The signing of Cheick Tiote by Chief Scout Graham Carr a couple of years ago, is one of the best buys Newcastle have ever made for a central midfielder, and it’s no wonder that the saying In Carr We Trust is now in vogue with Newcastle supporters – why wouldn’t we?
Cheick Tiote – has been a great player for Newcastle
Cheick has told anybody who would listen, that he is very happy at Newcastle, and doesn’t want to go to a place like London, which doesn’t seem to suit his living style or his personalty – Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal please take note.
Cheick was asked in the local press today, if he still wants to stay with Newcastle, a question he must be getting tired of hearing – and this is how he responded:
“Yes. I’m still a Newcastle player. I’m very happy here.” “All I’m looking at is that the season ahead of us will be a really good one, just like last season.”
“Last season we finished fifth, and doing that again will be difficult – and we’ll have to use the squad.” “I am ready for the challenge with Newcastle.” “It’s a new season, and I think we have a lot of things to do.”
“We’ll be playing in two competitions, and it’s going to be difficult. It means we’ll have to train hard in Germany.” “If we do that here and in Portugal, we’ll be ready for the start of the season.”
“I think I’ve had enough time to rest, but I had been playing international games.” “I’ve had a really good summer.”
When you think that Cheick has only been at Newcastle for a couple of years, with 52 appearances and one very memorable goal, it’s really been a dream move for him, and his arrival has corresponded with Newcastle moving up among the big boys.
It’s small wonder that Cheick is very happy on Tyneside, where he is loved, and long may he stay at the club, after signing a great new deal eighteen months ago.
That lucrative deal keeps him at Newcastle until 2017, after he had resisted moving to Chelsea on the very last day of the transfer window 18 months ago – the same day Andy Carroll joined Liverpool.
Well Andy now wants to come back, so it’s probably best for the big stars at Newcastle to just stay on Tyneside, and help Newcastle become a top English club – once again.
Howay The Lads!!