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Pardew – We Are Working Hard To Keep Loic Remy

12:05 am, Monday, May 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 64 Comments

After the game yesterday,  Alan Pardew was interviewed by Sky Sports, and to be fair to the lads played extremely well for 60 minutes yesterday, and we had Liverpool where we wanted them – but then two lapses in concentration meant two Liverpool goals, and we were suddenly 2-1 down, and then Shola Ameobi was sent off, followed after 87 minutes by Paul Dummett receiving a red card.

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Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager

Newcastle lost the game 2-1 and that was our seventh loss in the last eight league games – not good.

This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports after the game

“I think we’ve got to give the fans and club a lift in the summer by recruiting well, and hopefully we can do that.” “It’s obvious that we need to recruit offensive players that are good enough for Newcastle and that’s what we’re going to focus on.¨

“We’re not completely resigned on Remy, we’re working hard to keep him.” “He has been an important part of our season – if you take him away, we’ll need to replace him for sure.¨

¨We lost Yohan Cabaye in the Christmas period and that has been difficult for us.” “Our fans are brilliant fans – they are just frustrated and I understand that.¨

“Hopefully they understand that if we can put things right in the summer, we can come back stronger next year.”

The news before the game was that Alan Pardew would not be sacked by Mike Ashley,  and some news in the local papers late last night backs that up – that indeed Alan Pardew and his coaching staff, including locals John Carver and Steve Stone, will keep their jobs.

This season and last season have simply not been good enough, so we can only hope that we have an excellent transfer window this summer, and its going to take something like that if we are ever to become a  good side again.

And we would be absolutely stunned if Loic Remy is a Newcastle United player come September, but because of the awful performances this year and the anger and frustration of Newcastle fans at the moment, the powers that be at Newcastle, should be working their tails off to try to get Remy signed.

That would then be some really good news for Newcastle fans, if we can pull it off.

But the chances of doing that must be 10% – and even that’s an over-estimate.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Financials · Loan Moves · Premier League

64 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blackley and Brownlie // May 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM


  • 2 Black and White with an army lol // May 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    with Remy wages HAHAHAHAHAHA don’t make me laugh like that again

  • 3 TurkishFan101 // May 12, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    The deluded fans that believe we have any chance if signing Remy when he already said his farewells and has ambition to move to a too European team.

    The same deluded fans that think Pardew is the right person to take us forward.

  • 4 toonking // May 12, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    tonight i’ve not bother to do much typing only read the blog but i have just thought about a good idea on what might force ashley to sell once and for all.

    sing a song and hold banners up that tell the world

  • 5 kevymartins // May 12, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    @Black and white with an army lol

    You should give it some time mate because given the right players Pardew is infact the man for the job he is as good as anyone else we could get.

    It all comes down to the summer we have. If we get good players in get the dosh out we could have a very good season next year.

    If not then we’re F****d and there is nothing more Pards can do for us.

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // May 12, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    we’ve got more chance for the Queen to sell her crown on Ebay than to Remy signing for us.

    smokescreen started already

  • 7 mindcompressor // May 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    damn, what stuff does he smoke? 🙂 beside of that, why do he need offensive players, when he picks 5 defenders on pitch and 4 on bench…

    it is disgrace that this guy is still on his position. i still got small hope till official statement from club will be issued, that fatso kick him out finally…

  • 8 toonking // May 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    basically all things tat would damage his chance of getting attraction to the biggest buissness of all.
    plus show pictures of how he treated his work staff and remind them of what was shown on the BBC panarama show
    everything and anything that would damage his chances of customers coming to his shop.

  • 9 Black and White with an army lol // May 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM


    Pardew could have 11 of the best top players in the world and still get us relegated

  • 10 Blackley and Brownlie // May 12, 2014 at 12:13 AM


    Top centre forwards are worth their weight in gold. I’d take one over a workmanlike midfielder any time.

  • 11 Blackley and Brownlie // May 12, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Pardew hopes to tempt Remy with the number 9 shirt and Cisse’s position on the right side of midfield.

  • 12 Black and White with an army lol // May 12, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Pardew is the type of manager who would put Messi & Ronaldo in defence and have Bale as a keeper

    he would also beg that fat f@ck to give Shola a 200k a week wages


  • 13 kevymartins // May 12, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Don’t get to far sighted guys. Just chillax and see what this summer brings us then it’s time to judge 😉

  • 14 Black and White with an army lol // May 12, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    right midfield? don’t you mean right back? 😉

  • 15 Black and White with an army lol // May 12, 2014 at 12:17 AM


    he brought in Obertan! enough said.

  • 16 Ciaran // May 12, 2014 at 12:18 AM


    James McCarthy is a workmanlike midfielder? Well I won’t insult you by asking if you’ve seen him play, but if you have seen his recent storming performance against Arsenal you wouldn’t call him workmanlike. The man is a top top player.

    However, good goalscorers are priceless, and for little over 10 million Bony is a steal.

  • 17 kevymartins // May 12, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    @Toonking real quick where can I watch this panorama show? Bbc i player or the pirate bay?

  • 18 ochytoon // May 12, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Considering Remy was spotted at the Arsenal match the other day (although Wenger was unaware), he doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of wanting to stay.

    Be a man Pardew. Admit he’s gone instead of trying to raise the hopes of the fickle.

  • 19 kevymartins // May 12, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Black and white with an army lol That’s what i’m saying though give them a chance to clear out and rebuild this summer and if not then fire away.

    Although it’s fans like yous who put even more pressure on to sign and get rid of the skunks so carry on 😀

  • 20 Blackley and Brownlie // May 12, 2014 at 12:25 AM


    I didn’t see Mccarthy’s recent display against Arsenal. He’s just never jumped out at me, not like Ramsey.

  • 21 Ciaran // May 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM


    McCarthy will be at that level and then some. He has performed at the top level all season, and has worked excellently with Gareth Barry. Easily worth £20+ million quid. When you consider that Everton sold Fellaini for £30 million and bought a player who was twice as good for less than half the price, you can see where speculating to accumulate as Everton have done in recent years can work out, even when you come to sell the players on.

    Everton do sell their top players, but only when they need to, and when faced with bids for their key men – like Baines last summer – they fight hard to keep them and offer them better wages to keep them at the club.

    That is the difference I see between us and Everton at the moment.

  • 22 Sazzer // May 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Probably the truth that Arsenal will look elsewhere. Wenger likes his boys younger. So Remy most likely was just paying Sagna a visit. But who knows Sagna is said to be leaving Arsenal and maybe Remy was looking to take over his home.

  • 23 Mister Tuff // May 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Anybody who thinks that Remy is staying here is daft. He’s away to the bright lights. The suggestion that there is a possibility of him staying is deceptive at a minimum. “Ol” Percy tries every trick in the book to con people.

  • 24 ochytoon // May 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    I completely agree, Arsenal can do a lot better than Remy. However, that doesn’t mean that he and his agents won’t try to engineer a move. If he wanted to stay, he wouldn’t have been at that match.

  • 25 toonluvva // May 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Remy is just using us to get the best deal possible for himself whether it be at Arsenal or elsewhere.

    We won’t “get him over the line”. End Of.

    Sorry to see him go, he did a good job for us but that’s all in the past now.

    I just hope we don’t miss out on other targets whilst wasting our time chasing a shadow.

  • 26 RonVanDam // May 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Also keep in mind the Remy is injury prone. He’s played 26 times for us this year. This includes the FA and football league cup games

  • 27 Laurent Robert 32 // May 12, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Alan, you don’t even play players who are good enough. You leave them out of the squad and complain about this and that fron them.

    Yet, he’ll want his workhorses to look busy and chase down the broken cohesion of non existent teamplay.

    No chance will we keep Remy. Pardew is just feeding the gullible.

    The imaginary equator line was based on the length of Pinocchio Pardew’s wooden nose. The lies are appalling.

  • 28 darrylwe // May 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Anybody know what’s with the #sholadoesn’t on Twitter?

  • 29 banjax // May 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    0.1% is an over estimate. As far Pardew staying – well we will wait and see !

  • 30 Sazzer // May 12, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    I wouldn’t read that much in to it. Most football players enjoys both watching and playing football. A lot of them have friends in other teams and will go watch them from time to time. Ben-arfa have been seen on PSG games and so no harm in that.

    And a lot of times players look set to go before they gets a better offer and decides to stay. Remy situation is more complicated though and as 99% of the players he will go to the team with the best offer.

  • 31 kww // May 12, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Pardew 1st full season (5th) – no further words needed to explain
    Pardew 2nd full season (16th) – selective memory by many fans who complained it was a disastrous season. many people forgot our UEFA cup run to the quarter finals?
    Pardew 3rd full season – cabaye sold at the wrong time plus lack of offensive signings.
    squad regeneration is part of running a football club to keep playing staff competitive but the board has been so complacent

    in 3.5 seasons Pardew has always worked with his hands tied behind his back. even if he is sacked this month, his tenure at NUFC will always be regards as moderately successful.
    all the fans here throwing names in the hat are always on the bandwagon, last season people will say di canio, hughton, moyes alongside martinez etc etc. the truth is that NOBODY can predict future. most convenient to pick the relatively successful manager each season from other clubs and say we should have appointed him.
    Pardew is a replacable manager, but the simple truth is that nobody every knows what might happen to onfield results if the board has done their job recruiting wisely AND TIMELY to support the club in times of need. There will always be this unknown that if Pardew is supported fully what he may achieved, but of course our fans don’t seem to give a shit for that, they are too busy always looking at the more successful clubs every season green-eye with envy

  • 32 Mo Drysdale // May 12, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Anyway Lads and Lasses, I dont know about you lot but I am tooned out for this year and will be glad of the break from our clubs circus.

    My team to start the first game in the World Cup:


    Not Bad when you put it on paper. Prediction: last 8

  • 33 TurkishFan101 // May 12, 2014 at 1:16 AM


    Not surprised by how many mackems come out the closet once they survived relegation.

    Stick to running for half price melted cheese chips.

    Wasting your time to register only to post stupid posts.


  • 34 Mo Drysdale // May 12, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Anyway Lads and Lasses, I dont know about you lot but I am tooned out for this year and will be glad of the break from our clubs circus.

    My team to start the first game in the World Cup:


    Not Bad when you put it on paper. Prediction: last 8

  • 35 Mo Drysdale // May 12, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Anyway Lads and Lasses, I dont know about you lot but I am tooned out for this year and will be glad of the break from our clubs circus.

    My team to start the first game in the World Cup:

    Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Bains
    Henderson, Barkley
    Sterling, Sturridge, Lallana


    Not Bad when you put it on paper. Prediction: last 8

  • 36 Mo Drysdale // May 12, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Bloody Blackberrys

  • 37 Big pec // May 12, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Working hard to keep Remy eh, trying to get him over the line? frigan yawn yawn, i have not ever even in the bad old days felt as detached from this football club as i do at this moment, i detest the way it is soulless and passionless.

  • 38 chew brasco // May 12, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    starting to hate the fans of a club i was raised to love, such negative a-holes

  • 39 chew brasco // May 12, 2014 at 2:36 AM

    many of u idiots backed us for relegation 9 months ago, yet we finished 10th? stop contradicting yourselves, you’re an embarrassment. i for one think that we’ll be good in the transfer and our frenchies are only gonna get better. keep the faith and support your club.

  • 40 chew brasco // May 12, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    kww – well said

  • 41 swemag // May 12, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    So should we thank Cabaye for keeping us in the Premier League or be pissed off because he left?

    Yeah, without him in the first half we would have been dropped.

  • 42 RonVanDam // May 12, 2014 at 3:15 AM

    Rumor going around why Remy didnt play yesterday was that he in currently in advanced talks with Tottenham and didnt want to risk injury. Any one know more about this being true?

  • 43 theartfuldodger // May 12, 2014 at 4:06 AM

    Why would Weimann come here ??..

  • 44 theartfuldodger // May 12, 2014 at 4:21 AM

    Pardew keeps talking summer recruitment…alright Pards what exactly are you gonna tell potential players about the project that is Newcastle United…

    Except the fact that our players move on to champions league teams we have no selling point with this regime..

    If thats the way things are gonna be done this summer…then expect the season after the next one to be like this one..ditto…

  • 45 theartfuldodger // May 12, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Here is how you improve…

    Atlethico Madrid..


    Also look at the rise of Napoli..

    Thats clubs reinvesting money frm players sold..

    Pardew is gonna lie his gob off to players…

    Ashleys recruitment days are gone now..he has spoilt his name in the market..
    He needs to redeem himself first by convincing a world class manager…dats one person…then players will follow..

  • 46 cyprus // May 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM

    Remy wants out, so we shouldn’t try too hard. Also, he seems injury prone.
    Reset. Fresh start. 3 young hungry, super talented CFs, each young prospect costing about 7 mil. Then, 1 creative A MF and one real winger. And we’re set to go!
    And a new manager…

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM

    swemag…Cabaye was promised he could leave in January do the club knew they had to replace him.

    They either failed at that or decided not to. The season went tit after that, but in all honestly one player should never be able to put a club in freefall.

    But it seems that both Cabaye and Remy could do just that. That is why Pardew needs replaced.

  • 48 Blofal // May 12, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    I don’t wanna rain on the english world cup parade (im Australian and we are going to lose 10-0 each game) but I really can’t see England making it out of the group stage.

  • 49 kww // May 12, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    Ashley is the issue here, he needs to invest in the playing staff, and only then we know if pardew is capable of sustaining good results.

    our squad depth is abysmal to be a consistent top 7 side due to the additional fixtures, not to say a sustained cup run.

    ashley’s networth is over 6 billion, yet he runs the club like everton. everton and spurs to a lesser extent are the only club with regular turnover of players to refresh the squad. they do this only because the owners are not willing to throw away swathes of money at players who might not make the grade.

    most of the other clubs around us have invested substantially in the last 2 windows, however transfer success is few.
    cardiff: medel, caulker and cornelius
    crystal palace: gayle, dann, mariappa, hennessy
    fulham: mitroglu AND darren bent
    hull: huddlestone, jelavic and shane long
    norwich: leroy fer, van wolfs
    southampton: wanyama, lovren and osvaldo
    stoke: arnautovic, pieters (similarly frugal, but big spenders last 2 seasons)
    sunderland: need not say more, big spenders on many players
    swansea: bony, shelvey,
    wba: sessegnon, anichebe (sold shane long though)
    west ham: downing, carroll

    all 11 clubs above invested 10 to 20 mill in playing staff, and maybe 3 above can be classified as having successful seasons. those fans who view our squad as full of internationals, get real and see that most other squads are full of internationals as well. we are all just about the same level

    for all the gloom and doom in the last 6 months, im proud we have been relatively successful. this is reality that the epl is now very competitive and we need to constantly invest to move forward. players on decline need to be moved on quickly to be replaced by hungrier and younger players

    the problem with ashley is his frugal methods will only work if the club has a structure to sell and buy players quickly but ours has been a joke with kinnear doing a shambolic job for 6 months before getting sacked and replaced by nobody

  • 50 Lilongwe Geordie // May 12, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    I’d agree with that, even before the group tags were drawn, looking at the possible draws England needed to get the easiest possible draw to go through. Having been at the debacle in South Africa, I have little faith in the team doing well, and in all honesty, couldn’t give two hoots.

    I think most people agree that Ashley is a major problem. They get that he hasn’t invested in the squad when he should have and that we are thin in certain areas.

    BUT, are the players we have better than we have been playing since Boxing Day? 14 defeats in 20….
    Is Pardew motivating them to get the best out of them?? Not much evidence of that.

    If the answer to any of these is no, then Pardew is also under performing in his role. Just because 1 (Ashley) is not suited for running a competitive football club, it does not mean that someone else, who is also unsuited for managing a competitive football club, should not be held accountable as well.

    I haven’t even mentioned the sorry excuse for entertainment that has been on show for this season, or even gone into last season. He has now lost 50% of his games in the league in the last 2 seasons. Not good enough.

    Before Pardew arrived we had lost 35 Prem games by 3-0 or more. Since he has been here we have lost 20 more games by 3 or more. 7 of those in the last 4 months.

    It is all well and good blaming Ashley, but to excuse Pardew from criticism is daft.

  • 51 Tayls // May 12, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    A long and frustrating season is finally over. Let them attempt to solve the problems and just relax for the off season guys. Need to take up something else until footy starts again. Ooo we have world cup coming yay! !

  • 52 Average_Contents // May 12, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Only 35 losses by 3-0 or more since we’ve been in the premiership, which is a fairly long time considering we’ve only been relegated once, yet in 3 year’s pardspew is only 15 losses off that with 20 3-0 or more losses!

    Says it all! Wow!

  • 53 Lilongwe Geordie // May 12, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Follow Cricket, NUFC make Durham look like the World’s finest run sporting organisation!

  • 54 JAMSHA // May 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM


    australia will give a hard time for teams…

  • 55 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    The general consensus on here is that Pardew is working with his hands tied behind his back, the reason the fans have turned on him is that he helps tie his ropes.

  • 56 JAMSHA // May 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to sign
    midfielder Fabian Delph, 24, and striker Andreas
    Weimann, 22, from Aston Villa in a double deal
    that could cost the Magpies £15m.

    weimann yes for 4-6 mil

  • 57 Ian Toon // May 12, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Having just had to listen/ read a lot of drivel from fans failing to articulate the case for change – beyond jam tomorrow. This post motivated a desire to get involved a year ago to help rescue my football club. Regrettably, I was faced with fan types with egos looking to enhance their own standing and not that of the club. You’ll know some of them because they advertise their wares on here. Anyway ayear on, the recent demonstration was fragmented simply because so called leading lights seemed intent on a power struggle. I don’t have a parochial view it’s what the fans I speak to outside of the North East have said as well. It’s also why the thinking should be for the common good of NUFC. Persuade not bully by articulating the case. Better still follow Solano’s thinking- this is what he had to say.

    May 23, 2013 age thing? Maybe. I’m middle-aged. There’s plenty of older farts who think that because they were alive when we won something, everything that follows is more or less acceptable. Then there are the younger contributors – whom through no fault of their own – cannot remember or were even alive when the club raised itself from the depths to be on the brink of a Premiership win through sheer hardwork, ambition, confidence, adrenalin and momentum.
    I find it very sad that those times when we really were competing should be looked at by some with almost ridicule, seen as a flash in the pan and a highpoint that cannot possibly be reached again. In reality, it should be a constant benchmark for the world’s 526th richest man and the 3rd biggest supported club in the country. Unfortunately, neither the owner or the majority of fans have real ambition to achieve in football and the one feeds the other into a permanent state of inertia

  • 58 BuckLuck // May 12, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    The best investment we can do this summer is sacking Pardew and getting an attacking manager with a new coach setup.
    Our young talents are wasted with the current setup and the lack of quality/knowledge in the staff department.

    Let a new and positive manager build our new squad please.

    It’s monday. Get rid of Pardew the limited!

  • 59 Santon03 // May 12, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    I lived in Melbourne for 9.5years until 2005, now in Indonesia.
    I heard that Australian football (soccer) now has very good league but less players in europe.
    They used to have Kewell, Viduka, Schawzer, Cahill, Moore, etc. I don’t know who their players now, but they always fight very hard against strong teams. They might not win games, but they will not go down without fighting. Good team to watch, with never say die attitude they might be a darkhorse.

  • 60 stan anderson // May 12, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    If you take Remy away we would need to replace him for sure.You dont say.What a statement to make.Without his goals we would be well sunk would we not.
    Please dont state the obvious you prick.
    Sorry but his bloke must really think we are thick tawts up
    My spelling is wrong i know but i dont use swear words haha

  • 61 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Ian/ ?/?/?
    What’s your point

  • 62 kww // May 12, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    for me pardew is easily replaceable. he’s leagues below wenger and mourinho.

    part of this job requirements working under ashley is to have your hands tied behind your back and additionally at times your legs get tied too, thats y pardew does not merit the abuse he’s getting

    he has not sufficiently motivated the players enough at times, i agree with that. but other clubs help their manager by throwing in some carrots, but ours make things worst by selling players at wrong time

    even if pardew is replaced, our recruitmnet policy makes it nigh on impossible to achieve top 7 finishes consistently. i dare say maybe only ferguson is capable of that

    the bigger problem here is the recruitment policy, and that is something that require urgent addressing and i dont mean throwing big swathes of dough at playing staff (although i’m cool if fat mike wants to throw away some of his fortune). we need to recycle out of form players fast, like santon, cisse or hba and keep signing new players

    changing the manager is not the BEST solution for our problems now and yes upside is maybe a young upstart and cheap manager may make things better for a few months before the same problems fester, but the downside can be alot worst. management disputes, players clearout etc etc. people think sunderland has a good season making a comeback, but no, they have a rubbish season

  • 63 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 12, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    football gone mad – Man Utd just bid £27 million for Luke Shaw

  • 64 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    He is fully complicit in the lies and deceit being spouted by the club, he has fed us enough drivel now to deserve everything he gets.

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