Coloccini Still Wants To Leave Newcastle As Soon As Possible


Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has agreed to stay with Newcastle through the end of this season, but some surprising quotes from the Newcastle captain today, that after the end of the season he hopes to return to Argentina as soon as possible – to use Colo’s own words.

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Fab Coloccini – still wants to leave Newcastle

It was last January that Fabricio Coloccini had a bit of a standoff with the Newcastle club, as Buenos Aries San Lorenzo FC were very keen to sign him, but in the end they couldn’t come up with the money – thought to be around £6M for the Newcastle captain.

Coloccini has today talked on the Argentine web-site Ole:

“We did everything possible to return to Argentina, but obviously Newcastle have the final say,” “They are the club that invested in me… and you have to respect that. The truth is I don’t want to get my hopes up. Hopefully it will be as soon as possible.”

It looks like Colo will push for a move back to Argentina in the summer, and we assume the personal problem he had in January, which is why he wanted to return to his homeland, has not been resolved, and of course his family is now living permanently in Buenos Aries.

If players like Mike Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa and Paul Dummett keep playing well this season, Newcastle may elect to let their captain leave next summer, but they would need to get a decent fee of around £4M for their captain, and he still has two and a half years left on his contract next summer.

And Newcastle would also need to replace him with another top center-back – Joe Kinnear please take note.

But it does seem that Colo’s personal problems have not been resolved, and that’s still the issue.

Fabricio has been a great buy for Newcastle, and the Argentine International has played 192 times for Newcastle with 5 goals, since signing from Spanish club Deportivo for just over £10M in August five years ago, and he’s been captain for over two years now.

Fab’s played 38 times for Argentina with one goal, and he has an excellent chance of making their World Cup squad for Brazil next summer.

What do you think?

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63 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #1

    The sooner he goes the better, pointless keeping a player here who wants away.

    Get rid and reinvest the money we get for him

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  • BeeGuy

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #2

    He is a smart player, so time may not be as cruel to him as it is to others that have to use speed to make up for their mistakes. I’d sell at the end of the year.

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  • Ted Bundy

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #3

    That much has been obvious in his performances and is another reason if was needed that he should remain on the bench.

    Hope the fans of San Lorenzo are crowd souring the funds, because MA won’t budge on his stance of not letting him leave for crumbs, on sentimentality grounds.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Of course he wants to go. The reason he is still here is simply because he and the club agreed that his contract needs to run down a bit more, another year older, a few bob less transfer fee and his move becomes ever more a reality. All a bit of a strange ambition, angling to move to a two bit side like San Lorenzo for someone who is trying to be part of the Argentinian National side in World Cup year. The personal problems must revolve around pretty hefty family reasons for him to do this.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #5

    If Collo wants to leave then he should be allowed to leave !

    Without anybody criticising him on here about loyalty and any other crap comments on here, not sure what the length of his contract is?

    Both of our Argies have not been played for what seems months?
    Not one player should be forced to stay against their wishes?

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #6

    FRANKLY HE CAN LEAVE IF HE WANTS HIS BEEN LOYAL TOO US ASWELL… WE ALREADY ARE DOING GOOD WITHOUT HIM.. I SAY KEEP TIOTE AS OUR LEADER… SINCE HIS OUR CAP HE HAS IMPROVED

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #7

    This is why Pards has persevered with Mbiwa through what have been some performances that would have had Willo strung over Greys monument long ago. Colo is being phased out of the defensive unit. He has also had even less to say than usual for a club captain.

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #8

    So thats Colo, Cabaye and by all account’s Cisse who all want away, that added to the fact that we will lose Remy come the summer mean’s that Mr. Ashley will have to spend a little sooner or later

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #9

    JB – Rather than key signings in Jan I think there is more likely to be a watershed in the Ashley reign. I expect a good few names baling out in the summer especially after the World Cup Supermarket. This will probably mean Mike rakes in some decent cash in overhyped transfer fees, followed by tentative purchasing in the budget markets. We may well be in Europa next season, but fielding a squad akin to Norwich.

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens if our players have a good world cup as if they do play well their stock will rise and their value will be an opportunity to hard for the big man to turn down. We already know that the entire squad is for sale if the right offer comes in and no doubt we will be scraping around the bottom of the barrel for replacements if any of our top players do actually leave as I think Ashley will do whatever’s best for him…………with NUFC being a distant second place in the running.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Finally the excitement generated by the prospect of the toon at SJP has rather drowned out the elongated whine about all things Ashley. Can we now concentrate on the football in prospect and the return of Chris Hughton . The non football acts played out on here is plain boring and we need fresh narratives. This could take a while but here’s hoping.

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  • NOVA2967

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Thankfully, knowing that Colo would be leaving soonish. Newcastle bought an english replacement. IE Caulker…. can’t believe we didn’t get him. Guess well settle for an unsettle foreign player

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Ian Toon

    Is that your opinion or that of one of the other personalities you have knocking around??? 😀

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #14

    That sounded exactly like ToonDarnSarf who apparently left about an hour ago. Ill say the same thing – stop bringing up the argument you dont like to hear, and you may not hear it.

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  • Ted Bundy

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #15

    *protracted yawn*

    I’m outta here for tonight. Bring on the real stuff tomorrow!

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #16

    ToonDarnSarf- – Why do you waste your time on those bloggers whose personal animus interferes with their judgment ?

    I have often questioned your dogma but never your football knowledge and awareness of all things toon. Your in -put is a far better read and raises the sort of football related issues that gets into the key questions, I would suggest, on the mind of the majority of fans who once frequented the blog.

    Don’t let the plastic fans set the agenda- football and not politics !

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #17

    ..And from a poster who is not normally at the heart of the Ashley arguments, I would just like to say if you dont think the childlike and bizzare machinations of the owner and the stuff played out in the training room to the footy played on the pitch have anything to do with each other, you are patently delusional.

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #18

    “Plastic Fans”

    Really?

    Is that the best you can offer?

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Tsunki- You tend to entertain unless you’ve had a transformation during the international break! – LOL

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Jack – your better value when you fly solo.

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Ian

    I always ‘fly solo’ as you put it, as the opinions I give on here are my own

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki- nobody is fully in support of Ashley. But with Norwich pending it’s the team and not the regime.
    HWTL.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Jack – and all of the opinions on here are absolutely all mine. Its a sorry state of affairs when we cant hope for a minimum of 4 points from the next couple of games and start thinking of climbing the table without many on here suggesting its not what our esteemed owner wants to happen.
    Well the weekend starts here- enjoy for all the right reasons.

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  • low fell mag

    Nov 22, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Great to see the back of the international rubbish , and down to the real deal of the English Premiership.
    Things are looking very promising for the Magpies.
    Lets roar the lads on to victory against the Canaries tomorrow .
    Newcastle 3 Canaries 1

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  • low fell mag

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Jack Butler , you sad little man

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  • Toon1978

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Collo has been a very good servant to this club and i think the club should respect his wishes and let him return to his home town club. We were fortunate to have A.Shearer here and i suppose it will be the same for the supporters of his home town club to have him play for them. Its now time for S.Taylor to step up to the plate and lead by example for our younger players like Mbiwa, Good, Streete and other up and coming CB.

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Ian Toon

    If I ever thought that Ashley did not us to win the next two games, in fact every single game we play I’d march on SJP myself, the suggestion that Ashley does not want us to win is pathetic and anyone who claims that is the case needs their heads looking at.

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #28

    low fell mag

    Why am I a sad little man exactly???

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Ian I always aim to please. I am just saying that the days of cheering on the lads game-by-game and leaving the boardroom antics up to our betters have long since faded into football history. This very blog is evidence that the informed fan has come of age and peers at a wider panorama regarding his beloved team than did his cloth-capped, silk kerchief’d, rattle-swinging, whippet-dragging forebears.

    We are full blooded consumers now, and being peddled multiple wares by the devious marketing teams employed by the likes of SD gives us more of a right to be inquisitive about the motives and ambitions of those who are using our emotions against us to wrest hard-earned wages from our hands.

    So its not wrong to embroil ourselves in even wild speculation about all things happening in Ashley World, its one of the reasons blogs exist – to pointlessly delude ourselves that venting our spleen makes any difference at all. Join in or not, just dont spoil the fun by telling us we shouldnt do it! 🙂

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  • Ted Bundy

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Thought I’d check back to see if there has been a paroxysm of footie chat. Hardly, just Tsunki showing us all again that he’s being leafing through his thesaurus 😉

    Oyasuminasia!

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Having yawned all that 🙂 I am hoping for a good few morale boosting goals for the Toon tomorrow. It’ll probably get Hoots the sack, ironically, but its a golden opportunity for HBA and Cisse to come back to life.

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  • HullMag6

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Let him go. Time to move on.

    Get someone in, in fact 2 one technical and one beast.

    Anyone else see the Guardian article claiming the big man is selling for the right price.

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki

    I wouldn’t put HBA in the starting 11 has the lads that are there have earned their place and deserve to keep it.

    Why change something thats working well for us

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Ted – I was attacked by a Thesaurus some time ago, very scary thing.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Didnt say HBA should start. But if things are going right, you’re saying he shouldnt come on?

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  • JackButler

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Tsunki

    Sorry mate, misunderstood.

    The problem with HBA is that we don’t know which one is gonna turn up. At his best I’d start him every single game, but when he’s not at his best he’s a waste of a spot in the side and thats where he loses out as his work rate isn’t high enough when he’s not at his best

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #37

    HullMag = I dont think its news, more a restating of Ashley’s purpose. Whatever happens, he wants to leave with kudos intact, his money back and hopefully a small profit, having been given a marketing boost for SD.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Dont you think hatem has been messed about a bit though? Pardew has been settling on a team that has finally shown it can get results, and HBA just doesnt fit into the working system. He has even been shoved forward as a striker and you may as well put him as CB in my book. I know players should be adaptable, but some players are made for a certain area of the pitch and a certain style of play. We dont have the slick passing team we were hoping for, we have a more dogged workmanlike team relying on fitness, closing down quickly and breaking forward when we are seemingly on the back foot. Hatem may have to wait for this style to be sussed out so Pards has to change tack again, or move to another club.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Tsunki- Good historical content and a well structured forward thinking and amusing post with high degree of passion- worthy of an 8 out of ten.
    Being a contemporary, modern day toon fan is hardly class warfare and a conflict between the capitalist and proletariat classes. Even under the Ashley regime. Nothing much wrong that winning the next two games won’t eradicate from your mindset .

    After all it’s not like a journey around the Championship and the hardship that entails- LOL. I bow to your historical knowledge in that respect.

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  • pedro

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Coloccini sounds virtually gone, the quotes sound pretty damning, his Dad still being at the club and the face that he is obviously courted by them everytime he is back in Buenos Aires. Apparently he was flown to in some private plane to watch the Copa Argentina Final when he had been over here with the national team in October.
    San Lorenzo could well win the championship in a couple of weeks, giving them entry to the Libertadores and playing here will not spoil his chances for the World Cup Squad. Colo would only be a squad player anyway and Maxi Rodriguez has easily kept his place in the squad since coming back.
    Hopefully Newcastle can get a good deal out of it though and maybe even some relationship with San Lorenzo. They have a lot of good young players. Angel Correa, Walter Kannemann, Leandro Navarro, Alan Ruiz and Juan Ignacio Cavallaro are all good examples.

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