Remy’s late relief! Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

Remy celebrates his late winner
Remy celebrates his late winner
Newcastle finally registered a home victory at the sixth attempt yesterday, but they left it until virtually the last kick of the game to do so.

A strike from Loic Remy in the third minute of stoppage time gave United the points after a forgetful game of football which had 0-0 written all over it.

To be honest I think United just about deserved the win on chances created as Paul Lambert’s pre-match proclamation of starting on the front foot never came to pass.

The home side were understandably edgy and the lack of confidence was visible in a first half which saw Loic Remy and Papiss Cisse spurn decent chances in front of the Leazes whilst Gabriel Agbonlahor will perhaps feel he should have done more with a couple of chances which proved to be Villa’s only real threat of the match.

The second half was a bit better with Vurnon Anita attempting to drive things on from midfield. However it was the introduction of another Dutchman that tipped the game in our favour.



Luuk de Jong offered us a link between midfield and attack and his willingness to close things down nearly resulted in the home side taking the lead after he robbed possession from the Villa defence on the by-line before squaring the ball across the box to an onrushing Loic Remy who had the simple task of guiding the ball into a half-empty net only to see his effort rebound off the post.

That was until de Jong’s deflected shot fell to Loic Remy deep into stoppage time. The French striker had his back to goal and was being marshalled closely by Ron Vlaar but his quick turn and thumping shot flew into the back of the net ensuring that it was United who picked up the points on offer.

All in all it wasn’t a great game and certainly won’t be listed anywhere near the top of our best performances, but it was a win which is what was needed above and beyond everything. The proverbial monkey off our back has been removed now and hopefully this result can inject some belief back into a squad that has lost direction in recent weeks.

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheik Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Loic Remy, Papiss Cisse

Subs: Rob Elliott, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling, Shola Ameobi, Luuk de Jong

Aston Villa: Brad Guzan; Leandro Bacuna, Ron Vlaar, Nathan Baker, Ryan Bertrand; Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph, Karim El Ahmadi; Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Andreas Weimann

Subs: Jed Steer, Yacouba Sylla, Grant Holt, Ciaran Clark, Marc Albrighton, Aleksandar Tonev, Joe Bennett

Attendance: 50,417

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425 thoughts on “Remy’s late relief! Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

  1. Aussie-Yeah that’s what I said, I doubt he micromanages his whole empire. However this deal represents a direct challenge to Ashley’s other brand and one of his biggest assets in Newcastle United alongside his reputation with that club. Now we may have decided that that relationship is irreparable, but is someone who works for Ashley simply going to assume that? I doubt it.

    As I said he is a sensitive boy who would have no qualms about giving anyone the push regardless if they were a good marketing director or not. I get the feeling that this deal at least might warrant his attention.

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  2. Kim-the marv story is completely made up by the rags, just more lies from their end. They claimed that Marv was training with the under 18s, this has been refuted by Pardew and I believe people have seen Marv training with the full team. People can make up their own minds I guess but for me it is the press trying to stir **** after some poor results. Classic in the case of Newcastle United.

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  3. Newkie , Ah right, didn’t know that like. Still don’t think he fancies him though mate, don’t think he works hard enough for him in his view.

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  4. Ice-I don’t think pards has gone the right way with Marv but on this I believe him.Obviously the whole club will lie too in some cases.

    But if he comes out and says it is false that Marv is training with the u18s and then someone takes a camera and finds him there then he will be clearly made to look a liar. As this has not happened I can only assume he is telling the truth and will do until someone offers me evidence otherwise. A paper writing something out of thin air does nothing for me.

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  5. Sharpy-it’s a fashion chain, I think they do more upmarket suits and the like. And they will now be shirt/advertising board sponsors of the mackems.

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  6. Interesting thoughts from another fan that I kind of agree with:

    NUFC should be bringing in tens of millions more in Matchday/Commercial but their combined total is £16.3m LESS than the season (2006/07) before Ashley bought the club.’
    They boast of a 24% increase in Commercial Revenue, that massively hides the fact it was less than £14m the previous year, it was TWICE that (£27.6m) six years before!’
    ‘Likewise the talk of Matchday revenues driving us forward, £27.8m this past season but six years before they were £33.6m, all of these figures are also without taking into account inflation and the massively expanded commercial opportunities for PL clubs now.
    We are massively propped up by the TV money and with no commercial team to drive revenue, or desire to do so as it would dilute Ashley’s free marketing, we are knackered. There is no room for expansion/profit except by selling players.

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  7. I see a poor lass got the sack from the money shop for taking a photo of cissie while he was in there,thought he was against loan companys

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  8. Ice/Georgio

    What I don’t get is why Cisse went in there and is somewhat surprised to have a photo taken. The woman got the sack according to company policy, but what if another customer had turned around and just taken a picture? Nowt anyone can do about that.

    Also maybe someone needs to tell him about internet banking :mrgreen:

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  9. Isn’t it sad that we only turned a profit of 10M pounds last season? And Mike can’t figure out for the life of him what commercial revenue is. No wonder the other owners are concerned for him. 🙁

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  10. The other Prem owners are getting the money together to send a sympathy card to Mike as we speak. They really want to show they care! 🙂

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  11. It’s so sad that Mike can’t afford a striker for the club and has to borrow them. Moths in his purse, old worn out slippers. Mike is quite a sight these days.

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  12. Lee Ryder [email protected]_ryder · 4 hrs
    Loic Remy called up to French squad to face Holland #nufc

    Lee Ryder [email protected]_ryder · 4 hrs
    Moussa Sissoko and Mathieu Debuchy also named in French squad for clash with Holland #nufc

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  13. Lee Ryder [email protected]_ryder · 3 hrs
    Pardew on Marveaux involvement v Hull: “Sylvain’s fit, but we will have to wait and see.” (BBC) #nufc

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  14. Why have a commercial revenue team at the club when you can just put up all those free SD hoardings? It doesn’t make sense to pay those wages when you have no intention of selling advertising space.

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  15. I realize 10M pounds isn’t a lot but then there was the Cabaye sale, so that’s another 17-20M pounds. So together we have 27M pounds to spend at least don’t we? And with the extra TV revenue operating costs are well in hand for the coming season. So no problem, we’ll be spending at least 27M pounds in the summer. I must say I’m tremendously relieved.

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  16. Oh we will be paying for new slippers for Mike out of that of course. Sorry MIke, I didn’t mean to neglect you oh beloved leader.

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  17. Pards has apparently revealed the cunning plan. We are slowly getting better under Mike because he doesn’t have any money. That is a relief. But do we have to redefine the phrase slowly getting better? Because it would have to include going from 5th to 16th and it would have to include being dross in domestic cups. So slowly getting betting actually means getting worse or just remaining dross then?

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  18. [email protected] Try Sports Direct mate 😉

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  19. Surely the only reason we have made £9.9m profit this year is cause we ain’t spent out on any signings for nearly 18 months 😕

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  20. Mike makes sure he never reads Pard’s comments to the press. That would set a nasty precedent. We can’t have that. Best to just hide in the castle until the last day of the window and then get the helicopter ready.

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  21. Kimtoon 😆 Do SD sell fluffy bunny slippers (second hand)? They would be perfect for a manly man like MIke.

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  22. So Pardew thinks we only need to add 2 or 3 players to the group in the summer!! 🙂 🙄 😯

    Also he’s said he’s happy to make sure he stays in the PL rather than win a cup… 😯 🙄 I like the way he assumed we’d automatically get in a relegation scrap if we had the temerity to look like winning a trophy.

    Starting to annoy me now he is.

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  23. Just starting to annoy you Stuart mate? He’s been annoying me for years now. It’s more of the same old bollocks. So we can count on signing a free agent and another loan player in the summer then? Wonderful.

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  24. Kim the £9.9 million profit is the year we got Anita and made 5 signings in January which was less than 18 months ago months ago.

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  25. I love the fact that we are moving slowly forward in a backwards fashion. Really tremendous planning involved. Sell your best player. Look around for a free agent or two. Send Marveaux to train with the U-18′s to show confidence. Hire Obertan out as a pizza delivery lad. Let Joe run things for a couple of windows. Beautiful.

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  26. Yes we’re going to put on a really big show in the coming window. Alan will spout his usual bollocks. Mike will get the helicopter ready at the last minute. It’s so exciting already!

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  27. Nobody can doubt our owner’s commitment to excellence now. As sure as Mike fondles his budgies there will be big moves made in the next transfer window. We’ll loan Gosling out. Shola will get a new contract extension. Remy will run screaming away from the club. Obertan will continue to pick up his wage because nobody else wants him. The sense of tremendous surging progress is surely in the air now.

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  28. Yes what’s needed here is a psychiatrist for the owner Mark mate. He’s as mad as a hatter obviously. He thinks Sunderland is his club now. Moving into whole new realms of stupidity.

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  29. Well I’m certainly relieved that Remy will be leaving in the summer. He’s far too offensive minded for us. Pardew prefers defenders. That’s why Ben Arfa has been a failure with us. He just doesn’t defend while he’s attacking. Running backwards is always best when attacking by defending. Does Benny not understand that? He must be thick surely. Well we’ll either beat that attacking thing out of him or he’ll be sold. It’s for his own good.

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  30. And as for Cisse, if he starts to defend better then he will be the perfect striker for us. Lay well back. pedal backwards and defend Cisse! What is wrong with you? Defense is always the strongest form of attack. Doesn’t he understand yet?

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  31. Well jabba will be happy both m/c and m/utd want tiote so the rags say,jabba will be rubbing his hands,he will soon get a loan player to fill his boots

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  32. Does anybody know why Mike’s helicopter is only ever ready to go on the last day of the transfer window? Is it a cost saving thing? Hire a pilot for 2 days each year and get a special discount? We certainly have a sharp owner so it must be something like that.

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  33. To be fair we only need 3 signings to add to what we have but obviously players are going to leave in the summer. The problem is how can we persuade players worth signing to join us and sit on the bench rather than sign for Fulham on more money and regular starting spot. We have to be realistic and replace some players with the likes of Campbell and abeid. My summer would go like this.

    Players out:
    Amoebi retire
    Cisse
    Gosling
    Obertan.
    Jonas
    Steven Taylor
    Ben Arfa

    Players in
    Remy
    L de jong
    S de jong
    Remy cabella
    Young centre half.

    In an ideal world that would happen but this is nufc.
    😯

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  34. Alex-I think most of us would be over the moon if that was how our summer went, but I don’t see anything as successful as that (in terms of ridding ourselves of deadwood + replacing with such quality)

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  35. I think we will see a few players in.. We are a sell to buy club and we sold Cabaye which has freed up some funds.. How much of the other extra tv money we will spend is a whole different matter though! It will be interesting to see how much the club wants to keep in the bank! 😕

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  36. So I see we got further than the mighty Swansea did in their europa league run, even with the brilliant Laudrupp…where is he again? 😆

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  37. Newkie, now, now, don’t be narky… 😆 I have noticed that JJ & KK have scratched Laudrup of their weekly list of managers who are better than Pardew 😆 😆

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  38. It’s also strange how the great Martinez is doing no better than Moyes. In fact they are in a worse position than when he took over. 🙄

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