Top Striker Wants To Stay At Newcastle

The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse would want a guarantee of first team football if he was to leave Newcastle for pastures anew, but in modern-day football there are no guarantees of first team football, and neither should there be.

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Papiss Cisse – wants  first team football is he is to leave Newcastle

There’s a report today in the Mail that Newcastle are considering swapping Papiss for Dutch striker Luuk de Jong, but we don’t know how accurate that report is.

And it’s interesting that top sports writer Lee Ryder is reporting that the 28 year-old has no interest at all in moving to Borussia Monchengladbach, so that could kill any swap deal stone dead (so to speak), for the Dutch International.

With Papiss not having a starting position at Newcastle, it’s probably understandable that he would be unwilling to move back to Germany, where he played at SC Freiburg for three seasons, and made 67 appearances and scored 39 goals before joining Newcastle United two years ago.

Luuk de Jong is not a starter at Monchengladbach either, and both players want first team football, which they are not getting at their current clubs at the moment.

And it seems that Papiss is more than keen to stay at Newcastle and fight for his place in the team.

And if Loic Remy is not signed on a permanent basis in the summer, and it seems like that may be difficult for the Magpies, Papiss still has a good shot of being a starter at the club next season.

But in the summer it remains to be seen what Newcastle do, and whether they tell Papiss he has no future on Tyneside, and it seems like only if that happens, will the Senegal striker consider leaving Tyneside.

If that’s the case in the summer, and Saturday’s opponents West Ham are still in the Premier League, they would be very interested in signing Papiss, since they are so desperately short of (fit) strikers.

Andy Carroll came on as a sub over the weekend at Cardiff City, for his very first appearance of the season, after another extended time out with injury.

What do you think?

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14 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1


    I’m with you Rotonda, Percy has no positive effect during 90mins, I’ve said this before….we’ve only won once from a losing position (9 Man Stoke) this season and have dropped more pts from a winning position than anyone else

    Spoof was saying yesterday when has Percy ever had the backing of any chairman in his career, I’m pretty sure Egbert Johansson at west ham backed him to the hilt….bought in Mashcherano and Tevez for £30m or something daft like that, yet that very season he got knocked out of the EL and almost got west ham relegated (Alan Curbishley saved them) Tevez didn’t score for 13 games playing LW for his work rate and Carlton Cole preferred upfront!! Reo Coker was keeping Mascherano out of the team!! Says all you need to know about Percy

    I hear he’s the best we can get under this regime, yes probably is but does that mean we should be happy about it? TDS loves going on about Championship Manager, had to look it up online to see what it is, he seems to mention it a lot….let’s hope he’s more ambitious on there than he is in his support for us!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    how can first team football be guaranteed to any player? He hasn’t got it here either!!

  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Iv said this before that Pardew likes to orchestrate the game.
    More often than not he wants a 1-0. Hence defend well and try to nick a goal.

    Also we rarely buy players for the position needed.
    Sissoko has been tried everywhere. We have 4 CMs anita tiote sissoko cabaye.. and not 1 winger.Gouffrans position is questionable . And the striker situation is abysmal. BenArfa doesent know where to play.
    No point of having depth in one position and bare bones in another.
    As all these players are above average they manage to adjust based on a a solid defensive setup.

    Perhaps they are not able to express themselves.

  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    I remember our midfield of Robert Jenas Speed and Solano with Dyer somewhere in the mix. They had a good mixture of clear strengths.Robert with trickery,Speed sitting back, Jenas in and around the box, solano with crosses and dyer with speed.

    Is anyone remembered for tracking back done ?
    But now we remember jonas for workrate,gouffran too and im sure sissoko in sometime.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    West Brom have accepted fee of £8mill for Shane Long from Hull

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #6


    they could interview 100,000 people and still get the figures they want

    these straw polls mean nothing,

    was it based on the internet ?
    was it the man on the street ?

    im sure you used to watch the show where he said we asked 100 people , name something you put on your head,
    some of the top answers were very strange

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7


    1 – I would say Everton have a slightly better squad than ours and they also have a very good mix of youth and experience (that have been with the club for a long time)
    2 – Comparing Pardew with Pellegrini is daft. Nobody is suggesting Pardew would do as well with City’s players because nobody is suggesting that Pardew is a good enough manager to manage City
    3 – We all want success for this club an we all feel a bit of impatience because it’s been so damn long since we’ve won anything…but we simply need to be patient. The saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” comes to mind. I want success, but I want long lasting success, not a flash in a pan by overinvesting in players who give us a couple of good seasons and are then rotting in the reserves or sold at a loss. That just makes us skint with a past-it squad like a few years ago.

  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    I’ve seen enough of De Jong to know he’s pants, the fact he flopped big time in a league which is similar to ours also doesn’t fill me with confidence

    If we get De Jong on loan and sell Cisse to them then we will be in a worse position than when the window opened!! Play Cisse upfront this weekend, Remy wide left where he has got most of his goals and HBA on right, Sissoko and Gouffran can have a rest!!

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    the old cnut honours


    Universidad CatólicaCopa Chile (1): 1995
    Copa Interamericana (1): 1994
    Liguilla Copa Libertadores (2): 1994, 1995
    LDU QuitoSerie A (1): 1999
    San LorenzoPrimera División (1): 2000–01
    Copa Mercosur (1): 2001
    River PlatePrimera División (1): 2002–03
    VillarrealUEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2004

    Miguel Muñoz Trophy (1): 2007–08
    Premier League Manager of the Month (1): December 2013
    pardews honours


    ReadingFootball League Second Division runner-up 2002
    West Ham UnitedFA Cup runner-up: 2006
    Football League Championship Play-Offs Winner: 2005
    Runner-up: 2004

    SouthamptonFootball League Trophy winner: 2010

    Premier League Manager of the Month: February 2006, November 2013
    Premier League Manager of the Season: 2011–12[38]
    LMA Manager of the Year: 2011–12[39]

    pure winner

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon

    Tell me one manager managing a team below us in the English league who you would prefer as managing of our club. Then explain why. People were saying Lambert, Poyet, even Di Canio.

    And if you say Pochettino, I will just laugh…the guy did ok for Espanyol (but was in last place when he left) and he’s done ok for Saints so far. But Saints have spent a lot of money and he’s been there less than a year. He’s just as likely to crash and burn as he is to do something special.

  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11


    We have no squad now though!! We have a bunch of players that can “fill in” or “do a job” in multiple positions!! Look at our bench, apart from Cisse and HBA who else would you send on to change the game? We aren’t growing mate but we are doing enough to ensure we are stable!!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Remy should never play alone upfront. That is not a role he is used to either. Neither are Sissoko and Gouffran wingers! Although Gouffran is very capable as a winger and much better than Gutierrez who offered no threat whatsoever.

    Remy should play on the wing and either Gouffran or Ben Arfa on the other with Cisse or De Jong in the middle.

    I always thought Sissoko would be most effective playing as the box-to-box midfielder we craved since Nolan left. I don’t see him as a winger at all, a lot of huffing and puffing but no crosses nor goals from him.

    Then we have our most influential player on the bench every game in HBA.

    It really is a shambles. I thought it was straight forward where each player would play but they keep playing out of position which is annoying.

    My favourite player in HBA on the bench every game is a killer blow for me. So what if he doesn’t track back much, I don’t see Walcott or Nasri tracking back either yet they are constantly causing defenders problems with their trickery.

    Pardew and/or the club needs to sort this out, either sign proper wingers and strikers or get our players playing in their positions.

    We’ve been lucky to be doing so well until now I am afraid.

  • bobby mango

    Jan 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #13

    If I see Cisse being played out wide again I will give up on the club until Pardew and Ashley are gone.

  • juan

    Jan 16, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed you need to take TOP out of the title


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