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Entries Tagged as 'Hatem Ben Arfa'

Newcastle Player Having Personal Problems

March 24th, 2014 · 10 Comments

There was a lot of news last week regarding Hatem Ben Arfa, who had not played since the Tottenham debacle, and it had been revealed last week that some Newcastle players thought that Hatem was a bit of a liability to the team when he played, because of his poor work rate, the fact he […]

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Tags: Contracts · Hatem Ben Arfa · Transfer News and Rumours

He Followed Instructions – Give Him A Cuddle – Video

March 23rd, 2014 · 23 Comments

It seems that John Carver has been getting along well with Hatem Ben Arfa, who was the difference between the sides once he was brought on after 59 minutes on  Saturday, and it turns out that Alan Pardew and John Carver had decided at half time, that if the score was still 0-0 after an […]

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Tags: Coaching · Hatem Ben Arfa · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Premier League

Two Players Fight It Out For Our Man Of The Match

March 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

In our Man of the Match poll Ben Arfa took an early lead after playing well and setting up the sensational winner for Papiss Cisse, but Papiss has come on strong this morning, and there’s now only 2% between the two players, with the industrious and hard-working Vurnon Anita in third place. Papiss Cisse after […]

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Papiss Cisse · Poll · Premier League

Geordie Crowd Inspire Newcastle Players To Late Win

March 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Yesterday was one of those games when the Newcastle crowd – an impressive 51,588 (only 799 short of the 52,387 capacity) – willed the side  to get the single goal that would give Newcastle a very vital 3 points. Papiss Cisse – after scoring another last minute winner against Fulham

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Tags: Coaching · Hatem Ben Arfa · Luuk de Jong · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League · Shola Ameobi

Newcastle Should Think Twice Before Selling Ben Arfa

March 22nd, 2014 · 21 Comments

The game this afternoon against 4th bottom Crystal Palace was very pedestrian and not very exciting, and while both sides had chances to score, Newcastle had a lot more of the chances, but we missed them all until  three minutes into stoppage time. Ben Arfa – made the difference today

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

Another Newcastle Star Likely To Be Sold In The Summer

March 22nd, 2014 · 10 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa will have one year left on his contract at Newcastle in the summer, and it’s a good question as to whether Newcastle will sell him in the summer, rather than lose him for nothing in July of next year, when he will become a free agent. Ben Arfa – is his time […]

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

Newcastle Need More Imagination And A Cutting Edge

March 21st, 2014 · 120 Comments

It seems that Crystal Palace’s defense is significantly better than Fulham’s – who have the worst defense in the Premier League and have conceded 65 goals this season, whereas Crystal Palace have only conceded 38, two less than Newcastle, but of course their problem is that they have only scored 19 goals all season, and […]

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Tags: Adam Armstrong · Coaching · Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Premier League · Sylvain Marveaux

Adam Armstrong Can Unlock Opposing Defenses

March 21st, 2014 · 16 Comments

Alan Pardew has talked about one of the brightest young players to be in the Newcastle Academy for a number of years – and of course he’s talking about Adam Armstrong, who made his first team debut last Saturday in the 1-0 Fulham defeat. Adam Armstrong – in action last Saturday during his Newcastle debut

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Tags: Adam Armstrong · Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Premier League

I’m Concerned – This Player Needs To Deliver For Us – Pardew

March 21st, 2014 · 53 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa will return to the squad for tomorrow’s home game against Crystal Palace, and he will most likely be given a run-out in the second half, because Newcastle could need his unique ability to get through what is expected to be a tough defensive performance from Tony Pulis’ Palace side. Ben Arfa and […]

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

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