Cheick Tiote Should Be Fit For Manchester City Game

Seemingly good news for Newcastle,  when Alan Pardew was interviewed after last night’s fantastic 2-0 win at Chelsea – the first win by Newcastle at Stamford Bridge since 1986.

Cheick Tiote – should be fit for Sunday

Alan was asked if Cheick Tote, who had a terrific game for the Magpies in midfield, and was like a man possessed,  would be fit for the important Manchester City game on Sunday, in what will be Newcastle’s final home game of the season, and another sell-out.

Alan said that Cheick had a nasty cut on his head, but that they would put something on it,  and send the Ivorian out to face table-topping Manchester City.

The game last night was held up almost eight minutes in the second half, as Cheick was being attended to, but he finally left the game on a stretcher,  and Ryan Taylor was sent on to do the central midfield  job for Newcastle.

The way it looked on TV, it seemed that Cheick had no chance of playing on Sunday – but that seems not to be the case.

We should get some confirmation later today, but that was  surprisingly good news from a very upbeat Alan Pardew, immediately following the game.

And one of the things that was obvious last night,  is that if Newcastle can just keep their current squad together over the summer, we should be in great shape for next season.

And if we can augment the squad with say four or five top additional players, that’s all to the good.

The team spirit and camaraderie was just great to see last night in London.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • tdt

    May 3, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Good news! We need him if we’re going to get one over man c.

  • lukes26

    May 3, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Reading between the lines… Tiote is dead. R.I.P.

    Or is that joke dead..

  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    May 3, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Thought it looked very much on purpose from Mikel- hope the FA have a look at it.

  • nickfish90

    May 3, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #4

    If that was Joey Barton on Mikel we wouldn’t hear the end of it, but because it’s Mikel on Tiote the commentators almost laughed it off.

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    May 3, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #5

    The FA won’t take disciplinary action against Mikel. The ref had a clear view of the incident and decided not to take action. If the ref had an obstructed view or completely missed it then maybe the FA would intervene. But since the ref was so close to it, with nothing obstructing his view. They won’t take action.

  • brklyngeordie

    May 3, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Totally agree with that nickfish90 thought Mikel knew what he was doing on that challenge and if it was a certain ex-mag #7 there would have been an uproar…Ivanovic’s elbow to Ba’s back that had Ba very upset was also very dirty and agreed with Ba that he had everyright to be upset with the dirtbag…Baffles me how Williamson is penalized for shirt pulling yet these very dirty and dangerous plays were not carded? Ref i thought was favoring Chelsea all day honestly and that our lads did a great job of keeping composure..Amazing season so far and as i’ve said many a times and early and often in season tip your cap to Pards he has been master-stroke this season…Howay the Lads!!!!!

  • Kc-Toon

    May 3, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Cisse takes all the plaudits, Yet watching the whole match, half of the team impressed me more than he did, apart from the two goals ofcourse. the fullbacks were as solid as ive seen all season, Collocini hadnt put a foot wrong all game, Williamson dominated in the air, Tiote and cabaye chased down like bloodhounds. I personally feel MOTM always goes to the goalscorers , and not the players that deserve it the most

  • ganiyu

    May 3, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Its great to have a good and patient manager, just have a look a perch and you would understand what i mean..long live king ashley.

  • ytz

    May 3, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Here’s a high def link to the match highlights of Chelsea 0 – Newcastle 2. Good days for the toon!

  • redondo77

    May 3, 2012 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #10

    It was a great game and result. Chelsea at home didn’t trouble Krull at all, it just shows that 10 outfield players did excelent job against 10 Chelsea outfield. Our back four, Cabaye and Cisse were perfect. Willo, Colo, Perch and Santon were really solid last night, hopefully they will do the same thing vs MCity.

  • redondo77

    May 3, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Also I never seen HBA did amazing job in defending, but last night he worked hard and really helped Perch a lot.
    I tought Obertan was going to replace Jonas, he was not at his best.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 3, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #12

    I was like as if i had seen a ghost

  • redondo77

    May 3, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #13

    What a season! With a small squad we already up with the rich big guns fighting with them for top 4.
    Congratulations for the whole team! they have achieved the impossible.

  • Klatoon

    May 3, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Its kinda a shame he didnt score that at SJP, that goal deserved a ground shaking roar that reverbrates until the game is restarted. The Chelski fans behind the goal stay seated like they have not just witnessed one of the greatest goals to ever be scored on their ground.

    Thats where i like the Spanish, if Ronaldo did that at Camp Nou, he’d get a standing ovation from the home fans. They appreciate sublime skills even when its the opposition pulling them off.

    Oh and Tiote is a beast, i half expected him to jump off that stretcher before he got to the touchline. ( actually i was sh!t scared for him )


    May 3, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Chelshit vs Newcastle Tonight At 9pm ESPN.India .cheers

  • Indian Magpie

    May 3, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #16

    we lost at home to chelsea coz RAylor at LB cd nt handle sturridge, same goes for CITY away, this time i feel we can really handle them properly, game of the season for me, YES!!! even better than the derby

  • Indian Magpie

    May 3, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #17

    I was just thinking, which Goal was better, Ben Arfa’s against Bolton or last night;s second.

    I have seen many runs like that (not taking anything away from skill and execution) but i have never seen any like Cisse’s

    So Rodney’s

  • magpie6699

    May 3, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Yeah but don’t get carried away – we haven’t played anybody yet!
    Arf arf arf!

  • Indian Magpie

    May 3, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #19

    is it true that Jacob Butterfly has signed for Reading?

  • supatoonkid

    May 3, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #20

    If we play like we did last night against City we can definately win. We have to no gaps at the back as City will try thread the ball through or use skill to beat defenders rather than straight crosses in like Chelski did last night. Great news Tiote being back because if he can marshall Yaya Toure then City will struggle. City have fantastic players and anyone of them could cause us damage but keeping Yaya Toure & Tevez quiet would be the most significant time bomb because they make City tick (if Tevez had never dissapeared off to Argentina i think City would’ve wrapped the title up much sooner, say whatever you think about the man but you cannot deny he’s one of the best players in the world).
    We just need a favour off either Villa or Fulham, hopefully one (both even better) can get a win over Spurs as if Spurs lose one i think we’d only need to draw against City and then beat Everton (which i’m going to see) on the final day. I’d like to see Marveaux get a run out at SJP this weekend & vs Everton so he can give Pards some food for thought next season in who starts out of him and Jonas if we play 4-4-2 or if we go 4-3-3 will he start of the left instead of Ba.
    Last night Cisse was the outstanding perfomer with two superb goals but Santon was prolific in his overlapping runs & his assist was great (he will one day be the best Left Back in the world), Collocini was superb at the back & Williamson played probably one of his best matches he was very good as well, Perch was phenomenal and if he plays like that the next two games i think we should send Simmo off (as we’ll have Raylor & Tavernier as back ups) and i thought we needed a new RB like Debuchy but if Perch plays like that then we won’t, Tiote and Cabaye bossed the midfield & if Tiote had stayed on then he would’ve been MOTM he played superbly, Jonas played quite well (nothing outstanding but was fairly solid against Bosingwa), Krul barely had anything to do but was good, Ben Arfa tore Bertrand to peices but nothing spectacular just a very good job & Ba was very good, if his shot had gone in that hit the bar City would be scared senseless at the thought of an all firing Cisse and Ba + all the subs did well when they came; although Obertan was still looking a bit dodgey.
    Well whatever happens in the final two games we’ve had a phenomenal season, well done Pards, Ashley, Llambias, Graham Carr, all the other staff & the fantastic New Entertainers. With both Guthrie & Best not on the bench last night i can see both leaving in the summer with Simpson, Harper, Lovenkrands & Ranger all leaving too. I hope Ba signs a new deal but think he’ll only leave if PSG come in for him but i think everyone else will stay unless £30M offers come in. Need a new CB (Yanga-Mbiwa or Douglas), new CM (Butterfield, Moussa Sissokho, Marvin Martin or Leroy Fer), new second choice LB (Ezekiel Fryers), new wing forward (Hoilett, Zaha or Son), new centre forward (Rodriguez, Rhodes or both the de Jong brothers) also maybe a new RB in Debuchy depending on how Perch plays for the rest of the season. HWTL, top four still alive.

  • Londtoon

    May 3, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Sorry but look at that.

    20 points clear of sunderland
    20 points clear of bottom half of the table
    16 points clear of Liverpool
    4 points clear of Chelsea
    Joint points with Tottenham and a mere point behind Arsenal.

    Vote Pardew for Sir status now

  • check the toastie

    May 3, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Perch for Simmo?? told u so……..

  • Tsunki

    May 3, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #23

    check – its a good call imo. thanks simmo, but if you think you are auto first then think again.

  • magpie6699

    May 3, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #24

    I must say that after the Wigan game I couldn’t see us getting another point – but the lads show what a fantastic team spirit they have. I haven’t watched the highlights yet but it sounds as though Benny did a lot of good work for the team – is that right? It seems that whenever the chips are down, whoever comes in steps up to the mark. Let’s not forget Raylor’s sterling work at LEFT back at the start of the season, Perchinho, Guthrie, Shola etc – none of them have let us down. As for Captain Fantastic – what can I say?! And we have had some cracking goals to cheer this season! I’m wallowing in it!!!

  • Tsunki

    May 3, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #25

    I think it’s Arsenal who should be worried not just spuds. Problem for me now is I want villa to get beaten so they are in the relegation zone, but I don’t want spuds to beat them. Maybe Villa can go down next year so prolonging the agony. 😉

    Citeh & everton tough games. spuds have villa and fulham, the former may force them to a draw, the latter I believe can easily trip them up. We can do it if we play lie we did against chelski, but can we do it only a few days after that mammoth effort?

  • Tsunki

    May 3, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #26

    magpie6699 – HBA did very well and kept the blues pegged back when he took the ball in their half. slight problem for me is that few players on our side have the passing vision and ability to interact as quickly as him, so it all tends to be virtuoso stuff. we need a tricky partner for him to play through defences.

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #27

    Good morning….were you missing me yesterday Tsunki???

    What a great result and two great goals (including an ammmaaaazzzing goal).

    This result can push the players to get a result this weekend, but it’s still going to be a tough game and Man City can never be underestimated and we cannot get too carried away after one result.

    So proud of the boys and can’t get this grin off my face. HWTL!

  • catchy in norway

    May 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #28

    its hard to put negatives on a game like last nights,

    so many plus points to come out of it like

    santon at left back, looked like he had been in the prem for seasons, only one bad pass all night, but with the ball at his feet going forward, he is looking class

    perch at right back, now il be the first to admit , i am/wasnt a big fan of his, but from a defensive point of view he had a top top game, winning me over, and i think apart from the football from him, its his do or die attitude, 100% for the team LIKE THAT A LOT, better than simpson

    williamsom , had a good game, but dont like that he tries to bring the ball out 🙁 not quick enough, but take nothing away from his performance last night

    tiote and cabaye, both played defensive and attacking midfielders yesterday and this confused chelsea, just bossed the midfield, i dont think im being to biased when i say i think we have the best central 2 in the prem

    i would love us to give the ball to HBA more than we do right now, he scares other teams

    jonas,, i think this was my only let down last night, very very poor game, where he used to run at players, i felt he just kept letting santon do it,

    cisse, now its hard to fault him, but i will, if there is one thing he could do better is look up more when tring to pick someone out, i feel he just puts it in in hope rather than try and pick a man out, other than that keep doing what your doing boy , value now, hmmmm £40mil +

    ba had a good game, just lacked a goal

    from a subs point, shola and raylor did well, but obertan was still a headless chicken

  • catchy in norway

    May 3, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #29

    missed colo out

    only one thing to say, CLASS

  • AltaBatalJoneN

    May 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #30

    A lot of work for the FA regarding retrospective punishment in this game.. Mikel goes in with elbow first and both fists knitted, Ivanovich deliberately punches Ba in the back with his fist (seen the match for a 2nd time with slo-mo’s) and Torres the tw@t stamps on Perch when chelsea is awarded a free-kick for Raylor doing nothing wrong. And top it off with Terrys late tackle with way too much force on ben arfa, showing all studs, then I think the FA have some big calls to make!!! I hope TV-stations/newspapers/somebody is brave/wise enough to highlight these incidents… Shocking!!!

  • Owldman

    May 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #31

    Tiote was back sitting on the bench after he had the stitches put in gash on his head ,he will be playing !the only way he wont is if he had concussion or he had been sent to hospital


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