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Newcastle Will Be A Very Dangerous Proposition

Former goalkeeper Steve Harper has talked to the local press this morning, and he has urged the Newcastle Board to sign the great Loic Remy as soon as possible and says that in these typical one season loan deals there is usually a clause which allows the club to sign him up in the January transfer window – but of course an agreement to sign him could be reached even before then.

steve harper at Everton 2-2

Steve Harper – while at Newcastle

Steve has talked today about how good Loic Remy has looked in a Newcastle shirt so far this season, with five good goals in just five appearances, and we really hope we can sign him up in January.

On the other side of things, Papiss Cisse has not been in good goalscoring form this season, or all year for that matter. 🙁

Steve has talked about Papiss today:

“He is an instinctive sort of player.” “Maybe when you’re suffering from a drop in confidence, you think about things a little bit too much.”

“Papiss is that sort of off-the-cuff, instinctive-type player and hopefully he’ll be banging them in training,  and his confidence will come back.”

“Then, if he starts firing on all cylinders and Remy’s scoring goals, Newcastle will be a very dangerous proposition.”

That’s going to be very true, but only if the defense can be solid – which we certainly haven’t been so far this season.

We seem to be able to score goals even with Papiss not in good form – but we’ll probably sink or swim this season on how our defense performs, and we just have to do a lot better than we did last season.

We conceded a massive 68 goals in the league last term, which was the 4th worst in the league – the worst being 73 goals conceded by both Reading and Wigan, who were both relegated along with QPR.

With 12 goals conceded in our first seven league games that would be 65 goals in the 38 league games this season, so we are not much better off defensively (yet) than we were last season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com

3 comments so far

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 10, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Repeat Post

    In respect of season 2012-13 Supporters of Newcastle were arrested more times for football related offences than those of any other club in the country. ( Source The Guardian).

    Beware of Unintended consequences that could frighten off any prospective buyer of OUR club.

  • Visten

    Oct 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #2

    @Ian Toon – Those figures do not tell the story. The figures of how many banning orders do, have a look at those. I mean an ‘arrest’ could be someone being drunk OR someone knifing someone which is more severe? In that table they do not distinguish. As for the article the ‘Great’ Loic Remy? steady on Ed he has hardly done enough to be labelled the same as Shearer.

  • nufc 11

    Oct 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    You cant build anything without a mean back four that are well drilled and organised you can work with that to add goals but common someones head should be on the chopping block for the back four performances and their awful records over the lst 15/18months, for me Colo shouldnt be captain the responsibility hinders him, Santon is extremely poor defensively and so is Debuchy, enough siad about Yanga, Taylor too, at CB. So what do we do that wont cost the club millions to replace these underpreforming over paid players? For one defending is an art form in its self an ugly one but an art form, We need a top defensive coach like Tony Adams ( one of the best CB england has ever produced) to drill the bk4, repetition, repetition, repetition and these facy dan’s that call themselves defenders at our club that dnt want to do it that think they are above the ugly side of the game can pack up and leave we need a monster of a CB to shout out orders and get that bk4 in line, for me id like Shawcross at Stoke, or Huth, to partner Colo with Dummet or Yanga at LB def not Santon, move Taylor to RB ( his best posistion IMO) have a bk four that a big and strong ( that fighten the shit out of strikers), good in the air and can play off side together then you’ll see a difference in the team, when we start matches b4 we know it we are behind chasing the game then bcoz of our bk4 that can not continue it just can’t.


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