Striker Rubbishes Newcastle Link – But We Don’t Want Him


It’s a ploy some players use that when they realize that they are not really being pursued by a club, they come out and say the news is all rubbish – or some other similar word.

 andre-pierre gignac clenched fist

Andre-Pierre Gignac – not on Newcastle’s list

And maybe that’s what’s happened with Marseilles striker Andre-Pierre Gignac today, after Director of Football Joe Kinnear yesterday in his interview with Sky Sports, made it very clear, too clear – that Newcastle were after three specific strikers – Loic Remy, Bafe Gomis and Darren Bent.

Joe didn’t mention Gignac.

Gignac has been interviewed in the French Daily L’Equipe today and this is what he had to say:

“You think I’m leaving Marseilles?” “I never had any intention of leaving and Newcastle and all the rest is bull****.” (editorial  note: that’s similar to rubbish)

“I let my adviser Jean-Christophe Cano,  Marseilles President Vincent Labrune,  and Sporting Director  Jose Anigo  see everything.”

The French International did say a month or so ago that he would not be interested in a Newcastle move, and that he wanted a bigger club.

But there’s no evidence Newcastle were ever interested in the player and it was probably all paper talk, and in any case if we were true, that kind of attitude probably scared Newcastle off, and if it didn’t it should have, because we only want players who want to come to Newcastle United.

Great news today that Loic Remy is having a medical at Newcastle and if sign him for a season long loan, that;s exactly what Newcastle fans want to hear.

Hey, maybe that photo of Loic with a Newcastle fan yesterday (supposedly in Newcastle) could have been true after all? 😀

And his signing on loan should help lift the mood on Tyneside  ….  significantly.

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463 comments so far

  • richyg01

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Any truth in the Menez link?

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  • surreytoon

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Menez is on the PSG transfer list according to Le 10 Sport this morning. Could just be 2+2 by Soccersauce…

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #3

    In Gignac mind he’s a class player but he’s was slated all season long by his team mates and the fans, there’s a very good reason why the want rid of him and that’s because he’s poor

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #4

    I think I’m jizzing at the prospect of this next season.

    ————–Krul—————-
    Debuchy collo m’biwa santon
    –Tiote/Anita sissoko/Anita–
    ———-Cabaye/marv———-
    HBA——— cisse ——-remy

    4-3-3 (attack)

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Ahhh missed the best part of the interview where he admitted he was a fat bast…. errrr gentleman 🙂

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Anyone know how much PSG would want for menez as I doubt we’d pay this:
    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/jeremy-menez/profil/spieler_16993.html

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Menez or not the fact that we’re actually looking for a left winger is promising. Only 2 years overdue.

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  • surreytoon

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Pete Graves ?@PeteGravesSky 26m

    Remy to #nufc has permanent option at end of season. The ‘other area’ Kinnear has spoken of strengthening is left wing. After 2 strikers in.

    Is Menez left wing?

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Krul
    Debuchy Mbiwa Colo Santon
    Tiote Sissoko
    Ben 10 Cabs Remy
    Cisse

    Elliot
    R.Taylor S.Taylor Williamson/Dummett Haidara
    Anita Bigi/Gosling
    Marveaux/Sammy Vuckic Jonas/Obertan
    Shola/Gomis

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Gignac will not be a loss as will bent to palace.
    These are players that would not take Nufc forward like the likes of Remy will.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #11

    @ JB

    God forbid they ever successfully invent human cloning. Then Pardew would play :

    ————————Guti———————

    —-Guti——–Guti———-Guti——-Guti—

    —-Guti——–Guti———-Guti——-Guti—

    —————-Guti———–Guti————–

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  • julidog

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Wonder if marseilles would pay us to have him. Better enquire about that like hahaha we can send him off to a scottish club on loan hahaha

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #13

    gomis and remy and its happy days looking for a winger for the rest of the window imo 🙂 i may actually start to feel good about our club again going into the new season.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Surreytoon
    yes menez is.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Big Pappa Cissé

    I’m convinced that that’s where all our money is going 😀

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  • prashanth

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Menez was 5-star once upon a time in Fifa. then he got PSG’ed, we only want 5-star bums-off-the-seats-heading-for-the-exits players…

    I was only Kinnearing,… Menez is beacoup welcome

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Big papa
    that’s one hell of a team,What dreams are made of-NOT.
    Imagine first game of the season at city and he still picks guti over Remy and Gomis and Menez ???…….if they were to come in.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Menez would be one hell of a buy. I think Biabany would be a great cheaper option though, he’s quicker than Walcott.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEpdtO9pK2k

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #19

    my team would be

    krull
    deb-mbiwa-collo-sant
    arfa-siss-cabaye-remy
    gomis-cisse

    unsure on krull or elliott though tbh as elliott’s distribution in all our friendlys has helped the team in all areas and cabaye/sissoko can defend aswell as attack in midfield.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Menez? On the bench for ben arfa yeah?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Lets just hope that we do get all the players in that we need and that they all stay fit and healthy all season long so Pardew doesn’t have anymore excuses or anywhere to hide and can finally be judged

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  • Kc-Toon

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #22

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQy7sEo310g

    Most clinical finish last season imo

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Somebody on the previous thread mentioned 45 posts without one being negative, maybe if the club hadn’t fusked about for the last six weeks there’d have been a lot more !

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  • Levi

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    If we only get Remy in this window and don’t lose any one i would be a very happy man. Not many premierleague teams have 3 top quality strikers and cisse,Remy,and gouf are 3 great strikers. If once or/and gomis come in i would have to pinch my self haha

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  • gaz 44

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #25

    If we did sign menez we are just asking for trouble menez Hba and remy in same team no way of keeping them all happy and all three very arrogant

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #26

    Repost – The other line on the twitter is that man city want debuchy. I know its far fetched, but if it did happen would anyone be happier with cash and Richards as our right back?

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  • Moe

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #27

    OhShola @18

    Doesn’t Biabiany kinda like Remy? He does to me at least 🙂

    It would be a mistake if we neglect central defender, it is hard for me to see Colo staying past this season. I hope for once the club have some planning a head of future problems.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #28

    Remy arriving for medical by all accounts not so sure myself

    https://twitter.com/martintrinder/status/364338236841152513/photo/1

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  • gaz 44

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #29

    Think we need gomis or someone similar to add some bulk to our attack, we have a very small squad. No wonder we struggle at set pieces

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #30

    If we are playing 442, then this Menez fella ( i know nowt about him) would be on the wing with hba on the other i imagine. Remy and cisse up front. 433, maybe remy and menez flanking cisse, hba as the no10 with socks and cabs behind. Does that sound correct? Like i say i am not familiar with Menez.

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  • Rooster

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #31

    Micah Richards Being talked about as well as Simclair, its hotting up a bit. Come on JK show us you mean BUSINESS! come on back some things up and you may start to earn some respect, you will of the rooster anyways!

    Big Pappa, Jonas is more a worry to me than Sanitation in Africa!!! its that bad.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #32

    Sean,
    You never got back to me, what was I wrong about ?

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  • Moe

    Aug 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #33

    JB @28

    That’s just a black van 🙂

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #34

    If we bring in Menez as well I will be getting a season ticket 🙂 , Then we could play these two teams:

    Team 1 (4-4-2) :

    ————————-Krul——————–

    –Debuchy——M’biwa——Collo—–Santon–

    —-HBA——Sissoko——Cabs—–Menez—

    —————-Gomis——-Cisse—————

    Team 2 (4-3-3) :

    ————————-Krul——————–

    –Debuchy——M’biwa——Collo—–Santon–

    ——Sissoko———-Cabaye——-Anita——

    ——-HBA————-Cisse——–Remy—–

    All that with a subs bench of:

    Elliot,Taylor,Haidara,Tiote,Gutierrez,Marv & Gouffran.

    Wow 🙂

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  • wynsleap

    Aug 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Don’t want to pee on anyone’s chips but if we are to get Remi, Gomis and a quality left winger in it will be no doubt paid for by the exit of someone like Tiote, Cabaye, Cisse or Krul.
    Mind if we could get the two strikers and Menez for the price of Cabaye (who for me still hasn’t cut the mustard) I’d take that as a great deal. (Some actual investment without selling anybody however would be very nice).

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Moe

    that pics has just gonna nuts on twitter with everyone claiming Remy was in it.

    would be typical NUFC though, all these other club’s sending top of the ranged Merc’s, BMW’s or Range Rover’s to pick up the player and we send a transit van

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  • Belfast

    Aug 5, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #37

    If Richards leaves man city he’ll have better offers than us like.

    Still don’t believe we’ve got Remy until he’s officially signed lol

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  • lesh

    Aug 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #38

    I wonder whether Joe’s been talking to Gignac? After all, the name’s similar to Gomis but Joe wouldn’t get names wrong would he?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #39

    BPC,
    Both look very good !

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  • richyg01

    Aug 5, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Menez plays on wither wing.

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