Coloccini and Gutierrez In Action Tonight Against Scotland

Newcastle’s interim manager Joe Kinnear will be hoping that his Argentine pair of Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini will return from their game against Scotland at Hampden Park tonight, fit and ready to go for our testing game with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Fabricio Coloccini – has played solidly for Newcastle United this season

Of course Jonas broke his collar-bone when he played for Argentina against Peru last summer, that kept him out of the Newcastle side far too long for comfort.

Newcastle coach Chris Hughton, may make the trip to Glasgow to watch the pair play for the Argentine side, which will be Diego Maradona’s first game as the new Argentine manager.

Chris Hughton talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s a wonderful game for Gutierrez and Coloccini. It’s a new manager, and anybody who’s been involved with the Argentine national team over the last couple of years will want to be in this squad.”

“Maradona will want to have a look at everybody, and it’s a nice thing for the club as well, as I think we’ve got two smashing players in Coloccini and Gutierrez, and certainly everybody here wants to see them do well.”

“It would be nice if they were to play a part, but from our point of view we have to look after ourselves.” “While it’ll be nice for them to be recognized, the more important game will be at Chelsea on Saturday.”

Chelsea’s game will be very tough, and we will need to have two of our best players available for that game.

We don’t really expect to get anything out of the game on Saturday, but a draw would be a terrific morale boost for the team, if we could get that result.

Then after the game we hope to hear something about what the future of the club will be.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    For f’s sake, gan all ye canny lads – it’s only a friendly!!

  • milkatoon

    Nov 19, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    ive got scotland and argentina to draw in my multi LET THEM DRAW i hope both teams attacks are fruitless!!!! lol

  • milkatoon

    Nov 19, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #3

    argentina-scotland (draw)
    poland-ireland (draw)
    germany-england(germany win)
    portragul-brazil (portragul win)
    spain-chille (spain win)
    and i win 1300$ =)

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #4

    We don’t really expect to get anything out of the game on Saturday, but a draw would be a terrific morale boost for the team, if we could get that result….. that’s the way Ed, talk things up!!!

    Guess you’re right though, keeping the goals against down’d be a success and a draw, well there’ll be dancing in the streets of Newcastle.

  • nepali toon army

    Nov 19, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #5

    newcastle aren’t consistent at all. sometimes they play great football and sometimes they play as they are the worst team in this competetion.we just cannot rely on newcastle on there form let’s see what we get from the chelsea game. hope just hope that atleast we play good football.
    newcastle 4 life

  • Rem

    Nov 19, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #6

    i hate when people in an accent, cause you cant do it. whats the point. Yeah we talk like that but writting it! whats the point?!!!1

  • Keegan Jnr

    Nov 19, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #7


    totally agree. nice to hear some optimism there as well.

    NUFC 4 life indeed

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 19, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #8

    It’ll be interestin’ to see where diego plays Colo tonight, providin’ he plays, that is!?!..

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 19, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Argentina should smash scotland tonight, would like to see Jonas and colo play but i’ll be watching England. Touch wood both come back untouched.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 19, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Aye KK,
    no injuries pleeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssseeee!..
    …Not chowed about england to be honest mate, but i am interested in where Colo & Jonas get played…’cos it might show them in a different light!?!..


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