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Cisse ‘I Respect My Manager & His Decisions’

8 years ago

A big moment on Saturday, in all kinds of ways, was when Alan Pardew decided to bring on Shola Ameobi for Papiss Cisse.

The player made clear his frustration at the decision, while the crowd also showed they didn’t think it should have been Papiss coming off.

Cisse let everybody know how he felt but when it came to leaving the pitch he showed his professionalism by acknowledging both Shola coming on and the manager as he went to take his seat with the subs.

It was a moment when like so many other players, Cisse could have kicked off big style and caused problems for everybody, but he didn’t.

This morning Papiss Cisse has sent the following out to his Twitter followers, team before everything and all credit to him;

“Sometimes frustration is bad. I respect my manager & his decisions. Great win 4 the club & let’s hope we can do the same in the next 2 big game(s)”.

If Newcastle hadn’t gone on to take the three points then the fallout afterwards between manager, fans and players could have spelt danger for the rest of the season, especially as the press would have been stirring it big style.

Instead, Papiss Cisse has taken it on the chin, his replacement Shola got the winner and we can all breathe a little bit easier.

Great management or luck? Who cares, as they say it is better to be lucky than good.

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