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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 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. Mar 5 - 3:18 PM

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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.
Mar 4 - 4:45 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
Feb 28 - 12:07 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.
Feb 16 - 2:10 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.
Jan 30 - 3:59 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

Papiss Cisse was instrumental in Newcastle's 2-3 win over Everton at Goodison Park, as an elbow and a goal swung the game in the Magpies direction.

With both clubs struggling, it is no surprise that a controversy may have played a role in how their fates were sealed. Down 1-0, Cisse was poised in the box waiting for a corner to come in, and he clearly elbowed, or at least attempted to elbow, Seamus Coleman in the face three times. The ref did not see what will likely result in a 3 match ban once reviewed by the league. Just a few moments later, Cisse rubbed salt in the wound by scoring the equalizer. Everton's morale, which was already fragile to begin with, was all but shattered from then on, and Newcastle would add goals from Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback in the second half to seal the points. Cisse's goal record continues to impress when he can just get on the pitch. He now has 9 on the season in just 636 minutes, or, just a touch more than seven full matches. The problem is his pitch time is too erratic to deal with in fantasy and a likely 3 match ban looming only supports that notion.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:34:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:03:00 PM

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
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 09:45:00 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
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:54:00 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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:36:00 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
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:03:00 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.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:32:00 PM

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
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:29:00 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
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 09:42:00 AM