Newcastle Should Sign Ben Arfa On Permanent Basis

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. 😀

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Spuggy

    Sep 18, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Great news, we will def sign him then.

    Look at the ages of the NUFC team, can you imagine the quality of this team in a couple of years….really nice to have for the most part a young hungry squad.

  • Thump

    Sep 18, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #2

    That’s a good point… what on earth happened to Xisco?

  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Tiote is going to be an immense player for us in the future, he has started off very well today and is yet to find his feet in the Prem, also think Willo will be immense for us altough will be mostly unsung and unpraised.

  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Watch Tiotes movment off the ball for Ben Arfas goal, keeping there defence in a guessing game.

  • Brutooon

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #5

    hope we sign him permanent before MAN CITY offer him like 50 million pounds!

  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 19, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Usually i would say why wait and see if he can do it consistantly….

    but Ben Arfa is well known in Europe and has been for some time as a top top player. I’m suprised we didnt sign him up, as if he is a huge success, then there will be clubs with chams league and bigger wages sniffing around.

    Today is was simply magnificent. The way he just glides past people, its ronaldo like….(so was his goal). Clearly not as good of course, but not a million miles off.

    And Tiote, powerful, kept and won the ball well. Fellaini and Hetinga, you have to expect a battle, and Tiote did the battling and Barton provided the class..

    and wariwck hunt….Tiote was strolling around the centre circle when we scored….think u were lookking at routledge who played the ball into ben arfa then made a run outside of him.

  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 19, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Let’s all get a grip.

    Let’s wait and see what Hoots can do with the boys temerament before locking him in to the club for the next however many years.

    Or we might just end up with a mega talented a**ehole that goes on strike when he is not happy and we can do nowt about it cos we signed him to a nice fat contract

  • chuck

    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Change a cople of letters in your “nom de plume” and it aptly describes your comment @7
    S`up, you cant enjoy a deserved win, looking for problems ?
    IMO our recent signings were the most astute of any in the EPL, where are you gonna get two players of this caliber for under £10m ?
    If we continue making such signings, wont be long before we will be challenging for silverware.
    It`s obvious someone @the club knows what they are doing and of course Hughton continues to do an excellent job in his own quiet way.
    We are on an emotional rollercoaster for the rest of the season, hang on and enjoy the ride!

  • stuart no9

    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #10

    super goal, great first full game,however, dont worry about signing him, yet.contracts mean nothing, just enjoy watching him while he is here,if at the end of the season, he decides to stay , then great, if he wants to go, he will go,regardless if he has a contract or not, see what happens when the mancs, or chelsea , come knocking untill yhen HWTL,S

  • PK-Norway

    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #11
  • chuck

    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Another negative@10, whats up with you guys, cant you just accept a good win and leave it at that.

  • stuart no9

    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #13

    whats negative about that,( 10) ?

  • stuart no9

    Sep 19, 2010 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #14

    chuck, comment 9, more signings like this then challenging for silverware? i would put you in an age bracket of erm, 18-20? we have had decent teams for the last 50 years ( give or take a few dodgy ones) much better teams than what we have now, or what we will have in the forseeable future, never won any cup though,and thats not doom and gloom , or being negative, thats fact .
    cuppidstunt, bang on mate, lets not get carried away on the back of 1 good showing, just enjoy the moment, and long may they last HWTT

  • Ericles

    Sep 19, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Sihn him. No doubt he is what we need. And some more like him!

  • photocox

    Sep 19, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #16

    Having only read the headline: lets not get out over our skis. I like what I’ve seen but it’s early days. Lets see a larger sample size and then throw bags of money at him then.

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #17

    our all great player is not like owen, and the other, our lads play for their club and fans, not for money. that why HBA choose us than other big club.

  • WesJameson

    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #18

    our new, possibly better Laurent Robert???
    fekking hope so Lads 🙂

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #19

    ed is that headline the biggest understatement of all time !!

  • Nick 69

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #20

    theres no need to rush in and sign him permantently now when we have a loan contract until the end of the season, which also give us first option to buy him for the agreed price. he might impress other clubs and be wanted but we have first refusal so it will be down to us if we want to sign him no matter how many clubs want him

  • sweendog

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Rotonda heights .. its only his attitude that is a question mark .. but if hughton keeps him happy we’ve a world beater in our team ..
    never mind Tiote who looked quality as well .. him and barton controlling the midfield and we’ve a very physical skillfull midfield ..
    the Villa game could be a fluke but the everton game wasn’t ..

  • Spuggy

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #22

    I absolutely LOVE our squad, great blend of premiership experience with Nolan, Campbell, Barton, great pace or creativity with, Routledge, Jonas, Arfa, Enrique and young hungry talent which has now been battle hardened by relegation and a season in the championship.

    Then there’s the reserve/second tier squad which has some amazing potential – Gosling, Donaldson, Kadar, Vuckic, Ranger etc.

    I think the Arfa’s big fish in a small pond will wear off as the dominant team spirit in our squad will have a positive affect on him. Besides, you need a pinch of arrogance in a team, so long as it’s backed up by class, a la Cantona, Ronaldo, all phenomenal players, but heads the size of medicine balls – you have to have utter belief in yourself to be that good and that comes with arrogance.

    If Arfa wanted to go to a bigger club he could have – he WANTED to come to newcastle. And that means the world. And yes, we have first option to buy, I just hope the price has already been set as it will inflate dramatically come January I believe. It could be Ashley’s chance to finally ingratiate himself with the Newcastle faithfull.

  • balubas1

    Sep 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #23

    Spuggy 22@

    yes ! yes ! yes ! me 2 😀 It’s looking good.

    I think we can compete in top 10 with this squad.

    One man that hasn’t been given much credit for the Everton game is NOLAN. He was ALL OVER THE PLACE. Box to box 4 real. Clever passing also. + the penalty he gave us, but the ref had a stick up his a*s.

    The commentator about HBA: “he looks like the best kid in the schoolyard, dribbling past everybody” 😉

  • moonraker

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #24

    I loved the way the Everton defenders stood off HBA and allowed him the time to make space for the shot for his goal.

    I thought at first it was bad defending but they were sh****ng themselves cos they didn’t know what he was gonna do next!

    At last we’re getting respect again and I love it!! 🙂


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