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Pardew Grades Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux And Mehdi Abeid

1:28 pm, Thursday, July 21st, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 152 Comments

With another injury to Ben Arfa, this time to his left ankle, Alan Pardew was naturally keen to look at the positives from last night’s 0-0 draw at Sporting Kansas.

Mehdi Abeid – has a lot to learn

The unfortunate thing last night was that Ben Arfa was looking very good for Newcastle in those first 30 minutes, and if we can ever keep this boy fit, he will become a great player for the Magpies.

And it was great to see Sylvain Marveaux making his debut, and playing his first game since last October, and he also looked classy, and almost scored in that first half with an excellent shot.

Pardew talked about Sylvain:

“Marveaux hasn’t played for 10 months, but he showed good quality.”  “He was unlucky not to score.”

Also making his first start for Newcastle was Senegal striker Demba Ba, but he didn’t show too much in the game, and Alan had this to say about the Newcastle striker:

“Demba looked a bit ring-rusty, but he is a big guy and his sharpness will come later.”

“He is a diligent worker, but the quality he has he didn’t show last night. We’ve seen him before so it will come.”

18 year-old  Mehdi Abeid also made his second appearance in pre-season, and he looked good in the second half, but as may be expected, the young Frenchman also still has a lot to learn.

Alan pointed out some of the areas where the French U18 International needs to improve his game:

“Mehdi has a lot to learn and is in the process of learning the Premier League.”

“He got caught in possession, but he has quality there. He will get more chances.”

This is what you would expect from one so young, that he  still has much to learn, but on the positive side, this lad looks to have great ability and we think Alan Pardew could well fast track this lad next season.

That would be especially true if his big pal, Ben Arfa, remains on the sidelines through injury.

Newcastle still have a paper-thin squad, so the hope is that some of out top youngsters can step up to the plate for Newcastle next season, to further bolster the squad.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Demba Ba · Mehdi Abeid · Newcastle News · Sylvain Marveaux



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152 responses so far ↓

  • 1 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Cant wait for the season to start

  • 2 kevymartins // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    @Andy i have a team . . you made a league yet?

  • 3 geoff777 // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Weird …

    If I was a professional athlete getting paid 30K+ a week, I’d consider it necessary to keep my weight down and be sit 52 weeks a year.

    I’d be embarrassed if my manager described me as ring rusty even in a pre-season game.

    How Campbell was signed at his fitness levels last season I don’t know.

    Hopefully Ba will get his act together asap.

  • 4 stuckdownsouth // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Please don’t say Paper thin Squad because it’s not true and just alarmist. We have an unbalanced, and in some cases in my opinion not good enough squad.

    But it is only left back where we have no competition.

  • 5 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    26808-13480

    That is the code. I think it’s a private league

  • 6 Mags // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Ed as regards your comment about keeping Ben Arfa fit, perhaps he should be getting more protection from refs, you cannot allow for bad tackles.

  • 7 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Don’t really think you can avoid injuries like Ben Arfa for something that was a reckless tackle. Nout to do with him being fragile it was just a bad tackle.

  • 8 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Don’t know if anyone has posted it but here’s a good 4 minutes of highlights from Kansas game:

    http://goalshighlights.com/2011/07/21/sporting-kansas-city-0-0-vs-newcastle-united-highlights

    WARNING… !
    Some heavy advertising on this site: Not for under 18′s

  • 9 Mags // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Andy – great minds and all that :D

  • 10 kevymartins // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    OOh shit i made a sky sports 1 ooops

  • 11 AndyMac // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    eaststandgeordie says:
    “Cant wait for the season to start”

    Lessope we’ve got eleven fit players left by Aug 13th :)

  • 12 Toonboy_84 // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    @ andy

    Just joined buddy!

  • 13 Toonboy_84 // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/

    This is where to join lads

  • 14 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Good man. Trying to get ed to advertise it as it’ll be a good laugh. For anyone interested website is
    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/

    league code is 26808-13480

  • 15 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Jul 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Has Xisco had a game? Has he even in USA?

  • 16 samigee14 // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    its is funny how newcastle appear to have a paper thin squad but actually we dont. we have at least 32 players in the first team squad now but we always seem to have players injured or unavaliable. here is our squad.

    GK-krul
    GK-harper
    GK-fortser
    DF-colo
    DF-saylor
    DF-willo
    DF-simpson
    DF-jose
    DF-kadar
    DF-tavernier
    MF-barton
    MF-cabaye
    MF-HBA
    MF-guthrie
    MF-ferguson
    MF-abied
    MF-marveax
    MF-spiderman
    MF-sameobi
    MF-vuckic
    MF-donaldson
    MF-richardson
    MF-raylor
    MF-routledge
    MF-smith
    MF-tiote
    CF-ba
    CF-best
    CF-ameobi
    CF-lovenkrands
    CF-airey
    CF-ranger
    CF-xisco

    that is all I can think of and that is quite a sizable squad but with injuries and players going out on loan we always seem to be strugling for options.

  • 17 solano // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Samigee- the debate is really about quality, not numbers. In truth, there isn’t a great deal of quality in your list and as we can only field 11 players at any one time, I think a substitution of some of our Championship quality players for proven top-notchers would be a wise move. There is also the inevitable late sale of Jose to take into account which in my eyes sees us without a specialised left back. + Where are the goals going to come from?

  • 18 Barras // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    @Andy

    I’ve copied and pasted the code down, will join but at a later date. I’ll let you know on here when I’ve joined buddy.

  • 19 Toonboy_84 // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Up to 9 teams already. Moving quickly.

  • 20 barryvenison // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    I always thought the yahoo fantasy league is a much better option. I’ve played it for the past few seasons. Here is the link, check it out for yourself. http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/

  • 21 AndyMac // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    solano says:

    “Samigee- the debate is really about quality, not numbers”

    As it was last season ! Pardwho talked, at the back end of last season, of needing 20-22 quality players. I think you’d struggle to get 12 from that list including JB and Jose who wont be here soon !

  • 22 dipesh14 // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    @GeordieGerman- found a safe YouTube link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4pZNWuZPXA

  • 23 Colo2 // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    And my team’s in the fantasy league should be good craic

  • 24 GeordieDan // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    GeordieGerman>

    He’s in Holland mate. Though doubt he’ll bother to actually play while he’s there.

    Not like he’s getting paid for it is it?

  • 25 davybtoon // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    am excited for the season now, looks like weve been playing some good stuff n 2 clean sheets is always good, abeid looking like hes gonna b a real talent
    think the club is doin the ryt thing sending hba back n some rest n treatment n if no ligament damage he will b back for fiorentina

  • 26 davybtoon // Jul 21, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    taarabt close to joining psg which means the erding deal will b a step closer to happening,
    i think we all kno jose is being looked after bcoz hes off n i hope the rumour of cash plus jose for aqualini is true real good player

  • 27 Klatoon // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    On HBA,someone on twitter said Tiote was gonna get a free-role as Benny’s bodyguard,tongue in cheek but maybe AP should consider it :)

  • 28 SwedishMagpie // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    yeeeeah got my new home shirt today :D and I also joined the league :) ohh ah demba ba !!:D

  • 29 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    are we sure that was demba on highlights he moves like strola.

  • 30 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Aquilani Flopped. Dont want him.

    This guy is a Legend.Took the Piss out of Liverfool’s Training Session. Liverfool fans were right t!tw@nks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXcpzC-EOJo&feature=related

  • 31 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Hardly heavy advertising GG,

    all i see is a pre recorded video of some women beside the Highlights video and white background…

  • 32 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Ah. Closed the “AD” and now i see the full page…

    Well Hello there…. Thank god the missus wasnt in the room.

  • 33 gorskino10 // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    samigee14@

    Thats our WHOLE First/Reserve/Youth in that list (Pretty Much)

    When you say SQUAD size you put in players who have had Apps or Appears on the Bench.

    GK-fortser (Probs will be sold)
    DF-jose (Probs will be sold)
    DF-kadar (Loaned out)
    DF-tavernier (Loaned out)

    MF-sameobi (Loaned out)

    MF-donaldson (Played 2 apps since 08 doubting his quality as nearly released/Reserve at best)

    MF-richardson (0Apps/ Reserve not backup)

    MF-routledge (Probs will be sold)
    MF-smith (Probs will be sold)

    CF-airey (13Min in FACup in the only 1 App, hardly would say he is Backup! Reserve)
    CF-ranger (Loaned out or sold)
    CF-xisco (Probs will be sold or another loan)

    Most teams dont count Youth as backup and when they do its the odd few who get chances like Josh McEachran (Chelsea) etc..

    Take 12 off that 32 and that 20, by the start of the season, ATM we have (Guthrie/Enrique/Fergie/Ben Arfa/Vuckic) all Injured and this is just in Pre Season.

    Most of last year we had according to Medic sites around 10 Injured all the time, So take our Wingers, we have loaned out LuaLua and Wayne will be sold so that leaves Merveaux and Jonas as the only 2 Wingers in our squad, then we will be using our YOUTH as backup like Fergie/Sammy who between them probs have less than 10 Apps in EPL.
    Although i rate them with Fergie who gets injured every game, we are relying on untested youth,which shows no real depth.

  • 34 carlton nufc // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Is there any transfer news today lads what about the Twitter lot ?

  • 35 toontoon_andyb // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Andy lad I’m up for that I will join up laters. So lads where’s that wey I chicken pie has he been bak on since he said 2days ago som one was havin a medical full of poooo I’m guessing hmm another cwarr

  • 36 NottsGeordie // Jul 21, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    @Andy

    I joined the fanasy league (i think, dont know if it went through) :)

    how much people are in the league atm?

  • 37 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    28 so far lads! Didn’t think there’d be much of an interes

  • 38 Toon_Jock // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Benny is just too good, that’s why ‘lesser quality’ players keep breaking him! SO ANNOYED AGAIN – we need him fit for the Arse and hopefully the whole of next season! Get well soon, son. TOON TOON!!!!!!!

  • 39 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ @ 32. I was wishing mine was. :-d

  • 40 carlton nufc // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    No transfer news then lads ?

  • 41 gorskino10 // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    carlton nufc@

    Slow because Pards said “While on tour there will be no1 coming in or out”

    Saw 1 tweet about us interested in Ryan Bertrand on loan if Jose goes.

    Rest of tweet are about somebodys claim Arfa said to him in US he is out for 3 Weeks, and being worried than Arfa is out.

  • 42 Marty-Toon // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Watched the highlights and they were the ones creating most chances although they didn`t hit the target so much.
    Smudger looked his old self with terrible distribution of the ball and P**s poor defensively-Ship him out

  • 43 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    First time I have done a fantasy league Andy and in testiment for my love of NUFC I got told off for having too many NUFC players :(

  • 44 Irie-Magpie // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    @43
    What were you trying to do play the entire squad..ha ha
    I’m in andy’ love a good ffbl, guys if you ask me no news is good news.

  • 45 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Irie-Magpie
    Haha I had Jose Tiote Cabaye HBA and I wanted Barton as well…..whats wrong with that?!

    Had to drop Barton and Jose :(

  • 46 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    What is your team? Mine isn’t too great tbh
    Hart
    Luiz konscielny vermaelen baines
    Modric Wilshere Yaya Zog
    Ba Rodallega
    Subs: Schwarzer, Saylor, HBA, Odemwingie

  • 47 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Mine is
    Hart
    Gibbs Samba Hangeland Baines
    HBA Wilshere Holden Cabaye
    Odemwingie Hernandez
    Subs Reina Baines Tiote and SUPER MARIO BALOTELLI :D

  • 48 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Sorry Cahill on the bench not a doubled up Baines

  • 49 toontoon_andyb // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Rodallega and Odemwingie now theres two players we shud be in for

  • 50 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Is everyone using their blog names????

  • 51 sweendog // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    toontoon_andyb .. rodallega agreed, can’t believe we haven’t bid for him yet ..

  • 52 Irie-Magpie // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    I just did a AUTO COMPLETE, will set it up properly later on.

  • 53 OttersPocket // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Should not be handing tips out, but use cheap players as your sub keeper and def gives you more money to spend on first XI, you get 1 transfer every week anyway so if someone not doing well you can change

  • 54 OttersPocket // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Given,Richards,Kompany,Vidic,HBA,Brunt,Zog,Downing,Ba,Torres,Rooney. DeVries,Briggs,Simpson,Jarvis.
    Midfield been hardest to pick, someone will be this seasons Nolan, very cheap and score hat full just have to find him.

  • 55 Colo2 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    My team is
    Reina
    Luiz Kompany Samba Jagielka
    Silva Downing Sessegnon Ramsey
    Balotelli Jones

    Subs Myhill Coloccini Ramires Sturridge

  • 56 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Tempted to drop Odemwingie and draft in either Carroll or Suarez like

  • 57 OttersPocket // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Suarez at Copa america, may not feature much first couple of games.

  • 58 OttersPocket // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Colo
    Avoid players like Ramires, Goals and Assists win these things, Def mids should not be picked

  • 59 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Ah for now Odemwingie is staying in the team will see how the pre season pans out and decide before 13th if changes need to be made……jesus I am sad

  • 60 Davies // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Thanks a lot for the highlights GG. Looks like it came from the Kansas sport channel, so they’re probably a bit biased in what they showed.

    Just nice to be able to watch a little football, to bee honest…

  • 61 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Otters shhh ;) you’re giving them the secrets haha
    Made a few adjustments got gyan in for roallega. Wigan are for the drop if zog goes

  • 62 ross armstrong // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    wwjbd what fantasy league have u done?

  • 63 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    The next game is on the clubs website so we can watch it :) they know hospitality unlike those kansas city tw@ts! lol

  • 64 toonruz // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    some one on twitter just posted this hope its not true lee clark a legend

    marienufc marie
    Someone has just said lee clark ex nufc has died is it true?

  • 65 Colo2 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    OttersPocket
    Thanks I’ve taken him out and replaced him with N’Zogbia

  • 66 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Ex g’head player lee clark mate

  • 67 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    ross
    Andy has set one up for the blog mate have a deeks up near the top of the comments lad and get involved

  • 68 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Whats everyones team names are you using ur blog names????

  • 69 Magpies-till-d3ath // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Just made a team lads, I’m gonna Win!

  • 70 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    i’m the flying penguins (no real idea why)

  • 71 Magpies-till-d3ath // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    @eaststandgeordie-mine is- Toon4Prem

  • 72 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    eaststand
    A couple have mate, I have for the most part anyway….had to add a bit on as I couldnt find Barton to put in my team

    Magpie-till-d3ath
    Gan on then share the team lets all have a looksee haha

  • 73 kevymartins // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    My name is Toon Army . .i have a nice team like ;)

  • 74 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Ive called mine supergrans bootboys

  • 75 Barras // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Right I’m in. Team name ‘Barras XI’.

  • 76 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Chec
    hangerland samba cahill skrtel
    zog cabaye nani young
    k davies hernandez
    subs jaaskelainen olsson lucas keane

  • 77 toontoon_andyb // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    sweendog i no i thought his name wud of at least poped up but som how it hasnt

  • 78 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    eaststand
    Davies and Keane haha your loving the experience in that team like

  • 79 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Cech*

  • 80 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Davies gets alot of assists and scores and keane was the best for the money i had left lol

  • 81 lewman // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    just thought i would give 2 players for fantasy teams that will be good, kompany as he will play every game and get so many clean sheets and leighton baines as he takesalmost all of evertons free kicks and penalties these days and always gets a ton of assists, although arteta could stay fit all season and be the free kick taker at everton but that is doubtful.

    i made a team on sky sports fantasy and cabaye and ben arfa where very cheap and if they both stay fit and play, then they could be a couple of gems at around 4 million each.

  • 82 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Hahaha aye I like Davies hes a good player but I think age was starting to catch up with him last season a bit. I went for the young bucks in my team mainly

  • 83 eplforecast // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    ITS CONFIRMED

    Sky is reporting HBA has broken his leg again

  • 84 arfa chance#10 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Just joined up.
    My team including subs.
    Gk- Hart. Sub -Sorensen
    Df- kompany/samba/jagielka/collocini sub- Huth

    Mf- nzogbia/wilshere/ben arfa/cabaye. Subs- Coleman

    Fw- bent / hernandez
    Sub – odemwingie

    What do you think lads

  • 85 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    @eplforecast

    Seriously???

  • 86 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Tit of the week prize goes to …. comment 83

  • 87 eplforecast // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Left hospital in crutches – go read

  • 88 dazza // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    OMFG!!!!

    MA MUST get the checkbook out now!

  • 89 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    @LukeEdwardsTele Luke Edwards
    Early indication from Pardew is Ben Arfa not broken ankle which is main thing. Ligament damage could still rule him out for a mnth tho #nufc

    BEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNDDDDDDDD <directed at eplforecast

  • 90 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Why do I get the feeling you’re a bullsh1t merchant eplforcast?

  • 91 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    He just pulling my pud like?

    I was totally stunned there like….

  • 92 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Alain Emile
    @80ape Alain Emile
    Just saw Arfa in the lobby. On his way back to Newcastle. Back in action in 3 weeks he said. Thank god for that. #nufc

  • 93 arfa chance#10 // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    I have sky sports on and on the website. Not heating that. Fecking wum

  • 94 max // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    we are definitely need another striker. hope we can get the proven one like berbatov, adebayor, benzema

  • 95 sox // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    decision from erding today.

  • 96 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    80ape Alain Emile
    by milesstarforth
    Just saw Arfa in the lobby. On his way back to Newcastle. Back in action in 3 weeks he said. Thank god for that. #nufc

    You’re a complete nob mate.

  • 97 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Where’d you hear that sox?

    AP said there wouldnt be much movement while they’re in the usa like.

  • 98 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    @eplforecast

    BANG out of order that like dude…

    VERY un-dude!

  • 99 dazza // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Great pre-season so far.

    HBA injured

    Fergie injured (only LB)

    Guthrie injured

    Jose injured (might miss out on sale)

    Cabaye & Barton (our 2 most influential) left at home

    Same ole’ Newcastle, always injured

  • 100 sox // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    its on newsnow.co.uk stuart

  • 101 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Un-dude P.I.? haha! Sounds like a line from dude wheres my car.

  • 102 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Cheers sox!

    I wouldnt put too much stock in newsnow though lad, I’m pretty sure they havent been right once all summer lol.

  • 103 eplforecast // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    HBA out for 5 months

  • 104 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    @Stuart

    It’s from the big Lebowski Stuart. One of the greatest comedies ever.

    “C’mon dude…you’re being very un-duuuuude”

  • 105 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    newsnow isn’t actually a website for info it just gives you other sources. It’s how i found this blog

  • 106 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    we should sent eplforecast to coventry for a week. cant.

  • 107 AMEOBI // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Andy,
    Cheers for setting that up.. Awesome idea mate;)

  • 108 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Ah right P.I.!

    Havent seen that film for years like. May have to nick my mates copy lol.

    @eplforcast – you’re seriously sticking to this eh?

  • 109 BigKirky // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    My team is in. ‘Ben Arfa’s Legion’

  • 110 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    @eplforecast…

    STOP YOUR FOUL WHINING YOU DISGUSTING PIECE OF DISTENDED RECTUM! !!

  • 111 sox // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    aya ana lol, he might fly over usa n replace ben arfa lmao, had a feeling something bad was going to happen last night lyk stuart.

  • 112 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Ahright Andy, didnt know that like.

    I get all my rumours from here and newcastlerumours.co.uk like. I leave everyone else to find them then post them in here, saves me time lol.

  • 113 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Ben Arfa faked the injury because he was too scared to go on the Hulk ride….french pansy

    Its a awesome ride btw

  • 114 eplforecast // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Dude I am just saying what I found on the net

    GO READ

  • 115 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    @P.I. what is it with you and foul mental images haha! that today and barnetta and his jizz covered hotel room the other day.

    You’re giving me nightmares man! haha!!

  • 116 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    eplforeast post the link then

  • 117 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    GO LINK THEN YOU IDIOT

  • 118 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Thats twice you’ve said go read now eplforcast. Surely if we’re all mocking your credibility you would at least provide a link to go with your lies.

  • 119 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    eplforecast, na, you said sky.

  • 120 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Already checked sky like and theres nowt on the website.

  • 121 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    eplforecast // Jul 21, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    “ITS CONFIRMED

    Sky is reporting HBA has broken his leg again”.

  • 122 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    think the local journos would be over it by now. Chances are HBA is on a plane right now coming back. Do planes have x-rays on ‘em?

  • 123 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    @Stuart

    Haha, unfortunately mate i dont have the capability to come up with insults like that. It’s another one from Red Dwarf. Rimmer creates another hologram of himself and they fight tooth and nail.
    One Rimmer screams to the other “Stop your foul whining you disgusting piece of distended rectum”

    Haha, class!
    But aye, that EPLForcast blokey is talking out of his badly damaged arse.

  • 124 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Magic planes from the land of twitter and cwarro do Andy!

  • 125 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Andy, Forces planes do. HBA joined up then?

  • 126 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    You see what happens eplforecast?

    You see what happens eplforecast?

    THIS is what happens eplforecast…

    THIS is what happens when you F(_)CK A STRANGER IN THE ASS!!!

  • 127 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    All it has on ssn is ben arfa to miss the rest of tour

  • 128 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Nothing on sky
    Nothing on NewsNow
    And even more telling nothing on TWITTER the source of all bull crap grow up and move on son

  • 129 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Funny how we ask for a link and eplforcast shuts up.

    I think I smell a mackem!

  • 130 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Ah that must be it GG!

  • 131 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    It isn’t nappa under a different name is it?

  • 132 Stuart // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    You see what you get eplforcast?

    YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU MESS WITH THE nufcblog bloggers! HAHA!

  • 133 toonchip // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    right ive joined the fantasy league my name is the same as my username lol :) im asking early but does any1 no what time the next game is for us? is it another late one?

  • 134 pizzicatochan // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Guys, proven by logic… his injury is not even re-assessed yet.

    But watch out, eplforcast may go break Benny’s leg!

  • 135 WWJBD // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    haha no nappa got suspended from play round these parts so I doubt he was able to just chance his name to get back on

  • 136 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Andy how many are in the league??

  • 137 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    sat half 12 at night i think. Also think it’s on that clubs official website for nufc fans to watch. That is what i got quoted on twatter so no more live text rubbish!

  • 138 GeordieToon89 // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    hope it is on like.. boxing first then toon game then boxing again

  • 139 Andy // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    and about 60 i think

  • 140 sox // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    on newsnow reports say a bloke staying in the same hotel as the team spoke to ben arfa himself, apparently he says he’s out for 3 weeks. don’t no if its true or not lyk lads.

  • 141 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    @GeordieToon89

    Aye its the Khan fight isnt it. What time’s that expected to be on 3am or something?

  • 142 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    F@cking hell and still counting gona be some league

  • 143 DarloGeordie // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Played 5-6 games 1 serious injury, 1 that sets his come back another 3 weeks hmmm the lads made of matchsticks… with all this hype and everyone bigging him up over you tube videos im yet to be convinced on the lad.

    Also after watching the highlights (lowlights) from yesterday is anybody else worried about this next season coming. Lets face it Pardew is sh it the man doesn’t even have a proper contract he has a pay per performance deal, which shows how much confidence the board has towards him….

    And banning none season ticket holders for away games AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH what an absolute tool Mike Ashley is…. punish the majority for the few di.ck heads in our ranks..

    sorry rant over just had a bad day lol

  • 144 GeordieToon89 // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Chisora vrs Fury first channel 5 at 10pm then obv toon game then Khan fight will be around 3 or 4 yeah mate

  • 145 P.I. // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Ch5 for the heavyweight bout?
    NICE LITTLE DEAL!

  • 146 TemuriKetsbaia // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    @ Darlo

    Everyone’s pay should be performance related in football imo. Would put pay to the Luque, Xisco, Owens of this world.

  • 147 JAMSHA // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Can I join the league later? Iv signd up bt yet to make my team.

  • 148 DarloGeordie // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Temuri

    In the ideal world yes that would be perfect

  • 149 GeordieTwo // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Have to hope for the best with Ben Arfa. The argument about our depth goes on. I agree with others that we have no quality in depth, usually 1 Prem league at each starting position. This won’t work for us. Injuries are already adding up. Unbelievable! The owner won’t spend enough to make us competitive. I predicted a 9th place finish but I am already wondering. I think we have goals in the side but only if Ba, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, and Ameobi (hate to say it) stay fit. Is that likely to happen? We need a minimum of 4 or 5 more quality players, a frontline striker, a quality AM, a left back, a back-up right back and a centre back to be really competitive. Then get rid of Smith, Xisco, Peter. Routledge and Jose will leave. Bringing in the 4 or 5 we need is not going to happen. Pardew is an Ashley and Llambias flunkey who will take us into the bottom half of the table.

  • 150 GeordieToon89 // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Andy – it wont let me join the league mate

  • 151 GeordieToon89 // Jul 21, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    yeah channel 5 mate 10pm start

  • 152 JIMMYBOB33 // Jul 21, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Just a thought but do u think HBA could do with beefing up he,s really skinny needs put some weight on i fear for him when the season starts games like wolves stoke in fact every team no player likes to be skined and HBA is master of it the tackles will be flying in i wonder how he copes when we play man city and hes up that bastard de jong it will intresting




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