Tiote Getting Wiser On Yellow Cards – You Could Have Fooled Us

Cheick Tiote has picked up 14 yellow cards, including one in each of the last 5 games he’s played, and one red card this season.

Cheick Tiote – you would think he had just scored – what a shot!

So there’s 6 games he has missed through suspension, and it will be another three games if he picks up his 15th yellow card before the end of the season.

It’s starting to get frustrating too, because when he picked up his 14th yellow card in injury time last Saturday against Birmingham, he was seen to thump the ground in frustration.

That 14th card meant he will probably miss the last two games of the season, whereas if he was on only 13 yellows right now, he could have played in at least one of the last couple of games, probably at home, to WBA, where Newcastle have a better chance of picking up points.

We’re not thinking the lads can get anything at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, but we’re very willing to be wrong about that – of course.

John Carver has talked about Tiote to the local Newcastle press today:

“It was a real shame for Cheick because he never looked like he was going to be booked against Birmingham.” “It was harsh, but he is starting to get wiser and learning what life is like in the Premier League.”

“I spoke to him before the game and had a conversation about the bookings and told him to be careful because we don’t want him suspended.”

“Unfortunately it didn’t work out, maybe it was lost in translation!” “Obviously it would not be a good way to start the season.” “But no decision has been made yet.”

“The manager will make that decision in the next few days.”

We have to be realistic and say it’s hard to believe Cheick is getting wiser when he’s got 5 yellow cards in his last 5 games, wiser about what?

It would also be silly to play Cheick in a game now, and risk him picking up his 15th yellow card, and miss some games at the start of next season.

At least Newcastle are safe from relegation now, and maybe even Alan Smith could return to the side, after resuming full training earlier this week.

Other than Smith we don’t know who would come in for Cheick – and Coloccini couldn’t because Williamson is out for the season with a broken arm after presumably some combat training last week. 😀

While we don’t expect anything at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, we don’t want to get hammered either, but there has to be an excellent chance of finishing the season with a win and on a high on Sunday, May 22nd against WBA.

That would be a terrific way of ending the season.

Howay The Lads!!

24 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 11, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #1

    we should play barton in central mid field and ryan taylor or Routledge should play in right wing

  • bassongs_of_praise

    May 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Im seeing a lot of negative comments and articles about Tiote racking up these bookings which I think is pretty harsh.

    Firstly bookings go with the territory of the position he plays and the way he plays the game – I wouldnt want to see him curb too much from his game.

    Secondly I can think of probably about 5 of the bookings he has got which are absolute rubbish – the one on Saturday was a prime example, it was probably his first foul of the game in a nothing area of the pitch and was nothing more than a trip yet the ref booked him.

    Seems to me like he is getting a undeserved reputation that the referees are buying into rather like they do with another one of our midfielders.

    Im sure Cheik can look at a couple of things to maybe try and stop picking up so many but to be honest im more than happy for him to keep playing and performing the way he has and if that leads to the odd suspension then so be it, im not gonna lose any sleep over that.

  • MarkO

    May 11, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3

    roshan?? routledge isnt here nomore?

  • Burni

    May 11, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Bassongs….. this:

    Secondly I can think of probably about 5 of the bookings he has got which are absolute rubbish – the one on Saturday was a prime example, it was probably his first foul of the game in a nothing area of the pitch and was nothing more than a trip yet the ref booked him.

    is perfect!

    I genuinely feel that Im the only person who picks up on stuff like this….. Tiote has been noted by the refs just like a criminal who has commited a petty crime gets noted by the rozzers….. he has been unfairly booked on approximately 5-10 occasions no wonder its frustraiting for him…. the one on saturday was a joke, but im not surprised… i truly feel as if the officials have it in for him. I just hope he desnt change his playing style but learns to time his challenges more, A tame Tiote is no where near as good as an all guns blazin version!

  • toonchip

    May 11, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone know if Routledge is back for us since QPR’s season is over? Would like to see him play for us in the last couple of games 🙂

  • Brutooon

    May 11, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #6

    All Tiote’s yellow cards is simple because its the way he play.

    Next season when Gosling is back from injured, he will be a decent cover for Tiote

  • bassongs_of_praise

    May 11, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Spot on Burni mate and the even more frustrating thing is that Barton is treated in a pretty similar way.


    May 11, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Any transfer news? So boreng day.

  • geordieal

    May 11, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Routledge hasn’t signed for qpr yet, so technically he has to come back to Newcastle, I’d play him and put Barton in the middle. Prefer routledge over raylor.


    May 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Any1 getn bored _check out ma remix.





  • chuck

    May 11, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #11

    It`s mostly about coaching.
    Every tackle does`nt have to hurt, players can be channeled in directions the dont want to go, they can be leaned on, they dont have to end up in the stands or stretched out followin each tacle.
    The finer points have to be explained and coached.
    The best defenders go mostly unnoticed, why ?
    because they use their heads, ever see Carvalho sliding in like say that lummox Williamson ?
    Ever see Dennis Erwin leave his feet, the answer is no, they knew how to play the game but most fans never got it !
    Look Tiote is learning fast, his distribution has gone through a transition from getting rid of the ball to the nearest teammate to looking for the pass, the open man, that will cause a transition from defense to attack.
    It will take a while to learn the subtlties of defense, but he has tremendous possibilities and a natural aggression that has to be channeled.
    Good idea to sign him to a long term contract , but in to-days game money talks and players walk.

  • CheickTiote

    May 11, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #12

    any news on the takeover which got us all excited last night ed?

  • toonfan09

    May 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #13

    by your theory then roy keane wasnt a good player, martin keown wasnt chielline isnt etc

  • Mac

    May 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #14

    THERE IS NO TAKE OVER. THAT FELLA ON TWITTER IS A FOOL. And yes i know i am typing in caps.

  • toonfan09

    May 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #15

    which fella that cwarr one cos he never actually said there was a takeover he said a lot have people have been talking about it

  • kilcline

    May 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    We are linked with Danny Graham

    Thats the sort of player we are likely to get not the likes of Sow.

    We are being asset stripped.

  • veto

    May 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    toon are after Danny Graham from watford , gatesheed born lad and thats good enough for me , bring him home

  • Robby Bobson

    May 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Graham….24 goals foran average team…..clearly knows where the net is

  • Baro

    May 11, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Danny Graham is from Newcastle and certainly is scoring goals all the time.l I’d take him

  • kilcline

    May 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #20

    He is a good championship player, if we start with him and best up top next season we would be fighting relegation.

  • Tonytoon73

    May 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Cheick I was at graft this morning and was telling one of the lads about the rumour going round about a take over and he told me he was playing golf with a lad who i also know and lets just say he looks after the players at the toon. He said last month he went to the training ground to pick up Steven Taylor and Taylor had to go to St James for something but when they arrived at the ground the security would not let them through the players entrance. Eventually they let Taylor in and he asked what was going on, in which they replied that there was a big meeting going on with Ashley and two vip people. It might be nothing but it could be that it might have been our future new owners.

  • kilcline

    May 11, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #22

    tonytoon73 does come out with more b/sh1t than the labour government.

  • Tonytoon73

    May 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #23

    You must be a tory f***** are you kilcline

  • kilcline

    May 11, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Indeed i am, i like to protect my salary 😉


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