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We’ll Keep Our Feet On The Floor And Keep Working

10:13 pm, Friday, December 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 32 Comments

Fabricio Coloccini has had a couple of good games for Newcastle in the wins against Liverpool and Tottenham, and we hope the Newcastle captain can keep up his good form against bottom club Aston Villa tomorrow – when a clean sheet would be very helpful in getting all 3 points.

It’s a game at home we should be winning after a couple of tough games that we were not expected to win – so we’ll see how consistent Newcastle have become of late.

We like the way Steve McClaren and the coaches and players seem to disappear in the first part of the week as they put in a  lot of hard work on the training field.

That hard work seems to be starting to pay off after a very shaky start to the season.

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Fabricio Coloccini in action last Sunday

It’s still a key game for our players tomorrow to see if they will turn up against a lesser side like Aston Villa – as they did against top teams Liverpool and Tottenham.

This is what Fabricio Coloccini has said:

“I think the results always help us,”  “At the moment we have been working very hard every week.” “We couldn’t get the result before, but now they are coming and we’re very happy about that.”

“We’re going to stay with our feet on the floor and keep working. We know that Aston Villa have to fight to get out of the relegation zone soon.”

“We want to keep going in this way as well, move away from there and further up the table.” “We need to stay at this same level and try to play at our best like we did against Liverpool and Spurs.”

“We have to focus and try to find more wins, especially over this busy Christmas period.”  

“Every week I think the staff are speaking with the subs and telling them they have to keep working because they will get a chance.”

“Mitro and Ayoze are still working very hard during the week and that’s why I think we got the result – because they came on, showed their quality and scored.”

It’s possible we can get all 3 points tomorrow if our players turn up and reach the same performance levels of the last two games.

And then we have the following league games through January 2nd before we are away to Watford in the FA Cup.

Sat 19	17:30	H	Aston Villa			
Sat 26	17:30	H	Everton				
Mon 28	15:00	A	WBA			
Sat 02	15:00	A	Arsenal	
Sat 09  15:00   A       Watford - FA Cup 3rd round

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Tags: Coaching · Fabricio Coloccini · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Press

32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 iReckon // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    First, Hahahahaha 🙂

  • 2 lesh // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    What tripe.

  • 3 angelswithdirtyfaces // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Jib // Dec 18, 2015 at 5:53 PM
    “my socialist credentials are impeccable.”

    Jib // Dec 14, 2015 at 8:10 PM
    I bet there’s a few working in the Shirebrook warehouses
    ……. muttering among themselves “why can’t Unison just keep their nose out ?”

    Jib // Dec 14, 2015 at 7:01 PM
    Ashley was called a monster by the Beast of Bolsover , Dennis Skinner
    He has finally had a pop at SD after years of saying nowt , only after pressure applied by Unison one of his sponsors.
    Skinner you may remember in the MP’s expenses scandal had been caught claiming Tesco and Waitrose food bills against his expenses.

    BTW Skinner is NUM sponsored – its Corbyn who is Unison sponsored.
    No case has ever been made against Skinner for false expense claims.
    The Additional Costs Allowance allowed £100 a week to be claimed for food. It was claimed in full by Skinner. He had some of the lowest claims of any MP.

    Socialist credentials ? You ‘avin a larf ?

    The first casualty of Jeff ‘s blogging is the truth.

  • 4 iReckon // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    I reckon since Dummet’s come back in Colo’s got more cover for his “reading of the game” noticed both full backs stayed back (were pinned?) in first half at Spurs.
    Mind, it was the first time in a while I’ve seen the match on a nice big HD telly, usually on a stream where I can’t even tell which ones Colback..

  • 5 jimmysmith // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    I’ve long struggled to reconcile Pardew leaving amid claims it was because he knew he could never win over the fans at Newcastle, on the very cusp of Ashley opening the wallet.

    I suppose though it was exactly that, the animosity toward him from a significant section of the fanbase, and the knowledge that he wouldn’t ever be likely to get the players he wanted, to play the way he felt most comfortable with.

    It was the right time to go, because of the lows and his by then sizeable time in the role, but if Ashley does come good with investment, after years of streamlining the club’s finances, then Pardew’s tarnished and much criticised tenure will deserve to be revised and viewed more sympathetically, particularly as he has appeared to evolve and emerge from the experience into a very capable manager.

  • 6 Toon Tang // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Monumental winbar means only one thing people. You’ve been warned.

    I went defeat to try and even it out but there’s only so much one lad can do from his leather recliner.

    Citizen Tangs armchair revolution will be televised if I can be arsed to get out the chair and plug the camera in…

  • 7 Tsunki // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Winbar going off the charts. This spells doom people, rein it in! Remember the mackems!

  • 8 Tsunki // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    I think jeffs socialist credentials fall under a questionable cloud when he can’t differentiate between Unison and Unite.


  • 9 Tsunki // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Funny Jimmy because when pards was interviewed directly after leaving, he said he was virtually unaware of any animosity toward him. There was of course, but he wasn’t aware of it 🙂

  • 10 Belfast // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:46 PM


    Or anybody else with a similar name.

    Out !!!

  • 11 Tsunki // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    .and colo, I believe it’s keeping your feet on the floor that has been part of the problem. With that, bon nuit!

  • 12 Tsunki // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    I am out.

  • 13 Belfast // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    I’m throwing you out actually. Get your coat.

  • 14 jimmysmith // Dec 18, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    @9 Source?

  • 15 Lindisfarne // Dec 19, 2015 at 12:15 AM

    Start with de Jong and Mitro tomorrow, as they need to establish a long term partnership and then Perez can replace any of the front four. Got to go in at half time at least a goal up, having out played and not given them a sniff at shooting.

  • 16 toonincheek // Dec 19, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Lindisfarne –

    Don’t want to get into agreeing with you
    That makes good sense!

  • 17 Mister Tuff // Dec 19, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    Jimmy – @14 – I wouldf have thought it was common knowledge what Percy said inmmediately after he left – anyway here’s an extract :-
    “Of course when you lose games there will be criticism from the stands. Never once did I sense that outside the ground, though. I had tremendous support in my time there and I want to thanks all Geordies for their help and for Mike Ashley and everyone who helped me grow as a manager.”

    Original link:-

  • 18 jimmysmith // Dec 19, 2015 at 2:33 AM

    Thanks Tuff. But I do think he’s separated the high emotion on match day with the more measured response he was getting around the city during the week. Not much point in claiming he wasn’t hammered in the ground, and he doesn’t. Not sure he’d have escaped unscathed had he just wandered around town either though, and yeah, you wouldn’t imagine he’s entirely believable there. He wasn’t a particularly popular figure for sure, but I’d say the general mood around the city toward him was more an ambivalent one though, and more negative than otherwise in our lowest moments of course. It was undeniably a mixed bag under Pardew, but most by far saw Ashley as the real villain, didn’t they?

  • 19 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 5:52 AM

    Winbar Schminbar !! Two nil toon. Lean mean Mitro and El Perez, the dynamic duo. HWTL to Europe. 🙂

  • 20 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Earth calling blog…come in blog…

  • 21 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 6:59 AM

    Technophobe…been trying to paste a link to a villa forum called villatalk and failing miserably! So apologies if it does appear here in a couple of draft forms.
    Anyway, the pre match thread is interesting stuff. Much negativity about the prospect of facing the all conquering toon. Most think we will tonk them between 3-1 and 6-0! And it seems they don’t fancy Gestede to start,preferring Ayew instead. Grealish just fell out of a Bigg Market back alley a couple of hours ago…allegedly.

  • 22 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    Ever so lo lo lo lo lo loneleeeeee

  • 23 toonincheek // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    sing –

    From a few days ago – an apology.
    Regarding txt writng – think I got you
    mixed up with ‘will die for . .’

  • 24 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    Ravi Shankar…is a

    is a

  • 25 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Blimey Toonincheek
    How’d you remember that?? No worries! Welcome along to the post night shift party. Sleep is an outdated concept!

  • 26 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    Guys how can you sleep at a time like this?? Your club needs you! Let’s blow this winbar outa the water! Vote Win! I want to see 90% by kick off time.

  • 27 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Ok Toonincheek
    Looks like it’s just us.
    Select Win and make your mark in history. Now, over the top!
    Don’t worry, I’ll follow you!

  • 28 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    I wonder if the boy Ashley will be popping in to see his resurgent play thing / money maker this evening? He might saunter down the back of the Gallowgate Stand at half time to buy everyone a Christmas placca pint..

  • 29 sing in the corner // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    No cunning plan today boys. Let’s just step on their throats and not release. Football is a simple game. We are up at the moment, they are terminally down. We’re at home, they hate playing here. Let’s just get right up them from minute one. None of this sit back and wait for them to come out. We don’t want another Watford, ta very much.

  • 30 Reyantoon // Dec 19, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    toonincheek – Sorry if I spoiled your love or admiration for Abeid lol.But the reality is he couldn’t make it.He has been here since 2011 & he had his chances but couldn’t took it.I don’t care what others think but as someone mentioned, he is also struggling atm in Greece.
    He might have been an option to use him in MF in the absence of someone but I don’t think he’ll be missed.He still is a lower standard league player.He and Bigirimana are in the same mold!
    All the best to him.

  • 31 Jib // Dec 19, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    No links with Unison

    Your’e ‘aving a larf

  • 32 Jib // Dec 19, 2015 at 10:39 AM

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