Coloccini To Produce His Best Form At Newcastle?

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.

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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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15 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m thinkin the problem isn’t his family,

    More like its with Pardew


    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope this Colo thing doesn’t detract from the good work we’ve done in the transfer window.
    Colo is so important to the team.
    Typical that we now have what looks like a top class central defence partnership and there are still potential issues 🙁
    Great window but feel we still really need that striker to really be sure.
    Ashley you get us one more player a good striker and I’ll have a totally different opinion of you.. It has to be said you’ve done fantastically well in this window.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3


    Are you willing to give pardew a run if 5 games at least to see how he gets on with these new players?

    Even if you want him gone still he won’t be going now so might as well give him this season to see if e can turn it around.

    He now has more than enough in the squad to play a passing game and dominate a lot of teams.

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s Pardew who has persuaded him not to go on strike you bell end. If you are gonna have a pop at the manager at least base it on facts, tactics etc, not just making up us usual bull shit

  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    catchy – the problem is that his wife fled the country after she found out he had slept with one of our wives…

    when we sing his song every week we didnt think he would take it too literely 😉


    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    I think just the fact Williamson won’t be in the team anymore is the biggest lift we could possibly have had.
    Williamson won’t even make the bench now with Taylor fit….. Happy days

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    I think Pardew has until summer now.
    If we ease up the table away from relegation he’ll be kept on.
    If we end up fighting for our lives until the last game, he’ll be gone.

    I’d be a lot happier with a real quality manager.
    Les be honest here Pardew isn’t that good. He got lucky, really lucky last season.

  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8


    With what pardew done last season with no injuries well very little. Tiote cisse and ba at acn for a month 2 manager of the season awards. Surely you don’t turn into a bad manager over night. We also had a lot of players at the euros as well which takes the form of cabs into consideration with tiredness and the squad he has had.i think he will do well for the next 15 games and take us to the next level next season ie champions league with the players he has at his disposal now with the addition of another striker. Or am I just being nieve

  • yo-yo

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #9


    You’re the 90% Pardews fault 10% everything else brigade.

    Are you happier than you were last Saturday night ?

    AP has been given the right equipment to do the job.
    Give him time to get the new guys settled.

    Those of us in the 30% Pardew, 40% MA, 30% bad luck and injuries camp just got to give a huge vote of confidence in MA – he has done better than anyone expected.

    Time for the big turnaround…

    loin le gars !!

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10


    No , not really , I watched him for over 2 years now , with his best squads , his football is based on individual bits o brilliance not good team play,

    You don’t need good players to play to a system , Pardew sees things in players none of us can see,
    Have u seen our next 5 matches? Villa is the only one I think we will get points at, they have played 2 matches already in a week they will be done in


    You think Pardew hat a chat and that’s what made him rethink ? You idiot,
    Colo is stuck , he is doing what’s best for him, he had 2 options stay, or pay 7 million, which would you choose?

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Proud, no you aren’t. There are reasons for where we are and there have been mistakes too.

    But the players that have played for us at times this season have been woeful. God himself would struggle with the squad we had.

    I don’t mind people showing frustration based on facts, but these f***ing conspiracy theories do my head in

  • Ian Toon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Catchy – Hiya. I understand that Alan Depardieu was so frustrated with Ashley not flashing the cash that he came over all Churchillian and demanded that he give him the tools and he would finish the job.
    Pardew’s man management skills have been self evident. He has done a great job in pacifying Coloccini and the fact that Cabaye has sung his praises to the new incumbent speaks volumes. Why don’t you move the wagon train onto DL and then you would have my support . For what it’s worth-LOL. He’s the only one who can’t be seen in a good light out of our transfer dealings.
    As I keep repeating we need to start winning football matches. There can be no excuses now- mind you give the players time to acclimatise.
    What’s it like living in a Country where everything doesn’t shut down with a fall of snow?

  • Harley

    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #13

    I think most sensible fans will understand collocini and stand by him.
    It would be different if he was saying he just wanted out if the club. But he’s very specifically stated he wants to go to Argentina to be with his family and he can’t be blamed for that.
    If he leads us out of the trouble were in and helps us push up the table I’m pretty sure the club have agreed he can go in the summer.
    Ill be gutted as he’s my favourite player but family always comes first.
    Bring on villa!!!

  • Paul P

    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    I know why he wants/wanted to go. Apparently coloccini was going with a lass who worked at for your eyes only on Newcastle. He has got her preggers, and his wife has found out and she’s gone back to Argentina with their 2 kids. So he wants to go back to Argentina to sort his marriage out and also so he don’t pay anything for the kid.

    I heard this from people who I work with and they reckon they got it from a reliable source.

  • Paul P

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Ps whether this is true or not we have to get behind the players now as it is do or die from now till the end of the season.


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