Coloccini Leaves Newcastle – Returns To Argentina

News today, which may not be unexpected, that Fab Coloccini has returned to Argentina, as he recovers from a groin injury that he picked up while on International duty with Argentina, and Newcastle could see the captain out of action for more than eight weeks, and now this is the second season running that Colo will be out of action for a matter of months.

Fab Coloccini Peter Odemwingie  Scores - Cardiff

Fabricio Coloccini – returned to Argentina

With his family now living in Argentina, we suppose this development is not surprising, but we wonder where he will be getting his treatment, and we hope it’s not San Lorenzo, where his father is on the payroll.

There’s very likely to be talk over there about Colo maybe wanting to return to San Lorenzo, so we have to hope there’s not going to be another circus this January like we had last January.

But you cannot say the best thing for Colo is to return to Buenos Aries for up to a couple of months, after all that happened. 🙁

For the conspiracy buffs out there, we’ve already seen comments about he was injured on purpose so this could happen, and return to his family, but that’s simply nonsense.

However it’s hardly a good position for Newcastle to be in, when Colo will be meeting up with those who wanted him to join San Lorenzo last January.

However, the Newcastle captain has given his word he will stay at Newcastle this season, and we believe him, so we expect none of the stuff we had to go through earlier in the year.

But it’s still possible, if not very probable.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Vask

    Oct 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m leaving the blog.

  • dcdick

    Oct 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Here we go again with Coloccini………… does this guy really want to play for us ?

    2 good performances from the team but my stance remains & always will

    Pardew out !!!

  • banjax

    Oct 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #3

    A player of importance such as Colo would have had treatment facilities made available to him, after all Newcastle need to ensure Colo returns to football ASAP. Conspiracy theories abound and what will be will be including stopped wages if there are shenanigans !

  • G

    Oct 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m amazed anybody has suggested that his injury was instigated? For a start, world cup next year, just saying.

  • hkgeordie

    Oct 23, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Collo has been a rock for us. He has faced family issues and having been told he is injured for a period of time he is flying back to his family. That sounds like a decent guy – let’ not slam him. Now as a Geordie through and through, we need a long term solution and Collo is not it. We need a commanding centre half and we need him now as Collo is coming to the end of his very positive contribution to the Toon. Suggestions please?

  • Graeme

    Oct 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #6

    I thought we had a ready made replacement lined up in Douglas – 1st thing Joke did was scrap it!!

    Collo isnt as good as he was 2 years ago and is on the downward slope – he certainly wont get any better and its doubtful he will ever be as good again. If he wants to go home, then sell him, have done with it for the summer window 2014 – just get his replacement in during January window.

    A new CB has been needed for the last 3 or 4 windows at least – it has been so damn obvious that Pardew himself stated even MA was asking where the new CB was some 18 months ago. You really couldnt make this crap up except for NUFC.

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 24, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Just finished watching that very excellent collection of all of Shearers United goals. Remarkable not just for the volume, but also for there great quality and also notable that nearly all are familiar.

    Watching the one again where he takes Milburns record in front of the Gallowgate end actually had me welling up – silly old duffer, but in my defence, what a truly momentous player, presence and club.

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 24, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Isn’t 4 centre backs, plus Dummet enough? Or is it the quality that is of greater concern?

    I felt at the beginning of the season we were well covered there, although watching Mbiwa’s strange level of inconsistency since, leaves me much less certain. I’m sure the club were also expecting a better level of performance from him.

  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes JimmyS, ordinarilly four CB’s should be enough but unfortunately Saylor does have a tendency to .aking silly mistakes, sis and injury. So in this situation, it would have been handy to have had Douglas on board.

    And as Collo’s injured and may return homesick and unsettled, then it’s inevitable that we’ll see another circus in January.

    With Cabaye joining the pageant no doubt and Kinnear acting as ring-master, clown and performing seal, the Miks Ashkey’s circus will provide much entertainment for the press!

    Aren’t we lucky to have all the sideshows free of charge? Most other clubs don’t provide the inter-game entertainment that Ashley does.

    Eat your hearts out you supporters of the so-called big clubs

  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #10

    @9…… Oops

    • Saylor does have a tendency to make silly mistakes, suffer injury and collect suspensions.. So in this situation, it would have been handy to have had Douglas on board.

  • Sav

    Oct 24, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Stop being daft and behave yourself. Colo said he’d see out this year and he will.
    Cisse for Ben Arfa and Dummy in for colo and we are all set.
    How about a thread to speculate on Steve Bruce’s mystery song. – WHAT COULD IT BE????!!

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 24, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Comment #12

    The coachng staff at NUFC clearly have more brains than the majority of Toon bloggers.
    Douglas in summer was NOT the answer, turning Willo into a better player WAS.
    Douglas is a S American playing in the Dutch league who would have taken at least one season (probably more) to get used to the EPL, it took Colo 18 months.
    Thank god this regime doesn’t think like the” anti cockney mafia idiots” and try and throw money at every little crisis we have. The “Pardew Out” . “Ashley Out” johnnies should link up with Fat Freddy and form a new club and leave NUFC alone

  • John Tudor

    Oct 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #13

    stottie or bread bun

  • scout

    Oct 24, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #14

    How I miss the stotties, can’t buy them do south. Such a shame

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 24, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #15


    Williamson is not a Premier League centre back, Taylor is injury prone and tends to be a liability as is Williamson also.

    They have both been here a long time now and everyone is aware of how much ability these two lads have and it isn’t a great deal.

    There is no progression as far as I can see in any of them in the past couple of seasons. Of course, they will produce the odd good display but consistency is key at the end of the day and we lack it badly at centre back with these two and M’Biwa also. We always have done.

    M’Biwa gets the benefit of the doubt though because it is a settling in period and he has only been here since January.

    I was optimistic at the start of the season with these four but it has to be said that Douglas on a free would of been a god send during this period of time.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 24, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #16

    there is a courier serv from gregs

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 24, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Just to go back a few stories to Dele Adili, top top young player but getting him for 250k?? Unless we have some incredible dirt on someone high up at MK Dons then no chance. They supposedly turned down bids of 2 and 3 million over the summer, stating that the price was 5million.

    On this, as I said yesterday, all our foreign players have the option to return to their homeland for treatment if they are out for any longer than short term. This was reported by several North East journos last season. All of them, when applicable, have used this. He will have treatment facilities available to him, and anyone trying to paint this as Colo turning his back on the club is just being sensationalist.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #18

    Don’t you think it would be prudent to ‘throw’ a little money around before a crisis unfolds, is that too much to ask.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #19

    None of us know if Douglas would have been better than Willo, but surely a guy who has been scouted for so long must have shown some promise, then again we chose the wrong Alfalmaltino, whether that was a clerical error or an error of judgement or even wage demands, that also we’ll never know.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #20

    Hopefully the team will come out with the same attitude as they did last Saturday when we play the mackems this weekend, I think we could even afford a sending off.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 24, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #21

    On Amalfitano, one would have cost money, the other was on a free. No real surprise which one we went for.

    On Douglas, never really rated him that highly, not sure how he is getting on over in Russia, and to be honest, don’t really care.

    Willo and Taylor need upgrading, we will most likely wait until next summer though and sign 1, hoping the kids progress through to make up the numbers.

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Well we don’t know if willo has improved yet, but he has had 3 good games now. Can’t ask much more than that of him for now.

    I think he gets unfair stick, not the best but plenty worse CBs in the league. Sure I’d like a kompany or vidic in his prime but we could do worse.

    As for colo going home, not sure I like players recovering away from the club. Ben arfa did last year and game back carrying more weight than Steven Taylor

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #23


    I agree, they should stay with their clubs where club doctors and fitness coaches can keep an eye on them. Im sure alot of these players see these as long holidays when they return home.

    Ben Arfa was a disgrace when he returned from France and rightly got a bollicking.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #24

    poor old palace fans linked with pulis and pardew

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #25

    On Williamson, the bloke is a liability. He’s a trier which I like but it wouldn’t be hard or expensive to upgrade. I’v never seen an improvement in the time he has been here, just hit and miss hit and miss. He was actually banished to the wilderness in January through some inept performances.

    Glad he is getting a chance again but I have very little confidence in the lad being consistent at a high level.

    Just my thoughts.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #26


    was amaltifano a clerical error – classic. At any other club that would be a joke. never know with us could very well have been.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #27


    some strange comments there

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda – one man’s strange is another man’s insightful.

    games that MYM and Colo started as CH’s
    vWHU goalless home draw
    v Hull City 3-2 home defeat
    vEverton 3-2 away defeat
    vMan City 4-0 away hammering
    vA Villa 2-1 away win – hooray
    v Fulham 1-0 scraped win

    Hardly inspiring

    Willow has yet to play in a defeat


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