Archive for tag: Liverpool interest in Coloccini.

Pardew talks about Colo and our response to the Blackburn defeat

October 29th, 2011 | 11 Comments |

Pardew hoping League CUp defeat won't affect League form.
Disappointed ... yet confident
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been talking about Liverpool’s alleged interest in Coloccini and the defeat we suffered at the hands of Blackburn on Wednesday.

Alan Pardew has responded to recent press speculation about Liverpool’s interest in Coloccini by saying:

Liverpool like looking at our players, don’t they? But I don’t want to add any more to that. He’s been outstanding for us as a captain and a player and we’re in negotiations with him on a new contract.

Somehow that’s been taken to mean that negotiations are going well by some elements of the press and blogosphere, although that’s not something I’d extrapolate from the above quote. Not that it matters much what Pardew thinks anyway – it will be Ashley’s decision based on the results of the contract negotiations between club and player and on any offer we receive from Liverpool, if indeed we receive one at all.

Fingers crossed on that one. (more…)

Colo a go-go? Rumours regurgitated about Anfield interest.

October 28th, 2011 | 18 Comments |

Should Newcastle consider selling Coloccini?
Destination Anfield?
Rumours are once again doing the rounds about Liverpool interest in Newcastle United’s captain. Whether there’s and truth in those rumours remain to be seen but should we even consider letting our captain go?

The press has decided to regurgitate the story about Liverpool’s alleged intent to try and lure Fabricio Coloccini to Anfield in the January transfer window.

The Daily Mirror claims that Liverpool’s Director of Football Damien Comolli personally led a team of heavily armed scouts in a black ops mission to St James’ Park to watch our captain in action, although they don’t appear to have any quotes from anyone important to back that up.

If it’s true then I’m guessing they’ll come in with a decent offer and a salary that we won’t be able to match.

Colo may not want to leave Newcastle of course but, as one of the few remaining über-salaried players at the club, I’m sure Mike Ashley will give much consideration to the right offer.

But should we let him go for the ‘right’ offer or should we work extra hard to keep him? (more…)