Still No Decision Reached On Coloccini Situation


The meeting with the Newcastle Board, Fabricio Coloccini and his lawyers took place yesterday as scheduled, and the reports are that it lasted a long three hours, but that no decision has yet been reached on the situation – so what’s holding things up?

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Fabricio Coloccini – no decision reached yesterday

Newcastle top executive – Managing Director Derek Llambias – led the meeting but Alan Pardew was not part of the discussions, but we had expected some decision to have been reached – but that wasn’t the case for whatever reason.

Further talks are to follow – but it’s hard to know what’s really going on when you don’t know what the personal situation is of our captain – that has led him to wanting to leave the club in January to join San Lorenzo in Argentina.

Coloccini’s father is making this case all public (why?), which is hardly pleasing Newcastle,  and he had this to say about the meeting:

“There was an inconclusive meeting today. Tomorrow (Tuesday) there will be a decision, we both desire the transfer.”  Fabricio is very anxious, he wants a decision to be made one way or another. I believe this is the moment to move.”

“Newcastle have asked him to wait until May, the issue is if San Lorenzo will wait until that date.”  It would be beautiful if both of us were at San Lorenzo, the club we love. Fabricio is eager to return but he wants to do so in an elegant way”.

Well if you believe Colo’s dad – some decision will be announced today – but we’ll just have to wait and see.

To say this situation is weird is an understatement – and we’d be surprised if there is any other outcome than Newcastle tell him he needs to stay until the end of the season – period.

But i may not be as easy as that – for whatever reason.

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50 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #1

    I would be amazed if Colo was just allowed to walk away from the club regardless of personal issues. Football is after a business and Ashley, for all his wrongs has made close to a 25 million investment in Colo with the transfer fee and wages and there is no way that he’ll be allowed to walk away with NUFC not getting anything in return especially given our very precarious situation in the league.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Nancy confirm on their site this morning that Haidara is leaving their club and flying to Newcastle today. This was just put o their site at 6am this morning. Link:-

    http://www.asnl.net/102/asnl_24_24/actualites/fiche/5124

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #3

    There are a few reports from yesterday indicating that San Lorenzo has a backer when it comes to agreeing a fee.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Mbiwa will be revieled today as the new Captain with Colo out the door.

    The armband used as a weapon during negotiations

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  • G

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Agreed JackButler. MA is a businessman, and the deal would need to suit both parties, not just Colo. Even at his age, given his ability with a 4 year contract he has to be worth at least £7M. I looked at the San Lorenzo squad last week on Opta, and frankly all of their players wouldn’t even make our reserve squad. I just cant see how it would work out.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Good morning all. Latest from the Haidara deal direct from the horses mouth –

    Nancy – Agreement with Newcastle – Haidara

    ‘The left back of ASNL (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine), Massadio Haidara is set to join Newcastle. Nancy and the English club have agreed to the transfer of the French U21 international. The transfer fee is around €3.5 million (with a percentage resale), a good deal for the Nancy officials. The player will sign for five and a half years with the Magpies. He is expected Tuesday in Newcastle to undergo a medical.’

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Repost from Previous Thread

    So, Colo’s dad has said Newcastle have said to wait until May, but the issue is San Lorenzo may not wait that long. Well we better let him go now if San Lorenzo won’t wait till May….

    To be honest, this is getting on my wick now, and the more it drags on and his dad and San Lorenzo come out with little statements, the more I think that there are no personal problems, and it is just Colo wanting out. Picture this, he joins San Lorenzo, they sell him and make a fortune, club set, we have egg on our face.

    Not normally a conspiracy theorist, but something just doesn’t stack up here.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #8

    Why the secrecy Ed? Are you easy or not? 😉

    Good morning all, ready for another day full of fun and games?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Colin confirming 2 in 1 out on twitter. So, ant ideas what’s REALLY happening!?

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  • Santon03

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #10

    He would probably allowed to leave, but not for free.
    anyway is there any elegant way to leave a club in trouble by asking to terminate his contract?

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11

    “Newcastle have asked him to wait until May, the issue is if San Lorenzo will wait until that date.” It would be beautiful if both of us were at San Lorenzo, the club we love. Fabricio is eager to return but he wants to do so in an elegant way”.

    Who does this bloke think he is???

    “The issue is if San Lorenzo will wait until that date.” – you don’t hold the aces here pal !!!

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  • gonz

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Alright lads,

    I’ve recently been told some news about Colo and Mapou Yanga M’biwa and the situation. Now, whether it’s true or not is to be seen today, but I thought I’d share what I know.

    So, basically we all know Colo and his advisers were meeting yesterday, which is now running through today for a conclusion which just so coincides with Mbiwa having his medical etc….right? Well, contrary to some reports saying Yanga is waiting on Arsenal is just journo twist when all it is really is that the player couldn’t make it into Newcastle cos of the weather (that’s believable) and since he didn’t make it in earlier we weren’t in a situation where NUFC can release a statement about Colo.

    So, basically Colo is leaving and Yanga is his replacement. They put Colo off until today cos that’s when they’ll conclude the Yanga signing (possible others Sissokho, Haidara) as they were afraid of the backlash affect that would have on the club after the dismal results, demba leaving, remy U-turn and the recent Reading match were the crowd flipped on Pardew.

    It’s quite possible the Colo leaving is only a temporary thing as he might get a months leave. Don’t know any of those details.

    I’ve never claimed to be an ITK or anything like that. I’m always reading the blog and every now and then on I leave comments.

    The only reason I’m putting this is because it does seem feasible and looks to make some sort of sense.

    Let’s see what happens today.

    To answer about how reliable the source is.

    I have to admit I don’t know the guy that well. He owns a box at St. James’ and I was invited by a colleague from work and met the lad and got chatting and exchanged numbers for future meetings. He just told me what he know’s, I don’t know his source and when he told me it sounded possible and kind of made sense.

    Just thought you lot would like to know. Just have to sit back and wait and see if it’s true. If it is than I know I got somebody on the inside and will try and pass on as much info as I get. These things tend to be full of shit though.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #13

    If Colo heart is not here, then go release him!

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  • Santon03

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #14

    I think the hold up will be discussing what san lorenzo can give in return? money or player or something else?

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Markaccus: If Colin is saying that then it MUST be true…………..

    Expect the opposite of what he say’s.

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  • Santon03

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #16

    something else probably share of san lorenzo or free advertisment

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Santon…Argentinian beef might interest Ashley???

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Montpellier Sporting Club are saying on their site that Mbiwa does not have a twitter account. Put on their site about 15 mins ago. Link:-

    http://www.mhscfoot.com/liste-saisons/saison-2012-2013/depeches/mapou-yanga-mbiwa-na-pas-de-compte-twitter

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #19

    Llambias was the negotiator?

    Hope Colo packed his bags before the meeting.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #20

    Gonz, you’re determined that everyone sees that! 😀

    Re san lorenzo’s attitude: deciding if they will ALLOW us to GIVE them our captain and putting a deadline on it, is like me offering to cut all your balls off and you paying me 20 quid, but that offer only lasts till thursday, if you don’t decide by then. I’l go and cut another blogs balls off instead. Arrogant b*st*rds

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  • fog on the tyne

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Danny graham is in our sights, has said he’d walk back to sign for us

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Ready for the “Mbiwa is here but Colo is leaving….Press release” 😀

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Tuff – we said that last night! Can’t believe people bought into an account with 200 followers ! 🙂

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  • Santon03

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Ibiza… hehehhe or holiday package

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #25

    This situation is very starnge.

    Colo wanting to leave for personal reasons.

    but everything from argentina seems it is for footballing reasons, not for anything serious.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #26

    @GFN_France: RECAP: #Mbiwa and #Haidara set for medicals today. Everything else agreed. Possible official confirmation today. #NUFC

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  • colwell

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Signing Mbiwa and selling Colo is not progression in my eye’s. Make him stay untill the end of the season, as the captain he should want too get us out of the shite before jumping ship.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #28

    Pappis, yes that’s what I thought. So wonder which ONE we will sign, and who the other one out is besides colo? 😀

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Markaccus: Simpson/Ranger hopefully

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  • ash1001

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #30

    Dear Mr Ashley
    I see you are currently discussing whether to let Coloccini leave Newcastle by scrapping his contract.
    I was wondering whether with the same thought in mind if you would be prepared to refund 40,000 season ticket holders the balance that you hold for the forth coming games this season as we have ‘personal reasons’ as well – the difference is we will say what ours are – the team is not good enough and we fear relegation. and most of that is as a result of mismanagement at all levels within NUFC.
    Hoping for a positive response but highly unlikely.
    We remain faithful supports of the the TOON.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #31

    Please for the love of God, buy another CB to replace willo!

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  • Santon03

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #32

    Ibiza

    If Colo is sold to another club (rich club), what do you reckon his price tag?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #33

    Papiss, too much to hope that the 2 out are simpson AND ranger, and colo stays!?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Am I the only one that is seriously pi**ed at Colo for putting us in the situation???

    He is supposed to be a professional footballer after all and that should be on and off the field especially as he’s out captain. If we were comfortable in the league then it would still be a massive blow but seeings as we are hovering over the relegation places is actions and the result of them and reprehensible.

    Given that any new defender will need time to settle, Saylor spends most of the season on the treatment table and Williamson is well, useless, we need our captain more than ever

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #35

    If colo is making all this noise about returning home (well his dad is but he could easily put out a statement if he wanted to stay) then he should have had the captaincy taken from him by now.

    It’s a disgrace, get cabaye made captain, somebody who is talented and actually wants to fight for us.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #36

    Santon….Maybe both if Ashley includes some SD vouchers? 😉

    Colwel….Whilst I don’t agree with just letting him go, if there is an issue you do have to wonder about his commitment to the club and whether he would be useful or detrimental to the club. It all depends on what is really going on.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #37

    TS – I agree ! I’d give Cab’s the armband in a heartbeat – although with Jonas being vice skip – I’m not sure they will overlook him.

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  • gonz

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #38

    @Markaccus,

    I am determined for everyone to see it for two reasons:

    I believe it to be true.

    And trying to keep it up with each new post so everyone can see it.

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #39

    i seriously don’t understand this Colo situation btw… i mean i’ve never been to Argentina, but surely healthcare must be a LOT better in the UK than there… okay, i know it’s also effin expensive, but the club could pay for the wife’s treatment and it’s a win-win for everyone

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #40

    torq – I must say I know nothing about twitter -but somebody has clearly gone to some lengths wasting their time making things up. I really wonder how they can be bothered.

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