Date: 25th July 2019 at 6:30pm
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Former United defender featured for Argentian side San Lorenzo against Cerro Porteno on Wednesday, and it seems some Magpies supporters sat up and took notice of the centre-back’s performance. This was especially the case after Conmebol Libertadores’ official Twitter account, which was the tournament the game was from,  uploaded a clip of Coloccini racing back in order to be able to head the ball clear of goal after his goalkeeper was beaten. The 37-year-old, who played 275 times for Newcastle, had one Magpies fan call him a quality player while another openly admitted they missed him. Also rather bizarrely, two Newcastle fans even tweeted to imply that Coloccini was better than Liverpool centre-back , which is some praise indeed when you consider the Reds defender is a contender for the Ballon d’Or (Source: BBC). When you consider that Coloccini did wow during his spell with the Magpies, after all he had a tackle success rate of 75% in England’s top-flight (Source: Premier League), it’s no surprise that Newcastle supporters seized the opportunity to take a trip day memory lane by praising him once again following his display for San Lorenzo.

Nothing But Newcastle has round a section of the best tweets below: