Captain Issues Apology To Newcastle Fans

Since Steve McClaren came to Newcastle the communication between fans and the club have improved somewhat, and before this season they had been poor ever since Mike Ashley arrived in the summer of 2007.

One thing we have seen this season is that captain Fab Coloccini, who has come in for withering criticism, is giving more interviews and talking to the media more often than in the past.


Fabricio Coloccini in action on Saturday

The performance on Saturday at Stamford Bridge was appalling and was simply an embarrassment to the Newcastle United Football club.

But even after the debacle the Newcastle fans at the game still applauded their team at the end, which is probably an indication their patience is better than with some of the rest of us.

But they are the salt of the earth as far as Newcastle fans go – there’s no doubt about that.

Coloccini was asked what his message was to the fans and he had this to say in the Chronicle:

“They were fantastic. After the game we went to their corner and they were fantastic with us.” “We have to say sorry about what happened.”

“It’s sorry from the team and sorry from everybody who was involved in this game.” “I know that it is very difficult for fans to forget this game.”

“But we need to forget it because we don’t have many games to take points and wins.” “At the moment, we need to forget this game and try to improve for the next game.”

“It was very tough. It was totally negative, we lost the game in the first 10 minutes.” “We conceded two easy goals and at Stamford Bridge, it is very difficult to come back from.”

“To be fair, we didn’t do anything right. That’s why we got this result.” “I still think the same about staying up.. We need to adjust little things.”

“We can’t speak too much about it because the manager and the staff know what’s going on and what needs to be improved.”

“We have to listen to them and do our best to take points, and not look for excuses why we lost.”

Those are good words from Fabricio and we’d rather see him interfacing with the media than not.

Now the squad goes to southern Spain for about a week’s warm weather training and Steve McClaren and the coaches have to work out some organization in the defense, which looked all at sea in that first 20 minutes when we lost the game and were 3-0 down.

We have to be completely ready for our next game which is two weeks on Wednesday night at Stoke City, and in that game we must go all out for the win.

And all our players have to turn up.

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