Newcastle United finished the 2011/12 EPL campaign in 5th place on 65 points. This season, after 22 games played, they are in 16th with 21 points.
The Magpies have been very disappointing this season, and the loss of Demba Ba will have made fans even more unhappy about the club's current situation.
It's time for Papiss Cissé to step up. The Senegalese striker signed for Newcastle in January 2012 and was absolutely phenomenal in his first season, scoring 13 goals in 14 appearances.
The former Freiburg man hasn't had a great past six months, though, scoring just six times in 26 games. Cissé has played twice since Demba Ba's departure (on January 4), and was unconvincing in both encounters.
The 27-year-old will need to play well against Reading on Saturday.