Sunderland Midfielder Getting Closer To Newcastle Move

Sunderland midfielder come full-back Jack Colback, who is from Killingworth, is still refusing to sign a new deal at the relegation threatened club, who did really well last night at the Emirates Stadium,  and should have come away with a fantastic win, as they were the better side in both halves last night against title chasing mega-rich Manchester City.

Jack Colback

Jack Colback – close to Newcastle move

But when you are struggling at the bottom, you rarely get much luck, and that’s what happened last night.

Jack Colback had a very decent game and looked threatening at times for Sunderland, and it seems he is now keen to sign for Newcastle United, which will hardly please Black Cat fans.

There are reports that his representatives have already made contact with Newcastle about signing a deal with the Magpies, and Jack was one of the players that somehow escaped the Newcastle scouts, and he has been at Sunderland for the last fourteen years, and graduated from the Sunderland Youth Academy.

Maybe the best of Colback is that he can play in multiple different positions – in central midfield and also at full-back – and he had two outstanding games for Sunderland when they beat us twice in the league this season. 🙁

Another strength that Jack has is his passing, and he’s completed a very good 88.5% of his passes this season, and it’s not surprising that other Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Everton, Fulham and Stoke are said to be interested.

And of course if Sunderland go down to the Championship, the vultures will be hovering around, trying to get their best players at rock bottom prices – as relegated clubs have to unload their high earning players, to live with the much reduced revenues of the Championship.

It would appear that Newcastle are very interested in Colback, and if the news is true that he is indeed keen to join Newcastle, a deal could be tied up for him fairly quickly.

At least his passing will improve things at Newcastle, and it turns out that not one single player at Newcastle has his passing accuracy, and this year that should come as no surprise to Newcastle fans , since the Magpies have looked very poor.

Jack has played 127 times for Sunderland with 4 goals, and while on loan at Ipswich for a couple of seasons from 2009, he played 55 times with 5 goals.

And Jack is the type of player that gives 100% in every single game, and you could see that from Jack last night at the Etihad Stadium – he played his heart out for the unlucky Black Cats.

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19 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #1

    He would be a great signing for us, but as usual it’s up to the club to get him signed, being on a free he would expect a good signing on fee, and there lies the first hurdle ?


    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    get him then….

  • Finally a Danny Guthrie replacement.

  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    ginger vermin

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    There would have been a time when signing a ginger mackem would have caused a riot.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Hexham, not a Geordie ?

  • hadthetshirt

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s from Killingworth,North Tyneside and allegedly a toon fan.

  • Neil

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #8

    “We tried but we couldn’t get him over the line” – how many times will we hear that in the summer!!

  • Wandering Geordie

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Why? Remember when he kissed the pond life badge?
    It’s a no go for me

  • Wandering Geordie

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #10

    No way man. Remember when he kissed the pond life badge?
    It’s a no go for me

  • Wandering Geordie

    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Im sick of saying it but German Pezella for me is a must.Take over from Collo .Full international..Reads the game well and a awesome defender

  • guvnor

    Apr 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Colback would be a canny signing and he’s a Geordie, so belt up moaning!

  • peterk3

    Apr 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #13

    He’s a very good tidy player who rarely has a bad game. Yes he plays for our rivals, but so what, he would be a good addition to our woeful squad.

  • clinath@ed

    Apr 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #14

    What was he doing at the Emirates?

  • funguswatty

    Apr 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    by the sound of it hes, an other lee Clark wanting to play for both north est clubs but a toon fan at hart

  • Toonpiper

    Apr 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #16

    “He can play in multiple different positions”. No doubt Pardew will be able to slot him into a position that’s totally alien to him, then.

  • usmagpie

    Apr 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #17

    For all that don’t understand he Geordie connection and the way things happen a lot at Newcastle sometimes we miss a player like lets say Shearer for example. This kid is a Geordie and he if a lifelong supporter of Newcastle United, just because he played for the other side and sometimes didn’t come across as a supporter he is one.
    So just a quick recap, not his fault Newcastle didn’t see his potential and not his fault he played for Sunderland, he wanted to be close to family. He does have talent and is a GEORDIE which our club has lacked for a long time, players that wear there heart on their sleeve.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #18

    “Passing Accuracy” LOL! That is the easiest skill in the world yet our lot have always struggled to do that consistently.

    I can pass to someones feet or into space with my eyes closed and I bet anyone can, yet our so called professionals can’t even pass it accurately 5 meters unless they have all the time in the world.

    Apart from that they have no invention either. no one-twos or triangles, none of that just lump it long to the big men, and don’t get me started on corners!

    We’re a joke club run by jokers though I am not laughing.

    Sorry to be so negative but I can’t help be anything but these days. So depressing being a fan of the club these past years.

  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #19

    It is funny him and Johnson are both Newcastle fans lol haha and are Sunderland’s two of their better players and are Colback is top 10 Premier League standard while Johnson is top 6.


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