Coloccini – Once You Have Fallen Out Of Love Is There Any Way Back?
The Coloccini saga that began in January has predictably carried through to the close season.
Will he stay or will he go, haven’t we really ‘lost’ him already in either case?
Once a player clearly wants to leave, whatever the reason, you are never going to get back to the situation you had before that.
The latest news is that San Lorenzo who were trying to get Colo for nowt in January, are still a million miles away from coming up with any credible offer. Reports claim that rich (though thta is no doubt all very realtive and will bear no relation to the ridiculous finances of the Premier League) backers of the Argentine club, are willing to help pay for players but they insist on younger (and no doubt cheaper!) players being brought in.
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This latest episode in the tedious drama has been widely reported as some big positive for Newcastle United, I fail to see it myself.
It is a bit like having a girlfriend (or boyfriend) and you get on alright and you think they’re ok, then you see some stunner and go there with your tongue hanging out, only to get knocked back and have to crawl back to who you were with in the first place.
I would argue that when the captain of your club tries to leave in the middle of a relegation battle then the game is up. We all sympathise with anybody with personal issues but our relationship with Colo is a football one and he has taken a lot of money from us (the fans) and he is an asset of this club that can’t be just let go.
The only thing that stopped him walking away in January, in my opinion, was once the club made clear that if he wanted to go then he’d have to pay up the remainder of his contract.
The only small chance for me of him having a chance of being totally rehabilitated would have been for Colo to announce at the end of last season that he was our captain and would be there on August 17th to lead us back into battle….not have us hanging around to see if the Buenos Aires piggy banks would hold enough to make some kind of a feeble bid to take him back to Argentina.
The fans have been absolutely amazing in terms of how they have treated Coloccini, it is about time he paid us all back.
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