Great News – Coloccini Says He Could Make It On Saturday


With things being very quiet this week and nothing being officially said about Coloccini’s injury, we had thought he may even have an outside chance of playing at Carrow Road this Saturday.

Fab Coloccini – may play on Saturday

Coloccini had a similar problem a couple of week sagio when he had a back spasm before the Old Trafford game, but the Newcastle medics worked tirelessly to get him fit, and it worked and he played great, as usual.

The 34 times capped Argentine International limped out of last Saturday’s defeat to Chelsea in the first half, and the worst was feared.

James Perch will play on Saturday, and various other possible center-backs have been looked at this week, but Coloccini himself has said he hopes to play at Norwich City.

One thing in Colo’s favor is that he is a quick healer, which we have pointed out this week, and he hardly gets injured and doesn’t miss too many games in a season.

Fabricio was speaking at an awards ceremony in Gateshead last night and said this:

‘It is tight but I am hoping to play in the next game.’

That would be tremendous news for Newcastle fans, because Coloccini could then help James Perch during the game, and Newcastle will have a much better chance of taking something out of the game if Colo is fully fit and plays.

Of course what we don’t want to happen is have he Argentine play when he’s not 100% fit, and have him break down during the game and make the injury worse.

That wouldn’t work,  and it would be better to have Fabricio miss the game on Saturday, if that means having him fully fit for the next game.

That’s a home game against   Swansea a week on Saturday, when Newcastle will stage the full dedication for Gary Speed before the game, with his wife Louise also present.

We should hear more on Coloccini’s condition this afternoon, when Alan Pardew gives his weekly press conference, but this could be great news.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Again, fingers crossed!

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  • nimo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Woo gotta love hardly misses a game n we desperatley need him.. would like to see him at the back with kadar who loojed a good prospect before his injury..

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    @nimo
    If we see Collo, i doubt we see Kadar. Perch is 100% certain to play unless he gets injured in training.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t believe pardew has these blind spots with perch and raylor.

    Surely if Colo can make it, it should be Kadar in the middle with him and santon at left back. If not now, when ??

    If you were a striker you’d be licking your lips at playing against not one but 2 players out of position.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Tiote said he was fit how long ago and hasent played? Colo is hoping to be fit doesn’t mean the medical staff agree.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    @rotonda
    At the same time, having both fullbacks at their spots continuisly adds some much needed stability for the two new fullbacks.
    If u throw Santon in there now, u’d have a new fullback too who has to get used to the game.
    If Santon does play, i’d be thrilled, can’t wait to watch him, but if he doesn’t, i’d understand.

    U can argue that Raylor has been so poor this last few games, but for Perch and possibly Kadar, Raylor adds stability. It’s all about that sense of security imo.

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  • Ollieh51

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #7

    @ WWJBD – Very true, and to be honest, when Tioté was ‘fit’ last time at the start of the season, we could see that he was still a full yard off the pace of the game.

    Give the lads time to repair and come back fully fit.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda
    How can u say its a blind spot? Pards and the staff see them play all week long all season…we can only judge players on the 90minutes we see a week

    Kadar isn’t fancied because of some reason we don’t know and Santon may not be built for the english game yet

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #9

    please please please play collo, i will then have 50% more faith in our back-line on Saturday.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Ollieh51
    Agreed mate. Colo deserves a time to heal and I have faith in our squad to hold their own against Norwich and let’s face it our season won’t be defined in 1 match

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  • Ollieh51

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #11

    @ Dannyo – Massively disagree on the stability Raylor offers.

    Would love to see the stats of tackles made by the winger covering Raylor?

    As we saw on Saturday, without Jonas covering he gets caught out far too much around our halfway line/on the edge of the oppositions final third?

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  • spitfire_

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Nailed his new contract ffs…

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #13

    I think even Jonas secretly hopes Raylor gets dropped

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    @Ollieh
    I tried to explain myself a bit, but probs didnt do a good enough job.
    When i say stability i mean security.
    If u were a new CB, been subbed in two games and the other one of you hadn’t played since 2010, then i’d think u’d welcome the fact that both of the fullbacks had played the last 14 games straight.

    Thats what i ment, but ye, i think Raylor has been bullocks otherwise, lol.

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  • peterktoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Hey Ed why not write a story on Ben Arfa ?? On his new role as the number 10 behind Ba.. I for one don’t think its working.. What do you think??? Maybe on the wing,,?

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  • Ollieh51

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #16

    @ Dannyo – I can see your point and kind of understand but then I think we need more of a ‘Simpson type’ fullback with an emphasis on the word BACK in that they’re abit more defensively minded?!

    I’m really worried about Swansea and the pace of their wingers against Raylor.

    They’ll get at him very easily and they are a good ball playing team so you would expect them to be able to exploit the gaps left.

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  • alex84

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Peterktoon, i dont think we can judge Ben Arfa’s role just yet when he has only started 3 Prem games and has been out for so long, he needs to adjust the speed of this league get his confidence back and get more games, the man city game he played excellent, and Man u created the penalty, i think we are expecting way to much to soon, plus Pards wont play him on the wing.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #18

    You dont know Perch will play. Lets not kid ourselves

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Everyone defended Raylor before but how can you defend the indefensible after SWP Defoe, Richards, Sturridge etc have all murdered him ? Just becasue the team is doing well, doesn’t mean you can’t improve individually and replace people. How could Santon have really done any worse and plus it almost completely removes Guti as an attacking force. I like Raylor but as a left back if people can’t see he’s getting destroyed on a weekly basis, then what are they watching?

    Similarly with Perch, his first involvement was to let Drogba score. But we seem to have this fear of playing people if they haven’t got experience. Santon has played 7 times for Italy and Kadar twice for Hungary ! Perch and raylor are not full internationals and they are being played out of position. What’s that going to do for their confidence?

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    Well said Rotonda heights. Ive have always been a Raylor advocate but you make a good point

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  • martoon

    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #21

    I can see both sides of the arguement what Dannyo says about security and stability makes a lot of sense but so does Rotonda although I think you are being harsh on Perch who had just come on against a world class striker in the air – Cabaye was most at fault. AP has a big decision to make.

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  • markmac

    Dec 8, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #22

    FINGERS X’D he makes it !! but if theres ANY doubt or any risk of making the injury worse he should NOT be risked, the season is too long and for the sake of 1 game it aint worth it! p.s Ed can you start adding ”touch wood” after statements like ”he hardly gets injured and doesn’t miss too many games in a season.” please, ;-]

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