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Papiss To Nike – Please Don’t Call Me Sisse

4:58 pm, Monday, July 29th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 50 Comments

It’s generally called a screw-up – Newcastle striker Sammy Ameobi has sent out a tweet of how Nike messed up Papiss Cisse’s new boots by misspelling his name.
Cisse received a new pair of customized HyperVenom boots, but the name is embarrassingly wrong.

cisse sisse

The definition of sissy is as follows:
Noun – derogatory, a person regarded as effeminate or cowardly.
Adjective – derogatory. feeble and cowardly.

How dare they, but there is funny side to it. 😀

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50 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Its Pardew’s fault

  • 2 dubzy // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    indykaila News ?@indykaila 59m ago
    World exclusive news tonight regarding Newcastle United Football Club. #NUFC

  • 3 G // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Did JFK order those boots for him? Sounds like one his.

  • 4 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Everything Newcastle United is a complete farce, we’re a parody of football clubs.

  • 5 Rotonda heights // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:01 PM


    How would it put off a buyer? They’d probably see it as chance to get it cheaper. Takeovers are rare when everything is hunky dory. Owners will generally take a hit on a club in turmoil.

  • 6 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Have we now become the lowest s

  • 7 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:03 PM


    But going to a match doesn’t mean that their money is going to Ashley, it means that their money is going to NUFC! That money is then used to pay wages, buy players and the day to day running of the club. If NUFC makes a profit then MA can take back some of the money that he loaned the club.

    It’s just banging your head against a brick wall to try and organise a boycott. There’s no way that enough fans will back that and we would make our club look even more of a joke than it already does to the rest of the football world.

    So tell me, realistically…what do you really want to happen?

  • 8 Tommyy // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    * spending club in the league? Aside from Crystal Palace? If this is a trend that continues then it’s obvious we’re getting relegated as we will never strengthen the youth set up in time and Pardew has the gift of making internationals look like amateurs.

  • 9 89Norcal // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    No way in hell Joke in’ere could get that close. He would probably spell it “Sea say”.

  • 10 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM


    In turmoil??? Potential buyers don’t give a damn about a minority of fans complaining that the club is ‘settling’ for top 8/10 and they don’t like the manager. Potential buyers don’t give a damn about the football side of things as long as the club is successful.

    What potential buyers see when they see our club:
    – a global fan base with a core in the north east
    – a globally recognised brand
    – a squad currently valued at 7th highest in the PL
    – 3 years in the PL although struggled last season
    – a settled and experienced backroom staff
    – good revenue stream but with room for improvement
    – approx. £260M to buy the club and clear the debt

  • 11 Uncertain Toon // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Get Charlie Austin in, dodgy knee, cheap as chips price and wages, the new Demba Ba!
    And a Shola upgrade, jobs a fish.
    Unproven in Premiership i here you say, Shola is unproven in premiership!!!
    Stop messing about toon!

  • 12 Novocastrian66 // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    I would never sanction a boycott. If people do not want to go to the match, fine don’t go. Do not try and convince other people not to attend by some sort of organised boycott.
    I can tell you now there are more important causes to organise a demonstration against than the running of a football club and this club has had worse owners in my experience than the current incumbent.

  • 13 89Norcal // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM


    probably looking for a bit of glamour as well. For London clubs that’s easy.

  • 14 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Looks like nike are tryin 2 wind up Cisse!

  • 15 Dannyo // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Can’t believe Indykalia tweet was copied and pasted onto here…
    His word means as much as a flies shit.

  • 16 Rotonda heights // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM


    You have to accept that the mood amongst fans is very low at the moment.

    I personally think we have a very good squad which with just a couple of shrewd Carr additions, plus the long overdue appointment of Faye Downey (as the players will testify listening to their accounts of Pardew’s lacklustre training sessions) could conceivably take us to the next level.

    This will not happen under Pardew’s management or JFK’s job description whatever that may be. Wonga just sets the seal on a very tacky and incompetent set up.

    What I would like to see happen is a ”footballing ” manager come in with a good CV.

    Secondly if w are to have a D.O.F make it someone with some cred because it would be harder to be much more of a joke club than we are at the moment with JFK.

    Thirdly scrap this awful sponsor Wonga.

    Finally none of the above will happen as Ash seems intent on making it jobs for the boys no matter what
    so bring on indykaila’s imaginary takeover!!

  • 17 toon22 // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:21 PM


    Its got JK written all over it this story,would love to see Kebabs boots.

  • 18 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Did’nt Joe Kinnear worked at Nike aswell as NUFC.

  • 19 wingspan // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    We announced a new sponsorship deal today – you dont do that if your in talks about a takeover

  • 20 ScottyCovNUFC // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Didnt know Joe Kinnear worked at Nike aswell as NUFC.

  • 21 toon22 // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    You do if it means you make more money,just in talks dont mean there looking at the books.

  • 22 Slank // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Rotonda @ 5

    What are you talking about ‘turmoul’ ?

    The fact is that of the management team one person has resigned and two have joined.

    None of the purples have been sold. Only one regular (Perch) has been sold.

    No first team players have been bought yet. Our bid for PEA was the highest but the club will not be mucked about with Lyon and quite rightly.

    People who buy clubs nowadays do so to (a) help promote their business interests and/or (b) because they can as they have the money (and some say sense) to do so. The view of the fans don’t figure in their calculations. It’s highly unlikely that the next owner of Newcastle will be a Newcastle supporter.

  • 23 Slank // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    and some say NO sense !!

  • 24 toonking // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    why would a fan want to boycott a match now when he has already payed the money for his season ticket also the away fans won’t care at all about us so they will still be their.
    if cashley knows the stadium is quiet he will probably cover all the seats up with even more sports direct advertisement banners.

    an empty stadium is the sign of a team that is in massive trouble and on the verge of collapse.

    over in teeside you have got a club suffering right now.

    in 2004 Middlesbrough won a league cup then in the following year they reached the final of the uefa cup final in that time their average attendances were 30K+ but then they got relegated into the championship and saw a big did in attendances and ever since then more and more fans have just give up and the boro seem to be getting worst and worst.

    if you think back to the year KK walked out we were shout our heads off at cashley that year demanding he get out and we ended up relegated.

    another reason that supporting the club is so important is the loyalty the fans have is the only thing the club has that helps attract the decent players if a player noticed that we started boycotting games they would most likely see us no long as a loyal fan base but more of a selfish set of fans that expect everything.

  • 25 mindshaft // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Clear the debt?? surely you mean to take over the debt and start charging interest on it – no ones going to write off the debt

    Anyway not sure this world exclusive will have owt to do with a takeover – more likely that Shola will be our number one choice striker this season

  • 26 welshgeordie9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Gervinho is the latest player to be linked with us.

  • 27 mindshaft // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Given that the toon are notoriously secretive about most things and will only let out selected information to selected journalists I doubt someones gonna tell some random bloke on twitter any breaking news first … especially if it’s anything other more than “we filled up the team bath today” or “dog ran on pitch” etc etc

  • 28 Slank // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Rotunda @ 16

    The Newcastle fans like almost all fans are fickle. They blow hot and cold. You only need to read some of the blogs of many other clubs. At Liverpool, ManU, Arsenal, Spurs and West Brom it is all doom and gloom.

    I agree with you that we have a very good squad, probably better now that many of the newbies have had an exposure the Premiership and a pre-season under their belt.

    We have had ”footballing ” managers and they won nothing.

    Kinnear should be judged after the transfer window has closed.

  • 29 numba9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Tds ye we pay thru turnstiles and that says for the wages etc that are lower than they were for a while but where is the sky money going ? 1 reason Ashley still has club…. He makes big on selling players and sky money if h wanted to sell if could like Fulham within a week not 5 years . If takes longer than than to sign a player and that gets pulled the plug on

  • 30 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM


    I’m not sure about glamour at Man City though… 🙂

  • 31 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM


    I think we dodged a bullet when he went to arsenal. Very overated imo. Mind, now that we have seen him play im sure he is just the type of player jfk will want.

  • 32 Slank // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Welsh @ 26

    Wasn’t there howls of protest that we didn’t buy Gervinho not too long ago? He has done so well at Arsenal that they now feel that he can leave.

  • 33 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    The biggest problem with gervinho is his hair. Uses that head band to hold his dredds forward in some sort of extreme rasta comb over.

  • 34 toon kk // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    We were nearly relegated last season and
    If that isn’t enough to give MA a shake then god help this club. He’s gambling with our future so he can get his money back.
    Alot of people think we have a great squad well think again, yes we have a few quality players but imo we’re a lazy unfit bunch with a sh.t manager.

  • 35 Toon_Tom // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I would love someone to simply ask Ashley “Why did you buy NUFC?”

  • 36 Yorkgeordie // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:43 PM
    Anybody in doubt about how Mike Ashley makes his money should read this

  • 37 welshgeordie9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:44 PM


    I don’t know if its old news but if you look on Indykalia website thats where I got the information from but like said its probably old news.

  • 38 Mister Tuff // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Markaccus – Gervinho -has not lived up to promise and has the worst hair style in the Premier League.

  • 39 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM


    Ah right, well hopefully that is the case. Although he is probably better than no one…. probably 😀

  • 40 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM


    Of course I accept that. But part of that is self inflicted as many fans seem to have an over-inflated opinion on where we actually are as a football club and how close we are to the next step. We should be finishing around 7th/8th but there’s a massive gap in terms of squad strength, wage bill, revenue stream etc. to get to the top 6. Sure, we could get there like 2 seasons ago, but it’s not just a case of spending £20M or so.

    I think the next level for us is to consolidate 7th/8th place and if we have a few players on top form, don’t get many injuries etc. then we can capitalise on the downfall of a top 6 club or two and finish higher. I don’t agree that we can’t do that under Pardew, but I do think that he’s in last chance saloon.

    There are no “footballing” managers with a good CV that are available and would want to come to us. People say Poyet and all he’s done is manage for a few seasons in the lower leagues! That’s hardly a justification to bring him to us. How about Malky Mackay? He achieved more but I wouldn’t want him either.

    There are no proven managers at the CL level that we could get right now because we don’t look like having a tilt at the CL, so a managerial change is a gamble. I think we should only take that gamble if it’s clear that Pardew will not be able to get us to where we should be.

    You know what I think about JFK…as long as he keeps his mouth shut, I don’t care. You shouldn’t care either. If he signs the players and doesn’t say anything stupid then fine, I hope he’s invisible.

    Wonga is distasteful, no doubt about it…and then they announce some online gambling sponsor today too? The problem is, these companies are where the money is. So do we go for the money or do we go for another sponsor and forgo signing a player?

  • 41 Markaccus // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Mister tuff

    Both good points. You win todays internet.

  • 42 PMartel // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    How far after the transfer window shuts can you do loan deals?

    Is it possible we are looking to do deal for Remy if he is proven not guilty after his case is heard in September?

    Still, I cannot see QPR wanting to loan him out. I still think it’s possible we could end up with Gomis though.

    It’s clear there is some money to spend – Bids made for both PEA and Gomis.

  • 43 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM


    Dead simple mate. Ashley hasn’t made any profit from the club yet. Also the money from the turnstiles is a small percentage of the revenue for the club these days.

    The “Sky money” goes to running the club, paying our huge wage bill and dealing with everything else that is required to run a PL football club these days.

    It’s NOT going to Ashley’s back pocket. Those are the facts that the accounts tell us.

  • 44 Bearsize // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    I think gervinho is a good player. Arsenal probably just to good for him. Think he would enjoy playing for toon

  • 45 JAMSHA // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    so gomis back

  • 46 EastEndMagpie // Jul 29, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Dannyo spot on… actually shameful people are reading what he says, do they not read the countless tweets about how much of a pathetic contradicting lying b@stard he is?

  • 47 numba9 // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Third highest attendances in England and we get treated as third class citizens from a owner that still has the club because he is on the take from loyalty simple and also the higher we finish the more we get speculate to accumulate would be more sense

  • 48 lochinvar // Jul 29, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Cisse should ask for a different brand to supply his shoes…maybe their main competitors Badedas and tell the other lot to go take a Hike !

  • 49 shear-class // Jul 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Bafetimbi gomis left out of lyon CL squad is the deal dead?

  • 50 microbar // Jul 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    Does JK work for nike then.sisse.

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