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Happy To Be Rid Of Cisse? – Be Very Careful of What You Wish For

8 years ago

Newcastle United are now seemingly on the brink of completing a transformation from a position of having two of the most sought after strikers in the Premier League, to having neither of them…

The worst aspect of it all though is that a good number of our more mentally challenged fans are actually cheering the club on as the club waits to sell Cisse to the highest bidder.

Leaving religion & politics aside for the moment, as none of us actually know exactly what is being said and done behind closed doors re Cisse, NUFC, Wonga and so on, let us look at what we actually do know.

To me, plain and simple, Cisse is a class striker.

Yet these hillbillies masquerading as Newcastle fans would have him chased out of town with a pitchfork, convinced that a washed up Villa failure or untried French striker ‘couldn’t be any worse’.

In the last three seasons, Papiss Cisse has scored 59 goals in 112 club matches for (unfashionable) Freiburg and (the madness that is) Newcastle United.

I’ve seen talk that his opening half season with NUFC was a fluke and never to be repeated.

Well it would be hard to match that goal of the season contender every game run but that is closer to the norm than what happened last season. In actual fact last season wasn’t the disaster many would claim it to be, Cisse scored 13 in all competitions and it would have been close to 20 if a number of goals hadn’t been incorrectly scratched off for offside.

That was despite the handicap of being messed around to appease Demba Ba and then very bizarrely forced onto the wing to accommodate Shola!

I bet my bottom dollar that any replacement for Cisse will not get close to his scoring record.

Be very careful of what you wish for.

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