New Captain Coloccini Becoming Newcastle’s Best Player


Newcastle have done well in their first two games of the season and can lift the mood on Tyneside even higher with a win at Scunthorpe on Thursday night, in the second round of the Carling Cup.

Fabricio Coloccini – in magnificent form this season – so far

We haven;t heard to much from new Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini lately, but of course he was the Man of the Match in both Newcastle’s games and he’s probably playing better now than at any time since he arrived on Tyneside in August of 2008 for just over £10M from Deportivo.

In the last thee games against Sunderland,  Newcastle seemed to have Sunderland’s number, and the only time our lads didn’t win was at Sunderland last January,  when the home side equalized in the third minute of added time, to get a 1-1 draw.

But Newcastle hung on well on Saturday, led by another terrific performance from the big Argentine at the back.

This is what Fabricio told the local Newcastle press today:

“It’s a big responsibility, but it’s nice to be captain.” “I like it, and I’ve enjoyed every game.”  “Beating Sunderland helps put a smile on the face of the city and we want to keep it there.”

“I’m very happy. For us, it was important to get confidence as well, and it was important for the fans.”   “All week when we were went out, all the people said ‘come on, we have to win’.”

“It was good – last year we won at St James’ Park, and drew there, and now we have won again.”  “The game and the crowd was special. The three points were a present for the fans.”

“It’s good – we took the three points, and celebrated with them at the end.”   “We know about the history. Every game with Newcastle United is important to us.”

“I don’t know what the manager has in his mind, but for us the cup’s important.”

Alan Pardew will make some changes for the Scunthorpe second round Carling Cup tie on Thursday night, but exactly how many changes he will make is not known.

But it’s clear that Mike Williamson will be given a game at the back, and he’ll pair up with Coloccini or Steven Taylor.

And maybe Tamas Kadar will come back in form the cold, if he’s fit, but we’re that Mike Williamson will want to put in a  strong game at the back, because he’ll want his starting position back in the Newcastle side.

Coloccini continued:

“It’s positive, but we have to keep going like this and work hard.”  “We have to focus on our work.”

“I’m very happy for Ryan, because he’s a great man. He works hard every year to get opportunities, and for the last two games, he has got his opportunity, and played very well.”

Fabricio is a popular player on Tyneside, and his appointment as captain was well received, and in our poll over 93% thought it was a good appointment by the manager Alan Pardew.

Coloccini is on a massive wage on Tyneside, which is said to be in excess of £75K/week, and he has two years left on his five year contract, so whether he will get a contract extension we don’t know.

Maybe Fabricio could take a reduced wage to stay on Tyneside beyond the summer of 20013, but whatever happens we want to see Coloccini at Newcastle for at least the next two years.

The new captain is starting to show he can really play in the world’s top football league, after a difficult start during the relegation season.

And recently Pardew said that he was trying to sign up two players already at Newcastle to longer contracts.  One of those has top be Danny Simpson, but perhaps the other one is Fabricio.

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52 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    I love Collo, so sympathetic, and lets football do the talking.
    Not the most talkative like, but really down to earth and he’s such a fantastic player.
    I hope he retires with us.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #2

    smeone posted earlier that mike ashley was 60th richest man in the world. he 52nd in the uk the p8th richest man in the world is worth 5bn mikes “paltry” 1.26bn doesnt even get him into the top 200 poor little sod.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    “The game and the crowd was special. The three points were a present for the fans.”

    I’ll gladly take this as a present and keep up the good work. One of the top stars in our team.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #4

    @ dannyo u where dreaming about teams molesting one another earlier and now ur going public about ur undying emotions running wild all over collo im gettin worried about you sunshine.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    @BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aye, someone posted that in the last thread, and i thought… 60th in the world? The man is worht about £1 billion, thats the sum Chelsea spend every two seasons in the transfer market….

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #6

    @Felipe- Is everything you say a wind up?

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #7

    20013?? Would love him to still be here for that long 🙂

    On another note, why is Ba on the banner, and not Tiote??

    Ed cant we put Cheick on that banner?

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  • Drona

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Do we get a transfer ban regarding the illegal approach for a player?

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #9

    @BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Lol, what can i say, i’m an emotional man who tries to stay sensible. Usually goes tits up, just ask my wife, 😉

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  • Yohan7

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #10

    defo one of the best and imho the most important with our lack of depth a CB cant be replaced or even covered for to a high standard

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #11

    @ post 2 thats a typo it was supposed to be 98th richest has 5bn.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #12

    @ wesjameson “20013” ha ha shame none of us will be around to see if hes still here ha ha

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Colo is a great player and I am happy he is our captain and hope he does great in that role. We should enjoy his performances this season because they will be his last in a Newcastle shirt.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #14

    @ 7 i cant believe joeys not there either he is the driving force behind everything we do on the pitch.

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  • pa3zoon

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #15

    1st. Same old news everytime but cant stop reading as we are all waiting for transfer news. I think im the only pakistani supporter of NUFC in the whole world.
    ED make up some stories if you cant find new ones.
    We need to play more attacking. 4-3-3
    Technical wingers and power strikers. Midfield should be shuffled every 2 games if not every other game. Strikers and wingers should gel together. Back 4 is doing will. Switch raylor for simpson and let ferguson and gutirez work it out of we dont get a new pacey left back.
    The game has changed. Its all about attack and agression. We need to show the other teams that we are not scared to play !!!!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Rumour is we have gone back in for Pieters with a £6.5m offer

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  • pa3zoon

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh yeah. Joey barton if u wanna play for a team who wants to win trophies then shut ur trap and play. Otherwise get the F!#*# out and let younger more hardworking players do their thang.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope Collo is the other ‘Internal’ player they are working on a new contract for like!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #19

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    I’m hearing that too, Pardew prob went over to get convinced, as he’s likely to have to take money out of the budget, that’s set up for a different transfer (guessing)
    Also hearing that the Erdinc saga has been revitalized.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #20

    @17

    You of the same opinion of me, that JB is only being played so he doesn’t go off on one again?

    We have far better players who should be starting matches IMO.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #21

    @ 15 ur from pakistan what living here or still over there? how big is premier league in pakistan

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22

    @19

    Also something to do with being quoted £10m for Cissokho all of a sudden too!

    Re. Erding, think it is due to another club coming in for him and PSG saying he can leave.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #23

    Rumor is we haven’t even made an initial offer for Pieter’s and Rennes have offered 6mill for Erding, which is only 6mill more than we offered.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #24

    I’ve heard Erding may be moving to Rennes

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Rumor is barryvenison is being negative again!

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  • pa3zoon

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #26

    @ 21
    Boom Boom. Im orignally pakistani. lived in canada and dubai most of my life but now back in islamabad for a couple of months. People here pretend that they know something about football but usually their knowledge is shit. Still in the future alot of progress and money to be made

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #27

    love to know where everyone hears all these roumors, roumor is they are all talkin shite

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #28

    We should play Oberton against Scunthorpe. Tell him to be gutsy as. Reckon he’d run rings around them

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  • Davies

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Moan moan moan, blah blah blah. BOOOORING.

    Loving Colo.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #30

    @25- LOL, It’s like the yin and yang: “yin and yang”, is used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. Opposites thus only exist in relation to each other

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #31

    @BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Usually twitter mate, and ye, usually shite 😉

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  • MacToon

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Lol rumoured offer…. I wonder where that stems from.

    pa3zoon, welcome to the mad house 😉

    and please everyone it’s COLO not Collo, Fabricio Coloccini.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Sorry to go all Joey Barton on you there….

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #34
  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #35

    chris kamar has on his twitter account that peter crouch and wilson palacios are at the brittania

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #36

    @32

    Yeah thought you were reciting some $hite you had read!

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  • MacToon

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #37

    givemefootball.com using the Journal for it’s source and quoting the player from a few days ago, so nothing new there then.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #38

    jesus mactoon ur easily upset collo collo collo collo collo COLLO COLLO COLLO COLLO COLLO COLLO COLLO COLLO COLLO………………………………………………………………………………C……………….O………………..L……………………L……………….O…………………..

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #39

    @34

    SO?

    Thats good, if they sign for Stoke, we can’t sign em!

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  • MacToon

    Aug 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Boom Boom, to me it shows a lack of respect to the player if you continually misspell his name 😉

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