Coloccini An Injury Doubt for Manchester United

Some potential bad news this morning on Fabricio Coloccini.

Coloccini – back spasm causing concern

In an area where Newcastle have very scant cover, it is being reported this morning that the Argentine International has suffered a back spasm, and that is threatening to rule him out of the Old Trafford game this afternoon.

And Alan Pardew has called up 21 year-old Hungarian youngster Tamas Kadar, who is now said to be on stand-by to face Manchester United.

Mike Williamson is out until late December at the earliest,  and Newcastle were always going to be short of center-back cover if either Steven Taylor or Colo were injured, so this could be really bad news for Newcastle today.

Pardew has called upon a back specialist to travel to Manchester last night, and he will be checking on Colo early this morning.

Tamas Kadar has only just broken back into the first team squad, and captained the Reserves last Tuesday in their 4-0 defeat against Everton, and he was looking to go out on loan in January.

He has played for both the Hungarian full International side and the U21 side recently,  and has played at least once a week and more over the last several weeks,  so he is at least not short of match practice.

Tamas Kadar – on standby

Kadar was signed in January of 2008, and in his first two and a half years on Tyneside, played 16 times for the first team, all during the Championship season, but since then has only appeared a couple of times, having had significant injury problems over the last eighteen months or so.

We have to hope that Colo can recover and at least start the game, but of course he shouldn’t be risked much either, since we need to keep his absence down to the bare minimum of games, if at all possible.

Of course this could also be a huge opportunity for Tamas Kadar, if Colo cannot play, and if  the 21 year-old gets the nod in front of James Perch, and in the past he has looked solid when he has played ion the first team, but it’s a big ask against Manchester United.

It had even been assumed that he would in all likelihood be leaving  Newcastle in the summer, when his four year contract runs out.

This is the type of news we don’t need today about the Newcastle captain.

21 comments so far

  • UpTheRoad

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Not a pessimist but we’re screwed if he doesn’t play.

  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #2

    If it is a back spasm i’m not too worried. A deep tissue massage will take care it it so lets hope it is.

  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Aye were in this brown stuff without colo

  • ginkoh

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Unbelievable chance for Kadar but bad taste for us all. Hopefully he’ll ok tonight.

  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #5

    interesting kadar has been called up, pardew must not see perch as playing cb.

  • Graeme

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Its a chance for Kadar to show what a great player he is – he should be well up for it me thinks lol.

    Couldn’t come at a worse time, but we all know CB is our weakest link and this is a situation we all knew would happen at some point, Sods Law says so!!

    Time for the younger players to grab the chance and play the game of their life!!


    Nov 26, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Perch would play ahead of him and Kadar would be on the bench…he’s been ‘called up’ to sit on the bench incase of another injury because we have no one else imo

    Can’t see why Pards would put on a reserve CB in ahead of Perch who he has said is our CB back up

    Either way if Colos out we will be ripped a new one. Apparently our entire defence takes their position from him


    Nov 26, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8

    With both Tiote out and Collo too we are gonna get screwed again!

    Santon to strat with Kadar beside him!

    Perch is shite! Rooney and Vidic will run circles around him!
    Might be a golden opportunity for Kadar and also Santon!

    If there are doubts about Collo i would prefer him to be rested, as we may get beaten anyway! Is he worth the risk? If he plays unfit he could aggrevate the injury!

    I have no wish to watch us get beaten 6-0 in the bar again!

  • geordiesteve520

    Nov 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Perch would be a liability, not simply because he’s pants but because he’d be sent off within 20 minutes.


    Nov 26, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Actually Perch is a crap RB but so it Saylor when he has played CDM or CB he has been complimented in his displays

  • toonbrother

    Nov 26, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    I dont think losing Colocinni is sich a big deal. But losing Tiote could be fatal. If i were Pardew I’d reinstate Best and Obertan. The team needs familiar players to recapture its familiar playing style. Integration of Ben Arfa and Sammy’s into the first team has to be put on pause for now I can continue after the Chelsea game


    Nov 26, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #12

    I would,nt Actually be bothered if we lost this match and then again against Chelski at home!

    We have more than proved that we can mix it with the best with the unbeaten run we had till last week! A lot of people said it was luck but we know otherwise! Now we have nothing to prove and go to Old Trafford as the underdog!

    Injuries have got us in the end, it is not so, but consider if we had played all of these three fixtures with a full first team firing on all cylinders at the start of the season instead of now!

    Maybe i,me stating conjecture here but if we lose these three there is no reason we can,t go on another winning streak until the end of the season!

    Maybe i,m an idiot for saying this but we are now screwed because we have no strength in depth!
    If Tiote leaves if Jan we are F…….. bigtime!

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #13

    were dropping like flies man . everyday brings fresh injury news. we need our strongest squad today so hopefully he’ll be reet.

  • fgb224lbs

    Nov 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #14

    tiote out after saying he’s fit. last minute ref change. now Colo out. conspiracy? lol

    think Colo will be fine though. massage him and get him on the pitch

  • geoff777

    Nov 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #15

    Great chance for Kadar, he’s a decent CB.

    We haven’t seen Perch play in the Prem for over a year bar a few brief appearances.
    He always gives 100%, has settled now and has been training with the squad for a year+.

    There are lots of negative opinions about Perch that are based on very old form.

    New season – clean slate? Support the lad.


  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #16

    As the saying goes if it aint broke dont fix it. Well unfortunately we do seem to be ‘broke’. I’m not trying to bring doom and gloom here but if we had any chance of beating City Man U and Chelsea we need our strongest squad. Yes the likes of Guthrie etc are good stand ins but in my opinion not good enough for the top 4. If Collo is indeed injured we are in for a spanking. I hope I’m wrong of course. Like I said if it’s a straight forward back spasm he might be ok however some spasms take a few days to sort out.

  • Lee Dodd

    Nov 26, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #17

    If Coloccini doesn’t start then I would put Santon In There and Kadar on the Bench … This is The sort of thing were we fall by The Waye Side compared to the top 6 . We need to Open the Cheque Book up for a New Centre Half and 2 New Strikers .

  • Brutooon

    Nov 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Perch is crap, he is the same level as Marcelinho

    I played Santon at LB,Raylor at RB and Simpson at Centre Back

    Simpson is better than Perch

  • Geordie Jonny

    Nov 26, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Source? I heard this last night but some people were saying that Shearer had just been misinterpreted.

  • Willo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Wait. Can’t Santon play CB too? I’d much rather he play than Perch. SO the back line if Colo can’t go could be
    Simpson Saylor Santon and Raylor. That way you avoid the Perch situation and Santon gets a game. Thoughts?

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Willo – I never thought Santon could play either fullback position AND CB? Somehow I doubt it. Though having said that I still prefer that or Kadar there than the risky business of putting Perch in there. Perch should only be used if we need an emergency CDM it’s where he could cause us less trouble and perhaps be useful in that position.

    Sky does not show the match but who does?? Anyone?



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