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Good News – Coloccini To Miss Only Two Games

10:28 am, Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 32 Comments

Fabricio Coloccini had a scan on his injured hamstring yesterday.

Fab Coloccini - a grade 1 tear of the hamstring

And the news is that he could miss only two games – against Liverpool this Sunday at home, and against Swansea the next Friday, away in South Wales.

The news from the scan was that the Argentine had suffered only a grade 1 tear, which means Colo could be back in time to face Bolton at home on Easter Monday – 9th April.

Strains are graded 1, 2 or 3 depending on the severity, so Fab has the least severe hamstring strain.

Grade 1 consists of minor tears within the muscle, a grade 2 is a partial tear in the muscle and a grade 3 is a severe or complete rupture or separation of the muscle.

That was the really good news Newcastle wanted to hear, and in the next two games, James Perch will have a chance to show what he can do in central defense for the side.

He performed admirably at Brighton in the FA Cup in that position, where he was the Man of the Match in the 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup 4th round tie.

Newcastle could have had a chance to blood 17 year-old center-back Remie Streete in Colo’s absence, but Remie, the Wor Jackie winner this year for the best U18 player at Newcastle, is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

And James Tavernier can also play there,  but the impressive young defender is currently out on loan at MK Dons, with Alan Smith.

This is good news on Coloccini.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · James Perch · Newcastle News


32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tomtoon7 // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    best news ive heard this week,altho perch improved hugely we need our argentinian talisman back on the pitch fightin fit!! HWTL

  • 2 Wor Shearer // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Well, that is good news!

    Seeing Remie Streete get a 1st team appearance would have been good but with us fighting for Europe, there is a lot of pressure on the lads (regardless of what they say) in these last few games, I’m not sure it would be a great time to blood the rookies.

  • 3 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    The one thing Im worried about is Suarez, diving. He could take advantage of our weaker defence.

  • 4 Wor Shearer // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    @~Perchinho the Pheonix~


    …and also punching the ball into our net and punching it off his own goal line!

    what a @ick!

  • 5 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM


  • 6 Wor Shearer // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    @~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    It’s funny in its ridiculousness because everybody sees how much of a cheat he is, except the referees!

  • 7 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    I had a field day when I heard that Dogleash tried to validate the goal, claiming it bounce of his shoulder. His hand clearly moves inward to punch the ball into the net.

  • 8 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM


    Aye, but then again they have never been the best at spotting cheats.

    C.Ronaldo and Drogba have gotten away with diving plenty of times

  • 9 magpie6699 // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Wor Shearer – isn’t Streete injured?

  • 10 pardews waxwork lips // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Off subject again just trying to get travel sorted for swansea next week, I have norman hebburn mags number anybody fancy hooking me up with ashley from sheilds or preferably a bus leaving fron central newcastle don’t fancy good friday taxi fares from actoss the water!

  • 11 Wor Shearer // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM


    Yeah, he’s out for the season….as Ed stated.

    I meant that even if he were fit, it’s not a great time to introduce him into the 1st team.

  • 12 Alan_Pard_Who // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Suarez diving? There’s no need to when big like trips you up or pulls you down!

    Joking of course

  • 13 magpie6699 // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    On paper, our attack looks slightly better than theirs (Bellamy and Suarez can be hot and pacey) but their defence looks a lot better than ours. Hence we need our midfield cover at its best – is Cheikh definitely fit?

  • 14 Tommyy // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    We just have to beat Liverpool! I don’t think I’ll be able to take it if we lose! for me this will hurt more than any other result possibly could this season. It’s so important, and whenever I read Enrique, Carroll and Dalglish’s drivel it boils my blood.
    Don’t even get me started on their fans!

  • 15 Wor Shearer // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Mr T is in for Sunday.

  • 16 Wor Shearer // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM



  • 17 Tommyy // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Don’t know why Steete is even being mentioned. Even if he was fit he wouldn’t even be in the squad.

  • 18 Alan_Pard_Who // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Mike not like

  • 19 Tommyy // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    I want an interviewer to ask Enrique about his comments when he left and our position now, and watch him squirm.

  • 20 Tommyy // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    We need a monstrous performance from Perch! We know he’s good in the tackle and fairly composed on the ball. It will be his reading of the game and his aerial ability that has to be spot on.
    I just have this awful gut feeling, but if anyone will give 100% and play their damned hardest, it will be Perch.

  • 21 tdt // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Provided Liverpool beat everton in fa cup semi final, we can still finish 7th and get into Europe. Hence it’s not the end of the world if we draw/loss on Sunday… Of course that’ll not happen though because our attacking trio are going to rip them a new one!

  • 22 JAMSHA // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    im woried willo might punch suarez lol

  • 23 Alan_Pard_Who // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Streete is injured for a long time.

    Biggest game of the season because I fcuking hate those sewer rats. Always have but even more since carroll and Enrique left. We are made out to be delusional but they take the Michael! Talking about Europe like it owed to them rather than something a club should earn.
    They go on about the leauge cup like it’s champions leauge and they think they can offer big name players trophies as an incentive but they haven’t had a chance of winning anything in years and when Gerrard leaves they won’t win anything for decades.

    The face of English football has changed and the bin dippers are no longer a part of it!

  • 24 tdt // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    im hoping willo might punch suarez lol only joking…

  • 25 ballerfan2 // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Tommyy @ 14; Calm down lad, calm down.

  • 26 JAMSHA // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    in also woried of Granpa(steven gerrard) .. looks dangerous

  • 27 Tommyy // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Haha Ballerfan, they just rile me up something chronic.

  • 28 superal9 // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM


    Simpson Willo Perch Santon

    Cabaye Tiote

    Ben Arfa Guiterrez

    My team vs the scouse scum, don’t think raylor will be ready so Santon gets the nod. He looks very good going forward, but shaky at the back. Hopefully a good game here will give the lad confidence. Cabaye & Tiote to boss the game in the middle leaving ben arfa and guti to supply ammunition for the Dembas, who can give any defence nightmares! As long as Willo doesn’t panick against cheating suarez and perch keeps his form, I fancy a narrow win ! 2-1, Cabaye & Ba to score :).

  • 29 ballerfan2 // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Tommyy – I hate Liverpool too but I am not going to allow them to give me a heart attack …. and it would hurt even more to lose to Sunderland (really enjoyed their result last night v Everton.

  • 30 check the toastie // Mar 28, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Gud news on Collo hopefully he might be back for swansea, he is super duper in my eyes.

  • 31 ArtyH // Mar 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Great news last night the SMB’s got beat off Everton, so a draw AT least would be welcome this weekend. Worried about Gerrard and the Suarez they are game changers. BUT we have our own magicians in Ba, HBA and Cisse. Looking for the 3 points but one would do.
    Anyway Pardew should be getting a Microdoctor for Colo it would speed up his recovery, no kidding.
    h**p:// read the article about the horse with the 90% severed ligament that should have been destroyed. Spuds and others regularly use this device but our lot don’t? Would be usefull for Taylor also.

  • 32 djm... // Mar 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Pardews waxwork lips, the number for the Ashley is 07890686821

    Although I must warn you, it’s a nice pub but a horrible bus to go with. Smoking is normally allowed.

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