Nearly one year ago, a part of Newcastle was coated in blue, white and red flags. Reason being? The Geordies signed nearly every French player they could get their hands on, to help with them rocket up the table.
It’s taken a while but it looks like the French revolution is paying off, given Newcastle’s solid start to the season.
However, has the French magic been TOO good for the Toon Army? Well, according to this stat, it shows that Newcastle is in the wrong league.
A couple of Saturdays ago, Match of the Day showed the entire nation that since the start of the season, 90% of Newcastle’s league goals have been scored by French players.
Now, Newcastle fans will say that, ‘it doesn’t matter who scores the goals, as a goal is a goal.’ However, when you realize that Newcastle are second in a table of French league goalscorers out of THE WHOLE OF EUROPE behind FOUR French sides, you then start to wonder if England can produce brilliant players like the French are doing.