It’s Good News Bad News For Fabricio Coloccini

It could have ben a lot worse for Fabricio Coloccini, but Alan Pardew has said the Argentine International will miss the next three games with a calf injury – and if he’s available for the 4th game at home to Chelsea on 6th December, that’s only two weeks on Saturday – so it’s less than three weeks out for the 32 year-old.

Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini – out for three games

In truth it will be about four weeks out for the 32 year-old, and we’re lucky there has been a two week International break after he picked up the injury.

There had been various reports about Colo maybe being out until Christmas – but this is fairly decent news for Newcastle, although he will still be a big miss at the back – but nevertheless it’s a chance for Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor to show they can cope without Colo for the next three games.

This is what Alan told the Evening Standard today:

“Fabricio Coloccini will miss the next three games,” “He’s a terrific presence on the pitch, not only a leader of men but he has a great way of leading.¨

“He never looks ruffled, and gives that assurance to the team.¨ “In a pride of lions, he is the lion sitting on the hill looking over his brood, so losing him is going to be a blow.”

Coloccini is a lot more influential at Newcastle than we thought, and his leadership is in the example he sets – and he’s also been in great form in the five game winning streak,  after not playing too well at the beginning of the season.

The good news is that Colo will be back for the holiday games, and including the Chelsea game on 6th December, Newcastle have seven games in 25 days through January 1st, including the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup at Spurs on 17th December.

Coloccini picked up the injury late in the game at West Brom, after he had scored Newcastle’s second goal from a cross from Daryl Janmaat with a thumping header.

What are the chances that on January 2nd, Newcastle will be in the top six in the league and in the semi-finals of the League Cup?

It’s possible if we can keep up the good form we’ve shown over the last month or so.

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4 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 18, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley does have a heart, in his wallet.
    Still unsure what he’s upto but can’t see him doing it just for buisness reasons a 0% loan is quite generous.
    Can’t see him buying them and ditching us strange situation though.

  • croftus5678

    Nov 18, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #2

    @1 op

    no worries more free advertising for ashley lol

    atm i’m just enjoying the footy we are playing and cheering on those young lads that are doing us proud and giving us hope for the future to worry too much about what ashleys next big mistake will be lol.

    it could be worse we could be liverpool or manu 🙂

  • ash1001

    Nov 18, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Colo out for a while, mmmm, but he was still allowed to sit on a plane and fly to Argentina to meet up with Jonas and presumably see his family.
    Is he back or still there, is there still a Hummer in the car park at Benton.

  • jon.c

    Nov 19, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #4

    I am an ex pro footballer playing in lower leagues and made sure I was sent off at Christmas time or have an injury so I could spend time with my family this seems a COLO ploy


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