Newcastle Player Only Just Getting Up To Speed

Loic Remy has made a good start to his career at Newcastle United, and he came on for the last 15 minutes against Fulham, and lasted 63 minutes on Saturday at Villa Park, and Newcastle won both games.

loic remy in action fulham

Loic Remy – in action against Fulham

Loic is still getting up to speed of course, even though he has looked good in his two appearances so far for Newcastle, but he says he needs more games to get sharp, and he explained his situation  to Sky Sports today:

“I did not do the pre-season so it was important to get fit quickly to help the team.”  “I worked hard during the international break but I still need two or three games to be completely fit.”

“I felt very good about my run, about everything, but I need more games.”  “We are confident now. It was important to win, because if we can have a lot of games like this and win more and more games, it will be good for the future.”

“We have a good game at home next week, and if we keep going we have the quality in the team to do very well this season.”  

Yohan Cabaye played the whole game on Saturday, and got an ovation from the travelling Magpie fans at the end of the game, and he then apologized to the fans yesterday for refusing to play in the first two league games, so we need to put that behind us now – he made a mistake but hopefully that will never happen again.

Loic knows Yohan well from playing for the French side, and he had this to say about Cabaye:

“Yohan is a good professional, so it was not a problem for him. He was not affected by what happened.” 

“That is in the past and he will look to the future. He is staying here, he knows he is staying here, so that will not be a problem at all.”

That’s good backing from Loic for his pal, and next up for Newcastle are Hull City on Saturday, and they beat us in this game five years ago in our relegation season,  so we need to win this one – and if we can do that, then that’s 10 points from the first five games,   and that’s not too bad at all.

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19 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #1

    I really do want to see the back of Ashley. He has had plenty of time to deliver and has failed on the pitch as well as off it. We are an advertising hoarding for cheap tat and pay day loans with a ridiculous DOF into the bargain and have a team that has managed to jag one lucky 5th among several seasons of nondescript and at times calamitous performances. Fizzy pop champion is a fitting epithet for our billionaire owner. Enough!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #2


    I’ve never suggested that Fat Fred concealed debt from Fat Ash. As you say, that wouldn’t be allowed. But Ashley apparently didn’t understand the true amount or form of debt. Specifically I believe that some was repayable immediately and more was guaranteed against future TV revenue. I’m going off memory from comments by Mort and SJH though.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #3

    The player that completes us, allowing us to punch at an upper mid table weight, has been signed on loan for a single season while playing with a rape allegation clouding his immediate future and ours. Says a lot about how the club is run nowadays.

  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Jimmy Smith. So are you saying you wish we hadn’t signed Remy?

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m saying I wish the owner would put together a deeper, more substantial squad and stop dragging this proud old club through the mud.

  • stu mel

    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Remy, what ever happen to innocent till proving guiltily. Im not saying he’s innocent or that a crime like that is ok, I’m saying we don’t know nothing other than he’s alleged to the degree he has to go to court about it. I don’t condemn anyways there people paid good money to judge this man, and until there convicted just hold down the judgement, as it a viol crime and it is not respectful to however the victim is remy or the woman involved.

  • fatman

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m going from what i know as my brother was involved in the investigation and knows Chris Mort on a personal level and has been out with him many times, your statement is correct buy that’s why you do due diligence to see how the debts are financed 20 years of doing business i never made a loss, i just like in the saying could not always sleep at night maybe i should have been a priest or something, although i could play the bad cop well i always suffered afterwards.
    sorry about the time it takes at the moment i have loads of exercises i need to do to get rid of the pain in the neck.

  • stu mel

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #8

    But back to Ashley ye the teams good but there is massive wholes in it like strikers. There was a massive need to invest this summer it didn’t happen. Hope that we hold together World Cup coming up might have saved us I driving team again. That villa game was good they could have beat us If that desigher to win wasn’t there

  • fatman

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #9

    I actually offered Llambias to do some work for the club without any payment as i felt they were going about things the wrong way and Llambias did not bother to return my call, so i just said stuff it some people are beyond help.

  • stu mel

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #10

    True that, Newcastle problem is people trying to run the show how don’t really know what there doing and seem to arrogant to take the help everyone seems more than willing to give just to see this club where it belongs

  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #11

    Jimmy Smith. You haven’t answered the question.

  • fatman

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #12

    I will have to lie down again as my necks creaking like an old door, no one else can hear it, but a strange thing, if i try to sit up any longer i will just bark at you all.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #13


    Makes sense then. I’m off to bed now anyway.

    So Fat Fred sold the club to Fat Ash knowing that due diligence wasn’t done and that, as a result, the club was overvalued. Like I said, he’s a greedy bugger same as Fat Ash. The Shepherds and Halls made fortunes from our club and Ashley has made bugger all, yet he’s the one called greedy?

    He’s not perfect but some people need to look at the facts.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #14

    I would have preferred we signed outright a similar type and quality of player to Remy, as well as a couple of others, as once we get an injury to or lose through suspension, sale or god forbid incarceration, any one of Remy, Benny, Cabs and Cisse we will if past form is anything to go by, substantially lose our attacking and finishing threat.

  • zoodin88

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #15

    Remy is an interesting player for us — very direct running, and very strong as well.

    Not at skillful as HBA, but much stronger.
    Not as strong as Ba, but much more skillful.

    He is LOIC BA ARFA? 🙂

  • lesh

    Sep 18, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Quasimodo’s tailor…..

    Jimmysmith’s probably recuperating after the rant @1. Quite a random one too and maybe jimmy just needed to vent his spleen!

    PS. Hope you feel better now Jimmy.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 18, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #17

    Yes, fair cop, a bit of a random rant, but it does occur to me that after 6 less than stellar years for a club of our stature and little prospect of better on the horizon, it might be past time for a change of ownership.

  • one Tony Green

    Sep 18, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #18

    @ Jimmy Smith I think you look at the world through rose tinted glasses. Fat Freddy and Douglas Hall did much more to rubbish NUFC and the people of Newcastle. Our ladies being dogs and the blokes being dumb for buying the shirts. Snorting cocaine off tables flying in prostitutes. Both Dyer and Bramble also had allegations of rape made against them. Shepherd used 1 million pound of his own money

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t remember either of those two changing the name of the ground or sticking the name pay day lender on the shirt. I do remember being on the verge winning a league title, making consecutive cup finals, beating Barcelona in the Champions League and signing Alan Shearer for a world record fee along with Ginola, Robert , Ferdinand et al.

    But how does any of that have any bearing on Ashley’s tenure other than to highlight how in unambitious it is.


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