Does It Make Any Sense For Remy and Debuchy To Play Against Swansea?
I think the very fact that there is even any thoughts of Remy and Debuchy playing this Saturday shows just how desperate the situation is at Newcastle United.
West Ham losing at the Emirates after taking the lead means a top ten finish is now all but mathematically assured, a top half finish also of course being Mike Ashley’s stated objective.
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Yet we have Alan Pardew yet again talking up the necessity and urgency to have Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy available for the Swansea match, just as he’d talked it up before the visit to Stoke.
The question must be why?
With Newcastle in no danger of doing anything of interest, why would you be seemingly desperate to throw two players straight into action against a team battling relegation, when neither of them has kicked a ball in anger for seven weeks?
Many fans wonder whether the two players have dragged their heels in the recovery phase with Brazil in mind, indeed even Alan Pardew himself has appeared to intimate the same in some of his comments.
While after watching the rubbish in recent times we’d all like to see a fully fit Debuchy and Remy on the pitch, surely any sensible club would at the very most be playing them back into the team in a staged way, with a cameo from the bench against Swansea surely the most they should be exposed to in their comebacks.
Yet we have Pardew talking up getting Remy back to give us the goals that the rest are clearly totally incapable of giving us, at least under the current manager.
The fact that Alan Pardew is so desperate to get especially Remy back, suggests to me that it is due to the manager being in a desperate situation himself.
Whether Mike Ashley would ever sack him is a total unknown, but with the manager already talking before Stoke about the two home games being especially ‘massive’, it tells its own story for me.
I think there are huge numbers of season ticket holders who have already cancelled for next season and in their own desperate thinking, I believe Ashley and those below him want to think that a couple of wins against clubs (Swansea and Cardiff) at the wrong of the table, could just stem that tide of disillusioned fans turning their backs on the mess that Ashley and Pardew are presiding over.
There is no chance of Remy staying so I would even argue that for the short, medium and long-term future of NUFC they shouldn’t even be playing him anyway – it surely making much more sense giving players such as Cisse and Armstrong who are likely/sure to be here next year their chance. Plus giving a few other younger member s of their squad a chance instead of no hopers such as Shola and Gosling.
Saturday will no doubt tell us all a little bit more.
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