Newcastle fans heap praise on Coloccini

Loads of Newcastle fans have been reflecting on the career of Fabricio Coloccini, who they feel deserves more credit for his time with the Magpies.

Newcastle are about as well-stocked with centre backs now as they ever have been, with Rafael Benitez clearly intent on building his team from the back.

Jamaal Lascelles is deservedly captain for his exploits last season, Federico Fernandez has proved more than capable of filling in on occasion, Florian Lejeune just seems to get better and better, while Fabian Schar is surely in the running for signing of the season.

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It hasn’t always been that way though, and for a long time it was Coloccini who almost single-handedly carried the Magpies back line.

The 37 year-old made 275 appearances on Tyneside, scoring seven times, but is often remembered for the calamity-prone old man he played like during the end of his tenure, rather than the dominant leader he once was.

Fans are now looking to correct that, heaping praise on the unsung hero on Twitter.

You can find some of the best reactions down below…

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