Yoan Gouffran, Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko were the French imports brought in to change Newcastle's fortunes.
Tim Krul: "It's incredible, I can't say it enough.
"It can go either way with signings, it normally takes players time to settle but they've mingled straight away.
"Moussa Sissoko was incredible, running Ashley Cole down the side and it gives us the confidence that we can create.
"Hopefully he'll keep growing because he'll a terrific player for us."
Source: Newcastle United Mad