Pardew's French Revolution More A Frog Chorus!

Last updated : 21 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

"Le Toon" failed to inspire the fans at St James Park when they settled after the January influx (after a half-decent start).

11 out of 31 players in the Newcastle squad are French talking, and Alan Shearer's concerns are starting to become reality.

Whether they grow after an embarrassing defeat like that at Manchester on Monday, we can only hope, but they sure as hell didn't bounce back after the Mackem shambles and that worst performance in living memory ... the 6-0 to Liverpool!

Six of Pardew's French imports were on the receiving end of a 4-0 thrashing to a Manchester City side.

The "French Eleven" may become twelve, because Pardew and the Womble were in France last night sampling frogs legs, snails and a football match.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I don't think it's a healthy thing to have too many French players in one dressing room. If things start to go against you then little cliques appear [in the dressing room].

"I know Arsenal had a lot of French players and went on to be successful. But I don't see Newcastle being that successful."

But ... how French were Wenger's "Invincibles" of 2003/04.

Unbeaten all season, they were perhaps the greatest EVER Premier League side.

But Arsene Wenger's strongest starting eleven consisted of just three Frenchman: Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira ... and they were three of France's greatest ever exports!

Not the French version of Joe Bloggs that Pardew has brought to Tyneside,

Nevertheless, Pascal Cygan, Gael Clichy, Jeremie Aliadiere and Sylvain Wiltord were all utilised as regular alternatives by Wenger, as a back up.

The team which QPR strung together last season contained desperate gulfs in communication, and the predominately African squad which saw Portsmouth sink into the Football League abyss in 2010, is a warning that Shearer has already noted

At least Paul McCartney's Frog Chorus was "We All Stand Together".

Newcastle United Fixtures ...


Saturday August 24
15:00 Premier League Newcastle United v West Ham United

Wednesday August 28
19:45 League Cup - 2nd Rnd Morecambe v Newcastle United *Sky Sports

Saturday August 31
15:00 Premier League Newcastle United v Fulham

Saturday September 14
15:00 Premier League Aston Villa v Newcastle United

Saturday September 21
15:00 Premier League Newcastle United v 
Hull City

Monday September 30
20:00 Premier League Everton v Newcastle United *Sky Sports

Premier League fixtures ...

Wednesday August 21
19:45 Chelsea v Aston Villa

Saturday August 24
12:45 Fulham v Arsenal
15:00 Everton v West Brom
15:00 Hull City v Norwich City
15:00 Newcastle United v West Ham United
15:00 Southampton v Sunderland
15:00 Stoke City v Crystal Palace
17:30 Aston Villa v Liverpool

Sunday August 25

16:00 Cardiff City v Manchester City
16:00 Tottenham v Swansea City

Monday August 26
20:00 Man Utd v Chelsea


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1 Krul, Timothy Michael
2 Coloccini, Fabricio
3 Santon, Davide
4 Cabaye, Yohan
6 Williamson, Michael James
7 Sissoko, Moussa
8 Anita, Vurnon San Benito
9 Cisse, Papiss Demba
10 Ben Arfa, Hatem
11 Gouffran, Yoan
13 Yanga-Mbiwa, Mapou
14 Remy, Loic
15 Gosling, Daniel
16 Taylor, Ryan Anthony
17 Amalfitano, Romain
18 Gutierrez, Jonas Manuel
19 Haidara, Massadio
20 Bigirimana, Gael
21 Elliot, Robert
22 Marveaux, Sylvain
23 Ameobi, Foluwashola
24 Tiote, Cheik Ismael
25 Obertan, Gabriel Antoine
26 Debuchy, Mathieu
27 Taylor, Steven Vincent
28 Ameobi, Samuel
29 Vuckic, Haris
33 Good, Curtis
34 Tavernier, James Henry
36 Dummett, Paul
41 Newton, Conor
42 Alnwick, Jak
44 Streete, Remie
49 Campbell, Adam