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Tiote Not Thinking About Leaving Newcastle Next Month

Cheick Tiote has no plans at all to be leaving Newcastle United any time soon, and certainly not next month.

Cheick Tiote in action at Bolton on Monday

Of course a year ago we heard the very same thing from  Andy Carroll, but when Liverpool came in with a silly offer of 35M, he was on his way to Merseyside pretty quickly.

And we expect if a big offer came in for Cheick next month, he would also be on his way, but we think it would take £25M for Newcastle to sell, and we don’t think a bid of that size will come in, unless Chelsea are more desperate than we think.

Tiote is also a potential target of  Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham, but they only bid £20M (that’s peanuts) for Carroll last January, so a big bid for Tiote is unlikely.

But of course there’s always Liverpool, who seem to have more money than they have sense.

So we suppose they could come in with a huge bid, but they will now be once bitten, twice shy, after buying Andy for big money last January and the Gateshead lad has only scored 5 goals for them this year.

Indeed Liverpool are after another striker, so they can score more goals, since they have only 21 goals so far this season, four less goals than Newcastle have scored.

Can we hope for another clean sheet for Newcastle on Friday?

Cheick Tiote has talked again about wanting to stay on Tyneside:

“People can say whatever they want to say about me, but I’m a professional footballer, and I play for Newcastle,”

“I’m not thinking of leaving in January – I’m very happy playing for this club.” “That’s my job, and I need to work hard for the team and the club.”

“I have to focus on my job for Newcastle – that’s what I have to do. Whatever’s been said about me isn’t a distraction.”

Tiote looked more like his old self on Monday afternoon at Bolton, as he teamed up against with Cabaye, and they both have been star men for Newcastle this season.

Cheick will be almost match fit now, and we hope for a good display from him at Liverpool, who apparently watched him on Monday and will of course be watching him at Anfield.

If Tiote has a great game on Friday then maybe that will tempt Liverpool to make another stupid offer, like the one they successfully made for Andy Carroll.

Cheick continued:

“I wasn’t playing for a long time, and I’m happy to be back to help the team move forward,” 

“It was very difficult for me, because I like to play and do my job. In football, when you get injured, you need to be strong mentally and work hard to come back. That’s what I did.”

 “We played as a team, and that’s why we got this result.”  “It was a hard game. Bolton don’t have a good position in the league, and they were doing everything to win the game.”

“We stayed strong together and compact as a team. When Ben Arfa came on he did a good job for the team, and scored the first goal. It was a good moment for us.”

“Demba’s job’s a striker – he has to score every game! I’m happy for him and the team also, because everyone did a good job.”

Newcastle will now be full of confidence for our next game at Anfield on Friday night.

If we can manage to win that game we would go up to 6th place in the league, two points above Liverpool.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

161 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Dec 28, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #1

    1) Tiote won’t leave us – he love the club


    2) If 20million bid by any club, Mike Ashley would say YES!

    Please remember that !!!

  • seantoon

    Dec 28, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Who’s going to want tiote anyway? We won’t sell for under 10million and I can’t see anyone paying over that because he’s been pretty crap since his injury that’s why we haven’t heard any rumours since he returned from injury

  • nightfa11

    Dec 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    im more afraid man utd will bid 25 mio for cabaye.

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4

    I still can’t understand why we have no Plan B for the CF coming in – EVERY business does forward planning (geddit? ) but the track record of upstairs management at SJP is piss poor anyway. IF Pards comments could be concealing a bid for another player then ok but lame-arse said the same thing a few weeks ago. Maiga wouldn’t have been my choice anyway.

  • JackButler

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Can’t see anyone other than Chelsea throwing big money around come Jan, if Tiote is to leave it will be in the summer. His form is not what we’ve come to expect from him but he is still a massive player, Tiote at 50% would still get into most Prem teams

  • Tsunki

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #6

    I dont think we can sell Cab at the mo anyway? I would say its certain Tiote is packing his bag already. Maiga deal was all go then we lose our CB’s and we get interest for Tiote – cue Maiga medical fail to the bemusement of his own expert doctors. We arent getting any strikers just yet because a: we have enough to be going on with, and b: positions closer to the goalie need strengthening. Ashley doesn’t want to buy anyone at all in Jan but if his hand is forced its going to be at the back where the pennies go.

  • nightfa11

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7


    i hope ure right…im sure ferguson is checking cabaye out..hes his type of player.. never stop running..superb passer..great defensively..has authority & respect from anyone on the pitch.. if ashley wants to move forward with NUFC he needs to keep him at all costs.. colo-cabaye-ba…our spine..

  • Dannyo

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8

    No Suarez for Liverpool on friday!!!

  • nimo

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Tiote was argubly man of match on monday

  • nufc mad man

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #10

    the same stories were said last year with carroll but with this owner you never can accept it, look at danny simpson he still has not signed his contract despite how much he keeps saying he LIKES newcastle.
    and now i believe pardew is a coward and not got a brain when i go back to the no striker story because he does not seem to have learned how costly an injury was to taylor for our defence
    because if benny or ba (esecially) get injured, ameobi and best are crap enough before adding the poor wingers

  • Toonboy_84

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Where did u hear that dannyo?

  • danishmag

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #12

    where did you hear that?


    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #13
  • danishmag

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    if chelski or anyone else will pay 20 mil or more for Tioté, let it be done then!

    football is a business, and i must say that it is good business selling him on with a plus of 15 mil.

    next defensive midfielder is lined up.. Abeid will come through soon.. wait and see

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15


    I’d be surprised if Chelski do flash the cash as AVB relationship with Abramovitch is s bit suspect.
    If Tiote does go south then a player exchnage might be helpful to us.
    I think that mid table clubs will be looking to strengthen – including the scum, and there’ll be some strange deals going on
    Fool won’t have any money given the pisspoor VFM they’ve had so far and ManUre already said they’re not spending. Man City don’t even need any more players….

    Even though AP ruled out a CF buy – anyone reckon we could get a decent loan deal till the summer ?

  • NUFClad

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    look, please stop this plan b rubbish, in all honesty who expected ba to turn out to be this good?! honestly no one. we were chasing a striker who have at ACON anyway hed be no ba replacement, so we dont need a striker till the summer anyway, give carr time to work his magic

    on tiote, all this negativity on if we get £20m hes gone, is that a bad thing?? £20m look what weve done since carroll left, the same mistake on a delayed replacement will not happen again

  • Toonboy_84

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #17

    I hate that ugly little, racist, cheating, beaver faced mongrel.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Now all we need is Obertan to find the way past Enrique!

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Petulant ain’t the word for Suarez – glad he’s out though. Donkey leading the line then

  • kilcline

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #20

    New RB–Taylor-Colo–Santon
    ————–Ben Arfa————-

    We really areen’t far from a top 5/6 team

  • Tsunki

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Great striker but cant forget him from the world cup the little cheat.

    Kilcline – your right, we’re one place lol

  • kilcline

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki, haha my point is if we invest in Jan we can get it, now we will be lucky to get top 10.

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #23


    How many clubs only look at one option for signing in any position?
    Of course they all have plans BCDE. We do need the CF as Best is really a 3rd choice striker if we’re aiming for top six on a regular basis.. Agree though that it prob won’t happen till the summer unless we get a loan deal through the door.


    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #24

    tiote will have no say in the matter when the fatman is pushing him into his helicopter,adios tiote

  • Offkey

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #25

    People are talking about not having a plan B, personally I think Maiga was well down the list of Strikers we wanted. I think he was our Plan E.

    While the season has been productive thus far and going much better than what I thought at the start of the season. However, these gambles are what a lot of people were complaining about at the start of the season.

    The gamble of replacing experienced premiership players with cheap/foreign players has worked very well. But the lack of decent cover in defence and attack has lost us points and ma lose us more.

  • Offkey

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #26


  • Tsunki

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Kilcline – yeah did get that only messin’. You’re right about investing – our strength at the start of the season was easily built around an outstanding defence – somehow, we always manage to score goals even though we lose, so you’re spot on about where the new boys will be placed – at the back.

  • geoff777

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Suarez out of Liverpool game … FA Ban


    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #30

    offkey there is 2 many gambles,any1 who knows anything about football can see we need a striker and a solid defender which we wont get either

  • nufc mad man

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #31

    got to go now and all i can say before i go is until mike ashley leaves our club it is no use to start raising hope if our season starts like it did this year because i can’t think of the last time when a transfer window if it ever has with ashley owner, has brought in players which bring hope of success by not having to wait until around december

  • Toon Tang

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #32

    one more time…

    “Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will miss Friday’s Premier League game against Newcastle after admitting an FA charge for improper conduct”

    hahaha time for carroll to step up to the plate and bag a hatrick

  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Being led to think we would get a starker in Jan and let down AGAIN!

    Whilst I am not against the management of Nufc the way it treats fans expectations is a disgrace.

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #34

    To be fair Suarez out doesnt really have tht much impact when they can just play Bellamy who will destroy our defence for pace.. then Gerrard who will be starting and hitting the balls onto Carrolls head, its going to be a very very hard game

  • Kris

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #35

    Im sure this not would be the team, but this is what it should be in my eays against LFC:
    Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon
    Gutierrez, Cabaye, Tiote, Ben Arfa
    Ba, Best

    Bench: Elliot, R.Taylor, Perch, Vuckic, Sammy, Obertan, Shola

    I think thats the best 11 for the LFC game. I think Ben Arfa is a must-play in this game and i would love to see him at the left wing against Johnson. I think Gutierrez should be playing right-wing to control the Bull, im not sure if Obertan will do it, the Bull is LFC best player behind Suarez.

    Does someone knows if Harper is still injured?

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #36

    last time we had 30 points after 18 games we finished on 69 points which we finished 3rd in 2002/2003 season and every season since then 69 points would of been top 4 and a couple of 5th place finishes

  • Toon Tang

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #37

    liverpoof cant buy a win at home and usually saurez single handedly wins games for them . breaking down the best defence in the league will be difficult though and long ball wont work against them 2 goons at the back. benny to unlock the door and ba to finish it haha

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #38


    The biggest gamble is your top striker not getting injured – we all know what impact lack of CB cover has done to us and we don’t have the quality in cover.
    HBA, Vuckic, Best etc., are not 15-20 goal a season guys.
    Strolla, Lover etc are squad players and not first 11 picks.

    If we can cut the points lost by lack of cover we really could compete top 5-6. We should be aiming for 60 pts imo.

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Obertans gota start against liverpool we need his pace tracking and attacking to countact with Jose and Bellamy, also jonas would have to be on the left to help Raylor or Santon cover for the surging runs of Johnson and possibly Kuyt.. the team will probably be the same tht started against Bolton which imo is stupid as Ben Arfa should start as he will defo unlock the liverpool defence for Ba to bag a hat-trick

  • MacToon

    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Rotonda heights // Dec 28, 2011 at 12:03 PM


    ashley did give us a 130m interest free loan and if you look at the club’s books he hasn’t taken a penny out of the club. People can’t be arsed to see that though.


    statement of accounts details just 2 seperate payments to Ashley on his interest free loans to the club….12.3m in August last year and there will be another 16.5m due after this year so a total of 28.8m

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