Newcastle Captain Finally Admits To Big Failing

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has really not been a good captain for us this year, and maybe he has been affected by Alan Pardew suddenly leaving the club, but the captain has to set the example and during our eight game losing streak Colo didn’t do that.

But the Argentine had a decent game on Saturday and wrote a good letter to the Newcastle fans to try to get them back on the team’s side before it was too late.  But it could still be too late and we could go down but we saw some fight from the lads on Saturday – and if they show that same fight and determination in the final two games we have a decent chance of avoiding the drop.

If we don’t we cannot have any excuses because we’ve been simply hopeless under John Carver.

fabricio coloccini arrives west brom coach

Fabricio Coloccini arrives off the Newcastle coach on Saturday
Followed by goalscorer Ayoze Perez

It looks like Fabricio stepped up to the plate for Newcastle after the disastrous result at Leicester City – so that was good and maybe we have turned the corner – maybe.

This is what Colo said after the 1-1 draw on Saturday, where the crowd got right behind the team – and that was great to see:

“We could not get the win, but it is good because we showed a different spirit and we have to say ‘thank you’ to the fans again.”

“They have been with us and we are going to need them for these next two games.” “Of course, we’ve got the character and we showed it today on the pitch.”

“Next year, we cannot take the same risk, we need to show the character before it was a mistake.” “But we are not here to look backwards; we need to look forwards to get points.”

“It’s in our hands, so we have to take the points, we don’t depend on the other teams. We have to win; we have to take the points.”

And Colo has also denied there was an altercation on the team bus after the Leicester game with Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul:

“That is not true at all.”

So why didn’t Coloccini or Tim Krul come out early last week and debunk the story,  which did the rounds in all the national newspapers?

That was not good publicity for Newcastle last week – but come to think of it there hasn’t been much of that at all this year.

Maybe we can change that by winning at QPR?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 11, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Can anyone else decipher this?

    We do have character, but only when the fans back us?

    The fans have backed us or only in the last game?

    When the sackpardew protests were taking place the teams performances improved. Is it attention on Ashley the players don’t like?

    Or is this just all complete and utter balls?

    Colo…Do you have your return home sorted yet?

  • optimistic prime

    May 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #2


    There was a Inuit female doorman in Medicine Hat in Canada who used to say something similar when telling men to meet her in the rest room.

    She was built like a Sherman tank and had no front teeth, I learned quite quick to avoid her at all costs. She loved young men 🙁

  • ScoopSouthAfrica

    May 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #3

    “It’s in our hands, so we have to take the points, we don’t depend on the other teams. We have to win; we have to take the points.”
    Exactly Collo…
    But it has been in our hands all year, seems like a light has gone off somewhere!#@$%HTL

  • Average_Contents

    May 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Well, I managed to get to the first blah then gave up

  • optimistic prime

    May 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5


    The fans must have stopped backing the team 4years ago in that case.

    More emotional blackmale.

  • BandB

    May 11, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #6

    His letter was far clearer Ibiza.
    Almost like the words of another person!


    Was she a bouncer?

  • Belfast

    May 11, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    We shouldn’t concern ourselves about Hull. We win our games we stay up. That should be our only focus. Hull can do whatever they like.

  • optimistic prime

    May 11, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8


    Ye, all the squadies where terrified of her.

  • optimistic prime

    May 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #9


    If she took a shine to you she ducked you one way or another 🙁 terrifying

  • catchy in norway

    May 11, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #10

    he is talking like he will still be here

  • blew

    May 11, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Colo writes a good letter to the fans.
    Carver tells the press he is the best coach
    in the PL.
    Both comments unbelievable.
    Keith Bishop was at the match sitting next to Charnley
    Why do I suspect a connection ?

  • criticalsteve73

    May 11, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Of subject shalke have released Kevin Prince boetang he would be a good free signing.

  • Tayls

    May 11, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Both KPB and Sidney Sam are quality players, would lve for us to move for them. Think there wages may prove a stumbling block though.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 11, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    OP…It would seem that way. May as well have said “Good fans, see, it’s your job for us to make some effort. Same time next week or you’ll go back to being bad fans”

    BandB…It is a bit like that. He must be having an off day….Probably tired after all that effort at the weekend.

  • jayphoto

    May 11, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Reckon they’ll release Colo in the summer! He has no sell on value as he won’t go anywhere but Argentina to a broke club that can’t pay transfer fees…. he want’s to go so much he’s willing to accept a tenth of the wages to do so!
    He’s an 80k a week drain on resources and his decline this season has been startling although to be fair to him he looked a lot more solid when he’s lined up with Taylor or Dummett over Williamson!
    This squad needs so much work doing to it theres no way it’ll be all done in the summer!
    Only player I would keep for the first team would be
    Janmaat and de jong and Haidara if they can keep fit.
    For the squad of 25 id keep Darlow, Elliott, Lascelles, Dummett, Cabella, Colback, Abeid, Perez,Vuckic, Armstrong and Riviere (as a 4th choice striker.)
    Would like to see Cisse stay but with 1 year left on his deal hes off lets be honest. Can’t see sissoko, tiote or krul sticking around and everyone else isn’t good enough. That’s 12 players we’d need to bring in to bring our squad upto decent level including a first choice goalkeeper, 2 first choice centre halves, 2 wingers, 2 strikers, at least one starting central midfielder.

  • dexter53

    May 11, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #16

    If Colo does go back to San Lorenzo he has this to look forward to. And they say we are passionate.

  • mecannylad

    May 11, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #17

    The lead up to the West Ham game is going to be very, very interesting for a number of reasons.
    Notwithstanding our result at QPR of course – and the results of other strugglers – NUFC supporters could be:
    a) foaming at the mouth for retribution against our owner with all manner of organised protesting out the window in favour of troublesome ad hoc demonstrations; or
    b) quietly relieved at a narrow escape and resigned to being sucked into a state of end of season inertia with empty promises.
    The truth is …. it’ll probably be somewhere in between …. with another round of bargain buys from Carr, hollow threats from a fractured fan-base …and yet another year gone before we are even started.
    Cheezuz …. what an existence.

  • geordiemark

    May 11, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #18

    all I want is colo gone at the end of the season well away from the club

  • geordiemark

    May 11, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #19


    I reckon the club is in for a shock when people start to renew there season tickets even if were relegated or not Ashley is in for a hell of a shock and as far as am concerned him and the coaches as well as the players deserve everything that’s thrown at them


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