Pardew Explains Tiote Injury – Sad To See Bruce Sacked

Alan Pardew had said earlier this week that Cheick Tiote would be fit for the Chelsea game, but unfortunately the Ivory Coast International has been ruled out of the game.

Cheick Tiote– will miss 6th game in a row tomorrow

Cheick has missed the last five game, but Danny Guthrie has come in for an extended run and has performed very well for the Newcastle side, and his form over those games will hopefully get him a new contract before his current one runs out next June.

It seems a little bit of a mystery why the injury is taking so long to heal, since he almost made the game at Manchester United last Saturday.

This is what manager Pardew said today:

“I am not going to say he will be fit for next week. We must make sure he is right because he is a very important player to us.”

“There is no complication. It is just a little nagging injury which we just can’t get over the line at the moment.”

“We certainly do not feel there is a need for an op or to go back to square one. He has not really had a setback.”

“It is just time and it is taking a little bit longer than we had hoped”

Alan will now be hoping to get the Ivorian fit for the next game at Norwich City a week tomorrow, and the manager has said before that Cheick is a big player in away games.

Tiote’s injury reminds us of the thigh strain Andy Carroll picked up just before he was sold to Liverpool, and it   turned out that injury kept Andy out quite a long time, when it was though initially he would be out only two to three weeks.

Alan gave his usual press conference this afternoon, and he said he wasn’t quite ready and he would not be risked,  because he’s such a big player for the club.

But Alan also said Cheick didn’t need an operation, and that he hadn’t had any setbacks, and it’s  just that his injury is taking a lot more time than the medical staff had expected.

Pardew also said that Leon Best is fit again and training with the first team, and the Irish International  is available for selection for tomorrow’s game.

The manager had good words to say about Gary Speed and take a look at the Twitter account #scarvesforspeedo which is an attempt to get as many fans as possible to bring scarves on Saturday, in memory of  the Newcastle legend.

Alan also said he was sorry to see Steve Bruce be sacked from Sunderland.

It’s also looking that Martin O’Neill could be the new manager at the Black Cats, and it helps that Martin was a Sunderland supporter when he was a boy.

Alan comes across really well with his press conferences, and it’s just a pity that the fans cannot see it, although of course they can if they sign up for nufcTV.

But we think that now and again it would be good for Newcastle to release one of these interviews,  so every fan can see how expertly Alan seems to answer the questions, which are usually wide ranging.

The target for Saturday is all 3 points and Alan Pardew is hoping that over 52,000 fans at St. James’ Park  will help the lads to victory.

So do we.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Thump

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #1

    A “little longer”? That’s an understatement. If he’s out for this long I can’t help but feel that the medical staff has missed an important bit of information – such as “it’s more serious than we expected”. Honestly, a sprain can become muscle damage if not treated correctly so why on Earth has this been allowed to happen?


    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Alan Pardews black and white army along with some super speedo chants tomorrow, cannot wait roll on Saturday 10.30!

  • mikenotiades

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s starting now to look like Tiote may be, may beee needing an op, but I doubt this in hope…
    On another issue, very disappointed to see Collymore getting loads of grief from Sunderland fans, especially now.

  • mikenotiades

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Really hope the boys show the fighting spirit that we know and love

  • keeganjr

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #5

    tiote is/are too be sold in january.. manu or chelsea is coming for him.. he’s long gone, silly bid for him and he’s off.. 10mill +sturridge, yes please.. but wont happend

  • davybtoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Collymore on twitter saying scum will finish above us next season lol

    Tiote is injured n it’s far more serious than there letting on

  • deanmactoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #7

    i honestly think we wont sell tiote dont ask me why but ive decided to stop fearing the worest and if they do decide 35million and no less. yann m’villa as his replacement as i think hes better than tiote as a dm for a striker id rather giourd over maiga any day of the week bt id do cartwheels if we signed doumbia he is world class nd lightning quick bt the closest we’d get to signing him is fifa12 i think…

  • keeganjr

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #8

    doumbia is worth at least 20mill. he’s awesome

  • Ameobi No.9

    Dec 2, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #9

    We will miss his physical presence and his ability to break up play. we will not miss his ‘get the ball stuck under my feet’ moments. what I am saying is, we will miss him. But it will not be as severe as most would like to think. We have Guthrie, who has been nothing short of exceptional since he has stepped in. and we also have Gosling who will be itching to build on his goal v Citeh.. HWTL cant see us losing to Chelskie, and have not been afraid of them for acouple of seasons. WE CAN DO IT LADS HAWAY MAN PET!!!

  • brettsinsa

    Dec 2, 2011 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #10

    sounds very familiar to the Judas sale injured for a few weeks then sold .. keeping the cash cow safe from a real injury i think (but i bloody hope im wrong) this is a guy who should be the heartbeat of our team for the next few years. but i think hes being freshened up for sale lads…


  • bills-son

    Dec 2, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #11

    Groin injuries are one of the hardest types of injury to estimate healing time. You get what feels like a slight tweak and it just won’t clear. Come back too early and you can aggravate it and be out for months.

    The conspiracy theorists who think its a ploy to keep Tiote fresh for a Jan transfer also believe in fairies.

  • johnconnor

    Dec 2, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Lucas Leiva out for season, Tioté can be the next Andy Carroll in january…

  • toonbrother

    Dec 2, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Wow. Its a huge blow for us. Guthrie is also carrying an injury. I dont think the medical staff actually know what they’re doing with Tiote given all the false positives weve been getting. We need back up in January as a matter of priority. Perch is no good for more than 10 minutes

  • geordiesteve520

    Dec 2, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #15

    I am alone in kind of hoping he does need an op. My rationale for this is that if he is out until the end of January, not only will he miss the ACN but perhaps it will scare any would-be bidders off, considering Carroll has not yet hit full fitness yet since he was once like this. Or am I just being silly?

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #16

    on guthrie bit, i heard he was on only 4k a week so ashley needs to give him a decent contract, or i am sure he will be off. I as a die hard toon fan will be off, have to make a decent living

  • BillBurch

    Dec 2, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #17

    I smell a rat! Still out injured, not playing against Chelski! Keeping him fit for transfer???

  • brettsinsa

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #18

    what you mean theres no fairies??, im sure i spotted a couple in manu jerseys this morning at the lights………

  • Steve_48

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #19

    I’m also sorry to see Steve Bruce be sacked from Sunderland – it’s a easy 6 points for us each year

  • Lynxie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Geordie German @12:
    Had to laugh about the Sun hedline. @out of Favour Danny Guthrie’ Do they not watch the Premier League games then? Guthrie is very much IN favour, he is our first choice CM for christssake!!!! ha ha ha lazy idle journos, man, I have sh1t em.

  • Lynxie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #21

    Just what the hell do the mackems think they are going to achieve by having Martin ONeil, a ‘non-Newcastle supporter’ manage them ha ha ha ha ha
    Lee Clark, Gazza, Micky Quinn, or Terry Mac, would have leapt at the chance to take them to a brand new level (just like Lawrie Mac) ha ha ha ha

  • jimmymagpie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #22

    Don’t come here often these days because of the dog’s abuse I used to get for giving you the truth, but I did come on 2 weeks ago and told you that Pardew was telling you all a load of bollocks about Tiote’s injury.

  • jayphoto

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #23

    not sure why everyone seems to be under the impression the club faked a carroll injury to sell him in january…. if that was the case why did liverpool not play him till april? He was actually injured! At the start of the season, we had a tiote who was not fit and he was AWFUL! His style of play relys on running the miles and being sharo! rather he wasn’t in the team if he’s not 100%!

  • martoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #24

    I thought it was pretty common knowledge that, allegedly, AC fell down a flight of stairs on one of his nights on the Toon! so he really was injured. Surely if Tiote is to be sold then surely the best place to showcase his talents would be against the top teams in the premiership and hence increase his price.

  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #25

    to the guy who’s knocking down “conspiracy theorists” because of tiote’s niggling “groin” injury, it’s not his groin, it’s knee ligaments.

    but c’mon! he was supposed to be ready for everton, then city, and most certainly manu, and now he won’t be fit for norwich. there are only two and ONLY two possible scenarios: 1.) he is being sold in January or 2) our medical staff really has held the title for most incompetent since SBR days. if it is the latter this is just a disgrace.

  • jon.c

    Dec 3, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #26

    A.P Tell the truth about Tiote injury what are you holding back .We will respect you more with the truth not just fob stories

  • moonraker

    Dec 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #27

    if they have agreed to sell Tiote then someone’s bid at least 25 mil and I tend to think he’s not worth that and can be replaced. Just look how Guthrie has stood in for him. Tiote sometimes gives the ball away in dangerous areas; I want him to stay and continue to improve and think the conspiracy stories are b****cks!

  • moonraker

    Dec 4, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #28

    I bet he’s fit fot the ACN in January, whoever he’s playing for 🙂


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