Fabricio Coloccini is becoming a big favorite with Newcastle fans because of his professional performances at Newcastle since he joined from Deportivo for £10M in the summer.
Fabricio Coloccini – learning all the time at Newcastle
He has formed good partnerships with both 22 year-old Steven Taylor, and now with 22 year-old Sebastien Bassong, who has looked stellar in the Newcastle defense these last few weeks, and will keep his place as long as he keeps up these performances.
Coloccini is fast trying to lean the English language, but Fabricio has been one of the stalwarts that have had Newcastle keep 4 clean sheets in their last 7 games, and that’s what his manager, Joe Kinnear, definitely wants to see.
Fabricio talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle:
“This is my first season in England and I am learning all the time.”“I am enjoying the experience.”
“And I hope it continues.”
And Coloccini seems to have a great attitude and respect for his second new manager at Newcastle, Joe Kinnear.
“Joe is a very good coach and manager.”
“He explains what he wants, and the players are working hard to do it on the pitch for him and the fans.”
Coloccini is a good player and a good man, and he is improving all the time.
His one flaw could be that he is slow on the turn, but we think Fabrico next season will be an even better all around player than he is right now.
And that, along with the great displays of Jonas Gutierrez, has to be good news for new Argentine manager Diego Maradona.
Coloccini was a good buy at £10M, so how much could Sebastien Bassong be worth in a year or two, if he keeps up his performances of the last few weeks?
We certainly made some excellent buys in the summer, and as we’ve said, we cannot wait for the January transfer window to open.
However, one last thing on Coloccini are that rumors from the dressing room suggest that Fabricio often wears a quizical look on his face, during Joe Kinnear’s team talks.
Apparently he has to keep asking his friend Jonas Guteirrez, to explain some of the words Joe uses, as he cannot find them in the Spanish English dictionary. 😀