Coloccini – Newcastle Still Fighting For Champions League


Fabricio Coloccini has been a fabulous player for Newcastle this season, and it’s fitting this is his very first season as captain.

Fab Coloccini – Newcastle still going for the dream

And of course the good news earlier this year, was that Colo signed up to stay at Newcastle until the summer of 2016,  and he has been so loyal to the Magpies in our time of need – like when we were relegated to the second division.

When Fab arrived on Tyneside from Deportivo, in almost his first interview, he said he thought he could become one of the best center-backs in the Premier League.

And while he struggled in his first season, he was recently named alongside Vincent Kompany in the PFA Premier League Team of the Season, and we see he’s also being named in a number of  pundit’s Premier League teams too.

As one example Jamie Redknapp has said Coloccini has been simply outstanding at the back for Newcastle this season – and he’s right there.

And because of Colo and some of the other top Newcastle players,  the lads are still battling for a Champions League position, and as the Argentine told the Daily Mirror – that’s still the dream going into the last game of the season:

“We are fighting for a dream, so it is a very important game.” “We are confident, because we played well against Chelsea.”

“We’ve played well against Manchester City too. We lost to City on Sunday,  but the final result came because they scored the first goal and we were chasing an equalizer.”

“We have a very tough game, but it is one we can win. We have to do our own work at Everton and take the three points first. If we do that, it puts pressure on Tottenham and Arsenal and we’ll see – but we have to do our own job first.”

“When you’re on the pitch, you do not take notice of other scores.” “At half-time, we may hear of the scores, and I’m sure people may shout the score to us, but unless we win, we will not get there.”

“So the job of winning is the most important to us.” “We will make sure of that first. We’re very happy but we still have the chance to finish third or fourth and we’re still fighting for that.”

It could be that the Newcastle players were a little fatigued on Sunday, as Alan Pardew suggested, because it was the third game in a week.

And while top teams like Chelsea and Manchester City are used that – our lads are not – but they should be by the end of next season, with the lads at least being in the Europa League.

So we can maybe expect maybe a bright performance from the players on Sunday at Everton, and all they can do is to try desperately to win the game – and then we’ll see where we end up – it will be anywhere from fifth place to third place.

Not too bad at all – and the lads have been terrific this season – no doubt about that.

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77 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    May 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • yorkshireToon

    May 10, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Anyone know when what next seasons home kit will, will be revealed by the club?

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  • davybtoon

    May 10, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #3

    I believe we can do it

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 10, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #4

    @2, Good question 🙂

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Dannyo – Ive heard a couple of interesting things with De Jong dont really like saying rumours though but a would love it so much if what ive heard is true.. Weve apparently agreed a fee and basically agreed a contract and its one of the deals Pards wants wrapped up before the euros cos his price will just go huuge if he does well.. As i say though just rumours

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Lad in the box office seems to think were keeping the current home strip for the next season cos weve changed it every year for the last 4 year or so

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    May 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Isn’t life enthralling?

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Club shop not box office**

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Gt89 great rumour if true well euros is a month away so the 2 signings pardew wants will hav to b done within the next 3 weeks

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Davybtoon – Hope it is mate would love him to sign av wanted him for ages even his brother Siem De Jong is awesome

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #11

    I think we will bring out a new kit teams bring outs new kits every season now the days of keeping the same kit for 2 or 3 seasons are long gone, they need to bring new strips out every year bcoz they kno it’s a source of income over the summer months

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Gt89 like I say deals b4 the euros will have to b done within the next few weeks so not long till we find out who they are de Jong n debuchy would b pretty awesome

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  • yorkshireToon

    May 11, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #13

    I work in jjbs and we haven’t ha a room kit in in years however we got on a memo last Friday that we will be getting next seasons Newcastle kit in store so I assume it will be a new one?

    Shows how well we’re doing seen as its in a town outside of bradford!

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  • yorkshireToon

    May 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Had a toon kit*

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #15

    A would rather we signed Aly Cissokho over that Debuchy we need a natural LB and Santon wants to play RB

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  • Dannyo

    May 11, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #16

    @GT89
    If anything, it’s a great consolation that despite losing out on Bas Dost, Luuk, Maiga, whoever… We still have Graham Carr 🙂
    May he live forever.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #17

    This would be my signings for the summer:

    Grant Hanley BlackBurn
    Luuk De Jong Twente
    Alderweild Ajax
    Marvin Martin Sochaux
    Jordan Rhodes Huddersfield
    Farfan Free Transfer
    Hoillett Free Transfer

    With the players going and money raised from League position we should be able to afford all of them surely….

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  • Dannyo

    May 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #18

    Easy there lad, u don’t want us to win the league do u 😛

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 11, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #19

    @Dannyo

    ha ha aye that would team would take some stopping!!

    i do have a good feeling about the summer actually think 2 or 3 out of the list is a possibility along with a few unknowns

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  • Dannyo

    May 11, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #20

    @santon
    I find it hard to make a wish list, cause u just never know. But i do have some preferences. Like Hoilett, Martin and Bournebouz and M’Biwa.

    Strengthening defense comes first tho, we need a team that can sustain a consistant top 6 finish. Then next year again maybe try and build us into the top 4 and grab CL spots consistantly.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Douglas scored tonight for Twente in the europa league play offs in holland.. Drew 1-1

    Think we can expect upto about 15 players coming in over the summer most being younger players for reserves and youth good enough to challenge first team in a year or so

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Dannyo – Would love Hoillet, Martin and Boudebouz but a cant see any happening like which is a shame 🙁 dunno who ad prefer put of Mbiwa and Douglas.. Would take Alderweield over any though

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  • mindshaft

    May 11, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Ok – lets get real, its unlikely we’ll get top 4 which I’m prob more gutted about then most as have had a bet on since new year @ 22/1
    downside or upside it was a free “introductory bet from sky

    still – int gon get rich regardless bot 250 quid s def better than a kicking 🙂

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  • mindshaft

    May 11, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #24

    oh – and cols def player of season

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #25

    Mindshaft – we’ll get 3rd av got a crazy feeling that the gods are with us if we do a get £348.75 aswell ha

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  • Dannyo

    May 11, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #26

    @GT89
    Hehe, exactly why i think it’s hard to put up a wishlist. 😉
    We’ll get who we’ll get and 6/8 will be great 🙂

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  • redondo77

    May 11, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Santon-Nesta-Colo-Pieters. good?

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  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    May 11, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #31

    Van Der wiel will cost more than 5 million! Unreal player would be a great signing but there’ll be a lot of competion for him.
    My wish list
    Luuk de jong
    Ola john
    Marvin martin
    Miriappa
    Ryan shawcross
    Erik pierters
    Junior hoilet
    Jamie o’hara
    Yes I know some of these aren’t world beaters but we need prem experience too and a strong bench

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #32

    Can Any one of You see Pards dropping JONAS GUTIEREZ, would you like to see him dropped. Pardew likes his hard workers

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 11, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #33

    Imagine a center Back pairing of Coloccini and Verthongen. two ball playing Center halfs. cant see it happening so dont imagine 😉

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  • redondo77

    May 11, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #34

    Indian

    Jonas is a good hard-working player, but I can’t see him starting 50 to 60+ games

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  • redondo77

    May 11, 2012 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #35

    @31
    then we will become sunderland or qpr, buyin anyone available

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  • redondo77

    May 11, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #36

    I just want Gourcuff, Pasquato, Douglas, Nesta, Kagawa/Honda. 5 for 5 we lose, the rest I wish for our youngsters to step up and given more playing time like Fergie, Tav, Vuckic, Sammy.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #37

    NESTA will demand big Wages, signing of stars will halt some of the younger players’s progress

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  • check the toastie

    May 11, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #38

    Not that bothered about getting a boat load of mediocrity in, would sooner we signed 4 quality 1st team stand out players and then give our young uns a go.

    Debuchy or Baines as a full back,
    Douglas/Some other Agressive CB.
    Martin/Gourcouff/Adam Johnson (Creative Mid)
    De Jong/Agbonlahor/Hoilett (Non ACON Forward)

    Maybe some backup players Amalfitino/Butterfield etc, players for the future. Sammi, Abeid, Vuckic, Tav, Fergy etc need to be playing games next year to see what they actually have to offer.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 11, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #39

    Agbonlahor?????????

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  • redondo77

    May 11, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #40

    Indian

    Nesta is at the end of his career, he knows it everyone knows it, i don’t think he will demmand high wages plus i don’t think he would mind being a backup for Saylor, he might teach him and willo how to defend. another point, he could be good for Streete, when he retires Streete will be ready to take his spot. But I agree the possibility of Nesta moving to SJP is nearly zero. It’s only my dream 😛

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