French fans

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor


Newcastle United are reminding fans to don their berets and stripey T-shirts at St. James' Park on Sunday, as we celebrate the Club's Gallic contingent.

The Magpies' Premier League fixture against Southampton has been designated 'French Day', in homage to Yohan Cabaye and Co.

Alongside the popular midfielder, there is also Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Hatem Ben Arfa, Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and Romain Amalfitano, who hail from across the Channel.

So United supporters have been invited to dress up, paint their faces and bring along their Tricolore banners early to immerse themselves in a French-inspired theme across the stadium on Sunday.

There will be themed entertainment on the pitch before the match and at half-time, while a team of dedicated face painters will be on hand in the family enclosure.

And the pièce de résistance is yet to be revealed, with several other surprises awaiting fans at Sunday's game.

Supporters who dress up can win a signed Le Toon shirt by sending their photos to the Club via email or Twitter.

They can tweet pics to the @NUFCOfficial account with the hashtag #letoon or email them to and the best will be picked out to win the shirt.

Tickets are still available for the Premier League fixture, which kicks-off at 1.30pm, and to secure your seat for French Day call 0844 372 1892, visit the stadium Box Office, or click on the button below.