Fab Coloccini – We Can Be Heroes

Fabricio Coloccini has become extremely popular with Newcastle United fans since he arrived two years ago from Spanish club  Deportivo.

Fabricio Coloccini – we can be heroes

The Argentine of course scored his first ever Premier League goal in the last home league game,  to snatch a 2-2 draw at the death against Wigan Athletic, and presumably save Chirs Hughton’s job according to at least one  journalist.

Fab seems to be relishing the game today with local rivals Sunderland, as he said:

“We know the game can make us into a hero.” “This is a very important game, but I don’t want to make history in one goal against Sunderland. I want to write a history over a long period.”

“But we know how important this game is, and we have to win it. We have to think only of the three points.”

Fab’s right there, and we’d just love to see Newcastle get their second home win of the season today, but the lads will need to be close to their best today, because Steve Bruce has made Sunderland into a side that are hard to beat.

It’s 7 league games unbeaten since they lost 1-0 at West Brom back in August, but in those 7 games they’ve won just two games 1-0, against Aston Villa and Man City, both at home, and drew the other five.

So it’s just 11 points from those 7 games, which takes them just 1 point above Newcastle on 12 points total.

Newcastle can leap-frog Sunderland with a win today, but we cannot afford to give Sunderland any goals with defensive mistakes, which have been far too frequent of late.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • leedodd

    Oct 31, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    The Problem as We Know is at Right Back Leftback and the 2 Central defenders are ok Mind You Mike Williamson has been a Bit Shakey But we will be Fine today !!!! Andy Carrol will score with his Pal Kev Nolan 2-0 Newcastle . Bye Bye Scumbags !!!

  • Thump

    Oct 31, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Just for one day

  • Alinufc

    Oct 31, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    @leedodd agree bout right back but what u talkin bout left back for reckon Enrique got it more than covered. As long as no stupid early goals i can c newcastle 2/3-1 Raylor at right back? gives the edge of set plays

  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 31, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Not too sure bout keeping a clean sheet with Krul in goal but still think we can get a win out of this one. Can’t wait, half 11 train row cc cant complain. Come on!!

  • Graeme

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    As long as we have 11 hero’s in Black & White on the pitch, with 52,000 in the stands, the TOOOOOON will win this game 2-1 or 3-1

    ‘Mon the tooooooooon

  • sweendog

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    hughton to prove some of us doubters wrong ..
    playing 4-4-2 .. 3-1 the final score …

  • sweendog

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    simpson – collo- willo – the bull
    barton -tiote – nolan – guti
    carroll – ameobi

    some team..

  • sweendog

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    think old brucey is trying to play this game down .. buttering up hughton etc ..
    with our experienced players it’ll be anything but tame .. hope theres no sending offs .. if so I can see us winning it with 2 early goals in the 1st half… sunderland will have a bit of a come back in the second and it’ll end up 3-1..

  • Thump

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Honestly I’m struggling to see a win today. Our defence has been a bit sloppy at times and frankly I’m terrified of what Bent will do with that. That said, Scum hardly have a world class back line so some high balls in there and old Bramble might just knock a few in for us 😉

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Its not right the biggest worry going into the game is Cattermole injuring Barton, as that would be such a blow.

    Its not like a normal game today, but with the lads we have at the club they will give their hearts on the pitch today. We should dominate as we have done most games this season, and I reckon we could have a repeat of a few seasons ago with shola bagging two for a 2-0 win.

    And about right back…simpson looked decent last week, williamson and colo have a good partnership so im not worried about the defence.

  • colwell

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Only one thing worries me today and that is our stupid high backline we seem to play. Bent and Gyan will love this how many teams get in behind us its frightning!
    However I think if we play our two big men we can win have to be direct just get every ball in the box not to great to watch but do we care no way. 2-0 c`mon the TOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNN

  • leedodd

    Oct 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #12

    No What I Ment was The Back 4 are ok but we have a problem at Right Back !!!!!!!!! Ryan Taylor was out of His Depth on Wednesday Maybe Put Danny in There ?? He would Love to Batter Sunderland Today !!!!!

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 31, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Robby Bobson i think you have a point about that dog Cattermole..Bruce is sure to instruct him to get stuck into Barton with the intention of goading him.. using similar tactics as McCarthy did with Karl Henry and co. Barton better have his screwed on today in the white hot atmosphere and make sure he doesn’t bite and get himself sent off….not sure i can really trust Barton yet.

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 31, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Shot Bru….i trust barton now…was at the wolves game and it was over the top what was going on and he handled it so well.

    And Colwell…so its not just me thats noticed that we play such a stupid high line, when our centre backs lack pace.

  • john_cena163

    Oct 31, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Watchn scorecast sunday, n they predicted a win for newcastle.
    Da bums def r 2nd bst in league n v r 4th bst in attack under arse.
    Cumon newcastle attack da dumboland
    .8-0 to newcastle.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Did anyone understand comment 15 ?

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda heights, I keep asking john_cena163 to write in English (I’m fed up of reading in Jamaican) but to no avail.

    I’m not going to predict a score for today. When I do it’s like the kiss of death.

  • balubas1

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Can someone help me? I can’t seem to remember the last time Enrique had a bad game..


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