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Coloccini Hints At Longer Stay At Newcastle

5:14 pm, Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 147 Comments

Steve McClaren seemed delighted to have Coloccini pledge his future to Newcastle last week, well at least for the next couple of years,  and we have to give Colo credit for playing so well on Sunday with a new partner at the back – the impressive Chancel Mbemba – it was Colo’s first game since we beat West Ham 2-0 in that critical final game of the season.

Fabricio has been talking to BBC Radio Newcastle today, and it seems he wants to keep playing and maybe past the two years he has signed up to play at Newcastle.

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Fabricio Coloccini in action on Sunday

Crystal Palace were willing to give Colo a three year deal to move to London, which would keep him playing until he was 36,  but he got a one year extension at Newcastle which will keep him on Tyneside until June of 2017.

This is what Colo has told BBC Radio Newcastle today:

“I had a few offers to leave the club, but I said my first choice is to be here.” “I felt proud because – I want to be here. I feel part of this club and this city.”

“I expect to be fit and play every game.” “I would like to finish my career in Europe, maybe here.” “I try to speak in the present. I have a contract for two years, but in the future I don’t know what will happen.”

“I would like to finish my career in Europe, but maybe I will play a few years in Argentina if I feel OK.”

It will depend on how Colo plays this season, but it does seem that Colo is open to playing for Newcastle past his two year deal on Tyneside.

And if he plays well in the coming season for Steve McClaren, it wouldn’t surprise us too much if Newcastle extend his contract for another year next summer.

Colo’s style is well suited to play for a few years yet – since he ‘s such a good reader of the game, as he demonstrated on Sunday.

He was also never quick so he will not exactly lose any speed – since he never had any to start with.


Maybe if Newcastle are to do really well this season in Steve McClaren’s first year on Tyneside,  it means the captain will have to do well.

We hope that happens – and if it does don’t be surprised if Fabricio gets another one year extension to his current deal.

From what he says above – that would be very acceptable to Coloccini.

Comments welcome.

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

147 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Colo out

  • 2 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    I honestly think our youth system needs a shake up I don’t think Beardo is the right man for the job

  • 3 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:23 PM


    was it you who recommended zeus for kodi
    I installed it and nothing works wondered if u had a clue as to why

  • 4 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    No it was Reilly and I downladed it and found nowt works too so I uninstalled it mate

  • 5 lochinvar // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Sky report suggests a January transfer then as no one will pay QPR the inflated £15m they want and need
    As we’ve been telling you, our sources say Charlie Austin has been offered a new contract by QPR and that’s prompted another change in the betting on his future.
    The Londoners are now regarded as favourites to hold Austin’s registration when the transfer window shuts early next month – the striker is 9/4 to be at Loftus Road at that point.
    Tottenham are out to 11/2 to land the player who lit up the Premier League last season. Newcastle and Everton, who have also been favourites to sign Austin in recent days, can be backed at 6/1 and 8/1

  • 6 Belfast // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Just goes to show you what a joke the betting markets are. He was 10/1 to remain at Qpr two days ago.

  • 7 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM


    that’s a shame it looked quite good

  • 8 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    I still have a feeling we’ll sign Austin

  • 9 Belfast // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    He’ll probably end up at Leicester on the last day if the status quo remains.

    That’s my prediction 🙂

  • 10 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:33 PM


    I don’t think we will sign him
    I am expecting a few for the under 21s and that’s it

  • 11 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Colo has been swayed by all the fan-mail he recieved from Toonbrother.

  • 12 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    I think we’ll sign Austin and a winger although a cb would be preferable

  • 13 JP...from The Rock // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    We need defenders in ASAP!! Colo to me is past it. Haidara is not good enough to be a starter and at RB we have no cover.

    When that is sorted we need a fast Winger preferbly one that can play on either side.

    Then and only then should we think of bolstering our attack even more.

  • 14 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:35 PM


  • 15 Ibizatoon // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Does anyone else here that running water? Sounds like someone running a nice hot warm bath…

    Toonbrother…It just isn’t worth it mate.

    “Maybe here” isn’t much of a hint mind.

    “What is his name? Colo!”

    “Where does he wanna be? Maybe here!”

    Phwoar, what a captain.

  • 16 Sazzer // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Take a Chancel on me
    I think the first team upgrade in coaching will influence our
    youth. Ian Cathro invented is own system I’m sure Beardsley will incorporate a lot of new stuff.

  • 17 will die for the toon army // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    I think our squad is enough for the season at the front. Its tge defence that we really need to improve.

    Either buy a LB and RB then move Dummett to CB.

    Or Buy a RB and CB then keep Durmett at LB.

    CF with Rivere injured. I really see Perez as a winger not a Forward. So we might have a gap there but with Marvuex going to be given his chance. Then we will b ok.

    Then we r good to go.

  • 18 Belfast // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Hold on here….. I can see Orville but I can’t see Keith?

    Orville where is Keith? 🙂

  • 19 toonbrother // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    If we get relegated (which is a certainty with him involved) we’ll be right at home in the championship or league 1

  • 20 toonbrother // Aug 12, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Colo is a championship level defender. He’ll be in his element when we get relegated

  • 21 dok - the horrid colonial // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    slams door in the face of toonbother, as Ibiza really beetlejuiced him up

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:02 PM


    no one is a bigger fan of Beardo than me, but I’ve now just heard too many people say he’s not a good coach.

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    shock horror

    an attack on colo by guess who….!

  • 24 Mister Tuff // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    blackley – you’ve had two pops already trying to start a ruck. I do not call all fellow bloggers knackers because I have a differing opinion on football matters to them – that should be quite obvious. Yet another twisting of reality by yourself.
    I will use the word knacker if someone is behaving like a knacker.
    It seems that you are again revving up from a mouse like restart on the blog – to your own argumentative best.

  • 25 Belfast // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Is Toonbrother Indian Magpie by any chance?

  • 26 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Honestly Colo is a decent CB when up to speed and gelled with his cb partner. Toonbrother seriously enough is enough. Has the long haired one been slipping your wife one or summat?

  • 27 dok - the horrid colonial // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:12 PM


    we all know the song…. methinks it really happened…

  • 28 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    hahaha Dok

  • 29 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Mason Holgate is having a medical at Everton!

  • 30 Our Toon // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Colo staying can only be good for some of the younger lads in the squad, especially the young defenders who will learn from him, his experiences of playing the game. Money can’t buy what he brings off the pitch for these lads.

  • 31 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    You keep calling people knackers for expressing their opinions if you want. Better than your mate who calls them liars on the basis of zero evidence. You will continue to call people knackers, I’ve no doubt. Just think of my words every time you do. I’ve made my point. I won’t be drawn in any further.

  • 32 Ibizatoon // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Belfast…Not sure, but I can see a tw@. How are you anyway, other than a tw@, of course?

  • 33 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    I used to rate Colocinni pretty highly, but in one on one situations he gets absolutely obliterated, and he’s weak in the air, not to mention his on pitch leadership skills are virtually non – existent.

    That said he still reads the game well and is calm on the ball and can play it out. I don’t think him and Mbrmba can play together or we will be undone with almost every ball into the box with pace and height.

    I’d like to see Mbemba get the nod as he just looks like a great player. Sure he needs some game time and development but he’s got it all and showed good glimpses of it on Sun.

  • 34 dok - the horrid colonial // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    by the way, TFL, how you feeling these days?

  • 35 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    its working for me lads,just update then reboot.its 1 of the best plus there will be an epg coming out soon

  • 36 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Colo Out

  • 37 Sazzer // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Re-post this:
    Amartey & Holgate seem to be the type of link you get when a player is close to another club and #NUFC scouted them one time and moved on.

    Amartey looks closest to Leicester, Holgate closest to Everton and Vestergaard closest to Newcastle.

  • 38 Mister Tuff // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Blackley – when you start your antics again -just think what my retort would be – perhaps knacker.

  • 39 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:21 PM


    what version u got

  • 40 Jib // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:21 PM



  • 41 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:25 PM


    heres the repo.

  • 42 Ibizatoon // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Sorry, I’ll let you play with your new counterpart.

    Bit of De La Soul tonight.

    3 is the magic number folks.

  • 43 toon kk // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Our squad lacks experience in certain areas.
    MA regime of buying very young players is a good idea if they hit the ground running, if not we’ll never get the best out of them. So colo’s experience is ok to have for up and coming player’s.

  • 44 martoon // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    I know kodi works well on Android boxes but does anybody use the windows version on their laptops – I wondered if it was worth installing for sports etc?

  • 45 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    martoon,yeah it will work great,il help you out if you need it.

  • 46 dok - the horrid colonial // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM


    I thought the answer was 42…. 🙂

  • 47 the broons // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:31 PM


    Works well on my tablet so it should work perfectly fine on a computer.

  • 48 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:33 PM


    that’s worked cheers

  • 49 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    I have reinstalled zeus, updated and rebooted and it still doesn’t work

  • 50 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    chancel you must be doing suming wrong your

  • 51 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    I can’t see what though Reilly

  • 52 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    by reboot do you mean the kodi app or my android box?

  • 53 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    try the link in post 42 chancel.
    another good thing to have if your using kodi,

    it gives you a list of what channels around the world are showing the match.

  • 54 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    close kodi then just switch your box off.

  • 55 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    tried it won’t work, will have to investigate

  • 56 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:44 PM


    hit the update button

  • 57 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Have you tried switching it off then switching it back on again?


  • 58 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Which Plugin do you use on kodi for the matches? I tried navi-x but I couldn’t find any of the channels the last match was on. 🙁

  • 59 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    I believe that refs get together pre season and decide which team will not get any penalties in their favour.

    It was us last season and probably will be again this one, Sunday confirmed that for me.

  • 60 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    follow this guide tsunki.

  • 61 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    I genuinely think the reason we didn’t get pens last year was simply because of our low average residency in the opposition area. The ones the other day we’re a bit soft. Our time will come though. One day we will win a match by three of them.

  • 62 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Nice one really 😉 I’ll have a bash at chucking that in on the tablet later.

  • 63 reilly // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    or if you only want footy follow this guide.

  • 64 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Really? Reilly.

  • 65 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 6:59 PM


    I use p2p streams and sprts devil robinhood

    always find our matches on there

  • 66 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Yep footy only seems safer ha ha

  • 67 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    It has to be better than those crappy flash streams they do my crust in

  • 68 spaghetti bandit // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    I think too many ppl are quick to scapegoat haidara and would remove him from tha team way prematurely,, if dummet had been playing Sunday we wouldn’t of equalised as he wouldn’tof got past his man n put a ball in albeit it was deflected but so was his cross pre season which ended up getting an own goal,, also as much as I like janmaat best player last season if haidara got beat like tht from a standing jump he’d be getting pelters,, mbemba aswell he jus let pelle jump freely for the first goal free header and he was within 2 yards of him yet everyone blaming haidara coz he didn’t clear th ball down from the cross if you go watch it again it’s obertan who is basically centre mid who gives th lad acres to get a cross in haidara runs over but by the time gets no where near,, think some ppl like to give new signings a blind eye to faults they make especially big money signings,, I actually think mbemba giving a run in the team will prove to be a shrewd signing got pace to burn which we have lacked at the back for aslong as I can remember,, thoughts??

  • 69 beermonkey // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:07 PM


    I had a nice hd stream this week

  • 70 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Certainly. By all means. Let’s have Colo play CB for us until he’s 90. Think how economical that will be for Mike. And by then our goals allowed will match his age….Harrumph!

  • 71 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Once you stream into somebody’s back pocket, all other streams are timid by comparison. That’s what beermonkey tells me at any rate….

  • 72 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    As you get older your streaming gets intermittent. That’s what they tell me……

  • 73 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Fong the evil doers within wor club! Fong them I say! Show no mercy!!! etc. etc.

  • 74 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    A lot of you have been asking “G2 what’s to be done aboot crappy flash streams?” I think you know lads. I really do…..

  • 75 Average_Contents // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    The nbcsn add-on is pretty decent. Vdubt isn’t bad either lads.

    Outside of kodi, mobdro is pretty decent for sky sports and BT sports.

    Showbox is excellent for films and TV shows.

  • 76 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Fong the streamers of crappy flash I say!!! Fong them!!! Have they no decency? Where do they get off streaming crappy flash??? Harrumph!….

  • 77 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Who’s back pocket were you working on at the time beermonkey @69 mate? I hope it was Ashley’s. A good heavy duty stream in his back pocket…..

  • 78 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Hello? Is anyone there? Let’s stick together on these problems lads. I can’t do it all by myself after all…….Harrumph!

  • 79 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    And of course you should all try Manly Men Films Inc. for the real thing lads. Manly films for manly men. That’s what I always say when I’m not saying fong them!!!

  • 80 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    If anyone knows how to cast from Kodi or direct to the TV over ip…..

  • 81 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    I hope this has helped your cause Great Tsukini mate….

  • 82 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    For a so called expert you disappeared sharpish when I asked if you could help me out on a parrot problem G2.

  • 83 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Well that was a personal matter between you and your parrot Great Tsukini mate. I don’t like to interfere in those sorts of things. I mean look what happened to Ibiza with those parrots strapped to his legs on that overseas flight….Harrumph.

  • 84 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    So G2. Could you help me out with a problem I’m having with Parrots?

  • 85 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    I warned him about using parrot gags but did he listen???

  • 86 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    I might Great Tsukini. I’m not saying I will, but I might. It depends on the problem you see. I can’t give out guarantees. I mainly work with budgies as you well know.

  • 87 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Unless it has something to do with that dodgy parrot porn ring you were running that is……

  • 88 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Well ok here goes. I’ve got one in my car and it’s pretty loud but so far I can’t get it to quieten down or even turn the stereo off when I’m talking.

  • 89 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    If don’t know how it’s done it but it’s even lost my phone book, it won’t give it to me even if I twist it’s knob.

  • 90 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    …It just makes this squawking sound and goes to sleep.

  • 91 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    I see…..hmmm. So you’re saying the parrot is bossing you about in your vehicle then??? Have you tried the Manly Men Rechargeable Parrot Prod? Very handy at close quarters. Just stuns them a bit but improves their attitude enormously……

  • 92 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Do you think I need to plug something into it at the back?

  • 93 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    There’s nothing about this problem in the manual.

  • 94 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Strange though it’s supposed to have a blue tooth, I’m just not seeing it

  • 95 beefman13 // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Ed, am sorry but Colo did not have that clever of a game, every prem team knows how to play the fella, once u get behind him he’s done, hopeless at defending crosses yea i know “yawn” for me he would make a very gud sweeper “city council haha” or sitting in front of the back 4 as he is actually good on the ball, but come on u’ve had more than enough out of NUFC and I could not see anyone else paying Shirley Temple that sort of bit.

  • 96 doofa the loofa // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Modern technology… load of shite…. give me smoke signals any day….

  • 97 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    No don’t go messing about at the back Tsukini mate. That will have you up on a parrot sex crime charge in no time. Stay at the front. Look your parrot in the eyes and say the words “Manly Men Rechargeable Parrot Prod” in a firm tone.

  • 98 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    I tried that voice thing G2. It just phones the police.

  • 99 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    I warned you not to give it its own mobile Tsukini mate. Spare the Prod, spoil the Parrot I always say…….

  • 100 check the toastie // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    It was a very bad decision not to let Collocini move on and get a proper Centre Back signed, however there is still time, Taylor should start with Mbemba once he drop a bit of lard. Waster.

  • 101 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    If enough of you are having parrot problems I can probably throw together an online course for you lot. Just let me know……

  • 102 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Fong that waster Saylor I say!!! Fong him into fitness!!!

  • 103 doofa the loofa // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    My life problems seem so inconspicuous!! 🙂

  • 104 GeordieTwo // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Tell us about them doofus mate. We can help. Look what I’ve already done for the Great Tsukini…..

  • 105 doofa the loofa // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Haha… not got any massive ones!! .. just trying to lighten the mood as usual!! But thanks for the caring gesture.. very nice.. 🙂

  • 106 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Reilly wahoo it’s working now 🙂

  • 107 doofa the loofa // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Do me best.. 😉

  • 108 doofa the loofa // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Were on the big up now lads believe.. bout time i know but were gonna be great again… 🙂

  • 109 Tsunki // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Thanks G2 I`ve sorted it, I wired it straight to the battery and then screwed it under the passenger side footwell. Its behaving itself now.

  • 110 Ron Knee // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Pompey playing well.

  • 111 lochinvar // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    “Eva Carnerio, Eva Carnerio, Eva Carnerio, Eva Carnerio ”

    The one chant all clubs should use when facing Chelsea – need to show Moanrinio that you can’t mistreat your staff like that. Or break the rules on ensuring that players are properly treated when injured. Imagine the consequences if the Doctor hadn’t reached Muamba on the pitch.
    Moanrinio’s becoming a painful irritant and is no longer amusing.

  • 112 doofa the loofa // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    10 years time Chelsea wont be able to compete with us..

  • 113 Copenhagen Toon // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Get Jannik Vestergaard in.

    Those of you who don’t know the lad will be very happy once you see him on the pitch.

    From what I know of Mbemba – him , Colo and Vestergaard (maybe Lescelles) could be a very decent defensive trio to rotate.

    He is a very very good player and his potential is great.

    Don’t quite believe that it will happen, but I’be been thinking , before the link, that he would be perfect for us. That signing would settle a lot of defensive worries for the next few years.

  • 114 Harley // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Can anyone help me please?

    I’m having a debate with a friend and they say the attendance on Sunday was 37,000. I’m sure it was loads higher.

    Does anyone know a website where I can obtain this info. I’ve looked everywhere but can’t find it.

    Thank you.

  • 115 Rotonda heights // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    i think it was 49000 +

  • 116 Jib // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    I’m watching Killie v The Bhoys
    Watch a strange matchday experience being a Celtic fan must be.
    At the mo’ they’re going through their full repetoire of Irish rebels songs and watching underwater footy.
    The singing is great , the footy shyte.
    Josh Magennis just missed a sitter but the Celtic fans went easy on him cos he’s Irish.
    Ha ha ha

  • 117 Jib // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Attendance: 49,710 (incorrectly given as 49,019 in some reports) including owner Mike Ashley. The Saints brought 1,250 fans with them.

  • 118 Rotonda heights // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:27 PM


    we should get eva carneiro in for derek weight.
    chelsea were bottom of the injury table last season, plus she’s much better looking. agreed mourinho was just being a d–k

  • 119 jazzyp // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    The official attendance at the match was 49,000 mate

  • 120 Jail for Ashley // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Try in the match report link, sure it was 49K though.

  • 121 Jib // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    I’m enduring this torture to assess Virgil van Dijk.
    It would take him a season to get used to the PL.

  • 122 Ron Knee // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    From NUFC website:
    Attendance: 49,710 (1,250 Southampton)

  • 123 Jib // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Wow Magennis equalised for Killie
    Van Dijk statuesque in defence

  • 124 Jail for Ashley // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Celtic already got Van Dijk for the bargain price we would be willing to pay for him, it’s not happening.

  • 125 Levi // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    How do we rate Haïdara?
    Good left back?
    Good going forward but bad in defense?
    Or just not good enough all round?
    I really don’t know how I feel about him

  • 126 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    fella over tannoy at SJP said 49,710

  • 127 Jib // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Sorry was Ambrose
    The Kilmarnock centre halfs look better than Celtic’s

  • 128 jazzyp // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:37 PM


    I think Haidara has a lot of potential mate, but he was truly shocking that first half sunday.
    I don’t know if it was because he had Obershocker in front of him or not, But it was not his best game

  • 129 SUTTY1978 // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Impressive turnout considering it’s usually about 46k for the first home game due to lots of people on holiday. Remember it being that against arsenal on the opening day and they had 3k away fans. Doesn’t look like there are too many people interested in boycotting now

  • 130 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:45 PM


    I think the protests have called a truce for now I mean we got rid of all of the useless twats and replaced them with a potentially quality set of coaches who should be able to play the brand of football that we all want to see !!

    The players we have signed in the window have been great but we need more and I feel it could come back to haunt us about November / December if we have a bad run of injuries and form the fans could be restless by then

    Also if we sell our best player in January it will kick off big time I feel that the derby is the most crucial game if we can get the win the feel good factor will come back and Mclaren will get a lot of time from the fans but if we lose to Sunderland who will probably be rock bottom by then it will be unacceptable !!

  • 131 Levi // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    i agree about the potential.
    i think he isnt good enough defensively or attacking
    but he brings great energy to the team.

  • 132 robmefirst // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:48 PM


    Haidara is good, lots of potential. I think with a good few consecutive games he’ll start to show development. Give him 10+ games.

  • 133 Jail for Ashley // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    It seems the anti club duo Niall and Biffa who haven’t missed a home or away game between them for gawd knows how long, aren’t totally convinced about Mikeys intentions.

  • 134 toon kk // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    I think Haidara is below average, his first touch is terrible and he can’t read the game properly.
    personally he’s more suited to the championship.

  • 135 hibbit // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    if we get beat of the mackems again Mc might as well pack his bags that night it would be over he would be just another failed manager

  • 136 Levi // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    and how do we rate dummet?
    i think he is solid but haidara has more potential

  • 137 Ron Knee // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    1-0 to Pompey

  • 138 SUTTY1978 // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Charnley, you’re probably right, actually think we may have a similar run to last year where we don’t win for the first seven games, although it is a much tougher set of fixtures this year. Think everyone agrees we still need more, everyone knows we need another CB but can see us just getting another pointless winger and still leaving that gaping hole at the back which colo is allegedly filling. Would be so disappointing….

  • 139 toon kk // Aug 12, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Dummet is another average squad member, who makes the numbers up.

  • 140 hibbit // Aug 12, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    toon kk dummet is a average squad player with a big plus he is home grown which makes him very important

  • 141 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 12, 2015 at 9:03 PM


    Yeah thats what I worry about between Mbemba and Colo thats about 100k a week in wages none of them will be sitting on the bench for too long Colo actually would probably like to get “rested” a lot if we had a good 3rd choice means he could jolly off to Argentina etc

    I think our best bet for another centre half is for Williamson or Taylor to be sold and then another defender brought in as 3rd choice who is over 6ft 4

    Would not surprise me one bit if Williamson or Taylor manage to blag another contract rather than pay for another defender

  • 142 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 12, 2015 at 9:05 PM


  • 143 Harley // Aug 12, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Cheers for the responses everyone. You’ve helped me win my debate.

  • 144 Jib // Aug 12, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    I see the FA doctors group (independent of the EPL) have slaughtered Mourinho.

  • 145 toon kk // Aug 12, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Dummet is average.
    Carver was a home grown manager,
    Which means nothing when your getting beat because someone is simply not good enough.

  • 146 robmefirst // Aug 12, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    Think it is still too soon to judge old fat man scoop Ashley this season. The steps so far have been promising. Changed the coaching staff, restructured the board and bought three very good players.

    Niall and Biffa are right, they’ve seen enough to have a strong reservation against Ashley. This upward turn could still be destroyed if we sell Sissoko and don’t replace for example. The amount of advertising makes me a little ill though. Especially down the tunnel and on either side of the name on the stand. Still a fight to fight, but the mood has picked up.

    How do you feel about the season?

  • 147 davis_toons // Aug 13, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    @68 spaghetti bandit


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