Alan Pardew Wants To Sign Loic Remy


We had mentioned in an article yesterday that it’s not unusual for a football manager in a new job to go after some of his targets at his previous club, and the news yesterday was that Alan Pardew wanted to sign Dutch center-back Virgil van Dijk of Celtic – a Newcastle target too.

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Loic Remy – while on loan at Newcastle

Well would you believe it – but Crystal Palace are reported to be preparing a shock bid fOR Chelsea striker Loic Remy, who was on loan at Newcastle all last season, but refused to sign for us in the summer.

Remy joined Chelsea in last August,  after he had failed a medical in Boston for Liverpool, but he is the third choice striker at best at the Blues, and hasn’t played too many times this season.

When he does play he looks good,  but it’s difficult to reach your best form when you don’t play regularly – especially for a striker – since you cannot get that sharpness that is so crucial to strikers.

When he was at Newcastle Loic played very well for us with 14 goals in 27 appearance,  and at Chelsea this season he has scored 5 goals in 23 total appearances, but he’s only appeared 12 times in the league with 3 goals.

Remy joined QPR instead of Newcastle in January two years ago, and that turned out to be a big mistake for the Frenchman with QPR relegated,  so it would be a difficult choice for Remy to join another small club like Crystal Palace – but they are in London and that could be an advantage.

But Remy left Newcastle principally because he wanted to play in the Champions League,  and Crystal Palace will not be in the Champions League any time soon.

Newcastle have a better chance of Champions League football in the next five years than Palace, and that chance is like 5% at best, and would mean a new owner coming in to buy out Mike Ashley as a very necessary first step.

It will be very difficult for Palace to attract Loic Remy,  and it will be interesting to see if the 31 times capped French International (7 goals) will push for a move in the summer to get more playing time at another club.

What do you think?

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76 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #1

    i bet that if qpr stay up they will get him.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Shearer cozying up to Keane on the Beeb. WTF??? This might be worth a watch

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #3

    I meant palace.

    Ha ha ha

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  • 123 Dummet Time

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Ings AND Austin strike Partnership

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #5

    remy is suited to chelsea he wont be going anywhere untill he’s in the last year of his contract !

    he’s on big money and does next to nothing that suits him and unless someone offers him more he wont be going anywhere.

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #6

    banteke would be my personal 1st choice striker if we actually go for any striker lol closely followed by ings.

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #7

    benteke

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #8

    BandB

    Three people on the board of directors, Lee Charnley, John Irving and Mike Ashley. I had expected a non-executive member but can’t see one referenced. Some one posted a link to the commercial entity of MASH Holdings once which detailed the personnel and may be similarly possible for NUFC. Sorry I can not be of any further help.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 9, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #9

    boydonegood

    we wont do a villa and sign expensive flops, ben arfa at 5 mill not really an expensive flop was he
    and I cant see us taking a 15 mill punt on a striker can you

    the reason villa are in trouble is they got rid of most of the expense and quality because the leak cash and baulked out the squad with not very good players
    this is the only similarity and it is where we will end up we don’t address this and coaching

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  • Small World

    Mar 9, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Meanwhile in other news Alan Pardew took delivery of his new ’15’ reg car with personalised plates:-

    AP15POT

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #11

    So Man utds Tia Maria sent off for touching the ref….shocking example for kids… What’s the ban FA ?!

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Michael Oliver – great match.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #13

    “Alan Pardew Wants To Sign Loic Remy”

    …and I want a toilet made of gold, but that’s just not in the cards is it!

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  • Small World

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Unfortunately the two best refs in the league Oliver & Clattenburg will never officiate at SJP as they’re deemed to be too local.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Commentator said earlier that it was shocking that ManU haven’t had 2 consecutive trophyless seasons since the 80s. Poor sods eh?

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Remy just wants to be in London – if palace offer him more cash then he’ll join

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Wonder what some of the bloggers make of Man U playing ‘hoofball’ for the entire 2nd half. Love it… Everything Van Gaal has achieved in the game, the riches he has at his disposal, and his team launches it up the middle to Fellatio for 45 mins hoping for a knock doon

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Can Oliver & Clattenburg referee the Mackems or is that deemed to close or will be biased against the Mackems being TOON supporters.

    If they can’t then FA have double standards letting someone from Withinshaw referee Manure Utd

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Van Gaal is saying that di Maria should not have been sent off, although he did not see exactly what happened.
    He is also saying that di Maria was provoked by the ref Michael Oliver who had just booked him.
    Di Maria’s missus Jorgelina Cardoso has appeared on MUTV saying that she cannot believe her hubby would
    assault the referee as he is just not like that.
    It is believed that tomorrow moring di Maria will appear on MUTV proclaiming he knew nothing of the indcident
    during the match and was shocked to read the morning papers describing the incident.
    Meanwhile back in Rosario, Argentina, di Maria’s home town, local road sweeper Pablo Sanchez, who once drove
    past di Maria’s mansion also proclaimed his innocence shouting out “he eez no that type of player”.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Sitc@17 – well he ain’t no Willo that’s for sure.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Wonder if Keano and Big Al will have a pint together now

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki
    Mike ashley will be on the blower to old Louis telling him he’s got just the thing to improve Utd then, for a few pieces of silver of course!

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Don’t think he’d be bothered joining Palace or Pardew.
    If Spurs or Arsenal came calling I reckon he’d think differently

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Love the way we are linked to players and we see the players that we’d like to join us but I for one of many cant see any of our dreams come true.
    It’ll be back to the basement jumble sale and mediocre season to look forward to.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Be interesting too see what punishment Di Maria gets for that incident

    I bet if Joey Barton or somebody of similar ilk done it, they’d throw the book at them.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Tuff genuinely the funniest thing you’ve said on this blog get ya cigar out!

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  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Belfast how long did Di canio get was it 10 game’s?

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  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes I think so. I remember David Prutton getting a big ban as well.

    They were both for pushes though

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  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Prutton 10 games, Di Canio 11

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  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Ah rite so there hasn’t been a situation where a player has pulled a referee off
    well for pulling a referee off during a game there should be greater punishment guaranteed

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  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Well they constantly bang on about respect for officials so you’d expect a lengthy ban.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #32

    manx – glad you appreciate the humour -although you clearly have not read all my posts in order to appreciate numerous high quality gags that have appeared on here for a lengthy period of time.
    Looking back my di Maria skit could have been enhanced if I’d said “………
    Meanwhile back in Rosario, Argentina, di Maria’s home town, local road sweeper Pablo Sanchez, who once rode past di Maria’s mansion on his donkey, also proclaimed his innocence shouting out “he eez no that type of player”.
    Dare I say another quality gag.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Yep Belfast they bang on again and again but pulling the ref off mid game is unexpectable

    dirty barsteward

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  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Tuff I’m afraid ya had ya time you’ve ruined it unfortunately ya should have left it there lol

    i did stop posting after i seen the words blog legend and Belfast together tho way the he’ll was happening there lyk?

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  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Way=wat

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  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #36

    He’ll=hell as well lol new phone

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  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #37

    From one blog legend to a non blog legend,I was rather surprised with that myself manxpie.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Once I realised it was definitely a fact I got used to it.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Deluded. There’s a word to look up. You mysoginist….. mince organist….mine shaftist….mice agonist… stupid phone!

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Yeah I think Di Maria should get a lengthy ban for tugging at the refs shirt like that they click so easily and dont easily iron out if they get stretched. Someone could have been badly hurt or killed.

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