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Papiss Demba Cisse | Forward | #9

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 159

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Newcastle United have agreed to send Papiss Cisse to Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng for an undisclosed fee.
While the fee may be undisclosed, one has the feeling it is substantial, at least compared to the fee Cisse likely would fetch in other leagues. The CSL has been spending big money on bringing world talent to their league over the past few seasons, some who's prices have raised eyebrows. The departure of Cisse leaves Aleksandar Mitrovic as the clear-cut first choice striker while Ayoze Perez also will look to further develop under Rafa Benitez in the Championship. Papiss' previous season was rough, and his lack of production was one or many reasons the Magpies hit the relegation skids. However, he did produce some memorable moments for Newcastle in his time there, especially when he first arrived. Sun, Jul 10, 2016 11:28:00 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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Reports in the buildup to Newcastle United's loss to Stoke City last night indicated that Papiss Cisse was fit and available for selection, but the striker is still dealing with a knock and was left out of the Week 28 squad.

The Magpies had several senior players return to fitness in time for last night's match but apparently Cisse was not one of them. The striker declared himself fit a couple of weeks ago and Steve McClaren indicated in the press conference before the loss to Stoke that the Senegalese international was available but he was left out of the squad and his injury is not related to the groin issue that has kept him sidelined since before Christmas. Cisse is unlikely to make a fantasy impact down the stretch as his questionable fitness combined with Aleksandar Mitrovic and Seydou Doumbia ahead of him in the pecking order does not make him worthy of a roster slot in even the deepest of leagues.
Source: Express
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Papiss Cisse declared himself fit and in good shape as the Newcastle United striker aims to return to action soon.

It has been two months since Cisse was struck with a groin injury and, with the Magpies Week 27 fixture postponed, could be in contention for the squad when the club plays their next league match against Stoke City on March 2nd. Cisse has not enjoyed a good season, having scored just one goal in league play since the opening weekend, taking a back seat to Aleksandar Mitrovic for most of the campaign. The position has become even more crowded with the loan signing of Seydou Doumbia in the January window, so it may take time for Cisse to prove his worth once again and earn starts, though Doumbia has yet to make an impact himself. With Newcastle in a battle to avoid relegation, Steve McClaren will likely have a quick trigger finger and ride any hot hand he can find for a source of goals, so fantasy investment at the position can be a hazardous one.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 05:53:00 AM

Papiss Cisse's injured groin was first thought to leave the striker out for a few weeks but recent updates establish that he looks to be out of action for up to three months.

While Cisse has been a disappointment for Newcastle fans this season, it is yet another major injury blow for a club that seems to have zero luck in the fitness department. Aleksandar Mitrovic will be able to try and make a statement as the preferred striker for now, but word on the street is that Steve McClaren is sizing up a transfer bid for QPR's Charile Austin. It could be a perfect fit for Austin. He had no problem racking up goals for an otherwise dysfunctional Rangers side in the top flight last season, so he would be an instant fantasy prospect if McClaren and the Newcastle brass can broker a deal.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 08:14:00 AM

Newcastle will find out over the coming days if striker Papiss Cisse will play any part over the Festive period after limping off during Saturdays’ draw against Aston Villa.

Cisse pulled up on the half hour mark as he turned quickly to chase down a ball over the top in the torrential Tyneside rain. His involvement in the upcoming games with Everton, West Brom and Arsenal is in serious doubt. This latest setback will be a blow for Cisse who has only just regained his place in the Newcastle starting eleven having been restricted to a bit part role since September. Aleksandar Mitrovic looks set for his first start in over a month as the Geordies welcome the Toffees to St James’ Park on Boxing Day. The Serbian has impressed from the bench during his last two outings and helped transform the game at White Hart Lane by scoring and providing the assist for Ayoze Perez to grab an unlikely victory.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren could be in danger of losing his job after Newcastle dropped yet another match in a 5-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

Newcastle has only recorded 10 points in 14 matches this season, putting them in the relegation zone in 19th place. The Magpies have only scored two goals in their last five matches with Papiss Demba Cisse adding the latest tally early against Crystal Palace. Daryl Janmaat created the goal with a beautiful chipped pass to Cisse for the lone Newcastle goal of Saturday afternoon. Cisse started in place of Alexander Mitrovic while Jack Colback returned to the lineup after an injury spell following an injury to Cheick Tiote last weekend, but it was not enough to stop Alan Pardew's men.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Steve McClaren has revealed that both Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote will miss out this weekend for Newcastle United as they get set to host Chelsea.

McClaren would go on to add that he hopes to have both players back in training on Monday, so the knock each are carrying isn't thought to be too serious. Luckily, the return of Aleksandar Mitrovic from suspension buffers the loss of Cisse at the striker position. Place your bets now on when the next card is coming his way. Speaking of cards, the oft-disciplined Tiote has yet to make a start this season in league play. The Magpies find themselves yet again this season with mounting injuries combined with poor results. Not a good recipe to survive a drop.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Reports from Belgium indicate that Newcastle are 1 of 3 clubs believed to be interested in signing Serbian star Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 20 year-old currently plies his trade for Anderlecht and boasts an impressive goalscoring record having netted 36 times from 69 starts and would cost in the region of $20 million. However United face stiff competition from two of Portugal’s power three with FC Porto and Benfica rumoured to be preparing a bid. The Magpies have been linked to a number of players throughout Europe but are yet to make their first signing although Florian Thauvin is said to be close to agreeing a deal after Newcastle submitted an improved offer to Marseille. Defensively Craig Dawson, Joel Matip and Ron Vlaar have been flagged while Dnipro winger Yehven Konoplyanka is believed to be another target.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 11:10:00 AM

With their safety still not guaranteed heading into the final week of the season, John Carver will need to decide whether or not to hand Papiss Cisse a start.

It has been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Cisse, who seems to be fit and scoring goals or sidelined because of injury or suspension, with little grey area in between. Since returning from his prolonged suspension, he has acted as a substitute for two games, coming on in the final half hour. It is a sign that Cisse isn't completely in the doghouse. Carver has to be aware of the striker's scoring rate when starting and cannot ignore that without Cisse's goals, they may have been relegated by now. It is a gamble but, considering what is at stake, taking a chance on Cisse in fantasy at his discounted price could pay off big time.
Tue, May 19, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Papiss Cisse is facing a six match ban for spitting at Jonny Evans in response to Evans spitting at the Newcastle forward first.

It sounds like something that school children are reprimanded for rather than something that adults, even adults who play football for a living, do to each other. None the less, there is video evidence to convict both Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse of spitting at each other as a collision escalated at St James Park on Wednesday. The referee didn't see the incident so the FA is free to review it and mete out retrospective justice. The six match bans will be enforced assuming that neither player provides compelling evidence that it shouldn't by Friday, March 6.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Papiss Cisse was at the center of a spitting incident that could see both he and Jonny Evans retrospectively banned as Newcastle United lost to Manchester United on an Ashley Young goal at the death.

The Magpies and their supporters have a right to feel hard done by after they lost a close match to Manchester United right at the end. You'd think that Fergie Time was back again with Ashley Young scoring late and United getting the benefit of the referee looking the other way on a few key incidents. The first was a foul by Chris Smalling on Emmanuel Riviere in the box early in the first half that failed to net John Carver's side a penalty. The second came when Jonny Evans spit at Papiss Cisse after the two collided. Cisse responded by spitting back. The official either didn't see or didn't choose to call either incident.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Papiss Cisse continues to score at a high rate when on the pitch, and today his goal stood alone as Newcastle grabbed their first win at home in 2015, 1-0 over Aston Villa.

John Carver got the result he needed but it wasn't exactly convincing. Facing the league's worst attack, one goal very likely would have been enough for Newcastle in their mind when the opening whistle blew, and it came true. In the 37th minute, Daryl Janmaat delivered a cross to Cisse who then shot from close range to beat Brad Guzan. Perhaps the return of Jonas Gutierrez to the squad gave them the necessary inspiration. He was seen warming up to a deserved ovation in the second half but did not feature.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Papiss Cisse grabbed a goal in his first start since returning from the African Cup of Nations, as he continues to score at a phenomenal rate when fit.

Most people will probably completely overlook Cisse as an option this week as Newcastle United travel to play Manchester City, but upon closer inspection, it seems like he could be a solid buy. Assuming there are no new issues regarding his fitness as we approach the weekend, then he will certainly start. Manchester City, despite their reputation and position in the league have not been dominant defenders. They conceded in their last home match to a Hull side that had gone forever without scoring. They have not kept a clean sheet in their past eight league games. Should that trend continue, Cisse stands to have the best chance of scoring among his teammates. For under 10m in the Yahoo game, he can act as a third striker.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Papiss Cisse has returned from the African Cup of Nations tournament but is a doubt to be ready for Newcastle United tomorrow when they travel to face Hull City.

Caretaker manager John Carver has made it public that he wants Cisse to be available to him tomorrow. Like it has been for the striker most of the season, his fate tomorrow could have extreme results. He could start, look tired, do nothing and get subbed off at the half or he could come off the bench for the final twenty minutes and bag a brace. A superb goal rate when on the pitch, there is plenty of appeal to Cisse, but he cannot be trusted right now.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Papiss Cisse has accepted a three match ban imposed upon him after the FA reviewed his violent conduct in the Magpies win over Everton on Sunday.

At the time of the infraction Cisse got away with it and Newcastle may have three points instead of zero or one because they didn't have to play a man down. Now he has been punished once the points are in the bag but it is as if he is getting away with it again because in reality, he is only going to miss one match that Newcastle planned on having him for. After New Year's, he is pegged to join Senegal for the ACON tournament, so the second match (FA Cup) and the third (Week 21 v CHE) of his ban have no real effect on his international duty. Ayoze Perez will continue to gain experience leading the Magpie line in the meantime.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:39:00 AM