Coloccini Man Of The Match Monday Night

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.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Oct 22, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Get the new owners in fast!!!!

    And Colo IS world class for sure, only part of game to be improved is defending from corners!

  • sweendog

    Oct 22, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Tom4Nufc .. my sentiments exactly .. very good player when the ball is on the ground .. high balls from set pieces and he goes missing .. he probably just needs the manager to work on set pieces to improve him and then he could be the best centre back we’ve bought since woodgate.

  • UTD111

    Oct 22, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Santana gave it to Butt.

    Couldn’t see that meself, Collocini was superb, closely followed by Duff.

    But all the lads put a good shift in – and lets not forget that world class tackle from Habib :o)

  • Zogster

    Oct 22, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Keith Harris, Chairman of “Stuart Pierce Bank”


  • jim

    Oct 22, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Surely if the F.A overturn Beyes red card they are sayin it shouldnt have been a penalty therefore they should be deducted the goal as it was disallowed?making another decision to give us 2 points or maybe a compromise with 1 extra point?why not? they consider it for other teams-sheff utd/west ham saga etc-and Leeds were deducted 15 points were they not?this proves the F.A have the power and authority to do it-or are man city exempt from a deduction for some strange reason? i think it should apply-only if the F.A rule overturn the decision mind u-after all-no foul= no pen=no goal , and a change of scoreline!-its no use saying its too late because the match is over because thats hypocrytical to them changing anything then?i think the club should ask for a point deduction for man city and give us the win or at least the extra point in compensation!! Fwd this to the club someone! Ed!!

  • martins the king

    Oct 22, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #6

    great performance by colo solid as a rock and duffer starting to look like hes old self hopefully we can play like that against the scumand steam roll them

  • chris

    Oct 22, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Jim – what age are you and exactly how many days have you been a follower of football.

    Pull yourself together man, and stop talking crap.

  • Archie Brand

    Oct 22, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Sweendog – spot on

    Coloccini is a waste of space in the air – and how long will it take the rest of the league to figure out that a high ball into the middle will render one of our center backs completely useless?

    Coloccini and Ameobi fighting it out for man of the match?

    Brings back memories of Boumsong and Bramble!

    I’ve watched the match 3 times now and I can only assume that many of you were overcome with the emotion of being at the match.

    The New Improved Chuckle Brothers may have had their moments but they were nowhere near being the best on the park.

    Ameobi will not score goals and Coloccini will let them in

  • Pit Yaka

    Oct 22, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Col played well, but I think some credit should be given to Bassong as he’s put in a few good shifts at LB recently and is solid and not bad going forward. He finds a man rather than boots it up which makes a big big difference.

  • Mackie

    Oct 22, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Has Coloccini got any good chants going for him yet?

  • xfer

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Best game he had so far. But his marking from corners need to be improved.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Sweendog and Archie – You are both wrong, the thing Colo stood out for on Monday was winning headers.

  • Cooper

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeh winning headers. i noticed that

    Colo was exactly what we need when we signed him.

    And we all knew it. I know he’s not the best in thw world but i dont know how bigger clubs wernt after him – he’s better thaan the majority of premiership center backs in my opinion.

  • JJ

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Um… no Tom Toon,unfortunately they are right.
    Colo left Jo with far too much room when defending from corners. I thought otherwise he was fantastic however I do also think he was at fault for Irelands goal.
    So for me, he’s getting there but still some way to go. He certainly wasnt man of the match.
    That for me,was Duff, and then Martins.


    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Duffer was man of the match…….
    just for all the duff haters here that said he should have been sold,laughs on you guys

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #16

    JJ – You do not know wha you are talking about, he marked Jo out of the game and was dominant is the air all night.

    Also He wasn’t eve meant to be marking Ireland but tried his best to come across.

  • skin d

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #17

    fabba is world class,love to see another world class centrehalf alongside him.

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Duff played his socks off & Colo was excellent…

    …Shoulda kept Faye tho’!..

  • toon4life

    Oct 22, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #19

    was impressed..colo took the game by the scruff of the neck when beye was sent off with some tough tackling and all round great defending. beginning to show his class now 🙂

  • sweendog

    Oct 22, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Tom_Toon .. what about his marking for Jo’s free header .. now come on .. I think he’s good but for headers from corners and free kicks he goes missing ..

  • ScottyT

    Oct 22, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #21

    duff for me – looks a new player this season.. heres hoping he keeps it up and dusnt get any more injuries.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 22, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #22

    one instance and Jo didnt even get it on target!

  • Mark

    Oct 22, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Fab Coloccini and Damien Duff are Catalysts for the team and two reasons why we cant fail to finish top 8.

  • JJ

    Oct 22, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #24

    See, Tom – now if had been Taylor who had left Jo open at that corner or had let Ireland make the run past him. You would have slated him.
    Dont get me wrong, I think Colo is world class and had a good game. But by highlighting one or two instances every game where attackers could have taken advantage of mistakes you can find fault in any defender. ; )
    I think Taylor had a decent game himself. And Bassong was very good.

  • charlie

    Oct 22, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #25

    i was at the game and thought colo was superb, contray to what people on here are saying i thought he was pretty decent in the air when it was lofted down the middles, also very cool under pressure. It will be nice when jonas is back that should give us some balance right and left (with duff) Then charlie can be used as an impact sub as on monday.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 22, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #26

    JJ – No and even I do not think Colo is world-class he is very good though and he didn’t let Ireland run past him, it wasn’t even his man, also he only got beaten once in the air by a player who is 4 inches taller!

    Bassong I thought was OK not anywhere bnear what he is capable of though.

  • JoshNufc91

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #27

    are all of you failing to realise that colo was injured at the end of the match? he was hobbling all over the place struggling to run and you blame him for a goal? f*****g pathetic.
    he was outstanding!

  • Bob1

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Somebody here blamed Colo for Irelands goal. How can this be when the defence around him left two man c players for him to mark!!!! The lad is good but not that good! watch the goal and youll see what I mean!


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