He’s Already Having An Impact On And Off The Field At Newcastle


Alan Pardew has admitted today that Loic Remy’s presence in the Newcastle squad is having a huge positive impact, and the 26 year-old 18 times capped French International striker is also having a big impact in the dressing room at the club.

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Loic Remy – in action against Aston Villa

There is now some competition up front with the arrival of Loic at the club, and it’s the unfortunate Yoan Gouffran who has missed out so far, but the 27 year-old Frenchman has scored two goals coming off the bench already this season, and Yoan looks to be in great form at the moment, and scored a wonderful individual goal on Wednesday night against Leeds.

And Cisse finally scored against Leeds in his 11th game without a goal, and that should certainly help the man’s confidence,  because we need to see more goals from Papiss this season, if we are going to do well.

Alan Pardew has talked today about Loic Remy and his fine performance against Hull:

“It’s obvious we needed that. I think his performance against Hull City was important for the group.”  “They needed to see that he is a player who is going to score goals. He was very unlucky not to get a hat-trick.”

Well Loic somehow missed an open goal from just one yard  out when he hit the ball with his right foot and amazingly shot wide, and that would have given him his hat-trick and Newcastle a point, but it wasn’t to be.

Loic is also a big hit in the dressing room, and he is already popular with the players – now we need to sign this man in January, if that’s at all possible.

It’s over to you Joe Kinnear.

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94 comments so far

  • Wiz

    Sep 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew is always admitting or insisting things that are not at all difficult to admit or insist. He is admitting Remy is a good player, he is admitting that we thoroughly thrashed mighty Leeds, he insists we are stronger than last year, he insists he has an enormous cock, and he admits he is better in bed than Glenn Roeder. I’ve never seen him insist that he should have resigned when Ashley failed to complete player purchases he had been led to believe would happen, and he has never admitted that Ashley is a complete fraud.

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  • jeff

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    “Well Loic somehow missed an open goal from just one yard out when he hit the ball with his right foot and amazingly shot wide, and that would have given him his hat-trick and Newcastle a point, but it wasn’t to be.”

    may i suggest u watch the highlight again. i think ull find it wasnt right out in front, one yard away or an open goal

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  • veto

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    QPR will not sell if he has a good season .

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  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    I wish we knew the terms of the loan deal as to whether we have an option to buy.

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  • Coach

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    jeff
    Spot on, I watched that a few times and there aren’t many players who could have come as close as he did. That was a really difficult chance.

    It’s so sad that a player who looks so good and seems to galvanise the team will probably leave at the end of the year. Ideally we would start to build round him but what we have to do is plan to replace him.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Jeff

    He did hit it with his right foot, he was only a couple yards out and it was as good as an open goal (tap in with keeper having no chance)

    Why complain?

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  • josh

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Does anyone else keep getting redirected to a porn site from this page or is it just me? Don’t get me wrong it’s better than that fkin candy crush invite but porn has no place when football is the agenda.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    coach

    still think once he was in the position he needs to bury that chance, can see from his face he knows he should have scored.

    everyone misses sitters though, gouffran did too against west ham. These things happen every now and then.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #9

    Gouffran has scored more goals than Cisse within the 12 games it only seems right Gouffran gets to lead the line

    Remy, Gouffran, HBA

    this should be the attacking lineup against Everton, pace, skill & goals, all 3 players can also rotate with each other to cause marking panic, Everton could not keep these lads at bay atm and with

    Sissoko, Anita, Cabaye

    in midfield we could cause problems all over the pitch

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    black and white army

    Thats the side i’d pick, i think its the best option. gouffran showed against leeds he has an eye for goal and can also hold the ball up really well, he brought others into play

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #11

    and for Remy against Hull it was a quick reaction shot not a placed shot, many superb strikers miss quick reaction shots

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  • Coach

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Transfer
    I’ve just watched it again, maybe we just have very different definitions of a sitter.

    The fact that he thinks he should have scored tells us a lot about the standards he sets, he’s the real deal.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #13

    cisse would have fallen over

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Blimey…articles flying by thick and fast…

    1 – Obertan’s speed is a threat and can open up gaps for others – he just needs to improve his end product!
    2 – It’s great to see Dummett coming through this season and hopefully Sammy will follow close behind
    3 – We really need Remy to keep up his form and if Cisse can regain his we have a truly formidable strikeforce. Still nervous about one or both of them getting injured though…
    4 – Good to hear the players come out and contradict the directors and say they are taking the cups seriously
    5 – Good to see the manager ignored the directors and played a strong squad against Leeds!
    6 – Goofy isn’t really a winger… 🙂 but nice to see him breaking into some form
    7 – I don’t believe that RDM said he wouldn’t manage the mackems and was waiting for us at all.
    8 – I refuse to debate stuff any more with people who don’t read what I say. I’ll stick to posting my opinions and reading others’ 🙂

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Transfer Sage

    we can only hope it happens mate, AP has talked up Cisse & Tiote so no doubt these 2 will start against Everton,

    we all have seen the way Gouffran play, and he plays as an advance forward which is who these type of strikers we should be going for, if we think of the past with strikers that have been successful at Newcastle they are advance strikers, Shearer, Asprilla, Howey, Cole, Beardsley, Ba

    it only shows poachers are not good for a 4-3-3 formation unless he was Carroll type and using hoofball tactics for a target man.

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  • roy

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #16

    The team will come good it’s the manager that won’t as he is out of his depth. Lets see if Obertan is given a run in the team as he looked good against Leeds.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #17

    coach

    well not a sitter as such but a chance you’d expect a player like remy to score, if thats a more fair way to describe it.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #18

    when i watched the Leeds game i did notice Gouffran tracking back and interrupting passing play from Leeds which i think is superb from Gouffran but also what we lack in Cisse.

    Cisse could by all means become an advance forward or maybe an deep lying forward, he has pace, strength, vision, technically ability to become one but he’s playing as a poacher which only means sitting with the opponents defenders and look for through balls & crosses which hasn’t been working atm.

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  • fatman

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #19

    ToonDarnSarf

    i would send Obertan to a hypnotist as it could all be down to self belief with him i remember a while back an Irish boxer did it and he improved immensely. personally i have always thought i will always do everything better than anyone else its the point i start out at then if i fail i want to be second best and so on i never give up until its over. i have always been that way my father used to say i should learn to bend a little or one day i will break, but its not in my nature, if Obertan had more belief in himself he might just do a bit better.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #20

    fatman

    I like that attitude! Very similar to mine actually. I’m very competitive and rarely actually completely “lose” because I can shift my goal. Against a much better tennis player I’ll target x number of games and then if I get that I’ll target some more. As long as I feel that I’ve achieved one of my goals then it gives me confidence even if I’ve lost 6-1, 6-1!

    He’s one of those players that if things clicked then he’d be decent, but sadly there are players with the raw ability who never get it right.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Cisse scored from a lovely cross. Crosses which he usually hardly ever gets. As I’ve said before, only when he gets regular quality in to him, not just hit and hope balls into the box, can he be judged on his goalscoring.

    Well, lower league manager, Pardew, if we lost against the mighty Hull at home even when Remy was playing well and with a full strength team, then what on earth are we going to do when he’s inevitably injured or off form? Just repeat last years rubbish. As we have started this year.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #22

    send cisse as well for a 2 for 1 deal?

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  • Coach

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #23

    Transfer
    I can’t disagree with that, the look on his face tells us that he thinks he should have scored. My point really is that it was only the brilliance of his first touch that made it a chance.

    If that had fallen to Cisse, his first touch would have been very different.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #24

    For those who don’t already know. This is a very interesting neutral site that I look at occasionally: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/premier-league/startseite/wettbewerb_GB1.html

    There’s a lot of good stats here and it seems to be fairly accurate.

    Ok, you’ll occasionally see a youth player listed as being worth £500k whereas he’s being linked to £8M transfers but then they’re paying for potential rather than his current ability. But I’d say the valuations of our players are pretty accurate.

    Cabaye is listed as £14M for example and we know that Ashley would demand a club pays over the odds for any of our players so £20M+ makes sense.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #25

    i think with Obertan speed & skill i think it was right having him on left wing and act as a inside forward like Remy & HBA, Obertan can’t cross so he should work on his Finishing & first touch

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #26

    We just need players like Obertan, Marv etc. to be pushing the first 11 for a starting spot. If it makes them play better then great! We have a decent amount of competition now. In every area apart from up front anyway.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #27

    TDS

    decent site but what defines a players worth? quality? age? length of contract remaining? how important he is to the buying/selling team.

    Madrid payed way over the odds for bale not just because he isn’t a better player than ronaldo who they paid 80mil for but because they weren’t desperately in need of another player like him.

    Where to us who needed a wide forward like remy he would have been worth say 8mil, to arsenal where he would be a bench player he would be worth maybe 5 to them.

    It’s a decent website for average transfer fee, but not wholely accurate

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #28

    ToonDarnSarf

    good point mate, but when you think about we have Gouffran, Remy & Obertan who are also strikers as well as wingers, maybe Pard’s need to look as the team again and not to always rely on Cisse all the time

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #29

    TDS

    could argue that remy, gouff and cisse all compete for the central striking role…shola to a lesser extent.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #30

    saying that when i was at the youths at Newcastle, i was with S.Taylor and back then he was a striker not a defender

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  • Coach

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #31

    I’ve backed Cisse up until now but I have to accept that it’s time to rest him. It isn’t just the lack of goals, it’s his all round play.

    Gouffran has earned his chance, he may not be a prolific goalscorer but he adds to the team in other areas.

    As for the others, we really can’t judge too much on the Leeds match, they are a mid table championship team who have now lost their last 3 games. We need to see Dummett and Sammy playing at Premiership level, it’s a huge leap.

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  • roy

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #32

    When does Pardew, ever big Newcastle up? I want to hear the manager speaking in positive language like Fergie and Wenger or Mouriniho does. All we get of this fella is ifs and buts. Newcastle have magnificent support and a magnificant stadium its about time we had a magnificent team.

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  • t00ntime

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #33

    The thing which would be so good about Gouff-Remy-HBA is that all 3 can play in all 3 postions. We can keep rotating them and confuse the defenders (when needed).

    With cisse you can only swap wingers.

    Can also move to a 2 upfront formation in both cases.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #34

    coach

    Agree it is a big leap to prem level for sammy and dummet but the promising thing from them in that game was not that they dominated the leeds right hand side (they should if they are prem players) but that they didn’t look out of place with the rest of our players, they fitted in well.

    I think that gouff does a lot more than cisse for the team, he does offer some goals too as does remy and hba so we have options up top. Also they cal move around right to left, cisse cannot as not in his game.

    I do like cisse but the lads struggling to score (lack fo chances created for him) but it we can’t create we need other players in who can be more effective for how we are playing. Cisse doesn’t hold the ball and can’t pass, gouff brings other into the game so much more.

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  • t00ntime

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #35

    @roy you must of missed alot of his interviews. Quite often he used to say how good we were. People kept complaining he was mental and we weren’t that good.

    Like in the summer when he said he would like 2 additions but he is very happy with the squad atm and we can make our goals with it.

    he got ripped apart by people on the blog for being what? positive…
    Ah well players dont seem to mind him so I guess they agree with whatever he says behind the scenes.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #36

    TS

    It’s not designed to be the oracle of transfer fees. I think that Bony and Osvaldo were overvalued too for example. It’s designed to show a base price for their transfer on the open market. I don’t think is includes contract situations but it does change based on age.

    It’s just a guide really.

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  • Maladoni 69

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #37

    So are we all saying Cisse is sh*te now and Remy is the new king?

    It’s pathetic really, the kids just lost some form. What if Remy goes 5 games without a goal, are we all going to be clamouring for Gomis?

    Now that we are playing with a bid more freedom and fludity as a team the goals should come and we should be right behind the lad.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #38

    I think Pardew might have to consider dropping Cisse at some point but I’m really hoping he comes good at some point. The thing is that there’s only really Remy and Cisse who are of that level to play up front. Goofy has done well recently and his pace threatens but he’s simply not as good. I think Cisse will still start against Everton but we need options after an hour or so.

    What we really need is an Ameobi upgrade to offer a physical presence when the opposition is getting tired. We have the pacey players to stretch them but need that muscle option too. Ameobi is the best one we have for that and could do with better.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #39
  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #40

    TDS

    yeh, i agree it is ok for rough figures, gives you an idea of what clubs would charge.

    just so many players go for either stupidly high fees or manage to get bought with a hidden clause it’s not always worth the paper (or internet space) its written on.

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