Snapshot: Newcastle Welcome French Legion By Decorating Canteen And Laying On Gallic Menu…

Chris Wright

1st, February 2013


By Chris Wright

Bienvenue! This is how Newcastle decked out their club canteen to welcome their 14-strong French-speaking legion to dinner on deadline day…

You can almost hear ‘La Marseillaise’ playing in the background.

As for the menu, it too was suitably Gallic…

Nicely done.

Much as the club laid on a platter of curried goat for Senegalese duo Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse upon their arrival, it seems that Newcastle will happily go out of their way to help their newbies settle in – it’s lovely to see.

(Image: @Sammy_Ameobi)

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  1. yolo says:

    but half of these players aren’t even really french lol

  2. Jarren says:

    @yolo: Yeah but you’d be amazed at how a language goes much more beyond simply words.

    There’s a whole culture built up around French speaking countries, in a very French vein.

    Just look at Montreal, Canada. They live literally 2 hours drive from Ottawa but they’re about as similar to people from Ontario as the English are to the French.

    Go to Toronto and you’ll get a very English vibe.

    I say fair play to Newcastle, it’s great that they’re welcoming their new contingent with such open arms.

    I just hope they can pull Newcastle away from that relegation area ASAP.

    The Toon Army don’t deserve another relegation so soon, especially after the highs of last year.

  3. disko_stew says:

    gotta love pardew and his hardline stance on keeping the ‘soul of british football – the english player.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    On the link you posted above it say Gabi Obertan is from Mars?

  5. A confused man says:

    On the link you posted above with a list of current and former players (of Newcastle) and their nationalities, it say Gabi Obertan is from Mars?

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