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Graham Carr labels Mike Ashley & Derek Llambias as “fantastic people to work for”

Cheik Tioté and Yohan Cabaye in action for Newcastle United in St.James' Park

Signings - Tioté and Yohan Cabaye signings advised by chief scout Graham Carr

Despite the extraordinary outburst by Derek Llambias last night Graham Carr has only positive things to say about the two men that run this football club; Mike Ashley & Derek Llambias. Both are still seen as businessmen and their disregard for the supporters of this great football club is held against them, time and time again. They’ve made some ridiculous decisions in their time on Tyneside [Read more →]

November 13, 2011   No Comments

Newcastle United have a stronger midfield than their opponents tonight

Cheik Tioté takes a breather against Arsenal.

Tioté – Will be crucial tonight if he can keep his discipline for the 90 minutes

Tonight’s game is a game people have relished for many many years. Newcastle United and Manchester United locking horns always seems like quite a big game, a game between two big sides when reality there is one far superior side lining out on most occasions and it hasn’t been us for quite a while. However, a home tie against the Red Devils always brings excitement and we are sure to have [Read more →]

April 19, 2011   6 Comments

Cheik Tioté reveals he rejected move to Chelsea in January window

Cheik Tioté takes a breather against Arsenal.

Tioté - Opted to stay at Newcastle United in January despite Chelsea interest

In an interview with a Sunday tabloid Cheik Tioté revealed why he opted to stay at Newcastle United and sign a 6.5 year long deal.
Tioté who we know already is one of Newcastle United’s best players this season signed from FC Twente for a small fee of £3.5m, compared to what he is worth at this moment in time. He played his part in the World Cup with Ivory [Read more →]

February 27, 2011   5 Comments

Why Cheik Tiote’s new 6½ year deal fails to excite

Cheik Tiote's goal vs. Arsenal

Tioté - Increases his wage from a humble £8,000 to £40,000 in a day

One man who won’t be short for money for years to come is our very own Cheik Tiote, after signing a new six and a half year deal with Newcastle United. Tioté, who had been linked with moves to Chelsea, Arsenal and even Manchester United put pen to paper on a rather outrageous deal in all honesty. It is one of the longest contracts I have ever heard of in football and if we’re to be realistic [Read more →]

February 26, 2011   5 Comments