Steve McClaren was asked at his press conference whether Fabricio Coloccini would be continuing as Captain, ‘absolutely’ was the reply.

Stepping back 48 hours, Wednesday night had brought breaking news that there had been major ructions behind the scenes, with the Head Coach allegedly telling certain senior players that they weren’t committed enough and didn’t really care when Newcastle got beat.

Whilst not confirming the details or the individuals singled out, McClaren did accept today that there had been ‘feisty’ goings on behind the scenes after the dismal display against Leicester and it had taken three days behind the scenes to ‘sort it out’.

As the most senior player at the club and in the first team, the automatic reaction of many was to think that Coloccini was one of those implicated, especially with such poor form this season.

So on Thursday, after another 13 Premier League matches this season, we asked what should happen to Fabricio Coloccini?

Should somebody like Janmaat or Wijnaldum get the Captain’s job and should Lascelles, Dummett or somebody else replace Coloccini and play alongside Chancel Mbemba in the middle?

The poll has closed and we ‘absolutely’ have a definitive answer from the fans, this is how the voting went and thanks to the thousands who took the time to vote:

Coloccini lose Captaincy and be dropped for Crystal Palace match 76%

Coloccini lose Captaincy but remain in first team against Crystal Palace 16%

Coloccini stay as Captain and remain in first team against Crystal Palace 8%

So basically, 92% of the Newcastle fans who voted, don’t want Coloccini to remain as Captain.

On top of that, only one in four (24%) thinks Coloccini even deserves a place in the first team.