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Manchester City Reported Interested In Papiss Cisse

There’s  news in the Newcastle Journal today that Manchester City may be interested in Papiss Cisse.

Papiss Cisse – Manchester City interested?

It seems like at least one of our very top players is in danger of leaving the club this summer, if the bid for him is big enough, but we just don’t know which player that could be.

And if City are indeed interested in Papiss Cisse, when are they ever going to stop spending big big money on players and wages, and knuckle down to try to balance their financial books?

They lost £197M in the last financial year, and it probably will not look too much better in the current financial year that ends on June 30th.

And wouldn’t you expect a team that had paid out over £500M on new players over the last three and a half years,  to do well – to win something?

If Barnsley, as just one example (no offense to their supporters), could have paid out £500M for players, they could have been near the top of the Premier League too.

It would be hard for any club watching Papiss Cisse this year not to have been immensely impressed,  because not only did he score 13 goals in 14 appearances for Newcastle, but a large proportion of his goals were simply stunning.

Papiss scores goals that some of us only dream of scoring – but never do – even in our dreams – and never get near to scoring them either. 😀

And it’s hardly a level playing field when clubs are allowed to spend unlimited money on players in term of transfer fees and wages, with no accountability – but we suppose it’s never really been fair.

And from what we hear of the transfer funds most of the big clubs have for this summer, only Liverpool seem to be cutting back, as they try to balance their books to be in line with the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules coming into effect.

That’s one thing we really like about Newcastle’s current set-up – they have built a team payng our peanuts for their players – but Newcatsle have created a very good side in the process.

There’s something very satisfying about that, somehow.

There’s no way Newcastle should even think of selling Papiss Cisse this summer – no way.

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    he will cost a truck load or as Geordietoon89 calls it A BOMB

  • Colo-Sus

    May 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2


  • markmac

    May 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    100m and he’s theres…. that ought to scare them off,even man city! although in reality if they offered more than ‘carrol’ cash MA would more than likely sell

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    May 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4


    I think it will be harder but we have quality players and I dont want to take they off the hook that easily… Why bother then… I think even if you take out this season in context…. a top 5 finish is a MUST next season…

    Cause if last season was a top 8 then next season is a top 5 surely…


  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    May 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    100 million they can have him….

  • aussietommo

    May 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Is there a rule which states, that once a player has signed a contract that the player can not transfer to another club within the first 12 months of that contract signed?

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    May 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7

    I love how things have worked out in the transfer for us regarding this..

    I mean if pathetic Carroll is 35 mill….

    then ……… is at least 60 mill 🙂

    Hhahahahhahah eat that suckers….

  • Colo-Sus

    May 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    id take 50mil, surely hes worth more than Torres???

    Bored of this kind of rumour now though

    Southern press as Per


  • GeordieToon89

    May 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #9

    £30million plus Micah Richards, Adam Johnson and John Guidetti

  • GeordieToon89

    May 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    So Amalfitano is apparently having a medical today then, hopefully we’ll have some news later on about him hopefully first of a few quality editions

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    May 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11

    Indian well said about the comments regarding teams that did well with a smaller budget….

    As always I do agree with ya 🙂

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    May 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #12

    I dont know if this little kid Amalfitano is any good? he is a Guthrie type replacement?

    Hell looking at the players leaving out club this summer we are meant to offload a lot hey? surely we can squeeze an extra 2 players in the window based on that…

    and I for one dont want Davies I dont see the point…

  • Solaidback

    May 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    No rule like that fella but there is a rule that say a player cant play for 3 different clubs with in a year & as Cisse didn’t join us until Jan 17, it means he’s already played for 2 clubs this year alone, so we won’t be able to sell him until mid-end Jan 2013…..

    So this is a non-story & Ed should know better than to try & wind us up… 🙁

  • Colo-Sus

    May 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #14


    Do montpellier have to compete against Man U, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea oh and Liverpool….

    No , Ligue 1 does not have the anmount of quality opposition that the prem does mate, therefore its easier for different teams to be successful

    IE Lille and Montpellier.

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    May 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15



    Do montpellier have to compete against Man U, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea oh and Liverpool….”

    Colo mate everything is RELATIVE for them PSG is a Man Utd….a marseille is Arsenal etc….. its amazing what that club did in my view and its even more amazing that PSG messed it up….

    If you look at us for example when we had the bad patch if we pulled out the results that period we could be siting pretty in third, we had a bad injury problem with Taylor and it took us many games to adjust….

  • lewytoon

    May 23, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16
  • Indian Magpie

    May 23, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #17

    Colo SUS

    what i meant was that david always had a chance, goliath had achillies heel to. that was not dipped in River STYX

  • aussietommo

    May 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    No worries, thats what i was kinda thinking.

  • jameswild

    May 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Solaidback he could still be sold cos the rule of three clubs is just in terms of one season, not a full year, so when it hits june he’ll only have played for newcastle for next season so could go… for 100 Million 😀

  • jayphoto

    May 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #20

    colo_sus – montpellier’s achievement is unreal! they should be applauded world wide for it, PSG, for the money theyve spent in that league should walk the title! Lyon, Marseille have fantastic players and support also! Add Bordeaux , toulouse and Rennes and montpellier on paper should have been struggling to make the top 6/8! Its kinda the equivelent of Norwich or west brom winning the premier league!

  • Colo-Sus

    May 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #21


    I agree!!!

    Lads you are not grasping what Im saying, never mind. Lets move on.


    Amalfitano should sign today apparently


  • cupiddstunt

    May 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #22

    Sorry Indian but it was Achilles that had the Achilles heel hence the name Achilles

  • SupaToonKid

    May 23, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    I’d stick a £40M price tag on him, that’d hopefully tell City where to stuff it but to be honest if Pards is targeting a run in Europe & finishing EIGTH then we might as well sell him now cos if we don’t have a good challenge for the top 4 again that’s Tiote, Cisse, Ba, Cabaye etc. all gone & then the process begins again of signing all these top players for codliver oil money.
    I really hope Pards words were twisted in that article, for sure go for cup run but in the FA Cup or Carling Cup as if we start the likes of Cabaye & Cisse in the Europa League the we’ll struggle to even finish top half. Give the young lads like Vuckic, Abeid, Sammy & Fergie games in Europe and see if we do well then maybe introduce a Demba Ba or whatever but we NEED TO SIGN 5 new players (e.g. Mbiwa, Debuchy, Siggurdson, Hoilett, Rhodes) also Amalfitano looks in the bag as Guthrie’s replacement. We’ve got two choices stick or twist; if we twist then we could be in the Champions League or Europe at least next season but if we stick we may get to the Semi-Finals of Europe and finish 12th in the Prem, what would you go for but more importantly what will NUFC go for that is the question?

  • Beattie25

    May 23, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #24

    Colo sus

    If you take of the sugar coating for a second and get to the pure facts of the statement you mist see that it is wrong.

    If you do not try and interperate what he was saying or how he might have said it you’ll see it was wrong.

    He didn’t say ‘nearly impossible’ he said ‘impossible’.

    Mancini said it 5 games from the end of the season, in the midst of a title challenge. Pardew said it on a Tuesday afternoon at the end of May.

    I hope he was taken out of context because it isn’t impossible, it’s very plausible.

    I do have moments where I am lost in tue throws of delusion but this isn’t one of them. Adding some depth to the quality should be enough to maintain a similar position next year and despite the obvious financial backing that Liverpool and Chelsea will get we can still equal them on any given day with our current team.

    Saying it’s impossible is such a closed statement leaving no room for positivity.

    It’s frightening to me that our manager has said this. He needs to clarify what is was he was saying or I shall be adamant that we will have next to nothing to cheer about this summer or next season.

    It’s not about being delusional it’s about having belief that magic can happen and my pride, confidence and positivty have been shattered.

  • PortsladeToon

    May 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #25

    calm down peeps he can’t go anywhere as you cannot play for more than 2 clubs in a 12 month period so this is a non story really can’t happen, won’t happen.

  • Nick 69

    May 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #26

    PortsladeToon – thats incorrect, you can be registered to a max of 3 clubs in one SEASON, but only play for 2 clubs. I put emphasis on the word season, as it is a season, not a 12 month period for which this rule applies, and a season runs from 1st July, to 30th June the following year, so as long as the transfer happens after 30th June it will be a new season, hence he can go anywhere he wants

  • ToonMobile

    May 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #27

    @24 – Completely agree with you about Pardew’s statement.

  • LooneyToon41

    May 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #28

    @20 JayPhoto. Absolutely correct (again, by the way.. respect for actually knowing what you’re talking about!).
    Amazing achievement by Montpellier!

  • coatesy17

    May 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #29

    guys about AP saying impossible to finish 8th our target this year was to finish top 10! we finished 5th, pards is underestimating so we “over” acheive again next year, its clever it stops the call for his head if we dont make the top 5 again. and to be honest if we have a go at a cup, finish top 7 and above mackems, ill take that.

  • Szarka

    May 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #30

    U could make a Champion team from about 300 million even from zero. That means 15 men around 20 mill and that if really enough.

    They dont need Cissé, and hes stupid to go there. 4-5 top strikers to compete with.

  • only magpie of nepal

    May 23, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #31

    We should offer Cisse improved deal and insert £50m release clause in contract.
    If City want him now, then
    Cisse = 30m£ + Adam Johnson + Dzeko + Tevez

  • only magpie of nepal

    May 23, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #32

    CISSE is already legend in Newcastle.

  • LooneyToon41

    May 23, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #33

    @31 Only Magpie. Nice thought but… er… well. Getting Johnson,Dzeko + Tevez for the life of Cisse’s current contract, would cost NUFC an extra… £9m + £28m + £65m = aprox £100m, less the £30 for Cisse = £70m.
    Just guesswork tbh, but you get my point. No thank you! It’s madder than mad Jack McMad, winner of last years Mr Mad competition.


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