BRITISH_LEGION_SHIRT_NEWCASTLE_UNITED_Ben_ArfaThere are reports this morning that Hatem Ben Arfa is a Liverpool target this summer.

There have been past rumours with occasionally Andy Carroll thrown into the equation to come the other way.

This morning’s claims in the Mirror also allege that Newcastle United are planning a new contract offer for Hatem and at least this part of the story could have some substance.

This summer will see Ben Arfa have only two years remaining on his present deal  and it would be the right time to try and tie our French genius down, as the club won’t want to be in a position where they get down to just one season remaining on the deal.

Though unlucky with injuries, when fit the French winger/striker/midfielder has been outstanding and undoubtedly his value has increased over the course of his contract, so an improved contract offer would appear on the cards.

As for Liverpool,  Ben Arfa recently mused about his future in an interview and talked about the potential of fulfilling all his dreams at Newcastle or one of Europe’s top six clubs if United didn’t show ambition.

While Liverpool were most definitely THE European team of the seventies and eighties, these days few people would be ranking them in England’s top six, never mind Europe’s.

Matthew Dawson
Matthew Dawson 5pts

Character and attitude, spot on, the players, manager and the coaching staff need to take a long hard look at themselves. If we go down, I fear for the club. The fans deserve better than this

wor monga
wor monga 5pts

They were f*cking rubbish…a disgrace to the shirt…Alan tells it exactly like it is, and the fault lies with the coach…

...there’s no discipline being shown to the defenders by an outfield skipper, and that’s also down to Collocini,  who should be the coaches enforcer, on the field!!.

...We would all have accepted a defeat, but not a total capitulation like this by a bunch of c*nts who couldn’t give a f*cking  sh!t.

...note...  ( * =u, != i)

ArtyH 5pts

@wor monga Yes mate, would have accepted a defeat if we had played well and tried, it happens, but to surrender AGAIN in the same fashion is not acceptable! 

magpiefifer 5pts

McCalamity will take us down if he stays on.

Where is the fight,desire,application!?The work rate is dire - no closing down,not tracking back quickly enough,I could go on.

I hate to predict this,but Newcastle,Villa and Norwich will go down,and the Mackems will stay in the PL - they seem to have the fighting spirit that we totally lack.

This was a car crash waiting to happen with this totally ineptly-run club!!!  

Porciestreet 5pts


Whats needed is the attitude that Leicester showed today . they were absolutely magnificent in defeat to a very good Arse nil side but for a silly sending off, Sad. 

Every last man ran his guts out and tackled hard right till the death. No such luck with our shower of 5h!te.

jack1x 5pts

Mclaren has to go Monday , along with Carr and charnley , a proven managed has to be appointed a.s.a.p ,

jonathanthraxton 5pts

proper sick of shearer me like ye that helps keep ya mouth shut selling out for motd what happend when yo managed

ArtyH 5pts

The laughing cavalier is a dead duck now, hated that smiling interview, the bloke just does not care or know what he is doing, no its both! Taxi for the Brolly!

The only salvation that I can see is get Rafa Benitez in this week, he did a great job a Chelsea last year as interim manager, strange Hiddink is doing the same this year. We need Rafa to keep us afloat because we will definitely go down under the Brolly. Pathetic performance yesterday totally unacceptable! 

jack1x 5pts

There's talk about Pearson or clements replacing mclaren , same old , same old , no difference from what we already have , mclaren , pardew ,,Pearson , clements , carver , all the same second rate managers

Porciestreet 5pts


Sadly , no-one will work for Cashley because the whole world now knows what a plonker he is...

sholasgod 5pts

Yes Mr mclaren 7 away goals all season worst in every lge in wngland. He said the other day our problems away from home were because we played on the front foot he's clearly lost the plot. Time for him to go.

Ring around Uranus
Ring around Uranus 5pts

Go for Gary Monk now.

If the worst comes to the worst and we're relegated at least we have a young hungry manager in place.

I sometimes think that clubs sack the manager to quick, but enough is enough. He's not smiling for the camera cos he's happy, he's smiling cos he's lost and doesn't know what to do or say.

kes 5pts

McLaren's face in the post-match interview, laughing it off, will stick with me. I was so angry after that, like I have been in most away games I've attended the last few years and to laugh about it. Wtf is funny about that you d*ck?

Lost Soul 1
Lost Soul 1 5pts

The team merely reflects the club. No pride at any level and no direction other than to the bottom line. Any business needs a culture sadly ours is one of apathy / self promotion and cynical disregard. Some will cry support the team clearly a one way process. Fans fork out £200+ for yesterday's surrender while our brave warriors scuttle off to their sunny jolly. Makes you swell with pride