Loic Remy came on with 15 minutes to go yesterday against Fulham, and the Frenchman got a great reception from the Newcastle crowd, and it seems the fact he turned us down last January for QPR has been forgotten (good), and the fans saw what Loic could be like for Newcastle in this coming season – great!
Loic Remy – great reception from Newcastle crowd
The attendance yesterday was disappointing at just 46000, but the second half display from our lads was terrific, and hopefully another striker signed in the next 38 hours (approximately) will soon see St. James’ Park packed full again – we hope so.
This is what our loan signing said on the Newcastle website after the game yesterday:
“It was really important that we went out there and got a win,” “The first two matches of the season were quite difficult for us, and we knew we really had to hit the ground running today, get the three points and get our season off and running.”
“In the second half we really went at it with a lot of pace and managed to score a goal, so I think it was important to win for the rest of the season ahead.”
“When I was on the bench the atmosphere was fantastic and you could hear the supporters really going for it.
“Then when I came on I really had the impression that they were the 12th man here, encouraging us and forcing us to get the goal. It was thanks to them that we managed to do it.
“The fans here are really important, that is clear to me already. They were behind us for 90 minutes and all the way until the end.” “It was really good, a great feeling,”
“I managed to get a few minutes at the end of the match. I’ve been waiting quite a long time to get our there at St. James’ Park and really see what it’s like.”
“It was a great feeling and even better to get the victory as well.”
Remy looked good, and with Ben Arfa starting to look like the magician again – what a fantastic winning goal from the French lad yesterday – then we could see Newcastle becoming a much stronger attacking force from now on.
Certainly in the last 25 minutes of yesterday’s game, our lads were really going for the win – and the crowd were just fantastic – they really are a credit to Newcastle United.
And we’re always pleasantly surprised how patient they are and support the lads even when things are tough.
But they went crazy when Ben Arfa scored the winner, and that was the perfect ending to the game – and now we have the International break and two weeks to look back on yesterday’s game, and then forward to the season.
It was only one game and we cannot get carried away (well not too much) – but we may be a lot better than we think we are.
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