Newcastle Have No Chance Of Signing Top Striker

We heard last week that Newcastle had opened negotiations to try to sign Loic Remy on a permanent deal at Newcastle, and while back in August it may have appeared as though Newcastle were in the driver’s seat to sign the striker, that no longer is true.

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Loic Remy – no way he will sign for Newcastle

In fact it’s even worse than that, and it looks like Newcastle have little to no chance of signing the 27 year-old especially with some top clubs – including Arsenal are said to be after his services.

Loic has scored 11 goals for Newcastle in just 22 appearances this season, and while at QPR last year he scored 6 goals in just 14 appearances for the London club, so the Frenchman has proved he can definitely score goals in the Premier League.

And some other big clubs such as Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool and Inter Milan are also said to be interested in signing  the Frenchman in the  summer.

Loic will not sign for Newcastle for at least a couple of reasons – one is that Newcastle cannot offer him Champions League football, and a player of Remy’s ability should be playing in Europe’s top league.

A second reason is that in case it wasn’t clear that Newcastle lack ambition under owner Mike Ashley, that was again made abundantly clear last month when Newcastle sold Yohan Cabaye to PSG for £20M.

Another way to put this is that Remy has become too good a player for a club with the the limited ambitions of Newcastle, and that was also the case with Yohan Cabaye.

We hope we are wrong on this, for the good of the Tyneside club, but we just cannot believe he will sign for the Magpies – sad but true.

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28 comments so far

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Good players won’t work for fatty and Pardew.

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s been difficult at times following this club through the last 20 odd years but never this discouraging
    It was disappointing when we came so close in the 90?s and threw the league away and the cup a couple of times.
    We also were just one or two decent defenders short,we always had a weak link in the back four but at least our back four scored goals through the years but we score nothing now.
    Are we the lowest scoring back line ever in the PL?

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Any chance you can find out if we’re the lowest scoring defence in the PL history?
    Anyone else check that out?

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Very annoying to read this oft peddled line of selling Cabaye proving a lack of ambition. That’s rubbish! Does Arsenal selling RvP prove a lack of ambition? Does Man Utd selling Ronaldo prove a lack of ambition? Rubbish. And both failed to replace their players with anywhere near the calibre. Arsenal fans are still crying out for a top striker!

    NO! It doesn’t prove anything about ambition. What it does prove is that they royally screwed up when they had a chance to firmly establish our club in the top 8. JFK has gone now and we will probably never know who was to blame, but to just assume that it’s solely Ashley to blame and it’s down to lack of ambition is downright lazy journalism.

    Of course, one way or another Ashley takes the blame as he either scuppered transfers or hire an incompetent fool in JFK, but why is the Cabaye thing blamed on Ashley and not JFK?

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Saylor Williamson should have gone when we were promoted along with Shola, but fatty won’t sanction new signings but this summer he’ll have too.

  • John Tudor

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #6

    hey lets keep the fat one and the idiot then the crowd will be happy not

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #7


    Ben Arfa

    All signed since we were promoted. Are you a WUM or just dumb?

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #8

    @4 back to your paragraphs of withering appreciation of Ashleys reign.

  • p

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t think anyone knows what will happen with Remy. It’s all speculation as normal.

    I don’t think he will go to Arsenal, Wenger is normally very particular about the non footballing aspects of a player. Remy has a lot of baggage, though he has kept his head down while at Newcastle.

  • John Tudor

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #10

    lala 🙄

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #11

    TDS, is that right you had an IQ test and it came back zero?

  • John Tudor

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #12

    he is not ours who gives a fig

  • Thump

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle Have No Chance Of Signing Player

    Fixed that for you, Ed.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Facts mag, I deal in facts.

  • John Tudor

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #15

    then why spout your conjecture on here then fact?

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #16

    i saw this on look north lol

  • Markaccus

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #17


    selling Cabaye does not prove lack of ambition on its own. I agree.

    However, if you add it up with all the other things, like not replacing good players with even the odd big name, instead getting more ‘prospects’ in. The line of dodgy appointments (they cant all be blamed on incompitence after all) then you have to say he does not look like the most ambitious man on this green earth, does he? 😀

  • beermonkey

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #18

    as the Ashley lovers will keep telling us were a club that know makes a profit woo bloody

    we now have 50 mill injection coming with the new tv cash due to the club being inept we need minimum of 40 50 mill spent on squad with the impending clear out

    so this season aside if the club from then on in spent 25 mill + 70% of sales with a decent manager we could make steady progress and the fat man get his cash as well
    its not ideal but its a solution

    it wont happen Ashley will come visit once a month and leave with his huge bag of swag

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #19


    Agreed. I happen to think that he will not come because I think bigger clubs will be in for him but I really don’t think it’s a bit deal either way…as long as we bring someone else in…hmmm…

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #20

    @14 you couldn’t deal cards never mind facts.

  • John Tudor

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #21

    hows those falcons who owns them

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Ok,when arsenal sold Van Persie they bought Podolski and Giroud since.
    Neither have played to the heights they did for their former clubs but they replaced their player and then again they also had a decent squad on top of that.
    They’ve got maybe seven players often on the score sheet.
    We’ve got maybe two.

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Tds your patter is like a bairns nappy it should be changed often as it contains the same stuff.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #24


    Big names? Why do we need one of those? Look where FFS got us with signing all those big names. ZERO trophies and a bucketload of debt.

    I’d take Cabaye, Ba, Tiote and Debuchy over Owen, Boumsong, Viana and Kluivert any day.

    Why should we pay £20M for a 28 year old player when we can get two 24 years olds for the same investment? Why would a £20M 28 year old want to come to a non-CL club? It’s either because he’s not good enough for a CL club in a top league or he’s after the money.

    It’s ridiculous that we didn’t replace Cabaye as if we’d signed someone like him (Grenier?) then I’d have understood.

  • gazzaforever

    Feb 17, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #25

    POLL : Who is the clueless blogger between TADS, TDS, and Jack Butler.

  • ToonMatt

    Feb 17, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #26

    ToonDarnSarf, You would get laughed at if you started spouting that garbage at a game, you are not a Newcastle Utd fan so stop pretending to be one.

  • Sav

    Feb 18, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #27

    They could go some way to convincing Remy were they to get organised now with a new wheeler dealer and put firm early bids for some top targets. Maybe then, Remy would give it some thought.

  • isleofmanman

    Feb 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Thanks ToonDarnSarf

    With your listing you’ve reminded me that Ashley sold us out.

    The platform upon which we should have built our team was the key striker (Ba) and the key midfielder (Cabeye). Both were exchanged for filthy lucre

    Break the backbone of any side with potential and other players will want away


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