Decision Day For Fab Coloccini – It Doesn’t Look Good

Newcastle will hold a meeting with their captain Fabricio Coloccini today, and certainly if the reports from Argentina are correct, it looks like Newcastle will announce they will be canceling Coloccini’s contract, although we don’t know how accurate the reports are in South America.

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Fab Coloccini – could leave Newcastle today

But if it does happen that will be a very sad end to Coloccini career on Tyneside, since he joined the club in the summer of 2008 for around £10.4M from Deportivo, and of course his contract runs through June of 2016 – and there was a big fanfare when he signed the new deal less than a year ago.

The worrying report is from Clarin, which is Argentina’s biggest newspaper, and they are reporting Newcastle will be canceling the contract today.

It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on with Colo, because Newcastle have kept the Argentine’s situation very quiet, but all we know is that it is a family problem with his wife, but it seems a massive “solution” to cancel the player’s contract half way through the season, with Newcastle struggling, and let him leave immediately for Argentina.

We cannot believe that this is what Newcastle will announce today, but if they do – this is becoming one of the worst transfer windows for a long time, with Newcastle losing Coloccini and Demba Ba, and missing out in an embarrassing way to QPR with Loic Remy, and we’re supposed to be strengthening the squad this month.

And even Alan Shearer today is not exactly positive on our chances of staying up this season.

We’ll just have to hope there is a surprise and Colo stays at the club through the end of the season.

Here’s hoping.

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19 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1
  • the1willy

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh Oh… If Colo goes, then Krul leaves…. will we really be able to get the needed players in within two weeks? And will those needed players gel in time to stop us free falling.
    That said, I’m still (mildly) confident we’ll get results against Reading and Villa, which will hopefully buy us a bit of breathing space.

  • the1willy

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Look at Colo’s face… he’s just seen Williamson trying to pass it short

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t see Ashley letting colo leave out of respect or kindness….he is a ruthless business man.


    from previous….we have a rich owner but no where near the likes of cheslea, city….he hasn’t got 100mil free cash to spend like abramovich did last summer

  • SuperShearer

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Something weird about this one. If Colo’s wife is ill we could give him a leave of absence to go and be with her. Letting him go on a FREE, what kind of logic is that? He just signed a long term deal and cost the club £10.4 MILLION. Support the lad and his family as much as possible but if another club want him either give us players or cash in exchange for him.

  • Sawbuck

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    We made him financially secure for life. How the hell can he walk out on us?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Gotta admit I don’t see this happening either…

    …I am not saying Colo might not leave this January or in the summer latest, but someone gonna pay MA some money 😉

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Transfer that is true but I donk think any of us are asking for £100 million spend even if we paid £20 million in the summer we would not be in the mess we are in now !

  • RonVanDam

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    QPR will survive. Arry is no slouch. He came to a club where the owner is billionaire and will listen to him when he picks his players.

    At this stage we need atleast 6 players to survive. Ashleys needs to break all his rules in this window

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    The best thing that could happen this weekend is for the game to be called off due to the snow…gives the ‘transfer negotiators’ time to get their sh*t together and make a plan.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11


    Completely agree mistakes were made and we needed 15-20 mil more spent…maybe not even that, we just needed another 3 good players even if they cost £10 each.

    I just thought you mean he should be spending the same as those clubs as he is a billionaire…my apologies sir.

  • mecannylad

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    If we are to go to war against our owners again (and its only a matter of time) then lets make sure we make a good job of it this time. We (the fans) cocked it up three years ago and now look where we are.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Colo leaving = need 2 new cb’s. We can’t rely on williamson. That means the minimum requirement is 2 cb and 1 fw. 3 players. It can’t be hard to find cb’s better than williamson, anyone would do till summer (but preferably one of them needs to be quality). Did anyone see that report yesterday that we tried for aliadiere (ex arsenal flop)?

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Transfer no need for the apology you are one of the posters to have a more grounded attitude like my self have never really posted anything negative but our ineptness is a real concern whoever two wins will cheer me up no end and put a bit of daylight between us and the bottom clubs … On the flip side If do not get a win in the next two games which are 2 six pointers I really do fear the worst ! We need to go all out attack against Reading and Villa would rather us take the fight to them as they are arguably in a worse position … That’s what I hope happens anyway !

  • Sharkattack

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #15

    does not all se that it is AP that is the problem! The players does not trust him or his long ball style.

    AP has to go if we wont to ceep our best players….

  • blew

    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Difficult to know where the papers in Argentina get their information from, if Mr Ashley wont speak to us and DL hasnt the ability to, how come the Argentines are aware of what the owners intend to do ?
    Colo is probably worth £7/8M, will the club so easily write this amount of money off at the stroke of a pen ?
    Not on your life.

  • Leazes lad

    Jan 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Morning everyone. I’m new on here so please be gentle. There doesn’t seem to be any way that MA will sanction a contract tear up but could Colo want to move enough to buy out his contract, and effectively give MA a fee.

  • geordiesteve520

    Jan 16, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    Does anyone know the extent of Mrs C’s illness? Perhaps we should be showing more compassion here; is it as serious as when O’Neill left Celtic?

  • ash1001

    Jan 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #19

    This whole supposed story about Colo just does not ring true, if you follow the rumours:-

    His wife is ill, so she goes back to Argentina – could she not have been treated in the UK, would have thought so.

    Colo is left here with his 2 children – would have thought that his wife would have liked the support of the children and Colo even if it is a serious illness.

    He has just bought another house in the UK – why

    If his wife is seriously ill, why not let him take compassionate leave, why the big rush to sign for San Lorenzo.

    Until someone says other wise, (namely Colo or the club) us the fans are making up our own stories, Colo should know that we think the world of him and as fans will support him, that’s what Geordies do.

    But there again our owners are a couple of spivs, so we have to do our own thing.


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