Manager Alan Pardew has told the Newcastle United web-site today, that he had no hesitation in choosing Fab Coloccini as the new Newcastle captain.
Fab Coloccini – honored to be new captain
Fabricio arrived from Deportivo in August of 2008, for over £10M, and he had a tough first season at Newcastle, when the side was surprisingly relegated.
But Fabricio stayed on at Newcastle, and over the last two seasons he’s been one of Newcastle’s best players at the club, and he is a huge fan favorite on Tyneside.
Fabricio captained the side last summer in a pre-season friendly at Deportivo, and was also the stand-in captain for Kevin Nolan in the home game against Wigan last October.
This is what the Argentine International told the Newcastle web-site this morning:
“I am thrilled to be named captain of Newcastle United. It is one of the proudest moments of my career,”
“Leading the team out in front of our supporters in our first game against Arsenal will be a great honor for me and I aim to give my best for the team and the supporters throughout the season.
“I would also like to than Alan Pardew for putting his faith in me. It means so much to me.”
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew seemed to have no hesitation at all in the appointment, which is why he announced it so early:
“I had no hesitation in choosing Fabricio to be my captain next season.
“He will lead the team in a different manner to Kevin but his professionalism, attitude, application and fantastic character made him the standout candidate.”
“And, in my mind, the 100 per cent right decision.”
Coloccini has played 115 times for Newcastle with four goals, and he is hardly ever injured, which is good when you are the captain of the side.
And it seems the Newcastle fans like the decision made by Pardew with 93% of almost 1000 voters in our poll so far saying Coloccini is a good choice for captain.
We think Coloccini will do just fine as captain, although he will lead the team in a different way than Kevin Nolan did, as Alan pointed out.
It’s also good to make the appointment so early, so the lads can all support Coloccini, as he tries to keep the great team spirit in the side, that we have seen since the team was relegated a short two years ago.
We think it’s a great appointment by Alan Pardew.