Ivory Coast Hammered 4-1 – Cheick Tiote Involved Again

Cameroon continued their much improved form since their disaster at the World Cup, to beat Ivory Coast 4-1 last night in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Group D qualifier in Yaounde, and they now lead the group with 6 points from their first two games, with Ivory Coast in joint second  place with 3 points.

Cheik Tiote, Ivory Coast

Cheick Tiote – in Ivory Coast colors

Cameroon have two wins out of two games played in Group D, after losing all three of their games at the World Cup in Brazil,  and they are now well positioned to reach the finals that begin in January in Morocco.

Cameroon strikers Vincent Aboubakar and Clinton Njie both hit two goals to easily defeat Ivory Coast, who had beaten Sierra Leone 2-1 on Saturday night.

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure scored Ivory Coast’s only goal when he hit the equalizer by the 24th minute.

Cheick Tiote played the full game for Ivory Coast for the second time in five days, and it’s kind of strange that he hadn’t played one minute of competitive football for Newcastle this season, before the International break, and then plays two full  games for his country.

Cheick seems to have come through the game uninjured, but whether he can play another full game for Newcastle at Southampton on Saturday is doubtful.

That would be his third game in eight days, having not played any competitive games this season until last Saturday.

The good news is that he seems to have come through the game fit and well last night.

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12 comments so far

  • Slank

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #1


    Lil @ 43

    I agree. I don’t know the exact figures.

    In order to spend more on transfers and wages the club will need to seriously up its game on commercial activities.

    Whilst a rich individual or consortium will be required to buy the club it doesn’t follow that they can then plough their own money into the club and ignore the European FFP rules. Man City and Chelsea have found that out.

    It could take quite a few years before the increased commercial activities make a substantial difference to the club’s finances.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Re post;
    I’m sure that is what Green expects, but rather than saying when, he should be saying if. It is a bargain that Ashley couldn’t refuse, but changing it to SDA will do little for him other than outrage in Glasgow, and probably get him a few column inches in some of the rags writing critically about SD and the name change.

    If the other interested party in Rangers by the club, he could easily sell the rights back to the club for a good profit if the new owner has no interest in Ibrox being rebranded. Whatever he does, for a quid he will make a sizeable profit from it.,

  • Slank

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Lil @ 44

    ‘..A quick whisper from Hunter to Ashley and job is done…’

    That is often how business is done, especially in the City and especially between people who operate in the same money circles.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #4

    it shouldn’t hurt him to much, he is used to them type of score lines

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Those shops in the Metro centre and Eldon square must have pulled in a few quid, you can’t by a pair of Toon pyamas now for your three year old when on a day out, they probably sell them in SD, now is exclusive rights to sell the brand a freebie to SD as is the advertising, I don’t think any of us would have a problem with all this, after all we haven’t won anything for so long now, it’s not like we’re demanding success, just a sense that we’re trying to compete instead of having our noses rubbed into the dirt, how can they make it any more obvious they have no interest in on field success what so ever.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Yes, long term, any new owner will have to drive the business through commercial activities to adhere to FFP, and rightly so. I have no problem with the idea of a self sufficient club.

    However, the reason I mentioned the profit from last year, and the expected profit to be announced next financials is that it gives any investor an advantage buying our club, over Everton and Villa – two clubs of a similar historic stature to ourselves. If a buyer can spend £100milion when he first arrives, then he can push us to compete with Spurs and Everton, no problem, maybe even further given savvy buying.

    Once we are there, we can then start to compete on a commercial and brand level, which will help us to grow. It is a competitive edge to anyone wanting to push for the Champions league with a club, and as such will make the club more attractive to potential buyers.

  • Santon03

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Lilo – repost

    How can you be so sure that NUFC money being used for other things? I don’t want assumptions, all we do here mostly are assuming without any proof and things are not going well blame the guy.
    As example, when we signed new player for 5mil, it’s just a price tag nobody here know what is the real cost with the agents and other things like facilities. All we know is what we paid to the selling club. We don’t know if we made 10mil or 100mil until financial year. I don’t think MA using NUFC money to do another investments, he doesn’t the money generated by NUFC to invest outside club interests.
    I just don’t like accusing without proof.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #8

    You misunderstand on my point about the HoF shares. I couldn’t care less how he acquired them. The issue of him knowing of the Chinese interest is that I expect he wants to use it as leverage to expand into China’s premier department store (as he has in Debenham’s recently) and/or into HoF and Beatties. So, if he expands into these Chinese department stores he will continue to need the mass advertisement the Premier league gives.

    It was more a point to demonstrate why he wouldn’t be looking to sell at this moment.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Tottenham’s owner apparently wants to sell Spurs for £1billion!! (according to the Mirror)

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #10

    So now we know that 3.6M of shirt sales is not coming our way which over seven years is 25M, fcuk knows what the matchday catering is worth, 250K a game ?, that could be worth up to 5M a year, the money the Halls and Shepherd took while trying to compete with the best will be dwarfed by the time he is finished.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #11

    At no point did I say Ashley was using NUFC money for other investments. What I said was that he wasn’t allowing the club to maximise its commercial revenue. This IS a fact. It is impossible to maximise revenue if you are allowing free advertising to various third parties – SD, Firetrap etc.

    As for the profit, we announced a post tax profit of £10million last year, and it is likely due to a large increase in income and the loss of both Llambias and Kinnear halfway through boardroom salaries will have decreased. When we go to players, then things have likely stayed similar.

    The club has not spent this money, and is therefore, not just wiping its own nose, it has monies that aren’t being spent either on significantly improving coaching staff, or on the players that are required to push this team forward.

  • Slank

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Lil @ 6

    It’s a chicken and egg thing.

    The push on commercial activities and branding will possibly have to be done overseas, as the domestic market must be fairly saturated.

    But to achieve this the club has to win something. It has to be seen as a winner and it has to have worldwide exposure, which effectively means television. I cannot see us dislodging any of those at the top table of the Premiership but winning domestic cups is achievable, but it has to be done on a regular basis. A one-off trophy win will probably not generate enough sustainable interest.

    It’s a big ask but it can be done but not overnight.


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