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Newcastle Player Refutes Claims Against Him

2:09 pm, Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

It must be difficult being a professional footballer these days when there seems to be all kinds of stories made up about the players – and some of them are even true.

A few months ago the news at Newcastle was that Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote were the bad eggs in the Newcastle dressing room and they were damaging the Newcastle team spirit – we’re not sure where that story actually started – but anyway it did the rounds.

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Steve McClaren congratulates Cheick Tiote on Saturday

Of course, it wasn’t true and we remember at one of Steve McClaren’s press conferences he was asked about the story and the coach denied it immediately and was surprised it was even a story.

That shows Steve is also wise and doesn’t read many newspapers – at least not the football sections.

Cheick Tiote was interviewed in the Chronicle about that particular rumor and this is how he answered it:

“It didn’t affect me, I know myself that I didn’t do anything bad. Everybody at the club and my partner knows that.”  “I just do my best for the team, that is the most important thing. All I want is to see the team go forward and win games.” 

“I am a footballer and I have a job to do. I don’t read too many newspapers. I just come in train hard, do my best for the team and if the manager gives the opportunity I will do my best in the games.” 

“Every player wants to play every week.”  “It wasn’t easy for me. But I know myself, and I know I have to do everything right and try to work hard to come back. That’s what I was doing. Now I have to do the same things.”

In fact last week before the win at Bournemouth Steve McClaren said that Tiote had been like a breath of fresh air at Newcastle and we are hoping he can get back to his best form.

However, like a number of our players the Ivorian did  not have a good game last Saturday – but we still scraped the win – thanks to goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

That’s a good 7 points from our last four games and hopefully we can get our third win in five games against Leicester City a week on Saturday.

Howay The Lads!!

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Nov 10, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Hatem Ben Arfa giving us and Hull a bit of a slagging in the French media

    To his credit Didier Deschamps takes a more even sided view , commenting

    “With HbA we have seen this all before , a good start and then it all goes to shit , he has his chance in the squad but we will see !”

  • 2 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 10, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Oh what a blessed relief, I hope you guys don’t mind me sharing the good news I’ve just had.

    My wife had double bypass heart surgery today and I’ve just had a call to say the operation went well and she is ok.

    It’s so hard just having to wait and not being able to do anything to help.

  • 3 firebug666 // Nov 10, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Great news mate, best wishes to you and you missus, hope she makes a speedy recovery.

  • 4 lesh // Nov 10, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Essex GB

    Great news that the op went well. It’ll not be long ’til she’s fully recovered. Be prepared!

    Best wishes to Mrs Essex Geordie Bill.

  • 5 geordiesteve520 // Nov 10, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Great to hear is Bill, wishing her a blessed recovery. i spent two days in hospital with our 6 weeks old, never a good time when you’re there. Glad all ok.

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