Should we be worried about Papiss Cisse’s fitness?

Problems for Papiss?
The Northern Echo suggested earlier that Papiss Cisse wasn’t given permission to join Senegal’s Olympic squad due to fitness concerns.

Apparently it is felt that by Cisse spending time away with his national team over the summer, that the striker may not be fit enough for the start of our own campaign.

Ordinarily I wouldn’t be concerned about it but with Papiss Cisse it seems different. I don’t know whether he is still getting acclimatised to life in the Premier League or whether there is genuine concern for his fitness, but I distinctly remember numerous occasions at the back end of last season where he cramped up at the end of games or ended up being substituted.

Of course when you look at his goal return you might wonder what the problem is, or even if there is one, but imagine what he could do if his fitness was carefully managed and made sure that he functions at his best every week, for the full 90 minutes. That won’t happen though if he isn’t at Newcastle United with our bodies looking after him.

Hopefully after a full pre-season for us we’ll see a better Papiss Cisse who can contribute for the full 90 minutes without feeling any effects such as cramp. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before it comes and he becomes more familiar with the pace and intensity the Premier League requires, but until then should we be looking to nurse him through pre-season to make sure he can hit the ground running in August?



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89 thoughts on “Should we be worried about Papiss Cisse’s fitness?

  1. Ice 😆 , just because you are a nice bloke and your missus has been crook, I will let you catch up on the “nice to Richie” time that you owe , at your leisure. It’s the least I can do, it can’t be easy losing the bet with everything you have got going on.. :mrgreen:

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  2. Bris – thanks for the Good update.

    How many stupid tournaments are going on this summer man.

    Ice – did JJ ever offer a reason why we only sign players on a Friday?

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  3. AMF looking at a few comments i see you have been swearing at richie talking aboot work,he thinks manual labour is a spanish drink dont dis-hearten him mate 😉

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  4. Richie, wouldn’t work on an iron lung, Ice, he is beyond being scared of work mate 😆 😆

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  5. see your not getting any gen over your side,heard Good is on tour at the moment with the aussie team?

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  6. Ice, I knew about the young Socceroos trip that Good is a part of… I wouldn’t say he is a cert to sign after the comp though.. They may be casting a further eye over him though, who knows… 😕

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  7. GROUCHO i got that warning about trying to log on hear last night,mine said a hacker was trying to put virus on site and were trying to warn site owner,mind there are some arse-holes oot there mate

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  8. seen the same warning myself on a couple of the regular sites I visit as well… There was a note on Ed’s site that said he had a couple of malicious items on it… not sure if it has been fully cleaned up yet but it is not a good thing… 👿

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  9. i did warn Toonsy about it so hes keeping a eye oot.
    i see l/pool are thinking of sending judas out on season long loan as they are about to sign a new forward 😯

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  10. [email protected] ,Sorry for late reply ,got caught up in stuff last night.
    Re Cisse’s cramps ,which YES I was aware of as we all seen him cramp up in a couple of games last season.What’s that got to do with this article 😕 .I thought it was down to the ommision of him from the Olympic team due to fitness worries in general as highlighted in the Northen Echo . I would of thought it entirely reasonable that people may want to talk about that ,no? . I’m not that worried about his health as it happens ,but it’s just as interesting a subject as transfer codswallop . 😉

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  11. Kim, Troy is an attention seeker, so he makes bold statements looking to get a bite 😉 … The problem is he doesn’t get many bites anymore, he is just a sad lonely fisherman with an empty bucket…. 😆
    I thought your lack of a reply was the right response 😉

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  12. @kim

    Thanks for late reply. You probably struggled to post due the nighty night and wide awake kids club that has overtaken the site since I have been absent. 😯
    It’s incredibly dull reading the love spats that take place. 😳
    Anyway Kim, I just find the subject a non subject which has raised its head cos of the lack of other headlines.
    Toonsy does a crackin job before he bites my head off. 😉

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