Get your daily update and weekly newsletter by signing up today!


Pardew Singles Out Fabricio Coloccini Again

7 years ago

Reflecting on the win over Crystal Palace, Alan Pardew singled out Fabricio Coloccini for special mention.

The United boss claiming that his Captain was in a ‘different league’ to every other central defender playing that night.

Pardew believing that Coloccini led by example.

“I thought the character was emphasised by the Captain, who was in a different league to every other player on the pitch in his position.

“That was the example we needed.”

The manager appears to be making a conscious effort to talk up his Captain at every opportunity, having also said the following after the fightback against Hull;

“It looked ominous at two down but we had talked a lot this week about reaction to goals.

“A lot about what it takes to play at this football club and we showed that second half – inspired by Tiote and Colo, who know how important it is never to give in here.”

In my opinion, Coloccini was poor against Hull and it was Tiote and Cisse who were the ones driving Newcastle forward to rescue that Hull match.

In fact, sadly Fabricio Coloccini has been poor to average for pretty much all of the last two years, never looking close to the consistently top form that got him into the PFA 2011/12 team of the season, voted for by his fellow professionals.

Alan Pardew also repeated where the Cups lie in terms of importance but insists that the club will do their very best in them for the fans;

“What we say is the Premier League is more important and I don’t think any Premier League manager would disagree with that, but it is a competition we want to do well in for our fans.

“We want to win every game whatever the team we put out, we made six changes but I don’t think it took our level down.

“I think our level stayed the same and that is a compliment to those six players.”


If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]

Have your say

© 2021 The Mag. All Rights Reserved. Design & Build by Mediaworks