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Pardew Wants Champions League – Desperate To Keep Remy

12:07 am, Saturday, March 1st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Even though it is only coming from  the Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, Newcastle’s next target seems to be to challenge for a Champions League position, as the club will try their utmost to keep the great Loic Remy as a Newcastle player in the summer.

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Loic Remy surrounded after sensational winner last Sunday

Loic has played very well on Tyneside since he arrived, and he has 12 league goals, and was the hero last Sunday when he scored a great individual goal in the last minute of the game that gave Newcastle a valuable three points at home to Aston Villa.

That was his first game back after being banned for three matches, and Newcastle lost all three games, failed to score a single goal and conceded 10 goals.

And ever since he’s been at Newcastle Loic has been in the French squad, and only last week he was cleared of the rape charge that has been over his head since last May, and certainly after the game he was a happy man – a very happy man..

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the striker:

“Like all strikers, he wants to achieve the best he can for himself. I suspect that will be International football and Champions League.”

“One of those we can cross, which is International football, because he has been in the France squad, and he will have a good chance of making the World Cup.”

“Champions League football is the next one. In the summer that is the bridge that we have to persuade players we can cross.” “‘I know he loves it here, and enjoys working with my staff and it is all about flourishing when you get an opportunity.”

“I don’t think he flourished half as much at QPR as he has here.”

It’s still going to be very difficult for Newcastle to get Remy to sign for them in the summer, because in these types of what are essentially financial decisions, emotions are usually taken out of the equation.

Remy’s agent Frederic Guerra will ensure that, and will most likely advise his client to join a big club, who are already in the Champions League – like Arsenal – as just one example.

Arsenal have been in the Champions League every single season since Arsene Wenger took over back in 1996.

It’s a challenge for Newcastle, but to their credit they seem to be going all out to sign the brilliant striker.

We hope the club can do that.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    He’s so full of himself you’d forget that we don’t know how to score properly of late.

    The art of distraction, by Alan Pardew.

  • 2 jimmysmith // Mar 1, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    I think Newcastle have been excessively tight, and hopefully that will change, has to change for us too progress, but so often players and agents and market forces put clubs in fairly untenable positions.

    300 000 quid a week for Rooney, put that down to player power, agents and Man U’s noisy neighbors.

  • 3 JackButler // Mar 1, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Alan Pardew talking about Newcastle United wanting Champions League football!!!!

    Has this man heard of a guy called Mike Ashley?

    I am seriously worried about the state of this man’s mental health as he seems to be losing what little touch with reality he has left. He’s nothing more than a self important, I’m made of chocolate, deluded fool who not only embarrasses himself but also embarrasses this club with his constant drivel.

  • 4 Goodfella // Mar 1, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Pardew and JFK must be on the same medication




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