Newcastle Captain – It’s Our Dream To Win A Trophy

Fabricio Coloccini joined Newcastle United in August, 2008 from Deportivo for around £10.5M, and since that time he has played 222 times for Newcastle with 5 goals, and has been captain for the last three years.

Fabricio Coloccini

Fab Coloccini – dream to win a trophy

It’s way back in 1969 that we won our last trophy, when we won the Inter-City Fairs Cup (which has transformed into the Europa League these days) – and I was at that game at St. James’ Park,  so I do remember when we actually won things. 😀

Coloccini has said some interesting things today in anb interview – this is what he has told the Shields Gazette today:

“It’s very important for us, but we’re not thinking about the trophy,” “We will try to win against Man City. It’s our dream to win a trophy, but we’re not thinking about it.”

“We want to win every game. We have to have a positive mentality and try to win on Wednesday.” “I would like to play – I feel OK,” “For me, it’s an honor to be on the pitch for this club.”

“It’s difficult to play at White Hart Lane. “We should have been more aggressive in the first half. We had a good shape, but we weren’t aggressive.”

“I think, in the second half, we were more aggressive.” “Maybe we didn’t have the ball, but they didn’t create many chances.” “The chances we had, we took. That’s very good for us.”

“I think we played a really good game and had a good system. Tottenham are not easy to play away.” “I think we did the right things, and scored from the opportunities we had, which is important.”

“It’s very good that we now have many players – we have a good squad.” 

“Hopefully, they will have more chances. There is the Man City game and then Liverpool.” “Hopefully, we can keep going in the cup.”

We’re not sure Alan Pardew will make all that many changes for this game – but maybe he will and prioritize the Premier League home game against Liverpool on Saturday, in the early kick-off game.

But if Alan does that it’s likely we could lose tonight – because our squad is simply not strong enough at the moment – and Fab’s dream will be gone for another season.

What do you think?

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59 comments so far

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Strange how Colo’s broken English comes across in these quotes.

    Yesterday we had quotes from Perez, that were in perfect English, even speaking in footballing cliches like he had been in England all his life.

    If it not often ‘real’ quotes get released out of the club. What a treat.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Oct 29, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    They really do overdo it in the PR camp.

    We appreciate the wins and the effort last couple of games but please don’t insult the fans intelligence by layering it on so thick and false it makes us sick.

    Just leave it and concentrate on consistent performances.

  • stuart no9

    Oct 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    —It’s very important for us, but we’re not thinking about the trophy,” “We will try to win against Man City. It’s our dream to win a trophy, but we’re not thinking about it.”

    can somebody translate that for me in english , what the f@@k is he on about, If SBR had come out with that one, it would have went down as one of the greatest of all times . hahahahahah. any way , if hes thinking of a trophy, WTF is he doing here , does he not know ? we dont want one .

  • expatmag

    Oct 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Dream on Colo

  • blew

    Oct 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Mr Bishop is working overtime.
    Colo is right – it is a dream.
    Not for me , I was lucky to witness
    cup wins in the 50s.

  • nut meg

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Good for you old timer. I’m not far behind you but far enough to miss out on the last win by a year or so.Still no regrets over a life long love affair with my team.

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Pellegrini is always under pressure to win at least one trophy per season. So he will field strong eleven for the game.There is no pressure on us to win this game,but if we do win,that’ll be big plus and players confidence will be sky high for Liverpool clash.

    krul / Elliot

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    We’ve played ok this season each time Pardew has got desperate and ditched his 4-5-1 or brought on attacking players. Just shows how good Graham Carr’s players could be if we played 4-3-3 or a more adventurous 4-2-3-1 that actually has 2 or 3 players supporting the striker.

  • dazzler

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    “It’s our dream but we aren’t thinking about it.”

    Maybe due to broken English, but the club captain appears to be reading the same book of contradictions as our manager.

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #10

    nut meg

    You might have missed out on the last FA cup win but at least you were around for later Wembley final appearances and the Fairs Cup.

    You’ve at least been somewhere near a cup final – unlike many of our younger fans who’ve seen nowt under Ashley!

  • nut meg

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Very true,just wish our younger guys could have the chance of seeing the team walk out at Wembley in a cup final but with a better result. If our leaders could witness a cup final it might even waken them up as what it does to the entire city…….unbelievable experience that brings everybody together.

  • Pottz

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Play the strongest team possible…winning breeds confidence after all…plus all these new players need to start gelling…right!!

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Bolton Wanderers, all but bottom of the Championshipin and 150 million in debt, in sales talks for 40 million quid, by way of some perspective.

    Why not Villa then, if that’s the case? And us, would a current market value 300 million be a long bow? I’ve long thought no.

  • Sliema

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14


    Haha, I was probably drunk when I wrote that as I can only vaguely remember it, but it certainly sounds like me.

    I’m only 23 so I have nowt on your 48 years of support like mate lol, but I guess we all feel the same about the club deep down. I hope so anyway.

    It’s just that I’m so disappointed with how things are going. Our expectations of what this club have been successfully dulled down so much by the current upper management that so many fans are now delighted with (as Ancient just explained) a couple of shoddy performances where we scrape a win only because the opposition play so poorly.

    I first started watching with my dad when I was a little kid, even remembering the champs league stuff! I was only 6 or so but it was a big deal growing up with lots of friends/family being fans of the mackems. I’m from South Shields so it’s pretty equally split.

    Then seeing us under Sir Bobby, as a 13 year old. Things were still good. We played attacking football and we knew how to pass and move fast. (Something we cannot do today despite it being page 4 textbook football)

    But today. It’s boring on the field, cheap and tacky off the field. We don’t have the class or tact anymore, other clubs used to admire our style of play, our goal scoring, the atmosphere on a night game at St James. Now we are a bunch of nobodies.

    I know we never used to rule the footballing world or anything but it was fun, it was a roller coaster, and it was something to be so proud of. Now? Meh.

  • Sliema

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #15


    Why is Goofy anywhere near your XI?

    And are you the Grenier fan? Haha! How you doing mate?

  • Sliema

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #16

    “It’s very good that we now have many players – we have a good squad.”

    Yep, many players Colo, that’s why you start every game despite the fact you’re past it. Cause we have sooooo many players who can replace you. Great squad.

  • bills-son

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #17

    As for “fighting for the shirt,” give me a break. Most are playing for moves to bigger clubs.

    The pure negative BS that is talked on this blog knows no bounds.

    If we equalize to draw or win late on its “Pardew got out of jail with a lucky last minute goal”.

    If we concede a goal to draw or lose late on its “Pardew throws it away again defending a lead”.

    If a player scores a great goal its “Pardew’s tactics were rubbish but he got out of jail with one moment of individual brilliance”.

    If we win a game against any side other than City, Chelsea or Arsenal its “NUFC fans shouldn’t celebrate a win against XXXX, we should be thrashing teams like that every week”.

    If we concede first the blog is full of”Pardew’s tactics/team selection, player positions, negative football etc. etc., is shyte yet again” … but if we come back to draw or like Spurs win its “Sammy and Cabella got Pardew out of jail and we only had 33% possession and we are still shyte”

    Now Ancienoptic tops it all by saying if players perform well its only because they are “playing for moves to bigger clubs.”

    Such negative BS is the reason why I rarely post on this blog anymore – fans my ar$e.

  • nightfa11

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #18
  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #19

    What a poisonous diatribe by a huffy individual. There were plenty of folk on here who applauded the teams second half display against Spurs and the win.
    Nothing mentioned (conveniently) about that as it does not fit into the poisonous posters agenda of calling others who do not share the same views.
    Nice touch to then round it off by saying I rarely post now because of other people opinions – could it not be that most do not agree, have their own viewpoints, which you have failed to influence – the bottom lip is then thrust out like a petulant child. boooohoooo. booohooo.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Yup – it’s the players dream to win a cup
    just like it’s my dream to win the lottery

    Neither of these is likely to happen in my lifetime 🙁

  • Sliema

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #21


    I see where you are coming from mate. I sometimes have to stop myself giving the damned if we do/don’t judgenents.

    But there is a much bugger picture which makes us feel that way. It’s not being negative for the sake of it, it’s being negative because we’re sick and tired of the way things are atm.

    Are you a Pardew supporter? I don’t mean are you realistic and never jump to hasty conclusions, but do you rate him?

    I begrudge giving the guy credit for a win simply cause I think he is crap. Simple. He’s not a decent bloke, I have no sympathy for the hysteria that surrounds his employment, it exists for a reason.

    On a side note. Can anyone tell me why it’s taken him 5 years at the club and umpteen years in management, to realise he needs to change things if they’re going badly? He did it at Spurs, it worked, great stuff. Why does he wait until the 75th minute when we are behind then chuck on a couple of lads (inc a LB ofc) who don’t have enough time to make an impact?

    Still understand your point though mate. And it’s a valid one. But you can’t use it to call all criticism out as BS. Try addressing what Ancient said and judging it on it’s own basis, don’t just say it’s wrong to be negative.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #22

    To be fair to ancient – Pards does set us up to play negative football – his whole outlook is to first stop the other team scoring by defending deep, unfortunately he hasn’t grasped the fact that with our current players ( and over the last few years) we can’t actually defend very well and have consistently had one of the worst goals against each season

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Sliema…good to see u,I’m fine tnx.
    Grenier is my favorite player to replace cab.
    I always dream one day he’ll play for us.He still is perfect replacement for the departed cab. He perfectly suit our standard of play & recruitment.
    Still surprised no one took him yet though lol!
    I don’t like Goufran too.But he did fair job in track back and defend so far.Instead of risking sissoko,
    it is better to risk Goofy,the bug head!!

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #24

    bills-son // Oct 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    As for “fighting for the shirt,” give me a break. Most are playing for moves to bigger clubs.

    The pure negative BS that is talked on this blog knows no bounds.”

    The denial is strong with this one.

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #25


    I would much rather we bought gourcuff.

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #26


    “fans my ar$e.”

    Sorry ? Im getting the impression that being negative determines whether you are a fan or not. Do you expect us ‘so called fans’ to be jumping around with glee after what has happened to this club ? Why do you expect there to be posatives with the results we have had this year ? Its abysmal, this once big club is now a laughing stock run by a penny-pinching owner and a puppet for a manager who feeds lies to the fans. There is NO communication. We are always guessing what is going on at the club with no real proof. Its sad. The good times are over until Ashley and his bi*ch leave the club. Until then, you are going to have to deal with the negativity because unfortunately that is whre we are at the moment. We have been dreadful this year and could only scrape a win against a newly promoted team, who, luckily for us played very poorly. I for one am sick of the negativity but the result against spurs was the only decent thing that has happened this season. But, to me, that is not nough to make me forget all the maddness that has happened to this club and the dreadful results we have had. Unless we now go on a really good run i wont be very posative because there is sweet FA to be posative about.

  • dazzler

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #27


    I guess you missed Sunday/Monday posts then. As I would say 95% accepted (begrudgingly) that Pardew got it right in the second half against Spurs.

    Most people, including a lot of those who support Pardew accepted that while we played poorly against Leicester we were pleased with the 3 points.

    I myself believe Pardew should be sacked, and should have been a long time ago, but that doesn’t stop me supporting the team and celebrate any win.

    I think you need to stop choosing the posts you read, and read the blog as a whole before you start spouting drivel such as that in your previous posts.

  • dazzler

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #28

    NUFC Jack,

    I don’t think he realises the irony of his post either. By attacking fellow toon fans for their negativity he is simply being negative towards a different part of the club.

    All in all, he is still another negative toon fan, albeit a self hating one.

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Even bird heads on this blog can do better job than pards!!

    Gourcuff is injury prone and is a little older.By his current standard, he may only play for not more than two years with tip performance. so looks risky if we plan to go after him.

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #30


    Thats just it. Newcastle united is just a negative place to be. Cant get away from it even when you think insulting fellow supporters does the job. Such a shame.

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #31


    Well you obviously know that league better then me. I thought Gourcuff was 25 ? Nevermind. Il take your word for it. 😀

  • mindshaft

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Gourcuff is 28
    Pards is a bit sh!t
    I won’t win lottery

    All facts sadly although I’m hoping the last one might change

  • geordie157

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Agree on gourcuff, also believe he’s on big money at Lyon. Grenier is the better option.

    I also think someone like Delph would improve our midfield, guessing being English though he’s going to cost excessive amounts.

  • Ericles

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Dream? How about aim? That does not fit with Ashley’s policy though does it? Tonight, instead of a black and white quality battling win, will Pardew pick a weaker team so he can aim for middle of the road table and middle of the road side that Ashley wants?

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Gourcuff was a terrible idea… My bad 😀

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #36


    unfortunately, the latter. He knows that we are most likely going to lose tonight so he will probably pick a weakened team so he can use it as an excuse.

  • magscar

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #37

    See the pack mentality is still functioning well

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #38

    magscarOctober 29, 2014

    “See the pack mentality is still functioning well”

    Please enlighten me on the ‘”pack mentality”‘

  • bills-son

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Mister Tuff // Oct 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM
    What a poisonous diatribe by a huffy individual.

    As I’ve said before Mr Softee,

    I’ve REALLY got your cage rattled.

    You must be such a sensitive little Mr Softee … there, there, there.

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m sorry bill ,but I fail to see it’s being negative stating facts about pardew throwing away leads , or him gaining us a point with a substitution,

    the fact is he has cost us more points than he has won us , do any kind of maths you like, but it’s there in black and white,

    his win % is worryingly low, that’s the first indicator

    no 2 , every match , both teams start of with a point a piece , we lose more games than we win , so that’s a point gone

    no 3 I can think of 3 games where we have gone behind and came back to win, flip that around , I have lost count of how many games we have lost from winning positions,

    whether you like it or not, p45 starts EVERY GAME playing not to lose it , he never starts a game thinking this one is ours we are going to win it, I want to try and dominate this game from the kick off , home or away , he is very negative in how he plays the game regardless of opposition, you think that he made subs at half time that won us the game v spuds , I put this more down to luck than his better judgment , we got battered for 45 minutes , then in the second half we still gave them the ball,
    his interview after the game told you he set up not to help our loan forward, he had a point and he wanted to protect it
    look at the Leicester game , 90 minuets of containing football against a poor team at home , and they may have lost but they tried to win the game more than we did , that’s sad

    regardless what he says , he is a negative person and this rubs off on the players , there giving interviews saying all is well we are behind him , when clearly 10 months of football this year tells you it’s not and they all should he asking questions as to why it’s not,

    for me it’s like the whole team and P45 have been out on the lash , all drank a bottle of Vodka each, P45 decides he is driving them all home , you know he is going to crash , the question is when, the real answer is , he has crashed the whole of this year ,

    the worry for me is that we may have picked up 6 points in the last 2 games , but in both games we did not look like the team that should win them, but it keeps the happy clappers happy

    normal service will resume very soon


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