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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 wasn't good enough for the starting eleven but he scored Newcastle's only goal in their 3-1 Boxing Day loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Alan Pardew opted to start youngster Adam Armstrong at forward rather than Papiss Cisse and it didn't work out as Newcastle looked decidedly second best to the Red Devils on Boxing Day. Armstrong looked naive trying to cut a breakaway into the heart of the defense. Not only did it cut the attack short but the ball bounced to Wayne Rooney in midfield who initiated an attack that led to Manchester United's first goal. Starting Cisse over Armstrong might not have made a difference in the long run but Cisse did score a consolation goal in the 85th minute. Dec 26 - 12:03 PM

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Newcastle United continued their remarkable season by handing Chelsea their first defeat of the season as Papiss Cisse would score twice from the bench and the Magpies would hold onto win 2-1.

What a start to Week 15. Alan Pardew apparently has found a recipe for success. Show nothing in attack in the opening half, make a key substitution in the second half, watch that sub make an immediate impact, then get a positive result. If you look back at Newcastle's matches this season, it keeps happening and did so again today, when he brought Cisse off the bench for Remy Cabella, and the striker promptly scored four minutes later, tapping in an Ameobi cross. His second goal seemed to put the game to bed with 12 minutes to go, but a 2nd yellow collected by Steven Taylor left them a man down and Chelsea quickly cut the two-goal deficit in half. Newcastle held on for dear life though, even though they had to call upon Jak Alnwick to take over at keeper to begin the 2nd half, a lad with no first team experience.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 6 - 9:45 AM

Newcastle United allowed Burnley to find the net first but were able to equalize with a goal from Papiss Cisse as the two sides played to a deserved 1-1 result.

After flying up the table with a five game win streak, the Magpies appear to be cooling off and find themselves smack dab in the middle of the table where they probably belong after this performance. It was a very physical match, with several players picking up injuries that were shaken off or forcing an early exit. Looking lifeless in attack in the first half, Alan Pardew made two substitutions that turned the tide, with Remy Cabella the key difference maker. In the 48th minute, Newcastle would level the match when Daryl Janmaat whipped in a cross that was redirected by Yoan Gouffran into the path of Cisse who struck for his fifth of the season. It will be rough sledding at the weekend, when Newcastle now must prepare for a visit of Chelsea.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 2 - 4:54 PM

According to Lee Ryder on Twitter, Papiss Cisse has emerged as a late doubt for Newcastle ahead of their Sunday trip to White Hart Lane.

Ryder is a trusted source on all things Magpie, but unfortunately he could offer no details as to why Cisse is a doubt, nor can any of the other sources at this point who are picking up the story. Cisse has been a monster since returning from a long term injury but also contracted an illness that hampered his form and now this mysterious late-week issue. This makes him a potential fantasy headache to own, especially in leagues with limited transfers. With Emmanuel Riviere a doubt as well, it could be a long day for the Magpies this coming Sunday. Upgrade Spurs defensive options in an already favorable matchup.
Oct 24 - 12:36 PM

Papiss Cisse scored both of Newcastle United's goals, each erasing a deficit, as the Magpies earned a crucial road point against Swansea City in a 2-2 draw.

This is looking like the Cisse that took the Premier League by storm when he first arrived in the 2011/2012 season. With an illness last week limiting him to just 45 minuted of ineffective football taken out of the equation, Cisse has now scored four goals in just 106 minutes of pitch time since returning from major injury. His first goal today was from a tight angle as he redirected a Gabriel Obertan cross from the near post into the net just before halftime to level things. Swansea would take another lead, but the hard-working Cisse was there again to be the hero, blasting home a volley from point blank range in the 75th minute. If we are seeing the Cisse that turned heads a few years ago, then we have another solid forward to consider every week for our fantasy teams. Cisse is capable of scoring in some serious bunches.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 4 - 12:03 PM

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.

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