GREAT NEWS – Cisse And Newcastle Resolve Wonga Dispute


Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has finally agreed to wear the club’s Wonga-sponsored shirt, despite his religious beliefs – and that’s fantastic news for Newcastle United.

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Papiss Cisse – agrees to wear Wonga shirt – great!!

Cisse is a Muslim and did not travel to Portugal for the club’s pre-season tour,  because  he had not agreed to wear the Wonga insignia on religious grounds, but the good news is he has now agreed to wear the shirt and the training gear.

Under Sharia law Muslims are not allowed to profit from lending out money, and that was the basis for his religious dispute, but our last sponsor was Virgin Money and they do the same thing, loan money out for interest, but Cisse wore the Virgin Money shirt.

And probably the thing that helped sway the Senegal striker, were the recent photographs of him gambling at a Newcastle casino, and of course gambling is against Sharia law too.

And our poll on whether he had damaged his case by his gambling, showed that a high 92% of  Newcastle fans thought he had damaged his case against  wearing the Wonga shirt – and that may have even helped too, because i shows he was getting precious little support from the fans.

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There’s no doubt his stated position eroded quickly once the gambling photos came to light, but hey, we are not going to harp on about it now – we’re just so pleased he’s staying at Newcastle United – because he can be a fantastic striker.

The news has been leaked but is not yet official, but we expect Newcastle to announce the news  today.

Now to get Gomis and Remy through the door, to assist Papiss in smashing in those goals for us next season. 😀

It’s over to you Joe Kinnear.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

Note: We are trying to help Ingo Hagemann who is an International student at Northumbria University studying for an MSc in Sports Marketing, and he’s doing a survey as part of his Masters dissertation. The survey is on the controversial sponsorship between Wonga and Newcastle and it takes only five to ten minutes to complete.

Please help Ingo by taking the survey here – many thanks.

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355 comments so far

  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Damn 13 minutes and 58 seconds out DAMN!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #2

    It cannot have been religious grounds. He cannot be that strict as he gambles. I suspect it was just moral.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Come on Ed your slipping 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Wait a minute….How come Ed hasn’t done an article of rainrix reverting back to a small r….why wasn’t I notified?

    Who’s in charge around here?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Rainrix.

    Thats just not good enough. Go outside now and disembowel yourself. Twice.

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  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    The next question is will joe take credit?

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  • believeintoon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    at last, great news!

    now get Gomis,Remy,Sinclair and will be perfect pre-season

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #8

    business as per usual ,nowt new

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydF8_mNzMdc

    Easy to forget how good HBA actually is since he hardly plays.

    From 0:37 to 0:47 – if that doesnt make you laugh I dont know what will. Bet I was furious at the time

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Why isnt there an article on ibizas outrage at there being no rainrix article??

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Obviously not down to his religion beliefs but enough if this – glad it is over with. Now it’s down to JFK to source a couple of partners for Cisse as apposed to a replacement.

    Let’s not discuss religion anymore as we have all learnt it gets a bit feisty in here!

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Great news!

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  • toonking

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    actually it will not make any difference ed.
    I don’t both posting much as the blog is filled with miserable negativity most of the time.
    I myself might be glad this is sorted but if bookies ever did odds on what the reaction would be I can see them giving odds of 1-5 for negativity and 5-1 for positivity as for netrual 50-1.

    what is going to happen now is they will use this as a way to start getting negative as though we are certain to not get another striker.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Well, outrage might be a bit strong like. Slightly curious is probably a little closer. Not bothered in the slightest is likely the most accurate.

    It’s an outrage. Capitals out!

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #15

    and a keeper alnwick not up to it

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon_tom

    Do not say feisty. It id against my religious beliefs. You evil biggot 😀

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #17

    First smile I have had about Newcastle in ages, glad this is sorted now on to other business

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Lower case in!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibiza
    Lol yeah I know mate
    A couple of players would probably lift the morale of the fans and the players but lets be honest there are still some deep seeded issues within the set up of the club!

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  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Markaccus… Unfortunately due to a debilitating condition called being human i am only able to disembowel myself once before i come down with a bad case of death. Will disembowelling a tramp and then myself suffice?

    Ibiza…. Speaking of which hows the search going for back by popular demand? I miss that prefix. No doubt it was horribly disemboweled by markaccus.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Alright then.
    Hands up who didnt actually read the article?
    C’mon now, don’t be shy!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Rumors has it Cisse will wear
    both the Wonga and the Aspers
    insignia 😉

    So Ibiza…Köstritzer?

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  • plana

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Great news for who exactly?

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  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Ibiza…. Not bothered in the slightest? Im offended. In joes famous words……..

    You’re a c*** 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Yo
    Agreed
    Now the club should be going all out to strengthen the squad and support pardew for the new campaign

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  • djm...

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #26

    With cisse staying we should now be pushing the boat out to sign two top quality attacking midfielders to actually get the ball to him. He hardly ever misses games and will score 20+ with the right service, so we could be sorted for strikers. A young right back and maybe a young goalkeeper in the mould of a 16yr old krul and we would have had a good window.

    The likes of gomes won’t be happy playing back up and is not as good as cisse. They won’t play together as neither is in the mould to play either side of a front three.

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #27

    We all know Hatem is a GREAT individual player, BUT he is also an intelligent passer of the ball. He does look up to see options before starting off on a run. Problem last season was, and also in the Pacos friendly is, we are so STATIC. No off the ball movement, every player standing beside his marker.

    AP, improve players off the ball runs please. Nothing super smart, just instruct players to run into space.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Rainrix

    Death is no excuse. And tramp disemboweling is prohibbited under section 12c of the Geneva convention.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #29

    toonarmydownsouth
    Support Pardew? Seems to be the last thing on our clubs mind

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  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    WOOHOO!

    Like a new signing!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Wahey….Jesper made it! Congratulations buddy! It took three threads, but I can finally say, i don’t know mate, never seen it over here, but I shall keep an eye out.

    Tinman…I don’t see many hands up, could this idea be flawed?

    rainrix…Not well at all mate.It would seem my popularity only exists in a sarcastic sense. Still, it did seem to work well at p*ss*ng some people off. I’ll have to work on a whole new way of doing that now…where to begin?

    tads…We shall see mate, I personally have high hopes of Joe sorting out every problem, ever.

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  • Jamseyd24

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #32

    I love Cisse, He will score 20+ this seaon. lol I hope im right, Anyway time to push on, send Shola out the door now and get a few more attackers in and we will be ok.

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #33

    @djm dont bve crazy man! If Cisse is injured we are royally screwwed. We need a bankable striker in no matter what!

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  • plana

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Viv, he can keep this irrelevant banter up for hours!

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  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Markaccus…. Ah but if you read section 12d you’ll see its allowed as long as it is done while riding a horse whilst also wearing a thong made out of cats teeth. Also you have to sing God save the Queen in Japanese during the act.

    I’ll just saddle up shergar.

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #36

    And Pardew is partially right when he said we bossed the game in the 2nd half. Thing is we mostly side and/or backpassed and the Portuguese were too disinterested to close us down.
    The ones who looked good were Gouffran and Vuckic.

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  • viv

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Yes the penny is starting to drop pal.

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  • rainrix

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Ibiza…. I can suggest a couple of topics if you need some assistance starting another blog kerfuffle?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #39

    plana…We can’t all keep up to your spectacular standards.

    Anyway, to touch on the one comment you appear to have made over the past 3 threads that has anything to do with anything other than putting me down….”good news for who?”

    I would say, seeing as he is the best striker at our club, it’s good news for pretty much everyone connected with the club. I do look forward to you educating me on how that is wrong though.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #40

    MISTER TUFF

    I wrote 2 poems, both were well received. which are you on about.

    Yes it was Re Sign as in he is like a New signing.

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