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Shock News – Striker Who’d Rather Sign For Relegated QPR Might Be Putting World Cup First

8 years ago

An interesting development in the ongoing Loic Remy injury, has now seen the media widely reporting, that Alan Pardew is privately thinking that the player isn’t exactly busting a gut to get back playing for Newcastle…

When the same story appears in so many different places then the odds say that somebody (not necessarily Pardew himself) has given the steer to the journalists.

Many fans have already pointed out that it is a bit of a ‘coincidence’ that the three main players out; Remy, Debuchy and Sissoko, are the three most likely to be featuring at the World Cup this summer.

‘Vive La France’

Though having said that, I haven’t seen much of Gabriel Obertan lately…

In public Alan Pardew isn’t making too much about the injuries, although he states that Remy’s is taking ‘a bit longer than we expected’.

“The French manager obviously needs to see them (Newcastle’s potential World Cup players) fit and ready before the World Cup.

“Debuchy will train on Monday or Tuesday while Moussa (Sissoko) will probably be another week; I don’t see him involved in the next two matches.

“Loic (Remy) will not make this game but he is training now and we would like to think he will make the next game – it has been a bit longer than we expected.”

The various journalists have been saying that the Newcastle manager has had the belief that Remy was near to coming back the last week or two but each time has made clear that he isn’t quite ready…

You’d like to give anybody the benefit of the doubt but when you have a player who at the last minute chose to sign for a club (QPR) for more money, that were basically already relegated, then you must have a decent idea of what you are dealing with.

You then give the player a lifeline on loan when he starts the season recovering from a bad injury and a rape allegation hanging over him, only for the player never to give any positive indication that he intends to stay here a day longer than his initial loan.

I think this situation sums up the pitfalls of relying on loan players, they surely can only be a quick short-term fix, whereas the indications are that Mike Ashley might be seeing this as a golden shortcut to avoid long-term expensive contracts. Newcastle potentially bringing in a number of loan players this summer to give our squad any semblance of respectability.

As for Debuchy and Sissoko? You obviously hope that they haven’t downed tools in favour of looking after themselves for the World Cup but the doubt will always be there until they get themselves back on the pitch.

This exemplifies just how special somebody like England Captain Alan Shearer was, he gave up international football to make sure he could give us every last drop he had left. A one-off and his sacrifice should never be forgotten when comparing legends like him to some of our modern day charlatans.


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