Pardew Speaks More About The Coloccini Situation

Alan Pardew has talked more of the Fabricio Coloccini situation, but our fear is that this will not be resolved for some months – and we’ll have another long-running saga – much like we had last summer with Demba Ba and that release clause in his contract.

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Fabricio Coloccini – situation could drag on

The Newcastle captain’s future will be one of the first things on the agenda next week, and Alan Pardew had this to say about the situation in the Daily Mirror today:

“I would like the crowd to show them they love him. He has been a fantastic captain, especially in the last few games when we have got over the line. He has brought leadership onto the pitch.”

“His situation is hard for me to discuss. It is a personal issue and difficult to comment on his feelings of wanting to return home.”

The fee Newcastle will probably demand for Coloccini is at least £6M, and we expect San Lorenzo, the Argentine club supported by Pope Francis to be back in for the center-back.

But on his press conference yesterday Alan Pardew did say there was a chance that Coloccini could stay at the club.

One thing that will be important and we know nothing about is whether his personal situation has changed since January.

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100 comments so far

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 18, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #1

    I really am not sure what to make of the coloccini situation, one article makes it sound like he will stay, another makes it sound like he wants to go, i say shut up about it just now, and when the time comes make a statement, and act upon that quickly

  • Jamiemac

    May 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #2

    The thing is, the successful clubs in England have succeeded through stability. I haven’t enjoyed this season one bit, I just think it would be harsh not to give him until January at least. We’ve got nowhere from constantly rotating managers so I think it’s time we gave one a good run.

  • Roppa

    May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #3

    If Ashley retains Pardew as manager for next season, it will show a complete lack of ambition, & moreover, contempt for the supporters of NUFC – who have, with the exception of 5~ 6 games this season (10%), seen their team outplayed / outperformed by almost every team they have played against – despite us having by far the better players. Pardew is a loser, who has failed to win a major trophy in 15 years as a manager. To retain his services after all season long he has been exposed as being incompetent, is an insult to all NUFC fans!

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #4

    jamiemac, well look at chelsea, last year they changed managers, won the champions league, this year, changed their manager, won the europa league and qualified for the champions league.
    now look at newcastle, last year, one manager done really well, this year, same manager, done appallingly, I think it’s time for a change, there is evidence it works

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Stability with poor foundations is guaranteed collapse.

  • G

    May 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #6

    The way AP has been speaking about the Colo situation, would seem to portray that Colo has all the power in this. I’m fairly certain there is a contract that suggests otherwise, with his signature on it?

  • Jamiemac

    May 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #7

    Yeah but your chelseas/citys have bag fulls of money. Any manager could come into them and do well. I would bet my life on the fact that if Moyes was sacked when Everton finished 17th they would be nowhere near where they are today.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Right on, Roppa.

  • MacToon

    May 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #9

    It is actually the norm now in Europe and South America to change managers after a few years, not saying I want that here neccesarily but we can always live in hope we’ll hit the jackpot someday, I just don’t see it with either Pardew or Ashley here. Always live in hope though :sigh:
    I’ve wasted another year of my life hoping we’ll be succesful or atleast entertaining, I’m rapidly running out of years to waste.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Percy isn’t exactly saying Ashley said he’s safe. He is saying he believes he will be the manager next season. I hope two entirely different explanations.
    Ashley and Dastardly are the types not to stab you in the back themselves -they will throw the knife from distance or get somebody else to do the cull.
    Arsenal seem to be playing better – and we could be in for a beating on Sunday.
    Despite the Guardian story I remain hopeful that Percy will get the black spot -otherwise football oblivion beckons.

  • nimo

    May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Here’s one for you guys been talking to my mate who’s a scout in France asking if we’re interested in anyone but he says word is that we’re sniffing round sakho n another cb but our main priority is to get some serious premier league quality. Our scouts are mainly doing the rounds in the Belgian leagues trying to take the young talent.
    Apparently we did enquire into Rooney which was immediately knocked back as its not the challenge he wants Now everyone wants to keep it quiet as from our camp it’s embarrassing and from there side don’t want other clubs thinking only teams like ourselves are interested
    We are also monitoring modric and Ashley is thinking of making a big bid for him as not working out as planned but depends on there next manager etc. we have also enquired into van der vaart but he’s happy where he is. Looks like we are trying to buy well this year

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #12

    jamiemac, yes, but the fact is we had a good season, so there were the foundations for improvement along with the stability, and after acquiring a better squad, yes it wasn’t a huge improvement, but none the less better as we added and never lost players, we have had a dire season, proving that pardew cannot carry on his success, it’s the same with throughout his entire career, look at west ham, FA cup final 1 year, shocking the next

  • Jamiemac

    May 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #13

    True mate I just think there’s not many better managers out there (if any) that would realistically take the job. He’s had one good and one bad season so I think one more should be given to see which end of the spectrum he really is at. I really enjoyed some of the football last season so I’m optimistic we can get that going again but if he was fired I wouldn’t be too fussed as long as somebody decent comes in.

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #14

    I hope if he stays he proves me wrong, I just cannot see it, but if he does stay I will get behind him, like I would a new manager, I just wouldn’t be happy about it

  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #15

    hang on a bit – has it been made official that pardew will start next season ? all we know is ashley went to the training ground had lunch and thanked the players.
    It is pardew who is saying “he expects to be manager next season” nothing official.
    Ashley has not yet said if he will be manager , or pardew would have said that.
    The fact that ashley has not told him to his face- and that pardew EXPECTS to me manager speaks volumes.
    Why didnt ashley tell pardew he is going to be manager next season ???? its not over yet ! maybe a vote of confidence may just be the final nail in his coffin ?

  • nick_9

    May 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Newccy brown – nor can I. I have been waiting to be proved wrong all season but I’m still waiting. We’ve stayed up by the skin of our teeth and have looked lacklustre all season. In pardew gets another season which I’m sure he will as its the easy option for Ashley then he needs to stop p1ssing about and realise if he doesn’t ask for players he won’t get them. None of this ‘I’m happy with the size of the squad carp” from last summer as it makes you sound like you don’t have a clue or are being the yes man many fans think you are. We need strikers, wingers and a cb, don’t scrimp and scrape and see us go short again. Get the lads passing and moving as well you dinosaur. We’re Newcastle united fans we want to be entertained or see our side go for the win, no defensive manager is going to be adored here unless we’re getting the wins, the rubbish records this season show we aren’t getting the results or the performances. I just want to some a desire to win and some improvements Alan ffs

  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #17

    laurent @ 5 great point- the foundations must always be built first, then the building , or the building will collapse.

  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #18

    laurent — sorry for repeating what you said – didnt mean

  • Sawbuck

    May 18, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #19

    The point’ll come for mash and llambo when its cheaper to cut Colo loose than to pay up every week and that’s probably now for them.

  • runheed

    May 18, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #20

    Newcastle is becoming the boring unimaginative club. A culture of boring and unimaginative football is backed up by a boring and unimaginative manager, a boring and unimaginative owner and a boring and unimaginative chairman. Just you watch, next season will be boring and unimaginative…..

  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #21

    alien@14I—” hope if he stays he proves me wrong, I just cannot see it, but if he does stay I will get behind him, like I would a new manager, I just wouldn’t be happy about it”

    sorry mate but i just dont get you or your point.
    does that mean – if you bought a new piece of furniture , you get it delivered , and you dont like it , you would rather keep it and be miserable every time you looked at it , rather than send it back to the shop and get something you like and are happy with for your money ????

  • 89Norcal

    May 18, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #22


    A season in the PL for Newcastle is rarely boring. Maybe breathtaking, maybe maddening, maybe heart-stopping, but rarely boring 🙂

    I think the Pardew haters club can take solace in the fact he’s on much thinner ice. I can’t see MA having issues sacking him by next Jan if we are still wallowing in the lower mid-table or getting hammered by Sunderland. The whole stigma about the 8 year contract must have had some influence.

  • AaranD

    May 18, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #23

    We either have to keep him for the sake of ‘stability’ or get rid of him this summer. There is no point keeping him on till January, which by then the damage could be already done and we have another ‘write off’ season! Ashley has to come out with full support of Pardew or end it sooner rather than later.

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    May 18, 2013 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #24

    Just saw Pardew’s interview with Match of the day after the QPR game.

    He says that the team showed “wonderful application”.

    What the f**k does that mean? What does a team with ‘poor application’ look like?

    Could they apply to pass the ball a bit for once? Maybe apply not to hoof it quite as much (we are after all statistically the team who uses the most long balls in the league- that’s right, more than stoke….).

    The only application I want to see is that of another manager plonked on Ashley’s desk/food tray in front of the TV.

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 18, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Pardew remaining as manager is a very sad news if true.

    Since he has been here. I find it so hard to watch our matches. I don’t quite anymore too.

    The footballing is truly disgusting to watch. Since he came, we have almost zero attacking play. They look clueless with the ball.

    We need a better modern European manager.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 18, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Match day requests for Sunday – howsabouit the PA man playing the Great Escape

  • cyprus

    May 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #27

    Football is first and foremost about results. But, damn it, it’s also about entertainment and we don’t do that any more…

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 18, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Problem is that he’ll have a good season because everyone will be trying to get to the 2014 WC.

    I could coach them next year they are self motivated.
    It’s the season after the world cup … two years time when we’ll find out about Pardew.

    Sack him now – we have no style.
    0-3, 0-6 record losses – lousy to watch.

  • check the toastie

    May 18, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #29

    Current Squad

    Krul – Dutch International
    Debuchy – French International
    Collo – Argentinian Internationl
    Mbiwa – French International
    Saylor – PL Experience
    Anita – Dutch International
    Santon – Italian International
    Cabaye – French International
    Sissoko – French Internationl
    Ben Arfa – French International
    Cisse – Ivory Coast Internationl

    Other ‘Experienced squad members,
    Marveaux – Class player cud be international
    Gouffran – great reputation in france, nice player
    Tiote – Ivory Coast Int,
    Gutti – Argentinian International
    Perch, Willo, Simmo, Obertan, all present last year when fifth. Haidara.

    Boat loads of youngsters who played at times quite well in Europe League, who have now been dismissed as shite by this arrogant self trimmer.

    Pardew is a lier when he says we lack experience, he is also a liar when he says his team play football on the front foot, he is also a liar when he says he will be manager next year.

    He will get the bullet as season tickets will not be renewed with this balloon in charge, the most inept manager in the PL, would sooner have Steve Bruce, Alan Curbishley, Owen Coyle, Dave Bassett, Tony Pulis than this clown, has no idea whatsoever.

    At least with Big Sam you knew what you were going to get, this clown treats every fan as a fool, the shite that spews from his mouth. Unfortunately some are taken in by him, we have been shit since he came, we were just resolute for a bit last year. Finished 5th with a negative goal difference, work that one out.

  • Charlietoon

    May 18, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #30

    For fracks sake if someone wants him they should pay for him. As it is he is worth a great deal to us because of his skill in bringing the ball out from the backs and his leadership on the field. He is the ONLY distributor we have that operates at centre half

  • catchy in norway

    May 18, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #31


    come on man, not many managers better that would work in the toon?

    your right , we are not madrid or any of those top clubs, but we are a huge club in our own right, top 20 richest club in the world, a fantastic squad,
    i really dont see why we can not atrract a very good manager, im not joking when i say i would swap any other manager in the prem right now even the relegated teams, im not saying they would be my choice , but i think pardew is the worst footbAll manager in that league , he does not know or understand football, i think he reads books on how it should be played , tells everyone who will listen how we play, only problem is he forgets to inform the players,

    the guy is a cancer at our club, something evil that should be removed asap, or we will start to lose vital organs, ie the good players we have

  • catchy in norway

    May 18, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #32


    com on mate,

    cors he needs more experienced players, not many of ours are used to fighting relegation, there normally fighting for trophies, at the other end of the table

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 18, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #33

    Pardew was in charge when all our experienced players were sold.
    He’s also been in charge for at least two transfer windows when he could have replaced them.

    So who’s fault is it that we don’t have more experienced players in our squad?

    The guy insults our intelligence time and time again with these excuses.

  • check the toastie

    May 18, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #34

    Would just like to add PARDEW MUST GO. By 6 oclock tomorrow a want Benitez to have been announced as our new manager.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 18, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #35

    So we want more players who is used to fighting relegation?

    …and why would we want that? there is a reason why these players are down the table every season; and there is a reason why we have found our self down there this season!

    I have said this many times before you cannot buy Newcastle out of its mess long term. It needs to be fixed from inside!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 18, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #36


  • check the toastie

    May 18, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #37

    We have experienced players, in fact Jonas and Tiote play like two old age pensioners, and Cabaye is starting to look that way as well, wonder why, training and coaching must be inept.

  • catchy in norway

    May 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #38


    , u have said for a very long time now that he is taking the piss out of us
    trouble is we have idiots who still believe the words that come out of his mouth, these guys claim to like football

    i do put ed in this group, love the fact he provides a great site, but i fo question what he knows about football, wonder if he even likes it, for me backing pardew, is like admitting your clueless

  • dubzy

    May 18, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #39

    Mike ashley must have shit in his eyes ,if he can enjoy another season of that hoofball then carry on…..theres not 1 game i can think of watching that was any better then any championship game….keeping AP as manager is bad for every NEWCASTLE UTD supporter his record specks for it self 37% WIN RATIO WHICH IS 1 OF THE WORST IN THE PREM……FORGET 2 STRIKER JUST GET 1 STRIKER AN PUT ALL OTHER EGGS IN 1 BASKET AN GET… rafa benitez if that man had our squad and an exrta striker next season we would finish top 6-8 ,ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT

  • Jamiemac

    May 18, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #40


    It’s not admitting your clueless is it really though? Those willing to back Pardew like myself haven’t been happy at all with this year however there were many games last year where we played good football. I could name you some but I did that only last week. I’d like to think now we have better players (January signings) we can start to replicate the success of last season.

    On paper we’re probably joint 7th best squad in the league so I think give Pardew until January, if we’re lower than 12th boot him, if not keep him on and re-assess things in the summer.

    I’m tired of us changing managers every time something goes wrong. It’s time to give one a chance like Everton and Man U did.


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