Loic Remy Gives First Interview To nufcTV


A very good first interview on nufcTv yesterday with Dan King and Loic Remy, and the Frenchman comes across as a confident player, and this article is not a word-for-word translation, but it covers the topics covered – and if you have nufcTV subscription, then you just have to watch the video. If you don’t have a subscription it’s worth signing up for it.

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Remy and Kinnear yesterday

Remy answered in French and his words were translated – so he will need to learn English fairly quickly – just like the rest of our French contingent..

Loic said it was difficult to imagine what St. James’ Park would be like with 52,000 screaming Geordies in it, but it was a big stadium and he was looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere when it’s full.

Loic was asked if he knew much about Newcastle’s (great) history and he said he knew there were some great players that had left a legacy at Newcastle,  like Alan Shearer for instance, and he knew of some of the great French players of the past,  and how well they did and adapted to the culture, and they had created a great impression of French players in the City.

Remy said he knew nearly all of the French players at Newcastle, but he wanted to get to know all the Newcastle players and not just stick with the French players, so he could understand and experience the culture, and that it was important to do that.

The Frenchman said that he had noticed playing at QPR in the Premier League,  that teams can win or lose a game in a split-second, so that it was important  for players to play to their full extent until the last minute of the game.

He said he hoped to settle in as quickly as possible on Tyneside, and he saw no reason why he couldn’t do that, and the quality of  the players at Newcastle was just excellent, and he hoped the Newcastle fans would accept him into the team as soon as possible

Remy has had a problem with his calf in pre-season, but he hopes to train as soon as possible and get back to full fitness, and it looks like he could play some part against Braga on Saturday, but we have to think that’s unlikely.

Dan King asked him if   Remy would be worth the wait, after Newcastle tried to sign him in January, and Loic said you’ll have to wait and see, but that he is a player who will give his all for this club,  and he hoped to make the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer, by playing well for Newcastle United.

The video showed Remy getting his medical, and talking with Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew, and out on the hallowed turf of St. James’ Park.

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368 comments so far

  • IITianToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Mr Pardew now that you have the tools; there cannot be any more excuses. Over to you.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost…

    Lets Get Remy to Rhumble

    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Watch him take the strike,
    Watch him take the strike,
    LOIC!

    Straight up proven,
    He can get groovin’,
    This lad’s boomin’,
    He ain’t no hype,
    Watch him take the strike,
    Watch him take the strike,
    LOIC!

    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Get Cisse and Benny and rumble,
    Toon-Army Rumble.

    Push back, on the attack,
    Don’t take no flack,
    Now its time
    to have a crack,

    Stuck on the “I’m Ant, I’m Declan….” part.

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    I probably have the most firsts on the blog, sadly no prizes for that 🙁

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Ibiza From Previous… Lol northern thickos, Reminds me a bit of lock stock, i’ll just counter by calling you a southern fairy 🙂

    Yeah its been bad, as worse i can remember although that was partially due to large amounts of trolling. No doubt people were biting back a lot more than normal due to how bad our pre seasons been. Ah well hopefully onwards and upwards?

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  • isleofmanman

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Great news at last

    Although the Loan deal terms remain a mystery

    Purchase option agreement? If he scores 20 goals and QPR are promoted Harry will want him back…

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    IITianToon…Firstly, a quote for you to go along with your most firsts on the blog.

    “He who dies with the most toys, still dies”.

    There, that’s nice and cheery 🙂

    As for Pardew and having his tools. I have and do agree with that and am not backtracking, however, I have accused him in the past of being guilty of waiting to have all the tools in which to succeed before really pushing on. Life isn’t always that simple and he really needs to just get on with it now. Whatever the reasons were or are in the future, I’m not sure he has many more chances, especially with the fans, so he’s going to have to give it a go.

    I still have hope he can do it, if not, surely Chelsea will be sacking Mourinho sometime soon….

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Thanks for posting this ed, another reason not to subscribe to nufctv 🙂

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  • Jamiemac

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8

    I’d take Downing anyday everyday

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    In other news, Ronaldo’s sister signs a record deal.. where you ask? read on 😛 :
    http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/138/spain/2013/08/06/4168612/ronaldos-sister-signs-record-deal?ICID=HP_BN_6

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Rainrix…I can accept that 🙂 It’s been tough as I think everyone was just exhausted from last season and there was very little positive news to get excited or positive about. Hopefully we kick on from here, but we shall see.

    isleofmanman…Would be nice to know the details. Given that Harry is involved in the deal we should expect to learn all of the details soon via a SS interview…or maybe they will be part of a court case?

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  • richyg01

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Hopefully if he does well and his Rape case has gone from above his head by Jan, then we will snap him up in January!?

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  • richyg01

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #12

    @8

    Agreed, he can cross a ball.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Sadly i have no fists

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #14

    @Ibiza yup thats fair enough. Slightly worrying though that he still prefers 4-4-2; or maybe too much is being read into that.
    And what have I been reading about you beachgazing and all, I thought you were a devoted and loyal husband. 😀

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #15

    who’s the old lady with Remy, must be the ST James Park tea lady

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #16

    If AP really wants/signs Downing then it just confirms he’s not ready to leave 442.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Indian…Is this a backward way of asking for someone to fis….wait a second….

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  • Graeme

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza, sorry about the whinge mate – no money for 7 months, what trivia eh lol.

    Contingency – are you having a laugh? Their equivalent of the Chancellor sent the 2013 budget to the President in November, who sent it to the House of Reps and Senate, who then butchered it. Prez sent it back, with an amendment to protect Health and Education.

    They are arguing over 250 million out of a 4 trillion lump of money and while they do it nothing is being done, except pay wahes for THEIR staff!!

    Just a minor inconvenience I guess lol

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  • ArtyH

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #19

    All in all IMHO Remy is a great signing for us, just hope for two things, he is found innocent at court and there is a deal in place to sign him after this season if he is good enough, which I am sure he will be. Oh and one more thing, A.P has taken tactic lessons or grows a new set, or gets sacked, ehh that’s four things…..

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #20

    IITian….The closest thing I have to a wife is this blog…man that’s depressing….back to the beach I go 🙂

    As for formations, as far as I am concerned they should be fluid and adapt to the game. I couldn’t care less where they stand at kick-off, just want to see better movement. I don’t believe in a miracle formation, but whatever the formation is needs to be implemented. What a novel idea.

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #21

    ibiza….pmsl.

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  • yo-yo

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #22

    BandB

    Sorry but I missed you later on last night.
    We’ve had the libero/regista discussion before I’m sure. I’m not big on Italian slang for player roles but the ‘libero’ role is more sweeper and the ‘regista’ more deep lying playmaker but obviously they can be the same guy if he’s good enough. If your lads are using a 4132 formation on their IPads it could be either. I do feel Anita is a natural ‘regista’. I’m pretty sure that is what he did at Ajax. They are not a mid table side either so he must have something going for him. Then we need Cabs in front of him as the ACM playmaker and Sissoko roving box to box. Anita behind him takes the pressure off Cabs. Tiote can do the libero / DCM role but he is sure no playmaker – diamonds, triangles or any other polygons.
    I’ve banged on for ages that the Toon defence is sub-standard and has been for many years so a libero/regista in front of them could work wonders. Someone who chases back and can then turn and release quick counter attacks as well as build up play more slowly in terms of triangles (and diamonds) tio keep possession – so sort of pace the game.

    So Band B basically your lads have hit on a winning formation !!

    Pity to see such backswiping going on last night even after we have had the first bit of good news for ages. Ruddy I really do love your posts but you are very, very spiky with other posters. No surrender eh ?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Greame…It seems that you’re suggesting they shouldn’t be paid salaries whilst working out whether to pay you guys or not…seems harsh 🙂

    Honestly, I’d be going insane. Hope it sorts itself out soon mate.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #24

    Back to footy – do we still want Gomis or are we happy to settle for the Villa reject? Personally, I wouldnt give bent a second look and for the sums being bandied about it just seems stupid money for a very average player!!

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  • Graeme

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Ibiza – a Nigerian Senator is paid more than all the Heads of the G8, added together!! Evidently, the richest politicians on the planet

    I have no probs with them paying staff – I would just like them to pay mine as well lol

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #26

    Graeme…. Well Luke Edwards was on talksphincter, Still looking at gomis and he’s the more likely one we’ll bring in as we’ve already agreed a fee, just those niggling bits to sort out. If that falls through bents supposedly the backup choice.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Rainrix – then we just need to pray that nothing goes pear shaped with the Gomis deal. I would hate to see Bent playing for us.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #28

    Graeme…Oh yeah, this is a football blog….I really don’t know much about Gomis and I think given last seasons shortage upfront I will just be happy to see some options arriving. Would be nice to think we can get people who will actually push the normal starters…whether Bent would or not is a good question. I would also like to think given the WC is coming up, Bent may try and stake a claim for a place in the England squad, but I do question his character and/or commitment. He can score goals mind.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #29

    The plus side to trying to sign Bent is being able to say….Hey Joe, get Bent!

    Granted it isn’t much of a silver lining.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #30

    Actually, that might work well with one of those cartoon things you can make online (I know, technically worded, I impress myself like that all the time…).

    Something with Ashley telling Joe to get Bent and Joe calling him every name under the sun back…could last ages.

    Did anyone ever see that George Bush and Condoleezza Rice video? I imagine it would be somewhat like that 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #31

    Great news about Remy. Now lets get Gomis.

    Morning Ibiza xxx

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32
  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #33

    Hello all, just back from Turkey. Had a threesome with 2 english girls, pulled 3 dutch lasses, 1 russian and 1 swede. Fairly satisfied with my performance out there. Lets hope that NUFC will have a good campaign this season. Remy is a great signing. Benteke and Alderweireld to follow.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #34

    Kets…that reads like one of your dream summer signing lists…glad you had a good time, have you booked an appointment at the clinic?

    Belfast…Missed me mate? Hope you’re having a good summer.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #35

    Rainrix…That wasn’t what I was thinking, but would work 🙂

    You know the animated videos that people post? I want to say that Norcal did one not that long ago, but as you all know, my memory isn’t always at it’s best and it’s best isn’t really that good anyway.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #36

    Thanks, yeah I enjoyed it. I all okay. Burnt my snake, so that hampered my banging ability. It is definitely true that the english are more slaggish. The threesome wouldn’t have happenned if it wasn’t for this turk whom set me up. Didn’t last long but it still counts.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #37

    So….!!! Where are we today…moodwise and transferwise?

    …do we know which number Remy will wear?

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Ibiza…. You’ve lost me im afraid. In fact if i held the expression i have on my face in a hospital for long enough i’d be switched off 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Kets…A burnt snake…ouch. Still, well done for playing through the pain.

    Happy about Remy signing?

    Jesper…Mood is good, although we’re treading dangerous ground with Kets’ holiday diary…watch this space.

    As for which number Remy will wear, i think we’re still waiting to see how the case pans out, it’s still premature to be talking about numbers….still, it is certain that he’ll be in black and white…damn it, that’s not an accurate joke anymore…why have they messed with the whole prisoner colour scheme?

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  • jackostoon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #40

    With regards to the match being streamed, we are not on the listings for first row so I checked fsi, football streaming info, they haven’t updated theirs yet, still showing Mondays fixtures, I’ll check back later and let you know.

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