Cheick Tiote – We Have To Believe And Play Well


It was strange game on Sunday, when Newcastle did everything they could to lose the game in the first few minutes.

Cheick Tiote – we have to get on with it

And then the lads did everything they could to get back into game with some great attacking and gutsy play for the remainder of the match,  but came up just short in the end.

What’s wrong with that picture?

There’s also no doubt it was a great game to watch, in front of over 51,000 fans,  even though Newcastle got absolutely nothing out of the game.

But you just cannot give the top sides in the Premier League  a two goal start,  and then expect to get anything out of the game.

Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote, who had another good game for Newcastle, has said the lads have to move on, and now concentrate on taking something out of today’s visit to Spurs, but that will not be easy;

Cheick told the  local Evening Chronicle:

“OK, we had a bad start but we could have taken something from the game. Maybe a point, maybe more. You don’t know what can happen if you take your chances.”

‘We didn’t and we can’t think too deeply about this, we have to think about Tottenham already. Some teams may have folded all together and lost heavily.”

‘The most important thing for us was to stay in the game. The game is long and we knew we couldn’t concede any more quick goals. We had to believe and play well.”

Tiote will again be a key player for Newcastle this afternoon, especially since captain Kevin Nolan will be missing the game through suspension.

It’s also a little worrying that in our last 7 games we’ve had  just one win and two draws, and we must start to dig in and produce some points on the board before too long.

Today wouldn’t be a bad time at all to start doing just that, come to think of it.

Howay The Lads!!

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8 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Dec 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope we can win

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  • sweendog

    Dec 28, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    think this would be an ideal game for ranger and carroll seeing as Nolan is out.. also expect a good game from routledge to prove his old spurs fans wrong ..

    Krul
    Simpson – Collo – Willo – Bull
    Tiote
    Routledge – Barton – Guti
    Ranger – Carroll

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  • Ghali

    Dec 28, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #3

    god i love this player..amazing quality

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  • sweendog

    Dec 28, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    spurs weakness are their defence so we’ve gotta attack .. gonna be a tough game though .. tiote will have to sort out modric or van der vaart .. not easy .. this is were the pace of ranger helping the midfield and the attack comes in ..
    Get in .. hopefully a win .. gonna be tight .. 2 early goals and a 3-1 .. reversal of Man City .. heres hoping 🙂

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  • stevep

    Dec 28, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Enriques out today – tight hamstring, Simpson will play at LB and Taylor at RB ?
    or poss Perch will get a game

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  • sweendog

    Dec 28, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    enriques out .. nightmare .. simpson against lennon might be ok .. as lennon always cuts inside .. taylor are rb .. agreed as he is string there..
    so based on stevep

    Krul
    Taylor(S) Collo Willo Simpson
    Tiote
    Routledge – Barton – Guti
    Ranger Carroll

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  • sweendog

    Dec 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #7

    meant to say-

    enriques out .. nightmare .. simpson against lennon might be ok .. as lennon always cuts inside .. taylor at rb .. agreed as he is strong there..
    so based on stevep

    Krul
    Taylor(S) Collo Willo Simpson
    Tiote
    Routledge – Barton – Guti
    Ranger Carroll

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  • Sav

    Dec 28, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Can Colo not play LB?

    Cheick will have to be immense in this match – but then, he usually is.
    I don’t think vanderFart and Modric are much cop at defending, so going for the throat in this match might be our best option. Carroll to get 2 and Nile to open his PL account.

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