I Think We Can Do Ever Better Next Season


We supposed our popular Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote didn’t check with manager Alan Pardew, before saying today that he thinks Newcastle can do even better next season. 😀

Chieck Tiote – in action against Chelsea

It seems that Alan Pardew, probably for good reason,  is trying to tamp down expectations of the supporters for next season,  given the season just completed was absolutely fabulous in almost every area for Newcastle United.

We finished 5rth top and a lot of our new players came through big time, and it seems the Magpies now have a good squad on which to further build this summer.

It’s a long long time since Newcastle have been so successful and looked so good as both a club and a team on the field, and we’ve all had to go through hell and high water over the last eight years or so, since Sir Bobby Robson was fired.

But I suppose it makes the feeling even better as we qualified for Europe, and finished above European Champions Chelsea, and we equaled the league position Bobby Robson had us in back in 2004, before he was sacked, because in those days 5th place just wasn’t good enough.

Poppycock.

Cheick Tiote thinks Newcastle can do even better next season:

“We’re happy to be in Europe and now we can rest, then think about next season.”  “Everybody needs rest but some of us still have some games for our national teams. That’s football, though, and we’ll still get a break.”

“Last year was great and the win over Man United at home was the best game. That was a good win for everybody. To win against a big team, a top team like that was fantastic.”

“And the Europa League is a good thing because we wanted to get something out of this season. We got Europa League so it’s a good thing.” “It made me happy that we got something and to be playing in the Europa League is good.”

“I hope we can do even better next season – and I think we can.”

This doesn’t sound like a man who wants to leave Newcastle anytime soon, and of course he’s very happy on Tyneside.

We just have to hope that some big club doesn’t come in with a daft offer for him, that Mike Ashley just cannot refuse.

And Tiote will be on International duty this summer, with the Ivory Coast playing World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania and Morocco in June, but currently he is on a break from football, which is good to hear.

We hope to see Tiote still at Newcastle come September, and help the team make his expectations come true for next season.

And we have a warm place in our heart for Cheick, because of  the way he is supporting his brothers and sisters back in the Ivory Coast, with the wages he makes on Tyneside.

He’s a really good lad is Cheick.

Comments welcome.



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253 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    May 25, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #1

    tiote is an absolute diamond! seems loyal to the toon cause too! tweeting a couple of days ago he’s not going anywhere too! on form hes a machine!

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  • LEROI

    May 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Nice one Tiote love the confidence. I think we can be in the top 4 next season if we use our squad right and keep changing our tactics when a game is slipping away from us. I don’t ever like being a goal down but i would love it next season if we could improve on this season in way that if we’re a goal down we can come back and win a game.

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #3

    From previous thread

    Jail for Ashley

    It depends on just how daft you thought I was as to how much a compliment that is, or not lol 😉

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Again from previous

    “T” man you got that in one 🙂

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Thaks 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Didn’t think you were daft at all,just bored with the lack of news and the endless Obertan,Dembas clause and is Simmo shite debate,that Ashley buying Cisse and not selling anybody has bloody ruined this blog.

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  • cyprus

    May 25, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #7

    AP, this is from NUFC Fans:

    “We’re hoping that we will educate our Alan for next season; If he thinks we can’t finish fifth or better with a European campaign and the good finances we’ve got, he must see that it’s very possible.

    “We honestly believe that you need to be a just a bit less open with the fans, lest you put your foot in it. The problem some managers have is they’re too open.”

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 25, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Come On Pardew share Tiote’s Optimism

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #9

    @Jayphoto

    Has his twitter been verified mate?

    If not it will be a fake

    Interesting from Ba the other day saying, h knows he isnt bigger than the club,

    Still think he will go to Spurs Mind

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Hear hear,Cyprus

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  • LEROI

    May 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #11

    any one got the odds on Newcastle to win the league next season? now thats optimism but why the hell not?

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail

    Although I think your a top man pal,

    The less you comment the better, as that by default, as you say means things are good at the club LOL

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  • Dannyo

    May 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Tiote is NOT on twitter.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 25, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Dannyo

    I didnt think he was mate

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Sorry…are we wanting Pardew to be less open with us now? You do have to feel for management / board at Newcastle at times. Weren’t we seeking communication and openness?

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  • LEROI

    May 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Talking of Ba and release clauses didn’t neil taylor have a 1m release clause in his contract last season and the toon matched it and then swansea said they wouldn’t let him go for less than 10m?

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #17

    lads you need to chillax about Pardews statement the other day FFS

    haha, doom and gloom squad

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #18

    If anyone is on TWITTER

    Follow Gus the Fox

    Hilarious

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Colo….it’s ov or doom and gloom….you choose 🙂

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  • LEROI

    May 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #20

    hey the weather is amazing in optimism valley any1 noticed it?

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  • jayphoto

    May 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #21

    hes not verified but jonas, simpson etc follow him on there and joey barton has commented to him a few times! also simpson confirmed it was cheik a few months back! think its genuine!

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza

    Mate its neither for me lol! I stopped commenting for a bit as it was all getting a bit Cyber-nerd fest

    Just the facts will do

    Jayphoto

    Dont know like mate?? I reckon one of them would have verified him as they usually do, plus im sure i remember simmo sayin he wasnt the real Chieck last season at some point, they probs just have not unfollowed. Would get your hopes up.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #23

    **wouldnt …get your hopes up**

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  • TheChippedFifth

    May 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Shaving your ball bag to look like Ross Kemp and it accidentally turning out like Ray Wilkins is too good for Ashley.

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  • LEROI

    May 25, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #25

    odds on toon to win league next season any1 any1??

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #26

    JFA

    TheChippedFifth is a blight on your jovial reputation.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Colo…Fair enough mate. At the end of the day, we’re all entitled to our own opinions and should be able to express them without an ugly backlash or a need for an imaginary cult 🙂

    The name will change when I know I wont be on for a day or so.

    ChippedFifth……Would it make much difference if they looked like either Ross or Ray?

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Colo – Just saw your 2nd message on previous thread. Yes, over in Ibiza…season starting to kick off now. Glad you lot are getting some of the good weather…the guilt often keeps me up at night 😉

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  • Willo

    May 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Pards must be thrilled by this

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  • check the toastie

    May 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #30

    350 to 1 with betfair. 5/1 top 4, last time i looked.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Willo….Can’t see Pardew pulling him to one side mind….No one tells Tiote what to do or what he can acheive 🙂

    So check…the stats don’t look good for us winning the league next year then?

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  • pieceofpapiss

    May 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #32

    That is Tiotes account. Krul (who is verified) posted a link to tioites feed with a photo of him and The Cheick-meister.

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #33

    TheChippedFifth @ # 24

    I did not realise, although to be honest was not really interested in the fact that both of the afore mentioned apparently shave their scrotums.

    Although how you know this I think is something best kept to yourself. 😉

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  • pieceofpapiss

    May 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #34

    FACT: Tiote can actually walk to the top of the steps in that M.C. Escher drawing.

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  • pieceofpapiss

    May 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #35

    FACT: Lift up Tiotes Mowhawk (if you can get that close) and you will find Chuck Norris, who will kill you instantly with a roundhouse.

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  • LGFUAD21

    May 25, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #36

    On Obertan. I also think he can still come through. Lad just needs a bit of a confidence boost and care taken. HBA was given some special attention to develop him and I think Obertan needs the same. He certainly has the raw talent to do well.

    I think he was thrown in at the deep end a bit this season and never got time to develop understanding with the team because at Man U his link up play was far better.

    The problem is that he will struggle to displace Benny on RW so I would try to develop him as a RW that can cut in. His footwork is much like HBA but he lacks that dangerous foot to pull the trigger so I can’t see him becoming a goalscorer but I can see him becoming a good partner to a lone Striker in the middle or cutting in from the left.

    If not they should loan him for a full season to someone like Bolton. A season of playing week in week out and some coaching and he would come back a different player I bet

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  • Tsunki

    May 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Damn! There was a Cyber-nerd fest and I missed it? Why was I not informed?

    Why are we still going on about Pardews interview? He`s bound to dampen the excitable faction of the fan base because it`s those idiots who will be calling for his head on a pole next year when we are in 8th at crimbo time. If you read back over the last months posts we have had every ITK and his pet monkey linking us with a thousand top player bargains while reality says we will go on exactly as we have last season, probably without signing another swoop like Cisse. We will still get clowns saying that because we finished 5th we lack ambition! I would wager a bag of sovereigns the Liverpool mob would have liked such an `education`. I`m surprised he isn`t being criticised for speaking broad Geordie by now.

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  • Tsunki

    May 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Gone quiet again. Wonder whether that electronic window vac down there is any good……….hmmm tum dee dumm.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Tsunki…You’re wrong….Pardew said that cos we lack ambition and are going to be relegated. Fact

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 25, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #40

    because* Disgusted myself there

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