Hughton Takes Time Out To Welcome Cheick Tiote To Newcastle


Chris Hughton took time out this morning to welcome his new player – Cheick Tiote – to the Newcastle United club.

Check Tiote – new defensive midfielder at Newcastle

A delighted Hughton talked today about his new signing today, after Newcastle’s phenomenal performance yesterday overshadowed the new player arriving at the club:

“He is a defensive midfielder and he can bring a lot to this club.” “We have Alan Smith, who has been excellent in the last two games, but he is the only defensive midfielder here.”

“We want real competition for places.” “In this division you want to be strong across the middle, and Tote’s arrival gives us another option.”

The fee is around  £3.5M,  so with the £ 1.5M paid out for James Perch from Nottingham Forest,  that brings to £5M the money spent on incoming players.

Tiote was a star player for FC  Twente last season when they won the Dutch Championship under former Middlesbrough and England manager  Steve McClaren, who is now managing German club Wolfsburg.

Hughton added:

“I have watched him play quite a few times.” “These deals are never done until they are done, but it has been going on for a little while.” “We are delighted to have him.”

And Chris Hughton won his first Premier League game as a full-time manager against Aston Villa yesterday.

Chris’ only other PL win,  while he was caretaker manager at Newcastle, came against West Brom last February, when Joe Kinnear collapsed on that Saturday morning with his severe heart problems, but Joe had really prepared the team for that particular game.

Chris continued:

“Everybody is happy, these games do not happen too often so when they do you have to enjoy them.” “The day could not have been better for us.” “It was a clean sheet, a good defensive display – we limited them to minimal chances.” “There was a difficult moment when they had the penalty.”

“I honestly thought, though, even if they had scored the penalty we could have gone on and won the game.” “The lads were desperate to do well.”  “These are the days as a manager you really enjoy.” “We certainly could do that when the fourth goal went in.” “It was a nice feeling, whereas a week ago at Old Trafford we lost.” “That is the other side to the game.”

Certainly the game yesterday was to be enjoyed – even though it came as a complete shock to most Newcastle fans – but a very nice shock after Monday night’s hammering.

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323 comments so far

  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone else got a hangover?

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Should be a nice piece to ad to our defensive puzzle. Looking forward to attacking minded signings in the next week. We should have scored 8 or 9 goals yesterday. Only scoring 6 goals just shows how weak we are up front. Of course I’m only kidding! Yesterday was awesome!

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  • JSYproject

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    nevermind competition for smith, im glad to see we have an actual CDM now.

    how is tiote pronounced?

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #4

    *add

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #5

    My guess is Tea-oh-tay.

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  • noir9

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon XI – wern’t you suggesting before yesterdays match that Houghton should be sacked? Or were you only joking then aswell?

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  • Mags

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #7

    I think it is CHIKE TEEOTAY

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle are going to sell out the season tickets as they are inundated with ticket sales the website has been shut down as it can’t cope with the hit its been receiving

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #9

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  • tiki_toon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #10

    One win and Ed’s firing out 10 articles a day 😉

    Tiote is a good signing, not getting into the team with Smith there though…

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  • Mags

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Isaac – no hangover but still a grin wider than they Tyne bridge.

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  • JSYproject

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    ayeee that was my guess aswell lads, i seen ed’s spellin mistake of ‘tote’ and thought it could be pronounced like that, all these foreigners with their silent letters and such.

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #13

    @Noir

    I was dead serious. I am still not a huge fan of his tactics and substitutions. Sounds crazy after a 6-0 a$$-kicking of Villa, but my opinion is not based on the ManU match. I base it going back to the past couple of seasons. Therefore, I don’t change my thoughts based on one big win either. I just don’t think he utilizes the roster properly and wastes opportunities to play certain players. For example, what was to be gained by playing Ameobi yesterday? The team was fantastic yesterday and I admited my error in judgement in not expecting them to win. I thought they would play well, but not have the creativity to breakdown the Villa D. I am excited about future matches, just not sure on CH’s ability to get tactics right and leverage his roster properly.

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  • JSYproject

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #14

    i agreee toon, at least with him being daft for puttin shola etc on when young guns could be gettin some ever important experience.

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  • Mags

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone goin’ to the Accies match on Wed?

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  • Davies

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Hangover? I’m still drinking!

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  • JSYproject

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #17

    i would have thought puttin vuckic/ranger into a team thats already 4 goals up and playin to the best of their ability would have done the lads wonders. let the young ones share the confidence that comes from a big win, they are the ones who would benefit the most from it.

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Davies! That is classic!

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  • JSYproject

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #19

    haha love it davies

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #20

    “He is a defensive midfielder and he can bring a lot to this club.” “We have Alan Smith, who has been excellent in the last two games, but he is the only defensive midfielder here.”

    That Alan Smith who is a failed Striker and Attacking Midfielder? He will be playing in goal next season!

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #21

    JSY –

    Exactly my point. Let the youngsters feel the rush of being on the pitch during a big win. If I was Vuckic, I would be looking for new pastures if this is how it will go for him this season. He’ll hardly see any playing time. Even Wenger and SAFF play their youth in matches from time to time. CH will risk losing our future if he continues to ignore them.

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  • nufclewizc

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #22

    i’m glad we’ve got tiote but tbh i’ve given up on HBA :/

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  • Ally

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #23

    If Cheik Tiote has had his medical and tied up losse ends why has he not been presented as an NUFC player yet him holding the shirt etc

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  • xfer

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #24

    lol Davies! Nice one mate.

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #25

    I agree. I don’t think HBA will be coming. Too much ugliness and drawn out too long. Will be pleasantly surprised if I am wrong.

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Ally

    Deal dependent on work permit approved.

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  • arcarius

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #27

    @Toon XI

    You’re right. I hope CH realized that 4-5-1 doesnt work wonders each and everytime and should be thinking about 4-4-2 with Loverman upfront if opponent had quality defenders and that was how it was supposed to be done last week at OT, who knows, we might have a shot and not sitting back hoping we wont get slaughtered

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  • MacToon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #28

    dave 1961 // Aug 23, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Newcastle are going to sell out the season tickets as they are inundated with ticket sales the website has been shut down as it can’t cope with the hit its been receiving

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    Well that has to be the right way to sell tickets, by performances on the pitch and not the phantom bids for new signings.

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  • Mags

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #29

    I am sure the youngtsers will be on view on Wed night, and there are tickets still left if you want to watch them first hand.

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #30

    I agree Mags. I hope CH gives many of them a runout.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Waiting For Work Permit first Ally.

    Its not signed n sealed till then

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Accrington Stanley Team:

    *************** Krul

    Perch ***** Tozer ** Tavernier ** Kadar

    Raylor ** Guthrie ** Vuckic ** McLoven

    ********** Ranger ** Xisco

    Subs:
    Harps, Collo, Jonas, Nolan, Carroll, LuaLua

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  • Mags

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Looking forward to it, just hope the forecast of heavy rain hanges, or I gonna be soaked. 😀

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  • Mags

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #34

    hanges = changes

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #35

    I thought Tozer was toast.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #36

    I can only see one player been signed now, he says he wants 1-2, i think defender is is main priority and then a winger if he can get one in, weiss looked good for celtic yesterday, really direct, and always a threat 🙁

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #37

    NUFC_richyg01 I like the look of your side, apart from tozer, cos he is woeful, apart from that it looks a good team, i thought maybe giving campbell a game would be good, but hes already been ruled out

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  • MacToon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Toon XI, only being the second game of the season the more regular first team players need just as much playing time as some of the fringe youngsters so bringing the likes of Shola and Xisco on makes perfect sense to me and how you can pass that disgraceful post off (the one before tha match) so flippantly is beyond belief.

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  • Mags

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #39

    By the way, has anyone heard from CraigCoozy today? Any further news on HBA?

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #40

    I think shane ferguson might also get a game, hughton has apparently been impressed with him and tavernier the most our of our youngsters, well the new ones

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