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Surprisingly Good News On Newcastle Defender

5:36 pm, Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 95 Comments

It seems  the calf injury Fabricio Coloccini picked up in the warm-down after the 2-1 Lillestrom win on Saturday was not as bad as first thought and surprisingly good news today that Colo could be fit for the game a week tomorrow at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City.

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Fabricio Coloccini – could be fit for Stoke City game

The medical staff at Newcastle were to assess the injury yesterday and they have received scan results today that have revealed only minor damage to the calf and there´s a decent chance the captain could make the game at Stoke next Wednesday night.

This is what Newcastle have reported on their web-site:

Newcastle United can confirm that captain Fabricio Coloccini suffered a slight calf strain during the Club’s recent training camp in La Manga.

The Argentine defender subsequently underwent a scan, the results of which have shown that the injury is not as bad as has been reported.

The Club’s medical staff are working hard with Coloccini to try and ensure the center-back is available for selection at Stoke City in eight days’ time (Wednesday, 2nd March).

That´s good news and if Colo is fit he will stay as captain, but like a number of other Newcastle players the captain has to get a grip on things away from home and start producing the form they show at St. James’ Park.

It also means that Jonjo Shelvey who did well in captaining the side on Saturday as Colo was rested, may not get a chance to captain the side at Stoke City after all.

Newcastle must start picking up some points on the road starting at Stoke,  if we are to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Press

95 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Is this really good news?

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    I thought the great thing about having Mikey as owner, apart from saving us from doing a Leeds, is that we don’t sign aging players looking for a last payday, despite giving the biggest waste of space in aging players Collocini a new deal.

  • 3 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    JfA with your face like a volcanic island.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Dime bar,
    If Mbemba was fit I’d say it was good news, not sure though.

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Are you another vpn troll HWA?

  • 6 Ian Toon // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Needs must when the devil drives.

  • 7 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Jail For Ashley if Mbemba was fit I wouldn’t play coloccini

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Dime bar,
    Me either, it’s possibly one of our biggest failings giving him a new deal. He has been a constant in an ever changing defence that has consistently coceded haftuls of goals. But then again Peter Beardsley is in charge of youth development???

  • 9 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Jail For Ashley why Coloccini was ever given a new contract I’ll never know. Beardsley has ruined the Under 21’s look where they are, bottom 3 of the second division!

  • 10 bettyswallocks // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Belfast required. Some dodgy stuff starting to appear!

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Dime bar,
    New poster or new name?

  • 12 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Jail For Ashley I’m a new poster only been on here since the weekend

  • 13 Graeme // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Poor Collo must be gutted, thats his mid-season Jolly to Argentina up the chute, but, Shock, Horror – He may even have to play in a Derby game.
    Life can be so cruel!!!

  • 14 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Wrong defender!!! we need mbmembma mback.

  • 15 bettyswallocks // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Background checks will be required Dime.

  • 16 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Bettyswallocks background checks?

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Dime bar,
    Surely after Beardsley relegated them that was enough to get a proven youth coach in but Beardsley has said publicly how great Mike is and that a company like wonga are so kind for letting us have the stadium name back. It seems like success isn’t a qualification for Mike at SJP, I wonder if a loyal employee would be allowed to run SD in to the ground.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Dime bar,
    Welcome to the blog.

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Dime bar,
    Loads of issues with trolling lately.

  • 20 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Jail For Ashley you would think so but like you said he is Mike’s puppet to be honest, the whole club needs a shake up from top to bottom

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    After his last showing, I think we’d more likely grab three points with him bouncing on the steps in San Lorenzo.

  • 22 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Jail For Ashley I understand this from some of the messages on here and thank you for the welcome 🙂

  • 23 WWSBRD // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Colos deal was done over McClarens head I’ve heard he went in and said he wanted an international experienced CB so the club gave Colo a new deal instead of bringing in a new player

  • 24 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    I shouldn’t be suspicious and Dime Bar seems such a likeable chap, but just appearing over the weekend and having Hail turn up with his wonderful vpn / proxy serving antics just makes me look at this blog a little more dimly of late.

    Sorry Dime, no offence if you are kosher, but trolls are the athletes foot of this blog.

  • 25 WWSBRD // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    I know what u mean but I still love Pedro certainly needs help but if our first team are laughably underfunded can u imagine the quality that is available to Pedro

  • 26 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Tsunki I can understand your suspicion. I came across this site at the weekend and thought it would be nice to join in the conversations.

  • 27 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Taco – things haven’t been the same since Mwillo left. He’ll probably be playing against us next year as Mwell.

  • 28 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Dime Bar your timing sucks I’ll give you that : D

  • 29 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:37 PM


  • 30 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Tsunki I hadn’t realised there had been trouble until I saw some people’s messages

  • 31 WWSBRD // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Tbf if ur not straight as an arrow Belfast Holmes will be on ur case haha welcome to the box of badgers that is this blog

  • 32 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    WWSBRD thank you 🙂

  • 33 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    It’s actually Sherlock Strabane

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    One of my all time favourite players but really dislike the way he sticks up for a thoroughly rotten regime. He knew fine well what the policy was on cups yet still publicly defended him

  • 35 welshgeordie9 // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    How is this good news, Colo should be called captain slow not James May.

  • 36 bettyswallocks // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Dime…… Excuse the suspicion and cynicism but as Tsunki points out there is a timing issue. You will also incur the wrath of Reverend Ibizatoon if you step out of line. He will reprimand you in no uncertain terms .

  • 37 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Belfasts favourite song

    Be afraid – be very afraid

  • 38 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    bettyswallocks like I said to Tsunki I can completely understand the suspicion. I am not here to disrupt the site in any way I have come to discuss Newcastle with other fans.

  • 39 Ron Knee // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    The Chronic has remembered SDJ:-

  • 40 WWSBRD // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    He does but is it because he likes them or is insanely pro NUFC? I don’t know because he can’t be happy with how Newcastle is run, he just can’t I refuse to admit he can

  • 41 Cool Hand Luke // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Does anyone actually believe he injured himself while ‘warming down’ in the first place?

  • 42 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    I’m watching Arsenal V Barcelona should be a good game

  • 43 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Dunno if anyone uses it but on Kodi there is a source called Operation Robocop and it now has all the BT Sport channels in HD. The picture is awesome

  • 44 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    I thought you had to buy one of those boxes for kodi, didn’t realise you can set it up on your phone!

  • 45 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Jail For Ashley I have it on my box, my pc and my tablet you can get it for most things I think

  • 46 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    The favoured OS for Kodi is android jellybean but their developers are constantly upgrading operating system compatability.
    Have a sniff around their site.
    It’s very user friendly

  • 47 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Sorry should have said Jail

  • 48 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Not sure what else PB would do if he was sacked.

    Can’t see that he has much of a rep as a coach.

    I reckon if I was him I’d be hanging onto the job for dear life. Not a bad number really and results do not seem to be a factor.

    He could possibly get Lee Clark to give him a job at Kilmarnock, don’t know how long he will be there though.

  • 49 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Heres one that has Sky UK BT Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland plus loads of other stuff that is real easy to load.

  • 50 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Well., JfA, what a back handed compliment from a kack handed troll.

    Volcanic islands are some of the most beautiful places in the world.
    Didn’t know you were a looker.

    It’s almost bad news if Colo is okay for Stoke. We need to get on with the post Fabricio generation. New captain, new CB pairing – the sooner the better

  • 51 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    How did Aresnal not score??

  • 52 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Shot straight at the goalie

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Good match so far, come on Arsenal.

  • 54 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Do you think, like I always suspected that the odious HWA was a troll all along or has the vpn troll assumed his name.

  • 55 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    This referee is terrible

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    He’d be at Hartlepool or Gateshead if it wasn’t for us hiring him, unfortunately because of this he seems to be willing to say anything to keep him self in a job.

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Thankyou Jib,
    My mate put it on my phone the other night.

  • 58 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    how the mighty have fallen!

    adios el toro!

  • 59 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Good first half, well defended by Arsenal for the most part. McClaren needs to take note

  • 60 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    The ref is Cüneyt Cakir a Turk
    I think they let a lot of stuff go that would be a foul in the PL

  • 61 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    not the only thing macca needs to take note of…

    ive a list, but its way to easy…

  • 62 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Anyone notice Luis Enrique on the touch line in his Army and Navy stores anorak.

  • 63 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Jib maybe so but he’s buying some of the flambouyant dives from Barcelona

    Dok I know McClaren has lots to take note of but he’s supposedly a defensive coach and our lot are terrible at defending

  • 64 reilly // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    people who are on android should be using spmc.
    its the same as kodi but is made for android devices.

  • 65 cyprus // Feb 23, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Players needing to get a grip away. All of them. Especially Jonjo and Gini.

  • 66 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    semperpaxmediacentre or spmc is a kodi clone that doesn’t seem to have the same support as Kodi

  • 67 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Giroud is a pudden

  • 68 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Barcelona are rattled in defence, giroud should have done better

  • 69 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Arsenal just got Messied

  • 70 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Breakaway goal

  • 71 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    You gotta feel for Arsenal

  • 72 reilly // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    WHAT,its made by koying who is a kodi team member.
    whats that saying a little knowledge in the wrong hands is dangerous.

  • 73 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM


    only thing macca is good at defending is’ :how we got unlucky”…

  • 74 reilly // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    anyone who has been using kodi long enough knows spmc is what you use with android.

  • 75 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Yes JfA, definitely.

  • 76 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    True enough Dok

  • 77 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    I defer to your superior knowledge.
    What does a dinosaur like me know.
    I’m watching the Arsenal match on an openbox with a c-line from Turkey ffs

  • 78 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Jib Operation Robocop has BT sports in HD I watched on that it’s a fantastic picture

  • 79 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Arsenal were lucky to lose by just 2 in the end

  • 80 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Dime I have both on
    ORCU and the openbox
    as well as being 50 seconds ahead the openbox is better quality than the droidbox

  • 81 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Jib I’m a layman and I’ve never heard of an openbox I’m happy with what I have 🙂

  • 82 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Dime don’t get me wrong
    Truth be told I’m being very hair splitting
    ORCU and Kodi is vg and at the weekend with plp you cannot whack it

  • 83 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Dime you should try VOD testing in Supercop it has the 8 supersport channels from South Africa , often worth a watch.

  • 84 The Diamond dogs hoojars // Feb 23, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    David Cameron keeps bleating on behalf of the IN cause, when is their going to be a spokesman given the airtime for the OUT vote, i thought this was a democratic referendum for the people of our country, he as prime minister should be neutral, its totally biased, the EU is crumbling around itself as we speak, we are the second biggest economy in Europe and 5th in the World, why cant we sustain ourselves and move forward like USA CANADA AUSTRALIA NORWAY SWEDEN ICELAND SWITZERLAND ETC, COUNTRIES EITHER IN THE EU OR NOT. Its funny how Cameron keeps telling us the pitfalls of pulling out of Europe, yet his big pal Michael Gove has a direct opposite view and many many other members of his party to boot. VOTE IN.


    Oh hurrah Colo will be fit “not”

  • 85 The Diamond dogs hoojars // Feb 23, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    HaHa i meant vote OUT.

  • 86 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Diamond I am voting out

  • 87 MacToon // Feb 23, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    Ed’s simple rules:

    ……..And keep the language respectable, and remember there’s no place for religion or politics in these discussions.

  • 88 Graeme // Feb 23, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    MacToon – well said mate. Its not needed on a footy blog!!

  • 89 Dime Bar // Feb 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    I hope Coloccini isn’t fit for Stoke it may give us a chance to try out a different defence

  • 90 Dingo†® // Feb 24, 2016 at 1:14 AM

    I’d really like to see how Siem De Jong and Jonjo would pair up in central midfield. I feel that they might spray confident passes all over the place.

  • 91 Goofy // Feb 24, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    I watched the 2nd half of the Arsenal v Barcelona game on mobdro. Barcelona are what football is all about. They’re fast, strong, quick thinking, clever and have an amazing work rate. They are just as good of the ball as when they have it. I love the way there passing is neat even when under pressure. They only buy the finished article type players and it shows. Arsenal try to play that neat fast style but look amateur ish against Barcelona, those guys give their all. Newcastle are the complete opposite. Pointless post but nowt much to say about Newcastle just now apart from doom and gloom.

  • 92 toonicle // Feb 24, 2016 at 3:18 AM

    It’s not like he can run for shite at this point anyways.

  • 93 toonincheek // Feb 24, 2016 at 5:21 AM

    Whoever heard of a player being injured during a warm-DOWN?
    That’s a new one on me.

    Add to that – Colo didn’t even play.

    Double first for NUFC & Colo.

  • 94 lochinvar // Feb 24, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    Probably mid week lazy Journo gossip but ” Crystal Palace are considering a move for Newcastle United defender Liam Gibson, 18, after he impressed against Lillestrom in a friendly last week. (Daily Express)”

    Nothing like weakening the options in defenders then ?

  • 95 Owldman // Feb 25, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Strange is it not Collo who was supposed to be out for four weeks suddenly makes a miraculous recovery when talk of appointing a new captain arose.

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