Ben Arfa – I Can’t Wait To Play Again For Newcastle

Hatem Ben Arfa is one of those sublime players that Newcastle fans just love.

Ben Arfa – will play tonight against Nottingham Forest

And it looks like tonight, all being well, Ben Arfa will make a return to the side at Nottingham Forest.

And since Ben Arfa arrived on Tyneside a year last August,  he must have got to know the medical staff at Newcastle quite well, since he’s been dogged by injury so far, in his time at the club.

If Ben Arfa comes through an easy training session this morning then Alan Pardew will definitely play him at Nottingham tonight.

Ben Arfa talked to the local Newcastle press today:

“I’m excited – the idea of playing again makes me smile.”  “I have not played as many games for Newcastle as I would like.”

“Now I want to take my chance to get a game and help the team get through to the next round.” “It is great to be back. I can’t wait to play again.”

 “Since I have been back I have worked very hard to get fit.”  “I was in France first and then working with the group.”

“Everybody is looking forward to the game with Nottingham Forest tonight.”

Ben Arfa’s advisor Simon Stainrod often talks to the press about the French International, and he has praised the way Ben Arfa has come back from two bad injuries with a lot of hard work:

“He had the horrific experience of his broken leg last season, but he is made of sterner stuff.”

“The aftercare he has received from the specialists in Paris and the Newcastle United medical team has been different class.”

It’s hard to criticize how hard the 24 year-old has worked in coming back from his two injuries, and we just have to hope that those injuries are behind him now.

When the French International returned form America with his ankle injury he went to the Clairefontaine Football Academy for his treatment, but the news is that he also made some trips to a top French ankle specialist in Paris.

We have to hope he can now have a prolonged spell in the Newcastle first team, and if he can do that, then the Magpies are going to be so much stronger and more creative as an attacking force,  with Ben Arfa in the side.

It”s exciting to know the 24 year-old will return to the Newcastle first team tonight.

Comments  welcome.

18 comments so far

  • toonfan76

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Excitement is building, hoope he plays like he was never injured, If he’s stil fearless with the ball at his feet then he’s going to be amazing. HWTL

  • ronaldeano

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Is the game on in shearers bar? If not, are there any links to stream it on the Internet?

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Shearers wont have it one they dont show non televised games

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    they’ve got 2 links but it says
    TBC, Most likely commentary only..

    but worth a look again later on to see if they have it on

  • ross armstrong

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon match is on first row site 2nyt every1!!!


    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Niafron will be shaking with excitment right now haha

    Howay HBA show us what uve got will have a lot to prove and u have to fight Cabaye for player of the moment hope ur up to it cos he’s hit the ground sprinting!

    Saying all the right things is a good start

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #7

    shearers shows all home games and selected away games whether they are televised or not

  • Penalty-Spot

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Game doesn’t seem to be listed on ANY uk or foreign tv channels so my guess is there’ll be no TV/stream coverage. We might get some generous soul streaming BBC newcastle?

  • Penalty-Spot

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Radio that is…

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Ross, link? :3

  • tweaked

    Sep 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #11

    damn need to find a link to the game, excited to see this boy back in action

  • jimmctoon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #12

    The match will be on ( radio 5 sport xtra )

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #13

    a asked in shearers before for an away match and the lad said they only show televised matches, unless its changed now but thats what a got told off a worker ther

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #14

    says on the link a posted that First Row will most likely be commentary only

  • ronaldeano

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Thanx geordietoon

  • flash

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #16

    guys MYP2P is back on! they got a link there for the game
    http://www.myp2p.BZ (http://www.myp2p.BZ)

  • RobAveries

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #17
  • thebionicMAG

    Sep 20, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #18

    I love all you guys that post the game links. Cheers lads!


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