Writer: Talk of the Tyne
Date:Friday August 1 2014
In a statement as ironic they come, Alan Pardew spoke to the media and said that Hatem Ben Arfa isn`t producing the required professionalism and commitment to play for Newcastle United.
This coming from a bloke who's list of unprofessional acts beggars believe as to why he's still employed here but what the heck.
For all of Ben Arfa's 'misdemeanours', he's been fined for being overweight, although Ben Arfa's camp denies this plus been frozen out for various games and training sessions in moves just out the downright petty camp.
Pardew just shows he has an ego problem when dealing with certain players and can't provide the width that he's had on more than one occasion for his stepping out of line.
Pardew says Ben Arfa must show more commitment to the club if he is to regain his place, whatever that means, although at a guess id say it's because Ben Arfa wants to attack and Pardew just wants him to help out in defence.
We've seen it on many occasions due to Pardew's lack of tactical nouse that as soon as we go a goal in front or are leading into the second half, his instinct is to hold onto what we have, rather than add to it by using the attack. A new manager would solve this problem but not under Ashley's money seeking tenure.
Regardless, Pardew said to BBC Newcastle:
It`s a simple situation,
We have a professionalism (although Pardew musn't include himself in that analysis) and a level of commitment to our work that he needs to fall into and until he falls into that he won`t be part of the first team.
He isn`t at the moment and he`s injured today, ironically, but he`s still part of the club.
Date:Friday August 1 2014
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