Striker Looking Great In Training – Big Player For Newcastle

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has indicated that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been back in training over the last couple of days, and Pardew has been surprised at how sharp Cisse has looked.

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Papiss Cisse – will play at last 45 minutes on Tuesday

On Thursday Cisse finally reached an agreement with Newcastle and Wonga to wear the Wonga insignia on his shirt and on his training gear this season.

And Alan Pardew has told Sky Sports News that Cisse looks to be in fine fettle:

“It’s unusual but nice to be able to talk about Papiss as a footballer, after all that has gone on, and I must say the two days’ training he has put in has surprised me.”

“He has looked in really good fettle, and he will have half a game, at least, at St Mirren on Tuesday night.” ” I am pleased it has all been sorted out, and we will bond round him now and support him.”

“We will try and get the best out of him, because he is an important player for us.” “It was a taxing situation for him but he is fine. We are a resilient bunch, in football. You have to bounce back in our world, or you’ll be in trouble.”

Papiss can play a big role for us this coming season, and I fully expect him to kick on and make a positive contribution.”

Newcastle had a good 1-0 win at Bloomfield Road on Sunday afternoon.with that other striker Shola Ameobi scoring the winner and the Nigerian International’s third goal in pre-season.

It will be great to have Cisse playing again for Newcastle, and we’re sure the Newcastle fans will give him their full support in the coming campaign, because he’s a big player for the team, and he scores those great goals.

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94 comments so far

  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #1

    There’s an unknown person spotted on the training ground. Mark Douglas saw him and he didn’t realize who that was nor we linked to this person previously, so he came up and asked who he was. That guy just said with a strong French accent, “look, I know you guys are trying to sign Remy and Gomis. Actually, if you sign me, you guy will get both Remy and Gomis in combo, and you got twice speed and twice scoring ability in me!” Mark was very curious, “Who are you lad?” That guy replied, “I am Remi Gomis.”

  • t00ntime

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #2

    1) We are willing to bid higher for Gomis then Remy this summer because Remy might be going to jail, so any money bid has more or less a 50/50 chance of going down the drain. Thats why we wat a loan and will pay the money in January if he is innocent

    2) We dont know how much we bid for Pea or whether he was actually a target this summer. A french newspaper did say that ST ettiene rejected bigger bids from other clubs because when dortmund came in, Pea wanted to move their so the club fulfilled his wish and accepted a lower offer.
    Seen so no clubs were named we dont know if we were one with a higher bid or if we even bid at all.

    3) Why is Gomis taking long? Because paying 12million euros for a player who is free in 12months and has an average goal ratio is insane. MA will wait till January or even next year if he has too. They will get desperate and whether we get him or not they will not get 10million from anyone for him. If Lyon wont lower their price we will move on and try harder for remy or even go back to bent.

    I think we are very slow with transfers and it can be annoying but I totally agree with not paying 12mil for Gomis and loaning Remy

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #3

    I agree, it should be a thoughtful game of brinkmanship, but we have erred on the side of caution in the past and missed out and seem now to be somewhat cornered and pigeon holed and lets face it, Pards, Kinnear et al are run of the mill, so don’t really expect us to maneuver ourselves out of this terribly nimbly or well. Still clinging to the glimmer of hope that I’m wrong though, sigh!

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Just don’t ever stick him right wing again Pardew okay, and I mean ever.

  • potski

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #5

    What’s this slowest club stuff? You missed the on-going saga about Rooney and Fabregas. Plus Real apparently only just made bid for Bale. What on earth they thinking about, the window has been open weeks. Surely all DOF’s haven’t been on holiday?

    If it was so straightforward then there wouldn’t be so much business done on the last day of the window.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #6


    I think I have a weeks patience left in me then I’ll start to really worry about it.

    That would give us two weeks left before the start of the season.

    The sheer tightness of the purse strings is the same every window right down to the last cent.

    We have been here all to often and have had terrible seasons because we have missed out on players before.

    Players are crying out to come here, hell, they even go on strikes and throw tantrums with their own chairman.

    It’s like we are some seedy set-up when it comes to signing players at times.

    Ben Arfa, Debuchy, Gomis.

    I can’t think of any other regime who behave like it.

    Mike just likes us to bend them over the barrel until they submit their souls. Have a bit of class man for once.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Well Toontime, if the players are that problematic to sign, maybe we should look elsewhere? I wonder if we had gone in for , say Bony, would it have taken us about 2 weeks of Mike Ashley brinkmanship to get near sorting a deal, whereas Swansea just seemed to do the business fast. Its all about fair deals, and NUFC just cant seem to see that. Thus, we ballsed around for months and months trying to say 1 mill for Debuchy. Now i dont see that Debuchy is a good defender, but the 1 mill saved is worth absotutely nothing to NUFC , in the greater scheme of things. I have written about our transfer strategy on here before, in terms of the three different tactics we have. I’m off to bed and too lazy to repeat it, but it still stands up 100% to scrutiny. . And i wish MA would change it !!

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #8

    I know Prodigy, its embarrassing. Sometimes you just have to say “fair price” on a player, and go for it. At the level of 5-8mill, our negotiations seems to be one massive game of brinkmanship , compared to other clubs. I wonder what sort of reputation we are building – probably as awkward, tight fisted knackers who try to get injured players on the cheap. This cant be good for us. And then we send in geezer pikey Kinnear ….Ashley clearly has issues of trust, and would employ the milkman in a senior capacity if he trusted him. Hence Kinnear getting two jobs at NUFC despite sickness and LLambias getting in too. Bonkres. Still I reckon we will get Gomis by mid week….you heard it here first …ITK !!! 🙂

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Here’s one,

    Why did Campbell play for under 21’s the other night? Why didn’t he get a full 90 against Blackpool as you’d think it would be the sort of game they could use to establish if he needs to go out on loan or not. I just don’t get it, especially as they new cisse was going!
    If the toon mismanage his progress i’ll pop a rivet!

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #10


    How much time do they need like? What is sufficient?

    I’d expect multi million pound deals for the likes of Rooney, Bale etc be drawn out, there is alot of money involved compared to the 6-7-8 million Euro players we go for.

    It’s not as if there is a big que of Champions League clubs sniffing about our targets either.

    These should be bread and butter signings.

    It’s Newcastle that drags them out more often than not.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #11

    * cisse wasn’t going

  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #12

    @Uncertain, Pardew doesn’t like non-hoofball players, which is Adam Campbell. If you remember, he was on the pitch last year and no one passed the ball to him.

  • t00ntime

    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #13

    Nobody is even sure Gomis wants to come here. English papers say Newcastle, most French papers say Marseille. I’m not saying I always agree with MA’s transfer buisness cause like with Debuchy I didnt get why MA was been a prick about it. But I fully agree with not paying 12mil for Gomis. Didnt Bony+aub go for that price, Mario Gomez was cheaper, Tevez was cheaper etc. Lyon have put a crazy price tag on him cause they need money. Which means they will become increasingly desprate to get rid. No club will pay 12mil for him, and Lyon will lower their price whether for us or for marseille or someone else.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #14


    Makes you cringe man dosn’t it..

    Just spend the lot and give us a good chance next season is all I say. What we got to lose? Nout.

    We will get more money next season.

    How long did it take Swansea to snap up Bony though? Days? How long they been in the Premier? What about West Ham? Just promoted haha. Can’t believe Swansea has won a cup *sigh*

    Just shows you how far “actual planning” goes and ambition.

    We are being shown up goodstyle.

    Im not exactly panicking as yet, but howay, at least give us a decent chance next season Mike.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Munster Mag @8 makes a very relevant point.
    It is quite possible teams will just refuse to deal with us period(I’m not American!) when it’s in the public domain how we do business. I imagine it’s a pretty hectic time for the people doing the negotiations and they don’t want to be wasting manhours thrashing out deals with us when they’ve got other players or targets they need to sort out.
    The policy seems so restrictive any way you look at it! If he waits till January to save a few beans we could be in the poop by then!
    I thought we got named as bidding for Pea and more than Dortmund paid or is that bollox as well?
    When we bought Obertan I can imagine Manure saying ‘3 million and if you start you’re penny pinching pish we’ll see him to Sunderland for a fiver’! Think we got done a kipper there!
    Well, getting fed up with this like! Drive you to drink(a lot more!)

  • Joe Blog

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #16

    You gave him the no9 Pardew, use him accordingly.

  • 89Norcal

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #17

    Pards thinked he looked good in training?

    Well now that we know his sessions aren’t exactly challenging, I’m not sure how much stock I want to put into that!

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #18


    Aye, noticed that when Campbell was on the pitch, but I thought it was because all they could see was a blur! He was too quick, they just couldn’t suss out where he was! Honestly though, it looked like he didn’t fit with the style of play at all.

  • count

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Prodigy. – moan moan moan

  • potski

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #20

    Hardly “bread and butter” signings. We want players who:

    – are internationals and if not played in EPL then have played in Europe with their current club
    – are willing to go to a club which isn’t currently in Europe, and is unlikely to be a regular in CL nor win any domestic honours during the next 5 years, in other words for most during the peak of their careers

    And all of these players will have a number of potential clubs interested in them.

    Lastly, clubs might not want to sell. Wasn’t the problem last year with Debuchy not just over money, but his club wanted to have brought in a replacement first. So you then get in a chain of players.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #21


    I do try not to.

    But sometimes I’v got absolutely no problem doing so.

    Frustration more than anything else.

    Cheers, all the same.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 29, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #22

    Lads, Iv ran out of time. Got to get back to work.

    End of the day you have your opinions, I have mine. And that is all they are.

    For a club like Newcastle these are bread and butter signings. Well they should be anyway.

    One wants to come, he wants Premier League football.

    The other is in the championship with a world cup coming up next year, aswell as having a reletively cheap release clause.

    We can afford both no problem. I don’t doubt that for a second.

    I applaud your patients, but me personally, im sick of it.

    I think we should be ran alot better than at current.

    If you think different, that is entirely your prerogative.

    Goodnight all.

  • potski

    Jul 29, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #23

    I thought Gomis was quoted as wanting to go to Marseilles. Remy has a rape allegation hanging over him.

    Both want to play at the highest level to get themselves into the World Cup squad. Like PEA neither will be interested if a team playing in CL came in for them.

  • reccerobbo

    Jul 29, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #24

    Cisse looking sharp in training I can see the headlines all ready cisse like a new signing as we haven’t used him in ore season yet.

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 29, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #25

    @13 t00ntime

    Eventhough Tevez and Mario Gomez were sold for cheap, they demanded high wages.

    Tevez is getting 6.7m at Juventus which equates to 129k per week. M Gomez earns 10m per year so you get the picture.

    Once you match the asking price of the player, you then get to discuss personal terms with the player and agent. Even if we matched Citys asking price of 9m for Tevez, there was no way Tevez would’ve taken a pay cut from 200k a week to 50-80k under MA’s pay structure. Plus Juventus had the lure of CL so he could still play at the highest level and keep his value stable.

  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 29, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #26

    @RVD, well said. Let’s say we sign Tevez for 10m, but we have to break the wage structure we have set up, that doesn’t work. That lowers the morale of the whole team too.

  • 89Norcal

    Jul 29, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Comment #27

    @RVD – wise to point that out

    Excuse me man, did you say “A” new signing, as in 1? Have you not seen Shola banging them in lately? Then after you consider Raylor it’s like 3 new signings.

    If you ask me that’s done and done. Time to go back on vacation 🙂

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 29, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    Comment #28

    I can see Cisse getting 15-20 goals in the upcoming season. This all depends if Pardew gets his tactics right.

    If i can recall last season (which i dont want to), for the 1st 10 games were were playing 4-4-2. Thats just like giving your play book to the opposition a week in advance

    This year i want to see something different from our manager. I want Pards, to do his homework/research, know the opposition and the possible formation and combination of players to play.

    I want to see more attacking game, set plays, a lot of goals, rushing defence, suffocation defence, more possession, less injuries, packed stadiums

  • lesh

    Jul 29, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #29

    The Arizona Geordie Pizzicat

    Don’t rule out us signing Remi Gomis, anything’s possible – especially with Kinnear on the case!

  • reccerobbo

    Jul 29, 2013 at 4:43 AM

    Comment #30

    @89norcal fair point 3 new signings 2 full internationals as well can’t complain can we ha ha

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 29, 2013 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #31

    @ lesh

    Im keeping my expectations very low so if we do sign someone, ill be doing jumping jacks and cartwheels

    Less then 3 weeks and we still haven’t signed anyone.

    We have about 14 top players from 25 and rest are average. Looks like MA is waiting for 1-2 average players to setup this season to become first team player(s) so the overall value of the team increases with players competing for spots and deadwood gets cleared in Jan and next summer before investing further since we are not in Europa and there isnt much expectation on us this year compared to last where we had to live up to our expectations of finishing 5th. I think we are Malaga of the EPL 🙂

  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 29, 2013 at 4:58 AM

    Comment #32

    @Lesh, if it’s Joe, now those would be:

    Loser Rummy
    Buffet Tummy Gnome

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 29, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    Comment #33

    ***less than 3 weeks before the season kicks off and we still havent signed anyone

  • nut meg

    Jul 29, 2013 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #34

    Joe still in a coma ?

  • Do the shaka hislop

    Jul 29, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #35

    Aulas is just holding out for a boxful of lonsdale’s to sweeten the deal… howay ashley get ya finger out mate lol

    in all seriousness I really do think that this season could be a potential success, my three biggest asks were

    Manager (stuck with parsnip so im behind him for now, noose at the ready)

    A new fitness regime (tick well done boys)

    Strikers/wingers (still quietly confident)

    Gomis brings so much more than just goals his hold up play and link up play is far superior to owt we have at the moment so can only be a good thing.

    Remy would be awesome but there must be a serious chance he’s going to the slammer or people would have already been lodging bids.

  • p

    Jul 29, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #36

    What you on aboot rvd, we got kemen, the new alex song

    We are heading for the cl especially with shola in his rich vein of form

  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 29, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #37

    Give shola the number 9!

  • IITianToon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Comment #38

    Tottenham have agreed to pay the release clause of Roberto Soldado and will complete a €30 million deal for the Valencia striker this week.

    Spurs’ sporting director Franco Baldini was in Valencia last week to discuss a move for the 28-year-old forward, but the Londoners saw a bid of €26m plus add-ons turned down by the Liga outfit.

    Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had hoped to sign the striker for less than his €30m clause, but Spurs moved quickly as late interest from Liverpool emerged and Baldini agreed a deal via telephone with Valencia president Amadeo Salvo on Saturday.


  • 89Norcal

    Jul 29, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #39

    Simple as!

    You mean we’re not supposed to be apathetic and misleading tightwads? Sorry man you’ve lost me 🙂

  • IITianToon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    Comment #40

    I just have a bad feeling that some other club will come at the last minute, offer 11m and take gomis away..


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