Cisse impressed by Pardew

Cisse impressed with Newcastle
New Newcastle striker Papiss Demba Cisse has lifted the lid on just why he opted to join the club and why he is looking forward to the challenge.

The Senegal international has admitted that he was impressed with the persistence of Newcastle and enjoyed listening to Alan Pardew’s plans for the club before signing on the dotted line on Tuesday.

The capture of Cisse represents a real coup for the club and has give hope to fans who had been doubting the ambition of the board. It’s still early days of course as the transfer window is still open, but now there is anticipation amongst fans rather than the angst on show prior to the signing. It’s an anticipation shared by our new number nine.

“Newcastle have continually shown an interest in me. The time has come for me to show what I can do here now,” Cisse told the Chronicle.

He continued: “I met Alan Pardew and I had a very good conversation about the future. I was very impressed by what he said and the plans for the club moving forward.”



“I have come here to help move the club in the right direction and I’m already looking forward to getting the chance to do that, we are in a great position at the moment.”

“The manager has shown a lot of trust in me by giving me the No 9 shirt here and now my objective is to repay that faith in me. I am very excited about the future.”

We’ll see what happens of course, but Cisse’s record speaks for itself. Wouldn’t it be just Newcastle’s luck for us to spend (relatively) big only for the player to fail to settle or not live up to the hype or something daft like that?

I jest of course. You can never say never but it appears Newcastle have done their homework again and have matched up the player to the task in hand and assessed his suitability to the Premier League. Maybe this is why the Maiga medical failed?

It’s up to Cisse now though. Once he gets back from the African Cup of Nations the talking can stop and he can start letting his football show everyone what he is all about. Hopefully it leads to the exciting future painted by Alan Pardew.

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About toonsy

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52 thoughts on “Cisse impressed by Pardew

  1. if hes a chilled as Demba Ba, it’ll all be sweet .. he’ll settle in and just carry on kicking the ball in the net. Thats what he does. See ball. Kick it in net.

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  2. I just love the idea of opposition teams – especially their centre-backs – fearing “The Dembas” when they play us.

    We’ll have gone from a team that was slow, predictable and lacking in flair to a team everyone should enjoy watching. It’s amazing watching the product of all that long-term, strategic planning come to light, and I have to admit that there is so much I just didn’t understand about it until now.

    Of course – just to prove every silver lining has a cloud – experience has shown that on the back of this good feeling, Ashley will do something like replacing the pitch with astroturf from his mate’s greengrocers – but that’s just me being a cynical git.

    Really brilliant job at the club.

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  3. i was thinging why Maiga deal was not done the same way u thing Toonsy… its really hard to fail a medical at nufc… look all the injured players we bought in the past… but BA is worth the risk… he has paid off and now we kick into profit with Ba… no even better scorer… hope both BA and Cisse get the ball rolling and think what benny boy will do with his diffence splittin pass and we will have goals… cant wait giv me a decent CB and 4th place is ours end of the season…hehe 🙂

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  4. to ‘he’s fat – he’s round……….’

    Demba’s mate – is sound
    Our number 9 we’ve found
    Papiss Cisse
    Papiss Cisse

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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  5. Not expectin this to happen immediately, but 4-3-1-2 with jonas slotting in alongside tiote & cabaye, with HBA behind the dembas looks awsome. Someone said this was the plan all along with Matudi in the jonas role??

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  6. Prem… straight away that looks good but…. i don’t think we’d have much width with that… and i like a bit of width (oo err)

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  7. [email protected]…whey, ya only human 😆

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  8. This guy is a natural, just look at his goals to games ratio, it’s phenomenal! I really believe we have secured the best Number 9 within our price range and what a coup he is. His record is one goal every two games and that is amazing. He’s done it everywhere he’s gone so I can’t see why here it will be any different. When he arrives back from Africa it will be with his top mate Ba and they already have an understanding on and off the pitch playing for Senegal together. I am ecstatic at this wonderful signing and I hop the two Demba’s stay here for the long haul and take us were we belong top 5!!

    HWTL!!

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  9. I see a deal is about to be struck by QPR for Nedum Onuha. When talking about versatile defenders, with the right age and attributes, I would say he fits the bill ..
    I hope the club passed the chance of signing him, because they think he is simply not good enough for our team, and because they have someone better in the pipeline. If so, it signals, that the quality of the incoming CB will be something to be as equally exited about as the out-of-the-blue signing of Papiss Cissé ..
    Here’s hoping!

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  10. I think this guy is gonna be epic, not a failure. This guy has been banging them in for a struggling team and now he is gonna have Demba Ba for knock downs and service from the channel, also through balls from Ben Arfa and Cabaye and long balls from the back. Perhaps the top priority now (for the summer) is a winger that can actually provide regular service for these two. I wouldn’t rule out Pardew using Ryan Taylor, just for his delivery.

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  11. I agree with you Premandup – that could be very exiting. The lack of width, Nobby, would be provided by our two attacking FBs. When they go forward, the CM need to cover for them. Santon could do it, but I have my doubts about Simpson’s offensive capabilities in such a system.
    Isn’t it something like that you were thinking, Premandup?

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  12. Prem- formation is simply too good- i guess we should not use it agains the top4 team but all other teams will b pissin n their pants…. not only they have to contain benny but 2 great runners from the deep who can take half chances… I guess we going to be the next Barca….hehe

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  13. aye its a pity marv is out i think the guy has a bit of class would have been ideal imo for the two lads up front

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  14. you have a point funkness- i missed that… so thats the reason why AP is trying to buy an attacking fullback…. hehe
    This team can reach the hights of Barca if managed properly and get just some more quality where needed and watch out world 🙂

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  15. does anybody know if there is a put out in dubai that gona show this weekends game… spending this weekend in dubai 🙁

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  16. Its great to have another top class striker and we have needed one for a while obviously, but I still worry about the issue of creativity and whether it will be addressed. After this buy we’ll be lucky to get another defender through the door providing we don’t sell anyone, so that rules a winger completely out obviously. Now unless we’re going to see a completely workaholic and unselfish Ben Arfa (basically impossible) on the right week in week out I do worry about where our creativity may come from, who’s going to make the chances? Our assists are abysmal really, and we can’t plan on seing much change with the midfield of Jonas/Obertan/Raylor or either Arfa as he’ll be just trying to get on the pitch and score.

    I guess it doesn’t really matter if we play long ball….or if Marveux can make a strong return later in the season, or perhaps Obers will finally slot in.

    Maybe we can buy a winger in the summer and not sell anyone then either, or am I being greedy :mrgreen:

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  17. Premandup @ 9. That was always the rumor and jives with some things Pards had said last summer. Whether it’s a 4-3-1-2 or a 4-3-3 that we have recently reverted to at times, it seems like he has the players to pull either off. I’m all for it. I guess we’ll see in february.

    Ba Cisse

    Ben Arfa

    Cabaye-Tiote-Jonas

    OR

    Cisse
    Ba Ben Arfa

    Cabaye-Tiote-Jonas

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  18. Onouha is decent enough but I’d rather a younger prospect with a bit more potential who wouldn’t mind biding his time on the bench and waiting for injuries/cup ties.

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  19. Jonas & cab can track back to support the FBs, but someone needs to drop back into CM when defending. Attacking jonas & cabaye keepthings flowing whilst HBA & the dembas do their stuff

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  20. Actually this transfer was really clever when you think about it. If Ba was feeling like the ‘lone ranger’ and the one scoring all the goals and doing all of the work he might have questioned the clubs ambition compared to his own and looked around at what else was on offer in the summer. Now the club have killed that problem stone dead by bringing this guy in, BA is not even No.1 anymore and he can see how the club is going to challenge for a cup or for Europe. It might not just bring Cisse, it might help to keep BA.

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  21. Richie

    Why do you live in Spain?

    Is it because the rain falls mainly on the plain?

    No?

    Or is it because it reminds you of Newcastle so much with fit girls and glorious sunshine?

    ORRRRRR is it because you like to eat lots of plates of little things instead of one big plate of food?

    They’re all good reasons to be honest.

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  22. £80k per week for him! The wordl has gone mad and this guy doesn’t have enough money to be paying defenders that much money.

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  23. I loved that post yesterday about the mackem forum and how they got their little hopes crushed… ‘sky new yellow banner……….what? Mags? You are joking?’ 😆 😆 😆

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  24. Toonsy, I didn’t realise that he commands such a massive salary. With wages being at that level, I agree – stay well clear!

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  25. To play without true wingers you needed FBs who can bomb forward. We have one in Santon. The cissokho talk was interesting becuase that is supposedly his specialty as well….

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  26. Richie, knowing our luck Ashley will behave himself for once and some hairy arse centre back will snap him in half in the ACoN. 🙁

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  27. I think – like many others on here – that Pappis Cisse is going to have a solid impact for us. Good to hear Pardew is ‘convincing’ to top quality players too.

    Our new transfer strategy – scouting carefully, not paying over the odds for players looking for their last ‘big’ deal’ etc. – seems to be building a serious side. Now we just need a bit more squad depth… Roll on a new centre back cover.

    I don’t think Pappa Cisse will struggle too much to settle in. First, because he plays with Ba at international level, including the next month at the ACN. Second, we have an (ever-growing) French contingent. last but ot least, because the Bundesliga isn’t a million miles away from the premiership: physical, especially outside the top 3/4 teams.

    I can see us gradually switching over to a 4-3-1-2 / 4-3-3 as others have noted. I think this would give us a real edge, even against the top 4/5.

    Max-T-Million: You won’t have any problems watching the game. Here’s a list of the best footie pubs in Dubai – note many of them are ‘tagged’ for a certain club – like Man Utd, Chelsea etc. I was there recently for work and went to ‘Goodfellas’ (Regal Plaza hotel) – decent place.
    http://www.timeoutdubai.com/bars/features/2920-where-to-watch-football-in-dubai

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  28. I don’t think Pappa Cisse will struggle too much to settle in. First, because he plays with Ba at international level, including the next month at the ACN. Second, we have an (ever-growing) French contingent. last but ot least, because the Bundesliga isn’t a million miles away from the premiership: physical, especially outside the top 3/4 teams.
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    Good point there Brussels. Ba being there will help. Plus Bundeliga players do seem to settle more quickly- it’s not like it’s a pure finesse game over there. Also Cisse is supposedly a very diverse player that score a lot of different ways.

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  29. richie… that’s class, sadly wor lass is from west denton. The weathers the same but the beaches are sh*te 😆

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  30. Thanks Newkie & David Brussels, last time i was at a pub i meet a toon too and we had a good nit singing away… there should be plenty of Toons in dubai and will support from here and hope we get 3points so we can be in the hunt for the 4th place once our boys come back form ACON… 🙂

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  31. DJG – I think you’ll find that Richie IS the wrinkly woman in the mobility scooter. The sun can do harsh things to ones skin. He left Tyneside looking like a 50 year old and has now aged 20 years in a few months 😉

    Anyhoo, new article up in a few minutes. Very entertaining one from Archie Brand

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  32. Good to know that es coming from a hard working team as well similar to our own, and in his first interview mentioned the team a few times over what he wanted to achieve himself. Says a lot for me. Also agree about the bundesliga comments. Should help.

    Mds- I would think he won’t risk changing it too much this season unless we start to struggle. Maybe start to work on it with the players in pre season?

    What age is barnetta? Could be a useful upgrade to the team as a winger, available for a free in the summer as we all know by now and his wages will be offset by smith leaving.
    Add a centre back and fullback (maybe there’s even another Bosman, the club seem good at finding them) and suddenly we have a very very good team and squad without too much more investment. There’ll be a few more leaving in the summer anyway I’m sure

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  33. @49 Agree about barnetta- he seemed to possibly be ours this summer until he got hurt, then we signed Obertan instead. He really would be perfect for what Pards seems to be trying to do formation wise but as Toonsy says he doesn’t quite fit the policy. then again, if he’s coming up to the end of a contract, who knows

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  34. [email protected] 😆
    Toonsy and [email protected]&48….[email protected] 👿 😆

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