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'French Day' - You're Joking!
Published : 20 Feb 2013 14:13:46
According to the official website - Newcastle United have declared Sunday's home game against Southampton 'French Day' at St James's' Park.
Newcastle United: "Fans are invited to dress up, paint their faces and bring along Tricolore banners to immerse themselves in a French-inspired theme across the stadium.
"There will also be chance for a sing-along before kick-off as singer Gavin James Burke arrives on Tyneside to join in the festivities, with further themed entertainment on the pitch at half-time.
"Ticket holders in the family enclosure, meanwhile, will be in the spirit of things with a team of dedicated face painters.
"And the pièce de résistance is yet to be revealed, with several other surprises awaiting fans at Sunday’s game."
Yohan Cabaye: “I think this is a fantastic idea.
“The French players who were here last season and the players who arrived in January are very proud to be here and to play for Newcastle United, so it will be very special to see our fans celebrating our culture and sharing it with us.
“The support from our fans and our teammates is a big reason why players have wanted to come here to Newcastle.
“We hope to repay that support on the pitch by giving the best performances we can.”
Alan Pardew: “It’s not just on the pitch that our French players have had an impact since they’ve arrived.
“The city has really taken to them as well, and the players have spoken about how much they’ve appreciated the welcome they’ve been given and seeing things like French flags in the crowd.
“It’s up to us as a club to help our fans to continue that outstanding support, so the French Day is an opportunity for people right across the stadium to come along early, have some fun and generate a fantastic atmosphere both before and during what is a big game for us.”
Events and entertainment will be taking place from 1pm on Sunday.
Tickets, priced from £26 for adults and £5 for juniors, are still available from the box office.
Source: Newcastle United Mad