Good News For John Carver Today

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse, who has scored 11 Premier League goals in just 20 appearances this season, says he is fit and that he can now run more easily and he hasn’t got that limp any more.

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Papiss Cisse in action last Saturday

This is good news for interim head coach John Carver before two huge games that will decide Newcastle’s immediate future and which league we are in next season.

This is what Cisse has said in the Chronicle:

“Seriously, I feel very, very good.” “My running is fine now. I should be fine.” “It won’t be easy at Queens Park Rangers but I know my team needs points.”

“All of the players should have that in their heads.” “The gaffer has said that as well.” “Everybody has to work very hard because you won’t get points if you do nothing.”

“Everyone knows that the two games won’t be easy, QPR or West Ham.” “But I say all the time at the training ground, ‘Work hard – and believe in yourselves.’”

“We must be together and go and find a way of winning games.” “If we do that we will be fine.”

John Carver will give his press conference and it will be interesting to se if Papiss Cisse starts on Saturday at Loftus Road – but with only 180 minutes to play this season we cannot hold back our best players.

We would start Papiss on Saturday bit John Carver seems to like Manu Riviere who will probably start the game against QPR.

But the problem with Manu is Newcastle’s big problem – scoring goals – and Manu has yet to score in the Premier League this season, so why wouldn’t Carver start Cisse, when the player himself says he’s now finally fully fit.

We don’t want to end up relegated and only played Papiss for say 45 minutes total in the next couple of games.

We should hear more today from Carver, and quite honestly we are just hoping  he doesn’t say anything daft that makes national headlines – again.

Last week he told everybody that after eight successive defeats he was (obviously) the best manager in the Premier League – although what he said was taken out of context, but nevertheless it was immediately reported nationwide.

John has a habit of doing that and it’s due to his inexperience at the top level.

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7 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    May 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Is JC leaving?

  • hibbit

    May 14, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    no one knows if any of these stories are true or bishop hard at work drip feeding this crap ….you decide

  • Ron Knee

    May 14, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Nope. No resting on his laurels for JC.

  • optimistic prime

    May 14, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    I can’t see Barca loaning us a young player. Watch them play and it’s obvious there’s a decent degree of coaching to develop young players. Why would they agree to loan a player to us with no HC or Manager in place and with our current form and lack of playing style?
    I don’t see it as being benificial to Barca or the young lad.

    Thauvin has already stated he’s happy where he is and he doesn’t want to move.

    if we are in the loan market it’s probably because players see our complete lack of ambition and don’t want to sign for the club.

    Personally I don’t like loan signings, I don’t see the point unless it’s with a view to a permanent deal. Even that isn’t very appealing. What was the point in Ferreya?

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 14, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    There’s a guy down the pub who comes out with speculative stories about NUFC; mainly who the club is going to sign. Everyone knows he’s a gobsh1te and nobody listens to him because it’s a complete waste of time. He’s a boring b@stard because 99 times out of a hundred he’s wrong. I mean what is the point?

  • scout

    May 14, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    If we dont beat qpr we deserve to go down. It doesn’t really bother me if we go. It did last time but not now.
    Its all self inflicted. Nothing will change next season anyway.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 14, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Although it is only a loan deal the Barcelona B team is packed with class players. If it is with option to buy with a fixed price then it’s a good deal. He could link up very well with Ayoze Perez.


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