Same Old Coloccini – Always Scoring


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.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Jan 27, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    he play very well the last 2 games, too bad we concede at the last min

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  • Bucks mag

    Jan 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #2

    If anyone wants to see the United squad in the flesh, their plane gets in at 14.50 at Newcastle airport

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 27, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #3

    P.S any news on Kranjcar? ? ?

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 27, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #4

    There is no news on kranjcar, never has been. Only us all hoping someone at the club thinks about the lad.

    Besides harry wont let him go now that bale is out

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    turning into a top drawer defender showing why he has played for some of the top clubs in europe and why we payed 10m for him

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  • Sav

    Jan 27, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #6

    We need a win to put miserable Kenny’s reds back where they belong – looking up at the Toon.

    THAT’S why we need a win against Fulham.
    Next stop Sunlun…

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  • jim

    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Off topic, but i have to say its sickening to see the mackems capture Muntari and Sessegnon-just had a deek at the 2 of them in video clips-their like Obafemi Martins but with more skill-nice one Mike-nice to see u have your scouts out in full force capturing bargains like them-not! bit late now tho-all Overdew talks about is hes glad to keep players! Can you all say were happy finishing below the mackems? Anyway lets get Obafemi back…lol- Crikey tho, no Carroll- we need someone in! Rant!

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  • hisnameisjonas

    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    his calmness and technical skills reminds me abit about albert, only stronger, quicker and has more awerness

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  • connor_nufc

    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Stick him up front next game beside ameobi

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  • cg

    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Instead of Ameobi more like, he has a better end product 😉

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  • skutball1892

    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #11

    @jim in all fairness I think most people would settle being below the Mackems this season. But fo only THIS season haha, they’ve been lucky and had an owner who pumps money into buying good players. Not to mention all that money from a certain Darren Is…. I personally think we’ll get some good signings in the summer, might be worth the wait like.

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  • Thump

    Jan 27, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #12

    A rock at the back and a defenders eye for goal – smashing 😀

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