Newcastle Ready To Make Another Huge Blunder This Month

There ´s a report in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are willing to let Cheick Tiote leave the club this month to join Chinese Premier League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua – and they hint that Cheick wants the move.

The fee is supposed to be £3M but we just cannot believe the club would allow one of our most experienced Premier League players leave the club when we are in so much danger of being relegated.

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Cheick Tiote – willing to sell him for £3M

And Cheick still has 18 months left on his contract so they cannot make the argument he could leave for nothing in the summer.

If this potential deal goes through it´s yet another example of allowing a player to leave the club for money and at the same time putting the team in jeopardy.

We´ve done that too many times in the past when allowing Andy Carroll, Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye to  leave and not replacing them.

And last January we even allowed Davide Santon to leave on the last day of the transfer window.

Lee Charnley later said that a deal for Davide to Inter-Milan was possible only in January and it wouldn´t be possible in the summer.

But what about the strength of the squad for the run-in last season – he never mentioned that – just that the deal was possible and Newcastle could make some money.

So when Newcastle look at players – do they only see money?

This would be a ridiculous deal to make in our current situation – because even if we get new midfielders in they will take time to settle.

If this deal is allowed to go through it says those at the top of the club haven´t learned from the many similar mistakes they have made in the past.

Mistakes that saw us win only 7 games in 38 Premier League game last year and we find ourselves struggling against relegation yet again.

If you don´t learn from your mistakes then history has a habit of repeating itself.

Maybe that´s why we have been struggling with relegation three of the last four seasons but have stellar financial results?

Rather than thinking about making money all the time, perhaps the powers that be at Newcastle should prioritize the strength of the squad over everything else – and then we may be able to get a decent team together.

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9 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Jan 11, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t want Berahino anywhere near nufc.I’d rather recall Armstrong than forking 18m or so for a player who is lightweight, untested, and have attitude problem. Lacazatte is always my first choice but looks he still is waiting for a CL team to come for him.Remy will also be a good signing.If not,I’d go for Paul G Ntep..
    Don’t know Saivet well but he must be in good form lately,so may give us some kind of lift.
    If we tigh up the Saivet and Shelvey deal,which definetly will give us proper strength in midfield,
    we have a chance to achieve something positive
    otherwise we still are a sunked ship with our current form and poor confidence!!

  • Viduka

    Jan 11, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Cheers nufc 83 , you are right of course… Just imagining a player with that passion and fight joining this club. All those opportunities created he would have banged em all in! The need for experienced prem players vs their age and on sell profit…

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 11, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Howay man, this is rich, rose tinted nostalgia.
    2 years ago maybe… But he’s been past his best for a while,in my opinion, and if we get,say, Shelvey in he can go!
    He has picked up a bit since return from injury but has wanted away for a good while anyway. Playing for a move I think.

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Jan 11, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #4

    People can be so deluded sometimes.

    ‘Mitrovic is a poor Shola’.

    Mitrovic is class, and all of you will hate on him for missing a couple of chances, but that lad’s just turnt 22.

    Go and ask Koscielny how bad he is, I bet he’ll tell you a different story.

    His hold up play is one of the best in the league, he holds it up 90% of the time and brings people into play.

    Although he’s missed a couple in the air, he’s so powerful the way he attacks the ball.

    The thing is, he’s missed a couple of chances, but these are like 1 chance a game he’s getting.

    So is he’s scoring 1 in 5 feeding off of nothing, then how can you complain?

    For people to call him bad is ludicrous.
    I just don’t get it.

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 11, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #5

    He’s a beast and will get better and better. Just needs to get that bit of luck and he’ll get on a roll. Love to watch some of the PL defenders struggling with him physically.

  • posada

    Jan 11, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #6

    On Mitro.
    Robert Huth didnt struggle to deal with him at all.
    His hold up play has not impressed me.
    He is hardly able to compete for the ball in the air when it is knocked forward. He should get some coaching from Shearer on that.

  • posada

    Jan 11, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #7

    On Toite, he’d be no great loss.
    Plays well in the odd game, but can’t do it consistently any more.
    His range of passing has always been poor.
    Also, playing the way he does is now a risk. One miss timed one and you are off or on a booking and have to be careful for the rest of the game.

  • one fine day

    Jan 11, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Tiote should only be allowed to leave IF AND WHEN we have these new signings in place in my opinion.
    Even as a yellow card waiting to happen , he still offers something . There must be at least 6 other we can show the door before him if anyone will take them of our hands.
    Agree I don’t get the grief mitrovic is getting either .
    We sign a guy noted for his heading yet how many decent crosses per game are we seeing where a ball is whipped back from the byline at pace?
    Janmatt gets forward but seem to drive it across the box every time making the chance much harder to convert.
    Cisse misses just as many from what have seen of him.
    Some on here calling him lazy ? Come on he is often battering away up front alone with the midfield 20 yards behind him as he is holding the ball up.
    Never been keen on shelvey ( always hated him when he plays against us ,so maybe that’s sign of a hood player) but he is exactly what we need in the middle as I think we set out thinking sting was going to come good and is simply , so far , way of the pace .

  • beefman13

    Jan 11, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    To be honest Tiote apart from the Gooners game looks like he’s treading on water, but we have no real back up unless we again play players as square pegs in round holes, I would still play Colo in Tiotes position, Dummett n Mbemba centre half’s, Mbabu left back,Janmatt right back.


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