We all know that Newcastle’s French players have been told to learn English over the summer, and it will be interesting to see how far some of our five new players have progressed with their English lessons when pre-season training starts on Thursday.
Massadio Haidara – went to USA for his holidays
It;s been a very quiet summer for Newcastle fans so far – well apart from that Joe Kinnear nonsense, but we all could all have done without that, because he embarrassed the club, as well as himself..
20 year-old Massadio Haidara went on vacation to the US this summer, in an attempt to learn English, and the news is that if the players have not learned enough English when they return, manager Alan Pardew will send them out on a crash course – of three English lessons a week.
Newcastle now have ten Frenchmen in the squad, and Pardew wanted to bring some British players into the squad this summer, but transfers have been delayed – probably because of the appointment of Joe Kinnear as the new transfer king at Newcastle – the new Director of Football.
But we’re into July tomorrow and it’s been six weeks since the season ended with that 1-0 defeat against Arsenal – and the only good news we’ve had is that Fabricio Coloccini has agreed to stay at the club – but that was huge since he’s a top player for us.
But if Alan Pardew leaves the club, it’s a good question if Colo would still want to stay, because he’s a big fan of Alan Pardew.
As far as our French-speaking players are concerned and their English – Alan Pardew should send them out to be interviewed in English this summer, there’s nothing quite like being thrown in at the deep end – to make rapid progress.
And it’s not just the five new Frenchman, but all our French speaking players like Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote, have to continue to improve their English.
We hope the news surrounding Newcastle picks up this week, as Alan Pardew and the players arrive back for pre-season training.
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