Cheick Tiote Thrilled To Be Joining Famous Newcastle United

We have heard today from our new signing Cheick  Tiote, and the Ivory Coast International has talked of his pride after finally completing his move to Newcastle United.

Cheick Tiote – thrilled to be joining such a famous club as Newcastle

The defensive midfielder passed a medical and agreed terms last weekend, and a Newcastle delegation was in London yesterday in efforts to get a work permit for the player, which they expect to come through within the next 48 hours, although Tiote will not be in the squad for the Wolves game tomorrow afternoon.

And it seems that Tiote can’t wait to get his St James’  Park career off and running, as he said today:

“It’s a great thrill for me to be joining such a famous club as Newcastle United,” “I’m aware of the great tradition of the club, and the tremendous support they get from the fans.”

“I’m really looking forward to testing myself against the best that the Premier League has to offer, and delighted also that I’ll be up against friends and colleagues from my home country who are already playing in England.”

“This is a really proud moment for me, and I can’t wait to pull on the black and white shirt and do my best to help Newcastle United have a successful season.”

Those are excellent words from our new signing, and as we has reported, as soon as he heard Newcastle United were interested in him, he just wanted to sign for the Tyneside club.

Tiote is Chris Hughton’s fourth signing of the summer, and the Newcastle manager seems confident the tough tackling former FC Twente player and current Ivory Coast International will prove a very good investment:

“Cheik is a terrific signing for us, and I’m sure he will prove to be an excellent addition to the squad,”  “He has a first-class pedigree, and I think his game is well suited to the Premier League.”

“He did well with the Ivory Coast in the World Cup, and is just reaching an age where his best years are now ahead of him.”

The player has yet to join up with his new team mates at Newcastle, and he is expected to be on international duty next week.

We look forward the Cheick making his first team debut, and he will give Alan Smith some severe competition for that defensive midfield position at Newcastle this season.

Comments welcome.

61 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1


  • MacToon

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Welcome to the Toon Tiote and good luck 🙂

  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Howya Richy, Great news indeed, was afraid that he wouldn’t get until late next week. hopefully he’ll feature in tomorrows game. Alls good in the Toon.

  • craigcoozy

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Lads hot of press sorry aint bin on in while ben afra has checked in 2 day!!! Hopefully it done deal now!! Woohoo

  • Toontastico

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Welcome to the club Cheick!

    This boy could be a very good addition judging from all I’ve looked up and heard about him. Also think this could spur Smith on to new heights as well as he’s started the season well and looks sharp and up for it already.

  • Edd Case

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Cheick, rattle and role!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Welcome Back coozy!

    He in Toon now?

    @ Irie-Magpie // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    He wont figure, he is on international duty

  • stevep

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    blah blah – doubt tiote really cares he’s playing for toon but more the fact we’re paying him a lot more than he was on in the dutch league and he gets the chance to prove himself in the worlds best league

    fair enough, as long as he puts the effort in and does a job then great, please do not start kissing the badge every 5 mins, lets leave that to the chelski mercenarys – just do your job and we’ll love you anyway

  • WesJameson

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #9

    C’mon Cheick, go on Lad, all the best mate

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Our 25 Man Squad Latest…

    01. Steve Harper………..(35)..(HomeGrown)
    02. Tim Krul……………(22)..(Home)
    03. Fabricio Colloccini….(28)..(Foreign)
    04. Mike Williamson……..(26)..(Home)
    05. Steven Taylor……….(24)..(Home)
    06. Sol Campbell………..(35)..(Home)
    07. Jose Enrique………..(24)..(Foreign)
    08. Danny Simpson……….(23)..(Home)
    09. James Perch…………(24)..(Home)
    10. Ryan Taylor…………(26)..(Home)
    11. Kevin Nolan…………(28)..(Home)
    12. Alan Smith………….(29)..(Home)
    13. Danny Guthrie……….(23)..(Home)
    14. Joey Barton…………(27)..(Home)
    15. Wayne Routledge……..(25)..(Home)
    16. Jonas Gutierrez……..(27)..(Foreign)
    17. Peter Lovenkrands……(30)..(Foreign)
    18. Xisco………………(24)..(Foreign)
    19. Leon Best…………..(23)..(Home)
    20. Shola Ameobi………..(28)..(Home)
    21. Cheick Tiote………..(24)..(Foreign)
    22. None
    23. None
    24. None
    25. None

  • tdt

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    good news, just need Arfa n Keane then we’ll be sorted. However I dont think we’ll get both, we’ll probably get one or the other. Keane would be great but would we need him if we get Arfa? I dont think so if we stick with the 451 because Lovenkrands, shola and xicso we proving backup for Carroll in the lone striker position.





    Ben Arfa———————————Jonas


    Subs: Krul, Campbell, S.Taylor, R.Taylor, Routeledge, Xisco, Lovenkrands.

    Thats would leave Kadar, Tavenier, Smith, Donaldson, Lua Lua, Ranger and Ameobi all vying for a place in the 1st team.

    Healthy squad or what?

  • Mac

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Stevep F**k off

  • WesJameson

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    @ stevep // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Bit harsh mate

  • tdt

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #14

    @11 thats not even remebering Simpson, Guthrie and Best! lol

  • MacToon

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    craigcoozy, good news m8, sounds tike he’ll be a Toon player too soon 🙂

  • korn8

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Give the guy a chance.
    Welcome to Newcastle united, Cheick-mate 🙂

  • hitman

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    great news,now for wor benny

  • tjshawsey

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    @14 if you’re counting injured players Gosling too!

  • rich

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #19

    NUFC_Richyg01 – there’s no Andy Carroll on your list!

  • tdt

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #20

    yes goslin 2!

  • MacToon

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #21

    craig, I’ve sent you an e-mail m8.

    Looks like NUFC have and still are doing what they can to strengthen the Toon team, keep up the good work and fingers crossed no more problems with Arfa.

  • stevep

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #22

    I think tiotes a great signing but its a great deal for him as well, hopefully he’ll be the midfield enforcer and replace Smith ( who I like but he just isn’t good enough)

    All that badge kissing I love the club rubbish is just that …. rubbish
    Then again I suppose he can hardly say – it’s great toon have doubled my wages and i get to showcase my talents in one of the best leagues in the world 🙂

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #23

    @ rich // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Andy Carroll is 21, 22 in Jan so he wont need naming till the end of Jan Transfer window!

  • Davies

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #24

    We’re actually starting to look pretty good. I’s still take 17th come the end of the season. It’s all about staying in the league this time out. Anything else is a bonus.

    Big welcome to Cheick. Most welcome here.

  • MacToon

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #25

    rich // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    NUFC_Richyg01 – there’s no Andy Carroll on your list!

    He’s 21 so not needed to go on that list.

  • rich

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #26

    sorry NUFC_Richyg01 fair enough.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #27

    @ rich // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    It just makes you think how exciting it is, Andy Carroll is still just 21, look at the quality he has now, players tend to peak at 24/25 so by then he will be immense!

  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #28

    Take it easy guys, i understand where Stevep is coming from, if Toite is worthy then all the praise we’re bestowing upon him will be worth it.. TOON ARMY, TOON ARMY, TOON ARMY!!

  • hitman

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #29

    nice to see you getting the news out to the fans ed..

  • alex84

    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #30

    welcome tiote…good luck mate.

  • Oleg G

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #31

    stevep // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    You are too cynical mate.

    A player that was playing in a lower quality league and now moving to a club in the PL, a club that showed last year and starting to show this year, sparks of a very solid club.

    Why shouldn’t he be happy?
    Of course the wage part is important, we live in a financial world and people need money, so the more the better.

    But take it easy, give him a chance. after 3-4 games you can already see if the player plays with heart and how he acts when the team wins or loses. Although for example Colo wasn’t much of a soul fighter for us the first season, but he proved himself last year, staid in the club and fought like a lion.

    We need to be happy that players that we want, want also to come and play here. We suffered a great deal in the past 3-4 years, of players not wanting to come here because we are too much away from London, or other excuses like that.

  • Edd Case

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #32

    tee-o, tee-o, tee-o-tay, tee-o-tay, tee-o-tay

  • craigcoozy

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Mactoon at wk al email ya 2 nite, wots gos on keane?? Lad from wk menaged sumet?

  • Mags

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Craigcoozy – yeahhhh thanks.

  • geordielad880

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #35

    im sorry but that aint craigcoozy, he talks totally different

  • Mags

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Edd Case – like it. Get to work on one for Hatem Ben Arfa 😀 😀 😀

  • Tom

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #37

    If we can manage to get Ben Arfa, then the team for Blackpool could look rather rosy. Something along the lines of:

    Routledge——–Ben Arfa————-Jonas

    It would be great to finally get three creative players on the pitch in the midfield, it would mean defenders couldn’t double up on our wingers anymore, and we would have someone in behind the main striker who can slide balls along the ground as well as potentially crossing them in. Add to that Joey Barton who, if he continues this rejuvination in form he is having, could be very important, as well as Tiote to shore up the midfield and protect the backline

    Then we have the likes of Smith, Guthrie, Nolan, Lovenkrands etc on the bench who can add something different 🙂

  • Edd Case

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Tom, for heavens sake.


    If HBA does sign, it’ll be Routledge that loses his place. I say that based on Jonas being the stronger player out of Routledge and Jonas AND you need only look at HBA on youtube to see he is exceptional in the right winger position, cutting in from the right (as he’s very left-footed).

    That said, as CH says, he can play anywhere along the front line.

    But Nolan WILL start and so he should, on his day, he’s as good as many at getting goals and causing opposition defenders problems.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #39

    ************ Harper
    Raylor ** Willo ** Collo ** Enrique

    ************ Tiote
    Ben Arfa****Nolan*******Jonas


    Subs: Krul, Sol, Barton, Smith, Guthrie Routledge, McLoven

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 27, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Toite is expected to make his debut against Blackpool on September 14th after returning from international duty.


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