Proud Coloccini Gets New Contract – I Love This Club


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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75 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

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

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  • corkypants

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Good move

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  • corkypants

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #3

    if he didnt want to be here he wouldnt of signed

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  • Brian Pinas

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #4

    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.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #5

    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.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #6

    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!

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  • expatmag

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Lyth gone 32-1

    England heading for 59 all out………lol

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  • Graeme

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Corky – he’s taking the money, simples.

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  • La Fée Verte

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    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.

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  • Tunami

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #10

    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)

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #11

    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.

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #12

    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?

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    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

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    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.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #15

    He he he

    34-2

    England starting to worry??????

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  • hibbit

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #16

    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

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Jayphoto

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

    Colo
    Mbemba
    Saylor
    Lascelles
    Dummet
    Willo

    Even if Willo leaves I doubt another will come in.

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  • Thump

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #18

    …right.

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #19

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

    Keep an eye on your wives.

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  • geordiejp

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #20

    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.

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  • corkypants

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #21

    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!!!!

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #22

    @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

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #23

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

    “i love this club……….’s money”

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #24

    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

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #25

    COLO OUT!
    AHSLEY OUT !
    PENFOLD OUT!

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #26

    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.

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Somewhere Toonbrother is out there crying into his soured babymilk.

    Happy days! 😀

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #28

    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

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  • nut meg

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Jay
    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.

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #30

    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.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #31

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

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  • sweendog

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #32

    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.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #33

    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

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  • davis_toons

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #34

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzHzGs_A7QY

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

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  • sweendog

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #35

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

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #36

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

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Proud Coloccini Gets New Contract – I Love This Club

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

    Shocking…

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  • corkypants

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #38

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

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  • EllaGuru

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #39

    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….

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  • DaraghL

    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #40

    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)

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