It’s been duly noted that when Loic Remy is not in the Newcastle side, the team finds it difficult to score goals, and the Frenchman has missed four games this year through suspension and injury, and we haven’t been able to score a goal in any of those games.
Loic Remy – Newcastle miss him when he’s not in the side
Loic Remy will be leaving Newcastle in the summer, and last week he both thanked the club for taking him on loan when he had that rape charge over his head, and also said he wanted to play for a top five club in Europe.
Newcastle are not a top five club in Europe – so we’re just like Manchester United at the moment. 😀
Goalkeeper Tim Krul, who has admitted he should have done better with the Fulham goal on Saturday, has said in the local press today that Newcastle are not over relying on Remy:
“We’re not over relying on him, but he’s a big player,” “He’s a world-class striker and it’s the same for every team. If you’re missing a world-class striker like Loic it’s going to hurt you and today missing Debuchy also did.”
“I’m not saying we don’t have the quality to replace them but you do miss that extra bit of quality.” “At home it will be different,”
“It didn’t go for us at Fulham, but hopefully it will at St James’ Park.”
We hope Tim is right about that.
Loic Remy has been one of the keys to Newcastle’s success this season, however limited that success has been – especially since the turn of the year .
Since then we have shot ourselves in the foot twice – Ashley took the money, sold Yohan Cabaye and didn’t replace him, and Alan Pardew managed to get himself a seven game ban.
That’s hard to do – and all in a short few weeks.
But we will need to bring in some top strikers in the summer with Ameobi also leaving his home town club, when his contract expires at the end of June.
And the two strikers we have left – Luuk de Jong and Papiss Cisse – are not playing particularly well at the moment, not scoring goals and seem to lack confidence.
That’s why it’s very important that Newcastle are working on getting some good strikers into the club this summer, otherwise we’ll struggle again next season.
What do you think?
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