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What makes us just  a little bit positive on Coloccini  is that he was withdrawn very early in the game against Chelsea, and so limited the damage done to his thigh, but as we said before, we’ll not know if he will play until the team is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


69 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #41

    @davybtoon
    Gosling looked really sharp in pre season, thought he would have played a lot more than he has tbh, the same with Abeid and when you see how poor Obertan has been makes you wonder why Pardew is sticking with him

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  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #42

    @Indian Magpie
    Why is the game under investigation???

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  • DJM TOON

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #43

    and you make it all the worse for posting about it jack.

    one of the things modern society will be remembered for is its apparent need to gossip and spread rumor and discourse.

    you’re lives are so irrelevant you need to find interest in other peoples.

    society is sick

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  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #44

    @DJM TOON

    Did not mean to offend, should not have posted that, stupid of me I know

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #45

    bcoz of the scoreline, which put Ajax out and lyon in

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  • DJM TOON

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #46

    jack, because they need to win and improve their goal difference by 7 goals. ajax, lost by three too, hence lyon going through on goal difference

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #47

    i think colo will make the norwich game like think the team will look like this

    krul
    simmo perch colo rtaylor
    obertan gosling cabaye jonas
    ba shola

    with santon or kadar if colo dont make it i dont care what anyone says that team shud beat norwich

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  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #48

    Thanks have not seen any of the results from last night

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #49

    If any game deserved to be under investigation its D.Zagreb V Lyon,the incredible score aside all the shady online tipsters were goin crazy about it b4 k/off.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #50

    norwich is a very tough game but n hav been good this year but there team is basically a load of league 1 players who we shud beat my concern is holt n morrison in the

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #51

    just on the contracts ive no doubt were offering good deals but these damm agents thinking they can get more money else were

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  • DJM TOON

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #52

    thats good to hear jack.

    if anyone has to carry a burden regarding the whole sorry affair, then they shall carry it regardless and it shall be one burden that will weigh them down for the rest of their days, its really not necessary to compound the problem

    lets mean it when we say Rest In Peace.

    i hope now he’s found it

    shine on

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #53

    am gonna go with a shock predication of a clean sheet on sat regardless of whos in our defence

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  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #54

    Rooney ban reduced to 2 games

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #55

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/7362098/?

    dammed if u do well dammed if 1 does not

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  • DJM TOON

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #56

    i reckon if we play as we did against the last three matches we’ll win, we didnt get the rub of the green in any of the matches, at least when it came to scoring, we hit the post enough and what not… as long as we persevere with the same attitude and drive we’ll be ok come sat

    HWTL

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  • JackButler

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #57

    @Indian Magpie

    the fear for me has always been ‘Who’s next out the door’? after what happened with Carrol. Krul, Tiote, Colo and Cabaye are the obvious names for the press to throw around, lets just hope we can get through Jan without loosing any of them, but it seems to me that by Pardew mentioning it like he has a few times now he’s preparing us for the inevitable

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #58

    i dont wanna lose any player but if players like guthrie n simpson really think they will b better off at somewere like villa on higher wages good luck to them, lets face it players like that arnt gonna get to a bigger club than us

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #59

    i wouldnt even worry about losing anyone ive said it b4 its gonna take a stupid offer to get ppl like krul, tiote n cabaye, colo os the only concern bcoz is contract is so short along with simpson, guthrie

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  • boater

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #60

    Rooney ban – bollox. I actually would prefer to watch England without Rooney – he’s painful to watch.

    Guthrie – even bigger bollox. I have no idea about Gosling bar a few flashes.. the only game I saw was the cup when he looked pretty average. Be tempted to play Arfa in the middle and an extra striker up front.. Shola for me.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #61

    the problem with say someone like simpson is we hav a value of what wages hes worth n pardew seems to agree with the board that hes not worth more than what weve offered hence thats why hes told him to sign
    thing i like about pardew is if he feels the player isnt getting the right deal he will fight the board to help the player like he did with staylor

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #62

    ive said all along if colo is out then u hav to play kadar its is natural position

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #63

    No worries about Cabaye being sold in January. They can’t as it’s against regulations. Summer is a different ball game though.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #64

    just on transfer do the top4/5 teams actually do any scouting or do they jus let the smaller clubs do all the hard work n then think they can jus come n take the players when they want them

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  • carr

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #65

    cracking news about collo, although is it really worth risking him? I mean if he irritates theinjury against norwich he could be out for a while.
    also nit sure if anyone else saw but ranger missed a unbelievably easy 1 on 1 for barnsly the other night.

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  • boater

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #66

    davy – arsenal have an excellent scouting set-up or at least did.. man U scouted hernandez but apart from that not much.. chelsea and city have all spent on established talent.

    I’m sure Man U will go for Cabaye in the summer, wonder if they knew about him last summer.. possibly,. they can probably afford to wait to see how he does here – then pay the £18m or whatever next year.

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  • Eastander

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #67

    ——————–Krul——————
    Simpson–Santon—Collo–Raylor
    Obertan–Gosling–Cabaye–Guitierez
    ——Ben Arfa———BA————–

    Thats my team

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #68

    @boater & davy
    I remember earlier in the season a couple of things that caught my attention. Pardew said we had 15-18 scouts out at any given time. Thats a HUGE network imo, and there’s allot of investment in Wages, travel, etc etc.
    I dunno how other clubs do it, but thats a pretty thorough scouting system to have. I don’t think u need to invest 100s and 100s of millions in a first team if u’re just patient enough to be thorough and invest in the right players at the right time.

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  • magpiebop

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #69

    4-4-2
    Vs Norwich
    Krul.
    Simpson,Perch,Kadar,Santon.
    Obertan,Gosling,Cabaye,Guttierez.
    Ba.
    Ameobi.

    Subs- Elliot,RTaylor,Tavernier,Vuckic,SAMeobi,Lovenkrands,Best.

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