We Are Looking For Somebody To Score Goals


Papiss Cisse has appeared 21 times this season for Newcastle with three goals, and on-loan striker Luuk de Jong so far has six appearances with no goals for the Magpies, so our two strikers today against Crystal Palace have just three goals between them in 27 total appearances.

papiss cisse stoke penalty

Papiss Cisse – scoring penalty against Stoke

So that tells us that both strikers are due some goals, and maybe Newcastle can prove today that they can still score goals without Loic Remy or Yohan Cabaye in the side.

Certainly that is what Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hoping for, as he had this to say in the Chronicle today:

“We are struggling to score goals without Loic Remy, especially since Yohan Cabaye left as well.” “It really is a process where we are looking for somebody to step up and get the goals.”

“There will be no Loic this weekend, so we really need Papiss, Hatem, Luuk and Yoan Gouffran to come up with the goals.” “We are definitely not a one-man team, but he has given us a little bit of a spark.”

“That is what was missing at Fulham, that spark, and we need it to come from other areas.” “We have real flair in the squad. “When we were on the terrific run, some of our flair players were not involved so much, like Sylvain Marveaux and Ben Arfa, but now might be an opportunity for them.”

As we mentioned yesterday Palace have scored only 19 goals in 29 games in the league this season, so it could be that we need only a single goal today to capture all three points, and we couldn’t care how we score, as long as we can get the win today.

It would be good if Luuk or Papiss or Yoan or Hatem or Moussa can score, but we’d take an own goal today to get all three points.

Of course we’d like to see a good performance from the lads, but a win is what we really need this afternoon to ignite the season, and stop it from petering out and becoming meaningless.

And we still have 27 points to play for, after all.

Howay The Lads!!

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89 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    ‘…. from long range.’ Should be added to the title.

    Pardew and Pulis – If Carlsberg didn’t do managers.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Laurent Robert 32

    LLLLLOOOOOOLLLLLL what a belta comment

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 22, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    …yeah it is a shame the club don’t seem to monitor their player’s fitness and put them in a spiral decline when it comes to their development!

    …whether it is senior or youth players!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 22, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Cisse shouldn’t even be on the bench today, have Gouffran up top for a change with young Armstrong or LDJ beside him my starting lineup that will never happen—
    mine

    Krull
    Santon, Willo, MYM, Haidara
    Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, HBA
    LDJ/Arm, Gouffran

    Pardew’s

    Krull
    MYM, Willo, Collo, Dummet
    Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran
    Cisse, Shola/LDJ

    you’s vote

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 22, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Someone mentioned Armstrong
    i don’t think he will be involved as he is in the England Under 17 squad that are playing in a tournament in the Czech Republic starting 25th march

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Charlie
    Oh aye forgot about that!!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Tads

    I get what your saying, he should as a professional footballer be able to maintain his fitness levels but who at the club is monitoring these players? Who let’s them fcuk off back home on a whim then says they ain’t fit enough? Surely part and parcel of bring a manager is to bring discipline and confidence to someone like benny who has struggled throughout his career?

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  • funguswatty

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Sissoko in the middle like he was at hull and he got his brace abd he will score or set up some one else

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    You don’t loose all fitness just because you are away 6 days!

    …not the first time we have had fitness problems with our players, but I forgot who we blame here at the club (at least on this blog)

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #10

    Average
    I agree they shouldn’t be allowed to go home when injured, but Benny wasn’t injured and his fitness hasn’t been right all season

    Now this can be blamed on Pardew, the coaching staff, the fitness coaches, the dieticians, HBA himself
    It doesn’t really matter , his days here are numbered and his potential has never been reached, he had a rep as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, now he’s 27 and the speed the game moves these days I bet you could name 10 players off the top of your head that are 20 or under, even more exciting and with bags more potential

    The clubs has let HBA down no doubt but no more than HBA has let the club and himself down

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    lauren Robert

    Superb comment.
    Pardew v Pulis = the meeting of dinosaurs.

    It’s funny when you see Wenger speak and then Pardew, the levels of intelligence between the 2 is scary. WENGER is a highly educated guy and the other a charmless oik.

    It’s all well and good Ashley wanting us to be the Arsenal of the North but for that to work you need a Wenger calibre manager not a sacked league 1 coach.

    Today we’ll probably get more comments like we got against Cardif at home ” we contained them well” – WTF !!

    Attacking team selection, attacking tactics, attacking subs (Not Shola!) should see us beat Palacae at home surely, even without Remy!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #12

    This will most likely just continue with other players…the buck doesn’t stop here!

    …we will have a new player to tear apart soon 😉 (maybe at some point we will see where the real problem is)

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Rotonda…so true!…so true!

    …and it’s sad really 🙁

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Not just when their injured mate its any excuse and there off and allowed to do so! Lost count of the amount of times one of our players aunties cousins dog died and they are so traumatised that they need time off! My opinion of course!

    But ultimately what your saying makes sense he certainly hasn’t helped himself but to say get fitter but your only having 15 minutes is a joke, suppose it’s a vicious circle your not playing till your fitter but how to get match fit with no game’s is anyone’s guess coz let’s face it he’s lacking in that department but to expect a wonder goal or assists every match when only getting 15-20 minutes just sums pardew up for me! Clear lack of a way to play and relying on individual pieces of brilliance and if that fails bring on stroller and hoof it!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Average
    I don’t understand why he hasn’t made a couple of 45 minute cameos for the reserves like most players when trying to get match fit?
    The whole situation seems to point at the club not being to bothered if he features as they know he’s up for sale in the summer and doubt he has any intention of signing a new contract or wants to be here

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  • mag

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #16

    This is how we know pardew is useless, when he allows a team like Newcastle United, to operate with no goal threat and this crap has been going on since he took charge of the team. The sooner he gets sacked the better.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Mag
    We have no goal threat because our star CF is injured and we flogged our free scoring CM
    “One purple player in each position”

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  • mag

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    @16, that’s stating the bleeding obvious! Read what I wrote again, we are in this predicament because pardew can’t do his job management is about planning ahead not muddling along like he does.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #19

    tads,
    Leon Best must have been just that little bit too purple to remain as back up.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #20

    Mag
    Plan for what? For having your top scorer sold and not replaced every season?
    Got lucky landing Remy on loan, no investment how the hell do you plan and build without replacing players you sell?

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #21

    yeah Mag, quite correct as pardew has total control of all transfers. He is lucky in that way that he has an owner like MA who indulges him like that

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  • guvnor

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Mag the geezer isn’t even allowed in the ground to supervise the players crazy or what? Other teams would get rid like westham Charlton and Southampton did.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #23

    JFA
    Aye and i imagine the £3 odd million had the pound signs spinning in his eyes!
    Doubt he even looked at the squad when he banked that cheque

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Well im gonna start the ball rolling and predict a 3-0 win to the toon, And at last Ldj to break his duck with a brace.
    Remy is off to arsenal with the sound of things,Sholla put to pasture and Cisse more or less is going to be sold so that leaves us desperate for a Cf…………so I would hope that by Pardew’s admission of the ball is rolling in the transfer department holds some ground

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  • mag

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #25

    You seem very naive @19 pardew must be very happy with the situation at Newcastle, the way he spins the propaganda at every press conference. He knows exactly who and what is going to be sold make no bones about that.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #26

    Well I’m going to the game today and hopefully break my jinx as the other three times and a trip to Goodison have seen us lose, so you know who to blame if we get turned over.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #27

    Guvnor

    Charlton, west ham and Southampton weren’t stupid enough to give him an 8 year contract.

    It’s just very hard to see what there is to look forward to under ashley. We just reak of going absolutely nowhere.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Mag
    Never said he didn’t know, but can only build with what’s left, which is generally average at best

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #29

    Mag,
    Pardew has to be complicit in the whole affair otherwise he would have walked, I don’t believe for one minute the gambling debt theory.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #30

    Jazzyp…gotta love your enthusiasm mate 😉

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #31

    I wonder how close we were to not getting Remy over the line. If we hadn’t, and seeing as we haven’t scored a solitary premiership goal in his absence, I wonder where we might be? Would relegated be too much of a stretch.

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Team today has to be:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Santon~~~~~Willo~~~~~~Colo~~~~~Dummet/Haidara
    ~Arfa~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~Anita~~~~~~~~~~Marv~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~LDJ~~~Goofy~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I won’t accept anything else.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #33

    tads – when the land stories first appeared on here a couple of months ago -I think there were two plots mentioned -the land around the Strawberry and the old Magpie club in Pitt Street.
    The Pitt Street property has been sold to a Manchester outfit who are going to build student accommodation. They have had their planning permission agreed by the council and start building next month.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #34

    surely we have better squads than sunderland and fulham!!

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  • mag

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #35

    It doesn’t take much working out to realise Pardew isn’t up to advancing beyond mid table mediocrity and he seems resigned to his limitations as he never offers any other options. Someone’s past is usually a good indication of what their capable of achieving, Moyes and Pulis are of the same mould as pardew.

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #36

    Jesper
    Hey mate how ya doing pal. You know what they say…….Ya gotta to keep ya pecker up mate !!
    Personally I think its the end of the line for Benny at Nufc. If he has lost the trust of his team mates then he is a gonna come the summer

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  • toon kk

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #37

    Jimmy
    we would have been in the bottom three without Remy, we have on the whole a below average squad with a few average in and Remy.we had cabaye now he’s gone, so we’ll struggle to Remy is back in the team.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #38

    Krul

    Santon- fit? Willo. Collo. Haidarra

    Anita. Tiote

    Sissoko. Benny. Gouffran

    Luuk De Jong

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #39

    why had haidara being getting the pardew treatment? Dummet was absolutely shocking on every set play

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  • toon kk

    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #40

    Mag
    how much further up the table do you think a different manager would get our current squad
    Expecially with Remy missing, we’re not the same team without him.
    We’re above mid table which is good for the players we have. Mash will have to spend to get us higher which we know he doesn’t like doing.

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