Ben Arfa – I Had To Score Or I Wouldn’t Sleep Tonight


Ben Arfa produced some of his magic late in the game today to get the all important goal that gave Newcastle all 3 points against Fulham, and it came after 86 minutes,  but the French maestro had already set up great chances late in the game for both Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse, but they couldn’t get their headers on target, although Cisse’s effort thudded against the cross-bar.

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Ben Arfa – after getting the all important goal

The win  was just what Newcastle needed,  and the lads even played well – make that very well – in the second half and fully deserved their win.

This is what Ben Arfa told Sky Sports immediately after the game:

“It was a good goal. I was trying all second half to score because we needed the win today. I was trying a lot of shots. I’m not sure how but I just hit it and I scored so I’m very happy.”

“If we didn’t score today we wouldn’t have been able to sleep tonight. We’ve been trying and trying, and today we finally got the goal.”  “We’re very happy today. If we hadn’t won or scored today we would have had two very bad weeks.”

Ben Arfa  was certainly trying hard, just as he had last Saturday against West Ham, but this time he had a few magical moments – and the goal was another great one from the 26 year-old.

With performances and goals like this – it is small wonder that Ben Arfa is a huge favorite on Tyneside – and to think he forced a move to Newcastle three years ago – because it was the club he wanted to join.

There’s something very good about that. 😀

An excellent win by our lads today – and maybe we are better than we think we are.

Could be.

Hope so.

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26 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Lol @ Thump. Good correction there

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #2

    We’d have been 3 or 4 up had he have released the ball instead of taking some of those shots. Seriously.

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  • SuperShearer

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost – @Kets…seriously? Man Utd struggling to make the top 10? I’ll bet my house they’ll make top three, if not higher. Spurs and Liverpool have been ahead of us for many years mate.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Spurs starting to look very strong like:

    ———–Paulinho————Dembele————–

    ——Chadli——–Ericksen——–Lamaela——–

    ———————–Soldado————————–

    Imagine if thy mugged Madrid off and kept Bale 🙂

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  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Come on the Palace. 4 mins away from the perfect day

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6

    3-1 hahhaha

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Class 3-0

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  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Get in. Got to love Hollaway

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  • 89Norcal

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #9

    LOLLL What a goal, take it Scumderland 🙂

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  • Small World

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #10

    May seem like a barking mad idea.

    I don’t have much faith in Pardew & his team’s coaching methods. I’d personally have Peter Beardsley coach Hatem Ben Arfa on a one to one basis for period of the week.

    Talk of Ben Arfa being world class is nonsense. Beardsley was just that, back in his day, and in a very similar role to Ben Arfa – he nearly always new when to release the ball and when to take a pot at goal.

    If he could raise Ben Arfas game by 10% we’d be on to a winner. Mind you, it would be more than likely that the current regime would see him as a saleable asset.

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Sorry 3-1 🙂

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Hollaway dance mint haha

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  • DevonToon

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Wot a goal!!! Scum getting smashed!
    Nico – hope u saw my apology, I get to emotional about football…. the mrs hates it aswell!

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  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #14

    321nico // Aug 31, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Devon
    Apology accepted. Sorry for calling you a nob and questioning your IQ when it is actually a lot higher than what I said haha

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  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Devon

    No bother mate, better to be passionate

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #16

    WORLD CLASS

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #17

    No matter how good you are Benny, you will be sweating on your place soon. Jonas and Tiote are getting fitter.

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  • nico

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Wow. We on game of the day

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #19

    goal difference is the same now as well. haha its the little things in life that get you through eh

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Think I’ll hit the shop for some drink and watch us on football first, it has been a good day.

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  • DevonToon

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Funny s### we are skys game of the day… how bad where the other matches?

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  • bills-son

    Aug 31, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Ruddy,

    So we only won because Fulham were cr@p.

    No, we won because Pardew made the right substitutions and HBA scored a great goal during a period when we were totally dominant.

    I couldn’t care less how cr@p the other team are as long as we beat em. And neither should you.

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  • Noah Another Ameobi

    Aug 31, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #23

    imagine if we got ba back this could be our team
    krul
    debuchy colo mbiwa santon
    anita sissoko
    HBA
    remy cisse ba
    but if we get no one else swap ba for goofy

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  • Trent Toon

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Good to see there is some pride left in this club of ours! Howay the lads

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  • gazzaforever

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Small world you think you know football cause you are old, but guess what, I m an old fart too, and beardsley was amazing, so was gazza and now Hba. So chill the fck up with those nostalgic comments pls

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  • gazzaforever

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #26

    It s horrible to play on this team for Benny, no backup, horrible upfront with cisse who runs like an idiot and cant control.

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