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Tiote hits the record books

May 9th, 2011 | 16 Comments |

Cheik Tiote, Newcastle United, gets a record 14 cards in a season.
Must avoid another card this season
Newcastle United midfielder Cheik Tiote goes into the record books, although it only gives Alan Pardew a headache.

It seems that Cheik Tiote’s yellow card for tripping Matt Derbyshire on Saturday has gained him a Premier League record. He joins Robbie Savage and Mark Hughes on 14 bookings for the season, which is apparently the record.

Were the McWhirter brothers still alive they’d no doubt be handing him some sort of trophy and John Noakes would pin a Blue Peter badge on him whilst slipping in elephant poo and shouting “get down Shep”.

As records go though, it’s probably one he could do without, particularly as it means another booking before the end of the season would mean he’d miss the first three games of next season.

This has all got Alan Pardew reaching for the aspirin because he now doesn’t know whether or not to risk the player against Chelsea next weekend:

I will have to consider it. He would miss three games at the beginning of next season and he is very important to the team,” said Pardew. (more…)