The biggest positive from the weekend!

A nice touch!

Early in the second half of the game against Hull, I really thought we were looking directly down the barrel of another home defeat. We had just gone two goals behind and Hull were looking all but assured of the three points given our poor start to the season and our history of struggling to get premiership points from losing positions. There seemed little hope and when Papiss Cisse was warming up down the touch line before coming on, I really didn’t hold much hope of him being able to change the game in any way. To my pleasant surprise, Cisse immediately looked lively and his first touch was more than assured, he seemed to have a bit of zest back into his game. I was even more pleasantly surprised when Cisse’s first shot at goal rocketed in between the keeper and the near post, it was an excellent natural finish after some good build up play. Even down two goals to one, I was still not holding much hope but Cisse once again found the back of the net from close range to bring the scores level.

The pleasing thing for me was the way that he took his chances. He seemed to have none of the baggage that plagued him last season and he finished both chances like the Cisse of old. I am not suggesting that he has found his old form and will knock in goals every game but it was nice to see him not over thinking things and simply doing what he does best. I really hope this gives him a confidence boost for what looks to be a very tough season ahead. Couple this with the fact that our forward line really hasn’t got a lot of premier league experience and the importance of a fit an firing Cisse really does come to the fore.

416 thoughts on “The biggest positive from the weekend!

  1. Colocini has been piss poor this season and doesn’t justify a 60,000 a week salary. He shows no passion or fight that a captain should and that pisses me off! Pardew hasn’t addressed that and he should! Dock there wages for humiliating defeats.

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  2. This is all pointless talk anyway because Ashley will do nothing. He doesn’t want to spend and if it back fires on him then so be it. Why should I show ambition when Ashley shows none. I’m gone now till these clowns our gone.

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  3. I can just see Troy trawling all the papers and news links desperately searching for positive feedback on Pards from ex players bless him.

    God loves a tryer ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Jabba is one big piss taker, as if he didn’t know that little rant wouldn’t leak. He’s having one big laugh at the fans imo and the guy is a first class ****.

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  5. If Janmaat injured put Satka as RB, and Id like to Sammy play, got skills, got height, and plays hard, deserve a long run:
    ——————————-Krul———————
    Satka——–Willo/Saylor——-Coloccini—–Dummett
    ——————————-Tiotรฉ——————————
    ——————Colback————Sissoko—————
    —–Ameobi—————————————Cabella—
    ——————————-Riviere—————————-
    Bring Cissรฉ of the bench, with Armstrong, Id like to see Abeid and Bigi ahead of Anita.

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  6. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ so Terry Venables says he’s always wanted to manage the Toon wanted to get his teeth into us because of the fans and thinks he could have done something with us,bit late now imo

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  7. Kimmy girl,

    You really struggle with me don’t you. You want to be by my side cos you agree with me but you’ve dug such a deep hole you don’t know how to get out of it.

    Standby. I’m putting Grandad Les’ wrestling boots, trunks and Cape on! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  8. We have a good opportunity on Monday to get our first win of the season.
    I don’t think we have anything to fear from Stoke and I’m sure the confidence is high amongst the squad, and the spirit is good.
    With any luck, Percy will send them out with a plan to attack and go for the win.
    Lets face it, what does he have to lose.
    Howay the Lads

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  9. Grandad Les is shaking his head and saying FTSOTBTSAFTWG
    (For the sake of the blog Troy, step away from the wrestling gear)

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  10. I know Kim ๐Ÿ˜•
    Tory has just realised his mid life spread means he cant get Les’s trunks up anymore.
    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  11. I look at S’ton and don’t see an excellent squad of players, they just play better football.

    I wonder if Pardew was their manager this season would they be as high as they are now??

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  12. Are we hoping tomorrow night we will suffer a slightly painful but quick execution or do we expect a long drawn out agonising death; or will it be a bed of roses from now on with sunshine all the way?

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  13. So MYM gets motm in his last game,Roma have had only one goal scored against them in four and half hours with MYM playing,looking forward to see how he plays in this next CL game,pity pardew played him as a r/b

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  14. Right then, bring on Stoke. We’re ready. Alan has a masterful new plan to deal with them. It involves sending Willo forward for set pieces. Beautiful. Then some very fancy subs at the 70th minute when we trail. Lots of desperation in the air now. Is Burnley actually worse than us?

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  15. Clearly Pards knew what he was doing sending Mbiwa out on loan. Who needs him when we have so many other experienced CB’s to choose from? Well done Alan. Oh, what’s that about Mbiwa doing well for Roma? It must be press nonsense. Right Alan?

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  16. Well this weekend just keeps getting better.
    Off the bottom of the table, without even kicking a ball.
    3 points tomorrow and we go above the mackems too.
    And Pardew’s job will be safe for now. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    Oh well we can’t have it all.
    Howay the Lads

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  17. Stuart79

    September 28, 2014 at 21:26

    3-1 tomorrow
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    Such negativity ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
    Get behind the Team.

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  18. “Stoke beat Manchester City away this season so they should beat us really”…Why, what’s that game got to do with ours?
    Using that logic then I’m assuming you expect both Leicester and Villa to eat City home and away as they both beat Stoke away? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Fortunately football doesn’t work like that or after a couple of weeks you’d pretty much be able to predict results for the rest of the season.

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