Coloccini and Gutierrez Both In Agentine World Cup Squad

If there was any doubts in the minds of our Argentine players that playing for Newcastle would cost them their Argentine places that has been dispelled.

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Fabricio Coloccini – recalled by Argentina

And a resurgent Newcastle side this season in the Championship, will also be an attraction to other players who Newcastle may try to recruit in the next week or so, before the end of the transfer window.

The central defender and left midfielder have been named in national coach Diego Maradona’s squad for next month’s crucial qualifiers home against Brazil (Sep 5 in Rosario) and away to Paraguay (Sep 9 in Asuncion).

Both have played regularly for Newcastle in their four Championship games so far, which has yielded the club a good 10 points, and has the team 2nd top of the league.

Newcastle had a comfortable 2-0 away win over Crystal Palace yesterday in the English Championship (second division), with two goals in the first half from Nolan and Taylor – bvoth laid on by Jonas Gutierrz as it turns out..

Gutierrez and Coloccini are among 19 European-based players in the squad and several more Argentina-based players will be added next weekend.

Liverpool’s Javier Mascherano and Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez complete an English League quartet.

For Coloccini it will be a welcome return for the 32 times capped player, who was last called up for Maradona’s winning managerial debut against Scotland last November. He did not play in that game.

But this has to be really good news for the Argentine players on Tyneside, although whether they will still be at the club at the end of the transfer window is anybody’s guess.

Argentine Squad:

Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar), Juan Pablo Carrizo (Zaragoza), Mariano Andujar (Catania); Nicolas Burdisso (Roma), Javier Zanetti (Inter), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Nicolas Pareja (Espanyol); Javier Mascherano (Liverpool), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid), Maximiliano Rodriguez (Atletico de Madrid), Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle), Jesus Datolo (Napoli); Leo Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Atletico de Madrid), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), Diego Milito (Inter), Lisandro Lopez (Lyon).

12 comments so far

  • nzedtoonman

    Aug 23, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    THINK OF THIS >>>>>>>>
    If you were Ashley and knew the deal had fallen through on friday , would the police want you to release the details of said failure knowing it could cause a riot of fans in newcastle and london over the entire weekend .
    lessen the damage by releasing the info. on the monday , it gives the fans 6 days to GET OVER IT !

    i think their are tactics involved in the release date of this info , if it was good news it would be filtering through already !

  • Toon1978

    Aug 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Speaking of Argintina i wish we had this kid in a black n white shirt.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    We are f*cked the good start counts for nowt as Ashley will strip the club of it’s better young players

  • Dennis Twice

    Aug 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4

    This fat thing has to go away now! Burn in hel* you *astard!

  • BT9MAG

    Aug 23, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Possibly? Then again, you can say a number of things…

    1) Ashley HAS agreed to sell, with Shearer being brought in as manager – Shearer was down on MOTD last night, so has to travel back up and do all the press stuff/ today so the big unveiling goes without a hitch tomorrow

    2) Ashley HASN’T agreed to sell, but instead of O’leary or JFK we’re poaching a manager from a team who’re playing today (therefore couldn’t be announced before/during their current team’s game)

    3) Mike Ashley really likes the Boomtown Rats and thought there’d be no finer tribute than metaphorically acting out/demonstrating their finest (and arguably, their only) major hit – ‘I don’t like Mondays’.

    4) Banks can’t operate on a Sunday.

    5) It’s exactly a week until the transfer window closes…

  • frogeordie

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Getting sick and tired of all these conspiracy theories and iffs and buts….
    We are watching a committed motivated bunch of players who are doing really well despite all predictions. The same players incidentally, who under the messiah Shearer, couldn’t give a toss. Villa game was awful.
    Makes me think – don’t you?
    I’m even getting used to the banana and custard,

  • roscoe

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7


  • Toon1978

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #8

    This would be my all time 11 playing for NUFC (just a little fun sorry off topic)

    …………………..Lev Yashin……………………..

    Puyol……..B. Moore …..T. Adams…R.Carlos




    Very attacking minded i know but let me know what you think of my all time dream team.

  • sahota

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Butt linked to Burnley I really hope he is sold ….but worrying thing is we are not buying anyone.

  • komfort

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    sahota…i’d rather have an old butt than no butt at all…

    …i’m easily pleased.

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11


  • dave 1961

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #12

    6. Ashley could appoint Shearer and wants the box office open for when the stampede for season tickets begins, and allows most people to get into work before all the roads are blocked when the fans start to engulf st james’s park, lets take a deep breath and hope for the best, Mick Ashley could easily subsidies the club to get promotion and his money back lets all wait & hope


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