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Newcastle To Hold Onto Experienced Player This Season

2:47 pm, Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 43 Comments

The Mail is reporting today in what they call an exclusive that Newcastle will not allow Cheick Tiote to leave and move to China this month, but he will be kept at the cub until the summer to help our fight against relegation.

That’s a sensible move by the club and it could be that our more experienced players like Cheick can help us get out of the mess we are in at the moment.

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Cheick Tiote in action at the Emirates this season

The latest news is that after a move to Shanghai Shenhua broke down over personal terms last month,  the 53 times capped Ivory Coast international is now wanted by Guangzhou Evergrande.

The transfer window close in three days time on Friday and apparently the Chinese Premier League club have made a bid for the player which Newcastle have rejected it and made it known  they are not interested in letting the 29 year-old leave this month.

Tiote is still under contract through the summer of next year at the club and Newcastle have every right to keep him this season, especially when we are in such dire danger of being relegated.

But Cheick like some of our other players needs to get some consistency in his game.

After a terrific performance in the 1-0 win at home to West Brom he was poor in the 5-1 mauling at Chelsea in the next game.

Cheick has played 141 times for us since signing on from FC Twente in the summer of 2010.

He also has  one stupendous goal against Arsenal in what was the equalizer in the 4-4 come from behind draw (4-0 behind) at home to Arsenal in February 2011 – the greatest comeback in Premier League history.

Cheick can do a job for us this season and help us survive relegation for the second season running.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Newcastle News · Other News · Transfer News and Rumours

43 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Radioagricultura in Chile covers all over S. America on footy related stuff.
    They are adamant that Ronaldinho (out of contract free agent ) is still talking to NUFC

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Colo might be back for stoke after all

  • 3 AncientC // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Nothing to do with Tiote’s move breaking down over personal terms then?

  • 4 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:57 PM


    Just says Newcastle as far as I can tell. Probably the Australian Newcastle

  • 5 AncientC // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    I would like to see the club get some credit for holding onto Cisse too, even though he wouldn’t have passed a fitness test at another club.

  • 6 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Just ran it through google barely-translate, and the word “english” does pop up once or twice, like. So might be us.

  • 7 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    There is no way Ashley would pay the extortionate wages Ronaldinho would be asking for.

    Glad Tiote is staying

  • 8 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Google Translate-ish

  • 9 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Ancient – what I was thinking.

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Dime & Tsunki

    Surely a free Nandos loyalty card and all the Salgadinhos he can eat is a tempting offer?

  • 11 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Any news on the iminent summer signing of Fred Slampard?

  • 12 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp :0

  • 13 toonincheek // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    So, Colo may not be out injured for a month?

    Maybe the alarm bells rang when he was seen
    running full speed for a flight to Argentina!

  • 14 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    I posted the other day , there’s no fee to a club , no agents fees , Ronaldinho just wants an $8 million lump sum.
    Hell , if he had any sort of success they’d make that back on worldwide shirt sales.

    He has 13 million followers on twitter ffs^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:17 PM


    I think the ‘scan’ he had on his calf was probably done on the Airport security monitor!

  • 16 beermonkey // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:17 PM


    ow many shirts would ronoldinho sell if he signed

  • 17 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:18 PM


    That depends on how busy the store Mashley has him working in gets!!

  • 18 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Jib I can’t see Mike paying that for a 35 year old

  • 19 Lindisfarne // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Senior T

    I realised I obviously needed to step away from the PC.

  • 20 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Dime it converts today to
    I can see it happening

  • 21 kevo175 // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Sell him keep him makes no difference, with this man in charge we’re going down ,he can’t motivate this lot to play it’s as simple as that , any sensible owner would have tried for the new manager lift works for Sunderland every year !!
    Mikes obviously happy with parachute payments

  • 22 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Jib I suppose I can see it if Mike can see a profit in it (shirt sales/ ticket sales etc) he might just go for it

  • 23 beermonkey // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM


    sorry i didnt see ur shirt bit

  • 24 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    I don’t think the portly owner could suffer the drop in TV money, parachute payments are hardly a compensation for the drop never mind the gut-busting overhaul and investment required to get this sack of spanners hauled back into the PL.

  • 25 beermonkey // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:38 PM


    i think its alot of money but it would get us in the public eye for good reasons
    could it help with recruitment only for a super subhe was only used as a super sub

    it could be a good move if

  • 26 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    I love word puzzles
    Ha ha ha

  • 27 beermonkey // Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM


    sorry boy was jumping on me

    i think its alot of money but it would get us in the public eye for good reasons
    could it help with recruitment ?

    it could be a good move for both if he is only used as a super sub

  • 28 jayphoto // Feb 23, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Tim Vickery was on radio a week ago saying Ronaldinho is looking for a move to china but wants crazy money.
    Apparantly hes dangerously unfit and has been for about 3 years… Money spinner or not it’d probably put our season at risk and im not sure a fat 35 year old ronaldinho is better than gini, perez or de jong

  • 29 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    JfA with your face like a splattered hare.

  • 30 GeordieTwo // Feb 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    I just wanted to take a look at 4 teams we should be better than but aren’t: Watford, Stoke, Everton, and Palace. Steve said we were a top 8 club at the start of the season. Well that isn’t the case.
    Watford: 9th, 10W 6D 10L, 29 for, 28 against +1 GD
    Stoke: 10th, 10W 6D 10L, 27 for, 32 against -5 GD
    Everton: 11th, 8W 11L 7D, 46 for, 35 against +11 GD
    Palace: 13th, 9W 5L 12D, 27 for, 32 against -5 GD
    And now us:
    Newcastle: 18th, 6W 6D 14L, 27 for, 49 against, -22 GD
    We should be on par with these clubs but aren’t. Not even close. The elephant in the room is the goals against. We’ve given up loads more goals than the other four. Fix it Ashley.

  • 31 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Rather than getting Ronaldinho on a free surely it would take more sense to get a defender or two on a free?

  • 32 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    This would be on a par with the signing of Kliuvert and that well past it Liverpool player a few years ago.

    It’s the sort of move that just makes us more of a joke.

    Please don’t do it Mr Ashley.

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Well said Essex Geordie@32. Fix the defense Ashley. We’re not even close to being good enough defensively.

  • 34 WWSBRD // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    U are probably 100% right about Ronaldinho but don’t for a single second think I believe u wouldn’t be over the moon to see that legend in a toon shirt

    I would, don’t care about anything it’s Ronaldinho like the actual Ronaldinho think I would break my vow for it and get a shirt with his name on because, and I can’t stress this enough, ITS RONALDINHO

  • 35 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:14 PM


    An expansion on what you heard from Vickery.

  • 36 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:15 PM


    Ronaldinho on the same team as Paul Dummet. What a time to be alive.

  • 37 hibbitt // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    RONALDINHO are you lot daft or what !!1!!!!!

  • 38 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Wer’re going down, might as well enjoy it. Ronaldinho provides enjoyment, entertainment and some unique skills by the bucket load.

  • 39 hibbitt // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley
    and when did you last see him play ….not fit…..over weight…..35years old…………big wages………and you lot think ash will sign him ………total madness

  • 40 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    He’ll love the Bigg Market

  • 41 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    hibbitt I said Mike wouldn’t sign him in a million years but hey ho

  • 42 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Who cares? He was never relied on being a fitness buff or mobility throughout his career. While we’re at it, get the proper (obese) Ronaldo in as well, definitely could do a better job than any of our fraud STs 🙂

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    I thought the great thing about having Mikey as owner, apart from saving us from doing a Leeds, is that we don’t sign aging players looking for a last payday, despite giving the biggest waste of space in aging players Collocini a new deal.

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