Cheick Tiote and Kevin Nolan are just one yellow card away from a two match suspension.
Kevin and Cheick – two players happy and committed at Newcastle
And Tiote is well aware that he needs to improve his disciplinary record on Tyneside, and he’s done okay in the last few games, in not picking up a yellow card.
This is what Tiote told the Evening Chronicle today about his record and his role in the Newcastle side:
“My game is to tackle and I know I have to get it right.” “I know I have to improve my disciplinary record and not pick up silly bookings.”
“But I will continue to play my game.” “I just have to be a little bit wiser with some tackles.”
“My game is to make sure we win everything in midfield.” “Every game I try my best to do this.”
“Even in away games I am not interested in a draw and I like it when we go for three points.”
“This season we have played very, very well away from home and it is a record we want to continue.”
Check Tiote has been absolutely outstanding for the Newcastle side this season, and is already a huge favorite with the fans and he’s a player who recently signed a six and a half year deal to stay at the club.
And while that doesn’t mean too much these days, Tiote seems quite happy and contented on Tyneside, and he’s massive player for the Magpies.
Chelsea, who seem keen on him, did make a serious approach for Tiote last January, and it seems that Cheick turned them down, and later said he wanted to live in Newcastle, and didn’t fancy living in London too much.
Those words give us some hope and confidence that Cheick will indeed stay at Newcastle long term, and help bring back the glory days to Newcastle, which are way overdue.
Cheick has 23 appearances for Newcastle so far, and one stupendous goal against Arsenal, which will live in Geordie folklore forever.
And as we pointed out earlier today, Newcastle have just one win, against Birmingham, in the last 9 games, so what does that tell us?
It says we are due a win tomorrow at Stoke City, and if we can do that, it will certainly make lots of Newcastle fans around the world very happy indeed tomorrow night.
That’s obviously what we are hoping for tomorrow.