I’m A Newcastle Player – My Future Is At Newcastle

Cheick Tiote is again being linked with Chelsea, who would just love to sign the Ivorian this summer.

Cheick Tiote – in action at Swansea

But while every player has their price at Newcastle, with the club being so healthy financially these days, the  prices of Newcastle players  will have risen quite a bit since last summer.

Manchester City are also said to be admirers of the Ivorian, but surely they will have to curtail some of their transfer spending this summer, if they are to balance their books after losing £198M in their last financial year through June of last year?

Cheick Tiote  is back for the game with Stoke City tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park, after recovering from his hamstring trouble – and Danny Guthrie is also fit again to make the squad for tomorrow’s important game.

Cheick has never wanted to leave Newcastle, and the news in January of last year was that he turned down an opportunity to sign for Chelsea at that time, and he subsequently signed a new six and a half year deal at Newcastle,  said to be worth around £50K/week.

Cheick seems to have no thoughts of wanting to leave Newcastle:

“I’m a Newcastle player – my future is at Newcastle.” “I’m playing for Newcastle, and I have to finish this season strongly and help the team get into Europe.”

“If we do that, it will be good for the club and the fans.” “We’re in a great position now.” “We need to finish like this. We have a good opportunity to play in the Champions League – everyone knows we have a possibility to go to Europe.”

“We need to stay focused and play as a team.” “If we do that, we can finish in the top four.” “This is a team. If you don’t play as a team, it’s difficult to achieve anything.” “We need to play as a team and stay compact.”

“If we do that, we can achieve something this season.”

Newcastle went on a five game winning streak in April of 2006, when Glenn Roeder had Newcastle winning six of their last seven games, and the only points lost was a 0-0 draw against Birmingham City, and that was the last time we qualified for the Europa League.

The last time we went on a six game winning streak in the league was way back in the 1995/1996 season under Kevin Keegan,  and Newcastle can equal that record with a win tomorrow against the Potters.

Alan Pardew is well aware that his players could be distracted if they lose their focus during the run-in, and all that matters is that Newcastle get all 3 points tomorrow.

And then the lads can prepare for what promises to be challenging game a week tomorrow at a resurgent Wigan.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Reading between the lines hes unhappy at the Toon.


    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    @chek the toastie

    or hes happy to be at the club, and his future is in the club

  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Hmm, @1, do you have a Glass ball? I’m not convinced about this Chelski link. They haven’t got a permanent manager, and any high profile manager won’t like players being bought without their input, even with Abromovichski lurking over their shoulders.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Tiote loves Newcastle and has settled in the Toon very well and tells anyone who will listen that he see’s Newcastle as his long term home.

    HOWEVER! Man City have been watching him since Xmas and it is believed have already made contact with the club so make your own conclusion.

  • xmindcrimex

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #5

    For those who weren’t here during the infamous “reading between the lines..” comment a while back. The first comment is clearly a joke and a reference to that one comment. Reading between the lines is a “internal” joke if you may on this blog. I don’t think there’s a criteria how the line should be, but for me I love it when it’s negative. It’s about finding something negative in anything really. 🙂

  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #6

    If Man City do come in for him, and offer wages of £150,000 a week plus, then you can’t really blame Tiote for being very tempted, regardless of how much he enjoys life at St James’.

  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #7

    @5. Ah…Thanks! Still relatively new here 😉

  • estechco

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    @5 – Perhaps Ed could come up with an FAQ/Help page to familiarize newcomers with the peculiar sense of humour of Toastie, JFA among others?

  • check the toastie

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    It all started with Indian Magpie, i really nice piece was done by Ed about how Demba Ba was loving life in the Toon, 1st comment was hijacked by Indian with the comment something like ‘Reading between the lines hes away in the summer’ it bore no relation to the article at all and clearly showed Indian up as being a serious pessimist and a bit of a doom mongerer,

    This ‘Reading between the lines’ stuff has reared its head when appropriate since then. Quite obviously Mr T loves the Toon and is here to stay, Unless someone doubles his wages of course………

  • pardew no 1

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #10

    if man city wanted him i would make them pay 15 million adam johnston and their young sweedish striker who is on loan to the dutch legaue and scored 17 in 17 games

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #11

    @9, it was abt HBA, i am a realist not a pessimist

  • martoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #12

    @8 & @7 Another term you will see used a lot is OV which stands for Optimism Valley which is a mythical place where the positive bloggers live.
    If anybody interested what happens to ex-toon players:

  • Auzzie_Toon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Pardew – Post 10. I have never wanted to see Tiote leave but what you say makes alot of sense. We will however still need a DM with balls of steel to replace him.. Johnson would be good and a young striker.. Fair deal.

  • markmac

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #14

    wouldnt want him to leave at all, BUT i wouldnt mind taking a few players off man city…johnson…milner [again]…and maybe some others if worst came to the worst!

  • philippealbert

    Apr 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Reading between the lines, Indian is a legend

  • toonincheek

    Apr 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #16

    phillippe –

    You missed the hyphen. It’s leg-end.

  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #17

    When was the last time Newcastle went 7 wins in a row is what I’m hoping is on these blogs after the weekend……….

  • oo aa demba ba

    Apr 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #18


    If we won the league with an unbeaten season i’m sure you’d find something to pick at, the centre circle at St James’ perhaps not being round enough for your liking

  • magpiebop

    Apr 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Interesting point pardew no 1 @10.
    We could seriously take the piss out of city, if they come in for Tiote. Johnson and the youngun +20 or so million is tempting. His value is only going to go up though and a successful champions league campaign will be worth more to the club.Personally I think we should just bid for the two players you mention and any others we fancy but keep Tiote and all our decent players.

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 20, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Now The trouble Makers Have been Hoofed Out The rest of the Squad Really Gel Together. They want to Stay and other Players want to Join The Club . Alan Pardew Is Going To be the Next Bobby Robson !!!!!!!!!!!!


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