Loic Remy – I Was Not Aware Of That


It was over two years since Newcastle last netted from a corner, but the lads did that after only two  minutes yesterday, as a perfectly flighted corner from Yohan Cabaye, somehow sneaked through the Norwich defense, and that man Loic Remy was at the far post to head the ball high into the net, and score his 8th goal for Newcastle this season.

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Loic Remy shields the ball from Michael Turner yesterday

Demba Ba last scored from a corner set play at Wolves on 1st October, back in 2011, and Loic had no idea of that statistic – although we have to assume that when the lads have been practicing their set plays, that stat must have been mentioned?

Loic talked on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game, and when told by Anthony Marshall that was the first goal from a corner for two years he had this to say:

“I’m surprised to learn that,” “We should be able to score many goals from corners as we have some big lads in the team and good players.”

“I’m happy to have done it and to have scored for the team. It means we have won the game and hopefully we will be able to score more from corners now.”

“It was a really important win,” “We had to keep up the momentum that we have picked up recently.” “Scoring early was what we needed to do.”

“The manager told us to get off to a good start, we went out there, scored the goals and should have added more to it.” “A few of us were a little bit tired, coming back from international duty.”

“Especially myself – so it was tough in the second half, but we managed to keep our noses in front.”

Remy and the other three French players in the French squad that qualified For the World Cup in Europe were not tired just because of playing – although Yohan Cabaye was the Man of the Match against Ukraine, and could have been physically tired.

But it was the emotional drain on the players, after going through that massive high of coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the first leg and doing what they had to do to qualify, when it seemed the whole of France was watching.

But the lads will all be rested – both physically and emotionally for next Saturday;s home game against West Brom.

May be the lads can put in a top performance in that game and win the 4th league game in a row?

Hope so.

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96 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    east bengal vs mohan bagan live on ten action… biggest derby match in india

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  • Santon03

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Norwich bought a lot of players during summer and we only bought 1 on loan. It’s just proved that fans aren’t always right.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Was good to finally get the monkey off our back with a goal from the corner. Was a good ball in as well.

    I think we are playing really well at the moment, luck may be on our side with a couple of things by when playing decent football and winning you don’t notice the things that go against you as much, you make your own luck.

    I think we should beat west brom but again this is not a given and we need to work hard.

    My only criticism of yesterday is easing off in te second half, not pressing with the same intensity and conceding possession too easily but always happens when shola goes off as we lose our outball.

    We need to keep pressing high as we did in the first half and find a way to close a game without shola as pardew said he struggles to make 90mins, so we must find a way to deal with him going off.

    But recently players have not only been playing well but all worked hard and playing as a team, that’s key.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Santon

    It shows more that clubs don’t do enough research. The players Norwich bought are decent but with a whole new strike force it takes time to adapt.

    we buy decent players but if we got a couple more of them, not loads, just one or two to replace the likes of marvoux/obertan, we could kick on, but we have a pretty decent squad as well as a good second team.

    Elliot
    Raylor, Taylor, colo, haidara
    Anita, bigi, Marv
    HBA, cisse, Sammy

    Then our current starting 11 from the spurs and Chelsea game.

    Krul
    Debuchy, willo, mbiwa, santon
    Sissoko, Cabaye, tiote, gouff
    Shola, remy

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Santon
    I was banging on summer that I thought it was a good transfer window as we had not LOST any of our ‘purplies’ off loaded some fringe playerrs and brought in Remy on loan.
    Quality comes before quantity!

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #6

    true charlie but when we loose purplies to injury what then

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Torq

    “Run along now…” seems like you’ve been taken lessons in communication from TDSarf. I do look forward to your nonsensical exclusives in January. The ITKs will be back in force now it is getting closer to January.

    Very good result, terrible second half performance. Ball retention was non-existent, and I do wonder why we are still a 1 half team. A few of our internationals were pretty tired though but it would appear that our set-up was to defend for 45 minutes, which is worrying.

    However, it is Pardew after all. When all is said and done, we did come out of it with 3 points which is great, if we can manage another 3 points next weekend we will be around and about where a club of our stature should be.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Charlie,

    We both said our squad was nowhere near as weak as many were saying.

    Seems as if a good few are starting to agree with us 🙂

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Big John Tudor
    It’s getting the balance of players right and keeping the squad happy.
    and at the moment it looks like we have a happy squad playing for the manager.
    I think if we loose no one in the transfer window we would only need to buy in a couple of quality players

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #10

    you can never have enough quality

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  • goalseeker

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #11

    So the players were tired after returning from International duty do I take it that no Chelsea player was on International duty last week, they came out in the second half looking for more goals.

    No really successful team takes their foot off the gas and try to coast, accidents happen. We were defending so deep Krul ordered the pints in the Strawberry Pub and Colo was seen washing glasses.

    If we were riding on instruction shame on Pardew, if we were not shame on the players. The best form of defence has always been attack. Sorry if Norwich came out to try to win the game or at least get something from it which they nearly did but isn’t that the game both teams want to win or am I wrong.

    I am not taking anything away from the 3 points and the 3 successive wins which are great but we will only remain in the top half if we look for goals in each half of the game and not try to contain teams in the second half.

    Containing the better teams in the first half can be a shrewd tactic, I do not count Norwich as one of the better teams, as you do have time to come back at them, but in the second half, a slip, a penalty, a ricochette we have all see it happen.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Our second half ball retention was non existent?

    Absolute nonsense.

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  • swemag

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #13

    lesh // Oct 20, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Ah ha! So swemag, we will be successful by doing things differently to other clubs. Now I understand.

    We’re gonna be successful by not spending significantly, nit-picking over fees and players wages to propel us into the realms of the big and highly successfully clubs.

    Yup, it all makes sense now

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #14

    in fact never mind the quality feel the width

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #15

    TS

    We need to treat the Baggies as a top side like Chelski and play with the same level of commitment as the London sides – for two halves.

    The internationals who had had competitive games last week did look tired – the friendly internationals had nothing hanging on them so less commitment needed and given.

    I think this did affect our second half performance yesterday. It looked more mental than anything as the drive was missing to really see them off – prettty much what Thump has said – the adrenalin wasn’t pumping very hard. I’m not sure Colo is a leader on the pitch either and can drive them the last half hour when the opposition are pressing a bit more.

    We are inconsistent, we are a mid table side with no ‘right’ to be top 8 unless we earn it and WBA have taught us a few lessons in recent years so we need to be at the very top of our game next weekend. Pardew knows it’s a problem but I think his natural caution actually feeds it at times.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    titles and relegation can be decided on goal difference
    gimme goals anytime

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  • bills-son

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #17

    As for defending the lead in the second half. …

    Nobody who has claimed that has explained why Pardew brought on Cisse and HBA instead of Haidara. You don’t defend leads with those two.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #18

    John
    Quality – Streets ahead

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #19

    As for the team next week I would go for the team that started against Chelski and the Spuds.

    most go

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  • Santon03

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #20

    TS & Charlie

    We have good quality players and good youngsters coming in as well. I think the club have good policy to make space for youngsters to get into 1st team, if the club bought 4 or 5 players during summers that is the same killing the chance for players like Bigi, Dummet, Vuckic, Campbell, Sammy. Now we have good fitness coach Faye Downey, less injuries in training and the players perform way better. You are right about Ober and Marv, I don’t think being in this club will be good for them or the club. I could see them going in January, probably bringing in one or two more players or just upgrade our youngsters.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #21

    defo not roses
    they grow on you

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #22

    bills

    Cisse’s strike was not offside either…..

    I think the second half was not sit back but more counterattacking if they pressed us. Definitely not just hold on to the lead – though that was important. We tired though and it looked more mental than anything hence my previous comment

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  • martoon

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Ciaran – I like your posts and I read your blog BUT you are starting to turn into the Blog Bully. Alright TDSarf has views opposite to you but he is entitled to them and to suggest he works for the PR department of SD is quite frankly ridiculous. Likewise Torq has said many times his work involves him with football and he simply passes on any snippets of imformation he hears. He has never claimed to be an ITK and writes some interesting posts – so why the bully boy tactics?

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #24

    its only a suggestion he may well do

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  • bills-son

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Yo-yo

    My point is the anti-Pardew lot criticise him when he makes defensive substitutions and criticise him when he makes attacking ones.

    According to some on here everything that goes wrong his fault and everything that goes right is luck or nothing to do with him.

    The classic is he was lucky to finish 5th but all his fault we nearly got relegated.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #26

    and his opinion

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  • Ginger

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #27

    We have a better squad then last year. There’s no denying that. If we become a side that loans players in every year and waiting until a bargain comes up before why buy someone then that’s fair enough. However I feel like Pardew or Joe needs to tell us this, just so we don’t get our hopes up.

    I do wonder though if we had of brought in an actual signing along with Remy on loan that we may have been higher than we currently are. Nonetheless our team are playing so outstanding that the new signing may have just been on the bench alongside two of our best players Ben-Arfa and Collocini. So it may have just not made a different.

    Our biggest difference between this year and last year is Faye. The players look a lot sharper and considering our injury record was worst in the league last year, we have greatly improved.

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  • magpie6699

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #28

    I think we lost a bit of our ball-holding when both Shola and Cabaye went off knackered – although you could see Cabaye flagging as the errors and misplaced passes began to creep inb.
    Surprised nobody’s mentioned the song after our opening goal – “scored from a corner, we’ve only scored from a corner” – brilliant!

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Bully Boy tactics? I’m afraid you’ve lost me, perhaps you can demonstrate where I have bullied anyone? I was responding to Torq’s condescending comment of ‘run along now’ to me, as always context is everything.

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  • magpie6699

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Not to say that Anita wasn’t tidy though – and Cisse had a good goal flagged offside wrongly (again!).

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  • bills-son

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Ruddy,

    You are the most dismissive condescending poster on this blog.

    And that doesn’t just extend to other posters, you’ve also regularly been dismissive and condescending to Ed and blatantly peddled your blog on here.

    Ever heard of the pot calling the kettle black?

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Feel so sorry for cisse. He came on nd he was class. Unlucky with the offside. Hope he starts against west brom. With sholas passing u could put him behind a striker. Some might disagree but he has wonderful vison to pick out a pass. Its what cisse and remy both need to score goals.

    I was expecting a draw yesterday. But we were really good 1st half u could tell alot of international players we very tired. Even though cabaye didnt play well yesterday i felt when he went off we lacked alot in the midfield.

    So….the transfer window aint far off. I think colo is going home. Like he wants too. But we definatly need 1 striker. I think cisse is on his way back to form. If theres any betting men for next week tip cisse for the 1st goal.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #33

    ive heard the weathermen call the fog thick

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Magpie6699

    I mentioned it last night

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  • Thump

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #35

    @magpie6699: By the strictest definition laws of the game you could argue that his head (maybe) was beyond the last man but I’ve looked at it a few times and, while it was close, I can’t see it. That said, mind, he looked a lot better than he has done previously. Long may it continue.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #36

    “I wasn’t aware of that”

    Wow, that just shows how much we work on corners in training then doesn’t it . No wonder it took us to years .

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #37

    even online is not offside it is by def you have to be totally beyond the second last defender

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Bills

    I don’t think we made defensive changes, but I do think we dropped off a bit (also Norwich will push on as well as they need to get back into it) so it’s not just pardew.

    I do think it’s a problem we have, whether it’s the managers plan or players get complacent and think the job is done, and don’t press on. We still created a couple decent chances in the second half and cisse had a good chance with a header and the offside was wrong so if they go in it looks better.

    It is a small problem that needs addressing but people seem to think we have control on every game, we don’t. 2 teams play so there’s every chance the other side can come into the game an try to fight back when losing.

    I’m sure some forget that at times.

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Bills

    You used to be entertaining.

    Anyway, just noticed the club PR/Liaison Officer doing what he does best – lying. Michael Martin wrote an article about the questions posed to the club, which all of you can find here.

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/time-4-change-question-time/

    Lee Marshall then took to twitter to say that he did not receive the questions. Lee Marshall did not receive the questions because he deliberately made himself unavailable to receive them despite knowing that a group of fans were coming up at 1pm to give them to him.

    Disappointing when you have a liaison officer who will stop at nothing to try and undermine the very fans he is supposed to represent.

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  • Thump

    Nov 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #40

    @bills-son: He wasn’t lucky to finish 5th but I would argue that he was very much to blame for last season. When we were found out and teams knew how to score almost at will against us, he did nothing to mix it up, no tactical surprise – nada. Maybe he was just completely out of ideas but at that stage he needs to be a big enough man to say “I’ve got it wrong. I got us into this and I’ll get us out of it.” rather than spouting the same old, too tired excuses that we heard so often.

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