After seeing Ben Arfa win the game for Newcastle this afternoon, we were even thinking it may be good if Newcastle sign this lad as soon as they can, before he makes a big name for himself in England, and big clubs come after him.
Ben Arfa – rifles home his wonder goal on 45 minutes
After the game Newcastle manager talked about the arrangement they have for Ben Arfa:
“We have a loan with an option to sign him.” “We had a lot of competition to get him but the lad was desperate to join us, which is why we pushed so hard for him.”"He had a very good full debut.”
“We brought him here because we don’t have many options on the left. He was a big part of good team performance. Goodison isn’t always the best place to come after a home defeat but we were excellent from first to last.”
Ben Arfa and fellow first time starter Cheick Tiote, were immense for Newcastle in this game, and made a huge difference to the side.
We don’t know at what time Newcastle can sign Ben Arfa on a permanent basis, but the sooner the better , as far as we are concerned.
These two lads on today’s performance look terrific signings for the Newcastle United club.
The Everton crowd booed their players off the field at the end, but Newcastle outplayed them and outfought them – and that’s not an easy thing to do at Goodison Park.
After the game a disappointed David Moyes said:
“I didn’t hear the boos but I would have booed after that performance,” “The fans expected more.” ”I keep reminding the players they’re good players but I think they need to stand up and be counted and show it.”
“Generally the whole team didn’t function. Good players didn’t perform. It was lacklustre from start to finish.” ”We had no chances until 90 minutes, so we can’t kid ourselves. It was unfortunate to hit the post but that’s it.”
“Newcastle deserved to win.”
Newcastle have amassed 7 points from their first 5 games but who would have thought Newcastle would lose their 16 month old unbeaten home record to Blackpool, and then in the next game, win away at Everton?
Next up is a tough home game against Stoke next Sunday afternoon, and now Newcastle players will know that nothing is ever certain in the Premier League – even at St. James’ Park.
A win against Stoke will give Newcastle some consistency.