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Entries Tagged as 'Hatem Ben Arfa'

It Was A Nightmare – I Was A Prisoner – I’m Back From Hell

November 10th, 2015 · 43 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa has shown a lot of character this season at Nice in being able to get back to his very best form after he had a poor season last season in the Premier League. The 28 year-old was excluded from training with the Newcastle first team at the start of last season and […]

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Tags: Contracts · Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Could Suffer Shock Departure

October 21st, 2015 · 123 Comments

Newcastle signed Florian Thauvin from Marseille over the summer for around £12M – and it was a surprising signing and  essentially in part exchange for Remy Cabella – who is currently on loan at Marseille. But it was seen by many fans as a strange signing since Cabella and Thauvin were of the same build and […]

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Tags: Coaching · Florian Thauvin · Hatem Ben Arfa · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Premier League · Remy Cabella · Transfer News and Rumours

The Truth – Ben Arfa´s Story Is A Sad One

September 28th, 2015 · 75 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa is in the news at the moment because of the two great goals he scored for Nice against St. Etienne yesterday, a game in which Nice went on to win 4-1. It was an excellent away win for them against second-placed St. Etienne and they are now in 8th position in tthe French […]

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Other News

French International To Play In French League

May 28th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Former Newcastle winger and French International Hatem Ben Arfa will play for Nice next season, and that has been confirmed by Nice President Jean-Pierre Riviere in a press conference while introducing their new manager Claude Puel. Hatem Ben Arfa – while at Newcastle

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Injuries · Newcastle News · Premier League

New York City Beckons For Newcastle Winger

February 5th, 2015 · 8 Comments

It wasn’t rocket science to suggest some MLS teams would be very interested in taking Ben Arfa to America, and one thing they love with their soccer players over here (it’s called soccer to differentiate it from American Football), are  those like former Newcastle player Hatem Ben Arfa – who have skills galore. Hatem Ben Arfa – skills galore – […]

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Major League Soccer · Newcastle News · Premier League

Remi Streete’s Loan Likely To Be Disallowed – Here’s Why

February 3rd, 2015 · 138 Comments

Ben Arfa as we know was not allowed to play for Nice this season,  because he had already played for two clubs this season – 9 games for Hull City and one single game for the Newcastle U21 side, which FIFA said was an official game, as far as they were concerned. Remie Streete – […]

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Tags: Coaching · Hatem Ben Arfa · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Remie Streete