Loic Remy Injured – Will Miss Start Of The Season


In his first interview with nufcTV on Monday after signing on at Newcastle on a one year loan deal, French International Loic Remy said he had injured his calf, but it seems that injury will keep him from starting at Manchester City a week on Monday, but he could make the bench – and he hasn’t trained for three weeks. 🙁

shoal ameobi rangers last minute goal

Shola Ameobi – scored 4th goal of pre-season last night at Ibrox

Newcastle drew 1-1 against Rangers last night, and Newcastle found it very difficult to get the ball in the back of the net, and there were not too many chances either.

And after the game Alan Pardew made the point that Newcastle still need more scoring power up front, but the bad news is that Remy is not particularly in good condition and will need to work very hard to get fit as quickly as possible.

This is what Alan said to the press after the game last night:

“We need more firepower.” “We needed that other option to Papiss.” “Shola Ameobi is coming on nicely, and Gouffran is coming on too. We have a nice little pool there now. Hopefully, we still have another player to come in, maybe two.”

“The problem we have is that Remy’s got a calf injury. We weren’t under the knowledge that he hadn’t trained for three weeks. So really and truly, he needs a bit of a pre-season.”

“We’ll have to cram it in somehow. I think it would be unfair on the other players if he jumped ahead of them if he wasn’t right. He has a lot of work to do in a short amount of time.”

“I don’t think he will make Manchester City, but he could be in condition enough to make the bench, and certainly make West Ham on August 24.”

Joe Kinnear in retrospect did very well to get Remy to Tyneside, even though he made a horrendous start to his second stint on Tyneside with that talkSPORT interview.

And from what Lyon President Jean-Michael Aulas said last night, Newcastle have conducted their business for Bafe Gomis in a professional manner.

But French club Marseilles have been trying to wreck the deal in the last several days, and Aulas has reported their actions to the French Professional Football League,. which we reported earlier today.

It’s good that Shola Ameobi seems to be in good goal-scoring form, and of course Yoan Gouffran is a better player than most of us realize, and at least we’re better off then we were in the second half of last season.

So we’ll see the Newcastle coaches and medics trying to get Loic Remy up to speed very quickly, in the next couple of weeks.

Hopefully at most he’ll only miss the game at Manchester City.

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72 comments so far

  • Magpie Myles

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    “I don’t think he will make Manchester City, but he could be in condition enough to make the bench, and certainly make West Ham on August 24.”

    I don’t think that says he will miss the start of the season? He might miss 1 game or be on the bench, but he won’t miss the start of the season.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    I wonder if the grass is the wrong shade of green for Pardew. Honestly nothing changes with this clown. How is the long grass a problem for his hoof ball tactics! So sad as we have a great squad now which in the right hands would be a joy to watch.

    I know Pardew won’t go anywhere because of the pay off and yes JFK would be the likely replacement but Pardew just wrings every little bit of pleasure away from watching a football match. He is the polar opposite of KK and not in a good way.

    JP from the rock

    Did you watch new tricks last night – all on location in Gib?

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    hej jesper ; hola ibiza and hello the rest; Shola and Guti the standout performers, what can you say!
    Need to watch full games to see how we are playing. It would appear that we dont play hoof anymore.
    Is the Braga game on TV? Considering Pards will probably play his starting XI against City, we should be able to get a fair idea after watching the full match.

    Looking at the highlights, our full backs seemed crap at defending 😐

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  • Bearsize

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    We love a sicknote do us geordies

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  • Finnbad The Sailor

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    I remember Pardew saying something like this last season about Ben Arfa for sure and a couple of other players and he started the game.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    I suppos remy being injured is pardews fault as well. If anyone is to blame, it is jfk who should jave known all these details. It is still a good signing though.

    On pardews pitch excuse…. the best managers of the best teams have used the same excuse several times. Guardiola did a couple of times at barca, and gergie has certainly been known to say it ( do not ask me for matches and dates, i just remember him saying it). Pardew has faults, so if you insist on picking on him, use those, instead of twisting everything you read into tabloid style pettiness.

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  • numba9

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    1 injury up front and were in the sh1t again last season was a right of because a lack of spending in summer if it happens again it is scandalous. Only in late December did the hierarchy realize what a bad mistake it was. Have they learnt ?? We NEED another two in other wise its likely to be the same….. Oh dear then I read this ! Gomis in now

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    @Rotonda How do you know if we played hoofball tactics; did you watch the full game?

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  • RonVanDam

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    They reason we can’t hammer teams and struggle to win games is because of pardews tactics and playing players out of position. Give the team to another manger I.e Roberto Martinez and see how our fortunes change

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    My bus is running late this morning….i blame pardews tactics on the seat formation. 1134444445 just cant work on modern public trasport

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  • Toon73

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Ed I think time is up on reminding everyone about JFK’s first interview.

    We get it. We haven’t forgotten. Move on..

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  • martoon

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Spoof from last blog – yes you make a fair point there especially with Sissoko Pardew dooen’t seem to know where to play him but right wing is certainly not his best position. However I still think the twisting of everything Pardew says is a bit unfair.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Chris…I mean martoon….far too rational there mate 🙂 I do agree, but I do understand why people are struggling to see what lessons have been learnt from last season. There doesn’t appear to be much different.

    IITian..Good day….It’s a tough one. Jonas in particular gets a lot of stick, but he always works well for the team and seemed to be involved in everything last night. There is clearly a reason he gets picked and I don’t believe it has anything to do with some schoolyard crush…

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  • Rooster

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #14

    How did he pass a medical wi an injury?

    And yes we do need a couple more in, money needs spending or u cant see that much changin from last season, pardew i dont think has the nous to change the way he sets up, how he thinjs its the way forward idont know, i must admit im worried at this moment, same pattern completly from last season from what i have seen this, we better get dome different options planned or their is trouble ahead, our Manager is a massive worry for me. MASSIVE!

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  • Magpie Myles

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #15

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/8858641/

    Great, just awesome news! Joke is working his magic! Probably had another verbal tirade with lyon this time! Wheres Fifa whn you need it, i hear that works a charm!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #16

    Spoof

    the season we finished 5th raylor got injured and pardew was forced to play a fluid 433 with Ba, Cisse and Remy. Let’s hope he is forced to play it again because we look desperate otherwise. If he can’t be proactive then at least hope he can be reactive in a good way.

    It’s funny how the pro pardew lobby are always having to defend him and his decisions. I’m at the point now where I would love Pardew to do something good to prove me wrong so they finally have some justified ammunition to come back at me with.

    So far all I see is good players becoming poor and predictable under this clueless fool only here by default.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Benny not Remy

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    Martoon

    Pardew was the second gunman behind the grassy knoll, didnt you know. Also he was in the tunnel in france where dianna died acting suspicioisly with a box of tacks one hour before it happened

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #19

    Marcaccus

    Lolz

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #20

    This is why I struggle to relate with those that are anti-Pardew…

    From the Mag article posted on here:

    “If you haven’t got the club’s TV channel then I reckon it could be worth the forty odd quid it costs a year just to see Pardew’s face when the club interviewer asked him the following question;

    Interviewer; ‘Less than two weeks until the start of Premier League season, did some of your substitutes play their way into your thoughts?’

    “Well….no, because that wasn’t the first team that started, it was the team that started, that’s all. The first team is still to be decided.

    I thought Jonas did really well, he was really positive, looked like his old self.”

    Pure comedy, though after this performance and result I doubt many of us are laughing.”

    What’s the problem? He’s said that wasn’t the first team that started and that Jonas had a good game, which by all accounts he did, and that he looked like his old self. Where is the problem? As Markaccus said, Pardew does offer enough valid ammunition in which to attack him with, why twist everything to do so? Just comes across as being pathetic and completely irrational.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #21

    One day of hapiness on the blog due to the 2M loan signing of an injured player possibly going to jail who turned us down in January and then quickly brought back to reality by 90 minutes of Pardews football !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #22

    markaccus

    You sure that wasn’t kinnear?

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  • jeff

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #23

    anyone suggesting saylor over mbiwa – watch those highlights

    constantly out of position and giving the opponent a chance to shoot. just stands there on numerous occassions

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #24

    Nice to see that cheeriness from yesterdays been crucified by a draw with rangers. Generally with newcastle though when we have a pre season with good results we do bad in the league and vice versa. Admittedly we should be winning games like these but can we hold our collective wrath until we get demolished by man city? 🙂

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #25

    “I wonder if the grass is the wrong shade of green for Pardew. Honestly nothing changes with this clown.”

    Tell me about it….what an absolute, knob-headed, liar, thief, inapt charlatan.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #26

    Saylor is really not a good defender…I cant remember what game it was but he was SHOCKING…completely out of position cant read the game well at all…a real weak link at the back. He should be second choice for sure.

    It should be Mbiwa Colo for the city game but it wont…cause Pardew is a first class MORON. Mbiwa is superb, eats Saylor alive. Colo could have a purpe patch but he can defend.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #27

    NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew is still hopeful of adding at two more players to his squad this summer, but admits their quest for reinforcements could go right to the wire.

    source

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  • richyg01

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #28

    Im guessing that should say “At Least”

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza

    It’s hardly based on one game is it now? Try Reading, Liverpool and Sunderland at home just for starters. Isn’t the manager at least meant to instill some fight and motivation in to the team even allowing for his obvious technical shortcomings.

    There is resentment built up over a long period of watching absolute garbage but we get nothing but the same constantly repeated weasely words to the effect ”we will get better, we will change, we will go for the win, we will attack, we will be on the front foot” blah, blah, blah !

    The guys a grade 1 charlatan and wouldn’t be entertained by any other PL club but Ash has made it impossible for any decent manager to come here so Pardew carries on by default and the safety of a big pay-off. Yet some people still condone his s..t.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    Now Hardpoo has ruled out Downing move

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  • Rooster

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #31

    Jonas gets to much of the ball at the toon, totally awful to watch, he may do the odd decent run but final input 95 per cent of the time is wasted, his style of play which is he stop start fall iver type always gives oppposing teams the time to regroup and get ehind the ball, Rangers last nigh rarely looked in bother in defence, cisse as well up front wi ni servicecaoways looks list to me, other players need a shaking as well, this pre season has seen little of Anita and marv yet again, cameo roles, no chance to bed down and get more consistancy, our manager is holding thungs up again his contradictions have started already wi Remy, we need service in ti the front men, and quicker play through the middle of the field, attack the space in front instead of stopping doing a piroete and going sidways, jonas and tiote are mt naun concerns, they see to mych of the ball and slow our play down, Pardews honeys of course bur they are costing all if us, he hasnt the balls to drop them, i dont feel he is a strong enough manager, backs against the wall tactics deployed again , im dredding it i still cant see us dominating any game st this miment in time with Pardews mindset!

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #32

    I really do hope Ashley has 5 milligrams of a brain, to if the start of the season really starts bad or even poor. That he lets this clown go no matter how in control he wants to be. I really do hope so.

    And we got a player in, don’t fool yourselves its a player ON LOAN not an actual signing to technically we still got nobody after what happened to us last year they should get minimum 3 “over the line” before the transfer closes.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #33
  • Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence)

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #34

    Hey Hey Hey!

    How’s it been?

    Good to see we have finally brought someone in – now hopefully get Gomis wrapped up before Marseille get their sticky hands in there.

    Who do we think the LW they were talking about bringing in will be? (If we get one)

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  • nico

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #35

    I watched Man City play in Hong Kong in a Sunday League bog of a pitch. Then I see the Rangers pitch. Yes I can see where Pardew is coming from, the grass on the pitch was def a millimetre to long.

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  • Jamiemac

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #36

    Ed can you fix the blog? There’s a few broken records

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #37

    Rotonda…I didn’t claim it was based on one game and have said over and over that I get why people are frustrated, but have two issues:

    1) That anti-Pardew fans take anything and everything and make it an issue (which is what I believe I was highlighting above)
    2) Who is it that people think we’ll be getting in as a replacement? We’ve already been given a clue this summer….

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  • Mag.no

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #38

    I’ll live. Remy or no Remy… with Pardew setting us up like yesterday we could have Messi, Götze, Ronaldo, Suarez and Bale in the team without it making a difference(yes, it’s a tad exaggerated). He obviously hasn’t learned anything from last season. It will be an expensive lesson for Ashley though when he is forced to sack Pardew 10-15 games into this season.

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  • numba9

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #39

    Signings to go to the wire… We know what is happening yet again don’t we

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #40

    Wizard…Blimey, it’s been a while. How’s things?

    Yep, one player over the mystical line….seems he got injured whilst crossing it though 🙂

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