Fabricio Coloccini had a tough time in his first season at Newcastle, but this season he has looked much more comfortable playing in England’s top flight.
Fab Coloccini – played very well for Newcastle this season
And Coloccini was one of Newcastle’s main men last season, in getting the side instant promotion, and he played just great for the Magpies, and showed his undoubted class.
And Fab has improved from his first season on Tyneside, and is starting to form an excellent central defensive partnership with Mike Williamson, as the pair of them seem to have a good understanding at the heart of the Newcastle defense.
Alan Pardew talked about the Argentine International today:
“He’s a cool customer, quick, intelligent and has the ability to read the game,” “I like his calmness and how he’s comfortable on the ball.”
“He played that central midfield role for us at Villa and was comfortable in possession and you can’t do that with many center halves,”
“But his best position is center-half and I’ve been very impressed with him.”
And his central defensive partner Mike Williamson, who is still managing to keep local lad Steven Taylor out of the side, has also talked about the Argentine today, and has only some glowing things to say about the 29 year-old, both as a player and as a a person:
This is what Mike said today:
“He’s a brilliant footballer,” “To play with somebody of his talent is fantastic. It’s a joy to play alongside him. It’s amazing the ability he’s got. He’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.”
“He’s very warm and welcoming and makes you feel part of it. Everyone knows his English isn’t as fluent as most of the other lads, but he’s a really nice guy, family-orientated.” “Everyone has got their own friends and family, so we don’t spend a lot of time together away from the training ground.”
“He’s got his own family – two young children, so he’s got his hands full – but when we’re all in each other’s company, we get on very well.” “He’s a very cultured player, very laid back. He’s very good on the ball. “
Both Mike and Fabricio are two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet, and we hope they show the same form this afternoon against Blackpool, that they showed in keeping a clean sheet against the might of Manchester United on Tuesday night.
If that happens, Newcastle will have every chance of moving onto 43 points after today’s game at Bloomfield Road – a win. 😀