When I Spoke To Jonas He Told Me To Get A Goal


Papiss Cisse’s return to the Newcastle side on Saturday, after being out about five months with a broken knee-cap, was monumental and Cisse looked like the player we signed in January of 2012, and he scored two good goals and looked very sharp and full of running.

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Papiss Cisse – scoring the equalizer in the 87th minute

It turns out that Papiss played with a bit of a head cold,  but nobody would have known it, and Cisse’s first goal of the season came after he had been on the field four minutes, and he added a second with three minutes to go to get Newcastle a point.

Amazingly Cisse equaled his Premier League goals of last season – two – and he had 24 league appearances last season, but the revitalized Papiss Cisse could become a big player again for Newcastle this season – as he will be our number one striker.

And Cisse was in contact with Jonas Gutierrez before the game, and we  found out only last week that he is fighting cancer:

“On Friday night I spoke to Jonas and he told me to get a goal. So those goals were for him – and the gaffer too.”” “I know it’s been very, very hard for the boss this week, but Jonas’s news puts it into perspective.”

“The gaffer said we had to be disciplined and work hard together as a team. We had to forget ­everything else and concentrate on the pitch and play football.”

“I didn’t think I’d be playing. I started training on Tuesday. Then, on Friday, the gaffer said, ‘I think I’ll put you on the bench because you look right and good’. And I was OK. He put me on the bench and then I scored two. I’m happy.

It was a tonic for Newcastle fans in those last 20 minutes – yes it wasn’t a great result to draw 2-2 at home to Hull City – but it does show the players are still behind the manager, so the reports last week that Pardew had lost the dressing room were simply not true.

But we also need to start picking up some points quickly – that’s very important – and we are still bottom of the league.

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4 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Just keep having a few words with him before each game then eh

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  • brklyngeordie

    Sep 21, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Love to see Cisse on the goal scoring trail he is a genuinely good lad.
    That said feel we should change formation next game must give a fresh look vs Stoke as pathetic as season has been with the way the table is bunched up feel 2 wins in a row can give some new hope to players.
    Unlikely i know but so was yesterdays draw heres to dreaming HWTL

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Sep 22, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Need 2 change to 442 next game. Riviere and cisse up front, number 9 & 10 partnership. Cabella would look more dangerous on the wing

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  • toonincheek

    Sep 22, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #4

    I do recall AP saying, some time ago, that he would not play someone who was not fully fit.

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