This is not the first time that Newcastle center-back Mike Williamson has paid tribute to Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini.
Mike Williamson – sings the praises of Colo again
Ever since Mike arrived at Newcastle two years ago from Portsmouth for £1M (what a deal!), he has talked about how much he has learned from the 34 times capped Argentine International.
And Fabricio, who turned 30 last month, seems as good a guy as he is a player, and we were happy he got the captaincy after Kevin Nolan elected to leave Tyneside for West Ham in the summer.
Coloccini had another great game in Newcastle’s latest stand away from home, this time at Blackburn on Wednesday night, in the fantastic 2-0 win.
Mike Williamson talked again about his captain today:
“ “I’ve raved about him enough.” I’ve learnt so much from him in training because of his technique and the way he reads things. He’s just an all-round fantastic guy.”
“As a defender it’s good to stay out of the headlines and let the strikers take the plaudits.” “They’ve been fantastic all season. We’ve got a lot of talent in the group.”
“My conditioning’s getting there all the time.” “The more games I’ve got under my belt, the better I’ve felt.”
“I’ve felt good, which is all credit to the medical and conditioning team, and the rehab I’ve gone through.”
Mike has done well since he came back from that long time out with the ankle injury he picked up at Scunthorpe United last August, and it was only the second half at Fulham, where he really struggled, but he’s been steady enough in the other games.
For the record, Mike has played 58 times for Newcastle but still has to score that first goal, while Colo has played 141 times for Newcastle with 5 goals.
The thing Newcastle need to do and do within a week or two, is to get the Argentine signed up to a long term deal on Tyneside.
And the news seems to be the club are confident they can do just that, and certainly Colo’s given no signs at all he wants to leave Newcastle.
We should get the good news on Fab’s signing a new deal in a week or so.