Mystery Solved – Tiote Could Still Have Newcastle Future


With Cheick Tiote not on the plane yesterday to the US and certainly not injured, most fans put two and two together and got four – or was it five?

It was thought that was a good indication that he would be leaving the club in the summer.

And Cheick himself had played only 12 games for us all last season and missed nearly all the second half of the season, when he was injured at the African Cup of Nations playing for Ivory Coast.

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Cheick Tiote – couldn’t get visa – down but not out

But there’s news coming in from Steve McClaren in the Shields Gazette, that Tiote was not allowed into the US, because he couldn’t get a valid visa to gain entry.

McClaren referred to that as ¨visa complications.¨

It’s though that was because Tiote was given 180 hours of community service and a seven-month sentence – suspended for two years – back in October 2013,  after admitting possession of a fake driving licence.

So that’s why he is not in the party – and it does say that he could still have a future at Newcastle.

Although Cheick has seemingly been keen to leave the club, with McClaren coming in and Newcastle becoming (much) more ambitious these days, he may want to stay on Tyneside at least for next season.

Cheick still has two years left on his lucrative Newcastle contract.

The 29 year-old should be playing in the remaining pre-season fixtures, once the Newcastle squad return a week on Wednesday from their three match American tour.

DateOpponentVenueResult
Fri 10th July (8:00 pm)Gateshead
International StadiumW 1-0
Tue 14th July (8:00 pm CT - 2:00 am Wed Newcastle time)Club Atlas
Miller Park, MilwaukeeL 2-1
Sat 18th July (8:00 pm PT - 4:00 am Sun Newcastle time)Sacramento RepublicBonney Field, SacramentoW 1-0
Tue 21st July (7.30 pm PT - 3:30 am Wed Newcastle time)Portland Timbers
Providence Park, PortlandL 4-3
Sun 26th July (1:00 pm)
Sheffield United
Bramall LaneD 2-2
Wed 29th July (7:45 pm)
York City
Bootham CrescentL 2-1
Sat 1st August (3:00 pm)
Borussia Mönchengladbach
St. James' ParkL 1-0

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222 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce · 58m58 minutes ago
    As we reported last night, pace is gathering on the Mitrovic to #NUFC transfer. Reports coming in that all terms have been agreed on.

    Gotta love the sauce !!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #2

    McClaren confirms Marveaux will miss the start of the PL season “He is in for a hernia Op. It’s four to six weeks I think” #NUFC

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  • Colombus

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Hopeful on Mitro! btw .Let’s steal this guy from under the noses of Swansea!

    http://news.ladbrokes.com/football/premier-league/swansea-eyeing-free-transfer-argentine-defender-munoz.html

    Available on a free and well worth the gamble! Would be great for us I think!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Evening jazzy

    Hope that sauce is true lol

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Shirebrook

    Evening buddy !

    Would be a cracking deal if we can land this lad this week, And finally put this one to bed.
    Move on to the next target who ever that may be and lets start bringing em in.
    The transfer markets starting to move now mate…Who would be your choice ??

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  • switch365

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Still amazes me, with all the great attacking talent we’ve signed over the years, how we’ve never really managed to sign a pair of top quality centre backs.
    Concede 50-60 and you need a pair of players hitting close to 30 to stand any chance of competing with the big boys.
    Reduce that total by 15-20 and life becomes far less of a grind and allows the players to express themselves.

    Starting the new season with Wijnaldum and Mitrovic would be great.
    But starting the new season without Willo, Tayls and Colo would be even better imo.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #7

    A lot of you have been asking “G2 shouldn’t we be fonging the training staff on a regular basis as well as the coaches, MD, etc. etc.?” Hmmmm. Good point everyone. I’ll give in to popular demand on this. Regular fongings for all training staff from now on!! I feel once a week until we beat someone really decent is fair….

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  • banjax

    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Tiote could still leave Newcastle depending on who is recruited. One thing is for sure relying on the new coaching team to make mediocre players into better ones doesn’t work. With other so called ‘smaller clubs’ improving their quality like Stoke, West Ham, Southampton -we are going to have to let at least 5 more Ex first team players go if we have any hope finishing Top Half never mind Top Six !

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  • switch365

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Woman crashes her Mini into the back of a van… while using a sex toy.

    Now that’s a headline 🙂

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Jib/ Jeff

    in answer to your misleading post on previous page

    Jib , I don’t need a hate figure as you suggest ..I don’t hate anybody..strange thing for you to imagine then put into print ?

    I like Williamson as a bloke but feel he is a weak link in the Team ..that’s all, Hate ? Nahhh.. it’s wrong of you to Imagine my feelings towards a Footballer almost like I’v said it in my post that I hate .

    .I clearly did not say that , but hey thanks for the Perceived
    wrong impression that you put into words ..

    Not my word’s by the way , and a sneaky way of putting it, mentioning my name in the second line of your post.

    .Sneaky……………

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Jazzy

    Yes mate this lad needs to be signed up ASAP.
    Like others have mentioned on here I think shaqiri would be worth a cheeky bid but I think defence is where we need to strengthen but who do you go for?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #12

    I sniff a Welshman by the name of switch365 formerly know as welshie.

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  • the ledge

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #13

    alrigth folks still not signed mitrovic

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #14

    or even formerly known as welshie…..Harrumph.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Banjax

    I can definitely see Mr T being sold as Colback is currently being made captain of the Us tour.
    On his day Tiote was a class act but has nothing of note for a good few seasons now

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  • Macas

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib – Agree with you about the hate figure, certain players seem to get slagged off online by large numbers of posters regardless of how well they have played. Nicky Butt was a regular target on here before Williamson. I’ve watched games where Williamson has played well and hoofed the ball up the pitch maybe once or twice during the whole game, but still the same lines got trotted out about constant aimless long balls. I think it becomes trendy to abuse certain players on certain things.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we should treat Tiote’s past misdeeds as a cold case file. Where is the Camaro now?? Who owns it?? Do they have a real driver’s license?? What are Cheick’s current wheels?? Is he allowed to drive said wheels? I’ll get right on this lads. Your Senior Official Club Journo will not fail you!!!!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Shirebrook

    Every time I have watched Monaco..Abdennour has really impressed. Would command a substantial fee and probably out of our league. But I thought that of Wijnadum so there is always hope.

    Switch

    Seen that on newsnow……Hahahaha

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Tiote drives an Austin princess

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  • hibbit

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #20

    shirebrook…….tiote is not driving any thing at the moment

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Which mediocre players did you have in mind banjax mate? I could see players like Cabella, Gouffy, Perez, Aarons, and Haidara improving under Schteve. Possibly even Rivi. But not players like Willo, Saylor, Colo, Krul, or Obie.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #22

    What’s that about an Austrian princess Shire mate? Should he be driving royalty around? It’s risky I feel… Haruumph.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #23

    At most I would let Cheick drive a Romainian Viscount or a Polish Earl around. Possibly together…..If he can get the Camaro back to impress them…..

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  • magscar

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Macas

    You’re right that there are “hate” figures and they date long before blogs and social media and all clubs have them. Back in my youth there were Frank Clark and Tommy Gibb.

    In Williamson’s case I am one of his critics but do acknowledge that he has at times had some satisfactory games.

    However honest player though he is ( never believed he got himself sent off deliberately just his reaction to Carver’s half time berating) he is limited and out of all the CB pairings we have had when he plays the whole defence never looks comfortable on the ball as he never wants to receive it although he does make challenges.

    Can’t see him fitting into the possession side that McClaren apparently wants unless the coaches are actually miracle workers. If not on his way surely he won’t be one of the 1st choice CB’s.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Shteve confirms tiote didn’t travel as he was refused entry into America. For those debating it earlier 🙂

    Cabaye was unable to enter last time we went because of a disputed dental bill apparently. Just read it somewhere.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Hibbit

    It was a joke mate

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Online
    Sorry if you thought putting your name on the 2nd line was sneaky.
    However I still stick by my use of the phrase “hate figure”

    “Wondering if Williamson will smooth talk McClaren on the US trip ..He’s doing something to get a game, maybe hypnotism ? cause it ain’t Football.”

    The above remark is hardly loving

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Abdennour is a good shout jazzy I also like the sound of Veltman too

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  • King Colback

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #29

    It isn’t hating anyone by basically saying Mike Williamson is past is best and is crap, he needs to go to pastures new.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Shirebrook

    Do you get up to many games mate ?
    We used to go direct from midland mainline…..Chesterfield to Newcastle train station. Then they doubled there fee’s so we drive up now. Much cheaper

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  • Macas

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #31

    magscar – Agree with you about Williamson, thought he was a good backup player but if we are indeed going to try and push up the table and adopt a different style we need to replace with a younger higher quality player. For me he was as decent as the rest defensively but it was the other areas that let him down. I think they did work on his distribution and he did improve in that area, but never looked totally comfortable on the ball.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Would love Abdnennour and Ruddiger.
    Can see us ending up with N’Koulou and Veltman. Still miles better than what we have

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Jazzy

    Only went to a couple last season and the last one was against the unwashed when Johnson scored in the last minute. Planning on going to a couple next season as I mate I work with is from Newcastle and we usually drive up too but we’re going to see how the first couple of games pan out first ????

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Forgot to add. I think that’s ridiculous not allowing someone in because of a disputed dental bill lol.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Williamson was bought for a million pounds in the Championship where he done a fantastic job in helping us get promoted. He lso played a major part in the season we finished fifth, had he or Collocini been injured or suspended after January we would not have been anywhere near fifth. he plays his best football after a spell of being kept out of the team, it is not his fault a suitable replacement has not been bought over the last four years other than MYM who he seemed to partner quite well, maybe something to do with that purple sh1te that seen that partnership broken up. If given the choice I would have Willo as fourth choice with STaylor moved to a team that only plays 15 to 20 games a season. A realistic hope this season would be a Collo and that German kid as first choice with Dummet and Willo fourth choice, Good sent to a Championship side and Lascelles to W Brom or Bournemouth, with STaylor being removed from the set up.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #36

    A_C

    Yeah I thought that was a bit of a kick in the teeth too lol

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Shirebrook

    I think for a lot of fans, A lot will determine on who comes through the door as in signings.
    I sit row ll Platinum right above the entrance tunnel into the seating area.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Jazzy

    You should check the train prices to Sunderland, it’s a quick hop on the metro to the town.

    When I’ve been to London on train in the past it’s 30-40% cheaper to go from Sunderland than it is from Newcastle.

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  • switch365

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #39

    @G2

    only ever been switch365, born in the Toon so definitely not welsh.

    @jazzyp
    would love that pair too mate,
    quite possibly the best 2 signings we could realistically make and could well set us up as having a defence, (or at least 3/4 of a defence) to build upon for the next 6 years +
    add van Aanholt or Kolarov and we’d have every chance of fulfilling jabba’s statement

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  • lee-toon

    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Would anyone else like to see the results of one of Ed’s polls, this time the poll being who thinks Mitrovic will actually sign for us and who thinks him and his lot are just p**$ing Our bloody club around before signing for someone else?

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