Newcastle United unwilling to offer Demba Ba new deal – rightly so

Demba Ba trains with Newcastle United

Ba - Could be eyeing up a move away from St.James' Park

Demba Ba arrived at Newcastle on a free transfer just less than a year ago, after impressing during a short stint at relegated West Ham. He scored goals as soon as he touched down in London, but couldn’t save Avram Grant’s Hammers from going down. A clause in his contract confirmed that he would be able to leave Upton Park on a free transfer should he endure relegation, and that’s when NUFC moved in. In the first half of the season with us he couldn’t stop scoring, and … 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 …

Would Tim Krul even consider joining Chelsea?

Tim Krul issues instructions to his back four

Krul - One of the top performing keepers in the Premier League this season

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Tim Krul in ‘real’ action for the senior team – away to Palermo in what was then the UEFA Cup. We were leading 0-1 courtesy of Albert Luque in one of his few games for Newcastle United. The pressure began to increase and the shots started pouring in on the young Dutchman between the sticks, however, after a string of quality saves, NUFC held out for a … Continue Reading …

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 … Continue Reading …

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 … Continue Reading …