Are Newcastle In The Lead For Loic Remy And Tom Ince?

We were alerted by one of our readers Ben today, about an online discussion this morning with David Craig of Sky Sports News, who was in Newcastle during the discussion, when fans from around the country asked various questions about players.

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David Craig – Sky Sports pundit

We know David doesn’t always get things right, but there again he’s in the business of reporting football in Newcastle, and he may know about what’s going on at the club more than most.

So here are three questions he was asked by Newcastle fans late this morning Newcastle time – with his answers in italics:

1) If it were your choice, Bent or Kone at Newcastle? by martoon3 10:56 AM

Its not but I would go with Bent he’s a goal getter and does snap up those half chances

2) What do you think NUFC’s chances of getting Bent, Kone or Remy are? by James M 11:01 AM

They really like Remy, and he could be a great buy for them – fans would love his style of play

3) Where do you think Tom Ince is going? by James 11:05 AM

Newcastle United !

That’ s a good response about where Tom Ince is going – in fact it’s the right answer. 😀

But the Loic Remy situation is interesting, and even though Newcastle fans are rightly annoyed that Loic chose the money and went to QPR instead of Tyneside in January, we suspect the majority of Geordie fans would still welcome him to Newcastle, if we were able to sign him – and at £8M he would be a bargain buy.

68% of fans want Remy at Newcastle for £8M.

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And why wouldn’t we go in for Remy now – because we know we can meet the fee.

It’s the same one we agreed with Marseilles for the striker in January, and we should also have Mike Ashley involved in the talks, and learn from our mistake in January, when QPR owner Tony Fernandes persuaded the player to sign for the bottom placed club in the Premier League – but they never moved out of that position,  even though Remy scored 6 goals in 14 appearances for the London club.

And it seems that Mike Ashley has withdrawn Newcastle from any bid for Wigan striker Arouna Krone, but it’s been confusing,  because it all started earlier today with reports all over the place that Newcastle had a £5M bid accepted, and to pull out so soon is a little mystifying.

But perhaps we were just too late on Krone and he chose Everton – so it’s good to pull out if that’s the case – but why did we leave it so late?

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28 comments so far

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #1


    lol… just kidding

  • ToonDanno

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Stevenage – work for nufc. Remy will be signed by this time next week

  • Joe Blog

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #3

    I reckon that was just a flippant response, to be taken with a pinch of salt, but I’m sure it’ll be propagated until we’re ‘in the lead to sign him’ and then he’ll be the next player we ‘fail to sign’.

  • Joe Blog

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Also, David Craig looks like Vinny from Biker Mice From Mars.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed – you pose the question:-
    “And why wouldn’t we go in for Remy now – because we know we can meet the fee.”

    Because he’s on police bail to return to a London cop shop sometime in September (September quoted by the Mirror but exact date not known) -he could be charged and go to jail.
    The transfer window has been slightly extended this year and closes at 11pm on 2.9.13. This date is probably before he responds to bail in September – therefore anybody signing him in the transfer window would be mad -as he could end up in jail if it is decided to charge him.

  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Think i could forgive Remy if we can get him, shone at QPR in a terrible team.

    Hasnt he got this rape thing hanging over him though? Or was that over ages ago?

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #7

    @ Joe

    Biker mice from mars 🙂 . Old school

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Mister Tuff.. Thank you!

  • t00ntime

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #9

    jesper yeah, even people who dont do much else than promote their player and try and make him EVEN more money get paid loads. good agents get paid millions for destroying a players loyalty.
    (though some agents are good and help their player, most seem slimy and greedy).

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone know owt about Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

  • scout

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Met him at York races last year along with David Oleary both really good guys who took the time to speak to me

  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #12

    tom ince in and get Jonas out.if perch isn’t good enough then gutierrez definitely aint

  • Joe Blog

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #13


    Glad somebody else remembers it! 😆 He must bare some resemblance, as I was surprised when it popped into my head, as I haven’t seen or thought about that show since I was a kid.

    Btw people, my post at 3 relates to the Tom Ince question.

  • toon kk

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #14

    We could get close to signing Remy but wages will be a issue. MA trying to run the club as if we were in the championship.

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Id be amazed if we signed either of these 2. We’ll end up with a few young uns and some s**te like bent if he’s cheap enough. Then the traditional last minute bids for players we have no chance of signing topped off with one of pards “couldnt get him over the line” speeches. I really think wr’ll

  • Carl92

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #16

    If we got Bafetimbi Gomis, Remy and Tom Ince i’d be buzzing! Bit of a dream tbh though.

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #17

    We’ll struggle again this season. Stupid phone posted before id finished

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #18

    olivier bernard@seedorf77: Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for an undisclosed fee…THAT’S OUR 1ST TARGET GONE !!! @nufcfans

  • pottsclock

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #19

    I liked his early albums but he went downhill after the album “Slicker than your average”.
    Looking at that picture, blimey he has let himself go badly…
    ..oh hang-on, I’m thinking of Craig David

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Why? Gomis is average at best

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Seems we are much more successful in transfers when Ash gets personally involved which makes the appointment of JFK even more redundant.

    Who is JFK ever going to negotiate with to come here. If JFK’s mandate was to get rid of Pardew, well that hasn’t happened either.

  • h0sta

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #22

    in which part of his game is remy better than marveaux? why our front four wasn´t marve cisse ben arfa and cabaye behind them? bent, ince and remy would be ideal as we can rotate players with similar skills to rotate them in case of injury and still be able to play with pace and creativity in attack – shame we have alan anti-pace-flow attack manager 😀

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #23

    roblee7 – ref the holis -been to Limeuil a few times -beautiful place at the confluence of the Dordogne and the Vezere. Nice little bar/restaurant -which extends over the road -L’Ancre de Salut. Interesting little place there -St Martins church -which I checked out last year -built with money from the King of France and I believe Richard the Lionheart to expiate the murder of Thomas A Beckett the Archbishop of Cantebury. Wonderful place -I think in the Dordogne area there are over a thousand castles – really too many places to visit.

  • dak76

    Jul 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Mario Gomez is being made available by Bayern Munich for a reported 15mil….. good goal scoring record and good target man. Worth a punt in my eyes but nufc being the joke it now is will never happen, shame…

  • Visten

    Jul 5, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #25

    @Robby Bobson

    ‘this rape thing’ you do understand that rape is a serious crime don’t you?

  • El Sleeve

    Jul 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #26

    id love to have Remy in our team but unfortunately that “rape thing” means we shouldnt even touch him with a barge pole.

    gomis -meh

    bent/kone – the more i think about it, they are not bad options to have. bent is a poacher and i really enjoyed watching kone last season.

    tom ince – that would be amazing but will he want to come to a club run by kinnear and pardew.

    are we ever gonna get a chief exec back, someone to replace Lambezee or is the Mike trying to do it on the cheap again? doesnt work mike! not with those muppets!

    perchinho – we all have a soft spot for him but we have good players in the RB, LB and DM positions. It was his passion i loved, how he hauled himself out of obscurity to become mr reliable, i can imagine he was a great person to have around, but onwards.

  • Owldman

    Jul 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #27

    I keep reading blogs about Ince & Kone , we will not get any of these 2 why you may ask! Well for a start Kone, s agent has stated that he would prefer to go to Everton, as for Ince have Cardiff not had a bid accepted, may be he would prefer to come to Toon , but he just might hope that Liverpool still want him, thats why I say we will not get them.

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #28

    I would take Remy, his contribution to QPR was outstanding BUT I would put a clause in his ciontract that if he does have to go to jail, wages will be stopped for that period.


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