Great News About Newcastle Striker

Papiss Cisse should be back maybe on the substitute’s bench for the game against West Brom, and he has served the seven game ban he received for spitting at Johnny Evans in the home game against Manchester United in early March, which we lost 1-0 with a goal scored in stoppage time.

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Papiss Cisse – he’s back against West Brom

Papiss has some problems still with his knee but he has been training and putting the ball into the net in the practice sessions and Papiss owes Newcastle United after he has missed the last seven games –  so we are hoping he can produce some goals for us in the final three games of the season.

This is what John Carver has said about the Senegal International striker:

“His most important goals for the club might yet to be to come,” “They don’t have to be spectacular or pretty like the one at Chelsea – or the two at Chelsea – a little poke in the six-yard box might do it.”

“Whatever it means, whichever way it happens I don’t mind as long as it gets us the three points.” “He’s putting himself up for it because don’t forget, he had an operation on his knee and he trained for the first time on Thursday.”

“He’s not got that limp anymore, which is great news.”

That’s really great news that he hasn’t got the limp anymore, and when he came back in the second half at home against Hull earlier in the season, we were 2-0 down and he come on and got us two goals in the last 20 minutes.

That’s the kind of goal-scoring we need from Papiss in the last three games – but a last minute winner – which he is very good at – would also be very welcome.

There’s a lot of work to do at Newcastle in the summer, but that work will be dramatically different depending on whether we are a Premier League side or a Championship side.

If it’s the latter our revenues will fall by about 50% in the next financial year, so there will need to be some cost-cutting and the wage bill will become very important and will restrict the type of player we can bring in.

If we are a Premier League side we expect Mike Ashley to spend big bucks this summer – and Newcastle will now try to recruit a top manager like David Moyes – it would take something like that just to level the playing field for Mike Ashley with the fans.

There are an awful lot of fans who have given up on Mike Ashley and the frugal way he has run the club – which could be responsible for our relegation this season.

Comments welcome.

64 comments so far

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 9, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Great news. Our striker’s not got a limp.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed…Ashley and Co are on their own for the next three games…

    …they have made their bed and they’ll have to lie in it – what happens is not on us and Ashley is in no position to make demands!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #3

    There will be no support from me!

  • optimistic prime

    May 9, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #4

    His strike rate this season is pretty good, especially off the bench.

    If we manage to keep it tight and get him on for the last 20mins he’s the most likely to get the goals we need.

    I’ve always rated Cisse, even when Percy was playing him on the wing.
    Give him service and he will score.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 9, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #5

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    May 9, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #6

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    May 9, 2015 at 12:45 AM

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 9, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Hahaha. Troy invites all bloggers to Toonsy’s blog. He must think you’re all ready for a retirement home.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 9, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Ah good evening Mr Blackley – thank you for contributing to the debate. I note you have just posted ” Tuff will make sure everything is explained in clear, simple terms – avoiding legal jargon wherever possible to help you better understand the law”.
    You are indeeed correct -I do try to explain in laymans terms the intricacies of the law. It is of no use trying to explain legal matters in microscopic detail to those who do not fully understand the law or who have not been trained in legal matters.
    I have had this exact type of problem on the blog previously – something to do with arresting King Percy – if I recall correctly.

  • lochinvar

    May 9, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #10

    So what exactly is Carvers Master plan .
    To bring Cisse on with 5 minutes left ( that’s what he does with Armstrong ) in the vain hope of rescuing a point ?
    How about taking him off with 5 minutes left after we have won the game ?
    Master tactician

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 9, 2015 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Blackley & Brownlie solicitors is a general practice law firm serving the needs of many high net worth individuals and family trusts. We enjoy dealing in the law in microscopic detail; indeed, the more intricate the better for us.

    Unfortunately the King Percy incident was one debacle that you got a little carried away with, if we may be so bold to say, and you ended up missing the point in your enthusiasm to show off your legal knowledge to impress fellow bloggers. It is a trap that you must learn to avoid.

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 9, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #12

    He seems to be more effective as a sub and I doubt he would get through 85mins. Id rather bring him on for 20mins and him get us a point or 3 rather than risk his fitness and rule him out for the season. Whatever people think we will need Cisse for these games if we have any hope of winning (or even scoring the way we are at the minute)

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 9, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Can you imagine the upset that Ciaran would cause in Toonsy’s retirement home? Running up and down the corridors, opening doors, jumping up and down, shouting “WUM”, “doppelganger”, “don’t cry Jap Si” and mixing up all the medication just for bad.

  • N1CK06

    May 9, 2015 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #14


    What are you talking about, the best manager in the premier league doesn’t need a plan!! Just his presence alone will be enough for victory.

    No matter how the players perform, the best performance of the night will surely go to Carver after his post-match interview.

  • lesh

    May 9, 2015 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Lochinvar, it might be worth Carver thinking (now that’d be a novelty for him) about putting Cisse on from the start in the hope that he can get a couple of early goals before going off? Assuming Cisse did get us a good lead, heads would be up rather than the usual down when we concede early goals.

  • lesh

    May 9, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Reposted from previous thread….

    …… you can come to me [next season]’, says Carver.

    He’s got that air of confidence that he’ll be at the Club next season and in a position where he’d speak for the Club.

    Reading Dalglish’s quote about whether a new manager comes in or Carver gets the HC job, makes me think that he’s been told the job’s his (‘Mike supports me 100%’ he said earlier this week) or his arrogance won’t let him think he hasn’t.

    If we go down, I’m confident that Ashley’ll believe Carver’s bullchit and appoint him – only to sack him the following Christmas when we’re threatened with the drop into League One.

    Whatever the future may hold, let’s just hope that our friends from Wearside get a good hiding and we pull in three points tomorrow.

    Oh, hang on though, that’ll go some way to convincing Charnley that Carver’s the new Messiah…… Errr

  • sparky55

    May 9, 2015 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #17

    strikers got a limp
    our owner’s a gimp
    our captains a wimp
    and our manager’s a chimp

    only at newcastle

  • expatmag

    May 9, 2015 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #18


    Just one question if you are still there. Oh silly me. You are always here.

    Anyway, back to the question.

    Do you have a life away from this blog or have you already alienated everyone else in your poor pathetic life?

  • andrew84

    May 9, 2015 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #19


    Don’t even spend five seconds pondering that one. Carver has told the world that he is STILL the best coach in the Premier League (as if we had been worrying that he no longer was) and genuinely seems to believe the words coming out his own mouth.

    Therefore I’m confident that MA has said no such thing regarding him being the 1st choice permanent Head Coach.

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 9, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #20

    interview by anita. saying he was getting used to playing long ball here. he was also being generous when he labeleld us as a mid-table side. i think we are relegation fodders and will be for the next 3 4 seasons.

    that said, anita i think is a very good player. but he has been wrongly used by the morons we have in-charge.

  • headtheball

    May 9, 2015 at 4:28 AM

    Comment #21

    To everyone going to the WBA game. Could you please blink or wave so that us armchair fans know that you’re still alive?
    Ashley out

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 9, 2015 at 4:40 AM

    Comment #22

    As I’ve said since he’s been here, give Cisse regular quality service inside the box he’ll score loads throughout the season. Provide him with less, he’ll score less.

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 9, 2015 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Shame Janmaat wont be there to give him the service! Not sure where else the quality balls will come from. Still worrier about the back four too.

  • one fine day

    May 9, 2015 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Today is the first of three ” cup finals” lads didn’t you know ?
    A shame we don’t bother with cups then so safe to say we are @@@ked

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 9, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #25

    When Carver says we need to put our differences aside what he fails to realise is he’s asking us for the one tging we’re saying we can no longer give – our unconditional and unrewarded support

    I guarantee there will still be tens of thousands in the stadium today, if you want their support then the players need to give them something to cheer about. Some hard tackling, fast counters, shots on target, just some life and effort from the players. Do that and the fans will get behind you.

    But to guilt trip us into coming and supporting the team that has so spectacularly failed to give us fans anything to cheer, I’m sorry, but there are some of us who have reached our window of tolerance and cannot continue to blindly give when the players and management give us nothing back.

    You don’t need our support Carver, you’re the best coach in the premier league remember?

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 9, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #26

    That’s probably their way of admitting we’re going down! Will be interesting to see how we start the game today. And what team he plays.

  • one fine day

    May 9, 2015 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Every confidence in cisse getting a goal today it’s down our end I’m worried about
    Wonder if it goes pear shaped we will get round two of krull and collocini
    At least we be forced to use more imagination on our set pieces with willo not there to lump it up to .

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 9, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #28

    Brave heart, you’ve written pretty much what I was just thinking. If we can get an early goal it will give the crowd something to cheer about. Otherwise they’re just watching the same dross that’s been on display for weeks now. Very difficult for the vans to get motivated watching poor football. Hopefully he sets the team up to attack, but Pulis is a far better coach and his teams are hard to score against & Carver wont have a clue how to break his defense down.

  • one fine day

    May 9, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #29

    With de Jong out cabella has to start
    Can anyone explain why lascalles from forest is not allowed to be recalled from forest now the season is over , being as he is an nufc player ?

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 9, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Yeah set pieces, ping it into the box, hope for a scramble and that somebody can poke it home. Cant see where any decent service for Cisse is going to come from, thats if he plays.

  • one fine day

    May 9, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #31

    Let’s hope Pulis parks the bus as it could be our best chance but colback needs to in the centre not wasted as a makeshift full back
    I’d like to see keman used too give these kids a go ffs. Taylor offers zero
    I’d use Arma and riv up front first half to give him a chance to run at them and rib to put himself about then cisse second half with arms who can use pace to pull players all over making space for cisse to show the rest of team how to finish

  • Blofal

    May 9, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #32

    I just put a bet on West Brom to win.. so therefore Newcastle will.

    The way I see it if we lose I make money. If we win we are safe from relegation.

    Most likely we will draw and I’ll be f’d on both counts.

  • check the toastie

    May 9, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #33

    If Raylor and Jonas are in midfield again we will lose, they are totally shot as players. need to go 433,

    Krul, Raylor Collo Dummett Anita Sissoko Abeid Colback Cabella Perez Aarons

    More than enough to give this west brom team a good game. Carver makes Kinnear look like Mourinho.

    Total Bellend

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #34

    One fine day,
    I was reading at the time we signed him Forest had an outside chance of the play offs and wanted to keep him ion the squad until after the play off final.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #35

    Who is jane,
    Has she just got out of jail or is she recovering from an operation. Ashley might surprise us with success ? Ashley is learning from his mistakes ? Ashley is saving up to pay off his debt ? Her/his views are very 2012, a tad out of date, one would say !

  • stuart no9

    May 9, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #36

    Don’t let them fool you again BOYCOTT

  • sing in the corner

    May 9, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #37

    I suppose there’s no way Complicit Colo is going to be relieved of his captaincy duties then, judging by the ‘scribblegate’ farce earlier in the week. SO this is my open letter to Colo:
    Pull your finger out and take charge for a change. Show you are willing to fight for the toon, because I’ve not seen you justify wearing the shirt for a long time now. Maybe then other players who have been hiding will follow that example? No more empty words please.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #38

    I can only imagine the reason Collo is captain in the first place is that he is the highest paid, my bet is Tiote was offered it but wanted to be the highest paid as captain. The offer was withdrawn after Churners had spat out his coffee and Collo was forced to accept it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #39

    Ha Ha

  • jimmysmith

    May 9, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Jane’s attitude is not that far fetched. It has alway’s been the line maintained by Ashley’s men and now that the moment of truth has arrived few seem capable to publicly acknowledge it is even a possibility. We stay up, Ashley appoints a more progressive coach and reshapes the squad with the money in the bank and player sales. Of course, that can still happen, and this run of form and and the accompanying protests increase the likelihood of it, and with it the Merry go round starts up again, you’d have to think, so much has the trust been broken by the owners patterns of behaviour. But to suggest it all can’t be turned around is to disregard an inconvenient truth. He could do it easily and it might now be in his interests to do it


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