Fabricio Coloccini is turning out to be a good and appropriate captain for Newcastle.
Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini
Fab is a low key guy, but also a modest type of player, who does his talking on the field of play, and his type of captaincy for some reason seems to fit in nicely with the new Newcastle.
Alan Pardew and the Newcastle scouts have managed to bring in seven new players in the summer, and they seem not only to be good players but very solid characters too.
And in retrospect the summer transfer window was a successful one for Newcastle, even though they missed out on a top striker to replace the departed Mr. Carroll on that frustrating last day.
Yohan Cabaye, Mehdi Abeid, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Davide Santon and Rob Elliot can all do a job for Newcastle.
Certainly it will be a major test of the Newcastle side, and captain Coloccini had this to say today to the local press:
“I think it’s a big game. The fans can enjoy things at the moment, they can look forward to the way things are going on the pitch,”
“We will try our best to beat Tottenham. If we can then it will be a big win for us so we must give it our very best.” “I always knew my capacity and what I could do,”
“I was not worried when things did not happen straight away but, to be honest, I never expected it to be this good.” “I am enjoying it more than ever at Newcastle. I am very happy that I’m making the fans happy.”
Fabricio has been in top form for Newcastle this season, and only yesterday he was voted the Newcastle United Disabled Supporters’ Association Player of the Year. And that goes with the 34 times capped Argentine also picking up the North East Player of the Year award.
Those awards are well deserved from a player who seems intent only on playing well and consistently for Newcastle, and he doesn’t let much else get in the way.
Sounds very good to us, and let’s sign Colo up to a two year contract extension, and the sooner the better.