Chris Hughton has rightly come out in support of Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini, who apparently was barracked by some Newcastle fans on Saturday.
Fabricio Colocini – criticism from Newcastle fans Saturday
Hughton told the Chronicle:
“Colo is part of a team that is trying to do the best they can. He knows what we need to get.”
“At the moment it’s not the time to be singling out individuals.” “The spirit we have to show is that when we win, it’s as a team and when we lose it’s as a team.”
“We haven’t been able to win again. But we experience it all together.”
Let’s be clear about this – barracking players during the game just doesn’t help anybody, and certainly not the team or the player.
They are doing their very best, we know that, so support is what we need for the lads – that’s why we are called supporters.
Only last week we trashed some of the Middlesbrough supporters, because they were hardly supporting their players during the Portsmouth game, and if this continues in any form at St. James Park, make no mistake, it will only help get us relegated.
We have 4 games left at home this season and apart from the Chelsea game, we have to win three of them – but we need the Newcastle fans behind the team to do that.
Now’s the time the players need the support of the Newcastle United fans more than ever, and it can be to our advantage in surviving this season.
Barracking fans is not the way to have Newcastle stay in the Premier league – that’s for sure.
Read Ed’s new report on the 3-1 home defeat against Arsenal last Saturday, in his News of The World Column.