Carver Has Good News About Newcastle Star Player

Interim head coach John Carver has heaped praise on Papiss Cisse in his press conference today – after the Senegal hit man got himself suspended for seven games for spitting at Jonny Evans of Manchester United in early March – but Papiss has had more surgery on his knee in Paris, and he’s made a very quick comeback.

The striker has 11 goals in just 20 appearances for us this season, and he could help save Newcastle in our last two games of the season.

daryl janmaat and papiss cisse in training

Daryl Janmaat and Papiss Cisse in training this week

The 29-year-old has made his comeback ahead of expectations,  and he was able to play the final 20 minutes of  the  1-1 draw with West Brom last Saturday, and the Senegal man didn’t even have a limp – so it was a positive run-out for Newcastle’s top scorer.

And we have to say he’s been so positive and upbeat since he’s come back,  and that will have given the rest of the players a lift – and that’s why he’s such an important player for us – he can score at any time from anywhere.

This is some of what John Carver has said today about  Papiss:

“Papiss could be huge for us in these last two games.” “What we have to bear in mind is that he was supposed to be out for between 12 to 14 weeks, but because of the personality he is, he got back quicker than we thought.”

“He didn’t have any U-21 football, or a behind closed doors game to help prepare him for his Premier League comeback, and I thought he did well against West Brom after eight weeks out. He’s definitely going to be involved against QPR, and he’s definitely in a better place after a week’s training.”

“If I was QPR manager Chris Ramsey and I’d just lost 6-0 at Manchester City, I’d be wanting my side to put on a show for the fans in response to that. This is their last game in the Premier League at home for at least 12 months, there’s one or two characters in their team with a point to prove and they’ll want to go out on a high.

“That will drive them forward, and of course, they’ve got Joey Barton who won’t want to do us any favors. I’ve seen him before after a heavy defeat and he’ll want to respond in the right way.”

It’s interesting that the last time Newcastle scored in an away game was way back on 11th February at Crystal Palace – and yes – it was Papiss Cisse who scored the goal.

So that’s five away games on the trot that we haven’t scored a single goal, and we’ve conceded a massive 14 goals in those five defeats.

So much for our (terrible) goal difference and in three of those games at Manchester City, Everton and Leicester most of our players didn’t even bother turning up.

So we cannot be too confident about Saturday’s game,  when we haven’t even scored a goal in our last five games.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    May 14, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #1

    If it was any other team who’d not scored for five away games I’d say come and play Newcastle….

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #2

    be some sweet irony if in the next 2 games Ashley loses 80m because we’re shot down first by a joey barton goal and then by a Kevin Nolan goal vs a team managed by Sam Allardyce….. Throw in a couple of steve harper penalty saves for Hull and you’ve got yourself a movie

  • Average_Contents

    May 14, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #3


    Not too far fetched. Well, maybe the harper pelanty saves 😉

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 14, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t know if anyone reads Private Eye – New issue the cartoon strip ‘the PREMIERSH*TS’ features our supreme leader – The Fat Controller

  • hibbit

    May 14, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #5

    does anyone else think this is what the blog will be like if we go down no wonder eds worried one post an hour

  • lesh

    May 14, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #6

    QPR fans must be pleased Carver’s not their manager. At least they’ve a chance of a point or three!

  • Thump

    May 14, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #7

    I thought he did well […] after eight weeks out

    Has it really been that long? Christ…

  • dave 1961

    May 14, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #8

    I dont understand why so many of our fans think we will win at QPR there home form is better than our away form, at home they scored 21 conceded 23, away we have scored 13 conceded 34. if Hull win i can see us going down but dont worry we will have 50,000 numptys booing at the end.

  • John Tudor

    May 14, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #9

    we have no stars
    oops we have some but not what you think

  • John Tudor

    May 14, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #10

    there will be tears from grown men when there should be anger

  • toon kk

    May 14, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #11

    I still think we’ll be relegated, QPR are every bit as strong as we are, it will be a very tough game. Let’s hope we survive but I’m not sure we belong in the premier league under MA, we just can’t compete.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 14, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Why are we looking at loans? Arghhhh

  • SuperShearer

    May 14, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Toon KK hitting the nail right on the head there… Under MA we don’t deserve to be at England’s Top Table. It really is that simple. There are football clubs out there that would kill to be in this league not for the money but the prestige of playing in the most watched football league around the world. MA just wants to use us as a sounding board for his other brand. It’s insulting to us, it’s insulting to the league and it’s insulting to anyone wanting to play or watch this league. Ed was right the other day when he asked if MA was a fit and proper owner? The answer, given the past few years has to be; no.

  • John Tudor

    May 14, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #14

    he is a shit and proper wan*ker

  • WLtoon

    May 14, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #15


    You are right in one sense, we should not be in the premier lge, but not bcos we cant compete, but bcos we wont..
    Ok so we cant compete with the likes of Chelski Arsenal and the 2 Manchester clubs, but we wont even compete with Hull, Swansea Southampton and any other club in the prem for that matter.
    Never mind tho, Fatboy will still get the blind faithful through the turnstiles next season no matter what lge we are in.
    Apparently we made a 34M profit after the end of the last tax yr, i wonder how much of that the next yes man will get to strengthen the squad next season,
    My guess is none of it,. He,ll have to sell before he can buy while the gredy fat twat pockets the profit. AS USUAL.

  • midweek weekend

    May 14, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #16


    problem your half right he would normally just pocket the money and we all suffer as usual, however the state we’re in now with a clueless head coach and majority of the squad is simply not good enough for the PL, so it’s now or never if we do stay up, a good coach must be put in place first and foremost then we require huge investment at least 25-30 odd million on new signings and that will just about secure our place in the league, we would need to double that 30 million to compete with the top 8, and that really aint gonna happen under ashley

  • ganiyu

    May 14, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m happy Aarons is back. Cisse is a bonus

  • toon kk

    May 14, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #18

    @13 & 15
    It’s such a shame our once great club is being used as a advertising board, regardless of what’s happening on the pitch.
    Last time we went down I was absolutely gutted, even MA cared more about the club those days, but he was very nieve.
    He still doesn’t know how to run a football club, he doesn’t even realise what he’s got.
    If we go down this season we all will be disappointed but I for one will think it was always on the cards, MA new our weakness and gambled. So it serves him right, it will cost him far more than a couple of quality players.
    oh and what a shame about the advertising.


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