FabricioColoccini10When the final whistle blew on the victory over Queens Park Rangers, Alan Pardew made a very public show of striding onto the pitch to embrace his captain, Fabricio Coloccini.

Afterwards he explained why;

“I just said to him (Coloccini) before he walked on the pitch; ‘look, we are both winner and we are allowed to fall out’. We fell out last week and we’re entitled to do that, as the captain and the manager. It was just a silly little thing and I know he was determined to get the result on Saturday.

I said to him before the match; ‘be our leader today, be a captain and make sure they don’t get a sniff of a goal. When you ask someone to do a job and they do it, it’s only right that you pay your respects to them.

He (Coloccini) was never off my Christmas card list because it wasn’t me who had the problem. I think Colo was a bit upset but I don’t want you (the media) to go searching for why”.

While it is never a good thing when there is anything negative between manager and captain, with the way our season has turned out then you are bound to have tensions.

KITBAG_SALEAlan Pardew has a habit of sometimes saying a little too much than he should for his own good.

As far as I know there hadn’t been a hint in the media of anything between the two of them but by now announcing it to the world, I can guarantee the next couple of days we will be told by the papers exactly what the dispute was.

How accurate the claims will be is anybody’s guess but the manager asking the press not to ‘searching for why’ is indeed asking for/expecting the impossible.

Look out for a press conference soon where Alan Pardew will be asked whether ‘such and such’ was why he and Coloccini had fallen out, so I wonder why he didn’t just nail it when he had the chance on the back of a vital win?

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10 comments
fromtheheed
fromtheheed

The only statement of intent is for Ashley to announce that Klopp will be our next manager and he will be bankrolled with a 150 million war chest. That blow to my head must have been worse than I thought, tongue in cheek.

Harry Todd
Harry Todd

Yes you did well we were one nil up and well in control then the thirty fourth minute protest while not great led to anti Ashley chants which affected the team and gave a massive boost to Swansea.Wonder what your plans are for the West Brom game to get us relegated cannot wait.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

@harry toad Can't wait for your next username either scumbag.

StevePassmoor
StevePassmoor

Yeah, it gave Swansea such a boost that it took 13 minutes for them to break through our porous defence.

We were never 'in control' of the game and it was only thanks to a defensive blunder that we took the lead, could you ever see us scoring otherwise?

36 goals in 34 games is garbage and failing to score in 12 of those 34 games is even more telling.

As for plans to get us relegated, I think the players have managed to get themselves into that position of their own accord. We supported them unswerving until the Spurs game and our support didn't seem to ever spur them on much, did it? See the above stats if you need to be reminded.

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

@Harry Todd Stupid little man.... some people bury their head in the sand..... yours is in manure....


... and it still wont grow.

Kev82
Kev82

Seriously guys, do you just expect Ashley to pack his bags and leave because we want him to? There is the small matter that we would need a buyer and last time of checking I don't think we have any knocking on Ashley's door. I support the boycotting but it should be aimed at trying to force Ashley to change his ways rather than wasting time trying to force him out when it's his business, he's hardly going to give it away.

Kev82
Kev82

I agree with everything you are saying, but even the name of the campaign is Ashley OUT. We can't force him to sell up especially if there is no buyer.

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

@Kev82 it's not about expecting Ashley to pack his bags and leave to the first buyer, it is about fans saying "enough is enough".


Limping through to the end of the season, with crossed fingers that other clubs don't put enough wins together to relegate us, is farcical when they announce such high levels of profits and refused to buy in the needed players or get in the right manager in January. 


The biggest quote from the above post I think is "fit for purpose".  Ashley is jeopardising the future of the club by the way things are being run for short term profit, risking premiership survival as well as hurting recruitment of future generations of fans. Something has to change and sitting on your backsides waiting for a miracle to just appear out of thin air is naive to say the least.  Time has come to make our feelings vocal and hopefully put some public pressure on the owner to get his finger out and start running this club as a FOOTBALL club rather than a high street store.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Would love yo think he'll change his ways kev but I think there's more chance of me going to the moon.

mrkgw
mrkgw

Keep up the campaign - they will get the message eventually.