Coloccini – Pardew Instills Trust And Confidence In His Players

Fabricio Coloccini seems to be a big fan of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, and he credits the Londoner  with instilling massive confidence into the squad last summer, as the lads prepared for what turned out to be a stellar season for Newcastle United, when the team   was so good they can come back into the big time in the Premier League.

Alan Pardew – instills confidence into Newcastle players

Fabricio Coloccini was appointed the new captain of Newcastle  to replace the departed Kevin Nolan last summer, and the appointment was warmly received by Newcastle fans, with over 90% in our poll approving of the appointment of the Argentine International.

And Fab has said today that Alan Pardew is a powerful and positive presence for Newcastle United, and that he gives the players the confidence they need to go out and beat sides like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool.

This is what Coloccini told The Sun in an interview today:

“He is a fantastic coach and a major influence and driving force behind the success.”  “From the first day of last season’s campaign he installed trust and confidence in the players.”

“He felt we were more than capable of challenging the top teams and, when people were expecting us to fall away, we just kept getting stronger and stronger.”

“There was no coincidence or luck that we finished so high up in the table — the players thought we would. The only disappointment was that we didn’t finish higher.” “There is a competitive belief and desire to do well. Next season will be no different.”

Alan Pardew, with the help of his captain of course, will now be doing the same thing this summer, instilling confidence into the players, especially the new ones who have arrived, and some who are still to arrive on Tyneside.

But we face a severe test in the first eight days of the season, when we host Tottenham with their new manager André Villas-Boas and then visit Chelsea, with their new manager Roberto Matteo.

And in between those two massive games against top London clubs, we play the first leg of a two legged tie to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League.

It will be very important that Newcastle start the season running, and do very  well in those first vital three games.

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15 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1
  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #2

    I thought that was a fake account? o.O

  • kukubean

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    are you sure its his official twitter page, if it is…i am EXCITED!!!!

  • shearer 9

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Is that account real if it’s was I would think cabaye would say something like because he’s not even following him


    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Cheers lad, Khan was done in the 3rd ref should of really ended it then

  • Ewokshatemackems

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    He might not think Pards is so great if he tries bumping uglies with Mrs Collocini

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    I was going to download the Khan fight … not much point now as this football blog is full of spoilers for the boxing.

    Stick to football & NUFC lads, spoilt my morning …

  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    And here was me begining to think that AP really was just MA’s puppet and was brought just because he was cheap and would do just as he was told.

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9


    ya really expected to come on here and nobody to talk about the fight??

    debuchy to sign the morra, me source is jimmyxavi, but whos his source??

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    I personally would like to see Debuchy at RB and Erik Pieters at LB with Santon keeping them both on their toes and then when STaylors,inevitable shoulder/groin/hamstring/Achilles or jaw goes then Pieters to slot in at CB and Santon making the left his own.

  • dmac

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Seriously the twitter account is fake! It doesnt have the authenticated blue tick nor does Cabaye follow him (best friend curious) and it was proven that the twitter page is accessed and posts from somewhere in Chile. It is a fake.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Forgot to mention his troublesome back aswell.

  • HullMag6

    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Jfa like that idea, judging by pieters injuries he does sayloresque defending so good for rotation. Sakho and either douglas/Alderweild/Tasci as well = cracking defensive options.

  • jakesome

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    santon is alot better than pieters going forward

  • arroeben

    Jul 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Why are all these deals taking so long??


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