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Fabricio Coloccini | Defensemen | #2

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185

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Rafa Benitez revealed that he does not expect to have the services of defenders Fabricio Coloccini or Daryl Janmaat for Newcastle United's remaining three games.
Janmaat would have to wear a protective cast over his fractured hand, which he recently had surgery on, while additionally recovering from a groin injury. With positive displays by Vurnon Anita at right back, Benitez seems satisfied with letting Janmaat heal and counting on Anita. Coloccini ends his season unceremoniously, having suffered a setback to his calf injury which has kept him out since mid-February. With Benitez certain to exercise his opt-out clause should the Magpies be relegated, Coloccini may very well not step foot on the pitch once to play for the manager. Thu, Apr 28, 2016 01:20:00 PM

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Rafa Benitez revealed in his press conference ahead of tomorrow evening's match against Manchester City that Fabricio Coloccini and Daryl Janmaat have been ruled out.

Coloccini has yet to get on the pitch in the Benitez era as his calf injury continues to keep him sidelined. Janmaat is dealing with two broken fingers and a groin issue. Considering the Magpies were able to keep a rare clean sheet over the weekend, it would be hard to imagine Benitez changing his recipe at the back. Expect Vurnon Anita to fill the right back role once again, with Chacel Mbemba, Jamal Lascelles and Paul Dummett rounding out the back four. For what it's worth, Kevin Mbabu may be available, but it will almost certainly be as added depth on the bench.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Fabricio Coloccini will miss at least another match for Newcastle United as the center back continues to fall short of fitness in his attempt to recover from a calf injury.

When Coloccini was ruled out of last weekend's trip to Southampton, the thought was that he would be in line for a return this weekend against Swansea City, but it will not come to pass. The Argentine is running out of time to make a positive contribution for a defense that desperately needs it. After Steven Taylor's nightmare display, it is expected that Jamaal Lascelles will partner Chancel Mbemba in the heart of defense this weekend. It is a situation to avoid for fantasy purposes, despite the fact that the Magpies have a double gameweek in Week 34.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Rafa Benitez has ruled Fabricio Coloccini out this weekend as the center back continues to recover from a calf injury.

Coloccini will miss his sixth successive league game and has yet to be available during the Benitez regime. He has returned to training but the manager has decided that the weekend comes to soon to test the Argentine international. It appears the player and boss are on the same page and look at next weekend's fixture with Swansea City as the target for return. Steven Taylor got the nod over Jamal Lascelles last weekend as the partner to Chancel Mbemba but none of these prospects look appealing from a fantasy perspective except as bench fodder to free up cash elsewhere.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Fabricio Coloccini has resumed training with Newcastle United but the center back is short of match fitness and will not play a part in the Magpies trip to Norwich City on Saturday.

Coloccini has missed the entire month of March with a calf injury. It appears he will be in line for a return against Southampton next weekend given he makes it through a week of training without any setbacks. Jamal Lascelles will very likely make his fifth straight start tomorrow alongside Chancel Mbemba, with Steven Taylor offering cover from the bench. It is a crucial match for Newcastle tomorrow and, with a new keeper coming in along with a void at left back that will be filled by someone playing out-of-position, it will make for intrigue to see how the defense performs against a currently poor Norwich attack.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Newcastle have released an official statement confirming that captain Fabricio Coloccini could be in line for a shock return against Stoke City in game week twenty-seven.

Coloccini was injured during a warm down session in La Manga following the friendly win over Lillestrom on Saturday and initial reports suggested the Newcastle skipper could miss up-to a month. However, scan results have since revealed that Coloccini only suffered a minor strain – typically 7-10 days – and the 34-year-old is in with a chance of featuring at the Britannia. Despite his indifferent form, the news will come as a boost for United who are struggling defensively – Steven Taylor has just returned having spent most of the campaign sidelined while Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu are at various stages in their recovery from injury.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 10:38:00 AM

The merry-go-round of injuries for Newcastle United continues to spin as Fabricio Coloccini has injured his calf during training.

With the two week break for the Magpies, the club headed to Spain to enjoy some warm weather and have the ability to train away from the tough weather conditions of northern England. The change of scenery did not help their injury-riddled season however, as the Argentine center back is expected to miss a few weeks to a month while his partner at the position for much of the campaign, Chancel Mbemba, also remains sidelined. Steven Taylor and Jamaal Lascelles look to be the partnership for now. With so many additions made to the front six positions in the January window, one might have to call into question why Steve McClaren didn't look to add depth to his defensive line, which has been injury plagued all season.
Source: Mirror
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 11:23:00 AM

Fabricio Coloccini did not train for Newcastle United the day before their match against Manchester United with manager Steve McClaren indicating the center back will face a late fitness test.

Coloccini tweaked his hamstring and was replaced to begin the second half in Newcastle's loss to Watford in the FA Cup over the weekend, but the injury was thought to not be serious and initial word was that he would be fit for Tuesday. His absence from training today casts a bit more doubt on his chances but if he can go at all, he will likely lace the boots for Week 21. Newcastle are failing to pick up vital points having three losses on the trot in league play, but the defense is not to blame. They have been about as good as you could expect them to be, having conceded five goals over the course of their last six PL contests.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Newcastle will be pleased that Fabricio Coloccini has had his red card from the Tyne-Wear derby overturned but it won't help wash away the memory of the miserable defeat that it caused.

Newcastle were by far the better team before their captain gave up a penalty that led to Sunderland's first goal and got sent off which contributed significantly to the other two that the Black Cats scored in the second half. They can't get the second half of that match back but perhaps Coloccini's presence this weekend will help them get back on track after an embarrassing defeat.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Fabrico Coloccini was shown a straight red just before halftime of the Sunderland v Newcastle United match, and the Magpies are down a goal and to ten men.

A through pass to Steven Fletcher resulted in a clash with Coloccini and the referee adjudged the defender denied the Sunderland striker with a clear goal-scoring opportunity. Sunderland converted their chance and now are in great shape to perhaps pick up their first win of the season.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 08:55:00 AM

Fabricio Coloccini added to Newcastle's difficult start to the season with an own goal as Newcastle dropped a decision at home to Arsenal in Week 4 action.

Aleksandar Mitrovic was the player who really got the action going when he was shown a straight red card in the 16th minute. The call might have been a bit harsh but the player has already carved out a reputation for himself in English football after picking up yellow cards by the bunch early in his Magpies career. After the dismissal, Steve McClaren's men had trouble mounting any danger and mostly contented themselves with keeping Arsenal out. When Coloccini's deflection ruined that plan it was always going to end with an Arsenal win.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Despite missing the preseason entirely, Fabricio Coloccini has not taken long to show why he is the club captain, sharing the current league lead in blocked shots.

An important stat for any center back, Coloccini has a reputation for sacrificing his body to keep shots from making their way through on target, part of his natural intensity at the position and a main reason why he wears the armband. It was a disaster day for the Magpies over the weekend as they were down to 10 men before the half, and they still look a poor bet for clean sheets, but in fantasy leagues that reward for other contributions, Coloccini should be a steady producer.
Source: Fantrax
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 08:55:00 AM

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Fabricio Coloccini has signed a one-year extension to his contract with an option for an additional year.

It was thought during the summer that Coloccini was on the outs. He had been missing from action all of preseason and Steve McClaren didn't offer up any sound bytes to suppress the growing speculation, but two days before the season begins, the dust has settled. Without any preseason time, it is unclear just how fit the club captain is, making him a doubt for the season opener. Eventually, he and Chancel Mbemba will form the center back partnership. FPL players looking at the 4.0 priced Steven Taylor may get use from him for the first week or two, but is no longer in line to make a spot in the XI his.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has not played a single minute of pre-season under new boss Steve McClaren, fueling speculation that his is about to leave for Crystal Palace…

Fabricio Coloccini’s captain’s armband has been shared by Jack Colback and Daryl Janmaat this summer – two (perhaps the only two) who performed anything like their potential last season. Although Coloccini is carrying an Achilles injury, his total absence throughout the pre-season tour and the imminent arrival Anderlecht center-back Chancel Mbemba looks to many as the end of the road for the Argentine. He has just a year on his current contract, so the club would looking to get a fee of around £2m for him and Crystal Palace have already enquired. A move to the capital, first team football and linking up with former boss Pardew and team-mate Yohan Cabaye might prove a tempting cocktail. Particular compared to the bench at Newcastle.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 06:38:00 AM

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has confirmed that club captain Fabricio Coloccini has been missing from the [two] opening pre-season matches because of injury.

Coloccini is said to be struggling with a minor Achilles issue and with limited defensive options decided not to risk the 33 year-old for the opener against Gateshead and Tuesdays’ loss to Club Atlas. However things are improving and the treatment room is beginning to clear with Steven Taylor expected to feature on Saturday for the first time in 7-months following an Achilles tendon rupture while Curtis Good is approaching full fitness after hip surgery ended his World Cup dreams back in April 2014. McClaren also confirmed that Sylvain Marveaux will miss the start of the new campaign after undergoing surgery to address a hernia problem.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 12:16:00 PM