Is This Proof Alan Pardew Is Listening To Newcastle Fans?
A bit of a bizarre one, I was just checking on the site this morning to see what the craic was and if anything was happening, when I came across an interesting [intlink id=”44819″ type=”post”]article about Alan Pardew[/intlink].
The piece was about Pardew revealing that he’d appointed two vice-captains in Cheick Tiote and Siem De Jong, but specifically the Newcastle manager explaining in the Independent on Sunday why he thinks Fabricio Coloccini makes a good captain.
“At Newcastle I have great faith in Fabricio Coloccini, but we’ve also just announced last week two official vice-captains in Cheick Tiote and Siem De Jong, who was captain at Ajax, which gives us three players from different areas of the pitch to take that bit of extra responsibility.
“Coloccini is a relatively quiet lad who leads by example and presence and his calmness on the ball.
“The most vocal guy doesn’t necessarily mean the best leader, although previously we had Kevin Nolan, who was very vocal in the dressing room and a great organiser of the group.”
Coincidentally, or possibly not, only two days ago I wrote an article that made it onto this website and which you can read [intlink id=”44771″ type=”post”]HERE[/intlink], where I was questioning whether Coloccini was the right choice as captain and in particular, that he doesn’t appear very vocal.
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I also pointed out the very strange fact that in six years(many of those as captain) at St.James’ Park, the Argentinian has never given an interview in English to camera, whereas I have regularly seen him doing them in Spanish when on international duty or back home etc.
This would be unheard of at pretty much every other Premier League club but especially on the continent, where a big part of a captain’s job is to speak before and after pretty much every match, as a public face of their club.
So the question is, has Alan Pardew started taking notice of what the fans are saying, including my own modest little piece on Friday, or is it just coincidence?
I will be watching closely in the future…
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