Newcastle United’s much-famed transfer policy that prevents Alan Pardew from going out and getting players over the age of 26 has meant that Newcastle don’t have much of an old guard to speak of, but one player who continues to show that being over 30 is no barrier to playing at the top level is captain Fabricio Coloccini.
Newcastle only had one player over the age of 30 in their starting line-up in their last Premier League match against Cardiff City last weekend.
Fabricio Coloccini is something of a rarity at Newcastle, as the 31-year-old must feel like something of a father figure on Tyneside.
The Argentinian centre back has been at Newcastle for five years now and is getting better with age as, aside from a bit of a dodgy performance against Everton at Goodison Park, he continues to be one of the better performers for the Magpies.
While, with the current transfer policy that is in place, Newcastle will never sign a player over the age of 30, there is something to be said for experience.
The likes of Ryan Giggs, who is pushing on 40, has still got it, while this granddad shows that the oldies can still show the youngsters a trick or two…
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