Coloccini Delays Signing New Contract At Newcastle


News today that Fabricio Coloccini is in no particular rush to sign a new deal at Newcastle.

Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle captain and center-back

Colo’s current five year contract runs out in June of 2013, so there’s no particular hurry to pen a new deal, although the same was true of Argentine compatriot Jonas Gutierrez, who only recently singed a contract extension to keep him at the club another four years.

The Evening Chronicle has said that Colo may even wait until the end of this season to sign a new contract, although it is understood he is very happy at Newcastle.

The club have made their best start to the league in many a season, and stand third top of the Premier League with 25 points form 11 games, and with three big matches coming up on successive Saturdays.

Coloccini funds an orphanage back in Argentina for 160 children, and of course it’s important to him that he can keep this running,  if he does commit to extend his deal at the Tyneside club.

But the news is not an alarming development with  Coloccini said to be very happy about most things on Tyneside, and his case is different from that of Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan, who could not reach agreements earlier this year on contract extensions, and eventually left the club.

A source who is said to be close to the Argentine said this to the local press today:

“Fabricio is happy at Newcastle.” “The next contract is going to be an important one for him and his family.”

“But he is happy to just stay firmly focused on playing football at the moment.” “It’s all work in progress.”

Coloccini signed for Newcastle from Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna for around £10M in August of 2008,  when Kevin Keegan was captain but Dennis Wise brought the player in and Kevin wasn’t involved much at all in the transfer.

And after a tough first season, which saw Newcastle relegated for the first time from the Premier League, Colo has played just great for the Magpies, and this year has been Newcastle’s best player.

The Argentine, along with his compatriot Jonas Gutierrez,  have shown an extraordinary loyalty to Newcastle United, and they are firm favorites with the Newcastle crowd,  and both have been in top form for the side this season.

Of course Colo is now the Newcastle captain, and he is making a good job of that too, as he epitomizes the new type of players Newcastle have in their ranks,  who are top class professionals, on the quiet side, and very good on the field of play.

This does not appear to be worrisome news for Newcastle fans, but we’d also be much happier if Colo signs a new deal, and does it as quickly as he can.

For the record Fabricio Coloccini turns 30 in January and has played 129 times for the club in his almost 40 months on Tyneside, with five goals, and also has a good fitness record and has so far missed very few games through injury.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.


16 comments so far

  • Pek

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m not worried, probably a sensible move from Coloccini, you never know what’s around the corner. Come next year, he’ll sign (fingers crossed!)…….In Colo we trust.

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  • Bao Zheng

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #2

    I do hope everyone is realistic and they can reach some agreement. Colo seems to be pretty durable so i would expect he can play for maybe another 5 years. Having said that he is not going to be playing top flight footie week in week out at 35 so a five year deal on mega wages is a bit unrealistic. And top marks for the orphanage, and being modest about it.

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  • IrishToon009

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Its liek de ja vu! But gotta believe its quite different to the Nolan and Barton situations

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  • Matthew Tom

    Nov 15, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #4

    The only thing I worry about is a good man like Colo getting justifiably depressed over the next 6 months about the p3n1ses running our club and thinking it may be better to move on. I hope not, he is a great player.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Matthew Tom – would that be the p3n1ses who have offered 30 year old Collo a 5 year contract at £55K a week?

    The same p3n1ses who fans like you say Ashley will sell any player at the drop of a hat and never five give anyone over nappy age a long term deal?

    Who actually is the pr%ck ? Me thinks its not Ashley so work it out for yourself eh.

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  • solano

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Bills…it is pure conjecture on your part that the club have offered a 5 year deal on those terms – “club sources” are notoriously questionable when it comes to contract discussions unless you really are party to Delboy’s most private thoughts as some have suggested in the past ?! 😉
    He’s under contract for a little while longer, so let’s just see how he transforms from Captain Courageous into the next Judas, eh?

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  • wynsleap

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    bills-son @ 5
    Bit hard on Matthew Tom there.
    We all know that the owners of this club are first class p3n1ses.
    Why do some supporters not have the b***s to see it?

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  • bills-son

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    solano // Nov 15, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Bills…it is pure conjecture on your part that the club have offered a 5 year deal on those terms – “club sources” are notoriously questionable when it comes to contract discussions

    solano – tell Ed to stop quoting club sources or any other sources not from MA’s mouth and we’ll all stop commenting on them.

    The blog would be as dead as Monty Python’s parrot tho.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    wynsleap // Nov 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    bills-son @ 5
    Bit hard on Matthew Tom there.
    We all know that the owners of this club are first class p3n1ses.
    Why do some supporters not have the b***s to see it?

    Wrong question – why are supporters like you so full of blind hatred that your commonsense goes out of the window?

    The best manager, squad, points, team spirit, finances that we’ve had in years and MA is still a pr%ck?

    Tell me why that is? Tell me why fans like you give MA no credit whatsoever. Tell me why fans like you who predicted MA’s policies would get us relegated, his appointment of Pardwho was a joke etc., etc., etc., and who would have SLAGGED HIM TO DEATH if you were right will give him no credit for where we are now. Tell me.

    Can you not see how pathetically childish that attitude is? Get real man, in fact be a man and have the balls to admit you were wrong. Thats the real problem, fans like you have dug such a depp anti-Ashley hole for yourselves that you would like an idiot turncoat if you told your mates that Ashley is doing well. Proper men aren’t afraid to admit they were wrong.

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  • wynsleap

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #10

    bills-son
    Calm down man it’s not good for you.
    I can’t tell anyone I know that Ashley is doing well because they all feel as I do.
    When Ashley treats the club and it’s supporters with respect, tears down the red, white and blue crap within our stadium, gives St. James Park it’s name back and acts like a responsible owner not an an arrogant a***h**e then I might, just MIGHT admit I was wrong.
    But I tell you what – I’m not holding my breath.

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  • solano

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Bills@8….Ed does indeed quote “club sources” but at no point is the deal you claim is on offer quoted!
    I ask you again, are you privy to the negotiations or do you have a “relationship” with Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley?

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  • colwell

    Nov 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12

    A source who is understood to be close to Colo says it all really another bullsh#t, made up story.

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  • Conan The Destroyer

    Nov 15, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Bills-son well put! Completely agree with you…

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  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Bills-son

    I think you are flogging a dead horse there bud, read the posts and you find it is almost always the negative posters that start off with the name calling and when you point out who is the most likely to be the dick others are up in arms about what you are saying.

    All the rumours that appear to come from inside the club and from players during interviews appear to point to a fairly stable and happy club from players, management and owners, but some outside the club insist on claiming that there is unrest and turmoil. Although to be honest the only unrest and turmoil I can see is just on the terraces.

    Yes the management have made mistakes they are human and that is what humans do they occasionally make mistakes, in my eyes they appear to have learnt from those and are heading in the right direction and I for one like to think I am not blind and like you I am prepared to give credit where credit is due and am quite prepared to give them time to get it right.

    But I am afraid there are some on here that do not have the maturity to see life as it really is and are emotionally tied to the school playground as that is where you hear most name calling.

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  • solano

    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Dicspudnutt….the horrific dynamics of the schoolyard are completely lost on you…it was our MD and his bullyboy bragging and threats that kicked off this latest round of infighting….”you dont know how (deleted expletive) horrible we can be.” Remember?

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #16

    “When Ashley treats the club and it’s supporters with respect” – thats a two way street mate. Calling him a FCB wont get you respect, durh!

    “tears down the red, white and blue crap within our stadium,” Why the feck should he do that. You would think after he has used so much of his own personal wealth to keep us afloat during our previous 4 yrs, that would be the least he could expect as a return. No?

    ” gives St. James Park it’s name back” It will always be St James’ Park to us, no matter who sponsors it, get over it, it changes nothing. Embrace the name change for what it is and stop using it as yet another excuse to beat your chest. ffs.
    It wont be long till all clubs in the prem are sponsored this way. Perhaps you dont think we need the sponsorship and would prefer to play football in the championship for ever more????

    ” and acts like a responsible owner” Ha Ha. I think he is doing that right now by making the club financially stable and self supporting, by bringing in other revenue streams !!

    Seems like you dont have a very good arguement, but ofc you could do sooo much better……….If only you had a billion big ones behind you. DOH!

    Blind hatred really isn’t good for you.

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