Jack Colback is life-long fan of Newcastle United, having been born in Killingworth and went to Newcastle games when he was very young, and when he was just six years old, he remembers well the 5-0 hammering we gave a certain Manchester United in October of 1996.
Don’t we all.
Jack Colback in his black and white Newcastle strip
In this interview he talks about wanting the great times back at Newcastle United again:
“There will be fans who don’t want the move to happen because I have come from Sunderland,” “But I would like to think that I can win over those fans and hopefully the majority will get behind me from the start.”
“When I step out on to the pitch, I will show passion for the team and shirt. Hopefully if all goes well, an ambition for me is to end my career here.”
“It would be a huge achievement for me if I could have such a successful time here, with Newcastle doing well and getting to cup finals with me in the team.”
“It would be great to bring those times back, like in the late 90s. If I could leave here something of a hero in a Newcastle shirt at the end of my career then that would be some achievement for me.”
“I’m really excited. I can’t wait to get going,” “It’s a special move for me personally, being a fan when I was younger and being part of my hometown team. It’s a bit of a dream come true to come here and wear the black and white shirt.”
“The manager, Alan Pardew, just wants Newcastle to progress and when I spoke to him that’s the message I got from him. I wanted to come here and get to the next level.”
“I want to be part of a team that wants to get in to the top eight in the Premier League. There was quite a few options to go elsewhere, but when I heard about Newcastle and the chance to come here.”
“I was buzzing about it. There was only one place I was going to end up.”
Colback has only recently returned from his honeymoon, so life is good for the 24 year-old at the moment, and it will be great to see Jack play for Newcastle.
It;s always good to have some Geordie lads playing for Newcastle United – because they know just exactly what a club like Newcastle United means to both the fans and to the City.
Howay The Lads!!