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Entries Tagged as 'Hatem Ben Arfa'

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

America Beckons For This Disappointed And Sad Star

February 3rd, 2015 · 133 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa has made his statement today, and the good thing is that he has not announced his retirement, which was one of the things rumored last night after his agent had said the Frenchman was contemplating retirement, but he has announced he is leaving Nice. Ben Arfa – when things were going well […]

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Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Hatem Ben Arfa · MLS · Other News

Ben Arfa To Make Dramatic Announcement Tomorrow

February 2nd, 2015 · 84 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa is not allowed to play for Nice this season since by FIFA’s interpretation of their own rules he has already played for Newcastle and Hull this season, even though his game for Newcastle was for our U21 side. Hatem Ben Arfa – while at Newcastle

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press Conference

Newcastle Unaffected By Ben Afra Problems – He’s Not Our Player

January 15th, 2015 · 139 Comments

We got it wrong yesterday when we said that Newcastle would have to pay Ben Arfa’s wages through June 30th, because on 4th January Newcastle ended Ben Arfa’s contract by mutual agreement. Longer term readers will know we put deliberate mistakes in just to keep our readers on their toes. 😀 Ben Arfa – in […]

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Tags: Coaching · Hatem Ben Arfa · Premier League

It’s Not Surprising Newcastle Terminate Frenchman’s Contract

January 4th, 2015 · 84 Comments

It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle United have tonight confirmed they have terminated Ben Arfa’s contract with immediate effect, so that he becomes a free agent and can presumably now join Nice in the French League. Ben Arfa while at Newcastle

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Tags: Contracts · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours