Papiss Apologized For Taking Penalty in Second Half


Alan Pardew was unhappy that Loic Remy took the first half penalty against Stoke and missed it, and the manager was not at all happy at half time, because Yohan Cabaye is the official penalty taker for Newcastle.

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Papiss Cisse shows great technique in scoring from penalty spot on Saturday

We dare say an issue wouldn’t have been made of it if Loic had scored,  but he missed and it was a poor penalty and Pardew showed his irritation in the dressing room at the break.

And he was asked if he was annoyed that Papiss took the penalty in the second half, and this is what he said:

“I was still expecting Yohan to take the second penalty,  but to pass the penalty onto Papiss was a lovely touch, and I thought Papiss’ finish was very very clinical and great for the fans,  because we all want him to do well.”

“We are all desperate for Papiss to do well and he came over and apologized for taking the penalty after the game, and I thought that was a nice touch.”

By all accounts Papiss is a great lad in the dressing room and extremely humble, just like Demba Ba was in his magical but too short eighteen months stay on Tyneside.

That goal will have done Papiss the world of good, and of course the same thing happened last season when he was allowed to take a penalty in the home game to Norwich a year last September, to get back on the goal track.

But on that occasion he ballooned the ball over the bar – but we still won 1-0 through a goal from – who else – Demba Ba.

Papiss certainly didn’t make that mistake on Saturday, and it was a beautiful penalty right into the top right hand corner, that gave the goalkeeper no chance at all and it was Newcastle’s fifth and final goal of the game.

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114 comments so far

  • bills-son

    Dec 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Cisse is only likely to get goals from the bench and coukd be further down the pecking order if we sign another striker in Jan.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Bills,
    Doesn’t sound like Remy is totally convinced he’ll get cleared.

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  • scout

    Dec 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #3

    If Remy leaves he’s number 1, shola only playing ahead of cisse because he’s the big target man.

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  • scout

    Dec 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    I remember the woodgate and bowyer case. One of them lost weight and was worried to death the other was just normal playing on

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Just reading some of the abuse Micheal Owen gets for his dynamic commentating, class.

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  • davetoon

    Dec 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    things may have been a bit different if we lost 1-0.

    As for Jan, would be shocked if we sign a striker who would start ahead of Cisse as we dont pay over 70k a week as far as I’m aware

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Davetoon,
    We will not be signing anybody in January unless of course Gomis comes in for around 2M and his agents sort their fees out.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Tiote is playing, Pards “makes no bones about it”. I should jolly well hope not. Making bones…..a very odd notion I must say.

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  • laurille

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Isn’t Debuchy suspended for 5 yellow cards?
    I’d go
    Krul
    MYM Willo Colo Santon
    Tiote Anita
    Sissoko Cabaye Gouffran
    Remy

    If we trail after the first half, then Ben arfa in for Sissoko, Shola in for Anita and change to a 4-4-2 formation.

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  • roy

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #10

    The Daily Mirror is reporting Newcastle United want 22 million for Cabaye, considering Ozil at 40 million and Felaini 35 million and Lamella at 30 million, surely Cabaye has to be considered at 40 million also?

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #11

    i say 50mill cabaye is a french int aswell. could be the french cpt also

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  • cyprus

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Best moment last game, the way players congratulated Cisse when he scored. My prediction: lots of fans will be eating humble pie when he and HBA come back storming -sorry Bills 🙂

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  • cyprus

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Roy,
    The answer to your question is no, mate.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Roy,

    Pardew has said £22M isn’t our fee so it sounds like a figure plucked out of the air by hacks. Our fee could be more, could be less.

    With two and a half years still on his contract and us not needing to sell it wouldn’t surprise me if we wanted £25M-£30M.

    Whether he’s worth that or any club would pay it is another matter.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Laurille,
    He missed a game a few weeks back after reaching five.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #16

    I think it’s inevitable Cabaye will go although it would cause me to rethink my attitude toward the regime if he signed a new deal.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #17

    To be fair to Papiss, it was a very, very good penalty and there was no way the keeper was ever getting anywhere near it.

    If Papiss can get back to his best then it will be like having a new signing at the club……………………christ, that sounds like Pardew talking 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Cyprus…thanks for the memories mate 🙂

    …my memory isn’t what it use to be lol

    *most say that the only two players that pick them self for me is Krul and Debuchy. The rest is up for grabs 🙂

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #19

    We have to be holding out for 35 million at a MINIMUM if we are going to sell Cabaye

    The guy is a French International who has been their captain and ours , scores goals, creates goals , covers every blade of grass on a pitch every game and is not afraid of the physical stuff would be amazing in a better team as well

    Modric went for 40 million and rarely does anything on the pitch except pass it backwards or sideways and has played in much better teams than Cabaye , Lamella went for 30 million same with Fellaini

    Ozil is worth the money he is better than Cabaye 40 million for him at the time was the right price but Cabs is doing just as well as him if not better at the moment Sunday should be a cracker !

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  • bills-son

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Cyprus,

    I’d love to see Cisse get somewhere near the form he showed in his firsr season. The problem is the way we are set up now I’m not sure Pardew wants a CF who is purely an out and out striker.

    If HBA can add a consistency to his game Pardew will find a place for him.

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  • davetoon

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #21

    The people most likely talking about Cabaye’s price are his agents salivating at the cut of the deal.

    Hard for us to complain though as we have done the same to may sides over the years, mostly French recently

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Santon,
    The ONE good thing I will give Ashley credit for is that he does seem as though he will not sell unless for top dollar but I can see Cabaye going into the last year of his contract and going a bit cheaper than we would have liked.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Has anyone seen the comments on the bbc sport, opener an article for commend on safe standing…makes this place look civil.

    What’s people’s views on standing?

    I accept awful disasters in the past but with new safe standing, which has more handrails between people , proper tickets not just letting anyone in, certain blocks to stand in, good stewards and only one area for standing it seems like a good idea to me. Gives people an option.

    All turn styles require a ticket to let a person in so can’t sneak an extra 1 in never mind an extra 5000 like in the 70/80s

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  • JackButler

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #24

    All this talk of Cabaye leaving for big money I personally think he’ll be looking at what has happened to his mate Demba Ba, a player who was ripping it up week in week out for us, took the big money on offer from Chelsea and now watches most games either from the stands or at home on his couch.

    At NUFC Cabaye is nailed on to start every game he’s fit and maybe, just maybe he’ll see the benefit of staying with us and rotting away on someone else’s bench

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #25

    Jail

    I’d like to see us give cabaye a good long term deal now while we are flying, night tempt him.

    Suppose they might have offered, we don’t know, but hopefully something is going on. He deserves colo level of wages in my view

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  • Toonfan8

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #26

    i think that times of out and out strikers are over in the top teams, look at the best teams and you see who they have upfront..City Aguero,Negredo…Man utd RVP,Rooney..Bayern Mandzukic…Dortmund Lewandovski, Barca Messi…PSG Ibrahimovci,Cavani…i cant remember of one striker who offers nothing to the game, only goals in top team…they all have to work hard and have some magic in them as well, so Cisse isnt our future i think

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Jack

    That’s the problem with top clubs these days. Managers come and go so often and so much money is available you have no idea how long you will be first choice.

    Look at mata, 20 goals from midfield and barely gets even a sub appearance this season.

    Unless your a ronaldo, messi, Suarez, aguero etc then never a guarantee

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  • JackButler

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #28

    With the additional 30+ million coming in at the end of the season the club could easily raise the wage level to around 80-85k a week for the top players

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  • bills-son

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #29

    Santon,

    You’ve got a point and I would imagine that is exactly the type of argument that Ashley would use to justify anywhere up to £30M not just to a buying club but also to Cabaye and his agent.

    Fans who say Pardew is touting Cabaye are wrong imo. Ashley told him when he came there was no way AC was being sold and Pardew passed that on to the fans. Problem was nobody ever expected Lpool to go to £35M, an offer way more than he was worth and too good to refuse.

    That’s why Pardew now hedges his bets and says he hopes no club matches our asking price. If silly money is offered, and I believe thats what our asking prices are for top players, Ashley could sell. As he proved by turning down offers for Tiote from Chelsea and Cabaye from Arsenal no player is going anywhere on the cheap or probably even for what he is worth.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #30

    JB,
    That would be assuming he doesn’t rate himself higher than Demba Ba and once a player is earning so much it’s not always about the money RVP didn’t join Man U for the extra 20K a week but to win titles, probably rethinking that one now though.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Transfer Sage

    True, but with us he is nearly 100% nailed on to be in the starting 11, at Chelsea etc they can go out and replace him every window. The money is one thing but playing has to be the main attraction for any player. I’d bet everything that Ba wouldn’t have signed for Chelsea if he had known that he’d hardly kick a ball in their first 11

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #32

    Bills

    I also think whether people think pardew is touting players or not is irrelevant.

    1. Ashley decided who is sold for the money, not pardew…if a big offer comes on ash will probably sell and pardew will have to accept it

    2. Who signs players based on other managers touting them? None. They just look at how cabaye plays and then enquire as to a price

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  • davetoon

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Of course it will be hard to hold onto Cabaye as he is an international MF who defends and scores goals and can play a pass, take free kicks, has a good attitude, etc.

    I think for him personally it would be better to stay at Newcastle until after the world cup playing with other French squad players as you would think Cabaye’s spot in the French team is nailed down. He can concentrate on a good world cup where France are almost guaranteed to top the group.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #34

    Jack

    Yeh I am agreeing with you.

    Each manager has his favourite for a variety of reasons, work rate, style, type of player, how he fits in his system etc.

    For me the only team cabaye would be a regular who are bigger than us in England are man utd and possibly Liverpool. But that’s not say the window after try don’t sign a couple players and he drops to the bench.

    Cabaye is a player though who’s reputation is bigger than Ba’s….that seems to be the main thing in a lot of English clubs. For me Ba would offer a lot more than Torres and Etoo but they are bigger names and done more in the past…Ba looks like other Chelsea players almost look down at him because of the clubs he has come from and not being a big name.

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  • Toonfan8

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #35

    I dont think Cabaye would struggle to play at Arsenal, he has quality to be starter for them, way better than Flamini, better than Arteta, better than Wilshere…he has enough to play there, but price have to be 30M minimum….Fellain 35 and is nowhere near Cabaye…plus we are in good position and dont have to sell….

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  • JackButler

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #36

    Jail for Ashley

    I think that out of all the top side in this league the only chance of regular first team football Cabaye has is with Man Utd, at Chelsea, Liverpoll, Man City and Arsenal he’d spend most of his time warming the bench

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  • bills-son

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #37

    TS, agreed.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Transfer Sage

    agree mate, the worry is that PSG or Roma come in with a serious bid for him, with Garcia at Roma and PSG being a club he loves they would both be major attractions for the lad.

    Just don’t want to see one of our best players rotting away on anyones bench

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  • cyprus

    Dec 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Spanner in the works: if Cabs is at Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey level, why do we so often ‘lose’ the MF? Or are the people next to him so poor? The lad’s good, but he’s been bigged, all ready for a big money transfer. Should he go, I think he’ll go Ba’s route. We’ll find out if I was wrong soon enough.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Players will nearly always believe they are good enough to make the first eleven and that’s why very few will stay put for a g’teed place.

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