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This Striker Is Fine – Mr. Motivator Can Solve The Problem

There Is some concern at the moment about Papiss Cisse, the Newcastle striker who has scored only one goal this season so far, and Papiss didn’t even play against Liverpool on Saturday, and he was on the bench the whole game.

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Alan Pardew – excellent motivator

And after scoring 13 goals in his first 14 appearances for Newcastle when he arrived from SC Freiburg almost two years ago, he seems to have gone off the boil so to speak, at Newcastle.

But Alan Pardew is renowned for the way he can get the best out of strikers, and he was called Mr. Motivator when he was managing at his previous clubs, and we are confident he can start getting the best out of Newcastle’s number 9 soon.

The 28 year-old scored 13 goals in 14 appearances two seasons ago, but last season it took the Senegal striker 47 games to score that same number of goals, and in 8 appearances this term he has that single goals against Leeds United in the Capital One Cup.

With the Manchester City game at home next Wednesday night, we will probably see Papiss start that game, and we hope he can notch a goal or two.

Goals are what give strikers their confidence, and there’s not much wrong with Papiss that a couple of goals will not cure.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • jeff

    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #1

    why is there a nother jeff on my blog. i bet your a fat jeff

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    When cisse joined the clips from his old clubs showed him scoring a lot of tap ins from well worked moves.

    For us he got some of them but also a lot of wonder strikes, you simply can score wonder goals consistently over seasons, doesn’t happen. As a team we play 10/20 yards too deep to get the best from cisse as he seems to need the ball in front of him…back to goal he is as bad as you get.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Cisse is not a hold up striker, our new attacking style of play seems to be to get within 25 yards of goal and shoot, not that I mind that but it isn’t going to help Cisse
    Sissoko and Tiote don’t have those slide rule passes and only one should play with Anita taking the place of the other in my view which would give us better options going forward although given that our defence needs a lot of protection it could be a disaster

  • mindshaft

    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #4

    I talked myself out of my own argument before I even finished the sentence !!!
    We need to strengthen defence

  • djm...

    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    In my opinion it’s the position, not the player, that’s the problem. We play the wrong way for playing just one striker. I thought remy was poor when played against Everton and he’s the next pele according to some. We need to be playing faster football about 15 yards further forward to get the best out of a lone striker.


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