Pardew Has Tough Decisions To Make On This Player


If Alan Pardew does survive in his job as Newcastle manager, then he knows he has Papiss Cisse to thank for that, after Cisse came on and scored two dramatic late goals to get a draw against the ordinary looking Hull City side on Saturday at St. James’ Park.

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Cisse with manager Pardew after he had scored

Cisse hadn’t played since last April, when he broke his knee cap in the 2-1 home loss to Swansea City, and even now he has some muscle wastage on his thigh, due to the layoff.

Newcastle are at Crystal Palace in the League Cup on Wednesday night, but we cannot see Alan Pardew playing a strong team in that game, given the trouble we are in at the moment and are still bottom of the league.

Our next league game is at Stoke on Monday night and we must take something out of that game if we are to haul ourselves out of bottom place in the league.

So it’s possible we could go out of the League Cup (Capital One Cup) on Wednesday night in London.

Alan Pardew was asked about the status of Cisse and whether he would play in that game:

“I don’t know, we will have to have a little chat about that.” “The injury he had, he had muscle wastage on his thigh and it’s only just returned.”

“So he has been doing a lot of running, a lot of energy, and that’s why he looked so fit.” “But he hasn’t actually done a lot of ball work, so I think it showed today that we can’t chance him, we’ll have to wait and see.”

The manager will have to be very careful with Cisse, and we cannot rush him back too quickly, however much we need him in the side at the moment – for his goal-scoring prowess.

Cisse looked in great form on Saturday and also  looked very hungry for goals, much like he looked when he first arrived at the club in January of 2012.

If the Senegal Striker can keep up the kind of form he showed in his cameo appearance on Saturday, he could well be Newcastle’s savior over the next couple of months.

Newcastle have found it very difficult to score goals this season, and we have never looked a threat – until Papiss came on and showed what a great striker he is when in form.

Cisse’s appearance and goals on Saturday has given Newcastle fans some hope that maybe we can get out the relegation zone – maybe.

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13 comments so far

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Allerdyce bringing in Teddy S as a forward coach seems to have worked a treat.Pardew should consider asking Shearer to do the same for NUFC

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    The problem is hibbit, under parsnip it’s been threatened all too often and he’s STILL here!

    That’s not to say fatty hasn’t threatened it either with his chronic lack of investing what the club makes back into the first team.

    We don’t want your fcuking money you fat twat (it’d be nice but we know it’s never going to happen) we just want the CLUB’S money to be spent on the areas the CLUB need it most, and no that’s not on giant screens nor new floodlights or even to pay for the signs to be made for SD to plaster it everywhere (wouldn’t fcuking suprise me).

    We want a team to be proud of, a team that can compete in domestic cups and try to fight our way up the league not just hover around mid-table, a manager who isn’t shit and an owner with a clear direction he wants to take the club in and not to just serve his own needs!

    Is that too much to ask? Apparently so as we haven’t got any of them. Like I said yesterday we deserve the tag of deluded toon supporters from the media and other clubs fans for putting up with it!

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    jeff from pennyell

    your not welcome

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  • Graeme

    Sep 22, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    In the circumstances, I wouldn’t blame P45DUE if he played the reserve team on Wednesday night. He will need every senior player focused on the Premier League and our survival in it.

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 22, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Just like most others on this blog I would like NUFC to change managers…… simply because – in professional sport – results are really THE only thing that matters.
    Keep winning, more often than not, and the paying public do not give a toss about how good a person you are.
    Successful professional football is awash with all manner of unsavoury characters …. adulterers, accused rapists, con merchants, tax dodgers; the lot.
    I would take a club full of villains any day if it meant that NUFC were up there amongst the best….. !!

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 22, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    stuart no9 // Sep 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    catchy—- spot on about jonas my man .

    ED If pards dosnt get sacked soon , the jan window will be too late. Looking at the other so called smaller teams imo if we are not on top of our game when we play them , we will get beat . thats how the prem is now. The 2nd half on saturday was inspired by jonas, not pards.
    Pardew was a lucky man on saturday . Who thought cisse wouls come off the bench and score 2 ,? no one . not even pardew, it was a big risk he took bringing on a guy 80% fit, especially some one with a knee cap problem, for pards to defy a doctors advice not to play him beggers belief, ok he got lucky , but lets see what progress cisse makes over the next few weeks, also i think we played to our potential saturday, and we still couldnt beat hull . worring times for ashley. if he dosnt want to lose millions, he knows what he MUST do

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7

    i think you have that wrong ed tbh !

    from pards interview after the game he said theres no illusion and that they must win every game ! so he must field the strongest team possible to try win fans back.

    if we lose it will be hell on earth on here so we had better win >.<

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  • Spellcheck

    Sep 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Who made Catchy blog police. You’ve got a cheek with your endless negativity.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #9

    bare ignorere meg homifil gutt

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10

    This Wednesday is the League Cup then? Great I can see more of NUFC and soon, hopefully we will improve on that gutsy performance.

    Cisse can’t play that game but it was great to see him back and with a bang on Saturday. He could be back in the fold against Stoke on Monday. But already Pardew the twat is saying that he could replace Riviere as he still has lots to learn. Message to Pardew; HOW ABOUT PLAYING THEM BOTH TOGETHER YOU FOOL!!!

    Honestly the sooner Pardew goes the better it is for all of us. And I never knew he was a doctor going against the medical staff as in his eyes he saw Cisse fit enough to play. Again risking the players health to save his arse- De Jong anyone?

    It may yet backfire on him and Cisse has a negative reaction to that early comeback, who knows.

    I just hope the day comes that we play attacking football from the off for the full 90 minutes. If it weren’t for a Jonas inspired team I doubt we would have dished out the same level of performance.

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  • banjax

    Sep 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #11

    It seems that a draw against Hull is seen as some kind of victory when guess what – we are bottom of the Premier League. Just luck at the teams we have drawn or lost against, only Man City could be said to be a top class side amongst the bunch, so God help us when we play Chelsea and the like. Does Mike Ashley really think AP is the Man who will guide us to safety with such a bad track record going back over 30 games ? I thought MA was a shrewd operator and had learned by his mistakes. Does he realise that even changing Manager’s now there is barely enough time for him to turn things around. Or maybe M A thinks this is all his fault for imposing such wide ranging restrictions on Pardew and that even the best managers in the world would struggle under his regime ? Maybe that is the answer – in which case M A knows what to do – with everyone’s blessing!

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  • banjax

    Sep 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #12

    J P from the Rock.
    Well said ! Totally agree.

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  • c-dog

    Sep 22, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #13

    The word ‘Hungry’ is spot on. He chased everything and showed for everything. He was sensational when he came on. I hope these types of performances from Cisse can continue. Because let’s be honest, Riviere and Gouffran are Championship quality players.

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