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Newcastle Striker Gets Warning From Pardew

9:40 am, Friday, September 20th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Papiss Cisse still has to score a goal for Newcastle this season, and that was brought up during yesterday’s press conference, and manager Alan Pardew said the Senegal striker needs to score in his next two games, or else his place will come under pressure, since Newcastle have more options up front this season.

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Papiss Cisse - under pressure to score goals

This is what Alan said about Papiss yesterday:

“I think that’s a concern and I think we’ve worked hard trying  to find avenues for Papiss to get that goal and on the inside he’s working hard and he needs to concentrate now because  he’ll come under pressure if he doesn’t score in the next couple of  games for sure.”

“We have Remy we have Gouffran and we have other players and that’s the competition you need at the top,  so therefore a goal from him would be a welcome addition to the squad.” There is always pressure on players,  you have got to perform.”

“And as I say,  I  think  his work rate has been very good but his focus now  needs to be to score goals for us,  and hopefully we can create more opportunities for him,  and I think particularly in the last two games when we’ve  developed more options,  the  opportunities are coming his way.”

The very fact we have a lot more options up front now,  with the likes of Remy now available, means that an alternative starting front three,  in a 4-3-3 formation could be Gouffran, Remy and Ben Arfa, or even Sammy Ameobi on the left wing, so the Newcastle manager definitely now has more options.

The good news is that Newcastle are also creating more chances these days, and in one of these games we should be able to score a few goals and improve our goal difference, if the lads can take most of their chances.

Maybe that will be tomorrow against Hull City?

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League · Sammy Ameobi · Yoan Gouffran





13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Sep 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    A goal will come, and once it does, look out defences.

  • 2 Slank // Sep 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    All strikers have periods when they don’t score. Once he gets his first goal others will quickly follow.

    Hopefully Pardew will continue with the same 4-2-3-1 formation he deployed against Villa and that should generate chances.

  • 3 camas // Sep 20, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Watching on tv from down under he seems to be hopeless!
    Granted he’s scored some great goals but he can be so frustrating. He always seems to be running into an offside position as play builds! His hold up play is non-exsistent!

  • 4 camas // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Personally I think papiss should be dropped and give Gouffy a whole game along side Remy. He seems to add something where as Cisse is usually carried by the whole team!

  • 5 jamesnufc86 // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    He’s a poor striker. I wouldn’t be sad if he left. People say that he is a good finisher, but really is he? he fluffs easy chances all the time, he cant beat a man for the life of him or fashion his own opportunities, he lacks pace, clumsy with the ball. Don’t rate him much at all

  • 6 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    @11/2 i’ll have a cheeky few bob on him for the first goal this weekend… you heard it here first, it’s in the tea leaves, his form is just around the corner and with the pressure of Goofy ad Remy breathing down his neck for that central role I think he will accept the challenge!

    Come on Cisse don’t let me down kiddo!

  • 7 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    for me one of the most important roles in a backroom team is the dietician/nutritionist. It is this role that will keep everyone healthy and fit to play a whole 90 mins every week. It’s great to see Downey getting the fitness improved but the stamina and maintaining mental sharpness comes from diet.

    does anyone know what or who we have in this role?

  • 8 Nufc-83 // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    jamesnufc86 // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    He’s a poor striker. I wouldn’t be sad if he left. People say that he is a good finisher, but really is he? he fluffs easy chances all the time, he cant beat a man for the life of him or fashion his own opportunities, he lacks pace, clumsy with the ball. Don’t rate him much at all

    Agreed his wonder goals where always going to dry up and then we are left with Ameobi the 2nd.

  • 9 DevonToon // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Cisse is the nuts! Clearly a confidence player, like most players are… im glad pardews gunna stick with him, cos hes the muppet who’s caused this problem! question james, how did you view cisse last year?

  • 10 jamesnufc86 // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Nufc-83 – Its a shame really, because when he burst onto the scene he was doing impossible things. I was watching the Villa game and towards the end I was actually hoping that Pards brought on Shola, just to hold the ball up better. Now when you are wishing that Shola comes on, you know you must have some deep seeded psychological problems with Cisse

  • 11 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Keep the faith lads, form is around the corner!

  • 12 geordiesteve520 // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    We have such short memories – two years ago we were sat here saying we must sign Cisse, he’s the player to take us to the next level, he is amazing etc. Now he’s hopeless and we’d not be sad if he left. If he’s that bad, surely we were all wrong then eh?

  • 13 Laurent Robert 32 // Sep 21, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    The lad’s confidence will be shot to bits from the bare scraps he gets during a game. That is from all last season where defending (and not even doing that well) was the priority for the puppet manager.

    Give him enough quality chances and he will be back to a good goalscoring ratio like he’s had throughout his career.




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