Coloccini Hoping For Newcastle Turn Of Fortune


Fabricio Coloccini, our Argentine Internatioanl, has talked today about hoping that the win against WBA, will signal the turning point of the season for Newcastle United.

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Fabricio Coloccini – turning point of the season?

And while the win was important to give Newcastle some breathing room at the bottom of the table, defender Fabricio Coloccini has admitted it was achieved with their missing manager in mind.

The Argentine International said:

“Beating West Brom was also important because we wanted to win for Joe Kinnear,” “When somebody is out of action like that you need to show that you remember them, and winning is our way of doing that.”

“Hopefully we will look back at the end of the season and feel that this was the turning point.” “The other good thing is that we have had a break before the next game, so we can think about the errors we made as well.”

“We know what wasn’t good about the game, and now we can train harder.” “We showed fight against West Brom. There were lots of goals, but we managed to emerge as the winners.”

“Beating West Brom was very important for us. They are down there with us, and we had to put some daylight between us.” “I think this can give us something to build on, and we can now look forward.”

During that game Fabricio showed some good form, and when things get tough the Argetine usually comes through for the Magpies.

Coloccini has had a period of some poor form, but hopefully he is getting back to form and certainly seems to play well with 22 year-old Sebastien Bassong.

Kinnear is expected to be away from St James’ Park for at least eight weeks, but don’t be surprised if he shows his face on the training ground way before that, but not to take the training.

Joe is the kind of committed guy you just cannot keep away.

Comments welcome.



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68 comments so far

  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Class act, but still lots of space for improvement. He can pick up some tips from Bassong.

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    wheres Troy 😉

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  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s been dropped from the Argies squad. I think he is over rated.
    Too slow and gets caught out by fast defenders, time and time again.

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  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Well done Looney Toon,

    i’m as fast as Colo!!

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Like Colo alot…..adapted pretty well to the English game and I am sure he will be even better next season…..

    starting to put together a pretty good partnership with Bassong who has been outstanding this season……how long before he is knocking on the door of the French Squad?

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  • Monster

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #6

    gets caught out by fast defenders??

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  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #7

    LoonyToon

    He cost £10m and he has had a poor season for me.
    You think he should be better next season? He can’t get any worse.

    I’m sorry, but he is clearly too slow. You can’t argue with that.

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  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    You can’t argue with the truth Monster.

    He gets caught flat footed continuously.

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  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye, sorry Monster, you spotted my deliberate mistake.!! Well done, your quicker than me.

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #10

    yes Troy he sometimes gets caught out by quick players however he will learn to adapt and counter that….ie not getting to tight or dropping off slightly….

    The pace of the game in England is much quicker than Spain generally….

    He hasnt had a great season, but wouldnt say he has had a poor one…..put in some very good performances….

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Paid far to much for him. Not good enough for the premier league.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Benny-Ignore

    Give Colo 1 more season to step up his game..wouldn’y say he is poor..but looks a little bit overpriced at the moment.

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  • Stardust

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Woodgate wasnt the quickest either but both are class acts, the only problem arises when the happless Stphen taylor is on the pitch – the culprit responsible for destroying many an international centre backs reputation. His positioning pulls the defence all over. taylor is terrible – Collo the real deal – just watch him settle every time Beye is RB. The difference is Blindingly obvious. To everyone but a Newcastle Hating Troy that is.

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  • Davies

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #14

    I think he’ll be better next season. He was immense against Man Utd in the season openner. Let’s just hope that he can get back to that. I like the lad. Very good in the air. Come on Colo, get that form that made you an Argentine international back.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #15

    sirjasontoon- on yer bike(vintage )
    Poor player made to look even worse in a struggling side.

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  • Davies

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Just a thought, but I hear Scolari is out of work (joke!).

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Benny Ignore.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Benny Ignore

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  • Davies

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Benny, my mate saw ‘Arry down the pub flogging Spurs’ spot in the premier league to Martinez for a pony last night. What a wheeler dealer that crazy cockney is. If only he hadn’t “turned us down”. Chortle.

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  • Doocey

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    New articles on sites, lads,
    Cheer for clicking me name all throughout January and Feb 😀

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry Benny..I will no longer rise to your sillyness as I have noticed other bloggers doing the same…Ignore.

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #22

    some people are working overtime trying to get a bite today 😉

    agree with Stardust re Taylor especially recently when Taylor has been right back…..

    Overpriced? hmmmm maybe, maybe not however I could think of a few buys this season by other clubs who have been, as they say “over priced”

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Davies Just ignore the stoopid spud.

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  • bowburnmag

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Colo needs to improve to justify his £10m tag. Just like many of our expensive purchases have tried and failed to do in the past. He seems like he has a much better chance of doing it but needs to be stronger, better in the air and quicker on the turn. All things that can be improved but has to be sharpish. Fairly comprehensive improvements but he’s definitely a good footballer.

    Stardust – I think Woodgate is deceptively quick. Much like McGrath used to be. Very rarely beaten in a foot race.

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  • Davies

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Sirjasontoon, you keep saying you’ll ignore him, but every timehe comments you have a go at him. Make yer mind up son.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #26

    LoonyToon @ graft // Feb 13, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    some people are working overtime trying to get a bite today

    Yeah I noticed and it’s sad too watch but funny as well : )

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  • Davies

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #27

    … and to be fair, there were some nice bikes on that site. I wasnt’ that fussed about the green one with the basket though.

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  • Davies

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #28

    oops, I meant wasn’t.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #29

    I have not commented all day Davies…thanks for the heads up though sonny and looking out for SJT
    : )

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #30

    I didn’t even click the link tbh.
    I told him I have a 1984 haro bmx in passing and he seems to have a thing about it..maybe he fancies a ride on it without the seat on.

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  • Stardust

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #31

    BBM Woodgate was quick over a few steps, agreed, positioning was great too, just had the knack of forcing people out and making them run around him, only mistake I have seen Colo make is once or twice being highsided, but overall he is the real deal , for me anyway.

    I have thought for years that Taylor is a terrible player in the way he plays his line. I could not stand to be on the same pitch as him, one of those players who plays for himself and not the team, they get you wound up by being next to them as there is no trust.

    Cant wait till Beyes back, but Ryan Taylor right back for me against Everton. Stephen can sit the game out.

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  • MarkyNufc

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Colo is a great player, yes he makes mistakes but so does everyone else in the team, they might not be as big, but some mistakes by other players are the ones that put Colo under pressure and People say thats another mistake by Colo.

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #33

    SD – “Cant wait till Beyes back, but Ryan Taylor right back for me against Everton. Stephen can sit the game out.”

    certainly….

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  • Monster

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #34

    He could make a great DM.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #35

    colo = legend 😉

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  • Stardust

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Totally Agree Marky. He has first class positional sense, he reacts to other movements, so if a player is out of position he takes up the best solution.

    I simply ask everyone to watch taylor playing his own line in his own way. He is the trouble, look at how organised we were when he was out of the team, it is no coincidence that we drop to pieces when he is in it. he gets away with it because of his claim to be a local lad.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Looking forward to Habib coming back as well.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #39

    colo = legend Maybe at his last club Ryan…not this season I am afraid..he has potential but not anywhere near Legend Status just yet.

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  • richyg01

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #40

    He is a good player

    Speed is a problem tho

    Excellent partnership with Bassong

    Mistakes YES but who for us hasnt this season? You are only as good as the players around you!

    R.Taylor —— LB
    S.Bassong —– CB
    F.Coloccini — CB
    H.Beye ——– RB

    get them 4 playing together regular and then there will be an improvement, players need to get to know eachother and the way they play, what their traits and strengths are.

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