Newcastle’s Top Man Speaks – I Am Very Happy And Delighted

When Loic Remy got back in the dressing room after the game yesterday, the Newcastle players were telling him his second goal was reminiscent of the great Thierry Henry, and it was both a precise and clinical strike from the 26 year-old French International.

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Loic Remy – compared to Thierry Henry

That’s a huge complement to be compared to one of the best ever strikers ever to grace the Premier League, along with our very own Alan Shearer, but Loic seems to have brushed it off and says he wants to be known as Loic Remy,  and not just being similar in style to Henry.

This is what Loic said on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game yesterday:

“I am very happy and delighted because that is what I work all week for,”  “I am a striker so it is my job to score.” “Today I took my chances.”

“The first goal was very good – in training I was not scoring many goals with my feet but I worked hard to change that, so when I saw the ball in the net I was very happy.”

“The second goal, I did a good job in following the ball and scoring.” “The guys in the changing room said to me it was like a Thierry Henry goal, so that made me smile.”

“I am often compared with Thierry Henry and it is nice to hear that from people because it means I am doing something right.”

“But we are two different players with two different careers and I want to be known for being Loic Remy, not just someone who is like him.”

France’s manager Didier Deschamps will be happy to read this morning how both Loic Remy and Yoan Cabaye had excellent games yesterday for Newcastle.

And Deschamps may consider calling up Yoan Gouffran, who continues to perform well in almost every game for the side, and has fought his way back to being a starter again,  against some significant competition.

Didier must look for Newcastle’s result every week these days, as he checks on five or six Newcastle players who could make the France World Cup squad for next summer.

When are we going to see Didier Deschamps at St. James’ Park?

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63 comments so far


    Oct 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Mistakes have been made here, i believe, both by us and the Player?

    Remy,s mistakes were getting his head turned in January by QPR and not coming to us as a Permanent signing.
    Plus getting himself into trouble with the law, courtcase pending, he could still end up in the nick?

    Our mistake was not bidding more for him in the original transfer dealings and not making sure the player came to us in the first Place !

    And now, he is referred to as a Top Player? He is still under contract at QPR, who look like gaing their Prem status after one season down? That was a major, MAJOR mistake on our part in January?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 6, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    tequila…Ed posted a link or article a while back about Remy where JFK stated that a fee for Remy had not been agreed and Remy would still be a QPR player when the loan deal expired.

    …I know people at NUFC are known to talk crap ;), but that was what he said!

  • theartfuldodger

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Good to see fans with their feet firmly on the ground despite beating cardiff.
    I still feel we are incapable of beating top 7 or 8 sides.

  • tequilamag

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Joe Kinnear’s programme notes over the weekend name-checked QPR and have been interpreted in some quarters as an admission the player will go back to Loftus Road if Harry Redknapp manages to lead his team back into the top flight.

    However, it is more a case of the club wanting to be respectful towards the player’s parent club and they do not feel it is appropriate to be pushing the prospects of a permanent deal.

    I never saw Eds article bt the previous 2 paragraphs I have posted from the Journal article I assume refers to the same thing. There are no quotes in the Journal article but they do seem very confident in their story. We won`t know till Jan or the end of the season for sure.

  • tequilamag

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5

    theartfldodger, PL seems very open this year, so far,lots of nexpected results. Liverpool would have to be favourites but you never know.


    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    The next game will be the Real Test of where we are right now?

    But, i firmly believe that we are one signing away from having a Top team and on our day, can beat anyone in the League?
    Sorry Artful Dodger, think your talking crap with your last comment about who we are Capable or Incapable of beating !

    As for Remy, well before January, a permanent deal would be nice, but if Remy keeps scoring at his present rate, well its going to cost us mega bucks to get the deal done, and i mean around the 20 Mil amount? Don,t think Ashley would shift so much for one player which is why i believe he,ll be back in London or in Durham Nick come May?

  • bills-son

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    @ 1

    There was no major mistake on Remy in January.

    We targeted him, agreed a fee and wages and he agreed to see QPR without our knowledge when he was supposed to be having a medical for us in London.

    Whether we have an agreement in place to sign him – and Kinnear has said we don’t – the fact is he looks like a brilliant loan signing. Some fans just want to criticise the club for the sake it. Pathetic.

  • scout

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Didn’t arry say he hopes all the loan players sign for whoever they went to. It was as if to say they didn’t wanna be at qpr so stuff em.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Bills son
    No mistake???
    Redknapp flew out to meet him and his reps in marseille, QPR agreed a fee with OM at the same time as us and we flew him in to London, that’s not a mistake, it’s a monumental fcuk up


    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    If people are gonna start calling me “Pathetic”! when i try to make an honest comment on here. Then i might aswel stop now and not flipping bother !

    I try and be one of the most neutral posters on here, but my visits to this Blog are now few and far between which is due to all the Village Idiots going on the attack for no reason!

  • bills-son

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Tds – Remy agreed to sign for us until QPR gave him £25K a week more. If you want to call fcking up failing to outbid another club on wages every time we are in for a player I suppose you are right.

    I bet he wouldn’t have gone to QPR for £10K more so they just offered daft money to persuade him. The problem with going to £75K for Remy is that it sets the mark for other players – however if Remy keeps banging them in we can justify paying him more.

    Big mistake, no big mistake, tbh I couldn’t care less. It is what it is and he’s here.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    cabaye had the best game in nufc shirt. though i still expect more from him.

    sissokko looked lost though. not a single time he drove the team forward from deep ala toure.

    dropping him for anita would be nice .

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Very much looking forward to the visit of Liverpool, two great clubs with striking strips in a magnificent stadium, quite a spectacle, and they are a good side, but so are we with our tails up and of course we do need to atone for that sickening result last time round.

    Although, it has to be said their two front men are well capable of giving our centre backs a torrid runaround and banging in a few, so I can’t see how you could pick Willo for that one, despite his wholehearted performances recently.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Where are all the people saying they didn’t want him after he “turned us down” now then ? .

    The lad has scored the same by himself as the whole 5under1and team 🙂 .

  • iggystinger

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Harry came out this week and said an 8million deal was in place at the end of the season for Remy also said he wasnt wanting him back at Qpr aswell as Taarabt.


    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #16

    We will need to be on top of our game to get anything out of this one ?

    Down the years there have been some absolute classic Newcastle vs Liverpool games, and i hope this one is just as good !

    Hope we give a good account of ouselves? There are no easy fixtures in this league!


    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #17


    Arry might of said something like that igger but if he keeps banging goals in his value will increase and maybe a third club will come knocking and offer a higher transfer fee?

    Oh i would love an 8Mil deal in place for Jan, but i just don,t believe that there is such a deal in place? I hope Cisse gets back to some sort of form?

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #18

    If he is available for 8 mill, a bigger club or a club offering silly wages will be in for him, and if he isn’t, well, we’re talkin’ “old beer bottle pockets” here aren’t we, so at the end of the day, what’d be the odds.

  • daztoon

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Hasn`t Kinnear said its just a loan with no option to buy and the boy will go back to QPR at the end of the season.

  • iggystinger

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #20

    Dont know whats happening with Cisse nothing seems to be going for him and its been going on since last season just canny buy a league goal the now.

  • iggystinger

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21


    Im not sure bud but i was just going by Redknapps interview through the week when he said he never wanted Remy and Taarabt back at the club as they didnt want to be there but there was an 8mil deal in place for Remy with ourselves you dont know what to believe nowadays.

  • yo-yo

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #22


    We have got to hope Cisse finds his mojo soon. He has had such a high scoring record over the years the loss of form must be temporary. Happens to the very best strikers – occasionally. Down to the manager and some sports psychology to sort out. ‘Dropping’ him ain’t the answer, but ‘resting’ him odd games might help

  • nico

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #23

    After the team was named yesterday, I read the comets. Most were against Pardew saying he was rubbish etc. Leaving out Anita was the biggest criticism.
    Then Newcastle play their best football of the season.
    Good tactics. Lots of people love Anita. I think he’s average and light weight, but that’s just me.
    Give Pardew a chance. He’s fighting a losing battle as Ashley won’t back him up with money for players. I wonder, if he had the spending power of teams like Southampton, would we be saying how great he is??

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #24

    fantastic win against a very poor team , but you can only beat who is front of you

    positives for me were
    remy, looking better with every game he plays
    cabaye , played closer to the front men and played some great balls around
    even cisse looked not bad yesterday

    still lots of negatives came out of yesterday’s game also

    formation , very poor for an attacking point of view front 3 did not link up at all, still way to much space between them

    goofy , what was the point of dropping HBA ?? while I think goofy has been decent of late yesterday I thought he was poor, and to sub remy who was on a hatrick and not goofy was a poor choice

    for me it should have been dummet LB and maybe try both santon and debuchy on the right one as a winger one RB, think it would have had a more natural balance to it

    felt very sorry for Anita , he has been our best MF if late ,

    welcome 3 points , but please don’t forget who it was against

  • tequilamag

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Yeah Catchy it was against a team who had already beaten Man City at home and drew with Everton. Mackems aside there are no poor teams in the PL this year.

  • nut meg

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Catchy @ 24
    Remy was taken off because he was injured.Goofy poor, are you sure about that??? You seen things different to me then!!

  • roy

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Colocni is the weak link in the side the guy is finished in top level football.

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #28

    could remy and arfa play as a front two? then play sissoko tiote cabaye and anita behind in a narrow diamond, just gives us a bit more solidity whilst retaining flair

  • daztoon

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Don`t know mate but floppy chops also said Remy wouldn`t be going out on loan and a week later he did,so i wouldn`t take anything he says as gospel

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #30

    tequila…yeah we will probably more the wiser on a potential for Remy in January!

    …very difficult to get smart on Newcastle these days.

  • toonbrother

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #31

    GOUFFY did very well. thoroughly justified his place in the starting line up.
    @27 Roy, completely agree mate. As a defensive midfielder he could still be of use but as a central defender he is not up to it. as long as he remains a starter we will be defensively vulnerable

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Daztoon…that is what I have heard as well!

    …not gonna believe a paper – what do they know? But. JFK does talk alot of crap so who knows 😉 lol

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #33

    tequila…yeah we will probably be
    more the wiser on a potential deal
    for Remy in January!
    …very difficult to get smart on
    Newcastle these days.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #34

    * my phone is acting up sorry 🙁

  • daztoon

    Oct 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #35


    I`m sure if there is an option to buy Kinnear would have been shouting it from the rooftops how great he is at signing players by now

  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Cisse is very hardworking and does get into good positions to take a shot. But he just doesnt have the know-how to play as a lone player upfront.

    We need other options, someone in the mould of Lewandowski who knows how to lead the line and bring people in.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 6, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #37

    We need to sign remy permanent.

  • low fell mag

    Oct 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Well done to the lads yesterday, a great win.
    By the way Alan had some balls yesterday for his team selection ,as if we had lost im sure he knew there was a good chance he would have been signing on come Monday morning..

  • kt97toonarmy

    Oct 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #39



  • nufc 11

    Oct 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Nico can you explain why AP keeps playing a winger at LB that cant defend makes mistake after mistake our captain is a shambles and every time we get into winning positions we close shop and try to hang on what kind of philosophy is that? He plays player’s despite form he brings all his misfortunes on himself ifhe were at any other club he would have got his P45 long ago.


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