FabricioColoccini12Fabricio Coloccini has given another interview in his native language and explained how he sees what happened in January and how he is moving on from that, being lifted by the new signings.

In the video footage on ESPN, Coloccini said the following;

“I didn’t regret it because I think family comes first, I think I did everything I could and wrote it down in a letter.

Sometimes third parties don’t understand you, or contracts become more important than your personal life. I also understand though that this is what contracts are for, you have to respect them”.

Nothing much that we didn’t know already and despite the PR attempts at the end of the window to smooth things over, this latest Coloccini interview simply reaffirms the fact that sadly only Newcastle’s (quite rightly) tough stance on our captain’s contractual position kept Colo at Newcastle.

The most important thing though, as always, is what any player does on the pitch and happily Coloccini has put his personal issues to one side and is putting together his best run of form so far this season.

The fact we have added some much needed extra decent players in January hasn’t done any harm and Colo also reflected on this in his interview;

“Some good new players have arrived who add positive things to the team. With the bigger squad we will be able to cope with the Europa League as well”.

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wor monga
wor monga

McClaren won’t take this job if Derby get promoted…he would need his head examined…and not just because Derby will spend some real money to bring in the right players to try to ensure they stay up…but also because their supporters have enough up-stairs to know that the game is only a vehicle now for the benefit of a worldwide TV audience, and not something dependent on any local feelings…stadium dimensions or historical significances going back many years.


...Any new head coach we get (providing it’s not Carver) will more than likely be someone relatively unknown (cheap) from the lower English/ French clubs hoping to make a name for himself and hoping the fans here with their overriding believe in their own importance to the club will let him…and praying that if he doesn’t make an immediate impression in terms of good results…then the Mag and it’s correspondents won’t crucify him…

PeterS84
PeterS84

Even if we do bring in a new manager the biggest issue is that Carver/Stone/Woodman etc have circa 5 years left on their contracts so either  a big payout (which Ashley wont do) or they stay on and carry on coaching the team which a new Manager potentially wont want to happen. 

IainElrick
IainElrick

Inb4 "Geodie duo new head coaches at nufc". Ant and Dec are excited at their new challenge " the club's as much of a joke as we are so naturally the decision was easy" .

KevinBrown11
KevinBrown11

Sad thing is you never know what Ashley will come up with, got this sick feeling it's gonna be Carver!!

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

NUFC used to represent a great opportunity for a manager to step up and make a name for themselves, sadly though it was all too often a poison chalice.  With our current system, I think it will be a lot less appealing to anyone with ambition, dignity or a desire to have a hand on the transfers.  Instead, it will appeal to out of work, desperate ex managers who are willing to ingratiate themselves with the owner by spouting the company lines, won't mind lying to the fans and have no desire to do anything other than pick up a hefty pay check.

I suspect we could end up with a David O'Leary or Alan Curbishley.  The only hope is that we can grab a semi-decent manager from somewhere in europe who wants a step up into the premiership, is used to working with financial restraints and also is used to a coach role rather than manager...but then we risk losing them if they do well or being stuck with someone who isn't good enough we can't get rid of.

NicholasDryden
NicholasDryden

that clown on sky said pardew had excelled!!!!!!!

PhilYare
PhilYare

@NicholasDryden think we need to send him a tape of:


0-6 liverpool

0-3 mackems (x 2)

0-4 southampton ( x 2)

0-4 wigan

0-4 man utd


and the rest of at least 30 disgraceful results

WallaceWilson
WallaceWilson

The problem for any new manager is that he is helping to manage a player trading operation not building a team. People often say that the Head Coach model is common on the continent but the crucial difference is that they are still trying to compete and be successful - we aren't. Our sole purpose is to maximise income while reducing costs