Good news yesterday that the Newcastle United captain, Fabricio Coloccini, has been named the 2011 North East footballer of the year by the north east’s top football journalists.
Fabricio Coloccini – 2011 North East footballer of the year
So things have gone really well for the Argentine this year so far, with him being handed the captaincy by Alan Pardew in early July, and the side getting off to their best start for many a season.
The only thing that hasn’t happened for Coe back loc this season, is a return to the Argentine International squad, but on the selfish side of things we’d rather Colo just concentrate on playing for Newcastle, and he’s certainly done a terrific job this year.
There’s no doubt that this award is well deserved, and that Colo is now turning out to be the bedrock not only of the Newcastle defense but also of the side, and he has formed a very good partnership at the back with local lad Steven Taylor, who seems back to his best form again.
Our player of the season last season, Cheick Tioté, was in second place in the voting and Sunderland’s Phil Bardsley was third.
Coloccini will get his trophy at the North East FWA’s dinner at Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday, November 27th, so it will be good to see how the Argentine’s English has improved.
But this will no doubt be a popular choice,
But it was Harry Redknapp who won the Barclays Manager of the Month award for September, given out by the sponsors of the Premier League. and the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was a contender.
Tottenham won all three league games last month, and of course trounced Liverpool 4-0.
It was tough luck on Pardew, but maybe he will get the award this month in October when the lads win all of their games.