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Star Reveals What Was Really Said In Training Last Week

8:08 am, Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

It looks like this will be the last season with Fabricio Coloccini as the Newcastle captain – and the Argentine International could also even be sold next summer – so this could be his final year on Tyneside –  his eighth season at the club.

Fabricio is one of the many players who have not had a good season so far,  although on his day he is still a steadying influence at the back but he has been inconsistent – one week he looks good the next week he looks poor.

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Gini Wijnaldum – we do care

And the person most likely to take over the captaincy from Colo is the likeable and talented Gini Wijnaldum who has not been shy to talk about the crisis building again at Newcastle.

This is what Gini has told the Mirror today about what happened in the talks between manager Steve McClaren and the players last week:

“The manager explained he was not mad, just disappointed that we don’t play with spirit, we don’t fight to win the game and we don’t do it as a team.”

“Sometimes the body language looks like they don’t care. But of course they care. I have spoken with every player. They do care. We all want it going well with the club.”

“The players spoke with each other. Everyone said their thing, and had their say. It was a good thing. We listened to each other and we understand what each other is thinking.”

“You need to do it, or it reaches a point when you don’t get changed any more. It is better to do it and let it go.”

“What is the mood? Angry? Of course. We are disappointed in ourselves. We want to react.”

“The manager said our game level dropped so much. We compared how Leicester was against the Chelsea game and others.”

“We were way below the averages in terms of running and the stats.”

It´s very good that has happened between the manager and between the players – there´s nothing like good communication to sort out problems.

But whether we can get anything out of the game today at Crystal Palace is a good question.

We´d be very surprised if we can avoid a defeat and most fans agree with that prediction.

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The problem is after this game we face Liverpool and Tottenham before we have a crunch game against Aston Villa at home – the proverbial 6 pointer.

We should really be going all out to get three points this afternoon.

A win is what the doctor ordered – that´s for sure.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Georginio Wijnaldum · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Nov 28, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    So the ‘bust-up’ had all the authenticity of professional wrestling?

  • 2 sparky55 // Nov 28, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    We’ve heard this same drivel time and time again from this squad over the last four years and it’s just getting boring now.

    The fact someone has had to come out and say this so many times in the last four years is testament itself to the fact the squad is full of spineless pathetic layers who definitely don’t give a sh!te otherwise why would would it have to be said.

    it’s a squad of misfits that will never gel together because they’ve not been put together and moulded to to play as a team, they’ve been thrown together as a job lot by the owner hoping they can be sold at a large profit.

  • 3 lochinvar // Nov 28, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    I’ve received a copy of the transcript as to what was actually said and it makes interesting reading.

    ******* stotties for lunch again?
    lazy ****
    wtf – we have to play again on Saturday ?
    What’s the odds on loosing again ? Put a ******* grand on for me
    Colo – what have you got to say about this mess ? Nothing ? sounds all to ******* familiar
    My hands are ******* cold, anyone got some cozy gloves ?
    Who is this Kris Kringle guy ? Can he defend ?
    I hear there’s some ******* amazing deals on Friday at Sport Dire shops , going to get some trainers for the bairns as we can’t afford them otherwise.
    Miss,why are Stevie and Colo rolling around on the ground in the mud?

  • 4 Ravostag // Nov 28, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Oh well everythings ok now they had a talking too

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