I Want To Stay At Newcastle Where I Am Happy – Cheick Tiote

Cheick Tiote is a real hero on Tyneside, after his phenomenal form this season for the Magpies.

Cheick Tiote – after scoring sensational goal Saturday

And after his phenomenal equalizer at St. James’ Park last Saturday, we look forward to hearing the chant of “Boom Boom – Cheick Cheick – Boom” in future Newcastle games. 😀

Manchester United and Chelsea are two top clubs said to be monitoring the midfielder, before the summer transfer window.

The Ivory Coast international, who played the full game last night in his country’s 1-0 win over Mail in France, and came through uninjured, says he is only focused on being a success on Tyneside.

That’s really good to hear.

And the 5’11” midfielder was asked the rather loaded question, if he wanted to stay at Newcastle for a long time:

“I hope so.” “We have to work together if we want to go forward. We have to work as a team – it’s not only about one player.”

“I think Newcastle have many good players, and if we work together, it will be a good future.”

“Before I was in Holland, and I was happy to play in the English league. I was waiting for the opportunity, and it was ready.”

“I am trying to prove to everyone what I can do. I’m happy. I’m enjoying it at Newcastle, and I have to keep working.”

Of course a certain Andy Carroll  kept saying he never wanted to leave his home town club, where he was living the dream, wearing the famous number 9 shirt, that had been worn earlier by Newcastle legends Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer.

Two absolute local  legends in Newcastle United’s very famous  history.

And we all know Andy Carroll is not at Newcastle anymore, but earning three times the wages at Liverpool, that he was getting on Tyneside.

And it seems that Andy didn’t want to stay at Newcastle, unless he got a huge wage rise – and that’s OK with us – so be it.

The famous Newcastle United Football club will survive Andy Carroll leaving.

It’s  no longer the player’s wishes where he ends up of course, and we all know if an offer big enough comes in for Tiote over the summer, Mike Ashley will sell the Ivorian, even if it’s on August 31st.

That’s the brutal truth of football in today’s world – and we all know it.

Or else Cheick could be tapped up with a huge wage offer, which will turn his head, as it seems to have done with Carroll.  Or shouldn’t we be saying that, because that is of course illegal.

Yeah right!

We’re not sure what transfer figure would tempt Mike Ashley, but it’s got to be above the £15M currently being quoted – maybe £25M would tilt the balance?

That would be a £22M profit in less than 12 months for the beloved Tiote – – and that would seem  like manna from heaven for a businessman like Mr. Ashley.

It would make the £8M in 10 months we made from Frenchman Seb Bassong look like peanuts.

We repeat Alan Pardew’s wise words:

“If we keep selling our very best players, when will we ever have a good team?”

Great question.

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • lewman

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1

    lets hope it will be cheick mate against blackburn and not a stalemate or a loss.

  • Antti

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #2

    very good news if it’s true!

  • daneevz

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #3

    (i wanna stay) means nothing no mo

  • only1ameobi

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed, it’s boom boom cheik cheik the room. also, to the tune of that’s amore. when you’re facing a rout and he’s 30 yards out, cheik tiote! from the ivory coast drills it inside the post, cheik tiote! oh he left fabregas sat flat on his ass, cheik tiote! when you’re losing 4 3 he says leave it to me cheik tiote!

  • lewman

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    writing 1st means nothing here

  • peterktoon

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #6
  • Jimay

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Wasn’t that just what Andy said when he signed his contract. Well, he went a bit further and said that he wanted to stay for life.

    Those kind of statements doesn’t mean anything , anymore.

  • boater

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Tiote staying? Woohoo! Excellent but,,, also yeah right.

    he will, he won’t, he will, he won’t, he will, he won’t ad nauseam for the next 6 months.

    He probably won’t…. but then he might.

  • skutball1892

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Good news, but like a lot of people have been saying, if a big money bid comes in, will Fat Ash sell him? Really, really hope he doesn’t, ‘cos he’s immense, and what a bargain he was at only £3.5m

  • lborotoon

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #10

    hey guys, was just seeing the link to kuqi a minute a go and it struck me – would it not be possible to get a player to buy themself out of their contract(not entirely sure on the conditions that allow you to do it) and pay them the fee as a signing on fee instead of going after these deadwood striking alternatives? surely that still classes as a free transfer as no money is paid between clubs?

  • Brutooon

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #11

    He want to stay with Newcastle but the real PROBLEM is

    would MIKE CASHLEY rejects high bids from other club for him?

  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Mmmm, ever the optimist Ed.

    When asked if he wanted to stay at Newcastle in the long-term, Tiote told the Chronicle: “I hope so” and that’s not a resounding ‘Yes’ is it!.

    ‘I hope so’ translates as ‘I hope I want to stay at Newcastle long term’

    Words like that could that put a different complexion on his statement?

  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh and lets not forget that Cheick was among other players who could beginning the tapping up process. Was Droghba playing?

  • Markaccus

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #14

    @lborotoon. Afraid that’s not allowed. Player has to be free agent before window shuts, otherwise he is not available to play till summer window.

  • lborotoon

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #15

    thats a shame. I just looked it up in FIFA regulations, it can only be imposed within 15 days of the end of the season anyway. wishful thinking!

  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    meant to say ….. among other big club players when he played for the Ivory Coast against Mali….

  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Aye Markaccus, FIFA seem to think of everything… when it suits ’em!

  • Markaccus

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Lesh, do you not think that, because he is ivorian and not english, he may have translated the question as something along the lines of “will you be staying long term at newcastle?” This is common in african players, its a problem with grammatical difference.

  • Markaccus

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Suppose it would defeat the object of having a window, if they were allowed to do it, although its still a stupid rule

  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Absolutely Markaccus, it’s just what the press and of course unscrupulous agents prey on.

    Add to that of course there’s also scope for the classic ‘I didn’t mean that’ when misqoutes arise from misinterpretaion.

    Wonderfull thing language. No matter how clearly or how many times something’s said, it may never be interpreted as intended by the listener or reader.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Seems a bit hollow after carrroll’s ” I want to be here forever ” remarks love it to be true, but as we know money talks.

  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #23

    on free…

  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24
  • Markaccus

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Yeah fair point lesh. I think though that as long as we dont make him feel undervalued he seems to want to stay.

  • skutball1892

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #26



    Would prefer this kid

  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #27

    i’m setting realistic targets Lukaku is wanted by chelsea & real madrid, so…

  • dpb

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Average player in an average team ; will struggle in the Championship next season

  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #29

    He will be sold in the summer.

  • Oleg G

    Feb 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #30

    30th (what this means? 1st. Why do people write this?)

    Anyway, don’t believe anyone, even this guy who is a great lad. We will see after the summer window who “doesn’t want to go”.

  • Widowmaker

    Feb 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #31

    I quite like my current company, but it’s not the biggest in its field and I am not the most well paid either. If a big boy comes knocking on my door, I would only stay with my company if they match the offer or at least come close to it and show me their ambitions.

  • komfort

    Feb 9, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #32

    the fat bag of shyte will be marking off the days on his….sports direct calander & wishing his greedy existence away in the thought of flogging him in the summer….

    …tatty-bye tiote.

  • john_cena163

    Feb 9, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #33

    Boom cheiki cheiki, boom cheiki cheiki, boom cheiki cheiki.

  • dublin mag steve

    Feb 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #34

    boom boom cheik cheik the room!

  • Abbott

    Feb 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #35

    He will never leave.

  • davis_toons

    Feb 10, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #36

    I think some shld just not marked the players words.

    We just wanted them to play well and hard for us and be happy and grow stronger as a team.

    Be sold/leaving or not is another thing.


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