Cheick Tiote Gets Squad Number 24 At Newcastle


Newcastle United new boy Cheick Tiote, who is now on Tyneside, will wear squad number 24 this season.

Cheick Tiote – will wear number 24 shirt

The Ivory Coast international trained with his team-mates for the first time on Thursday, since returning International duty for the Ivory Coast.  He is expected to be in the squad for the game against Blackpool on Saturday, but whether he makes an appearance is still not known at this point.

Cheick Tiote signed last month for around £3.5M from Dutch side FC Twente, although Newcastle do not reveal the transfer amounts they pay, since they are privately owned and don’t have to.

We would expect that Chris Hughton will play the same side for the 4th time in a row in the Premier League, with three new boys Sol Campbell, Cheick Tiote and Ben Arfa all on the bench – and yet to make their Newcastle debuts.

Cheick’s number was available because last season it was Andy Carroll’s number, but Andy now wears the famous number 9 shirt on Tyneside.

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12 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Sep 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #1

    ‘We would expect that Chris Hughton will play the DAME side for the 4th time in a row…’

    Another classic typo, Ed, readers can draw their own conclusions.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Sep 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    bah, you corrected it!!

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Sep 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Assuming the new boys are all on the bench, it’ll be interesting to see who they come on for. The obvious thing would be Sol for Williamson, Tiote for Smith and Ben Arfa for Routledge. It could be problematic, though: if we’re winning and have played good football, the ones who come off might feel hard done by.

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Sep 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    I wondered why he’s barely be featured after Ben Arfa and Sol have basically written a whole newspaper in quotations between them

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  • Solaidback

    Sep 9, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Anyone know how he go on in the International game, was he playing or a bench warmer??

    I think all 3 subs should be brought on at the hour mark, give them a little run around, as we’ll be 3-0 up by then… really looking forward to this match 🙂

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  • Bucks mag

    Sep 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    jwag – yeh lol

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  • repo

    Sep 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Arfa should start in place of Jonas Guti

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  • burnsie

    Sep 9, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    BEEFHEART ARE YOU A COMPLETE NOBHEED OR WHAT M8?????

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Sep 9, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Solaidback, you forgot to put ‘hopefully’ in that sentence! Its over-confidence which always makes us fall 😉

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  • baro

    Sep 9, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Can’t wait to see the Cheik “Lion King” Tiote in action.

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  • milktoonaus

    Sep 10, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #11

    captain beefheart, anyone that draws conclusions from ‘typo’s’ is clearly and idiot.
    You are scum and I hope you have a heart attack after you read this comment.

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  • milktoonaus

    Sep 10, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #12

    spot the typo scumbag.

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