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Cisse – Those Three Points Were For Him

7:29 am, Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Well it was exactly what we wanted yesterday - a win – and before the game we said we didn’t care how we got the goal that would win it – whether it was a fluke or an own goal or whatever –  but as it turns out it was a good goal with Ben Arfa providing the class and Papiss Cisse, after missing three good earlier chances, demonstrated that you never give up as a striker – and he headed the ball home in great style – and you could see the relief on the Senegal striker’s face after he had finally scored.

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Papiss Cisse scored the winner yesterday

And the goal was scored in 93 minutes and 14 seconds – there were three minutes minimum of stoppage time – and after Cisse missed an earlier chance a few minutes earlier, the goalkeeper Speroni took 45 seconds to take the goal kick – so Tony Pulis’ claims that the match should have been over, didn’t really mean too much.

In the last two matches Papiss Cisse has had about seven or eight decent chances and has finally scored from one of them, but to be fair to Papiss, he’s still getting himself into those positions, and most of his efforts were on target with the two  goalkeepers making some great saves.

And Papiss dedicated his goal and the three points to Alan Pardew, who watched the game in his office at Benton, and had a direct land line to John Carver throughout the game, and hell do the same thing on Tuesday night for the final game of his three match stadium ban.

This is what Cisse said after the game:

 “The gaffer said it was important we got three points today,” “Those three points were for him.”

We still think Cisse is a good striker, and we hope against Everton on Tuesday night that he will look  little more like the Papiss Cisse who used to rifle them in for Newcastle two years ago, when he was simply phenomenal.

It will be a very tough game against the Toffees, who beat Swansea at home 3-2 yesterday, and a draw in that game would be a decent result.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    Marveaux on for last 3 minutes. Lets LOL at Pardew :lol:

  • 2 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 23, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Good result yesterday saying that Palace had come to park the bus.
    just got to be patient to break them down.

    I picked out Cisse for my MOM not because of his goal but his overall play – his runs/movement off the ball were excellent if our players could pick his runs out a bit quicker. He was also pulled up for offside only once.

    Got to give Mbiwa a mention who also had a good game along with Anita who had a excellent game in midfield – ‘Iron’ Mike, Colo Tiote, Goufran who took a battering, and HBA’s Cameo appearance.

    I might be tempted to give Marvo a longer run out because he looks busy and carries a threat going forward.

    Sadly Luck Du Jong looked like a little boy lost.

    And a mention for the Crystal Palace fans who out sung the TOON for most of the game.
    As I put yesterday the Gallowgate end was like being on the moon – no atmosphere/flat

  • 3 cyprus // Mar 23, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    OUR players are people like Cisse, HBA, Sammy and Haidara and they need games. They, more so than Remy and LDJ need games to prove their worth.
    If Remy ain’t staying for sure (surely it occurred to them to ask him), he is only in the shopping window. Although I love it when the players and stuff say (and maybe even believe) they have all to play for, in truth, they don’t, position-wise. What they do want to do, however, is establish and prove THEMSELVES, and that’s a lot; aren’t you most motivated by individualistic (aka selfish) reasons? Give the fringe players (and beyond!) a real go I say.

  • 4 cyprus // Mar 23, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Agreed, @2.

    Also, MOM, Cisse followed by HBA. Others had decent games too.

  • 5 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 23, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    heard Pulis rant on Williamson’s hand ball
    Whoops – he forgot to mention their hand ball in the first half
    And – Mr. Pulis – the three minutes is a minimum of three minutes – not the maximum.
    Dear Mr Pulis – serves you right – your keepers time wasting, fanning on – should of been at least 5 minutes

  • 6 cyprus // Mar 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    On LDJ:
    Will he be a player we could’ve had, like Tomasson or the Italian fella (on loan) from Man U? I really can’t tell. But, despite the nice control, he hasn’t shown he can kick the ball and that’s like important. Also, he should’ve scored that header.
    Having said all that, I get it that everyone needs a chance or three.




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