Moncur – Ben Arfa Signing Would Be Real Coup For Newcastle

There is even more nonsense than we thought surrounding the proposed loan deal with Ben Arfa this morning,  and Marseilles have said they will resume the business with the Ben Arfa saga on Monday morning.

Ben Arfa – holed up in a Newcastle hotel

But Monday morning is a long way off – to be sure.

Former Newcastle great Bobby Moncur has talked some good sense again to the Evening Chronicle today,  and feels that Ben Arfa’s arrival on Tyneside would be a real coup.

Bobby told the Evening Chronicle today:

“If the reports that he has come to Newcastle are true then I think that it clearly shows he wants to be here.”

“From what I have seen of the lad, he seems like a player that we could do with, and if Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood can pull this one off, then it would be a real coup for the club.”

”He’s a playmaker and he can get goals as well. I think every team could do with a player like this.”

“I’ve heard a lot of fans getting excited about him on the Real Radio Legends show this week and there is nothing wrong with an exciting player who will get bums on seats.”

But Ben Arfa’s temperament has come under question, and we put out an article on that earlier today, but hopefully it can be handled well, and Moncur sees no reason why it should be problem.

Bobby continued:

“I have heard that he has a bit of a wild streak. “But the fans do want to see players that can play, the ones who can produce that bit of magic.”

“As far as the wild streak is concerned, well, Joe Harvey always said to me that you won’t win anything with a team of vicars!”

“And that being the case, I think he would be a really good addition to the ranks this season.”

We’re sure there’s even more to come with this saga – wonder if anybody has tried to get the film rights for this yet? 😀

Comments always welcome.

15 comments so far

  • joppadoni

    Aug 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    if we can get this robert / dyer hybrid ill be stunned, overwhelmed and well please, ive seen a lot of his videos on youtube and hes exactly what we need, he will be adored by the fans and could really write his name in to toon history. no pressure.. 😀

  • ginkoh

    Aug 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #2

    what the soup Opera again. It’s Newcastle always be.

  • joppadoni

    Aug 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    dont drink in the morning 🙂

  • lewman

    Aug 14, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    i quite like soup but opera can be a tad boring at times

  • Ericles

    Aug 14, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Resume on Monday? Just before we play away at Man U? If he is in a hotel here who is he talking to? Not with our officials surely. This is another saga at the wrong time. Is he with his agent here or on his own? The whole affair is beginning to turn into a hot potato it seems.

  • geordielad880

    Aug 14, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #6

    he is talking with no-one (apparently) they arent going to talk further until monday, OM are dragging their heels, and saying newcastle are breaking rules by talking to a player under contract

  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 14, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #7

    has craigcoozy been on here lately ?

  • lewman

    Aug 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #8

    i am sure he is talking to alot of people involved with nufc, just not talking about contracts etc….

  • Martins09

    Aug 14, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #9

    HE REALLY IS IN NEWCASTLE 🙂 just came back from town.. went to the club shop at the stadium to get my new home top, when i to go to my car he was cumin out the stadium with another person (agent probably) anyway he signed my shirt too.. what a hero

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #10

    martins09 – take a photo of your shirt, send it to Ed and ask him to put on the blog just so everyone get even more excited!!! You are a legend if you do this!

  • baro

    Aug 14, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11


    A real legend. 🙂 Let’s see if your really saying the truth.

  • xfer

    Aug 14, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope you took a picture with him too!

  • Martins09

    Aug 14, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #13

    How do you upload pics?? i couldnt get photo taken.. the bloke he was with just shook his head but he signed my shirt instead so its still a win win lol

  • Rylandhall

    Aug 14, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #14

    take a pic of the shirt then and email it to either ED or me – and can upload it via twitter/twitpic for the world to see!!

  • Dukis22lt

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Martin09- sry m8, i think ur bluffing, no evidence-no truth!!!

    Stay classy Newcastle!


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