Alan Shearer: "I am surprised to see Remy go to QPR instead of Newcastle.
"I would have a good guess that financial things had a part to play.
"Harry (Redknapp) will tell you a different story but, whilst I love Harry and I hope QPR get out of it, I find it hard to say he chose them over Newcastle.
"It is a tough one for demba Ba.
"He will believe he has a better chance of winning things there and at the moment he probably has.
"Having said that, he gave his all in a Newcastle shirt, played well and scored goals, so I don't think anybody can complain.
"But it is disappointing to see our top scorer leave. Hopefully, they will have a plan B and a plan C because it's left Newcastle with a huge gap that they obviously need to fill.
"The next two games are vital.
"At this moment in time, I still believe they are too good to go down.
"But that has got to be proved between now and the end of the season and we desperately need a win, otherwise then the pressure will really crank up."