Newcastle Midfielder Fit To Play Biggest Game Ever For Magpies

When Cheick Tiote was being treated on the field for over 8 minutes on Wednesday night, we feared he was out for the season.

Cheick Tiote receiving treatment on Wednesday

Tiote had taken an elbow from  Jon Obi Mikel, when both went for a high ball, and Cheick  suffered a gash over his eyebrow.

The wound required stitches, but he is ready to play in Newcastle’s biggest match of the season – against league leaders Manchester City on Sunday at St. James’ Park.

And we are just a little surprised at the betting for the game, with Newcastle 4-1 to win it, and City 4-6 on – so maybe it’s another chance to show that Newcastle are a better side this season, than most people realize.

Tiote has today verified that he will be OK to play on Sunday:

“I will be okay for Sunday. I am really looking forward to it.”  “It is a really big game and we need to do everything to win.”

“To beat a big club like Chelsea is a massive win for us. We have huge confidence now.”  “City are a great club and they have too many good players.”  

“It is going to be a hard game for us, but we will do everything to win.”  “It is a huge game for both clubs, the biggest game for Newcastle since I have been here.”

It’s interesting that Cheick says it’s the biggest match since he’s been at Newcastle, and come to think of it, he’s probably right.

Cheick has been in top form for Newcastle lately, and his energy and bite will be needed on Sunday if Newcastle are to get the win, but City will also have all their big guns out for this game, which could become the decider for which of the Manchester clubs wins the Premier League this season.

We’re not concerned who wins the league, but we are concerned that Newcastle go all out to win their last two games of the season.

And that starts with our final home game of the season at St. James’ Park on Sunday,  and we hope the lads can repay their very loyal fans with another win.

That would be tremendous, and then let the celebrations begin – well at least for a day or two.

And then we’ll be going all out at Goodison Park a week come Sunday,  to get all 3 points there too, in our final game of what has been a wonderful season for the Magpies.

Howay The Lads!!

7 comments so far

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 4, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Our midfield is the envy of so many teams in the EPL. Let’s hope they’re all still with us next season. Cheick has been amazing this year

  • ajcrawfs

    May 4, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Lawrenson has us to lose again! which means we will likely get some sort of result!

  • Pardew's fist pump

    May 4, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    I plead with you to win! think how fantastic the lap of honour will be if we win! Where we could be if we win!


  • tomtoon7

    May 4, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Agreed Magpie>Ba on the syrup Tiote clearly on the Irn Bru. HWTL

  • tomtoon7

    May 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    so lookin forward 2 takin my seat in the gallowgate,a win wud b fantastic!!

  • Lee Dodd

    May 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #6

    It was Always Going to Be The End of Season Finalay !!!!!!!!!!! We have got something to play for same as them lot have aswell !!!!!! With a Bit of luck Balotelli will get sent of and we will win. Tiote and Coloccini to keep there forwads at bay just hope mike williamson keeps calm .. Real Madrid Barcalona Inter Milan and Ac Milan at st james next season !!!!!!

  • SmileyFace

    May 4, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #7


    With Inter Milan languishing in 6th at the moment, most likely way for them to come visit is by us missing out on champs league 😉


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