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Newcastle Still Trying To Get Deal For Midfielder

10:01 pm, Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 59 Comments

There is one man who doesn’t really want to be at Newcastle at the moment and that’s Cheick Tiote, who has been trying to leave for two years now and get his career back on track at some other club.

Newcastle are still hoping a deal can be made for Cheick to a UAE club, with the transfer window still open there for a few weeks yet.

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Cheick Tiote – trying to find a club

Rafa Benitez has already said Newcastle are trying to get a deal done, as he has said this to the local press:

“I think it’s not the ideal situation at the moment, but hopefully in the next few days we can find something – something that will be good for him and good for us.”

“We know that he could have gone. He had some chances, but in the end he is here now, and still we have the market in the Emirates open.”

“So we have to wait and see if we can find a solution for him that will be good for him and for us. If we cannot, then still I am happy with him because he’s a good player.”

“He’s training really well.”

If Newcastle cannot offload Cheick we think Rafa will just keep him as part of the Newcastle first team squad until January, since he is a good hard worker in training and Rafa seems to have no problem with him at the club.

Tiote was signed from FC Twente in the summer of 2010 for £3.5M and he has played 153 times for Newcastle with that one goal.

That was the superb equalizer in the fantastic 4-4 come-from-behind (4-0 behind) draw against Arsenal in February of 2011 – hte greatest comeback ever in the Premier League.

We hope for Cheick’s sake he can get a move to another club.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

59 responses so far ↓

  • 1 archaeomag // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Cheick who? – not up for Rafa bingo

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    I’m his biggest fan but I can’t see a place for him anymore if he really wants to be away, I’d prefer him over Colback but not if he wants away again in January, can’t blame Tiote at all imo, Dirk Llambias promised him his dream move then ruined him over 2M

  • 3 Bambams // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    I watched the match tonight and Everton were just as bad as the Mackems in the first half.

    Second half totally different and Lukaku could of had 6 goals.

    If the Mackems have injuries now they will have even more in two weeks. I can see exactly the same as what we had – players stating they are not fit because they can’t handle the relegation battle.

    I genuinely believe some of our players last couple of seasons just exaggerated knocks.

    The Mackem players, well at least half of them simply do not look interested and they have only just started the season.

    Are there three worse teams – I don’t think so.

  • 4 beermonkey // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:16 PM


    it will be like trying to guess the lotto trying to guess rafa’s team on a regular basis

    its nice that the gaffer has options with players he wants, for far to long our starting team named itself

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Jail, tiote wasn’t consistent enough, he pisssed about on the ball so much he would give the ball away, apart from two wonder goals, what else did he do.

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Plus how many reds and yellows did he have compared to colback.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    It’s unbelievable to think that players on so much money, or maybe that’s the problem. I remember reading an article about George Graham doing something to the contracts at Spurs if they were injured, apparently they all miracously recovered.

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    After 10 months out with injury, Haidara played 45 minutes tonight.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    He was good enough to attract an 18M offer from Chelsea, he was great for the Ivory Coast, ruined by a club that only wanted him for profit and lied to him and cheated him!

  • 10 welshgeordie9 // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    So what Chelsea were willing to spend 18 million on, shows they have got more money than sense, besides he’s not worth that, he’s not that good, just like Spurs paying 30 million for sissoko.

  • 11 JamesToon // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    People, give this article a read and let me know your opinions and whether you agree/disagree:

    This annoyed me a bit as I feel like the writer is saying we haven’t deserved our 2 away wins, as in just because we don’t have as much of the ball means we didn’t play well?? Pretty sure we had more shots on target in both games, meaning we created and took more meaningful chances.

    It’s not exactly like Derby/Bristol peppered our goal, like our 1-0 win at Bournemouth last year, I thought we’ve actually been solid and hard to break down and maybe not created as many opportunities as we’d have liked but certainly took them. I don’t exactly think we’re playing “crap” football

  • 12 jimmysmith // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    I think Benitez will still be figuring out his best 11 for the next half dozen games and then it will settle down.

    Sels, Mbemba, Lascelles, Shelvey, Colback, Diame and Ritchie I think are part of it with the other positions up for grabs.

    Lazzaar, Yedlin, Hayden, Perez and Mitro I think will be given great encouragement to join them because of their potential to step up should we be promoted and the left wing spot is wide open and may stay that way this season.

    Dummett and Anita will play plenty either on form, or due to injury, suspension and rotation to protect against fatigue.

  • 13 welshgeordie9 // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    So where did you get they wanted to make a profit from him from, that can’t be true if he’s still here, otherwise they would have accepted it.

    Come on now Jail wakey wakey.

  • 14 JamesToon // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Like Derby/Bristol didn’t really create any clear cut chances or any times where you would have said “they should have scored there”

  • 15 JamesToon // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    I’m actually enjoying us being hard to beat and hard to break down

  • 16 JamesToon // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    We’re also playing efficient and effective football and are clearly working on set pieces

  • 17 jimmysmith // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Dropping down a level has helped Benitez turn us around and into a much more efficient unit. There’s no doubt we have a massive financial advantage, but the group still of course needs to be well managed, as it clearly is being now.

  • 18 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Jail@2 – I’d prefer him to Colback as well. He is a proper DM, whereas Colback is not really, even when he’s having a good game. One thing that has been noticeable this season is that we always look smaller and physically weaker than our opponents, which has caused some problems. Tiote in the middle of the park would add a significant physical presence. As would Mitrovic up front of course. Unbelievable to me if he (Mitrovic) doesn’t play against QPR.

  • 19 Toon Tang // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Jesus bloody hell fire. Just seen Mackem result hahahahah struggling like fcuk. Its gonna be a long awld season for them my thinks…

  • 20 jimmysmith // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Everton, West Ham and Newcastle are all of a similar stature and those two might be considered our most natural competition for a top eight position in two or three seasons.

  • 21 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    I don’t know about Everton and West Ham. I do know that Newcastle have looked physically over-matched in midfield and up front this season.

  • 22 jimmysmith // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    I’d prefer Tiote too, but his problem is that he’s in his final year and not wanted beyond it. If he stays though I hope he does a Gouffran and forces his way into consideration. We might be physically overmatched in midfield at times, but we won’t be overmatched for quality in there however, so it’s not a critical problem. I do agree though Mitro is needed up top to give us greater physical presence, as well as everything else he can do.

  • 23 one fine day // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:18 PM



    if not too late of course

  • 24 bettyswallocks // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    BandB…….. Be careful with that table . Stay under it you’re safe there. Remember the fracas we had the last time with the table antics.

  • 25 jimmysmith // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    Tiote is a bit puzzling. If you wanted two play two deep lying central mids then he would surely be good enough to be one of four in a squad this season and beyond four one or two. Shelvey, Colback, Tiote, and Hayden wouldn’t be a bad collect of deep lying central mids in the epl. I’m surprised the club hasn’t offered an extension.

  • 26 one fine day // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    JamesToon // Sep 12, 2016 at 10:45 PM @16
    was thinking that the other day.
    fortunately those days of the tactical genius from the “previous three” and the hump it to willow at the back post now seem just a distant and awful memory.
    i think anyone questioning RAFA needs to look back even a year ago to see where we were.
    managed to watch the full game at the weekend and was refreshing to see us defending as a unit and not that curly haired loon bombing about and others with hands on hips etc.
    Yes we have dropped a league etc but even in the prem we were getting turned over by sheff wed reserves in the cup .
    been a while since i have enjoyed watching us this way.

  • 27 manxpie // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    tiote has been missing for years not months so no loss at all so how can people say you would prefer him to colback?
    when tiote was playing he was getting grief for the exact same as wat colback gets grief for!

    but at least colback knows his limitations he was brilliant against derby doing the job no one wants to do, all over the pitch stopping them passing it just goes unnoticed because its not something you look for.

    tiote has been payed millions by our club for having 1 good season and a handful of games after, so i’m not gonna feel sorry for him tbh for missing out on his big move jail and lets be honest you would have hammered the regime if he was sold at the time so quite contradictive don’t ya think jail?

  • 28 JamesToon // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    One fine day

    Yeah I totally agree mate

  • 29 Chancel be a fine thing // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:44 PM

    Confirmed Rafa bingo line-up:
    anita mbemba lascelles dummet
    hayden shelvey
    yedlin diame Ritchie

  • 30 manxpie // Sep 12, 2016 at 11:45 PM

    i think people need to remember we have got rafa from the most default situation that has ever happened and it is all from fan power (eventually)
    so saying mcardew this or that is totally irrelevant
    the only thing that changed was ashley was backed into the impossible corner! again eventually
    rafa has had all the cards from day 1
    no other manager would ever have got that
    we have now got a squad! that the others never got
    so continuously blaming past managers for shite football,squads…. blah blah blah …….is irrelevant they didn’t get the chance!
    but i suppose if thats wat gets you going fair enough
    but there is only 1 person to blame and i hope to god we all know who that is!!?

  • 31 jimmysmith // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Context is surely relevant. Tiote at Rafa’s Newcastle, can be a very different proposition to at Ashley’s Newcastle under Pardew or McClaren you’d imagine. We of course don’t know the ins and outs of what’s happening there.

  • 32 jane // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    midnight muse

    what if McClaren had managed a few more wins?

  • 33 jimmysmith // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:10 AM

    One thing that could easily have happened is that Ashley would have pumped the rest of the promised money in to flesh out the group with the right quality in the right positions and we’d now be in the top eight. I think Pardew and McClaren were both capable of steering us there under those circumstances. However, given the choice, I’d still take relegation and tearing down the house and rebuilding under Rafa. The only real tragedy is that Rafa didn’t quite manage to keep us up.

  • 34 manxpie // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    if mclaren had managed a few more wins we wouldn’t be here but we still wouldn’t have a squad or capable of competing in a full season in the prem
    but again how is that a managers fault?
    “well he should resign” yeah ok but where would we be then?
    sports people have great belief in themselves otherwise they wouldn’t be where they are (they thought they could change it) under the crazy constraints
    keegan for instance had thee greatest belief in himself and look wat happened there!
    but it doesn’t happen often
    pardew has a worse name at this club than dalglish and souness even fat sam!
    which is ridiculous when you take context into it jimmy

  • 35 jimmysmith // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:24 AM

    I think the side McClaren inherited was 3 or 4 good players in the right positions short of a top 8 group, but also a very fragile one, primarily as a result of the previous season’s quite unnecessary collapse. I wouldn’t entertain the notion of blaming either Pardew or McClaren much under the circumstances.

  • 36 manxpie // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:25 AM

    the same people who said it was “the best squad we have ever had” have certainly changed their tune after being “amazed by rafa getting rid of all the deadwood” most of which have been the same players!

  • 37 manxpie // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    jimmy i have said all along our 1st 11 can compete well in the prem under ashley but as soon as the inevitable injuries occur it goes to shite which has been proven time and time again
    thats why i’m on a bit of a rant about people saying things like “lumping it to willo” he was actually our only player 6ft +!
    and blaming managers for everything when it was chrystal clear it was the whole set up that was totally wrong
    and then see people on their high horse saying look rafa has changed and saved everything regardless of how it got to that point! really annoys me tbh
    ashley apologists has a new group lol

  • 38 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 13, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    I think it would be a pity if Sundaland went down. How are we going to get payback for the humiliating defeats suffered at their hands (or feet even) if they are in the Championship and we are in the EPL. Roll on the Derbies next season!!

    If Gouffron continues to do well in the team and scores some more goals like the Derby one then he will get better as his confidence grows and as we know good self confidence is the biggest asset to any sportsman.

  • 39 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 13, 2016 at 1:06 AM

    I’m still waiting for some one to pick.

    Yedlin Clarke Hanley Gamez
    Hayden Tiote
    Atsu Perez Lazar

    Go on somebody

    Go on-go on-go on-go on Go on-go on-go on-go on Go on-go on-go on-go on Go on-go on-go on-go on.

  • 40 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 13, 2016 at 1:08 AM

    Oh well if everyone has gone to bed then so will I

    Goodnight, dream about our massive victory at QPR later today.

  • 41 lesh // Sep 13, 2016 at 2:03 AM


    And to think that Moyes was linked with us before Rafa came in. He’s facing a relegation battle with a poor, underequipped squad and possibly limited funds to do anything meaningful with it.

    It’ll be a shame if Sunderland go down; a shame for North East football but it’d provide great joy for many toon fans.

    What goes round comes round. 🙂 😀

  • 42 lesh // Sep 13, 2016 at 2:05 AM

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Late getting on – missed the bus!


  • 43 davis_toons // Sep 13, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    Rafa is not into DM of this typical mold.
    Rafa DM is someone who can pass and create apart from tackling. Someone in the mold of Shelvey in current form.

    Hope Shelvey can get even better somewhere near to the class of G or lampard.

  • 44 cyprus // Sep 13, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    Lukaku is just 23?!

    Mourinho what have you done

  • 45 G // Sep 13, 2016 at 6:50 AM

    @38, EGB, I kind of agree about the mackems, but the main reason for that was the way both their club and fans showed a lot of class after the deaths of Alder and Sweeney. Although they are still our local rivals I dont sneer at their fans anymore. I was also very happy at their fans reactions after those 3 idiots sent the plane with the banner after our relegation was confirmed, they wanted no part of that and apologised for the idiots on twitter. Faith in humanity restored.

  • 46 Bambams // Sep 13, 2016 at 7:02 AM


    George Graham had it right then. Just cant motivate some players who would rather hide.


    It would be a strange one if all the stars came into line, they got relegated and we went up. Yes it would be nice but even nicer
    If we could beat them for a couple of seasons.

  • 47 expatmag // Sep 13, 2016 at 7:09 AM

    Unfortunately for Sunderland, I feel with the results so far and the lack of depth and quality in their squad, they are favourites to go down. Moyes is a galf decent manager but I think he already realises his job is a more long term rebuilding job.

    Not a lot different to ourselves really.

  • 48 firebug666 // Sep 13, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo Lineup






  • 49 DubaiMicky // Sep 13, 2016 at 7:15 AM

    If he does come here I’ll go watch him in my Toon top, which will stand out amongst all the white kandora wearing locals.

  • 50 Jib // Sep 13, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Jail for Ashley // Sep 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM interesting that not one single person who posted a line up for Derby had Colback in their team.

    Not True

    Maybe poor Ed doesn’t qualify as a person

  • 51 Jail for Ashley // Sep 13, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Everyone knows Ed’s a robot.

  • 52 Jib // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Massadio Haidara got 45 minutes for the U23’s v Stoke (1-1 draw) and came through unscathed.

  • 53 sing in the corner // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Is there an echo in here? here?

  • 54 Jib // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    There must be somthing in it .
    Tiote is a devout muslim and has started growing a traditional moustacheless beard like cricketer Moeen Ali , ready for living in an Islamic country.

  • 55 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:16 AM


    I the lads will have to get the whip round going in the Gallowgate as it looks like we’ll need a light aircraft and a banner for the Stadium of Shite come May????!!!

  • 56 hibbit // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    why not let him go out on loan ????

  • 57 hibbit // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate

    the way they played last night you could need it by christmas !!!!

  • 58 Jib // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    Rafa about QPR
    “Yedlin’s really quick. We need a little bit of pace.”

  • 59 Jib // Sep 13, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Great comment by George Caulkin on last night’s match at the stadium of plight.

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