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Dip In Striker’s Form Could Be Good News For Newcastle

8:32 am, Sunday, December 15th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Loic Remy seems to have gone off the boil just a little bit in the last few games, and he hasn’t scored in the last four games, although the French International striker is still putting in a  lot of work for the side up front.

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Loic Remy in action yesterday against Southampton

But as the January transfer window approaches, if Loic continues in his mini-slump – as far as scoring goals is concerned – that could even be good news for Newcastle, and who knows, Loic may even decide to sign permanently for Newcastle.

Certainly Loic has fitted in nicely into the Newcastle team this season, and he has already scored eight goals for the side, and his last goal was after 2 minutes in the game at home to Norwich City on 23rd November.

He also has a lot of his French colleagues at the club, and Loic has been in the last two French squads, along with Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko and Mathieu Debuchy, and he already seems to have settled well on Tyneside.

Loic in the past has said he will keep his options open until the summer, where some big clubs could come in for him, but the alternative is that he shows faith in  where Newcastle United are going in the future, and signs for us before February rolls around – and that would be great.

What do you think?

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JP...from The Rock // Dec 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    It its imperative that we sign the player! He is immense in our team. You take him away from out starting line-up and we look awfully flat again.

    His pace, invention, ball retention and finishing is exactly what we needed. We still need another of the same ilk so we can have cover for him and be even more of a threat to opponents.

    I think if we reach the top 6 and no top 4 club come in for him he might sign on permanently. He has it all here. We need another striker though. Bafe Gomis would be good, and the missing link between midfield and our forwards, as he could play in the hole.

    Gomis would be the ‘much better version of Ameobi’ and we could do with an upgrade at last!

  • 2 lesh // Dec 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Fully agree with Ed on this one and if need be and if possible of course, offer him really good terms that’ll persuade him to sign a contract so drafted that it covers the eventuality of any frustrations resulting from legal proceedings – should they take place of course..

  • 3 Greebol1892 // Dec 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Desparate for a strolla upgrade. Provided that we bust a gut to get Remy (not holding my breath) we still need a hold-up player who can contribute with 10 goals a season.
    Strolla just never scores…… and Cisse is always offside and just doesn’t fit anymore (appears not to know what to do, eg. look for the ball, move off the ball, pass, etc.). Did you see Pardew telling him to bend his runs when he was about to come on? Then what happened…. offside, offside, offside, etc.
    I would have Berbatov in a heartbeat, but suspect the wages would be too much for Cashley.

  • 4 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Wishful thinking, at best. This will have no impact if he signs for us. Only minor impact it would have is how much $$$ QPR make on the sale to someone else.

  • 5 dcdick // Dec 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Whatever happened to the “Rape” charge that was hanging over Remy ?

    Seems to have gone all quiet on that, anybody know what is happening ?

    We have two main strikers & they are both suffering a loss of form although they do seem to be working hard enough so fitness/attitude does not seem to be the problem.

    Time for Mr Pardew to prove he is a “good manger” by sorting this out. Then we really can go places !

    5 wins & 1 draw from 7 is winning form in any table…………………….. now if Remy & Cisse were both scoring !!!!!!




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