Top Striker Returns – I Need To Score A Lot Of Goals

Papiss Cisse has been interviewed on the Newcastle website today,  and the Senegal striker seems full of confidence and says he’s now fully fit and raring to go.

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Papiss Cisse assaulted by Gouffran after scoring first goal against Hull

Papiss came on after 69 minutes of the game against Hull City and looked very sharp and scored two good goals to get us a point, after being 2-0 behind.

Papiss came on at the start of the second half on Monday night at Stoke, when we were 1-0 down, but he couldn’t get any goals in that game and we lost 2-0.

But Papiss is fit for tomorrow’s game and maybe he will even start at Swansea in a game where a win would lift the mood significantly on Tyneside.

This is what Papiss had to say today:

“I’m happy to be back because I was injured for such a long time,” “I didn’t have a pre-season, because when the team were starting their pre-season I was injured and was doing my rehabilitation at Clairefontaine in France.”

“I worked hard in the gym to make my leg strong and the moment I came back here, I ran and did my pre-season.” “It’s not a bad way to come back with the two goals against Hull.”

But, for me, it’s not a surprise because in my head all the time is ‘I need to work hard and come back quickly’, but be a little bit careful too.”

“But now I’m good – I feel good in my body and my leg as well.” “It was good for the team, but the urgency for the team is to win the game and have three points.”

“But if you’re in the second half and you’re losing 2-0 in the game, if you come back into the game at 2-2 and nearly score three, you need to be happy and say maybe next time you’ll win the game.”

“I need to score, and I need to score a lot of goals for this team because the team needs it to get some points to go up the table.”

Those are good words from Cisse, and now at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow afternoon, we need for Papiss to score some goals for us – hey – a win would be absolutely terrific – and against all the odds.

Howay The Lads!!

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117 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Oct 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Cisse is not the problem though. He has proved that with the right service he can score, he just never gets the service.

    In a 4-3-3 system Cisse bagged goals for fun, but he simply is not suited to the lone striker roll, and neither is Rivere.

    The problem is so obvious it blinds the fans, but the inept one cannot see it. Defensive 4-2-3-1 with the inability to change anything.

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 3, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Yes maybe we could tell Alan that instead of waiting until we are two nil down to go for the win, playing with two strikers and some urgency might actually result in something different.

    They do say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result. Anyone else got a name for Pards tactics??

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 3, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Formation is not the problem.Disordered positions of players are problem.When football game starts formation is lost anyway.

  • stuart no9

    Oct 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    what sort of man would let his family and friends suffer from the abuse they are obviously having for the sake of a few quid .He is not skint, he nd ashley could come to some sort of agreement to pay him off and let him get on his byke.There are some things money cant buy, health foe example, not that i want him take ill but if that is the ONLY way to get him out then so be it. I for one will, have no sympathy for him. hes madce his bed.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 3, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Swansea City along with Arsenal and Manchester City are the most problematic opponents for us.Why?Simply because they KILL the game with their possession of the ball.Our net must be clear.If not we’ll probably lose or draw.We can’t score more than one goal against Swansea.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Papiss can score 10 goals from 10 times but problem is does he’ll have chances.He can’t make opportunities by himself.He is slow player.Someone else need to do a lot of job in order for him to score goals.Assists from Tiote and Gouffran(head assistance)are too rare.

  • BrightonMag

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    “I get it. I will go home, shine my manager of the year trophy and give myself a bit of confidence.” What an utter delusional fool! This man thinks he’s amazing…When will he realise he isn’t?!?

  • midweek weekend

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Find it so depressing that when lose tomorrow that man still won’t get sacked incredible really, we have zero chance against Swansea based on our current form so we will be sitting 20th after 7 games and mike Ashley seems totally fine with it, terrible situation we find ourselves in

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyone seen this

    “I get it. I will go home, shine my manager of the year trophy and give myself a bit of confidence.”

    Got to love his confidence if nothing else.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Transfer – I do not think it’s confidence that King Percy has – but an abundance of deluded arrogance. He’s a cocky fellow.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Apparently the players are trying to join the dots together performance wise.

    Are we now in nursery? It’s you who’s the problem king.

    He wants them to play expansive football with flamboyance.

    Stop playing with 2 CDM’S, a lone striker who’s that isolated he might aswell not be in the team and using attacking players whose first job is to defend then you deluded fcuking cretin!

    Nice one king.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Transfer, I don’t love his confidence. It is sheer arrogance and ego masquerading as confidence and humour. He’s a first class prat.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #13

    From the club website.

    “This Club needs big players,” said Pardew.

    “Our big players need to stand up and we need to create some new big players and that’s what we are trying to do.

    “It’s about fighting and digging in at this point, and that’s what our players need to do, and if we can do that then something will fall our way.

    “It’s a difficult game against Swansea. They are a good side at home and have a good record recently and therefore we need to fight even harder than we normally do.”

    Without a win their last three games, Swansea still remain fifth in the top flight table and present Newcastle with another tough test away from home.

    Pardew believes a good result at the Liberty Stadium will help his players to relax and play more expressive football moving ahead, with Leicester next up at St. James’ Park on Saturday, 18th October.

    “When you win it gives you the confidence so you can let yourself flow a little bit more and come up with some refreshing ideas,” said Pardew.

    “As an individual you can get caught up trying to join the dots together. That’s what we are doing at the moment – trying to join the dots together – and we need to be a little more flamboyant.

    “I understand that and the players expressing themselves is what everybody wants to see.”

    It’s now clear he hasn’t got a clue isn’t it? Your the one holding them back by the negative containment tactics you employ on a weekly basis you knob. Defend first and HOPEFULLY something will fall our way. Unbelievable.

    And to think he’s been here 4 years spouting the same shite about attacking on the front foot football. Saying that there’s still fan’s who believe it so what do we expect!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Totally irrelevant as far as Newcastle are concerned, but…

    ‘Gary Lane, a bricklayer from Woking, loves Tottenham so much he has changed his name to White Hart Lane’

    What a knob.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #15

    The Canteen King

  • Lost Plot

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Service for Papiss ain’t gonna be a problem ,, we a magnificent team at the moment that are very much one direction BUT have been very unlucky to be in the same position as some of our counterparts and not score

    Shame we are still bedding in the real goal scorers in the development squad ????

    Perez, Campbell n Armstrong need to be utilised .. Rest Sissko n Gouffy for a bit

    Just score more Goals than the opponents ,, how hard can be?

  • beermonkey

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    any1 notice that no1 has conceded more goals than everton this season 14 so far is the moyes affect wearing off the players

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    He’s on about fighting talk, yet all that breeds is headless chickens with no plan of attack or organistational play, which is our main problem under the Palace dinosaur.

    I’d say effort is there in a lot of games, but they are clueless on how to play football and have been since he took over in the vast majority of games which leave the remaining few as probability based effectiveness, which have little to nothing to do with his management. Nicking goals.

  • Hector Riva

    Oct 3, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Off the cuff football played by us, watch our players upon recieving the ball, the genuinly do not know what they are going to do, they are always searching for a pass, Williamson and Collocini especially, Colbecck who may be neet and tidy but also in the same vain and Sissoko omg, headless chicken without doubt and milk livered to boot.

    What on earth do we do in training??? we play like a bunch of chancers, are our hopes depending on a young lad in Rolando Arron’s? a dutch kid who s always crocked? we have a midfield of no bite no foresight no conviction, a defence that dont speak and forwards who get no decent service which make them look Pony!!

    Pardew says he is going to ring the changes mmmmm thats bringing Obernout back in to the line up in place of the totally inept Gouffy who is not even in simmering mode nowadays after a good start at the toon, Cisse back in to the fold for Riviere, what difference is that?

    A young lad who cant get a sniff at first team level in Adam Armstrong beacuse Pardew hasnt the GUTS to start him over a fit senior player.

    Pardew had dug a hole for himself imo, his tactics at home are crazy, one up front at SJP is madness, he has a host of the most unwanted records ever seen at SJP to boot, im not feeling sorry for the fella at all, he is stagnant, no second gear and him and his staff are devoid of ideas.

    Oh and Sports Direct, get the hell out of our beloved club, like every other accusation made by the owner it is totally cheapening our sacred ground, the club maybe stable but we look like a cheap tuppence happany club, no class no style, GET OUT!!!

  • stuart no9

    Oct 3, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    i fear the worst is yet to come for nufc . If you look at the fixtures from our first home game against man city, who have we played? no body , even swansea who we play saturday would ” normally” be seen as a game capable of getting something then leicster at home another game wher a few years ago would go down as a home win, not anymore , who thinks we will pick points up from them 2 games ??? then look at the fixtures at the end of october and again we still havnt played anyone . All the big boys are still waiting to pick us off one after the other. If you think this is bad , wait till xmas

  • hibbit

    Oct 3, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #21

    its all pr to get inside the fans heads for the sympathy vote to divide us even more the new pr team are very good at this ash only uses top people the best in there line other then at nufc then any crap will do

  • chanty

    Oct 3, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Change of formation is needed, most agree it isn’t working. Personally I’d like to see a 4-3-1-2, no preference in starting lineups but with currently fit squad

    Janmaat Willo Colo Hadeira
    —–Sissoko Tiote Colback
    ————Cisse Riviere

  • mag92

    Oct 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #23

    The Pardew mindset needs brought into the 21st century, before anything else. Pardew needs to realise that the team needs to get behind the opposition defence instead of posing in front of them and playing two strikers alongside Obertan would be a good idea.

  • Geordie Realist

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #24

    4-3-2-1 is not the answer. We already have too much of a gap between defensive midfield and attack. It should be either 4-1-3-2 with Anita Tiote playing anchor, or 4-4-2.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Sometimes I try to tell myself ‘it is only a game’ …. but it’s never been ‘only a game’ with me for over 60 odd years….
    For better for worse Newcastle United is in my DNA; it spoils my weekend whenever we lose.(and I’ve had a few spoiled weekends in my time !!)
    Tomorrow however is different.
    I am yearning for a loss.
    It pains me to think what a win would actually do for us.
    It would give our manager and owner false hope and misplaced confidence to stagger on through the International break …. and then a scrambled result against Leicester at home; well … shudder the thought.
    We need to go further backwards to go forwards …. it is killing me to admit this … but that’s the way it seems to me.

  • Klatoon

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #26

    they say in the premier league, its all about small margins. Then its the small decisions that make the differences, we may not even have to change the formation but just drop goofy to change our fortunes. I dont know if the options are that much better but what I do know is for the last few games we have effectively played a man less in attack with him in the team.

  • STB

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #27

    What is even more infuriating is that since the injury to De Jong who may have been the player needed to make the 4231 more creative than it currently is, we really have the personnel available to play a solid 4-3-3 with Sisissokho Tiote and Colback in the middle Cisse Cabella and Riviere or Perez up front.
    Pards needs to get his head out of his *rse and be positive instead of trying to desperately hang on until half time and hope to nick one.
    More responsibility for the 3 “workhorses” in the middle and more freedon for the front 3. If he doesn’t change it , he’s angling to get paid off…

  • DENIro

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes, change of formation… With this players, something like this…

    Too slow defenders, have to stay back…

  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Good point by someone above. Opponents routinely pressure us up high, leaving only Williamson with the duty to move it forward. Having little other choice, and correctly playing it safe, he proceeds to hoof it and we subsequently lose it. That we allow this to happen to the poor guy is criminal (or inept) on management’s side. Don’t they see it?

    Don’t they see that we suck in set plays? Try things, try anything in training, maybe it will work! If there is a set play coach he should promptly be fired…

    Why don’t we pressure high, thus putting teams in trouble?

    And, this doesn’t necessarily mean a high back line, come on AP! AVB tried that with Chelsea and he made people like Terry look like slow, inept defenders. We’ve made Colo look the same as he desperately tries to run after super fast counter attackers; and poor Tiote an otherwise composed world class MF, ends up chasing as well, with detrimental effects.

    AP, you’ve lost the plot man.

  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #30

    If he does decide to change formation, which he should have done ages ago by the way, Riv definitely deserves the chance to play up top alongside a partner for a run of games.

    Knowing Pardew he’ll probably drop him and ruin the lads confidence.

  • dazzler

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Maybe “polishing his manager of the year award” is a euphemism. Nowt better than a good polish during stressful periods of one’s life.

    Nowt like a good “I’m better than you” statement to win over the fans. Good job Alan, way to ensure we forget about how awful you are during the international break. Numpty!

  • Wayayman

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m sick and tired of hearing the pundits and so called ‘experts’ talking about our run this time last season.

    None of them realise that this coincided with Cabaye’s return to the team , the same Cabaye who was promised a January move, playing for the move he wanted. He was unbelievable for 5 or 6 games before Christmas, anyone who watched those games would have seen that he ignored the tactics and played like a kid again, chasing every ball down and making run after run at the oppo. The fact he was matched by Remy and Sissoko, and his best mate Debuchy -all who were playing to get in the World Cup squad is overlooked.
    That game against West Ham, Cabaye and Remy ran them ragged and we were playing amazing football.
    Pardew took credit for it, but anyone who studies the game (and not just watches where the ball is) will know the truth, that Pardew stumbled upon Cabaye’s best position as a no10 who would chase everything.

    The bloke is a con-man, staying in his job.

  • dazzler

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #33


    He’ll keep his formation the same and change the players.

    Riviere and Cabella will be dropped, Sissoko and Gouffran won’t be. To be honest, I would drop sissoko, gouffran and Cabella, bring in Abeid, Sammy and Obertan. They have been the difference for me in last few games and deserve a chance unlike the three I stated should be dropped.

  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Belfast // Oct 1, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Next manager to lose his job claxon

    Dougie Freedman: Bolton

    Yo average contents
    I’m getting very good at this game 🙂

  • Wayayman

    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #35

    …and while we’re at it. how come he’s the only one who thinks like-for-like substitutions will change the way the team are playing? Cisse on for Riviere on Monday was so tragic it was funny. One day we’ll have a manager who knows how to change formation with one substitution and change games for the better. One day.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #36


    his ego would never allow him to see he’s the one holding us back. No one needs his kind of help!

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #37


    only took him 3 years to spot cabaye’s best position

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Still gobsmacked he said he’s going home to polish his manager of the year award to give himself some confidence!

    Maybe the people who imagined him infront of the mirror saying various mantras to himself got it spot on.

    “I CAN do thissssss” “5th place finish, 5th place finish” “I’m the best”

    How disgustingly vile.

    Truly egotistical clinging on to one decent finish in over a decade of career management.

  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #39

    I would keep Cabella in the team to be honest. He hasn’t been great but none of them have.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #40


    When SDJ did play in that system he was totally ineffective


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