Fab Coloccini’s family is resident in Buenos Aries, so with Colo missing the next three games which takes us to the Liverpool game on 13th April, there had been some conjecture that the captain might jet off to be with his family during his suspension.
Coloccini sent off at Everton
But John Carver has said that will not happen, as he had this to say to reporters yesterday about Colo’s situation:
“I was disappointed with Papiss Cisse, but I do have some sympathy with Colo. I’m still not convinced it was a straight red card.”
“He’s never asked to go back and he’s staying here, and he is going to get involved around the place.”
“We’ve got a lot of young lads in the dressing room at the moment and I want him to be part of it, because he needs to contribute.”
As captain of the club it’s only right that Fabricio gives moral support to the team while he’s out, and he can get involved with training.
Colo could even do some scouting on future opponents, much like Ryan Taylor got involved during his two years out with his two serious ACL knee injuries.
Colo let the side down last weekend when he was sent off, and that has left us with one senior center-back at the club – Mike Williamson.
We only need a couple of wins to be safe with more than 40 points for the season, but a string of defeats could leave the club in an uncertain situation for a number of weeks.
In the next three games the big chance we have is to get all 3 points at Sunderland, but getting anything out of the home game against Arsenal and the game at Liverpool will be extremely difficult.
It will be very hard to take if we lose to Sunderland for the 5th time running.
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