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Newcastle Player Technically Incredible – Reads Game So Well

When Mike Williamson was at Newcastle for six years he often talked about how he had learned from his center-back partner Fabricio Coloccini – and he always said he thought Fabricio was just a fantastic player and so easy to play with.

Coloccini has been under the microscope this season on Tyneside – and the Newcastle captain came under intense criticism at the start of the season, as we pickled up only 3 points in the first eight league games.

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Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson at Newcastle

This is what Mike Williamson – now at Wolves – had to say about the 39 times capped Argentine International:

“He’s a good guy, a good friend,” “And undoubtedly one of the best I’ve ever played with. In my eyes, he should have far more caps for Argentina.”

“Colo’s never been that vocal but I think we complemented each other as a pair. I organised, kept the shape. Technically, he’s incredible and he reads the game so well.”

“He’s not slow by any means. But I think he’s a perfect example of why centre-halves develop later. Experience is more crucial there than in any other position. The older you get, the more you can predict situations and react before it occurs.”

“He’s a master at that.”

Recently Coloccini has regained his old form and put in some very good performances at the back for the club – and he’s shown some leadership on and off the pitch too.

We were still surprised when Williamson was allowed to leave Newcastle to join Wolves – since we thought he could still have done a job this season for the Magpies.

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6 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2016 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Poor deluded Williamson, when exactly does Coloccini predict and react to a situation?

  • firebug666

    Feb 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Anyway have to be up at six so time for me to be off, have a good night all and enjoy.

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 11, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #3

    jane /- I can just about feel the energy coming out the computer – you’re dying to hoy in a few insults and maybe post a Googled link in your submissions. man powerful vibes.

  • toonincheek

    Feb 11, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Good moaning everyone !

  • Ravensd

    Feb 11, 2016 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Fun fact: most of Adam Johnsons plays come before the 16th minute

  • lesh

    Feb 11, 2016 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Another example of Charnley mesmerized by money and letting Willo, a potentially valuable squad member, go for £500k.

    Just hope we don’t regret his departure.


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