Alan Pardew Will Discuss France Altercation With Ben Arfa


It’s hardly surprising  that he Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will talk to Hatem Ben Arfa about what happened in the dressing room at the Euro 2012 tournament, after France were beaten 2-0 by Sweden in the final Group D game.

Ben Arfa – in action for France over the summer

And it was hardly surprising that Ben Arfa did not appear in France’s quarter final match against reigning Champions Spain who knocked France out the tournament by a score of 2-0.

The reports said that Ben Arfa was on his cell phone after the game against Sweden,  which annoyed the France manager Laurant Blanc, and there was an angry exchange of words between the two.

Now four players – Ben Arfa, Samir Nasri, Jeremy Menez and Yann M’Vila – will  face disciplinary action by the French Football Federation, and it’s likely that each will receive a suspension from playing for the national team for a number of games.

Before Ben Arfa arrived on Tyneside, he had a reputation in France of being a trouble-maker, and the altercation with Blanc will not have changed that view held by the French fans.

This is what the Newcastle manager said about the altercation in France:

“I haven’t really studied what went on with France at the Euros and I won’t get the real version until I speak to Hatem.” “He doesn’t come back until a lot later in pre-season because he and Yohan Cabaye need some rest”

“Certainly I will have a conversation with him because I want him to pick up where he left off for us, which was in a good place.”

Alan Pardew will want Ben Arfa to continue being well behaved at Newcastle, because the last thing we all want to see is some disciplinary problems from the French International, but Alan Pardew has proved himself an expert at Newcastle in handling all different kinds of personalities on Tyneside.

We don’t expect Ben Arfa to be any more trouble at Newcastle next season than he’s been over the last couple of seasons, and we hope he continues to produce the excellent form he showed the fans in the second half of the season for the Magpies.

And of course since his former boss at Marseilles – Didier Deschamps – is now the new France manager, that will probably curtail any more call-ups to the French squad, at least while Deschamps is the France manager.

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26 comments so far

  • WWYCD

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Feels right about right to have this quote

    “He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy!”

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Just seen this quote regarding nufc’s plans in the transfer market in the article as the Wilfred bony story.

    ‘Alan Pardew, the Magpies boss, has set his sights on finishing in the top two English Premier League sides next term, and has expressed his wish to add more depth in his squad.’

    If only that were true and we went and signed some real quality. Imagine

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I reckon this Deschamos situation will fire up Ben Arfa.

    He’ll try and put Dider in a position where he can’t not pick him.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    http://m.lockerz.com/s/224423005
    ha ha lads with there gadget while they were on there way to Germany

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  • Mags

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Sad to see you pick up on this Ed. It is bad enough seeing the daily fail, star etc., use this as an article with sensationalized headings.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Hope your right beattie. Harem could really have a point to prove. Which is only good news for us.

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Krul
    Debuchy-Sakho-Colo-Santon
    Tiote
    HBA-Cabaye-Hoillett
    Ba-Cissé

    Strong as houses from the front to the back!

    I know sky are reporting QPR lead the chase for Hoillett but stranger things have happened.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #8

    *Hatem

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #9

    It was probably frustration from Ben Arfa, which is wrong but understandable when you consider the most over rated player in Europe Franc Ribery is always certain of a starting place, I have never seen that man play a desent game yet, he really is appalling, no wonder Benny got frustrated, I don’t blame him

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #10

    So looking forward to todays friendly. I do wonder who AP will start!?

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Saw a rumour yesterday that we might have been able to do a De Jong turnaround. Unconfirmed tho. Ofc….

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Dannyo

    I think Debuxhy and Hoolett may get a run out

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #13

    I hate iPhones

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #14

    So Wilfried Bony is the new link then?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #15

    How is it sensationalised?

    Pardew said he would speak to ben arfa about it an that’s what Ed’s headline says.

    It’s a simple statement, nothing screams sensatiionalist about this at all.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Apparently so wwycd

    I suppose if we have 1 Ivorian striker and 2 Senegalese we will have at least 1 striker staying in January given they are playing each other.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #17

    @beattie
    Would’ve liked better if Hoilett and Debuchy got run outs mate 😉

    @Wwycd
    I glimpsed some of the wilifred chat on here yesterday, but i’ve seen naught on twitter.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Beattie
    Tbh I didnt even know he played for the Ivory Coast, is he a regular for them?

    Dannyo
    I only just spied it apparently us and Chelsea interested?

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #19

    would imagine it will be a case of picking the fittest or keenest for first game..
    elliott
    rtaylor willo staylor ferguson
    obertan abeid amalfino marveaux
    shola vukic

    anyone heard what price for simpson to reading

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Wwycd

    I don’t know, I did a google search and that’s how I got the Ivorian knowledge.

    Seen his name about but never took notice. Apparently it’s us and Chelsea interested. Chelsea have got plenty of strikers though.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #21

    Beattie
    Ah right fair one I couldnt be bothered to even do that all I know is the lad is decent on football manager.

    Aye Torres, Sturridge and Lukaku though they were after Hulk so who knows

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Official!! Andy Carroll WILL NOT be playing for NUFC this season.
    Source: Twitter. Cwarr07 has stated he WILL DEFFO be playing for us, therefore the opposite is true 😉

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  • Szarka

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #23

    As long Deschamp is the coach i dont think he will be picked for national duty. A talk is never bad, hopefully Ben Arfa know he must cool down , and wont be any problem with hes attitude during the season.

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #24

    SSN has just lit up with breaking news that we are close to agreeing terms with Matthieu Debuchy!! Believe it when I see it!!! Fingers crossed though!

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #25

    You gotta love Pards….nothing of significance with regards signings this week…but possibly over next 2 weeks…now this?!?!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Debuchy – yes please. I would have no issues about signing him…mind you he wont give us much protection against the big lad on the back stick will he ? lol

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