Cheick Tiote

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  1. spursman18 Moderator

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    Dont think there much in this tbh.......I want to say he reminds of Didier Zakora, it'd be harsh on him but from some of the Toon games I've seen I can see similar things that Zakora had in his game. He's a better player than him though and has had a great season so far.

    Cheick Tiote: I'm staying at Newcastle | Mail Online

    Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has insisted he will snub advances from Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United as he is happy to remain on Tyneside.


    The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move away from St James' Park in recent weeks.
    And manager Alan Pardew is bracing himself for a bid when the transfer window opens on January 1 having warned potential purchasers they will have to pay a lot of money to prise the former FC Twente enforcer out of his hands.



    [​IMG] The Cheick of it! Tiote has vowed to remain at St James' Park




    However, Tiote has vowed simply to concentrate on his football as the speculation mounts.

    He told the Evening Chronicle: '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.'

    Those words may prove some comfort to Pardew, who knows any decision might not be his to make if an acceptable offer was forthcoming.


    He spent most of last January insisting striker Andy Carroll was not for sale, only to see him head through the exit door for Liverpool after the Reds tabled a monster £35million bid on the final day of the window.
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  2. Tott_BeBop Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as the geordies can make a push for Liverpools spot in the top 6, as well as seeing the unusual manner of how the table is turning out (and how the rest of it will as well undoubtedly) I think alot of players will stay at their said clubs. Modric is the perfect example. We refused chelsea, and we obviously had a reason to keep him....


    sorry who was the top London Club over Xmas again...?
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  3. Yesh! New Member

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    Damn with this new 4-2-3-1 formation we had against Norwich it would be good to have more depth in that Parker and Sandro enforcer role. But hopefully huddlestone can fill that role,
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    I really like the look of Tiote. He is well suited for the Premier League. He might be a bit above Newcastle's level, though they are a side on the rise. Either way, there isn't much room for him in our midfield. If I were Liverpool or Chelsea i'd give him a serious look though.
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    Like most posters so far, I agree he's a good un but can't see us looking too hard at this one. Parker and Sandro, with The Scud to come back and Livermore also as backup will do grand for now.
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    Why do we need him...........?

    We have the current best DM in the league...........Maybe more, and the future one (a Brazilian international) in the wings.

    Slow news day.
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    I think Chelsea is the most logical big 6 club for him. Essien is aging, Romeu will be gone by 2013 most likely (and if he isn't gone, it's b/c his form has dropped off and Barca doesn't want him, which means he probably isn't going great guns at Chelsea either). Tiote seems a good fit. Plus you figure the future there is going to be Ramires to get forward and link the attack, a playmaker, and a destroyer. You need someone with a great engine and good range to play that role and Tiote fits the bill. That said, I'd prefer to see him stay at Newcastle. I'd like to see Newcastle become a consistent top level team and I hate the idea of him playing for Chelsea.
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    SSN just featured him on their 'Magic Moments' segments they're running in the build-up to new year.

    Not really interested in him as a signing but bloody well enjoyed his late equalizing goal in their 4-4 with the Arse.
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    Tiote has been one of my favorite non-Spurs to come into the league since last season, he's really a quality player and along with VDV I think he was the steal of last season.

    .... And like [MENTION=3066]Yidington[/MENTION] mentioned he's provided scenes. Easily one of my favorite bits of commentary ever.

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  10. funkfish groany fooker lol

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    he looks a decent player, one we could of used a few years back, but as has been already mentioned we have 4 players better than him who could play that role
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    He will be a great signing for someone, though. I've never had much doubt about his ability. Looks to be a real talent and at 25 is just coming into his prime.
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    Ummmm....

    We have two players, maybe, controversial I know. He's a DM and I'd say Parker is better. Sandro is great defensively but Tiote is a little better on the ball and he's underrated technically. Clearly shown in our match against him where he was great on the ball. He gets booked a bit but I think he's starting to get used to how matches are called in England. I think Sandro will be one of the best DM's but at the moment I think Tiote has a shout for being one of the best in England. I hear United are interested and that would be a great move if it goes off. I wouldn't trade Sandro for anyone but Tiote is a great player. We wouldn't have a shot but if De Rossi leaves Roma I would take him in a heartbeat.
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    He isn't like Zokora, Zokora never scored lol.

    But seriously, I wouldn't really give Tiote a second look.
    He's not really any advancement on the players we have in his position.
    Parker, Modric, Livermore, Kranjcar, etc.
    Who out of them would be dropped in favour of Tiote on a regular basis.

    He is happy at Newcastle and I think that's all we need to know :p
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    Ha ha I know, and good point. He just seems a bit erratic like Zokora was at times, thats the only comparison I see.
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    Dare I say it: best CM not named Xavi or Iniesta? I would give a testicle, kidney, lung, pretty much anything to have him here. What a player.
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    He's more comparable to Parker then either of those players. I think he's one of the best at that position. It's sort of a weird class of player, actually his closest comparable player is Schweinsteiger, either name is often mentioned when trying to describe that style. Schweinsteiger like De Rossi is a holding player but they walk the line between holding and play-maker, that's what sets them apart is their creativity that you don't normally see in CM/DM.

    .... I should have worded that better though. I meant if De Rossi leaves Roma, I'd take Tiote as a replacement if he'd sign. Probably won't happen though, I think Sabatini will try for Sandro and fail, then he'll switch his attention to Lass Diarra who's said he wants to play for Roma. Not a bad replacement but he's no De Rossi.
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    Ahh ok, forgot about you being a Roma guy for a second lol. But I just think overall, De Rossi is a special, special player. He can break up play with the best of them, but his vision and passing are also world class. Incredible to watch. My favorite non-Spur in the world to watch.
  18. SweSpurs massive bellend according to bigdub

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    We dont need him?
    Sandro, Modric, Parker and Huddlestone is topclass
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