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Forgotten Man – Newcastle Still Have Chance Of Safety

8:58 am, Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

We have no idea why a slight injury picked up in the warm down after the game against Lillestrom on Saturday 20th February in La Manga in southern Spain while the squad was enjoying a five day short holiday – one week after we were savaged 5-1 at Chelsea – was enough to keep Fabricio Coloccini out of action for the rest of the season.

But that’s what has happened with maybe the last game ever played by Coloccini for the Magpies being that 5-1 embarrassment at Stamford Bridge, when Steve McClaren should have been fired but was kept on.

That’s because he argued after that pathetic performance that he could fix everything – but we then lost another two games before sanity finally took over at Newcastle and he was finally fired – about 10 months after he had been fired at Derby County.

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Fab Coloccini and Ayoze Perez training in La Manga

Coloccini is the official captain, but we hardly hear from him and because he cannot play again this season we haven’t thought too much about him either.

It seems he’s still going on about the fact he is committed to Newcastle.

This is what Fabricio has said about the team being unable to beat Aston Villa last Saturday – a team that had lost 11 games in a row:

“It was really disappointing,” “It was a big chance for us to win, but we didn’t create too much. We created a few chances, but couldn’t score..”

“We still have a chance and we still believe we can stay in the Premier League.”

Yes I remain committed to the club.” “But I’m not thinking about the future, I’m thinking about this present moment and keeping Newcastle in the Premier League.”

“I don’t look in the future now.” “It’s really difficult,” “I tried to be early back from injury, and that’s why I got injured again.”

“Now, I just try to help from outside and try to tell them that we have to believe, because we still have a chance. Always, when a chance is there, you have to fight.”

“We have to think about winning the game and wait for other results.”

“I thought, before this game, we had a great chance. But we couldn’t win. Now we have one chance, and we have to try to win.”

If Sunderland beat Everton tomorrow night at home we will be relegated.

We expect Colo to be sold in the summer to help cut the wage bill for Newcastle when we will be getting greatly reduced revenues in the Championship.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // May 10, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Collo Out!
    I’ll spare you the repost.

  • 2 JP...from The Rock // May 10, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Shut up Colo! What was your first name again? You should have been sold ever since you begged the move to San Lorenzo. One of our worst ever captains.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // May 10, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    It was greed kept him here, one of the blights on the club and very much part of the problems of the last few years, a shirking high earner more than willing to accept less than mediocrity just like the managers he served.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // May 10, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    More false economy from our bungling board, they could have shipped him out amicably but that would have meant paying for a new CB, so better to throw money at a shirking coward than to fork out for a real captain.

  • 5 Rotonda heights // May 10, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    no ed, we really don’t.

  • 6 JP...from The Rock // May 10, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    JFA- Damn right. A coward he truly is, some inspiration for the rest of the squad. It’s such a pity we most probably go down this season as we could have built a new backbone for this team and rebuild as many overpaid underachievers are in the last days of their contracts and the club has no choice but to buy new players. With Benitez here he would have made sure we get quality in, but if he leaves then we will continue the trend of buying crap.

  • 7 stuart no9 // May 10, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Every one going on about us not being able to beat a team bottom of the league and who have lost 11 games in a row. true, however , think about it, 11 games in a row, sometime or another that run had to end, it dosnt matter who were playing villa at6 the time , but their luck or their game plan sometime had to work . Villa gave a better defensive display on saturday than they had for a long time- it worked for them. There is nothing more dangerous than playing a side with a record as bad as that coz sometime that run is going to come to an end.
    We didnt take the chance to win the game. that was the only difference on saturday .Sunderland , watching there past games have been lucky- very lucky, sometiime or another that luck has to run out their blip is just around the corner . starting wednesday

  • 8 posada // May 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Collo has always been slow, but now he is beyond slow.
    It’s impossible for him to go a full game without that being exposed.
    Rafa knows that hence he has not played.
    The decision to give him a 2 year deal is also beyond.
    Beyond stupidity.

  • 9 sing in the corner // May 10, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Colo…just **** off, and do it quietly for pity’s sake.

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