Colo’s a no-go for Argentina.

Posted on October 1st, 2009 | 15 Comments |

No trip for you my son
No trip for you my son
Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton might upset Diego Maradona over the availability of Fabricio Coloccini for World Cup duty.

The defender managed to strain his groin during the game against Ipswich, was absent for last night’s game against QPR and has already been ruled out of Newcastle’s game against Bristol City at the weekend.

However, Coloccini is due to link up with the woeful Argentina squad to try and help them salvage a World Cup place from their qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay, but Hughton is putting his foot down. Hughton said:

If he’s not fit for the weekend, then no, and he’ll certainly miss the [World Cup] weekend.

“It’s one I need to check, but from our point of view, if he doesn’t play the weekend, then he’s not going. If we all had a choice as coaches, you’d prefer it if everybody stayed.

“At this moment Jonas is fit, and it’s his prerogative and privilege to go away with his country.”

So it looks like Jonas will be jetting off alone.

Diego Maradona is unlikely to be happy though as Argentina have lost 4 out of their last 5 games and risk failing to qualify for the first time since 1970, which wouldn’t be funny at all. Indeed not.

Apparently Maradona hasn’t yet been on the phone to Hughton to give him an ear-bashing and plead for his defender. Hughton said:

I’ve not had a call from him, and I don’t expect to.”

In terms of other injury news, Hughton classes Ryan Taylor as ‘touch and go’ for the Bristol City game.

NUFCBlog Author: Hugh de Payen I'm a baby-boomer of the punk rock persuasion, currently exiled in Somerset for crimes committed in a previous life where locals keep trying to poison me with something called 'scrumpy'. Hates sprouts, coat-hangers, Cilla Black, ornaments, Steven Seagull movies and 50 Cent (he's not worth 10). Hugh de Payen has written 634 articles on this blog.

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15 Responses

  1. “However, Coloccini is due to link up with the woeful Argentina squad”

    They have a brilliant squad, including some of the greatest players in the world. However they’ve fallen into the trap of thinking that a legendary player and icon can sit on a tv sofa for years, then immediately turn into a great manager.

  2. lol – thought this was a BBM article – with the title written in time with the Brotherhood of Man’s “Figaro”.

    Wo Ohh C olo, he’s a no go for Argentina lol

  3. Hugh, it’s very cruel to post links like that to younger people without some kind of a warning. I’ll see if I can dig out some ‘Pan’s People’! :-)

  4. And Stuart was the one in the middle – though I think he had a cameo dressed as a labrador in Pans People’s vid Worky posted to lol.

  5. Stardust says:
    October 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    And Stuart was the one in the middle – though I think he had a cameo dressed as a labrador in Pans People’s vid Worky posted to lol.

    Coward!

  6. i dont evenknow why argentina want this player they have milito and demiselie or something like that o and another i wish enriqe will leave st james as quick as posible and colo is the next titus bramble

  7. workyticket says:
    October 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    “However they’ve fallen into the trap of thinking that a legendary player and icon can sit on a tv sofa for years, then immediately turn into a great manager.”

    Is this a Fraudian slip workyticket?

    Our own “legendary player and icon” still occupies a BBC sofa. Is the Argentina example not sufficient warning to all those who blindly believe only Shearer can lead Newcastle in to the future ..?

  8. henock says:
    October 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “i wish enriqe will leave st james as quick as posible and colo is the next titus bramble”

    You’ve posted this kind of sentiment several times on various threads and I cannot agree with you.

    Although Enrique has made a couple of ricks recently, he is still one of our better and most consistent players. He does seem to polarize opinion but mine is that he is better than most in the championship and at least as good as many in the premier league. We’re lucky still to have him.

    Apart from one or two dodgy passing decisions, he is a great full back and with Jonas Gutierrez in front of him they give us a solid and very formidable flank. Where he does suffer is when Gutierrez is missing but I suspect that is because to the poorer quality in front of him.

    Coloccini may well have found his level in England. Exposed in the premier league, he seems far more comfortable in the championship. This may have a lot to do with the way that Smith is sitting infront of the centre backs, but he still coping with whats been slung at him so far this season.

    We’ve got nothing better, so get behind them and stop wishing them away. We will suffer if we lose either of them. God help us if Enrique picks up an injury because he is all we have in that position.

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