Colo finally speaks to Newcastle fans

Colo collates his thoughts
Colo collates his thoughts
Things with Fabricio Coloccini have been getting out of head, especially after the letter that he wrote to fans of San Lorenzo was revealed in the press.

In that letter he spoke rather lovingly about San Lorenzo and their attempts to sign the defender which annoyed a section of United fans. Where was our thanks for standing by him?

The ultimate resolution has been reached and that is that Coloccini will remain on Tyneside until at least the end of the season amid personal problems that I’m not really interested in as it’s not really any of my business. And now, ahead of the game against Aston Villa tonight, Colo has chosen to go public and speak to the fans of Newcastle who he claims are “like a family” to him.

First off he explained the letter. Alan Pardew had explained yesterday that some of it was lost in translation with some of the usual suspects being dismissive of his claims and questioning his Spanish skills. However Colo hints at the same thing himself.

“In the last few days the newspapers picked up a letter that I wrote,” said Coloccini. “The letter is true but the meaning of it is different once translated from Spanish to English.”

He went on: “I never said that I would go back to San Lorenzo. I never spoke to any team, the only reason to go back to Argentina would have been personal problems.”

“But they knew I am a supporter of San Lorenzo and the fans were excited because they thought ‘He supports us and this is a big chance to come to San Lorenzo’. The rumours were crazy because they thought I was coming back.”

“I would like to say to the supporters of Newcastle United Football Club that I want to stay here and I thank them for supporting me. The last few weeks have been difficult for them, I recognise that. This is my work and my job and I have to separate my job and my life. Everybody in life has problems and it is normal, that is life.”

Coloccini then turned his attention to Alan Pardew and praised the manager for his handling of what is clearly a delicate personal matter. Maybe this talk of a “personal journey” from Pardew last week wasn’t far wide of the mark?

“Every time in the last month or the last year he (Pardew) has been supportive,” said Colo “He knows a lot about me, about football and life.

“We met a lot of times. He said to me, ‘Listen, I am a person and you have to think like I’m your father’. He gave me advice and said, ‘I can speak to you like a manager and a father’. That is very important to me because he gave me a lot of help.”

“Some fans may have wondered ‘can he still be the captain if his head isn’t right?’ But the manager still had he confidence in me to give it.”

“It is extra motivation for me on top of the drive I already have, plus responsibility that I want to take. I will try to put the problems to one side.”

It’s a pretty extensive interview, but then it should be given the fact that he is our club captain and hasn’t spoken to the press since September, allegedly. I suggest you head on over to the Chronicle website, or use these links below to get there, and give it all a read.

Interview part one
Interview part two
Interview part three
Interview part four
Interview part five

Basically Colo confirms he will give 100% for United and also said that if he did leave it would have been for no other reason aside from personal problems, calling us a big club and saying that we’ve added some good new faces this January.

What do you make of it?

70 thoughts on “Colo finally speaks to Newcastle fans

  1. Ang about, if we’re like a family to Colo does that mean he’s going to smile and wave at us and then go behind our back and try and **** us over?

    😕

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  2. should of come out and said this straight away ,i dont beleive every thing he says

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  3. Batty-he had a poor choice of wording I think 😀

    Agree that he should have come out with this asap rather than waiting…Although I suppose he needed to consult his media gurus…

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  4. assie get your self of to the hospital summit wrong there bleeding heart 😆

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  5. Newkie, that’s exactly what he tried to do to us, not until the club told him he would have to buy out his contract at a cost of £7m did he show any loyalty or respect to us, he is staying for his first love, money, his family obviously come second to money

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  6. Be carful stardy will be on in a bit slagging us all ,colo is his new God 😆

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  7. @Batty

    Stardust lets Colo shag his wife. That’s where the whole thing started. Colos wife found oot!! 😛

    It doesn’t matter to me now. He’s manned up and wrote his love letter.

    All is forgiven.

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  8. I have no reason to doubt Coloccini. I don’t see why it isn’t believable 😕
    There’s no doubt the reason he isn’t going back is due to money, but that doesn’t mean the sole reason he wanted to go back wasn’t personal reasons.
    I think it was. But he understands it’s just not feasible.
    His performances the last two games have actually been an improvement so it’s not like his head is dropping.
    Welcome back Colo; still on course to be crowned our greatest ever defender if he stays for another season.

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  9. Imagine if he does stay 😯 If we keep this group of players together in the summer – sell Tiote and get in a young forward and a winger our squad will be beastly.

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  10. Well I’m pleasantly surprised to be honest. I read the article and was about to post ‘too little too late’ and expected to get jumped on, only to read that a good few of you share that same opinion.
    Listen, if he plays well on the pitch and does his bit to ensure our survival, then I’m happy and if he then leaves in the summer then good luck to him.
    I’m not a hater, and if I was there’d be a list before I ever got to Colo.
    He’s been a silly lad and fair do’s if he’s trying to put that right. But he’s also got responsibilities to NUFC and as long as he does give 100% in training and match days I wish him good luck in resolving his personal problems.

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  11. Sharpy-Exactly, playing well and motivating our team is the priority. If he can do that, great, if he decides to stay after that and we look a team again, fine by me.

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  12. Good to see Colo has addressed the fans at last . It’s a positive message and as long as he gives 100% on the pitch ,I’ll be happy. I was miffed with that letter but now he has acknowleged the Toon fans , It should settle down now. The whole saga has been unsettleing for all concerned , still can’t see him being here in the summer ,but if we get a good offer and he can resolve his problems then all’s well that ends well as they say. I do think there can be no denying his form has been affected by his off field problems but his last two games seen the return of the old Colo long may it continue ,christ knows we need him.

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  13. Your all soft 🙂 🙂 Collo writes a letter to his boyhood club and everyone is angry, he then writes a letter to all the Toon fans and you become putty in his hands.. shame on you all 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  14. The only thing I will judge him by is his performance on the pitch!! That’s what he is paid to do. however I do commend him for trying to explain his situation and clarify things a bit.

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  15. aussie not me 😉 sky italia reporting 13 mill euro bid accepted ,dont believe it for 1 min

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  16. Oh collicini you tryed to fuck our club Oh collicini you shouls get snubbed Oh collicini the falklands are all ours

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  17. Aussie- The usual suspects really, but Troy did surprise me. Clearly spending too much time with dave has made him willing to accept the scraps that Colo gives out, just like the regime…

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  18. I think he has been very professional bringing out this statement to clarify his intentions. Granted it would’ve been nice to see it a week ago but I’m sure it’s a delicate issue and the fact that he brought out the statement shows maturity, which is good to see in our Captain. He has my support, though I would recall the “Colocinni shagged my wife” chant, might hit a soft spot.

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  19. Dear Colo,

    We had such a great thing going between us and then things quickly deteriorated.

    I always knew your heart had never left us, as love is a bond that holds us together forever.

    Someone tried to become between us but I always knew you would come back.

    I will always love you and your curly hair

    Lots of love

    Troy. 😳

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  20. ANDY i havent a clue ,but i reckon we are done for this window any way

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  21. Aussie – not quite putty mate, but if he plays well then no grudges held. Only his wife and kids that have reason to hold that kind of anger toward him. Fact is that I don’t really hold any footballer in that high regard anyway.

    Batty – where you seen that mate?

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  22. iam just trying to get @MassadioHaidara @YGouffran more followers than ranger 🙂

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  23. Dear Collo, further to Toys lovely letter, please note that Troy will always love himself more than anyone else. Please keep this in mind as you move forward through life. Aussie 🙂 🙂

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  24. Batty – we dont need Bony hes a beast but a proper CF like cisse. We would have same situation as ba and cisse with bony on a wing which would be ridiculous 😆

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  25. Troy – it’s a good effort, but to be honest it’s clear that B&B is the letter writer in your family 😆

    Batty – how do you rate that source then coz I’ve had a look and can’t find any other suggestion of a bid nevermind one being accepted – forget that, just seen your original post again saying you don’t believe it 🙄

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  26. sharpy like i sed i dont beleive it for 1 min 😉

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  27. @Slant
    I wanted him sold in the summer tbh, You just can’t build a team when someone barely makes 50% of the games you play. Fine suspensions, but coupled with the fact he is pretty injury prone and has ACON mean that he’s just not worth it. He’s capable of mammoth performances, but he usually takes a few games getting up to speed each time.
    Same goes for Saylor never being considered first team – he’s just too injury prone.

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  28. Pft Aussie now you’ve gone and doe it 🙄

    Pards still bleating about injuries in the BBC saying he hasn’t been able to field the same team as last year because of them…not really-its because we sold best who was in the side for half the year…plus benny WAS injured and rarely featured til December, and bit part til January really.. 🙄

    Give it a rest, we’ve been shit and now its time play as well as we did previously..

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  29. ‘Redknapp was interested in Sissoko while Tottenham boss and made an enquiry about him after taking charge at QPR.
    “Sissoko’s a fantastic signing. I’d liked to have got him but Newcastle have absolutely nicked him,” he said.
    No Harry, I would say you follow Carr around trying to nick OUR targets. 👿

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  30. Batty – I think you’re finished buying in this window like, may be a couple of exits like Simpson or a couple out on loan, but I’d be amazed if any in like.

    LST – huge week fixture wise, QPR v Man City, Wigan v Stoke, Southampton v Man U, Reading v Chelsea and West Ham v Fulham.
    We have a good chance of putting some distance between the bottom 3 while also gaining ground on those directly above us – providing results go our way. Starting with a for us hopefully

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  31. OMG this day is dragging in… Come on 7:45 hurry up. This is the most excited i have been since the start of the season.

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  32. Looking at that fixture list feel confident QPR will lose, Stoke should get a draw and then West Ham will probably win. Think that Fulham might are really on the slide. They might be a team that will sink.

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  33. Unless we suddenly perform to our undoubted potential then I can see us getting a draw at best.If we suddenly start to perform fantastically id like to know why we have been playing shit all season and a few players come in and its all hunky dory. Lets see what happens tonight and we can pass judgement then

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  34. Sharpy

    I cant see Aston Villa winning another game this season 😀

    Where as It feels like tonight is a fresh start for us tonight.

    Im going with a 2-0 win with a goal in each half.

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  35. SJP – I think it’s Norwich that are really on the slide. We’ll see but if we can’t fight our way clear of at least 3 of them I’ll be really surprised.

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  36. Form of other teams now will really start to be a factor now. Southampton have rallied but can they continue? QPR have shown signs of life but really need to start winning.

    Normally one team starts to sink like a stone. Let’s just hope with a result tonight we can make sure it’s not us.

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  37. @Sharpy

    I did write a 25 page letter to Colo but I realised when I read over it, it was far too long and full of shit. 😛

    I decided to keep it concise and to the point.
    Less means more. 😉

    @Aussie

    You just want me to write you a love letter.
    Knee chants! 😛

    @Batty

    I don’t take hissy fits like some over spilt milk. That’s all this Colo saga has been. 😉

    Stardy is too busy with his head stuck up Kabba’s arse for him to hijack my account. 😉

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  38. For anyone who might be interested Villa are selling tickets for the Newcastle end tonight from 615 at the ticket office next to the away end turnstiles. Just spoke to their ticket office and he said doesn’t ahve exact numbers available as they are waiting for the courier to arrive from newcastle but should be several hundered. Right just need to get hold of hubby, tonights plans are gonna change

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  39. <<<<<<<<< thinks pards gone into overdrive to smoth this over meself,i think hes gone collo end of the season dint believe a word he say collo meself

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  40. <<<<<<< thinks well have to much energy for villa to handle to nite going for toon by at least 3 goals

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