Here’s some more of the nufcTV interview with Loic Remy and one or two bits that we didn’t cover in our previous article on it today.
Loic Remy – in the Newcastle dressing room
And it looks like 18 times capped French international Remy will be presented to the Newcastle fans on Saturday night at St. James’ Park, just before our last pre-season game
Here’s some more of what Loic said on nufcTV yesterday:
“Everyone has been very friendly since I arrived and I am looking forward to playing my first match, whenever that will be.” “I only had half a season in the Premier League last year so am looking forward to a full season this time around.”
“Hopefully I can show the fans and the club exactly what I am capable of, both with my goals and my team play, and I hope and believe the public will accept me into the club as soon as possible.
“I feel the Premier League is great for me as an attacker. The opportunities for a player of my position are better in England than they are in France.”
“I don’t necessarily know if I’m a better player for it, but I learnt a lot from my first six months in England.” “I’m a player who will work hard and give my all for the club in order to make things happen.”
It wasn’t good that Loic turned us down in January, but hey – that’s all water under the Tyne Bridge now, and we hope the Newcastle fans give Loic a fantastic reception on Saturday night – this lad can become a great player in the famous black and white stripes of Newcastle.
It’s a very good interview with Loic, and we just wish Newcastle would release it, so that all Newcastle fans can watch it – whether or not they have a nufcTV subscription or not – the club should do that for the first interview for each new signing.
Now for something out of the ordinary and an interesting couple of stories about Newcastle – my daughter Elaine was the make-up artist on a film being shot last week in Raleigh, and the Director (an American) said she supported Newcastle United, so my daughter Elaine said my Dad runs a blog on them.
The woman said yes I read it – and asked why she supported Newcastle – she said she liked to support the underdogs.
My daughter told me this story only yesterday – just before we got Remy finally signed, and an hour ago I received a very nice email from a new Newcastle supporter Alex, from NY City, and he said he was new to soccer (football is called that over here).
He’s been supporting Newcastle since February, and that was after he had watched that great game with Chelsea, when Sissoko scored those two brilliant late goals to win it for the lads 3-2 – and Alex was indoctrinated there and then, as another Newcastle supporter.
Alex doesn’t like supporting the big clubs like Manchester United or City or Chelsea, he tells me that was not an option for him, and says he liked to support the underdogs and that’s why he’s now a Newcastle United supporter, and after our gutsy performance against Chelsea.
Pity he didn’t see that Arsenal game over two years ago, when we came back to 4-4 after being 4-0 down after 26 minutes, and certainly Newcastle got fantastic publicity over here for that incredible comeback in the second half.
And I hastened to tell Alex that we were 5th in the league the season before last – but it’s interesting that we are getting new support over here – but as the underdogs.
We can change that – so maybe it’s got to be a top four finish next season, and we may even have to start the season by winning at Manchester City a week on Monday – that will show them.
And a final thought – wonder when we will sign Bafe Gomis?
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