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Newcastle To Hold Onto This Player Through May

8:13 am, Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 43 Comments

It seems that there is some interest being shown in Newcastle United from Chinese Super League clubs, but Newcastle are unwilling to sell the player and he will remain at Newcastle when the Chinese transfer window closes on Friday.

Papiss is the most experienced Premier League striker we have and he could still do a job for us in the final 12 games of the season.

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Papiss Cisse after scoring at Crystal Palace

Papiss was successful last season. when he was still feeling pain from that knee injury. of scoring goals coming off the bench and he was Newcastle´s top scorer with 11 goals in just 22 appearances.

One problem with playing Cisse could be that McClaren has concentrated on having a physical striker up front who can hold up the ball in Aleksandar Mitrovic – and the Serbian is out injured maybe for the next three games.

That´s not the game Papiss Cisse plays so exactly what kind of formation Newcastle will use at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth is a good question.

Steve McClaren may even start Emmanuel Riviere in that position next Wednesday at Stoke.

Newcastle have Perez, Doumbia, Cisse and Riviere fit for the game and with Seydou still getting up to speed if McClaren keeps the one striker up front formation then maybe the best man suited to playing that position with Mitro out is Riviere.

If we are going to survive this season then we need players to score some goals and it´s good we will have Cisse available to do that through the end of the season.

We would expect Papiss Cisse along with Cheick Tiote to be sold this summer – probably to Chinese Premier League clubs – but both can still do a job for Newcastle through May.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Prayer · Premier League




43 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lindisfarne // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    “Consistency, character, performance”, all very true but what about a game plan Schtevie?

  • 2 Lindisfarne // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    One for Mister Tuff

    Jib jibbery. Jib jibbery. Jib jib geroo.
    Why when you speak does it go down the loo?

    Jib jibbery. Jib jibbery. Jib jib geroo.
    Nothing to say but it does not stop you!

    (Can you guess the tune?)

  • 3 AncientC // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    The club has done well to hold onto those players it could not shift on to other clubs. A true sign of intent.

  • 4 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Rivere never looked a weak player but he seemed stronger when he came on at La Manga.
    He was bouncing the Norwegian central defenders all over the shop.
    Bring him on for an hour/70 minutes to knock the Stoke defence about
    Then Doumbia for last 30/20 minutes to capitalise

  • 5 AncientC // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Cisse could be lining up against Stoke, as by that point he is here to stay until the summer. I have a good idea, they could have Sissoko hold onto the ball, Janmaat do an overlap, then punt the ball into Cisse.

  • 6 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Lindisfarne

    The tune is irrelevent
    The principal is clear
    Mock and belittle
    Comments you truly fear

    Don’t enter discussion
    For that may reveal
    You know as much about footy
    As Ally McBeal

  • 7 Lindisfarne // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Jib @4

    That sounds like a game plan (for at least one position), that is trash talk to Schtevie. Better to send out the same team of players under the motivational banner “You really are good enough”.

  • 8 Lindisfarne // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    LOL

    McBealism: “Whenever I get depressed, I raise my hemlines.”

  • 9 AncientC // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    Ally McBeal eh, I had Jib down as a fan of ‘The Bill’.

  • 10 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Average probably hasn’t noticed it rhymes 😎

  • 11 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Ancient even

  • 12 BandB // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    Jib

    You are busy bright and early this morning. I see you had an early night last night after putting the blog to bed before ten.

    Hand picked fans asking vetted questions.
    Hand picked reporters asking suggested questions.
    The public voice of the club charged with presenting us with a remorselessly upbeat alternative universe.
    The club gets the publicity it deserves.
    Perhaps the plan is to let the football do the talking.
    Oh….it is.

  • 13 AncientC // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    It looks like Conte is going to Chelsea, he will be a tour de force on the touch lines. Aside from the financial blow of going down, we need to stay up as the Premier League is going to be incredible next season. Guardiola, Conte, Mourinho? etc… (Not forgetting McClaren)

  • 14 toon kk // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Jib
    do you spend your whole life on this blog?
    Get a life mate.

  • 15 Lindisfarne // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    I am only joking around and please don’t take this personally or seriously. But if you are not intelligent enough to realise I will put it succinctly. Go and get f##ked.

  • 16 BandB // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Lindy

    Chim-Chiminy?

  • 17 John Akomfrah // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    is jib, jeff from benwell, saw him on you tube talking to alan robson

  • 18 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    B and B
    I know Ed doesn’t like political talk on the blog.

    I say this merely to make a point.

    There are is one big similarity between NUFC’s situation and the Brexit debate.

    viz

    Folk have entrenched immovable opinions on both and no matter how much hot air is expended nothing changes views.

  • 19 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    It’s a shame I’m not jesper.
    He’d love all this attention.
    😀

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    It was a great shame we let Abeid and Kemen go for absolute peanuts with neither of them ever getting a real chance and now talk of Woodman and Gibson being chased is worrying too.

  • 21 croftus5678 // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    @20 rotonda

    agree.

    both those 2 mentioned could have broke into our team imo in fact abied did a fair few times.

    they wouldnt have been able to compete with shelvey/wijnaldum but they do give cover and a completely different option.

    i’m not sticking my neck out for gibson just yet although i really hope the lad is a future star i’m just not 100% on him yet but woodman i’ve never been more sure of and we need to keep him at all costs and get him signed up for a long time now before he hears of intrest.

  • 22 hate // Feb 24, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    “Papiss is the most experienced Premier League striker we have and he could still do a job for us in the final 12 games of the season.”

    He won’t do anything, as he has shown us when he played.

  • 23 Veltman // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    firebug – I think Swarbrick is one of better refs in this league.Can’t say we def’y win because of that assignment but a slight relief for a start.
    I have to say We’ve been robbed or lost points because of poor ref decisions in the last couple of years.

  • 24 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Abeid is hardly knocking doors out of windows at Panathinaikos .
    The only full cap he got for Algeria was with us (coming on in the last 6 minutes against the Seychelles).
    Since moving to Greece to play more regularly and get noticed by his national side he has received not one callup even though his club is 3rd in the Greek .superleague.

    People are funny , they slag the Toon off for being penny pinching then in the next breath they say Abeid was let go too cheaply.

    The truth is , as always the club tried it’s best for the player and let him go to cash strapped Greece for the smallest fee they could to further the lads ambitions.

    The same folk slag Pedro Beardsley off for being a crap coach of the young ‘uns then in the next breath say how good some of the young’uns are !!!!

  • 25 tonynufc // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    I think cisse might do well with our new set up. Cisse is nothing more than a poacher who is often found offside due to fellow players not finding the pass at the right time. I think the likes of shelvy and townsend POS Anita can provide that. I’d put either Perez or gini just behind cisse to help cisse stay high up and catch teams on the counter. Anyone agree

  • 26 reilly // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    pedro has the u21’s third bottom in the second division.

  • 27 Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Jib,
    Abeid has been on the bench for Algeria’s last 3 games, and also picked up a second cap playing half a match against Guinea.

    Difficult to achieve all that when you don’t receive a call up…..

  • 28 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Cisse is good at standing in the box and prodding the ball into the goal when it drops in front of him.

    What Steve ought to do is explain the off side rules to him. This knowledge would greatly improve his ability.

    Just realised that tonynufc has just more or less said the same. I think we all realise what sort of a player Cisse is.

  • 29 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Lilo
    I stand corrected
    For callup read cap
    Do they give caps for friendlies ?

    http://www.11v11.com/matches/algeria-v-guinea-09-october-2015-317839/

  • 30 tonynufc // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    We all see what needs to be done with cisse Essex. Just a shame management can’t see it

  • 31 Veltman // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    tonynufc – A new setup? Do we have a new setup? New players added but it’s gonna be the same setup under the hopeless Mc who actually have no noticeable setup & no self esteem to motivate players from what we have witnessed so far.

  • 32 Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    Jib,
    Of course you get caps for friendlies. Although I doubt that they actually hand out the physical item every time anymore due to an increased number of games at international level.

    On Abeid, he wouldn’t have transformed our season had he been here, most likely back up on the bench. He’d have given us greater options, but that is about it. He was better off moving as he was at an age and levwhere you need to play or you stagnate.

  • 33 Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    Jib,
    Of course you get caps for friendlies. Although I doubt that they actually hand out the physical item every time anymore due to an increased number of games at international level.

    On Abeid, he wouldn’t have transformed our season had he been here, most likely back up on the bench. He’d have given us greater options, but that is about it. He was better off moving as he was at an age and level where you need to play or you stagnate. Good luck to the lad.

  • 34 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Jib
    I think what p!sses people off with our youth development is that so few seem to go on to 1st team football with us.

    Players are still being called kids at 19/20 years of age.
    This is when they should be active members of the 1st team squads.
    Chelsea, Southampton, ManU all are playing kids younger than ours with good success.

    Southampton have made a business out of it.

    I’ve criticised PB but to be honest I don’t know if he is a good coach or not but the comparison with other clubs suggests to me that either he or the system is letting down most of our youth hopefuls.

  • 35 Jib // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Lilo
    You do realise you have just supported my contention.
    Since he’s left the Toon and got more playing time – Abeid has received 4 times more callups

  • 36 Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Not sure what has gone on there…. I blame my phone…

  • 37 tonynufc // Feb 24, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Veltman. I’m only going off shelvys first game where he played a major part in winning the game. Cisse just need precision passes. Cisse doesn’t seem to b able to make a goal him self. Realise to much on the final pass

  • 38 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 24, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    EGB

    The best you can say about the Toon youth set up is that it is mediocre.
    We’ve had plenty of chances opver the years to relly try to develop a top class youth development programme but it doesn’t seem to have happened.
    It’s a bit like our consistently poor injury record – we know there’s a problem and there has been for years but somewhow it doesn’t improve.

  • 39 Veltman // Feb 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    tonynufc – fair point.Actually Shelvey is going to be a key player in the team and in the fight for survival.

  • 40 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    21st

    Aaah, that bl**dy pachyderm again. 🙂

  • 41 Rotonda heights // Feb 24, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    Jib hasn’t been caught out again with further misinformation surely? Gee that’s getting embarrassing. All day googling and still
    f—-s up.

  • 42 Rotonda heights // Feb 24, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Nice to now that NUFC only have our players best development interests at heart by getting rid.

  • 43 mad-serb // Feb 24, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Actually I would say our youth system is doing fairly well of late. Thee reason they are struggeling a bit this year is that most of the promosing youngster has been shipped out on loan this year to actually get a chance to continue their development by playing regular football, which is what most of the top teams do with their youngster that show some promise

    To name a few

    Callum Roberts, Rolando Aarons, Adam Armstrong, Kevin Mbabu, Alex Gilliead, Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Liam Gibson

    Those all are seen as future first team players and some are already on the fringes and others and do well on loan and will be assed as to their role next year.




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