This Striker Can Become A Big Star On Tyneside


Newcastle fans will get their first chance to see striker Loic Remy today in the game against Fulham this afternoon,  and if Newcastle are going to have a decent season, and we suppose that means staying in the top half of the table and avoiding relegation, then Loic Remy will need to become a big player on Tyneside.

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Loic Remy – can become big player at Newcastle

Certainly the way he played for struggling QPR earlier this year, seems to suggest he can become a top Premier League striker,  and his speed and movement, and goal scoring prowess is exactly what Newcastle need at the moment.

Hatem Ben Arfa knows Remy well,  and both played at Lyon together from 2006-2008, although Ben Arfa left Marseilles in August of 2010 for Newcastle, when Loic arrived at Marseilles from Nice, but of course both players have been in the French squad and both are 26 years of age.

This is what Ben Arfa told the local papers today about Loic:

“I know Loic well,” “He’ll bring a lot of things to the team.” “He’s a striker, and he loves to score a lot of goals. He makes a lot of runs, and can keep the ball.”

“It’s a very, very good thing that he has come to Newcastle. I think we’re going to be stronger with him. I’m looking forward to playing with him again.”

“I had a very good pre-season – we worked very hard – and I know I am important to this team.”   “I’m going to do my best for this team. I want to help us get back to the top 10.”

Certainly it’s obvious Ben Arfa is trying to jump start Newcastle this season, and when he came on at Morecambe on Wednesday night his extra class was evident, and he put a great ball through to Shola late in the game, and the big man dispatched the ball brilliantly into the back of the net,  for Newcastle’s all important first goal,

Both Remy and Cabaye will likely start  on the bench today, and we’ll see both top players in the second half,  at some point today.

Of course if Loic does have a great season for the Magpies, we are likely to lose him next summer as other English clubs with more ambition will be able entice him away from Newcastle United, who seem to be becoming a small club far too quickly, and are now only a stepping stone for top players – before they join bigger clubs.

That’s all very sad, but also true.

What do you think?

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41 comments so far

  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    jayphoto

    There’s no way Ashley can stream the profits of the club like that. Accountants would see through that with a club / organisation the size of Newcastle. Yes, there’s possibly a bit of skimming somewhere along the lines but nothing massive.
    I think he’s just paying off the loan season by season, keeping us in the top flight until the loan is paid. Then he will probably sell, as he’ll own Rangers by then.
    At this rate, might take him another 3/4 seasons to get his loan back. That’s 4 seasons of 15th place finishes.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Of the 17 teams how many do you think we can double this season

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  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Surely there’ll be a clause in Remy’s contract that gives us first option at a certain price. We can’t be that stupid, actually we are stupid so I’m prob talking rubbish

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Any 1 thinks he will stay beyond this season. i.e. REMY?

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  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Indian Magpie

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Jesper,
    Clearly didn’t want to play? Looking at the photos posted on various sites of him training this week with the squad he looks happy as Larry to be back playing. All smiles and laughing with his teammates. Hardly what you’d expect from someone sulking and playing and training against their will.

    I agree he wants away, but I’m fairly certain he would have played and been just as competent as anyone else selected. Feilaini has reportedly said he wants away, but he managed to score on Wednesday. The difference between the 2 situations is we named our price Everton say they don’t want to sell.

    It is more likely he was prevented from playing then refused to play.

    Just a coincidence that we ‘get tough’ on him after everyone who was after him pulls out of bids? If he was refusing he would have been fined. He hasn’t been.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7

    howden on tv … even if i livd in uk i would not go at sjp at the moment.. n players know we asways support them… so no point goin to cheer up the lads… u support theme u still loose makes no sense… by the way players are paid to win matches… so dey shoud nt depend on 12th man all the time

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    indian when is the repeat of the match?

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  • Fostino

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    lloirs

    walker dawson vertoghen rose

    lennon paulinho sandro eriksen lamela

    soldado

    (replace lennon with bale and you’ve some team with, defoe, holtby, dembele to come on and do damage)..i hate to admit it but im a tad jealous compared to our miserable pre season

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  • sticklebricks

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Why put him on the bench??

    Okay he has had no pre-season and we aren’t sure about his fitness… Why not start the lad and see how long we can get out of him.. We can take him off whenever he starts to struggle. A much more positive move, think it would help psychologically aswell

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  • Howden Mag

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Jamsha
    Good lad keep up you vocal support, shout loud mind. No point going to cheer up the lads? Is that players from both sides are paid to win?
    Why not do away with stadiums play on a local park and televise it. Would you be happy then?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Jamsha

    No Idea

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Fostino

    No Dembele?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Fostino

    Or Capoue?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Fostino
    @AlexCachia8: @nufcfans look at the depth in tottenhams squad. Because they actually buy players http://t.co/P0Tz5sJmwz

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  • niafron

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #17

    @TADS and IBIZATOON

    Still there lads? Sorry i was a bit optimistic saying no customers…

    Tads

    No idea. The Thauvin’s file is a really complicated mate. Lille just buy him and they are furious about the whole story. Sure, the player is said to be miles away from being focussed about playing for them, so it could be better for them to seel him now, surfing on his success at the U20 world cup.

    So the price is indeed supposed to be 12 millions, but could be negociated i guess…

    @Ibizatoon.

    The reputation of the club is heavily damaged in France since sixth month. Would be far more difficult to attract french players now.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Krul injured. Smells fishy.

    Everything at this club has gone beyond the football.
    Conspiracy theories, lack of trust, Ashley may be swindling money, boycotts

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #19

    Since we finished 5th

    INS
    Anita
    Mbiwa
    Sissoko
    Debuchy
    Gouffran
    Haidara
    Good
    Bigirimana
    Remy

    OUTs

    Best
    Forster
    Guthrie
    Lovenkrands
    Smith
    BA
    Harper
    Simpson
    Perch

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #20

    no more french players we have enough of them as it is, we need players who can make things happen british would be good but why not go italian or german players they know how to mark a player and pass a ball but maybe thats way to much for pardew to work on considering he has the ability of a dead snail with coaching footballers and cabaye subs bench same with tiote

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #21

    I hope to God that we are not pinning our hopes on a player who could be in custody in a few weeks time

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #22

    Adam Campbell called back. lol. Signs we might not sign anyone.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Forgot Xisco

    Now look at wages that have decreased in addition how little we have spent.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #24

    Lilongwe…I think one of the major differences between Cabs, Fallani and Rooney is the ladder two would play and give 100% even though they wanted to leave.

    Cabs heard seems to have been turned going from what Pardew says – going from what most media outlets says or even the manager for France or Ian Wright.

    I don’t see why Pardew should stretch the truth? Cabs has been very silent during this and I wonder why!

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #25

    theartfuldodger

    aye arsenals sniffing about I reckon need more then 10m to get him though try 20m arsene wanker 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #26

    *head

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #27

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 30s
    The Times: Arsenal are very close to signing Yohan Cabaye for £14m from Newcastle they claim! #AFC #NUFC

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  • Howden Mag

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #28

    Indian
    The ins look better than the outs. Still need more quality in.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #29

    theartfuldodger

    aye arsenal are sniffing about for a goalkeeper but 10m isnt enough try 20m

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  • Fostino

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #30

    indian magpie

    i know…they still have great players to add to team

    i think ashley feels that buying haidira, yanga, goofy, remy, sissoko, debuchy in last 2 windows is plenty of players in and he wont bring in more unless we sell again

    goodbye obertan, romain, jonas, gosling

    hello mcmannaman, moses, ba or lukaku on loan perhaps

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #31

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 1m
    The Times: Arsenal are very close to signing Yohan Cabaye for £14m from Newcastle they claim! #AFC #NUFC

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  • numba9

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #32

    Indian yep we let goals leave the club and not replaced them Nolan the year before too

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  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #33

    Anyone else think benny should be vice captain now cabayes been getting his knickers in a twist? not the loudest character, but certainly an ambitous hard working lad who loves the toon, would give us the best chance of keeping him at the club long term, and he could lead by example, might bring out the potential from within.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #34

    cant see ashley selling cabaye for 14m be to much out of pocket for ashley he needs at least 20m to fill his back pockets right up to the top

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #35

    We’ll have to see if Cabaye is on the bench today or not 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #36

    JB

    The copy cat!

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  • JaxtheMag

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #37

    I hope cambell has growed 2 foot if he is coming back.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #38

    I wouldnt let cabaye go really, for whats happened missing 3 games and aye a no its not confirmed who said it was cabaye or the club stopped him playing but being evil id totally wreck his french world cup bid and keep him here

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #39

    Jesper,
    Why Pards would lie…. To protect his employers who have told him he can’t play Cabaye as they want the cash maybe. I assume you also believe that we have tried our best to get players in this summer and last. That Kinnear was a good progressive appointment, that Pardew plays attacking on the deck football etc.

    Cabs played half last season with depression. You think a possible transfer means he can’t play?

    Silence, well the club have been reported to put gagging orders on players, so why not on Cabaye over this.

    There is zero evidence to support either way. But I know who I would rather put my trust and faith in if it came down to it.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #40

    the depth in tottenhams squad is how a PL team should look like…

    we are pathetic. We are playing pathetic, we have 0 depth of the first team, any of the first players get injured we are in horrendous trouble.

    I have had enough of Ashley and his penny pinching rubbish…. I really have nothing will ever change we have signed 0 players lets be honest.

    The day they leave our club the trio of terror I will be back in for NUFC.

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