January 2013, Villa Park. While Newcastle United were in the process of beating Aston Villa 2-1, an unfamiliar chant was heard among the away support: “Bonjour, bonjour, we are the Geordie boys.”
Newcastle supporters are never the most inconspicuous bunch and those who’d massed in Birmingham were wearing something other than the normal Stone Island.
Berets, Les Bleus shirts – even full Gallic costumes of sailor striped tops and onion strings were all seen among the Toon Army.
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