“Wor Papiss” makes Pardew man of the year

One of football’s great myths if the relationship between Newcastle United and the number nine shirt. Tap room stories have been passed down the years about the Geordies’ love of centre forwards, or at least, the shirt that was worn by such luminaries as Jackie Milburn, Hughie Gallacher and Malcolm MacDonald. Fine players they may be, but for every Shearer, Cole and Ferdinand, there have been countless lumbering hulks who have filled the number nine position. The latest incumbent, Papiss Cisse, has certainly set Tyneside alight with his 13 goals in 12 games, the latest two spectacular efforts cutting the … Continue reading “Wor Papiss” makes Pardew man of the year