Ben Arfa Will Create Chances For All Of Us


Andy Carroll seems to be really looking forward to teaming up with Ben Arfa this season, and as Andy says – the Frenchman will create chances for all of us.

Ben Arfa – will create chances for all of us – says Andy Carroll

Carroll plays tomorrow against a side that were reported to be after Andy in the summer, but instead they signed Sunderland’s Kenwyne Jones, although Chris Hughton said this morning that he knew of no official approach from Stoke City for big Andy.

Andy thinks there are already signs in training that the two of them are on the same wave length, and of course Newcastle fans will hope to see some of that tomorrow afternoon.

Andy told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Hatem will make chances for all of us.” “That is what we needed, he has great technique and acceleration and we can only benefit from it – especially at St James’ Park.”“The fans will like that too, and hopefully it means we have an even better chance of success at home.”

“There are a lot more faces here now, but only 11 players can play.” “I welcome the competition, it makes training more exciting too.” “You just have to work hard and keep your head down to keep your place in the team.”

Carroll is still Newcastle’s top scorer on four goals, although Shola Ameobi now has 3 goals in the two Carling Cup games he has played, after getting a wonderful brace at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday’s form Shola is a threat to Andy for starting up front as the lone striker for Newcastle, and and it seems the Gateshead born striker is well aware of that, as Carroll continued:

“There are a lot more faces here now, but only 11 players can play.” “I welcome the competition, it makes training more exciting too.”“You just have to work hard and keep your head down to keep your place in the team.”

It’s going to be interesting to see just who Chris will start tomorrow afternoon, and we think the plan was to start the same eleven that stared at Goodison Park last Saturday.

But with so many excellent performances from the lads on Wednesday night, Chris may having second thoughts about that.

Comments welcome.


5 comments so far

  • cmki

    Sep 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #1

    1st!!! same quote twice ed?

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Sep 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Shola could’ve done very little more than he did on Wednesday.

    He isn’t our 1st striker, I’m not even sure he’s our 2nd best front man, but once again (as he did in the championship) he has proven that he can get goals at the top level, and to have that calibre of player on the bench (and sometimes not even on it) is something the other recently qualified teams are lacking imo.

    I have rarely sang Ameobi’s name from the rafters, a lot of my mates over here in Belfast use him as a punch line, like Titus Bramble, but at the end of the day, when he gets goals like he did against teams like Chelski – who are we to judge?

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  • xfer

    Sep 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Shola’s brace shows he is a second string player. He cant do that in the PL. The 30 yards shot he scored would be saved often than not.

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  • Penguin PJ

    Sep 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #4

    ‘Shola’s brace shows he is a second string player. He cant do that in the PL’

    Unbelievable.

    What does the fella have to do, score 207 to be 1st string player? Yeah and West Brom can’t beat Arsenal at the Emirates in the PL. Shola has bags of experience in him. He’s been at the club for 15 years. I feel he’s been really unlucky with the injuries he’d picked up.

    Bet you were jumping up & down when Shola out jumps Alex & the Chelsea defence to head the winner on Wednesday night. He’s been scoring when given the chance lately.

    Appreciate it if you show some respect.

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  • stestickle

    Sep 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    mcloven over shola any day

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