Coloccini – We Were Very Good Defensively At Bolton


Fabricio Coloccini had a very good game yesterday afternoon at the Reebok Stadium.

Fabricio Coloccini – we were very good defensively

And the Newcastle captain,  for the first time this season was paired with Mike Williamson in central defense, after they had been the  first choice central defenders all last season.

And Alan Pardew said after the game that Williamson was his Man of the Match,  because he was so solid in his first game back,  after finally recovering from the  ankle injury he picked up last August at Scunthorpe United.

And it was evident the two lads at the back had played together many times, and that stood them in good stead, as they were rock solid for Newcastle yesterday.

The Argentine International was delighted with the win and had this to say on the Newcastle site today:

“It was very important because we have had a few games went we haven’t played well and haven’t picked up the right results,” 

“It was a good result. We maybe weren’t able to play the way we wanted to, but the result was the most important thing. We have plenty of time to improve in our play but for now this is good going into some very tough games.”

“Keeping a clean sheet again has been good. We knew we made mistakes against West Brom and had to do better, but against Bolton we were worth the win.”

“The team were very good defensively and that is why we took the three points.”

Now Newcastle face a couple of very tough games at Liverpool on Friday night,  and then Manchester United at home next Wednesday evening.

While Liverpool are still unbeaten at home this season, they have won only three of their nine home games and drawn the other six.

So there has to be a good chance that Newcastle can take something out of Friday’s game.

And of course they will now be full of confidence,  given that we have our defense back again – and that should help. 😀

Howay The Lads!!



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17 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Good to get on winning way with a clean sheet. Williamson is a BEAST 🙂

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  • metaloverlord

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Is Colo the best centre half in the league?

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    P.s Stats tells that R.Taylor should be man of the match. Demba 2nd and Mike 3rd (Obertan 4th).

    {Who Scored website}

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    ill pick the same starting 11 AGAINST liver fool but hope PARDEw bring ben ARFA in second half itself not in the 60 th min

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #5

    metal, one of the best. Dont forget we have Taylors and Mike 😀 . As for good def Arsenal has Verminator and Koscielny and City has Richards and Kompany. Totenham Has Kaboul. There are also Samba, Terry, Williams from Swansea. And more i think.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Roshan – start Best at Liverpool? pleaseGod no. Were you there yesterday? The fans I spoke to couldn’t care less if they never see Best again. He’s dreadful!

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  • solano

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Trolei…Arsenal’s centre halves are rhubarb!What is crucial is the pairing. For instance Terry looks terrible alongside a player who has not settled like David Luiz. And Samba at Blackburn and Cahill at Bolton are both more than decent, but they are struggling at the bottom of the league and are prone to gaffes now and again.
    Colo is a top notch cultured, ball- playing footballer but has looked less than comfortable alongside Perch, whereas alongside someone with real physicality he looks brill.

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  • nightfa11

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #8

    colo, cabaye & ba our best players..

    obertan..dont really know what to say about him..has flashes of briliance but totaly inconsistent..

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  • Toonboy_84

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9

    I quite like best but he was appalling yesterday.

    Call me crazy but when demba goes off to acon, I reckon shola will step up.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Cahill didn’t look that great when allowing Ba to get across him for our 2nd goal. Colo has obvious frailties, which arenit exposed so much when he has a more physical player like Saylor or Willo alongside him. I would love Samba though, and please a pacey striker to play with Ba. I don’t think the fatman will oblige with both, unless Pardew moves one or two on.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    What is the situation with Santon.Any news?

    I’d start HBA play short passes. Roll the ball till Newcastle score and make changes is this plan is not working well.

    I’d Start Santon on LB and R.Taylor at Rb if they are fit. And Start fergie instead of jonas.

    ———————–Krul———————-

    —————–Willo—-Collo———
    Raylor————————————Santon

    ———————-Tiote————————

    Obertan————Cabaye————–Fergie

    ————–Ben Arfa–Demba—————-

    or
    ———————–Krul———————-

    —————–Willo—-Collo—————–
    Raylor————————————Santon

    ————————Tiote———————-

    ———Cabaye—Ben Arfa—-Vukcic——-

    ————–Demba—–Obertan————–

    What do you think?

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  • jimmymagpie

    Dec 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #12

    I prefer Raylor to Simpson – the only time Bolton looked remotely dangerous was because Simpson, as usual, gave his opponent, Petrov, far too much room. How often does that happen?

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 27, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Even Collocini admit without playing Perch, we are a decent team defensively

    Bad Luck + Shit Player = James Perch

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 27, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Cahill deliberately scraping his boot against Ba’s head must have been missed by the ref, otherwise yellow at least and probably red.

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  • Sav

    Dec 27, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Come on Coloand sign the dotted line.
    He looked great alongside Willo and what a great return from him. Second only to Cabaye in running stats. His first game arriving from Pompey was the same after being unplayed for so long he was great and same again yesterday.

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  • max

    Dec 27, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #16

    it show that why we dont need perch

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  • cupiddstunt

    Dec 27, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Jimmymagpie @ # 6

    The NUFC back room and his team mates rate him but you and your mates don’t

    I think that says it all

    Tim Krull in an after game interview picked Best out for praise for the shift he put in

    You numptie

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