrous stint as Lincoln City manager (I live local to Lincoln), but as I said on the previous thread it’s got to be good news and we can only hope her work can keep our best players fit.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #12

    sazzer unfortunatley she aint as fit as the chelsea one but god i hope she sorts out the injuries

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  • dan5679

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #13

    been informed no players will be coming in this week
    bent price is to high at moment ..nothing else lined up as of yet

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  • Offkey

    Jul 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #14

    On Cisse and Wonga (if true and not wild speculation when returning late to preseason) – In all honesty, do any of you really care if he wears the Wonga logo or not. Seems to me the only people this harms is Wonga……..and I couldn’t care less. If anything, I would love to see the publicity of them cancelling their sponsorship on that basis………..there would be uproar

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  • Fostino

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #15

    remy and a tricky winger with good final ball and we keep our top players with perhaps the removal of some deadwood and im a happy man. bye bye jonas, obertan, roman. a tall st to replace ameobi too but thats being greedy

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #16

    james589
    The first testimonial that pops out on her company site. She can’t do much worse job than the guy we had last year, so, most likely good news…unless she’s Ashley’s or Joe’s current PT.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #17

    plus tads he’s got wat another 5 years left on his contract i can’t see them wanting to pay that off without a penny back in transfers
    if he goes down they’ll support him i reckon only coz it cheaper!

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  • Fostino

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #18

    dan

    ive just been informed that your a dope.

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  • Joe Sophistication

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #19

    james 589

    Lincoln?..are you anywhere near Tuphome Abbey Bardney ?

    I used to go ferreting near there…I got bit by an angry ferret one evening ..also I fought long and hard with a squirrel one night ..in a tree ..it headbutted me ..I still have the scar

    One of my taps is dripping, back in a mo ….

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  • Offkey

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #20

    Manx – they had to keep Joey because they accepted the breach of contract (e.g. going to prison) by telling him his wage would be reduced. They could have sacked without paying his contract, but by offering the wage reduction they basically said, ‘its not that bad what you have done’ this stopped him being sacked

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #21

    I reckon we will wait till last few days of the window.Ashley is a gambler and he knows villa will have to sell.Not too mention all the wages he’s saving just now,by not buying.
    As for Cisse I really cant see what all the fuss is about.All they have to do is take the writing off the shirt.It will look like a Team Sky cycling top and It will do them more good with the publicity about him not wearing it.

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  • james589

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #22

    Sazzer

    Apparently Kinnear’s the fittest he’s ever been so maybe we should hope she is?!

    Definitely looks like she knows her stuff, extensive experience working with a host of athletes from various sports, not to mention marines etc. New ideas definitely welcome, hopefully she can change something up to give us a bit more resilience.

    Hope this isn’t a signal of intent from the management though- dealing with our lack of strength in depth by trying to stop injuries occurring as opposed to signing quality replacements…

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #23

    Bit of a gash story from the Shields Gazette there.
    Cisse might have spotted an opportunity to get his charity back home on his shirt which would certainly solve this little issue. If there is any credence whatsoever in this story then reading between the lines it could be used to his advantage.
    Tis is a shame that this is the only story making the paper.
    As for Chris Sutton, the bloke is a nkob, refusing to play for England B, however i would have had him in the toon at his peak.

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  • Over The Wall

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #24

    Sazzer

    I was about to post this link too. Could be one of Newcastle’s most important signings this summer if she manages to help with the injury woes of last season. Was researching her a bit (on Twitter, Google etc.) and she seems to specialise in speed and power. Two areas Newcastle were definitely lacking in last season until the introduction of Sissoko.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #25

    offkey its not harmed wonga at all they’ve been in the papers and news for the last few days and prob many more all for free they’ll be loving it expect an announcement soon saying all is fine.
    they n the club will let them advertise it freely until it becomes an uncormfortable situation
    remember one of sportsdirectnews first tweets??

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  • Joe Sophistication

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #26

    Fostino ..

    I agree ..we do need someone with a good final final ball..My mate is down to his last one after an operation a few years back now …I could ask him ?

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  • james589

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #27

    @Joe Sophistication…

    Not far away, dad went to school in Bardney, used to visit two of his old teachers with him as a kid… My trips to Bardney used to end up with sweets and coins not scars haha 😛

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  • Offkey

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #28

    Manx – agree on that, I felt if it was really an issue, they would do what they did with the stadium. Brilliant publicity or them………but if they did pull the plug, I doubt it would do there rep much good.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #29

    manxpie
    She’s cute but I’m not sure how fit she is.

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  • Offkey

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #30

    or = for
    there = their

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  • manxpie

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #31

    offkey i thought he fought and won that they couldn’t sack nor reduce his wage but probably wrong i just remember people spitting bile about him not even taking a pay cut lol?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #32

    Haha we’ll be starting the season with Gouffran and Ameobi up front.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #33

    I think the whole team should site religion as the reason for not wanting to wear the Wonga insignia 😉

    …and while they are at it that they cannot play in a stadium wearing the SD logo lol

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #34

    Still plenty of players to get rid of (Shola, Willo, Tavernier, Obertan etc).

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  • Joe Sophistication

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #35

    James

    Are you aware that the Squirrels are all on crack cocaine around there ? ..they find the stashes in the trunks of trees and have all formed a habit ….they are really aggressive if they can’t get their fix now ..

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #36

    Saw some interesting posts discussing all time best Newc 11. If you added the proviso that any former player come into consideration at their peak whether in a toon shirt or not, then you have an impossible task made doubly so.

    Keegan, Rush, Pearce, Barnes, Gazza, Ginola etc throw their hat into the ring with a vengeance .

    Laundry list of super players.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #37

    Was the Wonga deal Llambeezys baby? Nice little parting gesture to add to the already big naughty pile of turmoil! There all as bad as each other and to that end they all need to go, save for Graham Carr.

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  • Joe Sophistication

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #39

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    reminds me of this great diverse blog

    check it out lads n’ lasses

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #40

    Jimmy,
    I think picking or should i say trying to pick a team with that criteria could drive one insane or at least induce a mental breakdown, i’m getting a headache thinking about it!!!

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