Guess Who’s Been Scoring Newcastle’s League Goals?

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was told yesterday that the last 12  Premier League goals scored by Newcastle have all come from French players, and this season Papiss Cisse and the two Ameobi brothers have each scored one goal each, but they were in the Capital One Cup.

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Papiss Cisse – had two or three decent chances on Saturday

Alan Pardew responded to the goals scored in the Premier League by Newcastle, and they have come from Loic Remy, Ben Arfa, Yoan Gouffran and Yohan Cabaye.

“We have a group of players who are very good.” “It’s just strange that the French guys are getting goals.”

Of course we do have a lot of French players in the squad and up front too, so it’s not really that strange, but we need to see players like Papiss Cisse start getting on the goals trail.

And hopefully in the World Cup qualifying game coming up between Senegal and the Ivory Coast later this week, he can find out what it’s like to score a goal again.

If Newcastle are going to start climbing the league from our current 11th place, we need the Senegal man to be sharper in front of goal.

And while Papiss and Demba Ba never really played well together at Newcastle, since Ba left for Chelsea in January, Cisse has gone off the boil, and maybe the physical presence of Ba up front is what Cisse is missing?

What do you think?

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8 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Oct 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Does it matter what nationality the players are? The dream of Sir John Hall seeing 11 Geordie’s running out at SJP will never happen so personally I couldn’t care less where they come from

  • Partizan

    Oct 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2


    Santon.. i agree what you say but keep in mind that that even other teams have some spectacular youngsters who can’t get anywhere near the first team,,and its understandable,EPL is a strong league for such a huge risk,look at Kyle Walker.A player with such abilities he still had to go on a 2 year loan where in our team would probably be a starter without going on loan.If you wanna create a team for the future then we should buy young players who from the moment you buy them they are ready for the first team,or at least close to the first team….but those players would cost around 3-6 mill and not 200k or some funny figure.


    Jano Ananidze-20 years old
    Luciano Vietto-19
    Fyodor Smolov-23
    Bruno Mendes-19

    All these 4 i mentioned would break into the first team within a year and would not cost more than 5 mill….have a look at Verona this season,came from Seria B and took Iturbe on loan,,one of the smartest loan moves of the year…The problem of our scouting team and especially Graham Carr is that he’s focused mainly on French players which are very good in Physicality but lack Technique or they have it but they’re too slow to execute it.They say we want Arsenal’s blueprint,but best blueprint in whole Europe is Porto,no team can match their transfers…yes they pay 5-6 mill for a 19 year old but at least they know what the’re getting and they hardly go wrong…5 years ago i was mentioning Falcao for NUFC,80% didnt even know who the guy is,and the other 20% said he’s nothing special,,,3 years ago everyone all of a sudden”oh my god Falcao Falcao”..

    Search Brazil,Argentina,Uruguay,,,explore South America…you’ll be amazed what you gonna find there.

  • Ciaran

    Oct 9, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s strange that French players are getting the goals? Our best players at the minute are Remy, Gouffran, Ben Arfa and Cabaye.

    It would only be strange to you Alan if you were an idiot…

  • jayphoto

    Oct 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Be nice to have a geordie #9 to be honest but i’d settle for a competent #9! Not sure what happened to Cisse! For Freiberg his chance to goal ratio was outstanding! He played in a 4-5-1 system with alot less service than he gets now playing with worser teammates and only getting half chances some games! Actually met him at the start if this year, he was very very pro Newcastle city and club! But surprisingly open with his dislike for Pardew and tactics, maybe he should be moved on?

  • jayphoto

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Also, got a feeling we really missed out on Ravel Morrison! Apparently he was available for 1m and a sell on percentage from man utd a year ago and we’d only offer 650k! He even came to the training ground for talks! Reckon he could go on to be a huge player, lot of coaches praising his attitude lately (clark, allardyce etc) amazing how unprepared to take even a minor risk our club is

  • jayphoto

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    @santon – problem with scouting south America is work permits! portuguese teams don’t have to have that problem hence why then can take chances with players like Hulk etc who eould have never got a permit to play in the uk at the time! The ones like Piazon have itslian passports but thats not applicable to the whole of South america!
    Don’t think Carr just scouts in france, think us signing french players is largely due to commercial reasons! Its no coincidence Sports Direct launched in France around the same time as we started this policy! Try buying a toon shirt in france and you’ll struggle to find one not in a SD store

  • Partizan

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Jay…I wrote that 🙂

  • jamieNERO

    Oct 10, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Its pretty obvious to me, Cisse is a flash in the pan. Okay he is a big confidence player but some of the stuff he tries to pull off is down right stupid. Always trying to hit wonder goals and okay he pulled a few off. We look a much better team with a front three of HBA, Remy and Gouf. Cisse needs to sit a few out. Bringing back Demba won’t happen, however I would love him to come back. He’s a great striker, intelligent in the box and clinical. Two things which Cisse certainly isn’t, he’s like a headless chicken in the box and wasteful.


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