Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini was sorry for the Newcastle fans after the side went out of the Carling Cup at Blackburn last night by a score of 4-3.
Fabricio Coloccini – sorry for Newcastle fans after the game
The support shown by the Newcastle fans last night was just phenomenal, and they made up almost 40% of the 10,600 crowd at the game at Ewood Park.
The Blackburn fans were no match for the Geordie fans, who continually out sang their hosts, but that’s hardly surprising with Blackburn fans not exactly thrilled with their side this season under rookie manager Steven Kean.
The Balckburn owners seem to think Steve is a very good manager, and it’s almost a year now that they surprisingly sacked Sam Allardyce and put Steve Kean in charge.
That was even though he had never managed before, but after Blackburn had been in mid-table when he took over, they only just avoided relegation last season and are now in 20th position in the Premier League – bottom.
The Newcastle fans, even though it was an absolute killer to concede a goal in the 120th minute of the game, and lose for the very first time this season, still applauded their players off the field last night.
And that seems to have made it even harder to bear for the Newcastle captain, as an emotional Coloccini had this to say to the Newcastle press in the dressing room after the game:
““Everyone knows our supporters – they’re always with us. That’s good, and we have to say thank you for coming and supporting us. We hope to take three points for them at Stoke.
“It’s still positive. We have to look forward.” “We’re not happy. We didn’t play well in the first half – we didn’t do what we knew we had to do on the pitch.”
“I think we gave them that 45 minutes.” “We showed our character.” “If we show that character every game, we’ll be OK.”
Newcastle will have to show their character once again in another tough away game at Stoke City on Monday night, and if Newcastle can get anything out of the game at the Britannia Stadium it will be a good result.
And we wonder how those contract negotiations are going with Colo, to get him signed to an extended contract to stay on Tyneside?