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Newcastle Captain Fabricio Coloccini Eyeing Argentine Return

12:11 am, Sunday, July 24th, 2011 by Ed Harrison · 92 Comments

News in the Express that new Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is hoping the Newcastle captaincy will assist him in regaining his place in the Argentina squad.

Fabricio Coloccini - eyeing Argentine return

Coloccini was unlucky to be omitted from the Argentine squad for last summer’s World Cup but it looked like the Argentines could have done with Fabricio in central defense as that area was one of the weaknesses of the South Americans last summer.

And Argentina did not do too much better in the Copa America recently, and were eliminated in the quarter-finals on penalties by Uruguay (5-4 – Carlos  Tevez missed his penalty) after a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and after extra time.

The World Cup semi=finalists will now play Paraguay in the final.

The 29 year-old currently has 34 full caps with one goal but has not played for Argentina for two years now.

Coloccini told the Express:

“One of my goals for this season is to get back into the Argentine national squad. I will be trying everything I can to do that.”

“I train hard every day to improve my game and hopefully the people back home in Argentina will see that.”

“The national team are always on my mind. Playing for them is the best thing you can achieve. ”

There’s a lot of traveling involved when you play for a South American side, so we’re sure Newcastle would rather the Argentine concentrate fully on his new expanded Newcastle duties.

But of course it’s hard to criticize somebody who simply wants to represent their country, and from what we can tell, he’s still one of the best Argentine center-backs around.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · International News





92 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    12:30 kick off tonight: http://www.usllive.com/?bcpid=75704704001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAADvXh3BE~,3OuVluOBEYhtxyd17CLZUZAuJH4E8pez&bclid=75981299001&bctid=740620906001

  • 2 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Villas-Boas give chelsea players time off in Bangkok.
    Bet Ashley Cole is terrorizing those ladyboys

  • 3 Andy // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Poor badge

  • 4 Kris // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    I will bet on 1-0 to Newcastle. Best.

  • 5 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    kris i rekn we will win 2-1 , ba and raylor

  • 6 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    thought villas boas was givn decision about sturridge this week

  • 7 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    lets hope this stream duznt stick eh

  • 8 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    if they sign lakaku i think they’ll loan him again as i dont think anyone will pay the 20mil they would want

  • 9 Andy // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/260743/Newcastle-delight-at-Turkish-deal

    More erdinc/g/s/a/s/f? news

  • 10 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    thers a bloke kickin a ball up n down now haha !! is there any sound on any1s?

  • 11 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    lol jack

  • 12 Kris // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    @ ross armstrong

    whould be happy if Ba could start scoring some goals for us!

  • 13 hitman // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    toonsy,wheres your blog gone

  • 14 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    anyone else got volume?

  • 15 Offkey // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    can you all hear the game or is there no commentary/volume?

  • 16 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Guys i think i’ve gone deaf. I cant hear anything! All i see is a spinning emblem!

  • 17 warwick // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    is it jumpy as hell for anyone else?

  • 18 hitman // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    link lads

  • 19 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    hahaha ive no sound like!!!

  • 20 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    http://www.usllive.com/?bcpid=75704704001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAADvXh3BE~,3OuVluOBEYhtxyd17CLZUZAuJH4E8pez&bclid=75981299001&bctid=740620906001

  • 21 Kris // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    it will be non commentry:(! Thats comfirmed.

  • 22 belfastmagpie87 // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    i thought we had a bid accepted for erdinc a couple off weeks ago??

  • 23 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    no sound at all like??

  • 24 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    You would think with all the money wasted in the UK, they could afford commentators and sound for a pre season game!, god forbid orlando play all their games like this on the tele…

  • 25 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Belfast its to do with a massive bonus the lad is due if he stays at the club past august 1st

  • 26 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    No commentary, not necessarily no sound.

    @belfast: nope, we’ve had plenty rejected though.

  • 27 belfastmagpie87 // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    do your own commentary!! haha

  • 28 Kris // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    * commentary/volume

  • 29 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20110724/orlando-city-v-newcastle-united-live_2281670_2400429

    Live text commentary

  • 30 Smooth moves Shola // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    This muted stuff is spooky…..

  • 31 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    yay little black girl singing

  • 32 rknufc // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    http://www.soccertvlive.net/watch/74695/1/watch-orlando-city-vs-newcastle.html

  • 33 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    thats shit with nay sound like

  • 34 belfastmagpie87 // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    ive no sound or commentary????

  • 35 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Why does it keep going back to the USL logo?

  • 36 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Own commentary eh?

    And Orlando lad, passes to Orlando lad, and shoots!

    What a save by the Orlando Keeper, Long punt up field and the orlando lad wins the heather against Colo!

    This could work!.

  • 37 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    what game on the net duznt hav sound haha , never mind at least i can watch it

  • 38 Smooth moves Shola // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Takes me back to being in the silent disco at Glasto! Aaaaaaaah…

  • 39 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Thats one Kinky Logo.

  • 40 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    @ross: than don’t watch it.

    Late, but I’ve just seen this too: http://radiotoday.co.uk/2011/06/real-radio-drops-newcastle-sunderland/

    That’s a shame like but no surprise.

  • 41 Andy // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    I’m gonna do it in Boston goals style. And we have a CK here great head pass from the curly haired assasin

  • 42 belfastmagpie87 // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    think im giving up already lol.

  • 43 Angryman the Angry fan // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    Look! Fat mike your hero Stuart, cousto, otters, etc will not pay any decet money for any decent player! At end of day! Gervinho cost arsenal ‘ our blue print ‘ 9m at least!! Ashley baulked at that price so maybe the blueprint is flawed??

    Come on Ashley backers? Where are you ! Have your ashes been banned or what? Scumbags

  • 44 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:33 AM


    0 mins- The players emerge from the tunnel into the giant 65,000 seater Citrus Bowl. There are lots of Toon fans here, with a crowd of 15,000 expected for tonight’s game. Three members of Jackie Milburn’s family are invited into the joint team photo after the National Anthems are completed.

  • 45 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    And we’re off!

  • 46 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    I’ve seen kids defend better than this.

  • 47 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    thump be quiet u tit , cause im gna watch it im just asking if theres sound

  • 48 Smooth moves Shola // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Who just played that sloppy murder ball!?

  • 49 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Gutted. Non of the lads i want to see have started…

    Abeid and Ba on the bench, Marv not in the team.

  • 50 belfastmagpie87 // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    goodnight ive had enough.no sound no watch. :)

  • 51 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Fack Games started!

  • 52 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Is it just me or does Forster look like a bag of pickled onion crisps in that new keeper shirt?

  • 53 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Ugh Wished krul was on… dont trust Forster to not injure another one of our lads with his brutish size..

  • 54 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    thump sorry mate its just you ;)

  • 55 Thump // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Hm… maybe a radioactive gherkin then…

  • 56 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    thats better

  • 57 Angryman the Angry fan // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Oh buy the way I promised you this te marveaux ba ca aye!
    Marceau injured
    Ba can’t play pitch too hard
    Cabaye, still struggling to settle! Couldn’t get visa so minimum preseason

    But hey? Got them cheap coz injuries! Pardews words not mine!

    Stuart, Ashley lover! Prick
    Cousto prick
    Davybtoon prick
    Otters prick
    And all you spineless ” don’t really like mike ashkeu just wanna be posotivr’ dicks that shout me down!! I win u spineless jelly fish, Colin warris loving mugs

  • 58 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    I HAD SOUND ON ONE OF THE LINKS FOR ABIT!

  • 59 Brutooon // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Argentina sucks since they left collocini out

  • 60 2 AMEOBI'S // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    passing is very sloppy, to be expected tho

  • 61 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    nice to see you in such a jovial mode there angry

  • 62 ross armstrong // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    vive what link was that???

  • 63 ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~ // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    I do not know ive got 3 open at the moment… they keep randomly freezing

  • 64 Angryman the Angry fan // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Jack?
    Am I wrong?

  • 65 Smooth moves Shola // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Have Tiote and Smith swapped spirits?

  • 66 Kris // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    whats happening with tiotes passes?:s

  • 67 Angryman the Angry fan // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Jack,
    I am known as rumorbuster1 on twitter! Speak to real itk mark Douglas alot!

  • 68 Angryman the Angry fan // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    The only true itk knows ashley takes the piss !!

  • 69 JackButler // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    angry
    Ba is on the bench, cabaye had issues with visa and no one knows whats wrong with marveuax, so whats your point

  • 70 Smooth moves Shola // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    What you gonna do about it though, Angry?

  • 71 warwick // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    whats the team sheet like?
    Either the screen or my vision is blurry

  • 72 AmericanMagpie // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Does someone have the starting 11 for the game right now?

  • 73 AmericanMagpie // Jul 24, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Nevermind.

  • 74 GeordieToon89 // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    jose is on.!

  • 75 2_goal_tino // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    What standard do you reckon this is?
    Orlando are in the third tier of American football. What’s that? A bad division two team?

  • 76 Angryman the Angry fan // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    Point is.. Marveaux injured, worried bout playing ba on hard pitch.. Think october on… Cabaye, rumour has it doesn’t wanna be here coz not what he thought,
    Who we left with who can ‘drive us on’ to next level????

  • 77 warwick // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    How can cabaye not wanna be here when the season hasn’t even started yet. Who says thatsort of thing before competition has started. absolute bollocks.

  • 78 warwick // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    Besides he’s getting more cash than in france so leave it out with crazy speculation mate.

  • 79 2_goal_tino // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    Where you getting all this about Cabaye not wanting to be here? And why would that be any different in October? He was one of our best players at darlington- that may not be saying much against that opposition but he did just about as well as he could’ve done only misplaced 1 or 2 passses and seemed to have great vision.

  • 80 cabaye wayaye // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Every1 looks knackerd like!!! Must b roastin,

    Cabaye wants to leave?? Aye good banter like
    And I’m 6ft 7

  • 81 Angryman the Angry fan // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Heard tonight, chelski have told MA to name his price for tiotie! MA Said oficially not fir sale!
    Operative word? Officially!

  • 82 cabaye wayaye // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    New to the blog as u can see by the username…
    Been reading for ages, thought it was about
    Time I contributed.

  • 83 GeordieDan // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    How bad is the cameraman?lol

    Not great footy by our lads but they’re getting better as the game goes on.

    Best and Lovenkrands have been very quiet for the last half hour now.

    Colo=class as usual
    Tiote=Nervy start but superb since then.

    What u lads reckon?

  • 84 GeordieDan // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    Anyone fancy guessing the squad here?

    I’ m still guessing at some

  • 85 SL_toon // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    United team in full (4-4-2)-
    Fraser Forster,
    Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, James Tavernier.
    Dan Gosling, Alan Smith, Cheik Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez.
    Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best.

    Subs- Steve Harper, Tim Krul, Jose Enrique, Mehdi Abeid, Demba Ba, Shola Ameobi.

  • 86 2_goal_tino // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    Wow, this is worth staying up for!

    I bet Colo didn’t think he’d have to be doing so much today! Bar a brilliant last ditch sliding tackle/block/interception think we’d be one down.

    You can tell they are in the middle of their season, they look much fitter and sharper than us. But as that half went on, we settled down and began to show some quality. Still haven’t created any proper chances!

    Not many options on the bench (why 2 goalkeepers? Or is that everyone we took away?). Anyway, bring Abeid on for Smith, bring Gosling into the middle and leave Abeid to have a free roaming position along the right. Leave best and loven on until 55 minutes and then bring on Shola and Ba.

    My prediction 1-0 to us! Colo power header in the 73rd minute from a corner. Good finish from el capitan but really a cross the keeper should have gathered easily, which instead he flapped at! You heard it here first!

    HWTL

  • 87 2_goal_tino // Jul 24, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Ahhh, it’s good to see Tiote destroying people again!

  • 88 2_goal_tino // Jul 24, 2011 at 2:08 AM

    They deserved a goal- it had been coming. We are lackadaisical to say the least!

  • 89 cupiddstunt // Jul 24, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    For those talking about what div Orlando is in I think the yanks run football the same way they run the other sports and that is linked to how much the owner is putting into the franchise the more put into the franchise the higher div you play in.

    Hey miffed man the somewhat irritated fan you bin at the falling down water or are you just pissed at the world cos your boyfriend won’t take his teeth out.

    You really are a sphincter and your home must be a really happy place to live.

    (when you’re not there)

  • 90 GeordieDan // Jul 24, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    That must be it then?

    Neva mind. Only pre-season

  • 91 applepine // Jul 24, 2011 at 2:26 AM

    like im watching a youth game, mistakes mistakes mistakes,, not nearly good enough

  • 92 2_goal_tino // Jul 24, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Deserved to lose. Had periods where we played reasonably well, but ultimately too sloppy. Jose looked good going forward but gave the ball away at the back. Didn’t create any proper chances except for a few scraps from corners. Having said that didn’t think the vuckic goal was offside. Don’t know whether it was for Vuckic or for the initial pass to Tavernier but thought both were onside.




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