Magpies Great Slams Mercenary Remy – He’s Not For Newcastle


It was a terrible let down that Loic Remy opted to join a small club called QPR in London earlier this week – and oh yes – they are bottom of the league at the moment.

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Bobby Moncur – slams mercenary Remy

But the very fact that Remy snubbed a move to Newcastle has already been met with surprise and disappointment from some French coaches, but it looks like £85K/week was too much for the Frenchman to turn down – whoever the club were.

And that’s all QPR could offer the player – money.

Demba Ba left Newcastle for big money – but at least he joined Chelsea – who are the European Champions, so that seems like a lot less controversial deal than the one Remy and his agents accepted in London.

We have no idea how Remy’s move to QPR will turn out, and of  course the first thing to do is to try to avoid relegation and it seems that QPR have also attracted Yann M’Vila to the London club – so they have some chance of  avoiding relegation.

We are big fans of the great Bobby Moncur, who joined Newcastle as a 15 year-old in 1960 after playing for Scotland Schoolboys – and here’s what Bobby had to say about Remy:

“It is disappointing to say the least. He was clearly a player that Newcastle have worked hard on getting and then he decided to go elsewhere.” “I mean, weigh it up – QPR or Newcastle United? There’s no choice as a pro.”

“But he’s gone for the money and, in my mind, he was never the right type of player for Newcastle anyway.” “United have worked hard on the deal and then all of a sudden he changes his mind for money. That is the only reason. There comes a time when a player must decide how much money is enough.

“If he is being advised by agents then I would say he hasn’t got much character.” “Harry Redknapp is a good talker. But surely he could listen to the French lads already here at Newcastle.” “I think he might have been pushed and shoved by his agent. Players should stand their ground and stick to footballing principles.”

“Considering all of the French lads are here and they tried to convince him to come, I just find it a bit irritating.”  “How much money do people want?”  “To be fair to everybody at Newcastle they have their rules and they will be asked the question why they didn’t match QPR’s offer to Remy.”

“But there is no point having a structure and then going against it. They are sticking to their policy.”  “The downside is you don’t always get the player you want,  but they are keeping the club stable. You have to have principles.”

People think that if only they could make some big money then things change dramatically – and it’s those people who have been successful financially that know that’s simply not the case – honest. 😀

Remy will be well off financially, but we’ll have to wait and see how his football career turns out in England.

But Bobby’s right – he wasn’t made for Newcastle United.

Fact.

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81 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Damn it let it go

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    FK THIS. NEWCASTLE LETTING ME DOWN AGAIN

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  • Londtoon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Well said bobby!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Or maybe he has gone as they have a better manager and an owner who promised him that if he helps them stay up top class players will be brought in around him?

    just a thought.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Not criticising our club for this…..can’t break the wage structure everytime somebody asks.

    60k a week is a fair max wage…only 10k off spurs max wage.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Just forget remy! From prev post:
    Just for the sake of it, if we signed the following, would fans be happy enough till summer… Yoan goufran FW (don’t know much of him but apparently gets goals) Malouda (free and an option in the wide forward pos)
    ANY 2 of the many CB’s we are linked with. Would we stay up?

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  • tweaked

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    yeah fk it… not gonna care anymore, if we get players in gr8 but if we dont i wont again shed a tear when we are relegated

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Transfer Sage

    Harry and fernando have definitely promised him the world thats for sure. Just hope they go down – with all my heart.

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #9

    LenDIxon

    Club let you down? lol it’s all about you isn’t it? Support the club and don’t let it down

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10

    enough with the holier than thou attitude. You would all have done the same thing, As Demba Ba showed with West Ham, joining a relegation bound club is not necessarily a bad move for one’s career. Good luck to the lad. We should never have left Leon Best go in my humble opinion.

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Magpietill

    Why are you holding a grudge? Get over it, he went to QPR because maybe he sees it as a job and has gone to where he gets more money, something 90% of the people would do in most professions and I bet even you might do that given the choice. Get over it. We will get some one else

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #12

    markaccus

    Not keen on malouda…think he is past it and not really interested anymore.

    Would love to be proved wrong by him if he arrived though, just find him a bit hit and miss throughout his whole time at chelsea.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #13

    I agree he might not be up for it, but on a free there’s no real risk, short term. An on form malouda is better than our currently available wingers.

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  • jayjo

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    The good points :

    Ashley , Great business man has ensure that we will be here year on year — We where nearly leeds

    Pardew , Double manager of the year !!! FACT

    Negatives – Newcastle United Fans – we are NOT a big club we are a mid league team at best , We have the potential to be a SPURS but not yet

    Contractural management of players , WHY SIGN players with a caviat that they can go cheap if it suits them
    No player is worth 20 m — Sell Cabs , Tiote , Krul , Ben arfa ,, 80 mil …there all contracted so THEY cant go unless we let them

    lets get behind the team for the next 2 games if we dont do 6 points we are going down ,,,,, Fire sale if that happens

    Fingers crosse two defender and a striker then this will be a distant memory

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15

    jayjo

    As much as I want to win the next two games, i dont think you can say with any certainty that we will be going down if we lose the next two games

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    ed

    Qpr are going all-in, desperate times call for desperate measures, what else do you expect them to do?
    Can we stop hating on QPR now.

    PPB

    I suspect with every passing, non – committed defeat and top player wanting to leave, it’s probably quite a few more than 60% who would like to see Pardew go to become manager of Blackpool.

    Fray

    A trained chimp could do pardew’s training sessions.
    He’s only got one tactic. Basically ”’ Willo see that man in the distance…..”

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #17

    For a moment I had a different mobile version, it was good, bring it back lol. It had new coments at the top, which is ok if you’re following from the start of a post, but not if you miss 100 comments or so lol

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  • Jakenufc

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #18

    Really annoying me how we arnt getting the players through the friggin door!

    ——–Krul———-
    Debuchy—Mwibia(SP)—-Colo—–Santon
    Cabaye——-De Jong——–Tiote
    HBA—-PEA/Gomis—-Ince/Marv

    My ideal team for the rest of the season. Heres to hoping! Like its ever going to happen!

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    lets raid ajax for alderweireld and de jong! then i’ll be happy! oh and mbwia would be nice also!

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  • Thump

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    Eh, not bothered. Didn’t care much for the lad anyway but it does show the kind of person ‘Arry is. First he “let’s slip” about Ba, and now this.

    Remy has made a very poor decision but I can’t see him setting the league on fire from what I’ve seen of him. I’m more annoyed at the time we’ve wasted on him.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #21

    YAAAAAAAWWWWN

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #22

    the only way to make lamb and mash come to their senses is empty seats at home games course that will never happen so the last few seasons is prob a blueprint premiership then championship until they get bored of owning a club hopefully sooner rather than later

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #23

    Ashely HS DONE NOTHING FOR THE CLUB,

    HE HAS DONE EVERYTHING FOR HIMSELF, AMKING MONEY ALMOST EVERY WINDOW, FREE SPORTS DIRECT ADVERTISING, HIS SH!T FRIEND TAKING MONEY OF CLUB

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #24

    jayjo

    Agree Pardew did very well last year.

    People complain about the style, not getting the lads playing to suit their abilities, playing bad tactics, etc etc

    But the reality is that last year Pardew took the players he had and found a formula that got them to be 5th in the league…we were very high up the league for a long time in top 4 places.

    However as many have said, 1 swallow doesn’t make a summer. I like to look at this in a way that 1 good season doesn’t guarantee safety in your job forever but neither should 1 bad season result in a sacking (unless catastrophic and we go down).

    Now pardew has a lot of players to play his style (10, only willo to replace), with injuries lifting now we should play some good football.

    If the style improves, even if we end up 15/16th then I would say give pardew another year.

    If we play some terrible stuff like we did in first 15/16 games then I’d get rid.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #25

    apparently the bourdeux prez says gouffran is set for england?

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Agree with transfer sage. Redknapp & Fernandes have obviously told him what they plan to do if they stay up etc etc. Players they want to sign & were they want to take the club. Qpr really wanted him & we weren’t bothered either way, in my opinion.

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  • Thump

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    @Markaccus: yeah it’s been changing for me a lot. If it’s the one where the comments are loaded as a separate asset on the page, be warned – it can crash your browser on the busier threads.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #28

    Get that caps lock fixed, indian. Moron. There’s no point in ranting about that every time you come on, it won’t change a thing. It just causes arguments

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #29

    ENOUGH OF REMY lets move on we are looking desperate get another player

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #30

    Yes I am a Moron, Markaccus, happy

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #31

    Remy missed the flight to Newcastle and ended up speaking to QPR in London, because he couldn’t be bothered to get out of his hotel bed.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #32

    The naivity of people on this blog is only beaten by the stupidity of our negotiators, although they will learn from this.

    Look, I dont like what Remy did, but totally understand it. Hes 27, not 21, so has to make as much dosh as he can ( even though he wont be poor anyway ) .

    So:

    1. Money – double NUFC , thank you very much
    2. A man who is considered a better manager that Pardew, and known to play exciting football
    3. QPR is in London
    4. NUFC have little to offer over QPR in real terms except bigger crowds and frenchmen. We aint Man U…
    5. A get out clause
    6. The prospect of more good players signing – because QPR pay good money, and clearly sell their club well.

    So get over it guys, and Ashley and Co – dont forget what a nasty bunch of bastards you can be too, so dont be surprised if you get bitten now and again.

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  • jayjo

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #33

    Transfer sage / Lemons

    If you keep changing your management structure you will not have continuety ,… NUFC target each year should be to stay in the league minimum

    If you have consistency within recruitment and ensure you manage the salries whilst retaining your current team then this builds continuety

    We have a chairman that yes is frugile but his justifactation is the players he has funded dont cost the earth and will end up making th club money

    I dont care if we stay up with a point … But wasting money on over prices player whi are just looking for a quick pound is not the solution ….

    If we had our team fit and not had suspensions would be in the position we are ….. answer is simply NO … so we need as a group to rsit back ride out the storm

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #34

    doe any i know how much money Llambias is on, i am sure it goes out of the club only.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    I get that comments seperate version if I switch mobile theme off, but stay with the mobile browser. I think ed is still having issues getting a new settled version.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #36

    Indian….On Ashley making money on almost every window.

    07/08 – Lost £7.6m on transfers
    08/09 – Made £2.25m on transfers
    09/10 – Made £24m on transfers (Largely down to relegation sales)
    10/11 – Made £24.75m on transfers (completely down to AC sale)
    11/12 – Lost £11.6m on transfers
    12/13 – SO FAR has lost £1.1m on transfers

    If you’re talking solely how many windows he’ “made a profit” it’s 50/50.

    If you’re talking overall profit, you have to ask what of the championship “profit” was used for the club and to compensate the costs of relegation.

    Since Ashley has been here, it seems the club have made a total of £30m on transfers, which also includes when we needed to sell after relegation. I think that’s probably where your argument lies.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #37

    Munster Mag

    EXACTLY we are not MAN UTD and we are behaving like one its hideous

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #38

    To be honest, I do not think that we are underachieving this year, moreover that we over achieved last year.

    Most teams coming back up from the Championship end up mid to low table in their first years back up until a bit of stability is gained.

    Yes, we have problems, some of them major, but we are not a lost cause – YET.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #39

    We need a CB who can challenge Colo and Saylor, for the first team. Pushing Willo down to 4th choice.

    Danny Graham as a better option than Shola.

    Tom Ince because he can actually cross all and score goals. I can’t remember our last decent winger.

    That would do this window … but …

    De Jong from Ajax would be an amazing buy.
    Another CAM and FB would be great for competition.

    Lack of competition for places is one of the main reasons we are where we are.
    Lack of investment in the squad, injuries means if you are fit you play, even if you were rubbish last time out you get a game.

    This can only be fixed by selling players or AShley getting out his cheque book.

    As there is little hope he’ll splash any cash, this keeping the squad together idea is crazy.

    We need to sell at least two players a year.

    eg Sell Krul 12M
    Buy Buckland 4M and buy de Jong 8M

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #40

    Montpellier have confirmed that they are
    willing to listen to offers for Moroccan
    winger Younes Belhanda, who has been
    linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and
    Fenerbahce

    Hw much would He Cost Us….An I see Dirty Harry C..t….Tryn To Copy Us An Bring French Players To Qpr this time Anthony Reveillere

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