It’s Official – This Player Going Nowhere This Summer

We’ve heard almost right through the summer that Crustal Palace manager Alan Pardew wanted to sing his former captain of Newcastle – Fabricio Coloccini – but today Crystal Palace and Alan have said they are not interested in signing th Argentine International.

So that would seem to put any rumors about Colo leaving Newcastle at and end, and he will not only stay at Newcastle for the final year of his contract, but he will be captain for the coming season too.

With this being his final year of eight years on Tyneside, he will also be motivated to do very well especially after the second half of last season which was simply a nightmare for Newcastle fans.

Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini – in action last season

This is what Crustal Palace have put out today on their web-site and it comes from Alan Pardew:

“Contrary to the rumors and reports circulating in the media, we want to confirm we have no interest in Fabricio Coloccini.”

“And although he remains my ex-captain and a great player, he will not be coming to Crystal Palace.”

And then last night during Steve McClaren’s call-in on BBC Radio Newcastle he had this to say about the captain:

“Coloccini is the most experienced player, and my dealings with him have been tremendous.”

“We’ve had long, long talks. “He wants to stay here so I am delighted,” “Do I need to change the captain? Why do I need to unsettle everything – he carries on.”

Not the question is whether Fabricio can get fit for the opening game of the season at home to Southampton on Sunday.

Colo’s has never played one minute in pre-season so maybe the best he can do is the be on the bench for the game which may see Chancel Mbemba also get a run-out on Sunday.

Maybe our best center-back pairing if we don’t bring in another center-back is Coloccini – Mbemba and with Colo in form that would be a big improvement on what we had available last season.

And we should also see both Gini Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic make their Premier league debuts on Sunday.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Colo … out

  • Spoof

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #2

    That’s a shame as he is hopeless.

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #3

    54Ian Toon // Aug 5, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    As I said a few days ago it was common knowledge at the Fulham v Palace game that Coloccini’s agent had been talking to Palace. Palace offered a 2 year contract but 3 year was sought. Pardew on BT’s , The Manager , implied that he would welcome him joining Palace.
    It’s hard to believe that our skipper is in such a strong bargaining position. Given his track record and on- going injury record.

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #4

    I think he may now be past it but even then he has had only really 1 or 2 good seasons with us, far from consistent.

    Ideally we would replace him and willo this summer but given our track record of buying players we may as well keep them until their contracts run out instead of leaving us with nobody.

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Transfer – he was selected in the Pl team of the season albeit some years ago.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Willo, Colo and Taylo pulling the cart. Have Makro and Costco watched any video?

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Just think about how long it took to get shot of Simpson.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Lets just hope there will never come a day where Obertan is picked ahead of a fit Aaron or fit Cabella!

    …we should never witness such atrocity!

    I agree Aarons needs to be introduced slowly (which is why we need an upgrade on Gouf) but if he’s doing the right thing then age shouldn’t matter.

    We just need to be weary about fatigue with a kid like Aaron.

    Graeme…good article. I read it earlier

  • hibbit

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #9

    what a waste of a shirt legs gone head not here will get some stick if he tries to sail along this season very poor captain not a leader

  • hibbit

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #10

    oberton a footballer…never

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #11

    TS…I don’t mind Willo and Saylor (prefer Colo to Saylor) staying as long as we sign another CB!

    We will register the 25 man squad the rest will not feature.

  • ScoopSouthAfrica

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    There is a strong rumor on Sky Sports Transfer Centre that after Celtic lose tonight van Dijk will be signing for Newcastle.
    I wonder who put that up!!!!!!

  • voodoo85

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Fer fails medical at Sunderland and will go back to QPR

  • Jack

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Was getting rid of Colo a good idea anyway? he is easily our best defender bar Mbemba so why did we need to remove him? I’m not saying he is great, clearly his form has been declining- possibly due to age- but that he is the best out of a bad(hopeless) bunch. He needs someone with athleticism to partner him and I’m pretty sure Mbemba fills that role well.

  • magpiesi

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #15

    I see Fer has failed his medical for sunderland to loan him.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we sign him on loan now for a cheaper fee once they find out the reason.

    He and Wijnaldum played alongside each other 3 years ago in the Dutch league and another Dutch player to complete cm and replace Abied when he goes.

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 5, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #16

    He’ll move on a free next summer in order to secure a larger salary/ wage. If he doesn’t play too much football this season he will be in better physical shape.
    RVP did the same thing at Arsenal where he was basically injured on and off for 6 years and then had a run of 18 months including moving to ManU. RVP had a great season under SAF though by the time he reached 30 all the injuries had taken there toll physically. Additionally results in loss of confidence and what was instinctive for RVP became beyond him. Stamina becomes an issue , pressing from the front was beyond him. Rarely got behind the opposition and generally ineffective at PL level. Will remember him for scoring beautiful goals.
    Talking to ManU fan who’s ST holder for much of last season he couldn’t dribble at defences, sprint through 6 yard box. Thought that he can still bury a chance from anywhere within 25 yards of goal but struggles to make his own chances.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 5, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #17

    it’s weird how lascelles seems to have been completely written off. He’s never mentioned, even though he is allegedly older than MBemba!

    I would have thought any combination that didn’t involve having to play one one or both of saylor and willo has to be looked at.

    Ideally MBemba and Lascelles or Colo sweeping behind lascelles and MBemba. To persist with the chuckle brothers is just an accident waiting to happen.

    Yes the newbies may make mistakes but saylor’s and willo’s experience can’t compensate for Willo not being any kind of a footballer and Saylor thinking he is!

    Would like the Van Dijk rumours to be true.

  • Tunami

    Aug 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #18

    colo – come out fighting and prove you can still do it – your head definitely wasn’t there towards the back half of last season but things are changing….


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