Newcastle Captain Wants To Win One Of The Cups


Fabricio Coloccini, the new Newcastle captain,  must have been talking to the reporters yesterday on the long flight over to Kansas City.

What’s this – it’s the FA Cup – haven’t seen it for 56 years

That’s because there are a number of good interviews with Fab today, and in this one  he talks about what the club’s ambitions are  for next season, and as might have been expected, staying in the Premier League is job one  again.

This is what the Argentine said about the Newcastle targets for next season:

“Our first ambition has to be staying in the Premier League again,”  “Before we think about anything else, we have to work for that.”

“Then if we can look higher than that, we will.”   “And we also would like to win one of the cups, that is a realistic aim.”

“But at the start of the season, we have to set our bottom line as staying in the Premier League.”

“We have a lot of new players, so we have to get to know them and they have to get to know us. “

“This pre-season will be important, and the trip to America will be very important because it is the first real chance for us to mix together as a group.”

The aims for the club next season should be to finish as high up in the top 10 as possible.

Given that the lads almost finished in 9th place last season, that has to be the goal, and it’s obvious that Alan Pardew will also go after both cups next season – the FA Cup and the Carling (League) Cup.

Alan’s wages are heavily based on achievement, and he’ll probably get a very nice bonus if he can win one of the cups for Newcastle next season, and get the side  in the top six too.

We think Alan probably lost quite a bit in bonuses  in those last 30 minutes of the season, when Newcastle looked to finish in 9th place,  but finally finished in 12th position.

Newcastle’s  best chance of success next season is probably in the Carling Cup, and no doubt Pardew will field a strong side in that competition.

That’s a lot different from what we’ve done over the last two seasons with Chris Hughton,  as Chris used the League Cup as a chance to blood the Newcastle youngsters.

Come to think of it,  it would be very nice for Newcastle to win something soon, since it’s been 42 years since we won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and 56 years since we last won the FA Cup, and we’ve never won the Carling Cup.

I’m getting sick of talking about those rather gloomy  statistics, and of course they get a little worse as each year passes by, without winning something.

Comments welcome.



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44 comments so far

  • toonfan76

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #1

    We should be trying to win a cup every season, Lets see a decent cup run this year.

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  • metaloverlord

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Any of the cups would do, seems like we are going to have a go at the cups for once instead of putting our under 11’s out for a run.

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  • Ian Magpie

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #3

    For once everyone come away from the constant bickering about Cashley and the AC money and take a second to imagine what would happen if NUFC won this seasons FA Cup!!!! Imagine the buzz and times that by 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Imagine what that would do to the team as North East would go apeshit!!!! What a catalyst that would be for future success!!! The scenes following a Newcastle United Cup Final win would be amazing and would provide us with a definate platform to build on! What would the foreign lads make of it!!!!! Lets hope this season they take the cups serious!!! Bring it on!

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    i’m afraid we would do a birmingham if we were to concentrate on either cup

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Tav and abeid are on the plane…

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    @4

    Yes, PL always is priority, and if you go for the cup too hard, focus is lost.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Lets not tok about the cup nw. 1st lets c if v can beat arse at home , then v can think about the cup

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Aim for later stages of Carling cup, pan out of the FA cup and focus on the PL

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Whats with the rumour Cabaye is out of the USA tour?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Wheres that came from like WWJBD?

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #11

    If Birmingham can do it can’t see why we can’t.only worry is we have a small squad and always pick up loads of injuries so dunno if it would affect our league position having a good cup run

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    @NUFCSoldMyName jamesbmitchell
    Cabaye is out of the US trip? Ooooh bugger. #nufc

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  • Stuart

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    I hope thats not true like! He was class against Darlo. Didnt look like he picked up a knock either so if he is injured it probably happened on saturday?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Why would he be out of it?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Mayb cabaye is sick.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    They only flew yesterday and wont have done owt yet, how’s he meant to be injured?

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Yeah me too would be very very worrying if true…maybe Barton put in a huge tackle to secure a place in the first team 😉

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  • G

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    League consolidation, should (in theory?) be fairly well assured already this season. Whilst I agree that the main focus should be on a higher finish in the PL this season, I don’t see why we shouldn’t have a good cup run in either competition. That would, of course be depending on how we look mid-season on the injuries front.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    Colo is a great choice for captain and looks like he’s yaking the role seriously and in his stride.

    Pardew deserved to lose his bonus after his subs at the last game 😉
    but if he managed to win 1 of the cups he’d become a hero over night as would the whole team.

    Colo is right though, prem survival is our top priority AGAIN lol.

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #20

    He be in shock still bout the pitch invasion

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  • Sav

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    It should go without saying. But as usual ape Premier League clubs in contending in Europe by playing weakened sides – except in our case it will be because our squad has no depth to it so the cups are jettisoned without a whimper to help us muster a mid-table finish. Bloody great.

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  • Sav

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    …as usual we ape….

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  • Stuart

    Jul 18, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #23

    In a good mood this morning like Sav?

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  • malcolm the awesome

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #25

    We won the intertoto cup couple of season back! (: but yes something like the fa cup would be nice… Plus hate this talk of surviving, we need to be regular 10 better every year..

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    NUFC Threat Level
    @NUFCThreatLevel NUFC Threat Level
    Cabaye having problems getting in to the US?? That’s one hell of a midfield going to Holland. #NUFC

    Cabaye and Barton CM for the reserves?

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  • MacToon

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Looked like Jose was with them GG, that’s good news…. for now anyway.

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #28

    Cabaye rumour has probally come from the new bids on nufctv of the lads on the plane it u Dnt see Barton cabaye marveux willo and a few others but u see lover and shola BA best tav abeid tayls all 3 GK Gutierrez simmo and a few others and sum1 wil prob say gosling is on his wAy out because he was learning Spanish on the plane and are GK coach said planning ur next move jOkingly….

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  • Stuart

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    Does Cabaye have a criminal record like?

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  • MacToon

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #30

    Stuart, he has a police record mate, don’t stand so close to me (I’ve been eating garlic again) 😉

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #31

    Vids*

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  • Stuart

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    @MacToon – hahaha!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #33

    No idea Stuart maybe it will be in the chronicle?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #34

    I hope you’re right like calvin!

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #35

    We have a squad good enough to win the c cup and a top half finish but it down to players staying fit which has been our downfall over the past few seasons we live in hope!

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #36

    @28.willo goin to Holland cos his missus due to have bairn any day now.think there a pic of marveux with simmo on simmos twitter

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #37

    O yeah forget about that …

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    Does anybody know if the u.s. tour matches are on t.v.?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #39

    They might be shown on ESPN lincs.

    They’re alot more likely to be shown than the darlo game though so there’ll probably be a stream for them.

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #40

    Stu thanks for that m8

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