Coloccini Visiting Gutierrez In Buenos Aries

News today that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has returned to Buenos Aries in Argentina for the International break, and while there he will visit his team-mate and friend Jonas Gutierrez.

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Coloccini celebrating first goal for over three years

Jonas has been given the all clear by his doctors after his fight with testicular cancer, and he is currently training at Velez Sarsfield, and is getting back to full fitness, and is expected to return to Newcastle next month.

We have some courageous players at Newcastle –  with Ryan Taylor having successfully returned from a double ACL knee injury, which kept him out of the game for over two years, and now the bravery of Jonas in beating cancer.

The two players will only inspire the rest of the playing staff at Newcastle.

Coloccini is also carrying an injury, and we assume he will be having treatment for that while back home, although it seems that Steven Taylor should be fit for our next game – at home to QPR a week on Saturday.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the injures:

“I think Steven should be back for QPR, I think Riviere will be back, and I’m hoping Colo comes through,” “I hope Colo’s injury is not serious.”

Coloccini celebrated his first goal for Newcastle in over three years on Sunday in the 62nd minute, it was a bullet header – and after a wild and emotional celebration, he dedicated the goal to Jonas after the game.

This is what the Newcastle captain said after the game:

“It has been a very good week for the team and a very good week for Jonas too.” “I am going to see him now, to spend a few days with him and give him all the messages of support from his team-mates, the staff, the fans and the club.”

“It will be nice to see him.” “The goal was for him. It has been a great week for everyone.”

And it looks like Pardew will at the very least have both Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson fit for the QPR game, and if necessary he can also play Paul Dummett there, and Paul has shown he can play very well for Newcastle in central defense.

We hope Colo is fit for the next game, because he provides leadership at the back for the team.

And we are looking forward to seeing Jonas Gutierrez back at Newcastle very soon, after all he’s been through over the last year.

It makes winning football games look rather easy.

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5 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 11, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t really care what made Pardew change his ways and style, Ashley, fan pressure, sheer desperation, injuries etc. 3 of those 4 factors will disappear at some point though, and him being able to stick to this new way of playing without these factors will make the big difference to public opinion on him.

    Credit has to go to Pardew for the recent turnaround, as well as the attitude of some of the players. Let’s hope he can keep it up, we had a similar run last season and then collapsed. If he can sustain good form, rather than these peaks of great form and troughs of horrendous form then I will be happy to change my opinion.

    The West Brom game was a better performance then the previous games, and that is encouraging. We are just 1 point down now on what I felt we should have at this stage based on my pre season prediction, which is a remarkable recovery given where we were. 6 points from the next 3 and we are back on track.

    However, everyone is currently beating everyone which means that for a mid table squad/club (we are that currently) then just a few bad results and we are sucked right back in.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Conversely, a few good results and a club can be pushing for Europe.

    Makes for an exciting league, other than at the very top where Chelsea could have this sewn up in record time.

    Interestingly, despite the loss of Willo, our percentage of long balls as a ratio of our passes has increased during this good run. More ‘hoofball’ and we are winning.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Toon in Cheek,
    I agree, Pardew has at least done enough to be allowed the opportunity to keep up this effort and higher pressing style. If he can then who knows what can happen.

    If we continue to play higher up the pitch, demonstrate a bit more endeavour and play our form players where they should play then even when that inevitable defeat comes, I would like to think that most rational fans will not turn immediately. The problem would come if he goes back to what hasn’t worked in the past.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    from last thread


    most managers don’t have bumper 8 year contracts to walk away from

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    I think it would be very naive of people to assume that fan pressure didn’t play some part making AP change tactics and playing the youngsters.

    It’s funny just in a vets kick about last Friday we tried pressing high up the pitch and it really paid dividends even though it was knackering!


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