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Ashley Determined To Keep Coloccini

9:02 am, Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

We reported on the comments made by the San Lorenzo President yesterday,  that he was going to meet with Fabricio Coloccini with a view to getting him to the Buenos Aries club this summer.

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Mike Ashley – determined to keep Coloccini

But it seems Newcastle have heard this all before, and the same thing happened in January when there were lots of words coming from the President and Coloccini’s  father, but there was never any firm bid made to Newcastle for the player.

There has been no contact made by President Matias Lammens with Newcastle so far this summer.

Mike Ashley has seen just how important Fab Coloccini is to Newcastle,  and in the three games Colo played at the end of the season, Newcastle conceded only two goals, played well and pickled up a precious 4 points.

The news in the Newcastle Journal today is that Newcastle are far from impressed by the way San Lorenzo seem to do all their “bidding” through the media, and Newcastle are determined to keep the Argentine on Tyneside.

And before leaving for Argentina, Fabricio said nothing about moving to San Lorenzo, although his intentions are not clear, he talked about what Newcastle needed to do next season and how much better the new players will be.

There seems some hope that Newcastle can keep Colo at the club, and let’s face it, if Newcastle can do that it will be massive, as the Argentine has shown he’s now the real leader at Newcastle both on and off the field.

We need to keep Colo ar Newcastle and end this San Lorenzo nonsense as early as possible this summer.

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34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WWYCD // May 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Surely San Lorenzo can be reported for this?

  • 2 jarnytoon // May 24, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    So there’s an upside to Ashley being a tight b*stard!

  • 3 TorqToon // May 24, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Whether Colo stays or goes, we need another CB. Sakho will add both presence, leadership and quality to our backline. Mirin should be brought in if Colo goes.

    I think leazes wrote about pushing santon onto a wing, I would say thats got to be the plan. Mass Haidara wasn’t brought to this club for backup or development, but with the intention of moving santon further forward.

    Im not sure of people’s opinion of haidara but I think he is an excellent addition and will be a classy player for years to come.

    Debuchy – Sakho – Mbiwa – Haidara

    Solid backline, despite people ripping debuchy apart. Let them settle and we will be fine.

  • 4 Rainrix // May 24, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Well part 2 of the summer transfer saga is getting off in fine form!

  • 5 jimmysmith // May 24, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    It’s emotional blackmail. Low cunning that won’t hold water with Ash and to be frank reflects very badly on Colo, his father and San Lorenzo.

    He needs to be sat down and put right. He’s not going anywhere unless San Lorenzo come up with a fair transfer fee.

  • 6 lesh // May 24, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Rainrix.

    Deja vue again?

  • 7 yo-yo // May 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    On ambition

    Lots of debate on where we should be as a club.
    IMO top six every season.
    Aim for mediocrity – top ten and you run the risk of falling short because you have not planned to be successful – you are only planning not to fail.

    The warped thinking and planning for this last season should be a lesson to the owner that his approach is high risk.

    As was said last night on our day – our starting 11 can be competitive but over a whole season, not enough strength in depth, not enough flexibility in playing tactics, not enough adaptability, poor coaching, conditioning and sports science. Mediocre player development.
    We are nowhere near top 6 on a regular basis and who is responsible for that ?

    And a mediocre manager cannot overachieve every season.

    Do we have a side capable of top 6 ? Nowhere near.

  • 8 WWYCD // May 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Torq
    Entire French back line?

  • 9 lesh // May 24, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Repost from previous thread:

    There’s a lot of support for bringing in Vermaalen but….

    Would he come to us?

    Would he swap CL football with a good, technical manager for the likelihood of a survival struggle?

    Would he want to play for a manager who seems unable to make the best of the technically good players he has available to him?

    In Vermaalen’s shoes, would you?

  • 10 tom68 // May 24, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Torq Toon

    What a back line. Krul behind that defence and we are well sorted

  • 11 lesh // May 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    WWYCD, a French speaking back line would overcome any language difficulties but that’s assuming our keeper speaks French too.

  • 12 Hatem's better than Messi // May 24, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Debuchy looks class, he just needs to adjust to the pace of the Prem and being a defender he is at the disadvantage playing against new opponents.
    The more times he plays against a winger he’ll improve his defence against him as he learns his moves and tells.
    He’ll be a Geordie hero.

  • 13 TorqToon // May 24, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Yo – communication wouldn’t be a problem. And nationality really isn’t a factor as long as the system is working.

    But what do I know….I’m just a jerk trying to see positive! 😉

    Good morning my friend!

  • 14 TorqToon // May 24, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Although if santon takes Jonas’ place….what will people moan about on a matchday??! Ha

  • 15 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // May 24, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    @torq pardew. Obviously

  • 16 WWYCD // May 24, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    lesh
    True but, as the world cup proves, too many Frenchmen in a room can be volatile haha

    Torq
    Haha system working? Who have u been watching this season? 😉 Good morning mate

  • 17 TorqToon // May 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Hatem – completely agree. I just think many expected too much of our January straight away, ligue 1 to the prem is a massive jump. And some time is needed to adjust.

    Being in a relegation scrap led to pressure on the New lads and they were able to be brought in slowly.

    They will come good! Trust me!

  • 18 Rainrix // May 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Lesh… Yup, pretty sure ed could copy and paste all his articles from january and it’d all still make sense. 😐

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // May 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Torq,
    I agree Haidara was brought here to challenge for first team. But Santon further up field? I am fully expecting a Milan club to bid for him, and for us to accept. Personally, I wouldn’t be too upset were that to happen.

    Are we still being linked to left backs in France? I’ve seen recently us linked to Bedimo, and there was a French Left back who came to watch a match, causing a bit of a stir in some parts of the press/twitter. (Granted watching us probably put him off altogether)

    Also, at least an all French back line shouldn’t have problems with communicating, although it should all be done in english, but if in doubt, at least they have a common language.

  • 20 Hatem's better than Messi // May 24, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    TorqToon

    If we improve squad depth, no Shola, Jonas or Willo.
    There’ll always be a new weakest link to pick on.

    But that’s the fans not accepting standing still and always looking to progress and although negative for the player it is positive for the team.

  • 21 Griff-toon // May 24, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    If anyone has NUFC TV, they have posted the first part of Pardews season review.

    I feel its one of his better interviews and for the first time I feel he takes more of the blame for the bad season.

  • 22 TorqToon // May 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Lilo – You honestly think we will ship out santon!?

    A friend of mine was at final day and chatted with santon who spoke entirely about next season and pushing us on. He said that he loves life in Newcastle, settled with his Geordie lass and see’s his family making Newcastle a home.

    Can’t see him leaving, but as with ANY of our players, if a big enough bid comes in, they will be off.

    I see benteke is flogging himself to arsenal!! Loyalty is nothing nowadays and it’s very disrespectful to villa.

  • 23 outsidethebox // May 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    would like to see vermaelen or sakho brought in both left sided ..could even play 3 at back…
    mbai collo sakho/vermaelen
    with deduchy and santon wingbacks

  • 24 WWYCD // May 24, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Torq
    Do u know anything of the Jupiler Pro League? U seem to be the main scout on the blog and since we are said to be shopping there a few players I am curious of (from my very very limited knowledge on them)

    Cheikhou Kouyaté CB?CDM
    Jelle Vossen ST (sure we have been linked with before)
    Maxime Lestienne R/LM
    Matias Suarez ST/R/LW
    Kensuke Nagai ST/R/LW

    Anyone else’s opinion is more than welcome as well obviously

  • 25 Lilongwe Geordie // May 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Torq,
    I think if either Milan club come in for him then he wouldn’t hesitate. He has previously said he wants to play for AC at some point. At any where around the 10million quoted in January I would more than happily say farewell. Not because he isn’t a good player, but Pardew/his staff/the lad himself don’t seem to know how best to utilise him. I don’t think he is a winger, I don’t think he is good enough defensively to keep Haidara out. 10mill for someone who could spend a fair part of the season on the bench is cash that could be well utilised. Even more so if Colo stays and we bring in 1 or 2 centre halves, leaving MYM to fill in at left back if required.

  • 26 jimmysmith // May 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Newcastle need a marquee signing and an outlet on the flanks.

    Signing Arjen Robben would turn this side immediately into a top 6 proposition.

    Ok, not gonna happen, but it is what we need.

    “In me ever so umble, guv” Doffs cap, tugs forelock, berates whipppet and the like once again.

  • 27 TorqToon // May 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Yo – Jupiler pro is a league we are now starting to
    Show plenty of interest in. So many Of today’s top players are from Belgium and you only need to look at the national side to see the quality. Prices are cheap and you get plenty for your money.

    Cheikhou Kouyate is a powerhouse!! Senegalese International (French speaking!! Ha). I think 23/24yrs old. Not a goalscoring defender but solid and reliable. Would cost around €7mil I would say. But signed on a free by anderlecht so all profit.

    Maxime lestienne – now he is the real deal! 20yr old winger and lightning quick! Known predominantly for his assists over his goals, he has played at all levels of youth international setups and should, imo be given a chance at senior level. Would cost best part of €5mil which seems a lot for a 20yr old who isn’t in the full national side, but once he is called up…his value will sore!! Sign him now before he is properly discovered.

  • 28 Bambams // May 24, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Ever since dejection fell upon me (heard Pards staying) I have wondered WHY ?

    If we read between the lines it becomes clearer. …. Stay with me…

    Pards came out after we did not sign Remy and said Sossoko HAD to be signed early as they intended to sign him this summer. Pards is aware of the ‘blueprint’ and who our targets are! Our targets have been known for probably the past two years….. If we brought in another manager all this could change, which in turn means more cash outlay for Ash (if he brought in a new manager he would have to back him)

    So with this, Ash has just taken the cheaper option and it is my belief we wont be signing more than two players this summer as long as we dont lose any more purples.

    Time will tell…

    Imo

  • 29 Hatem's better than Messi // May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    With all PL teams having more cash, we’ll have to buy at least two quality players just to stand still.

    Four quality players at least need to be brought in.

    2 strikers, a CB and a MF who can score 10+ goals a season.

  • 30 oldbobaycliffe // May 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    i notice that no one mentions an english player or even a british player most seem to be french.there must be someone playing in the lower divs who could make the step up

  • 31 Bambams // May 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    @Hatem

    Totally agree with your comment.

    Hopefully Ash will realise we need these players but Pards will have been so desperate to keep his job he will have told Ash all the things Ash wants to say. That is he wont have to spend!

  • 32 Bambams // May 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    All the things Ash wants yo HEAR…

  • 33 toonbrother // May 24, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Cant wait to see overrated Colocinni gone. Hope San Lorenzo comes through with the goods this time

  • 34 Roblar80 // May 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Afternoon all. Been reading comments on here for ages now and thought I’d share my viewd for s change. See people mentioned lower leagues snd wondered if anyone would take a punt on Nathan redmond from Birmingham I think and jordan rhodes from Blackburn? Seen redmond few times. Skillful, pacey and direct. Young and full of self confidence. Rhodes goalscoring ability speaks for itself. Don’t think either would struggle to make the step up




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