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Papiss Demba Cisse | Forward

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 159

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Papiss Cisse, who missed Newcastle's midweek Capital One Cup match due to illness, leads the list of questionables for Alan Pardew as the Magpies visit Stoke this coming Monday night.
There is a doubt at every position for Newcastle, but none are thought to be a serious threat to any player's chances of playing. Starting keeper Tim Krul (illness) also missed out midweek, defender Daryl Janmaat is dealing with a muscle injury, midfielder Cheick Tiote has a nagging knock he's dealing with, and the aforementioned Cisse at forward. Again though, all are expected to feature and most likely start with the Monday fixture giving all players extra time to get better. Sep 26 - 2:32 PM

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Papiss Cisse scored a late brace to earn Newcastle a much needed point during tough times.

The fans have been calling for Alan Pardew's job in recent weeks and a loss here would probably have been enough to see the manager fired. Hull City earned a 2-0 lead in the match and it all seemed like it was over before Papiss Cisse scored a brace to earn the draw. With the way Newcastle have been playing, especially on defense, it's hard to see them turning this around and it's even harder to imagine Alan Pardew keeping his job for too long.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 20 - 12:29 PM

Papiss Cisse suffered a broken knee-cap yesterday against Swansea, and is done for the season. Indeed, he's an early doubt to make next season's opener.

Newcastle's season couldn't end any worse. They're now winless in seven matches since beating Hull and risk being dumped out of the top ten by surging Crystal Palace. Cisse led the line for the Magpies in Loic Remy's absence, and the Frenchman's return eases the blow of Cisse's injury. However, it won't lift the darkening gloom around the club.
Source: Daily Mail
Apr 21 - 9:42 AM

Newcastle United were handled easily by visiting Everton, failing to mount any consistent attack as they fall to the Toffees 0-3.

For the first half and change, despite giving up the opening goal, Newcastle showed some signs of life, especially from Papiss Cisse and Yohan Gouffran, but the Toffee defense did a fine job keeping things solid aat the back and the Magpies could not find that first goal to keep pace. Meanwhile, the same defense that could handle a tame Crystal Palace side a few days ago were not up to the task of stopping Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu. Newcastle is a bit Jekyll and Hyde these days, but when players like Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy return, they are bit more dependable.

Newcastle got a stoppage time goal from long-slumping forward Papiss Cisse from a Hatem Ben Arfa cross to secure a 1-0 home win.

The match between Newcastle and Crystal Palace was scoreless for 90+ minutes. Crystal Palace had an attempt go close late in the going but it was Papiss Cisse who finally found the net for the Magpies. Both Hatem Ben Arfa, who provided the assist, and Cisse have struggled to contribute to the Newcastle cause this season but both came through big as they combined for the goal in the waning seconds.
Mar 22 - 1:14 PM

#NUFC v #MCFC (4-4-2): Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara; Sissoko, Tiote (c), Anita, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Cisse.

After being restricted substitute appearances in the last few matches, Papiss Cisse returns to a mixed-strength starting lineup against Manchester City.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Newcastle United played to a goalless draw in a home game against West Ham United, failing to register a single shot on target.

That makes two games without a goal to start the season for the Magpies who noticeably lack creativity without the services of Yohan Cabaye. With the talented French midfielder set to leave St. James' Park, manager Alan Pardew's squabbles with striker Papiss Cisse, and the club's disappointing campaign last season, Newcastle look in danger of hovering in the relegation zone this campaign unless there is a shakeup in the current squad. They have a pleasing schedule ahead, offering an opportunity to turn things around, but there are no recommended fantasy plays in their attack right now.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 08:53:00 AM

Another name in Newcastle's search for a striker is Rennes' Mevlut Erding.

Newcastle were interested in the French-born Turkish international to partner Papiss Cisse. He has a goal record of one every three matches in Ligue 1. Stoke City and Swansea are reportedly also after the striker.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 10:34:00 PM

Newcastle are being linked with young AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang. A one-year loan with an option to buy suits the club, who are looking to bolster their attack.

Niang is a young star in the making, but hasn't shone in Milan. Newcastle are also linked to QPR's Loic Remy and are seemingly missing out on Aston Villa's Darren Bent. Niang would be good cover for Papiss Cisse and would settle in nicely with Newcastle's host of other French players.
Source: Daily Mirror
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 01:48:00 AM

Papiss Cisse will return to Newcastle's first team in tomorrow's pre-season match against Scottish side St Mirren. However the club have withdrawn from talks with Lyon over striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Newcastle are no closer to bolstering their front-line as there has been little to no movement towards capturing Gomis, Aston Villa's Darren Bent, or QPR's Loic Remy.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:47:00 PM

Papiss Cisse has settled his dispute with Newcastle United over their shirt sponsorship deal with Wonga, and has returned to first team training. He will be available to play the friendly against Blackpool this Sunday.

Cisse's hold-out left the Magpies without their number 9 - not a good thing at any club, much less one where that number is sacred. While they still look to improve their options, having Cisse back is a big boost for the club.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Newcastle have turned to Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis in their search for a new striker.

Darren Bent may prove to be too expensive for the Magpies, but Gomis is available for closer to 4million pounds. The French international would fit right with Newcastle's continental squad and has a consistently good strike rate over the last few years in Ligue Un.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Papiss Cisse has not traveled with the rest of the Newcastle United squad to their pre-season camp in Portugal. Cisse refuses to wear club sponsor Wonga on his jersey claiming it conflicts with his religious beliefs.

This is troubling for Newcastle as the club are incredibly thin at striker - Shola Ameobi wants out and everyone else is more of a wide player. Darren Bent is still strongly linked to the club, and it looks more and more like he may have to replace, rather than complement, Cisse.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 01:05:00 PM

The on-again-off-again nature of Newcastle's interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seem to be on again after the player was linked to other clubs. Newcastle are also trailing West Ham's James Tomkins and Norwich's Anthony Pilkington.

It's hard to tell fact from fiction at Newcastle at the moment. Aubameyang is an attractive target, but it's hard to see the Magpies luring him to the club over interest from Dortmund, Leverkusen, Anzi, etc. Tomkins and Pilkington would be nice additions to the squad, but wouldn't necessarily improve the starting XI.
Source: The Guardian
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Newcastle's search for a new number nine now turns to Marseille's André-Pierre Gignac, who scored 18 goals in 37 matches last season.

Wilfred Bony and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were linked to the club, but seemingly Newcastle couldn't compete for them against other clubs. Gignac would be another Frenchman on Tyneside, and would compete directly with Papiss Cisse for the central striker role.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 02:02:00 PM