Ben Arfa Has Arrived In Hull – Mobbed By Fans


News that Hatem Ben Arfa has only just arrived at Hull City to complete his move to the club  after late developments this afternoon – and it’s not surprising he has been mobbed by Hull City fans.

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Hatem Ben Arfa arriving tonight at Hull City and adoring fans.

Certainly Ben Arfa seemed happy enough when he arrived at the ground,  and Hull fans were there to welcome the mercurial winger, who has played his last game for Newcastle.

Hull have obtained an extension from the FA to complete the deal – so the deal should be done in the early hours, but it could take an hour or two to complete since he will still need to complete a medical.

And Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter demonstrating their anger at the move, and there is some bad feeling towards manager Alan Pardew – who fell out with Ben Arfa in a dressing room row last season – and Ben Arfa has been training with the Reserves all season, basically treated as a pariah – and was not on any of Newcastle’s pre-season tours, and dint play at all in pre-season.

He was told by Alan Pardew this afternoon he had no future at the club, and was basically forced out so Newcastle could save on his wages and also get a loan fee from Hull for the season-long loan – so once again at Newcastle money is King with a capital K.

Ben Arfa will become a free agent next summer, and he could be in big demand again if he plays well at Hull – so this could be a good move for him – at least he will play games.

When Ben Arfa said he wanted to join a club in the Premier League, in stepped Geordie manager Steve Bruce at Hull and it looks like Bruce will pull of an incredible coup for his club in the wee hours of the morning.

Steve Bruce is a good man manager although he has admitted tonight that the Frenchman will be a challenge for him.

In case you haven’t heard, Newcastle did not bring in any new players today.

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119 comments so far

  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #1

    JackButler, you still have the Samaritan’s information?

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  • JackButler

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Thump

    0191 232 7272
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    Email Samaritans: jo@samaritans.org
    (UK and ROI)
    Visit our branch:
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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Beyond livid. Pardew is a complete scumbag, as is Ashley. Shit window, shit team, shit manager, shit club.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ll have it as well please, Jack.

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Cheers Jack.

    Back soon lads, I have a phone call to make.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #6

    HBA will be the straw that breaks the camels back

    gotta feeling there one hell of a backlash coming Ashley and Pardew’s way very soon

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #7

    can someone just do away with pardew

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Right. That does it for me. I might aswell start supporting Hull City!

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  • Belfast

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #9

    What a gut wrenching picture ha.

    I always end every window with more resentment for these kernts

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  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Ben Arfa will be fit now he has player games.

    He reported back from pre season overweight, no reports saying he still is.

    Ffs, no one is saying he is fat now, people just read what they want.

    Also I know he caused divide last year, I know someone who trains in the team and he told me. He is very good friends with my work colleague and they occasionally hang out and I have met him.

    He confirmed Benny caused issues last year.

    I think the whole coming back overweight was the straw that broke the camels back to be honest.

    Not to say I agree Pardew should sell Benny, I think he would improve the squad over as stated a poor Obertan or Sammy.

    Yet the fact remains, I am more saddened to see a talent like Mbiwa go over a waste of talent air head like Ben Arfa…..

    It’s my opinion. Just do not get the hype.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Jack, bit like when Gullit wouldn’t play Big Dunc or Shearer against Sunderland. Backlash galore.

    He played Robinson up front, and he absolutely hates Newcastle. He told me outright.

    It will be a cauldron against Hull at home if we lose to Southampton.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Dear me our next home game is against Hull City. Pardew better have his tin hat on! I know Ben Arfa cannot play, but it is going to be tough going for Pardew. He obviously didn’t factor that in when he sanctioned Ben Arfa’s transfer.
    By the time we play our next home game against Leicster City in October we could be well and truly in the shit.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #13

    I honestly didn’t realise that so many posters on this blog made their living as dieticians?

    Ah well, they do say everyday is a school day and you learn something new FFS

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  • toonking

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #14

    all yous who still think a manager will be happy enough to arrive at this club having seen us have another discraceful window, stop fcuken twisten because you will see this sh1t manager do badly so that fat greedy bastard will be very worried about the risk of relegation and will sack pardew.

    besides you fcuken saying every week that we have got a fcuken great team so why fcuken winge about no deadline day transfers. the loss of cabaye in january was not valid enough a reason to go poor so why the fcuk is the loss of HBA and mbiwa when neither of them start.

    so stop fcuken wingeing or start fcuken protesting against the fat fcuken b@stard most of all rather than his puppet

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #15

    i will personally pay someone to get rid of pards. out of my student finance money. i promise

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Well, losing Ben Arfa and Mbiwa and having Jonas remaining training alone in Argentina as he sits out the last year of his contract and no one in, not even any real suggestion of it. Does that mean we officially lose transfer deadline day? It is feeble, even by our own so often miserable standards.

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  • MacToon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #17

    It’s a typical international break spanner in the works yet again. If he arrived after 11 how the hell did they get an extension!!

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  • Belfast

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Honestly with the current squad, new players finding their feet and Percy in charge this could be a long long season.

    Still Stand by my prediction he’ll be gone by Christmas

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  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #19

    I think it would be pretty funny so see Ben Arfa flop at Hull to see the reaction of his bummers on here…..

    No doubt they will start an anti Bruce protest and his tactics do not suit this godlike player….

    As stated he is at Hull for a reason….

    If he went to a top 7 club or even Southampton or Swansea I would say fair play…. But Hull?

    Please…. A team that couldn’t even make the El group stages man! Ffs….. Shows how good he actually is, do not understand why he gets the legend status and what he has done to deserve it….

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  • soundoid

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #20

    This is how you manage disruptive players. Never seen this before.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/craig-bellamy-autobiography-newcastles-sir-1927434

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #21

    Toonking, I went on the Time4Change march. Did you? I’ll be at the next one as well.

    Sustained activism and group inclusion of whatever form will put pressure on owner and the manager. So that is what I help with wherever possible.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #22

    is it too much to hope that ben arfa is the kind of guy who would roll up, high 5 all of hulls fans and then just as he is about to sign contract tell them he was only kidding 🙁

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  • archaeomag

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #23

    @Belfast
    . .and JFK in by Boxing Day

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  • JackButler

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #24

    pawl250

    you are Alan Pardew aren’t you?………………..come on lad you can admit it, no need to hide your true identity anymore you’re amongst friends on here

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #25

    glad its only a loan, gives us a season to get rid of pardew and for ben arfa to return

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #26

    Pawl I think Hull have showed more ambition than us in this transfer window. Diame. abel hernandez. Ben arfa. Gaston Ramirez. Now you tell me?

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  • Aegon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #27

    Good riddance to HBA – totally over rated player that seem to be the darling of armchair fans.

    Just watch him fail to live up to the hype at Hull, but I have no doubt that there will still be people with blinkers on that will say that it was because he didn’t have the right players around him or he hasn’t been given a proper run by the manager.

    Give me a break, if he was half decent top teams would have been after him.

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #28

    This is pathetic.

    I still think he was our best player.

    All this “overweight” stuff has come purely from Pardew who, if he is untrustworthy to the max:

    -Why the HELL are people believing him on Ben Arfa?!?!

    He was blacklisted and smeared in order to get rid of him and I want to know why!

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  • BennygivesmeTinglyBalls

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #29

    Can’t wait to see Ben Arfa tear it up for Hull, stick it to Pardew. The fans are gonna be all over Pardew straight away now. We can’t compete with Southampton at all, they’ve signed Alderweid and Sadio Mane, 2 exciting players. A dark day.

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  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #30

    I mean Cabaye is at Psg and doesn’t even get half the praise Benny does…. And he ends up at Hull….

    It’s Chalk and cheese, one is a CL contender, the other a relegation candidate for the Pl….

    I think Cabaye is 10x the player and that is why he moved on to a higher echelon….. no one even sniffs at Ben Arfa for nowt….

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  • MacToon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #31

    It’s been a blast – take it easy and respect your fellow fans.

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #32

    @Kebab: Last year of his contract. He’s gone after this.

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  • Online Guy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #33

    We had a 3 million pound shortfall after incoming transfers ..Ashley just made that back with HBA going to Hull

    Anything you heard about Lacazette or Toby or VVD was rubbish.

    Ashley has just completed balancing the books

    Kevin Keegan is correct in all that he said in the past

    Getting rid of HBA is a disgrace and that Slimy barstard Pardew needs to FCuk right off..and selling a central defender when the weakness in the team is the defence !!!

    This mob have lost their FCucking marbles ..what a way to run a great Club with the most loyal fans on the planet Taken advantage of year after year.

    NO serious attempt at either the league cup or the Fabled FA cup and no chance of winning the league ,.

    WE EXIST JUST TO EXIST

    WIN NOTHING NO CUPS NEVER GOING TO WIN THE LEAGUE

    WHAT’S THE POINT !

    Raging !

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  • JackButler

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #34

    pawl250

    Are you that blind that you can’t see the fact there’s a very good chance, in fact it’s probably odd’s on that Hull will finish above us?

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  • archaeomag

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #35

    @Aegon
    Harsh – but true – if he was as good as we think – there would be interest more from other clubs – good luck to him at Hull

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  • bladeuser

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #36

    Whats the odds on us losing the next six then win the seventh and the 50 thousand inside the stadium start cheering the players and pardew what a joke of a club this us no other fans would stand for this shit but carry on lining there pockets u deserve everything u get because u never learn

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  • Online Guy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #37

    HBA has gone because of prima Donna Colo and Pardew siding with him ..Pardew is a sly Bstard remember him sleeping with a players wife down in Southampton . this is all about Pardew’s Ego .

    Pardew has no class, and I predict that one more home defeat coming up soon, he will go into hiding in the tunnel, it will be so much like Hell for him ..and deservedly so . HBA move is a disgrace..egotistical Pardew cannot handle Top players .. this situation is the most pathetic thing to happen to OUR club for ..well since Pardew Nutted Myler ..I defended pardew at the time but I can see no he’s an egotistical smarmy dirty Bstard with no class at all., none !

    You know I cant even bring myself to write PArde’s name ..but I think this HBA farce is a kick in the teeth for skill, class, and what did he want Hatem do ..cover the Fcucking center backs ?

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  • nightfa11

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #38

    Yohan Kebab

    hbas contract expires at the end of the season.. its over..

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #39

    Someone summed it up nicely for me earlier on, something like the storm clouds are gathering. I hope they are -anything to get rid of these scumbags at the Toon. We have become a joke club.
    I predict a downhill slide and those who were prepared to wait (again and again and again) will realise these snakeoil salesmen and tricksters are leading them down the garden path each season with their management of the club.
    The pro Percy Brigade will appear in the morning in dribs and drabs from their hiding places with more weasel words and spoutings of their poor understanding of football and what we should be aspiring to.

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  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #40

    Yorkshire

    So that makes Hull a worthy team for this world class player lol…..

    Remy knew his worth hence him waiting for a big club…. Arsenal or Chelsea…. Even Liverpool….

    Benny had the choice of Hull or Birmingham. Lol

    As for ambition, they sold Long for 10m have no striker so bought a replacement, fair play. Truth is they need to strengthen as they were tipped to go down or be their abouts.

    Think they could finish mid table now with Investment, but I do not think that will be down to Ben Arfa..

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