The sight we all wanted to see… Benny’s back in training!

Benny with the ball at his feet.
It’s the sight we all wanted to see – Hatem Ben Arfa back with a ball at his feet!

It’s the start of a long road to recovery for Ben Arfa, but it’s still a nice sight to see.

Hopefully it will have boosted the rest of the squad who are on a high after the 4-1 victory over Wolves at the weekend and all but banish any thoughts of relegation at the end of the season.

What’s that? You want more? Ok…..

On his return, the 24-year-old Frenchman had this to say the official club website:

“It is great to back in Newcastle and back with the lads. I joined in with the warm-up this morning and managed to do a bit of light training on my own, and it was good to see the rest of the players after such a long time.”

Before moving on to thank the fans for their support and telling us that he can’t wait to get back on the pitch:

“I will be continuing to follow my rehabilitation programme now I am back in Newcastle, and would like to thank the fans for their support while I have been out injured.”

“It has been a difficult period without football, but I am pleased with how my recovery has gone and look forward to pulling on a black and white shirt again and getting back onto the St. James’ Park pitch.”

Not much more needs saying really. As I said in an earlier about Hatem Ben Arfa, this was a serious injury (really? 😯 ) with complications that could have been dire for the player himself.

All that matters now is getting him fit and making sure he is as strong as ever. He is looking a bit tubby (pot and kettle I know!) but I guess that is to be expected after such a long lay off.

Welcome back Benny!

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41 thoughts on “The sight we all wanted to see… Benny’s back in training!

  1. Shola’s looking a bit pale on that top photo like 😉 😆

    Welcome back Benny, might have to dig my old “Benny” avatar out in his honour 😀


  2. Toonsy….”pot and kettle” doesn’t apply when you say “a little bit tubby”…….now if you’d said “**** me, he’s a reet fat cnut” then that’s a different matter 😉 😆


  3. Well for starters I was arguing with someone on Twitter because I said they would put pictures up :mrgreen:

    But it really is a a great sight to him!


  4. Great to see Benny back, but what would be even better is if we got three points this weekend and Jose and Joey signed up for 5 years each…

    That would set the basis for a terrific summer ahead…


  5. Again the players don’t have their own jackets on! Never known why stating to bug me dont know why 👿 👿


  6. Great to see him back and I agree with TC I tink we will roll them over as im sure the players will get a bit of a boost to have Benny back aswell as being on a high from sat.
    on a different note I wonder why they dont have their own No’s on their training tops 😆
    Reet back to do a bit catch yous lata


  7. Seeing him back today has certainly made me feel a lot better!

    Can’t wait to see him back playing. 🙂


  8. DJG;

    Barton Nolan Tiote Ben Arfa

    Hopefully we see that before the seasons out 😉


  9. Rooney has contested the two game ban if he is unsuccessful he will miss our game as well.
    Come on the FA stand up for yourselves for once and give him another ban!


  10. Gives Owen a better chance of playing too, no doubt I can just picture him now scoring in the last minute.


  11. Doubt they will change it. He has only appealed the length of the ban not the charge, they will probably say the 2 game ban stands. I think we appealed the actual charge for Willo and it stood as a 3 match ban they didn’t add anything.


  12. Predictions for Madrid Spurs?

    I usually tend to want any English team to do well but not Spurs. Hope Madrid batter them!


  13. “Cristiano Ronado and defender Marcelo are both fit enough to start for Real Madrid, while Kaka is on the bench.”

    Not a bad sub there. Must be nice


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