With QPR being beaten 3-2 at Craven Cottage last night, it’s now looking a bit of a long shot that they can survive the drop, even though their owner Tony Fernandes has spent embarrassing amounts of money over the last 18 months or so – in an attempt to keep the London club in the Premier League.
Loic Remy - in French colors
Remy scored another good goal for QPR last night – that’s four goals in six league games for the French International, who also missed a penalty last night.
Loic Remy spurned Newcastle for extra money at QPR, and he did it at the last moment too, when Newcastle thought they had wrapped up the deal.
And Remy – like other top wage earners at the club – ensured they had get-out clauses in their contracts, in case the club was relegated, and they don’t want to play in the English second division next season.
But I’ve always wondered how that works in games when the going gets tough – it hardly breeds loyalty – when the players know if the club goes down they will be OK, and simply move to another club – hopefully for even more money.
If QPR do get relegated Loic Remy will be off – but Newcastle will not be back in for him – you can be assured of that.
The current regime at Newcastle – once miffed by a player – never give them a second chance to come to Tyneside.
The club keeps saying they only want players who want to play for Newcastle, and Loic Remy has already proven that for him that’s just not the case, and if a small, bottom of the league side in London offers him big money then he’ll go there.
Those are the players we had at Newcastle four years ago, when we were relegated and Mike Ashley has learned his lesson well,
Loic Remy would have been great at Newcastle – no doubt about that – but he’s now lost his chance to come to Tyneside.
Sad but true.
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