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Newcastle United - The French Revolution

Started on 5 August 2014 by swanny8589
Latest Reply on 8 September 2014 by Coxy
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And it's fitting that your star Frenchmen is leading the French Revolution!

Newcastle United would have to make Loic Remy their top earner to clinch a move

Magpies would have to break wage structure to sign French star, who is still wanted by QPR after his Liverpool move collapsed

Newcastle United could have to make Loic Remy top earner if they want him back at St James’ Park.
The aftermath of Remy’s move to Liverpool collapsing – in which he failed the medical – has resulted in the Magpies re-iterating their interest in the France international striker. After seeing a move to Arsenal break down earlier in the summer due to wage demands, Remy is now back training with QPR.

Remy earns around £80,000-per-week at Loftus Road, Fabricio Coloccini and Clement Grenier are currently Newcastle’s top earners, However, neither are paid what Remy is earning at QPR.

United may also have to pay a huge fee for Remy. The player does have a clause in his contract which currently stands at £12m.

Yet that only applies to clubs who finished in the top four last season and are not viewed as rivals to QPR netting their aim of survival and a respectable Premier League finish.

It is thought that clubs outside the top six must pay a £15m asking price if they are to win his services – and should QPR not get that price they are more than happy to keep Remy and let him lead their line of attack.
Great update - decision to be made.
Do itttttt. Newcastle through and through :D
Good Update but Remy seems rather pricey and too much wage bill
What is Remys form this season?
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8 yearsEdited

Newcastle United in cruise control as Blackburn are brushed aside

Hatem Ben Arfa scored his 15th goal in all competitions as Newcastle United comfortably beat Blackburn Rovers to reach the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

Ben Arfa celebrates giving Newcastle United the lead early on

Ben Arfa gave Newcastle a first-half lead on 21 minutes, latching on to an Ayoze Perez through ball before clinically putting it past Paul Robinson.

Jack Colback fired a shot wide from 25 yards as United continued to control the game.

Fabricio Coloccini sealed victory on the stroke of halftime with a well placed downward header following a pinpoint corner from Sissoko.

the frenchmen, Sissoko, who has been ever present since his arrival, was the shining light in a one-sided game where Newcastle demonstrated their superior squad strength to earn their to earn there place In the quarter final.

Although the visitors led 2-0 at the break, they continued to dominate possession, were quick to close down and more composed on the ball, constantly looking for that third goal
By contrast, Blackburn were laboured and not helped by lone forward Jordan Rhodes, who struggled to hold the ball up and constantly gave up possession.

Blackburn have been criticised for there tough approach to matches recently and this match was no different, giving away 14 freekicks.
Good stuff Toon, well done on making FM Weekly as well!
Hatem Ben Arfa! What a beast he's been for you. Awesome stuff.
Your gonna get poached by the big clubs for Ben Arfa :)
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8 yearsEdited

David Ginola's Newcastle United have been handed home tie against Swansea

Manchester United have been handed an away tie against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup quarter-final, while League One suprise packets Doncaster host West Brom
Louis Van Gaals' side overcame Chelsea on Tuesday with a convincing 3-1 win at Old Trafford and they will meet Premier League rivals CIty after their extra time win over Manchester City

Everton, meanwhile, were too strong for Fulham on Tuesday night and cruised to a 3-0 victory and they will meet Stoke, with the two sides to face off in their fourth round tie

David Ginola's Newcastle United, who defeated Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park courtesy of goals from Hatem Ben Arfa and Coloccini, will take on Swansea City, who beat Reading 3-2 in extra time.

Quarter Final Draw

Swansea aren't easy beats but its definitely a winnable game!
Manchester Derby!!!

Steven Taylor hands in transfer request and tells club he wants to play first team football

According to Sky Sports, Newcastle United's Steven Taylor has handed in a transfer request and told the club he wants to leave in January to get some first team football. Reports in England today claimed United have already received several enquiries on the player.

According to, Newcastle United have put a $8m pricetag on Steven Taylor. The 28-year-old defender is also a target for Stoke City, Southampton and West Ham. Taylor has yet to cement his place in David Ginola's new look side and is deemed surplus to requirements

Taylor is a right footed central defender who is also equally competent in a right-back role, which could be ideal for any potential suitors . Newcastle United though have lined up defensive replacements, Balanta, Benatia and Shawcross are just a few names that have been linked to a move to St James Park in the next couple of weeks
Seems like that money could go to some really great places...

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