Ben Arfa Voted Budweiser Player Of Round Three Of FA Cup


Hatem Ben Arfa has been voted the Budweiser Player of the Round for the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Ben Arfa – after scoring fabulous goal against Blackburn

Ben Arfa scored probably the best individual goal ever scored at St. James’  Park in its 120 year history as the home of Newcastle United,  and thoroughly deserves the award.

The French International, who is coming into top form for Newcastle, received 43% of the 4,000 votes cast on TheFA.com website.

Ben Arfa was switched to the right wing in the second half  of that Cup tie , after Newcastle had gone 1-0 down against Blackburn Rovers.

But the 24 year-old led the Newcastle side to victory and got Newcastle level with that brilliant individual goal, when he beat at least six Blackburn players on his way into the penalty area, before he smashed the ball into roof of the net with that fantastic left foot of his.

Newcastle won that game 2-1 with another good individual goal from Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez, who chipped the ball into the back of the net with almost the last kick of the match,  and Newcastle now play at Brighton in the 4th round on Saturday.

Ben Arfa will now receive a commemorative Budweiser Player of the Round trophy and will attend the FA Cup final at Wembley in May as a guest of the FA and of Budweiser.

We hope he’s also on the field that day playing for Newcastle United. 😀

Ben Arfa again showed great form on Saturday afternoon against Fulham, and managed to score a goal out of nothing with just 5 minutes to go in that game.

It was Ben Araf’s 3rd goal in the last 5 games he’s played for the magpies (not too bad at all), and he is slowly but surely becoming a fixture for Newcastle out on the right wing.

Congratulations to Ben Arfa on this award, and the youngster is now getting  back to the form he showed before his terrible double broken leg he suffered on October 3rd, 2010 at Manchester City.

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145 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done King Arfa! Keep up the good work 😀

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  • geordieupontyne

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #2

    he’s slowly coming to form,but has such great pontential.good for him.may improve his confidence.more goals in the pl needed though..

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib2Ncrnizpg&feature=related

    Seamus Coleman plays “his gay guy” at fifa (Magaye Gueye)

    Classic

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  • Oleg G

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Congrats. Great player.

    About our result that is still shocking people.

    We can look at it from 2 perspectives:
    1. Liverpool, Stoke, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, Norwich, all lost points. So we are still in almost the same position (Norwich and Chelsea add 1 points each).

    2. If we would hold our ground in that game and would have won it, it would be amazing. 3 points – 39 in total.

    But, it didn’t happen so at least we should be glad that we can fix this.

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Ah buggery. I forgot to type “first” and act like it was some kind of divine message from God. Sorry to disappoint lads.

    On a serious note, I think Arfa has proved that he’s better at cutting into the central channels from the wing rather than running around midfield like a headless chicken and tiring himself out. I wonder how good he’d be as a striker?

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #6

    and rightly so. goal of the round. hes starting to brew nicely and is getting more goals and assists with every game that passes.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t wait to see this lad playing with Ba and Cisse 🙂

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  • hrocks

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #8

    looks like Tav may be at BHA game but for them!!!!! loan deal on the cards but i dont think we will let him play against us ala Lua Lua

    http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/sport/brighton-hove-albion/newcastle_prospect_to_board_the_gus_bus_1_3446952#.Tx1yjk2QbXw.twitter

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Imagine that, JB. Arfa, Cabaye, Tioté; Demba, Dave… excuse me, I need some alone time.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Congrats to Ben Arfa and like Ed say’s, let’s hope he’s playing in the Cup Final.

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #11

    @hrocks: I think Kazenga is still injured so he can’t play against us anyway. Even then, we can recall him for cup games and confuse the f out of BHA 😀

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  • Benry

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #12

    I doubt Pardew will play Ben Afa and the two Dembas in the same team. Too much quality for him to take!

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  • hrocks

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #13

    lol thump

    thats just not cricket but i would not put it past us to do something along those lines if we could. i think he might of signed a contract with them so hes their player.

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  • planb

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #14

    After watching that car crash of a game at Fulham and the startled rabbit caught in the headlights look on Pardews bracket who knows what team this guy will field against Brighton personally i would play the same team that played fulham to atone for that diabolical performance

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #15

    uh, recall Tav I meant lol

    Sorry, coffee is wearing off!

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  • MacToon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Hey Thump m8, I’m being plagiarised and you’ll never guess who by lmao.

    MacToon // Jan 22, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Football’s an unpredictable game at times and that’s why it can be so enthralling to some.

    Man City beat Man U 6-1, Man City lost to the makem’s 1-0, doesn’t really make much sense.

    bills-son // Jan 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    There ia always one daft result for every team in a season – Man U beat Arsenal 8-2 and lost 6.0 at home to City and City lost at SLand 1.0

    ——————————————-

    I’m ready with my razor blades……………………..

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Can Tav play?

    Did he not play for Sheff Wed in the FA cup? Cup tied me thinks?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #18

    @Thump – With HBA, Cabaye, Ba and Cisse we have some classy, intelligent players. If HBA is to play on the right we need to find a way of causing more of a threat on the left, whether that with Jonas or someone new coming in I don’t know but there are exciting times ahead my friend

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #19

    tav did play for sheff wed in cup so he wud b cup tied if he joined brighton on loan wud b good move for him n the next step up in his development

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #20

    …bloody hell he’s not even being secretive about it. Make sure you leave those razorblades in the gutter for a few weeks – if the cut doesn’t kill you, the infection might!

    http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/404244_315515355158697_198113270232240_868873_1407192141_n.jpg

    And they call us deluded? Hahaha

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Tavernier if cup tied so he can’t play for us or against us after appearing for Wednesday

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #22

    if we signed adrain mariappa n anthony knockaert that wud b great business hopefully ship out lovenkrands n smith, then in the summer get douglas n hoillet on frees n corgnet 5mill n we wud hav an amazing squad, with the likes of tav, sammi, vukic, abeid, ferguson all properly challenging for places

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #23

    I think Santon will be our outlet on the left, JB. His overlaps are beautiful – you wouldn’t even know Enrique had gone!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #24

    @Thump – Fair point about Santon, but I would like to see what Marveuax is capable of when he’s fit, those two on the left could be something special

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  • hotdog

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Need to get some brownie points in the toon are on TV 7 times in the next 10 games 🙂

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #26

    We’ll probably be looking at next season to see Marv back in the black and white I think. Shame like, he was showing real promise before he picked up that injury.

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  • -Tendo-

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Thump – i thought the sun was crap before….but after seeing that! I cannot believe someone even printed that, did o’neill actually say that?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #28

    For the start of next season

    ——————Krul
    Simpson – Saylor – Colo – Santon

    HBA—- Cabaye – Tiote – Marveuax

    ————-Ba – Cisse

    Subs – Elliott, Tavernier, Guthrie, Sammy, Vukic, Best, Willo

    Starting to look very good

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  • hrocks

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #29

    does anyone else think we should go in and offer a couple of million for hoilett but loan him back to blackburn for the rest of the season

    have we also dropped all interest in McGugan or was that just paper talk in the summer

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Nah he didn’t mate, just The Sun being The Sun.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Jack

    Everyone always leaves Jonas out lol… Even the subs bench??

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #32

    JB
    I can not believe what I am reading…Jonas doesn’t even make ur BENCH? U sire have been on the fizzy pop surely?

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Am I the only one that thinks Simoo is not good enough and that Willo is good cover at best?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #34

    TDS – I know mate, don’t know why i did that lol, but that squad looks good and only consists of players that we already have as god knows if we’ll but anyone

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #35

    WWJBD

    An honest mistake mate, brain not functioning properly today

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  • 00chambersl09

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #36

    think its funny when people are so quick to critcise pardew for playing the likes of obertan ryan taylor but when he doesnt play them and we get beat hes ‘tactically inept with no plan b’ if we were top of the league people would still be complaining.. oh and the reason ben arfa hasnt been playing all season is because he was out for a year with a horrific injury and is lucky his career isnt over he even said himself he wasnt 100% not that long ago pardew has done the right thing giving him little cameos here and there getting him more hungry for first team football and look at how thats worked out past 2 games hes been arguebly our best player….. get off the managers back hes done a miricle with what hes had to work with… rant over

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #37

    JB
    Haha fair one I will let u off. Since we are going fantasy teams for next season I will offer mine up to be worn apart
    ——-Krul
    Simmo-Saylor-Colo-Santon
    —————-Tiote
    ———–Cabaye-Jonas
    HBA———————–Ba
    —————–Cisse

    And go rip it apart! 🙂

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  • -Tendo-

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m surprised that The Sun isn’t sold in the fiction section of book stores

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #39

    3 goals in 5 games. that great for a winger.. lets hope he carries on this form. lucky to have a player of his quality in our side. looking forward for our africans to be back!

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  • seantoon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #40

    I think AP should give Lee Clarke a little whisper about Jason Prior. Surely he’s good enough for league one if we thought he was worth a look at. Be a shame to see him back at Bognor Regis

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