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Proud Coloccini Gets New Contract – I Love This Club

2:18 pm, Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 75 Comments

Fabricio Coloccini has signed a new contract at Newcastle United and his deal has been extended by one year, and this will keep him at the club until he’s 35 in June of 2017.

If Crystal Palace had come in for him we thought he would get a two year deal there – so it seems that Steve McClaren wants him at the club as his captain over the next two years, and therefore Newcastle gave him a one year extension, which is probably what he asked for.

This is a good move by the Newcastle head coach and Steve seems to have full confidence in the Argentine International.

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Steve McClaren with his captain Fab Coloccini

That means he will have been at Newcastle nine years since he signed for us back in the summer of 2008, for £10.3M from Deportivo in Spain, when Kevin Keegan was the manager.

This is what Coloccini said on the club’s web-site:

“I am very happy to have signed a new contract. I have been here for seven years and I love this club. I feel part of the family at Newcastle United.”

“Headlines and speculation are normal when a player only has one year left on their contract, but the club have shown they want to keep me and that has made me feel very happy and very proud.”

“I am also very happy to continue as the captain of this football club. Captaining Newcastle makes me so proud. I am not from this city or this country, and so to be given the responsibility of wearing the armband every week is a very special thing.”

Good words from Colo there.

Newcastle’s  head coach Steve McClaren said this:

“From day one at the club, Fabricio has been a stand-out character and I’m delighted we have secured his future with us.

“Once we sat down together to iron things out, I knew straight away his heart was with the club and the new contract was agreed very quickly. Fabricio is my captain.”

“He is a leader, hugely respected throughout the club and a top-class player on top of that.”

Steve McClaren seems to have decided very quickly that not only did he see Colo was one of our best players in training, but he said he has long talks with him ever since he arrived it seems there’s a great partnership there between the two of them.

It seems like a win-win for both men and one of the challenges Steve has had since he came in is to clean up the mess we had at the end of last season.

A lot of that has been giving confidence back to the Newcastle players, and it shows how good Steve’s man-management is.

Colo getting a year extension to his contract and being the captain is another reason why we would now be very surprised if Newcastle bring in another top center-back this summer.

It seems we’ll see a Colo-Mbemba central partnership and Jamaal Lascelles and one from Mike Williamson or Steve Taylor will be the back-ups.

It could be that Mike Williamson will leave before September, and he gets an awful lot of criticism from the fans, but he’s played well in pre-season, and he’s a better player than most give him credit for.

For £1M from Portsmouth in January of 2010 he’s been a bargain but for us.

Coloccini has always said he wanted to finish his career at Newcastle, and he’ll get his wish now, and will retire in two years time – but hopefully not before he takes Newcastle into the top six in the Premier League once again.

He will obviously be completely committed to Newcastle and we expect (and hope) he will be back to his best very soon.

Wonder if he’ll be fit for Sunday’s game against Southampton?

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Tags: Compensation · Contracts · Fabricio Coloccini · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League

75 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    An absolute disgrace. He doesn’t want to be there, he isn’t good enough to be there. Too old, Too slow.

  • 2 corkypants // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Good move

  • 3 corkypants // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    if he didnt want to be here he wouldnt of signed

  • 4 Brian Pinas // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Love Colo. He gets way too much stick. In a better team, better managed, this year he’ll show his class.

    I agree with Pards on this, Colo at his best reads the game like Bobby Moore.

  • 5 Graeme // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Evidently it is a 1 year contract with the option of a further year – we could be stuck with paying him until 17/18 season ffs.

  • 6 nut meg // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    I don’t mind if he’s the club captain but absolutely stupid to have him team captain,he has zero credentials for the job!

  • 7 expatmag // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Lyth gone 32-1

    England heading for 59 all out………lol

  • 8 Graeme // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Corky – he’s taking the money, simples.

  • 9 La Fée Verte // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    He’s good on the ball and will fit in well with the new style of playing out from the back that McClaren is after.

  • 10 Tunami // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    it is a good move – now his head is in the right place see what a difference he makes – if he has a bad start to the season I’ll eat humble pie – but better that than him going to Palace and having a blinder against our new strike force – which is what usually happens when we send someone to a rival (apart from Andy Carroll of course)

  • 11 Noel Worst // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Find these comments hard to take from both of them given his history of wanting away, phantom injuries before derbies, his annual ‘injury’ mid-season so he can have an holiday back home, his lack of leadership on the pitch and his ducking of post-match interviews after heavy defeats.

    Hopefully this is a signal his head is back in the game, I’ll be watching him closely to see if anything in his manner has changed.

  • 12 jayphoto // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    not sure how Pardew set up really was to the best of coloccini,
    If McClaren wants to implement a possession based style Coloccini might be better suited, hes good with the ball.
    Needs to play alongside pace though! Think we might sign another CB as not 100% Mbemba and Lascelles at just 20 will be seen as Premier league ready yet?

  • 13 WWSBRD // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    HAS to be on a lower wage surely? Very odd news, McClaren must of talked the talk to him though because he wanted to go back home to Argentina no doubt about that

  • 14 will die for the toon army // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Mcclaren has got e experience he wants. Am old player to take care of the kids
    Mbemba Colo lets see where it takes us.
    Janmmatt……Mbemba….Colo. ……Dummett
    is ok.

  • 15 expatmag // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    He he he


    England starting to worry??????

  • 16 hibbit // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    not the clubs normal way a top earner pound for pound not value for money ……. can not work it out a poor decision by the club should have took what we could for him not give him a contract extension

  • 17 Noel Worst // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:33 PM


    McClaren likes Saylor, so I doubt it. Worryingly he thought he played excellently against Gladbach.


    Even if Willo leaves I doubt another will come in.

  • 18 Thump // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:34 PM


  • 19 Noel Worst // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    I imagine there has been developments with his family back in Argentina. Probably split from his partner.

    Keep an eye on your wives.

  • 20 geordiejp // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    dont mind about colo signing, he can actually play football not like our other CB flops… I just want aarons signed up long term now.

  • 21 corkypants // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    its a good move specially if he is being lined up to be a coach.

    its fine saying he is crap but who wasnt crap during last season. Under mcclaren he will be back to his best. his injuries are probably down to his age. it doesnt say any where he is gunna start every game. We really need to steady the ship and what better way than getting your captain to sign a new contract very smart business by steve mc.

    all we need now is the rolando contract sorted asap!!!!

  • 22 jayphoto // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    @Noel Worst – I quite like taylor to be fair. Takes him 10 games to get any fitness or form though and he’s usually injured after 15..Can’t rely on him over a season!
    Williamson shouldn’t really be anywhere near the squad though

  • 23 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    they left off the last part of that quote. what he really said was

    “i love this club……….’s money”

  • 24 will die for the toon army // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Now no new CB. Get a better back up than Willo. And we good to go. That Venezuela striker is good has good stats.

    We need a new striker not yet convinced with Pappis and Mitrovic no competition. Add another to spice thing up.

    Buy Back up CB and a striker.

    Sell Willo, Good, Fergie. I wld keep Obertan and Goufrann for one more year

  • 25 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:37 PM


  • 26 OneAlanShearer // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Colo staying is not a bad thing but not bringing in 3 more class players would be. We need to be competitive all season not half of it.

  • 27 GeordieDan // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Somewhere Toonbrother is out there crying into his soured babymilk.

    Happy days! 😀

  • 28 jayphoto // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    A new Rolando Aarons contract be great business! Kid looks like hes got that mentality that seperates the best from the good.
    Mitrovic and Wijnaldum are huge signings also. Reckon the club will still bring in a winger and a striker but doubt we’ll see a CB now

  • 29 nut meg // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    He is not a good defender and that’s his job,and as a captain he fails miserably.He maybe ok in the dressing room but we need a leader on the field & he isn’t the man for the job. That must encourage Willo & Taylor to knock on Charnley’s door to ask for a contract extension.

  • 30 Bobbybee // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Jay, from what I’ve seen of him, which is mainly video plus on Saturday at right back, i reckon he’s ready now. His CL performances alone show how good he is. A tackle is a tackle. Reading it works anywhere. He was bought for that quality, not as for the future. I’d play all the new lads. If they tire, which at their age I’d be surprised, sub them. They need to learn what the pl is all about and there’s only one way to get that experience.

  • 31 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    nut meg
    he WAS a good defender. Those days have passed.

  • 32 sweendog // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    I think Colo-Mbemba would be a good partnership, key part of this is protection from midfield, they’d non of that last season. Colo does read the game well and has a lot of skill. Glad to hear he’s staying but I hope its partly to help train or ease in the youngsters.

  • 33 hibbit // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    noel…. his wife and kids are back in newcastle and have been for a while he has just spent a fortune on there jesmond house

  • 34 davis_toons // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Glad that i witness this era.
    ..the team was declining though..after kk.

  • 35 sweendog // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    jayphoto .. agreed, if Colo gets a contract wheres Aarons?

  • 36 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    exactly this is ahuge step backwards. Not sure how everyone else doesnt see it.

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Proud Coloccini Gets New Contract – I Love This Club

    – I love 80k a week which no one else would pay!!


  • 38 corkypants // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Nutmeg:- how do you know he is a bad leader on the pitch have you played with him.

  • 39 EllaGuru // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    There goes our chance of getting a second CB in…. for the next TWO seasons.
    This is not a progressive move. Its the usual with NUFC. One step forward, two steps back….

  • 40 DaraghL // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    There was a point where any man in the stadium would let him shag his wife….maybe again soon.

    Lets be optimistic! (Google the meaning, I forgot too)

  • 41 Noel Worst // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:51 PM


    Hope that is true. Glad it’s resolved and hopefully will be a huge weight off him. I’m still skeptical and he’ll have to convince me on the pitch!

  • 42 Bobbybee // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    No sweat about Aarons. He’s in his final year of his contract, but NUFC have the option of a further 12 months, so no rush. It’s to everybody’s advantage to see how he progresses until January at the earliest. The better he shows, the better his contract. We get to see if his hamstring was a one off. Everybody happy.

  • 43 will die for the toon army // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Aarons is going to get a new contract. If he doesn’t it wld go against all Ashely stands for.

  • 44 nut meg // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    I see it almost every game,his head is the first to go down! The team look for leadership from the captain when things aren’t going well on the pitch. Collo turns away & looks at the ground.

  • 45 Ron Knee // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Is he even fit?

  • 46 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    For years we have been saying that Newcastle have to keep some players over 30 to give experience in the squad and we are now actually doing it !! Looks like Mclaren has a much bigger say than Pardew

    If (and its a big if) Colo is back in the mood and wants to try hard etc then he can be a big asset especially if Mbemba is as good as everyone thinks

    I know Colo has had personal issues but also I think he did not enjoy playing under Carver or Pardew for a lot of it maybe the work Mclaren and Cathro are doing has made him want to play on ? That can only be a good thing

    Arsenal and Chelsea do 1 year deals every year with the senior guys so there is no reason why we should not do it

  • 47 davis_toons // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    we have great defenders.. that can bring the ball out of danger and forward..they have football brains…

    Watson and Albert was both good at their feet.

    Colo was good and we needed another smart and strong defender.

    Colo close down spaces and when he go forward the other guy CD should be ready to clear anything that happens to comes into the box.

    The problem is Willo does not have the capabilities to do that and when Colo tag with Staylor it is much more effective as he is much more agile than Willo.

  • 48 Our Toon // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Alot of nonsense being spouted on here. If he’s signed an extention then no doubt it’s for a reduction in wage which is only a good thing.

    Those who are blasting Colo are the same ones who think Cabella will come good because pardew and carver have left. Couldn’t the same be said for all the others at the club?

    One thing alot seem to forget is that Colo stuck with the club when we got relegated, he could just as easily have jumped ship and we wouldn’t have come straight back up. He’s been a good servant for this club.

    I don’t particularly like him as a defender or by some of the stories I’ve heard about him but it’s obvious the players respect him and so do the coaching staff. I’d rather keep Colo than Saylor or Willo!!

  • 49 will die for the toon army // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    We have a good squad in ranking.
    GK: Krul, Darlow, Elliot
    RB: Janmmatt, Bigi
    LB: Dummett, Haidara
    CB: Colo, Mbemba, Taylor, ?????, Lasceles
    CM: Cheick, Colback, Anita, Abeid
    CAM: Wijnaldum, De Jong
    RM: Sissoko, Perez, Obertan
    LM: Cabella, Aarons, Goufrann
    F: Mitrovic, Cisse, ??????, Rivere.

  • 50 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 6, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    This is an innings to show the Aussies, Pass 60 with 7 wickets in hand!

    on a serious note though Adam Lyth needs to be replaced.

    On Colo, He’ll play well with Mbemba

  • 51 TudorCrisps // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    starting back four


    obviously Mbemba is going to be given time to adapt and cant see any more defenders coming in, although I would have liked to see cover or some one pushing Janmaat for his spot, We have a good few that can play left back and have 5 CB

  • 52 Our Toon // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Bobby bee

    Spot on about Aarons, he’s got another 24 months before his contract runs out. The lad needs to stay fit though, alot love him and hopefully he shows what he can do this year to EARN a new contract. At the minute he’s as useful as Kieron Dyers hamstrings…..If he’s struggling with injuries at 18 or 19 it’s not going to get much better for him.

  • 53 corkypants // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Nutmeg i think last season it was a collective failure not just the failing of the captain nobody looked interested in the second half of the season and that is the managers fault for not motivating his players!

    its fine saying they should be motivated anyway but when your playing for coach or manager you dont want to play for it becomes a lot harder to motivate yourself especially when things are going bad.

  • 54 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    or even 8 wickets in hand lol

  • 55 will die for the toon army // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Colo is a loyal servant and has been with us Since he was 23 yrs old. He has seen e good the bad and the ugly. Happy times and the bad times who to keep at the club and b the Captain than the man Capt. CAAAAAAVEEEEEMAN.

  • 56 Our Toon // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    The thing that makes the most sense about getting Colo to sign for an additional year is come next summer both Willo and Saylor will be out of contract, I’d rather replace 2 defenders than 3

  • 57 corkypants // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Our toon hopefully lascelles comes good aswell as dummet improving we might not need 2 maybe just 1

  • 58 lochinvar // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Is Colo the ” big surprise” signing ?

    Cilla ( bless her ) would have loved this ” Surprise, Surprise”

    Or is there still a big surprise in the pipeline….?

  • 59 Brummie // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    I’ll rather have Colo in the team than Willo. His a waste of a shirt. Rather sell Willo and sign Barton as spare lol

  • 60 will die for the toon army // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    There is no surprise we r done for e summer.

  • 61 nufc 11 // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    WTF. a new deal give me a fcuking break its back to penny pinching 101 from the club here. Colo alone was the catalyist for the shambles the back 4 were in last season willo was made scapegoat but this man was a fcuking joke. I remmeber the Leicester away game he ran out to block the ball and ducked his head down so he wouldnt take it in the face at schoolboy level youd get sent home for that and by the way this our captain our leader and the top earner he has commited countless other offences he should have been ran out of the club let alone given a new deal good to see where the priorities lay Rolando Aarons will prob walk for free bcoz the deal he should have been offered was offset against Colo’s new deal you couldnt fcuking make it up.

  • 62 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Our Toon
    he stuck with the club because no on else was willing to pay his wages. lets be realistic here.

  • 63 Sliema // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Anyone know Toonbrother’s real identity? Someone should check he’s not topped himself.

  • 64 Our Toon // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:22 PM


    That’s utter rubbish and you know it mate. You make it sound like he’s on 150k or more, let’s have some realism from you mate. 60k per week for a prem player is nothing, plenty of talk about him going to Sevilla in Spain but he came out and said he wasn’t going to leave!!

  • 65 magscar // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Big surprise! I hadn’t realised he was re-united with his family back in Newcastle.

    Another indication that Ashley is actually leaving decisions to the Board/McClaren as this would not have happened last season. New contract for an over 30 player !

    McClaren presumably hasn’t seen him play other than on Tuesday’s training session so is presumably going on past performances and his discussions with Colo. If he can get back to say his form of 2 seasons ago with a settled home life and different and (on-field !)partner and tactics that suit him then may be worth it. Feel this has McClaren’s total backing and isn’t simply Charnley.

    Still would like a new CB but not sure whether this news is an indication of continuing problems in getting the right player in this summer or a totally independent decision. Hopefully it will mean however that Colo isn’t going to coast along as I feared if he had stayed with just the 1 year left.

  • 66 derekm // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Crikey did we really pay £7 million for a back up goalkeeper and a centre half that can’t get in ahead of Williamson? If I were Lascelles I’d consider retirement.

  • 67 beefman13 // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    A new contract for no speak Colo, what the hell has he done over the last two seasons to deserve this, not right at all, cannot believe it.

  • 68 davis_toons // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    For now there is no way we can buy players like.. e.g Albert strong and can bring ball out of danger.

    Colo is not the worst.
    We got to keep our better players in each department and Colo is one.

    I believe that our young coach is doing something good

    I’m starting to see something good in Mclaren… Good Team cannot be built in a season, lets hope it continue.

    ..some says that Colo keeps his head down. Yes ..thats his weakness but do compare that with other statistics with other defenders and you will find that Colo CUTS ALOT of BALLS DOWN and that makes up alot.

    He even heads better and is more skillful than the rest.

    So many danger that could results in a goal was disrupted
    ( why bother with his head looking down..looking away, of course we will find it irritating if that results in a goal, thats why La Liga is something different)

    With his reading of the game. And with this talent he was in the national team. In KK era, he will be a good and useful defender in an attacking manner.

    (Look at videos on how Colo intercept a danger once he sense the other team is building up..also check out his youth world cup as well)

    He is not the Typical WALL BRICK ROBOTIC defender that you are looking for.

  • 69 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Our toon

    all there was was talk, you think sevilla was going to pay him 65k? how do you not see he was holding out for more money? if he starts sunday, you must admit it was all a scam.

  • 70 bobby mango // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Can’t believe this. And people still think Ashley has kept his word?

  • 71 davis_toons // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    “I’d rather keep Colo than Saylor or Willo!!”

    Very True.

  • 72 Ozzy // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    They should have better given new contract to Jonas

  • 73 davis_toons // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Agreed. Jonas was another..that shld be given a backup contract thou…with that not given.. i hope the club will makeup with more promising youth players coming into the club.

  • 74 davis_toons // Aug 6, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    MA and Team..doesn’t extend contract for nothing.

  • 75 terencelim // Aug 6, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Good news for toonbrother.

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