If You’re Sitting Down – Here’s Some Good News For Newcastle

There’s what could be taken as good news today for Newcastle fans – yes I know that could come as a big shock – so I really hope you were sitting down when you read that – it’s about Cheick Tiote.

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Cheick Tiote challenges Charlie Adam at Stoke

There’s been a lot made of Cheick Tiote’s interview recently, where he was quoted as saying he wanted to leave Newcastle, and that was not good news for the club, since Cheick is now one of our best players and has played well in the last few games he’s played.

Cheick had been linked with some Russian clubs and also to Arsenal in the summer, and we’ve seen what happens to Newcastle players like Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy when Arsenal come a calling – they want to leave Newcastle and leave quickly.

But that doesn’t seem to be the case with Cheick to his credit – not at first blush anyway.

This is what Cheick Tiote has said on the Newcastle website today:

“I saw the quotes that appeared yesterday, but they are not accurate,” “Yes, there was some interest in me over the summer and that can be a bit distracting, but nothing came of it.¨

“I’m back to full fitness and only thinking about doing my best for the team.¨   ¨We are not in a good position in the league right now and I want to get us up to where we should be.¨

“I am as committed as I have ever been to Newcastle.”

So maybe Alan Pardew’s statement that Newcastle can sign Cheick to a new long term contract early next year may even be true, but of course Alan may not be the manager at the start of the year, unless Newcastle’s fortunes improve very quickly.

While owner Ashley is being (very) patient at the moment, another defeat at Swansea on Saturday could start the Newcastle owner worrying about possible relegation.

And we think once that happens, then he just has to bring in somebody to take over from the current manager.

That’s because there’s just no way Ashley wants the Magpies to be relegated and miss out on that massive TV money, and also the gigantic free TV advertising he gets from the club, for his Sports Direct company.

But we still hope Newcastle can win at Swansea on Saturday – at the moment we need every point we can get – so here’s hoping.

What do you think?

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55 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #1

    I find it ironic that fatty seems to be on a bit of a cash splurge at the moment.

    Investing in tesco.

    Buying more of rangers.

    He’s now upped his stake in Debenhams to 11pc from 4.6pc whilst opening 4 SD outlets in the department store.

    What do we get?

    Supplied with a league one chancer to run the first team with minimal investment only when absolutely required. Not to better ourselves but only to survive.

    Cut adrift to squalor in nothingness, to just get by, to provide a platform for advertising in order to make him millions which again ironically should cost him millions for providing him this platform.

    Imagine if he felt an ounce about us what he feels for his baby?

    Fcuking disgraceful fat slug

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Come now ed.

    He’s been made to backtrack as quite clearly Tiote’s statement about wanting to leave didn’t quite fit with the most recent club PR campaign from the kings favourites.

    You know what I mean, the spirits great, it’s DEFINITELY not like the relegation season, we’re working hard in training, we’re behind the manager, cups ARE now important and so on and so forth.

    Basically complete and utter drivel to try and appease the baying masses. Far too little and far far too late. The damage has been done and if it isn’t acted upon soon it will become irreversible.

    Fcuking had enough of this shite!

  • Graeme

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #3

    The chances of us winning at Swansea, with NO attack, NO defence and a Mid-field incapable of getting out of their own half are not good.
    Couple that to a Manager (I use the term in its loosest sense) with NO tictacs, NO “Plan A” let alone a Plan B.

    I am not very hopeful of getting 3 points, I have to be honest!!

  • Belfast

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Reading from a script no doubt.

  • lesh

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks that Pardew can avoid relegation – crikey, his record since Christmas is abysmal and it’s clear that he’s just not up to the job.

    So, what options are availabl?

    Stick with Pardew, throw more money at players with no experience and see them fail to lift the club?

    Stick with Pardew and bring in the Prem’s best? A none starter as Pardew wouldn’t know how to play them – that’s assuming they’d even consider such a toxic club!

    Stick with Pardew and bring in the best players in the world – see above.

    Sack Pardew – who, that’s got a proven record, would for Ashley with his current approach, a penny-pinching operator with no ambition or care for the club and/ or its customers, supporters who pay a lot of money to increase Ashley’s wealth and that of his businesses.

    We’re between a rock and a hard place, a no win situation where Wonga, the club’s major sponsor is likely to pull away from a club that’s got a reputation that’s detracting from Wonga’s attempts at image improvement.

    Ashley’s gone too far and he’s digging himself into an even deeper hole. The media’s giving Newcastle United too much attention? Rubbish, we get the same amount of attention as say Chelsea but there’s a key difference – Chelski et al get the media attention because of their success, the good news whereas we get it for other reasons – we’re a bloody mess, and getting worse!!!

    Please, please for goodness sake, will someone buy the club and save it from the cynical pariahs that own a d manage it.

  • lesh

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Average, Ashley’s not investing in Tesco, he’s gambling on its share prices.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s about fighting at this stage, I’ll keep fighting until I’ve got nothing left, and I’ve got plenty left in me.’

    No. JUST NO. You couldn’t fight your way out of a wet paper bag you massive twat. What you mean is your resolve is as strong as ever to receive a payout you fcuking horrible kunt!

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes gambling on its share price to the tune of £43m. Still an investment of sorts and shows what he’s willing to do for furthering SD. What’s the betting that tesco clothing start selling SD tat? Just like Debenhams are doing.

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Thing is Newcastle are no longer a viable option to any buyer.

    Ashley bought the club and proceeded to strip it of it’s assets to swell his own bank account.

    All of the merchandising is now owned by his other filthy company SD, and my guess is they would be unwilling to sell that back to the club they stole it from.

    Ashley gave the club (or rather himself) a loan of £129 million that any buyer would have to pay back.

    The club is worth far less now than it was when Ashley bought it because of the above.

    Let’s face it who in their right mind would want to buy the club now at the ridicules price Ashley wants.

    Bottom line is were Fcuked!

  • murvar

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry Ed but you have to deal with posters like no 7 above. Such posts reduce this blog to troll level and it’s not acceptable.You ask that posters aren’t abusive and you remind them that kids are on here too. Posters such as no 7 are bringing the blog into disrepute and should be banned. If they can’t express their views in more acceptable ways they should be sent on an adult literacy class.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Pack it in Pardew. You haven’t got a clue. You told us we had a team capable of fighting for a top 4 spot in the summer. Then you said we couldn’t get into the top 6 but should be able to fight for the 7th through 11th positions. Absolute bollocks. We’re fighting for our lives to escape relegation this season. Nothing more thanks to Ashley, and you in the main.

  • lesh

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #12


    As far as the debt’s conceded, it’s no less than theft if he’s taking profits and not offsetting them against it.

    I don’t know how anybody can be so obsessed with money and sleep at night!

    I’ve gone from giving him a degree of support, as I did Pardew, to harbouring total dislike for the pair of the greedy, manipulating, lying barstewards!

    They will fcuk the club completely and walk away leaving a monument to greed in the form of a derelict SJP – if he hasn’t bought and flattened it beforehand!

  • toonking

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #13


    it might sound sad but i think the best thing we could hope for is to get ourselves relegated.

    do we want to keep pardew or see ashley sack him for getting us relegated.
    do we want to remain in the premier league allowing ashley to consistantly keep getting his money or get relegated meaning he no longer gets his TV money the decent players will use a different club as a stepping stone and his SD is no longer broadcast worldwide.

    finally do we want to keep one seeing ourselves with a team that consists of players who view us as a stepping stone or a team filled with the passionate types.

    really what is there about the premiership that the championship doesn’t provide.
    A. we never going to win the league
    B we will never get into europe
    C we will still get entertaining football
    D. the good players don’t give a sh1t about us anyway because they want ambition which ashley doesn’t provide
    E finally we still have the domestic cups.

    the only difference i see is the money and getting big teams coming to our stadium.

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #14


    Absolutely right mate, the club as it is at the moment could not sustain itself, and that is by design.

    We have NO revenue from Advertising.
    We have NO saleable assets left.
    We have NO revenue from Merchandising.

    The only money we have to pay the bills with is the money from W**GA that may dry up at the end of the season, Money from the gates on match-day, and any income from selling players (to buy players). All other income including the TV money seems to vanish without trace.

    Something we will never know is what happens to the rest of the income, and there is more chance of the Titanic docking in New York this week than there is of getting an explanation.

  • Belfast

    Oct 2, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Here here Murvar

  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Firebug: Just love that analogy about the Titanic and New York.

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #17


    Thank you, I pop one in now and again to try to lift my mood from the depression of NUFC 😀

  • scout

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #18

    janmaat yanga alderweild cole
    sissoko tiote nani
    ba remy welbeck

    billionaires side for this season

  • scout

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #19

    well done to anyone getting a wonga loan written off, fair play to ya

  • scout

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Do we have the worst strike force in the prem? I think so seriously

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #21

    To save Newcastle United Football Club from the tyranny of Jabba the Hut, and the inept one.

    The fans NEED to unite: The SackPardew.com lads seem to be well organised, and they can get things done, like getting leaflets to SJP with instructions for the fans so they are all singing from the same hymn sheet. Notices on the website for fans who cannot get to SJP. Organising meetings, marches, and demonstrations etc.

    If only the fans would unite under one banner, Jabba the Hut must be stopped, Sports Direct must be severed from the club and the inept one must be put on a bus back to London, all of this could be achieved if the fans unite, organise and with peaceful demonstrations inside SJP and outside SD tat shops.

  • scout

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #22


    Well said sir

  • damma99

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Stop people getting into his shops that a good idea. That would send his blood pressure up.

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Thank you, guess it had to be said…..Again.


    The idea is to stop his shops from operating in the North East, and force the idiots who sit on the boards of both SD and Newcastle to rethink the relationship between the SD and Newcastle United, SD is stealing millions of pounds each year from Newcastle United, that means stealing from the fans of the club and it must stop.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Protesting and demonstrating over a protracted period of time can so easily become an exhausting, soul destroying business…. no matter the cause.
    Complacency often sets in and then inertia dilutes the prospects of any success.
    ……and this will all be compounded if we win this weekend.
    We must pray for a loss to keep the pressure on them …. and us.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #26

    ashley loves the fact pardew is a hate figure if he does manage to turn results around however unlikely it will melt away and he will save money if he cant and gets the sack fatty will look like he has done the fans a favour
    personally i would rather see a sellnufcnowashley.com

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh yes because I’m the only one who swears on the blog. Naughty me.

    Well done.

    As for trolling I suggest you look up the definition of your accusation and then come back to me. I’ll say what I want when I want and until told otherwise by Ed, not the blog police like yourself. If you don’t like it don’t read it….simple really.

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Here’s an idea. Get one of the fans to type up the inept one’s resignation letter, and then with it folded over ask him to autograph it.

    Finally post to Jabba the Hut at Newcastle.

    Job done!

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh look someone said barsteward and fcuk after me. Shall we get the knives out murvar?

    And as for you Belfast, well I’m disgusted you agree. You quite like the word kurnt do you not…. 😉

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #30


    I agree mate getting Jabba to sell the club would be great, but what is there left to sell, Jabba has sold of all the clubs assets, the club is in debt to the tune of £129 million, and no longer has any hold on it’s own merchandise as this is now owned by SD, the only thing a new owner would have any control over is the advertising. God help us is all I can say.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #31

    My mistake it’s kernt isn’t it

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #32


    I also used the “F” word…. Ooooh what rebels we are 😀

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #33
  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #34


    I agree he’s hardly likely to want to give up £3.4m every season is he especially when it comes at no cost whatsoever to SD. He’d either keep it if he sold to have his finger still in the pie or he’d sell it separately if he sold us and make a tidy profit on both. Horrible cretin.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #35

    I can’t help it firebug lol. The state of our club makes me so angry that none offensive words just don’t cut it anymore 😉

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #36

    The inept one says there is no place to hide, he has a thick skin (to go with his thick head), and that he is going to stick it out.

    I wish I lived in Newcastle, I might like to test just how thick his skin is.

    Run this clown out of town.

  • firebug666

    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #37


    I know what you mean mate, and unlike some posters your not swearing at other posters, or even other humans, (the inept one is defiantly NOT human).

    Must be an android, which would explain where all the other money has gone, batteries are so expensive these days.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #38

    “I spoke to Mike and the chief executive and the message is very much: ‘How can we support you?’” said Pardew, who has six years remaining on his contract. “I would not expect any different, even if they were thinking different privately.

    How could they support you? By getting rid that’s how. They cannot at this moment in time have any impact on the pitch until January so what are you waffling on about you cretin.

    “The players are feeling a little bit of the stress and the heat that is upon them. They are a young group and I need to help them. I will do that until such point where it comes that I can’t help them anymore.”

    No king, the pressure or heat isn’t teally on them it’s on you. The unrest is against you not the team. Massive difference you deluded horror. You’ve not helped them at all and will never be able too, unless of course they want pointers on physical or verbal attacks, oh and how to be a real good grafter!

    Asked if he was surprised still to be in a job, Pardew replied: “Of course, I am thankful to the owner for backing me in the way that they have and supported me. Mike has tried to support me in this last period as much as he can.”

    Aren’t we all surprised king, infact it’s quite literally unbelievable isn’t it? It’s like a nightmare that we cannot awaken from, seeing your mug every fcuking Thursday. Don’t forget to thank fatty for all he’s done for you, oh you already did….

    At ANY other club you’d be long gone by now with a disgraceful record like yours. Clinging on by your fingernails for a payout then you claim to love the club. Give over king your nothing but a league one chancer!

    Do one for the sake of all of us.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #39

    I should imagine we’ve got quite a few A – List celebrity fans out there who , if the truth were known, are hurting just like us.
    It would be interesting if they could be persuaded to offer candid quotes on what they personally think of the current diabolical situation at Nufc.
    It would make great editorial for the local and national media ….. and more significantly, weight to our cause for change at the top.
    I am sure the likes of Sting, Jimmy Nail, Mark Knopfler and Co.
    would enjoy standing up and being counted as ‘one of us’

  • Belfast

    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Ne noh ne noh ne noh ne noh

    Late shift blog police in the building.

    Average contents £5 fine and one month ban.


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