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Breaking News!! – Tiote To Stop Wearing Snood

9:58 am, Saturday, December 18th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Cheick Tioté  has so far been a huge success on Tyneside, and his aggressive midfield play has made Newcastle into a much better side, and Cheick has already played some great games for the Newcastle club.

Cheick Tiote – in action against West Brom

Cheick didn’t get many starts under Steve McClaren at FC Twente last season, when they won the Eredivisie, but he has been a starter on Tyneside ever since he’s arrived, and has been a star not only for Newcastle, but also in the Premier League, because there are not many better defensive midfielders than Cheick.

Cheick has put in some great performances, and helped Newcastle get some famous victories already this season.

Cheick Tiote is a very humble man and sends money back to his brothers and sisters in the Ivory Coast, and it looks like he will not be seeing them this Christmas unfortunately, because it’s difficult for them to get visas apparently, but we would hope the Newcastle club could  assist in that.

It’s always good to have family with you when you are in a new and strange country, although he does have his wife and young daughter with him in Newcastle.

Cheick has so far played only 13 times for Newcastle, but he has settled in very well on Tyneside, even if the weather is bitter cold.

This is what Tiote said today:.

“I feel I have settled in well, everything has been great apart from the cold,” “It is absolutely freezing here and I notice it in my hands.”“When I play, I normally play with gloves on because my hands are so cold but my neck is not a problem – so I will not be wearing a snood.”

“It was also cold in Holland but nowhere near as cold as it is here.” “I always thought I would settle in fine here.” “I have always worked hard in training and have continued that at Newcastle.”

“All the coaches have been telling me what they want me to do and I have tried to follow their instructions. I think it helped that I came from Holland because the football is fairly similar.”

“The Dutch League is more technical but you also need to be strong over there and I have always been comfortable with the physical side of the game.” “To be honest I have always believed in myself and as soon as I started playing football, I knew it could be my path to success.”

“I knew I would have to make some big decisions in my life like leaving my home but I was happy to do that if it meant me succeeding in my job.”

So there’s the big news right there – Cheick will no longer be wearing a snood - but he’ll have to wear gloves to keep his hands from freezing.

We don’t care what he wears to be honest, but we know Sir Alex Ferguson thinks players who wear snoods are softies.

I don’t think many Newcastle fans would call Cheick Tiote soft – would you?

No. Cheick is not only a great footballer, but he’s  also a smashing lad, and when we heard the story that he sends money back to his many brothers and sisters  in the Ivory Coast – that was it – he’s definitely one of our favorites.

But wouldn’t you think the club could help his brothers and sisters come visit Newcastle – maybe when it gets a little bit warmer and above freezing – one day in the summer maybe? :D

Comments welcome.



Tags: Cheick Tiote · Newcastle News



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 madman67 // Dec 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    big game today, lets see how pards sets the team up. should be able to watch today as canada sportsnet, n usa fox soccer both beaming game live so hopefully links coming up soon. hoping for 3 points today, got my ticket 4 boxin day…

    HWTL

  • 2 lualua777 // Dec 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    great news!!!

  • 3 Magpies-till-d3ath // Dec 18, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    Who cares the way he dresses he’s still a top player for Toon as long as he keeps playing the way he is by the way I just got the Newcastle away kit and guess who is on the back;

    TIOTE 24

  • 4 listie // Dec 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    A slow news day?

  • 5 Ciaran Thomas // Dec 18, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    OMG ! you scared me,I thought Tiote was injured :(

  • 6 moonraker // Dec 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Personally, I dont care if he wears a cap and scarf as long as he keeps performing like he has been! Great addition to the squad. Long may he reign in Toon midfield! :-)

  • 7 Zubr // Dec 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Yeah stream links be grand. Go on tiote son.

  • 8 munch27 // Dec 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    According too BBC sport Tiote didn’t own a pair of boots till he was 15 so i’m sure he don’t need a snood.

  • 9 JP...from The Rock // Dec 18, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Ed – Next time please don’t put on ‘Breaking News’ on the headline unless it’s something serious.

    I don’t care what he wears unless he carries on performing like he has done. He is essential to our team and is an instant reminder of how awful Alan Smith is. Smith needs to be moved out and maybe get one of Tiote’s brothers on trial to see if he can play just as good as Tiote.

    Unfortunately I really doubt that Fat Mike Ashley will care to think about Tiote’s family and their visa situation. If it were any other chairman I bet it could and would be sorted.

  • 10 Abhik // Dec 18, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    guys..chill..it was just an innocent prank..long live TIOTE-reign..




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