Tributes Fly For Toon Defender

01 December 2011 01:50
Newcastle United would not be where they are without Fabricio Coloccini . says Alan Pardew and Steven Taylor.

Alan Pardew: “It was Colo’s bravery that got him out there (against Man Utd), and we wouldn’t have got the results without him – 100%.

“How he played at Man United I don’t know.

“He could hardly walk off the training field on Friday.

“His back seized up and the medical team did a fabulous job on him.”

Steven Taylor: “To work with Colo each day is great for me. You can only learn from him and get better. He’s a great leader for us and the partnership is going really well.”