Has Captain Colo played his last game for us? And who should succeed the curly-haired one?

Colo's gannin yem...
Colo’s gannin yem…
It’s nice to see that Fabricio Coloccini has been given permission to travel home to Argentina for a bit of treatment on his back.

Apparently our El Capitano has fractured two bones in his back after completing a rather acrobatic overhead kick clearance against Southampton over a week ago.

Colo is being treated by the Argentinian FA so it’s not like he’s gone home on a jolly or anything like that, but whilst he is there I suspect some of those “personal problems” that became apparent during January will be on the agenda. If you recall it was San Lorenzo who wanted him in January, and Colo wanted to go to them, but the fact they couldn’t offer any money for the player proved to be a rather large stumbling block and in the end there was no way out of his fresh new deal with United so he stayed, at least until the summer anyway.

So here he is pictured at a San Lorenzo reserve game, which is unlikely to quell the speculation that he’ll be away in the summer. This image was taken from San Lorenzo’s Twitter account and is no doubt being used as a PR initiative by them, but it doesn’t bode well for the longer term future of Fabricio Coloccini and United.

To be honest I don’t really have a problem with it. He supports them apparently, his Dad works there, and just because he’s fractured two bones in his back it doesn’t mean that he has to be strapped to a bed to recover or anything like that. In fact my Brother-in-Law has done much the same and is pretty much free to move about as he likes as long as he wears this bodysuit thing under his clothes which you can hardly notice in fairness.

However if, or when, Colo leaves he will be leaving more than a hole in our defence. He is our current Club Captain so that is a role that will need filling should he pack his bags and head home. Who is the man to fill that role though?

Yohan Cabaye has worn the armband in recent weeks and looks to be at the head of a French invasion which sees many of his compatriots line up along side him each week. Cheik Tiote has also worn the armband on occasion as have Jonas Gutierrez and Steven Taylor. For me Cabaye is the man for the job but who would be your pick to succeed Colo if he does leave in the summer?

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175 thoughts on “Has Captain Colo played his last game for us? And who should succeed the curly-haired one?

  1. SHARPY I told you a while back which c/h they are trying to get in (remember) told sissiko and goofy were coming and was right had raved about sisskio for a while wait and see mate LOL


  2. Ice – I’m sure Sissoko was my shout 😯 :razz:. Who did you say again mate? Ludovic Sane is still a possible from Bordeaux as well I think, he’s 25 but was tweeting Gouffran in Jan suggesting he was on his way.


  3. SHARPY your two rips has your mind done in mate lol,we don’t have to go through another quiz do we,you got it last time I will give you a head start (again) lol (ajax)


  4. Ice – as soon as I pressed publish I remembered mate Mr Toby Alderwiereld πŸ™„ 😳
    I do listen most of the time, but you’re right, the rips have me bloody life πŸ˜• 😈


  5. @149

    I think that’s the dumbest post I’ve ever read on this site.

    Was Pardew not in charge last year when Ben Arfa was on fire scoring some of the best goals ever?

    Its not Pardew’s fault that HBA is injury prone.


  6. Ice – what about €20m to Ajax for Tobz and Siem De Jong. They would be 2 great additions IMO.
    Then take Pearce and Puncheon on a free contract and that would be me one happy puppy I think. Maybe another CF 20-25yrs as well – like a Charlie Austin or someone similar.


  7. Santii says:
    March 14, 2013 at 15:52
    “I think that’s the dumbest post I’ve ever read on this site”

    What have you got against Aussie, why don’t you read his posts? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  8. Djebs9 – do you know the whole crack with Pardew verus Tevez and Macherano?. Are you aware that WHU never owned the players and they were only there as a kind of loan deal. The Co. That owned their registration charged WH a fee each time Tevez and Mach played – a huge fee!, so Pardew was basically told as and when he was allowed to play them – both, particularly Tevez holds Pardew in high regard.


  9. Richie πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Poor Aussie.

    As for the ben arfa situation, I think Pards generally manages him well as a player, but sweet christ have we as a club mismanaged his injury this time around. I’m not sure where the fault lies but surely we have to look into this as a club, whether its those “looking after him” at the chocolate eclaire fountain or whether its our own medical staff πŸ˜•


  10. 4/5 – got sending off one wrong. Didn’t feel confident about any, and was surprised to get 4. Tend to obliterate defeats from my memory.

    HWTL. Setting off in 10 mins. Parking in multi storey on quayside. safe and costs nowt at this time. Time for a Costa on Grey St on the way.


  11. Count on Pards for a laugh πŸ˜† Shola the warrior! 😯 The size of him, he’s as soft as clarts with no aggression. 😳


  12. Sharpy at 159. Puncheon has just signed a new contract at Southampton, till 2016. Cabaye as captain for me. Great player and role model for the club. Iam going for a 2-1 win for us tonight, Cisse and super sub Cambell to score the winner.


  13. Elliot; Santon, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara; Anita, Tiote, Cabaye (c); Marveaux, Cisse, Sissoko is the team for tonight. Interesting no place for Simpson.


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