Pardew Wants Ben Arfa Out – You’re Surplus To Requirements


There is news doing the rounds that Alan Pardew has told Hatem Ben Arfa that he is surplus to requirements at Newcastle United, and he wants him out of the club by 11:00 pm tonight.

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Alan Pardew and Ben Arfa in happier times
It’s not like this any more between them

But something tells us that  the Frenchman will still try to resist being moved out by the manager and Newcastle.

We have said for some time now that he will still want to leave Newcastle next summer as a free agent – when he could get a decent deal for himself with no transfer being needed – and he could still do that if he accepts a loan deal for the season.

Lee Ryder of the Chronicle has tweeted this on his Twitter account:

#nufc are spending the last few hours of the window trying to sell Hatem Ben Arfa.

And talkSport radio is reporting that Pardew has told the Frenchman he is surplus to requirements on Tyneside, and we wrote a piece this morning stating this altercation between the manager and Ben Arfa cannot be allowed to continue at the club.

As sometimes happens when this kind of thing starts to get out of hand, it seems to have become personal – but in our piece this morning we were hoping that Pardew and Ben Arfa could resolve their differences – for the good of the club.

It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

These kinds of things are always sad – and nobody gets to be the winner, and quite honestly it reminds us of the fights we used to have as kids in the playground (Wharrier Street Primary School in my case) – it’s that bad and that unprofessional on both sides when it’s between grown men.

And there’s always a way to get to a solution to these problems – if only both men would get together, talk and try (and want to) fix the problem.

Life’s too short for this kind of thing.

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314 comments so far

  • Thump

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Lee Ryder knows nowt, msn. Just trying to drum up a story as per usual. Arfa would have been told this ages ago.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope he stands his ground and stays. Sod Pardew he’s a joke.

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  • Mickalonius

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Ben Arfa will sit on his contract and go as a free agent unless a biggish club comes in for him…

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #4

    PROTEST PROTEST……

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  • belgrade fan

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #5

    when shall we know if our bid for Nasta is accepted or rejected?

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Hba is such a swine, tbf. He threatened to help ein s cup or at least string more than 3 wins in the bounce if regularly included in the team. He also made Obertan look unskilled. He also cruelly exposed the defensive units glaring weaknesses in a cruel manner. What a swine, the sooner he is shipped off to a team he’d rather not go to the better. Serves him right if he’s a success and wins things there, the arrogant monster!

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #7

    If nothing else, hba’s tenure at nufc will be counted a roaring success if he is responsible for Pardew getting his laundry bag shoved into a taxi. He’d be a legend.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Did your heels in. Percy will probably be gone in a couple of months anyway.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #9

    belgrade; it’s very unlikely we have made any bid.

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Burning Pards house is going a bit far maby a threat.

    Perhaps a petrol bomb on his door step sitting on a note saying resign.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Dig? Yep dig

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  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Neither Quantitatively, nor qualitatively has our defense improved. Its got worse…mbiwa out, collo older , santon injured…
    Infact its worse than 2 years ago when we desperately got mbiwa in Jan.

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  • AwToonnufc

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Hopefully Ben arfa will still be at the club tomorrow, that way if pardew doesn’t get a win soon he should get sacked and a new manager will be able to work ben arfa back in to our team. Pardew seems incapable of taking any blame for last seasons shocking form and thats why Ben Arfa will not play for us again under Pardew the f****g snake.

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Bennie stays pardew – in fact , why dont you F”K OFF by 11 tonight ?

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Terror is never the right tactic. No one really deserves death threats et.c for the sake of a game.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #16

    tequers jam never brigade more like

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  • Thump

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #17

    What’s the bet that we’ll go in for N’Zogbia for a tenner with 30 minutes left?

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Parsnip’s got a face like a smacked arse in that picture.

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #19

    stuart no9 // Sep 1, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Mister tuff——– faster than a bunch of grannies rushing to the bingo ?? hahahahahahahha. its not really funny untill you get a little picture in your head of about 20 grannies causing havoc running down a road , knocking everyone over on the way to the gala on a friday night when the jackpot is a free purple rince

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #20

    JT good one JT, it`s the way you tell them.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #21

    A player who is fourth choice behind Williamson collocini and Steven Taylor will play in champions league and Italian league
    Just like Wt pardew did with tevez and Mascharano he is doing the same with Ben arfa and Mbiwa

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #22

    So many PL clubs now have a better front line than us .

    Relegation is still a real possibility .

    Oh, and we still haven’t replaced Demba Ba .

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  • Kamikaze Koala

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Hoping he sticks it out and comes to every match, the ben arfa chants will drive pardumb insane 🙂

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  • Sazzer

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Sunderland gets Coates in.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Its official now, Pardew is the worst manager in NUFC history .

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Big news lads! We’ve just signed a young striker named Dodgy Plonk from the Netherlands. Plonk will lead us to success!!!

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Wouldn’t play poker with HBA because he would at least take risks and could clear me out. Wouldn’t play poker with Pardew because he would shoot you from under the table. Wouldn’t play poker with Ashley because then I would be Pardew.
    HBA needs to stay and out stare the death stare. Let’s see who blinks first.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Has that reporter David what’s his name still at the training ground.

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  • damma99

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Come on we cant compete with the likes of mighty Hull City or Leicester City. Hull can splash out 10million because of there 20 thousand crowds.
    God its so infuriating being a Toon fan.

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #30

    @Markaccus I would never do anything rational like that myself. But you have to wonder how it has not happened yet. He is making millions of fans frustrated and depressed all by not managing a football team properly. As we know Nufc fans are very very very passionate.

    Look at neil Lennon he was receiving bullets through the post while a Celtic.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #31

    @DanSince93: In our fifth season since be being promoted back and we still have the three centre-backs we came up with as our only choices. #NUFC

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #32

    what do you mean still a real possibility its a reality

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Heard from my sources that HBA is tucked up in chicken village with a family bucket and his phone off……..
    More to follow soon

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    I fear no club with Dodgy Plonk in the lineup mates! 😯

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Tequila

    I’ll happily talk about something else, but today I think Pardew was always going to be the talking point due to his interviews and claims of a stronger team.

    IMO it’s human nature to go on and on until something changes.
    Scientists have a theory that our dreams are based upon what’s on our mind and there a way to stop you going mad by playing over different scenarios whilst sleeping. I don’t know if that’s true but sounds likely.

    My view on Ashley at NUFC which is my opinion based on what I’ve read and things done at the club.

    I think Ashley heard on the grapevine the Mansoods where planning on buying NUFC so he jumped in first expecting a decent profit for not much work. Then due to not doing due dulling emcee he wasn’t going to get the money he wanted so decided to have a go at running a club.
    Then came KK which went tits up and NUFC and SD ended up front page news from Byker to Bangok which was when he realised how much publicity SD was getting just because of his association.

    Then Mansoods came in and he had no intention of selling just more smoke and mirrors for free publicity for SD.

    We’ve had SJP name change and JFK to name a couple and even thease IMO where perfectly thought out moves not mistakes to get SD on the news, we all no he doesn’t give a stuff about the fans.

    There’s way more stuff happened and I beleive everything was planned to work like this except maybe relegation but even that may have been a gamble he wanted. How much did he lend the club when it went down? But more interesting why? We got a parachute payment offloaded several high payed players and their wages. Why did we need money?

    And on to where we are, I think Ashley is ready to axe Pardew just to protect us from going down, if he’s confident Pardew can keep us up he’ll stay but I think his numbers up.

    Ashley wants us in 10th because any higher and he has to invest, no advertising in Europa or CL so no way he’s investing with no bennift for SD

    That’s my take on the piece of 5hit and all ideas how to get rid will be carefully scrutinised and passed on to the right people 😉

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m still at the training ground welshie mate. That’s how I get all the top stories about wor club first.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #37

    welsh i thought you had left 4 good

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #38

    eh matt

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    People will try to put the blame on Ashley but you can’t change the fact that Pardew has come out and said he expects a signing or 2 before the window shuts.

    So if no one comes in he is going to look like a right tool.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    Kevy

    yeah i know you wouldnt. It takes a special kind of tw@ for that kind of thing. Lennons death threats were based on religious grounds, him being NI and Celtic being a Catholic club. Those people are a fcuking disgrace!

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