Alan Pardew held his press conference this afternoon, and he was asked about Steve Harper and Fab Coloccini – possibly playing their last games for the club on Sunday.
Newcastle captain and manager – together for next season?
Sunday will be Steve Harper’s last game for Newcastle after 20 years at the club, and Alan Pardew said he had worked with Steve for two and a half years now, and had always found him to be a top class professional.
And then Alan was asked if it could also be Coloccini’s last game, and Pardew said it was clear in these last two games just how important Fab was to the Newcastle side, and when he’s in the side the stats show that Newcastle do a lot better than when he’s not playing.
This is what Alan said when asked whether it could be an emotional game for the Newcastle captain on Sunday:
“It could be emotional – I mean the importance to him and the team, you only have to look at the stats when he plays and they are considerably better, and we’ve really missed him until that point when he returned.”
“And getting over the line has been a big part of Coloccini in my opinion.” “My hope is he stays at his fantastic club, and that our fans will give him that message on Sunday that we very much want him to stay, and I think there is an opportunity of that.”
We don’t know if Alan knows something that we don’t about Colo – but it will be important that the fans at the game on Sunday let Colo know he’s loved at the club.
And it would be a massive positive if Newcastle can get Fabricio Coloccini to stay for the next three years and see out his contract.
Coloccini is and has been a massive player for Newcastle United.
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