Cheik Tiote says that Didier Drogba convinced him to join The Toon, according to the NUFC Official Site. He also says he is becoming fast friends with Hatem Ben Arfa. It's a pretty decent interview, so check it out.
James Perch told Steph Clark of The Northern Echo that he's not worried about a possible ban for too many yellow cards, saying that he will not hold back against The Toffees. He has to say this; is he supposed to say that he'll be tentative? You have to wonder if this will be in the back of his mind. This is why terrible officiating like that exhibited in Wolverhampton is not acceptable - it affects matches down the road as well.