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Newcastle Given Huge Boost By Star Striker

8:06 am, Sunday, January 24th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

It seems that Newcastle beat off Crystal Palace for central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey a couple of weeks ago, but it could be difficult to do the same thing to lure Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan to Tyneside for the rest of the season.

It seems that three Premier League clubs are in the running to sign the 29 year-old French International on loan – with two of them – Swansea and Newcastle being in a relegation scrap.

loic remy after winner

Yes – that’s Loic Remy at Newcastle – he just scored – again

It seems that Loic will be available on loan this month if Chelsea can get former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato is brought in from the Corinthians in Brazil.

Alan Pardew needs more firepower up front and it could be that Loic wants to stay in London and that would certainly favor Palace – who have a good side with Yohan Cabaye starring, but they are starting to falter a little of late.

Pardew is also said to be running the rule over former Arsenal stars Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner.

However, the good news for Newcastle is the Sun is reporting that Loic has told friends he loved his time at Newcastle in the 2013-2014 season and he would consider a return to help us out in our relegation struggle.

Loic is a very good striker and would settle in immediately on Tyneside and even though he refused to sign permanently for us a couple of times the fans would welcome him back.

That’s because they know his goals could save us this season – plain and simple.

We hope Newcastle go all out to try to get Loic in on loan – whether or not we can also get Sadio Berahino signed from West Brom – and yes it could go down to the very last day of the transfer window.

Scoring goals is our big weakness and as we saw yesterday at Watford, we continue to miss the chances we are creating – and we need more firepower brought in this mointh if we are to survive in England’s top league.

But getting this man on Tyneside would be a huge boost for us, and it would cost very little – basically a loan fee and paying some of his wages.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Morning jesper

    If your target is finishing 17th then at some time or other you’re going to make a miscalculation. I think that time is now!

    I can see Charmless, Carr and McClaren still with us in League One.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Here’s hoping, not sure when Cisse is back either and the way they’ve kept trying to flog him is his heart really in it.

  • 3 jazzyp // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    I think we are going to need more than Loic to save our season.
    Finishing woeful again…..Defending dreadful !

  • 4 almondrichie // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    this transfer window is over..we won’t get anymore players and our survival depends on whether we bring a new coach…with Steve we will go down…its makes me wonder when people say that top managements will take actions to avoid the drop…owners don’t care about the club nowadays…whats the use splashing 70million in a single year when you appoint a worst coach who is clearly as old as his tactics…REMEMBER WE DIDN’T SPEND FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS so don’t say that Ashley has realized his mistakes now ….its our telecast money…he ain’t spending from his own account…people should accept the fact that we are going down..its over…..TELL ME WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WE BOUGHT A PLAYERS WHEN CLEARLY THE NEGOTIATIONS WERE DRAGGING FOR MORE THAN A WEEK…football has been part of our life and it will definitely be…LETS ENJOY THE LAST FEW MONTHS OF PREMIERE LEAGUE..

    cross off remy we won’t buy back the player who left us

    cheers mates !

  • 5 Bambams // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    According to The Sun……

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    Ron…Ashley got out of his shell last season when it got nasty…I think it’s time we got nasty with this so called board of ours!

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Why Ashley is throwing money at McC at this point really beats me. It would make more sense to pay Mourinho £25M upfront to come in and save us!

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    Ron Knee,
    Was thinking exactly that myself this morning, they aimed for mid table with the appointment of McLaren and a few quid spent on some hopefully good returns. It has yet again been badly miscalculated. Even if do scrape by and stay up, how long will McLaren be given next season if he carries on with the same form. We all thought Pardew would be given only a few games yet he started terribly last season before turning it round. If McLaren starts the same it’ll all be over.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Can you please try to explain that bizarre comment@ 6,
    what exactly did Ashley do as Carver guided us to eight defeats in a row ?

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Jail…that Ashley at least did something last season as oppose to now.

  • 11 goalseeker // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    When you go on saying that Ashley is not splashing his cash – why should he. Which business can you name where the managing director/owner of the business uses his own money. They develop profits for investment. Get real if you were in the exact same position this is exactly what you would do. Correct the financial state of the company so that it develops a profitable situation and start investing from the profit. Where we are lucky is that unlike a business the profit generated has to pay dividends to shareholders what Ashley can do is take no income but allow the total net profit be used to fund transfers, and unlike to majority of clubs we are not buying on hire purchase but cash up front which is a reason why other clubs try to squeeze us for every penny they can spend it immediately for their own purposes instead of waiting for annual payments.

  • 12 cyprus // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    I may be wrong but Mourinho doesn’t seem to have the stomach for this kind of thing, look at Chelsea’s total collapse when it started to go wrong…


    your last two comments in the previous thread made a lot of sense.

  • 13 jazzyp // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    This I going to be a defining week in the history of Nufc. Because no matter what we think or hope…..This squad is not good enough.
    We have a few core players but the rest are mediocre at best. Just ask your self what teams would Riviere-Gouffy ect get into in the PL and I don’t see any, So why are they deemed good enough to play for us ?

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Ah but where us fans are unlucky his way of doing things is proving time and time again to be an abject failure on the pitch which is where the game of football matters.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    What did Ashley do exactly last season ????

  • 16 Grantosuk // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    @Goalseeker – post 11

    A sensible post, something we don’t see much of here these days.

  • 17 expatmag // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    Conceding on average 2 goals every game tells me the problems lie more at the back than up front.

    It doesnt really matter anyway. We will be relegated regardless and WELL DESERVEDLY so under this owner.

    My only hope is that someone over there takes yheir frustration out on him……BIG TIME

  • 18 Ron Knee // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    With Ashley it’s always going to be minimum outlay for his ‘marketing tool’; ie NUFC. What baffles me is that he has shown time and again that he is incapable of appointing competent people to manage his asset.

  • 19 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Mclaren appointment is a disaster. And Carr has alot to answer for it

  • 20 Jail for Ashley // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    But where is it getting us, have we had to risk relegation every year to start making a profit, even now we are we’re in our worst relegation battle yet !

  • 21 giimps // Jan 24, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Most businesses hire the most qualified people to do the managing of the business, if they themselves aren’t experts, they hire experts to maximise revenue streams, they get experts in each of the positions they need filled and get the best machinery to do the job required.
    Our illustrious owner, on the other hand, has allowed people with no experience of running a football club to gradually , after mistake after mistake ,reduce the quality and ambition of the business to such an extent, that it is worth about 2/3 in real terms of the value it was when he bought it.
    It speaks volumes that the only person qualified and still at the top of his game who is employed by the club is the spin doctor Kieth Bishop, all the rest have either been promoted from tea boy, or a chief scout who is ageist and not allowed to do his job properly due to this and a failed manager/coach …….none of these people would be in their jobs after years of failure at any other club.
    Apart from that though , everybody is doing great and the paying public are very happy………according to Bishop

  • 22 The overrated Frenchman // Jan 24, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    expatmag – a long time ago, in a parallel universe, did you exist as “macca888” or something like that?

  • 23 Malta Mag // Jan 24, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Ashley has been a problem in the past possibly but to lump it all on him now is wrong. No one can accuse him of not spending money this season but the four man committee now has to look at itself and ask some questions. Are the players being brought in good enough? I think the players are good but were they what we needed? If we are to buy again this week then please address the problem and yes I think goal scoring is now our biggest concern. Will Townsend give enough to supply Mitro with the ammunition from wide? Is he better than Thauvin and Aarons? If we get Berahinho is he ready and good enough to create goals from the current supply line? if not then can we not go all out and get Remy who is not everyone’s favorite person but we know he can do the job. Is our defence getting better and have we enough in reserve to see us through till the end of the season?
    Ashley will spend for sure but are the four man committee up to the job? That’s the million dollar question?

  • 24 goalseeker // Jan 24, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Giimps you have taken my statement on which I would have done except it would have gone on too long. If Ashley has a problem it is in finding the right people for the right job. But isn’t the whole of football like that staggering from one unsuccessful manager to another. Name me a manager apart from King Alex who did not get sacked. You mention players but when you shop at Primark you cannot expect Harrods goods. All you can hope for is the occasional gem to be uncovered. We cannot all be owned by countries or multi-billionaires who want to play with a club as a hobby or for self-gratification, If Ashley goes who do you honestly think will replace him football is now a commercial enterprise you will have mega multinationals and corner shops. You need leaders with business acumen and long-term vision unfortunately, football is an instant business where its customers demand instant success. Don’t get me wrong I crave for a return to the glory days but as a realist after supporting the Toon for 60+ years, I have lived through peaks and troughs and times far worse than we are experiencing now.

  • 25 Sav // Jan 24, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Remy is the one we need. Berahino is not a team player and after paying heavily, he’d be a panic buy we’d be stuck with for years. Same for Townsend. These aren’t the future if you are planning to compete any more than Obertan or Riviere.

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