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This Player Narrowly Wins Our Man Of The Match

1:55 pm, Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 82 Comments

Papiss Cisse has come through after the early voting favored Hatem Ben Arfa, and now Papiss Cisse looks to be our Man of the Match for Saturday, edging out the French International by about 4%.

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Pappis Cisse – scored sensation late winner – YES!!

It’s probably fitting that the scorer of the winning goal is our Man of the Match, and Papiss looked sharp on Saturday and was unlucky not to score more goals, although he did miss a couple of good chances.

And Hatem was the big danger man once he came on with about 30 minutes still to play, and he set up Papiss’ goal quite brilliantly.

Here’s the final results of the poll.

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Man of the Match · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse

82 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mag // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Not Mr, Coloccini!

  • 2 mindshaft // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Funny that Spurs and Swansea have caught Pard fever and are now saying Europa league has left them tired โ€“ Wigan ( YES WIGAN ) who lost thier best players and were also in the Europa, have managed to storm to the playoffs and the semi final of the FA cup and will play at least 60 games this season with a small squad (compared to most)
    Prem league managers and footballers are prima donnas who forever bang on that they play too many games โ€“ pathetic – they make my p!55 boil

  • 3 wolfshead@toon // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    mags posts are like a car crash i know i shouldnt look but i cant help it lol

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    One thing I do agree with Percy Parsnip about is his dislike for the Europa League. Far too many games, not enough financial rewards, falls into disrepute when at the later stages Champions League club join in.
    So there need to be less games.
    Increase prize monies.
    Stop CL teams coming into the competition.

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    5welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM


    Thanks for the compliment you donโ€™t think I start the arguments do you

    Now would I do a thing like that

    Ha ha ha

  • 6 wolfshead@toon // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM


    prize monies? your talking about booty right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 7 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Mag, give me some reasons Coloccini is past it?

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM


    It seems you have got your hands full today it makes a change it’s usually me

  • 9 mag // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    If a club wants to avoid any interference from cup competitions then they should appoint Alan Pardew as their manager.

  • 10 Ciaran // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:13 PM


    Having CL teams dropping into it takes the legitimacy from it as a competition and given how the lack of financial rewards for EL football was given as an example of why we weren’t interested in competing for it surely it is something that UEFA need to address.

    I don’t have faith in the governing bodies in football, from the FA, to UEFA and FIFA – it is all about protecting the big clubs.

  • 11 wolfshead@toon // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM


    arent the welsh naturally like that? i have a friend who lives in penarth he could win medals for arguing haha

  • 12 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Mag; Coloccini, past it – how?

  • 13 Average_Contents // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Iโ€™m sure we won on Saturday? Didnโ€™t we? Give the arguments a rest itโ€™s getting very tedious now with the holier than now bullsh!t gents! Everyone has a different opinion on NUFC related topics.

    Hereโ€™s a tip GET THE FCUK OVER IT ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 14 mag // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    @7 apart from him being to slow constantly injured asking to leave.

  • 15 wolfshead@toon // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM


    i was watching louis theroux last night you remind me of an attack dog i saw that sunk his teeth into him and wouldnt let go lol

  • 16 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Slow? His pace means absolutely nothing when he can read the game so well.

    Constantly injured? He’s gave his best years to us and last year got injured from an overhead kick – He’s missed a few games but so do every footballer, hardly missed the whole season.

    Sorry but for those reasons you give I can safely say you’re the only deluded person on here.

  • 17 wolfshead@toon // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM


    that sounds like fighting talk haha

  • 18 Ciaran // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM


    What advise do you have for someone who has lost all interest in results because our season ended in January? Should their willingness to voice their opinions be based on our results?

  • 19 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Wolf, thanks!… I think haha.

    I just can’t believe people who support NUFC don’t have time for Coloccini. For me, he’s the best defender we’ve ever had, a class player and should be a club ambassador after retiring. A deserved captain of an undeserving team.

  • 20 mag // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Your mental constipation is staggering, so you admit his best years and his legs have gone yet your still in favour of him staying.

  • 21 mindshaft // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    I’ve sent an email to Ed so no doubt he’ll add this to one of his next posts but thought I’d ask on here as well.

    I’m doing a post grad thesis on eroticism and the fabled female g-spot, I’d therefore like to ask your help by asking your wives and girlfriends to assist me by popping round mine for a bit of rumpy pumpy – I’m only looking for good looking slim women at the moment although if needs must and your mums a milf I’ll take her as well.
    Thanks in advance for helping me out, it means a lot to me to see the brotherhood of the toon help each other out
    BTW: if your lass has crabs or any form of STD I’lll give it a miss if thats okay

  • 22 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    March 24, 2014

    Everybody moans I mean look at this blog, how many on here are welsh

  • 23 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM


    This is a football blog only, people who don’t like arguing only come on here

  • 24 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Mag please learn to read.

    I said he has gave us his best years. A centre back’s best years typically go on until they’re at least 34 or if they’re fit or talented as Coloccini can go on until nearing 40. I never said he was past it, however you have made your case “he’s slow and wants to leave” as an excuse to sell our captain and arguably best player.

    He only wants to leave because of a sensitive family issue, although I think 99% of fans would rather him sort it out and stay be able to see his career out here.

  • 25 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    March 24, 2014

    Yeah you tell them, they don’t see me or you argue with anybody do they

  • 26 mindshaft // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    @Welsh – you can think of me as Collocini although without the curly hair

    Oh Coll-o-cinni , you are the love of my life

    Oh Collocinni, I’d let you sh.. my wife….

  • 27 mag // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    @24 I suggest you find another hero to worship as by each posting you dig a bigger hole to bury your strange Coloccini obsession.

  • 28 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM


    You are a first class muppet

  • 29 Average_Contents // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Advice? Agony aunt? Me? Never! Well only if you pay me Ciaran ๐Ÿ™‚ but in all honestly it’s just constant bickering on here now over different opinions with a side of nasty slurs/namecalling thrown into the mix ( not singling anyone out) like kids in a playground ( I have the best vocabulary so I win)

  • 30 mindshaft // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    @welsh – cheers man, means a lot

  • 31 mindshaft // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    @welsh – I guess you ain’t got a bird then ( or at least an STD free one )

  • 32 Average_Contents // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM


    Your Welsh! What more is there to say ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 33 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    I have but I don’t pretend it’s coloccini

  • 34 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Am I welsh thanks for letting me know

    Probably lose on a penalty shoot out again this summer

  • 35 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    March 24, 2014

    How are you this evening

  • 36 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Mindshaft you could have a go at my missus but then I’d have to kill you ha ha! You little pervo.

  • 37 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Mag, it’s called admiration for a fantastic player in the black and white – something unfamiliar to a mackem such as yourself. Are you Jeff?

  • 38 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Andy I would call it mental illness old son.

  • 39 Average_Contents // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    I’m good thanks Welsh and yourself?

  • 40 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    I see the drama queens are on here bitching

    You lot should go on that annoying show loose women

  • 41 Average_Contents // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Is it just me or did pardspew say last week he had discussed with fatty and Carr transfer targets? Or something similar?

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    March 24, 2014

    I’m alright thanks, just waiting for the kick off tomorrow

  • 43 Mister Tuff // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    wolfshead —indeed booty = treasure.

    ciaran – I was watching Blatter on the telly last night fobbing of all questions about corruption -on the basis there was an investigation taking place -allegedly due to report in about a year. It’s been on the go at least a year already. Will FIFA report the investigation in full or will they doctor it up.

    One of the most corrupt was Jack Warner from Trinidad/Tobago. He started off in life as a teacher on the island -a relatively poor man – he is now a multi millionaire -owns load of properties and got to be deputy PM of T&T. Blatter has been thwarting these investigations for years -but I think the ex US Attorney leading the investigations will keep digging. I believe Russia -another conspirator in the Dubai bid have refused entry to the attorney to conduct enquiries. So I have no faith in FIFA/governing bodies in general doing anything constructive.

  • 44 Average_Contents // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Mind telling us what this is then you coknose puppet?

  • 45 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Average…I think it was more along the lines of that of course they were already preparing for the summer (how could anyone think otherwise?!?). There was something about having to assess the fringe players we currently have.

  • 46 Mag52 // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Mag on about Coloccini again is he ?
    He’ll be calling Pardew a cockney again soon, the muppet.
    Tell you what mag, why don’t you spend a bit of quiet time brushing up on football management, centre backs and a few other of the fascinating aspects of following a football team, and then come back to the blog and engage us all in some worthwhile discussions.

  • 47 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Mag52 who are you today Andy or one of the other mugs? Loads of fans think colo is past it exept the prats looking for bovver.

  • 48 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Interest in Conor Newton.

    Perhaps most telling is that the English interest is from Championship clubs, not PL.

    I don’t really watch any Scottish football, has anyone seen how Newton has been getting on?

  • 49 Ciaran // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM


    I’m guilty of getting somewhat nasty towards certain posters – that isn’t my default setting, merely history with certain people on this site.

    I have pretty strong opinions, I don’t mince my words, and sometimes I would be better served to be more diplomatic or on the fence about things, but that isn’t being true to my nature. I slate certain players, praise others, and have a particular agenda against Mike Ashley which rubs a lot of people up the wrong way, but I stand firmly behind my beliefs until such times evidence suggest I may be wrong, then I promptly change my view. I try and get along with everyone but it’s impossible.

    As for this blog? The quality has been on the wane for a while – and just as I’ve typed this, Ibiza has popped up ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Well they aren’t even being subtle about their corruption any more are they? Qatar and Russia hosting massive tournaments despite their human rights abuses and notoriety for intolerance. Not to mention the fact that Qatar summers are blistering hot thus prompting discussions of a Winter World Cup – surely that would have been a consideration BEFORE they were granted the bid?

    Here is hoping that we see some transparency at last, but football as a sport is littered with corruption, under the table deals and quid-pro-quo dealings.

    I hope we can get back to a purer form of football support, as football has evolved into something unrecognisable from 20+ years ago.

  • 50 mindshaft // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    guvnor – don’t be so hasty, could do us both a favour – I promise to be rubbish in the sack then she’ll think your gods gift – everyones a winner ( apart from your missus like ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 51 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    A few on here must have shorter memories than mindshafts. Dick about old colo being past it last season against the Arsenal and Manu the Liverpool game when Suarez took the mickey out of him so just think on.

  • 52 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Ciaran…Aye, thought I’d pop in and raise the general quality ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 53 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Doesn’t Suarez take the mickey out of most players in the PL? When he doesn’t, he takes a chunk of flesh.

  • 54 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Mindshat your a little virginal computer geek who sits having a ham shank over the Internet sad sack pervo like you needs a slap.

  • 55 toon kk // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Mash will surprise us all in the summer and spend 8 to 10 million on 3 or 4 players he likes value for money so I can’t see any big names coming in. If we can match this season it will be a great.

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    I thought Newton was back at Newcastle?

  • 57 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Jesper…It would seem not ๐Ÿ™‚

    Didn’t he come back and get sent back there last summer?

  • 58 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    OK so Guvnor has labelled me a ‘prat’, ‘mug’ and suffering a ‘mental illness’. Well done but maybe in secondary school you’ll learn a bit of vocabulary and awareness of things like mental illness…

    …Anyway the confirmation of his current primary school education is shown by referencing 3 games; against Man U, Liverpool and Arsenal to show Coloccini is past it. Funny because I’m quite sure I remember he wasn’t the only player who had a bad game on those examples, but I concur, I think he might be a mackem school child also.

  • 59 jimiley // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    I see the man with the money is planning to sell the land at the Strawberry end. He will make many millions more. Why would he do that and not sell the land to the new buyer of the club? Coz it will limit the capacity of the ground to the current level forever. It is a scandal and proves that the man with the money is trying to strangle the club to death. He is slowly destroying our great club.

  • 60 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Ibiza what’s the weather like at your end?

  • 61 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    guvnor…Beautiful. Dare I ask about your end?

  • 62 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Your a mug okay Andy Pandy and his colo fixation proper cringey i might not be to educated but I can suss a mug.

  • 63 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Too* educated.

  • 64 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    It’s been bright sunshine but cold at night heavy frost in the morning

  • 65 DokToon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    gmorning all you negative ppl…:)

    inst a mug what you put coffee with liquor in?

  • 66 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    No Dok, a mug is what Guvnor calls someone who thinks Coloccini is a good player, heaven forbid.

  • 67 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Guvnor….Sorry I’m missing that heavy morning frost!

    Dok….Doesn’t the term “coffee” suggest that liquor would be included? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 68 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Ibiza I’ve got a place in murcia costa calida the flights don’t start from Newcastle until April so I’ll be straight off.

  • 69 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Ibiza…you are probably right ๐Ÿ™‚

    …anyone know how he has done?

  • 70 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    guv…Never been, but I have no doubt you’ll have your flights booked as soon as you can.

    Jesper…Only probably? No idea, but even if he has done well, it’ll only be in the Scottish league…

  • 71 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    I wouldn’t be surpised if the locals over there thought you spoke as much rubbish as here, Guvnor.

  • 72 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    You should get out more Andy mind you couldn’t afford to mix in my circles on the mar menor a few days in benidorm might suit you.

  • 73 AndyNUFC // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Couldn’t afford to mix in your circles? You’re probably right to be fair, I read somewhere the price of crack was going up.

  • 74 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Ibiza hable espanyol?

  • 75 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Andy unlike your craic which sinking faster than the Mackems.

  • 76 Ibizatoon // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Guv…Muy poco, y usted?

  • 77 Graeme // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Does anyone know if the Everton game is being televised?
    Sorry for raising a footy question in the middle of an argument!!

  • 78 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Si tambien poco.

  • 79 mindshaft // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    @guvnor – I’m a sad geek – you’re the one threatening people on t’internet
    Lighten up ya saddo

  • 80 toon kk // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    I wonder how many would have voted for Cisse if he hadn’t scored? Some would be saying how poor he was.

  • 81 guvnor // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Mindshat your a dirty little pervo who needs sectioned.

  • 82 toon kk // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    I’m just wondering how many kids get on this blog its like going back to school. Bunch of small children arguing over f all.
    it supposed to be a football blog.

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