Coloccini Thanks Newcastle Fans For Their Terrific Support


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?

Comments welcome.



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42 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    sign him up!!!

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 27, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Wen’s the nxt match?

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Stoke > Monday

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    JAMSHA, 3rd from last paragraph.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Team for Monday >

    Krul
    Santon
    Saylor
    Colo
    Raylor

    Marv
    Tiote
    Cabaye
    Jonas

    Best
    Ba

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #6

    btw lads for those who wernt ther.. Santon looked far more effective playing left back than he did when he switched to right back

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s also the type of defender who will score goals he’s got a sweet right foot and loves bombing down and cutting inside onto it and lashing a shot also he’s pretty darn nifty at free kicks

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Tom, same team for me although I might play simpson and move santon to left back

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  • Yohan4

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #9

    We could have played better yesterday but every team will play a bad game at some point, I dont get how people think we should go to Blackburn and expect a win because they are at the foot of the table if we draw 2-2 with them in the league it will be a ok result for an away game. Whilst we are 4th in the leage we have not destroyed teams and hae always grinded out results, it would be foolish to think we can do this in every game.

    I also think the the kick up the arse could be a good thing, will help the players stay grounded and might help some of us stop getting carried away and beliving we have the right to beat the lower positioned teams.

    We are still building, I dont think our best 11 have started a game together this season (when all fit and sharp)

    Its a long season and we will get better but we are grinding out results at 70% so there is definatly hope!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree 89 > He must play LB with Raylor moving back to RB to replace Simmo. We bought him as a replacement for Jose and Raykor is a right sided player. He’s done well on the left but he ISNT a LB, however Santon is. No brainer really!!!

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  • phillyg

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    I know the game was lost and we are now out of the comp, but this means we can now really concentrate on maintaining our unbeaten Prem league run and staying within reach of the top. Last night could have been worse with if 1 of our starts had got injured. If we play like we did in second half then I feel with Tiote in the team Stoke will be looking at how to stop us rather than how to beat us. This will be a test for Pards and the squad in how they react…. 3 points on monday HWTL!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Is tav still on loan??

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  • Yohan4

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    would like to see santon at the left and jonas and Raylor moving to the right so Marv can go left. then we have all round pegs in round holes

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #14

    we were obviously going to suffer defeat some time soon, and altho i would have loved us to win the cup, qualiry for Europa etc, i would prefer defeat against blackburn last night than loosing at Stoke or Everton going into the month of death (November)

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Would love 3 points on monday i just cant see it

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  • toonincheek

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16

    All credit to the team for a fighting performance.

    And even more credit to all the fans who turned up and supported the team, even in their eventual defeat.

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  • Yohan4

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    mee too Tom, also if you look at the teams that are in the 5th round we would have probly pulled a big in and could have had an even tougher November – December

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Back to best and ba up top

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    1982 > a draw at Stoke would be a result

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Wouldnt of liked to get city in the semis mind they could hit double figures over 2 legs

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Tom i would take a draw before the season kicked of at stoke hard place to go

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Yohan > good point mate, all the big teams are still in it and they will all be going for this one as the title race is wide open in my opinion. Well, between the 2 MANCS so Chelski, Lpool etc will want to win this no matter what anyone says about this Mickey-Mouse-Cup!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #23

    yeah thats what i mean 82, not just to keep our unbeaten streak but coming back with a point against Stoke, at Stoke, is an achievment for ANY team imo!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Liverpool and Chelsea have both said this is a cup they want to win and will be playing squad capable, showed last night pool had Suarez and Carroll uptop nd chelsea played a strong squad aswel

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  • Yohan4

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #25

    first award of the season and success breeds success id think they all want to win it

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Will that everton player miss the game against us???

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #27

    eaststandgeordie – Drenthe? no mate he got 2 yellows so he’s only banned for the weekend

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  • Yohan4

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    if we beat stoke yesterdays loss will be a distant memory, really looking forward to seeing how the team respond to a loss, I believe we will look much improved and get out the block a lot quicker.

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  • Yohan4

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Cabay for 3 in a row!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Geordietoon shite he looks a handfull him like

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #31

    @Yohan – aye hatrick against Stoke!

    So glad Cabaye is finding his range, he will be a real danger if he keeps hitting them in like last night

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 27, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Perch plays and we concede 4. Amazing. Anyway, extremely proud by our fighting spirit. Even in a loss, i think i saw enough to say we might be in for a fighting chance to get into Europe. Our spirit and never say die attitude is fantastic.

    On a downside, HBA showed why he is not yet ready to start for us. He was horrible. He needs more time in the reserves to get up to speed. He’s way waaaaaaaaay too rusty to be in the first team squad.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 27, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #33

    have to agree there 8788 > HBA is trying too hard to impress us and even himself. He needs to get more playing time so a few 90min games for the reserved and a few 20-30mins second half appearences in the league and he will find his form im sure!

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  • nimo

    Oct 27, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #34

    i dont think it was due to fact perch played why we conceded 4.. only 2 in 90 mins remember… old man wa at game n reckons collo wa worst def

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  • davybtoon

    Oct 27, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Very harsh on perch bcoz from what I seen he weren’t at fault for any of the goals any way proud of the team last nyt crap for 70min then showed real grit to come back still unbeaten in 90mins of football for 15 games now keep it up, if we go to stoke n defend we will get beat if we go n attack we will win its simple as that

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  • davybtoon

    Oct 27, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Not really arsed bout goin out the cup chances r we wud of got man city away or something anyway top 7 finish is all I care about

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 27, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #37

    The only remedy is 3 points against Stoke, no excuses.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 27, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #38

    agree with HBA comments, should start with best and ba for stoke

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 27, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Could be worse, we could support Wolves. Hammered yesterday from a reserve City side and they have got them in the PL on Sat… Super Unluck!!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 27, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #40

    3 points at Stoke could be asking a bit much but they could have the bit between their teeth trying to remedy last night’s defeat, could be a wounded animal going out to prove the doubters wrong. I would be thrilled with a point at the Brittania although if Liverpoo can go out and win there like they did last night it shows that it’s possible!

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