Pardew – Big Decision On This Striker In Summer


Alan Pardew has talked to Sky Sports today,  and he has admitted the club are going to have to make a big decision on Papiss Cisse in the summer, about whether to sell him or whether to keep him at the club.

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Papiss Cisse – Newcastle to make decision on him in summer

We had an article out yesterday saying we thought it would be a big mistake to let him leave in the summer, but he’s hardly played for the side this season, and has only scored three goals for the side.

This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports today:

“He needs to have a big second half of the season for the summer.” “We are going to have to make a decision with Papiss: whether he is going to stay at this club and be a big player for us like he was two years ago and last year to a degree, or whether it’s going to be pastures new.”

“I try to be consistent through the ups and downs of the emotion that is in this city at times. Some of it is over the top, there’s no doubt about that.” “For me, it’s very difficult to sometimes to isolate myself and concentrate on what’s important.”

“But usually, nine times out of 10, it’s the next game and I’m pretty good at focusing my mind. I have got pretty narrow vision when it comes to the job at hand.”

We don’t even think that if Newcastle decide to keep Papiss,  he will necessarily stay at Newcastle.

It only takes a club to come in with a £10M bid for him, and even if Newcastle want him he would be on his way – just like Yohan Cabaye was on his way last month, even though it was hugely inconvenient for the team.

So to an extent Newcastle don’t even control their own destiny in the transfer market – because they sell any player if a bid comes in that matches the club’s valuation of that player.

There’s something very wrong with that somehow – especially if we are trying to build a top side.

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276 comments so far

  • SuperShearer

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Re-Post: Was just about to post that AP seems markedly upbeat since Kinnear’s departure and was wondering if that was because he had been promised more say in transfers. Could still be the case. How would people feel about that? I have genuinely no idea how AP is in the transfer market although there were rumours he wanted to buy both Lambert and Lallana for us when he first arrived….let’s be honest those two would improve our current squad immeasurably.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #2

    “But usually, nine times out of 10, it’s the next game and I’m pretty good at focusing my mind. I have got pretty narrow vision when it comes to the job at hand.”

    yeh we know, you do the same things every time

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh dear. “Sometimes it is over the top”. Even though he is 100% correct that fans emotions can go over the top (smashing up our own city and pinching horses is a prime example), thos said fans are going to go ballistic over it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #4

    catchy

    i knew you’d make some joke on the ‘narrow vision# quote and you didn’t let me down.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Punching horses.*

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Wasn’t Pardews mind made up 6month ago cos he ain’t had a sniff in that time.

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #7

    @supershearer- Pardew in the transfer market at first glance is that he likes what he knows. He looks to sign players he has previously coached. No surprise in the past hes apparantly wanted Tomkins, Lambert, Lallana, Jose Font and Carroll back. I know at West Ham he was accused of zero knowledge of european leagues and there was a feeling he favoured solid shift working english players over flair from the continent

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    not to mention his over blown romance with Darren Bent….

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  • cjtoon

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #9

    i’m trying to catch up here and have just skimmed through quickly but i need to say:

    MA wouldn’t have bought NUFC for free advertising, under no circumstances! how would that be good business practice!

    Yes the fact he doesn’t pay for the advertising is wrong morally but its infuriating to keep hearing we only buy french players because SD is expanding there etc….

    We buy french players because they are cheap!

    And regarding cisse, what a waste of a very good player!

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #10

    TS

    come on,, how could I miss that one

    I actually had a good laugh at the whole quote..

    im not quite sure if he is having a dig at us, its worded that way,

    and I feel sorry for cisse, I know you think he is not a good player, but im sure pardew must see that too, andy cole was a crap team player, ruud van the man could only score goals in the box, I wonder what pardew would have done to them

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  • daztoon

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #11

    daztoon // Feb 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    No H2o

    Waterboy

    We established yesterday your a WUM and a very poor one at that and not very bright at all.

    If Adam Sandler has seen your posts i`m sure he`s got enough material to do a sequel.

    I won`t reply again as like i said you aint worthy of one and bore me.

    Now run along before i make you cry again.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #12

    The decision is quite simple really it doesn’t matter whether he has a great second half to the season, it will depend if Mash gets the right offer for him. Too low he stays right price he goes.

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #13

    To make a decision AP needs to see Cisse and de Jong in partnership playing in a 442.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #14

    catchy

    I wouldn’t have cisse in my team if i had the choice (think players need to bring more than just one thing to the team) but if you have to play to your strengths as a manager and use what you have to get 100% out of it if you are unable to make changes in the transfer market.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Last season season wasn’t doing too bad even with the dodges off sides and goals disallowed.
    Since Wonga it’s like he’s been sin binned or something as I can’t see how anyone could bring Shola on when were trying to get a goal.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon kk

    He might pick his game up and put himself in the window for a half decent club. Who knows, Pardew plays him more and he strikes up a partnership with ldj, he might stay.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Cisse has been so sh1t for so long i forgot the last time he had a good game . A season and a half is enough for his form slump, either pick up his performances or get out .

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  • mag

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #18

    If MYM,Remy,Sissoko, Mr T,Gouffran and Cisse have any ambition they should be queuing up at the exit door as working under imposter Pardew is a backward step.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Ts
    The days of just being a fox in the box are gone, a modern CF does more than just score.
    So I agree with you on both I wouldn’t really want him if I had a good choice but a good coach should still be able to get him on pitch and get best out of him.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Sell him,from what i remember the season after we finished 5th he kept his place up front but didn’t score,Ba scored a few goals from the left so he put him through the middle because he was in form,i could be wrong.Imo the form he was in when he came was a fluke,he came into a team high in confidence creating plenty chances although he created a good few of the goals himself and lots of them were worldies and he was unknown to the Prem.Last season defenders marked him more tighter and he was found out,his 1st touch was mostly terrible,offside most of the game and when he did get chances he more often than not missed the target.You don’t have a divine right to be in the team and if your a striker you better be scoring goals.I think he’s tried everything and he works hard but come to the end of his road.I just think the Prem isn’t suited to him.

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  • daztoon

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #21

    I`d like to see a De Jong and Cisse partnership and what better time to try it out.

    Rather play one of our own strikers than a loan one who is already looking for his next club

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #22

    daztoon

    id love to see some of these guys FB profile or linked in profiles

    its easy to hide behind the screen

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  • cjtoon

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    I think we should go back to 4-4-2 the problem is Pardew is unwilling to leave Sissoko on the bench. He has been really poor for a while now and shouldnt be in the team on the right wing or as a number 10. Play him CM or dont play him ffs!

    Sammy has been our best performer in the past two games and deserves an extended run on the wing although im sure he will get dropped for gouffran immediately upon his return.

    I’d like to see Sammy and HBA on either wing with cisse and LDJ up top. If pardew told Sammy and HBA to get lots of crosses in and only occasionally cut in off the wing we could provide the strikers with a lot more to work with.

    Id like remy on the left wing too but he is far too greedy to do that job without cutting in and shooting all the time. He has poor vision.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Daz
    Bye poon.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #25

    How many players to you all think well lose in summer?
    Remy, got to go back to QPR or elsewhere
    Shola, no contract
    Gutierrez, looks like he’s gone.
    Colo, wants to go.
    De Jong, ???
    Marveux,?
    Oba,?

    There’s just who I can think of, if we don’t have a really good summer in the transfer window next season could make the rest look brilliant.
    If we lose all those and don’t replace were in deep deep trouble.

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #26

    think this is spot on as said earlier ! play cisse untill end of season so he has chance to impress but if little or no improvement get him off the wages but thank him for last season and the half season before.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Markaccus
    if he has a great run to the end of the season, Do you think MA will hang on to him if the right price came in? I dont think so. Same goes for any player, its MA business plan.

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  • mag

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Remy, Coloccini, Saylor, Marveuax, Obertan, Gosling, Cisse, Shola, Benny,Elliott and De Jong all off in the summer along with Pardew hopefully.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Transfer Sage

    I think that is very harsh

    the season we finished 5th, ba scored a lot of goals from long balls missing out our MF
    cisse scored a hat full being the focal point in front of HBA and cabaye
    next season, cisse was asked to be a right winger and expected him to score goals, we went back to hoof ball football, because that worked for Ba,

    this season, its been every man for himself under pardew, anyone within 40 yards is having a dig,

    how is this pardew helping the team,? or helping any player

    we have total abandoned the final 3rd of the pitch

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  • daztoon

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #30

    catchy in norway

    Facebook would be a step to far have you not seen the film Adam Sandler made of his life story.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon kk

    you are 100%, absolutely, positively correct. If a big bid comes in, bye bye cisse! It would be nice if we could have 2 scoring strikers (provided ldj finds his scoring boots) at the club, instead of relying on one and hoping our midfeild get the rest. Ashleys gambling nature.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #32

    MrMojoRisin76

    show me your FB page or linked in page

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    @25 rebecca

    imo outs are:

    shola (shouldnt be in squad anyways unfortunatly)
    ober (no use at all)
    gos (lower league player)
    remy (qpr player and will want more money)
    colo (not long left for hi now and wants to see his carrer out)
    guti (utility man at best not missed imo)
    marv (not enough impact for me and wasted his chances)
    tav (dont think he’s upto prem standards but an ok rb)
    abied (suited for slower paced football)

    i hope luuk stays and newton may get a squad place.

    would love to say i wouldnt mind losing arfa but tbh with so many outgoings we will struggle to replace them all even if we was top notch at signing players (which ofc we are almost the reverse of)

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  • SuperShearer

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #34

    If Ashely is planning a recruitment drive in the summer, which let’s be honest we need, then he could be in serious trouble. It’s notoriously hard to get players in a World Cup summer as everyone’s waiting to see what people to on the World Stage. Mind you that’e me making the stupid assumption we’ll be going after international players.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Troll In Norway
    Did you end up in Norway by accident or was it your birthright?

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  • toon kk

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #36

    One of the worst side of MA business plan a player is more likely to stay if he’s under achieving. He ain’t gonna loose money threw a sell on they will stay a member of the squad whether they weaken it or not. Saves him spending.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #37

    On the Comolli issue,

    To be fair to the bloke. players like Downing, Adam and Carroll were all Dalglish’s choices and he just negotiated the deals for them. Liverpool had just sold Torres and were DESPERATE for a replacement to keep the fans happy.

    His Spurs record wasnt that bad, and he hardly “splashed” big money there, floppy chopps never wanted a DoF there though hence the reason he ended up leaving

    He would appeal to Ashley and Carr because of his knowledge in the French game in particular. I’d be happy if Carr continued with the bulk of the scouting and leaving the negotiations to a suave person like Comolli.

    What yall reckon?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #38

    BandB – I read that article you posted the other day -had not read it previously. It was revealing that Mr Tubbs’ initial reaction when we were relegated was not tears of sadness about the club going down but that he had lost money. Although not a shock but is was nevertheless quite revealing.
    I really do think that there is an argument when companies are expanding that every ounce of assistance/PR/exposure helps to cement those expansion foundations but also that when a company gets’ to a certain stage in its’ development -very powerful/wealthy then it can probably steam ahead under the weight of its’ own power/size/wealth.
    It will be interesting if Mr Tubbs sells’ up – whether there will be lots f different companies paying for ads – I suspect there will be.

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  • mag

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Can comolli play centre mid?

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  • toon kk

    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Any predictions on the score tomorrow night? Or should I say what we’ll get beat by.

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