Tiote Is Back And Roaring Like A Lion – Will Play Sunday


Alan Pardew is almost giving his starting team away against Liverpool on Sunday.

Cheick Tiote – Mr. T returns Sunday

Alan was interviewed today in his press conference for the Liverpool game, and he verified that both Ryan Taylor and Cheick Tiote have been back in training today.

This is what he said about the two important players for Newcastle:

“Ryan Taylor has come back to us today, which I am pleased about, and Cheick Tiote is back and roaring like a lion,”

“He is looking forward to the game and he will play.”

Tiote has missed the last  two games with a thigh problem he picked up at the Emirates,  and Taylor has missed the last three game,  but is back again after recovering from his calf strain.

So it would appear that Alan is saying that Cheick will come in at defensive midfield, probably at the expense of Danny Guthrie, who will drop to the bench on Sunday.

We think that Ryan Taylor has a good chance of starting the game at left-back,  and this could be a very strong side that Newcastle field against 7th placed Liverpool.

Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini will miss this game with his hamstring injury, and Alan said that James Perch will come in at center-back, as the lad did so well in the second half at West Brom:

“He’s in good shape and he feels confident,” “He definitely won’t play in this game and will possibly miss Swansea but we have our fingers crossed for Bolton on Easter Monday. There’s a chance he could play in that game.”

Newcastle have 12 days off after the Bolton game,  before we play Stoke City at home, so if there are any doubts about Colo at that time,  he should not play against Bolton.

With Cheick and Ryan back in the starting eleven, this will be close to Newcastle’s  strongest team, and only missing Fabricio and Steven Taylor, who of course is out for the rest of the season, but the local lad will be back in early July, fully fit and ready to go.

Comments welcome.



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214 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Mar 30, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #1

    How I have missed being first

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  • GeordieToon89

    Mar 30, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Would feel much more confident about this match if we had Stevie T or Colo playing.. but on the bright note its my first game back since a had me operation cant wait

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 30, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #3

    I think revealing Tiote is back is good bit I hope it doesn’t have an adverse effect on Guthrie.

    I hope that we play all 3 of our CM and I think Guthrie would do well in this game against Spearing. Guthrie is due a goal and reckon he’d be up for it against his old club!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Do I call you “HE” or Beattie? Or are we going to go with Beetle? Personally I prefer the latter 🙂

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 30, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Beattie

    I imagine if we got 4-3-3 it’ll be Jonas in the middle again.

    Can’t imagine how sh!t it makes Guthrie feel though, especially after we played well and won 3-1.

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Beetle is the one I think we should go with 😛

    Well it would be crazy not to play Guti, unless we go with a 4-3-3 with Tiote Cab and Guthers in the middle with Guti playing as LB. Now that would be an attacking lineup and then some!

    Somehow I don’t think we will be playing that formation and a 4-4-2/4-54-1 is much more likely. I can see Tiote playing CDM, Cab and Guthers CM with Guti LW and HBA RW. What do you guys think?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #7

    TDS
    I ‘m not the best when it comes to tactical formations,if Jonas is in the middle where then does Tiote fit in ?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Ruddy

    And drop Ba or Cisse? :O

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #9

    For me I’d like to see guti at LB. He was immense against Norwich and whilst was also immense against WBA I think he would be a better option than Raylor and that Tiote, Guthrie and Cabaye could run that midfield like a boss!

    It’s all guess work but I don’t think Santon is 100% confident and I don’t think Raylor is 100% fit.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail

    Assuming we play 4-3-3 again, which I know isn’t certain. Cabaye, Tiote & Jonas in the middle, Hatem, Ba & Cisse up top.

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #11

    TDS
    Dude I am sleeping!!! Haha if that was the case that we play a 4-5-1 we should play HBA on RW and Demba on the LW and Guti in the middle. I would be more comfortable with that wasn’t overly impressed with Guthrie’s performance against West Brom

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Evening Ruddy. Have you been picking on Indian?

    Can’t see Tiote, Cabaye and Guthrie all starting tbh. Perch will in defence, who he normally likes to bring on towards the end when the CM / DM is looking tired, so can see one of them starting on the bench. I’d take a good guess that would be Guthrie. Shame for him (Trying to be genuine and not sarcastic)

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Beetle

    Ha ha ha

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #14

    You’re surely not dropping the Muhahaha? Can He Will Rise pop on now and again….I already miss the suspense “HE” builds up.

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #15

    I wouldn’t say picking on Indian more robustly getting my point across. Perhaps too robustly. We have a chequered history and have never really seen eye to eye.

    I do think Guthrie will be dropped with Guti in the middle, also have a sneaky suspicion that Raylor will be playing at LB

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #16

    marcel schmelzer for nufc

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #17

    GHOSD…I think I’m going to have to take a look over this “Robustly getting my point across” business. Don’t want to have to call an emergency meeting!

    Ruddy….I agree with the second part of your post, imo that is exactly what will happen

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #18

    naw Beatle …

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #19

    He drags me down to dark places…places I never ordinarily go as I am usually so positive 😀 haha

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Indian…Who is Marcel Schmelzer? Can’t help but think i’ve walked in to some word play there…..hoping that’s an actual player 🙂

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  • tomtoon7

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #21

    indian magpie is not past ur bedtime?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #22

    TDS,
    Ah,so you mean on the left side of the middle,that would be a very attack minded set up again which I’d like to see the more we attack them the less likely Willo will get the chance to try and dribble past six players in his final third.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #23

    tom toon 7 usually on weekdays ,

    r u still hung up on that racist remark

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Positive, optimistic even?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #25
  • Cool Hand Luke

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Geordietoon89 welcome back and enjoy the match 🙂

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    Well can’t one be both? 😀

    Right lads this may sound a bit rich coming from me but I think I have some making up to do. Let’s not pick on Indian, instead of slating him for his controversial views we should be educating him in the OV way 😀

    Indian mate, we got off on the wrong foot and I am profusely sorry for that. We both support NUFC as we all do and it is about time that, just like the club, we as fans move in the right direction too 😀

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Never heard of him Indian….will have to keep an eye out

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Ruddy,

    You are always welcome in the pessimism Hole

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #30

    As you are always welcome in Optimism Valley.

    Let us hope that in future we respect each other’s opinions and hopefully we can continue enjoying the good times 😀

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  • tomtoon7

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #31

    im on here 4 opinions related 2football,specifically the mighty NUFC.Loyal supporter ive been thru thick n thin for 30yrs. iknow wot a said many moons 2ya & 4u 2say it was racist was undoubtedly rediculously stupid. i shall move on & grow up!!! HWTL

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #32

    also watch out for this guy,

    iikay gundogan, inabsence of goetze he and kagawa are running riot

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Stop it guys, I’m welling up over here.

    Indian, what did you think of the West Brom game?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #34

    If I should go by anything Pardew have said in the past, I don’t think we’ll go with a 4-4-2 since we thought that was too offensive against Spurs.

    And since he like to field and unchanged side when we are winning, but gut feeling is we’ll go 4-3-3 against the ‘fools.

    The question is who will he choose in the starting eleven. Again he likes to field an unchanged side when we’re winning, be then again he has his darlings 😉 lol

    In by book, since Perch is going to partner Willo – knock on wood – I really hope Raylor won’t play LB. Worst case scenario for me would be a back 4 of:

    Simmo _________ Perch ____ Willo _________ Raylor

    Three out of four who need babysitting 🙁 dear lord lol.

    As some posted earlier, Jonas has done well at LB and then Guthrie wouldn’t have to loose his place in midfield. Would probably be good for his confidence 🙂

    What do you guys think?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #35

    okay its 1 o clock here in india, so it is past my bedtime

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #36

    it was good, i really enjoyed it, apart from the fact that we lost in a corporate cup earlier i was not in good mood

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Whenever Indian or Beattie posts on this blog, the quality of the conversations sinks even further.
    It’s not even about oppinons, they don’t care about football, they care about themselfes and seeing who’s head can grow bigger.
    They’re no better than planb. They just have their own ways of spreading rot wherever they post.

    And they are solely the reason for several great posters keeping away from the blog.
    If u say you’re leaving the blog, the leave the flipping blog u lying, egotsistical blow up doll.

    Indian i can usually ignore, Beattie is a whole other level of filth himself.

    I’ll come back when they’ve gone to bed.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Indian…Can’t have it all 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #39

    I’ll try again….my phone is killing me 🙁

    If I should go by anything Pardew have said in the past, I don’t think we’ll go with a 4-4-2 since he thought that was too offensive against Spurs.

    And since he like to field and unchanged side when we are winning, my gut feeling is we’ll go 4-3-3 against the ‘fools.

    The question is who will he choose in the starting eleven. Again he likes to field an unchanged side when we’re winning, but then again he has his darlings lol

    In my book, since Perch is going to partner Willo – knock on wood – I really hope Raylor won’t play LB. Worst case scenario for me would be a back 4 of:

    Simmo _________ Perch ____ Willo _________ Raylor

    Three out of four who need babysitting – dear lord lol.

    As some posted earlier, Jonas has done well at LB and then Guthrie wouldn’t have to loose his place in midfield. Would probably be good for his confidence

    What do you guys think?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #40

    danyo stay away please then

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