Newcastle Midfield Star Misses QPR Game – S. Taylor Big Doubt

Cheick Tiote injured his calf during the warm up to the Leicester City game on 18th October, and with Mehdi Abeid being injured on International duty over the weekend, we were hoping Cheick would be fit for the QPR game on Saturday.

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Cheick Tiote – still not fit after five weeks out

But Alan Pardew has said today he’s still out injured and will not play,  and it’s almost five weeks since he picked up what was initially called a minor injury – so it will be interesting to see who plays in Mehdi’s place on Saturday.

Cheick has made only four appearances for Newcastle all season long, and there was even talk that he could be sold in January.

But with both Tiote and Abeid at the African Cup of Nations starting in early January, that’s unlikely – even if a big bid comes in for the defensive midfielder from an interested club – like Arsenal for example.

And as expected Fabricio Coloccini and Rolando Aarons are also not fit for Saturday’s game – but we already knew that.

If Steven doesn’t play it’s almost certain that Paul Dummett will partner Mike Williamson in central defense for Newcastle against QPR, and we could see 20 year-old Remie Streete on the bench as cover.

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5 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Jail for Ashley sorry for the delay in replying as been work most of the day ,about jones i would say its up to date as it was on sky sports this morning,and now on the blog, so you still think its old news

  • Bambams

    Nov 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Still have a feeling Tiote has been sold and he is now protected from obtaining an injury playing…..

    wonder why I think this way these days, never used to

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail for Ashley just seen your reply nee trouble bud

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #4


    I like Anita but many don’t, even though I’d play Raylor for his added ability going foward.

    I’d put same team as WBA except Raylor for Abeid and Willo for Colo.

    Janmatt Willo Dummet Hyadra
    Raylor Sissoko Colback
    Cabella Perez Sammy

    Sissoko and Perez can move foward to make it 4321 if needed, same team I mentioned mon/Tues.

    I’d play Perez and use Cisse later if needed, p deserves another start after WBA

  • Blackstarbullet

    Nov 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #5

    There is something fishy about Tiote’s injury. First we are told it’s minor and he’s virtually been ready for his comeback for at least 2 weeks. I reckon he’d struggle at the moment to get in the team and rather than bench him Pardew is saving face by saying he’s injured. Expect him away 1st week of transfer window.


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