Joe Kinnear Even Manages To Make Remy Into A Negative This Weekend
The one bright spot on Saturday was undoubtedly the contribution of Loic Remy who gave Newcastle two clinical finishes which should have been enough to give our lot three points.
However, even the encouragement Remy has given us since his arrival has now been largely snatched away by Joe Kinnear.
On the back of a couple of wins and a promising team display at Villa, Joe Kinnear has crawled back out from under the rock he’d been hiding beneath and wrote the following in Saturday’s match programme;
‘I was delighted to bring Loic Remy to the club in August. In the glimpses we have seen of him so far he has shown what we knew already; that he is a top quality player who will be a fantastic asset to the team.
While it is very early days, Loic possesses all the characteristics that we are looking for to improve the first team and, if he became available, he is exactly the kind of player I would want to secure for this football club.
Clearly, however, he’s a QPR player and we are respectful to them as they will no doubt have their own agenda for Loic when he returns to them.’
So the one ’signing’ we make is a player whose club had just got relegated and were clearly desperate to get him off the wage bill. The player himself was desperate to stay playing in the Premier League and also still hold out a small hope of making the French squad for next year’s World Cup. On top of that he is still on bail with serious charges hanging over him.
Yet from Kinnear’s words, Newcastle clearly have no agreed deal/fee if the loan deal works out. So if the player has a great season scoring a hatful of goals, Newcastle will be in no kind of advantageous position over other clubs if QPR were willing to sell, or the player made it clear he was intent on leaving.
There wasn’t exactly a queue of clubs willing to take a chance on Remy in the position he found himself and pay the loan fee and wages.
How the likes of JFK and others at the club can then claim they are trying to build long-term is quite beyond me.
Rather it just looks like a cut price attempt to try and get Newcastle through another season in the Premier League and help bring in another season of Premier League TV money.
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