Remy Didn’t Want To Play At Liverpool – He Wasn’t Injured


Loic Remy has said that he was not injured for the last game of the season at Liverpool on May 11th, when he was surprisingly not in the Newcastle squad, and we all thought he must have been injured, but he wasn’t, and he simply didn’t want to play in a game that he said meant nothing, and he didn’t want to risk getting injured and miss the World Cup.

Well – would you believe it? 🙁

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Loic Remy – in action for Newcastle last season

This will not go down well at all with Newcastle fans, and nor should it, and even before that last game at Liverpool, Remy took his time coming back from the injury he sustained playing for France on Match 5th against the Netherlands, and he was out for much longer than first anticipated.

There were silent complaints from fans then that the Frenchman was simply protecting himself, and making sure he was going to be 100% fit for France for the World Cup in Brazil next month.

Loic has been interviewed today in the French daily L’Equipe, and this is some of what he had this to say:

“The coach Alan Pardew understood my point of view.” “We had nothing to play for and I didn’t want to risk getting hurt again.”

It will not do Loic Remy any good, and it will certainly not do Newcastle manager Alan Pardew any good, that Remy has revealed he simply didn’t want to play.

It seems that Remy is saying the Newcastle manager was a party to this, and this news could explode in the press today, and will hardly help Alan get the fans back on his side.

Newcastle paid a big loan fee for Remy to play for Newcastle last season, maybe as much as £2M, and to say there was nothing to play for is not accurate.

If we had won that game we would have been in 9th place and would have had close to another £2M in Premier League money, and if Manchester City had been beaten at home by West Ham (unlikely, but still possible), and Liverpool had won, then the Reds would have won their first Premier League title ever.

And in any case, Remy’s job was to play football for Newcastle United – not to protect himself to play for France.

Loic made it pretty clear in January he would not sign for Newcastle United, and it looks like he will either join Liverpool or Arsenal, but he’s made a big mistake with this revelation, and Newcastle fans will not be happy with this news.

And that’s an understatement.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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30 comments so far

  • Phil K

    May 27, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #1

    He swung the lead often towards end of season. His attitude stunk, but a good forward

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  • Average_Contents

    May 27, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Charlie

    I read that this morning and was fuming with the little blurt, nothing to play for? How about pride? How about for the fans who wanted us to win? He couldn’t give a shit and as for pardspew bowing down to him, well he seems to do that alot i.e demba ba and of course our esteemed fat kunt of an owner!

    It just goes to show what kind of player he really is in my opinion

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  • Average_Contents

    May 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t usually wish anybody any harm but I hope he breaks his legs or gets an injury in the first fcuking game the little kunt

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  • Average_Contents

    May 27, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t care what he did for us last season, I’d rather him not of come and rotted in the fizzy pop with ol sloppy chops and the rest of the rejects

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  • Average_Contents

    May 27, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #5

    And pardspew pussy footing round him in the vain hope that we could keep him! Why the fcuk would you want a player like that playing for you? I wouldn’t, I would of told the kunt where to go but pardspew hasn’t got it in him the fcuking mug!

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  • beermonkey

    May 27, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #6

    pretty disgusting attitude after he has been paid 80k a week
    not sure whats worse him asking not to play or pardew agreeing to it

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  • sparky55

    May 27, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    hang on lads…the club set a target of tenth, there was nothing to play for, the club have stated categorically time and time again they have no ambition to win anything, we all knew it was a loan signing, we all knew we were never going to keep him…so why the shock horror.

    When the club comes out and states no ambition, and only want to finish tenth or better, then that pathetic attitude is bound to trickle down to the players and it wasn’t just Remy who didn’t put full shifts in towards the end of the season was it???

    Can’t blame the lad if you ask me…this is the fault of the owner, his management of the club and management of the players / fans ambitions.

    Ashley is a cnut

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  • AusMagpie

    May 27, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #8

    It really speaks volumes about the type of person he is. At the start of the season I loved him, actually almost bought a shirt with his name, boy am I happy I didn’t. What an absolute scumbag.

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  • Rainrix

    May 27, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Is anyone really that surprised? We knew from the start what we were getting after he rejected us for QPR. In the end he did the job we got him for, score goals with minimal outlay, win win for ashley.

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  • lesh

    May 27, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #10

    No sparky55, the target was 10th minimum wasn’t it?

    In any event, Remy is supposed to be a professional footballer and was being paid handsomely to boot – he had a professional responsibility to both his employer and the fans of Newcastle United.

    Shame on him and good riddance!

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  • beermonkey

    May 27, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #11

    sparky

    would it have been ok for shola debuchy sissoko tiote colo and any of the others that could be going to the world cup to have had the day off

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  • sparky55

    May 27, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #12

    lesh…yep…10th or better but when they sell their best player in the Jan window, it was always about can they finish 10th and that’s the issue….ashley knew we were safe, no risk in selling Cabs…he just wanted to trouser the money.

    so when its so obvious the manager and the owner don’t care, why should the players?

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  • Big B

    May 27, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    this isn’t any new news. I knew he wasn’t iunjured

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  • Average_Contents

    May 27, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Sparky

    I agree with what your saying but professional pride should kick in and he should of played

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 27, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Average
    Good riddance wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.

    Should of shown the shame attitude as Debuchy who was coming back from a injury and going to the World Cup.

    got funny feeling he had been tapped by Liverpool and did not want to put a spanner in the works of Liverpool winning the title if City slipped up

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  • sparky55

    May 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Shola played because he’s black and white through and through and he knew it would be his last game for the club, Debuchy is a warrior and that was also his farewell performance, Tiote and Sissoko may have played but they weren’t that impressive were they?…just like Hull’s performances towards the end of the season because when the biggest day of your life is just round the corner, do you risk injury just in case you miss that opportunity, or do did you play your heart out for a club that doesn’t give a sh!t.

    If the club gave a sh!t and there was something to play for…who knows what would have happened with Remy…but the club don’t care so IMO can’t blame the lad really.

    I’m not saying it’s right…all I’m saying is I’m not surprised and his attitude mirrored the clubs attitude so all fair in love in war IMO

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  • Average_Contents

    May 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #17

    I hope most of this is true, especially about gomis and sidwell!

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/714971324?-11058

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  • sweendog

    May 27, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Shame hes said this .. we all knew it .. I think Pardews hands were tied and he wanted to keep him and show him that he’ll be put first .. don’t think this will help his move to Arsenal or Liverpool though .. still I would take him back but not on 80K+ a week with this attitude ..if he wants to move forward he’ll need to stay with us rather than being a squad player at Arsenal etc .. just hope we do actually buy 2 top strikers .. doumbia, batshuayi, lassoga .. we’ll not get away with just one .. but would anyone turn down lassoga and remy .. I don’t think so

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  • Average_Contents

    May 27, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #19

    Charlie

    When people were purring over him in January and wanting us to buy him I was having a conversation with my brother along the lines of why play him now he doesn’t want to be here and doesn’t give a shit so why should we aid his bid in getting into the France squad!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Manx and prodigy

    here’s a thought, why not let’s get a manager who actually has some integrity and does not lie endlessly. Could you seriously believe anything Pardew says?

    I wonder if Laudrup has ever lost 14 out of 18 and NOT scored in 13 out of 18.

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  • sweendog

    May 27, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #21

    sparky55 .. if debuchy is away we should go all out to get serge aurier .. mind you I think arsenals got him..

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  • lesh

    May 27, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #22

    I understand where you’re coming from sparky55, but Remy had a responsibilty to play his best, no matter what.

    In saying that and IF what Remy’s said about Pardew understanding his position, then Pardew failed in his management responsibility.

    Now if Pardew had insisted he play, had went public about Remy’s attitude and fined him if he didn’t turn out, fans would admire him for his courage in facing up to the situation.

    However, there are two sides to this story and Remy’s been cute in getting his defence in first.

    I wish Remy all the success he deserves!

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  • sweendog

    May 27, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #23

    average .. it is a worry about his attitude as he knew at the first half of the season he was playing for his career .. with the court case and playing for a relegated team .. whether he will play like that week in week out when hes on 80k away is another story

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  • sweendog

    May 27, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #24

    I mean a contract with a relegated team but playing for the best club in the world 🙂

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #25

    Lesh
    I take the other view Pardew was stuck between a rock and a hard place .
    If he fielded Remy he would of just gone through the motions. At least Shola gave 100% that day.

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  • lesh

    May 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #26

    Yes Charlie in the Gallowgate, you made a very valid point and as was, Shola did what was asked of him.

    However much some fans deride Shola, compared with Remy, his attitude has always been commendable.

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  • texasgaijin

    May 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #27

    not surprised at remy since this is the same player who holed up in his london hotel room to play video games instead of fulfilling his verbal commitment to sign for newcastle. if pardew truly knew he simply didn’t want to play, that is something shocking. the fans were effectively defrauded. the team’s commitment to the fans and the league should be to put out the best team available barring suspension, injuries, or possible internal disciplinary action. if they don’t do so, why should fans pay to go to the games? in the NBA in the US, teams can be fined for sitting players because it affects the league’s marketability. EPL should do so, too.

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  • banjax

    May 27, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #28

    This is another reason why Pardew is not good enough to manage Newcastle United Football Club, because he cannot handle the big egos that come with Top Quality players like Remy. Aside from this, it would seem to give a clue as to what is happening with Ben Arfa. This begs the question about the lack of ambition the club is showing to potential signings, and the lack of respect that has been brought to bear on our bargain basement owner, Mike Ashley and his band of yes men. Could you see Alex Ferguson tolerating Remy’s refusal to play- absolutely not, just look at what happened to Beckham – he found out who was boss – that is what our beloved club is lacking. After hearing this about Remy, I would not have him anywhere near our team and as far as Pardew’s lie about Remys injury – well it proves we supporters are being treated with total dis-respect. For me, I am not renewing my season ticket-until Pardew and Ashley have gone, that is the only way to make them understand.

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  • Whumpie

    May 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #29

    What a twat. Good riddance.

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  • lochinvar

    May 27, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #30

    So Remy didn’t want to play and Pardew agreed because WE (? – I don’t recall agreeing to that – I always played to win so first is always MY target, second is not an option ) .

    Charnley – please confirm WOR target ( because we are all in this together ) to Pardew, coaches, players and fans for next season – FIRST sounds about right – that’s “the target” where we actually finish is part of the fun ?!

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