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Newcastle Fans Want To Keep This Experienced Midfielder

4:04 pm, Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

We thought that Cheick Tiote was almost certain to be sold this summer, after having a season interrupted by injury and not playing for us for the second half of the season at all.

That was after he had picked up a knee injury at the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea in early February, while playing for Ivory Coast.

cheick tiote in training

Cheick Tiote – in training at Newcastle

Cheick joined us in the summer of 2010 from FC Twente following Steve McClaren taking the club to their first ever Dutch Championship, and of course Steve is now at Newcastle.

Cheick played 43 times for Twente in that season with one goal, and at Newcastle over the last five seasons he has 130 appearances with one goal – that fantastic equalizing goal in the 4-4 home draw with Arsenal in February, 2011.

So perhaps Steve McClaren will want to keep Cheick at the club  and try to get the best out of him, and the Ivorian still has two years left on his contract at Newcastle.

We conducted a poll of whether Newcastle fans thought Cheick still had a future at the club, and we were a little bit surprised that the majority think he does.

Does Cheick Tiote Have A Future At Newcastle?

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We have a number of our players who did not play well under John Carver, but we think they are much better players than they looked in that second half of last season.

As well as getting six good players in the transfer market this summer, we would like to see Newcastle keep some of their experienced players.

That would include Cheick, and doing that will make our squad better and more experienced.

It will also make competition for places in the team that much greater – and that cannot be bad.

We only have around 1500 readers voting in the poll so far – so if you haven’t voted yet – here’s your chance.

Comments welcome.

Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Cheick Tiote · Contracts · Newcastle News · Poll · Pre-season · Premier League

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MADMAG // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Ashly In 😉

  • 2 lowickmag12 // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Get rid of him asap blows hot and cold too much.

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Afternoon guys, hope we are all well, after catching some morphine induced sleep I woke and caught up with the blog. I see more biting and arguing going on, as Vicky Michelle used to say “I shall say this only once”
    It is blatantly obvious the Jib is Jeff and even more blatantly obvious that Ian is Pushy Pardew, the evidence is there in black and white.

    On football, Nicolas Otamendi is a non starter for me, mashers won’t spend the money

  • 4 why oh why // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Pardew /carver/ stone ,out ! be gone with you .
    Oops sorry they have gone
    Ashley get your wallet out again
    Shhhteeeeve. In !
    Howay the lads !

  • 5 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Barnetta is available as a free agent

  • 6 TudorCrisps // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Any one think the match might be streamed tonight?

  • 7 why oh why // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Tiote like many others will be reborn under a new system
    By the sounds of it we are going to be playing Dutch style
    All pressing and keep ball .
    Happy with that

  • 8 Tsunki // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 9 Tsunki // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    TFL – Barnetta? 🙂 I’d ask Ketsbaia9 about him first, I think he’s still down in his cellar.

  • 10 firebug666 // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:21 PM


    Afternoon mate hope you are well.

    Vicky Michelle never said that mate, that was said by Michelle of the resistance, Kirsten Cooke. Vicky played Yvette would say Oooooh Rene!

    Just so you know mate 😀

  • 11 why oh why // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Ashley in !

  • 12 JackButler // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    A fit and in form Tiote is a force of nature and someone who we defiantly need in our squad.

    Think SM will get the best out of the lad and he will get back to his best, anyway, now is the time to hold on to outer best players

  • 13 nightfa11 // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    I think we need to keep vuckic.. Hes the most talented player we “can get” on such low wages.. Compared to that 12mio rolan guy..he can easily be even better..with players we have now.. His performance against wba, before he got injured was world class ( being generous with that comment, But not by much)

  • 14 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    I wasn’t around at the time mate lol, I knew Michelle came in to it somewhere 🙂

    Aye and I saw Kets’s fav Paul Scharner play last night too lol

  • 15 Malackay // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    No I don’t think the match is streamed tonight. I imagine Saturday’s will be though.

    Sell Tiote for anything above £6m IMO and use that money toward CB and LB. Leaves likes of Colback, Sissoko, Gigi, Abeid, Anita and maybe even Bigi (although I’ve seen nothing to suggest he is ready for Premiership football).

    Otamendi is a pipe dream. I’m surprised we weren’t looking at Chester, although it’s probably because we see the value in Europe esp. given the exchange rates at the minute.

  • 16 Belfast // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Afternoon Belfast Hows tricks ?

  • 17 firebug666 // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:32 PM


    Aye one of my favourite TV show.

    I see the alternative Newcastle shirt sold out in two hours, a larger batch has now been ordered.

    I need three now. Ah well will get them on the next batch.

    Hope all goes well for Mbemba tomorrow as it’s looking like he will be the only addition at the back.

  • 18 WLtoon // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    On his day he would be great for us ,but its keeping him fit. i would give him a go with Wijnalum in CM

  • 19 Belfast // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Great thanks for asking.

  • 20 JackButler // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Vuckic doesn’t have the pace or speed of thought to make it at this level, yes he can look decent at times, but he gets shut out of games way to easily and taking into account the other players we now have in the midfield, if he can be used to sweeten a deal to get one of our targets in, then I’d happily wish him well and move on

  • 21 nightfa11 // Jul 29, 2015 at 4:46 PM


    And siem is speedy gonzales? Hed be a good backup for him..

    Injuries were a big factor in his life, But many kids who are huge at Young age have problems.. I think his biggest mistake was when he came on as a sub, broke his finger and immediately demanded to go off pitch.. He could have lasted those 10 minutes, But I think staff saw him as a cry baby.. Anyway..that was years ago..Maybe he grew a bit.. Id keep him..Hes more talented than 90% of our squad..and on such low wages it would be stupid to let him go, without seeing what can he do under difference guidance..

  • 22 Altamullan // Jul 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    The preferred formation gradually emerging seems to have a pairing of MFDs in front of a back four. Seems Tiote, Colback and Anita are the two plus one ( starters and sub) for these. The middle of the three attacking MFDs (no 10 type role) seems like Wijnaldum start (de Jong sub?). Feel less sure about this, but at the moment right side: Sissoko; left side: Arrons. Seems they are looking (Thauvin and others) for wide players, which makes me think they want an alternative to Sissoko ( not really a wide player) and intend to sell him. It also seems they want flexibility in a player who is comfortable as a winger/forward. Maybe for cover or for tactical reasons being able to start or shift to two up front. Just ‘spit-balling’ but keen to see how it pans out, and comings and goings clearly not over ( fingers crossed for 2moz and +ve Mbemba news).

  • 23 The next Mike Williamson // Jul 29, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    I’d sell Sissoko while his value is high. his best games came in the central attacking role and he’ll be behind de Jong and Wijnaldum now. He’s hit and miss as a RW (more often miss) and I think his value will plummet if he’s played out wide. Makes sense to sell him for 20m and bring in a winger for about 12-14m

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