Will Cheick Tiote Make The Everton Game?

Once bitten, twice shy – so we were a little surprised when Alan Pardew yesterday said he didn’t think Cheick Tiote would make the game at Goodison Park on Monday night.

Cheick Tiote – in action against Spurs in first game of the season

Alan had said much the same thing about Ben Arfa for the first game of the season, but not only did Ben Arfa start that game against Spurs at St. James’ Park, but he had been starring in training all that week, and played a great game for the Magpies that day.

And the French International was our star performer in the game, and not only got a penalty in the second half, but he also converted it, and that second goal turned out to be the winner in a 2-1 win, and an excellent start, in the very first game of the season.

Cheick Tiote was injured against Spurs and hasn’t played since, but it’s now four weeks since the game and Cheick surely has had enough time to recover from his thigh injury?

Newcastle have since lost at Chelsea and drew at home with a mediocre Aston Villa side, so we really need to get something out of the game on Monday night at Everton, although that looks to be a tough game.

But we have a hunch that Cheick may just start that game – and he would be a big addition to the Newcastle side at Goodison Park.

It’s just a hunch and I could be wrong (what – again?), and we’ll just have to wait and see what team Alan Pardew announces around 7:00 pm on Monday night – we hope to see Cheick Tiote in the starting line-up.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Made a ma beed

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed man calm doon! The whole purpose of threads is to chat, not post another one 2mins after! You have everyone copy and pasting! Leave a gap man!! What a gadgie :d

  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    We’re going to get beat at Everton by at least 2 clear goals. We don’t have enough strength in depth. We don’t have another striker to come on and replace Ba or Cisse. We have poor centre backs in Williamson which which cost us 1/2 goals. It’s not good enough.

    We’ll be 11th in January and we won’t even strengthen.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    What I have thought about transfers since promotion.

    The club sold Carroll to bring in enough money to reshape the whole squad.

    These players like cabaye, Ba, cisse etc are talented and have good attitudes from what we hear from the manager.

    We have a team that is capable of finishing top half easily I think and can push for top 6 and Europe.

    Now I would have liked more signings as people suggested, a small 10-15 million outlay but that’s cause we all want instant success like teams around us a few years back…spurs and man city to name two.

    But I think the foundations are set. We have a good solid 11 with 4/5 very good back ups to that 11.

    The plan seams to be now to build from the academy. We might stagnate for a couple years, even drop down a little but hopefully we will continue to train and recruit good young players and in 2/3 years have a conveyor belt of talent coming out of the academy eah year (1 or 2 at least a season).

    This means we will not need to buy many established players which will keep the cost down. We can sign potential at the age of 16-20 and develop ourselves.

    This is a long term plan and whilst we might not achieve what we want in the next couple years hopefully the foundations are there.

    This leads to my criticism of the club. I can accept this strategy, makes financial and footballing sense. Good to have home grown and developed talent but why oh why did we not ensure we had category 1 academy status.

    For me that is the one issue I have he with the club. You can’t bang on about youth and development and not back it up with the facilities and coaching standards required.

    Hopefully this will be corrected ASAP and the club will go from strength to strength in the future.

  • numba9

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    We must sign mbiwya

  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Still spouting all sorts of flannel then kets? Sort ya self out lad. You’re posts are a joke.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    If we play 442, we have a strong starting 11 (with Anita playing right or left back). Because of injuries and incompetence in our backline, we are going to concede goals galore against Everton etc.

  • Burni

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    I dont know if its me looking at life through my ‘its not so bad glasses’ but a mediocre aston villa? im not sure about that one, aston villa were right up for that game and imo could have given anyone a game that day.

    i hope tiote is back but maybe pardew is leaving him out until he shows his form that we love him for. he can be inconsistent at times wor tiote and if bigi is playing as we have seen him play every day then why not keep playing him over tiote…… maybe a little, no one is better than the team from pardew?

  • Burni

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #8

    kets, the 442 doesnt seem to be working imo. we need to back to the 433 that ripped wba apart away from home, swansea away from home, even when shola comes on now he tends to play out wide rather than in the centre

  • bills-son

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Tiote, good player that he is, is becoming injury prone. The worrying thing is he normally takes 2/3 games to get his form back and if you look back at last year – with his injuries and the ACON – I bet he played less than 12 games for us fully fit.

    He should have come off against Spurs but insisted on staying on. If it wasn’t for the internationals he could of missed 4/5 games. Not sure what the answer is but the fact is Tiote out injured is no surprise any more.

  • jimmymagpie

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardew is now living up to the reputation that he’s always had in the game – a contradictory gobsh-te! Saying that it was a deliberate policy not to bring in senior recruits and free up places for the kids. In that case, Pardew, why did the club go running to Holland trying to sign De Jong? Why the hell did the club go chasing after Debuchy all summer? I don’t trust the man as far as I could kick him. Any top manager will tell you that you introduce young players only when they’re ready, and one at a time, in to a winning team, not throw 3 or 4 in because your team has injuries, and because of the short-sighted transfer policy you have no blo-dy choice. He is so far up the owner’s ar-e, it’s a wonder he can breathe!

  • jimmymagpie

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    As a post script to the above, we have a group of youngsters who are always injured. Vuckic is injured AGAIN, Ferguson has just come back from ANOTHER injury, and Sammy is proving that it runs in the family. Streete still isn’t fit!

  • dave 1961

    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    spot on my sentiments lets see the defense to that one.

  • toonincheek

    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Pardew’s job iscludes putting a positive spin on club matters.

    I think Pardew would accept privately that we would have been in a better position had we signed eg Douglas, but if we can’t get the right people for the right price, the alternative of promoting our youngsters to tide us over is not such a bad option.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Jimmy, I have to say, I thought it was Pardew’s most stupid uttering yet. And i actually have a lot of time for him…..

  • matt11_25

    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #15



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