Our friend ‘Arry Redknapp has turned things on their head as he has stated that he isn’t interested in taking back any of the players, including Loic Remy, who chose to go out on loan rather than stay and fight for promotion.
I can honestly imagine that unless a miracle is performed and Newcastle actually buy somebody this window, that Pardew and the gang are more than capable of giving Shola yet another contract and then portray it as a ‘good news’ story.
If that happens then I would really be close to calling it a day at St.James’ Park.
If extreme financial pressures aren’t there then it would seem strange if QPR were allowing their best striker to play elsewhere, then even stranger if they then put themselves in a position where they couldn’t claim Remy back in a year’s time if they are back in the big league.
Remy of course chose the ‘QPR project’ over…err, the ‘Newcastle project’ but the player suffered a groin injury in training on Friday. Redknapp told the media it was a tear, whilst his assistant Joe Jordan said it was a strain, you just don’t know who to believe these days…
Now Redknapp is at QPR, who will probably stay up this season and be in administration in two years time and his dog is set to become the Governor of the Bank of England after the impressive way it set up its own tax free Monaco bank account.
Alan Pardew occupies a quite unique place in English football history. Of the 20 Premier League managers who finished the 2011/12 season, Pardew is the only Englishman still to be managing at the same club.