Has Coloccini Walked Out On Newcastle?


We had reported yesterday that San Lorenzo had given up the chase to sign Fabricio Coloccini, and they posted on their web-site that Fabricio would not be coming home to Argentina.

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Fabrico Coloccini – refusing to play for Newcastle again?

And we thought that was that, and we were waiting for an official announcement from Newcastle – since the other club involved – San Lorenzo – had already made the announcement from their end.

But then the Independent is reporting, in what they are calling an exclusive, that Fab Coloccini has played his last game for Newcastle, and that he doesn’t want to play for Newcastle again – and still wants to return to Argentina – because of what is termed a personal situation.

Without knowing what that personal situation is – it’s hard to know exactly what’s happening – but Coloccini will be in breach of his £60K/week contract at Newcastle, and this could turn into the same kind of bizarre (and unwanted) situation that happened with Carlos Tevez and Manchester City last season.

And all this is going on with the Newcastle captain, while the Tyneside club are in danger of being relegated, and  Newcastle are desperately recruiting new players in January to try to avoid the drop.

This is certainly bizarre, if it’s true, and while we don’t know what Coloccini’s personal situation is – this is surely not the way the Argentinian would want to end his Newcastle career, after almost five years on Tyneside – with a situation that has nothing at all to do with Newcastle.

From a legal point of view and always assuming the Independent report is correct,  Newcastle hold all the cards from a legal standpoint – as Colo still has three and a half  years of his contract to run, and maybe this is another attempt by him to be released by Newcastle.

We’ll just have to wait for an announcement from Newcastle – but this is hardly a good thing at the club when new players are arriving,  and Alan Pardew is getting his players ready for our vital relegation 6 pointer at Aston Villa next Tuesday night.

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193 comments so far

  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Just me then?

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Its easier this way……. Less confrontation

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #3

    All together now…… Ohhhh Colllllocccccinnniiii…….

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #4

    You are the love of my life

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Oh Collocini I let you sh@g my wife

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Oh collocini, and now ya wanna go home

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  • daztoon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Nick
    Are we building a squad or just replacing the likes of Simpson,Ba,Colo etc

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #8

    On the back of this window it seems like were trying to turn it around and build a squad, but i would hate to speak too soon. Ba was always going to be hard to keep once Chelsea matched his clause. If nobody else leaves other than fringe players and a few more come in then i cannot fault the club this window other than i would have liked them sooner because weve only gained 1 point from three games in January. If colo leaves i will be gutted and suddenly the window looks poor losing your best striker and cb and replacing them with players untested inour league

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  • PhillNUFC

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #9

    if this is true then i have lost a lot of respect for collo. Obviously without knowing what the personal situation is with him its difficult but you cant attempt to walk out on a club that you’ve been at for five years, currently captain of the club while the club is in a relegation scrap

    he developed a lot while at Newcastle (especially since he was pretty shocking when we signed him) it would be sad to see him leave in such a negative way

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  • daztoon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #10

    We need 16 min purples in the squad of 25 not just a first 11 and then fill in players.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #11

    haha stupid excuses of injuries!!? how about you look at the roeder interview (whos been there and got the tee-shirt)
    but he must be covering for pardew too hey?
    its not just the 1st team players but the players that replaced them last year that is the major problem as we’ve seen this year with the benches we’ve been able to put out
    the raylors,goslings,vuckics,besties and notr having another CB to cover for the annual staylor injury
    the board are well ahead of pardew for the blame game this season
    shearer said you have to spend 20 mill just to stand still and he’s right (maybe not with carr on board) but the manager and team weren’t supported in the summer for there hard work last season (the best season we’ve had since sir bobby!!!)
    now thats a disgrace! lets hope the good work over the last few days can pick the team and manager up for the last part of the season!!

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Phil – It would be sad if he left on bad terms, he’s a fan favourite and one of the best cb’s we have had in a long time.

    Daz – I like the idea of two good players for most positions but we are well off that. When we registered a 25 man squad back in September we was only able to file 22 players over the age of 21 and that included 3 goal keepers, Amalfitano, Gosling and Xisco so you can see their is no real strength in depth. Since then we have added three players and lost ba so we only have room for one more unless someone leaves.

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  • noladonna

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #13

    if he goes on strike then f him no way should the club let him leave if we recieve a fee then let him go but if not its tough shit i dont like the way hes not put in a transfer request either trying to keep the fans on his side cause we dont really know wtf is going on

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  • daztoon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Of course Ashley and lamearse have to be blamed too but when Pardew was asked he said he was happy with the squad he had going into the season.As he hadn’t lost any of his best players and added a few.Manger of the year takes off Marv and goes defensive with 30 mins to go knowing he has Cabaye on who has just come back from injury who isn’t fit enough to manage 90 mins sheer class

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  • noladonna

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #15

    colocinni wind your neck mate you signed the contract you aint going nowhere theres no way he should be allowed to leave for free if we get what we want then fine sell him but not till the summer im sure ashley has put him in his place yesterday at the meeting hence all this strike talk

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  • daztoon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Lets face it players like Amalfitano who is what 23 was brought in because he was a free signing and Gosling.At that age they should be getting first team games if good enough,or a least regulars on the bench

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  • manxpie

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #17

    how is making a tacticle sub when reading were getting on top of us going defensive?
    cabeye moved further up and very nearly got another before he came off
    and when was the last time marveaux played well for 90 minutes? every game he’s played he fades
    and again look at the bench we had available?

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  • Barton

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Jesus H Shiste,everywere reporting the indep. Collo story,i do hope its all make believe reporting,how ever the Club must make a statement today/tomoz to clarify this situation,its always seems to be 1 step forward and 2 steps back at the club we all love.

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  • Sawbuck

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #19

    One of the rumours going around when Ginola wanted away was that some mackems broke into his house and did unspeakable things. Understandably him and his wife were appalled.

    Maybe they did the same to Colo.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #20

    “tactical”

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Daz i was there and it p155ed me off no end. Just looking at the squad though we aren’t far off having a good squad so he will have more choice in those situations and knows he is on thin ice with the fans.

    GK: Krul, Elliot, Harper

    Left Back; Debuchy, Simpson
    Cb: Colo, Mbiwa, Taylor, Williamson
    Right Back: Santon, Haidara?

    Left Wing: Ben Arfa, Obertan
    DM: Tiote, Bigi, Perch
    ACM: Cabaye, Anita
    Right Wing: Marveaux, Jonas

    St: Cisse, Gouffran, Shola

    If Ashley wins the euros i think if we signed another cb like Mirin, Sissoko and another striker then our squad would be very well rounded with plenty of competition for places. I would love whilst he is here to see ben arfa play in the middle in an attacking role.

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  • noladonna

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #22

    if he wants to leave he should man up and put in a transfer request

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  • manxpie

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #23

    nick 9 do you know your left from your right lol?

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #24

    Manxpie – was you at the game? We took off Anita, Marveaux and Cabaye for Perch, Bigi and Obertan. Thats three good players in my book for three who are hit and miss (they try i give them that much). Cabaye was understandable but why Marveaux and Anita when Shola and Jonas were absolutely dire and offering so little. Obertan should have come on for jonas, perch and bigi for cabaye and stroller giving us a 4:5:1 formation. It was absolutely shocking, its one thing to try and sure the game up but its another to gift the opposition the win. We ended up with Shola, Perch, Bigi, Obertan, Jonas and Willo all on the pitch together.

    Anway lads cant we forget about that for a while?We’ve just signed two good players and colo hasnt gone anywhere depsite this gossip

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #25

    Manxpie – It appears not. Thanks for the correction haha, not sure how i did that, might be due to it being 2:30am

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Collo has let himself down. You would think that if was a tragedy in the family it would have been made public, so he would get the sympathy vote. This leads me to think that it is relatively trivial.
    Reported in the Mirror that he is due to join the Argentina squad. Not sure if that can happen when he refuses to play for his club. It will be interesting to see whether he links up with them, especially as the game is in Europe.

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #27

    If you leave me now, you’ll take away the biggest part of me…
    If you leave me now, we won’t have any more Coloc-cini…
    oooooOOOOOOOOOOooohhh Baby Please don’t go!!!

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Realistically what would be an acceptable offer for colo to return home if he does have a genuine cause for unrest? I would say it depends on the targets we have lined up. Mirin is rumoured to be 4m euros so that could work.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #29

    He probably wants a loyalty bonus as he has not asked for a transfer.

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  • noladonna

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #30

    nick9

    i wouldn’t sell him now not for anything less than 7million i mean we are in the shit hes our most experienced player and captain we need him more than ever

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 24, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #31

    Daz,

    Pardew screamed all summer for players. It was only when he knew he wasn’t going to be backed that he quickly bigged up the youngings and said we would be looking at finishing 10th.

    He was let down. We all were. We finished fifth and we deserved to push on and invest. That affected the players, manager, coaching staff, fans. Everyone connected to the club. It was a ridiculous gamble.

    Truth is we were very lucky with injuries last season. We fielded a consistent 11. Thats the major difference to this season.

    We have had 56 injuries since july pre-season in six months. With extra games and suspensions. The board take the bollicking for me kidda.

    Pardew ain’t blameless though. He’s just had to deal with a lot of sh1t ppl on here don’t give him credit for.

    Even now. The Sh1t is still going on. Carry in with Ba and now Colo.

    I very much dount Colo has any personal problems. He just wants to go home. He no longer wants to be here it’s that simple really.

    If his wife was so ill, don’t you think she would want to be with her husband and kids? Why leave for Argentina? Perfectly good health care here. They both want to go home and he can’t because he has a contract to fulfill. So, he plays the personal problems card hoping NUFC look leniently, feel the guilt and let him go. He hasn’t got that, because i very much dount the ppl upstairs would fall for such a story.

    Now, he has threw his toys out the pram and has what looks like, stating he will never play for us again.

    Some Captain mind. (Obviously if this is true). I believe it is though, it’s his last throw of the dice, all he has left.

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  • Alan_Pardew

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #32

    He wants to move because his Barber has moved his shop to Argentina. Now he cant get a cut and perm for his next photoshoot.

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Loyalty bonus? Haha didn’t Ba get one of those? Absolute shambles.

    I think if colo wans to leave and we’ve said no then it’s more than likely he is unhappy and does have it in him to strike. Our best bet would be to contact or hope either boca juniors or river plate come in for colo. Both are capable of spending a decent amount on a player and also if we wanted a part ex we could find a real gem. Higuain, saviola, mascherano, falcao all came from river plate and gago, tevez and even colo came from boca.

    Colo started at boca at the age of 17 and moved to AC Milan, Wikipedia states the following – Coloccini was at the centre of a controversy between Boca and Milan, because the transfer from Argentina to Italy wasn’t agreed between the clubs. Instead, Milan arranged terms with Coloccini’s father

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  • Peter

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #34

    5 straight wins and everyone loses we are 7th. If only eh

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  • nick_9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #35

    Hold out for enough to buy a player like Mirin or raid a club like boca or river plate for a few academy players.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Ed, for a while now, each time I’ve visited the blog I’ve received risque invitations from what appears a right old slapper who claims to live only 5 kms away .

    I recently moved 1500 km’s from one city to another and the crazy b@tch seems to have followed me.

    Can you please have a word to encourage her to stalk some other vulnerable, balding, middle aged chap in her vicinity as my wife I’m sure won’t understand.

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  • Alan_Pardew

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #37

    Strikers from Boca Jr and backs from R/Plate

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #38

    jimmy – there’s a few on here will be salivating at the mouth because of your description in using words such as risque,right old slapper. You’ll probably get loads of messages asking if you’ve got a contact number.

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  • GeordieAnt

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #39

    So….controversy in his move from Boca Juniors to AC Milan, controversy in which he threatened to walk out of Deportivo to join us, and now this…as much as I hate to think that this is all true…maybe our “great captain” isn’t the great professional we thought he was…2…possibly 3 controversial exits…wonder if the other two were “personal reasons” too…maybe Colo has a few curly haired love children that we don’t know about…

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  • Kyo

    Jan 24, 2013 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #40

    Cabaye for Captain.

    Colo has lost the right to wear that armband.

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