Pardew – We Need To Threaten Chelsea – Concerns About Colo


Alan Pardew has said during his news conference today for the Chelsea game,  that he has to see whether captain Fab Coloccini is fit enough to play on Saturday, and he also said that Newcastle need to threaten a Chelsea side who look terrific.

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Alan Pardew – we need to threaten Chelsea

Chelsea certainly took apart a Tottenham side at Stanford Bridge last night, but the Spurs defense did not play well, and they made mistakes that were responsible for at least two of the goals in the 3-0 home win by the league leaders.

Pardew doesn’t know whether captain Fabricio Coloccini will be fit enough to start the game for Newcastle on Saturday:

“Fabricio Coloccini has been training today but whether he has the fitness levels to play in this game, I don’t know.”

“Mentally we are in a strong position and our confidence is high.” “We have good spirit and are learning lessons along the way.” “We need to threaten Chelsea because they look terrific.”

“They are a great team who are strong and organised.” “Somewhere along the line Chelsea will slip up, and hopefully we can exploit any weaknesses they have.”

Colo has been out since the West Brom game back on 9th November, so that’s four weeks come Saturday, so we suppose Fabricio could still lead out Newcastle on Saturday afternoon in the early kick-off game.

Newcastle could well need Coloccini’s experience for the game against the in-form Premier League leaders, who are still unbeaten in the league this season and in 14 games have only dropped 6 points.

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44 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Dec 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #1

    How can Collo not be fit?? He was fit enough to jolly of to Argentina within hours of coming off injured, before the International Break. Surely he was being monitored to ensure fitness levels were being maintained during his recovery – He’s had nowt else to do over there.

    Its a farsical situation being created, to the detriment of the club, that given the shortage of cover at CB, the captain is allowed to behave in this manner. Not a great example for the younger players to follow, thats for sure.

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  • barkel

    Dec 4, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #2

    ffs get over it, he went on a planned trip during an international break when he wasn’t involved. do you never take a holiday from work!? you’ve never taken time off to see your family or a sick friend? it’s not a players fault that there isn’t sufficient cover, that is down to management

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #3

    A story which appears to have been missed is the latest Rangers story doing the rounds. It would appear Rangers fans hired accountants to look at the clubs arrangements with SD ref the retail sales etc. Apparently they’ve established that out out every £10 fans spend only £0.75pence goes to the club. Additionally there is confusion as to whether any of that money has actually gone back into the club.
    Extract is from the Scottish Daily Record:-
    “In fact, despite the loyalty of the Rangers fans seeing £7.6m spent on retail in the year covered by the accounts, the club’s share of that spending is a paltry £590k. That means that for every £10 spent by Rangers fans on merchandise, the club receives only around 75p. The accounts also reveal that Rangers Retail has an obligation to purchase stock at a higher price than it is able to be sold at.

    “In the second half of the year covered by the accounts it appears that the portion of profit due to the club is an unbelievable £2k.

    “For comparative purposes, the much maligned JJB agreement, our previous retail deal, made the club a minimum of £4.8m a year over the term of the deal, over 8x the amount we are making from Sports Direct.

    “Crucially, it is also not clear whether the club has yet received a penny of the £590k it is due or whether it is still retained within Rangers Retail. Indeed, from inception it would appear that the club has only received £100k in dividends from the venture with Sports Direct. Mr Ashley has loaned money to strengthen his stranglehold over our commercial operations whilst funds due to the club through Rangers Retail, over which Sports Direct has effective control, are retained.”

    Makes me wonder if similar things are happening at SJP. No wonder folks are wondering how our retail sales have gone down over the last few years. Applying the evidence rule of similar facts should make people question the Toons accounts.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Graeme

    You need to brush up on your man management skills pal.

    You dont have to be fit to go to Argentina on a planned trip.

    This isnt unique at this club either. Ferguson used to do it with a ton of players back in the day at Man U.

    The trip also had no bearing on the length of his injury.

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  • HTT

    Dec 4, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Collo would certainly be a loss for Chelsea, but I could see Taylor and Dummett laying it all on the line for us – throwing themselves in the way at every opportunity if indeed Collo can’t start. Willo as well in fairness, but Taylor just seems more mobile and confident at the moment.

    Actually I wouldn’t be upset to see Taylor and Dummett get a run of games together, however the chances of Taylor staying fit for a run of games seems highly unlikely.

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  • Vagabond of the Western World

    Dec 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #6

    @Mister Tuff

    Cheers for the information RE Rangers mate.

    I have no doubt that a similar story would be true for that of the NUFC finances.

    Scary reading when you consider that his main agenda will be to bleed the club dry.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 4, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Graeme – please stop posting about Colos’ trips back to Argentina.
    It is obvious he returns to Argentina to recuperate from injuries, whether it is when there is an international break or otherwise.
    You run the risk of upsetting fellow bloggers who do not believe he returned home for a jolly.
    Evidence that even you cannot dispute exists which clearly shows Colo was following an exercise programme from Toon physios’ to shorten the healing process when he broke a vertebrae. The exercise inolved alternatively raising his arms and moving them in a “windmill” movement thus strengthening the healing process. Because the exercises were not conducted in a surgery is irrelevant. Link to Colo exercising:-

    http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01695/colo1_1695943a.jpg

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #8

    My team for Chelsea

    Elliot
    Janmaat s.taylor dummet Haidara
    Abeid sissoko tioti
    Perez cisse cabella

    I would drop colback for only this one game. As u can see that midfield 3 have monster strength, we need 2 boss the midfield.

    Cabella and Perez have the speed to cause chelseas wing backs problems.
    Goufran and Sammy won’t even put a scratch on chelseas defence.

    Dummet and s.taylor will put there bodies on the line. So that looks the most solid team

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Goals could come from cisse, or the wings perez and cabella, and also sissoko says he wants to add more goals to his game

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Team for Chelski :

    ————————-Krul/Elliot—————————

    –Janmaat——–Collo——–Dummet——–Haidara–

    ——Abeid————–Tiote————-Colback——–

    —————-Sissoko———–Cabella——————-

    —————————-Cisse——————————

    I would Play Cisse as he has history of magic against Chelsea so I would start him over Perez for the first 70 minutes or so and then bring Ayoze on to stretch tired legs .

    Also Cabella needs to start and Gouffran shouldn’t be anywhere near the starting line up .

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s not just about injuries with Colo.

    From what I understand he is having trouble with his marriage and his wife has moved home.

    That’s what started this going to san lorenzo stuff.

    Pardew wants him to stay so lets him go home for short breaks to keep him happy.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Was reading that a few days ago mister tiff.

    Any wonder why Mikey’s so desperate to help out, he’s making a bloddy fortune from them.

    Shocking deal for Rangers.

    I’d guess there’s a danger of said deal being ripped up if Rangers enter administration. Hence the reason Mikey being so desperate to help.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #13

    And our retail deal is probably equally as bad if not worse.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Blog killer

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #15

    I wonder if there’s a McBillson in Glasgee who thinks Mr Ashleys helpful loans make him a bigger philanthropist than Dr Bernado.

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  • mag92

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Newcastle United, can definitely beat Chelsea, on Saturday. Sissoko and Colback, coming back, is a great boost: 2-1, Newcastle!

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  • Belfast

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #17

    How the hell did he manage to get away with that deal like lol

    The person that negotiated that deal on the Rangers end must have been blind drunk.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #18

    I was talking to a rangers fan the other week at work, we both couldn’t understand why a bloke already so filthy rich would rather be despised instead of idolised in pursuit of even more money.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Blind drunk and desperate !

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  • Belfast

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Mikey must have been pouring his pints into the plants, while the Rangers man was drinking shots of vodka through his eye,

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  • Belfast

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #21

    That’s the weird thing though Jail apparently this deal was negotiated when Rangers where debt free a couple of years ago,

    They had no reason to be held to ranson.

    I guess Charles Green or who ever it was didn’t know the first thing about negotiating a retail deal for a football club.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Someone said about Mike watching us makes him a fan, it’s because it’s too bloody expensive for at at Chelsea or Spurs !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Well that obviously makes for a blind bit of blatant corruption in the highest levels ?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #24
  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #25

    How the hell did i do that.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Welsh

    What’s your love affair with pardew? What has he actually done for you to believe fellow fans back an absolute tool?

    I said 3 weeks ago that life under pardew is like boom and bust, only issue is that the bust lasts longer than the boom. Youngsters saved his bacon

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  • cyprus

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Is it unethical to work on Costa? Red card waiting to happen!

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  • cyprus

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #28

    JFA at 17,

    I am not sure your discussion was on the right foundation there. Maybe he’s a big Machiavellian, in a way… no more. Given his initial behaviour (the shirt, beers) I’d bet he’d love to be liked, only he’s realized he can’t win that one. Simple.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Our toon.

    i think he’s done a good job so far this season considering the amount of injuries we’ve had this season, if we a full squad from the start we would have won a hell of a lot more games than we have done now, 1 loss in 9, surely he deserves credit for that.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Welsh

    He had more players available to him at the beginning of season than he did during the winning run. Injuries forced his hand to play the likes of Abeid, Sammy and Perez amongst others. Don’t forget if he had it his way Abeid would have been sold for £300k!!

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Song for Collocini:
    Is this the way to San Lorenzo
    Every night I’ve been hugging my pillow
    Dreaming dreams of San Lorezo
    And sweet Marie who waits for me
    Show me the way to San Lorenzo
    I’ve been weeping like a willow
    Crying over San Lorenzo
    And sweet Marie who waits for me

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s all ifs and buts to be honest mate.

    Pardew signed de jong to replace cabaye to be our most important player in terms of scoring goals himself and creating for other players, IF only he was fit and not out for a couple of months, like i said ifs and buts.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #33

    70two

    Good song choice for him haha, I have no issues with players leaving to go back home during an international break or even when they are injured. He chooses to go home during his holidays you and I choose to go to foreign soil for holidays. He wants to see his kids who are still there and even if he is injured it wouldn’t hamper travelling, the alternative is that he sits on his arse here.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Welsh

    If De Jong was fit we wouldn’t have had Sissoko restored to his rightful position of CM. Sissoko has been our stand out performer this season and it’s because he’s finally playing in the position he’s familiar with. Would de Jong have had a better affect? No because he need to adapt to the league.

    De Jong is no Aguero, Costa or Sanchez he isn’t going to hit the ground running!!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #35

    So he deserves credit for our current form but escapes criticism from you for his record before that ? .

    Great logic .

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #36

    So what was the point of signing de jong then.

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Our Toon
    I also know it goes on with other players but it is more blatently obvious with Collo and still anounced as an injury. The song is just to show that it is all one big joke.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #38

    At the end of the day we have had one good season under Pardew and came close to relegation in the other two under Pardew with internationals like Ba, Cabaye, Sissoko, Tiote Remy and many more .

    We would have been relegated if Jose Bosingwa didn’t gift us the three points at QPR FFS .

    That is why I don’t want him at NUFC . And that doesn’t even factor in his shocking derby results and broken records no manager would ever want .

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  • stestickle

    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Elliot

    Janmaat Collo Dummet Haidara

    Tiote

    Sissoko Abeid

    Cabella

    Perez Cisse

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Big Pappa Cissé

    All that’s in the past to be honest mate, I’m sure pardew is trying is best, you can see that when we score he jumps up and down trying to strangle carver, if he didn’t care he wouldn’t kick them up the arse like he has done this season, the only thing he has done this season that i do agree with a lot on here is that he plays players out of position, sometimes take the wrong players off and brings on the wrong players.

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