Colo decision expected today

Colo future still clouded in doubt
Colo future still clouded in doubt
Fabricio Coloccini’s could be sorted out one way or another today if you listen to reports in the press and the mutterings of his Father.

A meeting was believed to have been held yesterday with lawyers representing both parties present, but it would appear that the meeting ended with no resolution and further talks are scheduled for today.

Colo, apparently anyway, wants to return to Argentina to play for San Lorenzo, a team he supposedly supports and a club which his Father works currently. San Lorenzo also want to sign the player, but the issue is that Colo is under contract with us having signed a new deal last year, and San Lorenzo can’t afford to pay market value for him and basically want Newcastle to let him go for free.

All this has been muddied by rumours of personal problems which remain just that for now with, and rightly so, no confirmation on the rumours from either party. However, the words of Colo’s Father make me wonder what would happen if we just turned round and said no?

“There was an inconclusive meeting today,” Coloccini Snr told Rock and Closs on Monday. “Tomorrow (Tuesday) there will be a decision. We both desire the transfer.

“Fabricio is very anxious. He wants a decision to be made one way or another. I believe this is the moment to move. Newcastle have asked him to wait until May. The issue is if San Lorenzo will wait until that date.”

“It would be beautiful if both of us were at San Lorenzo, the club we love. Fabricio is eager to return but he wants to do so in an elegant way.”

The “he wants a decision made one way or another” part doesn’t exactly paint a picture of someone who is dead set on a move does it? Get him to stay until the summer and reassess the situation then! Also I dare say the part about Colo wanting to renege on his contract in an “elegant way” is lost a bit in translation. I’d guess amicable would have been a better word to use.

I don’t know what is going to happen with this one to be honest. I’m of the opinion that if he wants away then we must get a transfer fee for him as, whatever you think of the board, the manager, the club, right now, we aren’t a charity.

On the other hand, if his heart is set on San Lorenzo, as it is according to his Dad, then do we keep an unhappy player?

I guess we’ll see what happens soon enough.

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358 thoughts on “Colo decision expected today

  1. He will have plenty of time to study french when he is watching them play,if they are as good as they say they are Sammy is gonna have a lot of free weekends

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  2. Its just a shame its taken this regime so long for the penny to drop Dave,this should have been done in the summer and we would not be in the position we find ourselves in now.Lets hope we can get the points we need to save ourselves

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  3. If we can convince Colo to stay then our back 5 are completely sorted with depth 😯
    Sissoko and Gouffran heavily rumoured to join up as well?!
    Would like some Prem experience but can’t complain much so far.
    Sell Tiote in the summer and buy another winger and striker and we’re looking ****ing decent for a good league showing next year, free of Europe distractions.
    IF we stay up that is.

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  4. I still believe if we survive this relegation scare will have done us wonders – both mentally and by forcing the board into transfer action of some sort.

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  5. If they believe in the task at hand think we might just do it,I know im being greedy but Id love another Striker that can play with Cisse,go on Mike,make my day 😆

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  6. An attacking full-back who loves to break forward and exploit any space down the wing, Haidara has all the elements in his game to become a top player. His positioning needs work, his decision making and final ball will improve as he gets older

    So Haidara sounds exactly the same as Santon….ah well, at least there’s some serious competition. Jonas has no shot of playing there again, and Raylor could only play there when Jonas did his running.

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  7. Well that’s a good start i the centre of defence, we need someone at the other end of the pitch to help Cisse out. Is Gouffran the answer ? Looks like he will have to be.

    Just because we bring in a couple of players we still have a long way to go to be safe. Hopefully we haven’t reacted too late. Hats off to Ashley for splashing the cash. 3-4 players in for 15 mill would be a splendid piece of business.

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  8. I’d look at playing Haidara LB and moving Santon up to LM, his best attributes are going forward.

    If there both decent at defending they should make a solid left side with plenty to offer going forward and on the overlap.

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  9. Alan Pardew at Villa Park watching Villa – Bradford – currently 1-0. Maybe we could buy Benteke – he scored again today, we need to keep an eye on him next week. Toon loanee Curtis Good also in the Bradford team.
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  10. Munich – He’d be a class signing. Sky have us (or did have us) as 9/4 favourites to sign Darrent Bent 😐

    Could be truth in the odds?

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  11. @lee_ryder: Gouffran’s tweet in English: “Tomorrow I will be a new player and I am proud Newcastle thank you all kisses” #nufc

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  12. More good signings for the toon, that leaves us only with Cisse and Tiote who we may risk losing in January to the ANC. Glad to get that stuff out of the way 😉

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  13. rossco@249 – loaning Bent until the end of the season with an option to buy would be even better 😉 couldn’t imagine Villa letting him go though…

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  14. Yes MM Benteke is a beast. We will have to cover him well or pay the price. Hope Mbiwa is in the side by then. So it looks like Gouffran is in as well. Hope he likes playing the left side so Benny can play on the right (Gouffran is 2 footed apparently). They can also switch sides easily and give Cisse better service. Gouffran is 5 foot 9 1/2 inches tall and is allergic to grass. He is about a 1 in 4 scorer or a little less. Much better than Jonas or Obertan hopefully. This looks very much like we’ll play a 4-3-3 formation surely, at least at home.

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  15. It would be canny if we could 2-3 mill spare change by offloading Williamson and Simpson, but it aint gonna happen. Danny will be off for nowt in the summer, and Willo will probably be captain at the weekend 🙄

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  16. G2 we really need to keep an eye on Benteke and Abgonlahor because they are a real handful if they are on there game.

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  17. I’m pretty sure the new lad isn’t cup-tied for the Europa League, even though he played in the Champs League for Montpellier ?

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  18. Maybe Cabaye for captain MM? Hasn’t Jonas taken the armband a few times as well? Jonas doesn’t exactly lead by example lately but perhaps he can pick up his game (should lose that gut though). Yes Agbonlahor still has pace. He can be wild around goal but you never know, so can Cisse.

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  19. What a crazy day. Who can remember the last time we were involved in so many deals in one day?

    Looks fairly certain Gouffran and Haidara should be confirmed tomorrow. So the attention turns to whether we get Sissoko this window and whether Colo stays.

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  20. G2 I would say that is a banker that Cabaye gets the arm band. He could also be the catalyst for bringing more Frenchies to the club ? Sissoko is the next I reckon, hopefully this window 🙂

    Hope these new signings all have relegation clauses written into there contracts 😳

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  21. It seems as if Cabaye is well liked by the players so should be a good man for the armband, but I have to admit would love to see Saylor as captain as I think he has some of the most important attributes to be a good captain imo .

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  22. Tayls certainly has the heart and passion for the job but can he stay fit for any length o time so gotta go with Dreamboat

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  23. The fact that Good is so close to silverware is hilarious.
    Fair play, maybe he’ll bring some winning mentality back to the club!
    @Dave yeah I think it could to

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  24. I think Taylor has the determination. But he just isn’t mature enough to lead imo.
    Anyone watching the semi? How is Good actually playing? It’s all over BBC that “Villa can’t defend set pieces”, they’ll be thankful they are playing us then next eh

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  25. Be great for the lad to play in a final at wembley and ill be sooooo happy to see Aston Villa fans getting butt ****ed as they deserve all they get.Come on Bradford,just another 20 minutes

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  26. Aye I thought a bit about Saylor as well Big Dave. If he can stay fit and be a good partner for Mbiwa he has a chance next season, although not if Cabaye is doing a brilliant job? Things are finally looking up again. Bring on Villa!!!

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  27. Well that’s a fantastic signing we’ve pull off today like – real top quality player for a very fair price.
    Sounds very promising for another 2 in tomorrow and hopefully Sissoko in before the end of the transfer window.
    Debuchy, MYM, Gouffran, Hiadara and Sissoko would be a hugely successful transfer window – considering it was always likely Ba was going to leave.
    I know it sounds greedy, but I would love to see another forward added to that list as well though, coz I think our newbies will make a huge difference defensively but would leave us still a bit light up front.
    Gan on Mike man, push the boat out 😉

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  28. Andy @ 269 it’s ok now mate the wee lad had players that their contract expired and we didn’t know how to give them a new contract 😉

    Sharpy I don’t think your being greedy wanting a striker as after all all we would be doing is replacing like for like, probably the same as Mbiwa for Colo

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  29. I am in shock ,has today really happened ❓ 4 signings as good as wrapped up in 1 day . Will we see a completely different shift in tactics and a team on the attack and playing too the strengths of Anita , Cabaye , Marveaux , Cisse , HBA and the new lad Gouffran . Is it the begining to a new entertainers era ? or considering where we are in the league will it be our Waterloo 😯
    At least which ever way it goes it looks like an exciting time ahead , i think if Sissoko comes now and not the summer a top 10 finish can still be achieved so long as Pardew learns to attack attack attack .

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  30. Very interesting days ahead. Villa out of the cup to Bradford. 😀 What a fine day. Can we manage a few decent corners and really stuff them next week?

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  31. Well done Bradford, hope the Villa fans feel ****e at losing a semi final,just wish I was a Bradford fan so I could take the piss and gloat at their fans….lol..Priceless.Well done Curtis Good

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  32. Hope that M’biwa is that aerial threat we’ve been looking for. Mind you if we play Taylor he’s nay bad at knocking them in. In fact if I could I’d put a tenner on M’biwa scoring v villa.

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  33. Dave – feels greedy coz being honest (and I know they aren’t all confirmed yet) did expect this bunch in to be honest.
    I’m assuming if we got another CF in he’d have to be French tho 😆

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  34. Would love it if Bradford won the cup. Good would have been more successful with a league 1 team than any other Newcastle player for 60 years.

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  35. Well done Bradford. Would have been pissed if Villa were in the final.

    Funny now that Curtis Good has more chance of winning silverware than our whole squad do now… 😆

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  36. Blip 360 the funny thing was he only just bought the 2 players lastnight then earlier he was going mad that he couldn’t play them anymore 😯 😀

    Andy the aerial threat plus the fact that he’s fast 😉

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  37. finally something to smile about.
    Well done the regime
    well done Bradford City
    😆
    Now, when does Colo leave again ❓

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  38. Big Dave re your comment at 245.
    You could be right and I hope you are.
    I’ve said it before, but hopefully lessons are being learnt.
    Just gotta hope and pray we can push on from this awful position we have now found ourselves in.
    I’ll still take a 17th place finish if necessary.
    Howay the Lads 😀 :mrgreen: 😆

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  39. Doh someone already made that point 😥

    Ah well, a happy day at least as far as nufc are concerned….can it last?

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  40. The Premier League is the place to play your football if you want to test yourself.Very few players say no to this league as its all in,balls out,cant say that about the french league in my opinion Didier

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  41. If as i hope, Colo is told he has to stay at least until the summer, then can he and mym play together ? Aren’t they both left sided ?

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  42. Lam******* is a tool of epic proprtions and talks bollox everytime he opens his trap,I like it when he says nothing at all,then I can forget he exists

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  43. New boy Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa speaks exclusively to nufc.co.uk about ‘flying the nest’ and joining a club with a growing reputation in France

    By Dan King – Newcastle United Club Reporter

    As a toddler, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and his family uprooted from Bagui in the Central African Republic to Port-de-Bouc, near Marseille. It was a bold move but one which ultimately paid off.

    Yanga-Mbiwa soon discovered a talent for football, joined Montpellier as a teenager and went on to become a full international and a Ligue 1 winner. Now, with his transfer to Newcastle United, the 23-year-old has made another bold move.

    “It’s like a child who one day grows up and has to fly the nest, if you like,” he told nufc.co.uk moments after completing his medical and signing a five-and-and-a-half year contract at the Magpies’ training ground on Tuesday evening.

    This time he will settle into his new surroundings without any of his family but, such is the growing Gallic influence at St. James’ Park, it’s unlikely to take him long to feel at home.

    And, in an exclusive first interview, the defender revealed how the club’s burgeoning reputation in France persuaded him to say ‘oui’ when Alan Pardew came calling this month.

    He admitted: “It was a difficult decision (to leave Montpellier); it was the club that trained me, the club where I made my debut, where I got into the first team and where we won the championship.

    “So it was difficult to leave, but Newcastle held out their hand to me, they welcomed me. One day I had to leave and it has always been a dream to come and play in England.

    “First of all Newcastle really showed that they wanted me a lot which was something that was obviously very important in me coming to Newcastle.

    “Secondly, there were a lot of other French players here which is something which really helped me since I don’t know England too well. It helps me to settle into life here and to get used to football in this country.

    “And also, very importantly, Newcastle is a massive club and it’s an honour to be here.

    “It attracts a lot of French players and it appeals to a lot of French players because of their style of play and also because of the wonderful team spirit that they have here at Newcastle, which is very good for French players. So I’m really looking forward to coming here and discovering that for myself.”

    Yanga-Mbiwa, who has three caps for Les Bleus, has watched from afar as Yohan Cabaye has grown into an established international after swapping Lille for Tyneside 18 months ago and Hatem Ben Arfa forced his way back into the France set-up ahead of the last European Championships following a long absence.

    Fellow January signing Mathieu Debuchy is also a regular for his country and Yanga-Mbiwa – who will wear what he hopes will be a lucky number 13 for United – aims to follow in their footsteps.

    “Those players you mentioned are an integral part of the new French team that is coming through now,” he said. “They’re the main players who are chosen first to play for France, basically.

    “So I think it is important for me to continue to be able to play with these players so they can help me to make progress in my own game – and yes, why not to continue playing for France, which is also one of my own targets and objectives.”

    Before that, however, the young man who ‘flew the nest’ will look to adjust to the third big move of his short life. And for now, he’s flying solo.

    “First of all I think I’ve got quite a big challenge here at Newcastle to focus on – to give my maximum effort, concentration and involvement to the team and to play football,” he said.

    “My family told me that they understand what I’m doing isn’t easy and they’re very understanding. They told me to take my time to really focus on my football. Then once I’m stable, once I’m settled in and everything is better, they will gradually come over and spend time with me.”

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