Some Shock News On Fab Coloccini

There’s some shock news on Fabricio Coloccini this afternoon, who we thought was still in Argentina, and the news is that he could be fit to play on Sunday afternoon against Sunderland, and that was some of the news coming out of the Alan Pardew press conference this afternoon.

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Fabricio Coloccini – could be fit for Sunderland

Only last week there was news that the Argentine’s groin injury was more serious than first thought, and news that he could be out for around eight weeks, so that doesn’t seem to be the case, and this is good news even if the captain is not available for Sunderland on Sunday.

This is what Alan Pardew said about Colo today:

“Colo’s had a really good week,” “We let him stay out in Argentina for another four or five days to let the injury settle down, and that’s been a good decision.

“He worked with the national team there and he’s come back in good stead so fingers crossed for him.”  “It would be a great boost if he could come in.”

“I will only play him if he’s right,” “I can’t afford to lose him for any length of time. But if he’s right, I have no hesitation in putting him in.”

“And Steven Taylor is OK,  “He’s trained this week and we’re going to see whether he’s going to start on Saturday.”  “We have Coloccini who’s not too far away as well.”

“So it’ll be touch and go for both of those guys but we’ll have to make the choice tomorrow or Sunday, when we think it’s right to make that decision.”

There was news this morning that Steven was a doubt for Sunday, so we’re not sure where that rumor came from, but it doesn’t look to be true, so it looks like we have Steven, Paul Dummett and maybe also Fab Coloccini who could be in central defense to line up alongside  the in-form Mike Williamson for the derby game at the Stadium of Light.

Even  if Colo doesn’t make it,  he will likely be fit for the League Cup game with Manchester City on Wednesday night at home, and the game at St. James’  Park against a powerful Chelsea side.

But first of all we must get all 3 points against Sunderland on Sunday.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • dembademba

    Oct 25, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #1

    hope he tells them he expects at least a 4-0 win. that has to be the mindset!

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #2

    just seen this

    Premier League full-back with most defensive actions: Mathieu Debuchy with 73 – 20 interceptions, 4 blocks & 49 clearances.


  • NUFC 1892

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #3

    @ Yohan Kebab

    that’s impressive !!

    please share where u got that stat from


  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #4

    nufc 1892 form squawka, surprised me a lot, i think because he gets stuck in we dont notice his effectiveness because we point out his rash decisions,

    just a suggestion but maybe its worth the couple of reds and pens per season

  • Jonny

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Clean sheet on Sunday please! No doubt we will score goals.

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #6

    nufc 1892 maybe its just cos debuchy has been playing hoofball 49 clearances and all that

  • Tsunki

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Alan Pardew and His Fabulous Smoke Machine!

    Why would he play a barrel-shaped defender who hasn’t played in ages and another who only a few days ago was ready to be fitted with a parrot on his shoulder and an eyepatch to go with his wooden leg?

    Saylor will only be on the bench due to lack of options, and Colo will only feature if the physio report on him was Fabricioated (ha see what I did…) as worse than it was to keep the Argentinian FA quiet.

    We will either win or get beaten or maybe draw, thats my prediction, you can use it if you like.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #8

    I was probably wrong. I can see Man Utd sliping out of the division if they’re not careful. Their squad is worser than ours that went down in 2009.

    I was also right in stating that we needed a few centre backs.

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #9

    kets relegation a step too far but 7th-9th defo possible. i have been saying for a long time their squad is not even top 5 on paper in the pl

    aside from rvp carrick and rooney on his day they have a very substandard team for a ‘top club’

    SAF made an immeasurable difference to them

  • Tsunki

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #10

    On Marveaux, does anyone else wonder if his problem is that he hasn’t actually been fixed? He came to us with inherent underlying hip problms causing him frequent injuries as I understand it. Maybe those marvel surgeons didn’t manage to fully repair him. Maybe thats why he fades from games so fast, it might not be a fitnesss or commitment thing at all.

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #11

    tsuni i thought it was a long term hamstring injury where his legs had basically been mullered…considering our track record with muscle injuries no surprise he hasnt thrived

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 25, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki available for a bar mitzvah and kids birthday parties. He will put a smile on the face of adults as well.

    Don’t be a stranger your worth at least 20 of the doom and gloom plastic types posing as toon fans ( only when were winning).

    My all time favourite of Tsunki, I think it was at a bar mitzvah ” If a gamekeeper is found eating a poached egg, should he be prosecuted”?

  • toonbrother

    Oct 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #13

    this is terrible news. I wish the guy well but Colocinni needs to stay away for the first team for a while and let others get a chance in defence. HE has been the main problem with our leaky defence. I hope he doesnt start on Sunday I really do


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