This Is Why Newcastle Miss Loic Remy

Unfortunately – very unfortunately – Loic Remy has already having been ruled out of the trip down south to Southampton on Saturday, and it’s now been three weeks since he played his last game for the team – for France in a friendly against Holland, when he picked up his injury. 🙁

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Vurnon Anita – in action against Fulham

And the chances of Newcastle getting anything out of this game must be slim – because the Saints play very much like Everton – and they are very quick on the break, and we just haven’t been able to score with Loic out of the side – in fact the only time we’ve done that with Loic missing was against Crystal Palace.

That’s once in eight games and that’s why everybody went bonkers – but it doesn’t say too much about out current strike force either.

We may be able to score on Saturday – but it will probably be a tough slog, which is why we need Ben Arfa starting that game as a withdrawn striker with a free roaming role.

This is what Vurnon Anita has said today:

“Everybody knows that Loic is very important for us,”  “He makes scoring goals look very easy, and when you lose a player like that for whatever reason, you are always going to be a bit disappointed.”

“But that is not to say that we cannot score goals if Loic is not in the side  (yes it does). I should have scored against Everton myself. It was a fairly easy opportunity to score, and things might have been different if it had gone in.”

I think that’s the point – we are missing chances and not scoring goals without Loic – and we are missing him because other players are not taking up the slack and sticking the ball in the back of the net.

Newcastle desperately need some new strikers brought in over the summer, with both Loic and Shola Ameobi leaving the club – and it doesn’t look like Luuk de Jong can get the job done for Newcastle.

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3 comments so far

  • valle

    Mar 27, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Marty… Yah I know we wont buy him as a squad player for that price, it was more a point to illustrate what impact I think he could have (Or lack of). I also agree that we are trying to get bargain bin deals a bit to much, but even so, we have to get a bargain deal striker that can actually score a good amount of goals or its relegation time for us. Carr has shown that he CAN find good players on the cheap, so I guess we just gotta trust and hope that he can pull it off again. That said, if our disgrace of an owner had actually backed some of Carrs recommendations earlier, we would have quite a few good goalscorers in the team already for a bargain price… Now their price have doubled or even tribled though.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #2

    I was listening the mackem’s ‘Benno’ last night and despite his seriously annoying voice he actually had something interesting to say for the first time about team morale when an out of form player is continually picked despite his woeful performances, I kept saying that year that when Willo kept getting picked because there was nobody better it was affecting his performance as no matter how poorly he played he knew his name was on the team sheet, what a difference a bit of competition has made this season, according to the mackem last night the rest of the team suffer as well as they start thinking ffs, what chance have we got if so and so is keep playing and the rot sets in, this is the danger of only having one ‘purple’ per position.

  • toonluvva

    Mar 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Remy will be away come the summer.

    Why would he stay with a club that has zero ambition beyond premiership survival.

    I expect a few more injuries between now and May 11.


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