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Will The French Settle In Geordieland?
Published : 10 Jul 2011 16:56:27
Sylvain Marveaux says Alan Pardew's French revolution can re-ignite the Toon Army this season. We had Ginola, Guivarc'h, Domi, Distin and Goma but they couldn't wait to get away! Sylvain Marveaux: “We know there is a lot of work to do before we think about Europe, but we are keen to get something started this season and the French players are all determined to be involved in that. “I have spoken with the manager a lot. “From what he says about the way the team will play I think I can ignite the supporters. “The club wants to do very big things and achieve success, which is why I came here. “I came here with the idea of playing in Europe. “That’s certainly what the long-term vision is. “I know Hatem well, and I know Yohan and Demba Ba a little bit from even before I came here. “It is good that we can all communicate and speak French but we will be communicating in English as well. “We are working towards that and trying to get the right blend, that’s what we are looking ahead to. “What you have to remember is there are already a lot of good players in the team already. That can only bode well for us going forward. “I love it here, the people are very friendly too. “I have only been here a short time but I have been around the city and you can almost taste the passion of the Geordie people. “It is similar in size to Rennes. “But you can anticipate what the fans want from their team and I am looking forward to being part of it.”