Colo Must Help Newcastle Survive – Then He Can Leave


It’s a really important game on Saturday against Reading, and it’s almost like a must-win game, but we’re not sure who will be able to get the goals for us to get the win on Saturday – but there’s no doubt all 3 points would bring huge relief across Tyneside.

fabricio coloccini fantastic game at Sunderland

Fabricio Coloccini – will he stay or will he simply walk away

And as we read yesterday, the resolution of the  very strange case of Coloccini  has been delayed until Monday – when the Argentine could still amazingly walk away from Newcastle, but we hope the club sticks to  its principles -a s they presumably did with the Remy situation – even if Colo is not happy about it.

Alan Pardew addressed this very strange situation today at his press conference for the Reading game:

“We’re going to sit down next week and hopefully iron out the issues and come to the conclusion that Colo stays and obviously that’s what I hope for as a manager.”  “It’s obvious that there is a problem there in his life.”

“The best way of dealing with it sometimes is to be on a football pitch and play your best football and he certainly did that last week.”

You get these personal situations coming up all the time in big business, and it certainly happened when I was an exec at IBM.

And while companies try their very best to handle the personal situations of employees, the business  comes first, and we cannot believe that Mike Ashley would put Newcastle in jeopardy by allowing Colo to leave next week.

But what Newcastle need to assess is how much of a drag would Colo be in the dressing room,  if he doesn’t get his way – and after all – he is our captain.

But we are hoping the Fabricio is professional enough to play a part through the end of the season, and of ensuring Newcastle at least avoid relegation, and even move up the league a little bit, and then he could leave in the summer.

That’s all we ask of our captain.

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413 comments so far

  • alex84

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Mark Douglas on twitter say’s were working hard on Sissoko…so why the f is he off to Monaco or OM,
    it’s a joke, it all boils down to ambition and in Ashley we have none!
    Spreadthetoon – you got it spot on

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  • roblee7

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #2

    re-post – does anyone know whats happening with Vukic? Or is he another who had his chance and presumably blew it? Remember being very disappointed with him after all the hype…remember somebody even saying he was like Zidane!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #3

    busted

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #4

    We can’t let Sissoko get away. We don’t need M’Vila as he is too similar to Tiote and Anita. Sissoko is what we need. A big strong commanding midfielder.

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  • alex84

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Kets, he will not sign for us!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Why.

    He’s a multi-million pound asset, under contract.
    He stays until the club decide to let him go or he buys out his contract.

    We can’t afford to throw away millions of £’s.

    There is supposedly no mention of his wife’s illness in the Argentinian press, it could all be down to his father’s new position at San Lorenzo.

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  • veto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #7

    just let his wife jog on and shack up with his new little bit of fluff and he can stay till the end of his contract

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  • woodsee

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    I swear the speed of our transfer dealings are akin to that of a tortoise with a limp

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  • q8igeordie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #10

    What do u guys think the formation would be vs reading? .. would u prefer shola to start along with cisse or a 5 man midfield with obertan and guti on opposite flanks

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  • roblee7

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #11

    following on from my post on last article, i really think all of our midfielders are vastly over-rated, Ben Arfa and Cabaye are the only quality we have, but Cabayes input is far too infrequent for me. As for Anita, works hard, not creative enough and hate to say it but lacks height as all of our midfield is on the smaller side. Would be ok if he was playing with a big guy, but we dont have a big guy. Tiote….winds me up, liability. Honestly though, people who rave about our midfield…I think we’ve got one of the weakest midfields we’ve had in years. I mean, Ginola, Speed, Lee, Gillespie, Clark, even backwards Batty was a better DM than Tiote…in more recent times, Dyer, Jenas, Milner, Robert, all exciting attacking players and IMO you cant even compare the likes of Jonas, Tiote, Bigi, Anita, Obertan… miles off. IMO only Ben Arfa stands alongside these players (above the more recent one’s even). Anyway, my point, I personally we think we need midfielders as well as defenders n forwards

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #12

    If sissoko has an offer from monaco we cant compete with that! Most glamourous, beautiful place in europe, an owner worth 40 billion and a will to rival PSG in future!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #13

    just want to see 11 winners out there i have no idea ask pardew

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  • q8igeordie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Rob – r u joking?

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #15

    reading on sat a must win game? It is a relegation 6 pointer and we are only in 3rd week of Jan. I can’t see where the next player is coming from. I am really starting to loose patience with the club. At the start of window i was expecting us to be spending in the region of 30 – 35 million on new recruits and having a really strong squad for the second half of the season. Now i can see more departures than arrivals and been weaker, This club is really starting to depress the life out of me these days.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #16

    @roblee7 – agree but id add ben arfa in the list of vastly overrated! Doesnt score or assist nearly enough, this season routledge has doubled both his tallys with less minutes

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  • woodsee

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Ha ha,how could we buy anyone called sane at this bloody club,whos next,Billy trophy

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  • roblee7

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #18

    q8igeordie – no, deadly serious man! why do you think our defence gets battered week in week out?

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  • two steps forward one step back

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #19

    repost

    Given that we had such a poor transfer window in the summer and AP had to defend the lack of strengthening then (despite being forced to backtrack) and is now making ” one, maybe two” noises I have very little confidence in the ability of the management to actually complete ANY signings.
    There are a number of problems:
    1) we are a mid ranking club and cannot compete with the pull of larger and more successful outfits;
    2) we have a wage cap of £60k which is perfectly reasonable but given the immense greed of some of the wannabees (Remy?) we are less attractive;
    3) we have Batman Robin and Charmless as the management who just haven’t got a scooby of how to get players signed up quickly and efficiently;

    Some of the players named on the Pannini wishlists of a good few posters on here just will not come to the Toon in a million years – we are just not attractive enough a club so we need to get real here, BUT we still need one or two quality CBs and one or two forwards in THIS window – the midfield strengthening can wait. Let’s stay up first and just fill the main weaknesses NOW.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry forgot about Anita, think hes looked class the more hes adapted

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  • roblee7

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #21

    jayphoto – true enough, Routledge is another I think we should of kept but was wasted with our style of play. At least Ben Arfa carries the team forward at times, he’s only one I think we have who does this effectively

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  • jonman

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Sissiko agent same as remy’s # ain’t coming to nufc

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  • roblee7

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #23

    jayphoto – agreed, he gets better every game, just can’t help wishing he had an extra few inches (haha)

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  • robin

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Chances are if Reading beat us convincingly Pardew will be relieved of his duties. As losing to a fellow relegation haunted side will be a Game to far! This 6 pointer will spur Ashley to act in a positive manner, as he seems more pre-occupied with the fallen Scottish Giants Rangers which he has invested in quite heavily recently.

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  • south coast toon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #25

    AS CLUB CAPTAIN SURELY HE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT THIS WINDOW IS TO US,just what we need when we r tring to sign players too many negative vibes man, should of all been talked about and put to bed until we got some bodies in am a bit disapionted this is all over the press, collos been good for us an im not slating him ,just cant believe the position he is putting the club in rat and sinking ship is how its being seen,hes got a contract see it out, all the lads in afganistan have stay out there till there leave comes through, missing deaths,child births,nrs walking out. ive no sympathy,

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Wouldnt shock me if we didnt end up with deadline day desperation of Benayoun on loan and tompkins , just got a feeling wel move for benayoun on an end of season loan

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  • roblee7

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #27

    robin – get Lee Clark in as manager?

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  • Burkey16

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #28

    4-4-2
    Krul
    Debuchy Colo Williamson Santon
    Marv Anita Cabeye Jonas
    Shola Cisse

    4-5-1
    Krul
    Debuchy Colo Williamson Santon
    Perch Anita
    Marv Cabeye Jonas
    Cisse

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 17, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Lee Clark and Danny Graham both love the Toon …

    Will Lee Clark want to come under Ashley?

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #30

    Be good to know exactly what the problem is, then i would know whether to applaud him off the field or ignore him.

    Proud – how did you get around your Remy a definite signing and No 11 shirt thing the other day?

    You never got that point btw 😐

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Andy Carrolls up in toon this weekend, guessing hes just visiting but the Fifa rule has a loop hole that you can play for more than one club if they are loan moves

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #32

    @jayphoto

    At this point in time. Would you not take Benayoun and Tompkins? I feel we will struggle to get anyone better at the moment. At least they have prem experience and would add depth.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Robin
    Invested heavily? He invest anything sports direct did as a buisness with a view to sell there shirts ffs man, the company bought 5% of a club that at the time was valued at £5 mil hardly a heavy investment

    Colo needs to accept that he signed a huge contract extension as captain and highest earner at the club just tell him sorry you were caught with ya pants down and daddy dearest wants you to play for his club but tough your here til the summer if you dont like buy your contract out or tell san lorenzo to stump up a fee thats matching of a club captain none of this £3-4 mil bollox he’s worth £10-12 mil pay up or shut up
    If he does go on a free make fcuking sure that theres a cluase in there that were entitled to the full amount of any future fee because i reckon colo will pop up in MLS or serie A in a couple of seasons
    Sorry but its time the club showed some fcuking balls were in a relegation battle and its bang out of order a club of nobodys can publicly unsettle our players

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  • nufc786

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #34

    http://www.thefootballnetwork.net/main/s70/st180781.htm?

    After weeks of “interviews” and publicity surrounding San Lorenzo and Coloccini, club president Matias Lammens said;

    “San Lorenzo can’t pay a fee for Coloccini. We don’t want to build up fans hope, we are dependent on Fabricio’s persistence to leave the club.

    San Lorenzo’s position didn’t change. We will see the contract we can make for him, according to club’s economy. We would love having Fabricio amongst us but his exit from Newcastle won’t be easy.

    Putting myself in Newcastle’s place, it will be difficult to let Fabricio Coloccini leave.

    San Lorenzo will wait for him until the end of this week. If he can’t solve this situation, we will go for another player so that he can join in with time before the Torneo Final stars.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Just think in a couple of weeks time our regular back line could be

    Elliot
    Tavernier Saylor Williamson Jonas……

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Cant blame proud, newcastle agreed terms and fee, had the medical team waiting, remy just didnt turn up! Poor professionalism if you ask me after he had agreed terms, heard he didnt even give nufc a chance to match or better QPRs offer

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  • ash1001

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #37

    With respect to everyone that contributes to the blog, be it good or bad, pleasant or nasty, we are all been taken for a load of muppets, its time we got real.
    How many windows have we gone through, when the talk from above has been half decent , but the doorman has been redundant.
    I am not even sure whether Ashley even attends matches now, as for Llambias, enough said is to say nothing, and that brings us to Pardew, each passing day convinces me more and more, that he does not have a clue about how to manage a football team, organise tactics, deal with high earning players, convince them that Newcastle are the team for them – as for what comes out of his mouth, well am still waiting for something he says to turn out to be true.
    Think on this -when Andy Carroll left for Liverpool Ashley laid on his helicopter to get him there, we agree a fee with OdM for Remy and we book him on flight via London, Joey boy passes that on to Chubby Cheeks and the rest is history.
    As for the Colo thing, he has to be waiting for his Agent or Lawyers arriving from Argentina, if its that desperate and ‘personal’ its now well over a week since it first surfaced, real urgent ain’t it.
    Finally whats happenend to NUST, anyone know anything, or like the club are they silent as well.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Number 11 shirt…..

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Jayphoto
    Wheres the point in signing carroll the blokes turned into a bigger sicknote than keiron dyer!

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  • northernirishtoon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Have to laugh at pardew saying ‘we can’t make a knee jerk reaction’ to the loss of remy but surely we would of had three, four targets lined up and even put the ground work in for two of them.

    But as usual with this stupid statement from pardew it just proves how ill prepared we are and we that we put all our eggs in one basket.

    When will these morons ever learn

    Really deflated as a supporter at the minute

    Nothing a 3-0 thrashing of reading wont cure lol

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