Newcastle Midfielder – It Would Mean Everything To Me

For the new French players who played in the 3-0 defeat against Sunderland in April, will get a chance for their second derby game and their first on enemy territory.

cheick tiote on knees

Cheick Tiote – will captain Newcastle on Sunday

And it’s very likely – make that almost certain – that Cheick Tiote will again be the captain in the absence of Fabricio Coloccini, but Cheick is taking nothing for granted,  and he says it would mran everything to him if he’s captain of Newcastle at the Stadium of Light:

“The manager could pick somebody else for this game, who knows,” “But if I was captain again, especially for the match against Sunderland, it would mean everything to me.”

“We know already, we don’t need anybody to tell us that it is a big game.” “It is a big game not only for us but for the supporters as well and everyone in Newcastle. Everyone wants to win it.”

“We are ready for it. We lost against Sunderland last season and that hurt us. It was a bad day and we want to do much better.” “This year we will do everything we can to have a good season.”

“We want to finish higher up the league than last year and we want to make up for that bad result against Sunderland.”

Newcastle cannot take anything for granted in this game and with Sunderland’s confidence not high an early Newcastle goal would be good, but Newcastle must play this game for the full 90 minutes and treat Sunderland as if they were Liverpool or any top side in England.

If Newcastle can do that we may even come away with the win, and that would be fantastic.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Ashton

    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #1

    On his day Tiote is the best DM in the world. He is my favorite player and I’m so happy to see him getting back at his best.

    He has been very good in his last three games for us. And I also watched him play against Senegal and he was the best player on the pitch. He intercepted the ball so many times and on two occasions it lead to goals for his team. He was amazing.

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #2

    seems like pardew is getting success on the back of international managers getting the most out of their players :p

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Fun fact of the day:
    If we continue our season as we have played so far i.e. average of 1.38 points per game from 8 games, over 38 games that’s roughly 53 points.
    In previous seasons that usually has been enough for 8th place but looking at pre-2007 it was enough for 9th/10th place.
    Which I think is skewed by record low points seasons (Derby/Sunderland etc.) and also the growing gap between the top few teams and the rest of the league.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 25, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #4


  • John Tudor

    Oct 25, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #5

    wilde boyz

  • hazzy

    Oct 25, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Tiote is nowhere near the best dm in the world even at his best.
    I have never seen him play close to Busquets worst day never mind his best

  • sirtoongospel

    Oct 25, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Perhaps best in world is pushing it slightly, but to be fair, I have seen Cheick play games that Busquets couldn’t dream of. Cheick bullied Rooney out of the game a couple of years ago. He was incredible and very physical. I have never seen Busquets play at that tempo. Although without a doubt he is a better footballer. In the premier league though, if he is allowed to play his game, and Cabaye is in the mood and making himself available, then Cheick looks the real deal. And he is a leader, we don’t have many in our team.

  • hazzy

    Oct 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #8

    I remember two Champions league finals where Busquets put Rooney in his figurative pocket out of two possible chances.
    If you compared there average game then Busquets is miles clear and if you compared there beat match then Busquets is even further ahead.

  • hazzy

    Oct 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #9


  • gaz 44

    Oct 25, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Not saying busquets is bad but Jesus I could look a class player in the Barcelona or Spain team in defensive midfield, break it up give to xavi

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 25, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Busquets, De Rossi, Kheidra, Vidal, Martinez, Alonso, to mention just a few, are all better than Tiote. Tiote is great when on form, but miles away from being anything like best in the world.

  • Rainrix

    Oct 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #12

    It was good to see tiote actually time his tackles for once in what feels like the longest time, that tiote would be one of the 1st names on my teamsheet if he can produce consistently.

    But pardew needs to drill into tiotes skull and tell him to stop doing silly pirouettes when he’s being closed down by 6 players. It hasnt cost us so far this season but inevitably it will.

  • Ciaran

    Oct 25, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Best in the world? He isn’t even close to being the best in the league. Behave.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14



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