Newcastle United make £750,000 bid for next Cheik Tioté

Gael Bigirimana celebrates a derby win for Coventry City

Bigirimana - Looks a bit like wor Tioté and plays a similar role

There are quite strong reports bouncing around that Alan Pardew is very close to his second signing of the summer transfer window in the shape of Coventry City youngster Gael Bigirimana. The Sky Blues man is a midfielder, which – any time I’ve seen him play at least – drops quite deep and hassles opposition a bit like Tioté. Not only does he look like the Ivorian, it seems like he might be a similar player in the type of game he likes to play. However, some Coventry City fans have … Continue Reading …

Are we really that worried about losing Cheik Tioté this summer?

Tioté - Still has a huge amount to learn about the Premier League

Like any other year, it comes as no surprise to us that the media are trying to cause unrest at Newcastle United, particularly the southern crew. Constantly our players are linked with moves away from St.James’ Park, and it has come to a stage where Alan Pardew even admits that there is nothing he can do if bigger clubs come calling. Unfortunately, this isn’t what the papers want to hear. They want to hear guarantees from NUFC that big players won’t leave, so in the eventual case … Continue Reading …

Newcastle United must attack Norwich City from the start tomorrow

Hatem Ben Arfa training in Benton, Newcastle

Ben Arfa - His creativity and pace crucial for NUFC tomorrow at Carrow Road

Norwich City will most definitely fancy their chances of gaining all three points in tomorrows battle at Carrow Road and rightly so. We’re without Cheik Tioté, Danny Guthrie, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and more than likely Fabricio Coloccini as well. Four big losses in that injury list, indeed four members that probably would have started tomorrow. However, we will welcome James Perch … Continue Reading …

Danny Guthrie very impressive in defeat at Manchester City

Danny Guthrie in action for Newcastle United at St.James' Park in 2011

Guthrie - Showed glimpses of real quality today on the ball at Manchester City

A spirited defeat at the Etihad Stadium is the only thing you can call it. Two penalties and an individual mistake from Ryan Taylor presented Manchester City with three opportunities that they gladly took, and despite a late goal from Dan Gosling – Newcastle United recorded just their first defeat of the season. A team without Cheik Tioté, Leon Best, and Sylvain Marveaux, who would have all been … Continue Reading …