Coloccini Talks As If He’s Staying On Tyneside

Some good words from the Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini on the Newcastle web-site today – and just reading what he says – you wouldn’t think he could be leaving the club this summer – but perhaps we are reading too much into it.

Fab Coloccini - training

Coloccini – leading the training at Newcastle – please stay!

This is what Colo said today:

“It was disappointing to lose, of course, but they were fighting for the Champions League while we didn’t play for anything, just trying to get three points for the fans.”

“But I think Sunday was a very good game because maybe we showed that we can fight against the big teams. We have to prepare for next season and play like we did on Sunday: to be compact and aggressive.”

“I think next season, if the team play like that, we can be higher in the table.”

That doesn’t sound like a man who would be leaving the club this summer, but of course you never can tell.

But it would be a huge coup if Newcastle can persuade the captain to stay on Tyneside.

It’s obvious he is a leader on and off the field for Newcastle,  and he’s been missed big time this year with that back injury he picked up against Southampton, and of course he’s been captain now for two years since Kevin Nolan left for West Ham.

coloccini house party

Colo’s house party last week – forging team spirit at Newcastle

We really hope Colo will stay at Newcastle, and it would be a huge lift if Newcastle can announce early in the summer that Colo is staying.

That would give the fans a much-needed lift,  and with Colo in the team,  he could certainly lead us to another top six finish next season.

What do you think?

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262 comments so far

  • G

    May 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #1

    He mentions the team, he doesn’t really suggest he will be part of it? Kind of a non-story here. I hope he stays for what its worth.

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #2

    I expect Tiote Cabaye and Cisse to leave this summer. But i doubt we can get 15mill for Tiote. He has been that terrible.

  • G

    May 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    @post 2 – somebody suggested a couple of weeks ago, that with a good solid break, and a decent pre-season Tiote will be back to the player he was. I sincerley hope they are correct, as I do miss last seasons Tiote.

  • Markaccus

    May 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #4

    G.. he does say ‘we’ often, while talking about next season. Definitely worth ed posting this article imo. Hope there is some thing in it.

  • Rainrix

    May 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Thing is if colo stays how much longer can we expect good consistent performances out of him? Dont get me wrong he’s a great defender but centre backs tend to age worse than jackie Stallone. Its easy to forget he’s 31. Might be better to look for a replacement regardless of whether he stays or not.

  • I hope he does stay, he’s such an intelligent, composed footballer.

    One of if not the greatest cb to play for us. Would be a big loss but I would understand if it’s to move home with his family.

    @Markaccus previous article,

    Haha, no worries. That gave me such a good laugh. Its been a bit of a blessing, late night beers and football with my old man and someone to sit with the dog when im at work. Starting a better job next month so fingers crossed I’ll have my own place and more importantly a bed in no time at all! 😀

  • hadthetshirt

    May 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #7

    He say’s we more times than shearer that’s for sure.Legend as a player numb nut as a pundit.
    Tiote seems to be lost under pardew.Since he was told not too tackle.

  • G

    May 20, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #8

    @ 4, I hope you are right, but he really does nothing to suggest that he will (or wont for that matter) be here next season. Seen lots of these comments from footballers over the years and they are kind of meaningless in terms of where they intend to ply their trade next season.

  • Markaccus

    May 20, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Rainrix…’ defenders age worse than jackie stalone’…. you mean they have multiple botched face-lifts and end up looking like the love child of colonel gadaffi and harry redknapp?

  • Rainrix

    May 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus…. Have you seen maldini nowadays? He does look like the aforementioned gadaffi love child ;). Its not long now before the offer to shag all our wives is withdrawn for good.

  • marc

    May 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #11

    i live in essex guys and all the talk down here is that westham are already in talks with liverpool over the sale of carroll
    we need to move quick if we are to place a bid

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Hope he is staying – whoever is partnering him in the centre we are a different team when he is playing.

  • Marc…

    Didn’t big Sam say not long ago that it would now be impossible for them to buy Carroll because of the incoming financial rules?? I’m sure he did…

  • Markaccus

    May 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Marc. He had a big love-in with nolan after the first goal yesterday. I think those two may end up in france for a ‘legal’ union soon.

  • lesh

    May 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #15

    House party or the last supper?

  • niafron

    May 20, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Would be good to have him…

    Lads, could you identify all the lads on the picture?

    I got Cabaye with a grey shirt on the right, and also on the right near the top corner, James Perch with Shola at his right and at the end of the table.

    Sure, we got Colo and beside him, Gouffy and Mbiwa.

    Who are the others?

  • SpaceGhost

    May 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #17

    I think Colo’s mentally in right place after his ‘injury/leave of absence’. He was shite when he was dealing his personal problems. Lets hope he does stay as CBs of his qualities is rare in the North East. Prefer Mbiwa partnering Colo. Having said that, if Willo had played yday, he would have cleared that corner & Arsenal would have crumbled as the game goes on. I’m not a fan Steven Taylor

  • Rainrix

    May 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #18

    niafron…. Thats cisse behind colo, i think thats saylor and krul who are opposite cabaye and thats all i can tell apart from the ones you’ve mentioned

  • Tsunki

    May 20, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m liking the new look in that Messianic Hokey-Cokey pic. I would like him to stay on for a season to drill the new CB general (Yanga) on proper backline leadership. Colo is probably one of the slower backs but his vision and positional sense (experience) make up for it. Give that experience to our new lad and with a couple of new defenders things will look up. Start in this department first, the midfield will then be able to be built from there, starting with why we have a cross-field runer of box-to-box mayhem like Sissoko playing in front of a linking midfielder like Cabaye, perhaps. The forward line can be any number of options if we get those right.

    Has free speech returned or are we still bullying? Oh and Markaccus – if you want to learn blog killing at the top level either I or nufc786 will be happy to demonstrate a masterclass in Applied Blogicidal Tactics and Techniques. You can do an online course leading to a Masters. 😀

  • Markaccus

    May 20, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Left to right (i think these are right)
    Sissoko. Hba. Willo. Debuchy. Santon. Haidara. Sam ameobi. Anita. Colo. Gutz. Simmo. Bigi. Obertan. Abeid. Cabaye. Goofy. Cisse. Perch. Tiote. Taylor. Shola. Yanga mbiwa.

  • Markaccus

    May 20, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #21

    …. and krul… sorry tim lol

  • sparky55

    May 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #22

    I can promise you all this much…who stays and who goes all depends on who the manager is next year.

    If Pardew stays we lose Colo, Tiote, Anita, Cabaye and HBA.

    If Pardew goes we stand a chance of keeping the squad together and playing some decent football challenging the top half of the league

  • niafron

    May 20, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Who is the guy in pink with hairs ravaged by an hand grenade (Near cab)?


  • sparky55

    May 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Cisse has also expressed his displeasure in relation to how we’re playing our football this year…there’s a slim chance we’ll lose him as well but the others I can promise you are all going if Pardew stays

  • Goodfella

    May 20, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t think it’s true but people are saying it was Tom Huddleston 🙂

  • nufc786

    May 20, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #26

    just stay cabsy and you’ll find out how amazing we are when you bring justice for this horrible season

  • niafron

    May 20, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Shaved head must be Obertan…

    And the fair haired guy talking with Shola is maybe Raylor?

  • HullMag6

    May 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #28

    Hudds is a rumoured move, but that’s yet another cdm but what does PEA look like?

    Any more in the twittersphere from indykalia?

  • Owldman

    May 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Anyone agree that Collo ignored Yanga whne he was unmarked on the left wing done a lot of times ! But decided to turn inside and lost the ball a couple of times

  • G

    May 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #30

    First I’ve heard of the Huddleston rumour. Where’s that one come from then?

  • nufc786

    May 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #31


    i heard pea was not all that keen to join us since our disastrous season

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 20, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #32

    I guess Colo’s agent knows what the chances of an Argentinian club coming in with a bid are.

    Reality and contracts.
    I’d like him to stay.
    I’d like somebody better than him.
    I’d like someone a lot better than him.
    Okay Colo will do.
    Reality and Ashley.

  • toonluvva

    May 20, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #33

    I think the Comments made by Colo are due to an error in translation.

    He’ll be away in the summer.

    Unfortunately he’ll not be only one. Watch Cabaye, Krul and Tiote head for the exits and who can blame them.

    We’ll be left with the dross (Shola & Obertan) and it’ll be extremely difficult for us to attract any decent players.

    I wonder how much longer Carr will be prepared to flog his guts out identifying players for us, only for Pardew to turn them all into defensive midfield players.

    We need a shake out from the top down, i.e. Llambias, Pardew and the coaching squad.

    If you think that this was a bad season, given that Pardew has learnt nothing, next season will see us firmly in the bottom 3 with no away wins.

  • nufc786

    May 20, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    perhaps if we persuade colo to stay until jan which could give carr alot of time to pin point a colo replacement that will have the potential to be better than colo

    also there is much more to come from mbiwa….
    once the lad has a greater grasp of english and fully adapts to the epl which will come from more games….
    the lad will shine

    he was top class at lb
    he has played across all postions of defence rb at anzhi lb for a couple of games and cb

  • nufc786

    May 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #35


    pardew claims he has learnt alot but he needs to show it next season… no pressure on us now…. NO EXCUSES

    just plain and simple pards….

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #36

    From memory the huddlestone rumours come from 2009!!:)

    Is that a personal guarantee that half the squad will up and leave purely because pardew is still here?
    I highly doubt that oh and if tiote and cisse want to leave I’ll play there cab fare because they have been truly abysmal

  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Yeah I dont think we will get PEA now he would be ideal for us but its probably not going to be

    Huddlestone is a good player but he is not a player we need we need wingers badly a left winger and a right winger are a must we need proper British wingers who will run up and down the wing all day , trackback like Jonas and be able to deliver a great ball in as well

    A few of those type of wingers that I have seen this season could possibly do a pretty good job :

    Ince 8 million max
    Redmond 4 million plus Sammy/Vuckic on loan
    Snodgrass 5 million
    Weimann (also as a striker too) 4 million
    Puncheon Free transfer (better than Obertan!)

    There are other players but I long to see the days of us having a Keith Gillespie esque winger back in the team who just stays wide and when they get the ball just beat the full back and whip it in no fannying about Cisse and Gouffran would thrive on that kind of service

    I have also quite enjoyed seeing Mbiwa at full back but if we can get Colo to stay they should be the starting centre backs with Taylor , Williamson, Good and Perch as back ups

    Santon should be moved further forward he is a decent defender but he will be so much better moved further forward as proved against Wigan he can glide past players probably better than Arfa at times and has a good shot but we will probably sell him to an Italian team who will play him there and he will become amazing ah well

    Also would anyone take a punt on Jordan Rhodes? has everything in his locker to be a number 9 just as good as Carroll in the air , can hold it up, is great at linking the play and scores every type of goal known to man !

  • marc

    May 20, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #38

    @ mark and shane

    your right guys he did say that but i have a feeling liverpool would rather do a deal for less money with westham than looking stupid selling him back to us

    if westham could give money plus a %age of future sale you never know these days i think we need to be quick on this deal

  • Midtoon

    May 20, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Krul is more of a geordie than anyone. He’s been here since he was in his early teens. Doubt that. But don’t let me get in the way of your doom mongering. As you were…it’s the end of the world etc….

  • nufc786

    May 20, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #40

    if colo leaves the club… we need a proper leader like barton/nolan

    the english who might not be as blessed with so much technical ability like spanish and german players but they have an abudence of passion and grit like
    that 4-4 draw springs to mind…

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