PapissCisse54Speaking in advance of the Manchester United match, Alan Pardew has gone to some lengths to back up his currently misfiring striker, Papiss Cisse;

“I think Papiss is just a victim of the injuries, without Ben Arfa and Cabaye we’ve lacked a bit of flair and quality in the final third and of course if you’ve got that it creates moments for Papiss to finish.

He hasn’t had a lot of moments in the matches but his workrate and his commitment to the cause can’t be faulted, we continue to work with him and hopefully he’ll get the goals soon”.

Obviously with all the speculation regarding Demba Ba there will be many fans who will look at the manager’s words as another indication that Ba’s futrue could be elsewhere, while at the same time Alan Pardew looking to reinforce his relationship with Cisse following his substitution in the crucial QPR match.

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Of course Cisse made his disappointment at being replaced in a very public manner but at no time disrespected Alan Pardew, indeed following the match he was at pains to say that he respected the manager’s decision and all that was important was a win for the team.

It will be interesting though to see how Newcastle line up for a very difficult game at Old Trafford and no doubt many of you will be second guessing what could happen in January based on what combination of Ba, Cisse and Shola are used.

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17 comments
Andgeo
Andgeo

It is so embarrassing for us to be associated with this fat tyrant, and the club will inevitably be worse off in the long run. The Halls have a lot to answer for selling to Cashley!

hettonmag
hettonmag

If Cashley had applied that 6 strikes idea to Charver, he would have  been gone before the Swansea game.

pissed off mag
pissed off mag

ashley is the most despised human being hes up there with the worst ever, his greed has no limits, he looks like he smells of sweat , the lumps on his fat face are repulsive, and have you looked at his mates they look like there from the bar on star wars, you wouldnt want to be this awfull pig even for his money, i hope he gets found out and jailed one day

toon tony
toon tony

Yeah and I heard he eats babies as well. !!!

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

New top for next season anyone ??

Already got mine pre-ordered for me and my little boy !!!


Can´t wait for the away strip and third strip too !!!


I´m so excited !!!

toon tony
toon tony

Well at least it hasn't got W***a on. !!!

Toon69
Toon69

Playing the devils advocate here but Ashley is only the founder & major share holder of SD, I think he has summit like 55% of the company now, the decision like staffing are probably nowt to do with him, like the players bought by the Toon are nowt to do with the head coach, so why are so many people making so much noise about how Ashley runs SD, when in fact, the company is run by Keith Hellawell (Chairman) Dave Forsey (chief executive) you never hear either of those peoples names mentioned, probably cause they have nowt to do with the Toon, not that we know of anyways.

magpiefifer
magpiefifer

@Toon69  Off the mark Toon69 - did you see Hellawell in front of the MP's committee? He is just one of Ashley's puppets (like Charnley,Carver et al) - as you said Ashley is the founder and major shareholder and is ultimately responsible for the company.

magpiefifer
magpiefifer

@PeterRobson @Toon69  Well said Peter.Our once-proud club has been reduced to what it is today by an unscrupulous,uncaring,cynical businessman whose contempt for NUFC supporters will continue.He will continue to 'use' the club as long as he can get away with it - it is up to us fans to change that!!! 

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

@Toon69 I see where you´re coming from, but our club is being tarred with the same brush as SD by association ie:Buy cheap, sell high approach to transfers, that approach would be fine if we got at least a decent ammount of mileage out of the players and were allowed to build a decent spine to the team, instead we have stock rotation like canned milk before the sell by date.


How about a disreputable payday lender emblazoned across the shirts ? Does that sit well with you to see kids with that on their replica shirts ?


While all other clubs are reaping the benefits of pitchside advertising, we´re used as a vehicle to promote a brand such as SD.


The appeal of a club to its supporters (far and wide) is about how it is percieved by the public.


Half of the foreign supporters, Taiwan, St Lucia, Belfast et al wear /wore our colours because win, lose or draw the club, not just the team, was a beacon of upstanding fans and principles !!


I´m not talking about the stupid comments made by the likes of Freddie Shepherd and Co, I´m talking about how passionate the whole city is about the beating heart of our club !!!


Now we´re perceived as a joke by foreigners and neutrals alike.


I visited a freind a few weeks ago and her Russian brother in law and German ex partner were even making fun (polite phrase) of the fact that I was wearing my Brown Ale era top !!!


If we have to fight and suffer to win our club back for us and our city then so be it !!!

DavidDrape
DavidDrape

maybe it will hit home with some fans how he treats staff? what if one of your parents worked for this company how would you feel? also it may hit home with some peoples own work situtation. anyone who is interested in treated people honestly and fairly and respectful should stay away from shops and club

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

I hope Bob Moncur, Mick Lowes, Lee Ryder and the other band of Ashley apologists watch....


.... and start to 'think' about their allegiance!

Keegan Quitter
Keegan Quitter

@LeazesEnder Mick Lowes is not an "apologist" for Ashley in any way, whatsoever. He is paid to be a balanced commentator and that is exactly what he does, extremely well.