Both Colocccini And Jonas Now Vulnerable At Newcastle


Its seems that Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez may both be in danger of leaving Newcastle this summer, and both have two years left on their lucrative five year deals on Tyneside.

Fabricio Coloccini – vulnerable at Newcastle?

Since Sylvain Marveaux has been brought in last Saturday,  Newcastle have announced that Jonas is available for transfer, and news today that at least two Spanish clubs – Atletico Madrid and Seville – are interested in the Argentine International.

But Fabricio Coloccini will tell Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on July 4th, that he wants to stay at the club, and be a part of the new team that Alan is busy creating this summer.

It turns out that Jonas also wants to stay on Tyneside, but he may find that difficult once Newcastle receive a bid that matches their valuation of  the Argentine – which we think will be around £6M.

Both players are on very high wages so they will look attractive players to sell this summer – if you are Mike Ashley that is.

But it’s also up to our manager, Alan Pardew, to ensure we don’t lose the kernel of the side that showed such great team spirit over the last two seasons, and that has to be a worry for Newcastle fans right now.

Pardew has not shown he has much sway at all with Mike Ashley and/or  Derek LLambias, and that is not a particularly  good sign.

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Coloccini has told close friends that he is “99% certain” to stay at Newcastle, but we wonder how certain Kevin Nolan was of that too – a short four weeks ago?

Coloccini wages are reported to be a massive £90K/week and he is the top earner at Newcastle, and it’s hard to see any club coming in for him and offering him such a wage – in fact there’s no chance of that at all.

Coloccini had a good season in the league for Newcastle, and he will also be a candidate to become Newcastle’s captain next seaosn, and we think he’ll be a good captain if he gets the nod from Alan.

In our poll on next season’s captain,  Fab is in second place on 31% of the vote with Steven Taylor leading the filed with 36% with  over 2200 votes cast – the poll is still open if you haven’t yet voted.

This is what the Argentine said before leaving for his summer hols in May:

“Now it is about the future at Newcastle and working towards next season.” “Our first aim was to be safe last season and we achieved it.”

“Next season we will look to move up the table again.” “We work well together as a team and I think that showed when it mattered last season.”

“Hopefully we can get better results at home, win more matches than last year and climb up the table.”

“I am happy at Newcastle, and when I hear the fans singing my name it gives me a special feeling.”

We like Coloccini a lot,  and of course we are talking about players who were willing to stay at Newcastle following relegation, and who have taken the club back to the middle of the Premier League in a short two years – so players like Coloccini, Jonas, Barton, Jose Enrique  and Kevin Nolan have been great for Newcastle – we should never forget that.

But life is fleeting as we know, and things can change so very quickly – but we still hope we can keep the two Argentines and Joey Barton on Tyneside – but we think the actual chances of doing that are very small indeed.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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43 comments so far

  • Im feeling relatively safe with Colocinni, We bought him at 10mill, I cant see Fat Cashley selling him for less then that sum, so a club is going to have to offer more then 10mill and match his high wages…

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  • HAZAR!

    i stole first place with a real contribution to the blog.

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  • nufc_ back to glory day

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    menez anyone?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Then ruined it with the second comment 🙂

    Lets face it, we all know that neither of them will get new contracts. Just hoping they have a year left here.

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  • Ericles

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley will sell them off as soon as he gets a good enough bid. Pardew will never be allowed to build a good squad by the gangster board of NUFC. He will never be allowed to manage. Ashley just sees the club as some sort of totty market. We need to keep Coloccini at all costs or he will be replaced by some unknown or unproven journeyman.

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  • Senior

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Hmm, Im torn on Collo, I mean he is a composed ball playing centre half but still makes to many mistakes, is not the strongest on the ball and is shit in the air. Oh, and he is on aboot 80K a week.

    He is defo replaceable with Dann, Johnson, Samba, Hangeland, Huth and Shawcross all adequate replacements for less wages. Ideally we need one of the above to sit along side him and Saylor as back up. Willo can go tobrum as part ex towards one of their two CB’s.

    Jonas, tara son, welcome Zog!

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #7

    “so players like Coloccini, Jonas, Barton, Jose Enrique and Kevin Nolan have been great for Newcastle – we should never forget that.”

    I wouldnt say Barton has been great for Newcastle, in the 4 seasons hes been here, hes had 1 good season and that was last season. In the championship he was injured for the majority of the season and we all know what he was like before then… But the others, I agree that they have been great for Newcastle.

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  • dmac

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #8

    I may be in the minorioty but i couldnt really care less if Jonas goes. He is good with the ball at his feet but crossing and finishing is woeful. Colo i’d be gutted to see go and tbh i dont see it as likely to happen unless there is a top replacement coming in. Williamson is not good enough to be first team.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    I think both will be shipped out in this window.
    Jonas is plop anyway,good engine no end product.

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  • tanduayt

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    why sell these lads??? they are magnificent.. colo on defence.. jonas breaks down defence.. no any others wingers around like that are tall and can run fast and breaks down defence..

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  • Phatoon

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #11

    I know they are on large salaries but I’d be gutted if they left. Gutierrez is so hard working and Coloccini is actually quite good on the ball for a centre back. I like having Colo and S Taylor at the back because you feel they will score when we win a corner.

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  • Senior

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #12

    I for one am glad Nolan has left, he made me cringe when in midfield as he was immobile, I think thats why Mr T looked so good, doing the graft of 2 men. Great start by shipping him out, strolla+loverman+perch next please.

    Balls out to get Sturridge, he is gonna be hell of a striker!

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  • leeb1982

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Probably a load of shit but they a few tweets saying erdinc is here 4 a medical tonight. I take it all with pinch of salt but any1 heard anything??

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  • Also, wasnt Cashley the one that Offerered Colo the high wage when he signed Colo?

    I cant see colo leaving unless Cashley profits from an offer over 10mill.

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  • terencelim

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #16

    When news like this are post then there are always people who say the players are not good enough, easily replacable blah blah blah lol. Give them Messi or Villa and they will do the same thing =)

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  • Senior

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #17

    French bloke @14 – pfft! u rekon someone will pay 10m for Collo, maybe for hair replacement therapy to the rich and famous but certainly not as a footy player

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  • @Hitman

    Nice link.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #19

    It is clear that everything & everybody is for sale at NUFC, the games of football are merely an opportunity to advertise the wares.
    Not sure any of the press speculation is true; I doubt even MA is daft enough to change the entire spine of the team.
    But it sure not a club where the fans can get attached or sentimental about the players.

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  • OttersPocket

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Have thee club came out and said Jonas is for sale? Or is that just another rumour in papers?
    I take all paper rumours with a pinch of salt unless there are direct quotes.
    Colo will be ok and i can see him dropping wages to sign new contract next year, not sure about Jonas but we seem to be bringing in midfield replacements anyway.

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  • No. Thats not what i said.

    I said, I reckon Cashley wont sell Colo unless an offer of over 10mill comes in. I didnt say a club will pay 10mill+ for him.

    Cashley wants to make a profit. He paid around 10mill for Colo. He wont accept less. Also who will match his wages?

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #22

    @hitman 15 Thanks; Excellent link – some very good work by Paul Brown

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 24, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #23

    These are all paper speculatios.
    Jonas and Colo are safe in my eyes. The only reason why the papers are spewing out rumours about them is due to what “era” they are from, age, and how long they have left on their contracts.
    And it’s sad to see so many beliving this. There has been no statement from NUFC, there has been no statement from the players, nor has there been any statements from other clubs.

    It’s a NON issue.

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 24, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Its just speculation BUT if we lose our best players we are not moving in the right direction for the club, the ROCK last year was Colo our best defender, better than RB/LB etc..
    He is captain material and ALWAYS mops up.

    Jonas is hit and miss but he is the only real dangerous player we have in the setup who runs with a purpose.

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  • Felipe

    Jun 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #25

    Just because a few amateurs on here say Jonas has no end product doesn’t make it so. He was picked to start every game last season, he was 3rd on the teamsheet for Argentina at the world cup and Lionel Messi is on record as saying he’s as good as any player in the premiership. Obviously these guys don’t know their football like Dmac, sirjasontoon et al but hey! As for Senior, well if watching our captain, top scorer and never won without him, makes you cringe then I can recommend a good lasik surgery place in Newcastle.

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  • boater

    Jun 24, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Nice Felipe. I’m tired of hearing that jonas has no end product. He is the best dribbler on the ball in the premiership- if he had the same total mastery on crossing and shooting, he wouldn’t be playing for us – but at barcelona or real madrid… EASILY one of our top 3 players. You really get an idea of how good he is – and important for the team when he doesn’t play.. we’re lucky to have someone like him in the team.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 24, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #27

    exaclty….

    I have no idea how on earth soem consider him WEAK. When he plays he dices the defense has the breaktrhough we needed in attack is fast….and a worker… I hate to say it these two leave ITS the REAL backbone of todays NUFC. If you arent replacing them with the likes of GINOLA and ALVEZ this team would be severly compromised

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  • Hazey82

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #28

    alot of people are giving out about Ashley but now Newcastle are being run properly with a sound financial footing and that is very important for the future

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Re the link hitman posted @ 15 I think the general consensus of comments on it, is the totaliser is a complete waste of effort and just the result of selecting a group of lopsided loaded figures,

    Anyone that believes that Ashley has made any profit has to dumber than dumb.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #30

    I suppose in reading some of the comments on here about MA pocketing profit just goes to show that there really are some dumber than dumb people around.

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  • bringbackemre

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Colo and jonas are some of the teams best players we need to hold on to these guys to move foward i dont understand how so many of us arnt happy with guys by the way …..the criticsm of jonas end product is way exagerreated
    its not as though he always beats his man and then delivers a poor cross every time he usually looks for a passor a 1 2
    hes different to barton ho nearly always gets the cross in as soon as he can so obvoiusly he gets more assists etc but also loses possesion more.
    hes propbably with exception of 1 or 2 the most talented player we have and 1 of the best dribblers in the prem him an enrique as a pair dominated matches and got the better of most opposition…i think its crazy that some of us dont rate him

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  • BigKirky

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    From the first games I saw Colo play for us i knew he was quality and even at the start when loadsa folk were slating him i kept on repeating… he is a very good defender, which he has certainly turned out to be and he was interested in being captain when it was up fir grabs last time I remember reading. Fantastic on the ball, good pace and positioning and does ok in the air… And which i noticed before he even started playing, his appearances record is outstanding as is jonas’. Id keep ’em both not a problem.

    With the signings wer making i would have thought Jose would babe signed his contract.

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  • BigKirky

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Would have signed his contract that was meant to be. -Pesky phones-

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  • Nathaaan

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #34

    This poll that says Steven Taylor should be captain – does no one remember when mike Williamson was fit people said Taylor just wasn’t good enough? I reckon tiote or collocini should be captain

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  • Ezedoesit

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Firstly I love the effort and heart that both of these guys but let’s be honest. Jonas makes a lot of money has a greater workrate than Tevez but none of the end product! Colo makes about 40 grand more than he should, granted he is our best defender but there is better value out there. Sell them!

    Check out this video on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-0V6JssZLE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  • Burni

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #36

    I think both need to stay. Jonas is an excellent player the only thing he lacks is constant perfect crosses. He can do sum blinders sometimes but as we know theyre suspect other times. Collo needs to stay, like sum1 said, no one at all will offer 10m for him, or pay the wage he is getting now, I could even see ashley keeping him on with a drop, no one will offer silly high wages to him so if we match what others do in future, im sure he will stay.

    Hitman. Decent link about nowt. the point that hes trying to make is what? that ashley has made money? is that not how a business is ran? I get one persons point where they say that most teams put in more each year than they sell but theyre all in debt of 100’s of m’s Id rather we keep going this way as long as the quality is just as good., which it appears to be.

    Im not directing this at you hitman but obviously you posted the link but it really seems on here that most want money spent…… hey if the players are good who cares what is spent eh? 17m for owen….. 0m for Ba??? I knaa which one Id rather…….

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  • Burni

    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Dont get me wrong I’d happily spend £15+m on sturridge like 🙂

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  • cyprus

    Jun 24, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Excellent posts at 25 + 26. But hell, many on this blog know more than Messi and Maradona. Good teams, don’t start from scratch… I hope our two coaches (MA and DL, Pardew not included there) are aware of this

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Jun 24, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #39

    And i think most of you guys keep forgetting is that Jonas is right side player and i’m sure if we play him in his rightful position then we would/may see and increase in his pass completions.

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  • max

    Jun 24, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #40

    its ok for me to see jonas leave but not coloccini.. he has perform very well for us. it is hard to find a good defender right now. so keep him

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