It seems as though peace has been restored at NUFC, and I’m not talking about our tranquil, calm approach to incoming transfers either!
Instead I’m referring to the dispute that has been ongoing between the club and Papiss Cisse regarding his refusal to wear Wonga branded items of club clothing.
According to most of the mainstream publications (hence why I say ‘allegedly’ in the headline!), a resolution has been reached between the two parties and Cisse will now join in with the rest of the squad as they continue their pre-season preparation ahead of the big kick-off against Manchester City in just over three weeks time.
Quite what has caused this sudden resolution will be speculated about, with some media outlets suggesting that the club called in an Imam to discuss with Cisse his concerns. Of course I could just as easily speculate and suggest that the timing of a photograph showing Cisse in a casino shortly prior to this resolution may have something to do with it but who really knows eh?
All that matters in the end is that it’s sorted and Cisse will stay with us unless a big money offer comes in.You know, the ones we apparently can’t turn down. Cisse has his critics who bemoan his offsides and the chances that he misses but the fact remains that he is our number one goalscorer as things stand and we would have been relegated had it not been for his strikes in the latter part of last season.
With this latest controversy out of the way perhaps the club can now focus their full attention towards bringing some players in before they get snapped up by other clubs, as looks likely to happen with Gomis.
Maybe I’m just asking for too much though.