Coloccini Unhappy At Newcastle Losing Two Points

Newcastle lost two points to both Arsenal and Chelsea when they could only draw at home to the third bottom side,  Wolves.

Fab Coloccini in action against Wolves

Newcastle made a great start to the game and went 2-0 up, but once again the defense seemed a little dodgy and the whole team were second best in that second half.

And the Magpies could even have lost the game,  with Wolves creating some chances after they had equalized, bit they couldn’t convert any of them – and that saved our blushes that’s for sure – a defeat would have been catastrophic for the lads, coming before the derby game.

Fabricio Coloccini came out yesterday and said that he wants to stay at Newcastle, although the five year deal Newcastle are trying to work out with Colo’s agent still remains unsigned.

And there’s rumor that the hold-up is that he will take a small wage cut in the fifth year of the deal.

But with the below par performance of Newcastle in the final 45 minutes of the game at St. James Park on Saturday it was definitely two points lost:

“I think it’s an expensive two points we lost. But we have to look forward to the next game against Sunderland.”  “We did really well in the first half, and I don’t know why, but maybe we looked tired in the second half.”

“We couldn’t press like we did in the first half.”  “They started to move the ball, and we couldn’t get the ball.”  “When you don’t have the ball, it’s difficult to create scoring situations.”

 “Now we have to think about the next game. It’s a big game for us, and for the fans.”  “We have to try to give our best. We knew before the Wolves game if we got the three points, it would be very good for us. But It’s finished.”

“We took a point, and we have to take three points from the next game – it’s that simple.”  “I think four points from six is important for us for the rest of the season ahead.”

It will be a tough game on Sunday against Sunderland, and the thing concerning us is that even if we go ahead in that game by say two goals, we are still not safe.

And it could be a nail biting game, because we think Sunderland will be  a much more difficult proposition than they were under Geordie manager Steve Bruce.

And it seems that the Wolves fans’ objections early last week to the club signing Steve Bruce as the replacement for sacked Mick McCarthy, cost him the Wolves manager job.

It will be tough derby game this time around, but there’s no doubt Newcastle are in need of a win, and a good one at that.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Tiote goin to Africa for friendly ffs

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    2 defenders at fault for 2 goals, Willo and Simmo

  • bollance

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    People have to realise that AP will never get the tactics right all the time. Wenger / Fergie also do not get it right all the time.

    With the squd we have AP is working wonders. Realistically he will get us into Europe this season which means we can bring a lot of young players who will each season get better and improve the squad. Look at Spurs. They have done this for the past 5 years and look where they are now!

  • jayphoto

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed, Benjamin Corgnet isnt unknown! hes got every team and their dog looking at him in France, Lyon leading the race! Got a massive feeling we’ll sign him though, he wants an english move and his style wouldn’t suit arsenal, he reminds me a lot of a young frank lampard at west ham! He’s not outstanding at anything but hes a 7/10 in every department! He plays just behind 2 strikers as an advanced midfielder at the moment but plays just as well as a deep lying midfielder! Very much an allround player like they used to be in the 80’s rather than a specialist in 1 position! I honestly couldn’t see him replacing cabaye or tiote, but he’d certainly fit in if we played 5 in midfield for some games! Loyal lad aswell, he wanted the move in january and didnt kick off and throw his dummy out, just said he will do whatever his team want him to do! was non league 2 years ago so appreciates the chance hes been given, very professional lad! I guess he’s a little Rob Lee like when I think about it!

  • jayphoto

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    davybtoon – thought ivory coast cancelled their game??? and cisse and ba are out of senegals game!

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #6

    @Davy i read somewhere that cisse isn’t now though

  • jayphoto

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    cisse deffo pulled out as a precaution because it would put him at risk for sunday! I think he’ll be on the bench anyway, can see pardew playing ameobi or ben arfa, he’ll change the team somehow from wolves!

  • jayphoto

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Catchy in norway –in your response on the other thread to seeing the reserves etc, I saw the lads train a couple years ago and i swear shola nearly took the net off on every effort, the defenders couldn’t get the ball off him either! Looked like a different player, was almost drogba esque – i guess training and reserves is a million miles away from the premier league!

  • LewSpi

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Cisse has pulled out, but Tiote has been called up for a last minute friendly, it’s on

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    PPL here keep on saying thet pardew will not get his tactics ryt everytime.

    its the same F***ing tactic everytime, 442, hoof the roundthing out of shape or till the full time whistle.

    No one is asking for pardew’s head, however a little eveloution will only endear him.

  • lewytoon

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #11

    is this player, Benjamin Corgnet , a bit like van der vaart?

  • jayphoto

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    @11 no, nothing like! nowhere near as clever but gets much more involved in the game! Hes more steven gerrard than van der vaart in style (but not on the same level or anywhere near) has a great engine, runs for 90mins

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    davybtoon // Feb 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM
    bollance // Feb 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    we have changed a lot from the start of the season, and i dont believe saylor is the reason for that, yes i think he made our defense very strong, but that dont change the fact our midfield is getting worse no matter who plays in there and that has to be the way they are being asked to play,

    yes davy look at the table, cos now we are in free fall, and its not just 1 result at wolves, this is now going back a lot of matches now, even if you take it from the brighton game to now, we have looked very poor in every game,

    so again yes look at the table cos that 4th place is only gona get further away, hmmm didnt you say look at the table we are 1 point of 4th last week? haha, open your eyes and see it for what it is,

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #14

    bollance // Feb 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    i have to disagree with your comment above, we have 5 players playing right now that would walk into most of the top 5 teams, we do have some good kids at the club to,

    now im not saying we would do this , but fergie won the league with 5 kids in his team, all playing around good players, they grew as a team,

    pardew insists on playing players that arnt premiership quality because he feels sorry for them and want to prove to ppl that they can play in the prem, but tell me how many teams in the prem would play perch shola simpson obertan willamson???? there has been a few games where all of those have been on the pitch at the same time

  • geoff777

    Feb 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Crazy giving Colo a 5 year deal.

    After Alan Smith you’d have thought we’d have learned our lesson.

    Three years max … by the time he’s 33 he may be way off EPL pace.
    He’s not exactly a whippet now.

  • ballerfan2

    Feb 28, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    There’s an awful lot of doom mongering on here just now. At different points of the season every team goes through a sticky period when things don’t go well, dropping points unexpectedly and conceding goals that no one might have predicted. This has happened this season more than most as all the top teams have suffered big losses at some point. Why should we be immune to this situation? It is how quickly a misfiring team can get over these periods that will define the season overall. Certainly I am very glad that those of a pessimistic nature have nothing to do with the day to day working with players or I would really fear the worst. Confidence is such a huge factor and instilling some of that is Pardew’s job just now when it is obviously low among a number of players. It has been said that one of Pardew’s qualities is getting the best out of the more ordinary player. A number of comments on these blogs are pretty well guaranteed to achieve the exact opposite. The players mentioned by Catchy are experienced premier league professionals and this is why Pardew is choosing then over youngsters – nothing to do with feeling sorry for them (Jeez!!) I reckon a number of Prem clubs each week play a full team of players of this type. It looks to me as though the doom laden air on the terraces has begun to transfer itself to those on the pitch if the Wolves game is anything to go by. Come on – get behind the lads, and the team all were predicting to struggle at the beginning of the season are very capable of finishing the season strongly – but not if all they are concerned about is not making mistakes that might upset the fans.


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