He’s Not Going Anywhere – His Record Is Fantastic

There was news on Saturday there are at least three Middle-East clubs who are interested in signing Newcastle’s 30 year-old Senegal striker Papiss Cisse, but Steve McClaren doesn’t want the striker to leave Newcastle.

The transfer in the middle-east is still open until later in September.

With Aleksandar Mitrovic out suspended for the next three games, it’s likely that Papiss will start up front for Newcastle at West Ham on Monday night.

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Papiss Cisse – record last season was fantastic

Steve McClaren has certainly been singing the praises of the Senegal striker:

“He’s not going anywhere. I came here and there was a lot of debate and talk about Papiss coming or going and whether he would be staying.”

“I said to Lee Charnley, if you look at his record it’s fantastic. Eleven goals in 22 games last season was fantastic and, to be perfectly honest, he was the one who was missed when the team weren’t winning those games.”

“He’s a threat. He’s a goalscorer. When you’ve got Papiss in the team you always have a chance of winning games, and I think that’s what he did last season.”

“I think Newcastle have a better chance of winning with Papiss in the team. He played the first two games and not the last two, but we hope he comes back ready to prove a point.”

Papiss still has a couple of years left on his contract at Newcastle, and we didn’t think Newcastle would be interested in selling Papiss this month.

Let’s hope he can get us a few goals at Upton Park on Monday.

Since he signed on at Newcastle in late January of 2012 from SC Freiburg for around £9M, he’s played 110 times for Newcastle with 42 goals.

That’s a very decent goal-scoring record.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • G

    Sep 12, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #1

    We would have to be fairly stupid to let Cisse go anywhere, Mitrovic needs to learn discipline, Perez is not the finished article, Riverre is not up to scratch, and as highly we think of the kids, none of them is ready to take on the Prem. Cisse is our only proven Prem striker. I think we will be seeing him in our colours until at least next summer.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 12, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley Out!

  • Tsunki

    Sep 12, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Papiss needs a bit more confidence showing in him. The run mitrovic has had illustrates he is a juvenile in the league. Like him or not Cisse is proven. He will get you goals .

  • G

    Sep 12, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #4


  • G

    Sep 12, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #5

    On both comments

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 12, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s backing Cisse when he needs him and benching him when he doesn’t. Cisse’s a finisher period, when the side needs more, but at times remains our best option, even though McClaren clearly has misgivings, no matter what he says to get him right for match day. Cisse’s relationship with the club is almost bound to be an uneasy one for as long as he remains, which may well only be till the January window.

  • bladeuser

    Sep 13, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Cisse is to strikers as willo is to cb
    Welsh out

  • arctoa

    Sep 13, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Cissé has 42 goals in 110 games for Newcastle, while often starved of service at the top of a team bereft of forward momentum. Anyone calling him rubbish probably needs a sense of perspective. For sure he’s not a ‘complete’ striker and his form comes and goes throughout a season, but we’re unlikely to find anyone better this side of £25 million in the current market.


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