Archive for the ‘Hatem Ben Arfa’ Category

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace match preview

Posted March 21st, 2014 by Hugh de Payen | 137 Comments

Date: Saturday 22nd March 2014. Time: 15:00. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Lee Probert. UK TV: None. Hot on the heels of defeat at Craven Cottage, we face lower table opposition again this week as we host Crystal Palace, which is of course where Alan Pardew played his football between 1987 and 1991. Back in […]

France vs Ukraine quality live stream / match video

Posted November 19th, 2013 by workyticket | 55 Comments

With so many France internationals in the Newcastle United team nowadays, I just thought I’d post a live stream for this evening’s crucial World Cup Qualifier between France and the Ukraine so you can see how the likes of Cabaye, Remy and Sissoko get on. Alas, there will be no Ben Arfa as he is […]

Cisse gets a real winger to break his scoring duck at last

Posted September 26th, 2013 by workyticket | 71 Comments

My latest blog at is now up! Now entitled “Left-field selection Sammy Ameobi helps Papiss Cisse break his Newcastle scoring duck,” it orignally had the same title as this piece until a sub-editor got his or her hands on it. Thankfully though, they seem to have left the story intact this time, apart from […]

Ben Arfa vs Aston Villa and Fulham kick by kick (HD video).

Posted September 15th, 2013 by workyticket | 17 Comments

Benny crucifying the Villans on 14th September 2013. Two nine minute videos courtesy of “BenArfa10x.”. The one above shows every kick of Hatem Ben Arfa’s excellent performances against Aston Villa last Saturday. The second (below) highlights his similarly excellent performance aginst Fulham two weeks before.

Mike Williamson the star of Newcastle United’s “team of the season”

Posted June 1st, 2013 by workyticket | 130 Comments

Below you can see two Newcastle United “teams of the season,” which I have assembled based on player statistics from, OPTA and The first (and most important) is based on performances in the Premier League, with the second based on performances in the Europa League. The figures below the player’s names are their […]

Newcastle United now fourth in Premier League recent form table

Posted March 14th, 2013 by workyticket | 11 Comments

All you Magpies fans out there out there may have noticed that their has been a distinct upswing in Newcastle United’s form since the end of January, with the club rising from 16th to 13th in the Premiership table. Our last six Premiership games since that time, starting with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa […]

Bring On The Purples: Newcastle United’s Transfer Policy Explained

Posted February 11th, 2013 by FarmerG | 126 Comments

It seems a lifetime since signings like Michael Owen and Mark Viduka wore the black and white. Declining, injury prone and nearly always overpriced; these marquee players from the Shepherd era were one of the main reasons we were relegated  at the beginning of Ashley’s reign. On massive wages and having already achieved something notable […]

NUFC have taken one step forward then two steps back under Pardew

Posted December 12th, 2012 by ToonBano | 78 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his second guest blog here – wt. Today is the two year anniversary of Alan Pardew’s very first game as NUFC manager, when we defeated Liverpool 3-1 thanks to goals from Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Andy Carroll. Just looking at the goal scorers that […]

Craven for a win! Fulham vs Newcastle United in depth match preview

Posted December 10th, 2012 by workyticket | 179 Comments

Venue: Craven Cottage, London. Date: 10th December 2012. Kick off: 8:00pm. Referee: Lee Mason. UK TV: None. After an much needed win and a much needed change in tactics in our last Premiership game against Wigan, we now find ourselves facing Fulham away, a team who despite a recent lack of form can be very […]

Are Pardew’s long balls getting even longer?

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by workyticket | 25 Comments

“Alan Pardew will tell you that he tries to play good football – That’s rubbish, he plays long ball football. It’s very direct, there is no creativity in midfield, he just wants to play route one football. Every time I’ve seen his teams play, they play that way but he’ll say in the Press ‘we […]