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Pardew Interested In Remy – But Fans Divided

8:43 am, Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

QPR striker Loic Remy is now available again, and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said today in various outlets, that he is interested in bringing the striker back to Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew has said this today to BBC Newcastle:

“There’s a lot of baggage in the way, but of course we are interested.” “He was a great player for us. I think Newcastle is a great place for him.”

But in our poll on whether fans think we should go after him, it’s currently split at 50% wanting him and 50% against the move – so if you haven’t yet voted – here’s your chance.

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Pardew also had this to say about Loic Remy today in the Chronicle and Northern Echo, about Remy’s failed Liverpool medical:

“I didn’t expect that to happen and we certainly had no problem with Loic during his time with us.”  

I thought that deal was sealed and done which I’m sure the agent and player thought as well,  so I’m surprised that the medical team had a problem.”

“We are monitoring things as we go,  and it’s difficult when you ask questions about one player because I thought our young players were terrific.”

Pardew is very pleased with the strikers we have brought in so far this summer, and Ayoze Perez scored a good goal last night at Hillsborough to win the match against Sheffield Wednesday.

Loic seems to carry a bit of baggage with him, even though Alan says he had no problem with him last season – and certainly the relationship between manager and player was good.

And some of that baggage showed up in the last two months of last season, when he seemed to want to miss Newcastle’s matches to ensure he would be fit for France in the World Cup.

On the other side of the coin, he played great for us and scored 14 goals in 27 matches.

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BuckLuck // Jul 31, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Sorry – repost

    expatmag
    At least Ashley wants entertaining football, and there lies my hope of a modern manager sometime in the future. Not holding my breath though…

    Shot Bru
    Yes, indeed! He doesn’t know how to use his squad it seems. He stumbled upon our only good/entertaining run when we played 433 with Ba and Ben Arfa on the wings. Unfortunatley it was because of injuries, a forced hand.

    To sum this summer up this far.
    I’m optimistic about our new players. They look like good acquisitions. Carr and Charnley has done a good job in my eyes.
    I’m not confident our squad will produce what they should because of Pardew. Love to be proven wrong though.
    Coloccini and Williamson are not good enough together. We badly need a quality CB, still need a CF and could benefit from another attacking winger.

  • 2 paul6257 // Jul 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    who cares if he’s a mercenary… lets be honest who isn’t, who wouldn’t try to get the best deal possible for themselves. this is a proven premiership striker who could, if fit, bag 20/25 goals per season. pay him the wages and SIGN HIM UP. if you think for one minute every other player at Newcastle wouldn’t walk out the door if the money was right them I pity your naivety

  • 3 BuckLuck // Jul 31, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    On Remy

    A part of me wants him signed up asap as he is a quality player. The other part of me doesn’t want him here. He’s like an unfaithful ex-girlfriend.

  • 4 Bambams // Jul 31, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    His heart is not in it for Newcastle. If someone only looks at you as best of whats left then I am sure as soon as a transfer window comes along he will want away every time.

    Imo

  • 5 Shot Bru // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Agreed Paul6257….13 goals in 27 is quality…

    Remy’s goals inspired teammates and fans alike last season. Sign up the mercenary!!

  • 6 expatmag // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Buck

    There lies the problem mate. If he appointed a quality manager, he would want quality players to compete for trophies. Ashley wouldnt spend the money necessary to achieve those aims.

    PAUL

    Forget Remy unless QPR are willing to reduce the asking price to something around 7 million quid and the player himself taking a hefty reduction in salary. Highly unlikely on both counts

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Not for me. He did well for us last year, but if he signed permanently would he do it again? He was playing with the hope of a World Cup spot, and with his eyes on a big Champions League move this summer.

    He claims to have agreed not to play in a ‘meaningless game’ for the club. He has turned us down once already, and then touted himself about to all and sundry rather then signing for us. As for him scoring 20-25 goals a season, when has he ever done that!

    I don’t really have a problem with him being ambitious, but signing for QPR wasn’t that. I think if we end up signing Remy it will be a move borne of desperation by both parties.

  • 8 BuckLuck // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Martin Ødegaard, 15 year old and dominating in Norway these days. The norwegian league is not the best…by far, but still. To totaly pi$$ on other players Messi-style as a little kid you need a special talent. This is the kind of talent we need in our club(at least try to get), but I think it’s a bit too late. Barca, Bayern and all the other big clubs in Europe are after him.
    Didn’t all the big clubs watch Ayoze too? Get him in then :D

  • 9 WLtoon // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    @4
    totally agree. i said exactly that in a previous post.
    He IS proven ,there is no doubt about that,but he aint interested.
    IF we do get in a striker it will more likely be the guy from Shaktar Donetsk as he,ll be cheap and wants away from the club bcos of all the conflict.
    A CB is a must IMO,.
    We lost about a dozen games by 3 goals or more after the new yr,and that is shocking.

  • 10 Markaccus // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Shot bru

    only reason i said our forward play was improved slightly is this….

    Cabaye, gosling, ameobi and remy left
    Sdj, cabella, perez and rivierre came in

    now, where as cabaye and remy are the best two players on that list, ameobi and gosling are so bad that i believe that overall, the four replacements add up to slightly better. Just my opinion. Cabaye has been replaced adiquately with diffetent style players.

    We do still need that goal getter to complete the jigsaw, but creativity wise we are in a more promising position, as we are not reliant on.just one player now.

    We have not improved in defence. Desperate for a CB

  • 11 ToonMatt // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    At the end of the day Remy is better then any striker we have now? Cisse is not good enough and Riviere is unproven, I would have Remy on a permanent deal, when the likes of Everton can go out and spend £28m on a striker we are going nowhere,, Pay the reported £15m for Remy, when you look at the last time we spent that amount of money it was on Michael Owen and it was 9 years ago, we have gone backwards as a club and Ashley either needs to show some ambition or sell up and go.

  • 12 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Waste of time signing him. He will be sold and want to move after one decent season.

    Bring in a player who would bleed for the cause and who genuinely likes this football club and has an attraction for it.

    Maybe then he would want to stay beyond 1-2 years even at a club with no ambition. I don’t think Mike would like that though haha.

  • 13 Big Steve // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Get PEA now. If not, get Remy. Different class to anything we had last year.

  • 14 musomag // Jul 31, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Lot of repeat arguments I see. Understandable.

    Yes we could do with Remy’s goals, yes he can do it at this level, yes he is mercenary just like every other pro player…
    BUT
    The man is a sly asshole who will either destroy team morale by constantly wanting away or by misbehaviour. We don’t need that, we’ve had far too many of his type already.

  • 15 123 Dummet Time // Jul 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Aubameyang Would be a better choice due to the fact of his experience in the champions league last season and scored 17 goals, most coming from the bench.

  • 16 Big Steve // Jul 31, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Think the best we can hope for is the kid from Shaktar. Much cheaper option for the fat controller.

  • 17 JP...from The Rock // Jul 31, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    My first choice is PEA and if not possible then I would get Remy. Both are class, fast and will score goals for fun.




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