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Report – Chelsea Offer Loic Remy To Newcastle

9:02 am, Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 177 Comments

There´s news today that Newcastle have been offered an opportunity of signing former striker Loic Remy on loan from Chelsea.

The news is in the Chronicle and it´s that Chelsea have made Loic available to the Magpies, but we also know that Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace are after him.

loic remy at west ham

Loic Remy scoring at West Ham while on loan at Newcastle

Since he signed for Chelsea 18 months ago Loic has never been a starter at Stamford Bridge and does not get much playing time.

But he wants first team football to try to make the French squad for the Euro 2106 Championships in France in June.

Maybe the Chronicle has some inside information about this since Guus Hiddink recently said this about the French striker:

“He is our player, we are not going into that.” ‘We need all our players until the end of the season.”

“You know as much as I do, Chelsea is still in a position where they have to improve a lot to go up the table; we need all the players for this moment.”

”We don’t go into rumors.”

Well, Guus doesn´t exactly flat our deny Loic could go out on loan this month.

The problem we have with this news is that Yohan Cabaye is at Crystal Palace just down the road from Stamford Bridge.

And it must be enticing for Loic to move to Palace and play under Alan Pardew again – and maybe even set up a permanent deal in the summer and sign on at Palace permanently.

However, Loic could do a job for us at Newcastle right now, and getting him on Tyneside on loan could even be the difference between staying up or being relegated.

Loic could surely get us some goals that we are severely lacking at the moment.

The 31 times capped French Intentional was on loan at Newcastle the season before last and scored 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances for us.

Loic turned 29 on Saturday.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Yohan Cabaye

177 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hibbitt // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    santon what you seem to be missing is its not SM who makes the decisions its down to carr and charnley……one other thing how many games have you seen arma play either on tv or live to asses him so highly or is it fifa / football manager you base your opinion on ????

  • 2 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    If its a choice of Riviere or Remy its a no brainer.As stated before not a long term fix but he will give us goals which we are so desperate for.

  • 3 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Chelsea’ll have made Remy available for loan and thus will’ve notified all clubs – not just us!

    Forget it, it ain’t gonna happen – unless Charnley’s told to spend what it takes to get him!

  • 4 nut meg // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Maybe going against the grain a bit but I’d rather him playing for than against us.He’s also been offer to Swansea,Norwich & Villa…all teams that we need to take points off.

  • 5 Santon03 // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:11 AM


    based on how well he has done.
    based on he will work as hard as Vardy.
    based on his goals are better quality than Vardy, he didn’t just hit the ball as hard as he could like Vardy.

    January window is always difficult, you will have to pay much more than summer window for the same player, unless you are going for fringe players. I would rather see Arma than fringe players from other clubs.

    Based on those.

  • 6 Santon03 // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    transfers in: probably not SM call
    transfers out: yes, it is SM call unless someone will hand us another 35million for single player whoever it is.

  • 7 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Has Makro lost it? Why’s he bigging up Giroud? Why’s he talking up Riviere?

  • 8 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Ashley really ought to be pressing Charnley to explain why we’re not scoring goals?

    If he did, ge might just deduce that the £52m he spent this summer went in the wrong players. We needed an experienced striker, a second and proven CB as priorities yet Carr brought in Thauvin!

    Our problem lies with Carr who’s bringing in the wrong players. Rebuilding a team’s much like building a house – you just don’t go buying materials willy-nilly, buying window frames when there’s no bricks to build the wall!

    Carr’s the problem, he’s the reason we’re in the mire.

  • 9 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:31 AM


    Mr Negative

    Don’t answer this just give it a few moments thought.

    You are Loic Remy and you really want to play in Paris for France next Spring.

    Who would you pick to put yourself in the limelight.

    A club with a magnificent stadium where you are guaranteed a start and 50,000 have chanted your name before , or Crystal Palace or Norwich ?

  • 10 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    If we don’t sign anyone and carry on with the same players then Championship beckons simple.If we cannot even compete for loan players then we are going down.
    I don’t believe for one minute that’s what Ashley wants especially with all the money on offer from next season.
    I do think it will be hard to attract quality players due to our perilous position at the bottom end of the PL, But they have got to try otherwise we are down

  • 11 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Blackley, he’s bugging up Riviere because has been told that he’s got a striker so he must use him. Charnley won’t have a clue whether he’s any good or not but Carr’ll be protecting his own back and convincing Ashley that his buys are good and the weakness is the HC who’s not using them properly.

  • 12 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:36 AM


    * bugging up = bigging up!

  • 13 geordieboy83 // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Stupid comment by Steve regarding giroud, not sure what he thinks that will achieve. On rviere though I think that’s good management, giving the lad confidence so he’s raring to go, I’ve never wanted a bloke to succeed more than rivvy tbh he works so hard.

    This wijnaldum no10, sorry to sound antagonistic but I’m fairly sure at the start of the season people were complaining when he was in that position saying he was getting lost and we needed to play 442? So why now the hate saying it’s only taking Steve 5 months to play h correct, when he’s just reverted to what we were slagging him off for earlier in season

    Best wishes to your wife buddy.

  • 14 banjax // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    If he wants to come back that would be great. We could save some of our transfer money till summer and we see where we are !

  • 15 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:39 AM


    If I were Remy I’d want to go to a club that’s doing well and in the limelight for the right reasons – winning more points than losing ’em.

  • 16 nut meg // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    When you build a house you always put the foundations in first…..except nufc! That’s why we’re sinking,the goals against over the last 4 seasons SHOULD have told them something.

  • 17 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Total boll@cks. Ashley can quite clearly see as any football fan can that Riviere was a bad signing. He was never played predominantly as an out and out striker anyway, As he was often deployed on the wing.
    Its glaringly obvious we need a forward, Even if Cisse was fit !!

  • 18 hibbitt // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    santon so by that answer you haven’t seen him play the kids 18 learning his trade at a good club with a good manager playing games and scoring goals and you think he’s way above the prems leading scorer the kids good and will get better but not what we need at this time we need a proven prem goal scorer not bringing a kid home to sit on the bench for 5 min cameos we need a quality goal scorer to get us out off this mess vardy would do nicely

  • 19 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    That’s why Remy went to Qpr at the bottom of the Pl then. He definitely chose the limelight there didn’t he ??
    Remy is nothing more than a mercenary and will choose the best financial package available as well as guaranteed regular football

  • 20 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Janmaat(M’Babu) M’bemba (Colo) Dummett (Taylor ) Colback (Haidara)
    Sissoko (Aarons) Perez (Gouffran ) Thauvin (Roberts )
    Wijnaldum (SdJ)
    Remy (Mitrovic)

    Getting there

  • 21 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:52 AM

    I query the Riviere comment because it’s folly to suppose we can hang our hat on him. Charnley and Carr have ballsed up royally. We told them after their summer spending spree what would happen.

    Some guy at the Fans Forum was shut down by the club saying they’re not looking at the mistakes of the past; they’re looking ahead. They’re now paying for their arrogance. It looks like they’re floundering but we’ll see. It’s a sad indictment if they have to turn to Remy at this point. I’m not sure their arrogance would allow them.

  • 22 geordieboy83 // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:55 AM


    I think that’s the issue isn’t it? Is Steve saying to build his confidence, or is he saying it because the club want him to pull the wool over our eyes, and all is rosy we don’t need x y and z. If so it certainly proved they have no regard for our intelligence, or there own incompetence

  • 23 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    Nobody is denying Remy went to QPR for the dosh but he came on loan to us as soon as.

    The worrying thing is the Liverpool knockback supposedly on medical grounds .

  • 24 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM


    There arrogance is long over due pal. Ashley and his band of merry men are to far up there own backsides to admit mistakes have been made.
    Was it Ashley who stated that from now on we will make our own luck and success.
    Well Mr Ashley take a look at the League table and tell yourself your staff are doing you proud !!

  • 25 hibbitt // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    once again pile of PR bullshit

  • 26 geordie157 // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Remy to Palace seems most likely.
    Austin to Norwich.

    leaving us with ??

  • 27 Santon03 // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:08 AM


    ok, who is this your version of proven epl goal scorer available in january? will we pay the price tag? Current top 10 scorer or Austin who scored mostly from penalty spot?
    Be realistic!

  • 28 optimistic prime // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    3rd 4th or 5th time lucky?

    He doesn’t look interested at Chelsea and I can’t see that changing with a move to us, he’ll stay in London IMO.

    I’d take him in loan until end of season but that’s it and only if we couldn’t get our real target over the line 🙁

  • 29 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Just watched the True Geordie. He’s spot on. That defeat was not unlucky. Also he points the finger at, among other things, our 34 year old captain.

    Great speech in Pav’s memory at the same time as a rallying call to the players. I’d rather have him manage the team than Makro. Can you imagine him and Charnley in the same room for an hour? I’d pay good money to see it.

  • 30 hibbitt // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    santon i am being realistic the kids not ready bringing him home would just be an excuse not to buy/ loan a more experienced player there are players out there and carr will know them but we wont pay the money if we go down there’s a good chance we will be down for a long time and how much will that cost us in tv money

  • 31 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    The trouble is we’re now relying on the skill and expertise of the same short sighted moles who got us into this mess to get us out. At a time when the ripe fruit has long since fallen to the forest floor and been stored by clever squirrels.

  • 32 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM


    I’ve long thought True Geordie would be amazing for our dressing room. Imagine if you didn’t put a shift in and had to come in at half and full time!!! Damn sight more useful than the strutting Steve Black. Hardly helped QPR and us has he.

  • 33 hibbitt // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    op my worry is have we got a real target i dont trust this lot and that includes SM

  • 34 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    The Hull City Mail is saying that we have approached Hull City for their defender Michael Dawson

  • 35 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    I didn’t realise he’d been at QPR. I must’ve been too busy storing rich autumn pickings. When was that?

  • 36 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    The latest true Geordie video should be played before every game. If that doesn’t get the players up for a game nothing will

  • 37 optimistic prime // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:34 AM


    If I had to call it I’d say no targets.

  • 38 BandB // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    The reason they won’t tell us what lessons they have learned is that we won’t like them.

    They said lessons had been learned after Pardew’s Europa League season and near relegation, but didn’t expand on what they were then either.

    However, subsequent Charnley pronouncements suggest they believed their mistake was in not overruling Pardew’s determination to give the Europa League challenge a decent go, and thereby threatening our league survival.

    If you look at what has actually been implemented this season, then it would appear that the lessons learned were to take Ashley out of the fans’ firing line and to make it it clear to the media that the head coach is no longer of sufficient pay grade to except questions on a wide range of club related issues. Meaning no-one now has to.

  • 39 sparky55 // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Why would Remy come up to newcastle to get his first team football in readiness for the Euros when he can go to Palace?

    Never in a million years will Remy come back here when he can stay in the same house he lives in now and play his football for another premiership club 5 miles down the road.

    Dream on

  • 40 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    If we manage to get Remy it will be a very good acquisition. He will definitely want to be in the France squad for the Euros, especially with French strikers performing well in Ligue Un competition is tough. Expect him to give his all each game for a goal if he plays a run of games till the end of season.

  • 41 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Nut meg

    Correct about the foundations, the defence should’ve been priority.

    But, Carr seems to know best!

  • 42 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Anyone reckon Sissoko will still make the France Euro squad even if we are towards the bottom?

  • 43 AncientC // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Magpie season, from a few threads back. Using Dortmund, the 2nd biggest spender in the Bundesliga at the time is hardly an example of achieving success without needing to spend money.

    Santon03 // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    “Ajax top spender? are you fking kidding me?

    Since when Ajax is top spending club? They are top seller not top spender!

    Benfica, Porto? why don’t you just add Basel, Glasgow clubs, Kobenhaven., just because Ajax cannot hold onto their best players from bigger leagues, does not mean they are not one of the biggest investors in their squad in Holland.”

    Just because Ajax cannot hold onto their best players from bigger leagues, does not mean Ajax are not one of the biggest investors in their squad in Holland.

    BTW, yes, the Glasgow clubs are another example of clubs that spend more money guaranteeing success. Sorry, but stating that “Paying big money transfers doesn’t guarantee success” is quite wide of the mark, it is a necessary step towards success.

  • 44 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:48 AM





  • 45 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Woops. Sorry for caps.

  • 46 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Ashley was never in the fans firing line with regard to answering questions.
    If you watch McClaren on NUFCtv at the media centre at Benton there would appear to be no restrictions on what he can be asked , whether his answers are totally revealing is debatable.
    ‘Twas ever thus with footy clubs not just NUFC.
    Frustrating as it is for fans , the policy of not revealing players names until a signing is a fait accompli is the correct one.
    You watch all the different club pressers on a Friday.
    The style from manager to manager may be different but they all spend their time stonewalling , effectively saying nowt.

  • 47 hibbitt // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    magpie………..think Bamfords loan was ended last week

  • 48 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Bamford cannot get a game at Palace. Chelsea will 110% not recall him.
    Only way Remy goes to Palace is:

    1. Palace do not get Austin.
    2. Bamford’s loan is terminated early.
    3. Costa or Falcao do not get injured in coming week.

  • 49 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM


    Bamford’s back at Chelsea – he asked to get back as he wasn’t getting games at Palace.

  • 50 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:54 AM



    My bad. Just saw that.

  • 51 Sav // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Get him!

  • 52 AncientC // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Bamford’s loan at Palace has already ended.

  • 53 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:57 AM


    But there you go mate classic example of why we should not recall Armstrong.

    Bamford excelled in Championship last season (not League One) with 17 goals. Could not get a game at Palace whose strikers are short of goals.

  • 54 BandB // Jan 4, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Ashley was taking direct fire, nevertheless. Whether he chose to answer, which did in May, is utterly specious.

    The club thinks if it is winning the battle with the fans, it is winning.
    It’s first reaction is never to tackle the problem, but to tackle the perception that there IS a problem.

    This changes nothing on the pitch, and deflects effort from changing it.
    PR on its own changes nothing if nothing changes.
    Perhaps this is the lesson they need to learn most.

  • 55 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Anyone think SM will field a strong team in FA cup?

  • 56 sweendog // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    no brainer, either get him or Batshuiya, and the later ain’t moving and we’re not paying the money.
    Also Rolan isn’t moving.
    Remy has pace and skill, him on the left and a rejuvenated Thauvin on the right, shoud have a few goals in them.

  • 57 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Band B

    ”The club thinks if it is winning the battle with the fans, it is winning.
    It’s first reaction is never to tackle the problem, but to tackle the perception that there IS a problem”

    Slam dunk, in a nutshell

  • 58 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Can see Remy at Crystal Palace! Reckon he’ll fancy staying in London and he knows Pardew and Cabaye.
    Wouldn’t shock me if Palace add debuchy too!
    Don’t think Remy will be particularly looking at the euros! If he was all that bothered about that he wouldn’t have signed for Chelsea over Liverpool knowing he’d be 2nd/3rd choice.
    He’d also have to do an awful lot to get ahead of players like Greizmann, Giroud, Martial etc
    Reckon Lacazette will make their squad and will come into form when grenier returns for Lyon too and chances are they’ll resolve something with Benzema.
    Remy has shown more than once he’ll base his decision primarily on money and London life

  • 59 BandB // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    One of the great advantages of being in the lower half of the table is that the fans will always be amenable to a safety first argument to chuck the cup.

  • 60 hibbitt // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    magpie……………i dont want arma back i think he’s in the best place now learning his trade with a good club and a good manager

  • 61 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:06 AM


  • 62 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Ancient C,

    Ajax do not spend that big. They won the last 3 titles year before PSV but they do have a very good youth academy.

    Porto. What can I say? There scouting setup is THE BEST in the world in my opinion. Season after season they sell their top striker & manage to find an absolute gem again.
    Hulk, Falcao, Martinez, Aboubaker.

  • 63 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Pointless spending huge amounts if the management still sucks.

    Maybe for once spend big on a top coach with an amazing list of contacts, rather than squandering relative fortunes (for us) on people of suspect temperament and ability, ie Mitro and Thauvin.

  • 64 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    From Wiki
    On 28 December, Bamford terminated his loan spell and returned to Chelsea after featuring as a substitute in the 0–0 draw against Swansea City. Bamford cited lack of first team opportunities as reasoning for his departure. It was subsequently reported that Bamford’s decision had been made by himself alone, and that the two clubs involved were to hold talks over his future

  • 65 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:09 AM


    Yeah mate lol just found out from hibbit. Been watching the cricket BBL too much haven’t been following that much football news apart from us.

  • 66 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    The next Fans Forum should be interesting.

    When’s it scheduled?

    And as it’s FA Cup next week, it might be an opportunity to ask Ashley what his priority is.

    But that’ll not happen and they’ll continue to expect McClaren to try to make a silk purse out of sow’s ear. He’s got an impossible task on his hands given the squad he’s got to play with.

    Will Charnley ever put his hands up and admit he’s cocked up again? No chance – after all he says they learned from their mistakes of last season…… and the one before that and the one before that and……

  • 67 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:11 AM


    Their relegation season, 2 years back

  • 68 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Guessing the league form and predicament means we’re kissing goodbye to have any go at a cup run?
    Anyone going to Newcastle reserves vs Watford reserves?
    Hope at least Darlow gets a game (Elliott is by far the better option based on form but with him being injury prone it’d be wise to get Darlow somewhere near match ready)
    Think Mbabu deserves a run too! And Thauvin and dejong need minutes! I’d play Lascelles too as Colo can never be bothered for the cups! hes due a argentina holiday right? Watford a bit physical for colo too!
    id play
    Janmaat Mbemba Lascelles Mbabu
    Tiote Colback
    Thauvin De Jong Perez
    Hate to say it but with our league position, Sissoko and Gini are too vital to risk in an F.A cup.

  • 69 BandB // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:12 AM


    A manager who is allowed to succeed is the gaping hole at the heart of the master plan. Unfortunately, they appear to be regarded only as necessary evils.

  • 70 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Michael Dawson and Steve Black have experience. . . .of being relegated!

  • 71 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Babd B

    sadly that seems to be the case

  • 72 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Just read Man Utd will let Nick Powell go on loan till end of season.
    Could be a good move.

  • 73 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    @Magpie Season – Portos knack of signing worldclass players comes from a couple of things but it’s not scouting.
    One reason is no work permit issues for South American players. These means they can buy young stars that only have a couple of caps for the national team whereas other European clubs outside of Portugal and Belgium can not. (its also something Belgian and swiss clubs do with African players)
    Another reason, and it is the absolute main reason they get what they do is that Porto has very strong relationships with some huge agents in south America, Colombia in particular aswell as some agencies that own percentages in players. Quite often the players they take are actually huge rising stars in south America already and no scouting was done at all.
    Dennis Wise actually tried to set Newcastle down this path of dealing with agents with the Nacho signing which was meant to be part of forming a relationship with an agency.
    Strangely, if you look at Graham Carrs transfer dealings in france, the same agents come up time and time again whereas we seem unable to complete deals for players outside of these ie: Lacazette, Aubameyang
    For this particular reason, although there are better offers it would not shock me to see us sign Michy Batshuayi

  • 74 AncientC // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Magpie Season, Ajax and PSV are the biggest spenders in the Eredivisie.
    Porto & Benfica in Portugal.
    Real Madrid & Barcelona in Spain. (Atletico pay huge wages, but were still pillaged for players in the season they made any ground)
    PSG & Whoever can keep up in France.
    Juventus and now Inter Milan in Italy.

    There is a correlation between spending more on players & success.

  • 75 SPRINGY // Jan 4, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    morning all
    few issues been talked about this morning so al wade in with my bit….
    austin……cant see us spending money on a player whos out of contract in a few month especially the money they are talking about….what is it 8m…cant see that at all unless desperation kicks in.
    remy…decent player but it twist my guts that we are in this position and almost begging a mercenary like him to come bail us out the crap…but needs must.
    true geordie….good video and hits the nail on the head about transfers putting us in this position but i would say i thought we were unlucky against arsenal as opposed to the games macca has said we’ve been unlucky…..against arsenal we were in the game,panicking them worrying them, at times dominating them,where as other games macca says we were everton,wba.. we were’nt in them games,not full games anyway and lucky not to conceed a shitload of early goals…when you play well all game and lose it(arsenal) thats unlucky.

  • 76 toon kk // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    There’s absolutely no mention on ssn we’ve made contact with any player or club yet regarding any possible loans or transfers.
    Typical Newcastle keep everything qt then either “can’t get anyone over the line” or don’t even bother trying.
    Mash doesn’t like the January transfer window, not enough value for money.

  • 77 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    I think realistically the club needs to be spending 20m in January minimum! Too much to lose by going down!
    Theyre not going to buy a CB with Colo and mbemba there, Taylor back training and Lascelles. I would buy a left back as Dummett is terrible there (unbelievable stats) and move dummett into competition for a central defensive spot where he is more suited.
    They definitely need a striker. Only Mitrovic fit is shocking.
    Apparantly they’re looking at wingers too?
    Think they need a central midfielder too. A box to box player that offers more going forward than Tiote, colback and Anita.
    Reckon Andre Grey at Burnley looks worth a look. As does Utrechts Haller but hes quite young.
    I’d take a January window of say
    Jetro Willems
    Davy Propper
    Alan Judge
    Andre Gray
    Reckon that’d have us looking exciting and strong

  • 78 nufc 11 // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Yes Please, far more mobile than other options mentioned and knows where the goal is Jon Joe Shelvey slipping passes through to him and were sorted and Matt Philips and Willens if MA is feeling festive who knows?

  • 79 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:23 PM


    Interesting insight mate about the agents did not know that.

  • 80 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    £25M for Benteke? L’pool may well take a small loss in order to release capital.

  • 81 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Jay photo
    Think they need to be spending a lot more than that mate.
    It’s no good thinking summer transfers with the way this season is going because it’s quite clear on current form and stats we will be lucky to survive.
    Willems a good shout but would cost best part of 10 mill.
    We desperately need a forward and unless a loan deal is struck ya gonna be paying 10-15 mill minimum.
    Thauvin was a mistake and the money should have been spent on bringing back Cabaye.
    And as we all aware the left side of midfield leaves a lot to be desired.

  • 82 mindshaft // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    On the Remy front.

    He simply wants to be based in London so will choose Palace over us any day of the week ( the fact they are doing a lot better than us prob adds about 10% to his decision )

  • 83 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    yeah tend to find certain agents prefer to deal with certain clubs. Jorge Mendes has a lot to do with Porto I think? Interestingly always seems to get his players playing under Mourinho or Ferguson in the past.
    No issue really as Newcastle would never pay the amount required to deal with a Jorge mendes client but its pretty well reported that we landed on bad terms with him of the treatment of Hugo Viana who was constantly played out of position and never became the player he was expected to be at Newcastle. Pretty sure mendes hasn’t dealt with us since

  • 84 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Is anyone a bit concerned that we seem to be the only team not on the rumour list on Sky Sports ?

    Sunderland trying to sign Kirchoff from Bayern Munich as well apparently !!

    This is another thing that we dont really seem to do which is get fringe players from the bigger clubs Stoke have done it really well this season but I imagine we dont do it because you still need to pay the players good wages !!

  • 85 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    @jazzyP – reckon Willems will be a low transfer! We can sign him for nothing in the summer and can talk to him in Jan as hes out of contract in the summer.
    Reckon signing dutch would be safer than signing French if the club do the usual and ignore players with PL experience. Dutch players seem to hit the ground running more often. I think the fact that they speak better English usually probably helps on that!
    Sofiane Feghouli is out of contract too in the summer I think with Valencia? Think we’ve been linked before with him?
    Id really like us to sign Propper. Hes a good player that would improve our engine room. Can’t see why Swansea would sell shelvey to a relegation rival, be madness!

  • 86 WWSBRD // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    I seem to recall people mentioning 50 mill to spend this window?

    If they are going to bring in players though it needs to be soon if we want to avoid relegation long drawn out bs will add to our issues

  • 87 NezzaNUFC // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    So now people want Remy back!?

    After that prat stabbed us in the back and left a big f@ck you to all us fans.

    The guy is a mercenary and hell no should he be welcomed back, and don’t forget Pardew had him as a left inside forward where his goals came from not central so you’s can’t count on him scoring all the time.

  • 88 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Kirchoff for 1m euro is crazy business! Too bad he’s made out of glass and ribbon. Can’t see him staying fit. Hes a really classy footballer if they can keep him on the pitch though, reminds me of woodgate

  • 89 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Jorge Mendes’ company is called Gestifute

    Look at his portfolio of players and weep !

  • 90 NezzaNUFC // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Mowat / Xaka
    Job done

  • 91 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    As much as a fanny Remy is basically the team who signs him will be guaranteed goals hes like Demba Ba in that respect total mercenary but does his job !!

    If you are a team challenging for top 8 such as Palace , Liverpool etc he will more than likely score the goals needed

    If you are needing goals to win you games to keep you up for teams such as us , Norwich, Swansea, Sunderland and Bournemouth then he would do the job necessary !

    The last couple of games we have lost if he was playing up front I think we would have one because his pace and finishing power scared defences when he played with us

    I cant see another striker that we can sign that would guarantee the goals needed

  • 92 geordieboy83 // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Konoplyanka would be a great signing, dzagoev, ignacio Camacho, de vrij, tielemans, shelvey, goircuff (gamble I know but if it pays off wow) willems, batschuyi, try a bid for aboubakar there’s options out there everywhere just gotta actually go for it

  • 93 Jack Root // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    I thought we looked very good and were unlucky not to get at least a draw. We’ve pushed up the pitch and our technical players looked very much at home. Wiljandum’s shot straight at Cech , he should have scored. I agree with Blackley that Mitrovic finds it impossible to assert himself when on the ball. Lumbering is a good description of him at present. The game was end to end with plenty of chances. The ball didn’t run well on a wet surface and we adapted best.
    Was encouraged regarding games to come.

  • 94 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    As I’ve stated already this morning. Remy would be a short term solution to a massive goal scoring problem we have at the club.
    If his goals keep us in the Pl then so be it.
    Cabaye was another who disrespected the club but would have gladly had him back at the club.

  • 95 Jack Root // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    I was going to post this last night. A stroppy antsy type questioned my presence.

  • 96 Toonfan8 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    now if Remy is available, we should bring him immediately. He is what we are missing upfront, pace and goals…him,Shelvey,Willems and Redmond, then if available good strong,big CB then bring one…

  • 97 John Tudor // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    one post before the foul mouth abuse is thrown by the self righteous one
    only one solution
    Ashley Out
    end of

  • 98 Jack Root // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    We need some activity on the transfer and loan front. This week Shelvey.

  • 99 beermonkey // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    doesn’t charnley normally go on hols this time of year

  • 100 toon kk // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    We’ve struggled for goals since Remy left, people can call him all they like but IF he comes great I say. We would have been relegated without him last time.
    The unable board can’t see past profit which has got us in this mess in the first place. Many fans think our strike force is strong enough, proves they know no more than MA.
    We need a proven striker ASAP.

  • 101 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Remy and Shelvey by the weekend would be a great start to the window

  • 102 RUNAWAY777 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Don’t think Chelsea are that daft to let him go to palace as they could Finnish high then Chelsea this year so I think that one’s out the window lads

  • 103 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Toon kk

    Spot on mate, he was our best since ba left, if we can show remy that we are building a team he might even sign permanent he’s just what we need and he can create chances for him self.

  • 104 AncientC // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Jack Root @95, I can assure you, your post @93 was hardly worth waiting for. Unless of course, reading the obvious being pointed out is a favourite past-time of blog readers.

  • 105 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Just sign him immediately don’t fckin procrastinate ! Get him now !

  • 106 toon kk // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    We’re far more likely to take a chance on a striker from a foreign lower league than pay top dollar for a proven player.
    Profit will always come first.

  • 107 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Proven striker offered to us, charmless has just gone on holiday meanwhile Carr is what Sunday morning football in San Marino looking for a striker.

  • 108 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Nezza you nob
    Remy is class! We need his goals and we are not in a position to discuss whether players are mercenaries! Who cares? We need players now !

  • 109 AncientC // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    It would be in Chelsea’s interests to loan us Remy. We have a talent for performing against the better sides. Chelsea could come to an agreement whereby Remy does not play for us against Chelsea. If Remy proves to be the talisman he was for us in the past, it could make a difference in the league table for Chelsea.

    I do not consider Remy a traitor etc, he went to QPR for more money, why would he play somewhere else if it was going to cost him money out of his own pocket?

  • 110 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    Remy would possibly guarantee us staying up cos others would start scoring as well Get him now! They allowed him to go to QPR last time! Don’t let it happen again you freakin losers !

  • 111 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    new rumour and thread for ed to post and include a Charlie Austin snippet!
    Guardian have got us looking at 15m Lokomotiv Moscow striker oumar Niasse.
    Never heard of him. ever. anyone know this player?

  • 112 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    various papers have Norwich City signing Simone Zaza, Andrea Ranocchia and Sebastien Haller.
    Reckon that TV deal is going to turn this January into absolute mayhem

  • 113 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    the release of the information that Bojan has a 10m release clause is interesting. Not a position we really need filling but a cracking player for so little and he’d walk into our side

  • 114 John Tudor // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    we will not sign anyone of any prowess
    we are not equipped to do so

  • 115 John Tudor // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    when is the next game ?
    and if we can sign any worldys how long to integrate them into a beaten team?

  • 116 Mister Tuff // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Armstrong needs to stay where he is for the rest of the season – learning his trade. Tony Mowbray is a very decent man and manager.

    Thought Chelsea had said last week that Remy wasn’t going anywhere.
    In any case wouldn’t want him – he is a true mercenary and has already denied us a couple of times – apparently.

  • 117 Mister Tuff // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    All these extra communications and messages to the fans from the club -players and manager would in the normal course of events be highly welcome.
    However – I get the feeling it is all just PR bull – just to keep the fans quiet/onside.
    As pointed out earlier -I think by BandB – what is the real point of it without any meaningful change(s).

  • 118 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Don’t know whether you’ve had a good look at the league, but we ARE desperate!

    If useless Charnley is persuaded by SMc that this squad is good enough to stay up then he should be hung from the Tyne bridge!

    8 million for Austin is nothing these days and when you look at the money the club loses by going down its a no brainer.

    We need players in NOW! End of season will be too late; we haven’t just had a bad start to the season! We’ve lost nearly every game in the last 12 months!

  • 119 stuart no9 // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Remy for me at first was no . No . No but thinking about it and a place in the national team has changed my mind . I don’t like the bloke , but beggers can’t be choosers .

  • 120 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    You’ve just sold Newcastle United to me anyway! Don’t know about Remy, I’m a bit worried about the Cabaye connection; are they mates?

  • 121 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Lots of reports of Siem de Jong’s dissatisfaction.

    In the Dutch press he is more forthcoming.

    Ackowledging he was a previous regime acquisition (he was vice captain under Pardew) , and McClaren doesn’t really rate him and his career has gone backwards.

  • 122 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Siem de Jong dissatisfied ! Well I’ve got news for him; most of us are dissatisfied as well, mainly because he’s never fit and too slow to catch a cold.

    He may as well go back to Holland now cos he’s no good to us if he can’t run!

    Rant over !

  • 123 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    i think remy is more what we need than austin. quick, mobile can create for himself. austin like mitro needs service and we have next to no creativity

  • 124 posada // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Many say Remy is a mercenary.
    They all are.
    That’s football.
    Even in non league a player will be at a good club and a good set up but they will leave and go down the road for an extra tenner a game.

  • 125 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    be probably best for all parties if we used de jong in a part exchange. If we could use him as part of a deal for a player like Adam Maher, Jetro Willems or Tonny Vilhena it would be a great move.
    I think Siem de jong and Thauvin could both be good players, thauvin with more chance but its pretty obvious McClaren doesn’t particularly rate either of them by their minutes on the pitch!

  • 126 cyprus // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    We need a Cisse of two years ago to save our axx. Hope Carr has been looking and won’t start youtubing and listening to his network of agents today.

    Do teams still have old-fashioned scouts like they used to or is it all about agents these days?

  • 127 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    He has said he would like to return to Ajax
    We could swap him for Mitchell Dijks 🙂

  • 128 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    NUFC scout

  • 129 GeordieinOhio // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    I can see this window being exactly like the last one, very slow to bring players in, I am not saying panic buy, but carr and charnley have had long enough to see where the team is weak, I know the window has just opened, but I really have little faith in them bringing quality players in, I mean after all what quality player would want to come to a club thats constantly battling relegation!

  • 130 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    @jib – if we’re trading with ajax I’d prefer Klassen, El Ghazi or Fischer! Don’t know much about Dijks though if im honest

  • 131 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    I seem to remember Remy went somewhat missing last time he was on Tyneside once things started to go wrong, that was in the build up to the World Cup as well. He even came out and said he refused to play against Liverpool.

    Once Cabaye left, and our fortunes took a turn for the worse, Remy went missing. From the end of January onwards he played just 5 games. A red card, followed by a niggly injury that took much longer than it should of to clear up, then refusing to play against Liverpool.

    He isn’t the sort of character you want in a relegation scrap. We may not have many options, so we may need to go for him, but I’d prefer to look at alternatives personally.

    I doubt he would leave London, so a move to somewhere he can commute to from his current abode is far more likely anyway.

  • 132 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    The Summer and Winter windows are very diferent for many reasons
    The Summer window seems to almost go on too long , it starts at the end of the season when players just want to hit the beach and goes on into the first 4/5 fixtures of the next season.There is generally a big tournament in the middle of it ( this year in Paris ).
    The Winter window in contrast seems to flash by and other than in England every other European nation has a break around about the same time ( Christmas in Southern Europe and a winter break in Northern Europe).
    The good thing about the Winter window is all players know the state of play with their club with regard to CL and Euro cup which can make their minds up, and those that would never contemplate a years loan are quite happy with 6 months.

  • 133 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    interestingly the bookies have us down as favourites to sign the following players in january
    Alex Mowatt (leeds)
    James Tomkins (west ham)
    JonJo Shelvey (Swansea)
    Benik Afobe (wolves)
    Michy Batshuayi (Marseille)
    Reckon Tomkins , shelvey and afobe would be a decent January. Not wow inspiring but decent!

  • 134 beermonkey // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    I would take buut cant see Chelsea letting him go
    unless they have an incoming player
    falcoa and costa not really reliable this season and there still in europe

  • 135 lochinvar // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Reports coming in that Real Madrid have sacked Benitez.
    Wonder which Premier League Club will look to take up his services…..wonder which ambitious forward thinking Premiership Club will look to take up his services…..its quite a thought

  • 136 davis_toons // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    If that’s the case then MC won’t be here for the long haul.

  • 137 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Thay also have Pedro , Kenedy , and Bamford at a push

  • 138 nut meg // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Jay @ 111
    From transfermarket…..not too promising imho!

  • 139 beermonkey // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:40 PM


    remy is proven given there league position the fact there in Europe and fa cup I think they would be mad to let him go

  • 140 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:41 PM

  • 141 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    destituye = dismisses
    Fat Sam and Pardew will be sending off their CV’s as we speak.

  • 142 beermonkey // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:01 PM


    r u saying real have sacked benitez

  • 143 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    This is very strange
    Benitez got a fabulous reception from Valencia fans last night , 18 hours later he’s sacked after getting quite a creditable draw at the Mestalla with 10 players.
    I wonder if he’s going to work at Valencia with G. Neville as assistant ?

  • 144 toonking // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Mister Tuff // Jan 4, 2016 at 12:14 AM

    Toolking – I cannot become involved in a wager with a common fellow like yourself.
    How can I not mention the King ever again -in order to CHALLENGE HIS BLOG BITCHES and fawning dogs like yourself.
    For all I know you are the leader of the remnants of the King Percy Brigade on the blog – whilst you may not mention him you may instruct the other dogs to bring him up on the blog. And I won’t be able to speak my usual kind words about him.
    So no thanks for you offer – now then don’t get hung up about it like a curtain – you need to “draw” and end to your King Percy utterings.

    It appears as though you are gay when it comes to talk on pardew, you just can’t resist putting this blog at risk of another day of fighting over 1 stupid manager in other words are part of the troll family who like getting arguements going weather it be jib and his abuse, welsh and his stupidity,toonbrother and colo or you and your king.

    troll tuff

  • 145 Jail for Ashley // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Spent most of the day trudging round markets trying to buy stuff for people who had given me lists and now back at the hotel, just checked into the blog and girstly Munster, hope everything goes ok.
    Secondly, very rarely read Ed’s articles but I saw the Mclaren aims strange statement at Ashley ? So read it and didn’t have a clue where on earth that had anything to do with Mike Ashley.
    Thirdly, looking at this new Jack Root chap, knows all about beefman 13 who hasn’t posted in ages yet claims to be a new poster, where are peoples cojones or credibility even.
    On Loic Remy, rock and a hard place, slimy fcuker stuck his fingers right up at us against Lpool that season and refused to play, whst do you do if he’ll sign and get us ten goals before joining Spurs etc next season.

  • 146 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    SSN UK aren’t saying anything
    SSN Deutschland are saying Zidane is the new manager

  • 147 jayphoto // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    he’s been sacked because the players can’t stand him, the fans despise him and because they are 3rd in the table soon to be 4 points behind 2nd place when Barca win their games in hand despite having the most expensive squad of all time and Barca having missed 2 transfer windows through a ban and athletico consistently losing their best players and replacing them with cheaper players.
    Reckon benitez will take some time out, the Madrid shenanigans have aged him dramatically

  • 148 nufcursed // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    we should get benitez in once he gets sacked by real!!

  • 149 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:09 PM


    The bookies had us nailed on to sign Delli Alli but they hadn’t factored Charnley into their calculations.

    And the window’s been open for a couple of days, Charnley and his fellow myopic so-called board members received a briefing from McClaren who outlined our squad needs for this window – six or so weeks ago!

    So, what’s Charnley done or doing to strengthen the squad? His first task, arranging Willo’s departure! Ah, you might say, a new CB coming in? No chance, Charnley’s see Saylor as a ready made replacement for Willo – like a new signing!

    I reckon there’ll be no incomers of note this window and in the meantime, we continue to drop points!

    That apology for a Managing Director or whatever fancy-Dan title Ashley’s given him is a disgrace: He’s as dynamic as a cow-part.

  • 150 toonking // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    As for myself I’m neither a pro or anti pardew i’m just a realistic fan who understands the mess we in and knew since the day of kevin keegan exit that we’re stuck with sh1t until he’s gone. That interview cash made was a load of sh1t and we’re stuck with puppets, great thing is we’ve now got a manager who could take us down and give that b@stard another taste of championship football.



  • 151 JamesToon // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    if anyone won’t take remy on loan till the end of the season is mad. his goals could keep us up, and unlike austin, he can create for himself, give us a bit of pace up front

  • 152 John Tudor // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    remy wont come if he was forced he would not try

  • 153 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    If Remy guarantees Pl survival this season it’s a no brainer.
    We all know what sort of guy Loic is but beggars can’t be chooses.We all have to take a step back and realise no big name striker isn’t gonna come and rescue us, I think we will be lucky to even at attract a player of the statue of Austin.
    If another loan deal for Remy is all we can muster then any help to stay up is better than none

  • 154 Jail for Ashley // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    I really hope this Benitez sacking doesn’t start an outpouring of clamour for people thinking Ashley must have had enough of Charnley running the club and will rush to sign him up but doesn’t want to pay off Mclarens contract even after Mclaren throws himself under the 07 29 to Kings Cross and Ashley takes the compo.

  • 155 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Another Gouf

  • 156 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    The club has to push the boat out this January far too much money to be lost if we go down

    Shelvey , Townsend and Remy would make such a difference to our team if we got them or at least players with similar quality who are maybe better personalities !!

    Would not surprise us if the club come out with a statement nearer the time saying they were unprepared for the relegation situation so struggled to get targets etc

  • 157 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    U21 match cancelled with Aarons on the verge of a come back. There is an empty pitch in Toon that is not being used until a week on Wednesday!

  • 158 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    if benitez came here I literally wouldn’t know what to do with myself! !!

    I’m sure the fountain of footballing knowledge that is Charnley will have him on speed dial

  • 159 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    When will de Jong become the Viking Pirlo?

    Then we can have two Pirlos’ and a knit one!

  • 160 Belfast // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Pardew for Madrid !!

  • 161 BandB // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Are we beggars now jazzyp?

    This seems a far cry from the triumphalism with which you were flaying folks you deemed not blown away enough back in the summer.

  • 162 Rotonda heights // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM


    Bit unnecessarily homophobic there @ 144

    Weather is what it’s doing outside.

    Whether it’s rain or shine is a different matter.

  • 163 Belfast // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Do they expect to be 20 points clear in the title race or something ? They’re always sacking managers.

  • 164 AncientC // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    I recall Loic Remy lighting St. James’ Park up and military saluting the fans during his goal celebrations. Surely he enjoyed his time at Newcastle, distance makes the heart grow founder and all that.

    Refusing to play against Liverpool is bad form, but apparently Pardew didn’t have much issue with Remy not playing, so I am not sure Remy is all to blame.

    This is Remy’s version of events:

    “The coach Alan Pardew understood my point of view. We had nothing to play for and I didn’t want to risk getting hurt again.”

    Of course, Pardew denied Remy’s disclosure, but Pardew has a bit of a track record for being creative with the truth.

  • 165 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Hello, Mr Tez?!
    How are you today Benny?
    No need to be sad, its me your Bro from another Mo…..
    [line goes dead]

  • 166 Belfast // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Well Remy will go to who ever offers the most dosh and it certainly won’t be us.

    Still don’t think we’ll sign anybody unless somebody leaves.

  • 167 GeordieTwo // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    We want Kuqi!
    Boom, boom, boom boom boom!
    Shefki Kuqi!
    Boom, boom, boom boom boom!

  • 168 Belfast // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    They’re probably absolutely gutted Cisse is injured. He was definitely up for sale. They’ll get nowt for him now.

  • 169 Jail for Ashley // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    I USED to hate Ashley but…..

  • 170 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    this copy & past malarky is easy

  • 171 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    # paste

    not so much the writing!

  • 172 toonking // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:39 PM


    Actually if you were to look it up in the cambridge dictionary gay can be a definition of happy and so why not give him so sarcasm he likes to get sarcastic himself.

  • 173 GeordieTwo // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    We are the glam team of the Prem! We can sign Shefki Kuqi! I’m sure of it mates!

  • 174 jazzyp // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:40 PM


    Sensationalism at its best, Well done madam…..Glad to see nothing changes.

  • 175 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    P45due is now after Shelvey. Apparently he had him at Charlton and made him what he is today !

  • 176 Jib // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Entirely non footy related.

    The guy who gave a start to so many great guitarists – John Mayall is appearing in Eds hometown Raleigh in March

    He’s 82 ffs !!!!!

    I saw him in Spain for his 70th birthday tour and he was tremendous.

  • 177 Moonraker15 // Jan 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Was John Mayall really 82? I know he was getting on a bit cos I saw him in the 60’s with his band the Bluesbreakers!

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