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Papiss Demba Rodney Cissé – The full monty! (Interview, videos stats…)

Posted on January 18th, 2012 | 45 Comments |

Papiss Cisse signs for Newcastle!
Cisse: He's here! He's gone! But he'll be back!
First of all dear reader, I would like to apologise.

I meant to have this posted yesterday evening. However, due to a certain bearded Newcastle United shirt sponsor, his chronically unreliable Broadband and constantly engaged customer service (who’s existence I am beginning to doubt), that sadly wasn’t possible in the end. As a certain Mr.J.Rotten once (rightly) said in regard the fellow in question:

“Never trust a Hippy.”

But I suspect that you don’t really want to read any more of my enraged rambling (unless perhaps, you want to know which Broadband provider to avoid like the plague) so I’ll get on with it!

Below is the interview given by Papiss Demba Cisse to “NUFC TV” after his signing was confirmed yesterday, along with additional verbiage from Alan Pardew and Derek Llambias (Booooooo!)

This is what Cissé had to say on his signing:

“I would like to thank everybody for their welcome, and for inviting me to sign for the Club,”

“It is an honour to play for such a big club and I am looking forward to it.

“First of all, I would like to give good value for money for the people who brought me here.

“I want to pay back the confidence the Club have shown in me, and give the supporters something to be proud of.”

On the nature of his game he then added:

“I am a goalscorer, and that is the thing which gives me the most pleasure. But it is also important that I help my teammates and bring something to the team.”

“Primarily though, my major strength is my goalscoring.”

On the news that he would be wearing the fabled Number 9 shirt for the club, Cisse then continued:

“I am aware of the huge importance of the number nine shirt, and when I spoke with the manager he made it very clear how important this shirt is.

“I will treat it with the respect and I hope to do my very best in this shirt.”

Of course, Cisse’s Senegal, and now Newcastle United partner in (goalscoring) crime, Demba Ba, is currently in Africa for the “Africa Cup of Nations”, and Cisse would have been there too had he not been signing for the club today. On this, and partnering with his Senegal teammate for club as well as country Cisse continued:

“I spoke with the coach of Senegal and was pleased that he allowed me to come here and join the club.

“Obviously it is great for me that I will be with my colleague Demba, who plays with me for Senegal, so I am hopeful that we can form a great partnership.”

Moving on, Newcastle United’s Silver Supremo, Alan Pardew, also had quite alot to say (as per usual). On Cisse he purred:

“Ever since Andy Carroll left, Papiss was my first choice in the specific role he has at the end of the play.

“He is a finisher with an already-established CV in the Bundesliga, where we have monitored him for the best part of two years.

“Unfortunately he was out of reach, financially, for us in the summer, but it recently became apparent that Derek Llambias and Lee Charnley could do the deal in this window.

“It has become obvious this season that the team and the Club have done exceptionally well, and Mike Ashley has backed me to bring this player to the Club.

“I would like to thank Mike, Derek and everyone involved for getting this deal over the line.

“I spoke to Demba about Papiss, and he cannot wait to join up with his teammate in Newcastle.

“In the short-term, of course, he is at the Africa Cup of Nations, but the competition he will bring to our squad when he joins up with us should inspire the players and reassure them of this Club’s ambition.

“Our fans know that this shirt brings its own pressures. One of the iconic numbers in world football – the number nine of Newcastle.

“It will be only fair that Papiss is given time to understand the responsibility it brings.

“As the manager, I wish him all the luck in the world to bring success to himself and this Club.”

He then concluded with some stuff about Newcastle United’s other strikers stepping up whilst our new “dynamic duo” are over in Africa.

Last but certainly least, Managing Director and Pantomime villain, Derek Llambias, (Boooooooo!) had this to say about the signing:

“He’s worth f*** all.”

“We are very pleased to bring Papiss to the Club.

“It is a signing which perfectly complements the type of side Alan is building, and we are sure he will prove to be an excellent acquisition going forward.

“He has travelled a long way to come and sign with us today, and we thank the Senegalese Football Federation for their assistance in helping us secure the player.”

Actually, no! I’ll give the final word to a supporter of a certain other North East club, “Kieron” the Sunderland fan. He commented on our blog yesterday to give his articulate, measured and magnanimous response to the signing. He wrote:

“get lost u scum ****** always the same knickin our scouting network players dinit need him any way so **** of u scumbags SAFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Thanks for your input Kieron. :lol:

Now for some hot Cisse video action!

Welcome to Newcastle!

Best of 2010/2011.

Papiss Demba Cisse – Superstar!

“Danza Kuduro”

If at first you don’t succeed, give it to Papiss and let him bang it in!

He’s isn’t perfect though!

More videos from yesterday’s post on the Cisse signing

Papiss Cisse stats

Papiss Cisse stats at ESPN.

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45 Responses

  1. Interesting comment from Pardew on his interview on NUFCTV.

    He talks about linking him up with the team and he says hes going in there with Cabaye, HBA and Demba so we are looking good.

    Seems like HBA is certainly in his plans, maybe he seems him as the final piece needed to get Cabaye and HBA playing the best way they do…on the floor, hence why he mentioned the players he did.

  2. Great signing for the club so well done to everybody concerned in bringing this together. Could have one of the most formidable striking partnerships in the Premier league backed up by an ever improving midfield and defence.
    Howay the Lads

  3. We have actually bought a player….Looks awesome too :lol:
    Hope we get some more and ship out some dead wood.

  4. Morning Worky>

    My “Branson-pickled” internet was down as well. :(

    What a buy this lad is. I was talking yesterday about the outside chance of getting Moussa Sow in and I would have been really happy with him but Cisse is even better!

    Prolific, fast and from the interviews I’ve seen so far with him he seems a very canny lad.

    Being mates with Demba, Benny and Cabaye can’t be bad either.

    Have to admit that this is one serious show of intent from NUFC and incredibly the board. We have a scarily mint team which has some quality depth now as well.

    Can’t wait till the ACN is over and they’re all back safe but at least I know I’ll be supporting Senegal now! he he

  5. Should start calling Ashley ‘Noah’. Collecting two of everything

    2 Taylors, 2 Ameobis and now 2 Dembas

  6. just a word of congratulation to the lads at Nufc.com – best strapline i’ve ever seen

    Papiss: got a brand new Mag

    Absolute class :-)

  7. I’ve said for ages that signing a top no.9 would galvanise the club – its in our blood to have a top striker!
    yes, Demba Ba is great, but he came quietly without any fanfare and grew on us
    – but a big signing, headlines, blogs buzzing, electifying pub craik is a special boost
    – and he hasn’t arrived yet but we’re on a high already!
    We felt pretty good before, but cautious
    – now (being NUFC fans) all caution will is being thrown to the winds, talk of europe again is on eveyone’s lips!

    Let’s calm down lads, 6th is possible this year, the FA Cup is possible, but it’s next season we must look to – back in the top rank again !

    HWTL

  8. RcoutureToon, Then St.James is our Ark. Now all we need is another Colo, another Cabaye, and another Krul for backup.

    What an incredible signing, he looks the carbon copy of Ba, clean sriker of the ball, always on the shoulder of the def back line, and quick to get into the 6-yard box.

    Not sure what our formation will be, but u hope HBA can start wide right, cross into Cisse (looks good in the air), or drift in and link up with both the Demba’s:

    ———-Krul———-
    Simmo-Colo–Saylor–Santon
    HBA–Tiote–Cabaye–Jonas
    —-Cisse——-Ba——–

    Subs Elliot, Raylor, Wilo, Vucikc,Sammy, Abeid, Gutherie, Obertan, Shola, Best.

    Thats a VERY STRONG TEAM – Might have to keep half an eye on Senegal now in AFC, hope they win it!

    HWTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. As much as I’d like Ba and Cisse to win, the sooner they’re knocked out the sooner they come home to play!

  10. Just a thought about the european places – Spurs may be in big trouble.
    Not only is their manager up in court for fraud – but a 3rd man has been arrested for “spying” concerning dealings with the future lease of the Olympic Stadium. There has been some murky goings on here, with civil injunctions etc, and big money (including government & London council cash) is involved.
    Dare we hope that Spurs get points deducted?

  11. Virgin Broadband paaah! We were offline for a month and they kept insisting we weren’t, eventually changed to BT who were screwing us moneywise and still not so good service. Now with Sky who are excellent despite being part of the arch-demons empire. Feel free to delete any comments Worky if we are getting into Ian Hislop territory! :)

    Just to echo your sentiments I think it’s good to see both sides of the Sunderland Janus! ;)

    Now drooling at the possibility of further goodies from “The Magic Transfer Hat”

  12. @workyticket
    continuing on from where you left off and what seems to be the general consensus,if HBA were to play wide right,that would expose Simpson coz to be frank guys,unlike jonas i don’t see HBA tracking back to help.and given that in my opinion Simpson is a bit lacking on pace he backs off to counteract causing our whole back line to move back with him.
    basically what i mean to say is if simpson ups his game and becomes a bit of a monster,then we wouldn’t need to worry about getting exploited from our right flank

  13. @26 it wouldn’t take much for tiote to cover Simpson and Ben arfa to slip in the space vacated by tiote. I noticed against man u tiote covered Simpson quite a lot . But to be honest as long as players are happy to sit around why not keep benny as an impact sub. We are a team, a squad so when a player has a role to play, they need to do it for the rest of the team not just for themselves. Let’s remember benny spat his dummy out to sign for us, a lot of people predicted it would happen again. So let us first think about building a formidable squad rather than worry about keeping people happy. Strength in depth will surely make players on the bench drool whilst sitting there especially now Rodders has arrived, a couple more signings and the frustration at bring sat on the bench will turn to excitement. Benny needs to wait his turn he needs the fire to burn deep inside and let rip. Personaly I would start with raylor on the right and bring benny on for one of the strikers if we needs be. But having benny on the bench is only going to intimidate so let’s hope he can control himself and stick around and be part of a much more aligned squad rather than a one man mercenary we know he can be.

  14. @16 sorry not 26.

    Also I see are 29 year old friend Korea from yesterday has been arrested and his Twitter account removed. Poor Makem just don’t know how to be have. They will never learn. Then again you can’t blame them, centuries of incest can’t promote good behavior and responsible adults. It can’t be good having all those inbread genes circulating. Poor buggers not their fault really is it?
    In the words of a great and holy man, “forgive them as they know not what they do”

  15. Kieran not Korean. What is it with auto correct on the HTC desire that just doesn’t get what I’m saying?

  16. Wrexham v Brighton for the priviledge of getting beat off United in the next round is on Sky channle 134 from 7 tonight….commentary might be in welsh though :)

  17. Can i just have a little rant about skysport… Right…. im not sure if many of you have noticed but newcastle are sitting pretty 6th (thats 1 place above liverpool and 1 point behind arsenal) in the premier league yet to my absolute disgust the latest title odds are as follows:-

    Man City – 8/15
    Man Utd – 9/4
    Tottenham – 12/1
    Chelsea – 40/1
    Arsenal – 66/1
    Liverpool – 500/1

    Now dont get me wrong i dont believe we for 1 second can win the league but we are 6th on pure merit so surely we should be amongst them latest odds.it p**ses me off that we never get any credit from sky!!

  18. 1000/1 is great odds

    its just the fact we never get the credit we deserve. even if we were above arsenal we still wouldnt get a mention. They dont like the fact we are disrupting the “big boys” party.

  19. UTD111 says:
    January 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

    “Shit Happens”

    It’s happened to me quite a few times in the last few months UTS111. BB outages, slow speeds, constantly having to reboot my set top box for several months, hours trying to get in touch with “customer service”. When I do get them, sometimes their English is poor and if I describe a complex problem, or tell them that waiting a week for an engineer is not acceptable, they do the old trick of pretending they can’t hear me and putting the phone down. Fines for not paying by DD, fines for being minutes late paying the bill, £5 for paper bills, hours trying to get refunds for loss of service, high prices to start with etc etc. Lucky brand my arse! :-)

  20. workyticket says:
    January 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    UTD111 says:
    January 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

    “Shit Happens”

    It’s happened to me quite a few times in the last few months UTS111. BB outages, slow speeds, constantly having to reboot my set top box for several months, hours trying to get in touch with “customer service”. When I do get them, sometimes their English is poor and if I describe a complex problem, or tell them that waiting a week for an engineer is not acceptable, they do the old trick of pretending they can’t hear me and putting the phone down. Fines for not paying by DD, fines for being minutes late paying the bill, £5 for paper bills, hours trying to get refunds for loss of service, high prices to start with etc etc. Lucky brand my arse!
    __________________________________

    Tut Tut! Self, self, self…..:)

    Aren’t you forgetting, the Virgin Brand put the fear of God into Man Utd and we trampled all over them…

    Surely the odd problem with your broadband is a small price to pay for such a crackin result? ;)

  21. GeordieMagpie says:
    January 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    “Can i just have a little rant about skysport… Right…. im not sure if many of you have noticed but newcastle are sitting pretty 6th (thats 1 place above liverpool and 1 point behind arsenal) in the premier league yet to my absolute disgust the latest title odds are as follows:- ”

    GeordieMagpie, all the teams you mention have won major trophies in this millennium though and we haven’t. We haven’t even won a major trophy in colour yet! :-(

  22. arka says:
    January 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    “@workyticket
    continuing on from where you left off and what seems to be the general consensus,if HBA were to play wide right,that would expose Simpson coz to be frank guys,unlike jonas i don’t see HBA tracking back to help.and given that in my opinion Simpson is a bit lacking on pace he backs off to counteract causing our whole back line to move back with him.
    basically what i mean to say is if simpson ups his game and becomes a bit of a monster,then we wouldn’t need to worry about getting exploited from our right flank”

    The “general consensus” isn’t really my thing though Arka ;-) You make Simpson sound like sound like a real liability at the back, and yet he is an ever present in the side under two managers. There is a reason for that.

  23. @workyticket
    no of course not,the lads done a great job.i’m not demeaning him.i’m just saying that Simmo’ll have a lot on his plate if Benny plays in front of him.

    @prophet stephen c
    good point.i hope Benny realises this.

    well,now to wait and see what the next 10 days have in store for the team.

  24. No offence to benny. But when are bench is full of players like him, with just as much skill and enthusiasm. Then we can call ourselves a top 7 contender. At the moment we are wanabees but we are wanna-bes by merit. Players like benny need to be part of a team who play to strengths and weaknesses like we did against man u. Just because a player doesn’t start doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a part. I wander where gigs, scholes, solskhier and man u would be if they hadn’t have stuck around when other players come and go. Danny guthrie and Ryan Taylor are an example of the players we need at the club and the attitudes that comes with them. Players like guthrie and raylor are a fitting testament of the player attitude we need. Personaly speaking is keep benny on the bench we just need 4 more like him sat near him but with attitudes just like guthrie and raylor and hope it rubs off. I hope players like Ferguson and Vuckic take note of the attitudes of guthrie and raylor and stick around and ignore any selfish players there may be. I’m not saying benny is selfish or a mercenary but since raylor and guthrie have been at the club I haven’t heard one peep. But there has been the odd murmer lately from benny.

    Bench for next season. Benny, raylor, guthrie,Vuckic,best,abeid,marvoux,samiobi,Ferguson. With players like these on the bench the only thing missing will be Newcastle united at 50/1 to win the league this time next season on sky sports.

  25. Virgin media is useless. Had completely unuseable internet in the evenings till about 1am every day for about 4 months…. Same thing happened the previous year. Gave up and went to http://www.bethere.co.uk and never had a problem in the 2 years i’ve been with them.

  26. Paulos says:
    January 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    “Virgin media is useless. Had completely unuseable internet in the evenings till about 1am every day for about 4 months…. Same thing happened the previous year.”

    Sounds like you were being ripped off with a very high “contention ratio” (too many users on the same line). Mine was the same fairly recently. I was paying for one of the better packages because it’s important for my work and was supposed to be getting up to 30Mb yet it was incredibly slow so I did some speed teats and I was getting more like 1Mb. After many phone calls I eventually got through to someone who was actually helpful. She got it sorted out but since then my IP comes up as Doncaster even though I’m in London. It was the same for my set top box for several months too. The last three times I’ve had a problem and phoned customer service, I’ve just got an engaged tone all day and just had to wait for it to fix itself.

    I might give Bethere a go if beardie doesn’t get his act together soon, thanks for the link Paulos.

  27. worky says: “Haway the Senegal Lads !” Haway? Are they Mackems Supermac?

    I’m a Durham lad (Blaydon), it’s always been Haway to me – since before I knew how to spell it, even long before I heard the term Mackem. I suppose it depends on where you’re from not who you support – so let’s not confuse the Dembas, I’ll settle for Howay.

  28. prophet stephen c says:
    January 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    “No offence to benny. But when are bench is full of players like him, with just as much skill and enthusiasm. Then we can call ourselves a top 7 contender.”

    When our bench is full of players like Benny we could call ourselves Barcelona if we wanted to Stephen.

  29. Supermac says:
    January 18, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    “I’m a Durham lad (Blaydon),”

    I was a Durham lad really. I was born in Gosforth but I was brought up in Durham City mostly. I spent quite alot of my childhood in the General and the RVI as well though.

  30. Does it still hurt? “Hereford United have announced details of three events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the FA Cup 2-1 defeat of Newcastle United at Edgar Street”.
    Yup, it does with me ! I shall avoid any chance of seeing those goals for the millionth time on TV, they are seared into my soul.

  31. Supermac says:
    January 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

    “Hereford United have announced details of three events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the FA Cup 2-1 defeat of Newcastle United at Edgar Street”.

    You said you were gannin’ to score ten in that one Supermac! :-)

  32. Hello, I am an American student coming to London on my Spring Break from the 9th to the 16th, and will be in London when the Toon play Arsenal. It is my dream to be able to attend a Newcastle United game, and would love to be able to see them at the Emirates. I know very little about how to go about purchasing tickets for the game, where to find the cheapest possible (as I currently am a poor college student), etc. I would greatly appreciate any help in regards to this, as well as any other tips with regards to visiting London, good places to go at night, ect.

  33. hoosiertoon says:
    January 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    “Hello, I am an American student coming to London on my Spring Break from the 9th to the 16th, and will be in London when the Toon play Arsenal. It is my dream to be able to attend a Newcastle United game, and would love to be able to see them at the Emirates.”

    I presume that you mean the 9th to the 16th March then Hoosiertoon? Thanks to lovable Llambias, you now have to be a member (£20+ fee) even if it’s just to buy one away ticket.

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Members/Benefits

    Though you could try speaking to the box office to explain your situation I suppose, but with Heinrich Llambias in charge they’re like the Gestapo only far more incompetent. The Newcastle United away fans are all in one section and it should just be just one price for the tickets themselves. You could always go in with the Gooners I suppose (as I have in the past). I’m in North London fairly near to Ashburton Grove (Arsenal’s Stadium).

    Being a student, you’ll probably enjoy a night out down Camden way I suppose. Lots of students and bands on and that sort of thing.

    Let me know how you get on.

    ps NUFC Box office contact details are in the “fixtures” section in the sidebar of this site if you need them.

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