Remy Makes Noises About Leaving Newcastle


Just in case Newcastle fans get too positive about Loic Remy maybe signing for us full-time in January or in the summer, the French striker has come out and said he may even return to QPR in the summer – but why would anybody want to play for QPR when they can play at one of the great stadiums in England every other week –  St. James’ Park – and in front of 52,000 mad screaming Geordies? 😀

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Loic Remy – unsure of his planes in the summer

Remy has again been asked about his future and this is what he said today:

“I’m sorry, I don’t know. At the moment I don’t know.” “The President of QPR may want to keep me next season.”  “I miss the Champions League. It is a very special competition.”

“Next season I can play the Champions League again.” “We will see what happens, if I stay here or if we play in the Champions League.”

 “Maybe it is the stadium or it is magic, because since I arrived at Newcastle I feel very confident.” ““When I arrived people said I would see in my first game I would be surprised because the atmosphere is so loud.”

We have a feeling that his agents have told Remy there will be no decision made on his future until the summer, and like they did in January – they could simply take the best offer that comes along at that time.

In January, QPR were bottom of the league,  but in order to ambush his move to Newcastle, which had almost been completed – the London club offered him ridiculously high wages (what else could they offer?), and he amazingly went to QPR.

And we may have to face the truth that if Remy doesn’t want to join Newcastle United, with all our history, the bast fans in the country, and more of a decent side the season – we simply have to accept that.

The truth is that we are not the club we once were, when Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan managed the club – we’ve been left behind over the last eight years or so – there’s no doubt about that – but there have been some signs over the last two or three seasons that we may be coming back.

QPR were bottom of the league when Remy arrived in January, and they remained bottom of the league through the end of the season and were relegated, in spite of the six goals Remy scored in just 14 appearances.

QPR certainly have a decent chance of coming back to the Premier League in May, but we’d be shocked if Remy went back to QPR – for whatever reason this time, but we wouldn’t be shocked at all if he ends up at a club who will play Champions League football next season.

That may or may not be Newcastle United.

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83 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #1

    My starting line up v Westbrom

    …………………………………ABC
    ABC……….ABC……….ABC………..ABC

    ABC……….ABC…….ABC…………ABC

    …………….ABC………….ABC

    ABC = Anybody but Coloshitty

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  • Mattroge

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #2

    From previous thread:

    By my calculations we have 15 full internationals: Krul, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye, Sissoko, Anita, Cisse, Ben Arfa, MYM, Jonas, Ameobi, Tiote, Debuchy, Vukic (out on loan) & Ferguson (out on loan)

    Apologies for any errors or anyone I’ve missed! Probably a bit cheeky including the two loan lads especially seeing as Vukic only has one full cap. This isn’t a dig at Pardew or anything just something I thought I’d throw out there, I’d say we’re well on the way to having a very decent squad if we can retain what we have & add to it.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    The situation with Remy is totally confusing.

    Redknapp has said he had a release clause if QPR got relegated and now Remy says they might want him back. Work that one out.

    He wasn’t going to get Champs Lge with QPR so why sign for them in the first place? Remy obviously thinks or knows Champs Lge teams will be in for him and its absolutely clear if the are he will be off. Unlike Lukaku, Remy has given no indication he’d like to sign permanently.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Up there with the best away fans but the atmosphere at home has been poor until the last 2 games.
    Unfortunately, players don’t play for clubs just because of the fans/fanbase.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Ben Arfa likes playing against West Brom… he really should be playing in this game.

    It was not that long ago he ran the ball from the half-way line and scored against West Brom, and set up another goal. That was away to West Brom too, which adds weight to his claim.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4GtGEfPwKU Some highlights of another game (last season) he had against West Brom.

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  • cyprus

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Isn’t Remy and all forgetting a small matter?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Bills
    He had a release clause, no one activated it, it’s not that confusing

    Of course if they get promoted they may well want him back, who wouldn’t, the lad has ambitions, he’s not our player and is attracting attention from clubs in Europe

    As for Lukaku, doubt he’d be making those noise’s if Everton weren’t on course for Europe, he certainly didn’t make the same comments about West Brom, only that he wouldn’t mind going back on loan

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Not really bothered whether this money grabber stays or goes. Every time I’ve watched him, he’s done damn all in terms of his work rate. He rejected us once for the worst team in the league, he’ll do it again. Would much rather see the Gouff scoring the goals for the toon! Remy is a good finisher don’t get me wrong, but what was it Bobby Robson once said? “Don’t just sign good players, sign good men”.

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  • chuck

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Why would he want to leave fifty thousand mad screaming Geordies.
    Because he is looking out for his best interest, as we all do and living in one of the worlds most desirable cities London, as opposed to a city with hardly a decent restaurant where you freeze your cojones off most of the year., after all he’s still a young man and has a life outside of football.

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  • roe997

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #10

    This was an old interview from sky sports news last week. And is certainly out of contest. He also talked about st.james park being magical.

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  • Bearsize

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Move to toon last jan = more money
    Move to qpr last jan = more money get relegated = more money again with transfer fees = mercenary. These players have bad people around them. He has crooked redknapp for a start. Something stinks about this whole remy deal. Lets not get to attached. No-one bigger than the club. His court date kept getting put back seems iffy too plays right into qpr hands. Possible dirty handshakes anyone??7

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  • cyprus

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    London one of the world’s most desirable cities?

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  • nufcalex

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Maybe he just wants some peace and quiet back down south

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  • bills-son

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Tads,

    The only way Redknapp and Remy can both be right is if the release clause is only for a season or less.

    Chuck,

    Agreed, thats the same reason why I doubt we’ll be bought by someone like Abramovich or the Sheik. There just isn’t enough going on in Newcastle to attract the mega players they’d want buy.

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  • Sav

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Any side too daft to insist on a purchase option doesn’t deserve to be joined.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Bills
    Could be just for that season or could only be an active clause all the time there out of the top flight

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    we dont need any one player. but losing cabaye and remy in one fell swoop could hurt us badly if not properly managed.

    we need to start putting in place contingency measures now. And that does not necessarily mean spending big. We need to resurrect the NUFC careers of Marveaux (our most creative player after cabs and HBA) and Cisse.

    Then perhaps move in for the DeJong brothers in the summer. I like the look of Finnbogason but i suspect Sam Allardyce will beat us to the punch in January.

    Finally we need to phase out coloshitty by banishing him to the reserves. Chelsea has a fantastic young prospect in Omeruo. Plays centre back and right back exceptionally well. A bit injury prone but outstanding quality for a 19 year old. We should go after him

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  • geordiemark

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #18

    well if we can get a couple of strikers in during the jan window then for me remy can go back to qpr, I watched him v arsenal and apart from getting his head in the way of the goalkeeper kicking the ball that was about his all he done very little to impress me yes hes scored 10 goals but so what he either signs for us or he doesnt either way i dont really care one dot, other players would gladly take his place

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #19
  • Jonny

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Bridcutt is a good player, in talks with Sunderland.

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  • geordiemark

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #21

    heres a snippet from the good old days when i first went to watch the toon
    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/classic-video-west-brom-v-newcastle-brazil-kit-1974-style-west-brom-v-newcastle-fa-cup-1974/

    remember it as though it was yesturday and were in our brazil colours haaha

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  • scout

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Bridcutt would be a decent signing for the Mackems. He’s no tiote but streets ahead of anyone they have at the minute

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  • geordiemark

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #23

    I would like to wish everyone on the website a very happy new year lets hope its a good one, come on the toon 2014 🙂

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  • scout

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Get the lad from palace under 21s big centre half plays for England

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  • scout

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Ryan Ennis he’s great in the air, with the right coaching he will be a huge success. Surely Kinnear could snap him up

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  • jackostoon

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #26

    afternoon all,
    wont be on much, as you can tell, i cant type, i usually use my phone but for some reason i cannot get on, lovelinks stops me, anyways, just wanting to wish everyone a very happy new year, even the ones with the world is nigh on their backs, i take it they’re still here, all the best folks and howay the toon

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  • jasper

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Just remember that anything said by Remy or on behalf of Remy must be taken in the light of the likely negotiation between him and NUFC.
    No one knows for sure but if he had a release clause like Ba’s then he holds most of the cards. If a team offers 7m (?) then QPR can’t stop him any more than we could stop Ba.
    As with most players Remy wants the best deal that he can get. So he is hardly going to say ” I love it in Newcastle, pay me peanuts, I just want to stay”. He’s going to be the reluctant bride, “I’ve got all these others suitors you know, have to think about it. 80k x 4.5 years? That’s a bit better, but We’ll have to see. You do know that AC Milan have been on to my agent….?” (Or for AC read any other top club you care to think of).
    No pronouncement from him necessarily means exactly what it says…..

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #28

    geordiemark
    Wow how football has come on! Look at the state of that pitch!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Hmm according to the rags Marveux has rejected the chance to join Olympiacos

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Ok,
    Best fans in the country is about correct but our history as a club?
    We really haven’t much history in comparison with the “big” clubs of the league
    Forest have way more history than us

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  • lesh

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #32

    geordiemark

    That old WBA clip takes one back eh. I too remember that strip and the way we always seemed to play like Brazil when we wore it.

    Some class play in the clip too – Jinky doing his bit and two cracking goals out of the three.

    Arise Sir (or should’ve been) Joe Harvey, he had an eye for talent.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 31, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Romain Alessandrini of Rennes looks a class act. Been watching him this past couple of weeks and based on what I seen, he’s like a left footed Cabaye with a bit more pace. Also, Yoan Gourcuff is a sensational player, if we were to go out and nab him, it would be a real statement to those “big boys”.

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  • nufc786

    Dec 31, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Slovenian international Haris Vuckic great winning goal v Bradford City
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLUd9JAevS0

    anybody see vuckic’s goal for rotherham

    both tavernier and vuckic getting rave reviews from fans there.

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  • nufc786

    Dec 31, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #35

    dead blog…

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  • nufc786

    Dec 31, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #36

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBYu3zo1eZ0
    here’s tavernier’s goal

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  • AlwaysTOON

    Dec 31, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Hey guys, long time since i have been active on this side. But I always read the great stuff ED writes, and I really enjoy it.
    – But on to something else, I have been thinking about asking any betting side to make a special bet for me. Willo on the national team, hehe. You can never know, Roy have made some wierd disicions in his time with England.. And they way Willo has played in the past year or so, it is not unthinkable.
    What’s your say .. ?

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  • nufc786

    Dec 31, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #38

    Willo used to be slaughtered to death on here. but to his credits he has been putting in solid performances time after time..

    he could get a call up but perhaps in a friendly… but willo is 30 and his style of defending is not in todays style of how the mordern game is played but it is effective when needed

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #39

    nufc786
    Sadly both Tav and Vuckic get rave reviews on loan, but Tav’s review are always at league 1 which tbh looks very much his level (22 now I think?) and poor Vuckic normally pulls a hamstring pulling his socks on in the morning!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Always
    Lol won’t happen but tbf when you look at how poor Cahill Lescott Smalling Ferdinand etc have been this season you’d have to say he’s certainly been one of the best English CB’s in the league this season

    And his record when they read the stats out is actually very impressive!
    Also read on Twitter some where earlier that going off the stats Debuchy was actually one of the best RB’s in European football on current form!

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