Loic Remy’s Actions Illustrative Of Newcastle’s Decline

Loic Remy has tried to make it clear this year, in the nicest possible way, that he simply has no intention of signing for Newcastle United, and he wants to move to a bigger and better club, who compete ion the Champions League.

loic remy at hull

Loic Remy in action at Hull City

And if there were any doubts about Remy not wanting to sign for Newcastle,  when Mike Ashley sold Yohan Cabaye in January and didn’t replace him, that would tell any sensible player there’s just not enough ambition at Newcastle, and Remy would have got that message.

We don’t blame Loic Remy for not wanting to stay on Tyneside.

The reverberations of that sale amongst the Newcastle players in January would have had something to do with our collapse in the second half of the season, as most players would have realized the team was second priority to money on Tyneside, under Billionaire owner Mike Ashley.

And Loic achieved one of his goals at Newcastle by being selected in France’s World Cup squad last night, along with permanent Newcastle players Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko, both of whom have also had good seasons at Newcastle.

And we’re sure Newcastle have made every effort to try to sign the striker this year, but maybe the club needs to looks at its actions and not give away the fact they have no ambition by always selling our top players for big money.

Mathieu Debuchy could be next to go in the summer once Yohan Cabaye, who is also in the French squad, talks  to his pal in Brazil about PSG.

That’s like he persuaded Mathieu to want to join Newcastle during the European Championships two years ago, after we had finished 5th top of the Premier League.

How quickly things can change.

Loic Remy scored 14 goals in 27 appearances for Newcastle this season, and he will be plying his trade elsewhere next season – maybe at Arsenal, but it will be a club with more ambition than Newcastle.

My son Neil made a good point last Sunday night, when we were all out to dinner celebrating Mother’s Day over here – if Newcastle sign some really good player this summer, he will be at the club a maximum of two years, before he is sold to a bigger club for big bucks.

He could be right about that, and as long as Newcastle keep selling their best players, we will never be a top club again..

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 14, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Without Cabaye and Remy’s often individual goals out of nothing carrying us through games, I’m certain we’d have been battling relegation. We’d have probably lost that battle too.

    That’s with no cups which he’s swiftly knocked us out of. The losses were apparently because “we wuz toired” the previous season. Yet, without those same cups we have still broken more abysmal records this year. Pinocchio Pardew just switched his excuses up and people forget about the tiredness excuse.

    Ashley is ruining the club in a number of ways. Hiring then keeping Pardew there is a sole reason for his incompetence. He has many more.

    They are sucking the life out of the club and the enjoyment of watching us play football. I hate it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    I wish people would stop saying Debuchy is off, he is under contract for the time being and won’t be going anywhere unless 15M is offered, if PSG wanted him so much why didn’t they offer 5M last year.

  • cestriasteve

    May 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    From previous post, it’s not just 80m we may also add in any funds gained by the sale of Krull, Debuchy and Ben Arfa.

    And I bet we don’t spend more than 20M on their replacements and other additions.

  • cestriasteve

    May 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Jail, I reckon he’s off like, I reckon 10M will see him out of town.

    On the above, Remy wants the bright lights of London more than he wants CL, we should have gone for Bony.

  • Ben3arfa

    May 14, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #5

    The way Pardew described fat Mike in the last article confirms that he is Ashley’s b1tch ..

  • bobby mango

    May 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    If I was a professional footballer Newcastle are the last (prem) club i would join… No ambition, terrible manager and fans full of discontent.

    Worry about the type of player we’ll be able to sign. Unless they have some affiliation to us, or something to prove, they’ll just be mercenaries.

  • mindshaft

    May 14, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    We can’t compete with the rich clubs such as Man City, Chelsea, Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal on a consistent basis as we can neither attract nor afford the players they can, I think any right minded fan can understand that.
    We can however challenge on the odd season if we can attract the right players and ensure they play to the the best of their ability.
    Sadly this is where it all goes wrong as Pards is unable to do the basics and actually seems to have no game plan other than defend and boot it up hoping to get a goal
    If we do well I expect players to leave, it’s always been the case at the toon where we’ve sold our best players (other than Shearer who refused to leave) – I don’t expect this to change

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    I don’t think 10M will do it tbh, not until he’s in to the last two years of his contract.

  • Phil K

    May 14, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #9

    “A club with more ambition than Newcastle” ????
    GATESHEAD have more ambition than this lot under Ashley and Pardew

  • Sav

    May 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    We have supposedly a good scouting team so I have no real problem with Newcastle selling its best proven players for a substantial profit, as long as that money is reinvested in full and in a timely manner. Taking the lynchpin out of the side halfway through a season is not policy, its stupidity. How much less would Newcastle have got for Cabaye had he stayed on until now? If he has a good World Cup, his value will increase even further. It is not the policy I have a problem with but its implementation. We also have to have an effective team to get those transfers done, once Carr and Pardew have agreed them. So far, Charnley is untested at doing this on his own.

  • Sav

    May 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #11

    …and if Remy pulled out of our last game, televised before millions, to protect himself against a ‘slight knock’, then he has no more real ambition than our owner and is welcome to go. He could have been the difference between yet another loss and a major upset/uplift. Had it been Remy rather than Gouffran against Mignolet, I am sure we’d have nailed Liverpool in front of their own crowd.
    Good player but one of the new breed of mercenary footballer we can do without. Dough Remy.


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