It’s Official – Ben Arfa Leaves Newcastle – Signs Loan Deal At Hull

Hull City have completed the signing of Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa, after the French International was left in no doubt this afternoon by Alan Pardew that he was surplus to requirements at Newcastle, and he would not be in the first team squad at Newcastle this season, even if he stayed on board.

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Ben Arfa – a Hull City player

Hull had to seek an extension to get the deal done, since negotiations started so late this afternoon, but the deal has just been announced on the Hull City web-site.

We assume  there is a clause in the agreement that Ben Arfa cannot play against Newcastle United this season – and we suppose that’s some good news tonight. 🙁

Hatem Ben Arfa came to Newcastle on loan from Marseilles in the summer of 2010, a club he was desperate to play for, and then he was signed permanently by Alan Pardew in January of the following year, when he still had the double fracture of his left leg, which he suffered against Manchester City on October 3rd of 2010.

In the four seasons Ben Arfa was on Tyneside he played in 86 games with 14 goals and 18 assists – and now he’s gone.

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Hatem Ben Arfa being mobbed by Hull fans tonight

In 2012 Alan Pardew himself said that Ben Arfa’s two home goals against Blackburn and Bolton in the 2011-2012 season, were two of the greatest individual goals ever seen at St. James Park since the ground was opened back in 1892 when Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End came together to form Newcastle United.

It’s a very sad way to end Ben Arfa’s career at Newcastle, and we’ll leave it at that.

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32 comments so far

  • ochytoon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #1

    He deserves to be loved again

  • Aegon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #2


    “In 2012 Alan Pardew himself said that Ben Arfa’s two goals against Blackburn and Bolton in the 2011-2012 season, were two of the greatest individual goals ever seen at St. James Park”

    Balckburn & Bolton…..Oh and he had a good game against reading reserves recently!
    He’ll fail just as miserably at Hull, I just feel sorry for the Hull full backs.

  • Phatoon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #3

    GFN are stating it’s only a 6 month loan….

    Also when does the loan window close? Is it 2 weeks?

  • Online Guy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #4

    The books are balanced same money that came in from player sales went out on incomings


  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #5


    Do you see me saying I want Pardew to stay?

    Do you bypass my comments saying I would like to see him go…. And blame him for Sissoko and Mbiwa playing way below their potential….

    I think the only thing I disagree with you on is Ben Arfa and his attitude as I feel no manager will cope with his attitude. I think it’s inevitable him and Bruce fall out….

    As for being a Itk…. No. I have never said I know transfer dealings or anything in the same mold. I simply get small snippets, backroom stories if you will no different to you if you were to say meet Shearer in the town and he told you a story behind the scenes, simply put the person I know is a young lad and has little information apart from what he can see, and hear. It’s not like anyone informs him of breaking news.

    I have never claimed to be a Itk, you simply twist everything because you have a different opinion and try and make everything I say a negative….

    Pathetic really

  • JackButler

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #6

    FFS £16 million for Welbeck……………………..MADNESS

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Looks like Man Utd have Fergy time for their transfer deals too.

  • RonVanDam

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m pissed. pardew shouldve left, tired of watching us play boring mindless football.

  • soundoid

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Crouching Tiger hidden bag on.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #10

    tequila -with your efforts today you surely cannot complain about your posts being misinterpreted. You’re certainly a cocky fellow!

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #11

    Benny should sign one year contracts only. Cos that’s the honeymoon period, right there. I’m sure he’ll turn it on in the final third, and let everyone else do the spadework for him, for as long as it lasts. I’ll enjoy watching the highlights on match of the day, god forbid an entire match though. He will nail us at St James though of course, fait accompli.

  • p

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #12

    bruce will probably try to deck him in a couples of weeks

  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #13

    @Phatoon: Only in the Championship and below. Premiership clubs don’t have an extended loan period.

  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #14

    If Roswell is worth 10m Welbeck for 16m sounds about right….

    Goes in line with Mccormack for 12m and Long for 12m…. Not saying I think he is worth 16m but based on those values he is a better player so he should be…..

    It certainly shows the inflated price for homegrown players and why clubs seek the better cheaper alternative…..

  • Spreadthetoon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #15

    Thanks Hatem for the good times, sorry u have gone but realise u had no choice. I hope u rip em a new one! Howay lad

  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #16

    @jimmysmith: He won’t play against us – loanees can’t play against their parent clubs.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #17


    2 more player’s out none brought in you fat kunt! Fcuking bollox yet it’s been a good window? Pfffft! It started off good then got shitter and shitter once the realisation set in that we weren’t going to get what was desperately needed, then to top it off we make the squad fcuking weaker….go figure!


  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #18

    Well. On early looks.

    Janmaat > Debuchy.
    De Jong > Cisse
    Colback <Cabaye (though he looks very good so far)
    Cabella < Ben Arfa (so far)
    ______ Shola (really exciting, should make Ashley a good profit….)
    Riviere < Ba
    Ferreyra ??? (another Luke De Jong…)

    And from tomorrow
    Shefki Kuqi's back!

  • JackButler

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #19


    You stated that what you knew about HBA came from someone inside the club…………………..therefore on that matter it would make you an ITK, I don’t mean that as a derogatory thing at all just that your knowledge comes from within the club, no need to have a hissy fit over it.

    Strange really that you think Bruce will fall out with the lad, I guess only time will tell on that one, but time HAS shown that Pardew has failed with just about every single flair players he’s worked with, preferring work horses over real flair and talent.

    Just take a second and think of HBA under Sir Bobby, Keegan or Wenger and then look at the way he was used by Pardew…………………….!

  • Phatoon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #20

    @Thump Hmmm, they must have some faith in our young defenders then….

  • tequilamag

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #21

    Mr Tuff better to be a cocky fellow than a complete Cock.
    Now what was this you were saying about Pardew shagging hooers whist his wife was dying ?
    Strange she is in perfectly good health. You do love a gossip

  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #22


    I agree with that.

    Cannot see why we let players leave, I assumed one would leave for a replacement to come in with the amount of “no space” quotes we have heard for the squad numbers etc.

    To let Mbiwa go it’s like asking who will replace Colo and STaylor when both inevitably get injured? Dummett again! Please no!!

    As for striker, Riviere is a flop. I called it before we even signed him. What a waste of money….

    Rather have Shola back he is that bad….

    Ferryra where is he? 1.7m for a loan player who has yet to grace the bench…..

    Cabella looks out of his depth so far too….

    Our best signing so far is Janmaat, I think De Jong will turn good when fit, Aarons is a revelation it seems, and Perez looks promising…..

  • WestOzMag

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #23

    I hate this club. Gone are the days when everything was positive now it’s doom and gloom. Sick to death of Ashley and his fat smug face. Sick of the dry lipped disgrace of a manager who just lies out of his teeth. Sick of the 2 muppets in carver and Stone sitting there clueless. We are a cursed club with all these idiots in charge. Nothing will change. I have no interest anymore until we are sold and we are rid of the cancer that is killing this club. Good luck to all of you who can put up with the regeim. Im not saying your mugs, you just have better patience with me. Bye NUFC you were once a great club, you still have the best fans in the world but I will end my support now with these disgraceful,disrespectful ppl in charge.

  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Eh, that’s weird , my post above keeps getting changed as i post it, meant to say Ayoze better than Shola and the ____blank replacing Mbiwa.

    Strange things, maybe Pardew cocked that up too.

  • Sav

    Sep 2, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #25

    High time these loans between sides in the same league were stopped. Making a mockery of the notion of fair competition when you can play against Team ‘A’ but not against Team ‘B’.

  • Blofal

    Sep 2, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #26

    We have Colo, Willo and Saylor as first team CBs.

    We are 2 injuries/ red cards away from disaster. We actually ended up short of CBs last season and Dummett had to fill in now we have even less!

    Unless Satka/Good/Streete can step up we are screwed. And I predict one of them is going to have to. For the cups at least!

  • davis_toons

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #27

    Bro Aegon,

    Without Ben Arfa we even struggle with team you called “reserves”.

    Think before you talk.

    Ben Arfa is a good player, a class of his own.
    A good manager must know how to utilise its own players.

    We are playing good football when Ben Arfa was given support when CH was around he was playing so much better football untill Pardew took over for an UPGRADED MANAGER.

    Having said that Pardew SUCKs.

  • custurd

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:09 AM

    Comment #28

    @jimmysmith. What the fkuc is the obsession with slagging off Ben Arfa for not tracking back/defending all about? There are eleven players in the team AND EVERYONE OF THEM HAS A DIFFERENT ROLE. If you’ve ever been a manager of ANY stamp you should know that you have to play staff to their strengths. If you ran a kitchen would you slate your specialist fish chef for not leaving his station during service to run over and do the job of the specialist dessert chef? Not if you’ve got half a brain you wouldn’t!! Pardew has a hard on for cloggers who can carry through his anti-football dream and he has at EVERY club he’s ever managed. The man is a fkucing joke and he has done nothing, EVER, ANYWHERE, to deserve the backing he’s getting from certain quarters right now.

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #29

    Its good for him , he may play football again with other team
    why everyone so sad ??????????????????

    I think Aarons will be a better player in the coming years
    remember this !!

  • thebionicMAG

    Sep 2, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #30

    Our most talented player gone. Pardew just doesn’t get this club. He’s a first class cnut along with Ashley.

  • Lee Dodd

    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #31

    Mark my words Pardew will Be Sacked By Christmas .. Even Mike Ashley Wont Put up with This From Pardew . Crystal Palace Game Shows Nothing has Changed .. Should have Kept Shola even on a rolling Contract is Better than the Shite we have now ..Put a Bet on … Next Manager will Be David Moyes …

  • murvar

    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #32

    Thank goodness Ben Awful has gone. Pardew stared him out and Ben Awful blinked first. Ha! Can we now stop talking about him?


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