Can Cheick Tiote Play A Role For Newcastle This Season?


With Jack Colback missing from the team yesterday due to injury,  Steve McClaren put in Yoan Gouffran in defensive midfield, which shows the lack of depth we have in the team at the moment.

Newcastle currently have 10 injured players out according to Physioroom.com with Jack Colback said to be fit again on 18th October so we don´t know if Jack will make the next game at home to Norwich City in two weeks time.

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Cheick Tiote – can do a job for Newcastle?

But it looks like Cheick Tiote may be finally fit again and he came on yesterday in the second half and he could potentially play a role in turning around Newcastle´s season, which we need to do before the end of the year.

The longer Newcastle stay in the relegation zone the longer players will lack confidence and find ways of losing games.

What´s needed is a win this season maybe by a few goals to get some confidence back into this squad.

It´s a bit like last season when we carried on our poor from the previous season and in the 2013-2014 season we lost seven of our last eight games and then went the first seven games last season with only four draws and no wins.

But that´s better than we´ve done this season and maybe Cheick Tiote can come in and give us some bite in midfield and maybe the Ivory Coast International can help settle things down at Newcastle.

He´s played for Steve McClaren before when FC Twente won their first and only Eredivisie title back in 2010 so maybe he can play well for McClaren at Newcastle.

There´s  a danger that if we don’t start winning soon we could be set adrift from the rest of the teams in the league and then it becomes very difficult to get back into the swing of things.

And to think we thought after we just survived last season the club would have put things right by now.

What´s that about the best-laid plans of mice and men?

They often go awry.

Comments welcome.



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127 comments so far

  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #1

    ed why do you need to waste time putting this new page up when we’ve all said it already.
    NO he can’t

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #2

    2-0 after 6 minutes.

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  • bladeuser

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed
    Your posts r boring and repetative
    It’s the same old shit time and time again
    Get some new stories or give up
    ASHLEY OUT

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonking

    We need someone to take us in a new direction. We’ve aways played safe with a succession of bang average Brit managers such as Dalglish, Souness, Allardcye, Pardew and SM is pretty much of the same mould. Namely safety first, defensive, long ball football

    I would loved to have taken a chance with Viera or someone similar. Anyone is a gamble but we need someone who is dynamic, forward thinking with new ideas and who can attract good quality to the club.

    Some people are contradicting themselves saying we have no quality and a rubbish squad and then saying if we get relegated we will lose Mitro, Wijnaldum, M’Bemba , Perez and others. Make your minds up!

    Stupidity is SM has already got rid of Abeid and Kemen, yet kept Tiote who along with Colo and Cisse doesn’t even want to be here.

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Time to drop Anita, he’s not a defensive mid nor a playmaker – I’d prefer a half fit Tiote

    there are clearly some major issues at the club , this has been going on since Ashley took over – whole mentality is wrong

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Ranieri has Leicester flying , Pards has Palace flying, Southampton and Swansea are miles away from where we are , we have a team of international players and yet play like we’re non league for 60 mins a match … what happened to Steve Black – motivation coach , clearly isn’t working

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #7

    RH
    The trouble is the Board only want a desperate yes-man as manager.

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Manure are getting hammered.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Why can’t we play like arsenal, they destroying Man Utd so far.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Can see Man Utd going down this season.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Ketsbaia9

    Ha ha ha

    I will have whatever you are smoking.

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  • Jib

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Welshie

    Swansea 2 Spurs 1

    Toon King and bladeuser
    Two ignorant peasants.
    If you don’t like what Ed does stay away – you will not be missed honestly.

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  • bladeuser

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #13

    WELSH
    Without stating the obvious arsenal have players who can pass tackle head move with the ball move without the ball and do I need to go on
    ASHLEY OUT

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #14

    RH

    The trouble is we’ve caused just too much damage to our club, it’s got no spirit, players like sissoko, tiote and colo don’t give a crap, the youngsters are coming in like a player that needs to be at his best right away and the transfers themselves are random players coming in based on cash and future sell on rather that squad building but the list goes on and on really.

    viera might look like a be considered a good manager in the future but nobody not even these quality players knows this, he could be a yes man or alan shearer you just don’t know, the only thing these quality player will know at this minute in time is we’re a club who don’t give huge wages, like selling the best players and are miles away from CL competion and these issue will never be put aside just because we’re taking a chance on a hopefully future decent manager.

    If your happy to see us get relegated into the championship and spend a few years in that league then he could very well be a good appointment as he’ll have the time to see the team restored with it’s more passionate players, the pressure of relegation and promotion won’t be there and he might even see ashley sell the club.

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #15

    jib

    your an ignorant one yourself

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #16

    like a one being considered*

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  • Jib

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Manchester United are losing to Arsenal 3 – 0.
    I wonder who is to blame , Avram or Joel Glazer?

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  • giimps

    Oct 4, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #18

    All the teams mentioned other than the tinkerman have been at there clubs long enough to Instill there own philosophy and buy players they need , we on the other hand buy players to sell when they’ve been in the window long enough
    We need to still be in touching distance of the rest of the league In January so we can get rid of collo sissoko and the rest of the deadwood, squidward goofy cisse and willo. Not one of those players would get in any other pl team other than possibly sissoko and cisse but they are too clueless to plan an attack around.

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  • toon kk

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Man u have one problem that we possess and that’s lack of pace.
    proves how far behind we actually are when we’re lucky to have 36% of the ball.

    I honestly think if we were playing in the championship this season we’d still be in a relegation scrap,
    Pethetic.

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Not that I have any say in the matter, being an expat, other than impotent posts on the blog, but so long as Ashley spends, I’m happy to back the transfer policy, and McC. If it clicks you have a Sevilla situation on your hands and might just win something. If you spend the same on more experienced players, you stand more chance of resembling West Ham. I think Mitro, Mbemba, Widji, Perez, Sissoko, Janmaat, Krul, Colback are excellent players. Thauvin, De Jong, Anita should be and still could be. Others are poised to break through. We just don’t quite have enough of them yet. I am not dismayed by what’s gone on, this season, and have seen enough to think it might ultimately work. Enough to stick with it anyway, as long as they continue to spend.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Jimmy

    “Continue to spend…” – 1 window wherein we’re still left horrendously short of where we need to be constitutes big spending in your book?

    Have a lie down mucker.

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Continue to spend as in the 50 million last window. Which they claim they will, and will need to.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #23

    We could’ve had Ayew and Gomis for free. Big mistake not signing them.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Jimmy

    As much as I hate to agree with Kets, spending money doesn’t necessarily mean we’re solving our problems.

    Look at players who have signed for our rivals for relatively cheap or for free – all because they were too old, or demanded too high a salary or had little to no-resale value.

    We spent 12 million quid on Thauvin for a player in a position which we did not need to strengthen – at least not as desperately as we needed to strengthen our midfield, or full backs, or centre half.

    Mitrovic is a 20 year old, and much like Perez is someone with potential, when we were absolutely crying out for someone who could bag 15+ goals to keep us in the league.

    Also, if you think Mike Ashley is going to spend 50 million quid every transfer window then can you pass me some of whatever it is you’re smoking please?

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #25

    If tiote can be bothered and can be taught to pass a ball I’d try him. The thing is both anita and colback need a better class defensive midfielder/playmaker alongside them and they will probably do ok but as the main defensive midfielder neither has enough class. Neither passes forward.

    We need leaders in January if it’s not already to late.

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #26

    I think McC thinks he’s going to spend enough to reshape the squad, with good young players, which at least augers well, but yeah, I wouldn’t bet on Ashley beyond that, and of course even have doubts he’ll deliver as entirely suggested in the short term, but another few windows like the last, with the right players, in the right positions, you might have something special.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Jimmy

    In order to improve year on year, we need to add more players than our rivals are adding in relative terms. Even by this window’s standards, we haven’t strengthened as much as Palace, West Ham, Stoke, Swansea, Southampton or Leicester; we may have outspent some of these teams with a few 15 million quid signings. While we signed Thauvin for 12 million, Stoke were signing Xherdan Shaquiri – I know which one I would rather have.

    Brede Hangelaand and Robert Huth were both going for free/peanuts a few seasons ago – why the hell did we not snap one/both of them up? Gokhan Inler has went to Leicester City for god sake while Andre Ayew has hit the ground running for Swansea.

    It doesn’t even matter how much we spend any more – our transfer policy ensures that it won’t bring in the right quality, right calibre or right experience of player to either A) bring our squad up to scratch and B) kick on to be a top 8 club.

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  • toon kk

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Release most of the squad, go to the school field pick a bus load of kids up, and I bet most would play better and certainly put more effort in.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Relegated…..no doubt in my mind.
    If not it will be a true miracle…..

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #30

    I would’ve signed Shaqiri, Ayew, Gomis and Van Dijk for £24m.

    We should’ve kept Kemen, Santon, Ben Arfa and Abeid.

    The club has made some bad decisions.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #31

    That’s 8 players that would’ve made us better off.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Abeid is miles better than Colback.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Current squad from what I have seen has 4 players I would keep the rest I would throw over the cliff…

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 4, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Out of the main first team squad there is a handful of players I would keep: mitro, Perez, gini, Mbemba, based on first impression mbabu could stay and would like to see de Jong get more time as I believe he has bags of quality. The rest can go!!!

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 4, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Newcastle’s transfer policy has been flawed, undercooked, but if the extra money now means we get a Mitro rather than a Rivierre, a Widjnaldum rather than a Gouffran, an Mbemba as opposed to a Willo. I can see it paying dividends. Its about signing better players and holding on to themas best and as long as you can, I think. Not necessarily older, established ones. I’d take a Mitro over a Gomis every time.

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  • scout

    Oct 4, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #36

    If we had Remy and Ba up front we would not be bottom. Both proved themselves, both gone because we wouldn’t pay the wages imo.
    Colo ia finished conceded about 70 goals last year, he should have been moved on.
    What are they playing at????

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #37

    jimmy

    Non of that can make up for what is a team which has become so imbalanced with merc and youngsters.

    Keeping qulity players means remaining in the premier league not dropping down into the championship. You say mbemba replaces willo? I’d actually rather see willo starting ahead of that merc colo, you can’t put the entire midfield play on wiji he will need the others to do work including merc sissoko and weakling anita. Mitrovic is a good player but he gets red cards who now non other than your great statue cisse.

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  • scout

    Oct 4, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Get Remy, Ba, Vardy and Dunk in January.

    Although it does sound like im drunk

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 4, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Brendan Rodgers officially sacked……

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  • JackButler

    Oct 4, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    Tads

    Klopp to take charge?

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