Pardew – Coloccini’s Words Lost in Translation – Honest

Alan Pardew has done what was expected today, and that is to defend his captain Fabricio Coloccini after the Argentine’s bizarre statement posted on the San Lorenzo web-site over the weekend, and it’s for the good of the team, and the stability of the squad – so you cannot really blame him for that.

alan pardew press conference before Villa game late Jnauary

Alan Pardew – Colo’s words lost in translation

Alan is pointing to the translation as the problem:

“When you interpret from one language to another, while the words can look the same, the interpretation can be slightly different and I think the interpretation of that was slightly lost, if I’m honest.”

“It is his hometown club of course and he has friends and family there. I think he just wanted to say to them – ‘Thank you for your offer of help if I’d needed it’.” Unfortunately for them it hasn’t happened, and fortunately for us he remains Newcastle’s captain and is committed to the cause – make no mistake about that.”

Whether we like it or not – Fabricio Coloccini is an extremely important player for Newcastle in the last fifteen games of the season – so for the good of Newcastle – we shouldn’t be making too big a deal about this – and the lads need the Newcastle support more than ever.

What we need from Fab is actions on the field, and we expect him to put in a solid display tomorrow night at Villa Park, and surely we cannot be beaten by a side below us in the league table for a second consecutive game – otherwise there will not be too many teams left below us.

We need a spirited performance tomorrow night – and a win would be great.

Howay the Lads!!

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28 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Well guess that settles the old is it a fake question!
    Have too say knowing this is true, well……fcuk him take the armband you dont deserve it son
    How about adressing your own fcuking fans first, the ones who have actually SUPPORTED you, chanted your name despite you wanting out, instead of thanking the ones that saw a crafty oppurtunity to land you on a free
    Pardew grow a pair take the armband stick him on the bench and learn from your Ba mistakes

  • John Tudor

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #2

    bookies not overly impressed on us winning

  • nickfish90

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Have to give him the benefit of the down on this one guys. Collo loves the club and wouldn’t want to upset the fans on purpose after 5 years of great service.

    He should probably speak out, but might be hurting too much.

  • toonarmy81

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Please let’s get 3points 2morro nite karnt wait 2 see sissoko n mbiwa playing

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Stick with him people he has been immense for the last few seasons

  • toonfield

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Colo needs to do his talking on the pitch

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Sorry but this is our captain, how is someone who wants out and will be gone in the summer supposed to lead us out of a relegation dogfight?
    Sorry but no room for sentiment in a relegation battle and if he’s not commited he shouldnt have the captaincy

  • toonfield

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Tads – it’s a tough one, take away his armband and his morale will take a swan dive and its hard to know how the rest of the team will react.
    Let him keep the armband and with his recent behaviour it’s basically letting him take the p*ss, hard to know which is better

  • Super Magpie

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #9

    I think we’re all resigned to losing him in the summer. This means that we need to get another top class CB to replace him. I don’t think Colo has been professional about the whole situation at all. There’s been no statement from him about any of this. Obviously he doesn’t have to say anything but atleast the fans would be able to accept it if he came out and said he wanted to leave instead of trying to sneak out.

  • Spoof

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Colo is an arrogant ungrateful tw-t, we should let him rot in the reserves for the remainder of his contract, unless he buys out his contract for the £7m it would cost him, he claims he wants to go back home for family reasons, he had 3 choices, buy out his contract and continue his career back home, retire from playing, or put your family as being second in importance to money and stay with us, he is still here with us so he has put money before his family.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #11

    I think weve seen from the back four already the way the team react! Badly
    If we had proper depth at the back i wouldnt even play him let alone give the armband
    No player is bigger than the club
    Dont buy this personal reason crap either, if he desperatly needed to return home he would of retired or found another club in argentina
    He’s treid to engineer a move to his dads club, its back fired, and now AP has had to go into PR overdrive!

  • BigKirky

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    We don’t actually know what is going on in his life, so I fail to see the logic behind being against him as we don’t know and if we were in a similar situation would we do the same. Rumours of this and that don’t count. He and his wife know and that’s it.

    He’s captain and he’s staying, support him while he plays. I will be, anyway.

  • AshSays

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #13

    The way we play, our CBs need to be switched on, I know sufficient Spanish to understand the original letter and i felt that the English translation is somewhat softer. Was not expecting that from Collo.. Saying that still don’t think Mbiwa should start the game, he should play the last 20mins tomorrow and maybe more on our next game.

  • HullMag6

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Tomorrow is a big day.

    Pardew and the team need to use this match as a statement of intent for the remainder of the season. Tight defending, high pace possession football go for as many goals as possible.

    Anybody else think a cheeky bid for Benteke worth doing? Unsettle villa and/or is he viable
    for us?

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Tads i agree theres only person worthy of the armband in my eyes step forward dreamboat#1

  • ballerfan2

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s just as well that some of you guys don’t have the job of motivating our players. Collo has over the last 4 years been one of our most solid and inspirational players and has had the respect of all of the players for his quality and professionalism. Rarely injured until recently his intelligence and awareness has got us through any tight situations, earning huge respect from fellow pros elsewhere as well as the media, earning him international Callum’s and a place in last years premier select team. No – something has torn his life apart to cause this situation and as Big Kirky says, how would we react is a similar situation. The best way to get the best out of him – and the best of Collo is damn good – is to get behind him, not vilifying him. His life is in turmoil already. Help him by offering him support and stability. Thank you – now let us all pray …..

  • ballerfan2

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Callum’s? – callups! Predictive type!

  • Faddj

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #18

    hellaw, me and a few pals are venturing to the Aston Villa game for our first away game, if anyone else on here is going, could you get in touch and let me know where all the toon supporters are going for a drink before the game, don’t fancy a pint with the Villa fans!

    I’m on twitter, @Faddj, someone get in touch, please and thanks.

  • one Tony Green

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #19

    We need to play Sissoko, Mbiwa, and Goufran at Villa all three are beats have electric pace and will be out to prove a point.

    We need to batter AV tomorrow night and I want to look and laugh at their fans tomorrow night the way they taunted us when they sent us down. Midland Clowns

  • Wandering Geordie

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Those that are going to the match tomorrow should all get behind Colocha.Get behind him and make him feel special and wanted.I’m sure he will benefit from it.

  • one Tony Green

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #21

    @Wandering Geordie

    Agree 100% mate get behind all the players.

  • GeordieDan

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #22

    I’ll support Colo 100% like I will every one of the other players till the end of the season because anything else would be me letting down my team in my view.

    Colo has his issues and I expect him to give everything to the cause before the summer then he can bugger off if he likes.

    Love the bloke but NUFC always comes 1st!

    Massive fingers crossed that Taylor comes back strong and soon just in case Colo’s head isn’t there.

    I still think though that as our captain he’s give his all until he does go.

  • GeordieDan

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #23


    Spot on lad,

  • GeordieDan

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #24


    Unfortunately I’m not going-couldn’t get a ticket.

    Could you do me a massive favour and take a huge “Who’s YOUR next Messiah Villa scum” banner/poster?

    I’ll never forgive or forget what those ******** did when we were about to get relegated.

  • ballerfan2

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Thank you Geordie Dan – nearly 50 years since I was referred to as lad. Just one observation on one or two suggested team sheets. We have a squad loaded with quality midfielders and some are suggesting we play a defender (Santon) in midfield????

  • GeordieDan

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Santon is no midfielder.

    He needs to learn how to be a fullback before even thinking about playing him anywhere else.

    He’s potent going forward but gets caught out of position far too often when defender-especially when Jonas isn’t playing to back him up.

    Jonas is having a shocker this season though so I’d tell Santon to look after the defence against Villa and let our midfields (plus Debuchy) get forward.

    Its just not worth the chance with this much at stake.

    And you’re only as old as you fell young’un! 😀

  • GeordieDan

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #27

    feel even. 🙂

  • lesh

    Jan 28, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #28

    I wonder how Colo’d react if he waer playing as though his heart weren’t in it and he was subbed when on-field and the arm band taken from him?

    Can see Pard’s quandry as twe need all the talent we can field to get out of this relegation group and thus needs to keep him on-side in case we need him.

    Tricky as all we’d have to fall back on would be Mbiwa, Saylor, Willo anad at a pinch Perchino.

    Mbiwa’s not fully up to speed with his colleagues’ ways, Saylor’s fitness record’s not very clever, Willo can’t really be relied on to do the job for 90mins and Perchino’s not really a CB.

    Had we another CB and the time for Mbiwa to bed in, then I’d say take the captaincy off Colo but……..


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