Jack Colback – Newcastle Are Really Going Places

Jack Colback has looked good so far in pre-season games, and he had a good game yesterday down under, and Jack adds enthusiasm and a hard work ethic to the side, and of course the local lad from Killingworth always gives 100% all the time.

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Jack Colback – in action against Sydney yesterday

Jack has talked today about what he sees as an ambitious club at Newcastle, something presumably he didn’t see at Sunderland, who have struggled mightily against relegation for the last two seasons.

And the Black Cats looked almost certain to go down last season with six games to go – before they made a remarkable recovery with some great results at Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United to take them clear of the relegation zone with 13 points in those last 6 league games – and Jack played in all those vital games.

This is what Jack has said in the Sun today about what he sees as Newcastle’s ambition:

“It is important in every player’s career to play at as high a level as you can, at Newcastle I have got a chance to be part of a team really looking to go places.

“Ask the manager and he will tell you he’s looking to really go for it this season and trying to push Newcastle to where we should be – high up the table.

“Alan Pardew has brought in some quality players to add to the quality that was already in the squad. Siem De Jong on particular looks really high quality in training,his finishing is brilliant and he looks a class act.”

We didn’t think Jack would get a starting position at Newcastle for next season, although because of his versatility and consistency he would still get a lot of playing time.

But nobody told Jack that, and he’s going all out to get that starting place at Newcastle, and as a free agent from Sunderland, he’s already looking to be a very good acquisition for us.

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21 comments so far

  • outsidethebox

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Cashley,s motives ….should i give money to taxman or should i spend profit…
    should i pay some of the profit on reducing debt…
    ehhhh….if i spend on players that will keep me in gravy train of premier…if i reduce debt …means sd will have no excuse but to pay for advertising…..
    simples dont make too much on transfers …keep wages the same one in one out …keep the plebs happy

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    T.T.V.V.T…you don’t understand what course and effect means it seems or you are just being naive.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    outsidethebox…that part is clear to most of us by now mate 🙂

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Sounds a lot like tds to me without the insults mate. 😉

  • mindshaft

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    We seem to have a lot of depth in midfield and are light both defensively and up front
    I’m not sure a combination of Riviere / Cisse / Gouffran and Armstrong are going to scare defenders – we need a striker !

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Colback was always meant to start. Said that all along.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    AC…I know what you mean 😉

  • Our Toon

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #8


    can we have a true refelction on the stats you produced in previous page. As well as penalties won etc. Would be interesting to see all of this in its truest reflection!!

    I feel for all of our forward players, LDJ even said that he was asked to defend more than he ever has in his career.

    Croftus – you make an excellent point about them coming in and out of games but HBA does more in 5 mins than most of the guys around him do in 60 mins, for these players to be effective we need to have the ball and unfortunately we will see the same with Cabella this season

  • Our Toon

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    We look very weak upfront which is quite scary and not do great in defence as we haven’t improved

  • Spoof

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10


    if as I hope and expect you have read the link from Monday you will see that Rotonda got a hammering, now as far as Rotonda goes credit where it’s due he has since came back and admitted that his obsession with Pardew is a bit unhealthy and he will now have a different outlook, he now I assume accepts the fact that most of us are sick to death of the blame Pardew for everything view that some of you have, I hope that you can follow his lead and stop with this pathetic and unnecessary witch hunt, we are sick to death of hearing the same old crap.

  • croftus5678

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11

    @5 mindshaft

    depends how you look at it tbh m8.

    i see us having cisse,goofy,siem,perez,campbell,armstrong,cabella,riviera

    so thats a lot of strikers imo.

    then if you add rolando,sammi the front 3 or 2 or 1 +wingers has plenty of cover

  • pawl250

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #12


    Sissoko was had the highest assists in our team last season.

    Marveaux is not even worth mentioning, him leaving would have no effect on our team, even last season it would have made no effect. It was like he was not even here, when he was.

    Ben Arfa is different, in that he can contribute more at times. Most times though he will lose the ball. He will 1 out of 10-20 times do abit of magic.

    You can tell his quality though when he does make a pass etc. but he just does not do it enough and his attitude stinks.

    He has the quality, he limits himself with his attitude.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #13


    If rolando aarons performs at the current rate I wouldn’t mind throwing him in the deep end at City.

    He looks a class act with a great left food. If he works hard we could have a cracking player by end of the season.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    If it wasn’t for Marveaux’s at times sublime through passes, we would be watching a Championship side. 4 assists from Marveaux the other year was still the highest assists tally.

    Ben Arfa comes on for 5 mins here and 10mins there. Again, minutes per goals/assists I’m sure he is most productive.

    Plus, all that when the team plays football in a way which doesn’t suit flair players.

    They can do a lot more if utilised correctly.

    Spoof, I think you must have got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning.

    This is a football blog where debate occurs, no matter if it has been discussed recently or not. Lots of other people have similar views to me, so I’m not plucking things out of thin air.

    For the way those two players have been handled, they have done remarkable well to get anywhere off the mark, never mind give us crucial results which have saved Pardull from relegation.

  • Spoof

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #15


    your wrong m8, when I pay my taxes I want to know how the government are spending them, if I don’t like it then I vote for someone else, with Newcastle we may not be able to vote the owner out, but even so, if I am paying into the clubs coffers then I expect to know where my cash is going.

  • croftus5678

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #16

    @13 ilovetoon

    i agree m8 but he will need games and learn not to be pushed around as much.

  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #17

    @jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew

    “T.T.V.V.T…you don’t understand what course and effect means it seems or you are just being naive.”

    Ironic really. I take it you mean “Cause and effect”?

    The point i was making is not to get hung up on finaces, discussing every minor detail like us fans have a say in it somehow.

    Thats not naive.

    Discussing player deals as they will directly correlate to the satisfaction and knock on effect they bring with increased revenues into the club is true. But it wasnt the point i was making.

    Every deal discussed on here seems to be as much about the quoted fee as it is the player themselves. Almost like we were all part of the board at Newcastle and that overspending would relate to a deduction in our pay or something.

  • low fell mag

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #18

    Outside the box @1
    Could you explain who the plebbs are.
    If you are referring to the loyal supporters of this club ,you want to wash your big gob out with sulphuric acid.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    going places… well to NZ at least!


    I see you’re giving LR a hard time just as you tried to do to me. It’s opinions pal. Who’s to say you’re right and the likes of LR, BPC, Graeme, Check Tiote, Our toon and me etc are all wrong and vice verca.

    I realised from a personal perspective that it was unhealthy for me to fixate so much on my dislike of Pardew. However, the points these guys make are valid and just because you don’t necessarily agree, I refer you to my previous.

  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #20


    This isnt a democracy which is the point you made.

    Mike Ashley is the owner and this is his ship to control as he see’s fit.

    Thats partly my point… im all for discussing the players we are linked with. Of corse, thats part and parcel of the excitment of being a fan, how we will rate next season etc.

    But the financial side is so far removed from the average fan on the street that its futile to discuss IMO.

    He hasnt spent for 18 months prior to this window. So you could argue your very own hard earned is being used in a casino, as much as it actually being used for the direct benefit of the club.

    If thats the case then why do we get hung up on player’s fees and how much there is to spend? He does with it as he see’s fit.

  • Mag52

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Spot on Spoof with your comment about the Pardew haters.
    All this bigging up of Marvaux and HBA is simply another stick with which to beat AP.
    Both players have some talent, HBA in particular, but attitude is also important in a team game and, with the best will in the world, some players will not always prosper at some clubs, even top clubs with top managers, in which case a move away is in the best interests of all concerned. A case in point is Robben who spent a good deal of his time at Chelsea warming the bench, and of course there was Our own Jon Dahl Tomasson who moved on to be a prolific goal scorer in Europe.


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