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 – 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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