Coloccini Waxes Lyrical About Newcastle And Their Fans

Fabricio Coloccini has given a good interview with the Evening Chronicle today, and he has waxed lyrical about both the Newcastle United club and their fans.

Chris Hughton embraces Coloccini after the game last night

Coloccini told the Evening Chronicle today:

“This season we have had to battle and scrap for every point – it has been difficult but at last we have achieved our objective.”

“For me as a footballer, playing in the Premier League is where I want to be and why I signed for this great club.”

“To be playing in the best league in the world means so much.”  “Yes, I want to go to the World Cup finals with my country.”

“But I know that if I want to be selected in the future, playing at the top level is where I need to be.”

“This club belongs in the top half of the Premier League and that’s where we aim to go now.”

Coloccini was signed from Deportivo la Coruna for over £10M in the summer of 2008, while Kevin Keegan was managing the club, and had an indifferent first season in the Premiership with Newcastle last season, when we were relegated.

The Argentine International, who has become a big favorite on Tyneside this season, had his name chanted continually last night at St. James’ Park.

Coloccini continued:

“We wanted to win even though we knew it was already confirmed that we were promoted.”

“The fans were brilliant and we couldn’t go out there and let them down – we had to win the game against Sheffield as well.”

“They want us to be in the Premier League next season. Now we have delivered that.”

Coloccini just seems to love the Newcastle fans and believes they could well be the best in the world:

“They are possibly the best fans in the world and I have a lot of affection for them.”

“To hear them sing my name is amazing.”  “It just makes you want to win every game for them, every tackle and get every pass right.”

“My aim is to stay at the club and help us climb up the Premier League next season, even if there are a going to be some tough battles ahead.”

Good words from the Argentine International, and we expect Fabricio to play out his remaining 3 years of his contract on Tyneside, rumored to be worth around £70K/week.

Exactly how Newcastle will fare in those years is something that we just don’t know, but it would be great to have some success back in the Premier League  once again.

You never know.

Comments very welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Haha Colo, well if you love the club so much why don’t you sign a new 5 year contract worth 40k a week?!

    On a serious note, great player well done and it would be a travesty of justice if he isnt called up to the World Cup!

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 6, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Things I think will happen next season:

    1) Mike Ashley will not sell the club

    2) Chris Hughton will be sacked before Christmas at the latest after going on a losing streak due to the higher quality of oposition.

    3) Steven Taylor and Carroll will be told to make up and both will stay

    4) We will finish between 12th and 15th

    About Hughton I will say this – he has done an excellent job of getting us out of this league but his Anti-football will be a disaster in the Premier League and we will get regularly punished for it. It would be crazy to sack him now because the players will be very upset about it and we will lose the unity we currently have.

    Ashley will give us a season in the Premier League to boost the value of our stock before putting us up for sale in 2011.

  • wsquare

    Apr 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #3

    colo not good enough.

  • peterktoon

    Apr 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Under the game I saw Steven Taylor sitting and smiling but Ed do You know where he was after the game. ?
    Fritz Hall came on the pitch after the 90 minutes in his normal clothes to celebrat with his teammates. But no Steven Taylor to be seen???

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5

    What utter tripe in the first 3 responses. Colo has excelled this season in a hard league, as the back 4 chopped and changed he kept covering and organising. Ask Van the Man or Simpson, Colo was always there.

    If Hughton is sacked it will be because of the idiot whinging supporter faction (who also got Robson sacked), the so called pro-Toon blogs that stir on a daily basis for want of anything useful to say, or the Shearer fundamentalists who just don’t live in the real world and never will.

    We have a top manager in the making here, even if we have a rough start we need to get behind him. Sacking Southgate and replacing him with an experienced Prem manager didn’t do Boro any good, did it, even in the Fizzy? CH has the strategy, now he needs the players to make it work in the Prem.

    NUFC now play an effective brand of panic free total football, with often sublime passing skills from the back to the front. This will work well for us in the Prem, and later on in Europe. It’s not anti-football, quite the opposite – and this is a far more complete team than Keegan had in ’93. With a few sensible signings we will be top half material even in the first season (but not necessarily by Xmas).

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Definately a fans favourite, i was at match yesterday and i went 2 see all the players arriving and Coloccini was the only one who stopped to sign autographs and he definately did as many as he could.

    He also shook evry1’s hand after being told to move by the stewards for holding up traffic :L

    Great man and great player

  • komfort

    Apr 6, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #7

    5 Captain Beefheart // Apr 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    NUFC now play an effective brand of panic free total football, with often sublime passing skills from the back to the front. This will work well for us in the Prem, and later on in Europe. It’s not anti-football, quite the opposite – and this is a far more complete team than Keegan had in ‘93. With a few sensible signings we will be top half material even in the first season (but not necessarily by Xmas)……

    captian , it’s you that needs to start living in the real world…..or are you just taking the piss ?

  • BT7MAG

    Apr 6, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    I wouldn’t go as far as Captain Beefheart, but to say Hughton plays anti-football is a complete joke!

    We have scored more goals than anyone else in the league, we have a chance to get more points than Keegan’s entertainers and yet you’re calling it anti-football?

    What Hughton has done is play different systems for different games. Away from home we play as defensive unit, create a few chances and generally convert at least one of them (this has given us the 2nd best away record in the division). At home we play expansive attacking football, whilst not going all out and taking risks, this has meant we have not been beaten ONCE at home!

    We’ve lost a total of 4 games all season, this isn’t anti-football, this is effective football! I think some of you need to get a grip!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #9

    absoloutley love colo, before he came he was one of my favourite playersm always had an excellent touch for a cb or cdm, i was dissapointed with him last season, but i am over the moon with him now

  • chuck

    Apr 6, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Closer to agreeing with Beefheart than the whinging crowd, guess no one`s ever satisfied.
    All of the above we can throw out the window unless we get the reinforcements needed , will depend more on how much dough is spent,
    at least Lee and Shearer agree on that, along with a bunch of others.
    The present side was good enough to gain promotion, but could they prevent relegation, I
    think not !

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 6, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #11

    and for those who say hughton cant hack it in the prem, dont be such cocks man, he has been brilliant for us, he will carry on to , and for me personally he hasbeen my favourite manager since robson was here

  • alan shearer

    Apr 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #12

    i will like to see all our defenders intact(include stevie taylor and colo) with the exception of fitz hall.add a full back which i feel it can be julien faubert , hutton or luke young and we are fine we have tamas kadar..i rate him.

  • OHurley

    Apr 6, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m amazed at the doom mongering. What other premiership team could’ve done as well as we’ve done in this league this season?

    Also- as CH has proved time and time again, his strategy is fluid. He plays a different game to suit a different situation. This WILL continue in the Premiership. Sure it’ll take him some time to get used to it, but look at the Brummies. They weren’t doing so well to start the season, but now they’re top 10. I think if we’re careful, we’ll do the same thing.

    CH’s tactics are to analyze a team and a situation and govern the tactics accordingly. The CCC is a different league from the premiership. He had to use different tactics and management skills. He’ll continue to do this in the Prem. No doubt.

  • OHurley

    Apr 6, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #14

    The answer to my first question in the last post is obvious: any top 10 squad, and maybe a couple others. The point is this- we owned this league like a top flight team from the Prem would have owned it.


    Apr 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #15

    There are a few doom merchants in here that need to get to the doctors and get themselfs some chill pills.komfort so why cant newcastle finish top ten,maybe its you needs the reality check mate.Dont believe we got promoted yesterday,and some of the idiots still moaning,and as for the dimwits that think chris cant do a job in the prem,maybe they are the people the chairman was on about,the unrealistic ones.


    Apr 6, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Think Coloccini has done a great job this year for us ,and think he will go on doing the job for us for a good few years yet,keep up the good work,you have looked like what you are this year, a prem defender playing in the championship.

  • DrMagpie

    Apr 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #17

    I don´t agree that the football that we are playing NOW is anti-football, in fact I feel we are playing a more entertaining game every game!

    Its true that through the first part of the season we where playing some pretty poor football, but you can´t blame that on Hughton, he inherited a team that was playing terribly and lost some (key) players.

    We need to give him time, no matter what happens. That has been our problem the last years, if we don´t give our manager at least 3 years we will be back to the start.

  • komfort

    Apr 6, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #18

    just to make it clear my criticism of the capitano’s post – is his claims of a sublime passing game that we posses & that this is a far more complete team than keegan’s of 93….both points are complete tosh.

    ..brown eye @ 15 – i’m not your mate…never have been & never will be…your nothing but a racist scumbag & that’s the very reason you got barred from workey’s blog & now hang round on here like a bad smell.


    Apr 6, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #19

    komfort or should i call ya workey the noob your blog sucks,you aint a true newcastle supporter mate,you are also a plastic geordie and a bit of a wally also.

  • ende

    Apr 6, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #20

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