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The Latest On Fabricio Coloccini’s Family Problems

1:23 am, Saturday, January 12th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 45 Comments

The news yesterday that Fabricio Coloccini wants to leave Newcastle in January for personal reasons has hit Newcastle like a thunderbolt – and what other bad can now hit Newcastle, after Demba Ba took only four days of the January window to desert the Magpies for higher  wages at Chelsea?

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Fab Coloccini - wife’s sickness causing problems

As if Newcastle and Alan Pardew didn’t have enough other things to worry about – but in Colo’s case it has nothing to do with wanting more money, and more to do with the poor health of his wife, who is currently back home in Argentina. Other news today suggests that his wife has been unable to settle on Tyneside, although Colo arrived in the summer of 2008, almost five years ago.

But it does seem true that Colo is requesting an immediate move back to Argentina, but of course he still have three and a half years of his contract to run on Tyneside, and we’d be very surprised if Newcastle let him go this month.

But the club may allow him to leave in the summer, if his personal situation has not been ironed out by that time.

Coloccini has been off form in recent weeks, and the news is that he has made his unhappiness known to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew a number of times of late, and his father said last week his son was keen to return to his former club, San Lorenzo in his home country of Argentina.

However, the news is that Fabricio has not gone to the extent of actually requesting a transfer from Newcastle, but this new bombshell news of yesterday can hardly have a positive impact on the squad for our game this afternoon at Norwich City.

Coloccini’s wife has already returned to Argentina, but Fab has been left alone with his two kids Octavia, eight, and Thiago, five, in Newcastle.

Further talks are planned between Mike Ashley, Derek LLambias and Alan Pardew to agree on a way forward in the coming days, with Newcastle set to try to do whatever is necessary to keep the Newcastle captain on Tyneside.

But maybe the best Newcastle can do is to keep Colo until the end of the season, but then where he will go is not clear, since Newcastle will still want a sizable fee for the center-back, and that’s a fee San Lorenzo can hardly afford.

The 30 year-old signed from Spain’s Deportivo La Coruna in 2008 for around £10.4M and only last season he was named in the Premier Team of the Season, after leading Newcastle to 5th place in the Premier league, the highest finish by a Newcastle side since Freddy Shepherd sacked Bobby Robson back in August of 2004.

Newcastle have only three experienced center-backs, and Steven Taylor has been out for two months with another hamstring injury, and we know that San Lorenzo would not be able to offer Fabricio anywhere  near the £60K/week he is being paid at Newcastle.

It’s hard to think that any more bad news is on the way this season for the Tyneside club, with the club being hit with all kinds of bad luck since early November, but we think Newcastle will keep Fabricio until the summer, to help us through our relegation struggle.

After that it’s anybody’s guess what could happen.

What do you think?

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45 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    “sickness”

  • 2 Kyo // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    She doesn’t have poor health… it’s a cover up.

    Colo cheated on his wife. Lass is pregnant. Wife is pissed off and hurt. Left the country.

  • 3 Andres InYaNestEh // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    There is no way allowing him to leave in jan should even be an option. It would be suicidal to try and piece together some sort of new defence with new signings,Williamson and Taylor.

  • 4 Hatem // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Havent commented on here in months, but if Colo is to go, we need to line up an adequate replacement. If he is good on him aswell, it does us no favours but at least hes putting family before a big wage etc. There must be a little honesty in football, and the ‘sickness’ problems that are likely happen are a just reason for him to return home. I’ve loved having him here, and he’s a great leader, its unlikely he will leave this January, but it doesnt bode well for the future. So much for looking forward to Colo leading the line for a few more years. He’s shown loyalty before so this must be a really important issue, get well soon Mrs Colocinni.

  • 5 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Morning all ..

    Ashley should sell Newcastle United as he has taken us as far as we are going under him

    It would be selfish of him not to now

    Why should he preside over our heritage, our history, and our future ?

    If he cant take us any further it will be selfish of him to hold this club back any further.

    Kevin Keegan And his great mate The Sultan of Brunei.. please come in ..your time is now.

  • 6 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    andres

    as much as coloccini has under-performed this season, i agree with you.

    getting rid will only exacerbate our defensive woes. get him a decent CB partner (ie not tomkins) and i’d like to believe his performances would improve to a degree, butt-hurt or not

  • 7 t00ntime // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    I feel sorry for him and his wife. But he is contracted under us and if its true that lorenzo want us to let him go for free, they have another thing coming. If we do get rid we will need big money cause we would need to buy 2CBs urgently and a third for back up. thats forgetting the strikers

  • 8 stuart no9 // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    on-line guy– i agree with everything youve said. – however this is ashley your talking about- a guy who dosnt give 2 hoots for us fans the club or heritage as you have already stated , he wont leave, as long as we line his pockets he will take us to the cleaners then we may not have a team to support- he needs to go now even if it meant boycotting a few games – let him see we are not happ. it wouldnt take long for him realise, without us fans he has nothing here. there will always be a NUFC there wont always be an ashley for owner

  • 9 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    If the sultan of Brunei bought us the last man I would want him to instate as manager would be KK. Just saying.

  • 10 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 12, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    God you are a plonker. Stuart go ahead and boycott all things NUFC related that way we don’t have to hear you prattle on.

    You’re going on and on and on, just like Catchy and Kets. Illustrious company isn’t it?

  • 11 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    No Sympathy for Collocini ..IF he has been mucking about ..£60 thousand a week wages, big gaff in Jesmond ,more money than him and his missus could ever spend in a lifetime.. Sixty Thousand pounds a week and he’s whinging ?..

    And Stupid F**ing San Lorenzo are after getting him for nowt !

    What is it? a transfer they are seeking ? Or homesickness ..

    Why does this San Lorenzo transfer thing come at the same time as a sick wife in Argentina ? coincidence ?

    This all sounds like San Lorenzo via his sick wife are trying to con the F***ing club to me . Which one is it ?

    San Lorenzo or the wife ..which excuse is it ?

  • 12 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Stuart ..We are all after the same thing ..a great Newcastle United ..Ruddy… go easy on Stuart mate he wants what we all want .. all best mate.

  • 13 Sav // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    I don’t think Colo’s Da is helping matters with this ‘My son’s love of San Lorenzo’ guff. Clearly that has nowt to do with it and the idea of a small club halfway across the world benefitting to the tune of our £6 million player while Newcastle pick up the tab is plainly daft. One bonkers newspaper even suggested it would be a loan arrangement and NUFC would have to pay a portion of his wages as San Lorenzo would be unable to match Colo’s 60k per week. Go figure.

  • 14 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    Hey Ruddy I was’nt advocating KK as Manager ..New owner with a team behind him ..Hey what the Hell KK as manager made me proud made me cry with happiness. made me really proud ..Yes KK as manager Bring it on.

    The Sultan’s of Swing… and Brunei

  • 15 weg // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    If its true about his wife being sick, then maybe we could give him a leave of absence with the intent of him coming back at a later date – but only after we’ve brought in a top notch replacement + another decent CB.

  • 16 stuart no9 // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    ruddy “”If the sultan of Brunei bought us the last man I would want him to instate as manager would be KK. Just saying.” it saddens me to think that anyone connected to NUFC could so quickly forget what KK has done for NUFC , bearing in mind when he first came to play we were heading to the 3rd division- then as manager he helped create this fabulous stadium we have now playing the best football ever seen atSJP how a so called newcastle fan could forget so quick is shameful – i am also sorry – mine and catchy and a lot more other peoples opinions differ to yours, but we say it as it is without insults!!

  • 17 Kyo // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    weg

    His wife is “sick” as in she’s about to vomit at the thought of Colo getting a Geordie lass preggers.

  • 18 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    I’ve already made my strong opinions known about KK, I don’t live in the area, and I was too young to remember when he was appointed manager of the club, so it is natural for me to be somewhat detached from his regime. I appreciate that he means a lot to a lot of people but in my view he is a dreadful manager, which is just my opinion, he spent a shitload, we would have won the league with a better manager but that’s neither here nor there any more.

    Stuart

    Did you just say that Catchy says it as it is without insults? Have you ever read his comments. I actually don’t insult often, but you seemed incapable of picking up a simple point I made which made me bring out the “feels like I’m talking to a monkey” jibe.

  • 19 Blaydon-Toon // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Ruddy in my head I had you down as a 40 something …. Obviously not ! For the record Keegan days were great edge of you seat stuff but ultimately we blew it in typical Newcadtke style … But was great to watch everyone’s second team ! Those were the days !

  • 20 veto // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    Sick…. she’s left him cos he’s got another bird up the duff apparently

  • 21 stuart no9 // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    on-line guy – no need to worry about ruddy mate after observing some of his posts, i realise he is just a self opinionated blog bully who:s insulting comments come to the fore when another fan refuses to agree on certain aspects of our club.

  • 22 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Now now lads… peace … as i’ll start …

    Ruddy ..Liverpool were in their pomp still right up there , best club in the land ..Still Hoovering up any clubs best player …

    Keegan took a team to Anfield and wiped the floor with Liverpool ..2-0 played them off the park in that fortress. that was the match that made me proud ..only 2-0 but wiped the floor with them

    Also the season we finished second to Man U and blew a 12 point lead was down to referee’s helping
    Man United ,(some things never change) ..If you review that season via u tube ..look at some of the disgusting refereeing decisions in the run in ..you will see that the best team in the land finished second.. and how.

  • 23 89Norcal // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    She’s in poor health? Don’t buy that, why would she fly herself to Argentina to seek treatment ffs. She’s just pissed about Colo’s affair.

    But I think it’s strange she left the kids behind.

  • 24 toon1707 // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    The rumours around my area is he cheated got the lass pregnant and his wife has left him and went home strange she left the kids here though

  • 25 stuart no9 // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    ruddy – do you know i am a black guy??????

  • 26 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    F** it ,..I only have a beer when Newcastle win ..but im gonna have one now and break my own rules..we aint won in a while..All this bad news and Ruddy and Stuart fighting ..Bottle of Rioja in the rack ….Finally drove a man to drink..

  • 27 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Hey Stuart, Black, White ,,there is no difference mate ..we are all brothers.

  • 28 stuart no9 // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    on-line guy—- not when you get called a monkey of some guy who probably wasnt born the last time we got relegated . sorry mate he over stepped the mark with his racist comments.

  • 29 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    HI Stuart ..never read that comment you refer to..I can see how it might be seen as a racist remark though ..but if Ruddy has never seen you you can take it as innocent i think ..Sometimes in the past I have called my kid’s cheeky Monkey .. Its a term of endearment really …So hopefully you and Ruddy can work that one out ..My Nephew played for Barbados ,,and in the world cup Qualifiers ..Aztec Stadium etc ..I love him to bit’s. fantastic footballer ..He knocks around with Rio time to time, and Dwight…

  • 30 stuart no9 // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    on-line guy —– he knows i am black

  • 31 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    Stuart

    You are an absolute moron, how can someone be accused of racism when I have no prior knowledge of your ethnicity. Also, the jibe “like talking to a monkey” isn’t even a racist remark if directed at a black person. Intent is the fundamental element in anything, if I did not know you were black, how could there possibly be any intent towards racism? Now grow up and stop being such a child.

    As you yourself quipped, it is all about perception, you happen to choose to perceive that as a racist remark.

  • 32 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    Well Stuart ..I can only hope that Ruddy did not mean it as a put down remark and that you can get together and be mate’s in some way .. ?

    My Nephew’s Father Married my wife’s sister ..He was Famous before that ! .. My Nephew became a multi Millionaire at only 29 years old .(£6.5 million in the bank)

    He Played for Chelsea.

    He comes here and is always showing of his bloody muscles ..got to hit him in the gut’s every time ..talk about a six pack ! christ !

  • 33 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:07 AM

    Online guy

    Just to refute stuart’s earlier claims that I am racist, he is simply sore that I outed his ridiculous claims about Colo earlier and is playing the race card which is shameful. I’ve no prior knowledge of his race or creed and to suggest otherwise is libellous on his part. I would never bring someone’s race into a discussion, it is abhorrent.

  • 34 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    Ruddy, Stuart ..Hope you canny pair can resolve your differences ,,usually I would just say
    Shut the F** up the pair of you but on this occasion Im feeling more charitable ..so shut the f** up ! the pair of you !. Goodnight unless otherwise called.!!!!

  • 35 stuart no9 // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    ruddy we will sort it out in the morning i.ll get in touch with ed.

  • 36 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    Stuart

    Yeah and he’ll tell you you’re being ridiculous. Playing the race card is disgusting, you’ve subjugated your own race by pulling it into things. Shows your inferiority complex when you naturally assume something like “feels like I am talking to a monkey” refers to race, rather than your dimwittedness, which is clearly what I was referring to given the context.

    But I implore you, go down this line of enquiry, I will be absolved.

  • 37 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    Ruddy From your previous posts I have never ever heard a racist remark from you if truth be told ..and I do know that you would never feel the need to do that ..that’s why I’m saying to Stu to work it out ..it is not meant in that way. all best to both of you . Stuart ..bury the hatchet . call a truce and see how it goes ..Im sure 2 great Newcastle fans can find some common ground.. All best lad’s ..Someone make the forst move towards friendship ..Stuart ?…

  • 38 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    Online Guy

    I don’t take too kindly to being called racist, especially when the accuser knows full well that my words were not so inclined. He’s played the lowest of the low in terms of oneupmanship and I for one won’t stand for it so in terms of common ground, I shudder at the thought of having common ground (other than this great club) with someone as base and moronic as him.

    All the best to you though, you seem like a genuinely nice lad.

  • 39 ONLINE GUY // Jan 12, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    Hey Ruddy, I ain’t so nice ! I know different ! Saying that though… Stuart … In post 25, from your good self, you did ask Ruddy a question ? Read it ..back.

    On the basis of that question you can probably see that it could contradict your statement to me in post number 30 .. If you had to ask the question .

    This is not something I have wrote just something I have observed and read …

    So Stuart IN your heart of heart’s mate , Ask yourself this if you had to ask Ruddy the question ..Did he know or not ..then your statement to me could not have been wrote with any real conviction as to Ruddy Knowing or otherwise. Case closed ..now please drop it and talk Football.

    Peace to you Ruddy And you too Stuart.

  • 40 Premiership Manager // Jan 12, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    If Colo goes we will need two centre backs and I wouldn’t expect change from £15M. There are some very good defenders out there but getting them to click and produce in a team facing relagation, lacking confidence and leadership will be a big ask.

    I just hope that Pardew and Ashley can work something out with Colo to keep him hear until the end of the season however if his form is declining as a result of the situation it would be better to let him go now as he has been a good servant to the club.

    As for the comments regarding KK Newcastle have never showed a glimmer of the form shown when he was in charge. Every player was a hero and they all wore their hearts on their sleeve. KK’s problem was that he was to passionate, to honest and shafted by the management twice over. yes he did the wrong thing in some fans eyes but when you have honesty, integrity and principles in the modern game you are onto a looser as they are rare commodities that managers in todays game rarely have.

    It’s now time for Ashley to invest in the club and Pardew to deliver. If he’s not given the funds he needs to do the decent thing and come clean with the fans even if it means handing in his notice.

    If Ashley gives the funds and Pardew fails to deliver they need to pay Pardew off.

    Oh and in terms of delivery it’s simple ,we need to stay up!

  • 41 BigBen // Jan 12, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    All Geordies need to back Collo. If he’s having real problems and wants to be back with his wife, the last thing he needs is us booing him. In my opinion he is one of the (if not the) best players we have. Injury and personal crap has hurt him this season, but we need to do our jobs and SUPPORT him!!

  • 42 Sir Braveheart // Jan 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Newcaste are black and white. There should be no racism in the toon army. I dont think race was hinted at by Ruddy but insults are neither big nor clever and should be left out of any discussion or debate by all parties.

  • 43 Oleg G // Jan 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Not taking sides in this “monkey” remark, but I think he (don’t remember who said it, just saw the comment) meant that it looks like he is speaking to a “monkey” as in – not a person, someone less intelligent. Not a smart remark, but don’t think it was racist…. wait gonna find the comment…. ok, couldn’t find it.

    Didn’t it say – …like talking to a monkey and not a person, or something like that, so…. I think it obvious that it wasn’t racist.

    Don’t need to look for racist comments where there are non.

  • 44 Lee Dodd // Jan 12, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Non Of us want Fab to Leave he is our best defende. If he is going then After the Reading game so the Fans can Say Goodbye to Him as he is a hero and will always be welcome on Tyneside whatever happens. Mike Ashley and the Purse strings we all know about that – Tightly shut !!!! A striker on loan and a centre half on loan maybe !!!! I am very worried now about relegation !!!!! Simpson Crocked Both Taylors Crocked Colo wanting away !!!! most of the midfield crocked . One Striker One Banned and only an impact striker.

  • 45 toonluvva // Jan 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    It was interesting to learn that Colo’s wife is back in Argentina, but his kids are still in Newcastle.
    This doesn’t sound like the sort of behaviour of a wife who found out that her husband has been playing around, in those cases they would take the kids too.
    I’m truly sorrry for Mrs Colo if she is ill, and hope that it is nothing too serious. Perhaps she just needed to return to the bosom of her family and will return eventually.
    In the meantime MA / DL etc should be offering Colo lots of support. Could they offer to fly some of her family to England and set up medical care for her?
    If the problem is serious, then Colo should be encouraged to see the rest of the season out and then review the situation in the summer.




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