Alan Pardew answered all kinds of question yesterday on Sky Sports Goals on Sunday, and he came across very well, and was cool, calm and collected in his answers and demeanor, and at least we thought he presented our club very well on the program – and that’s got nothing to do with his coaching abilities for those fans who don’t rate the manager.
Alan Pardew – appearing on Goals on Sunday yesterday
On one of the many questions thrown at Alan was one on striker Loic Remy, and whether we could get him on a permanent basis.
Of course our history with Loic is not good, and at the last moment in January he decided to join QR, after having had dinner with Alan Pardew, who had talked to him about Newcastle and how he would use the top French striker in the side.
Alan thought we had signed him and the news in the media was it was a done deal.
This is what Alan said about the French International striker who has 5 goals in 5 appearances for Newcastle this season:
“There is in a way, but it’s complicated.” “I don’t want to go into too much detail. But what I would say is that he’s given us what we didn’t have last year.”
“That’s a striker who can build the game and finish. He’s got a nice manner about him. He’s comfortable in our group.” “He has the confidence to play for Newcastle, and that ain’t easy.”
“I think it’s always difficult but we got Loic Remy on loan and he’s a player who’s done terrific for us – he’s a player we’ll look at on a permanent basis.”
Loic has looked a fantastic player for Newcastle, but the better he does on Tyneside, the more chance there is that bigger clubs will come in for him, and he could choose another club – this time a bigger club and not a smaller club – and Newcastle could lose out once again.
So we hate to say this – but a similar thing may happen as happened last January – that’s always a possibility.
Maybe our best chance is that we went back in for him in the summer, after he had rejected us – and he seems to really like it at Newcastle – and certainly the fans just love him.
And as always the Newcastle fans can make the difference, by letting him know at every opportunity, that we want him to stay on Tyneside.
If he signs for Newcastle then he will be top man – much like Demba Ba was – but if he goes to a bigger club he may not play many games – and Demba Ba is a great example of that.
Maybe the recent Demba Ba example of leaving Newcastle for Chelsea will work in our favor, and in short – it would be simply fantastic to get this lad signed up on a permanent deal at Newcastle.
What do you think?
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