Ben Arfa has set the Newcastle fans alight in his first two appearances for the club, and both times he has been chosen as the Man of the Match in our poll.
Ben Arfa and Cheick Tiote – both new boys were great on Saturday
He’s obviously got great class, but Chris has said this morning the lad will only get better as he fits better into the style of play at Newcastle, which was very good to watch on Saturday we may say.
Maybe Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson are not the only two managers at Newcastle who move Newcastle forward and attack the opposition.
Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Ben Arfa’s overall performance was very good considering it was his debut.”“He hasn’t played for a while so to last the period of time he did was exceptional, as was the goal he scored.”
“He has great quality and that can only get better as he goes on.”
Chris Hughton is very level-headed manager, one of the increasing number of positive traits he seems to possess as the manager on Tyneside.
Chris didn’t get carried away after thumping Aston Villa 6-0 in his Premier League debut as manager at home, and he didn’t get carried away after losing 2-0 to Blackpool last week, and again showed his great composure after picking up the great win at Everton, a very rare occurrence for Newcastle.
And we are even getting used to not being carried away too much – either on the good side or bad side – well kind of. 😀
“It’s a great win for us after what happened against Blackpool last week.” “It was important that we bounced back. It was important to bounce back with a good performance.”
“We knew how important it would be if we could get a win at Everton and we had to make sure we were able to give them a game, and we ended up doing more than that.”
“I think the all-round performance was brilliant from Stevie Harper to Andy Carroll. “We defended well during the moments we had to.” “It was important to win, there’s no doubt that last week was a major blow.”
“You want to make sure you pick up points as quick as you can. The first opportunity is always the next opportunity. And we were able to do it.” “It’s a hard place to come and win.”
“Everton are a top-class side that can up their game whenever they want. They have enough top players to do it.” “They can go long with Fellaini if they need to and have plenty other options.”
No doubt about it – it was a tremendous win for Newcastle United on Saturday, and the lads were as good as their word, as they said after the Blackpool defeat they would put things right – and soon.
We have to keep that up next Sunday against Stoke City, and a win there could see us in a handy position in the Premier League, although it’s early days yet of course, and we don’t want to get carried away.
Well not too much.