Ben Arfa To Be Big Player For Newcastle Next Season


Most of the Newcastle first team squad will report for training this Thursday morning, but players who participated in summer tournaments, will get extra time off.

Hatem Ben Arfa – in action at Euro 2012

And that will include both Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa, who were in the French squad that reached the quarter final of the Euro 2012 tournament, before being eliminated 2-0 by Spain.

And the reigning Champions Spain went on to win their third major Championship in a row, by beating beating Italy 4-0 in what turned out to be a good final, and a great display form the Spanish side, in fact their best  display of the tournament, when it really mattered.

That’s what Champions are made of.

John Carver has talked to the local press today about Ben Arfa, and he says he’s surprised the French manager Laurent Blanc, didn’t use the 25 year-old more during the tournament, especially in that last game against Spain.

This is what John said:

“I was surprised that Hatem didn’t get more of a chance at the Euros.” “In the quarter-final they were crying out for something different.”

“He can change a game very quickly and he certainly can run at a defence – something France were lacking in the quarter-final against Spain.”

“When you are chasing a game like they were then Hatem is the ideal player to at least come on for the last half-hour. He could have saved them – but I’m not the France manager!”

“He will come back full of confidence after last season. If he comes back with the same attitude he had last season, he’ll be a big player for us. We’ve qualified for Europe and that could really suit him now.”

“He was consistent last season for us and I thought he did really well, in and out of possession. It was an extra bonus for us.”

It seems that Ben Arfa and Yoghan Cabaye will not be back for training until July 23rd, as they will b given time to recover from their summer exploits, and the two lads must get a decent rest over the summer.

Ben Arfa was involved in a ruckus after th Spain defest, but we think his involvement was blown out of proportion a little bit, with Manchester City’s Samir Nasri seeming to be the main antagonist in the dressing room.

And with Laurent Blanc having given up the France manager job, it will be interesting to see who the new French manager will be.

It could be former France World Cup winning captain and Marseilles manager Didier Deschamps, and that could be bad news for Ben Arfa’s international career, because they didn’t really see eye to eye with each other at Marseilles.

We expect Ben Arfa to be as well behaved next season, as he’s been over the last two years at Newcastle, and we cannot wait to see this lad play again in the black and white stripes of Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!

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156 comments so far

  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    he must be itching to prove himself…

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    our messi

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    what has he got 2 prove

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Big Big Player next year. Been sat watching and reading for weeks now and there are a lot of gripes about transfers. Other than 1 or 2 players the whole european market is really slow. As is the case with NUFC lately we will sign someone totally off the press radar. Have faith guys – the last couple of years have produced some real gems. Im sure we could get Daniel Sturridge for the same price as De Jong.

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    his euros didnt go the way he wanted nor us nufc wanted as we wanted to see benny rip up defences so he wants to make it clear why he should have been the one starting for france and hopefully the new france manager will have the guts to start him ahead of ribery or nasri……..

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    phoenix

    wages would be the the problem and by all accounts he’s a total tube and just plays for himself

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  • Grafton83

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    As brilliant as he is I still want him to stop dribbling it front of our back four and then losing posession in dangerous areas. He only does it occasionally but I wish it would stop.

    Last time I mentioned this I got absoultly slammed because he is an attacking player so he’s not allowed to be critised for anything defensive.

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  • hoppernufc

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering a £7million swoop for Newcastle striker Demba Ba. The Ivory Coast hitman is available at that knockdown price until July 31 because of a clause in his contract. (Daily Mail). – last time I checked he played for Senegal stupid fkn jernos!

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  • hoppernufc

    Jul 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Will someone clear this up- is shola now available to play for Nigeria ? And if so wouldn’t he be included at Acon ?

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Im always worried when any of our players get a call up to play for their country.

    Players will have bragging rights as to how much they get pa id by their respective clubs and may turn our lads heads. I can imagine Nasri shouting to all in sundry that he is on £100,000 plus at citah.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Rotanda Heights- wages would be a problem but he would play a lot more games here so maybe he would compromise. As for being a tool – Pardew is a good man manager (he calmed HBA) As for Liverpool wanting our players AGAIN – they must save a fortune on scouting fees.

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    our lads are fuelled by passion not by money i hope….. but this is the real world money can talk these days….

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  • bennyboy

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Anyone know the players official twitter accounts??

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  • bennyboy

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Any one know any of the players twitter accounts?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Repost

    nufc786

    how big is our first team now? Still think we need a RB,CB and a CM. I would be content with just a youngest upfront.

    22-23 players in the first team. Spanish style baby lol

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  • PIBID (the poster formerly known as hattambenarfa)

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Hmmm our boys fifa ratings next year gonna be immense…cisse 86 cabaye 85 colo 84 tiote and benny 83 yummmm

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #17
  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #18

    jesperfuglsang
    this is our full squad http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/newcastle-united/kader/verein_762.html
    i like the spanish style too….

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  • Valci

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Benny will be good next year i’m sure. If he can stay clear of injury he is a real asset on the wing. I would love Pardew to try a 4-2-3-1 next season as i think we have players perfect for it especially with some of the rumored transfers.

    ——————-Krul—————
    Debuchy—Colo—Taylor/Douglas—Santon
    ———Tiote———–Anita———
    Benny/Hoilett—–Cabaye/Toivonen (also plays CAM)——Jonas/Marveaux
    —————Cisse/Ba/Toivonen————-

    I think this could make a good first team with decent back-ups when you factor in the potential youngsters that will get more of a chance this year due to more matches. If we got Douglas, Anita, Hoilett and Toivonen and kept Ba i would be thrilled.
    What do you guys think??

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #20

    valci
    i saw your post about Toivonen and how u said he was underated… i never saw much of him only tht preseason game when he was lethal…. if he was brought here i wouldnt judge him until i see him play…

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Valci
    by the way tht tht team u have constructed looks pretty much top 4 quality….

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Valci

    Going by your choice of formation and the players you listed I think Toivonen is surplus to requirement 🙂

    Two in every position should be enough. Everyone else should be youngsters 🙂

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Just visited that link to nufcblog.org and I read some of the comments.

    Swearing, insults and rudeness. They’re all having a go at one another and telling the players to bits. I tell you what those lot could learn a few things from us.

    By the way I hate you all, willo is shite and I am fcuking angry.

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  • lewytoon

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #24

    if we get toivenen ill be dissapointed because i dont like him and he isnt good

    ill also be annoyed if spurs get luuk de jong

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #25

    * telling? Tearing!

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #26

    And I’ll get annoyed if Lewytoon gets annoyed

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #27

    Beattie

    Love you to mate 😉 lol

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  • Valci

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #28

    @jesper

    I obviously rate the player but aside from that i think his versatility would help in the type of formation i constructed above. You have to take into account that Ba and Cisse leave for ACON, potential injuries and that as much as we love our star players there is no guarantee that they will always be in good form like they were last year.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #29

    Hi guys, me again. Question. Does anybody visit multiple blogs or d’yall stick to this one. I’m a one blog man and would never consider cheating on Ed but just wondering what you lot are up to. loving the chat today. XXX

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #30

    Beattie

    With the amount of threads Ed creates a day I don’t have time for other blogs B-)

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  • lewytoon

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #31

    only this one! this is the one and onlyyyyyy…

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  • Valci

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #32

    @lewy

    the fact that you dont like him doesnt make him not good. I’m not saying he is the best player to be had but he is somewhere around 1goal/2games in his 3 years in the eredivisie plus he has top international experience. Add to that the quality of service he would get at NUFC (im assuming our players are better rated then PSV’s hehe) and i think he looks good.

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #33

    this blog is unlike no other good banter friendly people i am started to tear up now and most of all dedication….
    tht was too much even for me…….

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #34

    Ha ha jesper

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #35

    Does anyone else think that Llambias and Charnley have been given Carr’s little black book and are starting a whistle stop tour of Europe ?. I reckon they are starting in Holland then moving on to Germany,France(Debuchy and Gaimero hopefully), and then possibly england. I only say this because it seems strange that they would travel all the way over there if a fee or personal terms were not agreed beforehand, unless they had backup plans.

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  • ToonAndy

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #36

    If we don’t get de Jong… How about getting hoilett (3 mill compensation) guidetti ( 6.5 mill) and using the extra to bring In Vertoghen!… Id also love to see either WIJNALDUM or belhanda brought in

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #37

    786

    You had a tear in your eye but I got slightly aroused reading that.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #38

    786

    You had a tear in your eye but I got slightly aroused reading that post

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  • chris_g

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #39

    hoppernufc // Jul 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Will someone clear this up- is shola now available to play for Nigeria ?

    Yes
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/15524642

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  • Valci

    Jul 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #40

    Also, im puzzled as to why some of you rate LDJ so highly. For me hes a talented kid but only 1 really outstanding season to his name as of yet. Loads of potential to be sure but i’ve seen players squander that by the dozens. I wouldnt pay 15mil for that personally…

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