Newcastle Must Give This Player More Playing Time

We are short enough of players this season who can put the ball into the back of the net, after Newcastle for whatever reason didn’t replace Loic Remy last summer, after he opted to join Chelsea and wasn’t interested in making his loan deal at Newcastle permanent.

Papiss- Cisse scores at Burnley

Papiss Cisse – we must give him more playing time

Papiss Cisse is our best striker this season, and he has scored 9 goals in 15 appearances for Newcastle, even though a number of those appearances have been as a second half substitute late in the games.

Papiss came on yesterday against Stoke after 65 minutes for Vurnon Anita, in what was an attacking move made by caretaker manager John Carver, but we couldn’t get the win, and basically threw away two points by letting in the late equalizer from a Peter Crouch header, after Jack Colback had pout us ahead after 74 minutes.

But with so little fire-power up front we have to start Papiss Cisse so we can get more threat up front.

It’s been a  bit of a blessing that young Ayoze Perez has come through this season with five Premier League goals, although Emmanuel Riviere who was our main striker brought in last summer, has not had a good time of it and scored only two goals.

Papiss has been suffering from the after-effects of pins that were put into his knee after he broke his knee cap last April, and it’s possible that’s why John Carver doesn’t start him.

But at least at home we should be starting two strikers up front to try to get maximum points from our games at St. James’ Park.

And hopefully we can get the impressive Siem de Jong back into the squad, by the time we play at the Etihad Stadium a week on Saturday.

It was a set-back yesterday that we didn’t get our second win in a row, because if we had things would have looked a lot brighter today than they do at the moment.

But there’s a decent chance to make up for that on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park, where we meet Crystal Palace and Alan Pardew.

It would be great if we could get a win at Palace – as we did last season – and that would be 7 points from our last three games.

That would give the lads confidence to push on and try to get as high in the Premier League table this season as possible, and certainly that’s what John Carver wants to do.

There’s precious little left to play for this season except for pride, and it was a disappointing attendance yesterday of 47,763, almost 5,000 below capacity.

However, Geordie Pride is always worth fighting for at Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!

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9 comments so far

  • scout

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Carver needs to win the home games, need to keep the natives happy. Failure to do this will ensure he won’t be given the job.
    I remember JH saying something similar in the past.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #2


    Do you really think if he didn’t keep the natives happy that he won’t get the job? Were the natives happy with pardew?

    Cisse needs to be starting games, enough of the BS, yes he doesn’t contribute much bit he scores goals and that’s what we need!!

  • Slank

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #3

    It would be disappointing not seeing Perez play but Cisse needs to play as does Abeid in place of Anita.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #4


    I think Abeid needs to play in place of colback because Tiote is now back. Anita plugs the gaps and follows CM’s unlike Colback and Sissoko. I’m not a big fan of Anita or Tiote but the work they do off the ball and the protection they offer is priceless!! It gives others the freedom to go and express themselves or create!!

  • usmagpie

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Totally agree Cisse needs to play more, but here’s the biggest thing about this whole argument. Will Carver e his own manager or just keep doing the pardew method?
    Why like yesterday at home in front of all the fans did we not start with Cisse and Perez up front and take the game to stoke, lets try the two forwards approach, makes defenders think more which makes for more mistakes on there part and more chances on our part. So JC ( John Carver ) not Jesus Christ, when are you going to step out of the shadows of AFP and get back to the St James park fortress method, where teams used to come here and think crap we at St James.

  • Graeme

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Scout @ 1 as long as he keeps us away from a relegation battle, Carver will be the Head Coach next season – most of those allegedly “Interviewed” deny all knowledge of it.

    Carver & Co. are by far the cheapest option for FCB as no compensation for termination of Contracts is required and we know FCB loves the cheap option!!!

  • Slank

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Our Toon

    I didn’t know Tiote was back. Yes, he needs to play.

  • scout

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #8

    we should have signed remy and alderwield would possibly have been top 6 now.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Feb 9, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Scout , sorry but how can you say that ?


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