Newcastle Captain Wins Top Award – Magpies Manager Doesn’t


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.

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Here’s hoping.



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12 comments so far

  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Woah Ed, you’re on top form with knocking the articles out today. Hope your health is good too

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  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Woo hoo!

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  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    I’d like to see Santon play today at some point, but hope that Ben Arfa is kept away from that madman leg breaker Karl Henry. He needs to have a word with himself

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  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Just me here then? Oh well.

    Who’s up for a sing along?

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  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    What’s that coming over the hill, is it a monster, is it a monster

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  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    All together now

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #7

    calm down spikey

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  • magpie6699

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m sort of pleased that Pardew didn’t win – in the past it’s been the kiss of death for some teams – they start to lose matches afterwards. Maybe that’ll apply to Del boy and we’ll beat Spurs!

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  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #9

    Yay! It’s not just me. I felt sooooooooooo alone

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Anybody going to be watching the Everton game?

    Obertan to score today, if it happens, you heard it here first.

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  • Spike

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #11

    I love the header. Wish it was our first team. There’s 12 of them

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #12

    Spike, was going to join in earlier. But I don’t know the words. Anyway I was enjoying your ramblings.

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