Coloccini Return Is Good News For Newcastle

Fabricio Coloccini has been out since our tremendous win at Ipswich Town, and we don’t think it’s just a coincidence that the side has done so poorly in his absence.

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Coloccini – back Saturday – hair and all

Quite honestly, after last season we never thought we’d be saying that, but in England’s second division Coloccini has looked a strong player and we’ve missed him in central defense.

We’ve also missed Steven Taylor, but at least Coloccini is now set to return for the vital home game against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

And Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Coloccini will be back Saturday and he’s one we welcome back warmly.”

“We’ve had injuries to two big players, to he and Steven Taylor, who I hope is back with us for Sheffield United in the game after Doncaster.”

“We’ve had injuries to two big players.” “We’ve conceded goals, and, as a team, we have to take that on the chin.”

“But this is a big boost to have Colo back.” “That, of course, increases the squad again, and we’ve got to make sure, as we progress this season, we keep those players as fit as we can.”

Hughton also has 18 year-old Nile Ranger pushing for a start with Newcastle finding it difficult to get on the goal trail recently.

Chris continued and talked about our young gun:

“What we have is Nile, who I’ve consistently said is a young player. (well he is)”

“He will certainly get games and minutes this season – there’s no doubt about that.” “Is he capable of starting? Of course, because he’s in the squad.

“We’ve chosen on more occasions than not to use him as a sub, because he can impact a game.” “He’s a lad you like to think is learning as each game goes by.”

We would have no problem at all if young Nile started this game, since he’s work effort is tremendous and he just needs that first goal to start to get on the goals track, because he looks like a natural goal-scorer to us.

He’s an exciting player to watch, that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 22, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Welcome back Colo, we need more bodies on the field about now, and his performances this season have been much better than he has been credited with. Not as hasty as STaylor, and far better than Kivshanivanillaice, and Simpson in the CB slot.

  • premier

    Oct 22, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #2

    what a state to be in–pleased to welcome back Colo the clown and even more anxious for the return of Ameobi!!

  • G

    Oct 22, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Bit harsh premier, give him another crack at the top flight and I reckon he will be far better. Argie defender’s always take time to adapt the the prem (probs something to do with ex-servicemen shouting ‘Las Malvinas Est Anglias’ perhaps?). Remember Heinze’s first season in the prem? Wouldnt mind giving him another crack in a toon top. As for Ameobi, this is his level, always thought he would thrive down here, just didn’t expect him to do it in a toon top!

  • pearceet

    Oct 22, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #4

    one word

  • premier

    Oct 22, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Hey Pearceet dont you mean Poo?

  • pearceet

    Oct 22, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #6

    normally i would yes but it is no coincidence that since kishinashivi (or whatever his name is) we haven’t won he is solid in the championship and him and taylor s are by far the best two center backs we have got and young Kadar but kiasjdasidhds and simpson are not good enough as shown by the 2 soft goals conceded on tuesday.
    but i agree he is not the worlds best but he and taylor will keep us in auto promotion places not the other two.

  • laurent32

    Oct 22, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    good new, hope he starts. with him back we have a lot more balance in the team. simpson can move back to his favoured more attacking rb and rtaylor can move to midfield as guthrie has been very ineffective out there. this should give us better width and all round attack from the right and help service for the strikers.

    simpson zurab colo enrique
    —-rtaylor guthrie jonas—-

  • Darling27

    Oct 22, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #8

    I’d like to see this team against Doncaster Rovers saturday.

    R. Taylor

    It’s not gonna happen though as Butt will start 🙁

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 22, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #9

    We are in deep sh*t when we are desperate to collocini & Ameobi back. I can’t see my beloved NUFC ever getting back to those halycon days of KK & SBR certainly not in my lifetime (I’m a young 61)

  • G

    Oct 22, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #10

    @Geordiedoonsooth, I am 20 years junior to you, and I can’t see it happening in mine either (Even if I kick the tabs n drink?) but I still think thats a bit harsh on Colo (Fair play on the Ameobi comment tho!).

  • Fivelstad

    Oct 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    @G, I am 20 years junior to you. And I can’t see it happen in my lifetime either..


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