Ben Arfa Will Be Back Soon To Help Newcastle


We need some good news today and there is some, surprisingly enough.

Hatem Ben Arfa – recovering well from ankle injury

Hatem Ben Arfa came back in the summer after suffering a terrible double break of his left leg at Manchester City last October, but was then carried off the filed in the pre-season game at Kansas City in July, with damaged ankle ligaments.

The news today in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle is that Ben Arfa is still recuperating in the Clairfontaine Football Academy south of Paris, but is now running on the ankle, so that’s good news.

Newcastle are wise not to put any date on his return,  and his close adviser Simon Stainrod has said this about the French International today:

“Hatem has always had the capacity to play sooner rather than later.”  “He will be back as quick as the medical team around him deem sensible.”

“I know he is optimistic about playing soon and is making good progress.”  “He had the horrific experience of his broken leg last season but he is made of sterner stuff.”

“He is running again now and he will take it from there.”  “The aftercare he has received from the specialists in Paris and the Newcastle United medical team has been different class.”

Newcastle fans cannot wait to see this lad back in action, and we have to hope he will have a fairly injury free season from now on, and rack up a few games for the Magpies.

And we sincerely hope his injury worries will soon be behind him, fingers crossed.

And of course, Ben Arfa is a player who could also provide some goals for Newcastle, not to mention the sublime football skills he possesses.

Stainrod also said he was doing so well in training before the ankle injury:

“He had been coming out in running tests with top results.”  “He will be looking to get involved as soon as possible after Newcastle’s good start.”

“Knowing Yohan Cabaye and Sylvain Marveaux he will be looking forward to playing with them.”  “Once they get into their stride Newcastle could be playing 90mph stuff.”

“They are not afraid to take risks with their passing and they will want to link up together.”

Ben Arfa can make a huge difference this season for Newcastle, and it’s fair to say Newcastle now have a much more skillful side than last season, and we hope that will manifest itself on the field, and produce some good results for Newcastle this season.

If the lads can finish in the top 10 next May, we will be happy enough.

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391 comments so far

  • Yohan4

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    a lot of pressure gonna be on Benny – he can do it! he will play behind the striker and we get some goals

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #2

    I just hope we dont advertise his injuries too much – Stoke and Wolves will be lining up a “Henry-type tackler”.. HWTL HWHBA…

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  • ginkoh

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Come on Ben ! We want to see you so bad !

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  • redondo77

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    I fear that when we meet qpr, joey is going to hurt our player or make someone sent off just to proove a point.

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  • redondo77

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Why people still arguing that Santon is not a LB becoz he is right footed? it’s stupid
    Would you preffer sh!tty left footed LB or world class right footed LB who already won 2 Seria A titles and Champions league?

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  • TiotesToenails

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #6

    When this lads back it will be better than signing a new striker, lets hope he can stay fit and do well for the team!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    MacToon // Sep 2, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Darlo, another productive meet mate and we shall be attending Irish club meet again on Monday, I can imagine the mood being slightly different there compared to their last meet.

    3 weeks to plan for the next home game…

    Wish i could get involved, 2 things am missing most about home is:

    1) being knee deep in my wifey and,

    2) getting involved with NUFC week in week out, all i got is my keyboard and a bottle of vodka, also the Newcastle out here are sh@te and they call football soccer and aussies trying to tell English people to speak English properly… well come on….

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  • Yohan4

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #8

    redondo – I was thinking the same but our players and manager should know Joey well enogh to not get too involved in his antics. Also Joey will very quickly be hated if he does this and I dont think he will go out of his way to do it, I could of course be wrong he is after all very unhinged

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    @4 – Forget Barton – he is a no-mark now… We will nail QPR… All we need to do is make sure we keep him quiet… Santon will have a go at that after he slagged him off on tw@tter…

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #10

    hatem ben arfa, the only player i think deserve the no 9 shirt.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Come on Benny!!,can’t wait to see him back.The billboard thing seems to be gathering pace Ichrisho,what’s the latest?

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh – MACTOON are you in OZ? We need someone local…

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  • dannyhunt

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #13

    just got up after nightshift, what statement by ashley or nufc are ppl talking about? and when? what have i missed??!!
    HWTL

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  • Chrism

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #14

    redondo77 -my thoughts too

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #15

    @11 – replied to you on other thread mate – the last one? 🙂

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  • Yohan4

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Jonas for the Banner please

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  • dannyhunt

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #17

    p.s mclaren is about to leave forest, dunno if thats a good or bad thing for the cup tie?

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #18

    @Mactoon – Let me know if we need some monies to get anything going – I am in…

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #19

    @All – Does anyone know who this edjit is? PLANB…

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  • Burni

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #20

    redondo @5

    I have been screaming that point for time on here blud!

    heheh

    also u mentioned on the last thread how many defenders and strikers we actually have…

    not as bad as some make out.

    I would hate to be best or BA, at least it gives em both a reason to prove people wrong.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #21

    redondo77 if Barton tries anything like that at the QPR game, against us, I’ll be on the pitch hanging him with a NUFC t-shirt 🙂

    Anyhow, more importantly…. Benny we missing you fella – get well soon!! Big part in Le Toon revolution

    HWTL

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  • redondo77

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #22

    the season still young, only 3 games. Give the team a chance to proove themselves. Also, we just got back from relegation last year and we did well. If by January we are in relegation zone, I’ll join you protesting.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Good news Ichrisho,don’t think it would hurt morale,i think we should put a sentence in there that shows our clear intention of the billboard,something like “If you won’t communicate with us,we will communicate with you”,let’s everybody know why we are resorting to posting messages on billboards

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Can we please stop regarding Ben Arfa as the key player to end all key players? Sure he’s a great player, full of skill and is an absolute joy to watch but the lad has came off a serious injury, has had an ankle injury and it will take him some time to get up to speed.

    Don’t put so much pressure on the lad, let him take his time.

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  • redondo77

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m affraid Joey is going to hack Cabaye, I have a bad feeling.

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  • dannyhunt

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #26

    just got up after nightshift, what statement by ashley or nufc and when? what have i missed??!!

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #27

    @Darlo: haha I thought you said a bottle of Viduka. Can’t even begin to explain how confused I was 😀

    Who’s going to the Irish btw?

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #28

    @danny: It hasn’t been released yet mate.

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #29

    @Mojo – i was thinking along the lines of No Number 9? No 9th life you fat C@t… etc. etc… something like that.. what you think? play on words and also lends itself to a clear message…

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  • wennytoon4life

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Watch us go when Ben Arfa back in the side, come on the Toon.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Ben Arfa wont wear the number 9 he would refuse he only wears numbers tht equal to 10.. so unless it was 91 it wont happen his fav number is 10.. plus he’s not even a striker so doesnt deserve number 10 and he’s only played 4 games for us and wer already saying he should be number 9 lmao be serious

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  • dannyhunt

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    @thump, cheers but wheres this all come from? what statement, about what, n by who
    ?

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Redondo we have Cabaye’s bodyguard on the pitch,Cheick”The Tank”Tiote,looking forward to him v Barton,he’ll be back to his best in this match.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Cabaye will kill Joey he’s a beast.. Tiote and Cabaye will destroy QPR’s midfield of Taraabt and Barton.. Barton will have a go at Taraabt for not tracking back or passing ball

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  • redondo77

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #35

    @ichrisho 29
    Are you sure you want give #9 shirt to a new signing who never play in premier league before?

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Thump

    Yeah bottle of viduka ha the vodka does taste a bit funny here maybe they are pumping it full of fat lazy worthlessness

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Ok bud,if it all gets the green light we’ll have to come up with something.How many words can you fit on?,or does it depend on the size of the letters?

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  • ichrisho

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #39

    @35 – WTF??? What you mean… its an idea for a slogan for the billboard… Fat cats… 9 lives… no number 9 for us… so no 9th life/lie for MA… get it…

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  • Toon_Army

    Sep 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m kinda hoping Joey gets sent off “GRIN”

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