More Good News – Cheick Tiote Back In Training


Top Newcastle defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote has arrived back in England after spending more than a week in Accra, Ghana, getting his visa renewed.

Cheick Tiote – back in training with Newcastle

Tiote has been away since the lads returned from their American tour, and it’s good news that he is finally back on Tyneside and can get ready for the game against Arsenal on Saturday.

Newcastle long time physiotherapist Derek Wright accompanied the Ivory Coast International to Ghana, and kept him fit while he was in Africa, so we hope it doesn’t take long for Cheick to find his feet again this week.

Cheick had to travel to Ghana, because of the problems in the Ivory Coast and that’s where the Ivorian embassy is at the moment.

There’s little doubt that Tiote will go straight into the starting lineup on Saturday and partner the impressive looking Yohan Cabaye on central midfield.

And with the signing of another winger in Gabriel Obertan today, Newcastle now have Joey Barton, Dan Gosling, 18 year-olds Haris Vuckic and Mehdi Abeid,  and the mercurial Ben Arfa, who can also play in central midfield.

Rather suddenly the Newcastle squad looks a lot stronger now, with five good players having now been brought in this summer, and another striker and a left-back (possibly impressive Dutch International Erik Pieters to replace the departing Jose Enrique?), still to come in this summer.

And if that happens that will make seven new players brought in during the summer, and that would be quite good, as long as Jose is the only player we lose before September 1st.

And Alan Pardew has said there will be no problems in bringing Tiote straight back into the side:

“We’ll have no problems with Cheick, he will be able to pick the ball up and get straight back into things,” 

We don’t want to get carried away too much, which is always a danger, but with the arrival of Gabriel Obertan today, the news that Joey Barton is back in training with the first team, and Cheick Tiote now back in training, things are looking a lot more positive this week.

And certainly much improved from what they were last week, that’s for sure.

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260 comments so far

  • Teamstoof

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #1

    1st!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Now off to London to sort them out!

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  • Teamstoof

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    finnally someone from sweden came first in anything:)
    love to se tiote and cabye together with marveux and barton on the wings, obertan/benny boy behind striker and Ba smashing in some goals… let the league beginn!

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  • Andy

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Thank goodness for that! This has been a good day for us today. New signing tiote back from the wilderness. Hopefully we can finish this window with a double signing of ola tovoinen and pieters who has a £1 or £2m release clause. V good for a dutch international

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #5

    He will be like a new signing haha

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #6

    hope the premier league wont be postponed due to the problem occuring in london

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  • Totally of subject but, Got Sky News on in the background. I take it there was no other riots in England that London.

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  • xfer

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Check mate!

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Top player…team for me.

    Krul
    simpson taylor Collo Enrique
    Gosling Tiote Cabaye Marveux
    Ben Arfa
    Demba Ba

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Really good news Ed
    Enrique Nolan Routledge Carroll (Campbell) out, and five players in to a paper thin squad and one of them is only 18,keep up the good work Mikey old boy

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  • roshan MAGPIE, only the games taking part in effected parts of the country.

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  • Andy

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #12

    GG Manc, leeds, liverpool and birmingham as well mate

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Andy, really really can’t see us signing Ola to be honest. Probably be talking 10m. Have there even been any stories about it? Or is it just people on here making things up? Lol

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #14

    gg hoping there wont be any riot on newcastel

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  • dmac

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone read the ssn article on pieters where krul voices an opinion? Seen how he mentions because our left back wont sign a contract or something like that? Worrying.

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  • Jail for Ashley. Posted this on the earlier thread. Add Obertan and we aren’t doing to badly Probably 2nd-3rd place.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/transfers/0,20367,11660__201108,00.html

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #17

    If there is trouble tonight and also spread outside London – I reckon the FA might call a halt to all sporting events. Now that would be something to annoy the public!! Then those rioters would be fending off Police and the Joe Football Fan Public…

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  • Teamstoof

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Andy
    Toivonen is a stunning player BUT he would not be right for us… We need a fast striker to helb Ba out. If you ever have seen Toivonen play, he is more of an attacking midfielder then a striker, always come down and seek the ball,
    Like I sad, think he will be wrong for usw

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #19

    When you see the little diddy police they have in london i am not supprised the idiotts are not afraid!

    Bring back Police recruitment from the armed forces I say!!

    Sorry for the rant!

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  • Andy, I know. But no mention of them. Gets to me sometimes that London is sometimes thought as the only city in England.

    roshan MAGPIE, why? we love our Toon.

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #21

    imo tiote is our best player so im absolutely buzzing hes back!!!

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  • Meeks135

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #22

    The Enforcer!

    Back to thwart all (before his suspensions kick in of course)

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Heard from 2 totally different sources now that the deal to bring Obertan to St James has alot to do with Tiotie!!!!

    Just passing on what I heard.
    Q the jabba jumpas, ‘well if tiote goes he was sh!te anyway’

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #24

    How much do you reckon Tiote is worth at the mo? Seeing as we signed him for 3.5m

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  • Andy

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #25

    TDS it was reported in the dailymail in the pieters report. Teamstoof i really like him as a player. Very intelligent, great football brain. We don’t necesarily have to have a small pacy striker. An intelligent one could be just as useful. He reminds me of eidur gudjonsen for some reason

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  • Felipe

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #26

    @angry 23: You really are getting desperate now? If we sign a striker I imagine you, boater and kingkev will jump from the tyne bridge after one final post of abuse on here. Can’t wait… 🙂

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Tiote will have no trouble at all slotting back into starting line up! Ever notice how fit those lads are from Ghana etc. could run all day long haha

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  • Yohan7

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Bendter to the toon after the arsenal match and before the close of the window 5 -7 mil, apparently leaked from the club. his price has moved massivley as well on paddy power he was 12 to 1. could all be sh1t or a smoke screen from the forces that be.

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  • Felipe

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #29

    @dmac 15: What? Enrique won’t sign his contract, that’s outrageous, why didn’t someone mention it before?

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  • Angryman @ 23. Can’t make sense of that. You mean Tiote was on the phone to Obertan telling him to join NUFC or Obertan has been brought in to replace Tiote?

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #31

    @24 – Amm over 10 mill anyway

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  • Andy

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #32

    V Fra hopefully the ivorians are the same then 😉 haha

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    I heard from a fair few sources yesterday that Obertan had failed his medical….people love to make up crap 🙂

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Hahha I knew straight away after i posted that someone would say something about ivory coast haha

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #35

    the obvious starters on sat will be

    krul
    simpson taylor collo
    tiote cabaye
    ba

    the rest i havent a clue!! is he gna play marveaux than jonas or vice versa? is he gna have enrique available?? will barton play?? will obertan start?? will gosling be pushing for a start?? its starting to look rather interesting with more faces in the squad 🙂

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  • WWJBD, someone on here last week was telling us that when Tiote returned to England it would be directly to Chelsea. Can’t remember who it was though.

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  • Felipe

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Heard from a very good source that angryman is frustrated with his lack of opportunities to be negative and may ask for a transfer to another blog 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • boater

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #38

    @Felipe – i don’t believe I’ve ever posted abuse on here.

    By the way lads, there is talk on lots of websites now that all games will be off this weekend…

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  • Andy

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #39

    GG it was jimmymagpie. He was right about bartons contract but everythin else he says has been wrong.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #40

    GG yeah I remember reading that. Also heard that Sturridge plus 5mill for Tiote was happening.

    This blog turns into newcastlerumour.co.uk at times I swear

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