We must say we’ve been impressed with the way Fab Coloccini has captained the Newcastle since he took over at the start of last season, afer Kevin Nolan left for pastures anew and a long term contract at West Ham.
Coloccini – Newcastle must improve as a team
Fabricio is a great guy, but he’s also a good leader and leads by example, and he’s also one of Newcatsle best players and most consistent performers.
And when he speaks, he’s usally measured in what he says, and this is what he had to say on the Newcastle web-site today:
“We lost two points because we were at home, and when we are at our stadium then we have to take three points, especially against teams like Aston Villa.” “We will take a point and maybe at the end of the season it will prove to be a very important point. It could be a nice point for us.”
“Hatem’s goal was great – that is what happens when you have good players like that because in one moment he can change the game. We should have maybe gone on to win, but this happens in football.”
“It is not about the players, however, it is about the team and we have to improve.” “If we want to have as good a season as last year then we have to get much better.” “We have got some tough games and months ahead of us and it is important that we get back to where we know we can be.”
“The squad is quite stretched because we now have Danny Simpson injured, as well as Shola Ameobi, Ryan Taylor, James Perch and Cheick Tiote.” “These two weeks are going to hopefully be good for some of the players to come back.”
The international break gives some of Newcastle’s players two weeks to recover from their injuries, and it’s hoped we can have Cheick Tiote, Shola Ameobi and maybe James Perch back fit again and available for the game at Goodison Park two weeks tonight.
Coloccini has again been included in the Argentine squad, and since he’s fit this time, we expect to increase the 34 caps he already has for his country.
Maybe he would also make a good capain of Argentina?