Lee Ryder has nabbed the first interview with Newcastle’s new captain Fabricio Coloccini, in the Evening Chronicle today.
Fab Coloccini - it’s an honor
Coloccini had this to say on the appointment he was handed after training yesterday afternoon by Alan Pardew:
“To receive an honor like this is like getting a gift.“
“I am very proud to be wearing the armband for Newcastle United, and I am looking forward to leading the team into the new season ahead.”
And former captains Bob Moncur and Glenn Roeder, both think it’s an excellent appointment, as do most of our readers as 93% think it’s a good appointment in the poll we put out earlier today.
Bobby Moncur had thought Coloccini would make an excellent captain and he was Bobby’s choice for captain, and the former captain had this to say today:
“I think it’s fantastic news for the fans first and foremost because it would presumably put an end to any talk of him leaving the club.
“I’ve always felt that a defender is the ideal candidate for the role, and it certainly gets the thumbs up from me.
“Colo has proved he can lead by example and there is no doubt he is regarded as one of our marquee players these days.
“It’s great that Alan Pardew has got this sorted out so early because everybody now knows where they stand.”
Well it certainly seems that manager Alan Pardew has made an excellent choice, and we know full well the Argentine will wear the armband with great pride.