Newcastle Striker Reveals Injury Difficulties

Papiss Cisse broke his knee cap last April,  and it was revealed a few weeks ago that he was still feeling discomfort in the knee from the screws that had been put in by the surgeon to strengthen the knee.

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Papiss Cisse scores early in the second half last night

Papiss played the whole game last night and scored a good opportunist goal after 48 minutes to get Newcastle a well deserved point at Burnley.

He scored the goal in front of an impressive 4,000 travelling Newcastle fans,  and they then roared on Newcastle in that second half, but we just couldn’t get that second goal to capture all 3 points, although Papiss admits Newcastle were going all out for the win.

This is what the 29 year-old said after the game last night:

“It was very, very important for me and the team,” “I need to score goals – that’s my job.” “The team have one point. We wanted three points, but it’s not easy to get three points here.”

“I’m happy, and the team are happy as well. This game wasn’t an easy game.” “It was very, very difficult in the first half. “The team did well in the second half to come back into the game.”

“My injury is not easy.”  “I need to look after myself, and the doctor – Paul Catterson – does a very good job for me.”

“I’m happy to come back in the team, play 90 minutes and score a goal.” “The gaffer did his job and made two changes,” “He put Remy in and he changed the game.”

Hopefully Papiss is over the worst part in his comeback from injury, and the knee will trouble him less and less as he plays more and more.

It was an excellent move from the manager at half-time to withdraw Willo for Steven Taylor, since the center-back seemed out of sorts in that first half, and it came out after the game that he has an upcoming court appearance, and that may have been on his mind.

And the real move that made the difference was to bring on Remy Cabella for Ayoze Perez, and Remy was like a live-wire in that second half – and it was great to see some good form from the 24 year-old Frenchman.

With Coloccini and Aarons expected to be back for Saturday’s home game against Chelsea,  and Sissoko and Colback returning from suspension there is going to be some competition for places in the starting line-up – and that can only be good for Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!

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7 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Clearly very bad management by Pardew to play perez as a withdrawal striker role. Perez is a Winger naturally and can play as a striker as his secondly role. Mean while he had both cabella and Riviere sitting on the bench. Shows how tactically unaware Pardew is.

  • Pugwash

    Dec 3, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2


    I wasn’t against leaving Cabella on the bench, hopefully it will help focus his mind a bit. But for me and if he can stay fit, I would like to see Riviere get a bit of a run so he can be judged properly. I would like to see Perez and Riviere start together although probably not against Chelsea!

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3


    sorry man but you are wrong, the manager did not do his job at all, in fact he let the team down with hi poor team selection in the first place

    Williamson should never have started.
    goofy should not have started, and even worse was that he started on the ride side of MF

    perez is a CF not a no10 type of player

    last night we gave them the first half by doing so. and the bad thing in all of this was he had better players for those positions on the bench that should have started.

    it just goes to prove that pardew has fave players that he just will not drop, no1 is goofy, and its a shame because when he came to the club, he had something about him, a useful second striker, now he is just a joke to us

    can anyone really believe how cautious we were against burnley? god help us at the weekend, it will be our first real thumping, 4 or 5 goals me thinks

    oh well as long as the pro pardew club are happy that’s what counts

  • martoon

    Dec 3, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Shadow_Shearer @1 – I seem to remember quite a few posters on here suggesting playing Cisse up top with Perez in behind in the No. 10 role. OK so Pardew tried it but it didn’t work and so he changed it at half time. Pretty good management IMO – try something new, it doesn’t work so change it around at half time – what’s your problem?

  • 70TWO

    Dec 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #5

    From the six PL games in December I would hope to get 9 points but this has been hampered by only one last night. A minimum of 6 is extremely important and along with points a good performance in the League Cup and derby games. Pardew should have the attitude that the next two games against Chelsea & Arsenal are not important and should be used to get the squad ready for the two following matches on Wednesday / Sunday.

  • jakesome

    Dec 3, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Team v. Chelsea

    Amoebi to come on if fit

  • NOVA2967

    Dec 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    River shouldn’t be over looked yet.
    He came on strong and could be an asset along Perez. Look at all the crosses we put in to nothing.
    He had his bench time like Cabella but I hope we don’t drown the guy


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