Coloccini – Newcastle Are Historic Club With Great Manager


The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Fabricio Coloccini’s agent Marcello Lombilla had threatened to report Deportivo President Lendoiro to FIFA, for ruining his player’s career.

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Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle historic with great manager

The paper says that Lombilla was also looking to invoke rules that would allow the player to buy out his contract via article 17 in the FIFA transfer rules, before then advising Newcastle United to look elsewhere.

But we think none of that is true, and basically Deportivo President, Lendoira was leaving for Venezuela yesterday, and it was appropriate the two teams accelerated the negotiations, or else be prepared to wait a while to complete the deal.

Newcastle official, Dennis Wise, broke away from the pre-season tournament in Mallorca to conduct further talks, and with a five-year deal now said to be agreed, the move will probably be finalized tomorrow.

Coloccini has been very keen to join Newcastle as he told the Sunday Sun today:

“It will be excellent for me if the move is finally done,”

“The chance to join Newcastle is not only about money, it is a historic club with a great manager and big ambitions for the season.”

“I’ve always loved the Premier League, I’ve watched many matches on television, it’s sensational.”

“The standard is similar to Spain and I’m convinced I won’t suffer any problems adapting . . . Argentinian players are able to play and triumph in any country so I don’t fear the English league.”

Good that Fabricio knows the Tyneside club is historic – we like the guy already. 😀

And it looks like he’s already talked to Kevin Keegan, but we also hope it’s a lot more than just about money.

The 5 year deal will be a source of great security (and wealth) for the player, but he still has to produce big time on the field for Newcastle United – that’s why we are paying him big bucks after all.

But we think we could well have a gem with this lad – if truth be told.
Comments welcome.



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97 comments so far

  • Irish_toon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #1

    1st comment!!

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  • WIGAZ

    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Lad sounds like a class act! knows how important KK is & clubs history! we’ll make you welcome Colo!

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  • Irish_toon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #3

    any way now that i’ve got that out of my system….him and faye in the centre would be immence!!!

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  • Oleg G

    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Let it be over already and finish the deal,
    I hope this one is for real, although so many days its dragging.

    And what about this Indian 21 Billions guy ?

    another story? or its real?

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  • Clarke_19_rangers

    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Now just Inler for £10 million, a striker and a left back and were set for next season.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #6

    I liked him years ago when i first saw his hair. I love him even more now.

    Finally we have replaced Woodgate after many years, with a player who has European and International pedigree, not some French clown who played well for 6 months in Scotland.

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  • Teddy

    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #7

    ‘its not just about the money’

    i dnt no i jst think he is here to get money otherwise y wud he say it? :S

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  • Kaler

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Sounds a class act, can’t wait for confirmation of this, be a great signing.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Let’s get this deal done…it is taking ages !

    He will be immense for us.

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  • furrygiblets

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Please hurry this deal up. Even at this late stage im still wary of the Spuds

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  • hitman

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #11

    why are we draging our feet on this,have wisey and co screwed up yet again.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed whats going on with the site? it keeps getting suspended

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  • hitman

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #13

    why are we dragging our feet on this, have wisey and co messed up yet again.

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  • Kevin

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #14

    The site’s getting suspended because the wheels are turning and the Toon Army can’t get enough!! I LOVE it when this site gets suspended!!

    Lads, I hate to be the optimistic one here, but think about a defensive line of Beye, Faye (or maybe Tayls), Coloccini, and Enrique (or maybe Shorey?) – THAT IS A GREAT DEFENSE. If we could add Arda Turan to this midfield, we’d really have something – and that’s BEFORE the 150 million of Indian funds!

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  • darren grech MALTA

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #15

    shall we make an offer to REQUELME ?

    if we signs coluccini than we can use him and gutierrez as a help to persuade REQUELME come to the toon.

    at the age of 30 REQUELME can sign a 3 year contract and can still be a hit in england and europe

    he’s the same age as lampard and deco

    we need players like these with big knowledge in the game

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  • Ian

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Teddy: Beye made a similar comment when coming here and look how he performed. Players can move for money and still play well, he’ll want to prove himself here as well

    Hitman: We’ll be sorting out his medical tomorrow probably, no point in dragging the physios into work on the weekend if we don’t have to.

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  • Irish-Toon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Coloccini and either Faye or Taylor would make our defence look alot better than last year, I also like d the look of Bassong in the friendlies, it augers well for the season, fingers crossed!

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  • Cooper

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #18

    i dont know why everyone thinks colo and faye will be the partnership at the back..

    Surely coloccini will be brilliant to help develop TAYLOR further.

    Anyway i read today in one of the papers that faye could posibly be one the move – i would still like him to stay though becasue he done well last season.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Taylor at the back with coloccino will just make coloccini look rubbish, we need a good defender next to him, Faye

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #20

    i think faye will move, but it will be taylor and collicini, i think it will be a very good pairing, i already rate both of our full back very highly

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  • matt

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #21

    you cant realistically expect to coax someone to a club soley based on history. That’s ridiculous, footballers are business men nowadays.

    Not everyone we sign will have watched nufc all their lives, but as long as they leave it all on the pitch, that’s fine by me.

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  • kierran

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #22

    dont want to sound like a bitch, cos ur doing a good job with the site Ed. But uve gotta sort this website problem out, everytime there is a decent story the site crashes, which kinda sucks tbh…

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  • Irish_toon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Cooper
    because Faye is much better than Taylor being the main reason

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  • Spyro

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #24

    If we choose Taylor over Faye at the back then we truly dont know what we are doing

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  • jose enrique fan

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #25

    he sounds like a great lad and i can’t wait to see him play.

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  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Spyro Your the one who doesn’t know what he is doing or talking about. Taylor will become a class centre half. If all you can do is diss the kid I think you should just p*”s off & leave this site to real supporters.

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  • Ivan

    Aug 3, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #27

    So does this mean it is 100% confirmed?

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  • Spyro

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #28

    lol calm doon doonsooth

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Speaking to Johnny Godsmark on Facebook and he is pretty sure its a done deal with Colocinni.

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #30

    j.godsmark with two blondies in his pic lol

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  • Craignufc

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #31

    would like to see colo paired with taylor, and faye in dm!

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #32

    just let faye go for a reasonable price i think

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  • Spyro

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #33

    is that you geordie gerrard?

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #34

    yes spyro

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  • Tom

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #35

    For the love of all things, keep Faye! He is a better centreback than Taylor, as Taylor gets pulled out of position far too often! Heck, I’d probably take Bassong over Taylor at the minute!

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  • Spyro

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #36

    cant believe you want to let Faye go, easily our best CB last season IMO

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Geordiespiderman yes

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  • Kevin

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #38

    speaking of facebook, we can all become “fans” of our new rock in the back of defense…
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrizio-Coloccini/38627315504?ref=s&refurl=http%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fs.php%3Fq%3Dcoloccini%26init%3Dq

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #39

    i do like faye, its just we could still get good money for him, and i think he will be wasted with colo coming in

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  • Spyro

    Aug 3, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #40

    hahaha, tom are you sure your not Spyro pretending to be another blogger?…oh wait, im Spyro aint i 😀

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