Pardew Upsets Top Newcastle Player Fabricio Coloccini

There’s no doubt that Fabricio Coloccini loves to score goals for Newcastle.

Fab Coloccini – after he has just scored!

Fab has four goals so far in his 108 appearances for the Newcastle club,  and if the manager stops him from going up for a corner, he’s not going to be too happy.

That happened shortly before half time on Saturday, and Alan Pardew says he could see that Coloccini was upset with that decision.

Coloccini has shown some real skills at Newcastle, since arriving from Deportivo in August of 2008 for around £10.4M, and he set up Newcastle’s third goal on 50 minutes on Saturday.

With a wiggle of his hips, he skipped past one Wolves player,  and then beautifully put Joey Barton away down the right wing, with Joey crossing the ball for Peter Lovenkrands to score an easy goal for the Magpies and put the lads 3-0 up.

This is what Alan Pardew admitted today:

“I upset Coloccini before half-time, because he wanted to go up for a set play and I asked him to stay back,”

“I might have to upset him a bit more, because he was absolutely different class in the second half. He’s a top, top player.”

We had thought last week that Coloccini may have been used in defensive midfield, in place of Tiote, and that Steven Taylor could have been brought in at center-back.

That didn’t happen and instead Danny Guthrie came in,  and gave a good solid no-nonsense display in place of  the suspended Cheick Tiote.

But  it seems that Pardew has thought about using Coloccini’s capabilities more upfield, but that has to be a possible experiment later in the season, and only once Newcastle are safe for the season.

Coloccini has played defensive midfield before in his career, but for now the Argentina international will be at the back in central defense, alongside the reliable Mike Williamson.

Pardew continued:

“I think, somewhere down the line, that might be a useful tool for us when we’re a stronger side and teams start giving us respect and camping in.”

“We don’t really get that. Teams come here and try and win.”

“Hopefully, teams will come here and try to shut up shop, and when they do that, that feature Colo has of stepping out and having that quality might be a good feature for us.”

There’s no reason why Newcastle, with another  top performance this coming Sunday, cannot capture all 3 points at Villa Park, and that would surely make the club safe in the Premier League with 42 points on the board.

Newcastle could be just  90 minutes away from safety, and we have to hope that the lads will go out for the win against a team who are not too solid in defense this season.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Colo had a dreadful first season with us, but has proved his worth over and over. One of the first four names I would put on the team sheet if were my decision to make.

  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed, the headline of this post gave me the proverbial heart attack, glad to see it was just in good jest!

    I’m glad Pardew is loathe to break up the Willo/Colo partnership, which has been strong for most of the season. If we can get safe sooner rather than later, I would love to see Fab get a runout in midfield, as he showed what class he has on the ball when he set up Mcloven’s goal in addition to his venomous strikes throughout the season.

  • STS_Toon

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Best out for season!!!

  • connor_nufc

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed were playing on sunday u keep saying saturday

  • G

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Shola / Ranger front pairing for me then? No Nolan, no Best, PL on the bench with SK?

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    ED U say tat NUFC match is at saturday but it is on sunday not at saturday

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #7


  • Chris F

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #8

    tbh if he was gonna try Colo in DM, he may as well give it a go VS Villa considering how bereft of midfielders we are cos of suspensions.

    failing that, it’ll probably be Guthrie and Barton in the middle, with R.Taylor on the right (as i think Wolves was the last game of his ban?)

  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #9

    i’d love to see colo in midfield at villa park, but i’m a bit worried about steven taylor slotting in, to be honest. i think that barton in midfield with ryan taylor out on the right will give us more than enough bite in the middle of the park. plus barton’s captain now, can’t wait to see him shine

  • aussietoonfan

    Apr 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #10

    has had some unfortunate defensive events this season but overall a class act!!! Should always be there!

  • cgrizzly87

    Apr 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Is that headline really necessary Ed?? I was worried then, especially with the lack of faith I have in Pardew!

    I would love to see sideshow sat in the anchorman role infront of Taylor and Williamson, especially with Tiote suspended.

  • lesh

    Apr 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #12

    connor_nufc // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Ed were playing on sunday u keep saying saturday

    Maybe it’ll be Sunday in North Carolina.


  • Brutooon

    Apr 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Love him even more…

  • russtoon

    Apr 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #14

    oh colocini, you are the love of my life
    oh colocini, id let you S**g my wife
    oh colocini, i want curly hair tooo!!!!

    lol, class act, just gets better and better, his game that is not his hair, his hair is alwyas MINT!!

  • KazengaAsprilla

    Apr 6, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #15

    I said the other day Colo has shown he can fill the gap when tiote is out, and we have steve taylor to come into centre back for such a time, and was baulked at! Its good to have players that can cover other positions, i think colo could definately do a job for us.

  • dazza

    Apr 7, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #16

    plz sign him up for a longer deal ASAP!!!


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