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France
Could Hatem ben Arfa make a triumphant Premier League return?
12:00 Friday 1st March 2019

I cannot imagine the pain Hatem ben Arfa endured when Nigel de Jong introduced himself studs first in a match on 7 October 2010. I’m speaking in the literal sense. My mind won’t permit it. In that match between Newcastle and Manchester…

France
Hatem Ben Arfa became a ghost in Paris
09:00 Sunday 4th February 2018

Ever wondered about a ghost's existence? If anything, it must feel completely ignored and unrecognizable. There’s a French footballer who feels the same way. Hatem Ben Arfa is watching on helplessly at Paris Saint-Germain. On 1 July…

Premier League
Claude Puel needs to be reunited with genius Hatem Ben Arfa
10:04 Tuesday 31st January 2017

Despite Southampton's incredible run to the EFL Cup Final where they haven't conceded a single goal, Claude Puel has taken the Saints backwards from previous Premier League successes. His transfer record has been pretty shocking so all Saints…

Opinion
Hatem Ben Arfa's fairytale move to Paris Saint-Germain has already become a nightmare
11:50 Thursday 27th October 2016

Big things were expected of Hatem Ben Arfa following his summer signing from OGC Nice to Paris Saint-Germain, but the talented Frenchman has found himself on the periphery at the Parc des Princes under new manager Unai Emery. Ben Arfa enjoyed…

Opinion
Could inconsistent Moussa Sissoko really be joining Real Madrid?
18:15 Friday 29th July 2016

The French midfielder is set to quit relegated Newcastle this summer with European Champions Real Madrid emerging as favourites to sign him after failing to secure Paul Pogba's signature. Despite impressing at Euro 2016, specifically in the…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers (Bolton Fan's Perspective)
12:31 Tuesday 10th April 2012
By Rob

A wonder goal by the brilliant Hatem Ben Arfa grabbed all three points for Newcastle against a hard working Bolton Wanderers at the Sports Direct Arena.The diminutive Frenchman ran through the entire Bolton team, a la Lionel Messi, to score…

Football
Match Report: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Newcastle United (WBA Fan's Perspective)
17:22 Monday 26th March 2012

Games between West Brom and Newcastle are never boring affairs. In the last eight meetings between the two teams there have been a staggering 35 goals in some really cracking encounters - including last season's 3-3 on the final day and this…

Football
Match Report: Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle (Arsenal Fan's Perspective)
15:27 Tuesday 13th March 2012

Arsenal left it late to claim a fifth successive league victory and move three points clear of Chelsea, and just one behind arch-rivals Tottenham on another remarkable night of football at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners came flying out of the…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle 2-2 Wolves (Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
14:04 Sunday 26th February 2012

A game of two halves in which Newcastle continued their success with a hard-working effective game plan in the first half, highlighting Wolves' problems this season.In the second half, the tables were reversed, reminding Newcastle how difficult…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle United 1-0 QPR (A Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
22:44 Tuesday 17th January 2012

A single shot on target was enough for Newcastle to move above Liverpool and up to 6th in the league, as a dominating display saw them hold out a QPR side looking to impress in their first game for new manager Mark Hughes.One absentee for the…

Football
Match Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Newcastle United (Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
14:54 Tuesday 27th December 2011

A two minute double salvo courtesy of Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba was enough for Newcastle to take all 3 points back home from the Reebok Stadium.The first half was one of few clear cut chances but dominated by Newcastle, who looked content…

Football
Match Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Newcastle United (Bolton Fan's Perspective)
11:29 Tuesday 27th December 2011
By Rob

Bolton Wanderers succumbed to yet another pathetic home defeat as they suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Newcastle United at the Reebok Stadium on Boxing Day.The defeat - incredibly Bolton's 14th in just 18 games this season - totally dismisses…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle 2-3 West Brom (Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
15:46 Thursday 22nd December 2011

There are some big questions currently being asked of the Newcastle United camp. Key amongst them is ‘Where is a win going to come from?'. It's a tough question to answer as well, but if you delve beyond the results, it's quick and easy to…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle United 2-3 West Bromwich Albion (West Brom Fan's Perspective)
15:05 Thursday 22nd December 2011

For the first time since 1977, West Bromwich Albion travelled back from Newcastle with a win and head into the Christmas break sitting comfortably in 10th place with 21 points following back-to-back away wins. In an interesting statistic, the…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea (Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
12:09 Monday 5th December 2011

It was a strange occasion at St. James' Park. The planned tribute for a Newcastle legend that sadly passed away almost a week ago was graciously put on hold by the club, at the wishes of Gary Speed's wife. Newcastle fans honoured a former fans…