Newcastle have been lacking in fire-power up front ever since Demba Ba left Newcastle in January to join Chelsea for £7M, and the Senegal striker has now found himself on the bench this season at Stamford Bridge.
Loic Remy – OK – I finally arrived
And since Ba left, Newcastle found it very difficult to score goals in the second half of last season, and Papiss Cisse was all too often isolated up front, all on his lonesome.
Newcastle’s top transfer targets this summer were strikers, and if you believed what Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew were saying over the summer months, it seemed we were going to get two strikers though the door.
But we didn’t, to the disappointment of Newcastle fans, and we got one player in on loan for the season, but that player is Loic Remy, and he could ve very special for Newcastle this season, and if Loic has a good season, then Newcastle will have a good season too.
And certainly since he signed on, Loic has come across great in the interviews he has given, and Alan Pardew has said the 26 year-old has quickly settled in, and is already popular in the dressing room.
The Newcastle fans have also forgiven him for joining QPR in late January, when it looked almost certain he would sign for Newcastle – but everybody makes mistakes in life.
And when Loic was introduced after 75 minutes on the game against Fulham almost two weeks ago, the fans gave the Frenchman a great welcome – and that was good to see.
It’s really a great opportunity for Loic to show what he can do in a back and white shirt, and there’s little doubt he is the key man for Newcastle this season.
Go score those goals Loic.
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