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Coloccini Dodges TV Cameras Then Claims This Is Nothing Like The Relegation Season

6 years ago
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Fabricio Coloccini has claimed that Newcastle United’s current predicament is nothing like the relegation season of 2008/09.

Well I suppose on the plus side Dennis Wise isn’t here and neither is Joe Kinnnear…yet.

The Newcastle Captain says that one of the differences is that United are (supposedly) controlling games;

“This situation feels very different from back then (last relegation season) because we have controlled games.

“Last time when we went down we could not control games and now we do. We try to create chances.”

Coloccini also says that the players are all working together and they only need a bit of luck and a win to change the picture, though I guess if you looked back to that relegation season no doubt players were saying the same then;

“Is the mood different? Yes, we have a tight group all working for each other. We’re staying positive and just need three points to take the pressure off.

“We’re battling hard and giving it everything, you can see on the pitch we want to win the games. The other teams have maybe two chances against us, and they score.

“We don’t manage to do that and it happens when you are having a bad time.”

While his form on the pitch has been really poor this season, as it was for most of last season, Coloccini is also lacking off the pitch in my opinion.

While the club regularly put out written quotes from the Captain, after over six years at the club he still won’t do TV interviews in English.

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So you then have a situation like Stoke, when surely it is the Captain’s job to come out after the match and speak for the players, and more importantly speak to the fans.

Yet Coloccini is hiding in the dressing room and poor old Mike Williamson comes out and faces the Sky cameras to do his professional bit, standing up to be counted.

Not my favourite player by a mile but all credit to Williamson for stepping up to the plate. A player who hasn’t got the shiny badge and prestige of being captain of our club and who will be on a small fraction of what Fabricio Coloccini is earning.

When your club is in the kind of position Newcastle United are in, if your Captain won’t stand up and be counted then what hope have you got?

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