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Thread: R.I.P. CHeik Tiote .

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    R.I.P. CHeik Tiote .

    Not my favorite player by any means ,scored a belter against us in that game against Newcastle ,but 30 years of age and gone.
    Absolutely terrible for his family who could not have imagined not having him around for another 40 years at least .Shocking sad news.

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    Just heard the sad news on the Radio about Cheick Tioté
    who has died in China after collapsing during a training session.
    The midfielder spent 7 years with Newcastle and represented the Ivory Coast.

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    F@cking hell ,17 !!!!!!
    Obviously in the professional ranks there is enough money to monitor athletes with this becoming more and more of an issue.
    Just looked at last of cardiac arrest in sports and the numbers for "soccer" is astonishing!
    They say that the majority are Genetic ,but i don't buy into that . NO one runs more than basket ball players yet theres is far lower than that of football.
    It just makes me rethink about how hard i go at it on the treadmill.
    Shocking stats here.......

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    Yeah, ridiculously young age, a real shame, another reminder of the fragility of life. Being super fit, leading a healthy lifestyle doesn't proof you against coronary disease, or heart attack. It is impossible to know if he wouldn't have died younger if it wasn't for his athleticism, or if that in some way contributed to his early demise. There is a least one heart condition I know of that pushes you closer to death the fitter you become (the heart literally grows too big). Whatever, salut Tiote, that was a memorable goal against the Gooners my friend!
    He's magic you kno-oow, Mauricio Poch-ett-ino!

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    RIP Cheik Tiote. Very sad news. Players do get heart checks nowadays but maybe they haven't the technology to find the deepest lying problems yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely View Post
    according to this football players run far more than other sports, and I can well believe that:

    a box to box player like Tiote will obviously be at the upper end in pretty much every game he plays. while I'm sure there is some genetic problem underlying it, it does stand to reason that the extra strain from such a high physical output on a consistent basis will exacerbate the problem.
    I think Soccer players run further ,but definitely not as constant and at such a high rate of speed.
    I'm just basing it off of what i have seen . Either way the numbers for "soccer" in comparison to other sports is enough to make any football governing body sit up and take notice ,if not they shod be forced to buy international law . Because it is about as clear a signal of a problem as you will ever see.

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    interesting read.
    Could it be that these players are playing too hard.
    It makes sense that the poorer the country of your origin the more stress you put on your body to support your family back home.
    There has to be some genetically different that causes such an alarming number though.
    Whatever it is there has to be better screening.

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    At least we know Ozil is safe.

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    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Cheik Tiote. Even sadder to hear that he went to the 2nd league in China. Just shows you that he had a great attitude to dare go so lowly as them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipster View Post
    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Cheik Tiote. Even sadder to hear that he went to the 2nd league in China. Just shows you that he had a great attitude to dare go so lowly as them.
    I think it really depends on how much they were paying him and where they were in table ?
    If they ere the top of the table with a good look at promotion it makes sense with stipulations in the contract if they don't make it he can leave .

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