This Striker Can Help Save Newcastle


Very good to see Papiss Cisse return to training as he has tweeted this out today.

All we need is for Papiss to match his form of four years ago, when he joined us from Freiburg SC and hit 13 goals in his first 14 appearances for the club and propelled us up to 5th place in the Premier League.

It could be so easy.

🙂


225 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #1

    From last

    Don’t see any problem with these particular shteve comments,since Dummet has mostly done a decent job at LB, particularly because he has been the only one available for long periods of time. I think he would be a decent CB cover, but he does give his all, and makes less mistakes than Janmaat, and is out of position less then he is, too.

    Macca has still proven himself a fcuk-up in every other way.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #2

    On this

    Hoping for cisse to produce his past best os futile imo. He is lazy and uninterested.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Knew a pub on London Road in reading they used to call the ‘Marquee’ of Granby. Frenglish is a funny language.

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  • Jeffrey

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #4

    That is my point it can be spelt both ways

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  • Jeffrey

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #5

    *spelled (predictive text)

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  • jimiley

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #6

    If we rely on Cisse to save us we are doomed. There is as much chance of Cisse recovering his form of 4 years ago as there is of the Pope turning Protestant. The way this club has been run over the last three years, nobody could complain if we got relegated. The owner deserves it.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Tsunki…are you based in Reading or there about?…the home of Ibiza and one of England’s greatest bands ever “The Cooper Temple Clause” 🙂

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  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Jeffrey
    Ah OK 🙂

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Cisse is past his best, however he is much as like to score as the rest of the strikers we have

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  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #10

    The one in Streetgate near Sunniside is spelled
    the Marquis Of Granby

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    We had a pub on Eastgate in Leeds called the Marquis of Granby

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #12

    More likely to score goals than Mitrovic and Perez I’d say

    Don’t agree with the lazy comment on him either

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #13

    I am the Markaccus of Blogburry

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail – Your a great one for myths and talk of halcyon days at the toon pre Ashley. Sergeant Hegarty and apple pie and ice cream. This is something from way back and mainly for fellow youngsters. Anyone over thirty should not really need to be reminded.

    125Ian Toon // Dec 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    The day the promises had to stop
    by Denis Cassidy

    As calls for improved governance of football clubs continue to be made, Denis Cassidy’s experiences after being appointed a non-executive director of Newcastle United in 1997 give an illustration of just what can go wrong. He remained in position for 20 months, during a period which spanned the removal of Kenny Dalglish and appointment of Ruud Gullit as well as the News of the World undercover sting which forced the owners Freddy Shepherd and Douglas Hall to leave the board for a short time.

    Despite the inside track he can provide, the book itself is a mixed bag. Though it’s styled as an attempt to show how the creation of the Premier League has affected the game in England, much of the book sets the scene for the section describing events during the short period Cassidy was on the board, and concludes with a run down of his thoughts on how to ensure success. Alex Ferguson’s views on success might prick up a few more ears, ?of course.

    That’s not to say that there isn’t interest in the rest of the book. Cassidy’s insider knowledge isn’t limited to the period of his tenure on the board and his excellent contacts mean the reader is often left wanting to hear more. At one point, he reports meeting Lord Taylor just after the delivery of the report which changed English football post-Hillsborough, frustratingly without any record of the conversation.

    It’s that 20-month period in the boardroom where the book comes to life, however. Though current owner Mike Ashley doesn’t escape criticism, Cassidy clearly disapproves of the way the Shepherds and Halls ran Newcastle; he calls them “vandals” at the point they are trying to force their way back into control of the plc board. He suggests John Hall used the club first as a promotional vehicle for his own regional interests then later as a cash cow for his other businesses. Cassidy points out that Newcastle abandoned corporate governance best practice when they removed independent directors from the board in favour of the majority shareholders’ nominees. The Shepherds and Halls are painted as draining the club to the point of financial chaos, to their own personal benefit.

    The final implied criticism, left to an appendix on the last page, is both the largest and via its format least open to argument. Without commentary, it’s an account detailing how much was taken from the club by the Hall and Shepherd families in their time at the club between 1996 and 2007. The total comes to nearly £144 million. As Cassidy succinctly puts it earlier: “Did their performance over that period justify such rewards?”

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Wwsbrd

    I just can’t see him doing anything other than on his last couple of ‘comebacks’. He seems to wander round, totally uninterested.

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  • John Akomfrah

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #16

    at 21 a couple of post back, jib the difference being leicester board does football charnley does not

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  • Mag52

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #17

    If we’d had more Dummets in the team and fewer dummies, we’d have had a damn site better season than we’ve had to date.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Jesper no I’m no longer based in Reading, I left there around the rise of then-cult band Adam and the Ants ha ha I used to drive around wondering why on earth kids had sprayed “Ant Music” on walls 🙂 btw I have another theory about your dns issue. Are you using a phone?

    The Marquis was indeed spelled correctly, just called incorrectly.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #19

    YCMIU
    He tends to start brightly then when he has been left with 2 CBs for company for 2-300minutes tends to get a tad narked off

    Though uninterested I disagree with when I see him he’s often the only on not hiding when we are in the crap, always looking for the ball to the point where he ends up in our box

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Or not, suit yourselves.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #21

    200-300 darn phone

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 17, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki…I use my phone most of the time yes! What’s your theory? 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #23

    So you left Reading in the very early 80tees? Well that was way before Ibiza was born!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Wwsbrd

    Well if he comes back this time and proves me wrong then great.

    Essex G B

    What you on about? Suit ourselves how?

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Ian I fear that quoting a former board members memoirs is all right but in context of how other clubs were run were they outstandingly different to any other greedy club owners? And their greed was not without the benefits of a vastly improved stadium and facilities, top class football of European standard and a reasonably respected name in football. Swings and roundabouts. We all know the stories of disdain that the previous owners had for the punters and local folk, but in their time we did indeed enjoy heady days. That is also one of the least disputable facts. I’d take their approach to ambition over the bloated pupal mass that runs the show now ha ha sorry got a bit Apoplectic there for a moment…

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #26

    I am getting hungry again. There’s a nice advert with nice look flounder at the bottom of the page. 🙂 yummy!

    Do you use flounders in fish and chips or is it cod?

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Jesper

    Cod or haddock

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  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Tsunki
    Freddy Shepherd was hardly skeletal.

    You are basically saying what I always suspected , that for you , success on the field excuses anything.

    It’s a good job with your stance , that Pol Pot and Sadaam Hussein weren’t in the market for a footy club.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #29

    I know it’s not a football question but has anyone seen the war film lone survivor starring mark wahlberg, what an awesome film.

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  • Jeffrey

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Pol Pot (/p?l p?t/; Khmer: ???? ??; 19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998),born S aloth Sar (Khmer: ????? ?), was a Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea. As such, he became the leader of Cambodia on 17 April 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh. From 1976 to 1979, he also served as the prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Chancel…I prefer a flounder or better a turbot 🙂

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Oh dear oh dear – no, no, no. Jib Jibberish you have again ventured into that area which causes you some difficulty and misunderstanding (apart from football that is) I speak of European Languages.
    I recently had to put you right about some Spanish grammar – now I see you have ventured again into languages, French this time, and posted something which is completely erroneous – in respect of the word marquee – meaning a large tent.
    There is nothing wrong at all in folk trying to educate themselves by use of the internet but really from the standpoint of your profession -a lecturer in Modern European History, an educator should not be publishing erroneous items publicly when, and I’m sorry to say this -they know nothing of the subject they are talking about thus spreading duff info.
    I’ll prepare some languages notes hopefully later on to illustrate where you went wrong.

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  • 21st Century Schizoid Man

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #33

    You could get lemon sole and chips on the fish quays at North Shields

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Is it true you cannot call it fish and chips anymore because the term fish is too vague?

    …you have to call it cod and chips for example!

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  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Jesper
    Cod are pelagic or open sea shoal fish.
    Flounders are closer to shore individual flatfish
    We do eat flatfish , a relative of the flounder we call sole .
    Much sweeter taste than cod or haddock

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Jesper

    Never tried those fish

    21st
    Eugh Lemon sole is awful

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Ian Toon – do you now admit you told lies about me being moderated?

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Tbf

    We do have Pollock too

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #39

    21st…that would do ad well 🙂 taste like a flounder lol

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  • 21st Century Schizoid Man

    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Pol pot was a genocidal psychopath

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