This Striker Very Important For Newcastle

Alan Pardew talked about Papiss Cisse in his press conference yesterday,  and the Senegal striker after scoring just four goals in 26 appearances for Newcastle last season, now has 7 goals in his first 9 appearances this season.


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Papiss Cisse – after scoring first goal against Chelsea

Papiss has scored three braces already this season against Hull and Chelsea at home and at Swansea, and in the Hull and Swansea games he rescued a point for us,  and of course last Saturday he got us the win at home to Chelsea.

This is what Alan Pardew has said yesterday about the Senegal man:

“Papiss been coming on late in games and scoring so that will push his ratio up, but he’s a goalscorer and he will score all sorts of goals.”

“That can be off the back of his head or off his knee, like at Burnley. But at the moment he is red-hot and if we can get him some chances we feel pretty confident he will take them.”

“Every team needs a goalscorer as they can get you a goal and turn a game. Sometimes you might not be dominating a game and then someone like Papiss can get you a goal and it gives you a lift.”

“You can go on to win or retrieve a situation like when we were at Swansea, so he’s very important with his goals and the things he does.”

“He’s on the move in the box and if the ball comes to him he can adjust himself to get a shot off. That’s his art.”

“It’s an ongoing process with Papiss and his knee, just to make sure that it is okay.” “But by the time we get to the summer it will be all over.”

“Just from now until the summer we have to be careful will him.”

It’s a good question whether Papiss will start the game tomorrow, but maybe it’s an opportunity to start both Perez and Riviere, and bring on Papiss in the second half.

Cisse was signed in January of 2012 from SC Freiburg for around £9M, and he has since scored 37 goals for Newcastle in 95 total appearances.

That works out to a goal in every two and a half games for Newcastle,  and in his career he has scored 128 goals in 309 total appearances.

He’s just a natural goalscorer, and we hope he can get us some goals at the Emirates in the late kick-off game tomorrow.

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85 comments so far

  • Mattroge

    Dec 12, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    From previous article

    You’re always treading into murky waters I feel criticising other fans. I think the majority of our fans (myself included) were to put it mildly pretty annoyed with some of the press coverage that conveyed us as fickle when Pardew turned the results around. Up till that point we’d been served up absolute garbage on the pitch for well over a year which the press conveniently ignored.

    I think looking at it as an outsider you’d have to say first of all that Arsenal fans pay more than anybody else in the UK to watch their football so surely they have a right to ask questions if they’re not happy. Secondly I’d say that Wenger is notoriously stubborn and he has failed to address for several seasons now the evident gaps in that Arsenal team. There’s no doubt he’s done a wonderful job but Wenger won’t be there forever and they’ll have to cut the cord at some point. I don’t think personally that it’s unreasonable for the fans to be asking questions.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    ‘The Alan Pardew Stand’

    You will find that it is the last cubicle on the left.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Papiss ‘Happy Hitman’ Cisse

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    We were discussing Cisse yesterday on here and afterwards I read, I think Mersons predictions, where he said that Cisse has scored 7 goals from 9 shots….is that correct?

    As for a Pardew stand at SJP – What if he did win a trophy?

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5


    Does rebounding off his knee count as a shot? He is best off as a super sub at the moment, which plays into the strategy of only really having an effort at scoring in the last 20 minutes.

  • lesh

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    News reporting magic mushrooms found in the grounds if Buckingham Palace.

    Ah well, that’s their Xmas ruined!

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    70TWO….That is a good question. Did wor Cisse mnage to get goal without statistically having a shot?

    I think Pardew saves up the excitement for the last 20 to ensure people stay to the end. No fun in winning before half time, you may as well just leave….nah, I can’t make that one fly.

  • mindshaft

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m not sure what these managers / players are moaning about – they all get paid handsomely and are ultimately in the entertainment business.
    people pay hard earned money to see a play/movie/band etc and quite rightly get pan it if it turns out to be sh!te – why should football be any different. We surely can’t be expected to just pay 40 quid each , sit in the cold and wet for 2 hours watching 11 players put in little effort and a manager who is unable to motivate them or change the team around – fans have a right to complain – the bigger the team and budget ( i.e liverpool / aresnal / man u etc ) the bigger the expectations – Wenger has produced some lovely football but has never addressed what are fairly obvious frailties


    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #9

    just topped up my bet on draw and win at arsenal after finding koscrlny and ramsay out injured. hope our new manager of month has the balls to go at their defence. metesacker is slower and less brave than willo and he is their only fit cd. attacking will take the pressure off alnwick. no gouffran or anita please . at least if we lose go down fighting

  • Average_Contents

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    The king wins manager of the month for November. All hail the king.

    The 3 stooges will, as we speak be rubbing one off in public.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    From the BBC live feed:

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew wins the Premier League manager of the month award for November after guiding his team to three wins out of four.

    Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is set to be passed fit for their meeting with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
    Boss Alan Pardew is closely monitoring the Argentine’s recovery from a hamstring injury, while fellow defender Daryl Janmaat is also available after he shrugged off a minor problem.
    However Moussa Sissoko and Steven Taylor are suspended and Rolando Aarons is ruled out for a month with a hamstring strain.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Déjà vu anyone?

  • Slank

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13


    I cannot believe it.

    Our manager, who many of our fans think is totally useless and way out of his depth at our big club, has won Manager of the Month, yet again. Not content to have a Manager of the Year award the judges have honoured him again.

    These judges must clearly know absolutely nothing about football.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if these were the same people who awarded the World Cup to Qatar.

  • Mattroge

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Paul Merson loves us mind…………………..

    Arsenal did well to bounce back from last week’s bad result at Stoke with a great win at Galatasaray, and they need to continue that and win this game. Newcastle are on a roll though but I don’t think this is a great Newcastle team – it’s phenomenal how they just keep on winning. Fair play to Alan Pardew’s side but it’s not a vintage team by any stretch of the imagination. I think Cisse has scored seven goals with nine shots and that says it all.

    I think Newcastle will have a go but I look back to last year’s Monday Night Football and they got beat badly against Arsenal. The Gunners will be buoyed after their midweek win but, more importantly, they have to win this game – there’s no point drawing. It will be a really good game, Newcastle will have a go as too will Arsenal, so lots of action

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #15

    I am not sure what to expect from Arsenal as they tend to grind the opposition down but have the ability to fire in quick goals at any opportunity. They are packed with talented attacking midfielders, but essentially poor in defence and have moderate strikers.

    If Abeid is not available I would like to see Anita play to pack out the defence and midfield with three forwards to launch counter attacks. Despite what AP says I would like to see Cabella start with Sammy and Perez, to give their fullbacks something to think about and Cisse used as a sub.

    An attitude of taking one game at a time is needed and regardless of the result, a good performance is required to take in to the Cup game.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #16


    Hopefully it is one step closer to him leaving us to become England Manager.

  • mag92

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Manager of the month, for Pardew!

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #19

    Even a broken watch is right twice a day

  • mag92

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    As long as he keeps Anita and Williamson, on the bench; Newcastle, should give Arsenal, the wind up their kilt.

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #21

    If Arsenal don’t score and we do, we should win.

  • expatmag

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #22


    For the benefit of those watching in black and white, Arsenal are the team wearing red shirts

  • nut meg

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Whispering Ted Lowe from years gone by…….a real classic.

  • mag92

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #24

    @21, Welshgeordie, does the jokes!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Funnily enough Alan Pardew also won manager of the month for November last year. It’s a shame it all went to pot in the months inbetween.

  • mag92

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #26

    @24, Williamson and Anita, might prove to be the party poopers!

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Could have sworn Arsenal won the FA cup this year and have just got into the knockout stages of the CL for the 17th year running !!! despite never been able to spend big because of the stadium debt.

    Would be sad to see Willo and Goofy bcome back in.


    Janmatt Colo Dummy Haidara

    Abeid Tiote Colback

    Cabella / Cisse Perez Sameobi

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Optimistic @ 20

    That’s just wild talk. You sound too confident.
    Are you sure of your facts?

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Slank @ 13

    I don’t think you can get a manager of the month award for having the worst losing sequence in NUFC history.

  • mag92

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Arsene Wenger, spent £78 million, in the summer; he still has another £100 million to spend in January.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #31

    I’d take Arsenals ‘moderate’ strikers any day of the week. Wellbeck, Alexis, Wallcott and Podolski, who has an outrageous thunder fuggen bastard of a left foot.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #32


    Yes the stadium has finally been paid for now and as mentioned into the CL knockout stages yet again, but still done with nothing like what mourinho, all the city managers and united have spent or had available to them over the years.

  • Average_Contents

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #33
  • optimistic prime

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Manager of the month

    SBR 6
    KK 5
    AP. 2

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #35

    On the face of it, from a non-fan point of view, the criticism of Wenger seems completely ridiculous. However, I have a fair few Arsenl fans who have had the same gripes with Wenger for the past few years now, which simply don’t seem to be addressed.

    What I would give to have a team that plays attractive football and qualifies for the CL each season? I suppose it’s pushing on from there, which Wenger doesn’t appear to be able to do.

    Is it simply question of money spent compared to the top 3?

    You’d think the Arsenal board and Wenger himself would be training up his replacement. For a long standing manager, getting near the end of his career, it would seem to make sense to have a proper handover period, also allowing Wenger to move upstairs.

    Anyway, enough about Arsenal.

    Pardew got the manager of the month award. Seems fair enough, he’s had a good month. I don’t think peoples gripe with NUFC is that we can’t do things well, whether that’s performances, transfers, tactics, etc – it’s consistency. We go from one end of the scale to the other in a matter of weeks.

    It’s not good for the ticker. I’m gathering evidence to take the lot to court.

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #36

    AC….Thought this bit was a nice addition that
    many journos seem to skip past:

    “Much has been made of the demanding crowd at St James’ Park, but they were entitled to be dismayed by events at the club. Newcastle lost 14 of their final 20 Premier League games last season, including seven of the last eight, so when they began the current campaign with no wins in the first six, the complaints were entirely understandable”

  • Average_Contents

    Dec 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #37


    My thoughts exactly. It’s only about the second article I’ve read from the national media where they say the anger was justifiable so I thought it was worthy of posting. Especially as some, even on here, said that their own fans were being unreasonable.

  • mag92

    Dec 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #38

    @34, Do you mean like Fergie, handed the reins over to Moyes?

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 12, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #39

    AC…The other thing that I find almost amusing is how very few are willing to entertain the idea that maybe the fan pressure helped give everyone involved a much needed kick up the rear end.

    mag92…I guess you meaan me @35? No, start earlier, offering a gradual process. Plus Fergie left an aging and disjointed team.

    The flip side to my scenario is that any new manager could feel he is in the shadow of the other manager.

  • mag92

    Dec 12, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Pardew, hasn’t spent anywhere near what Wenger, has and yet Newcastle, are on the same points 23.


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