For the first time in a good few times Newcastle saw a hefty sum of cash leaving the club to bring in a player rather than vice versa. That man is Senegelian strike Papiss Cisse who has become somewhat of a hit in the Bundesliga scoring 37 goals over the past three seasons. Could he be the catalyst to make Newcastle’s already good season a great one? I think so as long as Alan Pardew can keep a decent level of fitness especially at the back where there is very limited cover for Mike Williamson and Coloccini and since local boy Steven Taylor will be out until the end of the season this is an even more important transfer, especially since once hot prospect Tama Kadar has been frozen out of Pardew’s plans.
The next step is bring in a centre half, young or old, expensive or non-expensive. It is just vital as a side battling for the top six that they get that sorted in the next week or so giving us a stronger foothold to kick on. Everywhere else appears to be well covered at the minute, showing us to have a stronger squad then often suggested by pundits. Although it may be time for Shola to return to his training ground hangout after Demba and Papiss return with no doubt Leon Best ahead of him in the queue among others such as Peter Lovenkrands who is back in training and the young strikers available as well. However everybody knows somehow someway he’ll be back in the team one day, he always is although against Sunderland he can be the shining light needed.
Looking at the run of fixtures every Newcastle fan can dream of such a high finish as 4th but it are important we knuckle down and get the results needed. We will have our African superstar’s back for the harder games where will have to go up another level and for once in along time I do not doubt their ability to do this. My dark horse to push Newcastle all the way is Danny Guthrie, has been outstanding every minute he’s played apart from the start of the QPR but he grew into it and ended up with the Barclays Man of Match.