The French Revolution at Newcastle United has been an ongoing and well-documented project in recent years, with a very large chunk of the Magpies squad now hailing from France or French-speaking countries.
As the only Geordie left in the side’s regular starting XI, one might understand why Steven Taylor, more than anyone, would be upset with the sudden changes at St. James’ Park.
However, it’s now been reported (via Mirror) that the centre-back is listening to "teach yourself French" CDs in the car in a bid to settle in amongst his squad.
I’m talking all the time, probably with a terrible accent, but I’m trying. Thumbs up means good. I got a Spanish GCSE not French.
It’ll be nice to learn a bit of French, just in case. Yohan Cabaye did the same with the car CDs when he first joined and he’s fluent in English now!
Although it might seem a bit of a burden right now, who knows? French could actually become somewhat of a coded language a the northeast outfit, with Taylor at the helm of the ship.