It’s Not About One Player – It’s About The Team

Fabricio Coloccini is very likely to be back in central defense a week tomorrow, when the lads will try to get three league wins in a row, when we take on Norwich City at St. James’ Park.

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Fabricio Coloccini – back against Norwich?

In Fab’s absence through injury, Check Tiote got the nod over Yohan Cabaye to lead the side, and he’s done a good job of that, and he’s  played great in the last several games, with Newcastle starting to look a good side, and especially robust and resolute in defense – for a change.

Cheick talked in the local papers today about Fab possibly coming back:

“I don’t know what will happen now Coloccini is back, but Colo is still the captain of Newcastle.” “He was injured and the manager chose me to take over but if Colo is fit and comes back into the team he will be captain.”

“Even if he does get it back I think I can still play like I have been since I’ve had that responsibility.  “I think the most important thing is I do my best on the pitch for the team and play well.”

“And if I don’t have the armband it doesn’t matter to me.”  “It’s not about one player it’s about the team and we have to play together like we have a play as one.

“Then we will put ourselves in a good position to win games like we have done against Tottenham and Chelsea.”

Cheick has been a bit of a revelation since he was appointed captain, and it’s not many Newcastle captains that can say they led the side out in successive games, when we beat Chelsea and Tottenham and didn’t even concede a goal – thanks Tim!

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Check Tiote – in great form recently

The Ivorian’s play is close that what it was in the first season he was at the club three years ago, and it seems he’s back to his very best form again.

And if Colo does come back against Norwich, which seems likely with Debuchy suspended, we want to see Tiote continue the great form he’s been in so far this season.

What do you think?

Comments always welcome.

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