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Tiote Will Start Against Arsenal – I Make No Bones About That

9:07 am, Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

At his press conference yesterday for the game against Arsenal tomorrow afternoon, Alan Pardew said that Cheick Tiote will come straight back into the side tomorrow, after missing the game against Stoke due to a one match suspension, so the big question is what will the team be, and who will be left out of the side for tomorrow’s game.

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Cheick Tiote – will start tomorrow

On Saturday Pardew brought in Hatem Ben Arfa in place of Tiote, for the Frenchman’s first start for a long time, and he put in a great performance of attacking play and showed tremendous skill, and the 26 year-old was easily our Man of the Match with a massive 74% of the vote.

This is some of what Alan Pardew said in his press conference yesterday:

“Cheick’s a tough cookie to replace, and he’ll come back into the team for Arsenal, for sure,” “He’ll play against Arsenal, I make no bones about that.”

It could be the unlucky Dutchman Vurnon Anita who could again miss out, and even Ben Arfa may not get a starting place, but the Frenchman is bound to play some part in the game tomorrow, he’s in such sparkling and match-winning form at the moment.

So it’s a toss-up as to which team Pardew will start tomorrow, and whether he will play in a 4-3-3 or a 4-4-2 formation against the Gunners – but we can be sure Newcastle will be attacking Arsenal tomorrow in a sold-out St. James’ Park.

What do you think the team will be for tomorrow’s game?

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Tags: Cheick Tiote · Coaching · Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Premier League · Vurnon Anita



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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonbrother // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    a few points
    1. Colocinni is the worst of our four central defenders

    2. Every time our defence has been tested with him in it we have struggled. Stoke were on their way towards scoring more goals before Whelan got himself sent off.

    3. Unless we play three in midfield to shield the coloshitty-led defence, and tiote as one of those three we will concede no fewer than 3 goals against arsenal

    4. Had Pardumb left a working defence intact, playing 4-4-2 like we did v chelsea would have been an option against a rampant arsenal. With the piece of shit colocinni in defence 4-3-3 is the only alternative.

    5. This is a great club with one of the best assemblies of talent in England. but our captain Coloshitty is a liability. If we can somehow get rid of this piece of shit we could challenge for the title. Thats how good we are

  • 2 toonbrother // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    With coloshitty in defence. The only attacking formation that can compete for 3 points with arsenal is this:

    …………Anita…Tiote
    Sissoko……Dreamboat…..Gouffy
    …………………………Remy

    Anything else and we’ll concede no fewer than 3 goals on sunday

  • 3 cyprus // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Newcastle (4-4-2): Steve Harper; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique; Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan (c), Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best (Danny Guthrie 90), Peter Lovenkrands (Nile Ranger 73)
    Subs not used: Tim Krul, James Perch, Sol Campbell, Michael Richardson, Shane Ferguson

  • 4 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    A difficult game to predict?

    Surprising to see Collo getting criticism on here? Over the last few years he has played some cracking games for us, also made some howlers but he does,nt deserve most of the critique on here levelled at him?

    I believe we can win tomorrow? But like i say, it is a difficult game to call?

  • 5 Anita the Legend // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Toonbrother

    I do think that MYM should have kept his place.

    But you’re just a hater. And an idiot.

    Did he get up to no good with your missus or something mate? Cause it sounds like you wouldn’t waste your urine on the bloke if his beautiful curls caught fire!!!

  • 6 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    One thing is certain?

    Krul will need to be on top of his game the Morrow ?

  • 7 Tooooon // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    ANITA THE LEGEND – Who is MYM?

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    no Ramsey for Arsenal tomorrow i bet that’s a big lift for us.

    Tooooon

    MYM is Mbiwa

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Toonbrother,
    This thing you have about coloshitty go beyond the realms of normality.

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    if HBA gets into the starting 11 i think Sissoko needs to be dropped to the bench, even though Sissoko is my favourite player atm but against Stoke he made a lot of mistakes while passing

  • 11 mindshaft // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    @toonbrother – do you actually go to the games or do you just watch MOTD highlights – Collo was excellent against Manure and Crystal Palace, even getting in Garth Crooks team of the week
    I take it your a maclem

  • 12 mindshaft // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    b@w – Sissoko tracks back and helps out Debuchy a lot which is one of the reasons Debuchy has looked so good this season, HBA will not help out defensively.
    If we’re going to play HBA from the start we’ll have to drop Remy or Cabaye – HBA can not be put on the wing as we need both Gouff and Sissoko to track back, HBA needs a free roaming role to be effective

  • 13 askar // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    2-1: goals from Arfa, Remy and Walcott :-)

    …………Cabaye…Tiote

    Sissoko……………………..Gouffy

    ……………King Arfa———-

    ……………..Remy————–

  • 14 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Tiote was a massive miss in the first half against Stoke and has to play.

    I’d stick with the Palace side and leave HBA on the bench. If we play four against Arsenal’s five in midfield we could be chasing shadows all afternoon.

  • 15 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Got to start with a five man midfield
    Tiote, Anita, Cabaye, Sissoko and Goufron with Remy up top.

    Against Stoke without Tiote, Cabaye was playing deep alongside Anita which left a huge hole which Charlie Adams was playing inand exploited, pulling the strings until Stoke imploded.

  • 16 Douglas // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    We need to compete in midfield so team will be:
    Krul
    Debuchy Collo William Sant
    Sissoko Cabs Anita Gouff Tiote
    Remi

    I’d rather have Hiadara than Santon who will get ripped to bits by speed ie Walcott

  • 17 anthc // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I thought mym played well last season against arsenal and would swap him for santon as he has more pace to deal with walcott. Going for a win but only a goal in it 3-2 newcastle!

  • 18 Jeff from Benwell // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    I’ve seen everything now
    Jail for Ashley having a pop at Toonbrother for being an obsessive hater.

    POT KETTLE BLACK

    Youse are both know-nowt doylums.

    Come toThe Howlett and spout your anti NUFC crap and see how long you last.

  • 19 AmericanGeordie // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    @mindshaft #12 & B&W #10.

    Sissoko must be played wide right; he doesn’t pass well enough to play in the middle of the park, but his power, pace and work rate suit us we’ll in front of Debuchy as you say.

    Ben Arfa should play through the middle in an attacking role! Basically the classic #10 behind the lead striker. Give him free reign in the attacking third of the pitch. You have two midfielders behind him providing defensive cover. I think he has learned his lesson about work rate, and giving the ball away in bad spots.

    4-2-3-1
    Remy
    Gouffran-Ben Arfa-Sissoko
    Cabaye-Tiote

    That’s a front six that can cause any back four problems. And it can be defensively sound if they keep their shape and discipline.

    HWTL!

  • 20 The True American // Dec 28, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    JAIL FOR ASHLEY

    PARDEW OUT

    COLOSHITYY

    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

    SHUT UP PEOPLE AND STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE YOU ARE ALL MAKING ME SICK NO ONE CARES THAT YOUR HOME LIFE SUCKS AND YOU HAVE TO GET ON A BLOG TO GRIPE ABOUT HOW A SOCCER CLUB IS RUN GROW UP AND BE HAPPY THAT WERE WINNING GAMES AND STOP WAITING ON THE NEXT GODSEND COACH/OWNER THAT YOU CAN ONE DAY SAY “IF ONLY WE HAD BLAH BLAH BLAH WE WOULDNT BE IN THIS SHAPE”

    NO ONE CARES

    GROW UP

    SUPPORT THE CLUB WITHOUT WETTING YOUR LITTLE PANTIES

    POSITIVE PETER, NOT NEGATIVE NANCY

  • 21 JP...from The Rock // Dec 28, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Toonbrother – your assumption that Colo is our weakest link is way over the top. I would like to see how you came to your conclusion. Perhaps the saga of him going back to Argentina struck a nerve with you.

    He is Mr Dependable and has been for as long as I can remember.

    So please enlighten me as to how Captain Colo is now Coloshitty as you like to repeatedly mention.

  • 22 JP...from The Rock // Dec 28, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    The True American – Spot on! I am sick of all this negativity! It really is depressing. Some people will never be happy. These are the type of blokes that win the lottery and still complain that they haven’t won more money!

    Disgusting attitude and thank God I don’t have them in front of me or else I would slap some sense into them.

    We are playing great football. Our best since Sir Bobby the legend and all this with ‘Pardumb’ like some like to say.

    He can’t be thast dumb when he has us beating, Man Ure, Cheski, drawing Liverfool with 10 men etc.

    The table doesn’t lie and the players are playing well thanks to his good management skills.

    So lighten up and enjoy the moment because it could be far worse!!

  • 23 Malta Mag // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Toonbrother, you’re entitled to your opinion but I really wonder why you bother following the team as it’s clear that in your warped evaluation you can only see the “bottle half empty”. No one on this blog should be criticizing the team at present due to the run we’ve been on. If you can’t enjoy these moments then when the hell can you rejoice?

  • 24 LeToonARMY // Dec 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    I say 3-0 Newcastle

    ___________________KRUL__________________
    __DEBUCHY_____WILLO_____COLLO___SANTON_
    __________CABAYE_________TIOTE____________
    ____SISSOKO______GOUFFRAN_____REMY______
    _________________BEN ARFA_________________

    SUBS:
    MBIWA
    HAIDIRA
    ANITA
    SAMMY
    CISSE
    SHOLA




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