Tiote Plays Full 90 Minutes In Ivory Coast Victory


The Ivory Coast beat DR Congo 2-1 tonight, to move to second top of their Group D in qualifying for the finals of the African Cup of Nations, which will take place in Morocco in January and February of next year.

Cheik Tiote, Ivory Coast

Cheick Tiote – played the full 90 minutes against DR Congo tonight

After three games played Cameroon are still top of the group with 7 points, but they dropped two points today when they could only draw at Sierre Leone, and Ivory Coast are only on point behind.

Goals from Swansea’s Wilfried Bony and a late goal by former Leeds United player and former Newcastle target Max Gradel, who is now at St. Etienne,  was enough to give the Ivorians a vital win and two points gained on the group leaders.

Cheick played the full 90 minutes for his 48th cap,  and as far we know, he came through the game unscathed.

These two fixtures in Group D are now repeated on Wednesday night, with Ivory Coast at home to DR Congo, and Cameroon at home to Sierre Leone, and after those games there are two more games to be played in mid-November to decide which countries make the finals.

The finals will take place in Morocco from 17th January through the 8th February next year, with players having to report to their countries training camps two weeks before the first game kicks off.

We could be missing both Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse for the tournament, since Senegal are currently top of Group G with 7 points from their first three group games, and are tied on points with Tunisia, but have a better goal difference.

Senegal play at Tunisia on Wednesday night,  which could be a crucial game for both countries.

Comments welcome.

You can follow us on our three social media sites below:



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

50 comments so far

  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #1

    I am amazed Ed’s first evening post wasn’t the Rangers story.Was just thinking he often posts around midnight here and story would be old by then.

    0
  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Belfast // Oct 11, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/738206190?-11058:809

    Brilliant haha
    See the timestamp Belfast had the scoop

    0
  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #3

    @magscar

    Thing is I actually think Ashley would be really good for Rangers as a club they do need to take a reality check they have been run terrible for about 15 years they could do with someone to come in make the hard calls , run them like a business and get them back in the Champions League which Ashley could more than do and then he could sell them on at a tidy profit after the mission is complete

    Only has Celtic to beat which if he developed a scouting network like ours for picking up young talent then they could easily do it in fact Rangers could take risks on players not quite ready for the premier league but could tear up the SPL

    But any Rangers fan can see what he has done to us and its no wonder they dont want him involved its always about making him more money never about improving the club

    I kind of think that was the plan for owning the Toon was to get us self sufficient and making money for all his businesses and when he had made enough or found something new he would sell us to the next owner who would have a club with no real overheads and a scouting and youth system fully working which could be whats happening soon … we can only hope !!

    0
  • beermonkey

    Oct 11, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #4

    spivs direct.con

    class sign

    not sure what Ashley will do now, I am sure he carry on with his plan he wont care

    but the board of sports direct will and he does have to answer to them

    0
  • mag92

    Oct 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle united, have been given the green light to build a new state of the art training centre,which will rival anything in the Premier league. So maybe Ashley has plans for the club after all.

    0
  • lesh

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Jeff from Benwell

    After your comment to Ed, I’m astonished you’ve got the nerve to post again.

    It was nasty and if you haven’t don’t so already, don’t you think an apology would be appropriate?

    Disgraceful

    0
  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Santonthenewmaldini

    I totally agree with you but a very incautious post. It is could get you grief on 2 wide fronts – the noisy majority on here who can’t read anything sensible about Ashley without having an apoplectic fit and those Ranger’s fans who clearly want no truck with him 🙂

    I’ve sometimes mulled over the thought that NUFC and Ashley are a parasitic relationship – one living off the other but the host getting something important and necessary from it . For the benefit of those who may take me as an Ashley apologist we are the host.

    0
  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Ashley will , if he follows his usual pattern , as soon as it is viable , float the club on the stock market …at one time there was a chance the fans would get first refusal but the big mouths have probably knackered that idea

    0
  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #9

    lesh––sook me schlong

    0
  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Starting first of selection of kosher pops Greene King IPA to help with new series on BBC 4 but Xfactor is still on. Still signing out as me, drinking and Blog won’t go well together.

    Biggest talking point of night has come and gone anyway. Night

    0
  • Whumpie

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Off- topic, but this is really eating me:
    Why is it that after SEVEN YEARS of abuse and crap from Ashley the Toon Army haven’t managed a single effective demo or any retaliation. Nada. Just pathetic, divided and futile gestures aimed at anything but the correct target.
    In just ONE WEEK the fans of Glasgow Rangers completely nailed it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2789354/furious-rangers-fans-staged-angry-protest-against-mike-ashley-s-increasing-influence-sports-direct-stores.html
    NUST, sackpardew.com and all the others need to stop being so easily played, wise up and learn from the Glassers.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #12

    mag92,
    Of course he has plans for us, it’s to make as much money as he possibly can whilst keeping us mid table or there abouts, all a new training complex is doing is trying to produce a Walcott, Ox or dare I say Andy Carroll, justa couple of these type of players sold on will more than pay for his investement.

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #13

    JFA

    I agree with all that, except the training ground.

    He had no choice but to redevelop training facilities or no cat1 status for the academy.

    No cat1 status means no young talent from abroad meaning his cheap trips round the bargain leagues would be handicapped to players over 18.

    Still a perfect excuse to keep us in debt and unable to compete.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Ha ha,
    Google images of a cross dressing Troll and shit loads of pictures of Jeff from Benwell come up, ha ha

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Hats off to the Rangers fans.

    I’ve said for a while the only thing that will move him along is if his baby SD starts getting negative publicity due to their connection with us.

    0
  • time for tubbiestele

    Oct 11, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Be happy lads we are getting tubbies big screen this month,

    time for tubbiestele
    time for tubbiestele
    Eh-oh

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Good evening everyone Welshies in the house

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Did everybody liked my presentation that I made couple of days ago.

    Very well created.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Come to think of it i should have added muppet of the year award.

    Hang on everyone time to make some changes.

    0
  • Belfast

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #20

    That was my exclusive Jeffrey. Lol

    The protest is brilliant, hopefully they turn it up a notch in the next few weeks.

    It’s about time Ashley got a taste of his own medicine.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen we are live at st James park and welcome to the 2014 newcastle united blog awards, and the following awards are as follows.

    1. Moaners of the year award
    2. Comedian of the the year award
    3. Biter of the year award
    4. Pardew lover of the year award
    5. Muppet of the year award

    Anyway nominees for the moaners of the year award

    1. Average_Contents
    2. Jail for Ashley
    3. Ibizatoon
    4. Magscar

    Right now for the Comedian of the year award next lot of nominees

    1. Tsunki
    2. GeordieTwo
    3. Belfast
    4. Jack Butler
    5. Transfer Sage

    Right now for the biter of the year award and there are a few nominees and they are.

    1. Average_Contents
    2. Jail for Ashley
    3. Blackley and Brownley
    4. Ibizatoon

    pardew lover of the year award, nominees are

    1. Ian
    2. Jeff sorry Jeff
    3. Billson
    4. Martoon

    And finally the muppet of the year award and the nominees are

    1. Average_Contents
    2. Manxpie
    3. Jail for Ashley
    4. Blackley and Brownley

    And as big brother would say who wins you decide.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #22

    There you are that’s better 5 awards.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #23

    welsh,
    I found this:
    Moron | Define Moron at Dictionary.com
    dictionary.reference.com/browse/moron
    Informal. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment:

    0
  • Belfast

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #24

    I’d love to see his face when he hears about it lol

    First time I can remember one of his tacky shops trade being disrupted, because of something he’s done. Especially on the busiest day of the week.

    He’s used to just sitting in the background pulling the strings with no comeback.

    He’ll probably be very annoyed. 🙂

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Great idea jail i could add moron to the awards.

    Moron of the year award, hands up if i should put that in.

    0
  • Harley

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Welsh

    It’s pointless doing moron of the year as catchy has that won all year round.

    0
  • Belfast

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m a bit annoyed I only made the one list to be honest.

    Considering who I’m up against, If I don’t win that award I’ll shoot myself.

    0
  • beermonkey

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #28

    so does any1 think Ashley will carry on with his pursuit of rangers or will it make him think twice

    0
  • stuart no9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #29

    bit embarrassing bei ng a toon fan at the minute ,Seeing how the rangers fans go about looking after their club and the way newcastl;e fans tip toe around issues for the fear of upsetting the team is total Bo@@@ck, we are all puff and wind when it comes to sticking up for anything regarding NUFC, Shocking to see how rangers fans can protest against something they dont want at their club , and there is us , cant even get rid of a manager who has the worst record in our history and will probably relagate us . We have to show more backbone , just like the jocks have . well done to them . It has taken scottish fans to tell ashley he is not wanted , we are to scared of him in case he ” wrecks our club” too late , he already has.

    0
  • stuart no9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #30

    beermonkey—— the jocks wont mess around, If i was ashley , i would seriously reconsider any plans he has relating to rangers .,He is not just ashley , he is english.

    0
  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Welshgeordie9

    Few drinks in , a glance at the Blog and I’m suckered in against my judgement.

    What!? I don’t figure in “biter” of the year.

    Nomination for moaner I didn’t really expect but these last few days must have moved me up the rankings for biter. Perhaps I shouldn’t have restrained myself this evening when I thought someone was having a go this pm.

    Only confining myself to jests right now unless this counts as a “bite”? No matter I couldn’t write a speech to save my life if I had won. It’s the participating that counts we aren’t in this to win.

    0
  • beermonkey

    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #32

    stuart

    not so sure it will stop Ashley

    I hope it works might give us some inspiration but I cant see Ashley backing down

    I and a lot of other people on here have said about campaigning outside his shops

    0
  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Beermonkey
    Can’t really leave this until tomorrow. As the euphoria of the Rangers fans first strike has worn off you have made me think what would his withdrawal mean for the club.

    Given Rangers difficult state with a possible further period of administration looming at end of year and if he is the only game in town as I have previously mused, might this prove a Pyrrhic victory?

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #34

    magscar

    As far as I’m concerned mate you’re alright, you don’t moan or bite and unlike some person on here that I could mention my best mate cough cough you don’t hold a grudge.

    Perhaps i should do grudge of the year award.

    0
  • mecannylad

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Rangers at home this Saturday, as are United of course.
    Ashley will likely be attacked on two fronts. Poor old Bishop will be run ragged.
    One set of supporters will gain confidence and momentum from the other. If we show a bit more co-ordination and resolve, particularly at the Tyneside end, this could very well dent Ashley’s enthusiasm to continue his love affair with football full stop. They are after all only an insignificant aside to his main love.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #36

    No skip that there’s only one person for that.

    0
  • stuart no9

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #37

    beermonkey——i would be one of the first to show some dissatisfaction to his ownrership of our club by using his shop as a backdrop for any protests anyone can organise, but for some reason , we havnt got the bottle todo it, It would take a few to make it worthwhile but doing it on a constant level would surely , sometime have some effect, and may even make him consider selling , who knows ??

    0
  • beermonkey

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #38

    stuart

    until the fans unite and the groups all get behind and come under one banner I think it will always be fragmented
    the charm offensive from the club trotting out players past and present will help pacify some of the masses

    its a real shame the only ones to show they can get anything done is sackpardew,com

    look at nust its like a secret society

    0
  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Wherever this goes this is probably the first direct strike on Ashley at least in football. His reaction will be interesting to say the least.

    0
  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Beermonkey

    I don’t think the strategy will be lost on Sack Pardew group but their problem is they are a secret group and work through the publicity of the Net.

    Rangers already seem to have supporters groups mobilised without giving their game away on Net and with a grasp on t he numbers they can marshal.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.