Ben Arfa Puts In Extra Practice – To Score Goals

The news in the local press today is that Ben Arfa has been staying behind after training to practice shooting – how to put the ball into the back of the net – now that’s practice that’s really worthwhile.

The great Ben Arfa – in training

Ben Arfa has two goals in 11 appearances for the Magpies so far this season, but we suspect he’s taking Alan Pardew words to heart, after the Newcastle manager challenged him to be a constant threat, like Luis Suarez is at Liverpool.

Certainly our French International maestro is loaded with skill and technique, honed at the famous Clairefontaine Academy, just outside of Paris.

And Ben Arfa has scored 9 goals in 45 appearances for the Magpies over the last two years, and his fabulous goal against Blackburn earlier this year is in contention for the FIFA Puskas award, given for the best aesthetic goal scored in the last twelve months.

This is what Ben Arfa said in the local press today:

“I’ve been practicing a lot more. In the last game, we created some situations, but didn’t score.” “If you want to win games, we have to score, that’s how simple it is.”

“I’m happy to be on the pitch. When you’re a footballer, you want to be on the pitch.” “But I’m happier when we win. When we lose, I’m very sad.” “When I play and we win, I’m very, very happy.”

“That’s why Saturday is a very big game.” “We didn’t have all the players. Cheick and Colo weren’t here.” “Now Jonas isn’t here. It’s very hard for us – he’s a very important player. This game is very important.”

“I enjoy all formations. The most important thing is to build very good play on the pitch – to keep the ball and go forward.” “I think there are a lot of good players here, and all players can play in this team.”

Yes it’s true Ben Arfa doesn’t say what he’s been concentrating on in his extra practice, but we have spies that say he’s practicing his finishing – and after all, he’s already scored some fantastic goals for Newcastle.

But with goal-scoring – more is better. 😀

We look forward to the Frenchman putting one in the back of the net tomorrow against Swansea City.

Howay The Lads!!

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7 comments so far

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Nov 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Benny behind the striker!

  • breno95

    Nov 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #2

    If he wants to score it’s really easy.
    Play HBA as the 2nd striker behind (my choice) of Ba.
    Team to win tomorrow IMO
    Krul, Simpson, Taylor, Williamson, Santon.
    Amalfitano, Tiote, Anita, Marveaux.
    HBA & Ba.
    Sammy Ameobi

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Nov 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #3






    or –




    —————Ben Arfa————–Sammy————


  • croftus5678

    Nov 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #4

    must agree with you guys there arfa is great on the wing but you do get the feeling he could be more menacing/creative and lethal behind the front two and make the lb/rb be the wingers with tiote and anita covering the defence when they go forward.
    i do think cabaye is the only creative mf we have though unless they start giving abied some playing time.

  • BigKirky

    Nov 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #5

    He should be doing that as standard in my opinion. I would staying back most days practicing finishing amongst other specifics.

  • shpetmeister

    Nov 17, 2012 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Magpie from lit : love ur team but cabaye is out ! Against Swansea u dont need 5 in midfield u press them higher and better with 2 strikerS. Ba and cisse on top. Benny and shane on the wings. Tiote biggi middle. Anita saylor willo and santon.

  • Jam only For H.ben Arfa

    Nov 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #7

    the best option is amalfitano, he have technics and good assist!!!


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