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Newcastle Make Move To Sign Loic Remy On Loan

3:38 pm, Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 119 Comments

ESPN are reporting that Newcastle have contacted Chelsea about a loan deal for striker Loic Remy, and as we know Loic wants to get first team football for the rest of the season so he has a chance of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 finals in June.

There was news earlier today that Crystal Palace had cooled their interest in the striker and that made Newcastle favorites to get the striker in and it looks like the Magpies are moving to try to get the local deal signed.

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Loic Remy – while on loan at Newcastle two years ago

It is dependent on Chelsea signing Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato of Corinthians but the latest reports are that deal is now close to being completed.

Newcastle look to have another player coming in over the next 24 hours with Andros Townsend telling Sky Sports he is excited to be joining Newcastle.

The 24 year-old England International winger said once he knew Newcastle were interested in signing him a  few months ago – he only wanted to join the Tyneside club.

Getting a striker in to go with signings Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and now Andros Townsend could well be our most important signing in January.

And with the Saido Berahino deal looking difficult to close – it could be that Newcastle are going all out to sign Loic Remy on loan.

We hope Newcastle going all out to sign Loic Remy on loan.

ESPN are also reporting that Remy would welcome a return to Newcastle and now it seems the (very) good news is that we have contacted  Chelsea about  a loan deal.

Alexandre Pato is said to be on his way to London to complete his deal to Chelsea – so this is good timing by Newcastle.

If we can get Loic on loan for the rest of the season it could be the deal that can save us from relegation this season.

Comments welcome.



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




119 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon_Tom // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Crystal Palace are the 5/2 favourites with Sky Bet to sign Loic Remy before the transfer window slams shut, while Newcastle can be backed at 100/30 to swoop for the Chelsea striker and Leicester are outsiders at 22/1 to complete a deal.

  • 2 SuperShearer // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    What happened to the rumours of the Lacazette deal?

  • 3 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Alot of Chelsea fans think they’d be mad to let him go due to Costa’s injury although they say he’s lost a lot of his pace.

    I hope we get him though.

  • 4 Goldmbemba // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    theres not enough ‘noise’ out there on lacazette. i think thats a sign. only 1 or 2 sources are hinting at it? and theres nothing concrete in there.

    just imagine if we were just getting cisse for the first time…. where is that cisse these days? how did he score so many amazing goals and then nothing? cant think of many players who have lost form so dramatically for us.

  • 5 JamesToon // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Well with Townsend coming in, that takes the spending up to nearly £80m, so no one can slate ashley for not trying to improve us. This season, the responsibility lies at mcclaren/charnley/carr’s door.

    Stay up this season, then look for a better, more progressive young manager. Surely ashley will see that the fact he’s spent so much and we’re still in the bottom 3, that mcclaren isn’t good enough, I mean he’s got to be very annoyed by that.

    Absolute dream would be getting someone like Eddie Howe, young, knows the modern game, very nice style of football, very astute coaching and tactics. He’d be a massive step up from mcclaren, worked miracles with bournemouth, secretly hoping they go down this season so then he could come available, but i think they’ve played well enough and have the quality to stay up

  • 6 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Perfect player to come, knows the club and more importantly he knows how to hit the back of the net, still disgusted that we have again come to a point where we are panicking to try and save our place in the league. Charnley and Carr need to be kicked out of the club as the blame is firmly at their door

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    It’s all good news if it all pans out, but is it they are so reluctant to do something about that defense?

  • 8 SuperShearer // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    @JackButler – 100% agreed. This window has demonstrated that the current model doesn’t work. It’s McClaren saying “no, we need to sign Premiership players” – I’d keep Carr but demote him to a regular head scout and allow the manager to have final say on signings.

  • 9 sparky55 // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    one of the main reasons we’re where we are is our makeshift defence…we simply have to invest at the back or all this money spent in the last two windows will be thrown down the drain.

  • 10 Dagwoodz // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Remy did well enough the last time he was here, but I don’t know if he is what we are looking for now. Lacazette is making noises about moving in the summer. Remy on loan and a pre-contract agreement for Lacazette in the summer pending our avoiding relegation? Might be the way forward.

    I’m not sold at ALL on Berahino. I think he is not the type of personality we need in the dressing room.

    I hope AT does well for us. Until he gives me cause to criticise him, I say it’s a positive addition to the squad / starting team. I think we over paid by about 2-3 million quid, but in the January window there will always be a higher price to be paid.

    Ideal situation, in my eyes, would be to get Remy in on loan, get Lacazette on a pre-contract agreement to come in the summer. Avoid relegation. Get shot of Riverie, Cisse, Obertan, Marveaux, and Willo. Bring in Jetro Willems, Lacazette, Arma back from Coventry, and hopefully Thauvin will have built some confidence back from his loan spell back in France. Would be nice to sign a powerful CB, (Koulibaly from Naaaapoli would be nice…give them Sissoko and take Koulibaly and ~£8M)

    OUTS
    Obertan
    Marveaux
    Willo
    Cisse
    Riverie

    INS
    Lacazette
    Arma (loan return)
    Thauvin (loan return)
    Willems
    Koulibaly

    Not really realistic, but would be nice to see something along those lines…

  • 11 El Sleeve // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    A CB and LB next please

  • 12 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Jesper

    Our back four will remain as it is by the looks of things, which is beyond stupid seeings as we have one right back, no true fit left back, while our centre half position is temperamental to put it politely. People talk about Coldback and Anita being able to cover but that just shows how unbalanced our squad is

  • 13 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    BandB…….Ashley’s motives for improving the team belong to him. If things are changing at last for the better then that can only benefit us as fans. Rebuilding the team has to be done in stages as we can’t just buy eleven new players. It does appear that the process has begun which is long overdue but at least it’s better than shopping in the bargain bins as before. Wudda shudda cudda isn’t a solution for improvement going forward.

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    JB…I totally agree mate. And maybe our lack of goals comes from a unbalanced back four.

    Most goals comes from the back. You need a solid defense in order to have an effective offense.

  • 15 lukes26 // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    I hopped over to the Tottenham blogs to see what they were saying about the transfer….since i have no idea how good he is

    For the most part they like townsend and sad to see him go, although they think we paid too much for him.

  • 16 yorkshire_magpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Ssn reporting Pato deal to Chelsea almost finalised. So it’s now or never for Remy

  • 17 switch365 // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Who’d you rather buy,-
    £22m Lacazette or £10m Moussa Dembele and £10m Joel Matip?

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    lukes26…he’s English! Of course we overpaid.

    It’s like buying property in central London compared to Devon 😉

  • 19 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    SuperShearer

    I’d replace Carr completely as if you look at his signings, for the most part, they have little to no pace and most simply can’t stand up to the physical side of the EPL.

    There is an argument that Charnley simply picks the cheaper players on the list of targets, but how many millions have been wasted on players that should never have made it onto the list in the first place?

    I think we need a complete clear out at the top if Ashkey intends to stay if only to ensure we don’t end up fighting off relegation every single year as to be fair to Ashley the past few Windows he has allowed the money to be spent but again so much of it has been wasted and so many obvious flaws in the squad are constantly overlooked.

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    switch365…we need both a FW and a CB 😉

  • 21 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Regarding Townsend and Remy (if he comes) don’t expect them to necessarily hit the ground running, they’ve hardly had much playing time between them. It could take time for them to get up to pace, something we haven’t got.

  • 22 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Jesper

    Agree mate, you always build from the back apart from us as we always overlook the back four.

    Switch

    Matip is a done deal to Liverpool in the summer by all accounts

  • 23 mattyNUFC // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Toon kk @2

    I think this whole notion about remy having pace is a fallacy. He’s not a speedy forward at all in my book. Not taking anything away from his ability but he’s definitely no speed demon

  • 24 hibbitt // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    think remy will stay in london if he gets the chance

  • 25 banjax // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Good news about Townsend hopefully he passes his medical ok and hopefully we can get Remy in as well because he is a proven goal scorer, an area where we are sadly lacking. Finally can we have at least one decent defender into the club as well because we are leaking goals badly at the back.

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    took kk…I think that’s a good point. Personally I don’t think we can buy us out I this mess anyway. We needed players and that’s what they are rectifying…they just don’t have their priority straight!

  • 27 BandB // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Can I ask?
    Just who is Ashley to you?

    You’ll slag the players, slag the manager, slag the coaches, and slag club legends as no-marks.

    You seem equally cheerful and un-phased if we are bottom of the league or on record losing streaks.

    Yet if anyone dares to suggest that Ashers is anything less than perfect, you are on in droves, repeating exactly the same line that a person who isn’t an Ashley enthusiast has an anti-club agenda.

    It’s ME and people like me who seem genuinely concerned if we go down.

    Que sera to relegation Jib said. And that the Keegan years were the worst thing that could have happened to us.

    Along with the accompanying sock-puppetry, it stinks of shilling.

  • 28 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Let’s have a reality check. Close to £100m spent and we’re talking about needing Remy on loan. There’s only two players justifying their price tag: Gini and Mbemba. How come Watford spend a small fraction of what we spend, look better prepared and still manage to tonk us routinely?

    £100m! It’s like spending £100 at Waitrose, getting home, unpacking and disbelieving how little you’ve got. You can’t think what you can have for tea.

  • 29 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Spending massive amounts of money on players doesn’t buy you a successful team. Especially when you’re buying in a panic. Success comes with hard work and careful craft. I just can’t believe it’s looking like groundhog day, back to Loic Remy on loan. £100m spend and no goalscorer or top CB on the books. What a disgrace.

  • 30 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Anyone else thought that Townsend referring to the fact that centre forward and left wing are the best positions for Newcastle could be him foreshadowing that himself and a Centre forward is coming in? Ala Loic Remy joining in a double deal tomorrow?

  • 31 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Well Jeff, guess we’ll just have to wait and see whether Mike’s generous splurge is down to long term ambition or his desire to be in the ring when the TV money is being flung around, won’t we? 🙂

  • 32 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Having whined about all that though ha ha it would be a pretty sorry state of affairs if we still struggled or even went down wouldn’t it? it’s bound to at least galvanise the incumbents if nothing else.

  • 33 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Tsunki

    Wait who’s Jeff? I see that name being flung around on here so often haha. Unless you’re talking about Jfb? He actually still around?

  • 34 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Blackley.
    There’s been a massive loosing attitude at the club for a long time mixed with lack of confidence and quality. Some of the players brought in were a gamble with the off chance of future resale in mind. Having a massive French theme is a mystery tbh.
    Personally I think it’s taken Macca along time with the help of new signings to start to change things. Although it’s still difficult through lack of quality in key areas.

  • 35 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Yes Ymfb, Jib is our old blog nemesis Jeff. He routinely answers to it now rather than lamely denying it. 🙂

  • 36 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    A massive loosing of the bowels imo. 😀

  • 37 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Tsunki

    Jib is Jfb? I have some catching up to do haha. What is your opinion on Townsend? You think he’s what we need?

  • 38 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    BandB…… I think the majority on here agree that Ashley is an extremely unpleasant individual who has made some stupid , selfish decisions that have adversely affected our club. If we accept that making our feelings known to him gained his attention and maybe provoked him to change his agenda slightly, then we are now seeing some steps in the right direction.

    Admittedly we should not be in this position in the league and the investment in the team is long, long overdue . This is also not a case of Ashley being redeemed, but it does appear that he has allowed money to be spent and as he is not responsible for choosing the new players or picking and coaching the team then allowing an all consuming , obsessive hatred of Mike Ashley to dominate all aspects of supporting our great club does not appeal to most of us. After all it is our club as much as his.

  • 39 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Toon kk
    We haven’t even offloaded the deadwood that I was saying needed to ho in the summer.

    Makro should be doing better with what he’s got. As average manager, he desperately needs quality players. A goalscorer and CB have long been a priority. What is going on? I strongly suspected in the summer we’d end up over a barrel.

    Still there’s a week to go. Pah!

  • 40 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Toon kk

    The French Revolution becomes a little clearer when you look at the fact that Ashley opened SD in France and took on Decathlon, the biggest sports retailer in the country, at about the same time as we started raiding French clubs for cheap additions.

    Coincidence or conspiracy theory???

  • 41 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Yes, Jeff dropped into the chasm after breaking the offensiveness barrier one too many times, and Jib appeared virtually the same day same style same.. well….offensiveness. Never the twain have met.

  • 42 hazzy // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    50 appearances in the league and 3 goals so he may add one goal from now til the end of the season not to dissimilar a record to that of Obertan who has 2 in 53
    He’s a shambles of a player. i hope he proves me wrong but I’m fairly confident he’s hopeless

  • 43 magscar // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Ah some one wanting to stir up things up a bit and draw out others.

    …but who is/are “you”.

    Not me by definition as I am genuinely concerned if we go down. Hard to think of who these “you’s” are really.

    Mind you casting my mind back over last season there were many posters wanting us to go down – funny thing is I recall they weren’t Ashley enthusiasts and they weren’t in the slightest perturbed at the prospect.

  • 44 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Oh yeah, on Townsend, I only know what I remember. And that ain’t much ha ha. Where was I? Oh yes, Townsend… I only know what…

    I don’t really know what to make of a player who actually broke into the England team but then went straight off the boil at an early age. Injury? Attitude? Whatever it is, I hope he regains some of the glasses of his early form and makes a good start here. We will see.

  • 45 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Tsunki

    Ah ok, thanks for the memo.

    ______________________________

    My only hope for Townsend is entirely due to his international form, maybe all he needs is a fresh start? Seems like he has been hounded out of Spurs. He is extremely 50/50, but, you never known… He might excel on the left wing. Just thinking about it I can actually see why he has been bought, we are lacking left sided midfielders and he can bring competition that may rally a few of our fringe players.

  • 46 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    45 responses so far ?

    1 Toon_Tom // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Crystal Palace are the 5/2 favourites with Sky Bet to sign Loic Remy before the transfer window slams shut, while Newcastle can be backed at 100/30 to swoop for the Chelsea striker and Leicester are outsiders at 22/1 to complete a deal.

    2 SuperShearer // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    What happened to the rumours of the Lacazette deal?

    3 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Alot of Chelsea fans think they’d be mad to let him go due to Costa’s injury although they say he’s lost a lot of his pace.

    I hope we get him though.

    4 Goldmbemba // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    theres not enough ‘noise’ out there on lacazette. i think thats a sign. only 1 or 2 sources are hinting at it? and theres nothing concrete in there.

    just imagine if we were just getting cisse for the first time…. where is that cisse these days? how did he score so many amazing goals and then nothing? cant think of many players who have lost form so dramatically for us.

    5 JamesToon // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Well with Townsend coming in, that takes the spending up to nearly £80m, so no one can slate ashley for not trying to improve us. This season, the responsibility lies at mcclaren/charnley/carr’s door.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    yes but ash appointed them

  • 47 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Tsunki

    You lost me on that first stanza haha.

    Yeah I guess that’s all we can really hope for, he’s always been hot and cold, but in his case, mostly cold. Mcclaren must see something in him.

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Don’t know what happened there, was only replying to James!!

  • 49 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Rotunda

    Hahaha, I was reading like… ‘Did he mean that?’ Lol.

  • 50 lukes26 // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Tsunki,

    I think him not getting games has a bit to do with Eriksen being a world class player. Also, not getting along w/Potch supposedly. He played for England when he wasnt starting games at Spurs & did fine

  • 51 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Palace have signed Adebayor !!

    So if we are really wanting Remy then he is ours I guess !!

  • 52 Toon Sufferer // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Think Remy is good but Demba Ba would be a better option. Ba would bring better hold up play and even though he’s a big guy he can still move when he has to, his heading ability is obviously far superior to any of our current forwards, especially if we are going off the watford dissappointment. For all people have commented on his suspect knee he has only been out of action as much as Remy himself.

  • 53 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I still can’t believe that with one of the worst defences in the PL we are still not looking for replacements FFS .
    Collo is past it, and Dummet just isn’t good enough IMO.

    With only a handful of days before the window shuts there is no chance I can see us bringing in a new LB, CB and striker . One injury at the back and I will be putting a bet on us to go down myself .

    I always thought Ashley was smart, but he is gambling a huge amount of income next season for the sake of a couple of players .

    We should have brought in a CB with premier league experience and ditched Collo despite him being captain and we should have easily survived . Now however we are in deep trouble .

    Hopefully we do bring in a striker like Remy/Lacazette/Berahino and we get lucky at the back .

    Team should have been :

    —————————-Elliot————————–

    –Janmaat——–M’bemba———-?——-Willems–

    ——————-Shelvey——–Saivet—————

    —Sissoko—————–Gini———-Townsend—

    —————–Remy/Lacazette/Berahino————

  • 54 Spotlight Kid // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    B&B@28

    £100m! It’s like spending £100 at Waitrose, getting home, unpacking and disbelieving how little you’ve got. You can’t think what you can have for tea.

    Priceless – give that man a board to sit on.

  • 55 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Sunderland hopeful over potential deal for Debuchy and hope to beat Villa in signing the player

  • 56 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    magscar@42- Something I posted earlier this morning. Not so sure I gave Ashley a free ride! It was designed to show that not all things are as they first seem.

    P268Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 7:08 AM

    Watching a rejuvenated Burnley and Joey Barton took me back to the arrival at the toon of Cabaye and the passing into folklore of JB. It was summer 2011 and a time of tantrums from Bartton with him openly losing it in a pre season friendly against Leeds. Barton was upset over not taking set-pieces and that he was not the captain. This continued on Twitter on the team coach after the game with Barton being highly critical of Ashley and the running of the club. Journalists had a field day arguably to the detriment of the club. A few days later Barton was available on a free transfer.
    For many toon fans Barton became a cult figure ( this was before his philosopher period and appearances on Newsnight) and the anti Ashley brigade had a shot in the arm. Looking back I would argue that Cabaye became a far more influential player. Just look at what happened when Cabaye left; with the wheels falling off. The Barton claim of the sale of so called influential players and the lack of incoming replacements was groundless. Many had overlooked Barton’s self interest and that he had been in contract dispute for months. His agent attempted to embody the anti Ashley mood to support his client case whilst at the same time attempting to flush out interest from other clubs. Fans supporting Barton criticised journalists for taking the club’s party line with much conspiracy theory madness on social media.
    Just as there is today some fans assumed whenever anything went wrong that Mike Ashley was to blame. No thought, no analysis of facts or motive necessary. It’s Ashley’s fault. It’s a convenient position to take advantage of for those wishing to further their own agenda. It’s even become a self-fulfilling prophecy for some. Nothing the club do can have any value, therefore no potential signing can possibly be good enough. Criticise Ashley by all means, more likely than not he’ll deserve it. Just think it through before the knee jerk reaction.

  • 57 Toon Sufferer // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Watched ajax vs ado den haag a fotrnight ago & there defending was no better than ours the good thing for ajax though was den haags finishing was no better than ours. The point im making is i dont think veltmans or willems would improve our defence all that much

  • 58 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    All those who are hoping we get relegated As its what Ashley deserves and might make him sell up ought to be ashamed. They are not true supporters and are deluded if they think this will make him sell.
    It would be very difficult to win promotion and could result in a slide into insignificance as has happened to many other once great clubs.

    Why would any fan wish this on their club as a vendetta against an owner.

  • 59 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    ‘Why would any fan wish this on their club as a vendetta against an owner.’

    I wholeheartedly agree, however the statement of them not being a ‘true fan’ in my opinion, is wrong. They equally want what is best for there club and in there eyes this is how they see it.

  • 60 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Burnley….. It makes no sense to wish relegation on your own club to spite the owner and punish him for how he has been running things.

  • 61 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Mr Tuff- Every now and then my boxer shorts have strange hallucinations and talk haphazardly. Following your advice I saw a Doctor. His diagnosis was that it’s a brief psychotic disorder.
    Regarding Carl, I see that he corrected you on Townsend being to footed and mentioning a goal he had scored with his right foot. He seems remarkably constrained compared to some you have singled out for treatment.
    On “Yer” hardly DNA – it’s slang and used from my experience a lot in the South Pacific by young Aussies and Kiwis. It’s in a number of sketches.
    If you provide the full list and I am ever looking to cultivate boredom I’ ll work my way through for you.
    Can’t you just give it a rest – move on and keep your blood pressure in check.

  • 62 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Two footed

  • 63 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Personally we definitely need a striker and a defensive player, but often the difference between us winning and loosing is down to our work rate. We far too often just don’t turn up.

  • 64 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    So. Whatever any of us think of townsend, it looks as if he is our player. Lets hope the gamble works. If we do get Remy on loan, i personally think a CB/LB before deadline day (we wont get both) will be enough. If its a CB, then we have enough average LBs (if fit). If we sign a LB, then i suppose Dummet is CB cover for the rest of the season. Hopefully it keeps us up, and then macca finnishes the last of the 3 windows by plugging the gaps in our squad with good players in summer. Fingers crossed.

  • 65 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Debuchy is somewhat like Janmaat. They’re both better going forward than defensively.

  • 66 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    For me it’s good news. It makes us that much stronger in attack. We’re going to have to outscore the opposition if we’re not going to strengthen the defense. Townsend is a decent player with a small amount of Prem experience. Far better than another Frenchie (no offense to any Frenchies out there).

  • 67 Toon Tang // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    It’ll turn out its really Alan Carr that’s been scouting these players. French and fragile is his desired leaning, wink wink

  • 68 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Betty

    Relegation would be an unmitigated disaster for the club and fans alike, but some, and it is a very small minority, see it as the only possibility of getting Ashkey to sell up and leave. Even if it did happen and he did sell up I’d fully expect him to strip the club bare and leave nothing but a shell that would take years if not decades to get back on its feet.

    Emotions are running high again because of our disastrous season, the latest of many under Ashley, but saying that they are less of a fan simply because of that is plain wrong mate

  • 69 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Ian

    I would agree to them being similar. I do think Debuchey os slightly stronger defensively, though. Janmaat scares the sh1t out of me everytime he crosses half way.

  • 70 Jib // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    In the context of tonights Semi Final it’s amazing what a difference a point can make.

    Liverpool are on 34 points and in 7th place
    StokeCity are on 33 points and in 9th place

    I would guess Herr Klopp still has Euro ambitions
    I would guess Mr Hughes is happy where Stoke are
    Klopp doesn’t “get” the English cups Sparky certainly does.
    I expect a weakened Liverpool team and a full strength Stoke side.

  • 71 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Remy fully fit is a super finisher if we had signed a player of his quality at the start of the season we would certainly have no relegation worries

    So many games Mitrovic and Perez have missed golden chances that Remy would have tucked away no bother those boys will come good in a few years but they need time so Remy would take a little of the pressure off them

    Still got to get that left back / centre half but it would not surprise me if we are not even considering any of those players !

  • 72 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Ashley said we are going to make our own luck. You can’t simply write cheques and buy luck. You do have to make it. Writing cheques is only one element.

  • 73 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    So it’s looking like Remy and Townsend next. We still need to snap up Lacazette/Berahino and Guerriero/Willems. Sign Koulibaly in the summer.

  • 74 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Even Ashley and Co. will have to get around to replacing Colo soon. He’s 34 now so his time is up. As is Saylor’s. Mbemba is very decent indeed and possibly Lascelles will make the grade as well but we will need cover. It has to be done now or in the summer at the latest (if we survive that is). Our LB situation is not good either and Janmaat is a liability too often defensively at RB. A lot of work to do back there.

  • 75 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    You could not Debuchy was converted from a wingman wide right. He has been unlucky with injuries at Arsenal. What is the asking price ?
    I haven’t felt like that since Danny Simpson left. Once Townsend is on board I think Janmaat will be able to time his runs from the other flank better.

  • 76 Mister Tuff // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    I gthink with Remy and Lacazette it’s going to be an either or. Remy now for 6 months and Lacazette in the summer. Or a massive bid now for Lacazette which the Lyon President cannot refuse – bearing in mind they have money problems/new stadium.

  • 77 belgrade fan // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Shane Ferguson signed permanent contract with Millwall

  • 78 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Spot on Lee Charnley @71. Why oh why didn’t we get a CB and a good Prem striker last summer?

  • 79 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Blackey

    I think Ashkey would have been expecting a truck load more luck with the £100 million he’s released this season, I think come the summer, no matter where we finish a certain Mr. Charnley and one Mr. Carr are going to have some serious questions asked of them

  • 80 JamesToon // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    This january now i think we need a striker and a left back (don’t think we’ll get one though) then get rid of willo and gouffran.

    In the summer (providing we stay up) we need to address the whole club, mcclaren hopefully will be replaced with someone LIKE eddie howe, and the players who don’t want to be here and only turn up when sky does i.e. sissoko and coloccini all need to go.

    Even if not many people rate townsend, I’m glad we are starting to buy more britsh and premier league players.

    In the summer we’ll need a CB, LB, winger and striker and possibly competition for wijnaldum. Caulker, Willems, Moses, Lanzini and Berahino/Gray/Wilson should all be available.

  • 81 LGFUAD21 // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Part for a specialist lb which we have t had since haidara got injured. I don’t think we desperately need to get more cbs in

    Dummet and lascelles are good enough cover.

    Colo has done brilliantly recently.

    With more threat up top we would open our defence up to pressure.

    We were unlucky with the offside goal. Apart from that we’ve been pretty solid at the back of late. It’s iur lack of scoring that is letting us down. We saw at West Ham how getting ahead first opens teams up as they have to attack bit also gives us the upper hand.

    I’m not saying our defence is perfect but I do feel it can wait till the summer and striker should be priority.

  • 82 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Jack Butler…….. Perhaps you have a point. I will replace the wording not a true fan to not a logical thinking fan. I agree that when people are emotionally charged as opposed to thinking logically , strange things are said.

  • 83 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Ian

    Yeah Debuchey was converted originally. Maybe because he tracked back so well. Afraid i have no idea how much he is worth.
    Its unlikely he would return anyway i think.

    On Janmaat timing his charges forward better, it probably depends on where townsend is used. If he ends up on the left wing, then janmaat is still unprotected.

  • 84 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Yep Fergie is gone. He was never going to make it with us. We still have several more who won’t either. I’m thinking of Vuckic (such a waste of early talent) and Bigi to begin with. Obertan and Saylor gone in the summer as well (contracts expired). That’s five gone at least. Then we had better see some proper players brought in.

  • 85 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Come the summer Ashley is going to have to bite the preverbial bullet that sees all of the deadwood we are carrying to be let go, or at best sold for very little return

  • 86 hazzy // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    I’m not sure I understand how Newcastle getting relegated would hurt Mike Ashley at all. The guy is worth £4 billion and Newcstle made last year (in total net revenue not profit) a miserly £120 million. Anyone who thinks we make him rich are utterly deluded

  • 87 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Jackbutler
    Regarding people wanting MA oot, people should be careful what they wish for, it doesn’t necessarily mean a oil shake or some tycoon would buy the club with anymore ambition.
    When people wanted Pardew out we got Carver, not what we expected.

  • 88 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    That will be McLaren’s job if we stay up. To rebuild the squad to make us competitive with the mid table clubs before it’s too late.

  • 89 Jib // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    The sudden , out of the blue , offering of a years contract extension to Colo last August points to a Centre Back deal falling through.

    We will probably found out who it was in the fullness of time.
    I have a feeling it may have been a jaw-dropper , someone capable of being a club captain as well.

    Colo won’t be replaced until Summer.

  • 90 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    At present we predominately attack down the right. That’s been a major problem sides cabin double bank.

  • 91 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    It’s got nothing to do with Newcastle directly making Ashley rich hazzy. It’s the huge amount of free advertising he gets from the club all over the world with the TV broadcasts for Shoddy Direct. That does help make Mike rich and it’s what he desperately wants to hang on to.

  • 92 colwell // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    So our main 2 problems have been conceding too many goals and not putting away a stupid amount of chances.

    We sign players that whilst improve us don’t actually sort either problem out, who the fcuk comes up with this plan? address neither issue that has put us in this position in the first place?

    At this rate we could well have the best, most expensive squad to get relegated.

  • 93 JAMSHA // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    would prefer REMY dan bera or lacazette

  • 94 JackButler // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Toon kk

    100% agree mate, I want Ashley gone but I understand the reality of finding someone with that type of money who can and will come in and be the owner we all dream of and knowing our luck we’d end up with someone who would make Ashley look like the best owner on the planet, and as the tv money increases so does the asking price for the club

  • 95 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    G2

    “Make us competitive with the mid table clubs”…..not sure how much jest is in that comment, but its unfortunately true. We need to get in the mix of 8th-14th before we can push on!

  • 96 JAMSHA // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Millwall have completed the permanent signing of Newcastle United left-back Shane Ferguson for an undisclosed fee, according to Sky sources.

  • 97 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    @ LGFUAD21

    Our goal difference has been abysmal for the last 4 seasons . Its only a matter of time before it cost us big-time .

    I have a horrible feeling it could be this year 🙁 .

  • 98 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    No more avoiding English players. By bringing in Shelvey and Townsend they have admitted that the continental only method was a failure. And it was. A huge amount of money wasted over the last couple of seasons. Someone within the club will have to take the blame for that. Ashley will not blame himself. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Carr step down if we get relegated.

  • 99 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Those wanting Macca out could easily be well disappointed, if we go down he’ll be classed as a manager with experience of the championship and if he keeps us up he’ll be given a extention to his contact.

  • 100 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    I’m not joking at all YCMIU mate. We simply aren’t competitive with the mid table clubs right now. Even Ashley should be able to see that. Read the table Ashley. 18th is not mid table. Repeat it to yourself for the next week or so Mike.

  • 101 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Jesper – He’s 24. Assuming he is a relative success ie he doesn’t bomb, then we would get the” English premium ” should we choose to sell him.

  • 102 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Id like to get something straight, lads n lasses… 8f Adebeyor fails at Palace, it will be because he was Pardewed, and nothing whatsoever to do with the fact he is a notorious strop-meister!

  • 103 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    G2

    Thought you might be. I totally agree. We will have to accept another “mediocre” season next year, should we survive this season.

  • 104 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    You know me YCMIU mate. All seriosity, all the time. Harrumph.

  • 105 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Geordie Two- It looks very much that Macca has had a major influence this window and is getting his own way. I would feel a good deal more comfortable if we get at least one ST within the next few days. Berahino going to the final few hours.

  • 106 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    We play Palace at home on April 30th. I would love to see us fong them to their knees. How about 5-1 for example? Put the Pardew myth of competence to bed once and for all. Harrumph….

  • 107 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Absolutely Ian Toon mate. We still need strengthening to ensure survival. Then build heavily in the summer with proper players not French kiddies.

  • 108 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Harrumph….

  • 109 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Maybe Macca has pushed for players higher up the perfered players list than penfold always goes for. Penfold, as Mashleys mouthpiece, needs to accept the opinions of football men. But dont forget, Mash will still, at the end of the day, once he feels enough is spent, regardless of the shortfall of required players, pull the plug on the spending.

  • 110 Slank // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    JackButler @ 94

    I can understand fans getting upset that the company where Newcastle’s owner is the majority shareholder does not pay for advertising at the ground but who is to say that the next owner does exactly the same.

    It is fair to assume that the next owner will have probably made his money from activities outside of football and acquiring Newcastle could be seen as boosting his other business activities by free advertising.

  • 111 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    We need to sign kuqi imediately. And Titus Bramble. And babayaro at left-back.

  • 112 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Youcouldn’tmakeitup.
    Exactly mate, Mash will say enough is enough and as long as he thinks we’re stable he’ll be open to offers if he thinks there’s a profit to be made.
    Just hope he proves me wrong.

  • 113 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    We need to do the Hoochi Kuqi, ooh, ahhh! And don’t forget Xisco and Sol Campbell. Harrumph….

  • 114 GeordieTwo // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    But does this mean we have to be happy with the knob end we have because the future owner might also be a knob end Slank mate? Never I say!!!

  • 115 hazzy // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    So how much of Sports Directs income do you think Newcastle are responsible for? Nowhere near enough for Mike Ashley to shed a tear if we were relegated.
    The fact is he doesn’t need the money he needs business challenges

  • 116 Slank // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    GeordieTwo

    It will be just another knob end.

  • 117 SUFCsunderland // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Remy a Sunderland player by friday

  • 118 mactoon // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Adebayor has signed for Palace on loan so what we need to do NOW is get Remy on loan whatever wages we have to pay. He doesn’t want to sign for us but he needs first team football to go to the euros and we NEED a goal scorer which he has already proven he can do.
    Win win

    I would prefer to sign a striker now as well but at least this will take the pressure off

  • 119 nat1981 // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Hi so far this season ma has backed up what he said and invested in the squad. I do agree with most people its been a long time comming but I dont think the failings atm are his fault. He has said he doesnt know football so he is relying on his football man carr so its realy his opinion of the squad thats the problem.if he thinks we need a position covered we will buy there and I rbelive if carr said our defence was poor we would get defenders. Doesnt help mcclaren cant get a result if his life depends on it




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