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Loic Remy Injured – Will Miss Start Of The Season

9:52 am, Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 72 Comments

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 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Magpie Myles // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    “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.

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    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?

  • 3 IITianToon // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    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 :|

  • 4 Bearsize // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    We love a sicknote do us geordies

  • 5 Finnbad The Sailor // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    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.

  • 6 Markaccus // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    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.

  • 7 numba9 // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    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

  • 8 IITianToon // Aug 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM

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

  • 9 RonVanDam // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    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

  • 10 Markaccus // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

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

  • 11 Toon73 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

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

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

  • 12 martoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    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.

  • 13 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    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…

  • 14 Rooster // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    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!

  • 15 Magpie Myles // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    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!

  • 16 Rotonda heights // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    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.

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Benny not Remy

  • 18 Markaccus // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    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

  • 19 SeanNufc87 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Marcaccus

    Lolz

  • 20 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    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.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    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 !

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    markaccus

    You sure that wasn’t kinnear?

  • 23 jeff // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    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

  • 24 Rainrix // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    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? :)

  • 25 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    “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.

  • 26 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    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.

  • 27 richyg01 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    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

  • 28 richyg01 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Im guessing that should say “At Least”

  • 29 Rotonda heights // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    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.

  • 30 richyg01 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Now Hardpoo has ruled out Downing move

  • 31 Rooster // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    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!

  • 32 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    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.

  • 33 richyg01 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Water bottle FAIL

  • 34 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    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)

  • 35 nico // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    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.

  • 36 Jamiemac // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:27 AM

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

  • 37 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    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….

  • 38 Mag.no // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    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.

  • 39 numba9 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

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

  • 40 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    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 :)

  • 41 spitfire_ // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Guys is this for “the grass excuse” is real? I mean… some said that Pardew is said that after Rangers game in the video but the same interview this time wrote there is no such thing.

  • 42 bills-son // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    This hoofball thing on Pardew is done to death.

    Do fans really believe that Pardew is saying to Colo, Santon, Debuchy, Mbiwa et al “Right lads, tactics for today’s game, just hoof it as far as you can and hope little Cisse gets on the end of it”.

    Common sense tells you that is utter bo11ox.

  • 43 Indian Magpie // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Pardew Out,

  • 44 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Ibiza – Things are good, I hope you are well.

    Well from what I can tell, the ‘line’ looks a little bit like this:

    http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/25390/wallsofffire.jpg

    So no wonder it’s difficult to cross.

    Good to see one has got over (6 months too late like)

    Gomis deal seems to be getting more complicated by the day, but hopefully JFK and all his magical goodness and such can get him in.

  • 45 Rainrix // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    AHHHHHHHH the wizard has returned! Quick everyone barricade your houses! We arent safe anymore!

    Ahem i mean hello wizard how are things going? :)

  • 46 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Wizard…Is that JK standing in front of the line? I also can’t quite make it out, but is that Gomis pulling his way out of the fire?

  • 47 Rooster // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Get some money spent, enough is enough, 2 million is a nonsence, we cannot keep on mucking about for the sake of half a million quid here and there, am i flapping a bit, yea i am, if Pardew has to play the team he started last night v rangers nothing changes from last term, i cannot put u with the way our team is set up, get more players in or take the consequences, get the wallet out now and freshen the tactical side of our play up and bin bloody tiote n jonas from the starting 11 they are predicting too much of our play.

  • 48 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

    I must admit that I didn’t relate with those who were deliriously happy when we signed Remy, but nor do I relate with those who were spitting feathers when we drew last night.

    When we have our full squad fit we are capable of decent, maybe even good football, however, when things get rough, if confidence is down or we’re desperate for points it does seem that Pardew reverts to a more negative form of tactics which is incredibly frustrating.

  • 49 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Rainrix Рvery nice to see you aswell you #*&8&8&*%$ӣ$#~><? Things are very well thankyou

    Ibiza – That's a very good eye – that is indeed Joe holding his staff of knowledge above his head, willing Gomis across.
    If you look to the top left of the wall, you will see Tranquilo Barnetta stuck in the wall aswell. Unfortunately some just can't make it across. Sad. Stuck for eternity in Limbo. Purgatory. Pelaw Metro Station. Whatever you want to call it.

  • 50 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Conaldo! Long time no see lad! Is this a fleeting visit?

  • 51 Slank // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    “Shola Ameobi is coming on nicely”

    So he should Alan. He’s been trying now for 10 years.

  • 52 naptoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    so now we struggle to compete with the financial might of the saints and swans!
    how the mighty have fallen :-(
    http://www.thejournal.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-stronger-two-years-5671462

  • 53 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Ruddy…It would seem you’re touching on middle ground territory there…which disgusts me to my very core :)

    Wizard…I don’t like to brag, but yeah, my eye is pretty sweet.

    Poor Barnetta, his only crime was wanting to join us. Still, no room for sentiment in the cruel world of transfer windows. Burn Barnetta, burn!

  • 54 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Slank…That quote did make me chuckle…..about time aye? :)

  • 55 JP...from The Rock // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Rotonda – New Tricks? what’s that mate? Unfortunately I am stuck in my house these days as I am doing up my kitchen but have I missed some sort of cool event in town? I would be gutted.

  • 56 nufc 11 // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Is Harris Vuckic injured again where is Bigi these days? read last night that Bilbao would be willing to let Iker Muniain go what a signing that would be down the left move to the PL would get his career going again comon Joe…….

  • 57 Heslop Toon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    @51

    Are you really criticising pardew for saying a player is playing well after scoring four goals in four games. Now I’m not saying shola is a good player but criticising pardew for that is desperate.

  • 58 naptoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    wish pards would keep his trap shut every word he says depresses me more and more.

  • 59 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    bills-son

    But watching actual matches last season tells you we hoofed it more than anyone including Stoke.
    Stats confirm this.

  • 60 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Naptoon,
    It is a shame we can’t learn how to “co-ordinate our financial resources well” Those guys at Southampton must be financial gurus! Smaller stadium, lower sponsorship, lower merchandise income, but financially stronger. Yet we are one of the few clubs turning a marginal profit…..

  • 61 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    naptoon…Interesting article. Not really sure what to make of it.

    For starters, he didn’t just mention Soton and Swansea, but Spurs and Liverpool as well, both of which are fair enough really.

    Target of top 5 is difficult. Are we better than the following:

    Man U
    Man C
    Chelsea
    Arsenal
    Spurs

    I would say not and that’s 5 right there. Realistically, we should be in the same bracket as Liverpool, Everton, etc.

    I will be watching Swansea closely this season. I can’t help but think that people jumped on the bandwagon a bit too easily last year. Granted they won the Capital 1 cup, but in reality, they didn’t do that well in the league, okay, but not great. What was it 5 points or something ahead of us? 2 games?

    Let’s see how they handle EL.

    I am intrigued to know more about the “You look at a club like Southampton, and they’re in a much stronger financial position than us in terms of purchasing players”….How so? On the basis that they have spent more than us or are able to spend more?

    Either answer I would still ask why? I get the feeling that is a swipe towards the spending policy at the club and whilst at times it can work well and I’m not one who cares too much about how much we spend, I do care that we don’t appear to be strengthening….but there is still time to do so…hopefully they will and this isn’t just a repeat of last summer.

  • 62 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    IITian…good day to you to sir :-)

    I see the Great Wizard has returned (the prodigal son) lol

    How have you been?

  • 63 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Ruddy – No I should be back for good this time. All right stop crying. Stop it now. Fine I’ll just go!

    Hope all is well.

  • 64 BandB // Aug 7, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Is there anything fanciful or disloyal about suggesting that the manager hasn’t yet showed any signs of even the slightest twitch in his philosophy?
    Maybe Pardew’s ideas congealed into a footballing fatberg a long time ago, filled with many things, but not synapses.
    Is the blog to be a debate, with folks allowed to be up and down, or just a series of pious readings?
    I’ll run the risk of being scorned for big-word abuse because this is exactly the right word.
    There is something pharisaical about the tendency to moan on and on and on about other people having a moan.
    And where is the evidence for the “we’ll get Kinnear if Pardew goes.” storyline?
    It’s a bogeyman tale, designed to frighten small children. No better than the “we’ll do a Leeds” one.

  • 65 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Conaldo

    Other than the desperate lack of transfer activity and the gnawing sensation of being a Toon fan in general, everything is good. How’s your silly season been?

    Ibiza

    I’m still swaying to the dark side, what bugs me is the potential that this team has and it will be wasted. That isn’t to say that we will never play good football though, it just may not be as often, as clinical and as dominant as a lot of people here know we are capable of.

  • 66 naptoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    ibiza
    my sentiments exactly.
    the thing is i think we can afford to spend serious money … take out top 5 plus liverpool … and you would think we would come next in terms of spending power… we choose not to and by we i mean ash.

  • 67 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    NEW THREAD!!!

  • 68 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    BandB….For me, it’s just an educated guess.

    With Ashley at the helm all we can do is guess, whether that be from a positive or negative view point, we’re all in the same boat.

    My thinking is if Ashley was interested in making an inspired choice with regards to managers or coaches then he would have done so.

  • 69 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    BandB

    It would seem that the very nature of debate is alien to many, so much so, that when it appears it is oft confused with an argument. Therefore, those who enter debates are often labelled as trouble makers who argue.

  • 70 Ibizatoon // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Ruddy…You know I’m not anti-Pardew, but even I know he wont get the best out of our players consistently.

    naptoon….Again, I don’t even care if it’s not a lot of money. If we can get the players we need and the club or Ashley (which ever your viewpoint) can make money too, then great. But they need to progress things and not just sit on their hands playing the victim. I thought that lesson was learnt…

  • 71 JP...from The Rock // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    nufc 11 – Muniain would be an amazing signing. He’s still a relatively unknown talent. He would be a perfect signing for us and would take the EPL by surprise.

    Bags of skill that lad. How much do you think he’d cost?

  • 72 Greebol1892 // Aug 7, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    OK enough’s enough! Our so-called footballer who wears our no.23 shirt HAS NEVER BEEN GOOD ENOUGH. He is Championship standard at BEST!
    Of course he only plays when called upon so it’s not all his fault that we have never found a replacement through the eyes of current & previous management.

    BUT FFS he is 31 now and has not been PL standard and not good enough for the bench for the last 9 years.
    So how can he be “coming along nicely”???!?!!!??!!!

    Just seems to fit Pardew’s vision of a perfect front man.

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    The lad has PROVEN to be an UNSUCCESSFUL STRIKER at Premier League level – JUST LOOK AT THE FACTS. 1 goal every 6 or 7 games. That’s an AVERAGE of around 6 goals per PL season. Doesn’t help being injury-prone as well.

    So don’t give me this “loyal servant” rubbish, please.

    ….. then there’s his brother…. oh dear ……

    Remy injury is no surprise.
    We are experts at signing players who are injured / injury prone / to be injured in the first couple of games into their NUFC career.

    Still….. we will wait and see – HTL.




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