Top Player Returns To Training At Newcastle

Newcastle United central midfielder Cheick Tiote is finally fit again and he returns to training this week, and the 28 year-old has to be a possibility for Newcastle’s next game at West Ham on Saturday.

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Cheick Tiote – in action at Stoke

Cheick last played in the 2-2 draw at Swansea and he injured himself in the warm up for the next game at home to Leicester City, which was Newcastle’s first league win of the season and the first of six successive wins on the troy for the Magpies.

Cheick has had another one of those hamstring injuries, and we expect if he is OK in training this week,  he will be available for Saturday’s game and with Ryan Taylor out injured – Alan Pardew needs a player in defensive midfield for Upton P{ark.

Mehdi Abeid may also be available but it is probably too soon for the Algerian to return this week after breaking his toe while on International duty during the International break.

The initial prognosis on Abeid was that he said he would be out for two weeks, but it seems the Newcastle manager though that was not accurate and maybe that means Mehdi has a chance to make it for this Saturday?

But we think the opposite is true and two weeks – a time which came from Mehdi himself on his Twitter account was far too optimistic.

So it looks like it will be too early for Mehdi on Saturday, and we also have Vurnon Anita available, but Alan Pardew hasn’t used the Dutchman much this season, and Vurnon hasn’t been in good form either.

We’ll have to wait and see who else may be available for Saturday’s game,  but bringing in Cheick Tiote doesn’t exactly weaken the side.

We hope the Ivory Coast International can play at Upton Park.

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15 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Now this one is easy, sell for a good price, replace him with a younger version that doesn’t give away stupid yellow cards and also not injury prone.

    i should be a manager quite easy really

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Someone’s shit the bed it seems.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Don’t be like that mate, have i offended you lately.

  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    My worry is; when all these players come back, will the inept one revert to type and watch us slide down the table again?

    At the moment the team we have playing is doing OK; just! adding some of the returning players into the side could disrupt the steady climb up the table.

    The youngsters are fast and hungry for the game time and are enjoying their football, but the older ones all seemed lethargic when on the field and just happy to pick up their pay-cheque.

    If it’s not broken don’t try to fix it!

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5

    i wouldn’t exactly come out with that comment after all what does Jeff call you.


    Sorry mate but I couldn’t resist that after what you just said.

    Ha ha ha

  • kilbane

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Agree wit u@Welsh. It seems his heart is no longer with us. I think it’s time to allow Bigi into the squad. I watched him play in the first team last year and he’s not bad at all.

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Firebug on the contrary I think having a winning side and completion for places means the players selected have to perform to a high level or risk losing their place – something which we have been sorely lacking recently

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #8

    The side of late has coped really well given the injuries and every replacement has stepped up to the mark – stand out players of late have to be Sissoko Drummet Perez Colback and Abeid

  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9


    Whilst I agree that we need depth in the squad to create competition, my worry is that when we have all those players fit again will we be watching dross football again?

    If we revert to the 4-3-2-1 just because the inept one has all his players back, and the youngsters end up benched of back in the development squad how long will it be to relegation?

    It’s just my opinion mate, but the inept one is prone to pulling the wheels of the wagon himself.

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Firebug I think Pards knows he would be signing his own death warrant if he did that – if it’ ain’t broke don’t fix it !

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    i want sissoko bursting through the middle every game, I don’t want him on the wings or playing defensively, so more wingers and defensive midfielders we have got the better our chances will be with sissoko in his best position.

  • Thump

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    @Blaydon: Surely Pardew should have enough death warrants to paper his bathroom with by this point. What’s one more?

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    i think he will stick to 433, didn’t he do that all season when we finished 5th.

  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #14


    If Tiote comes back in that would mean Sissoko is pushed wide, or rather that has been the past experience. Like you I prefer Sissoko in the middle, and hope that the inept one keeps him there, but only time will tell.

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #15

    Good point Thump – I really don’t think he is as stupid as some make out – we have found the winning formular for now … When this run eventually comes to an end lets hope he does not rivert back to type


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