Here’s How You Can Welcome Ben Arfa To Newcastle United


At the beginning of every month, we’ve reminded fans of Hatem Ben Arfa, and the hard slog he’s had in coming back form his terrible double fracture of the left leg.

The great Hatem Ben Arfa – chance to welcome him to Newcastle United

Now that Ben Arfa had signed permanently for the club, there may be a couple of things you may want to communicate with the 23 year-old.

Make sure he’s still doing OK in his rehabilitation from his injury, and also welcome him to the famous Newcastle United club.

Here’s how you can send a message to Ben Arfa today, or you can also put it in the comments section for this article.

For the more enterprising fans you can telephone the Newcastle club at (0844) 372 1892 (+44 870 444 1892 for overseas fans) between 9am and 5pm local time Monday through Friday.

The Newcastle club are just going to love me for putting that information out. 😀

But hey, this is a terrific signing for the club, after all, and its not too often we get to celebrate welcoming such a great player to Newcastle.



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25 comments so far

  • McGroin

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Like any player would care.

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  • leedodd

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Well done Alan Pardew for getting It all Pushed Through so Quickly with no Crap from Upstairs or Liverpool etc . Can see a Few More Quality Signings Soon aswell on the Back of this . Whn is HBA Back in Training Guys ??

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  • McGroin

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    3 months.

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    McGroin, players do care…

    Danny Simpson and Jack Wilshere are constantly thanking fans for their support on twitter, and just last night Jose posted his facebook account on twitter so fans could follow him/talk to him on there.

    Jose’s brother follows this site and sends Jose links – he posted a screen shot of a comment about Nile Ranger (again he posted his onto his twitter) laughing at him saying the fans over-rated him.

    Ben Arfa also commented himself about all the messages the fans sent him during his injury.

    It all makes a difference!

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  • brighter

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Dream come true for all of us!!!
    I want to say to HATEM thank you about signed to newcastle united and absolutely support to him!!!!

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  • Stuart

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Does anyone know when the lad is due back? I heard he was due back in training sometime this month, how long do you reckon before hes back on the pitch?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Great work by Pards with Pushing this through and well done to Ca$hely for listening for once.

    Plus he was a snip at just £5Mill!

    Good Work All Round!

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  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #8

    They are saying he could be back as early as feb sooner the better if you ask me jonas has been going backwards this season of all the headers caroll has scored i caant remember many being from gutierez crossthe free kicks against arsenal and wolves were both barton crosses i just think we need some1 sharper down the left.

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  • hitman

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    i would say 6 to 8 weeks before we see him playing in the black and white..

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  • Stuart

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10

    I hope he is back for feb like. When he comes back I reckon we should put him on left wing then push Jonas over to the right, that way he could actually put crosses in with his good foot rather than having to cut inside, try and beat several players, and invariably lose the ball.

    However if we sign, say Bentley or someone, I can see Jonas really having to fight to get his place back.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #11

    dublin mag steve It was a Jonas corner that Colo headed in against Wigan to make it 2-2

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Great news!

    At the start of the next season he needs to be given the number 10 shirt!

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  • MykToonFan

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #13

    I think HBA will ultimately played in a more free role, with two wingers either side.

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #14

    I know it is more or less impossible, but I’m sure a while back Hatem mentioned he was aiming to be back for the Derby on 16th? Sure it’ll be another few weeks yet though, mid feb I reckon!

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  • Sav

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #15

    3 points and a lively performance from Jonas would undoubtedly be the best ‘Welcome to SJP’.
    Talking of which, will Pards risk Shola in 2 games within 3 days or will he really give Best and Ranger a turn? I reckon Ranger is pencilled in for a cameo and a start against Stevenage.

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  • milburn 77

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #16

    GeordieGerman, your right it was his cross but to be fair it was with his right foot, why does he play down the left? and then we wonder why he cant cross the ball

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  • boater

    Jan 5, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #17

    one wonder goal and a couple of decent games – one of which hew substituted for not getting into it.. you’d think it was the second coming of JC. good player, happy to have him signed,, but your like a bunch of clucking chicken.,

    come on Ed.. that headline I am reaching for a bucket!? could you turn the sycophancy switch down from 11 EVER you reckon?

    God Bless America! That’s for sure. Yeeehaaa

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  • mightymag

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Boater whats wrong with you? This is probably the most exciting signing we have had for years, an your negative!!! U blow shola and rip arfa, do you have a white stick and lick your ear?

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Biggest hurdle is yet to come, now he knows this is HIS club he can releax and just get to getting fitness and healing the leg, the problem with the broken leg it can change a player look at Eduardo, if Arfas doesnt let it affect him mentally he shall be fine another bad thing is it was his favored foot so may take alot of times to get the confidence back in to his passing and shooting, being young and all i feel he will come back strong and if the doctor says its fully healed he shall be fine.

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  • Thump

    Jan 5, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Not just a coup – it’s an absolute bargain!

    @Boater: Substituted not because he wasn’t doing the job (he was anything but ineffective) but because Chris wanted to gently introduce him into English football and then realised that he could more than handle himself, so he gave him longer and longer and the competition got the most out of Jonas. Stop whining.

    @gorskino10: Very much agree. I think Ben Arfa is a strong lad mentally and I reckon he can pull through it, although I think he might be a bit wary to begin with. Probably won’t see much of him this season while he gets himself back to form.

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  • shaun83

    Jan 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Boater isn’t ripping him. I happen to agree that the majority of fans on here are bigging him up too much, too much expectation, as boater said good player, happy he’s signed but he isn’t jesus the 2nd

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  • mightymag

    Jan 5, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Who is saying he is jesus??? Everyone is saying hes an exciting player with big potential, which he is!!no one is expecting miracles, a bit of flair, pace , some one who does the unexpected! We lack this in our midfield along with some one who can cross!

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  • nobby62

    Jan 5, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #23

    got to agree with Boater, yeah pleased he`s signed, he`s a quality player, but he`s French, lets hope he`s not going to be a huffy twat like alot of his countrymen.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #24

    “double fracture of the left leg” means he will use more of his right leg.

    We should be able to see a better right footed Ben.

    Get well Ben. I’m waiting for your return.

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  • Oleg G

    Jan 5, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Like I said and will say again – WOW! tHIS iS HUGE!!!!!

    Welcome HBA. in Hebrew Ben means “son”
    so welcome to the family :).

    Get well.

    I hope he will not get injured for a long time. He was injured enough already.

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