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Hatem Ben Arfa (now a free agent)


Would you take Ben Arfa back?  

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  1. 1. Would you take Ben Arfa back?

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    • I hate football


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Has he really been offered around for free?

 

Eh, where did you hear that?

 

Pretty sure that has to be bollocks as it's absurdly damning if true (you'd have thought there must be a club somewhere out there that'd be willing to pay something for him surely).

 

Something I read when away so an article via either Facebook or newsnow. Said along the lines of 'nufc now have to figure out what to do with hba after offering his service to other clubs on a free transfer but have yet to receive any interest nevermind bids'

 

I didn't know if that was the line throughout the media, obviously not by the sounds of things.

£3m seems to spring to mind for some reason as the figure bandied about but that could just be my memory being stupid.

 

I'm not exactly HBA's biggest fan but his natural talent isn't in dispute and it would seem odd no clubs even asked about him.

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I can see him sitting out the last 12 months of his contract.  It's win-win for HBA.  If Pardew goes then he gets a fresh start here under a new manager, if not then he leaves on a free next summer and gets shitloads of money.  Either way he doesn't damage his standing with the fans or look like a mercenary cunt and either way he wins.

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I can see him sitting out the last 12 months of his contract.  It's win-win for HBA.  If Pardew goes then he gets a fresh start here under a new manager, if not then he leaves on a free next summer and gets shitloads of money.  Either way he doesn't damage his standing with the fans or look like a mercenary cunt and either way he wins.

honestly I think he's done here regardless of whether Pardew goes or not, if he isn't permanently gotten rid of he'll just be loaned out near the end of the window just to get rid of the wages and with only 12 months left a loan is as good as a permanent transfer

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Potentially wasting another year of his career on our bench at the age of 27 doesn't really represent part of a win-win situation.

 

Does when he takes his next signing on fee to chicken cottage for his goodbye party.

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Still can't see him ever playing regularly for a big club.

 

He's a brilliant player but no-one seems to want him, he clearly isn't wanted here but there doesn't seem to be a sniff despite someone probably being able to pick him up for a quarter of his worth.

 

Such a wasted talent.

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True story, mind. He's a person that consistently takes the easy option.

 

Has of the hallmarks of someone who had a very harsh/strict upbringing, was forced into practising a lot and consequently never really developed much self esteem or motivation. It's sad because had he ended up at somewhere like Man U at 20 or sooner he'd probably be something very special right now.

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True story, mind. He's a person that consistently takes the easy option.

 

Has of the hallmarks of someone who had a very harsh/strict upbringing, was forced into practising a lot and consequently never really developed much self esteem or motivation. It's sad because had he ended up at somewhere like Man U at 20 or sooner he'd probably be something very special right now.

 

:thup:

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True story, mind. He's a person that consistently takes the easy option.

 

Has of the hallmarks of someone who had a very harsh/strict upbringing, was forced into practising a lot and consequently never really developed much self esteem or motivation. It's sad because had he ended up at somewhere like Man U at 20 or sooner he'd probably be something very special right now.

What's the difficult option this time Ron?

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he's only 3 years older than cabella like :lol:

 

if that grinning idiot had been jettisoned as he should have been then i reckon HBA would have stayed and played with us for years to come, i was initially thinking us signing the likes of cabella might gee him up but let's be honest, he's going to know he's written off as long as that cunt is our manager

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Something will give before the end of the transfer window. I can see him being loaned out to another mid table/promoted side. Hes worth a punt for these clubs, who will otherwise never be able to attract a player of his calibre.

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Something will give before the end of the transfer window. I can see him being loaned out to another mid table/promoted side. Hes worth a punt for these clubs, who will otherwise never be able to attract a player of his calibre.

 

He's going nowhere, loan or otherwise, if he doesn't want to.

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I really hope it's not the end for him here, but it seems like it is under Pardew. Might be better for everyone if he just moves on. Having him at the club is just reminding me how much we're wasting him.

I hope he stays and we get to see him managed by a better manager. Every season Pardew under performs he gets cheaper to sack and it must come to a point where it becomes cheaper to bin him than not.
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Just the rank stupidity of the situation we are in with him at the moment, one of the most talented players in the squad and he's ostracised out of it and not allowed to play even though he wants to because a manager wants to play him out of position and then discovers he's shit out of position and because a bunch of talentless cunts in the squad don't like him. How has it got to this point? Go Hatem, join a club where you'll be appreciated.

 

Guy at work was saying "now you see he's a wanker refusing to leave"..."eeerm no..."

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Get French Football

 

Newcastle United have accepted an offer for Hatem Ben Arfa, but the player refuses to budge.

Full story: http://t.co/26PbPBypVs #NUFC

 

So they are trying to fine him 2000 euros for being 1.5kg overweight when he returned for training?:lol:

 

What a farce. He's contesting that saying it's muscle put on while on holiday which sums up how petty this whole business has become. Pathetic.

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Sound like the club are getting quite petty with him. I for one am gutted. He's infuriating but I love the bloke, he lifts arses off plastic abominations for chairs and makes football fun to watch. Would love to see him interchanging with Cabella & De Jong in behind the main man. That would be amazing. Sadly that won't happen.

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