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Who is telling the truth about Tiote: Carr or Hughton?

March 13th, 2011 | 25 Comments |

Tiote: Who is telling the truth?
Tiote: Who is telling the truth?
I think it would be fair to say that Newcastle midfielder, Cheick Tioté, has been something of a success since he was signed by the club from F.C. Twente on 26 August 2010.

Despite the modest £3.5 milllion payed by The Magpies for the player, he has since drawn comparisons with world class stars such as Chelsea’s Michael Essien and his fellow member of the Ivory Coast national side, Yaya Toure, who he partnered in last Summer’s World Cup. However, there are contradictory stories on how he was brought to the club last year.

Speaking after signing him as a Newcastle United player, then manager, Chris Hughton, said of the circumstamces that led to journey to Tyneside.

Ever the collegiate leader who seeks to deflect acclaim for himself  on to the backroom staff, Hughton gives credit to the scouts who spotted Tiote way back when he was a young player at Belgian side, Anderlecht, saying: (more…)