Former goalkeeper Steve Harper has talked to the local press this morning, and he has urged the Newcastle Board to sign the great Loic Remy as soon as possible and says that in these typical one season loan deals there is usually a clause which allows the club to sign him up in the January transfer window – but of course an agreement to sign him could be reached even before then.
Steve Harper – while at Newcastle
Steve has talked today about how good Loic Remy has looked in a Newcastle shirt so far this season, with five good goals in just five appearances, and we really hope we can sign him up in January.
On the other side of things, Papiss Cisse has not been in good goalscoring form this season, or all year for that matter.
Steve has talked about Papiss today:
“He is an instinctive sort of player.” “Maybe when you’re suffering from a drop in confidence, you think about things a little bit too much.”
“Papiss is that sort of off-the-cuff, instinctive-type player and hopefully he’ll be banging them in training, and his confidence will come back.”
“Then, if he starts firing on all cylinders and Remy’s scoring goals, Newcastle will be a very dangerous proposition.”
That’s going to be very true, but only if the defense can be solid – which we certainly haven’t been so far this season.
We seem to be able to score goals even with Papiss not in good form – but we’ll probably sink or swim this season on how our defense performs, and we just have to do a lot better than we did last season.
We conceded a massive 68 goals in the league last term, which was the 4th worst in the league – the worst being 73 goals conceded by both Reading and Wigan, who were both relegated along with QPR.
With 12 goals conceded in our first seven league games that would be 65 goals in the 38 league games this season, so we are not much better off defensively (yet) than we were last season.
What do you think?
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