Not surprisingly, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is just fine if Argentine Fabricio Coloccini keeps scoring those great goals at the famous Tyneside club.
Coloccini – this is how you do it!
Indeed, since Alan came to Tyneside in December, and Fabricio returned from his three game suspension, after he had his worst game for Newcastle all season at Bolton Wanderers and was sent off – Coloccini has been in absolutely outstanding form for the club.
The Argentine’s goal last Saturday was just terrific, especially from a center-back, but there again Fab is a very good technical player, and as calm as anything in defense, which is one of his finest attributes.
Pardew has been working on the back four in training this week at their base in southern Portugal, and we have to say the back four have looked really good in the four league games this year.
The lads were desperately unlucky to concede those two goals in injury time, otherwise they could have had four clean sheets in a row in the League.
Pardew talked to the Evening Chronicle today about that goal last Saturday:
“He’s been good and he can keep doing that.”
“Colo’s a good technical player, so once he chested it inside, I fancied he was going to get a goal. It was a good hit.”
“He was the stand-out player for me. It was a brilliant performance against Spurs.”
“He has a calmness about him, which I like. He’s calm in tight situations.”
“And if center-halves are like that, and compete and do the other jobs they’ve got to do, then that’s a top player – which he is.”
For the record, Coloccini has now scored 4 goals for Newcastle in his 100 appearances so far, with two coming in the Premier League this season.
Coloccini is one of the most popular players on Tyneside, although we must say there are lots of favorites these days with the fans – such as Barton, Carroll, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Enrique and others.
Our next game at Fulham may be harder than we though, because last night Fulham played very well at Liverpool, and even attacked big time in the second half, and were unlucky not to get a point.
Although Marks’ comments after the game that Fulham had dominated the game throughout – was a little bit of a stretch of the truth.
After all Torres scored a first half goal that was flagged for offside, but clearly wasn’t, after seeing TV replays 100 times.
And we quickly have to add that the referee’s assistant, who got it wrong, was a guy. 😀
Unfortunately for Newcastle, Fulham now seem to be coming into some decent form under Mark Hughes, but we can still win the game next Wednesday, if we play somewhere near our best form.
We need a win after the desperate disappointments of our last two games.