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Pardew: Cisse will forget Olympic woe

July 13, 2012
By ESPN staff
Alan Pardew is confident Papiss Cisse will shrug off his Olympic disappointment to shine for Newcastle in the coming season.

Cisse had set his sights on being one of the three over-aged players in Senegal's squad for London 2012, but Newcastle blocked that bid.

Magpies boss Pardew claims it was in the club and player's best interests to make the call and he is confident the forward will knuckle down in pre-season.

"As much as I feel for Papiss, because I am sure he ...

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