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Coloccini Back In Training – Who Makes Way?

11:35 pm, Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hoping that he will have captain Fabricio Coloccini back, hopefully on Saturday against Liverpool, and Colo is back in training again after his back problem.

fabricio coloccini fantastic game at Sunderland

Fabricio Coloccini – hopefully back on Saturday

In the 11 games since Coloccini injured his back on February 24th, we have won only three times, and only twice in the league against Stoke and Fulham, and we need some wins in our last four league games of the season to ensure we are safe.

We are really hoping that Colo can start playing again on Saturday, but if not then he should be available for the next game at West Ham a week come Saturday.

This is what Alan Pardew said about Colo today:

“Colo is training. He hasn’t done full physical training – that’s due to come, hopefully, this week.” “We are fingers crossed because obviously, that would be a big boost for us to have our captain back, for sure.”

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has filled in well for the Argentine, but of course he just doesn’t have the Premier League experience of the captain – so quite honestly the sooner Colo’s back for Newcastle the better.

And there is still a question surrounding Coloccini’s future at Newcastle, and we are still hoping he will stay on and compete the remaining three years he has left on his contract – but we don’t know if the situation has changed from what it was in January.

And if Colo does return on Saturday, we have a feeling that Alan Pardew could move Mapou to left back in place of 20 year-old Massadio Haidara, simply because Mapou’s greater experience.

Yanga-Mbiwa had a great game at right back in the home game against Metalist Kharkiv in February, and he can also play at left back.

If that happens, it’s hard luck on Massadio, who has looked an excellent left back in the making, when he’s played for Newcastle.

We could also have Cheick Tiote and Sylvain Marveaux back on Saturday too – which will be good.

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Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Massadio Haidara · Newcastle News · Premier League




20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jordijohnty // Apr 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Staylor. Sometimes he scares the sh.. out of me

  • 2 jordijohnty // Apr 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    points wise, we are closer to swansea in 9th than wigan in the drop zone (18th)

  • 3 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Whoever doesn’t step their game up. Taylor has been poor of late.

  • 4 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 22, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    A half fit Colo is no use to us against speedy players like Sturridge and Coutinho just keep the same back line for 2 games in a row please !!

    Save him for the next games against West Ham and QPR

  • 5 Unbelievable Tekkers // Apr 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Pards wont drop taylor

  • 6 Newcastle Brown Alien // Apr 22, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    keep him for whu, it would be good to have 2 cbs who know the way nolan and carroll play.

  • 7 lesh // Apr 23, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Pards is in a tricky situation with this one and I can’t see Collo starting against Lpool so job done!

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 23, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Pard’s will drop both MYM and Taylor and bring shola in defense with colo because he has no clue

  • 9 Jackel001 // Apr 23, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Put Yanga at left back. Simple but doubt he’ll be back for the weekend, surely won’t be fit enough

  • 10 toonincheek // Apr 23, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Only just back in full training?
    No chance, then, for this weekend.

  • 11 LeToonARMY // Apr 23, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Yo I wish Pardeux would play a team like this against Liverpool we would dominate the game especially if Surrez ent playing. This my team for Saturday. Who agrees with me ? Bring on Benny @65mins for Tiote Cabaye drop to RDM along side Sissoko,

    Eliot
    Debuchy Taylor Collo Yanga Mbiwa
    Tiote Sissoko
    Marveux Cabaye Gouffan
    Cisse

    Subs
    Ben Arfa
    Anita
    Perch
    Haidira
    Guttirez
    Shola

  • 12 ginola_tonic // Apr 23, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    That’s very unlikely to happen letoonarmy. Looks like a good team. F%@&£ing Parsnip is going to play for a draw from the start. No ambition no attacking. Defend defend. Fed up with him and his useless tactics and usual bullshite after the match. Hope he gets run over by bus. He’s turned internationals into championship players.

    Marv is as good as cabaye and benny but he never plays him from the start. Technically he is better than both of them. And wtf is Strolla still doing at nufc. Get rid of him. Just gives away free kicks and disrupts the whole team.

    Parsnip will never play attacking football. Only time I got excited watching us was the last 20 mins against benfica at home.

    Tbh I don’t sissoko is all that otherwise why would he have been sold. One good match against Chelsea and we all think he’s world class. Bollocks. Under parsnip we just gOnna be another lower 10 team.

  • 13 jimmysmith // Apr 23, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    Alongside Cabaye our best player.

    Desperately need him back and desperately hope we can convince him to stay on and see out his contract.

    Thoroughbred.

  • 14 crayzeeboyo // Apr 23, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    ive always loved collo..but i cnt help to think that this back injury was all a mirage so he could go back and see his family! 8 weeks for a tweaked back is abit rich! i say we leave him out! because hes defiantly going next season so we need to have faith in mwbia and taylor!

  • 15 crayzeeboyo // Apr 23, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Mbiwa sorry hahaha

  • 16 arctoa // Apr 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    I’d be quite surprised if he played this weekend, and I have a sneaking suspicion that he might not actually play for us again.

  • 17 Obafan // Apr 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    This is an easy one; Saylor should be dropped. He is average!!!

  • 18 arctoa // Apr 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Saylor’s a little like Shola in that they’ve regularly played through quite serious injuries for the NUFC cause. It’s all catching up with them now; neither can reliably play week-in week-out any more.

  • 19 Owldman // Apr 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    A few weeks ago bloggers on this page were demanding Taylor for England, now I’ve no doubt it’s the same muppets who want him dropped.

  • 20 SBergenwall // Apr 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Yanga-Mbiwa hasn’t really impressed me since joining, so I’d say drop him.. Even though none of our player have played well of late..




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