In our voting for Man Of The Match on Monday night, Coloccini has surged ahead of Ameobi and has so far captured 29% of the vote.
Fabricio Coloccini – great game on Monday night
If you haven’t yet voted the poll is still open, but both players had excellent games on Monday evening. Ameobi is in second place with 26% of the vote with Duff third with 20% of the vote, with just short of 500 votes in.
Coloccini looked little short of fantastic for us on Monday night, and once we were down to 10 men, there was always going to be significant pressure on our defense and especially the middle two of Taylor and Coloccini. As it turns out both had strong games, when that’s exactly what was needed in the circumstances.
This Argentine seems to have everything it takes to be a big success in the Premier league, and once the club settles down, we look forward to the Argentine defender becoming a top player at the club for many years to come.
Fabricio signed a 5 year contract in the summer, but with everything that’s happened at Newcastle since he signed, you’ve got to think what he’s got himself into on Tyneside. But the fans have supported him big time, and we think Fabricio seems happy with things at the moment.
But we hope once the new owners come in, we can have a period of calm and steadiness so the lads get a good chance to perform with things very stable at the club. That’s going to be what the new owners need to do quickly, and their first important decision will be who to install as the new manager.
We’ve had six managers in the last four years, including Bobby Robson, and they need to decide who the long term manager will be and then get him in.
We have no idea who that may be, but we are hoping to get an update sometime this week on the Newcastle sale from Keith Harris, Chairman of Stuart Pierce Bank, who are handling the sale for the club.
Whatever he can tell us on the progress of the sale since last week will help to give us an idea when the owners will be installed and running the club. It usually takes around five to six weeks once the owners are identified, for them to do their due diligence on the club.
So if the owners are announced tomorrow, as an example, that means they should be installed and running the club by late November, early December.
Let’s hope we hear something shortly from Keith.