This Player Could Be Unlucky On Saturday

Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has been on compassionate leave in Argentina after a death in his family, and the Argentine International will return to Newcastle this week, and he should be able to line up at Craven Cottage against Fulham next Saturday.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – expected to drop to the bench at Craven Cottage

Coloccini missed the game at Hull at the last minute, and was allowed to travel to South America to be with his family, and at the time that was felt to be a big blow to the team before their tough game at Hull.

But Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa came in and had a strong game alongside Mike Williamson in central defense, and after Hull missed a few good chances in the first half, the Magpies dominated the game in the second half and went on to be worthy 4-1 winners, in what was an excellent performance.

This is what Alan Pardew has said today:

“We’re sad to see what has happened to Colo and his family. He’s got our love. Those who came in done a great job.”

But of Colo does come back in, which is very likely, then it will be the unlucky Mapou who drops to the bench.

The French International has been inconsistent for Newcastle this season but in at least half the games he’s looked the part for Newcastle, such as at Hull, and we are hoping he will improve and eventually be a starter at the club.

Newcastle’s squad is likely to change quite a bit this summer, and we still don’t know if Coloccini will still be around come September, so there’s still a future for Mapou on Tyneside, if he can keep putting in performances like he did at Hull City.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #2

    this votes should be 100% on NO, there is no way in hell Remy is going to sign for us, it’s as simple as that.

    people who think he will sign for us needs there heads checked ASAP

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #3

    MYM & Willo should be partnered up, these to together have conceded less goals compare to Taylor and Collo in the mix

  • mindshaft

    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Pard’s has said that collo & mym will contest lcb place with saylor and willo contesting rcb – pity he didn’t realise that during saylors disastrous 7 game run at lcb

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #5

    RE POST :

    Talk about fans taking it to a crooked owner

    Well done Lazio fans, I dont know if the toon army have the balls to do what youve done

  • martoon

    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Ben3arfa – Can I ask if you are a ST holder?

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Lazio are the Italian Newcastle, well done Lazio fans I have a great respect for you’s, can’t say much about our own fans they still keep filling up the stadium and filling MA pockets

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #8


    i’m a ST holder, and I haven’t went to a single match

  • Sliema

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    We spend £8.5million on a really promising player from Montpellier. He was awesome at Montpellier and a regular since the age of 19.

    He joins us to make a big step in his career. He is already turning 25 in May, he’s not a young player anymore, he’s at the level where the only chance he has of beginning a top-class defender is if he is given a regular starting spot at a Prem team.

    So we either play him, or we play a 32 year old CB who has repeatedly tried to leave the club and obviously doesn’t want to be here.

    On top of that, Pardew chooses to play STaylor?!
    I won’t even comment on that decision. We all know how we feel about that #pardewlogic

    It’s so short sited. Poor lad MYM. He should probably leave if this continues.

    He had a great few games up until that red card against Liverpool. You can’t lose faith in him for that alone.


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