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Ben Arfa – We Fought For The Club – We’re Happy For Supporters

Certainly Ben Arfa has looked what he is – a great player for Newcastle United – and his brilliance got us a penalty after 18 minutes,  which he simply converted in brilliant style right in front of the over 1600 travelling Newcastle fans – who went crazy.

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The mercurial one in action at QPR yesterday

And captain Coloccini again showed what a great defender he is for Newcastle,  and he marshaled the Newcastle defense brilliantly throughout this game – and played a captain’s game yesterday.

These are just two of Newcastle’s top players who have been missing for far too long with injury this season.

The 2-1 win at QPR was absolutely massive for Newcastle United,  and saves us from getting relegated for the second time in four years, which would have been a catastrophe for Newcastle.

Ben Arfa had another good game yesterday, and he talked to the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game:

“We’re all very happy; all the team are very happy for the supporters of the Club.” “We fought hard for that and we’re very happy to be safe.”

“Everybody fought for the win – defensively and offensively, we stayed together and helped each other.” “We all fought for the Club and today we are very happy because the objective was to be safe.”

“I scored and then we scored the second goal. After that, everybody stayed together and now we’re very happy for our supporters.” “They were very important for us today because they came a long way, to London, and they supported us.”

“It was very important because they saw that we’re all together. They give us so much and we gave everything on the pitch for them.”

Those are good words from Ben Arfa, and the Newcastle side stood up to a barrage from QPR in the second half.

And then for the last 9 minutes of the game we played with 10 men, after Rob Elliot had managed to get himself sent off for handling the ball outside the penalty box.

But Newcastle’s performance makes a nonsense of the reports that Newcastle’s team spirit had fallen  apart, and our lads battled hard for the win – which could be the biggest win since Mike Ashley bought the club in the summer of 2007.

It’s time to celebrate that we’ll be in the Premier League next season, and yes,  Newcastle found the hardest possible way to do that yesterday.

But now we have a chance to strengthen the squad further in the summer.

We’re now looking forward to the summer. 😀

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16 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    May 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m happy for Benny. Now lets offer him a brand new manager who know what’s doing and speaking!

  • spitfire_

    May 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh yeah… and amen to that.

  • TimKrulFan

    May 13, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #3

    We are only 5-6 points off the likes of massive clubs west brom and Swansea god are manager is a winner!!!

  • jayphoto

    May 13, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Whats with the drop in odds for Clarkie?? Id love it as hes a family friend and itd be amazing to have such an inside track to the club but hes way more cautious than pardew! 4-5-1 defense is his usual! Couldnt get huddersfield promoted with the highest budget and wages in league 1 and has had a bad season with birmingham who whilst gave him no money to spend have a whole squad of premier league experience, apparantly the future of england goalkeeping and in Zigic the highest paid player outside of a top division in europe! Ever! Clarkies also a headstrong argumentative so n so! Cant see him playing patsy for dirk n mike

  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 13, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #5

    would take Benitez but first choice would be Laudrup.The man is class and a winner things Pardumb can only dream about

  • Blofal

    May 13, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #6

    We played absolutely awfully today. Who paid Bosingwa to throw the game for us! QPR created more chances than we did. We played hoof ball from the start. No flair. No run. Sheer luck and stulidity ( or bribery) on Bosingwa’s part are why we are safe. That was a disgusting performance saved only by Colo and would you believe it Williamson who llayed out of his skin for us today. If we play like that against Arsenal it will be 6-0 again. Hopefully now its over Pardew gets tbe boot.

  • beefman13

    May 13, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #7

    My massive worry is Pardew, I will still support MA until I see more evidence that he would just be interested in mid table mediocrity,i still,believe he wants good things for the toon, but he cant surely be happy with the performances of his staff this season AND THEY SIMPLY CANNOT BE REPEATED.

    That said I just wonder how Wolves and Pompey and Blackburn supporters are feeling at the moment?

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 13, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #8

    I could write for days on the idiotic words which somehow keep getting worse from the rubbery wide mouth of Mr. Arrogant, Alan Pardew. Instead, I will sum him up as simply appalling.

    I can see fans hurling abuse at him next week after the game. Will be better for everyone if he’s gone before then. Just hope he insn’t replaced with more unqualified dross. Graham Carr will be the saving grace of advice on a new manager hopefully.

  • Graeme

    May 13, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #9

    There has to be a genuine “Root & Branch” shake-up in the way the first team operate and approach matches. This season has been an unmitigated disaster, from start to finish.

    Pardew, in MY opinion has clearly proved that he is NOT the man to take the club forward to where we NEED to be – that is playing in European Football Competitions, year in, year out.

    The thought obviously terrifies him beyond belief as it identifies his shortcomings, from 1st whistle to last!! He simply hasn’t got what it takes to compete in the top 6 of the league.

    Things have to change dramatically before we are anywhere near next season’s kick-off!!

  • Sazzer

    May 13, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #10

    I don’t feel we need for Le Fondre. When we have Gouffran and Campbell.

    I’m not big fan of Sinclair and I don’t think City will sell him for anything less than they sold Andy Johnson.

    I don’t mind getting Carroll back if the price is right.

    Boudebouz is in my book a must buy. He won’t be to expensive since his contract is out next summer. We might but I hope we won’t wait for January like we did with Sissoko.

    If we ever can buy Sakho I would do it. I don’t see why PSG would let him leave.

  • nick_9

    May 13, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #11

    remember 69 – I don’t really see how that proves your point. Pardew has a relatively poor history so he deserves time to see how he can get on? My point was ferguson had won several cups prior to man u days so they had some hope he would come good given past success.

  • iggystinger

    May 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #12

    To be honest out of the three players u mentioned I dont think cabaye will be here nxt season for me theres sumthin not quite right with him and has been for a whilelooks like hes got the weight of the world on his shoulders the way hes been playin recently I might be wrong could just be a confidence thing but since the rumours of a move to UTD and Spurs at the end of last season hes been a shadow of how he was last year.

  • Sawbuck

    May 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #13

    There’ll be churn this summer and profits made on players. They have already said that France isn’t the discount shelf anymore and have moved on to Holland. It all looks like a version of Moneyball done over drinks at the casino bar.

  • AndyMac

    May 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #14

    “We’re all very happy; all the team are very happy for the supporters of the Club.” “We fought hard for that and we’re very happy to be safe. Everybody fought for the win – defensively and offensively, we stayed together and helped each other.We all fought for the Club and today we are very happy because the objective was to be safe. etc etc etc”

    Dont blame HBA but thats pure propaganda coming from the club to help smooth over the “Rift” issues. HBA, Cabaye, Colo, Tiote etc probably wont be here next season so what do they care what they say now ?

    We’re so far from being a top flight, well run club that Fat Freddie’s misdeeds almost seem like an oasis in a desert of lies, duplicity and incompetence and I never thought I’d say that !!!

  • Dondatta13

    May 13, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Played for the club and supporters…. No mention of the gaffer lol oi oi

  • lesh

    May 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s interesting that Ben Arfa never referred to fighting for the manager, but the lads fought for the club and the supporters. Think about it.

    Another thought to ponder: If we do finish 10th, then the club and Pardew will have achieved its pre-season target. Doing do would make it very difficult to justify a change in manager. I for one am hoping that Arsenal do turn us over next weekend – on this occasion only I hasten to add.


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