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Tiote completes Toon move.

August 27th, 2010 | 186 Comments |

Cheick mate. Signed, sealed, delivered!
Cheick mate. Signed, sealed, delivered!
Newcastle have completed the signing of 24-year old Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tiote from FC Twente for a fee of around £3.5 million.

Tiote has now been granted a work permit and will probably join up with the Newcastle squad after the international break next week.

Tiote becomes signing number four of the summer and should add some much needed pace and physical strength to the midfield engine room. Indeed he has been tipped to be a huge success in the Premier League by his former boss, Steve McClaren, who worked with Tiote in Holland and took an unfancied FC Twente to the league title.

“It’s a great thrill for me to be joining such a famous club as Newcastle United,” Tiote told the official club website. “I am aware of the great tradition of the club and the tremendous support they get from the fans.” (more…)

Are you still smiling? I know I am.

August 23rd, 2010 | 148 Comments |

Carroll's 2nd against Villa.
Carroll's 2nd against Villa.
There hasn’t been many things to smile about as a Newcastle fan over the last few years.

Promotion was geat, fantastic, but it was a short-lived happiness that got subdued with the release of that statement. But right now, at least for this week, we can hold our heads up high and walk with a spring in our step as we each go about our daily business.

The 6-0 yesterday was fantasic, and the fact that it was so unexpected has probably added to the sheer disbelief of it all. We deserved the win yesterday, we outplayed them, outfought them, outmuscled them, plus the fact that our new number nine, the local lad, got his first ever hat-trick in a black and white shirt in front of his own people will have added to it all. (more…)