Cheick Tiote Unsettled At Newcastle

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted that Cheick was unsettled at Newcastle over the summer.

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Cheick Tiote – was unsettled over the summer

But Newcastle will try to get Tiote tied down to a long term contract, which the club did initially in January of 2011, six months after he arrived when they gave him six and a half year deal,

This is what Alan Pardew has said about Cheick:

“”I think, probably, towards the back end of the season we’ll have to start talking to his representatives.” “We obviously had a team fighting for his services, but the finance was never really in place, but Cheick was unsettled by it for a period.”

“I think the reality was that we were quite comfortable that he wasn’t going to go anywhere.” “And I think his contract situation needs to be resolved at the end of the season, for sure.”

“I love him. He’s everything that you want in a Newcastle player. “He has the quality, and of course you’ll never under-estimate the fact that he wants to win.”

“That’s something we have to be very careful about on training days!” “But trust me, he’s not similar to me. I just love that he’s a winner. It can overcome so many obstacles as a footballer.”

“I think young players here need to take a big leaf out of his book in terms of how he approaches training and games.” “Sometimes it can overspill into bookings and sending offs.

“But you can never fault him for wanting to win.”

Tiote was linked with a club in Russia over the summer, but Arsenal were also said to be keen on him, to give them some bite in midfield, which they don’t have this season.

Then the Ivorian was injured at Sheffield Wednesday, so maybe that had something to do with Cheick not leaving.

But it seems that Newcastle are having trouble keeping their best players these days – and that’s not good.

Already this year we have lost Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy, and we couldn’t get Loic Remy to make his loan deal a permanent one  over the summer.

Cheick will be in the starting line-up tomorrow night at the Britannia Stadium, and we need to win that game against Stoke.

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4 comments so far

  • lesh

    Sep 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Loosely related to the likely sale of Cheik and others, this article sums up the club, almost perfectly.

    It’s just a pity that Ashley’s Spin Doctor couldn’t advise Ashley of the need, the wisdom, the benefit of bringing Newcastle United out of its coma.

  • RonVanDam

    Sep 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #2

    What does pardews quote say about about him?

    “But trust me, he’s not similar to me. I just love that he’s a winner”

  • Sav

    Sep 29, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Its quite clear from these quotes that Pardew has no say in whether players are kept on or sold but then neither would his replacement, as long as Monster Mash is in the driving seat.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Tiote unsettled ?
    Me – I’m bl**dy disturbed how the club is run.
    Owner – nil points
    Manager- nil points
    Coaches – nil points
    This lot make the American Ryder Cup Team look professional and that takes some doing.
    How about Paul McGinley as Manager ?


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