Alan Pardew came out yesterday with a strangely positive statement that looked suspiciously like it had been written by his boss Joe Kinnear, but Joe wanted it put out in Alan’s name, in case fans might think Joe was looking for excuses for not getting the job done in the summer.
Alan Pardew - we have a thoroughbred in Loic Remy
We did get Loic Remy in, and although it is just a loan deal at the moment, the success scenario is that Remy scores lots of goals for us by the end of the year, works well with Papiss Cisse, looks great in a Newcastle shirt, and he signs permanently for Newcastle in January, much like Ben Arfa did in January of 2011, after he had arrived for a season long loan deal from Marseilles.
And it seems that in anticipation of maybe not bringing in another striker before Monday night, Alan Pardew praised Loic to the hilt, after the fantastic 1-0 win on Saturday against Fulham, when the manager said this:.
“Remy is a thoroughbred. You can tell he’s a proper player.” “He looks the part and carries himself well.” “The players have taken to him, and he’s a good guy.” “We’re lucky to have him.”
We wonder what players think about being compared to a horse?
Just a thought.
But we do think Loic is an excellent player, who is made to measure for Newcastle, and he also seems quite a character, and if his interview of a couple of days ago is anything to go by – he already loves it at Newcastle.
Now we have to hope nothing comes of that rape charge he faces in November.
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