Coloccini Not Allowed To Link Up With Agentine Squad


Fabricio Coloccini will miss Newcastle’s next game with Bristol City on Saturday with his groin injury, and Chris Hughton does not intend to allow Fabricio to link up with the Argentine squad next week.

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Fabricio Coloccini – will miss Saturday’s game

When Chris Hughton was asked today if Coloccini would be allowed to join up with Maradona’s squad, after Saturday’s home game against Bristol City, Hughton said

“If he’s not fit for the weekend, then no, and he’ll certainly miss the weekend.”

“It’s one I need to check, but from our point of view, if he doesn’t play the weekend, then he’s not going. If we all had a choice as coaches, you’d prefer it if everybody stayed.”

“At this moment Jonas is fit, and it’s his prerogative and privilege to go away with his country.”

We think that Chris may be forced to at least let Coloccini travel to join  up with the squad, since that’s what an injured Gutierrez did in the last International break.

But Fabricio will need to have treatment, and maybe that’s why he should stay on Tyneside, since he’s a big player for Newcastle this season in the Championship.

Argentina are now in fifth place in the South American group, a place below automatic qualification, and they have lost lost four of their last five matches.

It would be tragedy for the South American nation if they failed to qualify for next summer’s action in South Africa, but now a distinct possibility.

They are in danger of failing to reach the finals for the first time since 1970.

Chris was asked if he has spoken to Argentina’s under-fire manager Diego Maradona, and he said:

“I’ve not had a call from him, and I don’t expect to.”

And it looks like Ryan Taylor – who has a calf problem – is touch and go for the Bristol City game as Chris said:

“Ryan will be close, but he’s a doubt.”

It will be interesting to see what the situation will be with Coloccini – but obviously it would be better for the Newcastle club if he just stayed on Tyneside and had treatment.

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • premier

    Oct 1, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Odds shortened on them winning now apparently

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  • DJM TOON

    Oct 1, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    pers’nally, you gotta let him go… its not ideal for us which is a big concern but ther’e two main reasons why we let him regardless

    1, his national team are on the verge of failing to qualify for the biggest tournament in world football, all hands on deck, just as we have done.

    2, if we stop him, he will resent NUFC and CH which not help the NUFC cause in the long run

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  • shrews mag

    Oct 1, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    3 points clear after (in some games) playing like an average team … happy days … and a lot to look forward to … especially if the 4 – 4 – 2 system with wide men is adopted … properly …

    could be a lot worse … portsmouth players have not been paid this month (sky sports yellow banner) … could be massive problems ahead there …

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  • Mag_Laad

    Oct 1, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    I was at the match last night and well it was the right result, we didn’t deserve to win and QPR played their socks off. Sure we tested QPR once Harewood scored but never looked like scoring after that, only challenging them. Tbh I had expectations of a win before the game and I was surprised with how QPR started. But one thing that has annoyed me after catching up on Ed’s articles this morning is the harsh player judgements from people that havent even went to the game. I mean fair enough if it was on tele as you can make your judgements, but it was only on radio and people are relying on a commentator who might be slightly biased towards some players etc. Reading some of the comments, are you serious? People making harsh comments on Enrique, Guthrie, Ranger etc. Guthrie is still an excellent player for our team, yet people will change their entire opinion on him after he missed a penalty, yes he let his head drop for a bit but he tried to pick himself up and alot of players don’t do that. Enrique made the mistake which lead to Watsons goal, but still had a decent performance, he just got on with things putting the mistake at the back of his mind. Ranger well the only difference between him and Carroll, well Ranger has played a few more games this season and he looked completley knackerd, apart from that Carroll and Ranger had equal games they both played well. Carrolls that little bit fitter, but Ranger is a more complete player in that he uses more of his ability than Carroll does. Nicky Butt well played ok for 5 mins until QPR scored then had a complete nightmare as he was overrun by QPR’s fast midfield, Hughton made the right decision to put Jonas on for him to inject a bit of nuisance and pace into our compact midfield. Lovenkrands came on at the wrong time of the game, Hughton should of put him on after Marlon scored to inject a bit more pace into our attack.

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  • Mag_Laad

    Oct 1, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #5

    I know I go on about how cr@p Nicky Butt is but you must be seriously deluded if you think he has anything left in him. I mean if you go to the games and see this man on the pitch you know how bad he is, its a sort of cringe moment whenever he gets the ball as he’ll either pass the ball to the opposition or lose the ball and make a late tackle. People who don’t go to the games for whatever reason either work or live quite a bit away fair enough, but people who could actually go to the games but don’t, think of the people who can’t get to the games, show a little bit of support and turn up will you’s.

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