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Time for a change of captain?

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This is something i've had on my chest for a while now so thought i'd test the water on here and see what people think.

 

Now I understand that i've picked a horrible time to champion his candidacy - less than 24 hours after a calamitous mistake that effectively killed Ivory Coast's World Cup campaign - but I'd like to see Tiote swap roles with Coloccini and made club captain next season.

 

To be brutally honest I was never a huge advocate of Colo taking the captains armband. True he's carried out the role with great dignity and diplomacy but I just don't share faith, which I consider to be misplaced, Pardew has in him to lead Newcastle on the field.

 

To my mind Colo has always been found wanting in that particular area - he's never been the most vocal of leaders - and when we're enduring a rocky patch or have fallen behind in a game I find that he has a tendency to hide from the pressure of stepping up to that particular plate. This is especially prevalent at the tail end of last season and when he beat a hasty retreat back to Argentina early in 2013.

 

Plus, with Cabaye gone (his tenancy as captain during Colo's absent can be chalked down as a failed experiment) i'd like to see Tiote given the opportunity to stake a claim to be our permanent captain. Doesn't necessarily mean that Colo's voice will become less important in the dressing room but more that the leadership burden on the field will be reduced and his focus re-aligned.

 

He is, in my humble opinion, is the captain we NEED right now. Last season was Tiote's best since his first at Newcastle (2010/11) and we saw a more consistent, disciplined and sagacious player, especially when he carried that extra authority.

 

It imbued him a greater sense of responsibility and brought a maturer edge to his game. Aside from the Swansea defeat at SJP it's hard to think of Tiote making any grave errors during 2013/14. Not so much an accident waiting to happen anymore.

 

The raw statistics add weight to that theory: He averaged 3.2 tackles per game (TPG), committed just 2 fouls per game (FPG) and picked up 10 yellows from 22 appearances last season. Compare this with the aforementioned 10/11 campaign, where he averaged 3.3 TPG, made 3 FPG and accrued 14 yellow cards. He also achieved a pass success percentage of 87% for the first time since coming to England.

 

Additionally, being fulcrum of our midfield gives him greater scope to influence the game when the situation requires, something Colo is unable to do from defence, and he'd be a more commanding voice from his central perch, which is something we've missed in the last two seasons.

 

And at 28 I think it's the ideal time for Pardew to consider Tiote as the long-term alternative to Coloccini who, lets face facts, would have been long gone by now had San Lorenzo been able to afford him.

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If Tiote got the armband, the only difference would be we'd see 10 additional yellows a season along with 5 additional shots per match into the leazes.

 

Its a bit of a non issue anyway, we've got tons of bigger problems.

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What about next years tea lady?

 

Any ideas?

 

As much as I've admired Kath Cassidy's efforts over the years we have to face facts, she's 85 years old! I know she can still knock up a lovely cuppa on her day but maybe we should bring in some new blood? I'll be writing a blog about this very soon so can you throw me some ideas and suggestions, please? My favouirite for the job is Shola with Stevie 'Tayls' Taylor as his assistant.

 

Cheers. :good:

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Asked for his account to be closed.. just don't use it

 

what do people think happens when i close an account like :D

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I hate it when people turn up wanting to be the next Hemingway. I can see they're pouring loads of effort into their stuff, and they probably hit send hoping for a big reaction, but I just open the thread, do a couple of scrolls with the mouse wheel and go yeah, I'm not reading that, and back out of the thread. :lol:

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It takes years on here just for people to think you're not an outright cath. If you're lucky.

 

Why people think they can come on here and get their dicks sucked straight off is beyond me.

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It takes years on here just for people to think you're not an outright cath. If you're lucky.

 

Why people think they can come on here and get their dicks sucked straight off is beyond me.

 

6 years, still waiting :(

 

 

:good:

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Asked for his account to be closed.. just don't use it

 

what do people think happens when i close an account like :D

 

I hate it when people turn up wanting to be the next Hemingway. I can see they're pouring loads of effort into their stuff, and they probably hit send hoping for a big reaction, but I just open the thread, do a couple of scrolls with the mouse wheel and go yeah, I'm not reading that, and back out of the thread. :lol:

 

 

It takes years on here just for people to think you're not an outright cath. If you're lucky.

 

Why people think they can come on here and get their dicks sucked straight off is beyond me.

 

:lol:

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:D

all he wanted to do was talk about his beloved club . mean thats what forums are for. Because he put up to many shit blog pieces he got verbally abused he got called a cunt. and everything. He doesn't need this. he dont deserve it. So thanks for having him. enjoyed his time here. See yer all around

 

:whistle:

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