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Heartfelt Message From French Winger – English Fans Incredible

2:26 pm, Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Florian Thauvin – Newcastle’s signing in the summer from Marseille has already experienced the support he has received from Newcastle fans as he tries to make the tough transition to the Premier League.

And last night at Wembley we saw how English football fans gave their full support to the French in the game against England.

Florian Thauvin

Florian Thauvin arriving at Newcastle in the summer

Florian has taken to his Twitter account to thank English football fans.

It’s an emotional message from the 22 year-old and nothing more needs to be added to his message.

And another tweet from another French winger at Newcastle – Moussa Sissoko – who played last night in the game when he came on after 83 minutes.

Former Newcastle winger ben Arfa also made his return to the French team and started the game and played for the fist half – congratulations to the 28 year-old for a great comeback when everything looked lost in January.

Tags: Florian Thauvin · International break · International News · Newcastle News · Other News

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Nov 18, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Nov 18, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Cheers Flozza. Now, how about you Tie yer boots up tight and get yer game on!

  • 3 Jib // Nov 18, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    There was a Marathon last Sunday on Tenerife.
    Ayoze Perez took part in the 8 kilometre section and won with the very good time of 24 mins 15 seconds .

  • 4 BandB // Nov 18, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    The whole loans system is a disgrace.
    It is being exploited by the richer clubs to get around the squad rules and to sort of the wheat from the chaff at the expense of smaller clubs who pay their wages while they are effectively on trial.
    Chelsea at one stage had 26 players out on loan. A very few returned to stake a place in the first team squad. But for most it was a one-way ticket.
    Even the biggest signings…like that of Falcao..are dressed up as loan deals, meaning the “buyer” has the option to return them if they don’t work out.
    And here we have out of contract players being offered contract extensions in the hope they may accumulate some value while a smaller club pays their wages.
    If clubs have the option to do it on the cheap, that’s the option they will take. They will rarely go to the expense of giving their young players a steady introduction at the top level. So instead many lose their way in the lower leagues where the demands are based on physicality.
    You can bet your house that McClaren will get his wish of a tight squad of 18-20 to work with very soon. Just remember that the odds are stacked against anyone going on loan ever coming back.
    It also means that clubs like ours will explore every option for a back door deal rather than put their cash on the line, which is yet another hoop to jump through for those charged with bringing in talent.
    I wonder if Ivan Toney would have signed had he known he’d be at Barnsley now at a time when Riviera is unfit and unproven and Cisse is misfiring and probably on the train out of town.
    I’d rather see him being brought on at the top and developing a sense of being a Newcastle United player.
    If he wasn’t at that stage after 60 games in the lower leagues, why buy him and send him back?

  • 5 Jib // Nov 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Aparently it was a fun run but he broke the world record by 8 seconds

  • 6 Jib // Nov 18, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Barnsley 11th League One
    Northampton Town 12th League Two

  • 7 BandB // Nov 18, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    That’s still the old third division…20-odd places higher than where we bought him from.

  • 8 BandB // Nov 18, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Not exactly England at Wembley, is it?

  • 9 ayoze // Nov 18, 2015 at 3:10 PM


    That is a different Ayoze Perez.

    Ayoze Pérez Tejera.

  • 10 Bobbybee // Nov 18, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    My biggest gripe with the loan system is PL clubs loaning out players to other PL clubs. Clubs like Chelsea buy up all the talent, then use other PL clubs to give them PL experience. If they shine, they take them back, but if not, they move them on and bypass the FFP rules. The curent loan of Arma is working well for all involved, but he’s an exceptional talent and he’s learning from being at Coventry. He’ll come back a better player for it. Loaning to lower league clubs I can understand, whether it’s right or wrong, but PL to PL is just an abuse of the system that needs to stop. The idea of us helping one of our future opposition players to improve just riles me and i wouldn’t want it happening. All we would be doing helping them improve their players and, should they turn out to be brilliant, putting them out of our price range. PL to PL should be banned.

  • 11 BandB // Nov 18, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    God loves a trier Jib.

  • 12 Jib // Nov 18, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Whoops – so it is

    Chun ki’s going to have to change his underwaer after this.

  • 13 Very Terry // Nov 18, 2015 at 4:23 PM


    try The Hun’s Yellow Pages

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