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Offline godzilla

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Re: Hatem Ben Arfa
« Reply #16000 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 11:29:10 am »
Think Ben Arfa and Shelvey are two players with immense talent, but have possibly wasted their careers when they should be playing at a higher level. Have to say I think both have questionable attitudes.

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« Reply #16001 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 12:34:14 pm »
Six whole games tho

That's a lot for a player of his quality and in an era in which wide players are scoring regularly. I think he's only scored 2 goals in 18 or so matches or something. Should do better.

For someone who isn't bothered about HBA you seem to know a lot more stats about him than the fanboys

Offline ManDoon

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« Reply #16002 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 12:36:43 pm »
Six whole games tho

That's a lot for a player of his quality and in an era in which wide players are scoring regularly. I think he's only scored 2 goals in 18 or so matches or something. Should do better.

7 goals and 3 assists in 17 matches after not playing for a whole season, and he doesn't play out wide, hasn't once this season.
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

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Offline Ian W

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Re: Hatem Ben Arfa
« Reply #16003 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 02:46:37 pm »
I mean, he's been in the team of the week nearly every week this season so I reckon he's doing alright.

Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #16004 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 05:34:49 pm »
Six whole games tho

That's a lot for a player of his quality and in an era in which wide players are scoring regularly. I think he's only scored 2 goals in 18 or so matches or something. Should do better.

For someone who isn't bothered about HBA you seem to know a lot more stats about him than the fanboys

I never said I wasn't bothered about HBA, you tit. I follow his career with interest. Problem?

And those stats, it took about 10 seconds to find it out through Flashscores as I have  that website as one of my pinned tabs.

Truest me, you're still the prober fanboy.

Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #16005 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 05:39:57 pm »
Six whole games tho

That's a lot for a player of his quality and in an era in which wide players are scoring regularly. I think he's only scored 2 goals in 18 or so matches or something. Should do better.

7 goals and 3 assists in 17 matches after not playing for a whole season, and he doesn't play out wide, hasn't once this season.

Where's this from? It's more like 7 goals in 30 odd matches.

He doesn't play outwide? I haven't been watching any of their games, simply following the results and reaction on here ( :iamatwat: ). If he's not playing outwide then I assume it's in the centre, not sure what point you're trying to make, you haven't strengthened his case!


Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #16006 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 05:41:29 pm »
I mean, he's been in the team of the week nearly every week this season so I reckon he's doing alright.

Yeah, overall he's been good, didn't say or imply anything to the contrary.

Offline joeyt

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« Reply #16007 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 06:01:43 pm »
How do you know he's been good if you haven't seen him play?

Surely you can't just base it all from stats on soccerway

Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #16008 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 06:12:55 pm »
How do you know he's been good if you haven't seen him play?

Surely you can't just base it all from stats on soccerway

From the bits and pieces I've seen of him, from the reaction in the sports media and social media, and of course from the reactions on here (tens and tens of people can't be wrong!).

You tit.

Offline Kanji

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Re: Hatem Ben Arfa
« Reply #16009 on: Monday 18 March 2019, 05:35:29 pm »
Why do you care so much?
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Offline Nattfare

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« Reply #16010 on: Monday 18 March 2019, 05:47:01 pm »
He doesn't, he's just fishing for reactions is my guess.

Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #16011 on: Monday 18 March 2019, 06:02:48 pm »
Why do you care so much?

It's tough love.

Offline Doctor Zaius

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« Reply #16012 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 11:59:38 am »
Yet another petty excuse.

He could have stepped up.... no goals in his last 6 games. (But he's not a striker, blah, blah, blah)

Is that you, Alan/Steve/Unai/Domenech/Gerets/Deschamps?

fyp

Offline ManDoon

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« Reply #16013 on: Tuesday 2 April 2019, 03:21:01 pm »
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

Steve Bruce "“We can’t compete with the bigs boys at the top end so the cup is our best bet - it’s a lovely day out”"

Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Hatem Ben Arfa
« Reply #16014 on: Tuesday 2 April 2019, 04:22:43 pm »
https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Article/Hatem-ben-arfa-rennes-je-laisse-parler-mon-instinct/1004772


interview with him in L'equipe

Hatem speaking of intuition, instinct & playing with the heart rather than the head much alike Charles Dickens in Hard Times.

My favourite player to ever play in England, simple as that really. I prefer watching him over any of the Premier League greats.

Offline ManDoon

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« Reply #16015 on: Tuesday 2 April 2019, 07:10:21 pm »
Did you access the whole thing, is there a way to? (aside paying)
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

Steve Bruce "“We can’t compete with the bigs boys at the top end so the cup is our best bet - it’s a lovely day out”"

Offline joeyt

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« Reply #16016 on: Tuesday 2 April 2019, 10:03:12 pm »
Rennes have beaten Lyon away to reach the Coupe de France final and will play PSG or Nantes. 

HBA got an assist

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« Reply #16017 on: Wednesday 3 April 2019, 07:24:08 pm »
https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Article/Hatem-ben-arfa-rennes-je-laisse-parler-mon-instinct/1004772


interview with him in L'equipe

Hatem speaking of intuition, instinct & playing with the heart rather than the head much alike Charles Dickens in Hard Times.

My favourite player to ever play in England, simple as that really. I prefer watching him over any of the Premier League greats.

That’s delusionally ridiculous
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Re: Hatem Ben Arfa
« Reply #16018 on: Wednesday 3 April 2019, 07:31:17 pm »
https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Article/Hatem-ben-arfa-rennes-je-laisse-parler-mon-instinct/1004772


interview with him in L'equipe

Hatem speaking of intuition, instinct & playing with the heart rather than the head much alike Charles Dickens in Hard Times.

My favourite player to ever play in England, simple as that really. I prefer watching him over any of the Premier League greats.

That’s delusionally ridiculous
You literally can’t argue with who someone’s favourite player is
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Offline Mr Logic

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Re: Hatem Ben Arfa
« Reply #16019 on: Wednesday 3 April 2019, 07:37:46 pm »
https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Article/Hatem-ben-arfa-rennes-je-laisse-parler-mon-instinct/1004772


interview with him in L'equipe

Hatem speaking of intuition, instinct & playing with the heart rather than the head much alike Charles Dickens in Hard Times.

My favourite player to ever play in England, simple as that really. I prefer watching him over any of the Premier League greats.

That’s delusionally ridiculous
You literally can’t argue with who someone’s favourite player is

 I kind of agree with IC, I just love watching Ben Arfa and can't think of anyone whose highlight reel I'd prefer to watch from the PL. Ronaldinho, that's a different story.

delusionally ridiculous :lol:
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Offline Newcastle Fan

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Re: Hatem Ben Arfa
« Reply #16020 on: Wednesday 3 April 2019, 08:00:31 pm »
Helped them reach the cup final against PSG.

Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #16021 on: Thursday 4 April 2019, 03:32:13 pm »
https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Article/Hatem-ben-arfa-rennes-je-laisse-parler-mon-instinct/1004772


interview with him in L'equipe

Hatem speaking of intuition, instinct & playing with the heart rather than the head much alike Charles Dickens in Hard Times.

My favourite player to ever play in England, simple as that really. I prefer watching him over any of the Premier League greats.

That’s delusionally ridiculous

I didn't by any means say the best or most successful mate, he's far from it. But in terms of players I find a sheer joy to behold, and who have the talent and ability to make professional footballers look like Sunday league players, there's not many more to have played in England that can do what Hatem could/can. La Liga sure, but not the PL.

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« Reply #16022 on: Thursday 4 April 2019, 04:04:16 pm »
https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Article/Hatem-ben-arfa-rennes-je-laisse-parler-mon-instinct/1004772


interview with him in L'equipe

Hatem speaking of intuition, instinct & playing with the heart rather than the head much alike Charles Dickens in Hard Times.

My favourite player to ever play in England, simple as that really. I prefer watching him over any of the Premier League greats.

That’s delusionally ridiculous

I didn't by any means say the best or most successful mate, he's far from it. But in terms of players I find a sheer joy to behold, and who have the talent and ability to make professional footballers look like Sunday league players, there's not many more to have played in England that can do what Hatem could/can. La Liga sure, but not the PL.

I kinda get what u mean, the Kinkladze, okocha types, I’d add them to the list

Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

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« Reply #16023 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:32:55 pm »
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/james-perch-chris-hughton-alan-16072351

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Perch recounts the magic of Ben Arfa, and admits then when it came to training he hoped he wouldn't be against him.

"Ben Arfa by a mile," he replies when asked who stood out.

"I think everyone knows the talent he's got, if he just had the mental ability of a top player, like Sergio Aguero, I think he would have been held at that elite level.

"He was magic; in training you were hoping you were on his side so he didn't embarrass you, but he was fantastic.

"He didn't always do it in training because of that laziness about him but on a Saturday; but, if he was on it, he could win you the game."
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« Reply #16024 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:38:29 pm »
Didn't know Perch trained with Aguero to make a statement like that.
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