New Signing – Atmosphere At St. James’ Was Just Fantastic

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!

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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.

Hope so.

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20 comments so far


    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1


  • cestriasteve

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Check, I wasnt at the game as I work Saturdays so had to give my ticket away, on Debuchy I hope he had a good game and Im sure the new Pardew plan is 4-3-3 and therefore Santon and Debeuchy fit the blue print but there can be no denying that we finished 5th with RTaylor and Simpson all be it in a 4-4-2 formation where probably the FB’s were more defensive minded and had more protection from the wings than they get now.

    Debuchy needs time in my opinion.

  • Edd Case

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    If we haven’t got a buy clause for this lad, JFK needs kneecapping.

    He made a real difference yesterday and he’s miles and miles ahead of the likes of the pedestrian Ameobi.

  • shearermania

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #4

    ok debauchery has been absolute awful…but he was class yesterday

  • Bambams

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    I am not trying to do his legs here but he was bound to ssy this.

    Time will tell if he is really sold on us or he is just using us until QPR get promoted.

  • cyprus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Did we dodge a bullet or what? With Bent? Be careful what you wish!

  • shearermania

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    he actually looked like he knew was football is all about

  • geordiemark

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    remy changed the game upped the tempo guffy changed it as well, ameobi id give him a free transfer even without a main striker hes useless to say the least

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    This lad yesterday? Pure quality, changed the game completely and the mindset of the players
    See Mike this is what happens when you get the manager the players him and Carr ask for

    onarmydownsouth // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Sad but true mate!!
    Yeah I’ve lost a but if respect for cabs and think he’s gone, if he stays he should have to fight for his place as the midfield looked great yesterday

    Tbh I don’t think Ajax would let him go now not with losing Eriksen and Alderwield
    Perhaps someone like Wijnaldum, maher or there are rumours of spurs letting Holtby go on loan

  • cestriasteve

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Geordiemark, if gouffy, HBA and Remy can get really fit thats one seriously quick attacking force, hope that lass can work her magic.

  • geordie157

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Just seen Tom ince’s goal from yesterday, great solo effort. If we sign him tomorrow I’ll be happy. Obertan will be loaned out.

    If cabaye goes I can’t see us getting a replacement, as a short term fix could we get Gareth Barry on loan. I’ll await the abuse now for suggesting Barry.

  • cestriasteve

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    TDS, Holtby would be amazing but would he come to us, scored a few goals for Germany too.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #13

    I don’t think we dodged a bullet,we were never in for him.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Anita is Cabayes replacement, Pardew knows this so why does he leave himself in a position to be attacked by saying we’ll bring in a replacement.

  • Cool Hand Luke

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #15

    I don’t get why some are saying Cabaye changed the attacking play when he came on for the better, the only thing i saw him do was give away a stupid free kick and get himself booked. The change in attacking play was clearly due to Remy and Gouffran. Anita and Sisokko did a sterling job all afternoon.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Yup that’s how I saw it too!

    The lad is proper little power house, would bring a whole new dimension to our midfield great passer Remy and HBA would have a field day with someone like him supporting

  • low fell mag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #17

    Great to see Remy @ what he has to offer, a really exciting player.
    More importantly the team spirit was there to be seen, every man put a shift in .
    What took me a little by surprise at the game .was there was nothing negative from the supporters .
    As the clock was ticking away , and it was still nils a piece, the crowd were still giving their full support.
    When Ben did put the ball in the Cottagers net ,the roof came off in the Gallowgate end.
    Sorry JFA @RML you couldn’t be there ,you missed a right old treat !


    Sep 1, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Well Remy is going to have to have a lot of Good Performances and score many many goals to make me forgive him for making that U-turn in January and going to QPR instead of coming to us!

    I don,t forget so Easily as the rest of some of you on here !

  • Grumpy

    Sep 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope we can off load Cabaye, Obertank and Pardew and get some players in with some balls and a manager who can manage them.

  • beddersmag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #20

    12th man? Dont tell ruddy for heavens sakes


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