Difference With Carroll Is That Cheick Tiote Wants To Stay

Alan Pardew has again come out today and tried to calm the Newcastle supporters fears, of what Mike Ashley’s real plans are for the club.

Cheick Tiote – catch me if you can!

Nobody is quite sure what Mike wants to do with Newcastle, whether he wants to keep selling good players to bring in the money, or really build a good side, and since Mike never says anything to the fans, it seems that manager Pardew has taken up the mantle,  to try to communicate better with fans.

Alan wants money to spend in the transfer market, and wants to build Newcastle into a very good side – because after all it’s his job, but he’s at the mercy of Mike Ashley, as much as the fans are.

So today Alan has reiterated a few things, and talked about Andy Carroll leaving, but he again says it was Andy who decided to leave, and that was the mitigating factor in why he was eventually sold to Liverpool.

This is what Alan said today:

“After the sale of Andy I think everybody involved with Newcastle, in the dressing room and on the terraces, was a little bit concerned,”  “But I think Mike Ashley wanted to answer that and I think he’s done that in the best possible way.”

“For me and my staff I think it’s important – very, very important – and for the fans as well, because they have taken to him and he’s a very important player for us, someone who would be very difficult to replace.”

“He’s done exceptionally well in his first year and he’s hopefully somebody we can build a side around because he does give you that protection to play four midfield players. When you play against five in midfield you need that energy to keep two strikers on the pitch.”

“The bigger clubs are always going to be interested in your players and I think we’re doing our best to secure the biggest asset we have.”

Carroll signed a five-and-a-half-year deal last October, which hoepfully would have kept him on Tyneside, and there was talk of giving him an improved deal in the summer.

But Andy still left for Liverpool in January, and the only thing a long contract does is to protect the club, because if another club comes in for the player, they have to pay the full transfer fee, and will not get him on the cheap.

But Pardew said that Tiote’s case is different from Andy’s because Carroll was the one who ultimately decided to leave.

Alan continued:

“Carroll’s departure was an exceptional situation in terms of the bid and the player’s experience. We hope we guard against that with this statement.”

“I’m afraid no one is unsaleable, but the difference is Cheick wants to stay here. Although Andy said that, he went.”

The word on Andy is that he would have stayed on Tyneside, but wanted Newcastle to match the £80K/week Liverpool were offering him, and since Newcastle wouldn’t pay that – immediately – not when they were trying to get a player like Joey Barton to take decreased wages to stay at the club.

And we have to think his agent was front and center in suggesting that Andy take that stance – big money for the agent because of a new and improved contract..

Andy then went to talk to Liverpool, and of course was gone.

Of course if Chelsea come in for Cheick in the summer,  a similar situation could occur, but at least Cheick is on a huge wage now at the Newcastle club, and he will be harder to tempt away from Tyneside, even if he wanted to leave.

And just like Andy – Newcastle have made him into the player he is – and Cheick seems very appreciative of that..

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Goodbye Alan Smith….

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2

    As they say Actions are larger then words,Ed.We will see in the summer.

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Hows Alan Smith Recovery going ? Does anyone know about that ?.

  • Steve_48

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Counts for nothing although it is great news, as Carroll had a 5 year deal and still went.

    Time will tell

  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Barton – I’m surprised to see he’s only played 73 times for Newcastle four seasons. Although he did well to help us get promoted and is now going strong and he has had many injuries – the rest is due to disgraceful behavior for which many of of thought he should have been sacked for!
    He is still a time bomb – any future suspension could be lengthy, harm the team and bring NUFC into disrepute.
    We stood by this man – if he doesn’t want to stay for the last few years on a damn good contract then send him packing!

  • jimhowell88

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    its depressing how negative some newcastle fans are .. why don’t you stop feeling sorry for yourself and realise its better than him not signing!

    Ed great post again my friend


  • GeordieShore

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Although I would love to see Tiote stay at least now if he was to go we can demand another massive transfer fee…….the Andy Carroll saga just sadly reminded me that every player has their price. Alans right though, he’s the kind of player you want to build a team around!!!

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Just seen Alan Pardew on Premier League World,Hes looks rough ! a good night out I think.

  • Spotlight Kid

    Feb 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    ‘And just like Andy – Newcastle have made him into the player he is – and Cheick seems very appreciative of that..’

    Utter twaddle, Ed. Tiote was the finished article when Hoots brought him in. Ask Steve MacLaren.

  • DarloGeordie

    Feb 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Tiote is fast becoming one of my favourite players, everything about him is great he comes across as very appreciative of having the opportunity to play for the best club in the world. Love this guy i really hope he stays after the summer and becomes a true Newcastle great…

    Carroll is a mug

  • BWarmy

    Feb 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #11

    So uhh yeah, how does he know he wants to stay? lol because he said so?

    Like Carroll… :S

  • max

    Feb 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #12

    can we try put ranger as right wing.. he has pace..

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Feb 26, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    BWarmy – We know he wants to stay because he signed a new contract at 6 and a half years.. Actions speak louder than words. Barton also said hes willing to take a paycut to stay but then he rejects our contract offer, its all about actions.

  • cupiddstunt

    Feb 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #14

    Why is it some people just refuse to see things for what they are???????????

    Back end of last year Carroll signed a new five year deal telling the world he was
    “living the dream”
    “ “all he ever wanted to do was play for the toon”

    Then because of cesspools interest, he is back in the office just a mere three months later wanting a new contract and asking for £80,000 a week apparently not happy to wait for what would be the normal contract re-assessment the following season.

    He better than all of us knew exactly the situation behind the doors at the toon but was still demanding the pay cap be smashed just for him.

    At a time when Joey was prepared to take a wage cut to stay at the club.

    Well shot of the money grabber I say.

    Nice one Tiote

  • scdoty

    Feb 26, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #15


    Why can you not just gtake this as good news. So what if he leaves in the summer, chances are it will be because he wants too, for more money.

    No player is bigger than NUFC, at least if he does go it is for a huge amount of money.

    That Judas prick left for the exact same thing.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 26, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Can’t help thinking you hit the bail on the head Ed.
    I’m cynical and think this is just a move to so we can ask top dollar. Carrol I can live without but Tiote would be almost irreplaceable, except for someone like Leroy Fer.

  • SirAlan

    Feb 26, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #17

    ED you seem quite the Poopagandist for Ashley n Pardew, Carroll wanted to stay, ASHLEY wanted the 35 million “Fact” Ashley will sell any player he gets a big offer for “Fact” you did the same with Shearer, Keegan n Hughton by trying to demonise Former Newcastle Players and Managers who only did good for this club..Stop being a Poopagandist for Ashley n Co and start reporting some REAL FACTS…………………….oh and you did the same With Oba Martins just the other week (Judas)


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