It seems that Cheick Tiote has returned to Newcastle with renewed vigor and determination.
Alan Pardew - has full squad to choose from on Saturday
That’s the word coming out of the Benton training grounds today, and maybe it’s because Cheick is back where he now considers home, and he has already said it’s great to be back among his friends on Tyneside.
But the Ivory Coast International has also been full of energy on the training field, and of course this man brings so much energy and drive to the Newcastle midfield when he plays.
And he cost £3.5M from FC Twente – an unbelievably great buy for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew is trying to put the Spurs hiring behind the team, but he admits it was hard to take, and certainly it’s been difficult waiting so long for the next game after losing 5-0.
But the good news is Alan will have all his players to choose from on Saturday for the important game against Wolves, all players except long term injurer causalities Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveux and Leon Best.
And Tiote has been nicknamed Mr. T by his team-mates after the character in the 1980s TV series, and because of the new hair-do Cheick has been sporting this year
Mr. T and Cheick Tiote
It’s not only that Cheick Tiote is back on Saturday but so will Ryan Taylor and Yohan Cabaye be available on Saturday, so Alan Pardew can name a very strong side against 3rd bottom Wolves.
Pardew told the local Newcastle press today that he has a good squad to pick from:
“Now I have my strongest squad to pick from since Man United.”
“We have come through the period without our iconic players, with some fantastic results.”
“That’s where we are, we are hurt but we’re still in a great position. We’re looking forward.”
It’s good to have all our players back and available again, and now we need a strong performance from the lads, if only to make up for the disaster at Tottenham.
And we’ve almost forgotten about that game in London 11 days ago, almost.