We Want The Best For Newcastle United

The Newcastle squad will return for pre-season training around Thursday 3rd July, and different groups of players will report back at different times, and we hope that by then Newcastle will have signed some additional very good players.

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Coloccini in action against Crystal Palace last season

Fabricio Coloccini missed out on a place in Argentina’s World Cup squad of 23 for the second time running this season, but he may want to think retiring from International football and concentrate on the last two years of his contract at Newcastle.

Colo has been interviewed in the Shields Gazette today:

“I love that – it’s a good thing.” “It’s not too much about speaking or shouting. It’s about saying the right things in the right way to go forward.”

“On TV they can say many things, but they are not on the pitch.” “Maybe the ball is at the other side, and I’m not in camera shot. It’s OK. It’s football.”

“A lot of people can speak and a lot of people think they can be the manager.” “I’m looking forward to improving. We want the best for Newcastle United.”

On Sky Sports, ITV, BBC and the various outlets in England, pundits decipher what they think has been happening in the games, and the players and managers (and anybody else for that matter)  generally come in for a lot of criticism – but what’s new?

You always get people who are going to criticize whatever you do – always – so it’s not worth worrying about it.

And for a player who has done very well in his footballing career, it’s refreshing to see that Fabricio  looks forward to improving his game, and Colo is a leader who leads by example, much like David Beckham did in his career – so he doesn’t exactly talk a lot.

Newcastle are expected to bring in another center-back this summer, to replace Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who is up for sale this summer, but it could well be that big Mike Williamson and Colo remain the first choice center-backs next season.

Mike Williamson was our Player of the Season last term – after starting off as fourth choice center-back in August – but last season was his best ever season in the four and a half years he’s been on Tyneside.

That’s the way to answer any criticism – on the field of play.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    For most people, I guess it is picking their battles. You choose Ashley, Rotonda chooses Pardew. Both are guilty of making a mockery of our football club. Both should be booted out. Easier to build a campaign to get rid of Pardew then Ashley though, and I’d love to watch at least half decent football without Pardew whilst plotting Ashley’s demise.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    On the Indian bread topic, I’m a big fan of Peshwari naan, although none of the Indian restaurants here serve it, so I am a Aloo stuffed paratha man now.

  • musomag

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Willo our Player of the Season….good times! :-/

  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4


    MA doesn’t pick the team, MA doesn’t choose to play dull negative long ball football, the reason why these players want to jump ship is because we show no ambition both off and on the pitch.

    Long ball football, mismanagement of players, even told Debuchy to curb his attacking instinct. Cabaye unhappy with the football we played, HBA not getting into the team when we clearly need invention. Players are looking to jump ship because of Pards mainly!!

  • firebug666

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Lilongwe Geordie

    I agree with you on that @1. Pardrew is the only realistic target that we would have any chance of changing. Ashley keeps well out of the firing line, and just ignores the fact that we exist.

    If we could manage to force Pardrew out of our club, Ashley will replace him with someone who he thinks is just as bad, just to spite us. I can see a long embittered battle ahead for us Newcastle fans before we effectively get what we want.

    The only real way to get Ashley to change his ways is to hit him in the pocket, and or give him as much bad publicity as is possible. If fans will not boycott matches and continue to renew their season tickets then they should be vocal on the terraces and let Pardrew feel the full force of our anger.

    As for the rest, who know what could be arranged if we were all united and pulling in the same direction.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Our Toon,
    In fairness, if Debuchy didn’t curb his attacking instincts our defence would be even worse. He couldn’t play for us like he did for France against Honduras. The bit that was missed off the translations for that was that he said it helped him as a player that he improved his defensive side. Still doesn’t make Pardew halfway decent, but that one is out of context slightly.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #7

    I agree and believe that Pardew should come under heavy fire if he doesn’t it the ground running, if he excuses a shite window and he loses his fourth in a row to the mackems, my point is that I think it is an obsession to harp on about Pardew in every single post and to blame him for players leaving due to his coaching and ignoring the fact we have zero ambition and have zero flexibility in the paying of
    wages, is a little bit like not seeing the trees because of the wood.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Don’t forget Ba sulking round the pitch with the hideous amount of long balls were knocked up to him.

  • outsidethebox

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #9

    from past experience ..cashley works on one out one in ..awaiting a few more out on wage bill before new players in.
    to start with first choice collo and willo at centre backs is backward step need as priority commanding centre back ..
    then goalscorer…..

  • beermonkey

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #10


    keema naan

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeah, people do go OTT here when it comes to Pardew, but I think people do the same with Ashley as well. I’m all for people knocking them as I think they are both bad for the club, but in the past I have stuck up for both if I feel that the stick is unwarranted or, in some instances, complete fantasy.

    There was one point where yourself and John Tudor were accusing me of being an Ashley lover as I disagreed with someone having a pop at Ashley for a reason that wasn’t even true.

    I guess we all have our own things with the club we feel strongly about. I always try and be balanced, looking at both sides, but I’m probably overly harsh on HBA sometimes.

    Anyway, Ashley oot, Pardew oot, Stone oot, HBA oot, Beardsley shifted upstairs.

  • Macas

    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Our Toon – Debuchy was only talking about when he first arrived at the club, when we were in a relegation scrap, and it made sense for a defender new to the league not to charge forward too much when we were battling for our Premier League survival. If you watched us last season you would have seen that Debuchy attacked just as much as any other full back at any other club in the league. I can understand people being unhappy with a number of things Pardew does, but it seems every little thing gets criticised, regardless of the actual truth.

  • Lost Plot

    Jun 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Here we go again, slagging off the team before anything has really happened .. You think the board read and listen to the comments on here?
    They are running a multi million pound business and and from a succesful season to a bad (well should have been better) one ..
    You think they aint trying to do somethin about it?!
    Look at the massive signings some clubs have made and failed (carroll, torres, fellani, adams, soldado etc etc etc
    And we have an underachieving forward by the name of Cisse who once was a living Toon legend .. and now what?
    Ashley invested in him and the coaching staff and everyone around him … But why he not doing it now?
    Some blame Pards … BUT wouldnt Loic Remy of also became a failure, tarnished with the same brush?
    Running a Multi Million Pound business aint that easy when the competition is every move you and your competitors make!
    Lets see how we go with Ashley on the Board .. He aint a Born Failure, and im sure he dont want the people around him putting him down (ie Press and Fans)
    He’ll hit everyone where it hurts … And fortunatley it hasnt been in the pockets of the fans.
    There is ques for everyones seats regardless of what everyone thinks .. And he only wants supporters in the stadium .. Thats Fact
    Lets hope we get these lined up signings in before season starts soooo i dont have to eat my words and my tickets
    Hway man

  • sir_norman

    Jun 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #14

    it should read as ‘we want the cheapest for newcastle united’


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