A deal that could ensure Tiote stays on Tyneside.

Chelsea's move for Parker could benefit us.
Sky Sports News are claiming that Chelsea boss AndrΓ© Villas-Boas is indeed interested in acquiring the services of West Ham midfielder Scott Parker.

Apparently the Portuguese gaffer has gone on record and said that he is interested in the former Newcastle and Chelsea midfielder as he looks to bring in cover for the injured Michael Essien.

A loan deal has been mentioned which would surely suit both Chelsea and West Ham as it would allow Parker to stay in the Premier League and give Chelsea a temporary whilst fix whilst Essien recovers and whilst the Hammers try to get themselves back to the promised land.

You may wonder what on earth this has to do with Newcastle, right? Well quite simply it means that the knock on effect could see a quick end to the speculation linking Cheik Tiote with a move to Stamford Bridge as cover for the aforementioned stricken Ghanaian midfielder.

Now I know no contact has been made by Chelsea, apparently, and the player himself has said that he is happy at NUFC but to be honest that still doesn’t fill me with confidence. Maybe I’m panicking for no reason, but it’s the whole Andy Carroll thing that has got me feeling this way. The signs are pretty similar after all aren’t they?


This is why I’ll not feel confident about Cheik Tiote staying at Newcastle until the transfer window slams shut, and even then it will only provide a temporary respite until the rumour mill cranks up again come mid-December.

Whenever you hear of speculation linking Cheik Tiote with a move away from Newcastle it’s ultimately Chelsea’s name that keeps on popping up. The only way that it will stop is if they address their problem without touching Tiote, which is why I’d love them to sign Scott Parker!

Maybe I’m reading too much into it all, but it would certainly help me rest knowing that they have covered the loss of Essien without having to resort to player who is vitally important to the way our team plays. After all, can you hand on heart say that our ownership (some say regime but the Khmer Rouge is a regime. Get a grip!) will do their best to rebuff a big money bid?

The six year contract, the denials, the professions of happiness, they all mean nothing at the end of the day, as January demonstrated perfectly well. The only thing that does matter is having Tiote in our squad come the start of September, and with Chelsea seemingly looking elsewhere it gives us one less club to worry about.

Temporarily at least!

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47 thoughts on “A deal that could ensure Tiote stays on Tyneside.

  1. Great idea muted about on Talk spor last week – in new and future contract all player to have a release clause built in, pre agreed sum with Chairman ECT
    Then no complaint from anyone πŸ˜€

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  2. TOONSY did he not say he didnt want to go and live in london in the last window when there was talk of chelsea,mind sometimes money can make you re-think πŸ˜•

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  3. I don’t know what else you can call it … regime is a perfect fit?

    Regime – A system or planned way of doing things, esp. one imposed from above.

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  4. I also think if they sign Modric they won’t want Tiote. I know he’s not the same player as Essien but they’re not going to fork out big money for another centre midfielder after they get Modric.

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  5. I don’t see Tiote leaving, but by the same token, I don’t see him being here for any longer than two or three years either. He would walk into ANY team in our league and a big money offer is likely to be tabled if he has another year like last.

    I posted this on the other thread, but thought it was worth bringing over as a means of debate:

    Here are some interesting words from Harry Redknapp when discussing the possibility of Spurs signing Scott Parker.

    β€œIf you take into account the fee of around Β£8m, signing on fees and wages you’re talking about a Β£30m deal. There is no way the club would sanction a deal for a 30-year-old who would have no resale value at the end of his contract.”

    Maybe the NUFC weren’t 100% bullshi%#ing when talking about deals being worth a lot more than they are often perceived to be worth.

    Hmm…

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  6. Chelsea have Obi mikel who is highly thought of by chelsea fans. Can’t see them making a bid for tiote considering it’d take over Β£20m to get him and he’d not be a guaranteed starter. Chelsea are also after a more attacking player in the middle. Tbf they have a helluva lot of options – lampard malouda ramires mcheachran mikel. That is without any signings made so i think tiote will be staying with us

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  7. If the money matches his valuation, then Tiote will be sold. Its that simple. Pardew was very clever in getting him signed up for the term he did. That wasn’t for future success of the club, it was for future financial investment. We have become a talent spotting selling club and will remain this way until the new FIFA and UEFA rules about investment and home grown players fully take hold.

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  8. this is the shame of Enrique. If he is loyal, he would sign a new contract, in the knowledge that a big bid would see him leave in any event and be a better asset financially to himself and the club.

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  9. ET – Yeah I read that this morning. It made me think like. Maybe we do work the same as Tottenham do?

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  10. Your totally right if Enrique had any feeling for the club he would sign a contract with a release clause in it. He would then become a much more valuable asset to the club.

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  11. I also wonder why don’t English premier league player don’t sanction the rules that all players are to have a release clause in their contract,same as how spain league works.

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  12. Whoops… re-phrase that. 😳

    Why don’t English premier League santion that all epl players to have a release clause in their contract? **

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  13. ive just got tiote 24 on me new toon top , he bettare bluddy stay πŸ˜† , imo probz our best player mr tiote , hes unreplacable

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  14. Munich Mag
    July 17, 2011 at 12:25

    “who would you prefer to be playing with the purse strings of your hard earned wedge….Pardew, Plakka Mag Bruce, or MacLeish ?”

    Im no huge fan of Pardew but with ashleys previous it could have been much worse, Just a stat which i liked when he was first appointed and was quickly ridiculed by the mackem simpletons, Pardew has more promotions, Minor trophy wins, Major cup finals, Seasons in europe, Higher best ever league finish and better overall win percentage as a manager than the mighty Steve Bruce and watching a macleish team would be like rewinding to fat sams water torture tactics… πŸ™„

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  15. in the same interview Villas-Boas also said that he rated Dan Sturridge ‘very highly’ and might not send him out on loan…..

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  16. Lads I dont think Tiote will be going anywhere this season πŸ˜‰ but even if Chelsea got Parker it wouldn’t stop stories from being made up it would just be a different team that he would be linked with πŸ˜€
    Off topic anyone watching the golf ? Norn Iron showing the way again πŸ˜€

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  17. Really hope Tiote sticks around at St James Park, really stood out last season with his attitude to the game and hard work, and delighted with his goal against Arsenal !!! Bit of a silly temper, got a bad amount of bookings last season, but nobody’s perfect !

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  18. [email protected]…thanks for that stat mate…I like it… πŸ˜†

    Once the plastic geordie muffs it this year at 5under1and…he’ll be toast as a manager…he’s had more clubs than Jack Nikolaus… πŸ™„

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  19. Colm…I’d like to think that Tiote will hang around for a few years, and as long as the toon are moving in the right direction that could happen.

    However thats the risk of selling your supposed best players, Judas, Nolan, JB, Jose, Collo… eventually the other good players would probably get a lip on and think I’m wasting my time here and look for a move..

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  20. To be fair to Enrique, no Champions League club has put in a bid for him. Rumours that Liverpool made a derisory bid of Β£4m, but club would tell them to bugger off for that figure and of course they don’t offer Champions Leqague football. Realistically only Arsenal of the Champions League qualified teams in the EPL need a left back and they haven’t made any contact to our knowledge. We also know nothing of foreign interest. For Enrique to tell us his intentions, he needs to be aware of what’s being offered. At the moment nothing – hence no comment from Enrique. To make a statement that he’s definitely leaving, or staying for that matter, will compromise his position. He signed a 4 year deal with the club and is entering the final year. Up to now we’ve had decent value for our money and if we want we can ‘force’ him to see out his final year. My own opinion is that I would prefer him to stay and sign a new contract, or indeed to let the club know of his intention to leave, but it’s his perogitive to wait and see what is on offer. He may assess the options and agree to stay at Newcastle. He may be offered a deal by a team playing in the Champions League. Or he may go to a non Champions League side for more money!!!! Only option 3 would boil my piss (particularly Liverpool). Enrique is using the system to his own benefit (as we all would). When you sign better players – or develop them – the risk is that you may lose them at some point in the future when they want to better themselves. Don’t we use this exact same system when buying our players. At present we can’t offer him Champions League football ( and neither can Liverpool) No amount of money spent can guarantee a jump into the top4/top6. It would need a collapse by one or more of the current top4/6 for that to happen. I think we need to be around 6-10 postion and solvent, if and when the financial fair play rules come into force. We could then realistically challange for a top4/top6 position and in turn expect our better players to commit to the club long term. Unless they are local lads (and sometimes even then – Carroll, Gasgoigne, Waddle, Beardsley etc.) players play for success, money or both. Fact of life i’m afraid.

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  21. Big D….have you ever played pocket billiards, it’s much more fun and less weather dependent… πŸ˜‰

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  22. Jose can show us true his ambitions this summer, If he is leaving for his career to join a club in the CL then i cant blame him for that because ashley obviously is keeping things ticking over until he sells up and wont put in the money to push for the top.

    But if he goes to liverpool and dogleashes shower for a quick pay rise then i will be pissed of royally, He has as much chance here of playing champions league in the near future which is slim to nowt, If he continues playing to his best spain will come calling and he only needs to see his former team mates like Beye and Bassong to see that jumping ship to “save his career” can have the opposite effect… πŸ™„

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  23. MM nah mate im not much of a pocket billiard player, did you know Toonsy was the world champ πŸ˜†
    Ice I know a lot of people that thought it was boring etc until they tried it πŸ˜† saying that its not that often I get to play now I just dont seem to have the time anymore, but maybe when I retire soon I will get out more often πŸ˜† get my handicap down

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  24. As for Tiote – I’d hold him to his current contract for at least a couple more years – even if he wanted to leave (hopefully he doesn’t). He’s only just signed a six year deal and will hold or increase his current value (Β£20m ??) Who knows, all the bookings he picked up last season may just make people think twice.

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  25. Big Dave… I agree…depending upon what happens at Arsenal with Nasri, Fabregas etc, Liverpool could be pushing for the top four next season..

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  26. Knocky I disagree mate I dont think a player that dosn’t want to be here is worth having. I would always rather have a decent player that wants to be here and gives 100% over a top player that doesn’t want to be here or dosn’t give 100% πŸ˜•

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  27. Toonsy, can we not have the “last thread/next thread” tag thing moved to the bottom of the comments instead of the top? πŸ˜•

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  28. oh soz mate. Finger on the pulse an all that doh!
    You’re doing a good job tho well done.

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