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Pardew warns “overzealous” Tiote, but why in public?

April 18th, 2011 | 35 Comments |

Tiote: “Overzealous” says Pardew.
Tiote: “Overzealous” says Pardew.
On the eve of Newcastle United’s game with Manchester United on Tuesday evening, manager, Alan Pardew has issued a public warning to midfielder, Cheick Tiote, that he must not be “overzealous” against the so called ‘Red Devils’.

Tiote does indeed have a somewhat poor disciplinary record having picked up some 10 yellow cards, and a red in the FA Cup game against Stevenage since he joined the club on 26th August last year.

Speaking in an interview, Pardew began by noting that he had missed the Ivory Coast’s ‘Lion King’ for no less than five games through suspension, two games for picking up ten yellow cards in a season, and three for a straight sending off. He said:

“I haven’t had that many Premier League games but he has missed five of them, and that can’t be right,” then adding:

“He can be overzealous at times.” (more…)