It looks like Papiss Cisse is fit to play for Newcastle in the final two games of the season, after he came on with 20 minutes to go on Saturday in the 1-1 home draw against West Brom – and Newcastle finally broke their record-setting eight game losing streak in the Premier League.
John Carver has set some records at Newcastle – but not the ones we want to see.
Papiss Cisse in action on Saturday
But Papiss Cisse seems to have some sympathy for John Carver, who he sees working very hard every day.
This is what our 30 year-old top Senegal striker has said about his coach:
“It is difficult for John because he works very hard at his job. I am not happy to have just one point but it was important for John to take something out of the game.”
“If you saw John on the bench or on the training ground you would see how important it is for him to have something good.”
John Carver will be desperate to save Newcastle this season, because the very last thing he wants is to be the coach who took Newcastle down for a second time in six years.
That would follow another Geordie – Alan Shearer – who did that in 2009, but the Newcastle legend only managed the club for the last eight games of the season, and we were already in big trouble when Shearer came in – strangely enough on April 1st.
When John Carver took over we had 26 points at the end of the year after 19 games played, and we ere presumably coasting along and needed only 14 points to get to safety, but in 17 league games since then we have only picked up 10 points.
It would be a complete and utter disaster if we are relegated again this season, but a certain great striker – Papiss Cisse – could score the goals in the last couple of games to save us
Papiss Cisse is fully capable of doing that and seems determined to save Newcastle.