Reports Jack Colback Now A Newcastle Player

As expected Newcastle United have reportedly just completed their first senior signing of the summer, and it’s Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback, who has signed on the dotted line as a free agent for his home town club Newcastle.

Jack Colback fists in air

Jack Colback – yes I just signed for Newcastle!

It’s not quite official yet – because Newcastle have not announced it on their web-site,  but all the local papers are reporting it’s a done deal.

Jack will have a fight on his hands to get a starting position at Newcastle in pre-season, but he will be relishing that opportunity, and after watching him several times this year playing for Sunderland, he’s a good player and very solid and versatile too.

Jack can play anywhere across midfield and at full back too, and of course having been born in Killingworth, he’s a Geordie and it’s good the lad is joining his home town club.

When the official news is released by Newcastle, we expect to see some comments coming from the former Sunderland player – who joined the Black Cats when he was just ten years old, back in 2000.

Like the case of Ayoze Perez, Newcastle have fought off some very good clubs to land Jack, and they include West Ham who offered him a massive £50K/week, and of course Sunderland. who were desperate to keep the 24 year-old at the Stadium of Light.

Comments welcome.

138 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Welcome jack and I hope you prove to be a good signing for the toon

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Apparently arsenal are keen on caulker now so if true we’ve no chance

  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Well this just made up for the last two transfer windows

    No seriously… It did.


  • Shaker

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #4

    i am not saying he is not good ?
    every time he played against the big teams
    he did well 🙂

    but i expect more big signing from a strong financial club
    like our club NUFC 🙁

  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #5
    Don’t know if this will open up buts its a picture of Mike Ashley and Bafe getting out of an helicopter at the training ground

  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #6

    From earlier thread:

    In principle, nobody should have a problem if Mike Ashley won’t pay more than he thinks a player is worth – provided the valuation is realistic and in line with the market.

    Now if Ashley valued Cabella at £6.5m when the lad was on the fringe of the French squad and may offer a small increase now that he is a member of the squad, it’s clear that his valuations are way out of kilter with the realities of today’s market.

    So, who in hell is advising Ashley’s valuations? If it’s Carr and/or Pardew, then they really need to get out a bit more.

    If Ashley’s basing his valuations on what he thinks the club’s finances’ll stand, then he needs to reassess the reality of underbidding.

    Something’s wrong somewhere and maybe Ashley needs to be told by his footballing experts.

    Come on Mr Pardew, put Ashley right on this time wasting and futile bidding process – if you dare!

  • Scottiedog

    Jun 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #7


    Jack has a great career ahead of him and I am glad it is with us!! If we can get Gomis in as well for free and DeJong in as well I think it sets us up really well.

    What is interesting is an article saying that AC Milan want to swap 2 players for Santon!?

  • Our Toon

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Previous thread


    Yes haha he is the 6ft 4in defender I was asking for, I rate the kid as well though.

    I think Micah Richards would also be very useful as would Caulker

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Wow Jazzyp I never thought you’d fall for that picture mate its clearly a fake and is an atrocious one at that

    It’s been doing the rounds on Facebook

  • beermonkey

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #10


    yeah it opened

    how mch do you think he charges the club for the use of the helicopter

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #11


    No doubt astronomical prices plus now he’s on the board officially he can claim it back on expenses too 😉

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12

    I reckon that’s where the AC money went! The fee for spiriting him to Liverpool lol

  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Never seen it before bud !
    Its just come up on another site. Am not on the world of facebook or titter either mate.
    Gomis’s first Years salary lol

  • Shaker

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #14

    ” AC Milan want to swap 2 players for Santon! ” ??????
    No way !!! AC Milan Players are Average !!!

  • pawl250

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Our Toon

    In regards to Shola/Gomis…. They are quite similar, although Gomis is clearly better on the ground. He holds the ball up brilliantly and allows people behind him to come into the game. Something Shola did not do, and baring in mind how bad Shola actually is! Gomis is infact a massive improvement if he could actually control a ball….

    As for Colback, when he was on loan he played behind the striker. A role alot of fans of the loan club would tell you he was brilliant. You simply did not see that side of him in a Sunderland shirt, where the majority of his games were played as left back.

    I am surrounded in an office of Sunderland fans, trust me I know Sunderlands squad pretty well. Its hard to escape knowing who the judge to be good or bad. Colback was good, but now hes crap since he signed for us. They all like him, like Henderson they just have issues admitting it!

    I also know he can pretty much play a bigger part than Gosling. Baring in mind his versatility is a massive bonus. He actually did well at left back, and he has alot of pace which he rarely gets to show. Infact againts Spurs he actually outpaced Lennon, something not many left backs never mind “defensive midfielders” can say they have done!

    I am happy he has come, and again an improvement over Gosling.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Haha Gomis just loves football. Even when being choppered to Benton he insists on wearing his full France kit. Genius photo.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Constant is average at best and no need for yet another DM
    Would anybody take a punt on Brede Hangerland on a freebie. Still think you would get a couple of good seasons out of him.And is better than Saylor

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #18


    Someone having a laugh mate its clearly a fake, full kit? Plus it’s an old picture of mike getting off his helo at our training ground I’ve seen the pic before without gomis in it lol

  • Scottiedog

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Mind you with Gomis and Cisse up front I am a bit worried about offsides!!!

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t want anymore versatile players, hope we have finished signing them. We have more than enough. Time for quality specialists!

  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #21

    I had my hopes up there mate that lol.
    Ah well think he will be signed up this week hopefully

  • pawl250

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Also for people complaining about Colback…..

    I rate Steve Bruce as a judge of talent… He has bought McLean, Mignolet, Sessegnon, Valencia, Palacios, Zaki, Long, Jelavic, Huddlestone, Bent, Gyan to name a few of the stellar purchases of his time across Sunderland and Wigan, Hull tenure…..

    Most of them sold for ALOT more than he paid for them (baring in mind some are still his players they are arguably valued more)…..

    He, who also brought Henderson through as a first team player, and sold him. Stated one of the reasons was he felt that Colback was a better player and therefore it allows Colback playing time.

    I would argue that he simply has not been given the chance in his desired position.

  • Wayayman

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Just wanted to point out, for those of you who think Colback is replacing Gosling, and that Gomis is Shola’s relacement; Think again.

    Have we not learned by now that this clown of an owner and disgrace of a mananger will have Colback as Cabaye’s replacement and Gomis as Ba’s/Remy’s.

    Please don’t hold your breath if you think that any world-cup-squad new signing is coming to us this summer. Unless they hear that the tall Geordie lad in Nigeria’s squad is out of contract…

  • goommy

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Welcome Jack!! he sure improved our midfield. 😀

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #25


    I’d have to question your definition of talent on that list mate. That said Bruce has undoubtedly made some good signings in his time. Let’s hope you’re right on Colback, I think he’s a solid footballer but has been jaded by his versatility, he needs to speak up and make Pardew use him properly in his preferred position.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    “It’s not quite official yet – because Newcastle have not announced it on their web-site, but all the local papers are reporting it’s a done deal.”

    That is okay, we know we cannot rely on the club to keep us informed. Will they even have a press conference or show our new player to us? probably not.

  • bobby mango

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Jazzyp – Hangeland is past it. Trust me, I had a season ticket at Fulham last season (closest club to where I now live)…
    He is not dominant anymore. Mistimed/misplaced headers and passes all over park.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Bobby mango
    Cheers for the info mate, Use to think he looked a decent player
    Mind you on that recommendation we will probably sign him now lol

  • Blofal

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Anyone seen that article that AC Milan have offered Mbaye Niang and Kevin Constant in exchange for Santon?

    I know nothing about those 2 players.

  • pawl250

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #30


    Who in that last has no talent? Or was not bought for more than he could be sold or was sold for?

    I mean McLean? They paid like 350k for him, and sold him for 2.5m!

    He had talent, but never improved beyond getting a new contract. Its like 80% of the youth these days, they are spoilt so much a young age they no longer need to improve.

    Think Street, the youngest player to get a contract at Newcastle. Supposedly the next big thing and you hardly hear nothing of him now.

    Like so many of the youth in these times. They are on so much money they can live any lifestyle they choose, and providing they take relatively good care of themselves they will basically have a 3 to 5 year money on tap contract that would most likely set them up for life!

  • ToonLynx

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #31

    So we have Perez and Colback ‘over the line’ with Gomis supposedly closely behind barring sign on disputes.

    Ideally I’d like Lacazette and Grenier to follow. Lacazette is young and very talented and, for me, would be an ideal candidate to replace Ba (Finally). Since Grenier is out of the world cup hopefully there will be less demand for him and, from what I have heard, plays very well with Gomis. Grenier’s free kick and corner taking ability would also be a much needed addition to the team!

    All we would need now is to find another CB to take the reigns from Coloccini and Williamson in the future, and hopefully we keep Yanga-Mbiwa to play alongside!

  • TheToonKing

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Blofal

    lol….I’d take that deal in a heartbeat. Konstant is a LB and about the same as Santon, maybe more experienced.

    Niang is basically Ben Arfa. He’s a young, tricky, fast RW with a bad attitude.

  • niafron

    Jun 9, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #33

    I don’t see us signing either Grenier or Lacazette.

    And i’m not fond of Gomis.

  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jun 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Can see it now…

    Offside flag raised and Cisse and Gomis pointing the finger at one another.

  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jun 9, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #35

    2 players + 5 million for Santon.

    I’d take it. Dummett and Haidara are both young decent left backs.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 9, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #36

    t McLean, Mignolet, Sessegnon, Valencia, Palacios, Zaki, Long, Jelavic, Huddlestone, Bent, Gyan

    Mignolet, Valencia have gone on to do very well. Gyan did okay. Bent did well, but was hardly plucked from obscurity.

    Palacios has done nothing since leaving Wigan. Zaki was on loan, had a decent start and then flopped, so they decided not to sign him. McLean, he bought into a Prem side, and the only club wanting to buy him after were a Championship side.

    Jelavic and Long have hardly torn it up at Hull, and he didn’t exactly have to go scouring the leagues for them. Huddlestone has done well, but again had already been doing a decent job when playing in the Prem, so again, hardly talent spotting.

    He has also made some even absolute shocking signings as well.

  • niafron

    Jun 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Generally, when a deal involve one player for several others or one player+ money, the team who let the major player go is generally screwed up.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #38

    The lad is decent and steady. That’s it. He was back up for them a lot of the time when the specialist player was out.

    Don’t mind him signing as he is free and steady. If that is to be the height of ambition after sitting on a pile of money from Cabaye, TV money and the last two windows where we have spent zero, then it is a disgrace.

    Pardew uses grafters to cover up the short-falls of his highly limited and clueless management. Colback is another runner and is average at best.

    Flair is a dirty word for Pardew and his fearful containing football.

    Ashley out, Pardew out.

  • the truth will out

    Jun 9, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #39

    but then again he is making signings un- like the fat and skinny ones

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 9, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #40

    I thought we supposed to be getting all our deals done before the World Cup starts which is in three days time, it seems to me we are rushing in getting them in


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