This Player Gave Everything And More For Newcastle Yesterday


We thought that Cheick Tiote made a huge difference to the Newcastle side yesterday in what was the first start for the Ivorian this season, after he had come in the second half in the disaster against Southampton.

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Cheick Tiote – in trouble with cramp yesterday

Cheick is now one of our vice captains,  and it seems the extra responsibility has been good for Tiote,  and he has always given 100% effort, but when he’s on form like he was yesterday, he’s just buzzing in midfield.

In fact he put so much effort into the game yesterday, that he was struggling in the last quarter with cramp, and he went down more than once with leg cramps.

And with five minutes to go Cheick finally limped off and was replaced by Sammy Ameobi, who had a decent enough performance out on the left wing.

It was a case of Cheick Tiote giving more than he had to give, and he ran himself  into the ground yesterday – but a fighting performance from Cheick for the side yesterday.

We were concerned after the game that Cheick had been injured,  but if it was just cramp then he should  be fine from the game at Stoke a week tomorrow night, and he will have 9 days to recover for that game, which is good.

Newcastle have dropped to second bottom in the league after West Brom this afternoon got a shock 1-0 win at Tottenham.

Manchester United were 3-1 up at Leicester and cruising to victory, but  Nigel Pearson’s men came back in the last 30 minutes with four goals, including two penalties,  as the Manchester United defense collapsed and made Newcastle’s look good – and that’s saying something.

So two surprising results so far in the Premier League today.

We think that Alan Pardew will need to get one win in the next two games – both on the road at Stoke and Swansea – otherwise Mike Ashley may get a little bit nervous that we will stay down in the relegation zone this season.

What do you think?

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58 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Didn’t parsnip say our captain tiote? Seen it in the post match video and seen it again in a paper.

    Did he mean our captain AND tiote?

    Interesting.

    Anyway

    Costa or aguero?

    Man City team today or Chelsea team today..which one do people prefer?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Yesterday left me feeling dejected and devoid of any hope.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Ac

    I fancy Chelsea for the league, it’s who I picked before start of season.
    A draw would do Jose and he’d be well happy.
    Costa looks brilliant from what I’ve seen of him, we should go for him in January 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Op,
    Good article in the mag on why the protest didn’t really take off.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #5

    @lee_ryder: Lee Ryder: The five burning issues that Newcastle United need to look at this week http://t.co/4XzOlELvgE #NUFC

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  • ganiyu

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #6

    man city all the way…

    with respect to nufc fans, even the best managers in the game and expensive signings won’t guarantee you a win always. the thing is, fans expectation are a bit higher than what this current squad can achieve.

    pardew in my opinion is the luckiest manager in the game. he has a lot of time to experiment tactics and squad selection as long as he keeps his sales book intact for Ashley.

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  • lesh

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Cheik’s worth his weight in gold and it would be a disgrace if Ashley sold him. We’d be sure-fire relegation fodder.

    As for Pardew, I fail to see why Ashley didn’t bladder him after a home draw with Hull. I’ve no doubt that he’ll have been persuaded that now Cheik and Papiss are back, that things can only get better. Instead of looking at yesterday’s result, Ashley’d be better looking at results since January. Or looking another way, if the Prem had started in March, we’d be bottom!

    As far as the top six is concerned, I reckon a half-decent coach’d get us there – even with the current squad.

    But, the reality is, Ashley doesn’t want that as it may involve us in other competitions and that would mean strengthening the squad.

    Things won’t change under Ashley and the sooner he gets out, the better!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #8

    59toonarmydownsouth // Sep 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    beautifulmind
    “Our problem is finishing chances because our main strkers have been out injured.”
    Have they, for the whole of 2014?
    And when you mean Strikers, do you just mean Cisse, who before yesterday had 2 goals in 30 appearances?

    Do you not think the fact we have the same 3 CB’s that we had in the championship is not an issue who regularly concede 2+ goals?

    Not sure finishing is our only problem, and there’s a reason people are feeling negative about the team, it’s not something that’s popped up over night

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #9

    JFA
    Have you got a link?
    I’d imagine the stewards confiscating all the sackpardew.com banners may have played apart!
    The televised build up showed plenty of Pardew out banners and nearly all interviewed fans had the same thing to say, get rid now

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail –

    Just read it, great article. I think it’s absolutely spot on. The fans are best when they’re spontaneous, I agree with it that if the plans weren’t there and the focus been entirely on it, when we went 2 – 0 down the entire stadium would have been at Pardew. Again it was the fractions between supporters that shone through again.

    That said there’s plenty of hope for Pardew to be on his way soon. We are still right at the bottom and have fixtures we need to be winning in the next 4 if we’re not to be in a relegation battle all season. If Pardew doesn’t get 6 points in the next 4 I honestly think he will be on his way. To go any further in such bad form would be too big of a risk and the fan hatred would be at fever pitch.

    Definitely feel it’s just a matter of being patient and letting it brew organically at this point, Pardew will see himself out by his results. He’s not good enough and it will show.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone got any tips?

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  • dannitoon

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Gave them the 2nd goal too

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Chelsea will win the league. Arsenal will finish second with Man City and Everton getting third and fourth. The final table will end up like this:

    Chelsea
    Arsenal
    Man City
    Everton
    Southampton
    West Ham
    Liverpool
    Tottenham
    Leicester City
    Newcastle
    Hull
    Stoke
    WBA
    Sunderland
    Crystal Palace
    Swansea
    Man Utd
    QPR
    Aston Villa
    Burnley

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes congratulations to Tiote who gave everything and more,but lack of discipline and red cards without a reason is something that Cheick Tiote is very famous for.So watch out.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon Tang,
    Blacken your windows with soot and throw a mattress on the front lawn to let your neighbours think you’ve had a house fire.

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  • NYMAG

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Kestbaia – is your first season following football, your predictions and contrarion views suggest it is…..

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #18

    JFA

    Just read it mate, makes some good points. I said earlier that it felt like there was less abuse than usual the article kind of points that out.

    Shame it didn’t get off the ground as some expected. Someone posted earlier sackpardew may have more joy at away games.

    IMO the only way we can make Ashley do something is if our antics are bringing the good name ” 😉 ” of SD into jeopardy.

    The fat man would have loved yesterday and I’ve seen a few pics of him grinning.

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  • mag92

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Sissoko played well a powerhouse box to box player, despite the fact that his manager is incompetent.

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  • mag92

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Looks likely that the club will be bottom again, as palace are winning.

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  • deeps

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Palace lead against everton..which means we are rock bottom of the league. .damn

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  • beautifulmind

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Toonarmydownsouth – the facts are weve drawn 3 out of 5 games this season without dejong and cisse. Cisse demonstrated yesterday what weve missed. The new lads need time to bed in which will then lead to better team performances

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #23

    JFA, aye will certainly bare that one in mind ahahaa love them viz classics. Especially knowing it started in toon as well mate

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  • dazzler

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #24

    What was the PR man doing there? I don’t get how a PR man stands a chance at our club. Nothing at our club can be sorted out by a few kind words, and surely they know that. The only PR remedy now is to bin Pardew and bring in someone better. Spouting patience as if we haven’t been for the past two years is frankly insulting

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #25

    wonder what a 3 team acca with Leicester, West brom and Crystal palace winning would have bagged you at the start of the day…

    Few quid back there

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #26

    JFA
    Cheers, a worryingly accurate article tbf

    Have to admit to being very tempted to go to the Palace game Wednesday, the away support imho is far more vocal and I’d be interested a) to see if there is any slight improvement in our play since i last went to a game about a year ago in regards to off the ball movement and players looking interested and b) to see if the fans are still full of anger after the weekend

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  • dazzler

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Beautiful mind,

    Really we’ve missed cisse? Didn’t he more or less match his goal tally from the previous 30 games he’s played in? Surely that means we’ve missed Shola too?

    We’ve also not missed dejong, you can’t miss someone who has played one game and did nothing in it.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Spurs and Everton haven’t done us any favours today!

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #29

    zabaletta gone hahahahaa

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Unlucky that

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #31

    beautifulmind
    How can you determine the effect missing De Jong has made he’s barely kicked a ball?
    We had Cisse all last season as well

    As I’ve said if you think the negativity that your berating fans for having is down to 5 games then your unbelievably wide of the mark

    Look at our stats for 2014 and tell me that’s down to Cisse being injured for 6 games…..

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Palace showing us exactly as its supposed to be done…

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #33

    1 – 3 Palace, with the amount of points the teams around us are starting to pick up Pardew should be very worried. We could see ourselves adrift in a few games if we don’t pick up wins.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #34

    We should’ve signed Alderweireld, Grenier and Mauro Zarate.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #35

    I knew De Jong would get injured.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #36

    cracking goal that like

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #37

    beautifulmind

    We’ve also had a new team to bed in through major negligence from the club management letting so many players go or get released having to replace them in one window
    None of the players look close to bedding in and were still seeing players like Sissoko and Haidara still struggling to establish themselves 18 months later whilst some new additions have been moved on without even getting a sniff
    This is all down to the club management

    Your statement has been getting rolled out for the last 2 years without a single improvement to justify the claim

    Forcing players to play in positions outside of there natural game and instructing them to perform in roles there clearly not suited to isn’t bedding players in its destroying there confidence

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #38

    GPLF
    Spot on, every team in the bottom 10 last season has strengthened, we merely replaced
    Not a bad thing if the spine for a good team is there, but a recipe for disaster under are inept coaching staff

    Pardew, no matter how you look at it, simply doesn’t have 10 odd games this season for the squad to bed in, they needed to click off the bat

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #39

    BRING BACK DURKIN

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Had to be Lampard!

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