This Fantastic Signing Could Be Player Of The Season

Jack Colback had another outstanding game for Newcastle against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, and it’s recognized that the Blues are probably the best team in Europe at the moment, and to think the 25 year-old is a Geordie and we got him on a free transfer from Sunderland – Jack could become one of Newcastle’s best ever signings.

Jack Colback chal;lnges Eden Hazard 2-1

Jack Colback challenges Eden Hazard on Saturday

The lad from Killingworth has fitted in superbly at Newcastle,  and he gives 100% in every game, and to tell the truth he’s a much better player than the one we thought we were getting from the Black Cats.

The play after 78 minutes, when he dispossessed Eden Hazard in midfield and then put a defense splitting pass through to Moussa Sissoko, which led to Newcastle and Papiss Cisse’s second goal – was something to see.

This is what Jack has said today:

“Obviously, I just managed to win the ball off Hazard. I was trying to tackle him early as I didn’t fancy running back with him. I was on my last legs.”

“I managed to play Moussa in, and his ball deflected kindly for Papiss Cisse. When it’s going for you, it goes for you.”

“The goal at West Ham went against us, but we got the luck and I think we showed great character to win after not doing so for a couple of games.”

“We wanted to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.” “After the game the boss told us that we could have played better and he was probably spot-on with that in terms of us keeping the ball because we were a bit loose at times.”

“You can’t give away the ball to Chelsea because if you do then you’ll end up defending for a long time.”  “You’re testing yourself against the best in the league. It’s always a great game, especially at home.”

“The fans were up for it. They carried us over the line in the second half.” “It was a great day for the club and the team to get a win against the best team in the league.

“We were solid, which has been the basis for our good form. We were solid at the back, and defended as a unit. We showed again we’ve got quality going forward.”

“I think we’ve shown that we’ve not really feared anyone. We came out and gave them the respect they deserve, but not too much respect.”

“If you give them too much respect, they’ll pass it round and brush you away like they have done to many sides.” “We got amongst them, tackled and competed.”  “We showed our quality going forward as well.”

“That’s what this league is all about and what makes it such a good league. No game is predictable and you never know what is going to happen.

“We showed on Saturday we can match it with the best. We go to Arsenal with confidence and they are a similar team to Chelsea in the way they play.

“We have just got to settle down like we did against Chelsea and we can be dangerous.”

We hope England manager Roy Hodgson saw the game, because Jack is pushing to get back into the England squad, because when you can be one of the best players on the pitch with so  many great Chelsea players on view – you are doing something right.

But it doesn’t get any easier for Newcastle – as we have the following five-day schedule for the rest of this year:

December schedule

Sat 13	17:30	A	Arsenal				
Wed 17	19:45	A	Tottenham - Capital One Cup			
Sun 21	13:30	H	Sunderland		
Fri 26	15:00	A	Manchester United	
Sun 28	16:15	H	Everton	


Jack has played 16 times for Newcastle this season, and the 25 year-old has only missed one league game and one Capital One Cup game.

Moussa Sissoko is probably the one to challenge Jack for Player of the Season, although he will again be missing at Arsenal on Saturday, after picking up his 5th yellow card on Saturday in the second half.

Another Geordie lad, Paul Dummett, is also playing great for us over this very good run – and he has improved so much that he could also be challenging for Player of the Season come next May.

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6 comments so far

  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 9, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Player of the season?What about life saving Obertan and Papiss Cisse?And don’t forget that he lost his place in the National Team before appearing Obertan and Demba Cisse.Gabriel Obertan saved Newcastle,Pardew and fans and although he played couple of games his effort is not nearly close to any other player.And normally injured player can’t play ANY game until recovery.But Colback proved that he is not a BAD player.And right now he is on the way back in the National Team for sure.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Bills, I can see how this side does give more protection to the defence and last year we played a more open game leaving us far more exposed at the back, although we had some attacking quality, that took us into the top six. I think that when Cabaye was sold, there was an opportunity to play in a similar way with Benny in the hole. Perhaps not as well as Cabaye had done when played as an AM, certainly without the bite or industry, or range of passing, but other qualities that might have allowed us to atleast remain competitive and retain a similar shape, possibly even improve, considering the level of ability he has. I think that if we are going to lose our better players on occasion, then we need to have a plan to continue as seamlessly as possible, and it seemed to me that despite having the players to do that, we didn’t, and I think Pards missed a trick there, although as I recall, we had some rotten luck with injuries also.

    This squad is better equipped, but I agree with others who’ve said that the depth has come as something of a surprise to Pards, he’s even said as much, and without injuries you wonder if the young players who’ve done so well would have been given their chance, or this style of play been implemented at all.

  • bills-son

    Dec 9, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #3


    We’ll just have to agree to disagree on Ashley.

    I think his big kick will be getting us to a real top 6 Champs Lge challenging team without spending the 100s of millions that is usually a nailed on requirement.

    As somebody else on here noticed, he is as happy as a pig in caccy when we score and win. He is the same guy who wore the shirt in the directors box and stood in the away end with the fans. He’s made decisions that have upset fans some of which were defo bad but some which turned out to be right.

    I’m still 100% Ashley and very confident we are in safe hands.

  • bills-son

    Dec 9, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4



    Jamnaat, Collo, STaylor, Dummett
    Sissoko, Tiote, Colback,
    Obertan/Perez, Cisse/Perez, Sammy/Aarons

    When you look at that potential best line up the only ‘young ones’ are Perez, Sammy and Aarons. The spine of our revival has imo still come from the midfield protecting the back four. The three young lads have done well but Aarons has hardly played. I’m all for giving the young lads praise but it has been overdone in terms of the contribution to recent success.

    Jamnaat, Colback, Sissoko and Dummett have had a far bigger influence.

  • robertsleftfoot

    Dec 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Player of the Season?? You having me on here, he is a hard working midfielder and nothing more, I have nothing against the lad and he tries his best and gives 100% every minute but he is nothing special, he doesnt play killer passes, he doesnt score goals, he doesnt skip by players regularly. He sits in the middle of the park and keeps the game ticking over.

    He spends quite a bit of time on his backside as he likes to slide tackle a lot. He is not the quickest player on the go.

    Dummett has been great all season, Sissoko has been great apart from the blow up against West Aaaam, Ayoze has been a revelation but not in any way shape or form has Colback been in anyway special.

    He does what you would expect your central midfielders to do, run, put a foot in and be a nuisance

  • smoke beer, drink tabs

    Dec 10, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #6

    It isn’t colbacks job to play killer passes, score goals or skip past players. He is a holding midfielder who’s job it is to win the ball back, keep possession and pass the ball to the attacking midfielders. Now how can you say he doesn’t do that very well? I didn’t know much about him before he came but I can honestly say he Is sure to be an England regular soon.


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