Newcastle Target To Consider All His Options


Strange news today that Newcastle may not be able to tie up the deal for Loic Remy until way into the January transfer window, since it seems the French International striker wants to consider all his options, before deciding which club to join.

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Loic Remy – will take his time next month

That’s hardly a good thing for Newcastle, who will lose Shola Ameobi to the AFCON in January, and Demba Ba could leave at any time during the 31 days of January, and Newcastle need a new striker as early as possible.

And the news a week or so ago was that the club were hoping to announce his signing on New Years Day?

It’s being reported that there are factors in Newcastle favor, but we’ve heard all that before and it could simply be biased (or hopeful) reporting by reporters linked to our club – you know how it is – there’s sometimes some biased reporting there – sometimes. 😀

This is what a source close to the Frenchman told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Loic is quite relaxed about the situation but has made it clear Newcastle are one of the options on his list.” “He would prefer to play European football, but that is not a necessity and he has already spoken to Yohan Cabaye about life at the club.”

Loic seems to be good friends with Yohan Cabaye, and of course it would be great if we could get both Remy and Yohan’s best pal Mathieu Debuchy through the door next month, but another center-back is almost a must next month.

It appears that Remy would fit into the Newcastle attack well as he can play on the left-hand side of a front three, with Ben Arfa on the right and either Cisse or Demba Ba in the center.

Of course Papiss Cisse is becoming quite accomplished on the right side of the front three, and Alan Pardew has given the Senegal man considerable praise after the game at Old Trafford, in which he scored a great opportunist goal to put Newcastle 3-2 up.

We had hoped our club could complete their transfer business early in January, but of course that’s not always possible.

What do you think?

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35 comments so far

  • bambams

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    So he is waiting for a more successful club to come in then !

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    He can’t have spoken to Yo about Newcastle and still be considering us, surely? Doesn’t Yo want out at the first given opportunity as he’s been so let down by the board and manager?

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Why would he want to come to a wee club in the north east?

    Ibiza – yeah, I think friendship bracelet would be a great idea! Pink and sparkly with ALEX & ALAN written on in glitter

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    On the contrary Ibiza,
    After speaking to Yohan, he has changed his plans to sign on New years day and is now waiting for a club like Spurs who will pay him more money and actually have ambitions to play in the CL.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Wizard….AA Forever! That may give the wrong impression though. Although too many drinks would explain Sir Alexs colour and rants.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Jail…My point exactly. There is no way a player in the club would encourage a friend to join this sinking ship. It’s nice of all these players to mention us though and let us believe we are still more than just a wee club that no one would join.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Jesper
    Are saying you can tell what people git fir christmas by there posts??
    I think catchy got seriously screwed xmas day then!

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  • hotdog

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    TADS – Mike Phelan can be head of the referees also 🙂

    Anytime i hear players speaking in the press i automatically think, thats a non-starter!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Ibiza…Christmas has been good to me 🙂 no stress and no shouting like it was the case on here just before Christmas…lol

    …how was your holiday? did you go back to the south of England?(did they let you back in)

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  • bambams

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    I am going to start a positive post. . . Can’t recall the last one but here goes. . .

    Toon have realised their mistakes, they know the players we need to improve AND will sign them! Any three from Debuchy, Douglass, Remy, Toby Alder’ whatever ‘, Peters or Sissoko. . . . Come on Ashley for gods sake spend a few million and get us back challenging!

    I am hopeful

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Jesper…Glad you had a good one, I avoided this place as much as possible, forget “How the grinch stole Christmas”, it seemed a bit more like how the blog stole Christmas.

    I stayed in sunny Ibiza for Christmas. Had some family over, very relaxed and jolly. I’m waiting for my new identity to arrive before I head back over to the UK 🙂

    Also, just to clarify, I have said I don’t mind which of us is the girl – it’s not important to me 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    TADS…I am beginning to think so 😉

    …MacToon really sounded let down last night as well. I am beginning to think Xmas wasn’t as fun and relaxing for everyone!

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  • hotdog

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Ibiza – Was it not the “Ghost of catchy” that stole xmas 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #14

    Hotdog….The ghost of catchy has stolen many things, most notably my heart, but I’m not sure about Christmas 😉

    Jesper…Mac just has trust issues . Hurt too many times before.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15
  • chris_g

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    Ed writes:
    “It appears that Remy would fit into the Newcastle attack well as he can play on the left-hand side of a front three……”

    Are you sure about that Ed? It says here that his secondary position is on the right-hand side, not the left
    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/loic-remy/profil/spieler_45121.html

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #17

    TS….We don’t get angered. We debate like reasonable adults. Which one of us is on the wrong blog?

    We’ve been discussing Ferguson most of the morning…amazingly we all seem to agree on this issue 🙂

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  • hotdog

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Ill look forward to AP’s reply this afternoon. Im off have a good day fellas

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #19

    This could be the first (and probably only) time that the whole blog has agreed on the fact that fergie is a stuck up, obnoxious tw@t !!!

    It’s a post Christmas miracle!!!!

    ;Cue catchy to post his defence of fergie and criticise Pards even more…!)

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  • bambams

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #20

    Charlotte Jackson from Sky Sports has just referred to Ferguson as an ” Emotional Girl ” when reading his interview. . . Priceless !

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #21

    Torq…..Surely Catchy wont use this as an opportunity to get at Pardew. You cynical so and so.

    hotdog…Enjoy it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza

    Well glad we all agree on that.

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #23

    He may well prove me wrong and become a born again toon fan – but I very much doubt that! 🙂

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  • bambams

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #24

    This chant HAS to be heard around the ground tomorrow ” you are what you are, you are what you are, Alex Ferguson’s an emtional girl, an emotional girl . . .

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  • archaeomag

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #25

    Catchy deserves our sympathy – especially at this time of year.
    It very cold up there under a bridge, near the arctic circle, with only billy goats for company.
    He’s not seen the sun for months – he has seasonal -effected-negativerty

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Chris g
    Remy has played in a LW rile many times for OM and as a RW and a SS
    He can literally play anywhere across the front but has played a lot on the LW

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #27

    Beat me to it TADS ! Plays anywhere from ACM and upwards. More the comfortable on either wing but from all the games I’ve seen him play, he seems better and seems to enjoy wide left much more.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Torq…Where did the optimism go? 🙂

    Archaeomag…He has my sympathy as he seems to have identity issues. Imagine being a fan of something but not being able to support it? Poor bloke.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #29

    Torq
    Ibiza beat me once this morning im not getting done twice!!!!

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #30

    He is very conspicuous by his absence – and it’s not even a school day !?! I’m starting to get worried! 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #31

    tads….You can feed off my scraps, no problem mate.

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #32

    Fair play TADS.

    I just truly hope we aren’t all left disappointed come February again. I don’t feel like we will be – I believe this could be a massive window for us ! And it needs to be.

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  • Constanstine

    Dec 28, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Imagine if we have Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Debuchy, Remy .. we can attract any french player to SJP !!

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  • hadthetshirt

    Dec 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Doesn’t look good now regarding Remy.I hope we have more than just plan B.What about going back for Kevin Gameiro.Ba looking for a way out perhaps we can do a deal and bring another striker on loan.Guidetti maybe.

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  • obatoyou

    Dec 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Except Ribery heh

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