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Pundit Slams Coloccini – Gives Surprise Norwich Prediction

10:24 pm, Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Jamie Redknapp has been interviewed on Sky Sports about Sunday’s 4:00 pm game between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St. James’ Park.

Jamie’s never short for words – like father like son – but he thinks there have been signs that Newcastle can be a good team but that the game against Norwich will be close but Newcastle can edge it.

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Jamie Redknapp – Newcastle can edge it

But in his summation of the game he slams Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini for his defending.

This is what Jamie has said in a conversation with Ed Chamberlin on Sky Sports about Newcastle:

“I think there are signs they are improving like the Chelsea game when they were exceptional – should have won – extremely unlucky – but then you look at the result but there again it’s a poor Chelsea side.”

“There’s not really unrest there like we’ve seen at other clubs – I think Newcastle might just edge this one.

“I think there will be goals – I really do – if you look at that Newcastle back four – they need to defend well but when Coloccini plays they always concede because that’s the sort of defender he is.

“Because he’s rash the way he comes out and he can be Man of the Match but he gives the ball away and costs his team a goal.”

“Norwich can make opportunities – they are always looking to get the ball into the box – they wont sit back – and that;s the best thing they copuld do at newcatsle – can they make the fans edgy – can they put them under pressure?

Newcastle had a clean sheet at Manchester United and Coloccini was the Man of the Match so he can play well, but Colo has taken a bit of a hammering this season so far.

We are hoping for an excellent performance from Newcastle and a win, but Norwich are a good and confident side so far this season and it’s not going to be easy.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Press · Pundit

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mag52 // Oct 16, 2015 at 10:35 PM


    Bearing in mind the non interest in winning cups was part of the Ashley doctrine, made known to the world and his wife, I’d be surprised if AP was unaware of it.

  • 2 angelswithdirtyfaces // Oct 16, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Bow bells is not a place – the church is ….but to be a real cockney you have to be born within the sound of the bow bells – which is basically the entire City of London plus a bit of the East end – and even sarf of the river into Southwark. That’s why real cockneys have massive lugs like rabbits

  • 3 toonking // Oct 16, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    The people who believed in Pardew might be occasionally putting posts up about Pardew but the likely hood of this is because week after week the anti Pardew brigade were ranting on and on saying things like “he’s the worse manager in the world” “any replacement will be better” “We’ll get a decent manager when he’s gone” or “we’ll be safe next season and palace will be fighting for survival”. We all got extreme abuse from those people so why shouldn’t we be able to give them it back?

    Had the position of ourselves and palace been the other way round I can guarantee you now those most anti Pardew would have been ranting on week in week out making it clear they were right all along.

    We could stop talking all we like but there is a media world out there which are still going to be giving occasional reminders about Pardew and us themselves and we’ll see that on the day we face palace.

    people keep raving on week in week out about how much damage the fat b@stard himself is doing well don’t just sit there launch a boycott do huge protests.

  • 4 jimmysmith // Oct 16, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    The big sticking points I have with Ashley is still that he doesn’t charge SD for advertising. Had he, it would have given us that much more to invest in the squad, and so do better in the league and earn more to invest again.

    He owns the club, so both he and the club would benefit as his asset develops. He doesn’t need to pay down the debt so he’s been giving SD free advertising to the direct detriment of the clubs on field performance.

    I suppose convincing SD to pay might be a difficult sell, but that’s the only reason I can think for not doing it, and that extra revenue, if put back on to the pitch would have made all the difference to us. I sense a duplicity in that, and in their spiel of necessary fiscal restraint to us over the years. I don’t think it was necessary, I think it suited Ashley and SD, as opposed to Ashley and us, and I struggle to see the fairness of it.

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