Fabricio Coloccini had a good solid game at the back for Newcastle last Saturday against Stoke and when Fabricio is in form then Newcastle are usually in form too.
We have noticed the captain is giving a lot more interviews under Steve McClaren than he ever did when Alan Pardew was in charge at Newcastle and that´s fitting since he is the captain and has been since the summer of 2011 when Kevin Nolan left for then Championship club West Ham United.
Fabricio Coloccini – positive and upbeat
Steve McClaren has been upbeat when our results have been the worst in our history – after 11 games we have four draws and one win – which is what we had at the start of the 1898-1899 season.
That was our seventh season in existence after Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End came together as Newcastle United.
It´s interesting that Coloccini has also been positive and upbeat about things and here´s what the captain had to say earlier this week in the Chronicle about the current Newcastle situation:
“In years gone by, if we were in this situation we might have been a bit worried.” “But now I think we all have trust in the game plan and what we are doing here.”
“There is trust in the players as well.” “I think you can see that on the pitch.” “After the game on Saturday night we spoke in the changing rooms about how difficult it is these days to get wins in the Premier League.”
“Even when you play well you aren’t always guaranteed the points.” “We know we need to work hard on the pitch and give 110%.”
“It’s very difficult to get results.” “I think we are doing well and the results will come, we are working very hard to get them.”
We will know more after Steve McClaren´s press conference for the game at Bournemouth on Saturday, but it looks like Newcastle will risk starting Rob Elliot in goal and that´s even more reason why our back four and Coloccini have to be in top form in a game we have to win.