Coloccini Epitomises Newcastle Grit This Season


There was some bad news for our Argentine center-half  Coloccini yesterday.

Fabricio Coloccini – great season for Newcastle
Fabricio was not included in the Argentine squad for the friendly with Germany on March 3rd in Munich.

That could well put a dent in his chances of being included in the Argentine World Cup squad for this summer in South Africa

By the way,  it looks like I will be covering the Argentine progress for the Daily Telegraph – if everything pans out as expected.

But if Fabricio doesn’t make the squad, it doesn’t take anything away from the great season he has had on Tyneside.

And Kevin Nolan has come out today and said that Fabricio has been fantastic for Newcastle this season.

Kevin told the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“For me Coloccini has been fantastic, he’s been amazing. The way he goes about his game makes him so brilliant to play with.”

“It’s just his little swagger and when people have been doubting him, he has responded on the pitch. He has proved everyone wrong and I just think he has made it easy for Willo (Mike Williamson) to slot right in.”

We agree with Kevin, and Coloccini seems to be able to form a partnership with most of the center-backs currently at Newcastle, including on loan Fitz Hall.

If Newcastle can get promoted in May, next season will be a suitable test to see if Colocccini can become a good Premier League player.

He has already shown his grit and determination for the Newcastle cause this season – there’s no doubt about that.

Last season his form at best was spotty, but this second season in English football will stand him in good stead for next season.

That’s if Newcastle decide to keep him and not unload the Argentine, who has a reported £70K/week salary on Tyneside – that’s a lot of money to play football.

What do you think about this. Let us know.

Comments welcome.



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2 comments so far

  • tdt

    Feb 24, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully this season will mould Collo’s game to be able to deal with the PL better for next season. There’s no need for fancy play as a CB in the PL, just do you defending well and you can be a success. I think he has heeded this message this season.

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  • Sav

    Feb 25, 2010 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Anyone reckon it would be worth trying Colo out again in defensive midfield in front of S.Taylor and Williamson?
    He’s more comfortable on the ball than most and is a good passer and would be formidable in midfield.
    Williamson is a gem and Taylor, too – he isn’t going to sit around on the bench and he’s too cumbersome to be a Prem fullback.

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