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Loic Remy Fails Liverpool Medical – Newcastle Back In?

6:33 pm, Sunday, July 27th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 144 Comments

Some strange things happen in this world – and after everything seemed to be cut and died and Loic Remy would become a Liverpool player after he had agreed terms with the Reds – news is that he has failed his medical.

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Loic Remy - will Newcastle try to sign the player?

So where does that leave Remy – and where does that leave Newcastle?

He is still a QPR player, and we suppose if he can get a bigger wage at QPR he will stay there – and the news earlier in the summer was that he wanted to play in London – but that was before Arsenal couldn’t agree terms with the player.

It is being reported by Sky Sports that Liverpool have pulled out of the transfer, due to their concerns about his medical – but other than that we have no idea what it could be.

When he moved to Marseilles for €15M in August of 2010, there was some concern over a heart condition he had, but he eventually passed his medical at Marseilles, the last club he played for before he signed on at QPR about 18 months ago.

Arsenal could not agree  a wage package with the player and the news at Liverpool was that he had to lower his wage demands for the Red to agree a deal.

But it does seem he is after big money – as he was when he decided to join QPR and was willing to play in front of crowds of 17,000 18 months ago, when he could have joined Newcastle, who play in front of massive 52,000 crowds at St. James’ Park.

And the French manager Didier Deschamps didn’t think the move to QPR was a good one for the striker and his International career.

We will have to wait and see what happens – but as we understand – Newcastle’s very decent wage offer is still on the table – but how much we would have to pay QPR for him is another matter – with some reports stating it could mean a £15M transfer fee.

Loic Remy sullied his name among a number of Newcastle fans, when he seemed to not want to play too much for the side towards the end of the season,  to save himself for the World Cup in Brazil.

And so the Remy circus continues.

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144 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Belfast…I’ll build one so you have a place to play under supervision!

    lesh…I heard when we signed Ba one of the problems were no insurance company wanted to insure his knee.

    …and that was why Stoke didn’t want to take the risk

  • 2 AusMagpie // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    We should move heaven and earth to sign him! As well as Benteke, Grenier and Vlaar. What a team we would have! Dreaming…

  • 3 Dragon64 // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    not bothered ed did’t want to play for the toon and also not are player so who cares. all about the money with him.

  • 4 Bearsize // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Hi guys just a quick hit and run here, maybe remy failed a drugs test! The medical was post poned for several days because of some minor complications with paperwork, my guess it was from remys end while he did a quick detox and crossed his fingers. Of coarse i cant prove this lol but it fits lovely, also explains why he passed other medicals. Just thinking outside the box boys. Enjoy your night!

  • 5 Bambams // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    I am split on this. I suppose we are just a club to him and if someone offered me 30% more to work for them. … If I am honest I would take it.

    The other side of the coin is our other signings have all been happy to sign quickly for us, do we want someone who does not look at us as a more attractive package than a small club in the smoke.

    I have even confused myself now….

  • 6 spitfire_ // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Now what you ask. What do you want, Ed? To try sign him for third time and for third time to be rejected by him? No thanks.

  • 7 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    we should now go all for him, proven already…now we have better team, we are far stronger than last year, with him we will be real threat…after him, just sign one CB and we are really set up for great season

  • 8 Jeff from Benwell // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Rather than getting all excited about LR (who had a crap last 3 months with us by the way)
    We should be praying that the RBD’s don’t hijack our deal with Bony

  • 9 Ethiotoon // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Lacazatte or Grenier for me…
    NU Will be in dream-land if we get both..

  • 10 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Jeff
    who is RBD??? and how do you know we have deal with Bony?

  • 11 Jeff from Benwell // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Liverpool =Red Bin Dippers
    Everton = Blue Bin Dippers

  • 12 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Jeff
    and Bony???

  • 13 microbar // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    The money grabbing mercenery does not want to play for us.
    So let him rot at QPR

  • 14 Jeff from Benwell // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    It comes from one of their favourite songs
    “In my Liverpool Home”
    The Geordies have modified to

    In my Liverpool Home
    In my Liverpool Home
    I look in a dustbin for something to eat
    I find a dead rat and think its a treat
    In my Liverpool Home

    some versions have slum instead of home

  • 15 WWSBRD // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Lacazatte doesnt want to come because he wants to move to a CL club…sounds familiar

  • 16 toonluvva // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    We obviously thought Remy was worth signing when we took him on loan last season. IMO we should have pressed to turn it into a signing but didn’t follow through enough.

    Now that Liverpool and Arsenal have turned their backs on him we should definitely have another attempt at bringing him back to Newcastle.

    Some will be concerned about the fee and the wages he will demand, but given the failure in his medical I am sure that we can move the costs downward. Not too far down though Mr Ashley!

    Come on, lets have a go and getting him over the line!

  • 17 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    nice one, but I still dont know why you have mentioned Bony has deal with us???

  • 18 Jeff from Benwell // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    and Bony

    He’s just entered the dining room of the Gosforth Park Hotel as we speak

  • 19 WWSBRD // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Yeah Bony hasn’t actually though has he

  • 20 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    have you some photo of Bony there? I dont trust this twitter rumours anymore…

  • 21 banjax // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    I think QPR will be lucky to get as much money for Remy now and for the those who remember, we got Demba Ba under similar circumstances. But I agree with others here who mention Lacazette, Grenier and Benteke. Personally, I prefer Lukaku, but talk is one thing when Mike Ashley is a cheap skate. Maybe Ashley will see how the ambitious clubs like Spurs and Liverpool are ‘tooling up’ for the new season and decide not to settle for mediocrity by spending money to bring in more quality. You can only hope !

  • 22 Jeff from Benwell // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    This is the scouse song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgPeZu_Ivho

    I prefer this meself like

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84jwrWMp5js

  • 23 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    No what ? NOTHING !!!

    Who doesn’t want to play with us
    and run away , I don’t care about him !!

  • 24 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Now*

  • 25 ToonTiger // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Bony? It’ll do. But remy again? Not sure

  • 26 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Bony won’t go to nufc, so i would suggest getting that idea out of your heads

  • 27 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Talking of swans, won 4-0 today 2 goals from Sigurdsson

  • 28 Jeff from Benwell // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Methinks welshgeordie9’s loyalties are torn betwixt The Toon and The Swans

  • 29 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    welsh

    how u today

    I don’t believe bony for a second

  • 30 Ethiotoon // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    He failed medical.his demand will definitely diminish.Their is no way QPR ‘ll
    Coup more than 8m.
    Lukaku will go to Everton..
    Liverpool may rekindle their move 4 Bony
    Or Reus,so our chance on PEA is gonna be slim,Benteke highly unlikely..
    what’s left,bench warmers..
    May be that Ferreyra lad or Gignac will
    gonna save us hopefully..

  • 31 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Jeff from Benwell

    You are correct i support the 2 teams

  • 32 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    welsh

    did bony play today

  • 33 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Good evening beermonkey and how are you this evening mate

  • 34 Novocastrian66 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    I would take Remy, but the price has to be right. If we could get for £10m or under it will be good business.
    £15m or above we should pass.

  • 35 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    I’m not sure if he did play

  • 36 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    what a signing remy would be if we sign him up, with our new players around him, he would have more chances and score more goals than last season.

  • 37 stephen1971 // Jul 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    remy ? a waste of space as far as nufc is concered, i,m very suprised at how many of you,s lot would like to see him back after his disrespect to club last season, good player but a self centred disrespectful tatty

  • 38 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    we should sign Loic Remy if he is availible, very good player, quick, good movement, eye for goal, would be great up top there…we will have plenty of options with him and Gouffran and Riviére…
    ………..Tiote…….Colback……….
    Sissoko…..LDJ…………..Cabella
    ………………Rémy……………………
    Gouffran,Riviére,Anita,Abeid,Pérez still there…stronger definitely with him…

  • 39 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    I think all this talk about Remy has killed the blog and the good mood!

    ..I’ll leave before it gets any worse and SUFC shows up!

  • 40 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Where would nufc last season be without remy’s 14 goals

  • 41 Mister Tuff // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    I don’t think we should be back in for Remy. Whilst he can without doubt find the net -he clearl does not want o play here -so I would look elsewhere for a striker.

  • 42 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    stephen
    without him last season, today we could be talking about another championship season…great player and deserve another chance

  • 43 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Toonfan8

    Swap abeid for Aarons and that would be some team

  • 44 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Welsh…that is hypothetical ! He didn’t really score much in the last 3 month and he didn’t really set that many goal up…he was selfish either because he was playing for himself or he got a bonus for reaching a certain amount of goals.

  • 45 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    he has to decide if he wants to be here or not…if you were player from France and play for QPR and Arsenal,Liverpool and Newcastle are after you? where would you go? and two options are ruled out now, so maybee he thinks, ohh they bought some good players and have some team, I should go there and try…20 goal striker,that all what we have ever wanted

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    your line up there shows we don’t need anymore players, I’d be happy if it’s just remy or another forward comes in.

  • 47 dazzler // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Just checked the team sheet for Swansea today and Bony was on the bench.. Gotta call bs on that Jeff I’m afraid.. Besides as if we’d pay 20m for him

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    …I forgot I was leaving before I got dragged into this discussion again

  • 49 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Abeid is CM and AMC cover, Aarons is LW cover…i cant mention everybody, but you are true, I consider him as a option this season, as he definitely has some great potential

  • 50 Mister Tuff // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Relative of SUFC located.

    http://static3.aintitcool.com/assets2012/aicncomics/wrongturn53.jpg

  • 51 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    good welsh you

    bony was on the bench

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew

    To be honest remy was relying on cabaye, sissoko and gouffran last season, this season he will have six new players with him plus sissoko, gouffran and fingers crossed Aarons.

  • 53 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    welshgeordie
    and Haidara too, as he didnt play too much last season, for me he is some upgrade on our LB Santon…

  • 54 Scottiedog // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Love remy for £8m and give them benny in px

  • 55 JP...from The Rock // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    That bit of a player being more reserved to play due to a looming World Cup is nothing new. Many many players do that even the best like Messi did it. Messi did not play with the same desire towards the end of last season so we can’t hold that against Remy.

    I would be overjoyed if we got him back. He proved he’s a quality player, fast and in his prime he would fit in perfectly with our much improved squad.

    Just imagine what a team we will have with him in the squad now, with Cabella, De Jong and Riviere now with us- add Remy to that and we have the complete package of Pace, Power and Finishing.

  • 56 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    i like the squad we have got now, like i said I would be happy just a forward coming in.

    As long as we get one.

  • 57 stephen1971 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    i know what your saying toonfan , just showed in last 3 month how bad we were without his form and without cabaye but would you pay 10-15 mill for a player you know does,nt want to be at the club

  • 58 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    welsh
    CB,but we have 4 senior players there, I doubt, we will sign another…only if Mbiwa is gone

  • 59 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    stephen
    for me its not like he doesnt want to be here, just he had better options and prefer them more than us…you think SDJ or Cabella or anybody else would choose us if Arsenal and Liverpool were after them? I really doubt that

  • 60 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    its only worth buying a striker if we buy some1 that will get the goals, there is no point in paying for another gamble
    riviere is the gamble 99% of the strikers we are linked with are a punt if we were to buy them

    whereas a remy bony benteke have shown they can score in the league
    are the club willing to spend on a player with a proven record

  • 61 JP...from The Rock // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    stephen1971 – He doesn’t want to play in a team not in the Champions League. As none in the CL are in for him we have a great chance to get our leading goalscorer of last season back.

    I will welcome him back with open arms and he already knows the club, the fans and the players from his season here with us. We’re also a better team than QPR and are more ambitious this time around with a stronger squad of players around him to provide him loads of goal-scoring chances. If I were him I would re-sign for us in a heartbeat especially since his preferred moves have failed to materialize.

    We badly missed his class when he was out suspended and injured towards the end of last season. We desperately need that class in front of goal again and who better than Remy that we all know from experience will score us plenty of goals.

  • 62 Lost Plot // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    I’ve always taken what’s best in front of me so to get on in life

    The waiting game for anyone can have many a twist & turn

    Funny old game :-)

  • 63 Average_Contents // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Could SSN of been wrong about remy? This is off SSN too

    Liverpool have revealed they have some exclusive news coming up later tonight. Could it be a new signing?

    LFC TV
    @LFCTV
    “We’ve got exclusive news coming up on Matchday Live. For more info tune in from 10 pm BST”

  • 64 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    AC…they just want to share Brendan Rodgers has bought a new car! Everything BR does is a big thing ;) lol

  • 65 Sazzer // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Dejan Lovren

  • 66 Sazzer // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Borini just like a new signing.

  • 67 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    AC…or maybe he has got Netflix? ;D

  • 68 Markaccus // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I would take the available strikers in tje following order (if available)

    Bony. Probably the most reliable over all.
    Benteke. Recemt injury but knows where the net it.
    Remy. No question of talent, but his apparent attitude has relegated him to 3rd in my oppinion.
    Hernandez. Not quite the right type of fw but will probably score given a run.
    Finally, that argy i have never heard of from ukraine.

    dont think lacazzette or lukaku are realistic. Probably not PEA either.

  • 69 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Bring him back I say……What’s the option.
    We cant go in to the start of the new campaign with what we currently have up front
    We all welcomed him on Loan for the season and he did a cracking job for us no question. And because he chose to find a club with more ambition and play in the CL, We cant blame him for that.
    Granted he has shown no loyalty to us and the Liverpool debate still rages on. Yes he chose Qpr over us. But maybe if we had shown more Ambition and qualified for Europe, And maybe if the second half of the season hadn’t turned into such a debacle . We might have had more chance of tying him down to a contract

  • 70 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p403x403/14910_771622266222799_6609880740392874734_n.jpg?oh=c84bc287a5414a007923aeb34002f8ab&oe=5436BCBA&__gda__=1412725824_e0395678806ba0805f2dcabd520d4760

    Remy Cabella back off his hols, Looking forward to seeing him in the Nufc line up

  • 71 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    jazzy

    he gotta wanna come before we sign does he wanna come? time will tell

  • 72 bladeuser // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Some of u lot r priceless arsenal turn him down now liverpool ands its lets have him back he would only come back for the money and because nobody wants him he could not give two shits about nufc you know what i am one of willos biggest critics but i would choose him any day over people like him anyday

  • 73 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    I see torres missed an open goal from 2yds

    who wanted him

  • 74 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Beermonkey
    Evening mate

    As I said earlier mate, Apart from spurs what are his options ??. I don’t believe he is going to want to go through a relegation battle and possibly end up in exactly the same position again if Qpr go down.

    The only other alternative is Spurs and I thought they had turned him down due to wage demands.

    That leaves either moving to another club or Hopefully coming back home to the toon

  • 75 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    bladeuser
    I can guarantee you, that if Willo have a chance to play for Arsenal or Liverpool, he will go there…we cant turn down striker we need for a reasonable price, 20 goals in him with this team, this is our man, he can be decisive factor for breaking to top 6

  • 76 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Beermonkey

    it was shocking mate wasn’t it lol

  • 77 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    If we had 11 players of the standard of Willo, We would be playing Championship football next season

  • 78 bladeuser // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Toonfan it was £8 mil to liverpool and £15 to us for remy there is better out there for this amount of money

  • 79 Novocastrian66 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Metro speculating that Borini has refused to go to Sunderland causing the Remy deal to collapse.
    http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/27/is-fabio-borini-the-reason-for-loic-remys-liverpool-transfer-being-called-off-4812185/

  • 80 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    jazzy

    how are you

    there are lots of champions league teams in Europe and team in the Europa that I am sure will appeal to him
    but I don’t think he would get the cash so maybe it leaves us
    I really don’t know, thought I saw Madrid or some1 wanted to loan falcao from monoco I am sure that would appeal to him
    I am surprised harry aint told him to hurry up and make his mind up cos they need him off the books before they buy

  • 81 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Bladeuser
    who is better for that price? even at 15M
    Bony would cost minimum 20-25
    Lukaku too and Benteke too…which other player is better??even Lacazette price is 16M…so I really cant see better quality for that price…Mc Cormack was for 11 :D

  • 82 bladeuser // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I dont think it matters nufc will not spend £15mil even for messi

  • 83 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Beermonkey
    Sound bud are you ??

    Im probably grasping at straws mate regarding bringing Remy back. I think it was Fernandes that wanted him to make a decision one way or the other….” days later he was on his way to Liverpool, Soi think that made it pretty clear he doesn’t want Qpr stay.

    I agree mate that somewhere like Athletico might appeal to him or Roma.
    If the deal is still on the table I would he still see’s us an option buddy, That’s my hope anyway !!

  • 84 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    I’ll be amazed if Remy’s still Valued now at 15 mill after yet another issue with a medical

  • 85 Ethiotoon // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Just watching man city v Ac Milan,
    City without their 6 or ,7 first team players look cracking and immense..
    They are 4-0 up inside 25min
    Pards r u watching…

  • 86 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    bladeuser…with Remy I think it’s a case of once bitten, twice shy!

    …he has rejected us twice now (the writing is on the wall if you ask me)

  • 87 Harley // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Remy would only come to us as a last resort, if no one else comes in for him.

    However this is the same for all footballers. They have a pecking order in their heads of which club they’d like to play for, exactly the same as when we have a pecking order of which players we want.

    It’s only human nature to want the best fir yourself. If arsenal had come in for him he’d have turned down Liverpool. If man city had come in for him he’d have turned down arsenal and on and on.

    If he came to us he’d do the exact job we need him to do, score goals. He doesn’t seem to be a trouble maker or have an attitude problem. He just wants the best move for him personally.

    I’d love him back.

  • 88 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Bladeuser
    ok if you look at it that way, then Bony,Lukaku,Benteke,PEA,Hernandez are all ruled out…but I think MA will give us present this window and it will be one more striker…I read somewhere, that we are waiting if our targets will be availible, and for sure Remy was our target and AP really rates him high…so there is some logic, that we will go all out for him next few days maybee

  • 89 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    https://www.facebook.com/Troll.Football/photos/a.345973325442890.83467.345971365443086/1117926798247535/?type=1&theater

    :D :D :D

  • 90 JrReps // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Give them cisse for remy. Remy starter, Riviere secondary, Armstrong backup. More than enough options in attack. And if one gets injured, push de Jong or Gouffran up top

  • 91 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    if liverpools announcement is loveran are they willing to let sakho go he had a shakey first season

    not sure who was fools best pairing but I know sakho had a few mares

  • 92 Belfast // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Completely agree with that Harley, 99.9% of footballers would do the exact same in his situation.

    Would have him back no problem.

  • 93 Kebabacus // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    I spoke to a bindipper friend yesterday and he was taking the mickey out of Brendan Rogers because he always talks about buying ‘good people’, not just good players…

    Maybe he met Remy and said, ‘no way, he’s a t**t’.

  • 94 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    beermonkey
    i am from Slovakia and I read somewhere, that if they get Lovren, they will let Skrtel go….I would love him here, but i think it will never happen

  • 95 Belfast // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Kolo Toure and Agger are both rumoured to be leaving Liverpool.

  • 96 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    jazzy

    good cheers

    all the time he aint signed for any1 there is always a chance
    i wish he would hurry up and sign somewhere

  • 97 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Belfast…I thought you were still playing with the sand castle I had build for you…there were supervision and everything!

  • 98 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Agger will only leave for Brøndby

  • 99 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    toonfan

    i like Skrtel no nonsense and has a bit of nasty look about him that defenders should have

  • 100 Belfast // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Just waiting patiently beside the sandcastle Jesper, in the hope I get the opportunity to drown you in the sea when the tide comes in. :-)

  • 101 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    beermonkey
    last year he scored some goals and would add something to us in that aspect of a game…but I think it is really unrealistic and AP would also rate Willo and Saylor higher than him :D

  • 102 jazzyp // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Beermonkey

    We just need and out and out Forward at the club, And I don’t want us to go into the season with what we have as I honestly don’t think its good enough.

  • 103 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Belfast…can you swim?

  • 104 Belfast // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Barcelona are after Agger apparently

  • 105 Belfast // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Yes Jesper, but only in the bath.

  • 106 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    jazzy

    i know what you mean
    its a concern but more so because we have have a defence that leaks more than we score over the season

    we have more goals from more players now i think sdj will do well cabella and sissoko got goals in them as well so were not so reliant but when its 1 1 and you need a win who have we got that can do it and win us a match or turn a loss to a draw

  • 107 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    toonfan

    how old is Skrtel now

  • 108 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    :D lol

    …it’s more safe right!

    About Agger – according to himself he will only leave Liverpool to join Brøndby. His back problems means he has problems playing both in Europe and the many PL games.

  • 109 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    beermonkey
    he is 29 now…but I think, he has another minimum 3-4 seasons in him in best form

  • 110 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    toonfan

    not a bad age to fair but alas to old for us
    would be a good buy for us and could offer lots to the youngsters coming through as he won some stuff at fool

  • 111 JAMSHA(IL STAND FOR ISRAEL) // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    get remy in

  • 112 geordie157 // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Vlaar and aubameyang would do nicely.

  • 113 Mr Magpie // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    As Dejan Lovren is confirmed as Liverpools 5th signing they exclusively reveal the Loic Remy deal was all set to go through then Liverpool realised he didn’t play for Southampton!!

  • 114 Average_Contents // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Anyone else think Liverpool are flapping abit? I mean 3 players from one team? A team that overachieved and 2 of the players I think are overhyped and overpriced….reminds me of when they bought Carroll, Downing and Henderson

  • 115 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Average_Contents

    For once i actually agree with you

  • 116 Toonfan8 // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    beermonkey
    with him in cb position we would look much much stronger and he is also winner type of player…he gives his all everytime, Willo,Saylor and even Mbiwa are lot worse than him, but he is old for us and will cost much and wages are also high

  • 117 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    i wonder what the Southampton fans think of it all

  • 118 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Could be worse i suppose

  • 119 Mr Magpie // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Average Contents @114
    Yeah feels exactly the same to me, it seems you just tell them a ridiculous overpriced fee & they’ll go ahead & pay it.
    It’s just a thought but maybe they fancy Lacazette a bit more than Remy & will move for him now instead?

  • 120 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    welsh

    there prob not very happy

    Markus Liebherr bought Southampton for around 15mill don’t know what was then invested till now
    i know they have sold along the way with bale Walcott and that
    but they have done it all in about 5 years now that’s a 5year year plan
    overall as long and most of what they have made goes back to the club they will be ok although they still have other looking to go

  • 121 piers18 // Jul 27, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    If he does not have a life threatening condition and is available you get him without question.

    If it wasnt a life threatening condition I think Liverpool will regret this. I hope he is healthy.

    If we sign him and Grenier I would be thrilled

  • 122 Markaccus // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Pity

  • 123 lesh // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    jesperfuglsang, I agree with you about Remy. He’s turned us down twice and like you, I’m concerned about his commitment to Newcastle United.

    His agents haven’t come out well from recent events and have shown Remy to be expecting money way beyond what he’s worth.

    He’s stuck at QPR for the moment and that’s where his loyalty should now lie.

    But, will QPR want to keep him? Will QPR have to lower his asking price? Will he have to lower his demands?

    Remy’s got a problem now and whilst he could do a good job for us, my gut says we should leave him where he is and enjoy his life at QPR.

  • 124 Markaccus // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Bindippers back in for Bony it seems

  • 125 Graeme // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Looks like this Agentinian Striker story isnt going away!!

    http://www.winnersports.co.uk/newcastle-united-fc-target-argentine-sensation-33788?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=newcastle-united-fc-target-argentine-sensation-33788

  • 126 ochytoon // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    beermonkey + welsh
    Know a lot of Southampton fans and used to go to pretty much every home game before I went off to uni. Been my second team for a long long time.
    At the moment there are two opposing groups of Southampton fans. Firstly, the majority of Saints fans are angry with the board since the news of the Chamber’s transfer came to light. They’re frustrated that the board are so quick to ship players out but take their sweet time in concluding deals for incoming players (ring any bells?). The second, smaller group are fans who feel that the board are doing the right thing by getting rid of players who don’t want to be there and raking in vast amounts of cash. They have blind faith the board will repay their patience.

  • 127 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Markaccus

    Where did you get that information from about bony

  • 128 lesh // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Mr Magpie, it’s a racing certainty Liverpool’ll be in for Lacazette and that his agents have tipped the bindippers off about his availability.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the reason Liverpool pulled the plug on Remy.

  • 129 Markaccus // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Graeme. I just have a bad feeling he will cost far too much for ashley. Seems like a decent player mind. Although i dont know much about him.

  • 130 welshgeordie9 // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Good evening by the way

  • 131 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    ochytoon

    got some good talent coming through so its a case of filling in the gaps

    are they signing players i see there selling but not seen any incoming, but they have sold a good core of players not easy to replace i spose

    is the women owner cashing in or out as it were

  • 132 Graeme // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Markaccus – that makes 2 of us mate. The saving grace, is if Carr has tracked him, he should be an ace signing!! We certainly need a striker as SDJ isnt, Cisse is crocked and Riviere was brought in for the development squad!!

    Oh well. lol

  • 133 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    lesh…that is my take on it as well – and how I feel!

    Liverpool has just announced the signing ofLovren!

  • 134 ochytoon // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    @beermonkey
    Southampton always have good talent coming through so yes it is a case of filling the gaps to an extent. However, the gaps which have been left were arguably filled by their best players and to lose all of them in a single transfer window has destroyed a lot of the fan’s confidence.

    It’s heavily rumored that they are set to complete a double swoop for Forster and De Vrij from Celtic (both were left out of a friendly match the other night adding fuel to the fire). Aside from that, I’ve heard nothing concrete. I think they desperately need a big marque signing to calm the fans nerves in the form of someone like Lukaku.

    I honestly don’t have a clue what the owner is up too. It’s more than clear that she’s no where near as committed to Southampton as her father and that she’s only stuck about because it was his dying wish so to speak. I don’t think she’s a bad owner, but I don’t think she’s prepared to take Southampton to the next level, something which I believed they were in a brilliant position to achieve at the end of last season.

  • 135 OneAlanShearer // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    We need a quality striker and a centre back minimum to probably guarantee survival this season. Grenier would be a wise investment too. If sdj is injured we are solely reliant on cabella as our only creative resource. We also lack any guaranteed cutting edge up front. A 15 to 20 goal striker is needed. I get the impression we are gambling on that becoming available rather than pushing for it.

  • 136 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    ochytoon

    they were in a great position to move on to being a top 6 club if they had played it right
    i am sure all the sales is why pochitino left

    those to would be good signings i would like to see forster in the prem just to see if it was a mistake to let him go
    its a shame for the fans there they have been through it since they were relegated all that time ago

  • 137 ochytoon // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    @beermonkey
    Definitely. Reminds me of us that season we finished fifth. I feel we really could have established ourselves as a permanent top 6 club.

    Pochettino was always going to leave as soon as Cortese left. To be honest, I was never a huge fan of him. I find him to be a very one-dimensional coach. He has his philosophy and I respect that but when it’s not working he does nothing to try and change it.

    Yeah I’m excited to see Forster in the prem after all the hype he’s been getting at Celtic. Just hope we didn’t let the wrong keeper go!

    It is a shame for the fans but you must remember that they are in a brilliant position compared to where they were about 6 years ago. I do suspect that a lot of the fans giving the board hate are those who jumped on the bandwagon after Leihber bought the club. The amount of Liverpool, United, and Chelsea fans I knew who suddenly became Soton fans when they started doing well in league one was ridiculous.

  • 138 beermonkey // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    ochytoon

    for us it wasn’t huge investment either just really the guys that came in the jan
    and a few good young’uns in as well

    for us i think it came to soon we seem to work to a laid out plan and we don’t seem to deviate from it

    do you think pochatino will struggle with spurs
    i found it funny he can speak English just refused to talk to the press

  • 139 ochytoon // Jul 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    @beermonkey
    Perhaps you’re right. Maybe we would have held onto some of those players had we finished 6th/7th that season and we could have built from there.

    I think Pochettino is gone within 18 months unless Lamela and Soldado suddenly become world beaters. I just don’t think Tottenham have that good a team, they just have a bucket load of players. Lloris is obviously world class but at the back they have a poor mans David Luiz in the shape of Vertonghen and I don’t really rate their fullbacks. Their midfield, bar Erikssen, is painfully average and I think they would do well to ship out the likes of Chadli, Sandro, Paulinho etc. Up front they have Adebayor who only remembers how to play football when he feels like it and a complete crock in Soldado. I think he’s got a much harder task on his hands than he did at Southampton.

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City and United are all above his team so they can count out Champions League, and I would say ourselves and Everton are on their level now. In all honesty I can see them coming 7th or 8th.

  • 140 Sav // Jul 28, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Your girlfriend leaves for another bloke. You’re gutted. Then she comes back and tells you she’s expecting….? Sorry Loic, We knew your heart was flawed because it certainly wasn’t in Newcastle.

  • 141 lesh // Jul 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Shame we didn’t keep Shola – Liverpool’d be in with a £20m bid!

  • 142 WLtoon // Jul 28, 2014 at 4:27 AM

    I read the first 2 paragraphs of this article and i think its a non starter.
    His wages are 80k, we pay 45k, and its unflexible regardless of how talented the player.
    Lets draw a line with this one cos it wont happen.

  • 143 toons // Jul 28, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Newcastle is headed for relegation. ahahahahaaa.
    from a sympathetic Gunners fun.

  • 144 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 28, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    I seem to remember Demba Ba failed a medical somewhere before he came to us and starting scoring goals for Fun ?

    Which club was where he failed ? Reckon they were kicking themselves afterwards. We cocked up his contract when BA signed for us too!

    Hopefully if they do go for Remy they don,t make the same bollocks of his contract as they did with BA ?




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