Alan Pardew Gives Coloccini 50-50 Chance Of Playing Saturday


Along with Fabricio Coloccini saying last night he thinks he can make the game on Saturday at Norwich,  Alan Pardew has said this morning Colo does have a chance to play at Carrow Road.

Alan Pardew Coloccini is 50-50 for Saturday

That’s been the good and rather surprising news this morning, and we have to hope the Argentine can indeed make the game, but according to the Newcastle manager his chances of playing are no better than 50-50.

This is what Pardew told the local press this morning:

“We’re really hoping that Colo is fit. He’s got a 50-50 chance, we’ll have to see.”  “The morale in the camp has been one of disappointment because of the way the game went against Chelsea.”

“And on top of that we lose Steven Taylor, a major blow.”  “We’re hoping we can use that to inspire us now and show Steven that we can do it without him. “

It’s Newcastle’s great team spirit which will again be on show on Saturday, and if we can get anything out of the game, it would be a good result.

The initial word on Coloccini’s thigh injury was that he would be out for two weeks, and of course we’ll not know if he’ll make it until the team is announced around 45 minutes before the 3:00 pm kick-off on Saturday.

Depending on whether Colo is in the side or not will determine how good our chances are  of getting something out of the game.

But the very fact that both Coloccini and the usually conservative Alan Pardew have said the Newcastle captain could indeed play, gives us  a hint that he must have a decent chance of making it on Saturday, which would be tremendous.

A win at Norwich would be a good tonic  and have  Newcastle keeping up with the top six in the Premier League.

Alan has also said for the first time that it looks like Steven Taylor will indeed be out for the season,  after having an operation on his injured Achilles on Monday:

“It’s a real shame for him.” “Everybody is disappointed for him.”

“It’s a blow as I say, but I really can’t see him playing again this season unfortunately.”

It must be very difficult for Steven to take, with all the injuries he’s had over the last couple of years,

But of course he must now  concentrate on  getting fit for the pre-season, and by that time we have to hope that the Newcastle squad has been further strengthened over the summer.

What makes us just  a little bit positive on Coloccini  is that he was withdrawn very early in the game against Chelsea, and so limited the damage done to his thigh, but as we said before, we’ll not know if he will play until the team is announced on Saturday.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.



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69 comments so far

  • Klatoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Jonas is back and Tiote could also play,so despite the absences at the back we have a midfield and attack that could overwhelm Norwich especially since we tend to have more of the ball away at teams that try to attack us; A.Villa away was one of the best possession football we’ve played in awhile. HWTL

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Jeez, are there this many stories out yet?
    Aye, still gutted for Saylor, love his defensive “warriorness”. Again, again, fingers crossed for Collo.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    @lee_ryder
    Lee Ryder
    #nufc Cheick Tiote out for #norwich as expected Colo has “outside chance”

    BALLS.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Did Guthrie stab Tiote in the knee ffs?

    Remember Carroll was meant to be out for 2 weeks after the Spurs match and didnt play again for most of the season….getting that sinking feeling in relation to Tiote

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Oh wasent Guthrie he is out for the Norwich game as well….damn u Gosling!

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Ok lets say,Tiote is fit but we are not playing him (absurd as it is). What if its not because of an impending transfer and just a trick to stop him going to the AFCON? we let Ivory coast think hes injured,they name their squad w/out him and bang,we start playing him once the tournament kicks off 🙂 crazy i know

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  • ryan toon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    guthrie out of nowich game foooooooooooooooookk

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Klatoon
    Why would Tiote agree to that? He loves playing for his country? Think ur clutching at straws there lad

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #9

    @lee_ryder
    Lee Ryder
    #nufc Guthrie also out of #norwich game

    Lol WWJBD, ye, prob was Gosling, could be Vuckic too. Expecting him on the bench and Gosling to start.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Dannyo
    Nar if Vuckic tried to stab someone he would break his arm 😉 rules him out of my investigation. Could of been Smith but I doubt he would use a knife probably just double footed tackle him in the face

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #11

    WWJBD
    i am,i’ll clutch at anything cant bear losing Tiote.Guthrie out,what else can go wrong?

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  • ryan toon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #12

    team for nowich

    krul
    simmo colo perch santon

    ober cabaye arfa jonas

    ba best

    what you guys think

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #13

    @lee_ryder
    Lee Ryder
    #nufc AP on contracts: “Talks have progressed with Colo and Danny Simpson”

    Good good.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #14

    Oh and agree on Gosling starting and Vuckic on the bench

    Wonderful that the winter injuries have hit so soon haha Tiote, Saylor, Colo and Guthrie sure I read Cabaye was carrying a knock the past couple of games as well

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #15

    @WWJBD
    If Smith is to start he’d have to stab Perch, Kadar, Best, HBA, Guthrie, Gosling, Cabaye, Tiote.
    And probably Campbell just to be safe.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #16

    @@lee_ryder
    Lee Ryder
    Guthrie out for 4 to 6 weeks with groin #nufc

    And Guthrie wonders why he’s playing 2nd fiddle and doesn’t want to sign new contract…

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Klatoon
    Haha fair one, Personally I dont think the Tiote sale is tied up at all I just think our medical staff are a crock of idiots who if u went to see them with a broken neck they’d tell u that u hadnt been sleeping right and to try some tea

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Dannyo
    Haha aww poor Smudger but aye probably true.

    And to be fair to Guthrie he has been playing hurt the past 3 games (I think) so this groin njury is probably because he didnt get it sorted sooner

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #19

    @nufcfans NUFCfans
    Alan Pardew is worried that #NUFC’s success this season is making it harder to tie key players down to new deals. (Northern Echo) #NUFC #fb

    Surely success is benefitial to getting players to sign deals if a decent offer is made, is that not more the issue here? U pay peanuts u get monkeys after all

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #20

    WWJBD, success means players will think they are worth more than is being offered.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #21

    GG
    True but had these deals been sorted out earlier in a professional way it wouldnt have been a issue. Cant blame our success for our failing to get players over that magical line

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  • liam85

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #22

    When are we going to see Santon play properly 🙁

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #23

    WWJBD, yeah you’d think players would know about our wages structure when they first signed on at the club.

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  • taker83

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #24

    team against norwich

    ————-Krul——————

    Simmo——–Perch——–Kadar———–Santon

    Raylor———Cabaye———Tiote——–Jonas

    Ba——–Lovenkrands

    Shola Amoebi, Ben Arfa, and Obertan to come in as impact subs.
    Tactics- raylor to put decent crosses to the box,
    gutirez to make penetrating runs into the box
    Cabaye to control midfield and go forward
    Tiote to be defensive mid and be in front of 2 cbs.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #25

    There was a trainer/manager (think it was Clough) who took his players down the pits to show them how hard the fans had to work to pay their wages.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #26

    GG Yeah and am all for a wage cap but as to our structure it seems very sportsdirect style from what I have heard.

    Also the way our club handle contract negotiations seems to be leak it to the press and heap the pressure on the players to sign a deal widely brandished as ‘brilliant’ and when the players discuss it in the media (or rather disagree with the clubs assessment) they are fined.

    For me it should be a entirely inhouse discussion

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #27

    WWJBD, didn’t all the players sign a non disclosure contract in pre-season?

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  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #28

    Having Colo back for sat would be massive, but we should not be taking any risks with Saylor out for so long

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #29

    Possibly mate but if I was being made out to look a knob in public by my employer who were imo lying I would tell the truth and clear my name

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #30

    cant create any team formations or squads dont know who will get injured again

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  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #31

    There are some very nasty stories doing the rounds down here in South Wales regarding Gary Speed’s wife, just hope they are not true

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    WWJBD, and in real life you’ll lose your job.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #33

    What about abeid is he not available

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #34

    GG lol in real life they did 😉

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    Well I was at the fiorentina game preseason n cabaye n gosling were brilliant in cm midfield, Guthrie out for a month

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  • Jan Stavik

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #36

    Tough match in the weekend, but we have quality in the side to compete with Norwich regardless who plays centre half. I’d throw in Santon not to change things too much, it wouldn’t make sense to put Simmo in the centre, he’s going a good job as a full back. And again, please not Perch.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #37

    Gotta feeling tiote gonna end up having surgery on that knee like

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #38

    Lyon Zagreb game under investigation

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  • ross armstrong

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #39

    taker83 // Dec 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    team against norwich

    ————-Krul——————

    Simmo——–Perch——–Kadar———–Santon

    Raylor———Cabaye———Tiote——–Jonas

    Ba——–Lovenkrands

    Shola Amoebi, Ben Arfa, and Obertan to come in as impact subs.
    Tactics- raylor to put decent crosses to the box,
    gutirez to make penetrating runs into the box
    Cabaye to control midfield and go forward
    Tiote to be defensive mid and be in front of 2 cbs.

    are you real??? not a chance that team

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #40

    @davy
    Lol, we must be on the same wavelength, i was JUST thinking that. He’s back from the U23 with Algeria, so must be ready to go me thinks.

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