Star Player Will Be Huge Miss On Saturday

Jack Colback picked up his 10th yellow card of the season last Saturday, and is suspended for the next two games – the two home games against Aston Villa on Saturday followed by the visit of Manchester United next Wednesday night.

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Jack Colback in action on Saturday

And with Cheick Tiote also out injured for maybe a long time, we could well see either Ryan Taylor or Mehdi Abeid start in central midfield against Villa.

This is what the Newcastle head coach said about Geordie Jack in his press conference:

“It’s a huge blow,”  “He was a free transfer, but for me, he’s been our most outstanding player of the season. He’s going to be a big miss, and I’ve told him that what he did was silly.”

“I didn’t think it was a free-kick, and it wasn’t, but he reacted in a strange way by punching the ball back towards the official. You can’t do that and we’ll deal with that situation, but he’s a huge miss.”

It wasn’t just Jack’s reaction to the foul on Saturday it’s the fact that he’s picking up too many yellow cards this season, and it’s a part of his game he must improve – along with scoring more goals.

He’s almost as bad as Cheick Tiote – who seems to pick up yellow cards in almost all the games he plays, and in the two group games he played for Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations he picked up two yellow cards.

We have yet to hear exactly how long Cheick will be out injured this season – but maybe he has already played his last game for Newcastle this season – and maybe ever – if he is sold this summer.

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6 comments so far

  • DokToon

    Feb 26, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #1

    in regards to last:

    can we beat Villa… yes
    will we beat Villa… to be determined, but i’m not betting a bar tab on it…

  • BandB

    Feb 26, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #2

    So there was training today.
    Krul and Colback were both there.
    Lively as lops…….
    Carver appears not to have been aware or to have given permission.

    Nothing to see here lads.
    Move on.

  • firebug666

    Feb 26, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #3


    Brings back memories of how I use to feel after a Saturday night out and playing Sunday league football.

    I just hope they suffered as much a we did watching them capitulate against Citeh.

  • BandB

    Feb 26, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #4

    I know if I had turned up for work, eight hours after being photographed leaving a pretty wild-looking party in LONDON eight hours earlier, my boss would not be saying “hey, we are all grown-ups here.”

  • firebug666

    Feb 26, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #5

    I wonder how much sleep they had then? It cannot have been much.

    My god, we better win on Saturday.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 26, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Colback player of the season for Carver. He wouldn’t be getting a game with a decent club. Maybe says something about Carver’s grasp on the game in general.


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