This Will Not Help Loic Remy Move To A Big Club

It has been reported in the Chronicle that Newcastle United striker Loic Remy has been in court to answer a charge that he drove his Porsche car while over the limit, and the alleged offense took place on March 9th, which is the Sunday after Loic had played for France in mid-week, in their 2-0 win against Holland.

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Loic Remy – drink driving charge

Loic was injured in that game, and Newcastle were supposed to play Everton that weekend, but it was postponed because Everton were playing on the FA Cup, and were beaten by Arsenal.

District Judge Stephen Earl had this to say at the hearing:

“It is said on March 9 you were stopped on the Woolsington Bypass after consuming so much alcohol your breath exceeded the limit.”

The roadside breath test reading was said to be 56 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres, and the limit  is 35 micrograms – so he was  over the limit – allegedly.

His lawyer  Jonathan Dunkley had this to say:

“There are a number of issues with this case I need to look at in more detail.”  “English is not the defendant’s first language, although his English is better than my French. We are going to need an interpreter to help go through the documents.”

That was a good try, but the judge denied that request and went ahead with the hearing, and Remy was asked to give his plea – which was not guilty.

His lawyer then talked about some commitments the QPR striker has in May for the World Cup:

“He has commitments around May in Rio De Janeiro, and is confident he will be part of the squad, he may be there 2 months or back sooner.”

He’ll be there as long as France remain in the World Cup, and the specifics given to the judge were that he is due to leave around 13th May and potentially  return as late as 12th July.

Judge Stephen Earl  then set the trial date for 15th July and it will take place at the Newcastle Magistrates Court.

Wonder if he’ll have signed on at another club by then?

This kind of stuff of course will not help him move to a big club in the summer, and from reports it seems his first choice would be Arsenal, who have been heavily linked with wanting the player.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh I don’t know. Carroll, Gazza, George Best etc etc !!;

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    he’s not going to be our player next season so who cares

  • nut meg

    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    I think the 10 outfield players should have been breathalyzed last week at Southampton !

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Nut meg

    Breathalysed and then tortured by way of pardews tactics……oh wait they were 😉

  • stuart no9

    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Wishful thinking ED , but that is never going to put a top team off buying him if he is going to knock a few goals in for them . We picked him up on a rape charge ffs , I know there is a difference between us and proper clubs but a drink driving charge is part and parcel of being a footballer these days I’m afraid to say .

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Why can’t some of the players who have left here in the last couple of seasons who’s done sod all since leaving take a leaf out of tiotes book, he’s been here 4 years and every here he gets linked with a team and he still turns round and says no I want to stay here because on newcastlenewsnow he said it’s like a family being here.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7


  • Visten

    Apr 4, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #8

    All he needs to do is get in contact with ‘Mr Loophole’ and that will be that.


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