There’s some bad news today about Fabricio Coloccini, and he has been allowed to return to Argentina following a family bereavement, and will now miss the game at Hull City tomorrow.
Fabricio Coloccini – misses game tomorrow – back in Argentina
This is the note the club put up on their web-site today:
“Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini will not be involved in Saturday’s Barclays’ Premier League fixture at Hull following a family bereavement.”
“The center-back has been allowed to return home to Argentina to spend time with family, rather than make the trip to the KC Stadium.”
Coloccini will be a huge miss to Newcastle tomorrow, with Steven Taylor not playing too well for the missing captain over the several weeks Colo was out with that knee injury.
That has to put a doubt on whether Newcastle can get their second win in a row tomorrow, because in the first half last Sunday against Aston Villa, it was only the strong defending of Colo and Mike Williamson that allowed Newcastle to stem the tide, and get a clean sheet.
And the stats prove that Newcastle always do better with Colo in the line-up, and he tends to calm things down at the back when he plays.
We had hoped for a second successive win tomorrow, but that’s now going to be really difficult.
But of course, we’ve been wrong before.
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