Alan Pardew started his press conference off yesterday with the news that our captain Fabricio Coloccini had agreed to stay at Newcastle – at least until the end of the season and the Argentine will remain as captain of the team.
Fabricio Coloccini – let’s hope he can produce his best form now
These are the first words uttered by Alan Pardew at his press conference yesterday afternoon:
“He is going to stay with us and will remain as captain which is fantastic news.” “It’s a situation where me and Colo have been on a personal journey.” “It’s something that needed to be sorted out this week after the Reading game. The Reading game was a watershed moment for me, we needed to sort it out and we have. You all know Colo very well, he wouldn’t play if he didn’t think he was right.”
“He appreciates the situation we are in. I think he understands the responsibility he has to this football club. People lost their jobs the last time this football club were relegated, ten or 11 people whose livelihoods were altered. It’s not life or death if you go down, but it’s life changing for a football team. We need our captain to lead us out.”
The Coloccini situation is a difficult one for fans – because it’s not often we hear that our captain would prefer to leave the club and head back to Argentina.
But since we don’t know the personal situation that’s made Colo take this stance, it’s really hard to judge the situation.
But we have a feeling that we’ll see Coloccini in some of his best form through the end of the season - we hope we see Coloccini in some of his best form through the end of the season
But there’s no doubt that Colo is a strong character – and who knows – if we do well in the last 15 games of the season and end up in a reasonable position in the league table – he may even want to stay and lead Newcastle back into the top six next season.
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