loicremy1When Loic Remy moved from Nice to Marseille the deal was initially brought to a halt when during the medical it was discovered the player has a heart defect.

However, after further tests the player was passed fit to continue playing football and subsequently completed his move.

When assessing the player for insurance purposes it is alleged there could be issues to be ironed out relating to insurance.

The heart problem is rumoured to be a factor in putting off clubs such as Arsenal and Spurs who have been linked with Remy in recent times.

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Newcastle have of course gone down the route of taking calculated gambles on players who were either injured when we bought them or who had ongoing injury worries.

Demba Ba’s much talked about ‘knee problem’ has proved to be certainly no barrier to his success on the pitch at Newcastle.

Hatem Ben Arfa eventually made a full recovery after United completed his permanent transfer, while the player was still recovering from his shocking double injury of a broken tibia and fibula.

On the other hand the signings of Dan Gosling and Sylvain Marveaux have brought little or no return for Newcastle’s investment.

Mike Ashley looks to have come out on top so far with this calculated risk taking on certain signings, will Loic Remy prove to be another Ba/Ben Arfa?

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13 comments
Mal44
Mal44

So John, after his very good game against WBA why did you drop him for the QPR game and play Raylor in midfield who had been well below par for weeks?

Gordonthetoony
Gordonthetoony

Isn't that part of the problem with Anita. They play him everywhere and never give him a run in a settled position. He did have an excellent game and his work rate in chasing and putting opposition under pressure was immense.

Toon161070
Toon161070

Anita, and others mind you, have been terrible this season. Carver is blind. 

Alltomuch
Alltomuch

It was plain to see the body language of willo, guttez as when celebrating ignored him.

Just shows the egotistical prate lost the changing room

GeoffreyRDixon
GeoffreyRDixon

About time,one swallow and all that,next Cabella to perform ???

Simon Sharp
Simon Sharp

Carver can get the best out of Anita. Pardew can't. Interesting.

amacdee
amacdee

You know I just have this nagging feeling that the last two clueless numpties havent had an ounce of tactical nous between them. Could a clever, intuitive, tactically aware manager get the best from wor Vurn ?

Ben Jefferson
Ben Jefferson

Aye coz he prob wakes up every morning thinking hes dreaming getting paid to play football

toonterrier
toonterrier

Well that's handy. If we sell Tim Krul we have a ready made goalie to take his place. That'll save Ashley a few quid. Anita had a great game yesterday which makes it his second decent one this year. The lad seems to have the skill so why hasn't he shown it before. Could it have something to do with the poor coaching or maybe Carver had a quiet word with him during the week in his office and gave his confidence a boost. Cant wait to see who they ship out and which donkeys we get saddled with next season.

Steven Fox
Steven Fox

And he is usually shite in all those positions.

1957
1957

I suppose this is all in response to Carver's positive motivation!