Top Player Threatens To Leave Newcastle

There’s news today in the Chronicle that Papiss Cisse is not happy at losing his first team spot to Aleksandar Mitrovic, and he’s said to be growing frustrated and could leave Newcastle in this transfer window, according to his agent Madou Diene.

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Papiss Cisse – could leave Newcastle

And the thing we have to remember is that his agent would get paid if Papiss does leave Newcastle in this window and join another club, so we shouldn’t forget that aspect in looking at what his agent has said.

This is what Madou Diene told the Chronicle:

“If the right offer comes I will ask Papiss to consider it.¨ “Nobody wants to be at a club where you don’t feel wanted.”

“There has been no offer from Galatasaray yet, it is only talk in the media.¨ “But there has been nothing concrete.¨

“Perhaps if there was it would be considered, because at Papiss’ age he wants to play regular football.¨

“No matter which team he plays for he needs service because he will score goals.¨ “During his time at Newcastle, he’s never had proper service which makes his goal tally even more remarkable.”

“As long as Papiss is here he will score goals. He can’t do that if he’s sitting on the bench.”

There’s a little complaint at the end there from his agent about the service Cisse gets at Newcastle.

This comes at a bad time, with Mitrovic having been suspended for three games following his red card yesterday, and Papiss likely to start the next three games.

But if Steve McClaren continues in the 4-2-3-1 formation, only one striker will start each game and it will  limit the games Cisse will start.

Nothing really there from Papiss himself, but this season Aleksandar Mitrovic will be the starting striker.

That seems to be the reality, but we need players like Cisse as back up, to keep our squad strong.

We cannot bring good players in and then allow too many good players to leave, we have to build the depth in the squad.

Papiss Cisse can do a job for us and he did that essentially from the bench last season when he scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    On the new agressive side to our game. Bring it on! Before you counter-aggressively attack me, let me explain. And let me add, I prefer the beautiful side of the game with ‘artists’ like Messi, etc.

    Arsenal’s invincibles were thuggish throughout that season, collecting 5 reds and plenty of yellows in the process. Wenger was constantly having to defend them. Wasn’t it that season when they slapped around plenty of ManU players WITHOUT getting a red card? Van Nistelroy was it?

    Of course, don’t get me wrong, they must tone it down. Violent fouls rightly get punished with reds… even though, we’ve had that sort of foul against us many times last year, without even a foul having been given. Consistency man.

    We must pressure teams and not give them the sort of respect and space we gave to ManU and Swansea. If you’ve played football, you know that ‘fear’ and someone right on to you every time you touch the ball, are key factors.

  • toonbrother

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #2

    I dont blame him
    We’d be better off playing MItrovic in defence instead of Colocinni
    Anyone would be better than Colo in Central defence

  • toonbrother

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    0 wins in 4
    2 points, already bottom 3
    we will not win as long as colo remains in the starting line up
    I said as much at the start of the season
    Once again i’ve been shown to be correct

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Sell him and bring in Charlie Austin !

  • cyprus

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #5

    On this:

    Cisse, man, read my previous posts 🙂 I’ve been your biggest fan. I’ve never seen a CF make such an impact on arrival at NUFC, and you know we have some special ones.

    BUT: something happened along the way. Was it that failed partnership with Ba? Is it that you haven’t been able to form a partnership with anyone, really? Is it that regular misfiring that happens with ALL CF’s?

    We need a 20 goal CF (or 2), in order to challenge for CL. We haven’t been that for a couple of years. You’ve been our talisman, you must take some of the blame…

    I think, sadly, if you leave it won’t be the end of the world. Of course, we need to buy a 20 goal replacement. Given the available money, I think we will, soon, in any case.

  • the ledge

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Oh fcuk off toonbrothet ur craps about collo is getting to much .your just an attention seeker get lost

  • Bambams

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Martin Keown has just proven what we all suspected.
    He has just said no Arsenal players go to the ‘injured’ player time and again….Maybe Martin that is because the same players know they are not injured.
    Sissoko challenge is late, Mitrovic is just mistimed and absolutely no intent whatsoever. Even when he is shown the red an Arsenal player comes over and you can see he is even surprised.
    Motd pundits and the commentary haven’t done us any favours at all in relation to any appeal- we have got to appeal this or we are hanging the lad out to dry.

  • Jib

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #8

    The injured PSV leftback Jetro Willems was at SJP yesterday to watch us play Arsenal.
    In an interview with the Telegraaf Wijnaldum says Jetro is ready for the EPL but not necessarily the Toon

  • juan

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Toonbrother. Go look in the mirror and give yourself a slap for talking sh!t

  • anthc

    Aug 30, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Coloccini has been amongst are best players the last two games. He has the fire back in his belly. He put in some woeful performances last season getting dragged out of position but I can’t help think this was because some others weren’t doing there job too.
    I think the fact all the pundits have praised him the last 2 games trumps your criticism toonbrother. As long as he’s doing the business and giving his all I’ll be happy. I will be the first to hound him however when he lacks quality and fight like any other first team player who under performs.

  • TudorCrisps

    Aug 30, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Toonbrother how eh man its getting a little bit long in the tooth now, in all honestly has colo been sleeping with your missus or something or failed to sign you his autograph, do us all a favour go into your kitchen cupboard and get your self a big bowl of shut the fcuk up.


  • Moonraker15

    Aug 30, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #12

    I think it’s time to ignore Toonbrother’s posts !

  • The Mole

    Aug 30, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13


    Interested to know why you think Colo is our main problem. He has played very well in 3 out of the 4 games that i have seen (though i didn’t see the Swansea game) and think maybe some of the games he played in at the end of last season are clouding your judgement. He is the captain and has just been given a new contract so is going nowhere, why not show him support? He also has a very good partner in central defense which means he will be doing a lot less covering which i think was the main problem last season.

    As for Papis well i don’t think his heart has ever been at Newcastle and this was showcased when he tried to get a moved due to the Wonga shirt business. Things have not worked out for him and i do think we need a more natural goal scorer up front. We have clearly spent a lot of work in training getting the defense right which means nothing if you can’t score at the other end.

  • sickandtired

    Aug 30, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #14

    As long as we insist on sticking with this terrible lone striker formation we are going to keep meeting failure. Even on it’s best days the support players are too far away from the striker. With Mitrovic, all that is going to do is repeat yesterdays events as he gets more and more frustrated at trying to hold the ball with no outlet around him.
    If Schteeve is really in charge of this team then he needs to do something new with it, rather than just stick with the same predictable set-up we had with Pardew then Charver.

  • geniusofthelamps

    Aug 30, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #15

    what is toonbrother on about.
    we had no shots at goal – not his fault
    we had a player sent off – not his fault
    we didnt create anything frim midfield – not his fault
    he didnt make any mistakes and was unlucky with deflection.
    if we replaced him would we gave scored twice yesterday….. erm NO

  • south coast toon

    Aug 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #16

    i think cisse should be starting he is our only proven prem goalscorer and bring mitro on late in games
    so far hes cost us a game maybe….
    cisse scores goals and if we have a better supply to him he will score more the last thing we can do is sale cisse as mitro is going to be banned and yellow carded and sent off very often there was no need for that tackle atall
    cisse can spit better as well

  • bob52

    Aug 30, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Difficult decision on Cisse he is brilliant in the box but contributes hardly anything elsewhere, he is NOT a target man, does not often track back and his pace is suspect. All our other three strikers offer at least two of these plus points, in my view considering all his past problems and threats, I would not be too worried if he went elsewhere.

  • ronjohno

    Aug 30, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon Brother

    Go and stick a broomstick up your asshole – actually asshole is exactly what you are.

  • bladeuser

    Aug 30, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #19



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