Cheick Tiote Likely Out For The Season

It would appear that Cheick Tiote has played his last game for Newcastle United this season.

Cheick Tiote– could have played last game this season

As we reported yesterday, Tiote is now on 14 yellow cards for the season,  and if he picks up just one more yellow card he will be suspended for 3 matches,  and that will carry over to next season.

And with Chelsea now essentially out of the race for the title, and West Brom in mid-table, it seems Alan could leave Tiote out of the side for the last two games of the season, and avoid Cheick getting a three match ban.

And to make matters worse, Cheick didn’t pick up his booking until injury time in Saturday’s game, and Alan Pardew must have been pulling his hair out when that happened.

And it seems that Cheick Tiote, in his very first season in the Premier League, has now equaled the all time record set by Robbie Savage for the most number of yellow cards in a PL season. Oh my.

This is what Alan said about Cheick today:

“He would miss three games at the beginning of next season and he is very important to the team,” “Had Chelsea won I would have had a commitment to field my strongest team.”

“I don’t think he is like Robbie Savage,” “His tackling is usually well-timed but he is aggressive and he just needs to tone that down a bit.”

“I thought he was so controlled against Birmingham and his booking was so really unlucky but some of the others are things he has to concentrate on.”

“I will look at all the bookings through the summer with him, all 14, and make him understand that four or five of those definitely shouldn’t be happening.”

Tiote has already served a one match ban for getting 5 yellow cards, a two match ban for getting 10 yellow cards,  and Cheick  also got a three match ban for being sent off at Stevenage in January.

It must be a little disconcerting to Alan Pardew, when he’s so desperate to get as many points as possible in the last two games of the season, that he’s almost forced to leave out one of his very best players.

We’re not even sure who will come in for Tiote, with Newcastle’s injury list so large at the moment.

Cheick’s disciplinary record is very poor,  and it points to an area of his game that the Ivory Coast International just has to improve on next season.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Cant beleive he is even considering leaving Tiote out for such a stupid reason!
    Pardew should grow a pair and get stuck into Chelsea.
    Drogba and Essien are Tiote’s hero’s so he will hard done by if sidelined.

  • Elb11

    May 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2

    I would play him. There’s always the chance he might not get booked (yeah right) and the squad’s depleted as it is right now, we should have more depth to cover him if he is banned for next season.

    As for that red card at Stevenage… it was a bit of a joke.

  • connor_nufc

    May 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Hardly a stupid reason. We need him for the start of nxt season to get off to a gd start

  • malchick

    May 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    pointless risking him…….newcastle had more booking than any other PL team….73……not just tiote at fault…..

  • Stuart

    May 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #5

    To be honest Benton I agree with AP, we dont particularly have anything to play for the rest of this season. Maybe ahead of sunderland and top 10 at a push.

    Its a given that Tiote will get booked either against Chelsea or West Brom, and then he’ll be out for either the first 2 or 3 games of next season.

    I’d much prefer to have him back in the team then with a clean sheet in terms of bookings. We need all our best players playing at the beginning of the season to get everyone gelling together quickly.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    I think for next game will be:





    Best as sub for loven and Ranger for Shola.

    but i would go with this one :

    ————–Same 4————
    Raylor —-barton——Jonas-

    Fergie (for raylor changing sides of our wingers – jonas on right) and Best as a sub.


    May 9, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Rest him nw, v need him for da start of nxt season.

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    May 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s a no brainer, send him away on holiday NOW.

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes, a good start to next season with what looks like a new first choice left back of paul fkin konchesky. If jose wants away fine, but to swap him for the one player who is the cause of liverpools LB problem, is nuts! Oh we might also get 2mil on top of it, wow.

  • tweaked

    May 9, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    reckon leave him out… its more critical to have him back with a clean sheet next season

  • Stuart

    May 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    No-one from the club has linked us with Konchesky at all.

    Papers print bullshit and lies to stir the pot and some of you take every word for granted.

    If we sign every player we’ve been linked with we’ll have most of the best players in the world, every free transfer and half the lower league players.

    Let a bit of common sense prevail and have some trust in Graham Carr.

  • PoolieToon

    May 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #12

    I would at least play him against the baggies to get the most out of that game. If we are pushing for Europe next season then every game must count. But it would be interesting to see what happens if he gets played this season, it may be that he just gets targeted. I find it hard to believe he is a more agressive than De Jong.

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Pardew expressed interest in konchesky. And I don’t take every word the papers say for granted, so stick your rant up your hoop, stuart.

  • Stuart

    May 9, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #14

    You got a quote Markaccus?

  • marek1987

    May 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    It’s Cheik , not Cheick

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #16

    What does that matter? Sometimes
    1+1 does equal 2. You don’t believe it will happen, fine, that’s your opinion. I have mine, disagree if you like, as you are entitled, but don’t belittle me with comments about common sense.

  • Stuart

    May 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #17

    So no quote then? Its a bunch of bullshit. Common sense tells you MA isnt going to buy a 29 or however old he is player who’s shite at the minute, and is only going to get worse over the next 2-3 years and will have absolutely no resale value.

    You do know who our owner is right?

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #18

    So you go ahead and question my common sense again, after I requested you not to. You must not be able to read. So to refer you to my original comment to you stuart… Stick it up your hoop.

  • Stuart

    May 9, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #19

    Yeah mate but there was a very good point in there that you’ve completely glossed over.

    Or do you just want us to sign Konchesky so you can have another whinge about AP and MA?

  • Bell

    May 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #20

    As muchas i hate to say it maybe we should leave our BEST player out… even though it will probably lead to us getting hammered of chelsea because we wont have him to control the centre of midfield and the defence will be more exposed than ever! but at the end of the day it dosen’t make much of a difference where we finish in the table now because we aint going down. however, i really wanna finish above the dirty dirty mackems!

  • PoolieToon

    May 9, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #21

    Actually, thinking about it I think we should play him in both games. Tiote’s involvement could play a part in keeping the goal difference in control, which at the end will almost definately factor into our position, more specifically, compared to the mackems.

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #22

    In your opinion it was a good point. Not mine. If you think its crap then fine, but you are not going to change my mind with your comments.
    As far as the MA and AP thing is concerned, MA is ia plank and always will be. I haven’t had much of a problem with AP since he got here, and really don’t want any reasons to moan, least of all a step backwards in playing staff. If you can’t express your views without having a dig at people with opposing views, then you shouldn’t express them at all.

  • Stuart

    May 9, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #23

    Wheres the fun in that though? Shit man, all I asked for was a quote.

    In your words AP expressed an interest in him? So surely theres a quote right?

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #24

    You didn’t just ask for a quote, you questioned my commen sense. Twice. The second time after I asked you not to. It is possible to dissagree without rubbing someone up the wrong way, although you clearly don’t know how. I think you’re a twat, and you can quote me on that.

  • Stuart

    May 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Why thank you Markaccus.

    Still never got that quote though. Kind of proves my point that you have no common sense and believe whatever you read.

  • Jimay

    May 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Why not use the last two of our games left to give the young players a chance in the PL. It would be a good chance for them with less pressure to just grow some experience and make them feel how it is to play in front of the best fans in the world.

    You might not want to play them against Chelsea but at least let some of them play at our last home game. I would like to see those who are closest to play for the first team.

  • Davies

    May 9, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #27

    Do you have a quote?

    I sincerely hope you don’t. I just don’t see any sense in swapping a good left back for one that isn’t rated by his club.


  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #28

    You can’t just accept that I have a different opinion to you. Insulting my inteligence is not going to change it. If you really want to go down the common sense route, how about about this. MA has made the wrong choice almost every single time he’s had one to make, so what makes you think it will be different this time, common sense would dictate the worst outcome. If the deal doesn’t happen, then I was wrong, if it does, then you were wrong. I certainly won’t gloat if I was right, I’ll just be annoyed.

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #29

    @ davies, yes it is madness, I hope it is bullshit, but then again we have made a few bad decisions lately fingers crossed.

  • Mc-Toon

    May 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #30


    I don’t know what high horse you’re on kid but you should come down off it.

    Unless theres a quote theres no point in saying AP has shown interest. AP might well fancy getting the lad in, he may have even discussed it with our wonderful casino manager, i mean managing director….

    but no quote = no point in coming out with the comment in first place.

    Drop the attitute.

    MA has been a useless arse for most his time here, but we wouldnt be where we are without his money, and theres no doubt about that.

    Have some faith in the set up and lets just see what happens. If you dont have any fairth then youll turn in to one of the pesimistic nobs i was surrounded by at the match the other day.

  • bills-son

    May 9, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #31

    It would be absolute madness to play Tiote again this season – absolute madness.

    Whats the point? These are effectively NOTHING games that will be forgotten about by the time we kick off next season.

    We need to get off to the best start possible NEXT season and that means fielding our best possible side – and losing Tiote for the first three games because of another booking in a nothing game this season would be, I repeat, ABSOLUTE MADNESS.

    Any fan who thinks any other is crackers IMO.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #32

    I agree with Alan

  • sticklebricks

    May 9, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Play him… Could be the difference between finishing 8th and 17th.. (That’s 7.2 million difference in TV money)

    Probably gonna be sold in the summer anyway.!!! ;-P

  • steve1980

    May 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Move Barton infield and play Ryan Taylor wide right, simple. Everything else the same as Saturday. We’re safe on 44 points, which for a just promoted team is very good indeed. Some great games along the way, specifically the home goal fests against Villa, Sunderland & West Ham, & the immense heartening victories over Liverpool & Arsenal. That we need to strengthen in the summer is a no brainer. However, we really don’t need that many players. 4 or 5, thats it to be honest. I’d ship out Ryan Taylor and Smith, and leave it there, we need the rest of the squad in tact. A central defender capable of doubling up as full back cover, a pacy central midfielder capable of playing on either wing, two strikers. Done. I’d go for Taarabt, Jarvis, Jonny Evans, Elmander, & Kris Boyd, who’se had a nightmare season resulting from being unhappy in a terrible team, but the lad is a top notch goal scorer. He and Elmander could be devastating together. All told those 5 would cost no more than £25m, that £10m less than the Carroll money, and not including the PL & Sky cash. Those four + Ben Arfa & Gosling back in the reckoning, and we’re easy pushing for top 7. HWTL.

  • DanNUFC

    May 9, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #35

    if the only strikers we were to get in were Elmander and Boyd, i think i may just cry

  • Crawfordladd17

    May 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #36

    y he might be injured 4 the 1st 3 games anyway

  • Batey-Nufc

    May 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #37

    Some Newcastle fans are mad, we obviously need him and pardew is making a good decision, what happens if we have the scum and top 4 teams in first 3 games then we don;t have him? Lets be honest its a pretty fair and easy decision in my opinion

  • Oleg G

    May 9, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Everybody is forgetting that during the summer we might also get a player to play in that same position? (I hope we will, because once Tiote was out, we looked much worse and weak in the middle). He should play, and if he gets a yellow card, so be it.

    There is also money in every position in the table right? And we should think about moral and finishing the last 2 games of the season with good performances and maybe even good results.

    I say put him to play, just give him directions – we don’t need to die out there, we are safe, be careful with your tackles and don’t just on players, run with them.

  • Billy1985

    May 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #39

    just play him people will be fit for next season

  • Jammydodger

    May 9, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Markaccus // May 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    You can’t just accept that I have a different opinion to you. Insulting my inteligence is not going to change it

    LOLOLOL you spelt intelligence wrong, stuart was questioning the source of your opinion requesting a quote to substantiate said opinion,
    . To which you took insane offence and decided to start the handbags.
    Bit like me saying toon are signing messi ronaldo rooney benzema etc etc its a fact and then someone asking for a source to which i take great offence to and start to retaliate in a belittling manner


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