Unbelievable And Incredible – The Greatest Moment Of My Career

Cheick Tiote was only one of the many Newcastle players who were the Toast of  Tyneside on Saturday night.

Cheick Tiote – photo captures celebration of  incredible goal

And of course with just 3 minutes left in normal time, Tiote produced his first goal for Newcastle, and the  unbelievable goal and his subsequent celebration that will live forever in the annals of the  great Newcastle United Football Club.

If ever there was a time when Newcastle fans brimmed with Geordie pride, it was when we all celebrated that fantastic equalizer.

Because Newcastle had done the impossible – they had come back from four goals down against one of the best teams in England – and in the end they were even unlucky not to win the game 5-4.

Cheick is a huge huge favorite with Newcastle fans, because he’s a great lad with a big heart,  and he did himself  no harm on Saturday, as his celebration will be a video highlight for years to come.

This is what Cheick said after he unofficially had broken the world’s 50 meter sprint record after the goal:

“It is the greatest goal I have ever scored,” “Unbelievable. Incredible. It just felt so good for Newcastle, for my team-mates and the fans. It was the greatest moment of my career.”

“This would not happen in any other league. In Spain, Italy, Holland, France, teams don’t come back from four goals down. That is what is great about English football.”

“That is why I love it. The English mentality is never say die, it’s never over. I like that. It was a crazy game. I have never been in a game like it before but I am so happy.”

“It’s been a difficult week for the club with Andy   going and it’s nice to end it on a positive. He’s just one player. We have to move on and I think we have done that.”

Newcastle fans are willing to excuse the lads for that first half, but only this once.

But from now on, our team must press on, and the lads must turn up for every single game left this season.

What happened last Monday is over, it’s history, and the lads can still finish the season strongly – and anything is possible when you show the passion the Newcastle players showed in that second half. Miracles can happen.

And things are tightening up at the bottom of the table, and both Birmingham, Wigan  and Wolves won over the weekend, so Newcastle are just 5 points above the drop zone.

We need to get some wins under our belt, and it would be good to start at Blackburn Rovers next Saturday.

But we’ll celebrate the great achievement of Saturday, when we captured an amazing point, in what is being talked about as the greatest 45 minute performance in Premier League history.

Only Newcastle United could have done that!

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • HaZ-NUFC

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1
  • Toonkistan

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Great words from the guy who i fear would be impossible to hold on to until he isnt greedy for more money or early trophies…..
    Another thing is whatever you say about pardew is that he can certainly motivate people and he can is certainly a very good speaker, i mean i love his interviews.
    Best moment of the match was Harper’s celebration after 4th goal ….
    I hope the Carroll saga is over now and this game gives us another platform to cement our position as EPL team next yr…
    on a spat note…i dont want joey to represent england just yet as he will be under microscope and we cant afford to lose him..FACT

  • Mat Nufc

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    One thing i hope both the players and fans can carry on is the never say die spirit..

  • liam85

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    pure class. hope theres’s more to come from this lad…

  • The Power Ranger

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5


  • Charlietoon

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Dont sell him dont let him go. The guys is like a rocky montage. He motivates everyone around him and you know when the going gets tough he’ll be there

  • alex84

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Cant stop watching his goal!! lets hope we can keep him, coz we no the greedy teams will be fishing!!

  • stuckdownsouth

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    When his goal went in it was up there with beating Barcelona and thrashing Man Utd.

    Can’t stop smiling!!!!

  • lesh

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Let’s just hope we can get a few years out of Cheik and that Ashley issues a resounding NOT FOR SALE and unlike Caroll, means it and stands by it!

    The Carroll sale issues a message and that is that our players are up for grabs, provided th eprice is right.

    But when will these clowns led by Ashley who’s reported to have fallen back in love with football (could it be the thought of cupid bringing him £35m that’s done it?) and is to stay with us, wake up to the fact that a high tutnover of players is hardly the recipe for success.

    Sell by all means provided we can get a replacement that’s as good as or better than what we have but…………. if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it!

    Will they ever learn?

  • bentoon

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #10

    I get goosebumps everytime i read about the arsenal game.

  • Stuart

    Feb 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    The reason AC was sold was because he wanted to leave. Aslong as our players want to be at Newcastle I think the club will reject offers.

    That said, if we get another stupid money bid for Tiote he might be off.

  • Brettoon

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Best thing about the game was watching in Hendon, London. The pub has foreign channels to watch 3pm sat games and it was FULL of Arsenal fans.

    First half was horrible. Me and loads of Arse! fans cheering.

    I was so quiet.

    Then the 2nd half I just couldn’t contain myself especially hearing all the arsenal fans chat cr4p about how they’re gonna murder us!

    Amaznig game – amazing goal. Shame Nolan couldn’t ping in the 5th!!!

    Heart did stop when Van Persie looked to score in the 94th minute.


  • Preston_toon

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #13

    That celebration wow just shows how much that meant to them

  • toonyoyo

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #14

    lets face it mr t is as good as gone pardew has as good as said so hope im wrong but it seems like the so called top 4 have set their sights on our top players cant shake the feeling that nolan might even end up at liverpool with his mate carroll next season hope im wrong

  • Stuart

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Do big clubs not have a scouting system?

    To me it seems like the top 4 teams just wait for one of the smaller clubs to find a talented young player, take a risk on them, then develop them into the prem.

    Then one of the big 4 comes along and takes them.

    It takes the p*ss as far as I’m concerned like.

  • beegee90

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Wish i could be confident about going to ewood park but we’ve lost SIX in a row against blackburn…time to turn that around i think

  • Darryl

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #17

    If we got a bid of around 25m..I’d accept it. Personally i can see tiote being interested in going to chelsea. Who wouldnt.

    That would be 70m in the kitty with an outlay of about 4m?

    Obv id rather keep him.. But we shall see.

  • Darryl

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #18



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