More Good News For Newcastle

Papiss Cisse didn’t have a good season last term, and to cap it off – so to speak – he broke his knee cap in the 2-1 home defeat against Swansea City at St James’ Park in April, which was our fifth defeat in a row.

papiss cisse breaks knee cap

Papiss Cisse – broke knee cap against Swansea

And it was heavily reported that he would be out for a number of months, and would in all likelihood miss the start of the season, but good news in the Chronicle today that he’s making some very good progress.

The good news is that he was sent to the French Clairfontaine Training center just west of Paris for six weeks, but he was discharged after just three weeks – so he seems to be ahead of schedule.

A source close to Cisse has told the Chronicle:

“Papiss is a very fit guy and a very strong character.” “He is working very hard for the new season.”

Papiss Cisse even thinks he will be part of the Newcastle squad that will travel down under to New Zealand, for the club’s pre-season tour,  which starts on July 22nd, when we play Sydney FC and four days later we play Wellington Phoenix.

Papiss Cisse did not have a good time of it last season on Tyneside, and we just have to hope that was just a temporary blip in his form, and he will be back to his best next season for Newcastle.

Last season he scored four goals and had three assists for the team, and in his career at Newcastle so far, he’s played in 88 games, scored 30 goals and had 9 assists.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • stuart no9

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #1

    ED — Why is this good news for us ????

  • Shaker

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Good News ???????
    I am beginning to really loss any hope for
    the next season after just seeing we are unable
    to sign Cabella for 12 Million pound
    nothing will change about this regime and MA
    still laughing at us , what a shame & disappoint
    just some one tell me how the expect us to believe
    we will miss out on Cabella while they have massive
    revenue ? + the Cabaye’s sale ???
    how we are not able to sign him ? just how ?

  • jayphoto

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #3

    If we sign Gomis we should go all out for Grenier! They have a great partnership and understanding at Lyon! Baf is great for bringing midfield into attack.
    At the moment i’m happy with what seems to be happening in the window. If Gomis is a shola replacement then the squad is stronger. If Colback is to replace Gosling, the squad is stronger again. It will still be important to replace Cabaye and Remy though. Cabella and Grenier would suit for me on that one

  • bobby mango

    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Cisse really needs to be sold.
    Leave his first half season and he has been awful. Probably more of a hindrance to the team than offering anything.
    Playing rw didn’t help, Pardew should’ve been sacked for that alone but it doesn’t change that Cisse offers nothing.

  • SpaceGhost

    Jun 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Cisse wasn’t the only one who had a torrid season. Should we sell him? No. No. No. Those who think he should go should be lobotomize with a rusty blade.

  • Sav

    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #6

    If we sign Gomis, we’re going to need Cisse. Lets hope he is back to his best. I agree with jayphoto we should now chase thye injured Grenier while Cabella has gone to warm the bench in Brazil. However, not for Grenier’s partnership with Gomis in whom I have no faith whatsoever. I’d rather have Heskey.

  • bobby mango

    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #7

    lobotomize with a rusty blade… Bit extreme isn’t it?

    Regardless of other player’s performances Cisse is poor full stop. I’m basing this on more than just last season.
    Those first 13 goals were sharp and spectacular but take those away and he’s actually a liability to have in play. Would rather drop him and have another midfielder in the team (given we don’t currently have any other strikers)

  • stuart no9

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #8

    spaceghost—— if you think we should keep cisse , you obviously are used to watching crap and have never witnessed a decent toon side .. how sad is that ?? i feel for you .


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