Where In The World Is Cheick Tiote?


We’ve seen the rumors in the comments section about Cheick Tiote wanting to leave Newcastle, and even being seen at Chelsea, but none of that is true, and none of it has even been in the gossip press.

Cheick Tiote – renewing visa in Accra, Ghana

Cheick is still in Accra trying to get through his visa renewed, and it was hoped he would be in Ghana just a few days,  but it’s not working out like that to the frustration of manager Alan Pardew.

Alan Pardew doesn’t think the Ivory Coast International’s fitness will be any problem when he returns to England ….. and will be shortly we hope.

But Tiote will now miss the last warm up game of the pre-season, the home friendly against Fiorentina tomorrow afternoon.

Derek Wright travelled with him to West Africa, and is ensuring the player keeps reasonably fit while waiting for the visa renewal to come through.

And why that is taking so long we have no idea, and couldn’t it have been done by mail?

Goalkeeper Steve Harper is out tomorrow with a knee injury (again?), and of course the three other injured players – Ben Arfa, Danny Guthrie and Shane Ferguson – will not be involved.

Pardew talked to the local Newcastle press today about Tiote:

“Cheik’s still trying to get his visa,”

“It’s nothing to do with the football club – it’s nothing to do with the British end. We’re putting enough pressure on them.”

“It’s not ideal. Derek’s out there, and it’s the best scenario we can have. We’ve tried to get a local team for him to train with, but it’s not really working out.”

“We need to make sure it’s structured. He’s doing a lot of fitness work, and Cheik will pick the ball up no problem.”’

Tim Krul will be in goal tomorrow, to  press his claim to be the new first choice Newcastle goalkeeper for next season, and we expect the team to look something like this:

Krul
Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor (S) Enrique
Gosling Cabaye Vuckic Gutierrez (Marveaux)
Ameobi Ba

What would your team be for tomorrow?

Comments welcome.



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190 comments so far

  • Drona

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #1

    no wonder the whole of england is laughing at us.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #2

    hope he returns to the arsenal game

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  • NI Toon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #3

    ………………………Krul
    Simpson….Taylor…Colo….Enrique
    ……………..Gosling……Cabaye
    Jonas…………………………………..Marveaux
    ………………………..Vuckic
    …………………….Ba

    Or if we are playing 2 up top then we should let Best and Ba have a go upfront together…

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #4

    How does it take so long, its like 2 weeks since the squad left him in America!?

    Derek is getting a good holiday out of it like!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #5

    agree with NI TOON team

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Krul
    Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor (S) Enrique
    Gosling Cabaye Vuckic Gutierrez (Marveaux)
    Best Ba

    Thats what am expecting however if I was picking it it would be
    Krul
    Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor (S) Enrique
    Gosling Cabaye Barton Gutierrez (Marveaux)
    Best Ba

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #7

    this clubs cursed..theres no other explenation.. bad news every day..for the past XX years.. its unbelivable..

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    @3

    I wanna see what Best & Ba play like together, looks like they will be our best available pairing for the start of the season.

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Trying to get a local team for him to train with? Ha! Good luck with that one.

    “Hi do you mind if we injure all your players?”

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  • premier

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #10

    the circus rumbles on

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #11

    total amatures, I know with living in Thailand if you leave country your visa has got to be renewed before you can work again, perhaps, I could get employment with toon as visa consultant, should have cheacked before sending him to USA

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  • Eastander

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    —————Green
    Clyne–Bassong–Mangala–M’bengue
    Barnetta–Matuidi–McGugan–N’zogbia
    ————Erding——Gameiro————–

    With a bench of;
    N. Taylor
    Gervinho
    Bridge
    Rondon
    Defoe
    Sissoko
    Obertan

    Thats my time

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  • Eastander

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13

    team*

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Eastander

    green? id rather have ashley in goal

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #15

    in your dream eastander

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  • Grafton83

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #16

    lol @Temuri

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  • stevep

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Harper injured again – jeez for a goalkeeper he’s getting injured a lot, after Frasers mare at Leeds it looks like Krul is No1 by default

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  • Eastander

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #18

    @9 he’s probably suspended anyways :p

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #19

    KRUL in for netherland squad against england

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  • Nufcboy88

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #20

    how long is ben arfa out??

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  • Bebeto

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Is he playing hide and seek? 😀 If he is, than he is a world champion in it. 😀

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #22

    http://football-talk.co.uk/33402/villaboas-signings/

    good=) essien injured & lampard is 62..they have a great defence & attack tho..

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  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #23

    cabaye is in the france squad also

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed is asking the wrong questions.
    Where on earth is Tamas Kadar?!?!?!

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Villa Boas will get sacked if he doesnt let Roman make signings! Also a lot of rumours that Lukaku is in London in talks with Chelsea

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Krul

    Simp-taylor-colo-enrique

    Marveaux-joey-cabaye-jonas

    vuckic

    Ba

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Krul
    Simp-Colo-Saylor-Jose
    Cabaye-Gosling
    Raylor-Jonas-MArve
    Ba

    Sub : Froster,Travenier,Vuckic,Shola,Loven,Sammy,Ranger,Best and Willo

    Where’s our midfield gone ? only 1 sub we have without Barton,Tiote and Ben Arfa.

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  • GhanaMag

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #28

    He should be still here , he came in last week I think. Africa can be slow for these things , Brith High Comm close at lunchtime for G &T’s !!!! he should have no problems staying fit , as he will probably be at Marcel Desailly’s place, as he has a great football training facility in Accra .
    HWTL

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Like I said in another post I’m not jumping to any wild conclusions but his continued absence is yet anothe unwanted distraction.

    thai-mag – Maybe someone more in the know than me, like yourself, could answer me this- how likely is it that Tiote’s visa could be allowed to expire? And if it did, would he have to return to Accra for him to renew it?

    Also people were saying on here days ago that he was back in Newcastle- obviously this isn’t true then.

    My wild theory- maybe NUFC shipped him to Africa and have him locked in a shed so no bugger can buy him! Hope he’s back soon, we need this guy, great player.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Too much Striker if we play only 1 striker upfront. However just quantity we have.

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  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Marv can play in behind a striker i read. So if joey does get his head right for arsenal we could have a midfield of

    barton-cabaye-tiote-jonas
    Marveaux

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  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Ole Soderberg, Patrick Nzuzi, Alex Nicholson, Yven Moyo, Michael Riley, James Perch, Jeff Henderson, Brad Inman, Greg McDermott, Ryan Donaldson, Joan Edmundsson, Mehdi Abeid, Phil Airey.

    Reserve squad for tonight. Would’ve thought abeid would be involved at leeds and tomorrow. Maybe Pardew is looking to give players a full 90 to get up to match speed

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Ashley in goal?

    We would be guarenteed noone would score, that fat git would fill the entire goal frame.!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #34

    @31

    That would suggest that maybe Pards wants to test Abeid against Fiorentina?

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  • Eastander

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #35

    @33 how do you figure? he’s in the starting line up tonight against ashington

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  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #36

    how so if that was the reserves squad

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Anything going on or are you all playing manager on the blog hahaha?

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #38

    My team for tomorrow:

    ******************Krul******************
    Tavernier*****Taylor*****Colo*****Enrique
    **************Gosling*Cabaye************
    ******************Vukic
    **********Abeid**********Marveaux********
    ******************Ba

    For all the Tiote conspiracy theorists, quit being so neurotic.

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  • Ghali

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #39

    I heard that Giles Barnes is on the free transfer list !!!
    is he good enough or not worth the risk ?

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #40

    this story is wrong when you enter Britain to work you get a visa for the length of contract, and your work permit is for up to 5 years and only needs renewed on a change of employer, so unless he had his visa revoked it could not have expired yet he has not even been with us a Year yet. even a temporary leave to stay for illegal immigrants lasts 5 years. unless the government have new restrictions that aren’t even on the governments web site yet.

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