Coliccini Puts In Another Fab Performance And Scores Too!

If Fabricio Coloccini keeps putting performances in for Newcastle,  like he did yesterday, and has done so consistently over the last few weeks, then we’ll have to announce that this Argentine, who was 29 yesterday, is truly a Premier League class player.

Fabricio Coloccini – after scoring brilliantly yesterday – yes!!!!!

Coloccini was again a mountain at the back for Newcastle yesterday, against one of the top sides in England.

And after 59 minutes he even managed to score a superb individual goal, as he showed our strikers how to do it, when he rifled the ball into the back of the net – and then went wild, along with the Newcastle United fans.

And there’s little doubt that new manager Alan Pardew is already a big fan of the 34 times capped Argentine International, who was playing for the 100th time for the famous Newcastle United club.

Alan talked about Fabricio after the game:

“I thought he was the stand out player today, he was brilliant in everything he did,”

Fab Coloccini is leading our Man of the Match poll yesterday with a massive 72% of the poll.

And he is followed by his countryman,  Jonas Gutierrez, who had a tremendous battle with Scottish International  Alan Hutton yesterday, and put in a very  good shift.

If you haven’t voted in our poll, you can still do so on our home page.

It’s great to have guys like Coloccini and Gutierrez at the Newcastle club.

Comments welcome.

39 comments so far

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Best cb we have had in years

  • stuckdownsouth

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    After a dodgy start to his time with us he has grown and grown and is now immense. Strange to say but perhaps our time in the fizzy pop league last year helped. I actually think the same for big Andy as well.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #3

    great volley, looks like he can be a striker

  • gorskino10

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Is anyone watching the QPR game i swear ive seen Routledge has done more crosses already than he has done in his whole NUFC career so far 🙁

  • peterjoicey

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Class player, class goal.

    Is a hairdo or a hairdon’t. It can only be a hairdo!

  • toonfan76

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Maybe he can give Strolla a few tips on hitting the target, Did it last week against the unwashed only to be denied by a goal line clearance. I think the the whole squad is benefiting from the team spirit at Newcastle as everyone is improving, Strolla is an exception, he should stay behind in training for a few hours to practice his shooting.

  • NickeAlvaro

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #7

    gorskino10, I agree. My dad and I are watching this game and Routledge looks great. Has to be a confidence thing. Hopefully he can come back and produce for us in the top flight.

    Also on Fab, he is just that. I never thought he would be a success after his first season but wow! It really makes me happy when I see how he reacted to scoring, I love seeing pure passion on the pitch. Lets keep it up!

  • toonfan76

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Just wondering if anyone knows how long Collo has left on his contract?

    I think he makes whoever is his partner at the back look better than they actually are, either that or it’s playing alonside him that is improving their game.

  • gorskino10

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #9

    @NickeAlvaro Yeah he has alot of freedom, ive seen him drift into the Striker area, looks like he enjoys it more probs less pressure to do well at QPR than at NUFC, bit annoyed why he was soo negative at us always passing back in this game he WANTS to take the ppl on everytime 🙁

  • NickeAlvaro

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Like I say I just hope its a confidence issue. Either that he feels more comfortable at the lower level, or that he feels pressured with us. Fingers crossed either way, he seems like a real good little tryer and thats what we all like to see.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Routledge is now at a club where he belong

    he is a ccc player, never going to cut in the premierleague

  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #12

    colo has 2 and half years left on his contract

  • judz1991

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Apparently Colo’s on 75k a week, does anybody else reckon he’d be willing to sign an extension and drop down to 50k or lower like Joey has?

  • toonfan76

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Whatever happens we must keep Collo here, he is by far our best CB, he’s definitely earning his wages for me!

  • gorskino10

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    @NickeAlvaro yeah probs he is more able to show his ability more in the championship over the EPL, much like Tarrabt who has looked amazing,scored his goal fantasicially welll, reminds me of a more greedy and less skilled version of Arfa.

    On Colo he is now 29 as of yesterday was his birthday 🙂 so i would think he is now settled, his family is as he has stated his daughter speaks fluent english and even teaches him shes settled and they have friends so i dont think he would move them now at 29, if we offer him a contract past 32 it would show us our commitment to Colo and i think if it was a 4 year extension he would take that little cut to have the longer contract 🙂

  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #16

    COLO has been Worldy this season, no doubt about it, but I also think Williamson has been a revelation. Before Taylor came back willo was arguably our best cb!

    I think when everyone is fit we will play 4 – 5 – 1 a bit like arsenal. So more of a 433 really Barton Tiote nolan and then benny carroll jonas. Awesome

  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    And i dont know what pardew told jonas yesterday but he looked immense!

  • Phil K

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Colo has been worth every penny of his allegedly big pay packet this season !

  • colwell

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #19

    We should sign that winger at QPR Routledge. He`s quick,skillful and a good crosser OH WAIT!

  • Phil K

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Routledge had his chance and didn’t produce – at all.
    He’s at the right level now. Hope he does well, a good lad.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #21

    What was the point of letting Routledge go when pardew in his wisdom brings on perch !!!! Now we have no pace at all !!!

    TAARABT would be awesome: passing, skills, pace and goals everything we don’t have much of !!

  • supervil

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Taarabt wouldn’t be awesome. He was average for Spurs and Portsmouth in the Premier League. He gives away the ball far too much.

    Just like Routledge (and Perch!) his standard is the Championship.

    We definitely need some bodies in. Got this horrible feeling that Tiote will go to a big club though. I hope not….

  • xfer

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #23

    He has indeed been solid in the past few weeks. Very impressed with him. Look at how much it meant to him when he scored yesterday! Proud of the lad!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #24


    He was an 18 year old kid in the premiership.
    no one not even ben arfa has this kids kid of skill and QPR use Routlege’s pace down the middle. I guess that just didn’t ever occur to pardew.

    Check out Taarabt’s pass without the outside of his foot for Routledge’s goal. I don’t care what league you are in.

  • jwheelie12

    Jan 23, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Truly a premier league class player? is that all you can say about him?

    Same goes for Enrique, I really couldnt think of anyone better in the world at the moment, they are that good and playing that well at the moment.

    They both genuinely are world class

  • geoff777

    Jan 23, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Colo has played really well all season and is getting better.
    He is dominating the opposition and that is really beginning to show on the match coverage.

    Jonas probably had his best game for a long time too. He looked even better on the right.
    He was closer to the touchline than when he plays on the left where he has a tendency to cut inside.
    Jonas – right …… HBA – left?

  • rwpoynter

    Jan 23, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #27

    I said at the time that a year in the championship would give this club time to regroup. This ,it has done and the present team has a massive club spirit which Hughton developed and Pardew , it seems to me, is continuing. I saw Routledge’s goal today and he has got to be worth keeping, but any players’s confidence will go if he is on the bench all the time so a loan is a good idea but another winger in would be useful. Also I would like to see Peter Lovenkrands play more. He did really well last year and has pace but he too will go off the boil if not used. Overall, this club has made a very good start back in the EPL.

  • altern8tif

    Jan 23, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Jonas looked amazing yesterday. But he definitely needs to work on consistency. He usually has a poor run of form, before exploding in certain matches.

    Routledge on the other hand, has been rather consistent – consistently mediocre, that is. Seems quite likely that he’ll be staying on at QPR, assuming Pardew can bring in a quality winger.

  • repo

    Jan 23, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Lovenkrants might be going back to Rangers

  • colwell

    Jan 23, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Supervil- Do you know who Taraabt is? He has never played for portsmouth. Had a few cameo`s at spurs never enough really you must be talking about O`Hara

  • tcbelfast

    Jan 23, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #31

    big colo is a class act.i think last year has done the whole team no harm whatsoever.being in the top half in january is way above what most people would have expected.yee ha,just lets enjoy it!!!!

  • ash1001

    Jan 23, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Collo was simply outstanding, and while dishing out the praises, would like to say well done to the referee Mark Halsey, who had a very good game yesterday – no bookings although Van Der Veart, must have been close to one. Sensible refereeing all adds to the game.
    Also Congrats to him for handling his illness the way he has done. while suffering the heartache of seeing his wife battling a simliar illness

  • Brutooon

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #33

    Routledge score

    Sometimes its better for him to stay at that league

  • terencelim

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    Comment #34

    Agree with ash1001,

    Mark Halsey is one of the best referees I enjoy watching on the pitch. I am glad that he’s back to the top league too.

    He’s one of those big guys who can always make correct decisions in the ManUtd games (unlike corrupted Howard Webb, Martin Atkinson and Phil Dowd). Other good referees are the like of Chris Foy, Lee Marson, Clattenburg. I am happy to see Mike Dean started to improve too.

    Coloccini is like a mountain at the back. I would say he’s a world class player, and deserves every wages that the club pay him.

    Jonas and Barton both need to be more consistent in the games. I am not sure why but Barton always seem tired on the pitch after 70th minutes… Maybe he needs to improve on his physical and stamina training.

  • ardenTOON

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #35

    Colo is the best defender since we had Woodgate but with more skill and less physical prowess… he gets into great goalscoring positions…He must end his career here and maybe we will get into europe by then and guys can you clarify how europa league entry is achieved? is seventh enuf?

  • spanishtoon

    Jan 24, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #36

    I second geordie gerrard and hink he is one of the best centre backs we have had…i was worried he was here for the money at first but alas no.

    Meanwhile in the dark part of the region, brucie is brewing

  • nobby62

    Jan 24, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #37

    have often thought Colo would be a great makeshift holding midfielder, if needed in emergency, he looks too good a footballer to be a centre half.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #38

    Ash @ 32:
    Great and sincere comments regarding Mark Halsey,, well said. After the procession of pedantic moronic muppets we have seen officiating our games this season, it was fantastic to see someone who actually knows what they are doing, and helped make the game a great spectacle and an advert for the premier league. Breathless entertainment from the first to last minute, helped in no uncertain terms by some superb refereeing, as he let the game flow, and allowed challenges to be made.
    I would also like to extend by good wishes to his continued successful journey back to good health. We need more referees with common sense.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #39

    ArdenToon @ 35:
    I have no idea if seventh is enough for Europa league, but they sure cant relegate you!!!!


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