Newcastle Captain Has Reasons To Return To Argentina

Two years ago Fabricio Coloccini wanted to transfer to Buenos Aires club San Lorenzo – where his father is one of the coaches – and the club have done well recently and were beaten 2-0 in the new World Cup of Clubs final in December, when Real Madrid beat them just before Christmas with two second half goals.

Fabricio Coloccini final whislte Chelsea 2-1

Fabricio Coloccini – back home in Argentina

And of course one of their big fans is Pope Francis – who is an avid football fan by all accounts – wonder if he was watching that game on TV?

One of the reasons we understand why Colo wanted to leave is his wife and kids had moved back to Buenos Aries  – and while we don’t know the situation between Fabricio and his wife – nevertheless we know his kids are in Buenos Aries while he continues to play for Newcastle United.

It’s not that surprising that Newcastle have let him  go home to Buenos Aries rather than go to Dubai on the warm weather break, and that could have been part of the agreement reached with the captain two years ago, when he agreed to stay and honor his contract on Tyneside.

Newcastle United have always referred to Colo’s situation as personal and of course they are right and proper to do that.

The Guardian is reporting today that Colo was allowed to go home rather than join the team at their warm weather training camp in Dubai, where they will be until Thursday.

Some fans will not agree with this decision, but it must be hard for Fab Coloccini to be away from his young family and miss them growing up, but maybe that opinion is because I’m a family man myself.

And it’s also true that Colo has not been in good form lately – but we know we have very good players at Newcastle, and that they can play well individually and together because of the way we picked up those six wins in succession in all competitions in October and November.

So we are hoping when Colo returns he can lead the lads on the field and tighten up his game – and we are still hopeful for the rest of the season, but it very much depends on who the new coach will be.

And we could definitely continue to struggle if we don’t appoint a new head coach until the summer.

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19 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Atleast El Zorro Plata is enjoying his recent sparkling start markaccus mate.
    while we are sitting in the dark.Will not be surprising if he start to laugh at us when we start the free fall.His fans were amazing when they sang his name last week.They indeed love him.I was surprised how passionate the fans are when I heard that loud voice of there’s..

  • spitfire_

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2

    What a coincidence… the same thing was last year again.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4


    The guy who mentioned that flight said Ranieri aka the tinker man.


    The person who appointed those people in positions of power is who? And by all accounts Carr works to a strict set of parameters set out by who? Not saying he hasn’t bought or recommended duds as he clearly has but to be expected to bring quality players into the club for pittance every single time it’s inevitable that he gets it wrong. Pay peanuts you get monkeys or in our case average players apart from the odd good one.

  • Whumpie

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #5

    It shouldn’t happen, but all that matters is that we get his performance levels back up. I think Colo’s put in some good shifts for us until very recently, so hopefully we’ll get him back up there better with a visit to his family than time with the team he’s supposed to lead. It’s a gamble, though.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Graeme ive never read something so true!!

  • ToonLynx

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s the goddamn captain! Not that he f*****g shows it anyway! Lets just hope the new Head Coach sees this and gives it to Sissoko or Janmaat or maybe even Colback. At least they deserve it!

  • headtheball

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #8

    What about people in the military away from their young families earning less in a year than El Capitan gets paid per week and being shot at! Do me a favour and direct your sympathy for people who deserve it. Pampered bloody footballers who are overpaid and ungracious.
    Rant over.

  • hibbit

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #9

    evening chronicle are reproting the club analyst ben stevens has left the club to join pardew’s palace thats another waged saved

  • will.dawg

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Swear his kids are always mascots at home games…if not, they look an awful lot like him!

  • Whumpie

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #11

    I just have to add a comment re the last thread, as I missed that discussion.
    Ed, you said in your article, “Mike Ashley has only one motivating factor as owner of Newcastle United, and that’s to keep us in the Premier League so we get the big bucks every May”.
    Surely by now you realise that this obviously isn’t true? Do you really think that a man who earns upwards of £2M A DAY gives a stuff about a few mil out of our club once a year?
    It’s that club’s part in making the £2M a day that matters!
    I’m getting annoyed at this naivity within the Toon ranks. The Rangers supporters got it instantly and as a result have made great progress in avoiding our fate. Meanwhile you still get influential Toon media failing to grasp the obvious truth about Ashley’s intentions.

    He won’t avoid buying in January because he wants the club to make profits. He won’t buy in January because we’re probably going to finish where he wants us, which is between 17th and 8th. He won’t risk improving the team in case we make Europe, which will endanger our PL status in the following season, and further complicate his power-grab attempt at Ibrox.

    This is big business stuff; our club’s finances are small change and irrelevant.

    The sooner we all grasp that the sooner we may find a way out. Until then, we’re all just Mike’s stooges, behaving with the ignorance that he’s been relying on from the start.

  • hibbit

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    graeme spot on

  • goh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Another season wated. Reset 2014-2015.

  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m sorry but it’s difficult bordering on impossible to have any sympathy for Colo over his personal situation as it’s a situation that he created, I for one wouldn’t lose any sleep if he were to stay in Buenos Aries permanently

  • Dan in france

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #15

    I may be able to give a bit of an insight about Coloccini and his wife…
    Althought albeit it’s rumours, I was sat on a plane next to a Geordie lad and we were only too happy to talk about our club. He sad his ex works at the tattoo shop where the lads get their tattoos, the rumours are that Colo had a few affairs, the wife obviously not being too happy about this decided to leave him and go back to her country. He is trying to patch things up hence going back there all the time…

    read in to it how you like!

  • martoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Ed has been reading my posts 🙂

    martoon // Jan 19, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    OP @37 – It’s pretty obvious when Colo decided to stay part of the deal was that he could return to Argentina to see his family when there was a break – personally I see nothing wrong with that!

  • ash1001

    Jan 19, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed, your making up stories again.

    Check recent club mascots and you will see that Colos children have been mascots, he’s probably taking them home to Argentina, and that’s just a guess like yours.

    Facts Ed instead of going for the ‘clicks’ again.

  • rotherschild

    Jan 19, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Graeme @3 :- Sadly the link posted on your site reveals the true state of NUFC. Every supporter should read this article.


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