Good News About Fabricio Coloccini

There was news recently that Mike Ashley had dinner with Newcastle captain Fabricio, and they had discussed what Newcastle were going to try to do in the summer transfer window, and that seemed to be a good omen that Fab may stay on for the final two years of his contract at Newcastle.

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Fabricio Coloccini – back next season

And news today in the Shields Gazette that Coloccini has committed his future to Newcastle United – and he will indeed be back in July – and that’s good news, and we haven’t had much of that this year.

He has told the Gazette that he’ll at least be back for next season, as he had this to say to the Gazette today when asked if he was staying on Tyneside:

“For sure. I’m going to be here.” “I had personal problems,” “Sometimes it’s tough. You have to decide between the problems and the work.”

“Sometimes it’s too difficult. Now it’s finished, and next season I will be here. I’m looking forward to improving.”

“We want the best for Newcastle United.” “This season we finished top 10, and maybe we will bring some players in the summer.”

“We will try to do well and finish in the top eight, or something like that. We will always try to improve.” “It was a good result on Saturday.” “We played well in the first half, then in the second half we got the result.

“We needed the points to finish in the top 10, which was our target.” “We understand the fans.” “We know that we didn’t do well in the last two or three months.”

“We have to accept that and be honest on the pitch. We have to always give the same – 100% like we did against Cardiff.”

With Crystal Palace failing to win last night in their amazing 3-3 draw with Liverpool, after being 3-0 down after 78 minutes, Newcastle are now guaranteed a top ten finish.

Whatever we do in our last game at Liverpool on Sunday, if Stoke don’t beat West Brom away, we will finish in 9th place.

It’s good to hear Colo is staying on at Newcastle. 😀

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Oldgit1

    May 6, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Hummm Pardew hasn’t seen or heard from fat Ashley for three weeks but now it’s reported he has had dinner with colo, something’s a foot. Why talk to a player?

  • geordie157

    May 6, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Reading between the lines, pardew will be moved upstairs in the summer with moyes taking charge.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #3

    OldGit….You’re not really going to try and make sense of what’s been reported about Ashley / Pardew, surely? 🙂

    If no contact has been made with Ashley for the past 3 weeks, so close to seasons end, when they should be preparing for the summer, then…well, actually, that sounds exactly like the type of ownership I’ve come to expect from Ashley…it’s probably true!

    I like how Colo says “maybe” we’ll sign some players. Come on Colo, you’re supposed to be our captain, stand up for the team and the fans. Someone has to, should it not be our leader?

  • lesh

    May 6, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #4


    Why woukd Ashley talk to a player?

    Because he’d know he’d get more sense from Colo than he’d expect from P45due!

  • thepict

    May 6, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Who’s to say it wasn’t more than 3 weeks ago?

  • carl

    May 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Pardew has failed to deliver in so many ways but this is what he said at his first press conference. He had little option to buy into the plan if he wanted the job.

    “I intend to focus on developing exciting young players through the club’s excellent academy and development squad, and I know the board here at St James’ Park is very committed to that too.” They sure are, having drawn up a five-year plan with the objective of breaking-even by the 2015/16 season.

    Part of this strategy is for the club to “buy clever”, rather than rely on expensive signings. Ashley outlined his vision a couple of years ago, “My plan and my strategy for Newcastle is different. It has to be. Arsenal is the shining example in England of a sustainable business model. It takes time. It can’t be done overnight. Newcastle has therefore set up an extensive scouting system. We look for young players, for players in foreign leagues who everyone does not know about. We try and stay ahead of the competition. We search high and low looking for value, for potential that we can bring on and for players who will allow Newcastle to compete at the very highest level, but who don’t cost the earth.”

  • Sav

    May 6, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    I’d rather see Tiote made Captain. It seems to have a good effect on the player and while Colo has had personal issues, he has led the club a merry dance for over a year with this San Lorenzo nonsense.


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