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Alan Pardew has players' support: Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini

Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini insists manager Alan Pardew has the full support of his players as he prepares for his enforced exile.

The 52-year-old boss will begin this three-match stadium ban as the Magpies head for Fulham in the Premier League today, and will subsequently spend four matches watching from the stands as part of his punishment for headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.

The 32-year-old Argentina international said: "Of course we are behind him. He's the manager and he is like our team-mate. The players and the club support him. He knows what he did. It's finished. All of us can do something wrong. After these seven games, he is going to have the chance to show to everyone it was a mistake."

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