Alan Pardew has said he isn’t too surprised at the low profile being taken by our captain Fabricio Coloccini recently, and we haven’t heard much at all from The Argentine International during Newcastle’s disastrous run of six defeats in the last seven league games.
Fab Coloccini - in action against Sunderland
One thing that Alan Pardew is very good at and that is man management, and he seems to understand completely the quietness of Coloccini during the last few disastrous weeks for Newcastle, and the gaffer had this to say in the local press:
“Colo is one of those players for whom not winning does affect him.” “I don’t think he likes to put himself out there if he doesn’t feel the results reflect very well. I understand that. The fact the results stay with him says a lot about the man as a professional.”
“Cheick Tiote and Colo have been disrupted with injury. That does have an impact. They are massively important to us as they are our captain and one of the key midfielders.”
We need to see a cool and collected Coloccini at the back for Newcastle in the next few very tough games for Newcastle, and even if we can get a much needed win tomorrow against QPR, we have games at Old Trafford and the Emirates followed by a tough home game against Everton over the next two weeks – and the Toffees are never an easy team to play at any time.
But we must pick up as many points as possible in these next four games to start to get clear of the bottom three, and a win tomorrow will help start that process.
Howay The Lads!!
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