By Brian Hall
Sunday 27 Jan 2013 21:15:00
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There is a lot of talk in Toon , rightly so, of the current French Revolution taking place in our black and white Republic. We should not forget the original one though, with some of its impact changing the world, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad, like all such upheavals. I dont mean the 1789 one obviously. I mean the NUFC one, long before our new radicals from France arrived to give their contribution to our cause.


Some French forces made their way to Geordie shores, carrying messages of hope for a better future over the years. A small element caused great disillusionment amongst our nation, by creating high expectations, only to fail in delivering them. One such figure was invited by comrade Dalglish - Stephaine G'uivarch, a man whom was representing France itself in a global event that very summer. This led to strong pro-French sentiment as we all eagerly awaited his impact via our tv screens - it seemed disappointing in delivery, but we still eagerly yearned for his arrival. He duly scored - against Liverpool at home, although we got beat 4-1 at home in that late summer. However, his presence in our republic was felt little after that, and he departed. The other character who vowed to change our course was called Boomsong, arriving from Glasgow, courtesy of Comrade Souness. Suffice to say that the Northumbrian tribe saw him create chaos and calamities during his stay.


Other revolutionaries from La France did better though, on and off. A whole list of them. Bernard, Bassong, Beye, Louis Saha, Goma, amongst others. Some of them fled from our NUFC nation in a cloud, after some sterling work. Two in particular were never forgiven for the manner of their departure - Distin was one, when he sought financial gain elsewhere, but the populace were in real fury over the other, named N'Zogbia, who felt he should join bigger and more vital causes at ...Wigan.


Few of the revolutionaries could match the contribution, however, to that of a renowned French genius. David, or Davide, Ginola. He landed on our coastal shores in order to join our Keegan Revolution, and regularly arranged ammunition supplies and shots for the nation's team. His impact on the NUFC nation is still remembered to this day. One other major figure came a few years later, and he, too, had similar capabilities to that of Davide, though not quite as consistent. Comrade Robson had invited Laurent over to promote the left wing agenda, and his shooting abilities helped the cause.


Now, the Geordie Republic has a New Wave of French revolutionaries, including Ben Arfa and Cabaye. Others can speak their language, not least Cisse from African shores. Vive La Revolution, no? Let them listen to the leader of times gone by, Monsieur Ginola. To play for the Zebras - the Mags or Toon Arny as we call ourselves  - is incredible if you deliver for them. They, he said, will always welcome you back. After you retire from football, that is, he probably meant!  


Over to you latest French comrades, and vive La France, and the NUFC.




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