Impressive Cheick Tiote Getting To Grips With His Discipline


It will be quite a tough game on Saturday afternoon,  when Newcastle visit Wolves.

Alan Pardew – will have team ready for Saturday afternoon

But Newcastle fans will be hoping for another good result on the road, and certainly Newcastle have most of their player  available at the moment, and Ben Arfa and Davide Santon will both be available.

But it’s likely that both will only be subs on Saturday, and we could even see Davide make an appearance alt in the second half, depending on how the game is going.

But both players will be pushing for starting positions from now on, and that can only help the performance of the Newcastle starting eleven.

The good news is that both Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote are in good form at the moment, and Cheick is even getting to grips with his discipline, and has not been booked over the last couple of games, and long may that continue.

Alan Pardew, whose star seems to be rising on Tyneside, is clear it will be tough game:

“Wolves are a tough side and that is something that we must overcome.”  “It’s a big test, Wolves usually get the crowd going at Molineux and we will have to be at full tilt again.”

“And there were a lot of other positives such as Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, who was outstanding again, and Gabriel Obertan.”  “They will all be hoping to take that level of performance into the game at Wolves.

“It will be a different game to Blackburn. We want to be going into the international break on the back of a good result.”  “We go there in form and with high hopes of winning the game.”

Cheick Tiote  became a bit of a liability towards the end of last season, and he picked up 14 yellow cards and one red card, and missed 6 games last season through suspensions.

And Alan Pardew had to leave him out of the last two games of the season, just in case he received his 15th yellow card,  because he would then have been suspended at the beginning of this season.

But it seems good news that Cheick is getting to terms with his indiscipline, and Pardew  seems to think Tiote is doing just that:

“Cheick will be a key man.”  “He really has shown he can play at the level we all know he can again in recent games.”

“His discipline has improved and he has been much better this season. He’s only had two bookings so far and that is much better from him.”

In fact Cheick Tiote has had two excellent games at Villa Park and last Saturday against Blackburn, and the central midfield pair seem to have a blossoming partnership as Yohan Cabaye continues to get to grips with the Premier League, and could become a great signing by the club.

There seem to be good players popping up all over the place at Newcastle this season, with players like Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan, Yohan Cabaye, Haris Vuckic and Sylvain Marveaux, among others, who are looking good this season.

A win would just be fantastic on Saturday for Newcastle and it would ensure the team stays at least in 4th place in the Premier League over the two week International break – and that cannot be bad.

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11 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    And two assists from Tioté in two games – He’s a changed man!

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  • loztoon

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Could be the change in tactical approach that AP has brought this season that has made Cheick a more disciplined player…

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  • woodsee

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    That Cabaye lad could well become one of my fav ever toon players
    Beardo and Rob Lee being my choices.
    Gettin rid of the bad eggs from the club is paying almost immediate dividends,and the best thing about it all is it seems most of the players in the team are proud to put on the shirt and seem to know how important the club is to us mere mortals

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  • unkateef

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    I can’t still get over the fact that the negative press has left us in favour of other clubs. Long may it continue. This new look side has me even more excited abou the release of FIFA 12 (Females Ignored For Another 12 Months).

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  • niffnoff

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Lookin forward to the clash of the titans that is. Tiote vs Elekobi (ha!)

    In seriousness though will be a good game on Sat, if there are any toon fans out after the game in wolves giz a shout!

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #6

    does anyone else think cabaye is an extremely likabale player ever since he wasnt afraid to get stuck in at the mackems he has improved with every game i also think he is a huge reason why tiote is able to avoid the yellows and pick up the odd assist he never used to get anywhere near the box last year coz there was no one else to make the tackle as nolan wasnt gonna trck back nor could he tackle very well with both tiote and cabay very able to hold in midfield when mr chiek goes forward Monsieur Cabaye drops in and covers it gives our team so much better balance and flow to the play

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  • Sav

    Sep 29, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #7

    If you have the ball you’re not likely to give away needless fouls. Add to that the fact that Cab gets back into position whereas Nolan struggled and it is no mystery. Cheick’s cards this term have been while he was finding his fitness and probably were borne out of frustration.
    What a turn around in the side.

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  • toonashwin

    Sep 29, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #8

    @Sav // & SincerelySamuel
    if u wanna praise some praise some ,do not i repeat don’ criticise other.
    i m big fan of cabaye ,
    but nolan was heart of attack and gave nufc everything ,he never complaint,raised the spirit ,a complete capt.,always a asset, never liability to club.
    & cause of his departure we all knew……
    a true geordie hero….
    pls don’t take it as comparison i jst wanna put a point our team could be lot bttr with him , don’t make him example of liability in front of new generations on this blog

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  • toonincheek

    Sep 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Forward thinking –
    Tiote should have been played at the end of last season. Should have been forseen that he would miss the first few games due to lack of time for training.

    I’m sure he would have helped us pick up a point or two, which would have had a significant effect on our final league position.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Sep 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #10

    @ 5 lol that Elekobi is a monster of a man , I dont think ive seen a bigger football player ever, he cant even run properly because hes so big

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  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #11

    SS @ # 6

    I think you have hit the proverbial nail on the head, the work load is being shared and Tiote does not have to play over the top, and if that thought is correct then Kabaye is doing things for the club on several levels.

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