Coloccini Explains What Will Happen This Season

Fabricio Coloccini has a difficult first season at Newcastle after joining the club from Deportivo in  August, 2008 for around £10.3M.

The club went into chaos when Kevin Keegan left the club in September, 2008, the fans protested against owner Mike Ashley, the club had four managers that season ending up with Alan Shearer – and we were relegated from the Premier League for the very first time when we lost at Aston Villa 1-0 in our final game.


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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini

Coloccini, as one might expect, is being positive and he was asked whether this was different to that first relegation season:

“No, completely different,” “We have quality in our squad. We need more experience, and the new players need time to settle in. But the mood is different.”

“In that season we started better, then had bad times in the middle of the season. Four managers. This time we have enough time to turn this around. We’ll finish strongly.”

“To go down was very, very hard. But it helped the club to start again. We rebuilt everything.” “But this time we can’t afford to go down. This club has to be in the Premier League.”

“It is difficult when you come from other leagues and there is none harder than this one. They take time to adjust, and to give their best form.”

“But it is the policy the club has and we respect that. But of course we need more experience in the Premier League, results show that.”

“Sometimes it is very ­difficult, because many do not speak English,”   “I am not perfect, but I can ­understand and express myself. So ­sometimes it’s difficult.”

“I try to be with the players. If they need something on the pitch, or in life outside football, I try to be close to them to get what they need and help.”

“We have to be close on the field. I try to give confidence. Here in the changing room, I say, ‘Are you OK? Wife? Kids?’ It is a nice group. We just need little things to improve.”

“Everyone knows we are not in the best moment. There is a lot of criticism. But I am not worried. We had a lot of difficult big games – Man United, Man City, Chelsea – but I am really trusting this squad.”

Coloccini is under a lot of pressure at Newcastle but he´s been under pressure before and he seems to be able to handle it.

If Newcastle are going to start picking up some wins and moving off the bottom of the table we need to have the captain get to playing near his best form.

Colo´s had some good games this season with his display at Manchester United being simply excellent but he´s been inconsistent.

That´s what Newcastle have been as a team – inconsistent – so we hope the lads can pout in an excellent performance on Sunday and get our first league win of this season.

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36 comments so far

  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Oct 15, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Since when did Coloccini retrieve a magic crystal ball and be blessed with the skills to tell us ‘what’s going to happen this season’?

  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 15, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I’ll tell you all what will happen this season; we will be relegated.

  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Where’s Jib?

    Has he retired, gone to lick his wounds after his terrible mauling at the hands of that cruel Mr Tuff?

  • AncientC

    Oct 15, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #4

    If only Coloccini was as good at leadership, as he is at subtlety…

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 15, 2015 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #5

    lesh – I think he’ll have finished off his 2 litre bottle of White Lightening (cheap cider) and will now be giving it big zeds in his pit – charging his batteries for another day on the blog tomorrow and inevitably more duff info.
    A variety of information is fine by me and informative but info which is clearly not correct really is a no-no.
    And that’s me off to the pit.

  • TroubledToon

    Oct 15, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #6

    OMG!!! COLO SPOKE!!!!

  • Santon03

    Oct 15, 2015 at 4:33 AM

    Comment #7

    this blog has been turned into b1tching contest.

  • cyprus

    Oct 15, 2015 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #8

    excellent point.

    It’s only good when it’s funny 🙂

  • cyprus

    Oct 15, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Good words man, there’s ‘humanity’, purity, confidence (mixed with vulnerability) and honesty in them.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #10

    It shows how much he loves the club giving an interview like that, if he manages a thirty second live interview after the game on Sunday it’ll prove he bleeds black and white !

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Very worrying how he’s plucking positives out of us being relegated, it gave us a chance to rebuild what exactly ???

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #12

    So from the horses mouth we now know that the players understand that the policy is to buy untested players in the hope that they come good to be sold on before starting again with a new bunch of players that will take time to settle only now playing alongside players that couldn’t settle and are used to getting 6-1 hidings, the players must know they will never enjoy success with this policy and has only served to line Ashleys pockets and create a mercenary group of players who most don’t give hoot for the club unfortunately for the fans I think they’ve gone to far with it this time round but at least it’ll give us a chance to rebuilt eh !

  • John Tudor

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #13

    utter cack the lot of it

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #14

    The only thing that was rebuilt after relegation was the debt !

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Back injury before Xmas..back home to Argentina for 6 weeks.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Sent off against Norwich

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #17

    I like the fact that he hasnt sugar coated things, is he the right captain, no, but like him I think we will be ok

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Jail for Ashley

    At least it’s consistently predictable

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Catchy in Norway

    We will be ok for relegation

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #20


    We will be comfortable in mid table

  • mindshaft

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #21

    Good to see Collo is geeing up the players in the dressing room at least , almost churchillian words from the curly one , how’s the wife, kids? …. must inspire the players make them feel really up for battle !!
    wonder what his words of encouragement are on the pitch, ‘ what car do you drive ? ‘
    jeez – I mean really , how’s the wife

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #22


    The optimists among you will finally realise that relegation is on the cards after the next round of games.

    The club is broken, has been for the last year on form alone.

    Terrible form
    Terrible players
    Terrible owner
    Wally with the Brolly
    No leadership anywhere.

  • Tsunki

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Comfortable in mid table. Everybody likes comfort. Nice and cosy right in the middle where it’s safe and nobody will notice us, that the best place to be. Not rocking the boat or being a nuisance just being a good boy. Gooood boy, Toon Fan, Gooood Boy!

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Interesting, if true:

    “When the ex-Derby boss took over in June, he originally made it known that Coloccini was not in his plans and that he wanted a vocal centre-back brought in who could be his new captain.

    Unfortunately, it was soon made clear to McClaren that such a player would be costly and would not be signed over the summer, so instead Coloccini was offered a new deal and retained the captaincy.”

    The Chronic

  • Tsunki

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #25

    Bang in the middle, not surprisingly although this is from last seasons data. I’m sure our ‘ cost of a goal’ is pretty expensive now.

  • Harley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #26

    Coloccini is damaged goods. He’s been on the end of so many hidings now, his confidence must be shot. Great guy and servant to the club but terrible choice for captain.

  • hibbitt

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #27

    catchy……the next 3 games will decide that

  • hibbitt

    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #28

    harley ………he’s not a great guy

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Santon @7

    I agree with you there.
    This blog is decending into childish one upmanship at times. Who cares if someone’s posts are inaccurate, false or otherwise? We are sentient beings and should be able to choose what we believe, reply to etc. Don’t see the point of getting into virtual groups to sling childish insults at each other.
    Its a shame because I think when the blog lights up with inside views and different angles its a great read..

  • Mag52

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #30


    There is also a rather unpleasant ganging up/bullying going on.

  • SUTTY1978

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #31

    Sing, to be fair when you have someone like Jib saying that Jonas will be dead in five years then I think he deserves abuse.
    On topic, this interview really worries me. The better players this season have been the ones with the least premier league experience. Mitro, Perez, Wijnaldum, Mbemba. The ones with the experience like Colo have been crap yet Colo is saying it will all be ok when the ones we have brought in are up to speed. If this is the way McClaren sees things then expect to see a lot more of the duffers before seeing younger players been given a chance.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #32

    I can’t believe what I’m reading here this morning, Collo is a great guy and servant to the club, he deliberately got himself sent off last year, how often has he gave an interview let alone a live one, he tried his very best to force a free transfer to his home town club, he doesn’t want to be here and if accounts are to be believed he would have been at Palace if the club didn’t shyte themselves over having to fork out for another international CB, as for catchy, I think he’s had a lobotomy and has come across a stash of Laudium.

  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #33

    “Sing, to be fair when you have someone like Jib saying that Jonas will be dead in five years then I think he deserves abuse.”

    That’s what your comment meant last night !

    That was the last thing I meant to infer .

    This blog is getting extremely poisonous.

    The bullying will stop when we get a few wins.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #34


    have faith in Ian Cathro.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #35

    its a good internationally break for our coaches to work something out. They should be working hard behind the screening and players screening and all.

    Re-implement whats working and dump whats not.

    in Ian Cathro i trust.

  • goommy

    Oct 15, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Could we let Gini be our captain?


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