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Pardew Expands On Loic Remy Situation

9:33 am, Friday, April 4th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

It was not good news when Alan Pardew said that Loic Remy would not be available for the game against Manchester United tomorrow, because we were hoping a return by Loic would mean that Newcastle could start scoring some goals again, and maybe get a win tomorrow, which is really what we need after the disaster at Southampton last time out.

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Loic Remy - in action against Norwich

Loic has been out since he played for France on March 5th in the friendly game against Holland, and it’s taking him a long time to recover from his through injury, which initially was not thought to be a serious injury.

But Alan Pardew explained yesterday they expected him to be back tomorrow:

“He’s in the same position as I thought he was going to be this week.” “We thought he was going to be fit, maybe do two days training and make the bench with an option of coming on in the last 20 minutes.”

“He’s now in the boat for next week. The scans show a bit of inflammation and we’re going to have to scan him next Tuesday to make sure it’s gone, if it has, then there’s a chance.”

The fact that we have great difficulty putting he ball into the back of the net doesn’t say much for our current two strikers Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong, and it doesn’t say much for the creativity in the side at the moment.

So we’ll need strikers and some creative players brought in over the summer months to make up for the loss of Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye.

And we could do worse than starting Shola Ameobi up front tomorrow.

And unless Luuk starts scoring some goals, or even look like he can score some goals, he will not be on Tyneside come September, and he will have missed out on a golden opportunity.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Injuries · Loic Remy · Luuk de Jong · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League · Shola Ameobi



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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    ” He’s found me out ” !!!
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    croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    @2 giimps

    we are not so much a long ball team as we attack through passing very effectively this season !
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    Total bull I’m afraid, we only pass in our own half. There is little to virtually no effective passing and movement in the opposition half, hence we haven’t scored in 10 out of the last 14 games !!

    Even Toonking says he may give it a miss and that’s really saying something!

  • 2 Greebol1892 // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Alan Pardew – still a total gobshite and has lost the plot.
    Wonder if it’s because of more losses on the Roulette…. or is it Poker?

  • 3 kimbo // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Six games left, no goals scored, 1- 0-0 draw, 5 losses and 20 goals to be conceded. That is my prediction, totally gutted but got to be realistic.

  • 4 Sav // Apr 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Gouffran alongside Cisse, Haidara left wing. Perhaps give Armstrong 15 minutes depending how its going near the end. If he reminds people of Rooney. lets have a look.
    LDJ is struggling to make even my imaginary eleven. If he does play, he has to show a threat which so far he’s completely failed to do despite some decent touches.

  • 5 JP...from The Rock // Apr 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    “And we could do worse than starting Shola Ameobi up front tomorrow” – Ed are you fcuking kidding me!!!???

    Goal shy Strolla can’t even score in a brothel ffs! He’s not the answer as we all know ( or should know by now!)

    If Armstrong is eligible I would play him for the entire second half. Anyone’s better than Strolla, and thankfully his career is over in the summer anyway so what’s the point.

  • 6 marshy // Apr 4, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    jp– on the rock, totally agree with your assessment of ameobi,how anyone can consider him for the team amazes me. he shouldn’t even be on the bench.also agree that armstrong should be given a runout.

  • 7 toonluvva // Apr 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Loic Remy will play, at most, a couple of more games for us.

    He’ll pick up a mysterious “strain” before the middle of April that will keep him out for the season, but be back just before the world cup if selected.

    I doubt that Pardew or Ashley can appreciate just how important a striker is to our side. After all we still have Strolla!




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