It’s A Good Example For Kids – To Be Able To Face Difficult Times


When Loic Remy was fouled by Marc Wilson after 43 minutes in the game against Stoke City yesterday,  and Marc was sent off and we got a penalty, Loic Remy’s lack of goals continued as he hit the penalty too close to Sorensen in the Stoke goal, and the former Sunderland  goalie saved it too easily – and Loic’s goal famine continued.

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Loic Remy – looks like he just scored another goal

But it was only for a minute before the Frenchman swept home the Newcastle equalizer, via a deflection, and the on-loan striker was back on track with his 9th goal for Newcastle this season, and then he added another one in the second half, as Newcastle overwhelmed nine man Stoke City.

And Loic has talked to the press today, and it’s obvious he was getting just a little worried about his lack of scoring in the previous five games:

“It’s true, there’s a moment when doubts do start coming into your head, but I wasn’t too worried. I knew it would come.” “I wasn’t sure when it would come back, but I knew it would come. I play in this team and I get fantastic service. “

“People always give me great balls into the box, so I knew it would come straight back.” “It’s a good example for kids watching, that in adversity you have to be able to react, you have to be able to face up to these difficult times.”

“But I got those two good goals and hopefully over the rest of the season, I will be able to get some more.” “Given the context of the game – two men were sent off, they went down to nine men – we had to go out there, we had the chance and we took that chance.”

“But when you look at the match, we knew we really had to go out there and earn those points and that’s what we did.””It’s true  Arsenal’s Thierry Henry was one of my idols when I was growing up, and it’s quite a special match for me, I have to admit.”  

“But you need to remember that every game is important for us, especially these massive games like on Sunday where you have got two really top teams going against each other.” “That’s where you see the best and the men sort themselves out from the boys, so it will be a good test for me.”  

“I know it will be a battle, but I think we can go out there and it would be a fantastic Christmas present for Newcastle fans.”

Well reading what Loic has said there in that second last paragraph,  Newcastle are a really top team – doesn’t Loic want to sign for a top team next month?

And Loic makes a good point there for any youngsters reading this blog, things are never easy in life and you always will face difficult times – but the test is how you handle the adversities – not the fact that you get them.

So some good philosophy and some good advice there from Loic – now to get him to sign permanently for Newcastle next month. 😀

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189 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    lilongwe

    from previous

    When i say softened my stance I mean gone from calling for his head to being ok with him being here, not championing the man, but think he isn’t as bad for us as I once thought.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Sage,
    If he could finally come good on his initial promise (a key part of the very first plan for the club, pre relegation) of making the academy into a fist class facility and starting to push through some top class kids, some for first team, some for sale then I will be okay with him. That is one of my main issues with his tenure here.

    Hopefully this new 100million training facility that has been spoken of is a sign f what is to come, and that investment in the youth set up will happen between now and the completion of the facility so we have a top class academy moving into top class facilities.

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  • Newcastleforlife

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    my team for arsenal…

    krul
    debuchy—colo—williamson—-haidara
    anita——–tiote
    sissokko——cabaye—-gouffran-
    remy

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    lilo

    Thats a huge issue for me too, no good saying you want to cut costs and be self sufficient if you dont get your academy up to scratch

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  • Newcastleforlife

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #5

    with ac milan struggling, anybody would like a deal with santon+10mil for el sharaway??????????

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #6

    newcastle for life

    i’d love him here….wouldnt even offer santon, just buy him outright

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  • Newcastleforlife

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #7

    ts

    he is the next world class player who can be 50million+ in 3 yrs…
    who else will you go for if ma decides to spent 25million in jan?

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  • roy

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Ashley is doing a grand job despite the moaning on here be grateful we don’t have someone like Mr Tan who runs Cardiff like North Korea. We have a good team and with a few quality additions a great team, we are solvent unlike when Hall and Shepherd used the club like personal bank account.

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  • asenski

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #9

    so many words from remy recently and nowhere mentioned that he would like to stay at sjp..
    if you ask him he will tell you..i’m just scoring and enjoying the life at top 6 team but if a bigger club comes …i mean we probably will be made look like a fool twice by this player

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #10

    How can a player like Remy in a team like Newcastle be worried about a goal drought. It was always obvious it wouldn’t last and he’d be back to his scoring ways because hes just that sort of player.

    Hes a very articulate lad too for a footballer.

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #11

    NEWcastleforlife
    That would be the deal of the of the year and perhaps the deal of the decade for NUFC.

    Would be a real coup for that offer.

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  • ethiomag

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #12

    what a trshing yesterday.i didn’t ge the chance to watch it but lookslike we’re on song.there is no one delighted like me.if we get a result against arsenal,we’re champions lg contenders.once again AP proves his critics wrong,great game setup.i also disappointed though with remy’s penality miss,their 1st pen taker should be ben then cab,anyway what a future ahead of us,it’s time to backup AP,owner and the players.can’t wait for super sunday clash…

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  • asenski

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #13

    ashley will never pay more than 10-15 mil for a player imo
    when we look at the times of stepping another level about the transfer we have always missed that chance under ashley’s reign
    the campaigh when we finished 5th had to be the beginning of a time turning into tottenham’s model but we know what happened
    this happend when a football club is reigned by non-football owner

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  • swemag

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #14

    New subject: When is our old friend Sam A at West Ham going to look for a new job? He sees o be doing a cracking job with his ‘brand’ of football….

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  • Douglas

    Dec 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Like all of you I have my doubts about Pardew and sever doubts about MA and JFK. But what we’ve got is a lot better than 5underland. All in all the clud as a whole has made progress. However we could do so much more..

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  • Newcastleforlife

    Dec 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #16

    NUFC carter…

    we require a big deal….
    MANUTD had CR7
    Tottenham had Bale
    Liverpool – Suarez
    Everton- Barkley(almost there)
    we have Ben10 but we require somebody more consistent and score more goals..

    its possible
    AC Milan struggling in 13th… Struggling for money as well.. Tough CL opponents and their fans rate Santon very highly.. we have the luxury to loose santon with haidara and dummet in wings

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 27, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle for life
    I agree. Obviously An arsenal or Chelsea or a Roma will come in and compete with us, but why not show a bit of ambition and challenge other teams for players like El Sharawy a great, young player in a struggling team. to stamp our authority as a top 6 team we need a top signing like this payer.

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 27, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Obviously Mike Ashley is the stumbling block, otherwise at the moment i reckon we could be quite an attractive club for El Sharawy, unless he wants champions league football which is a distant possibility for NUFC

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  • Newcastleforlife

    Dec 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #19

    we need a big name for ourselves to attract more revenue…
    we have lost the plot to spurs,chelsea,everton,city after shearer era…
    we have a big chance of replacing spurs in top 6 with a great move in transfer window..
    they made a blunder in soldado,lamela(not sure) and now sherringham as manager…
    everton i blv will loose the plot in near future unless arklew steps up big time…
    beware of southamppton-good in transfer market,great accademy….

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  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Dec 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Sheringham? I think you mean Sherwood. What big name? Someone like Torres, Carroll or Adebayor?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Roy,
    And Ashley’ s a kindly benefactor now just because we’re doing ok, not disputing that the squad is looking great atm, I just can’t get over how easily the fat fusker nearly threw it all away last season and I don’t trust him not to do it again.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Anybody saying how great Ashley is doing has obviously forgotten about last season already, people saying it was great management in the five signings in January when great management would have seen sensible investment in the summer, and as for sticking with Pardew I think that had more to do with his ridiculously long contract than Mashleys physic insight that the next Mourinho lies within the silver tongued lothario.

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  • roy

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail when you grow up and learn about how money works, then you’ll understand its not as simple as you seem to think it is running a big club, just ask Spurs Daniel Levy 100 million pounds later and they are no better than NUFC. Ashley is a very shrewd operator.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Roy,
    Any need for the petulant insult.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Mackay sacked at Cardiff, Fat Sam will be sitting a little uneasier tonight with that news. Mackay very popular with the Hammers fans, and given the reasonable job he has done at Cardiff is a very likely candidate to step in to Fat Sam’s role.

    In other news, Man City have snapped up a superb Nigerian prospect, Kelechi Iheanacho. I would have loved him at Newcastle, I mentioned him a few months back, but we don’t have links with clubs in Africa where he can play till he is eligible for a work permit. (Another issue that needs serious attention, not just Africa but around the world)

    Strange move from the players point of view though. Moving to Belgium, Portugal, Holland or France would be far more beneficial at such an early stage than any Prem club. Sadly the people advising players don’t seem to realise that if a kid is good enough, then the big move will come, no need to force one at such an early age to the detriment of the player.

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Fans have short memories. When people come out with statements like ‘the good results have softened my stance on Ashley’ it makes me weep for our fan base. Our fans have short memories indeed, and attach our relative success in the wrong direction.

    I for one will maintain that Ashley is not our for the good of our club, and has self-interest at heart to the extent that he will run the club in a prudent manner and does not care about realising the ambitions that we should all harbour for our club.

    If he is wise, he will realise that 3 key signings could well put us in the mix for top 4, and bring him revenue that he could only dream of, but that would be a risky venture that would see large outlay for an outside chance of big rewards.

    Where does his ambition lie? Ask yourselves this question when assessing the January and summer transfer windows. If he does indeed make the signings required for a push on top 4 then I may have to re-think my stance, but not a minute beforehand, and certainly not because we are on a good run of form.

    As for ‘not many better owners in the PL’ – bloody wake up man. Do good owners s**t on a club’s heritage by selling the name of a football institution? Does a good owner crap over club legends? Does a good owner see us get relegated, nearly relegated and give us 1 top 10 finish in 6 years despite the fact we should be knocking on top 6 every year?

    He’s one of the more prudent owners, but that does not make him a good owner. Losing respect for some people on this site.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Roy,
    I’m sure the Spurs fans would have been much happier if Levy had sat on the money and flirted with relegation before bringing a few in.

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  • roy

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Aye there is i’m fed up of reading your spotty geek view of the way NUFC is being ran. Ashley owns the club get over it and move on!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #29

    I take it back, Kelechi is apparently set to turn down City and join Porto according to a African BBC journo on twitter. Feel much better on that now. 🙂

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Before

    NUFC & THFC only teams yet to score 3 goals in a PL match

    After

    NUFC MCFC & LFC only teams to score 5 or more goals in a PL match

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Spotty geek, and you’re telling me to grow up ha ha

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  • roy

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Ciaran you are deluded if you think these are bad days to be a supporter. You should have been around when the Mckeags held power.

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  • saxonfenken

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Ciaran
    Never had much respect for your crap anyway, so who cares what you think

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  • roy

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Ha ha spotty right on!

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Saxon

    Respect what I have to say or not, at the very least I provide an opinion on the club, whereas all you do is criticise what I have to say. Care to actually comment on NUFC or do you only pop in when you want to have a go? Sad angry little man.

    As Jail humorously quipped a while back. Just because Pol Pot was better than Hitler, does not mean he was good.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Roy,
    By that statement, effectively saying it has been worse so we should be happy, I take it you would be happy if we were relegated from the Prem as we have been much worse than that.

    Just cause an earlier era was bad doesn’t mean people should settle for something they don’t see as right now, just because it isn’t as bad…

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Afternoon gents
    Asenki @9 I know what ya saying mate about remy giving us no 100% commitment to nufc but if he is to leave at the end of the season then just try and enjoy him for what it is. Whether its right or wrong without his goals this season we would not be where we are at present in the league.
    On our performance yesterday I thought we were very average at best for the first half but obviously came in to own against 9 men in the second. Imo given constant game time week in week out I think anita could become a real gem of a player,Gouffy proved his worth again as did remy. Bad points sorely missed check’s break up play and sissokho looked lost through the middle.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Saxonfenken,
    The voice of reason.

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  • roy

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #39

    @36 did we get promoted again?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Dec 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #40

    I see Pardew’s blaming carver for the penalty miss 100%. He never takes any blame.

    Pardew’s problem is that he spends most of the game scratching his head as to what to do when the game’s not going to plan. I haven’t a clue what he wanted from Sissoko yesterday.

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