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Has Jack Colback Been Signed By Newcastle?

5:29 pm, Saturday, May 31st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 81 Comments

The NUFC Fans web-site is reporting that Jack Colback may have already signed a contract with Newcastle, and if that’s true – that would be great.

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Jack Colback – has he already penned a deal with Newcastle?

There is West Ham fans web-site Claret&Hugh here and they are reporting a West ham insider has exclusively told them they tried to get Colback, but they were not successful.

This is what the insider has exclusively told them:

“We did our best but sadly there’s no way out of the contract he signed. He was keen to join West Ham.”

There was news yesterday that West Ham had offered Jack a four year deal at £50K/week, and we thought Newcastle would be very hard pushed to match that.

But Jack is also newly married and money isn’t everything, and perhaps Mrs Colback wants to stay in the north-east.

Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean he has signed a deal with Newcastle, although that’s what the Claret&Hugh web-site is reporting, but don’t forget that Sunderland have also recently offered him a much improved deal.

But if we have the Killingworth lad locked up in a deal (so to speak), it would be good if Newcastle can announce it soon.

Newcastle fans need to some good news – soon.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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81 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toon22 // May 31, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    If this is our “good news”then its going to be an abysmal summer.Another bargain bin player who chose not to sign for us.

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Lets hope not! Don’t really care that he is free (well free as they come ;) )

  • 3 MacToon // May 31, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Why would he sign for the Toon if he “was keen to join West Ham” or why would he be “keen to join West Ham” if he’s already signed for the Toon?

  • 4 Graeme // May 31, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    More comment on the Cabella transfer:

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/charnley-s-huge-test-as-cabella-move-hangs-in-balance-1-6647708

    At times, it just beggars belief.

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // May 31, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    so Liverpool will spend a lot of money to get in good players and we will show our ambition by getting loan players in as well as players on the free.

    Way to go Ashley

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // May 31, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Graeme

    There’s no way we will be signing him

  • 7 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    He’s a very good player but just not quite sure if he is first team material for nufc. Either way he would be a great squad player for us and we need to fill that training camp up.

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // May 31, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    there’s more chance of people on here being happy than us getting him in

  • 9 croftus5678 // May 31, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    tbh we need to forget about the fee if he does sign !

    fee’s mean nothing its quality and the right type of players we need not expensive flops.

    same with gomis who would provide goals (which we currently dont have) free but who cares its what we need / colback will bring not only half decnt quality (granted he’s not world class) but he brings passion and hard work which we could have done with on many occasions last season.

    lets not forget what nolan gave to us and he was no world beater also.

  • 10 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    All I can say is thank the heavens we already have Cacapa signed up. A lot of big clubs were after him but we showed wor class and got to him first! :shock:

  • 11 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Is Colback good enough to be on the same pitch with Cacapa? We may get to find out if these Colback rumours are true. The4y sound like bollocks to me though.

  • 12 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Twists and turns! Wtf is going on?

    Taken from nufcfans.co.uk

    Shocking turn of events in the Remy Cabella saga

    31 May 2014
    Information is filtering through from France about just what happened on a hectic day of transfer dealings for Newcastle United yesterday.

    According to reports in France, Remy Cabella was all set to get on a plane to Newcastle yesterday when Montpellier pulled the plug at the last moment, leaving the newly-capped French midfielder astonished.

    It is understood that he had reached an agreement with Deputy-Chairman Laurent Nicollin to talk to Newcastle, after a bid of £6.5 million was deemed sufficient.

    But at the eleventh hour the club owner, Louis Nicollin, ordered a halt to negotiations, saying he believes Cabella is worth closer to £12 million.

    This has put Newcastle in a very difficult position as their £6.5 million offer was believed to be a case of ‘take it or leave it’ – and we may not see another offer from the Tyneside club.

    The turn of events is also likely to enrage Cabella, who had been promised a move to a club of his choice this summer.

  • 13 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    You know if you lot just showed a little more confidence in Charnley it would be a big boost for him Here he’s already gone out and signed Cacapa but everybody continues to moan. Unbelievable!

  • 14 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    So wor lowball bid for Cabella didn’t work then? This is truly shocking news! I mean how dare they value their player at 12 M pounds! How can we turn a tidy profit if we have to pay reasonable amounts for top young players. Ridonculous I say!

  • 15 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    What foul creature has crawled into the underpants of the Deputy Chairman of Montpellier and laid eggs then?

  • 16 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    I mean I’m just beside meself with outrage. Don’t these Frenchies know when it’s best to accept a lowball bid? Don’t they realize how poor Mike is these days? Have they no decency? A huge Harrumph to them!

  • 17 toonluvva // May 31, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Hang on, there was a lot of media coverage of him being wanted by Big Sham.

    If, and I men IF, Colback had signed some form of “contract” with NUFC, then surely we would have nipped all speculation in the bud by making a quick press announcement.

    Also, from my reading of the situation, Colback has made no public comment concerning any dealings with us.

    If he is our player, why have we allowed this unseemly situation to continue?

  • 18 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Let’s all get behind wor beloved owner on this one mates! Let’s write to Parliament and demand action! How about an Expeditionary Force to Montpellier then? Teach these Frenchies a lesson or two! Huzzah!!

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // May 31, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    just sign the players and stop pissing about, why does it only happen to this club

  • 20 Graeme // May 31, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Average @ 12 – the really sad part is that none of us would be in the slightest bit surprised. Fancy them trying to play us at our own game – despicable behaviour.

    Now we hurry up and wait lol

  • 21 welshgeordie9 // May 31, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Starting to get on my bloody nerves

  • 22 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    If you think you’ve seen an enraged Official Blog Hobbit in the past think again lads! We should slap those Frenchies with wor dueling glove and demand satisfaction. Winner take all. Right then Mike, get out the dueling pistols!

  • 23 BandB // May 31, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Geordie,

    Everyone seems to assume Ashley and Nicollin are like Punch and Judy.
    Personally, I’m becoming rather suspicious of this little sideshow.

  • 24 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Don’t Montpellier realize we’re offering almost 50% more than we paid for Cabaye? Those nasty, greedy, selfish Frenchies! This could lead to war! Harrumph!

  • 25 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    What do you think is really happening then BandB? A deeper plot to reduce Mike to a penniless wretch? Colour me concerned! :shock:

  • 26 croftus5678 // May 31, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    @17 toonluva

    its because 99% of what we are talking about day in and day out on transfers is utter rubbish and made up to sell papers !

    unfortunatly our fans need to believe we are after players as our past records and way we do business show that these made up story’s could actually be true.

    us fans dont know where we stand as the club has lied to us that many times we have no idea what to believe anymore so you cant blame the fans for taking things a little too far as there only doing what the club has taught us to do.

  • 27 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    I say we immediately pull out of these negotiations! We already have Cacapa signed on the dotted line so that should pacify all reasonable supporters of the club. Bring on next season! We’re ready!

  • 28 BandB // May 31, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    They seem rather like kindred spirits to me.
    How about a nice little phoney war? Keep the Newcastle fans happy, run down the clock on a deal that isn’t going to happen and drive up Cabella’s price at the same time?
    No, no, no!
    We would never be involved in shenanigans like that.

  • 29 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Right I think we should all show wor support for wor beloved owner by rushing down to the castle and burning it down to the ground! Huzzah!

  • 30 yo-yo // May 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    It’s just like deja vu all over again

  • 31 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Aaahhhhh! That’s beyond devious BandB! That’s insidious, horrific, and downright naughty! They must be brought to justice!

  • 32 croftus5678 // May 31, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    @29 g2

    you…erm….rather excitable chappy tonight arnt we ? lol

  • 33 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Did I mention it’s also sneaky and pernicious BandB? :shock:

  • 34 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Huzzah croftus @32! I’m pulling on my battle thong as we speak!

  • 35 toonking // May 31, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    we all knew it would be like this again, it’s like this every window, the good thing about this year is we have got a world cup to chat about and it’s only a fortnight before it starts.

  • 36 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Since we already have Cacapa signed anyone else would just be gravy on the totties so to speak mates! We don’t need Cabella! We don’t need Grenier! We have a wonderful purplish squad to call on already! Huzzah!

  • 37 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Has anybody checked the colour of wor squad lately? It’s magnificent! And with good old, old fashioned English coaching to boot! Quiver in fear ye top 6 clubs!

  • 38 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Well, I’m exhausted! Sitting here at Blog End in me battle thong. All sweaty and out of sorts. It’s time for a refreshing beverage!

  • 39 Siremre5 // May 31, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Firts we have bid accepted for Cabella and next its turnd down!? Then Colback is talking to other clubs, but hes already signed for us? Whats going on, and why does stuff like that allways happen to us?

  • 40 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Ah! an easy question for your beloved Blog Hobbit at last from Siremre5 @39. It’s because we’re run by a bunch of twats mate. Because we never actually do anything or bid for anyone in a realistic way the journos run wild. :) Ta for that lovely question mate.

  • 41 toonking // May 31, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    the stories we have seen about cabella and colback are just rubbish being printed in papers.

    the only players with transfer speculation at the minute are players who are leaving. even sky sports news has had enough of the non sense the last story printed about newcastle on that news site was a story on debuchy.

  • 42 Siremre5 // May 31, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Ahh! Its easier to land on the moon mate, then understand this “so called” club! Frikin joke

  • 43 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    I would just tell Montpeller to go F themdelfs and that were going for Grenier. They pull this tuff with every player they sell. Mbiwa/Giroud and now cabella… Tell them where moving on and we don’t want him.

    Let the player get upset and push it through like Ben Arfa did.

  • 44 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    We paid like 5 for Cabaye a world class player so why the f should we be paying 12.2 for a unproven lightweight when you thing about it.

  • 45 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Sky Sports are reporting Remy, Loic has signed for Arsenal! Anyone heard that?

  • 46 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Only heard he’s agreed personal terms but I don’t think he’s signed just yet! Maybe we’ll nip in with an 11th hour bid eh Alan! Fcuking poncy kunt!

  • 47 Ben3arfa // May 31, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Not toon related but NYC FC in the MLS just signed Frank Lampard and David Villa . WOW

  • 48 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Ben3arfa

    That’s paper talk at the moment mate, nothing confirmed

  • 49 welshgeordie9 // May 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    We are in a good mood tonight aren’t we

    Dear me

  • 50 Tayls // May 31, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    When the bosman list was published I jokingly said we’d sign bendtner to replace shola. It looks like we are actually interested in him if this mornings metro is to believed.

  • 51 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Well, have those Frenchies accepted wor lovely bid for Cabella yet? No???? Those feeeelthy swines! This means war! I’m up for it! By the way lads if you haven’t got your battle thongs yet I have them available from Manly Man Inc. for 7 euros. Beautiful. Nipple armour extra.

  • 52 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Hope not tayls he truly is shocking!

  • 53 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Froch to do him on the 5th

  • 54 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Yes! A_C mate, Bendtner is truly shocking! But is he any more shocking than wor Shola? Definitely not mate! And think of how much dosh we’ll save! And we’ve got Cacapa coming in as well. Time to start celebrating the silverware coming in lads!

  • 55 beermonkey // May 31, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    G2

    selling stuff in euros you should be first against the wall and shot in this war were English and the pound rules all

  • 56 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Can you imagine an attacking force made up of Bendtner and Cisse with a slightly broken kneecap lads? It’s almost too exciting to think about! I’m going to have to get another refreshing beverage!

  • 57 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Huzzah beermonkey! I’m willing to look the other way and accept pounds as well. Plus I’ll give you a nice deal on some nipple armour mate! You’ll stand out in a crowd with your battle thong as well!

  • 58 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Bendtner and Colback. Soon we’ll have a full team of ex-Sunderland players. Get rid of those nasty purples Alan! We’re ready for a relegation fight with the Sunderland hand me downs coming in!

  • 59 beermonkey // May 31, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    G2

    we beermonkey’s are quite hairy fellows and don’t need battle thongs we also don’t have nipples our females wineminkeys have teets but these just appear when we have had younglings or WKDonkeys it takes many years of alcoholism to attain full beermonkey status

  • 60 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Right lads! Let’s do wor war chant now!
    Hey ubba jibba huh-wah ee ah!
    Hey ubba jibba huh-wah ee ah!
    Hey ubba jibba huh-wah ee ah!
    Hey ubba jibba huh-wah ee ah!
    *Gurgling noise*
    A-hoopa-toopi-looi eesi-doiki-dor
    A-honna-lieba-whenya-double-aye
    Now we’re ready mates!

  • 61 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Right where’s me war canoe?

  • 62 kevymartins // May 31, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Here we go. This guy Froch is a machine send back through time to destroy Groves.

  • 63 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    That’s a genuine Hawaiian war chant by the way. :shock:

  • 64 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Can you imagine an attacking force made up of Bendtner and Cisse with a slightly broken kneecap lads? It’s almost too exciting to think about! I’m going to have to get another refreshing beverage!

  • 65 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Talk to me lads! I need support in my fight against the Frenchies! Surely we should be allowed to take their best young players for lowball bids? I mean what is the world coming to if we can’t cheat the Frenchies?

  • 66 Tayls // May 31, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    The two under cards (de gale and the Arab lad) were pretty good. Can’t wait for this Froch Groves.

    On my beloved. Do people actually belive we have the draw to sign quality like Cabela and Grenier? I reckon we’ll get Bendtner Gomis and Colback and any other freebies and rejects. Quality player are wanted by more ambitious clubs than ourselves and unfortunately we can’t compete with southampton never mind the likes of inter spurs and roma.

  • 67 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    I just find I get very depressed when wor lowball bids aren’t accepted. Those Frenchies are so mean to us! I mean what is a poor billionaire to do? It’s shocking! :evil:

  • 68 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Nay I say! I dispute that Tayls! We’re tremendously anxious to steal good young players from wherever we can! Unsettle them, offer them a better wage and then in with the lowball bid! Beautiful!

  • 69 Tayls // May 31, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Hahaha is this the strategy to capture players? If it works I’m all for it. Judging on the last two seasons though…

  • 70 GeordieTwo // May 31, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Oh yes! This will work Tayls! And there are other sneaky prizes in store! Stay tuned lads!

  • 71 Mister Tuff // May 31, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    rotonda/tequila – I’ve been away all day -so have not been on today. You mentioned about managers getting a cut of a playerss transfer fee. This was discussed some time and was based on revelations from Ian Holloway that he was receiving a small slice of the pie when Blackpool sold Charlie Adams to Liverpool. His argument was that his input into to coaching deserved renumeration. It was then assumed that probably all managers get a cut of a transfer fee – on the baseis that the League Managers Association would probably advocate to all their members to get a clause t this effect put into their contracts -seems most reasonable. I recall that one poster recently departed form these pages -refuted this with great gusto.
    Link to the original story.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/blackpool/8285501/Blackpools-Ian-Holloway-receives-cut-of-player-transfers-but-denies-exploiting-Charlie-Adam-sale.html

  • 72 Mister Tuff // May 31, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    One or two stories circulating that Remy had agreed personal ternals with Arsenal- if true throws a bit of further light onto the tale about him being spotted in a London hotel with Arsenal officials. I think that Remy was injured/or supposed to be injured at the time -the story broke on or about 22nd March.
    Throws into doubt Percy “Pinocchio” Parsnips spoutings that we were still trying to sign him -seems duff info for the consumption of nieve fans. Looks like, again if true, that Percy allowed Remy to go and meet Arsensal -outrageous.
    Next he’ll be letting Remy off playing in games with nothing to play for.

  • 73 Mister Tuff // May 31, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    error
    ternals ? = terms.

  • 74 geordieman // May 31, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    I have just been reading that Bendtner is wanted by Pardew to lead the line in the coming season. Surely, we have not fallen that low that we are interested in an ex-mackem who is neither prolific nor a team player. His goals to games ratio is worse than poor.

  • 75 geordieman // May 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Mister Tuff

    Pardew will tell the fans whatever they want to hear. He is the official mouthpiece for the fat controller and anything he ever say’s in public is nothing but a pack of lies. He is to sincerity what Hitler was to pacifism. Totally worthless!

  • 76 Dennis Twice // May 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Vuh vuh vuh…auuuu….auuu…blaa blaa blaa maybe 2 squad guys…….Newcastle fans need to some good news – soon….soon soon attack Toon attack attack!!!

  • 77 Thump // May 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    @Geordieman: I keep reading your post at 74 as “I have just been reading that Bendtner is wanted by the Police”. Probably a better career destination for him tbh.

    I wonder what the difference is between Bendtner and Luuk de Jong. LDJ at least has something to prove.

  • 78 Jail for Ashley // May 31, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Mister Tuff,
    Good evening,
    Would that be the same departed poster that would claim the club weren’t telling lies over Remys injury but misleading us, two entirely different thinvs from a business perspective, but we wouldn’t understand that would we ?

  • 79 Dennis Twice // May 31, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    …get ready for relegation battle 2014-2015 Ashley!!! F you b-tard!!!!

  • 80 Magpiemaca // Jun 1, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Jack lives next door to my brother in law, I was talking to him about 4weeks ago he said he was desperate to sign for the Toon.

  • 81 boltonmagpie // Jun 1, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Yes, but that’s before WHU offered 50K. Call me cynical but!!




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