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Newcastle Not Big Enough For Remy – Says He’ll Join Top Club

Loic Remy has come out and said what will not be too big a shock to Newcastle fans, that he will not be joining Newcastle United in the summer.

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Loic Remy – will not be joining Newcastle this summer

Loic has been talking to France Football, and he’s very gracious while talking about Newcastle, who he has thanked for showing faith in him when rape charges were hanging over his head last August  – but he also says  he wants to move to a bigger club:

“There are things that have held my career back. Of course it’s a shame. Without being pretentious, I could perhaps play at a bigger club, a club in the top five in Europe.”

“Yes, I will be part of Europe’s top five or I will be part of a very big club. I’m sure of what I can do. I can be a lot better. I still have quite an enormous amount of room for improvement.”

“That case cooled down a lot of clubs and I was lucky to come to Newcastle, a very great club that I thank.”

That’s a good statement from Loic, but it’s almost certain top Champions League clubs will be after him this summer, and he’s basically saying that he hopes to join one of them.

And after snubbing Newcastle fourteen months ago, he’s handled himself very well on his loan spell at Newcastle, and of course he’s still a popular player on Tyneside.

In the poll we ran a couple of days ago a whopping 85% of fans didn’t think we would sign Loic Remy.

Will Newcastle Succeed In Signing Loic Remy This Summer?

  • No (85%, 1,660 )
  • Yes (15%, 299 )

Total Voters: 1,948

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In recent reports Arsenal are said to be one of the clubs interested in signing him, and we have to believe that’s  true,  and some other top European clubs probably have already expressed an interest in signing the player.

Loic has played 24 times for Newcastle with 13 goals this season, while on loan from QPR, and he’s been outstanding for Newcastle this season.

But when players are as good as Loic they all want to play in the Champions League football, and it’s hard to blame them for that – and Newcastle  have no chance of being a Champions League club in the foreseeable future.

The inconvenient truth at Newcastle is that we will continue to lose top players like Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy, just as long as the ambition  of the club is to  simply be a top 10 club in England, so we can stay part of the Premier League and pick up the huge payments given out every May.

It’s just not good enough for a club as famous as Newcastle United, with our great history and with one of the best fan bases in the world, and who get over 50,000 fans at home league games.

That’s even though we haven’t won anything since 1969, and haven’t won a domestic trophy since 1955, when we hammered Manchester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final.

And even though we knew Loic would not be joining Newcastle this summer, it’s still a huge disappointment. 🙁

Comments welcome.

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22 comments so far

  • Sliema

    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Stop recycling this news Ed!

    Okay, new comments, maybe this one is okay…
    But Christ I’m sick of hearing about Remy.

    He will leave. Why are we talking about it?

    Let’s spend the same time and energy on the positives. Oh wait, yep none of them. 😛

    Anyway, if he is leaving, I’m sure the hierarchy know this already… Why don’t we give others the game time over him for the rest if the season then? If we continue playing him cause we can’t win without him, then where does that leave us at the end of the season?! With our pants down.

    Arma could be great right? Well so could Adam Campbell and he never got the chance to show it.

    I feel so sorry for the young kids at out club.

  • Belfast

    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #2

    There was never a chance anyway.

    Was shocked we actually got him on loan in the first place, never mind a permanent deal.

    Would be a great signing for Arsenal.

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Cant say Im surprised by any of this …

    Just like Cabaye, Remy is too good and ambitious for us .

  • Sliema

    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #4

    of* our*

  • burnsie

    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #5

    w ankers
    the lot of them

  • Belfast

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Mr burns !!

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    may be he will end up with a club with ambition, like sunderland

  • archaeomag

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #8

    ED – please . . . could we have a story that MA wants a £65 bonus to spend on players . . . .
    The story is on BBC and Grauniad

  • mindcompressor

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #9

    i would place him on the bench or if possible send him back to QPR… we are safe in league now, i would like to see armstrong instead of him and let him to gain experience

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #10


    My point exactly. We just seem to lurch towards a window with no real planning or preparation which I find diabolical for a premiership club! Let’s just wing it and see what happens aye but does fatty do this with his “other” businesses! Does he fcuk! The 7 P’s spring to mind, proper planning and preparation prevents piss poor performance

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #11

    On a brighter note, my special kebab on naan bread with garlic mayo and very hot chilli sauce is going down a treat 🙂 although my 3yr old has nabbed the last 2 slices if garlic bread with cheese 🙁

  • Belfast

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Where in the article does it say it’s to spend on players ?

  • Belfast

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Just looks like he wants rewarded for growing the company to me.

    Hope they reject it, and tell him to ferk off.

    Won’t be getting spent on us anyways.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #14

    A member of the disciplinary committee has been pictured entering FA Headquarters in preparation for the hearing against Percy.
    It does not look too good!

  • Whumpie

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #15

    I think Loic needs to buy some reality with all that dosh of his.

    Top 5 club in Europe? Not if he wants to play regularly he won’t. He’s good but not that good.

    He needs to look at history – even as recently as Cabs. His best bet is to stay put, do some of that improving he mentions and when he really is one of the top ten strikers in the whole of Europe THEN he may get that move.

    Right now he looks and sounds a lot like Ba and Carroll to me.

  • Spartak Miserable

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Let him go then. The grass isn’t always greener. Personally, I couldn’t give a f*ck if some mercenary wants to leave, he didnt want to be here in the first place hence why he went to QPR when he seen the £££ signs!!
    Rather than waste time on this bloke, why not use that time to acquire a certain quality of player who actually wants to be at NUFC

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Good words from Remy…the lad is ambitious, no problem with that one bit, very thankful for what we have done too,

    Who knows, if these big clubs won’t pay for him what QPR want (bearing in mind he will be a reserve player for them so might be low on their budget priorities) he might end up here.

    Unlikely but stranger things have happened.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Dont think one of the top 5 in Europe will go for him – that means

    Real Madrid
    Bayern Munich
    Chelsea/Citeh/Manure (take ya pick)

    don’t think any of those will make a bid

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #19

    So when you look at it, Remy was only ever going to be here for one season to help stave off relegation (which of course we just avoided last season) without the outlay of actually spending money to sign him. That was the plan apparently, and it has worked, you have to say. But what a pathetic excuse for a club we have become under Ashley, when this is the sort of agenda we follow. In case anyone hadn’t noticed….

  • thevirus

    Mar 11, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Doesn’t he mean the club has no ambition and is run by a money motivated cockney with no morals or connection with the Newcastle faithful, like some others on here I say give the young ones a chance between now and the end of the season just to see if they have what it takes

  • Sav

    Mar 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Remy did the dirt over QPR and still we gave him another chance. The fans and club have been very fair, especially with a serious charge hanging over Remy. Another good season would impress me more than ‘Thanks’. Still, there wasn’t much ceremony when we ditched Guti. I guess that’s the way football is.

  • poboy

    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #22

    Oh, the sensationalism!

    Nowhere in Remy’s quotes are the words ‘this summer’.


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