It Was Terrible In The Dressing Room After Sunderland Game

Ben Arfa has been interviewed in the local press today, and he says Newcastle would like to win something for their fans, and he has also opened the door a bit about the dressing room was like after the second Sunderland defeat in a row, when we heard earlier in the week that Alan Pardew was not too happy with  a number of his players.

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Ben Arfa on the ball – he’s fantastic when at his best

This is what 26 year-old Ben Arfa has said today in the local press:

“After Sunderland, we were disappointed. In the dressing room, it was terrible, because we knew how important the game was for the fans.” “It was important to play well. We feel for the fans.”

“For us, every game is about three points, but we know how important the Sunderland game was for our fans.”  “Chelsea have started well, and Torres is coming back into form. He’s a massive striker.”

“He will be the most dangerous player against us.” “But I think we can win. We have a good team and good players.” “I think we can win – that is our objective.”

“It’s a big game because it’s Chelsea, but it’s the same as any other. It’s a game for three points.”  “That is the most important thing for us.”

For Newcastle to lift the spirits of the Geordie fans is easy.

Go out there tomorrow against Chelsea, and play as though your lives depended on winning the game, which is exactly how the Sunderland players started the game on Sunday, and were 1-0 up after just five minutes.

If the lads can do that and win the game that would be fantastic,  and if they can do that and lose, Newcastle fans will not complain too much, as long as every single player in a black and white shirt gives 100% for the cause, for the full 90 minutes.

It’s really as simple as that.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    It was far worse on the pitch during the match

    It was far worse on the blog after the match

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #3

    I really think Ashley has made a big mistake now…before some wanted him out and most were against but not willing to do much. By banking fans and journos he is declaring war on supporters.

    That never goes well, his regime will begin to crumble.

  • JackButler

    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Ashley has just committed corporate suicide and the dissenting voice will now only get a hell of a lot louder

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #5


    Same in anything. If you go against customers, fans, even citizens of a country for no good reason and go against all of them no matter who you are and how much support you have initially it will fade and people will be strong against you.

    Ashley has just done that, most fans will not be happy now, and go from a small voice speaking up to a large one fairly sharp.

  • JackButler

    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Transfer Sage

    I simply cannot understand what the hell he is doing?

    The man is a multi-billionaire business man who knows what he’s doing with SD by giving the public what they want but with us he’s doing the exact opposite by alienating the very people who keep the club alive.

    His arrogance towards the club and fans is simply staggering but it will ultimately bring about his end and it can’t come quick enough.

    I’m just waiting for the deluded to come out and defend his latest actions

  • fatman

    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Weird sort of day i have just been raided by special branch, seems some one thinks I’m a terrorist because i purchased 6 25k bags of growmore, i needed some chemicals and the only place that i could get them from was a horticultural suppler who had a £200 minimum spend, so to make the £200 i ordered 6 sacks of growmore and 1 sack of tomato food, i suppose at least someone did their job, probably gchq monitoring my phone and internet now i will have to watch they don’t end up thinking I’m about to blow up the cockney mafia.

  • JackButler

    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #8


    And I thought I was having a bad morning 😀

  • AndyNUFC

    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Can anybody please tell me what good it is to complain and march and protest against the man who, by right of paying about £200million (and extra since) completely owns our club?

    Do the sensible thing – if you have pride, don’t want to watch a team assembled by the puppets of an insultingly self-centred regime – don’t go and watch!

    The stupid thing is we are the mugs for continuously turning up and paying for the tickets.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #10

    IT is like Dr. Ed banning me.

    Imagine the chaos.

  • roy

    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #11

    HBArfa, an overrated luxury who cannot do it against the top teams, Krul, one of the worst goalkeepers in the Premier league alongside Williamson, who is the worst player at the club. Pardew, an out of his depth chancer who is 3 years past his NUFC, sell by date. Chelsea will win 5-1 Pardew, will appear on camera spouting his usual bull and the circus goes on.

  • fatman

    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #12


    Some people like protesting especially if they have a season ticket and not going will achieve nothing, the singing of get out of our club is getting to Ashley and it will put pressure on him to sell up and go.

  • Our Toon

    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #13


    Overrated Luxury!! based on what? cant do it against the big teams? Krul one of the worst keepers wow!! maybe you should have put,

    If chelsea win 5-1 i will apologise to you ROY and come on here and say I have no clue about football, but will you do the same when it doesn’t finish 5-1?

  • fatman

    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Llambias told my brother Ashley hates the singing of get out of our club, Ashley might of paid a quarter of a billion £’s for the club but i have been going for over 40 years and I’m an immovable object, the club flows through my veins.

  • dcdick

    Nov 1, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Usual rhetoric from under achieving & overpaid players……………..when will it ever end ?

    However the first problem to be sorted is

    Pardew out !!!

  • gazzaforever

    Nov 1, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Roy = scum

  • CullysFinest

    Nov 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #17

    in fairness, bar the krul comment, spot on, people need to open there eyes, chelsea will score at least 4


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