Cheick Tiote Likely To Be Substitute For Newcastle At Spurs

Newcastle will play Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, and the squad at Newcastle will be further strengthened this week with the return of Cheick Tiote, after the Ivory Coast were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations at the quarter-final stage by Nigeria.

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Cheick Tiote – back from South Africa

And now we only need Ben Arfa to return – and the French International has now been out now since he came back too early at Fulham on 10th December from a hamstring injury, and although he scored an amazing goal, we still managed to lose the game 2-1 and Ben Arfa further damaged his hamstring.

It’s very likely that Alan Pardew will start the same team for a third game in a row – but then James Perch could be under pressure with Tiote’s return  because he seems to be playing almost as a sweeper in front of the back four – but he’s been playing well and fitted right into the side and doing a good job.

But at least Cheick Tiote will be on the bench again – and it will likely be the strongest bench we’ve had all season – but it will need to be as well, since Tottenham are 4th top on 45 points, 18 points ahead of Newcastle, but a win would give us our first double of the season, and we’ll not get too many of those this season.

A draw would be a good result, but given all the defeats we’ve picked up since early November another win is really what we need – and it’s likely we’ll see another great game at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

For Spurs Jermain Defoe is out for a minimum of three weeks and it could be longer, after  he damaged his ankle ligaments in their 1-0 win at West Brom on Sunday.

But Emmanuel Adebayor will be returning from the African Cup of Nations and will be available to play on Saturday, after Togo were beaten 1-0 by Burkina Faso in the quarter finals on Saturday.

It’s another tough game for Newcastle, but we’re sure the lads will be going all out once again for those three points – we need them.

Howay The Lads!!

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20 comments so far

  • saxonfenken

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Why not

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Would have been good if Adebeyor wasn’t there. He is a real threat.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    TransferSage – previous thread
    Yeah I think looking from the outside we’ve got the Geordie coaches who will give the passion/pride and what the team means to the Geordies –
    Also it looks like that Pardew is a great man manager
    But I agree with the technical side a coach to bring in pass and move side.

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s amazing to say and I never thought I would hear me say this but Perch deserves to keep his place ahead of Tiote at the moment.

  • sticklebricks

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5


  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6


    It would be perfect, somebody to improve the players from all levels in the club.

    Look at this that dortmund have, other countries are well in advance of some stuff that goes on over here.

  • Goodfella

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Maybe best to give perch another go he’s earned it, plus maybe the wake up call mr T needs

  • Santon03

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    regarding summer transfer, I think 1 or 2 strikers is enough if we are only going to lose Simpson.
    Btw what happen to Gosling and Vuckic? Are they still injured?

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #9

    I think we’ve got it sorted

  • miggy

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    confidence is high in the dressing room at the min it has to be 2 wins since the french reveloution came to town am going for a 2 1 win at the spuds this weekend HWTL CISSE N GOUFRANN with the goals

  • Graeme

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Given the last 2 performances, its only right that the same team starts at Spuds – even SBR said he would never change a winning team, unless he had too.

    Tiote starting on the bench is not a problem. He gets to see how the new team are working and what he needs to do to keep up with developments!!

    Nice to have him back though.

  • Goodfella

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Did anyone catch dries mertens goals at the weekend would love to get someone like him in the summer

  • croftus5678

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #13

    i dont think we should change the team as 2 games the same team against very very hard oposition and 2 wins lets stick with them.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Forthcoming matches supporters taking their Juniors to the match might have to take ID for them.

    My son who is 16 was asked for photographic ID on Saturday for the Chelsea game.

    I had none and my son was not going to be let in until the que started to kick up a stink behind me and was finally let in.

    Went to the box office yesterday and they said that most turn a blind eye but it was within the rights of turnstile operators to ask for ID

  • croftus5678

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15


    try not to take it to heart ! it will be nothing against you.
    some just try to get cheaper tickets so they do random checks to make things look good on paper at the end of the day and so that they are shown to be doing there job properly.

  • dak76

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Anyone else think we’ve dodged a bullet with Remy….
    80k per week and sidelined for 2 months already. Great investment of £640,000 by QPR’s ‘Arry…

  • dillondog

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #17

    I’d replace perch for tiote without question, granted he hasn’t shown the form this season as he did last ,but what needs to be taken into consideration is he has been missing the likes of cabaya ,Taylor etc for the vast majority of the season which IMO has over stretched him ,he will break up the oppositions attack more affectivly now thus enhancing even further sissoko and cabaya contribution.

  • barkintoonfan9

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #18



    GUITEREZ (playing well for a change)

    Sissoko (behind the striker)
    cisse down the middle

  • dillondog

    Feb 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Dak67 I totally agree ,when I saw the news that he is out of action for the next 2months ,I must admit I had a little chuckle to myself ,the fickle finger of fate ,eh Harry !!!!!!!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #20

    It would have been disastrous had we signed Remy come to think about it as he could have broken down for us and be out for 2 months like has happened to him at QPR. Considering his character (money over football) and his injury record I think we dodged the bullet of relegation right there. Compare our fortunes to QPR’s now and it’s a huge contrast as to how it was a couple of weeks back. Who knows had we clinched Remy Ashley might not have gone ‘hands on’ in the transfer market and we might have missed on Sissoko and co. I guess we’ll never know but what I do know now is I am very happy how things have turned out 😀


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