Money Talks – Remy Off To QPR


Very bad news tonight for Newcastle fans, as it seems that money talks and Loic Remy has indeed been talking to QPR – and it looks like they have won the race to sign the striker – and heaven knows what wages they have agreed to pay the striker  – but £85K/week seems to be a popular estimate.

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Loic Remy – off to QPR

QPR have put a much better wage deal together for the French International and it looks like he will accept it and join the bottom placed club.

And it must be true because Joey Barton, on loan from QPR, broke the news on that Twitter account of his:

“Just heard from a magician that Loic Remy has signed for QPR.” “Not sure what happened at Newcastle probably Managing Director Derek Llambias again.

“Gift of the gab from Harry Redknapp perhaps? Thought it was done and dusted to Newcastle.” “Something must of gone amiss. .”

This is not only a hammer blow to the Newcastle club – but a hammer blow to the fans – and to think we couldn’t wrap the deal up – but money talks, and the news is they will also pay massive wages to get Yann M’Vila too.

This puts Newcastle back looking for another striker – when it looked odds on that Newcastle would tie up Remy – but now we are back to square one – and Remy has gone where the big money is.

Its also just a little scary that QPR are beneath Newcastle in the league, but they are strengthening big time in January.

We know we cannot compete for big players with the top six clubs in England – but to be hijacked out of a deal by the bottom of the league club which gets a measly 18,000 fans at home games  is embarrassing to say the least.

Alan Pardew must be pulling his hair out – I am. 🙁

QPR are trying to buy their way into staying in the Premier League – now how many players have they bought since Tony  Fernandes took over the club?

The best way to look at this is that Remy, like Demba Ba before him – went for the big money – so did we want him at Newcastle – probably not.

Sorry – but that’s the best I can do.

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580 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #1

    He heard from a magician?

    Does that not seem slightly suspicious?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Wish I knew if this was true and also if he is really going to play for Floppy Chops, what a pisser

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  • pardew for england

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh we’ll let’s move onto the next target good midfielder and cb , 2 if colo goes .

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #4

    There are no comments yet … please kick things off by filling out the form below.

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  • nimo

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #5

    better squad – check
    better fans – check
    Better stadium – check
    better history – check
    better chance of getting back in nation team – check
    hmmm something’s not adding up
    player loves monies – check
    qpr willing to pay silly monies – check

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #6

    “magician” probably just Barton’s way of keeping the source anonymous

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Could do with a statement from NUFC quickly…….

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  • nimo

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #8

    was it magic Mike (ashley) the magician

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #9

    I am just as gutted as anyone but ,I don’t think that if the medical was a problem we should blame Ashley and co
    They are after all making the call with much more info than us.
    A five year deal is a massive commitment
    Let’s move on an get after aubmeyang

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  • colwell

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Took 14 days to get this far with 17 days left will we actually sign a striker?

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #11

    On may 12th will be a lot ot fun… I just hope to push them down.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #12

    M’Vila and Remy will be 2 cracking signings for QPR. It’s a shame our board do not share the same ambition.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Hmm….Well we will see, but a few observations.

    This is Joey Barton talking here. The same man who tweeted only a few days ago that Joey wasn’t leaving Marseille and recently that he was coming to NUFC. Let’s be honest about this, does anyone believe a word that comes out of his mouth?

    Sit tight and wait and see. If he goes to QPR my personal feeling is we’re better off without him as the only thing they can offer better than us is wages and if that’s his one main priority then good luck to him.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Are Cabaye or Debuchy saying anything on Twatter?

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  • gonz

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Pretty sure Barton is referring to Tony Fernandes as the magician for pulling this off. He to has a twitter account and I’m sure he still talks to Barton as he’s still a QPR player. Gutted by this news!!! Still, Ed fails to mention the other tweet that Barton posted saying he doesn’t know if he’s being wound up or he’s winding us up. That’s suspicious!! Could he be f*****g with Llambias by spreading a BS rumour??

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  • Fostino

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #16

    harry talking about chairman getting his pant pulled down paying ridiculous wages before…guarenteed this fellow getting top wages like the rest of them

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  • DanRo

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Until anything is official I refuse to believe anything more. January transfer window is madness.
    I will hold my hands if indeed Remy signs for QPR (which looks increasingly likely), however, from a monetary point of view the 96,000 euros and get-out free relegation clause looks to tempting to resist.

    You cannot blame the NUFC board for this whatsoever. This is QPR’s madness if indeed the deal goes through.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Something isn’t sitting right with me.

    Apparently NUFC agreed a contract with Remy last night.

    Now when that happens you sign a pre contract agreement depending on the conclusion of a medical examination.

    I really believe 1 of 4 things have happened.

    1. NUFC have bidded for Remy to create a smoke screen to a different target.

    2. NUFC have concluded the deal already and the press are talking bullshit.

    3. NUFC have completely and utterly fcuked up again in the transfer market.

    4. NUFC are playing odds and manipulating the fans to make us think we are bidding for players when we have no intention to spend.

    I choose to think it’s the 1st option as it is similar to the whole Maiga affair.

    NUFC would never bid so openly knowing that our rivals could steal in there.

    People are referencing Gervinho as a player that we lost. We pulled out of that bid due to his poor attitude. Giroud and Gameiro were never officially recognized as players that we had bid for. The only one we lost out on was De Jong, and even that was suspicious.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Latest from Pardew ‘Shola will be back for the Reading game and that will be like a massive signing for us”

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Modric stolen at the last minute, then shouting out Ba’s contract clause and now robbing us from Remy the pacy striker we all crave!!! That ugly fcuker Redknapp has gone too far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AARRRRRRRRRGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SWEAR I FEEL LIKE NEVER WATCHING FOOTBALL AGAIN AFTER ALL THE SHIT THIS SEASON IT’s TOO MUCH!!!!

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  • hotdog

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Looks like we are running around in the sales, like me on Xmas eve. I bet they wish they had got their targets in the summer now!!
    As in any walk of life if they have offered him money way above our offer,which is likely, you can’t blame the lad. We need to accept where we are, I don’t like it but you can’t keep giving players silly money. The sooner the club turnover rules come in the better.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Edd get real. U do this for free,yes and it’s a great blog but if espn or sky offered u 50-60k a week to write for them u wud be off,same with any walk off live?

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  • Fostino

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #23

    gaz09

    haha brilliant. new signing were cabaye, ben agra, taylor and guterriez this january …were signing ryan taylor, vuckic in the summer

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Maybe we felt the heart condition was too much of a risk?

    Don’t really know what’s going on here but I hate this whole situation! I wish we’d keep our transfer business out of the press so if it doesn’t happen we are not left disappointed!

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  • p

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Can’t believe our old mate Joey Barton, really getting stuck into Hamann.

    Fair enough tell him to go forth and multiply but Joey really seems to have some anger issues.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Scottishmag1
    I – slavverchops has put in a bid for them and Cisse- I’ll double your wages

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  • colwell

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Who on here is not driven by money?

    Both teams fighting relegation although QPR may buy their way out which could put us in deep sh-t.

    We are not offering champions league football, or currently a mid-table position.

    Marv chose us for the money shall we sell him? every single player out there would choose money over us, so should we not sign anyone?

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  • spennymoor-mag

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #28

    So so disappointed. We don’t deserve this! We need a statement quickly from club!!! Hope our plan b is in sway already!! If not we r well up shite creek :(((

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  • Luke-A-Like

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Well if all he cares about is money then we’ll probably be better off without him. I’m just a bit worried that we’ve spent so much time and effort into this unsuccessful transfer that we now have very little time to actually sign the 2-3 players we all wanted…we desperately need a new CB, a striker/winger and maybe a CM or another CB…the collo situation seems to not have been dealt with yet and i fear that we could be left with just Debuchy and maybe a last minute cheap CB or striker…a few hours ago i was happy with the business Newcastle seemed to be doing but now…i’m not sure we are going to do enough…especially when we are in the position we are in

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  • FourFourToon

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Heard from a magician that Antoine Sibierski’s coming out of retirement in a couple of weeks #ITK

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #31

    JP…from The Rock

    I feel your pain mate. I think the same about Redknapp. His day will come mate.

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  • ck1978

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #32

    If he wants to go their purely for the money then I think we’ve dodged a bullet (potentially another Ba!). I am worried though that we are going to end up getting no one else in. We can’t compete with qpr’s ridiculous wage structure. They will end up another Pompy if they go down. Sadly it looks like the days when a player would join a club for footballing reasons are gone and all that remains is mercenary players and greedy agents would sell there very souls for an extra £10-£20 grand a week before moving onto the next club. I hope Pardew and Co have got a back up plan in mind as I can’t take much more of this! What with Colo and now Ben Arfa making waves… i’ve chewed my fingers down to my knuckles tonight alone!!! 🙁

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Beattie
    I think it’s simple
    He failed the medical
    His heart condition is always going to be an issue in any sensible deal
    Qpr are mad they don’t care and are prepared to gamble in a way that is simply bonkers.
    Even if they stay in the league there model is not sustainable

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  • hoppernufc

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #34

    This season goes from bad to worse, wa guna end up buying someone sh*t

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  • bri h

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #35

    omg what has happend to the great game .qpr avg gate 18000 toon 49000 .qpr rock bottom toon ? .rumors r medical was a problem but if thats the case would qpr realy pay him a reported 200k a week . this is a huge blow .as soon as financial fair play comes in the better .qpr wage bill must be doule there income ,how much longer can this be allowed.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #36

    We paid for Remy’s flight.

    I’ll get me coat..

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  • thepict

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Gone for the money. Move on.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #38

    szalenik from last thread

    I didn’t even know QPRs ownership was that wealthy!

    But we all know how cheeky Redknapp and the press are, he has experience with this type of stuff, I’m confident he was playing mindgames with that statement.

    I don’t believe Remy was a smokescreen because we’ve had him on our list for 2 years now in terms of legitimate targets. I remember we eyed him at least 2 years ago.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #39

    darrenfletcher88 // Jan 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Edd get real. U do this for free,yes and it’s a great blog but if espn or sky offered u 50-60k a week to write for them u wud be off,same with any walk off live?

    Leave. It out boyo. Ed had a very successful career with IBM and I’m sure he got head hunted a few times with big money offers.

    But besides the point have some respect or you are not welcome here with tripe like that aimed at a great servant of the nufc cause

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  • rainrix

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Well he’s only going for money. So is this a player we really want? Plenty of other targets. I just hope this isnt another luuk de jong and we’ve spent so much time on one target we dont have the time to get another target in.

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