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Harry Redknapp Gives His Unwanted Opinion On Newcastle United Yet Again

7 years ago

I don’t know what it is with Harry Redknapp but he seems to have a compulsive fascination for Newcastle United.

Maybe he’s like this with every club and we don’t notice, but ‘Arry never seems to tire of talking about NUFC.

The latest example of poking his nose where it’s not wanted, is comments he has made about the Hatem Ben Arfa situation.

Talking to The Sun, Redknapp has criticised the Frenchman for a lack of effort for Newcastle and doubts the sincerity of [intlink id=”47001″ type=”post”]Hatem\’s open letter to United fans[/intlink];

“If I was a Magpies supporter, I think I would like to write back to him and ask why he didn’t try harder more often when he played for my team.

“How many games did he play – fifty/sixty?

“He is not exactly Alan Shearer, Jackie Milburn or Kevin Keegan is he?

“There now seems to be a growing trend amongst modern footballers, to open their hearts and pour out sugar sweet nothings to the fans they leave behind.

“You suspect that it is a cunning ploy to ensure they don’t get a barrel of abuse when they turn up in their team’s new colours, as Hatem Ben Arfa will with new club Hull later this season.”

I’m a big fan of not talking about things that don’t concern you…and that you don’t have a clue about.

If he’d bothered to ask anybody with a brain, Redknapp would have known that due to it being a loan deal, Ben Arfa can’t face Newcastle this season in either match.

On top of that, while Hatem Ben Arfa has his faults, our recent survey showed that over 85% of Newcastle supporters would have preferred Alan Pardew to leave instead of the Frenchman.

If there is abuse flowing from the terraces a week on Saturday when Hull visit Newcastle, I have a good guess who will be the target and it won’t be Hatem Ben Arfa…


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