Pardew – Marveaux Can Follow In Ben Arfa’s Footsteps


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has managed his mercurial French winger Hatem Ben Arfa, brilliantly over the last season.

Sylvain Marveaux – could follow Ben Arfa’s lead

And not only did Ben Arfa become a regular out on the right wing for Newcastle this year, and score two fantastic goals at St. James’ Park against Blackburn and Bolton, but he is also back in the French squad for the Euro 2012 Championships, after a two year absence from the International scene.

And Alan says that 26 year-old Sylvain Marvieax can do the exact same thing, as the French U21 International recovers from some serious injuries he’s picked up over the last two seasons.

This is what Alan said about Ben Arfa being in the French squad of 23 along with Yohan Cabaye:

“It’s brilliant, I’m absolutely delighted for Hatem.” “I’ve worked closely with him all year trying to get the best out of him.”

“Hopefully, he’ll carry that form on, and we’ll see him build on that next season.”  “It’s also a target for Sylvain Marveaux,”

“He’s seen that Hatem’s come back from long-term injury and made the France squad.”  “Hopefully, it’ll be the same with Sylvain. That’s the next project for him.”

Certainly Sylvain showed what a gifted player he is,  in the second half of our final league game at Everton earlier this month.

If Sylvain can follow Ben Arfa’s lead and recover fully from some serious injuries to his groin and hip,  that he has endured over the last eighteen months or so at Rennes and Newcastle, then a first team place could be waiting for him at Newcastle next season.

And if Sylvain shows the form he was in at Everton,  then he could look like a new player for the Magpies next term.

And who knows,  there’s no reason why he could not then be called up for France, in the future.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.



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19 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    May 31, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    wooo maveaux

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  • Nufc-83

    May 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    REDONDO – Hoillet ripped apart some of the best defenders in the league and done it consistently it does not matter what team you play for if you are having that impact on games. Your opinion means nothing anymore as far as i am concerned as someone who thinks Obertan is better than hoillet clearly knows very little about football.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    May 31, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    I really believe Marveaux can become player like David Silva if he remains fit and get good run of games.

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  • Beattie25

    May 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Who is saying Hoilett is crap?

    Y’all better check yourself before you wreck yourself.

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  • Nufc-83

    May 31, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Redondo said obertan is better than hoillet lmao

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 31, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #6

    I really hope Marveaux doesn’t get injured again because he is a fantastic player with the ability to play across the whole midfield. Will be a very important 1st teamer for us next season if he can keep fit!

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  • lewytoon

    May 31, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    LAMBERT QUIT AS NORWICH MANAGER APPARENTLY

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  • jayphoto

    May 31, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    marveaux could become our star player if he stays fit! I personally think if he plays the same amount of games as ben arfa he will be more effective to the team! Works hard, good decision maker, his final ball is quality, scores and gets assists! A full uninjured season would see him become a toon hero! can’t see him doing a full season though!

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  • Beattie25

    May 31, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Any major European club outside the mega names (Citeh, Man ure, Chelski, Varca, Real etc…) would love to sign Hoilett.

    That speaks more volumes about his quality than any of us could say.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 31, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Redondo

    Yet again your knowledge of the game has let you down again. Hoilett is a SUPER player and if we get him we should all be chuffed to bits with his quality to tear apart defences and ability to play out wide or as a CF.

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  • jayphoto

    May 31, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #11

    on paper obertan is better than hoilett! he is quicker, has a better touch, better attitude, higher work rate etc….but football isnt played on paper, Holiett is far far more effective than obertan, would be great signing! N’zonzi would also be a great signing, would give us height in midfield, always really impressed me!

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 31, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    With Sigurdsson now in limbo because Rodgers is heading to Liverfool we should quickly snatch him before Rodgers comes back in for him as Liverfool boss.

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  • jayphoto

    May 31, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    suprised Liverpool have gone Rodgers! they don’t have the players to play the swansea way and anyway, the way swansea play was put into place by Martinez first and then Sousa! Rodgers wasn’t great at reading or watford…..big risk for me, think they needed a more experienced manager! was hoping they’d go for kevin Keegan! Keegan managing liverpool would be great for the premier league!

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Beattie25,

    Blackburn owners have hired a guy who works a s a pundit in asia. so he hadd vested interest in Rovers’s game when they were televised.

    He said “hoilett ony plays hen the ball is at his feet, else useless” so unless can do his magic, take a different route

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  • johng81

    May 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #15

    obertan looks lost when he has the ball but he is young so given time he Might improve

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  • Toon_Army

    May 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    @2

    Gotta agree with you there, but Obertan has potential, his ball control at speed is exceptional and that boy can run too, it’s just a shame that is all the lad can do, if he could learn to cross the ball decently then he could very well become a better player than Hoillet, he reminds me sometimes of a rubbish Keith Gillespie, tricky wingers are a dime a dozen but a quick winger that can cross the ball decently seems extinct these days.

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  • Valci

    May 31, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #17

    @jay – i was surprised by the Rodgers move at Liverpool too. I wonder where that leaves Carroll given his new coach’s philosophy?… too bad for him cause i like that kind of power forward personally. Who knows…he might yet return to Newcastle.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Carrol told his favourite ever kit is liverpools, but couldint explain why, he is such a looser.

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  • Valci

    May 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #19

    im sure i missed that…told who?? … last i read he was a Newcastle fan. Besides i dont really belive all the crap players/coaches say in the press…because most of that comes from the “PR department” in order to maintain a good image in front of the fans and avoid scandals.

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