Newcastle To End Argentine’s Uncertainty This Week


Fabricio Coloccini’s personal situation has affected both his form and his mood over the last two months at Newcastle, and it’s not good when you have the captain’s mind seemingly on other things than football.

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Fab Coloccini – in action yesterday at Carrow Road

But it turned out to be a good move by Alan Pardew yesterday to play Coloccini, and the Argentine had a steady game, and was again a calming influence at the back.

And news today that Newcastle have turned down San Lorenzo’s appeal to cancel the Argentine’s contract, so he becomes a free agent, and they could sign him.

On the surface Coloccini’s request to leave immediately for San Lorenzo seems silly, since the Argentine club can in no way afford the asking price for the player – which would be around £5M or more –  and they have also apparently asked Colo to buy himself out of his contact.

But football is not a charity,  and Newcastle are not a Charitable organization and if the club was, then maybe the move by Fabricio to San Lorenzo would be possible.

But as far as we can see it, Newcastle will sit down with the player this week, and try to sort something out, but if the result is anything other than he stays until the end of the season, we’d be really shocked.

This is what Alan said in the Sunday Sun today:

“We will speak to Colo this week and will resolve this situation. We will keep that internal because it’s our business.” “I thought he played well. It was nice to see the reaction of our fans to him because he’s a very important player.”

“I don’t want to go too much into it. I will sit down this week and iron out any issues we have. Do we want to keep him? Of course. Of the four center-halves on display, he was the most assured. He gives us a calmness in the heat of battle that you need.”

Losing Demba Ba is bad enough, and we think Colo showed yesterday that he still has the mental strength to play a part in Newcastle’s relegation  fight this season.

But Alan Pardew may take the captaincy away from him, and give it to a player who is 100% committed to the Newcastle cause – like Yohan Cabaye or Steven Taylor – as two good examples.

The local news is that there is no problem between the manager and the captain, although there was a bust up a few weeks ago in the dressing room, and it had to do with Newcastle’s long ball philosophy this season.

But the last thing we want is any uncertainty about the current Newcastle captain,  and we hope Newcastle can end this nonsense this week, and the sooner the better.

Newcastle still have a lot of work to do to get out of relegation trouble,  with Reading, Southampton and Sunderland all gaining two points on Newcastle yesterday, and although  a point was better than yet another defeat,  we need to start winning games.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    cool beans

    now , are we signing anyone ?

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle are in danger of self-destructing this season. We are not too good to go down and we look so low on confidence.

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  • JDdubai

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Even yesterday the amount of time Willo had the ball and kicked it nowhere near any of our players was immense. Once of twice he kicked it straight out of play in the first half with no-one near him.

    Im not a regular Willo-basher but ffs man, surely they should be training him on passing every single session during the week. It is embarrassing that a pro footballer who has played the game week in week out for 10 years cannot pass the ball. No excuse.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Yes let’s kick him while he’s down and take the captaincy off him … and give it to a Frenchman.

    Great for dressing room morale or just acknowledgement of a power shift?

    Pardew’s losing the dressing room, losing the fans and endangering our EPL status with his crazy hoofball tactics.
    What is wrong with the man? Is he sitting in his office polishing his awards thinking he’s a managerial God who can perform magic? Time to wake up Alan … this is all your fault.

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  • swisstone

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Collo was woeful in his first season, so was enrique, so was santon.

    Its a major risk replacing 3 of our back 4 mid season no matter how good they are, it will take time to gel that we dont have.

    On that basis collo should be forced to stay til end of season, perhaps with odd week of compassionate leave. If we do bring 3 in one of them needs to hav EPL experience.

    Being good on fifa is very different to real life.

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  • jon.c

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #6

    I wish some of our great fans would just go to matches and give 100% support not write silly blogs when they dont have a clue about football. I would bet some have never kicked a football in there lives.They are like some of our politicians full of bulls–t

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #7

    jon.c

    what a strange comment. what do you think people are talking about if not the match they’ve just seen?

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  • jon.c

    Jan 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda heights I dont know if you have being to the match or seen it on your P C 7o% are just writing silly blogs you may be one

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  • Sav

    Jan 14, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Hatem, what you on about? Pardew’s fault Colo is leaving? Get a grip, lad! You can argue all you want about his tactics and “hoofball” but Pardew’s man-management has been one shining feature of his tenure, from the real Hatem, offloading Joey Barton and Nolan without too much fuss, bringing in John Carver, sorting out our keepers without it becoming a big deal, blooding youngsters and letting others go out on loan.

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