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Pardew, Coloccini and ‘Accusations’

8 years ago
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Alan Pardew has jumped to the defence of his captain, Fabricio Coloccini, but chose to ignore the real reason why fans were/are upset or disappointed by Coloccini.

The manager has attacked the accusations ‘thrown at him (Coloccini) by certain websites that he wasn’t bothered’.

I don’t know which websites the manager is referring to but in this day and age there are probably hundreds of sites/blogs etc, most of them one man bands operated from their bedroom.

A few conspiracy theorists suggesting Coloccini might have been faking his injury or suchlike, is totally different to some widespread hate campaign of the majority.

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Alan Pardew has said to The Journal;

“I don’t know what our record is like when he doesn’t play (won 5 of 25 when Colo hasn’t played this season, won 9 out of 28 when he has played) but he makes such a big difference to us. He had accusations thrown at him from certain websites that he was not bothered. You cannot say something like that about somebody like him.

Did you see when Hatem gave the ball away (v QPR), he went absolutely ballistic.

It meant so much to him and it is great to see that from your captain.”

I don’t know what this is all about but it looks to me like Alan Pardew is trying to bring this issue within the friction that he himself is experiencing with some fans questioning his position, by saying ‘look, this is yet another example of how unreasonable these Newcastle fans are who are giving me a hard time’.

Coloccini is a no-brainer in the first eleven and you’ll struggle to find any fans who don’t believe that to be the case.

However, supporters are ‘bothered’ that our captain was prepared to walk out on the club in January when Newcastle were in the middle of a relegation fight.

Newcastle fans will have every faith in Coloccini on the pitch next season, the only question is whose pitch will he be playing on?


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