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.
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?