Cross This Striker Off The List – He Doesn’t Want To Come


It’s hardly surprising that QPR manager Harry Redknapp has (finally) revealed Loic Remy doesn’t want to return to Newcastle United.

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Loic Remy – doesn’t want to return to Newcastle

Loic’s actions from last January after Mike Ashley sold Yohan Cabaye to PSG for £20M and didn’t replace him, made it fairly obvious that Loic wasn’t keen on coming back to Newcastle – maybe because the club is simply not ambitious enough these days.

This is what Harry Redknapp has said today:

“He didn’t want to go back to Newcastle which is a massive club, so unless it’s a club in the top seven I don’t think he’ll go,”

“If he goes you’re looking for two strikers, which isn’t easy to find,” “We need to get a couple more in, we’re short in some areas.”

“I’ve got three central midfield players – Joey Barton, Alejandro Faurlin and Karl Henry – when you need six midfield players really at this level.¨

“So we’re looking to get one or two midfielders in and maybe a front man as well because we need a bit of cover there. You need four strikers in an ideal world.”

It could well be that Loic finds himself staying at QPR for the season, and he did choose QPR over Newcastle over 18 months ago, when he left Marseilles for £8M, with the carrot being said to be big wages.

And his last minute move to QPR certainly didn’t please French manager Didier Deschamps at the time, so this is not the first time he hasn’t really wanted to join Newcastle, and he only came on loan last summer because no other club came in for him, with that rape charge hanging over his head.

But Loic was completely cleared of that charge earlier this year, which was great for him.

Newcastle only want players who want to come to Tyneside, and so far this summer our recruitment team have done well in getting nine players through the door – and every one of them is delighted to be at Newcastle.

Having players who want to be at Newcastle helps the team spirit as well.

But if a top club comes in for Loic before September 2nd rolls around, we still think the French striker will look at whatever his best option is at that time – and he could move on the last day of the window, or decide to stay at QPR, well at least until January.

If he does move very late in the window, that’s what’s worrying Redknapp, because QPR may not be able to get one or two strikers in, with the limited time available in the window.

Loic Remy had a great season for us last season scoring 14 goals in 27 appearances, so he’s definitely a very good striker, but if he doesn’t want to come – he doesn’t want to come.

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35 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #1

    REPOST

    Slank

    I bet if Pardew told you the world was flat you’d believe him!! How many times have you been lied to by this regime?

    Mr Tuff – Glad you got to see the replays yesterday, if colo hadnt followed dzeko for the 1st goal then all Dzeko needed to do was turn and shoot no way willo was getting back at him….2nd goal Colo is at fault for playing him onside but Janmaat (again) is out of position, all defender are told to show the player onto the weaker foot which is exactly what he did, 1 on 1 aguero will beat anyone in this league…Tim Krul flapped it straight back to him though which was poor

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  • Sliema

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #2

    We won’t be buying anyone else now.

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #3

    REPOST

    Transfer

    Didn’t someone say some time ago that there was a clause in Jonas contract (how they would know that doesn’t add any credibility to the story) that said if he played so many games the club would have to pay him more ?

    Must be tittle tattle. Jesper would know.

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed,

    I think we all twigged that sometime ago that Remy didn’t want to come back to us. But nice of A’rry to say so. Hope they get relegated.

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  • toonking

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    i take it today is called the pro and anti HBA day?

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #6

    stuart no9 // Aug 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    – israeli fan———-even barcelona cant do that against lesser teams, and if you think with other manager we would attack city for 90 minutes- so your football knowledge is zero’——–i think you will find last season and the season bufore .apart from a couple of games , against man utd and chelsea, we only played for 45 mins againd EVERYBODY, cardiff reading hull sweansea , EVERY BODY , not just Man city . If you didnt notice that , may i suggest you are the one with limited
    knowledge

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Our Toon

    Are you telling me it’s not flat ?

    I bet the moon is not made of green cheese.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    TS

    HBA is a popular topic, the owner knows this and so does the manager hence why he always sidesteps the questions, HBA will be used if we have an injury crisis, if we sell HBA the club knows we’d expect to sign someone as a space would be free, ask yourself how much a replacement would cost compared to keeping the lad here!!

    This is all apart of the PR campaign to get the likes of SLANK on board with the notion that this “trouble maker” is the problem….I shocked fans believe the “compulsive liars” though. The truth will come out and when it does I’d rather be on the HBA side of the fence rather than the LIARS (Pardew) side of the fence!!

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Slank

    If pardew told you it was made of Green Cheese you’d believe it mate!!

    off to a meeting catch up soon

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon

    Watch you don’t fall off that edge on your way to your meeting. It could be embarrassing for you !

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #11

    our toon

    The problem with HBA is he has a past of being a trouble maker, just as our manager and owner have a past of being liars….it’s not a black and white issue, think both will be at fault, but what percentage each is I don’t know.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Talking of poisonous posters – I see my earlier post -had it’s desired effect – and tempted out from his hiding place – Mr Poisonous Poster himself -that two faced hypocrite Bills.
    There is truth in the old adage -“if the cap fits wear it” – the bait was well cast and hooked the old tart straight away -he could not resist a dig.
    Bills – the hypocrite – a fully laden shopping bag wielder -a clear danger to old grannies in the queue at the local supermarket. Likes to dish it out but will not apologise when he’s proved wrong.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #13

    HBA will always take the headlines!

    However the biggest injustice at the club is the treatment of Gutirez!

    I was never his biggest fan but he’s a model pro that would do any job the team required him to do, and he’s being treat like shit!

    Shame on the people in charge, disgusting treatment of Gutirez IMO

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #14

    optimistic

    From what I’ve read he is back home with a club, keeping fit whilst looking for a contract, whilst on full pay.

    It’s not the worst way to treat somebody I don’t think.

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  • Sliema

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #15

    optimistic

    You can’t pick the team based on loyalty mate. He’s been cack for a looooong time, we owe him nowt.

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  • toonking

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #16

    when will this war end.
    the sooner HBA gets a new premier league team the better and i say a premier league team because that will give you such an ebarressment you pro HBA fans.

    nile ranger was showing signs of being a great forward how many wanted us to keep him? A zero.

    luis suaez we all know he is a world class forward, what were liverpool fans saying when he bit a player for the 3rd time in his career? A get rid of suaez we don’t want him.

    alan pardew headbutts a player last season what did we all say? A we all said alan should now be sacked and some might have been against him prior to that headbutt, the thing was that got a massive number of additions.

    tevez refused to come on as sub in a CL match against city what happens? A city decide enough is enough and sell him.

    balletelli was such a great player to watch on the pitch providing all sorts of entertainment what do city do? A they sell him because of them issues he causes off the pitch.

    other examples are
    john terry-englands best CB removed from england over racism

    owen great striker but not at newcastle, we view him as a greedy b@stard who just wanted to protect himself from another injury then leave

    then of course we have the owner himself ashley, despite the fact he has saved us from going into admin we all (including myself) can’t stand the FCB and want him to sell this club right away.

    so there you have it people examples of people who don’t get accepted despite the good stuff they had about themselves.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #17

    TS…there is always three sides to every story. In this case the coach, Benny and the truth.

    The club won’t let Benny speak, have public meeting or play in public games. The coach use the media for spin and snits at both Benny and Jonas (is that the right word?)

    I guess people just have to choose if the believe a troublemaker or a liar?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #18

    …I know the truth is somewhere in between mate 😉

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  • toonking

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #19

    against-for city

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Sage @ 14

    Sounds alright to me. I suppose his agent is also working to find him a contract.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #21

    jesper

    I certainly don’t take what Pardew says as the truth, he always spins things in his favour (as most public figures do to be fair)

    Pardew should tell us what the unprofessional behaviour is, so we can see how severe or not it actually is.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Whilst a lot of talk at the moment centre’s on getting a proven striker in which would be ideal, I thinke Ayoze may be the suprise package this season.

    He has pace and flair but importantly signs of that composure in front of goal that top frontmen have. Early days, but Riviere needs more composure in front of goal as does Sissoko. That said Riviere’s pace is exciting and he definitely gets in the face of defenders more than the likes of Cisse or even Obertan does.

    Very impressed with Ayoze so far!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #23

    I agree with what optomistic says about Jonas. He wouldnt get much playing time now anyway, but if its true that he is frozen out becausr of the contract thing, it is a disgrace. This is another pathetic penny pinching measure from Ashley, and a loyal player is being dumped on because of it. I even think had he not beem loaned out last season, we woulf have gotten a few more points by using him to play keep ball in the last 20 mins. He was a pardew faveorite after all, and goofy might not have been so tired if he had someone to give him a rest.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #24

    spuggy

    same, he was very impressive…showed a good link up with cabella too towards the end

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Transfer

    Not bad I suppose but being told your no longer wanted or welcome at the club is a tad harsh.

    I’m not wanting him to play but surely his expire emcee and attitude would be beneficial to the development squad or academy.

    Why haven’t they done the same to HBA?

    I think it’s the same old thing DOLLAR

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #26

    “Fair” is a city in Russia when it comes to the coach it seems!

    …to be honest I’ll probably never get back to the the way I felt about the coach pre-february! That’s long gone 🙁

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Transfer

    Surely your not going to ask the worst behaved person at the club what he considers bad behaviour 😉

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  • Mozambique Mag

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #28

    To be honest onwards and upwards, was class last season (when he wanted to play) and banged in some great goals, but I would rather someone with the attitude to match. Im pretty sure he is not a target for us anymore anyway. Enjoy QPR ; )

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  • ToonMatt

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #29

    He’s too good for a team like us we have no ambition at all, 50,000 fans showed up to support Mike Ashley and the regime, This is it for the next 20 years, No cup runs or european football, It’s sickening.

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  • dannitoon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #30

    We need someone like bony… someone who can bust the net from 30 yards.. rivierre looks good but we must allow the need for him to settle. Which would be easier for him if we had a proven scorer alongside

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  • dannitoon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #31

    @toon matt

    50000 didn’t turn up to support MA and the regime. . 50000 fans who love football and their club turned up not only to support the TEAM but to pay their respects to two fallen brothers.. grow up and stop calling those fans who see the bigger picture and won’t cut their noses off so to speak

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 18, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #32

    So Harry once again issues a statement to cover his own backside. Remy just wants a fat payday in the believe that he is Champions League material. If not he just wants to be a wannabe London D list celeb.
    No thanks – he’s made his bed, lie in it.

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  • James RS

    Aug 18, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #33

    Thanks to Harry”I dont like Newcastle” Redknapp and his pal Joey Barton spreading the bad word about us.

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  • funguswatty

    Aug 18, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #34

    has loic remy said any thing as yet if so where all i remember him saying was he wanted champions league clubs ,but as none have come for him after a failed medical at Liverpool he knows our offer still on the table and he also said he was impressed with the quality of players we have singed so he still could sign on last day of window .Harry letting the shit come from his mouth again

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  • andyctoon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Why are we still banging on about remy..he does not wanna come and we look so sad keep going after him..id rather not have him.i want players eho want newcastle..hope he stays at q.p.r and thy get relahated then we can all laugj in his greedy face!!! Board of hearing about him.

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