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Top Newcastle Striker Still In Big Demand

2:50 pm, Saturday, September 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

The transfer window is yet to close in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and it’s not too surprising that there are reports in those countries that a number of clubs are (still) interested in Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse.

There were  similar reports this summer and last January,  that clubs were interested in signing the 30 year-old Senegal International.

papiss cisse celebrates

Papiss Cisse – in demand still

The strategy in those two countries seems to be to try to attempt to get top name players to play in their leagues to give the leagues some esteem, and as far as the players are concerned, the clubs pay out big wages to attract the players, who are getting to the end of their careers.

It’s a similar strategy the MLS in America follows.

But even if a credible offer came in for Papiss this month, we doubt that Newcastle would sell, because that would leave the squad short of a striker until we get to the January transfer window.

Hopefully,  gone are the days when Newcastle sell players just for the money and to make their financial figures look so good – at the expense of the playing squad.

That has happened far too many times during Ashley’s reign as the owner of the club.

That’s especially true with Newcastle having built up some good will with the fans over the summer, by delivering on their promise of spending some big money to improve the squad.

And also one of the goals of the season is to win one of the local Cups – the League Cup and/or the FA Cup (notice the and there) – and the loss of Cisse would certainly weaken the squad and our striking options.

So it would be extremely surprising if Papiss goes before the window in Qatar closes on the 30th September and in the United Arab Republic on the 21st September.

What it does say is that these rumors will continue until the windows close in both those two countries.

Oh no!

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 the broons // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    anyone watch the game then? Please tell me one big decision Mariner got right.

  • 2 SPRINGY // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    the broons
    never watched it but few comments saying he was crap again

  • 3 WWSBRD // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Wasn’t it Russia who wanted him last season after the window had shut? Same thing every year

    Ruddy back now? End of times eh! Not going by Ciaran now?

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    BandB…we are all waiting for Pennywise to develop a theory!

    …the best kept theory non the less 😉

  • 5 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Mariner was poor today, but he was bang on to send Mitrovic off against Arsenal. Shocking challenge. Kid needs to grow up massively before he’ll be of any use to us.

  • 6 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:56 PM


    Just thought I’d use my old name, a throwback to simpler times…

    I still go by Ciaran though. It is my name after all 😉

  • 7 Belfast // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    I always preferred Ruddy Marveaux lous. That Ciaran fella was a right knob.

    Welcome back.

  • 8 WWSBRD // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Haha fair point whey I will stick with Ruddy for now. Good to see u back on bud

  • 9 Lindisfarne // Sep 12, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    I would be tempted to do without the need for defensive midfielders, in exchange for the fullbacks and a pacey sweeper that can bring the ball out.
    Then most of our best players can play in their preferred positions, with a much more attacking formation and a greater chance of scoring.

    ———–Gini——-de Jong——-Sissoko

  • 10 toonking // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:01 PM


    What most of us seem to forget is we were actually playing championship football just 6 seasons ago, think of west brom- west brom v southampton, swansea v west brom, manure v west brom west brom v arsenal. of those i can see 3 losses and 1 win given by most people, this team itself has remained in the premier league since and are still battling relegation themselve.

    It might sound stupid to use west brom as a team to compare to ourselve but all that we can have to give ourselves reason to be higher can become lost when comparing the amount of anger between fans and owners of newcastle compared to them.

  • 11 the broons // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:01 PM


    Fair enough i take people’s opinion on that. However what do you see as more of a red card Naismith today or Mitrovic?

    and yeah springy a blatant sending off and indirect freekick just a few what was missed by the lad again.

  • 12 toonking // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    I woujld say myself this season is a season where our intention is to keep out of the relegation fight itself which has been the type of thing we’ve had for most of our seasons since that miracle 5th place.

  • 13 SPRINGY // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    the broons
    sounds like marriner!lol

  • 14 toonking // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    i’m off now back about 5:30

  • 15 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:06 PM


    Are you referring to Naismith “kicking out” at Terry? Absolutely nothing in it. Mitrovic’s sending off was much more of a red card. He tried to halve Cocquelin!


    Nice to see you too bud. As charming as ever I see.


    Appreciate it. I’m going to really try and enjoy the season more this year and not focus on the politics side of things, but until MA leaves I can’t see much improvement on the field. I predict 11th at the very, very best. Too many sides around us have strengthened more than us so it’ll be another tough one I reckon.

  • 16 the broons // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:07 PM


    West brom have been seen as a yoyo club for well over a decade. While they were still trying to suss the prem we were playing champions league football, its the fact we are just starting to recover now thats wounded me the most.

    Like I have previously said, top 8 and a cup is the long term plan for Mcclaren, consolidation with a notable improvement in performance is what we should see this season.

  • 17 SPRINGY // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    adventurous line up mate….would be canny to see if that or something similar could work??

  • 18 the broons // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:10 PM


    Well it was Ivanovic but you even used the phrase “kicking out” yet you say nothing in it??? Yeah didn’t make great contact, but he still try to INTENTIONALLY hurt the lad.

    That word INTENT, please enlighten me why you think “kicking out” has nothing in it in any circumstance?

  • 19 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:13 PM


    I put the phrase “kicking out”, in inverted commas because I didn’t think he was kicking out, I think he was trying to take a swipe of the ball.

    Personally don’t think there was intent to hurt Ivanovic, and when you’re comparing that to Mitrovic going over the top with studs showing on Cocquelin which could have been a leg breaker, you’re comparing apples and oranges mate.

  • 20 WWSBRD // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Oh ull not fit in well questioning Ashley these days lad it’s all brave new world and brighter dawn talk

    Quite good fun being back on the under dog side though I must admit

  • 21 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:19 PM


    Yeah if everyone agrees with your opinion it’s not so much fun is it? Although, it will be frustrating to have people saying “give him time” or we need to let the new players “gel” before we can see the merits of the team.

    People are so starved of optimism that they leap on the slightest sign of progress. We’ve signed 4 players – 1 looks canny. 1 is highly tipped from the French league (remember the last one of those we had…he lasted a season and was shite), one is a mental case who will be suspended more than he plays and the other is a centre half who may be 19 or 90 and is an unknown quantity.

    I’m glad we’ve got fresh faces, McClaren isn’t a horrendous coach, and Cathro is an exciting addition to the set up but I’m not going to be signing MA’s praises. We’re drastically short of where we need to be in order to compete with Everton, Spurs, Southampton and Swansea – which seems like a ridiculous thing for a NUFC fan to ever have to admit!

  • 22 JamesToon // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Springy, maybe yeah have Sissoko and Thauvin on the wings but I’d play them on their opposite side so they cut in and make space for Haidara and Janmaat to get forward as West Ham play a narrow formation and struggle against wing play

  • 23 WWSBRD // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Bit harsh on the new signings there mate I think Gini, Thauvin and Mbemba looks to be very good additions and Mitrovic will grow into something very good if he can get his head right

    Drastically short to compete though? Have to remember it’s very early stages though starting 11 looks good with options and some spots have decent quality back ups

  • 24 Jib // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Palace v City
    Live on Youtube

  • 25 the broons // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:33 PM


    Fair enough, but I honestly can’t believe people generally believe hes going for the ball there and not just lashing out because of frustration, but like I said fair enough i’ll just leave it alone.

  • 26 SPRINGY // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    good shout….doubt we’ll ever see it like!lol

  • 27 SUTTY1978 // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    See Pardew is calling Pellegrini an old xxxx again

  • 28 Toon Tang // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    You know your in big big trouble when chuffing Naismith bags a hatty against ya hahahahahaaaaaaa

  • 29 Toon Tang // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Jeeez, the name ‘Ruddy Marveaux-lous’ is a blast from the past. 🙂

  • 30 Belfast // Sep 12, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Have this image of Ian sitting on a rock yodelling when I hear brave new world

  • 31 SPRINGY // Sep 12, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    any good crystal palace v man city links

  • 32 tonynufc // Sep 12, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Right lads. Can anyone Shine some light on what I have is worth. I have a signed ball of the whole Newcastle team from 85/86.may b 84/85. Bought at charity for £50 28 years ago. Any ideas or takers.

  • 33 tonynufc // Sep 12, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    .Right lads. Can anyone Shine some light on what I have is worth. I have a signed ball of the whole Newcastle team from 85/86.may b 84/85. Bought at charity for £50 28 years ago. Any ideas or takers

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