Can This Newcastle Player Continue To Deliver The Goods?

Alan Pardew has talked today about the match against Leicester City on Saturday, and the under-fire manager is hoping the in-form Papiss Cisse, who started for Senegal in their surprise 1-0 loss to Tunisia last night, is in the form he has shown against both Hull and at Swansea, when he scored Newcastle’s two goals in each of those games.

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Papiss Cisse – in action at Swansea in last game

In only three appearances this season in the league, Papiss has already doubled the number of Premier League goals he has scored compared to last season, when it took him 24 appearances to score his two league goals.

But that was when Loic Remy was our number one striker, and Papiss is now back as our number one, and he’s been in great form so far this season.

This is what Alan has said today, as he waits for Papiss to travel back from Africa today:

“You need to have somebody who can score goals in the Premier League. You need that cutting edge and somebody who is going to deliver for you.”

“He’s got that at the moment when we need it.” “I said that this team will benefit Papiss and Papiss will benefit us – hopefully that continues.”

“It’s four goals and it’s good going for him.”

The news on the injury front is quite good, with Krul, Janmaat and Dummett all expected to be fit for the game on Saturday, and great news today that Ryan Taylor may even be on the bench.

That would be a big boost for the team and the fans.

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84 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Translation from pardspeak – I hope he pulls me out the shit again 😀

  • cyprus

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Cisse and Tiote will be knackered, AP. Do we have anything else?
    Riviere has shown that he CAN score, given the chances. He has good movement and can shoot. Play him behind Cisse, he can help the MF too. What’s the deal with that Chucky dude? Bad decision making in getting him or bad coaching? Choose.
    AP, treat this like your last game, treat like a WC final. Any player not willing to give his last ounce must not play.
    I’ve motivated people with this video, so feel free to show it, AP:

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    And to think the way he was treated by the chancer too.

    Shunted out wide on various occasions, played second fiddle to a forward who was only on loan, sat on the bench whilst stroller got a game ahead of him who coincidentally was due to leave at the end of the season and then told if he didn’t perform he might get moved on.

    It’s a wonder he’s scored at all.

  • martoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #4

    As I said yesterday Cisse & Tiote are travelling back from Arica today after playing last night – hard to imagine they will be in tip top condition on Saturday!

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5


    Not to mention Tiote’s new wife whilst he’s been home then coming back to Newcastle with his first wife and mistress waiting for him….bet the poor blokes in shit state 😉

  • beermonkey

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    cisse will score but needs width and support
    3 of his 4 goals have come late in the second half when we have provided more width with obatan and Sammy

    riviere will score and I would like to see him and cisse up front he is strong and can push a defender about but he is no target man

    the problem is we will set up the same way we have all season

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Psychology of Sport and Exercise

    June 2011, Vol.12(3):213–221, doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.11.004

    Athletes’ experiences of the psychological effects of poor coaching
    Brian T. Gearity
    , Melissa A. Murray


    Researchers conclude that the two themes, inhibiting athlete’s mental skills and athlete coping, are related to several constructs in sport psychology literature such as motivation, self-efficacy, focus and concentration, team cohesion, and stress and coping. Instruction on coping skills is warranted for athletes dealing with poor coaching.


    Athletes reported poor coaches tended to negatively influence their performance. ? Coaches were distracted, engendered self-doubt, demotivated, and divided the team. ? In response to these poor behaviors athletes used several coping strategies.


    Pardew out.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #8


    cisse is one of those confidence players, when he was pushed out wide in favour of ba it killed his confidence and it showed
    when we bought remy I remember pards saying he now felt he had the personel to go back to the 433 with remy on the left it never happened and cisse was left out again and he was poor knowing hews second fiddle to remy

    this season back from injury he knows he is going to play and not out wide he looks a different player

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Who in the ground does this giant screen benefit the most? The home fans? The away fans?

    In a way yes because they’ll get to see their team scoring goal after goal but the real winner is undoubtedly SD as I think we all know what’s going to be beamed from it. Maybe he’s targeting the away fans for new customers not that he needs to mind, there’s enough tat exposure in the ground already to accomplish this so what’s the point.

    2/3 of the fans won’t be able to see it where it currently resides so it’s a bit of a joke really imo.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10


    Exactly my point mate.

    To think of him saving the kings bacon after the way he’s been mis-treated makes me question my sanity.

    The physcological effect it must of had on cisse was there for all to see and I know people will say he’s a professional and just get on with it or he gets paid mega money but as we know when people feel hard done by or wronged especially by their boss in all walks of life it’s frustrating to say the least and will in most cases have an impact on their ability to do their job. A human trait so is undeniable.

  • stan anderson

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Shame we are dependant on Cisse and R.Taylor to pull us to safety.
    Cisse has just come back from a broken knee and a horrific run of form.
    Taylor is at best average and should not be in our team,just had 2 of the worst poss injuries a player can get.
    Things looking good haha.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

    Volume 17, Issue 1, 2012

    Poor teaching by the coach: a phenomenological description from athletes’ experience of poor coaching

    Brian T. Gearitya*

    Conclusions: The theme of the poor teaching by the coach represented the multiple ways athletes’ perceived the coach to be poor at providing useful instruction, individualizing that instruction, managing game tactics, and being unknowledgeable about the skills and qualities to teach effectively.

    This failure to teach was directly associated with what the athletes talked about and described as not learning from their coaches.

    In general, the findings of this study were consistent with the findings of research on winning and expert coaches, albeit diametrically opposite.

    Athletes in this study perceived that they failed to receive instruction in many cases, and what they received was unhelpful, insubstantial, and was detrimental to successful athletic performance.


    Slimy glaziers posing as football managers out.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Phenomenological indeed.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    When you see what is happening at Chelsea regarding the development squad it makes you wonder what is going on at NUFC. Why is Harris Vukic and Gael Bigirimana not at Panathinaikos instead of hanging around the club being told they are 5 / 6th choice central midfielders. Beardo get your arse in gear!

  • beermonkey

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15


    exactly how would most of us feel if we had been doing a great job and the boss gets a new pet and promotes them infront of you when you know he has done nothing to warrant it

    its these sorts of things that drive me nuts about pards
    and must drive Ashley mad

    were all armchair managers and that side of thing Ashley must question pards on why he hasn’t managed to get cisse back in form (using remy to do it )

    cisse came in banged 13 goals 14 games then due to the way he has been managed he has been in dire form
    if cisse had carried on his form ok he would have been sold but what would he have been worth
    and his record before he came to us suggests he could have carried on

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Laurent Robert 32 – I love the research and would say email it to the club but I doubt anyone there would understand it.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #17

    70TWO, I’ll be passing them on to with others.

  • martoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #18

    Average_Contents @9. To be fair only the people in the East Stand will not be able to see the screen so I would estimate 3/4 will be able to see it.
    I am in the Leazes Stand so should have an execellent view – if they use it to replay goals etc it will be great but, as you say, if it is used to advertise SD tat then I’ll not bother looking 🙂

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #19

    Laurent Robert 32 – There is clear indication that Pardew is suffering from self doubt and this can not fail to be transferred to the players. i. the headbut ii. the restricted use of young players in the starting line up iii. responding to general accusation of his own arrogance.

    Whilst in general the team has performed poorly they have been more resolute in the face of fans dissatisfaction and the goals have been scored by individuals with something to prove to themselves.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #20


    In any breaks for injuries there will be Ray Winstons head appearing saying “In play bet….Nhaaow!”

  • Wayayman

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #21

    70TWO, Apologies for not responding to your question the other day re the (non) loan- I was working so didn’t see your Q until much later. It looks like it was answered by someone else and I don’t want to drag it back up unless you feel it didn’t answer your question.

    Great post by LR32, it’s just frustrating that the person in power at the club doesn’t seem bothered at all by what we’ve all known and what many outsiders are now seeing. Apart from ex-pros who are mates with Pardew or have a vested interest in the old boys network, it’s just getting more and more absurd as the facts are revealed and the stats drawn up.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #22

    70TWO, yeah.

    “In response to these poor behaviors athletes used several coping strategies.”

    Looking for other sources of direction to try and cope with the clueless management.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    beermonkey – Cisse really suffered at the beginning of last season in between Remy and HBA, he was already on the verge of collapse and they were more concerned with scoring themselves.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Wayayman – Thanks and no worries, it is as clear as semi-transparent muddy water and I think thats how they like it.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #25

    There’s lots of published work on poor management in relation to ineffective coaching, team cohesion, morale and de-motivation.

    It is one of the reasons my views are strong on the matter.

    ‘Float it to Williamson’ continuously is a sign of our lack of creativity in coaching. If they can’t vary that, what hope do we have when it comes to pass and move patterns with overlapping in certain areas? None.

    Our players are not as bad as they are made out to be in my opinion, far from it.

  • ronjohno

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #26

    Off subject I know.
    I was recommended to enter Gabriel Obertan on YOUTUBE.
    All I can say is where the hell has this player ” gone.”
    Have a look-if he could return to the player seen here then he would be a crowd favourite without doubt.
    Something went wrong and even Alex Ferguson could not sort him out.

  • lesh

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #27

    Laurent Robert 32 and all other Pardew critics – he’s here till Ashley, Ashley not the fans, decides his time’s up.

    Ashley’s so stubborn and won’t respond to protests but the players will when they feel so dis-spirited that winning’s not even in their minds.

    Time to knock the Pardew out demos on the head methinks and fans should get behind the lads from the time before they appear on the pitch to after the game’s over.

    A provocative thought? Yes but a realistic one too.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #28


    that’s the other problem with in the team has been selfishness with certain players
    the other one is players playing with there head down obertan plays percentages with his crosses and goes for areas that’s ok if you have players getting in the box we don’t and I don’t see that changing any time soon

  • toon kk

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #29

    Our squad would be better suited to the championship. We have a poor team with the exception of 3 to 4 players.
    You have to laff at people who think we have a top eight side. I would bet my house we would struggle in the championship. Mash has done a good gob, we are sh.t but at least SD is getting advertised.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #30

    The immediacy and accessability of 24/7 news and views on our beloved NUFC should carry a health warning.
    I sense there are too many folk who dip in and out of this blog who are actually really and truly in purgatory … beating themselves up. All through caring too much …. and demanding to know too much.
    Step back for a while, let things happen, distance your almost hourly involvement of all things you have no direct influence over …. and never forget it is only ever a game of football when all is said and done.
    What will be, will be.

  • Hector Riva

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #31

    This for me sums up our current predicament, the poll shows virtually an even split win loose draw against Leicester at home, wow, how sad is that, that show what the fans think, so we are a top seven side in the making are we and as Siem de Jong was quoted as saying we will be pushing Man Utd hard for that 4th champions league spot this season, Quite incredible really given our form over the last ten months or so.

    We may turn our form around when players settle in (who knows) but we have no bite in midfield no nous and serious lack of pace especially in our two” centre backs” at the back and an inconsistent forward line, prove me wrong NUFC and i will hold my hand up and eat that lovely humble pie!!!!!

  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #32

    Can he??

    He HAS TO! With the rubbish policy of Ashley and the failed recent signings by Carr jeorpadizing Pardew and our premier league status.

    Cisse has to go on 1 man mission to ensure our premier league survival. And he has to do it with the scraps we provide him. Like Obertan and Samoebi did, all we have to do is whip some balls into the box and give him something to sniff at, and he’ll put it away.

    One of the best poachers in the world.Cisse.

  • Sav

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #33

    Its wingers who have put Cisse back in the goals. Not diagonal balls from deep which is how it was when Cabaye was here. This resulted in a string of offsides as Cisse tried to anticipate them. Play to his strengths and he’l get goals.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #34

    The next match is a must win for all sorts of reasons and for once I would not like AP to be too adventurous in his team selection. The only doubts are the levels of fitness of Tiote and Cisse, I would probably rest Tiote and give Anita a confidence boosting start, then start Cisse as we need him to score, with the likelihood of substituting him.

    My impression of Leicester is that they are quick on the break, using the flankers to either break inside or make use of space on the wing. Plus robust centre forward who plays in others and is handy on crosses, as is the defence.

    As a result IMO we can not rely on our full backs to supply width as they will primarily need to defend, which may negate the reason to play two defensive midfielders. If AP remains cautious I can not see him changing the formation, so I think he should use Sissoko but on the right initially as he does not inspire in the middle and bring on Obertan in the second half.

    My main point would be to use a technical midfielder in the #10 role, more like the defensive Cabaye rather than an attacking player. I think Abeid is able to play a through pass, distribute the ball, is not scared of having a shot and is strong on the ball, so should be given the opportunity. Plus Cabella on the left using the space down the wing and cutting in with his quick feet, drawing a foul or getting a shot off.

    We shall have to wait and see.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #35


    cant see him using abeid
    he should he came back fromhis loan spell full of confidence and looks a different player from the one we first saw
    he has played him as a dm in the cup I would rather see him pushed further up and use his goal threat and passin ability

  • hibbit

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #36

    the drip feed from bishop is turning into a flood we can expect the tempo to rise as we head towards the weekend i think he could be starting to win a few over to the dark side

  • magscar

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #37


    Not a bad shout at @30. Seems a long time ago that I couldn’t wait for Saturday ( or Sunday lunchtime teatime, Monday evening!) to come. It’s now a dread but needs to be got over with – sad times.

    Was a time when supporters could speculate in pub before game who might be in team and no one got slaughtered for their choices such were our riches. Now team almost picks itself.

    You were wondering about my antecedents the other night – not Byker sorry, a Shields lad and proud of it.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #38

    Sav – your right, Sammy and Obertan have made a difference to Cisse. But whoever plays on the flanks should be instructed to make a greater effort to provide LOW crosses. Ba and Cabaye worked well together because he was able to take the ball out of the air, but that should not be an influence on the current squad.

  • hibbit

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #39

    our 2 cb are the weak link and will easily exposed to to quick breaks so often used by leicester this season

  • stuart no9

    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Leah — no offence , but it is people like yourself who keep Ashley here . Show more support in trying to oust him rather than letting him rule your club with his disgusting ways then , who knows he may just decide enough is enough , but he won’t as long as you and many others indicate to him he is doing a fine job . Try it see what happens .


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