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Let’s Hope We Don’t Lose Cheick Tiote Next Month

Alan Pardew has said there will one player coming during January and perhaps two.

Cheick Tiote – what a goal that was!

That’s a pity because we were hoping for up to three to strengthen the squad a bit for the run-in to the season.

After all Newcastle must have a decent chance to finish in the top seven and that usually means a position in the Europa League.

It seems certain that Mobido Maiga will be coming in – probably on January 1st – and he will offer   speed, heading prowess (he’s 6′ 2″ tall), considerable strength and he’s good at holding up play.

Mobido can play a number of upfront positions,  and he can play like Shane Long of  WBA,  by playing just behind (onside) the opposing back four.

Alan Pardew does not like the January transfer window, and of course there’s always a chance that Cheick Tiote could be sold.

Mike Ashley will have a figure which if Chelsea or Manchester United meet – we think it may be £25M in cool cash, then he could be sold.

And in these circumstances the player doesn’t usually get to decide his future, as strange as that may seem.

This is what Pardew said today, and he made a point of mentioning the Ivory Coast International:

“Clubs will have to pay us a lot of money for our players, we are doing well.” “We are always on our guard with Cheick Tiote.”

“But at least one player will be coming in maybe two.” “The January window is a minefield.”

The news over the last month or two has been that Chelsea are ready to make a £20M bid for Tiote.

And with Manchester United’s  Darren Fletcher unfortunately having to take an enforced rest from football, to try to recover from his ulcerative colitis – which is an inflammatory bowel condition.

I’ve found out in the last couple opf months that similar kinds of conditions are  side effects of radiation treatment,  when you get radiation treatment  on the prostate area, and it’s like hell on earth, and we sincerely hope Darren can be completely cured.

But with Darren out,  Alex Ferguson has even more reason to go into the transfer window next month, and the Red Devils were linked with Cheick several weeks ago.

As we said we think Mike Ashley will play his hand like he did with the Andy Carroll deal, and if Chelsea or Manchester United are willing to overpay for Cheick, Ashley could sell him.

But we are hopping that Cheick will be at Newcastle come February 1st, and of course he wants to stay on Tyneside  too.

Comments  welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Klatoon

    Dec 15, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Just glad to have him back on Saturday,we need a catalyst to halt this slide.

  • alext109

    Dec 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    The “least one player…” will be probably be Maiga. I just hope Pardew brings some much needed defensive cover.

  • TS -77

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Not less then £30 million for Tiote! But I hope he stays..

  • spitfire_

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #4

    For at least 35 mill why not. I will not be happy to see Tiote leave the club but with good offer and future wisdom investments will be fine by me.

  • markmac

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #5

    imo we need the defensive cover more so than maiga, i think its been made clear that tiote is for sale but only at a silly price, £30m would have to be considered

  • Brutooon

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #6

    35 million should be fine for Tiote to move BUT we need a replacement

    1) If Chelsea bid then 35 million plus OBI MIKEL (downgrade replacement )
    2) If Man Utd bid then 35 million plus Darren Gibson (also a downgrade replacement)

  • planb

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Hes off to the African cup so either way hes gone just like Ba and this Maigo never mind we still have Alan smith, lovenkrands and perch to fire us up the table and onward to European glory. Torres and Tevez wont be signing for us in january

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #8

    I heard from a Chelsea pal that they had been trying to tap him up and he told them to F**K OFF and that he was a Geordie not a Cockney.
    I do know however Chelsea are 100% interested in him.

    But Andy Carroll also told Liverpool he wasn’t interested when they first contacted him.
    Helicopter warming up I fear!

  • Colo-Sus

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    As I have been syaing on here for weeks. Tiote wont play again for Nufc,

    Just to clarify I really dont want him to leave for obvious reasons, but LETS FACE IT!!


    This injury is a smokescreen as part of his deal with whoever his new club is!

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    One thing is for sure he seems to love the club and the city.

  • Colo-Sus

    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    I think its totally up in the air. Pardew is not ruling out a sale for him for the simple reason of once bitten twice shy (Carroll). I dont want Chieck to leave far from it, but I just have a feeling he will!

  • davis_toons

    Dec 15, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #12

    We have got good players through the years but we just didnt have the power, wits or brains to hold them.

  • davis_toons

    Dec 15, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Rockwell!!! its a nice lad!!!

  • SCN_10

    Dec 15, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #14

    surely if he’s at the african cup then he won’t be able to agree personal terms and have medicals etc so if the deal is delayed until then we might keep him

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 15, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Come on Mr Ashley give it us straight now. Are we a selling club or is this where we push on & take the club to the next level?The medicine was hard to take but you stopped us from being the next Leeds Utd. Finances appear now to be on a firm footing . Tiote & Cabaye are both on long term contracts. Just tell the “moneybags” not for sale at any price end of story. We want to build a top side not be a nursery for Chelsea, Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, City & Spurs. Get Capt
    Colo resigned on a decent deal & “invest” some of Carroll money on a recognised proven striker, a quality centre back like Samba & get a proper left back in. Can understand the worries Tiote similar injury to Carroll last year & look what happened – deja vu?

  • swoopingmagpie

    Dec 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Thanks Cheick, it’s been nice to have you in the team. You have done brilliantly, showcased your talents to get Ashley a good price for you , two top teams anxious to get their hands on you outbidding each other to fix the deal, everything is rosey in Mikes garden as he contemplates raking in another substantial of moolah. And to hell with the team. What a lot of strange comments come out of Pardew’s mouth as he tries to justify the dismantling of a great midfield to keep his job. We are the victims of a callous one eyed man – enjoy you Ashleyites.


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