Coloccini And Smith Ready To Start Saturday

Two players we want to see starting in Newcastle’s now crucial game at Swansea on Saturday are Fabricio Coloccini and Alan Smith.

Coloccini – solid performer this season for the Magpies

Smith has been the epitome of the spirit that is Newcastle United this season, and it’s important the captain return at Swansea and help steady the Newcastle ship.

As far as we know Alan is fit and will start the match.

But there’s some good news today, and it’s that Fabricio Coloccini should be fit for Saturday, following his hamstring injury.

Fabricio – before he through the comb and scissors away 😀

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is confident he will be able to pick the Argentine defender for the match on Saturday, as he told the official site today:

“Fabricio will be fine for Swansea,” “That’s a boost because he has been a consistent performer this season.”

Hughton also expects Ryan Taylor to be ready, after his slight hamstring complaint, but it seems that Nicky Butt will not make the game.

We expect Coloccini to partner Mike Williamson in defense on Saturday, and Alan Smith to start in the defensive midfield position, and that should shore up our defense quite a bit from last night.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 10, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #1

    all the best!!! one lost is not equal the quality is not good!! I believe we can do that! Newcastle United!!!!!! Go!!!

  • psb

    Feb 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Of course the game is important, all games are, but it is not win or bust. The season will not be decided on Saturday’s game, just as Cardiff’s season is not over because they got hammered by us.

  • jimiley

    Feb 10, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Back to Smith and Nolan in midfield. Good exciting stuff and just the sort of midfield which will set the Prem alight. Derby proved we are not that good and will be struggling next season. We have bought Championship players and we all know the fat man will not invest. Of course I want us to go up, but can foresee a season of real toil next year.

  • psb

    Feb 10, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Unfortunately, the Premiership is such that it is a season of toil for all but 6 or 7 clubs. Do we really want to go up ? LOL !

    The thought of of yet another 3-0 drubbing at the Emirates or Anfield, or 5 at Old Trafford and Chelsea. Hmmm. Happy Days !

  • jimiley

    Feb 10, 2010 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Not happy when we go down.

  • Graeme

    Feb 11, 2010 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Going up doesnt seem to be the major problem people thought it was going to be when we got relegated – the team pulled together and have played some good football, getting us to the automatic promotion places.

    If we do go up, the problem is going to be staying there, which is going to need some serious investment, which I dont see FCB providing. I think it much more likely that he is still looking for new buyers/ investment as well as continuing talks with those that were interested earlier.

    I wouldnt be suprised if we were sold soon after promotion was a certainty. FCB gets more money for a Prem club afterall and people would sooner invest in a club in that league. Its the only way we are going to get the investment required to keep the progress going.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 11, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #7

    ed – through the scissors away !!!!!!!!!
    Sorry being pedantic I know.

  • Whumpie

    Feb 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Colo is a goodun, but I think Taylor is more of a miss because he keeps the spirits up at the back.

    To be honest, losing with those two missing isn’t a big surprise. Thrashing Cardiff was the surprise!

    We’ll be just fine. Hughton and Calderwood have done a cracking job shoring up the squad, and yes, FCB has backed them by spending wisely.

    (Still no fan of the man of the man, but…)


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