On a day when Newcastle may prove they are completely inept and lack ambition of any kind to build a great side again, there’s some good news, and it’s from our only signing this summer – Loic Remy- and he talks positively about Newcastle United and its fans.
Loic Remy – I need to repay Newcastle
Of course the history is that Loic let us down big time when he elected to go to QPR instead of Newcastle, and it’s hard to think we would have struggled so much last season if Remy had replaced Demba Ba, who left in early January.
But opinions on Tyneside mellowed a little, and by the time the summer arrived fans thought he was worth £8M.
Newcastle signed him on a one year loan deal, as a a precaution because he still has a rape charge to answer later this year.
This is what Remy said in the Evening Chronicle today:
“I am really happy and grateful to this club for the fact that even though I didn’t come here first – they came back for me.” “They have shown a lot of interest in me.”
“I really need to repay them for that by going out there and doing my very best on the pitch. I need to repay them by doing well on this loan. We’ll see what happens after that but for now I am focused on doing as well as I can for Newcastle.”
“I’m very happy.” “It’s not by chance that I chose to come to Newcastle.” “This is a club with a big history and a club in the Premier League that has a fantastic heritage.”
“I am not disappointed in any way to be here – I am actually delighted.” “I want to leave my own personal mark on this club.” “I’m going to go out there, have a great season and score as many goals as I can.”
That sounds very good to us, and it begs the question what was Loic thinking when at the last moment he joined QPR?
The answer is probably money.
But we hope Loic has a great season, and he looked classy on Saturday – but then if we want to sign him at the end of the season, or even before that, let’s hope he doesn’t do the same thing and join another club.
But it’s always nice to hear our players talk well of the club and Newcastle, especially in difficult times like these.
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