Newcastle signed no less than five French players in January and the Toon faithful have wasted no time in welcoming the Gallic quartet to the city.
The Strawberry, a famous drinking hole near St James’ Park, was renamed La Fraise (‘the strawberry’ in French, for non-linguists) in honour of Newcastle five January signings from France ahead of the Toon’s home game with Chelsea today.
The welcome seemed to do the trick, with home debutant Moussa Sissoko scoring twice as Alan Pardew’s men beat the European Champions 3-2.
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