Coloccini – We Have To Play With Pride For The Club and Fans


Captain Fab Coloccini had the courage to face the press after the game today, and he admitted that although the score-line was better – the performance itself was no better than that against Southampton and Manchester United, when we were slammed 4-0.

fabricio coloccini looking depressed

Fab Coloccini – we didn’t play well

This is what Colo said after the game today, our fourth successive defeat:

“We are very disappointed because we came into this from three games where we did not play well, and then today we didn’t play well again,”

“It may have been a better scoreline but it was not a better performance than Southampton and Manchester United.”

“They were lucky with the goal they scored but we lost again and it is not good enough. We have to improve and do that quickly before the end of the season.”

“We know we have achieved our objective of finishing in the top ten,  but we are playing with the Newcastle United shirt on,  and we have to have respect for that.”

“We are trying. We are trying to win every game, of course we are.”  “We have to play with pride for this Club and for the fans.”

That’s a good last line there from the captain, but it just seems the players have not been putting their hearts into the performances over the last several weeks – that’s what’s been so disappointing and frustrating.

We need to beat Swansea next Saturday and thinks will feel a lot better.



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185 comments so far

  • dcdick

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Time I came back to give my view of things………

    Pardew Out !!!

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #2

    colo doesnt care either its all dribble thats coming from his mouth as he’s wanted out for a while now !

    only one showing fight there was anita.

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  • toonking

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #3

    yo-yo

    going off what you have just said about RH and his posts, what are your own thoughts on pardew and his interviews?

    my thoughts on them are they might be the same old stories week in week out but the truth is he would never want to critise his boss as that will cause him to be sacked and really this is the best team for him to manage.

    also i just think back to the greatest one of all sir alex ferguson and his excuses

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Manx,
    Yeah, that may be an issue, but how many people in football does he seriously know?? I can’t see him bringing Kinnear back, regardless of what many think. I have said for a while that I fully expect Beardsley to be the manager after Pardew under Ashley. I doubt Beardsley will be any good, but it really can’t get much/any worse than recent months.

    Would you take Beardsley?

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  • toonking

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #5

    lil

    If ashley were to appoint beardsley as manager the first thing i can see being stated about is fans saying he is another yes man and that ashley is just using him as a puppet, the difference of course is this puppet is a geordie type so again ashley will manipulate fans making them think he is changing attitude like the time when he appointed shearer.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Toonking,
    My feelings entirely. Beardsley is part of the problem, not the solution.

    Did you see my response to your other post to me?

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  • Charlietoon

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Only in one game all season have we managed to come from behind and take some points. To me that says the players are lacking character and the manager has no idea what he is doing. Not once has he managed to turn around a game through game plan or react to the way the other team is playing. Surely this is the true test of a manager. The guy cannot pick a first team and cannot change it when he needs too. Hope he gets the door.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Dummett is another Brian Tinnion,and, like him, he will end up making a good living in the lower leagues. I’ve never once called for his inclusion – unlike many of you.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Collo can pi55 off back to Argentina for all I care .

    Tried to ditch us when we needed him, all because he was caught knobbing some bird . Not to mention he treads water when he runs and dives on the floor in our box all of the time .

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #10

    `Manx & Toonking,
    Will have to pick this up another time. I should be doing other things, and too many just want to fling insults than actually discuss, so I will call it a night.

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  • Tayls

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #11

    It is time to change. Pardew must be let go after this season and fat man Mike needs to sell up and f**k off back to London. I can’t take my team being so sh*te for much longer.

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  • Tayls

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Pardew Out! Mike Ashley Out!

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  • sparky55

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #13

    i don’t think we should go down the road of appointing footballing greats as manager.

    Shearer has been lost to the club because he foolishly wanted then agreed to be manager without any experience behind him. Shearer should be in the same role as bobby charlton and should be forever revered for his achievements and commitment to the club…instead he’s now an outsider who won’t come back to the club unless a new owner wants him back.

    If we put Beardo in the hot seat, the only sure thing is he’ll be replaced then another legend is lost to the club.

    There’s plenty young talented managers out there who would jump at the chance even knowing what a cnut the owners is.

    Leave it to those who have the experience…I’d hate to see Pedro separated from the club as well

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew says: “It was an honest performance but we lacked creative flair, and we lack a little bit of ability in and around the box.”

    Lacked creative flair! Take your choice, Alan. You can have hard working players or creative flair or a bit of both. If you chose hard working players only, you can’t come crying that you lack creative flair.

    And, you can’t come crying that you lack a bit of ability in and around the box when it is you who identified and has stuck by the Dutchman and has reverted to Shola.

    You’ve had three years to get in a young stand in and failed. As to Armstrong, you play him out of position on the right (like you played Campbell out of position on the left).

    You would look a right tool if the fans called it right and those boys happened to score! You’re more concerned about your neck than their futures.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #15

    manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    lilo well beardsley would be a gamble no doubt but he knows everything about the club but also he hasn’t exactly showed any real desire to manage which is a problem

    but when i said earlier about o’leary its because on sky sports they said to him that he is good friends with ashley

    so he is definatley my bet mate

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  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #16

    lilo no worries when mag n welsh are about it’s pointless speak next time

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  • toonicle

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Done with Pardew now, he needs to go and the sooner the better so a new manager acn come in and have a say with the transfers this summer.

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  • sparky55

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #18

    toonicle…bang on the money…get shot now…let the new manager make some judgements and ring the changes ready for next year.

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  • toonking

    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #19

    lil i did and my feeling are that the first few games we had the cabaye strike going on in the back ground so pardew was having to sort out who would be the cover.

    what i feel happened after that was the players finally had confidence and were thinking that finally ashley might be starting to hold onto players better. December was not such a good month but normally you see fans saying that their should be a winter break as december is a very hard time.

    When we were in 5th place everyones expectations were growing even mine because we thought finally ashley would keep hold of players and as spurs and united were looking poor their was a great chance of europe again.
    The in january we see the disaster happen and sell our most important creative player and not even bother to spend a penny instead all we saw arrive was a striker who is the sub of a german relegation battler. The minute i saw that window close i give up hopes of top6 instead i was happy to see top10.

    my opinion on the youngster is dummett is not quality but really he has only had 7 games debuchy last season was very poor but is now excellent and enrique was a very poor Lb but after the championship season we saw changes.
    really i think it’s partly down to us not having the proper wingers, if we did then he would not be taking corners or making crosses but as our wingers are jonas and obatan or strikers and selfish ones he is forced to do more creative.

    sammy i think fitness has been a problem and i do want to see him back in the team myself.

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #20

    on beardsley as he’s u21’s manager and doing a really really poor job of it tbh ! theres a few very talented players in our u21’s and if you think pards is bad god knows what you’d think of beardsley if he was in charge !!!

    better to go for a up and coming champ or 1st div manager imo who feels lucky to get a big ish oportunity to develop his carreer.

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  • yo-yo

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #21

    toonking

    I don’t hold much store by what Pardew or anyone else says in interviews.
    He has been playing the ‘short of quality’ ‘ten men injured’ cards recently. These are very similar to the comments made during the disastrous run last season.

    1. We have very little strength in depth and rely on two or three above average players to make a different and carry us through. If these guys are missing the team just doesn’t deliver. So he is saying in semi-coded language that he would like more players than the one or two he has been promised by the new chairman and letting the fans know he is painfully aware of our shortcomings. But he won’t get them.
    2. He tries to offer support to the regime that employs him because he wants to keep his job whilst making a point to them subtly that he can’t ‘take us to the next level’ (hopefully not the Championship) without having a better quality squad. Hence the critical comments about the local press. He is toeing the party line here.

    He will also know he is on borrowed time. He is not stupid and knows he is in a no win situation as he will know exactly how the players have reacted to them upstairs selling Cabaye and the various injuries and basically not having any demanding or meaningful targets for improving our performances. I don’t want him to stay but neither do I want Hoddle or any of the other also-rans. Hoddle’s career win % is only 2% ish more than APs.

    There are 20 managers in the EPL and Pardew is stuck in the middle ranking group. Plenty better, plenty worse. I’d love a top manager but can’t see Ashley going the extra distance to get one. And don’t tell me that any incoming manager won’t know our transfer record over the last five years. Hardly an incentive – unless the manager gets a % of transfer fees.

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  • toonking

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #22

    lil
    as for the “who is to blame part” i think pardew at this moment has got far too much in his favour and really it’s next season when the answer will finally be shown, this season and last season he was not backed enough and he has managed a season which we came 5th.

    pardews biggest test will come next season when we most certainly will have seen ourselves with a massive amount of activity happening over the summer.

    pardew was in a relegation battle last season but ashley only got us 1 player that summer, those in january were clearly panic buyes.

    pardew has managed to hopefully finish in the top 10 but this season was a season when he had just 1 goal scorer and 2 tranfer windows without even 1 player getting bought, comparison to the sale of a great utility player-perch and our greatest creative player cabaye.

    next season however is when the money should be spent and we should have lots of attacking players coming in, so if pardew doesn’t perform well then he deserve the blame.
    If we don’t spend in the summer then why should pardew get any blame what so ever when really he is force to use a team which is getting weaker and weaker?

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #23

    I predicted not too long ago that Newcastle will continue to lose to half decent teams so long as colocinni is a starter. This guy is a jinx. Beyond terrible.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Yo-Yo

    We have very little strength in depth? How did we ever manage to finish fifth? Pardew must be a tactical genius! What do you say?

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  • toonfan_Ew_Ew

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Normally after a loss I’d be gutted but with this manager and this team, I really couldn’t care less at the moment. If these losses push Pardew closer to the door, then keep them coming. If we had won today, it would have been guaranteed that the Pardew hate would die down.
    Colo really has been pitiful this season and these post-match comments of ‘we have to show fight’ are getting unbelievably old now.
    Until Ashley, Pardew and the majority of that passionless team are gone, then things will start to look up…

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  • toon kk

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #26

    The club’s in a diabolical state at moment. Its only the fans that’s keeping it alive, MA would do well to remember that. If things don’t pick up there’s not a lot worth supporting tbo.

    The only thing we can say is our club was here long before MA just hope there’s something left before he goes.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #27

    toonbrother

    You could pick any regular player, not just Coloccini, and your prediction would be right. Don’t you see that?

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  • sparky55

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #28

    We need to appreciate and understand our reduced standing in the game…especially in the premiership…in reality we are right down there with Norwich, and West Brom and Aston Villa.

    Thanks to Ashley and Pardew we will no longer be able to attract top players and top managers…we’re stuck with stealing young in-experienced players from abroad and appointing up-and-coming managers on the cheap thereby being a club where both players and management are using us as a stepping stone.

    Its very sad but that’s where we are right now. We should not be dreaming about any good players or managers coming here for the next 5 years or until ashley goes

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  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #29

    blacklie eeeeeeeeeeeeeerm very little injuries and he didn’t have a chance to sell our best players

    but right now please explain why we only have 1 RB and no wingers at all?

    plus why it took 2 seasons to buy a CB?
    when we needed 1 at the actually time!

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  • toonking

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #30

    B&B
    that season we finished 5th was a season where we had very few injuries to our starting 11

    our team that season was for most part

    ________krul
    simmo_colo_willo_santon/raylor
    obatan/HBA_cabaye_tiote_jonas
    ______ba_best/cisse

    subs we had then were
    HBA guthrie perch santon gosling shola loven best

    now we can expect to see HBA santon gosling all starting
    guthrie cabaye loven best gone
    obatan and jonas proven no use.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Pardew has since sanctioned the purchases of Debuchy, MYM, Sissoko, Haidara, (before we signed them, you all wanted them) and the signings of Remy and De Jong. Who’ve we sold? Ba? Cabaye? It’s a tough life!

    Last year, when we flirted closely with relegation, the trouble was Europa. The side that got us to fifth couldn’t cope.

    Pardew hasn’t had that excuse this season and so has had to delve deeper into his encyclopedia of excuses.

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  • Sliema

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Pardew excelled again today, 3 at the back, Taylor back in, Anita RB, Dummett ahead of Haidara, and he starts Shola!!!

    Also, he waited until 75 minutes to change it and bring on HBA and Arma, (both of which should have started in my opinion) and when he does, he puts Arma on the wing(?!*@/!**@) and he takes off Cisse, the one player who can hit the target, the only player who can save us, he has scored in 90+ minutes 6 times for us to get the winner.

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  • Sliema

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #33

    And just to prove his skill as a manager, he orders Williamson up the field as a makeshift Striker. The last ditch attempt of a very desperate man who is in way over his head. He’s useless.

    I mean come on, take off Cisse and put Willo up front?! Willo hasn’t scored a professional goal in over 6 years! It’s hilarious.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #34

    If I put an amateur jockey on Red Rum in the seventies, might it have finished at least fifth in the National?

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  • Sliema

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #35

    He picks Shola over him. He’s a 33 year old plank of wood. He can’t pass, he can’t shoot, he can’t cross, he has no pace, his finishing doesn’t exist and he’s a candidate for the worst player currently in the Premier League if we’re honest.

    Who’s worse? Him… Or that total idiot who’s naming him in our starting XI,ahead of our first ‘really promising’ young local lad in years, and he could be our next club legend, the first since Shearer probably, he could propel us to actually achieving something if we give him the chance.

    He plays Shola, over that kid who is just dreaming if making his mark in football and putting on his local team’s shirt and just stepping out in St. James like that. He’d be so pumped, really want to do something extraordinary. But no, plays the guy who hasn’t even hidden well the mindset he has… He’s obviously not gave a f**k and has put in zero effort for most of his career. He only ever performed when his contract renewal was approaching. He’s a pretty lame person.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Silema

    My jaw dropped when he took off Cisse and left on Shola.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #37

    btw he didn’t order willo upfield for the last 10 ffs he was up there still because of a free kick that ended up as a throw in so he stayed up and nearly scored!

    if ya gonna hammer someone at least make it truthful ffs!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Silema

    You don’t understand. The world was going to stop if Armstrong got on the field. That’s the kid finished now!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Manx

    How many corners and set plays has your messiah ordered Willo up now? How many times have we profited? Two figures please.

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  • Sliema

    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Blackley

    Even to this day, just when we think we’ve seen it all now and Pardew can’t possibly surprise us with anything stupid he does.

    He’s an achiever.

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