Ashley Can Help Newcastle Get Loic Remy On Tyneside


If the news is to be believed today, then Newcastle are in negotiations with QPR to sign Loic Remy, and if Mike Ashley gets involved he could help to seal the deal and get Remy permanently on Tyneside – and with the breaking news that Newcastle have won the race to sign 23 year-old Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra from Shakhtar Donetsk – we could even have a cracking side for next season.

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Loic Remy while on loan at Newcastle

One reason Newcastle lost the race to sign Loic Remy in January of last year was that the move was hijacked at the last minute by QPR.

But also their owner Tony Fernandes got involved personally to persuade Loic to join the club that was rock bottom of the Premier League at that time,  and still finished bottom the following May – even through Loic scored 6 goals in 14 appearances for them.

This is what Remy said at the time,  after playing a computer game with the QPR owner in late January of 2013:

“It showed to me what a good person Tony is.” “He showed his human side to me as an owner of the club.” “Harry Redknapp also played a big part in me coming here,”

“I spoke to him and Tony Fernandes at length, and they made it clear they wanted me here. They gave me the right motivation to join QPR.”

So now’s the time for both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew to get involved and put forward the vision of Newcastle United to Remy, and that we want to get back into the Champions League, which is what Alan Pardew has already stated a week or so ago.

Both owner and manager need to assist Managing Director Lee Charnley to get Loic Remy signed permanently for Newcastle – and then we should have a fine striker force next season.

That strike force could include Loic Remy, Emmanuel Riviere, Facundo Ferreyra, Siem de Jong, Ayoze Perez and of course Papiss Cisse and young Adam Armstrong.

Looks (very) good to us.

And if we are successful in getting Loic Remy to Newcastle – all we need to do then is to sign Clement Grenier from Lyon. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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109 comments so far

  • AndyNUFC

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #1

    It was funny the whole saga with Remy. Plane to London for some reason, didn’t get out of bed to catch his travel up here, ends up getting chatted up by ‘Arry and has a game of FIFA with Fernandes.

    End of season QPR are relegated and Fernandes is talking about slinging out all of the mercenaries… So between NUFC and QPR I can see a deal being done (£15M is great business in today’s market) but as Twittersphere is pointing out it is actually Remy’s wages that are a stumbling block.

    If we got him though we wouldn’t need any more strikers, which would be an amazing thing to finally enter a season not lacking in a particular area. (Fingers crossed).

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Get ya PS4 oot sharpish Cashley!!!
    The tight git will probably turn up with a bloody accomadore!
    C’mon Remy I’ll give ya a game of pong!

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  • Barton

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Ashley Can Help Newcastle Get Loic Remy On Tyneside…..

    Sorry like,but heard it all now lol

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  • G

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #4

    So how many strikers are we planning this season? Anybody else thinking about KK’s Cavalier style football with all attacking players, and sod the limited defence? Lovely to watch but doesn’t bring the silverwear, still I would be happy to see it again.

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  • shearermania

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    i always moan at my son when hes playing video games, ipad etc : “its stupid, youre wasting your time playing on this stupid thing, go out and kick a ball instead of this xbox crap – nothing good is going to come out of it” he keeps telling me “dad if you were the owner of nufc i would have got you loic remy”

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #6

    ED…they show some ambitions in this window,sth we cheer about so far, great job done so far,did every thing so far..
    So far..I’m cheerful..

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #7

    *can

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  • Bambams

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #8

    I was talking to an old work colleague yesterday I had not seen for years. His son used to be on the books at Newcastle but is now playing full time in the states on a university scholarship.
    Anyway he still attends all the youth and reserve games and knows Pedro very well. He is a football man and he raves about Adam Armstrong !!! Reckons he is some player and need to get excited about this lad….Time will tell but thought I would share it.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Andy
    Given our lack of Goals i personally don’t think the club can grumble to much about his wages
    Can’t see them being too high either given he had apparently agreed a pay cut to join the bin dippers

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Wow. A thread on her has the life expectancy of a warm prawn sarnie…

    Anyway – not actually that bothered about Remy. The club seem to have the right idea: if he genuinely wants to come here, fine, but if not then we don’t need him. No more Michael Owens, thanks.

    You have to hand it to Loic, though – he plays well regardless of which shirt he’s in. If you’re going to be a mercinary, be a good one. 🙂

    I think he’d be happy here, and with service from the likes of SDJ, Cabella, Sissoko… 20 goals a season looks possible.

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #11

    *thread on here

    Doh. 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #12

    shearermania
    Tough to argue with his logic!

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #13

    IMO Ferreyra is a fantastic signing, he’s like a proper number 9.

    Just need Remy and Grenier then we are sorted.

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  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #14

    @toonarmydownsouth

    Commodore 64 mate?

    hahaha great post mate. Made me chortle.

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  • Slank

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #15

    I think Lee Charnley is doing a fine job (given the recent signings) and surely doesn’t need his boss sticking his nose in.

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  • outsidethebox

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #16

    thats the midfield and strikers sorted…
    andy nufc….need a centre back ..i would be happy if they get one more in even on loan younis kabul would be my choice

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #17

    T.T.V.V.T
    F**king autocorrect!!!

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  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #18

    @Whumpie

    Spot on.

    No more Michael Owen’s indeed, but as you say later; Remy is a very good mercinary.

    Personally i think he’s very important to our success but i dont want to see us have our pants taken down like Liverpool and Carroll for example.

    I can’t see that ever happening with Ashley, so if we do end up signing him you know its a solid deal for the club and the player.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Looked at that guy from Argentina he looks decent the only problem with him (and perez for that matter) is the goals they have scored in highlights we dont tend to create those chances under Pardew…..

    So unless there is a MAJOR change of style under Pardew or the players figure it out themselves then it could be difficult for them

    Unless the plan when Pardew runs out of ideas is to launch it long to Sissoko/Willo or Vuckic up front we dont really have that go long option which could be a blessing in disguise

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #20

    bambams

    the worrying thing about Armstrong is we wont get to see him reach his potential as the first decent offer we will take

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t get why people are still calling for a CB, as much as i’d like Lascelles to replace Taylor, its not gonna happen, the club are clearly satisfied with our current 4 with Streete and Satka coming through the ranks.

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  • mindshaft

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Rumour is that Remy had accepted 60k a week at Liverpool and thats the wages being touted to Arse / Spurs but his agent has said he wants 80k a week for Newcastle as not CL club nor based in London!

    20k a week extra to play in the toon – tell him to take a hike, that’s just taking the porverbial

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s not just the options we’ve suddenly got in attack, it’s that feeling that there are many, many permutations and that the squad has the sense of togetherness that will enable Pards to deploy those options without trouble.

    We did say he needed to be better at Plans B, C etc. – and it looks like he’s on the case.

    Blimes.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #24

    @ElasticoChop: £6m option to buy #Ferreyra in place. Similar to Luuk de Jong deal; let’s hope that is the only similarity. #NUFC

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  • G

    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Despite everything I’ve still got a score on AP to win the sack race this year, once the season kicks off. 7/1 odds were offered so I took it.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #26

    I reckon thats remy deal dead imo unless cisse is sold we syill REALLY need a commanding ctr half

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #27

    JamesToon – good point on the defence. I’ve read that Satka looks the real deal, and Dummy was pretty close last season even out of position as a CB. Perhaps even Saylor has started to wise up a bit?

    I just get the feeling that with Colo getting on a bit, we need backup for his maturity and level-headedness.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Mindshaft
    Aye but those clubs aren’t stupidly desperate for a CF
    Ashley’s willingness to sell and not replace players has left us short which as I’ve stated numerous times hands all the power to the other party
    We know we’re desperate
    They know we’re desperate

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  • firebug666

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #29

    From the Shields Gazette

    HARRY Redknapp has confirmed former Newcastle United loanee Loic Remy will link up with his Queens Park Rangers team-mates in Ireland this weekend.

    QPR are currently without Remy on their pre-season tour, but he will join up with the squad on Sunday, according to Redknapp.

    He said: “Loic Remy will arrive in Ireland on Sunday and will be training with us on Monday.”

    Newcastle retain an interest in the striker after his move to Liverpool collapsed.

    Alan Pardew this week said the club will continue to “monitor” the Frenchman’s situation.

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/redknapp-ex-newcastle-loanee-remy-joining-qpr-on-pre-season-tour-1-6763049

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Santonthenewmaldini – got to challenge you on that long ball thing; it’s way out of date.

    Before we sold Cabs – and were left with very few players capable of running through the midfield and passing the ball – we had one of the lowest long-ball stats in the league. Pards had comprehensively ditched it.

    We’ve now added much more depth than we had then – beyond what we had with just Cabs – so I doubt if you’ll be seeing many long balls.

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #31

    TDS: we are no longer desperate. If we do have this Shaktar player on loan, then we’ve replaced Shola, LDJ and Remy with him, Rivierre and Perez, with Armstrong coming through strongly too.

    When it comes to strikers, we’re anything but desperate. REMY is probably desperate, because I don’t think ‘arry wants him and he’s suddenly considered ‘damaged goods’.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Whumpie
    Agree about the ball, haven’t seen it at SJP for a long time
    Ugly football yes but not route one

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #33

    These guys will burst in upcoming season
    Mussa sissoko
    Tim krul
    Yoan Goufran
    S.Taylor
    Gabriel obertan

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Whumpie
    We are desperately short of goal scorers
    We have some good academy players coming through the ranks and added Rivière
    We have in no way shape or form replaced Remy’s goals who of those players you have listed have got anywhere near his scoring record?
    We have depth to an area that was woefully short of goals, that is all
    We still have no recognised regular goal scorer on the books

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  • paul6257

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #35

    and centre half, then i’ll be happy… with that squad i can feel a trip to Wembley coming on

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  • expatmag

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #36

    I would say that is the Remy speculation now over and done with thankfully. I didnt want him back.

    This guy looks to have potential and could be a good leader of the line.

    You cant always go by you tube of course but he seems to have a bit of pace, two good feet, handy in the air but most of all, we have given him a chance in the PL to impress and if he is like most Argentinian players, he might just have a single minded approach to prove himself at a higher level.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #37

    LDJ and Shola didn’t score so we could of bought 2 lumps of coal and claimed we had replaced them

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  • estechco

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #38

    If YouTube is to be believed Ferreyra has two good feet, s decent turn of pace, good in the air, takes penalties…what’s not to like!

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  • Pottsclock

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Yep, not really seen hoofball since we had Carroll and Nolan feeding off it……but every day on hear people repeatedly say that we do it.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #40

    tads/ whumpie

    the problem was last season if cabs became isolated and after he left there was no outlet tiote and anita didn’t have some1 to link with so we tended to go backwards or sideways when we were pressed, and we were pressed a lot as we had no threat, also it was a work in progress, still is, and I think at times we didn’t know wot we were doin well it looked that way

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