Coloccini Reported On Tyneside For Medical


Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini has finally arrived in Newcastle, to complete his £10M transfer to Newcastle United.

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Fabricio Coloccini – a Newcastle player today?

That’s the really good news reported in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today.

We know that Newcastle and Deportivo La Coruna agreed the fee in writing yesterday, and we understand now that Fabricio has finally arrived on Tyneside.

Coloccini will of course have a medical and then sign along the dotted line. We believe the terms that Newcastle will offer the Argentine will be no problem, so hopefully (and how many times have we said this) he could be signed today.

But Coloccini is a good player, and while he has never played in the Premier League, he is such an outstanding talent, that we have to hope he will settle in quickly at the club.

Coloccini has been training with the Deportivo Junior squad, while the rest of his first-team colleagues are in Venezuela for pre-season training.

Once the player signs, the first thing for Newcastle is to get his fitness assessed with Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan and top fitness coach Mark Hulse.

The very first thing obviously is whether he should get a haircut.

They will then decide whether Coloccini will make his debut tomorrow, but we doubt this very much, even though the opposition is a team he knows well from the Spanish League – Valencia.

Let’s get the player signed first, and then he can get to know his colleagues and watch the match from the stands tomorrow.

First things first.

Comments very welcome.



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73 comments so far

  • ObaFan2

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #1

    The saga continues…. wonder if he’ll be there or even in the team tomorrow?

    Atleast Oba’s back and Zog.

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  • Chris H

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #2

    If he doesn’t sign today I’m going to think there must be complications somewhere along the line. It’s dragging on to long now!

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  • MMNUFC

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #3

    will big willies comment come true? the clock is ticking

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  • Robert from Serbia

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    i hope we sign him !!!

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  • Colo's Curly Locks

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    he should not cut his hair!!!

    we need a player with hair of legendary proportions. i.e. ivan campo, valdorama (sp), etc

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  • Luke

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    again? 😉

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  • sweendog

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    About bleeding time .. maybe he got held up at the hairdressers .. it took a week to perfect the perm..

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Apparently its just the medical because he has agreed personal terms otherwise he wouldn’t be calling it ‘the contract of his life’.

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  • Mrjay

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #9

    I can confirm that he is in the N.E as I nearly bumped into him at the Hospital this morning. That was at 8:30 ish. Was with another fellow/young lad and a smart lass! And yes he has had a haircut!!! On another note there was another footballer ther just after dinner time but didn’t get to see his face. Will keep the news flowing as it comes.

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  • TooooooN

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #10

    good player good move. no premiership experience hopefully he can adapt fast. More competition in CB, might put faye as a replacement for defensive midfielder…..

    Collocini-faye-cacapa-taylor-bassong -> competing for two places! that sound good for the team 🙂

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  • xfer

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #11

    About time this is sealed. Most important signing by far for a few seasons now. Defence has been a priority for far too long now.

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  • MMNUFC

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #12

    well if he has had a haircut it must have been last night then because when he did the press conference yesterday which i have seen he was still smarting the magnificent perm.

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  • HeronMag

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Wahaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

    About time!

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  • hitman

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #14

    great news, id love to know who the other sisning is.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #15

    If he gets his haricut he can stay at Deportivo, we need a cult figure.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #16

    hope he plays 2mora!?! hope he hasn’t cut his hair! wanted to buy a wig!

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  • toonfanjonny

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Good news and look at this as well

    http://footylatest.com/news/news.php?extend.1523

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  • Magpie

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Beye-Collocini-Taylor-Enrique
    Not to bad

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  • kieran

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #19

    i told you all this yesterday. i said….

    medical today

    possibly at game tomorrow

    officail unveiling monday

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #20

    mmnufc where did u see the conference???
    why were they at the hospital mr jay???
    wot was the other player like, tall, short, etc???

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  • harrier

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Kevin Keegan has promised the fans that he is confident of announcing a couple of new arrivals before the transfer window closes, and according to a source close to the club, one of them is Eren Derdiyok.

    The young Basle striker has been at the top of Keegan’s list all summer and he made an early bid for the Switzerland international to test the waters

    http://footylatest.com/news/news.php?item.1523.8

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  • toonfanjonny

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #22

    beat ya to it harrier look at comment 17 but a good deal because if Smith goes to everton for 3M and we get Derdiyok for 5-6M we get twice the player for net 3M and he will be on probably half the wages aswell

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  • harrier

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #23

    toonfanjonny – stop taking the wind from my sails 🙁

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  • Irish_toon

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #24

    toonfanjoy
    the quotes on that text are from last week or so.

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  • Welsh Toon

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Youngster is 17 year old Nile Ranger, just released by Southampton.

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  • harrier

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #26

    why official unveiling monday? they will at least tell us today that he is signed right kieran? otherwise i will spend the weekend ****ing my **** off in disappointment

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  • MMNUFC

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Scottish mag

    http://www.canaldeportivo.com/

    Its the official depor site and the press conference is on the main page.

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  • harrier

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #28

    did the other player look of turkish decent – like his name could be inler or derdiyok or something?

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  • Budgie

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    17 year old Nile Ranger signed after release from Southampton (Striker)

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  • Lesh

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #30

    If he’s cut his hair and keeps it short, he’ll get catch cold in the winter so come on KK, tell him to grow it and quick!

    PS Kevin keep ’em rollin in, this is a different sort of tension now.

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  • SignPleaseColoccini

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #31

    So sick of this now. Got my ticket for Valencia thinking another new signing would be playing. Probably not going to happen. Sick of the recruitment team pissing about.

    I see we have a new silver 3rd kit, what the hell for? What colour strip is going to clash with black white and purple so we need to wear silver? Money grabbing Tw@t mike ashley.

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  • scoundrel days

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Derdiyok is the player to replace Smith if he goes.

    According to threads on Smith story earlier today.

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  • harrier

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    we need bottles of rogaine, stat!

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  • Stardust

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Kieran is full of bull. He announced his exclusives after KK’s interview stating all of his “exclusive” info.

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  • Stardust

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Kieran is full of bull. He announced his exclusives after KK’s interview stating all of his “exclusive” info.

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  • the simo

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #36

    How many of you have acctually seen this guy play. iv heard it too many times before, ‘great player’, amazing talent’.

    if he is soooo good why did ac milan ditch him? he must not produce top form consistantly and maybe he finds it hard to bed in to countries with foreign language.

    just out of interest, how come we are the only team to have made an approach? and still seem to be paying over the odds for a prem unknown….

    are you sure u r not all jumping on the band wagon, lets judge aftyer he plays… full trust in KK, just not sure about how much say he has.

    MA, DW Jiminez etc…. too many cooks!!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Exactly Stardust, i said that yesterday.

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  • kieran

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #38

    he defenatly wont play tomorrow. shame, i hope he is all fit. origanly he wasnt ment to be having a medical til about 3 today, but if he is having it already n all the results r postitive he will come out on the pitch with his united shirt, but i got told that (like all big signings) he will get his own interview with the press on monday with keegan and the the director guy whos name i have forgot

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  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #39

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Fabricio Coloccini today finally completed his charity walk from Argentina to SJP via La Coruna. The Argentinian centre back walked from his family home in South America to old club Deportivo to collect his last few belongings before walking on to the north of England to complete his switch to north-east giants Newcastle United in a £10millon deal. It is reported that alot of money has been raised for lot football charities in England and his homeland Argentina.

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  • kieran

    Aug 8, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #40

    not true stardust, i wrote them first on here . then i came back on at a later time to correct my spelling mistakes. n that was still only about a minuet after the news broke out,

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