Coloccini Sets A Disciplined Example As Newcastle Captain

Newcastle did not have a good disciplinary record last season in the Premier League.

Fab Coloccini – disciplined at the back for Newcastle

In fact,  we were bottom of the Premier League Fair Play table last season after getting 82 yellow cards and three red cards.

The Fair Play Award was won by Chelsea, who finished on top of the Fair Play Table,  and we were were deemed to be the least sporting team, and finished bottom of the table.

But we’ve done a bit better this season,  and currently have 60 yellows and two reds, so on yellow cards that’s only 73% of last season,  but we still have five games to play.

Last season Cheick Tiote picked up 15 yellow cards and one red card, Kevin Nolan had 10 yellow cards, Joey Barton 8, and James Perch had 6 yellows, and Fab Coloccini and Ryan Taylor were the other two players apart from Cheick, to be sent off.

This season Cheick has picked up only 8 yellow cards, Danny Simpson 7 and Yohan Cabaye 6, and James Perch has been well behaved on just two yellow cards, with Jonas Gutierrez and Dan Gosling the two players to be sent off.

It’s helped a bit that Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton are no longer at the club, with their 18 yellow cards between them last term.

Fabricio displays calmness and class at the back for Newcastle, and his tempered and experienced approach to the game seems to have rubbed off on other players, and Alan Pardew certainly seems to think so:

“This is our leader on the pitch in terms of our temperament.” “Look at our disciplinary record.”

“It’s been outstanding – we don’t answer back, we get on with it.” “It’s all led by him here – he sets the right example.”

With having this weekend off, it gives the Newcastle players a welcome break, before the last five games of the season, and it seems that both Cheick Tiote and Danny Guthrie will be available for the vital home game against Stoke City a week tomorrow.

We’re dreaming we can get all 3 points in that game.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Chelsea won the fair play award, how is that possible, they are one of the worst

  • Beattie25

    Apr 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s going to be a loooonnnnnggggg week.

    I hope there are some good rumours to keep us occupied.

  • Burni

    Apr 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Irishtoon009…. Did u get tickets for the city match? If not im gonna be at shearers bar with a couple o mates if u fancy a beer or two?

  • pardew no 1

    Apr 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #4

    about demba if we did sell him first go for diame coz he would still be a freind of cisse and is also a great player then get a young lw coz marveux dont no how long he can last and buy a young striker and a rb r a left back then play santon rb thats if we selll simpson

  • super magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #5

    The fair play league is a load of crap, obviously we shouldnt be doing wreckless challenges but, it’s way too complicated, it’s not just yellow and red cards, it’s some other complicated stuff as well, I couldn’t believe fulham qualified for the Europa league because of the fp table last season, they had to go through all the qualifying rounds. Fair play leagues dosent mean how good of a team you are, if a team finished 7th and missed out on Europa league and then a team finished 17th but then qualified for the Europa league because of the fp league,it would a waste of a space in the competition, because they would go out at the group stage( if they made it there).

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #6

    super magpie,

    Fulham qualified, bcoz blackpool got relegated otherwise they would have gone into europa

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Ivanovic will not miss our game, he misses the next 3 which does nt include our game

  • Rajasthani Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Hi Indian Magpie, sorry for asking are you an Indian magpie in England or in India…where in India…just curious…as I am in India.

  • super magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10


    Hmm, why did birmingham get to go into Europe then? Surely their place should’ve been given to the best placed team in the league who didn’t get Europe. Although, it would’ve been the bindi papers so I guess that’s why. 🙂

  • super magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Bindippers* spell check on my IPad :/

  • WesJameson

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Indian Magpie // Apr 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    I always thought that if you failed in your appeal, the FA added an extra game ban?

    Am i wrong?

  • pardew no 1

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #13

    i wished we least try to get vaz te from west ham he looks like a great young player but nothing on heskey

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #14


    That depends on FA if they deem your appeal frivlous.

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #15

    super magpie

    i am 100% sure it was blackpool, the reason i dont know

  • super magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #16

    No Blackpool got relegated so they didn’t get the Europa league because they went down, that’s why I said why did Birmingham get the Europa league place from the carling cup if they went down as well.

  • Beattie25

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Super mag

    Birmingham won the leauge cup

  • WesJameson

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Indian Magpie // Apr 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    I mean if punching/uppercutting someone in the face and then appealing it, isn’t frivolous???

    The FA are a bunch of clowns FFS!!

  • alip123

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #19

    In a dream (and realistic) scenario;

    Spurs will beat Chelsea in the FA Cup

    Everton will beat Liverpool in the FA Cup

    Spurs and Chelsea end up with lots of suspensions and injuries

    Chelsea somehow reach Champions League final but get thrashed by Mourinho

    We finish fourth

    Evertin beat Spurs in the final (Moyes deserves a trophy I think)

    and Chelsea finish 6th and don’t even qualify for the Europa League!!!!

  • Thump

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #20

    @super magpie: Birmingham went into the Europa on the cup, from what I know you elect to be involved in it and the Brum decided they were going to go for it regardless of relegation – brings in the extra cash after all.

    @Wes (11): Aye they do, maybe it’s a different rule for retrospective action?

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #21


    I dont want real madrid winning the champions league, rest its a good dream

    Frank Sh!t lampard,

  • Tsunki

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #22

    @18 – funny how bindippers are my 2nd loathed team but the Toffees are actually a team I admire, especially the way they have stuck with Moyes, have run their outfit on a budget and shown that you can be consistently good enough to stay well up in the PL on a shoestring. If it wasn’t for Neville, they’d be my 2nd favourite. Are they the team most like us?

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Roberto Di Matteo on Ivanovic ban: “His a big loss. ” “We are disappointed his appeal was dismissed

    who is he kidding

  • Tsunki

    Apr 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    It is going to be a very slow news week.

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 13, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Well to be fair to Chelsea,
    Bibotelli escaped punishment from the FA, with a dangerous tackle on song.and Shaun Derry got punished for gently caressing the chest of Ashley Young while he practiced for the olympic diving team,

    So anything is possible….The FA seem to flip a coin in order to determine whether or not a player is punished. Heads you go unpunished, Tails you get punished. Chelsea’s coin just so happened, to have landed on Tails this time round.

  • IrishToon009

    Apr 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #26

    I have a mate from Ireland who is doing a years study over there and has a season ticket, I think they can buy them now cant they? So I’ve asked him to get one for me. Should get it 2m. Was meant to go to Chelsea b4 christmas but made a boo boo and booked my flight home a month later than I should of! Only realised the day b4 I was meant to go!

  • markmac

    Apr 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #27

    @ 18 yeh that was just as clear as barton hitting pedersen v blackburn [last season wasnt it?] so surely should be classed as a ‘frivelous’ appeal

  • obatoyou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #28

    Never had anything against liverpool meself, guess cos i wasnt around in the 80’s when they were the glory hunters pick. My generation arsenal was the fashionable team to support, hate them more than any team. Don’t particularly like everton as they are our rivals for cracking the dominant half of table. Go liverpool tho they prob. Lose 🙁


    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #29

    My two hate teams this year are The Spuds and Liverpool!

    The Spuds because they think that they are an established top four team!

    And Liverpool because they have been sniffing around us for two years now and think that they can mooch buy our players whenever they go through a bad patch of form!
    They were successful with Carroll and Enrique but i hope that we have learnt our lesson and make them pay silly money for any players they want to get from us! Enrique is now one their best players and is probably regretting leaving us now! But i rate Santon as just as good , if not better!

    As far as regards Totenham! If you take van de Vaart out of the picture then their team aint that good, de Vaart is that important to them! Which is also a reason why Totenham have been casting admiring glances at most of our players this year too! Krul a point in fact!

    This is something that Chelsea and Manure and even Arsenal too have been doing since the beginning of this season! Most of the Chelsea players are starting to get too old and this is one of the clubs which will be re-building in the Summer, as will Liverfool!

    The hope is that all this club re-building by others will not be to our expense!

    Getting to the above artikle:
    Players like Collo, Cabaye,Krul and Tiote are the backbone of the team which we have built this season and i dread any of these being sold ! but can see any of the above going to the highest bidder this summer! Kerching!

    I can seeAshley and Llambs arse really cashing in and maximising their profits in close season!
    And if this does all happen we can forget any idea of top four next term or of getting anwhere near being successful in any European competition! Champions League or European league!

    I may be being pessimistic here but it seems every time we seem to have a chance of doing anything substancial then a spaaner gets in the works and we have to start all over again!

    I hate the fact that we hav,nt got a game this week-end, even if the rest will probably do the lads good! Next Saturday is a long way away, and the Dutch competition is just not the same as ours!

    Can see Everton beating Liverpool this week-end!


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