Win signed Cisse and Ben Arfa photos with NUFC Blog!

Posted on July 9th, 2012 | 83 Comments |

Cisse and Ben Arfa signed photos.
Up for grabs this week!
Welcome to the latest in our series of NUFC Blog close season competitions.

This time the first prize is a signed 16″ x 12″ glossy photo of Papiss Cisse, hand signed with a marker pen by the hitman himself! The second prize is a 12″ x 8″ photo of Hatem Ben Arfa after he scored his wondergoal against Bolton, once again, hand signed by the Gallic wing wizard.

Instructions and the first set of questions

As with our other competitions, this is only open to registered users of the site for security reasons (we wouldn’t want anyone else nicking your prize!), but if you aren’t yet a registered member, never fear, it only takes seconds to join! Just click on the “Register” link in the login section of the site (right hand side) and follow the instructions from there.

Then, all you have to do is answer the questions below and the ones in the next competition post (tomorrow) and when you’ve done this, simply post the answers to us along with your username on the site using our contact page.

So, without further ado, here are the first round of questions!

1) Papiss Cisse holds the record for the most goals scored by an African player in a season in the Bundesliga. What season was it and how many goals did he score?

2) In the same season, Cisse won an award for being the most “efficient” striker in the Bundesliga. What is the name of the award he won?

3) Finally, most of you will no doubt know that Cisse scored 13 Premiership goals in a mere 14 appearences last season, but what was his Premiership minutes per goal scored ratio? ie how many minutes of game time it took him on average to score each of those 13 goals.

ATTENTION! ACHTUNG! ¡ATENCIÓN! As someone published the answers in the comments section for the first three questions (and got one of them wrong so don’t just copy them!) I have added a further question below, which I will also publish in the second blog so no one misses it. Very sorry about this.

Please do not post any of the answers in the comments section and please don’t send your answers in until the second set of questions have been asked tomorrow!

So here goes with the new question:

4) Papiss Cisse played for five clubs before coming to Newcastle United (including clubs where he was on loan but not including the football academy, “AS Génération Foot” he attended in Senegal). What are the names of those clubs?

A clue, one of them was in Senegal, three were in France and one was in Germany.

Stay tuned for the Ben Arfa questions tomorrow. When you’ve answered the second and final set of questions, put your answers together and send them in via the site’s contact page. I know I’ve mentioned this already, but please wait until after the second set of questions before sending your entry!

When the competition is over, I will put the ones with correct answers into my bucket, then close my eyes and select the winners at random. The first one I pick put will win the first prize, the larger signed photo of Papiss Cisse, and the second will win the smaller signed photo of Hatem Ben Arfa. We will then announce the winners, along with the correct answers in a third post on Saturday. If it’s you, you can then send us your delivery name, delivery address, your username (again). Once again for security purposes, please use the same e.mail address as the one you used to answer the questions.

If you are an overseas user of the site, don’t worry, we can post the prizes worldwide too if you win!

The deadline for receiving receiving answers is midnight on Friday, 13th June.

Good luck!

Before I go though, here are some larger pics of the prizes for you delection.

First prize - 16" x 12" signed photo of Papiss Cisse.
First prize - A 16" x 12" signed photo of Papiss Cisse.
Hatem Ben Arfa signed photo.
Second prize: A 12" x 8" signed photo of Hatem Ben Arfa.


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83 Responses

  1. 1) 22, in the 2010-2011 season
    2) the EFFIFU award, for being the most proficient striker
    3) 88 minutes was his minutes per goal ratio

  2. Deng?

    They are a betting form.

    Labrokes were all over SJP. Lookers like we are going to have a few butlers instead.

  3. Deng, pretty polly, wedge, cash, bread, dough, sponds, spondulix, lowey, readies, wodge, drinking vouchers, greenbacks, coin, sovs, brick, finance, money!


  4. Dosh, bucks, cake, currency, funds, gelt, legal tender, lolly, moolah, lucre, paper, sheets, shrapnel, spends, sterling, wonga.

  5. Joseph says:
    July 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

    “1) 22, in the 2010-2011 season
    2) the EFFIFU award, for being the most proficient striker
    3) 88 minutes was his minutes per goal ratio”

    Thanks for that, Joseph.

  6. Guess wor Derick is back in the casino business, “what took you so long” ?
    Buy the way, any progress on the Dutch front, a bit different than doing business with the French, i would imagine, though they seem to have also cottoned on.

    You forgot semolians, green, quids and bob.

  7. Didn’t take long for ‘little’ Newcastle United to be blasted back into the heady heights of the upper echelons, did it?

  8. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    July 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    “Didn’t take long for ‘little’ Newcastle United to be blasted back into the heady heights of the upper echelons, did it?”

    Has something happened, Clint?

  9. worky,
    na, just referring to chuck’s assumption that clubs want big dollar…etc.

    1 season in the top 5.

  10. While more players see us as a decent opportunity, their clubs see dollar signs.


  11. Are you thinking ov different questions Worky?
    Mentallity ov some people…this is directed at you Joseph……..

  12. jack72 says:
    July 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    “Are you thinking ov different questions Worky?”

    Jack, I’m going to ask one more question and I will also put it on the second blog so no one misses it.

    Joseph did get one of the answers wrong anyway, so anyone who just copies him without checking it out first will get it wrong anyway ;-)

  13. Well to be honest worky if you hadn’t have mentioned out I think no one would have been any the wiser.

    But I need some info.

    Who is Colin Warr? And what does he have to do with Newcastle unied?

  14. stephen,

    i think, but don’t quote me, he is some gadj off of twatter, some kinda ‘ITK’ character.

  15. Stephen C says:
    July 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “Who is Colin Warr? And what does he have to do with Newcastle unied?”

    Stephen, he’s notorious on Twitta for his “in the know” tweets about NUFC of the “Messi spotted in Elswick chippy” variety, which nearly always turn out to be wrong.

    Someone’s even set up a kind of “tribute” page to him on there too.

    Still, he’s no different from most journalists!

  16. jack72 says:
    July 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    “So them first 3questions are still valid aye Worky?”

    Aye Jack, but one of Joseph’s answers is wrong, so don’t just copy his!

  17. OK, I’ve put a fourth question in now as someone went and answered the first three in the comments (including one incorrect answer).


  18. I’ll have to find out who this colin Warr is. See if I can find out if it is a pseudonym or his real name.

    The thing with ITK. It doesn’t take much to have a connection. I’ve got a few myself. But I’m never on the scene at the time to get the scoop. I just know where to look and who are credible and why.

    But there might be some credibility to some of his tweets after all I make a few rogue and grandiose comments myself, but a lot of my serious comments end up correct.

  19. Aye stephen,

    sometimes good ‘tips’ come to you/one.

    I heard a good one about ‘arry leaving spuds, for instance.

  20. One of the very finest attacking defenders in Europe, Cruyff’s favourite, worth up to £15 million and rising, dribbles and passes beautifully, scores / makes goals, now Spurs have got him for £9.5 million because we thought he was too dear.

    Big mistake. I’d rather have him than a brace of Big Dougs.

  21. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    July 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    “I think he wanted to go to London worky.”

    When did he say that, Clint?

    Ajax player of the year, Eredivisie player of the year, 10 goals in 37 games as a central defender…

  22. worky,
    can’t remember mate, just read it somewhere that he’d prefer a London club move.

    Who knows if was true, but anyhoo, it’s come to pass.

  23. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    July 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    can’t remember mate, just read it somewhere that he’d prefer a London club move.”

    Clint, aye, fair enough, sort of. He did say:

    “There are still other clubs interested but I will wait. Tottenham is an amazing club and are the team I like to join the most.”

    But I divven’t knaa. Footballers say things for the media, then change their minds. I’m just absolutely gutted. I made even more effort to follow him in the Eriedivise than I did of Cisse in the Bundesliga. He’s awe inspiring and Spurs have just got themselves a huge bargain. :-(

  24. Stephen C says:
    July 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    “Worky ive sent you a message via contact form above.”

    Aye, Cheers Stephen! I’m checking it out.

    Meanwhile, did anyone read this in the Daily Fail last Thursday? Top journalism!

    “Newcastle are desperate to land a new right-back this summer, after Danny Simpson walked out on the club at the end of his contract last month.”

  25. worky,

    i know mate, he’s top class.
    That’s why i didn’t get me hopes up, as i knew i’d read something along those lines.


  26. worky,

    i just laugh then don’t bother reading daily fail slavver.

    They are eejits!


  27. In the final analysis, a player gets to choose the team he prefers to move to, for various reasons.
    City, friends, money, fame, weather, cups, in no particular order.

    While we can compete with many, we can’t get close to some.

  28. Am I right that Ed’s site has been compromised or am I getting a false positive from AVG? I am getting a page that it contains malcontents or something…..

  29. .com is giving virus warnings I expect his advertisers are exacting reprisals for not getting enough squiller :)

  30. Tsunki says:
    July 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    “Am I right that Ed’s site has been compromised or am I getting a false positive from AVG? I am getting a page that it contains malcontents or something…..”

    Tsunki, I tried it and got the same result on both IE9 and Firefox. My bet is that it’s one of his adverts.

    Safe Browsing
    Diagnostic page for

    What is the current listing status for

    Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this website may harm your computer.

    Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.

    What happened when Google visited this site?

    Of the 16 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 3 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-07-09, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-07-09.

    This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS18779 (EGIHOSTING).

    Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

    Over the past 90 days, did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

    Has this site hosted malware?

    No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

    How did this happen?

    In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

    Next steps:

    Return to the previous page.
    If you are the owner of this website, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google’s Webmaster Help Centre.

  31. Aye spurs hav got a player there.proper steal anall at that price..
    Am on tw@ter Stephen.if u wanna giv me a follow @thewarnes

  32. Stephen C says:
    July 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    “whats eds blog?” aka the “Uziblogger”.

    Breaking news!!! – Papiss Cisse has breakfast!!!

    Sorry Ed, I love you really! This blog probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for .com. The bastad! :-)

  33. what you got against Ed?

    and as for the virus, it seems google are continuing to raid our machines for info.

    illegal in most parts of the world except the google sphere that is everything else that is not made from soil.

    isnt Ed a doctor?

  34. Stephen C says:
    July 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    “what you got against Ed?”

    Absolutely nothing, Steven. I was joking. If you’d read his blog regualrly, you’d know what I was gannin’ on about though.

    He has a Phd (a Doctorate) in computing or something like that and used to work for IBM. He’s not a medical doctor if that’s what you mean?

  35. Stephen C says:
    July 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    “what on earth would a phd in computers get you?”

    A very good career usually, Stephen. A Phd is where you take one aspect of a subject, research it in very great depth, then write up a great big paper on it. That’s what it is very roughly anyway.

  36. Stephen, Some of the most bizarre subjects chosen for Phds.

    The Effect of Country Music on Suicide

    Love and Sex with Robots

    Rectal Foreign Bodies: Case Reports and a Comprehensive Review of the World’s Literature

    Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans

    Safe and Painless Manipulation of Penile Zipper Entrapment

    Pressures Produced When Penguins Poo — Calculations on Avian Defecation

    Farting as a Defence Against Unspeakable Dread

    Navigation-Related Structural Change In the Hippocampi of Taxi Drivers

    Ultrasonic Velocity in Cheddar Cheese as Affected by Temperature

    Impact of Wet Underwear on Thermoregulatory Responses and Thermal Comfort in the Cold

    The first case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard Anas platyrhynchos (Aves: Anatidae)

  37. i’m sure i remember that Jan Vertogen having a mare at the Euros, although he was playing out of position at full back….

    I’m sure he’s a good player, but only a season in the prem will show us for sure, whether he’s got the minerals.

    I’d take Colo/Saylor/Willo for experience, imo.

  38. Stephen C: Ed does a great job of bringing a lot of NUFC news into one place and has a lot of regulars.

    The one funny thing I find about his posters is that they love to write out prospective team sheets based on transfer speculation.

    Just my observation, and in no way a knock on Ed or anyone actually, that’s just what they like to do.

  39. Vertonghen didn’t play in the Euros, Milner. he isn’t Dutch, he’s Belgian like the Verminator at Arsenal. He’ll be great in the Premiership, he’ll be great anywhere. Like Cisse, I just know how good he’ll be, that’s why I’m so frustrated. Alot of my Spurs mates will be very pleased though.

  40. GS says:
    July 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    “Stephen C: Ed does a great job of bringing a lot of NUFC news into one place and has a lot of regulars.”

    GS, Top of the newsnow hit parade is Ed’s “Newcastle Striker Having Medical!”

    It’s Peter Lovenkrands’ move to Birmingham. :-)

  41. Vertonghen going to Spurs !
    I had given up on him weeks ago haven read he was interested in a London side, thought he was going to Arsenal.
    Clint is right in mentioning players go to clubs for various reasons, my question is what attracts them to Newcastle ?
    Erm ? the proximity of Whitley Bay and erm…….
    Newcastles great restuarant scene, it’s renown theatre and night life, museums and art galleries ?
    Nah ! none of the above, must be the generous wage scales
    and underground heating system, plus that tactically renown manager AP.
    Nah must be the history of the club and all the recently won silverware.
    Nah! perhaps as Pires said, it’s a stepping stone to erm
    Nah same shit as Newcastle only worse, maybe Manchester another shit hole, marginally better than Liverpool.
    Nah none of the above.
    Gotta be Lahndin init, i mean got everyfink a bloke needs and more.
    Thats why we are having a tough time attracting the Dutch players, they understand the reality of where they may spend their next few years, unlike the French who probably have to look at an atlas to figure out where they are heading.
    And before anyone corrects me with the fact Vertonghen aint Dutch, i know.
    This is what we are up against, but hey Tiote likes Newcarsel, or so he sez, but Joey said the same thing, now ees i Lahnden innee.
    I done know it’s very confusing.

  42. worky, yeh i was mixing up the england game we played against Belgium – Verty played left back i think, and i wasnt all that impressed.

    Sure he’s pretty good tho…

    Be good if we could sign a CB who challenges for 1st team, but i’m sensing it’ll be more likely youth/dev players.

    Wasnt it written somewhere that we’d be spending £20m this window?…we must be £3/4m in credit at the moment..

  43. Worky, you have to like Ed though. He is putting stuff up on his blog at 3am US time. Between you and him there must be a combined 4 hours of sleep a night.

  44. Worky @67: now this is a knock on Ed’s site. According to a lot on there Jonas and Simpson aren’t even good enough for the bench! They never, ever make their team sheets anyway :)

  45. Gave up on Ed.
    ‘Could be a shill for Ashley, never a word of criticism and projects an air of all is well, with the occasional sensational headline to hook hits.
    Probably getting paid by his advertisers by the hit.
    Plus the IQ factor of those commenting seldom reaches 100, boring.
    Plus i find his “i’m a proud Geordie” etc to be a bit over the top for someone who has spent the majority of his life in the US.
    Apart from that, he was the original that was the percuser of both Workey and Toonsey’s blog’s not to mention the Irish kids blog.
    Soh ! guess we do owe him something.
    But as i said his is a feelgood blog, could almost be classified as part of the NUFC PR department.

  46. chuck says:
    July 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    “Erm ? the proximity of Whitley Bay and erm…….
    Newcastles great restuarant scene, it’s renown theatre and night life, museums and art galleries ?”

    Things have changed up there, Chuck, with stuff like the Baltic Arts centre, the Sage concert hall etc. They’ve done a kind of mini copy of the South Bank scene down in that London by the riverside, along with a fancy “winking” bridge. The Baltic’s like the Geordie Tate Gallery and the Sage is like one of the South Bank concert halls. Not my sort thing really though. I’d much prefer the old Johnny Dobson Newcastle that was butchered by the likes of T.Dan Smith and Capital Shopping Centres. It’s well renowned as a nightlife centre too, but mostly for the stag do crowd and orange lasses who vomit and show ther tits alot.

  47. Yeah i know Workey, i’ve been there done it, got the T shirt, i visit on an anual basis, but only to visit “St James'” for a game.
    Just amusing myself, but the reality remains, most imported players do in fact prefer the fleshpots of London to the more provincial cities.
    I mean we are constantly reminded by NUFC fans about the Smoggies and Sunderland, being unfit for human habitation and Newcastle is what aboot twelve miles doon the road.
    In retrospect one wonders how Middlesboro ever attracted Brasilian players, perhaps they expected a medievil city like York or summat.
    And the fact is undeniable, that NUFC are at a disadvantage because of who and where they are, i mean i dont see you returning any time soon, do i ?

  48. On the subject of Newcastles so called re-developement, you hit a raw nerve, the sumbiches who butchered a fine old city, aoughtta still be in jail, bunch of fecking phillistines.
    Firt was the destruction of an architectural gem in Eldon Square, then the destruction of Percy St., with it’s arcade and old buildings, that only needed a bit of renevation to become an attractive area filled with tourist cafe’s and shops.
    All of which was replaced by a fecking parking garage and a plastic mall.
    The Grainger market now a relic of what it once was could have been transformed into an indoor mall if that’s what people wanted and the Green market also, all that was needed was a bit of renevation, aaaaarrrrggghhhhh !
    As for the spaghetti junction on the north side of the bridge the fkucked up one way traffic
    Then there was the destruction of that gread shopping street Grainger St., i just dont get it, one could walk anywhere “doon the toon” in a matter of minutes.
    The so called city Planners should take a look at what they have done to a once architectural gem and hang their heads, for shame.
    No amount of Sage’s, oyster bridges, or ex flourmills converted to art galleries can possibly change things.
    I hear they also want to tear down the what was it called The Byker Wall, granted an architectural question mark, but in the age of post ww2 stalinist architecture now gaining a certain popularity.
    A bitta renovation please, cause obviously taste is a rareity among the Newcastle city planners.
    OK got that off my chest!

  49. Back to football !
    The odds are 5/2 on Andy Carroll returning on loan from Pool.
    As Rodgers just cant see him fitting into his style of football (not unlike Barca or the Spanish National side) played without a center forward, possession football)
    Interestingly enough he (Rodgers) has an open invitation from the Spanish coach Del Bosque to discuss the modern tactical game played by certain managers.
    With Pardew an unknown quantity other than what we have seen up to now (either a 4-4-2 or more recently a 4-3-3)
    He has shown little innovation and seldom changes tactics, even though it’s obvious at times they are not working.
    His other tactic of applying the so called parking the bus is annoying and as a result reduces our goal average and gives the opposition too much posession.
    But the question is would he (Pardew) be tempted to bring Carroll back (Obviously his still playing 1950’s style football)so it would’nt interfere with his tactical approach.
    Not only that the Geordie faithfull love their center forwards and being a local lad, would probably welcome him back as the proverbial son, no ?
    Personally i think our most needed signing would be (lets see who’s left, as most of my recomendations have been hired, Rodgers, Clarke, etc.) how bout Martinez.
    Yeah i’m afraid i dont see Pardew as the guy that can turn this side into a competitor, i just dont think he’s an innovator or tactician and doubt if he gets the modern game.
    Point is he and Ashley are apparently on the same wavelength, birds of a feather, but Ashley will get it soon enough hopefully this season.

  50. chuck says:
    July 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    “On the subject of Newcastles so called re-developement, you hit a raw nerve, the sumbiches who butchered a fine old city, aoughtta still be in jail, bunch of fecking phillistines.”

    Er, they actually DID go to jail, Chuck, for being corrupt. My parents used to know people like T.Dan Smith and Andy Cunningham. My dad was on some kind of crusade against them in the courts because he wouldn’t pay them kickbacks. They were quite cordial socially though. I was only a bairn at the time but I remember meeting Andy Cunningham. He used to hold court in Ramside Hall or Lumley Castle (I think it was Lumley castle where I met him) and he openly tried to solicit some kind of bribe from him for a bingo license in a jokey way.

    They made a famous TV drama about them called “Our friends in the North.” T.Dan wanted to create a “Brasilia” of the North, but he also compared Newcastle with all kinds of cities which had nothing in common with Brasilia. I seem recall talk of an “Athens / Florence / Rome of the North too. With some irony, T.Dan actually destroyed much of the beautiful Regency classicism which was far more reminiscent of Rome and Athens than the concrete monstrosities they put up in their place. There’s been alot of revisionism about them amongst the chattering classes thanks to the abovementioned TV series by clowns who didn’t know ’em from Adam. They were just boring old crooks though with no redeeming features. Andy Cunningham’s son, Jack, went on to become a very famous politician with Tony Blair’s “New Labour.”

  51. chuck says:
    July 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    “Not only that the Geordie faithfull love their center forwards and being a local lad, would probably welcome him back as the proverbial son, no ?”

    There’d have to be a bit of a “volte face” there Chuck! They’re in the thrall of Ashley now, and swallowed all that stuff about Carroll, along the other stuff too, or are lying to themselves. They’re easily fooled by sophistry.

  52. Aye Chuck, it was a “city free and beautiful”, “the Brasilia of the North”, “the Milan of the North”, “the Athens of the North”, “the Florence of the North”, “the Rome of the North” and so on, when in reality it was places like Cruddas Park, Swan Hoose, Eldon Square and the like.

    We Geordies will swallow any old shite from brash bruisers like Smith, Hall, and now, Ashley against the odds (so long as things are going relatively well on the pitch). it’s our downfall. We seem to have an inherent distrust of silly things such as intelligence, sophistication, urbanity and subtlety and think that only thugs can get to the top. We’re a primitive lot who are either wrapped up in worship or storming the castle with our flaming torches! :-)