Ben Arfa Brilliance At Newcastle – For The Ages – Video


Here is a video on Ben Arfa’s time at Newcastle we have been sent – this could be difficult for Newcastle fans to watch – what a player this lad was (is) when at his best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qPEZ4lfz4&sns=fb

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121 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Was going to suggest Steve Clarke will be on Ashleys radar but I see he is linked with Leeds. Watch this space!

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Hatem ben arfaaaaa na na nanana hatem ben arfaaaa na na nanana…. patdew booooo pardew booo

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Moyes and clark would be upgrades. Pulis for me is a downgrade. Less attractive football, and he is even a worse character. I want to punch his bitter moaning face every time i see it. However, i dont think ANY of those three would have us playing the way we want to see.

    Would rather Ashley went for a european manager with fresh ideas

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    yes any manager would find ash hard to work with
    but for me the biggest issue is how the manager wants to play and what his style is.

    If the manager embraces free flowing, fluid, cohesive, attacking, passing and moving football then I’m behind him 100%.

    If the manager produces none of those things ie Pardew and the results still stink I have no time for them.

    I would hate to see pulis as that would complete the unholy trinity of allardyce, pardew and pulis all employed at the club.

    Equally Moyes isn’t going to get anyone off their seats. FRANK DE BOER should be chanted along with HBA.

    Didn’t cabaye say HBA was one of the best he’d ever played with.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    There’s only a handful or so of players that can come anywhere close to doing those skills.

    And we’ve loaned him for free… Pardew should be slaughtered for crimes to football.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Coach Rotonda
    Didn’t you rave about Moyes as our manager when he was at Everton?,what’s changed?,everyone thinking he’s rubbish now so you go with the flow?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Rotonda, yes, Cabaye did say that.

    “For me, Hatem remains an extraordinary player with enormous quality,” said Cabaye.

    “He’s one of the highest quality players I’ve played with. He will bounce back with a new club. If he comes back home, it will be good for French football.”

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #8

    And Pardew willingly lets him go…

    At least he got the best out of Tevez and Ma… Oh wait.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9
  • beermonkey

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    repost
    RH

    go back 18mnths and moyes would have been top of the list on a lot of fans as a replacement

    i think his wages would be to much for the fat man he also wouldn’t take bonus related pay only for the club to sell players he wants,
    i would take him tbh at least he has a good record bringing players through, and his football was not that bad at everton

    i don’t think pards is in any danger at the moment and he will still be here come xmas

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Hope springs eternal
    Hatems gone to waste
    Shoots of recovery
    Pardew in disgrace
    Long live the Magpies
    We cheer at 17 minutes
    Win for the black and white
    Not the prick that profits.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Coach Rotonda
    Your tactic of disappearing when i question something you say is becoming a bit obvious now.

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  • Magpie Myles

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13

    Rotonda heights

    Pulis actually had Palace, last year, playing some quite good football. He is actually quite a good coach and has to a certain extent stepped away from the long ball bully tactics of Stoke.
    I would take Moyes in a heart beat, he is still a good coach and has proved that at Everton, he was sold down the river for United.
    Frank De Boer would be great but I can’t see that happening.

    I feel a bit sorry for Pardew and I have been quite supportive of him in the past, but he is starting to become a frustrating character now. Forgetting the Headbutt and losing a few players in the locker room, the main thing for me is that he needs to get some courage and tell Ashley that he’s a tw*t for not getting a striker and a centre back when we needed it most.

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  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Catchy must be wetting himself with the Pardew speculation!

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  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Magpie Myles

    Pardew wouldn’t tell Ashley what he thinks as he’d be sacked, without compensation.

    Anyone with any sense (and Pardew’s not stupid) who feels vulnerable, would just sit tight, get on with things as normal and wait for the bullet – and the severance payment.

    Wouldn’t you? I would

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #16

    What makes any one think that Frank De Boer will walk away from a team paired with Barca in the CL and that Mashers would pay his compo.

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  • toonincheek

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #17

    The No. 1 requirement for ANY new manager is that he has to be MA’s mouthpiece/Yes-man.

    That seems to exclude any quality independent-thinking manager, or any manager with any self-esteem.

    Also have to accept low salary with bonus linked to league position.

    That cuts the field down to someone who is out of work desperate enough for a job to accept the conditions and restrictions.

    Still think we can get an improvement on AP?

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  • Blofal

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #18

    You’re right Ed. This video did upset me. I hope we lose the next 3 games and Pardew is sacked. I really do.

    I would even prefer Tony Pulis. I never thought I would say that but I do.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Not an ounce of sorrow for the puppet from me as for someone to be apparently shafted the amount of times he has and still be here smirking his slimy head off AND lying then they’ve got to be complicit in the whole affair!

    No one would take that amount of bullshit and still be “happy” with the “strongest squad I’ve had” unless they knew what was happening and didn’t give a fcuk because it’s the best job they’ll ever get!

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Think i might come back a bit later, when people are finished sucking HBAs c0ck.

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  • ZayneNUFC

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #21

    This clip made me sad as well, how could we have let a player like this go, Pardew is a moron with no management skills and his idea of football is 11 defensive players who can’t defend, dark days are ahead and i too hope we lose the next 3 games and he is fired

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22

    I can’t watch the video,on his day he is the best player i have seen in a Newcastle shirt apart from Almighty Alan.The only player i have a signed picture of on my wall.If it was Pardew’s ego alone that wanted him out he’s a tw@t,if it was a team decision then his position was untenable and he had to go.

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  • Scottiedog

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #23

    Ben Arfa is a spoilt little child!!! For all of his brilliance he is completely un-manageable!!!! From what I have heard even his own team did not want to play with him!! TBH I am glad we have got rid of him as he is a poison player!

    With only three games in there is no way Pardew will be sacked, especially with the amount of money spent.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    toon prod

    yes I did 🙂

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  • SuperShearer

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Watching that video makes my blood boil that we’ve allowed a player of that talent to leave the club… nay force him out of the club. If nothing else AP is cutting off his nose to spite his face. Surly you stick him on the bench and if you’re a goal down or need a late winner you bring on a talent like that who can run at defenders and scare them. Add to that the loaning of Mbwia, a player apparently good enough for Serie A title contenders and a team in the CL but not us, and you have to ask yourself what the hell is this manager doing? We need a change, we’ve needed it for over a season, his form is worse than relegated teams, it’s embarrassing.

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  • headtheball

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #26

    lesh @ 15
    You state that P45due is not stupid. Sorry, any manager who buys 15 left backs and plays them in other roles and then calls what we play as being on the front foot couldn’t get a job as the village idiot.
    HWTL

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  • Magpie Myles

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #27

    Scottiedog

    We only spent what we sold through Cabaye and Debuchy. We should have at least spent another 15/20 million and made sure we had a goal scorer and a strong centre back.

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  • londonderry toon

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #28

    HBA could be back if pardew gets sacked new manager could recall him or say he gets injured he comes bk to us

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Not watching that video because it’ll bring the rage back and at the moment I’m too mentally drained to be dealing with that!

    Too many “mishaps” have occured whilst fatty’s been here to be coincidence and installing inept cretins is possibly the biggest one and I don’t just mean the current puppet! Fatty has a plan and so far he’s executing it to perfection.

    Maximum exposure for his tat shops at minimum expenditure.

    Dampening down expectations so much so that when we spend money from player sales only, the masses are appeased.

    Installing his mates in positions of power within SJP and by mates I mean fellow leeches.

    Hoodwinking the fans on a weekly basis by using his mouthpieces to convey the bullshit, I don’t think I need to expand on this one.

    All in the name of profit!

    Fcuking disgraceful it is yet people get drawn in and will forget about what’s happened in this window because of the international break and it’ll be business as usual come matchday at SJP!

    Hope not but it’s gonna happen isn’t it lol

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  • Sliema

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    Londonderry

    Loan deals with initial fees (HBA for instance) do not have a recall option. We can’t and won’t be calling him back.

    Plus he’s out if contract at the end if the season, and free to speak to other clubs come January.

    The chances of ever seeing the lad in a black and white shirt again are minimal at best.

    Sad but true.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #31

    “With only three games in there is no way Pardew will be sacked, especially with the amount of money spent.”

    Scottie, how about the last 20 games then? Win percentage of 25% and a loss percentage of 60%

    Nice one, Alan.

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  • Sliema

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #32

    of* of*

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  • Slank

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #33

    Tooninche k @ 17

    All managers kowtow to their owners. Newcastle is no different.

    Even Ferguson and Wenger have had to accept their masters voice when it comes to finance.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #34

    has pards done an interview yet from deadline day

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #35

    Average, good post.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #36

    Don’t be silly people,if we signed a CB and a ST that would make us a lot stronger as a team and we can’t have that.If were in a good position in the league in January we’ll sell,if we look like we’ll be in trouble we’ll buy.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #37

    Mark

    does it mean your off to suck Pardews prick them , the great masterful one,

    or are you going higher and licking the war lords hoop ?

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  • Slank

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #38

    Laurent @ 30

    You are right. Ashley is not going to sack Pardew after losing just one game and that to the champions.

    Ashley having agreed to fund Pardew’s request for more players and to dump Ben Arfa and MYM is not going turn around and sack him. He will be given time, how long nobody knows.

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  • musomag

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #39

    Pointless watching (and posting) sentimental BS like this. We all know how good HBA can be but we have a pathetic fool for a manager.

    Why loan a weapon of a player like this to a team in the same league when he is out of contract at the end of the season?..especially when WE need him. F’ing Stupid

    Moyes? Never been a fan but I’d have him here in a second, that’s how bad it is.

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  • nick101222

    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #40

    Would anyone take Neil Lennon? Don’t know much about him, other than Celtic did quite well in the champions league with him. Would he be a realistic target? What sort of football would we see with him?

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