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Here’s The Next Top Star To Leave Newcastle

1:27 pm, Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

If you believe the news over the last 24 hours then Manchester United want to sign Cheick Tiote in the summer, and they will do that if they can meet the price owner Mike Ashley puts on the Ivorian’s head and that may be in the region of £15M.

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Cheick Tiote – played well this season

And United have shown they are not too picky about paying over the odds for their players – especially in the position they find themselves in after David Moyes has come into the club as the new manager.

So if the news is correct, you have to believe the Red devils  will be able to meet the price that Ashley wants for our top defensive midfielder, and the fact the our vice-captain has been one of our best players this season will not dissuade Ashley from selling him.

And then Newcastle will go after a replacement for about one third of the money they get for the 41 capped Ivorian International – that’s part of the owner’s strategy at Newcastle.

And the news today from ITV Sport is that Manchester United even tried to sign Cheick Tiote last month, and for once Newcastle blocked the move – with there being significant fury from the Newcastle fans that the club sold Yohan Cabaye to PSG early last week and didn’t bother to replace him. :(

What a way to run a football club.

Certainly Cheick Tiote has shown he can play very well in the Premier League, and although he had a poor game last Saturday against Sunderland, he seems to have played much better since he has been captaining the Newcastle side, in Coloccini’s absence with his knee injury.

We’ll be very sorry to see Cheick leave the club – because he’s a smashing lad who always gives his very best for the Tyneside club, and we expect him to be one of the leaders who helps Newcastle get back to our winning ways after Saturday’s ultimate disaster.

But he will leave – just as long as Manchester United are willing to pay the requisite fee for the 27 year-old – which we think they will be.

After what Newcastle did last week, we’ve lost confidence in the leadership at the club, since all they seem to be worried about is the money – plain and simple.

And that will never make Newcastle into a top four side again.

Fact.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phatoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Catchy,

    I would assume neither:

    He’ll probably go:

    …………………………………Krul
    …………………Williamson….Another CB
    Debuchy………………………………………….Santon
    …………………..Tiote……………Anita

    Sissoko…………………………………………Gouffran

    ……………………LDJ……………Remy

  • 2 Phatoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    That could also move to a 4-3-3 if needed as well

    With LDJ up top and Remy and Gouffran on the wings.

  • 3 ilovetoon8788 // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Mass exodus in the summer. Tiote will leave almost guaranteed.

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    need to be giving the likes of armstrong 30mins off the bench, see if he is ready.

    at least it helps us know if he could play a part next season or not

  • 5 martoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Phatoon – I’d agree with that basically – the same as always but replacing Cabaye with Anita & Shola with De Jong.

  • 6 lesh // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Couldn’t blame Tiote if he fancied Man U or any other club with European credentials.

    Yes, Kinnear’s done some damage and he should be ashamed of himself. Ashley too for appointing him in the first place. He had the chance to block that appointment after Kinnear’s disgraceful outbursts on TalkSport.

    However it’s history and now it’s up to Pardew and his crew to raise spirits and gather points.
    This Guardian article’s quite insightful – it may have been posted already and if so, apologies.

    Following Ed’s post on Monday suggesting that Ashley wasn’t happy with Pardew, Louise Taylor wrote a similar article and obviously she and Ed had picked up similar vibes. The only error was that it transpired it was Kinnear who’d be out of the door.

    Anyway, to today’s article and it suggest that rather than deal with Kinnear directly, Ashley had used Charnley to offer Kinnear a way out, before he was pushed.

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/feb/04/joe-kinnear-newcastle-united-transfer-window

    Interesting stuff and pieces are beginning to come together – all the makings of the club being lined up for the market.

    Hey ho, what fun!

  • 7 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    as a chelsea follower i dont give a toss chelsea are more nufc than nufc jose is sir bobbys best pupil and they got demba ba not that you see a lot of him like haha
    ashley go f*** ursel ya useless tub of lard

  • 8 TheToonKing // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    I’m also afraid we’ll loose Debuchy.

    His mate left now and statistically he’s our best performer this season so far.

  • 9 Unbelievable Tekkers // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Tiote is a good player but not good enough for Man U if they want to get back to winning titles.

  • 10 Generic Commenter // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Lee Ryder is reporting that Cheick Tiote is injured and could miss the Chelsea game.

    We’re screwed

  • 11 Phatoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Generic, what??!? We were a dead cert to win that game!

  • 12 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    tekkers

    You think so? I was never sure but this year he’s impressed me, cut out most daft fouls, wins the ball well, keeps the passing simple, very good player i think.

    could see him sitting in their with carrick offering a lot of protection for the front 4

  • 13 archaeomag // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    The independent has put it’s spin on JFK departure;
    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/revealed-why-joe-kinnear-had-to-leave-newcastle-including-his-claims-about-a-25m-move-for-mohamad-salah-his-wining-and-dining-of-the-supremes-and-his-struggles-with-his-mobile-phone-9108588.html

  • 14 70TWO // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    lesh

    You never can tell if Ashley is close to a sale of the club, but as we know he likes a tight ship. He may well run the club with existing staff for the foreseeable to keep costs down. Hopefully with a bit of proactivity in generating positive relations with fans and bringing in transfers also.

    The squad does not have the full capability of reaching the CL at the moment and perhaps it is better to sell our top players and continue (hic) to invest in the squad. When maybe the next transition of players will have the capacity to challenge for cups and the league.

  • 15 lesh // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    70TWO – You’re spot on with your thoughts @14.

    Based on my experience in industry, all the signs are that the club is being prepared for the market.

    Key signs I’ve seen elsewhere include:

    * no major spend or investments;
    * keep the business it ticking over;
    * maximise income:
    *minimse overheads (fixed costs} down; *executive management positions unfilled.

    Sound familar?




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