NUFC keen to tie down Captain Colo

Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini
Captain Colo leading the way
Newcastle are reportedly trying to tie down Club Captain Fabricio Coloccini to a new deal at the club.

Colo’s compatriot Jonas Gutierrez put pen to paper on a deal that will see him stay with the cliub until 2015 which has raised hopes that perhaps a deal for Coloccini may be in the offing.

I don’t need to say anything about the importance of Fabricio Coloccini. After a shaky first season in England he has gone from strength to strength and is the first name on the team sheet for me. Good job really given that he has the honour of being Club Captain.

The problem is going to be wages. Colo’s wage is reported to be anywhere between £80,000 and £90,000 a week although I do remember that when we signed him the Deportivo website said he had agree a deal on around £35,000 a week. In short, whatever his wage, few can deny that he is a player who actually earns his corn.

The influence of Coloccini cannot be underestimated. Questions were raised when he was awarded the captaincy after the departure of Kevin Nolan but the Argentinian has quickly dispelled any concerns. Put simply he is a player who leads by example on the pitch and doesn’t need to scream like a child in a fast food queue like Kevin Nolan. Leaders come in many shapes and sizes, and Colo is proving just that.

Will he sign? I’d like to think so. If he does then it will move to dispel one of my greatest fears about paying wages to current players. Jonas Gutierrez and his new deal kind of dispelled it a little bit, but keeping hold of Colo is on a completely different level to that and would show me at least that there is some form of commitment to build on what we have.

If, and it’s a big if at the moment, the club can secure a player who has arguably been our most consistent performer over the last few seasons then perhaps the fans can start to be a bit more optimistic about the plans for the club.

Sign him up!

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31 thoughts on “NUFC keen to tie down Captain Colo

  1. 80-90k sounds like alot more than Ashley will pay. Will Collo take a pay cut or a more performance related deal? I’m not sure. When does his current contract expire?

    Looking at other defenders what about Bramble? Oh I forget he’s crap and in jail again!


  2. PS – Same as Jonas. Two years left still.

    I can actually see Colo taking performance related pay. He’ll earn it and should feel confident that he can, unlike Nolan or Barton 🙂


  3. Toonsy I dont think there is any chance in the world of Colo being on £35k, remember he was brought in as a big statment signing at the time when players were getting mega bucks, I do remember that figure being mentioned but only from the 1 source all the countless other reports were that he was on £80 -85k but whatever the sum, he is a player that needs to be signed, and I agree that the Jonas deal has made me feel alot better about the club being willing to pay good money for the right players.
    I can understand the clubs stance on fat-trick tugboat, Jose, and even though I didn’t want Joey to go I can still understand why they let him go.


  4. Biggest risk with Collo will be a club like Malaga coming in.
    Loads of Qatari money, building a decent squad, weather almost as good as the Toon.
    If they’re interested and I don’t see why they wouldn’t be as he’s excellent and they don’t have a young players only policy, they will be willing and able to pay him more than we will next Summer and for a longer contract. In Sapin Italy, they don’t assume that you’re fisnished as a defender at 33 .It seems with us, he’ll get nothing more than 2 year extension like Jonas and who knows what is in Jonas’ contract? There is probably an escape clause based on someone paying above the odds (8-10m ?).
    We should do our best to keep him as he really is one of the cornerstones of the club now, a model pro, gentleman and all round good man from what we can see.


  5. There are also Sameobi’s and Danny Simpson’s contracts to nail down.

    Young Sammy should get somethingin pretty easily, I would think


  6. Sammy should get a contract. He will follow in the footsteps of Ranger and Vuckic and earn one based on the fact that he has made the step up to the first team. The difference is that I feel entirely confident that Sameobi won’t blow his chance like Ranger.


  7. Colo signing on would be unbelievable it really would. It would mean the nucleus of our team would remain for years; or before they get sold!

    What a couple of weeks its been on the toon; the feel good factor has got to be sky high!!


  8. Too true Toonsy!

    Ranger has totally mucked himself up.
    Sammy seems like he’ll become a model professional and could be part of the club for years to come!


  9. i think colo will get a 3yr deal imo i also think he will sign nee prob will keep the team spirit up too.

    off topic i would lock bramble up and throw the key away,hes got away with it twice before surely the club do drug tests from time to time if just to keep themselves right,on the bright side its great to see another club getting **** for a change


  10. What a couple of weeks its been on the toon; the feel good factor has got to be sky high

    Yeah liam, but after the last couple of years, we f-ing deserve it.


  11. So loving the positivity coming out of the Toon now! I really didn’t think I would say this, but I am so thankful that Barton is gone.

    With him always around to take the piss, our lads would not be so hopeful and positive about where we’re going


  12. AndrewT.. we probably owe barton some thanks. He likely fired the new lads up after Barton said the club had no ambition by signing them:)


  13. Could very well be the case MDS. They have all shown really well so far, and the exciting thing is that you can tell there is more to come!

    Also, I can’t wait for the return leg against QPR to show that pompous prick what’s up


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  15. BATTY graffting as normal,finished 3 rooms,2 bedrooms to gan but later on ime stuffed noo,haveing a rest as i will have to gan owr to malta shortly to do graft for laddie in his place 🙁


  16. Colo is this generations Killer Kilcline. Hard as nails and has daft hair. I love it.
    The club is showing now that it will give out contracts to those who they think deserve them. The players that are gone aren’t missed. I said during the summer transfer melee that I would be more gutted if we lost Colo than Barton as Colo is a far better player, in my opinion. Plus he has better hair than Barton. I wonder if he uses the same shampoo as Cheryl Cole? She has nice hair too.
    All of the best NUFC players had good hair, apart from Shearer, who I model my own hair “style” on.
    Think about it;

    The Pedro – Only a mam could cut hair that good.
    The Warren Barton – Curtains that anyone would be proud to hang in their living room.
    The Vennison – Rocker do that Whitesnake were jealous of.
    Rob Lee – School Boy parting that only someone who couldn’t be bullied could pull off.
    Lee Clarke – Standard Geordie #1. ’nuff said.
    Jackie Milburn – 50’s comb over that was as cool as ice back then.
    The Keegan Perm – Mighty Mouse’s best look.

    Honorable mentions to the Waddle Mullett and the Gazza #1 on the sides and curly on top.


  17. We are always no more than 3 matches away from “catastrophe”. Lose the majority of Wolves Wigan Blackburn in cup & Spurs and all hell will be let loose; the neggers will be back with a vengeance on the blogs and papers will have their usual field day, stirring up trouble. If he puts out a cup side with 4-5 changes and we get knocked out, there’ll be the usual moaning. November looks pretty awful. Papers are hating not having the Toon to lay into so you can bet as soon as they get the chance they’ll be at us.
    Hopefully the spirit will remain and we don’t give them the chance.


  18. Get Coloccini and Sammy tied up then there’s only a few to go. The only ones after that are Simpson and Best, which in Bests case if he keeps going how he is will have no trouble getting a new deal.


  19. Not much to banter about right now with so much goodness popping around. We’ve had to resort to thinking about what one position we would like to get some quality reinforcement in during January!

    Wolves should be a tough test though. They have enough quality players to be dangerous, and a dirty kunt in Karl Henry.

    We’re all pretty agreed on the same line up for that game as the last few too!

    The team is doing well, HBA is on the comeback trail, followed by Santon, and we have youth players ready to make the step up! This is great!


  20. Cant belive the feel good factor oozing through the entire club at the moment . An unbeaten start including a win against the unwashed , the signing of some very talented players and Jonas signing a new contract . Every thing Joey twittered about our best players leaving makes him look stupid now . Roll on saturday and another win 🙂


  21. I absolutly hate the regime at newcastle and disagree with everything they have done but if they extend colos contract and thats a big IF then i will think about starting to trust them in taking the club forward , colo is the best footballer at newscastle by a mile and one of best defenders iv seen in a black and white shirt hes like woodgate defensively and albert going forward . As for the money hes a full argentine international and is a total professional hes worth every penny and you cant have a squad all the same you need some stars and game winners , if colo extends then happy days because he really is mint .


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