Coloccini – We Want To Finish Above Chelsea

Fab Coloccini has a grade 1 tear of his hamstring, which is the least severe of  the three grades of tear, and he will be out for just a couple of games.

Fab Coloccini – we’ll try to pass Chelsea

And that’s what Coloccini expects to be out for too, but there have been various reports saying he will be out for a month, and that seems strange.

The Newcastle captain is expected to miss the games at home to Liverpool on Sunday, and then away at Swansea on Good Friday,  but is expected to be able to return in time for the home game against Bolton Wanderers on the following Monday – Easter Monday.

With Liverpool not doing well at all this year, and losing their last two games to bottom three sides, they will be trying to get back to their winning ways on Sunday.

And it will certainly not be an easy game for Newcastle, and we cannot take anything for granted.

Coloccini says the lads want to try to nail down 5th place if possible:

“Now we are eight points ahead of Liverpool, which is good,” “That is good, and now we’re looking at Chelsea. We will try to pass them.”

“The manager has said we have to be calm, and keep going.”  “We have eight games left, and we have to give everything,  if we are to take fifth place.”

“I would love to captain this team in Europe,”  “Qualifying for Europe is very important for the fans, and it’s very important for the club and the players.”

5th place would be great,  but the lads mustn’t get carried away and they will take each game as it comes, and try to win it!

The Liverpool game is already a sell-out, which is hardly surprising, and it will be similar to the Manchester United home game in intensity,  and you have to believe the crowd will be a huge help to the team.

Of course in that Red Devils game Newcastle players rose to the occasion, and gave a great performance, and Demba Ba was almost unplayable in the 3-0 win, and it’s the only game in the league this season, that Manchester United have failed to score a goal.

Playing at that same standard and intensity on Sunday would put Newcastle in with a very good chance of making it three wins on the trot.

That’s what we’ll be hoping for on Sunday.

Howay The Lads!!

6 comments so far

  • JDdubai

    Mar 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Wish i could be there this weekend, will be watching from afar.

    The hatred for liverpool since Dalglish has taken over is spiralling out of control, really hope the crowd give a top performance and crank it up!

  • Vask

    Mar 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    It would be absolutely mint if we could finish above Chelsea, it would be a great coup, and i would hope that Lawro would be on the final match of the day to see his face. He’d probly still call it a fluke but everyone else would know how wrong he was.

  • DanToon

    Mar 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #3

    I think if we win on Sunday we are pretty much in Europe barring a complete balls up!

  • Wandering Geordie

    Mar 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Wish I could be there too..However will be watching it in the Rat Inn in Cusco Peru…Howay the lads

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    I didn’t know the Man Utd game at St. James’ is the only one they hadn’t scored in this season. Just shows our defence can work, despite us missing Steven Taylor then. If we can hold Utd’s amazing squad out, then Liverpool shouldn’t be an un-achievable task. I’m hoping for a good result, it would be nice to silence the Liverpool fans for a change.

  • Ericles

    Mar 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Howay the lads against Liverpool as we must come higher than the Chelsea buns this season. Some of the few southern relatives I have are Chelsea fans and I have some long-standing rivalries to settle on that score.
    All the best Colo and get back soon as possible.


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