Forgotten Man – Newcastle Still Have Chance Of Safety

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.