With eleven French players on their books now, Newcastle United has changed almost beyond recognition. English is still the official language for team talks but among the fans things are changing…..
Over the road from St James’ Park, the popular Strawberry pub is getting into the spirit of things and has temporarily changed its name to La Fraise.
Owner Michael Hill says the new signage has gone down well with regulars.
“Everybody is claiming it was their idea,” he says.
“It’s really put a smile on a lot of people’s faces and that was the whole idea. You can be stood outside and people go by honking the horns on their cars.”
The menu at La Fraise is not expected to change much with Mr Hill saying that they already sell “Kronenbourg and French fries”.