Fabricio Coloccini was given the captaincy last Tuesday night, against his former side Deportivo, and it was another fitting gesture from Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.
Coloccini was one of the stars of last season, and showed his commitment to Newcastle with some rousing displays in the Championship.
Newcastle fans are now just hoping (and praying) he can keep up that terrific form in the much tougher league of the English Premiership.
Coloccini told the Evening Chronicle recently:
“It was a proud honor for me to lead Newcastle out against my old team.”
“I enjoyed the experience very much.” “Any player would see the chance to lead Newcastle United out as a privilege and I’m no different.”
“If the chance comes along to do it again, I wouldn’t say no.”
And Fabrico gave another great display at the back in that game that Newcastle won on penalties, with two new partners in James Perch and 19 year-old James Tavernier, but he seems to be a great player to play with.
It’s interesting that Hughton has still to name his new captain for Newcastle, and in our poll Kevin Nolan won easily with over 60% of the vote, but Coloccini would be very willing to take it on – if it was offered to him – but it looks like he’s talking about only single game occurrences.
But it is getting a bit late now, and surely Chris will be naming his new captain this week, and it will be a big shock if Nolan doesn’t get the job and the honor of captaining the famous Newcastle United club.