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Mercurial Ben Arfa Our Man Of The Match

10:01 am, Monday, March 26th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Hatem  Ben Arfa had a great game for Newcastle yesterday, and in the first half at The Hawthorns yesterday, he simply tore the West Brom defense to shreds – or should that be ribbons?

Ben Arfa - mesmerizing the West Brom defense yesterday

The top French International set up both Cisse’s goals,  and then scored his 5th for the season in between those two goals.

So this season in 22 appearances for Newcastle he has 5 goals and 7 assists – not too bad at all, and he looked a top  player yesterday for Newcastle,  and again worked his socks off for the side.

And it’s good to see James Perch in second place in the poll, as he had another very good game for Newcastle - at left back in the first half and at center-back in the second.

James is becoming an important player for Newcastle,  and he will be the key man for Newcastle in the next four games when Coloccini  will  be missing with a hamstring problem.

James deserves  enormous credit for his fine form this year for the side,  and his attitude and temperament are simply  first rate.

Both players received kudos from manager Alan Pardew after the game, and they fully deserved them.

There’s only just over 1560 votes in,  and the poll is still open,  but Ben Arfa has a massive 88% of the vote and nobody is going to catch him.

That’s just like yesterday, come to think of it. :D

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · James Perch · Newcastle News · Poll



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colo-Sus // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    PLEASE IGNORE BOB, TED, BILLY, ERIC PLAN B etc etc

  • 2 lewytoon // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    hba and perch were the best followed by cisse

  • 3 Ian Magpie // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    So pleased for HBA! For what the lad has been through it is fantastic that he is back to his best! He exudes devastating pace with trickery and has superb vision. Topclass player with a style that you just don’t see that often. A genetic cross between David Ginola and Peter Beardsley!
    Possibly with a bit of Tony Green thrown in for good measure! Lucky us!!! Wahey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 Alan_Pard_Who // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Martoon

    Course I can be that simplistic in my assessment.

    We have gotten what we deserve in our games this season. The times we have held on have shown te passion and fight that have become our hallmark as a team.

    I am saying that with experience the only results I think that may have changed are those 3 games. The only time I would say we have been ‘lucky’ was wolves away IMO.

  • 5 al27 // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Great Article

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/newcastle-show-rest-done-080453150.html

  • 6 Alan_Pard_Who // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    4-3-3 is the future. All we need is a Corgnet type player and a mo Diame type player. 1 to play am and the other to push Tiote and Cabaye for a starting spot.

  • 7 Pardew's fist pump // Mar 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    I’d like to add to this article by saying, that’s 5 goals and 7 assists in what totals about 14 full matches – outstanding.

  • 8 Graeme // Mar 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Ian Magpie – you remember Tony Green as well!! Thought it was just me lol, what a truely talented player he was. I would suggest that a cross between Tony Green and “Jinky” Jim Smith wouldnt be far off the mark either!!

  • 9 Thump // Mar 26, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Don’t get me wrong, Arfa had an amazing game but my vote goes to Cisse. He was hassling defenders and tracking back to help defend – for work rate alone.

  • 10 catchy in norway // Mar 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    HBA is rightly mom, he is getting better and better with the more games he plays

    id like to also say that both ba and cisse played amazing, everytime we attacked it was mainly them 3, with ment we had options, something we havent had or should i say used all season,

    im not saying perch had a bad game, but i think cabaye and jonas had better games than perch, i do think perch had his best game in a black and white shirt




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