It will be a proud moment for Fabricio Coloccini today when he leads out the Newcastle team for the important pre-season friendly against Fiorentina.
Fab Coloccini – proud day today for the Argentine
And it must also have been an uncomfortable week for the Argentine as the new captain, with all the goings on about Joey Barton, and Newcastle being headline news again, for all the wrong reasons.
And it will be a good game for Newcastle fans, with Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Sylvain Marveaux all set to make their home debuts, and let’s hope these new boys all have good games this afternoon.
This is what the calm and cool Fabricio said about the game today:
“It’s good because it is the team presentation for the season,” “It will be a good game against a top team in Italy.”
“They’re a really good team. Like all Italian teams they are good tactically and they have a lot of good players so it’ll be good for the fans to watch a good game.”
“We’re looking forward to it, but for now we’re still trying to find our feet as a team and to get confident to look forward to playing Arsenal.”
Fabricio of course is the consummate professional, and the Newcastle fans thought he was an excellent choice as captain, with 93% in our poll approving of Alan Pardew’s selection made in early July.
With the 3-2 defeat at Leeds United last Sunday, and the team not playing well at all, followed by all the nonsense surrounding Joey Barton’s Twitter antics, we want to see a good performance from the team today, and a win if at all possible.
And that will be just what Newcastle fans need, so we can all get past the Barton affair, and be ready for Arsenal next Saturday, which is of course a late kick off game at 5:30 pm.
That will give the lads a chance to know how many they have to beat Arsenal by, to go top of the league.
Howay The Lads!!