Ben Arfa And Gosling Looked Really Good In Training

Both Hatem Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling will be coming back to training at Newcastle before the rest of their team mates report back on Monday, July 4th.

Hatem Ben Arfa – Newcastle star player next season?

That’s  so that both players can get themselves fighting fit for the upcoming very important season.

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Gosling will start pre-season training in a few weeks time in the USA,  with one of the world’s top fitness experts, and then link up with the Newcastle squad when they arrive for their tour of the states in July.

Maybe that will be the same facility that Wayne Rooney went to last November – which was a state-of-the-art fitness center in Portland, Oregon.

Newcastle assistant manager John Carver thinks both players will be back fit and as good as ever come August, as he said today:

“Both Dan and Hatem will be back and up to scratch for the new season.”

“Dan is going to the US first to have a family holiday, then he’ll do some warm weather training before joining us for the games in the States.”

“It’s the same for Hatem. Last season we knew there was no point in risking anybody once we were safe.” “Dan and Hatem looked really good in training.”

It’s good news that both lads looked really good in training and we just have to hope that both of them will make 100% recoveries from their injuries.

Newcastle have been praised to high heaven in France, for the way in which they have handled one of France’s brightest young stars, Ben Arfa, since the 24 year-old broke his left leg last October.

Ben Arfa made 4 brief appearances for Newcatsle last season and Dan Gosling made just one, so they will be like two new players to Newcastle next season, and if they are as good as they were – they’ll both be fighting hard for starting places at Newcastle.

Both players are not out of the woods yet, and they will need to be handled very carefully in pre-season so they don’t have any unwanted relapses.

But Alan Pardew has shown that he is very willing to let the players fully heal and be absolutely ready,  before he will play them again – and that is a very wise approach.

Carver continued about the brilliant Frenchman, who has already captured hearts and minds on Tyneside:

“Our excellent medical team have made sure he is well looked after.” “Hatem has been working hard at Clairefontaine over in France.”

“And again, he’ll be ready for the new season.”

It will be great to welcome back these two new players in the summer, and we really hope both Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling can really shine for the Magpies next season.

Howay The Lads!!

37 comments so far

  • andoni

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope so Ed!

  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    great news now get kev joey and jose tied down PLEASE!

  • Brutooon

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #3

    HBA and Gosling is like a new signings

  • sticklebricks

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t forget Best either! Wasn’t around for much of last season…


    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    lee_ryder #nufc Hearing that former Plymouth whizzkid Aaron Spear has left Newcastle United today.


    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    That better be on loan! Spear is meant to be very good prospect from what I have heard.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #8


    with cabaye and tiote in centre mid. could be exciting!

  • toonruz

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9
    new it was bull about other club in for
    but a class wind up pmsl

  • NI Toon

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10


    Why would someone confirm they are leaving for Newcastle if they have not even entered talks of contracts!
    That can’t be right, unless he wanted to use us to make it publicly known he is leaving,.. then again stating you are heading to Newcastle would suggest to other clubs that you are already in agreement…

    Strange story that.

  • Thump

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #11

    @toonruz: he announced it on here a while back. Can’t remember his name, like.

    Any way, wasn’t Hatem limping around the pitch after WBA? Can’t imagine him looking all that great in training…

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    toonbelmonter, that interview with the Lille manager was from the weekend! But yeah, that is the only thing we have heard.

    Everyone mouthed off at me when I said that it’s not a done deal lol. But there’s no news of other clubs in for him, so fingers crossed on that one.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Thump, to be fair Carver is the one guy at the club I would trust not to BS us

  • che84

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Sound very good

  • boys a was thinking, if newcastle get gervinho we’l still need a striker, would any1 take the risk with hooper hes been canny for celtic this season, if forster is 3rd choice keeper see if we can do a swap of forster and 3mil for hooper, i wud like

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #16

    he will end up being another Loven

  • ToonDownSouth but it says we havnt even opened talks, so that means hes not ours a wouldn’t put it past droopey bollokX n dogleash to put in a 6mil bid tah steal him

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #18

    If we still need two Strikers (after we supposedly get Gervinho)

    My two ideal picks would be
    Sturridge (Ofcourse!)

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    @ ilovetoon8788

    Why is it that you, and everyone else that post a team leave out Nolan??

    He is our captain and was one of our best players last season, not to mention our top scorer.

    How you justify leaving him out, I would love to know!?

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #20

    good to hear hes ok,your man steve wraith said last week he heard he wasnt the same player.

  • sticklebricks

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Jose has just posted on his facebook:

    Como me gusta españa¡¡¡¡¡¡ Buena comida buen clima ….. Todo¡¡¡¡¡¡ Gracias a todos por vuestro apoyo y mensajes. Un saludo

    With translates as:

    How I love spain! Good food good climate ….. Everything! Thanks to all by your support and messages.

    He’s staying.. Can feel it in my water.

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #22

    toonbelmometer,the spl is rubbish me & you could score goals in that league lol,davie weir 41 playing for rangers week in and week out tells you everthing you need to no.


    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Hooper is a couple of classes above the SPL and he is worth taking a look at but I dont know if he is NUFC material

    Pavylchenko?! I’d prfer DJ Campbell or Long

  • Fri 03.06.2011Belarus (a) ECQ (Minsk)
    Mon 06.06.2011Ukraine (a) FR (Donetsk)
    Thu 09.06.2011 Poland (a) FR (Warsaw)
    these are the french games gameiro and cabaye are in so a doubt we’ll here anything from then till at least the 10th lol

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #25

    @NUFC_Richyg01 // Jun 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    your probably right. I would love to have nolan in that team has he had scored 12 goals. But i just can’t see where he is going to play? Can you help me and tell me where you would play him?

    Maybe drop Cabaye/Tiote as bench players and put Nolan there? Or drop Arfa to the bench and play Nolan in the hole? What would you do?

    Arfa’s position is in the hole for sure. Don’t gimme a team with him on the wings.

  • JackButler

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Afternoon all, any news today??????????????

  • Thump

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Aye, you’re right TDS. I just don’t understand how you can look good in training when you can barely walk is all.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #28

    How I love spain! Good food good climate ….. Everything! Thanks to all by your support and messages.

    He’s staying.. Can feel it in my water

    ( Or else he’s going to Real Madrid or somewhere ! )

  • sticklebricks

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #29

    @ Munster Mag..

    Don’t think he’s allowed to play for Real Madrid being from Valencia!

    And with the exception of Barca not sure any of the other Spanish clubs could afford him or his wages. (here’s hoping anyway!)

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #30

    “Our excellent medical team have made sure he is well looked after.” “Hatem has been working hard at Clairefontaine over in France.”

    …that made me chuckle. If our medical team is excellent why is he sent to France again??

    I hope he’s back to his best come August both will be like 3 new signings. Although we shouldn’t rely most of our attacking flair from Ben Arfa as he could easily break down again. next season (I hope not!). We should sign more players of his calibre or close to it to be on the safe side.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #31

    * 2 new signings lol

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #32

    I highly doubt the facebook page is real lol

  • sticklebricks

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #33


    Don’t know if you remember or not but he got into a whole lot of trouble with his twitter account posting saying he wasn’t fit to play before a game etc… Then before he took his twitter account down he posted up his Facebook address, so pretty sure its legit…

  • toonincheek

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #34

    JP – not that there’s anything wrong with our medical team. After all, they get plenty of practice!

    But – there’s a limit to how much rehab work you can do, so still a lot of time to kill.

    HBA would have been like a fish out of water in his ‘off’ time on Tyneside so far better to let him do his rehab in France where everything is more familiar, friends around him, etc.

    I would have liked the club to fly him back a few times to be at our home games, just to make an appearance. Or maybe they did?

  • tomnewcastle

    Jun 1, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #35

    this season is gonna be banging!!!


    Jun 1, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #36


  • chuck

    Jun 3, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    Comment #37

    *********Ben Arfa**************



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