Newcastle Captain Coloccini Deserving Of Argentina Recall


Jonas Gutierrez is back in the Argentina squad, but why Newcastle captain Coloccini is not, is a bit of a mystery to us.

Fab Coloccini – deserving of Argentina recall

Coloccini had an excellent season last season, when he proved he was good enough for the English Premier League, and he’s been even better so far this season.

Colo provides a great example to other Newcastle players by his 100% commitment to the cause, and that should rub off on other players.

Colo was left out of last year’s World Cup squad but he took it like the gentleman he is, and he didn’t moan and groan about it, but said he would be hoping that his country did very well.

But one of the weaknesses of  Diego Maradona’s squad during the World Cup in South Africa was central defense, so most Newcastle fans wondered why Colo wasn’t in the squad.

And whereas Jonas Gutierrez was in the squad, playing way out of position at  right back, Colo has still not been recalled by new Argentine manager Alejandro Sabella.

Jonas was in the squad that played Venezuela (won 1-0), Nigeria (won 2-0) and Brazil (0-0) earlier this month, and he talked about the Argentine national team today:

 “For Argentine players, the national team is very important.”  “To be playing with your country is something really exciting.”

“It was the new manager’s first squad, and to be involved in that was really important for me.”

“I want to be in the next squad as well, so I have to work hard and do my best for my club if I’m to be involved again.”

We have to hope that Fabricio Coloccini get s a call up soon for the National aide, because certainly Alejandro  Sabella must know he’s now playing near the top of his form for Newcastle United.

Jonas currently has 20 appearances and one goal for Argentina,  and Colo has 34 appearances with one goal for his country.

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10 comments so far

  • cheikmate

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    from the last post:
    Pardew will always play 4-4-2 at home, which is the right thing to do but away at villa he needs a 5 man midfield. I expect best to be playing and santon surely has to start now. heres my team for sat:

    ___________Krul___________
    Simmo___Saylor__Collo___Santon
    Obertan__Cabaye__Tiote__Jonas
    __________Gosling_____
    ____________Best

    Or this for a rational shake-up ? looks more creative to me.

    ___________Krul___________
    Simmo___Saylor__Collo___Santon
    Gosling__Cabaye__Tiote__Marveaux
    __________Jonas_____
    ____________Ba

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  • nimo

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Have i missed the games where jonas plays off the striker he cant shoot for toffee n isnt the greateat passer

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  • cheikmate

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    BTW collo is one the best buys in the fantasy football league, so many points for such little value ha

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  • cheikmate

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    nimo, jonas was moved behind ba on monday when marveaux went to the left, i dont really agree with it but i put him in the line-up with a little expectation he might end up there till ben arfas fit

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  • weg

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree fully with your first team, chiekmate! Gosling free role behind Best!
    As for Collocini and Argentina, it baffles me how he can be left out of their squad. Considering in the last world cup Demichaelis was particularly shit! Collo’s so much better!

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  • nimo

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #6

    I thought thwh moved marveux to middle or at least that what it looked like from where i wa sat… spec when sammy came on

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  • tommyL

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #7

    As I have said before, I don’t mind he’s not in the Argies squad. It means he doesn’t f off on international duty and then comes back injured. He’s one player we can’t afford to lose due to injury from an international.

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Argentina starts poor in defence when Collocini start being dropped

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  • tommyL

    Sep 15, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #9

    As i’ve said before, i’d rather he didn’t get a call up to the argies squad. I hate international breaks and we can’t afford him going off and coming back injured.

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  • planb

    Sep 15, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #10

    I can see the villa giving us a hiding we seem weak in midfield and up front.

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