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Alan Pardew Already Big Fan Of Fab Coloccini

1:14 pm, Saturday, January 1st, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

We heard that Alan Pardew was a good motivator when he first arrived on Tyneside, to replace the very well liked Chris Hughton, and everything  Alan’s done since then suggests he already has his players firmly behind him.

Fab Coloccini - has done very well since his return

Tomorrow’s game against Wigan is important,  and with the young  Andy Carroll missing that game,  Alan Pardew will have to use all his motivational skills to ensure Newcastle put in a top performance.

And with Newcastle conceding 15 goals in their last 6 games, since the 0-0 draw at home to Fulham, there is concern that Newcastle leak far too many goals this season.

In their 19 league games so far this season, Newcastle have conceded 31 goals, and three more than they have scored.

But it seems that Alan Pardew has quickly become a fan of Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini, who of course is a big favorite on Tyneside.

Pardew has been pleased with Coloccini’s impact  on the defense since he came in against Man City, after serving his three game ban for being sent off in the disaster at Bolton Wanderers.

This is what Alan said today about the 34 times capped Argentine:

“He’s a top player and the back four did very, very well at Tottenham,” “They were a bit unfortunate – it was a deflection for the first goal.”

“We gifted two goals against Manchester City when we put the ball at risk, but that’s something we talked about when I arrived,”

“There are elements we have to cut out of our game but, as far as Fabricio is concerned, I think he’s done very well.”

Certainly both Coloccini and Steven Taylor have looked good in the last two games for Newcastle, and the defense has generally looked well organized.

But for some pundits, Coloccini still has to prove he is real PL class player, and he should get plenty of chances to do just that this season.

And let’s not forget Mike Williamson, who is currently on the sidelines but is also a good player, and we would expect Mike to get back into the side at some stage this season.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Mike Williamson · Newcastle News · Steven Taylor



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hitman // Jan 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    some twit on twitter is saying carlos vela is on his way here..

  • 2 JP...from The Rock // Jan 1, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Hitman – Let’s hope so because we need the extra firepower. I mentioned Vela being a good signing for us yesterday as I had heard Wenger wants him to go out on loan. He could do the job in the mean time and is young, hungry, classy and has some premiership experience already.

  • 3 chuck // Jan 1, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Looks like Sol is not happy over Hughtons screwing by “the man” and may be on his way, we could do worse than put in a bid for Villas “David Dunne”
    a solid defender who has slipped to third choice on Houlliers list (what a moron)
    I believe he could be had for a reasonable amount and would be a great backup CD even if taken on loan.

  • 4 max // Jan 2, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    agree with chuck..




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