Newcastle-born Jack Colback moved to Newcastle as a free agent from Sunderland just over two years ago and his move so far has been bitter-sweet.
We’re sure when Jack signed on at Newcastle with the uproar that accompanied the move both from Sunderland officials as well as their fans – he didn’t expect to be playing in the Championship a short two years later.
Jack wanted to join his home-town club, but even now with Rafa Benitez in charge he still seems happy to be playing for Newcastle United.
Jack Colback and Rafa Benitez last season
This is what Jack has said in the Chronicle about his move to Newcastle from Sunderland:
“It’s not been ideal, it’s not gone to plan, so to speak. But that’s football, you can’t predict what is going to happen. I’m just happy to be at a massive club like this.”
“I have no regrets. You can’t regret things in life. It was probably the hardest option to take in terms of spotlight and craic, but I don’t pay much attention to that, or the crap that is said on social media.”
“I’d have always thought about what it would have been like if I’d gone somewhere else.” “My family are from here, my kids get to stay local and having the family here is the important thing.”
“It’s been fine. People probably sit back and pretend they’ve said this and that to me to their friends but I’ve heard nothing.”
“Obviously it wasn’t ideal when I went to their place but it’s grown men – if they want to say this or that that’s their prerogative. I will do my job playing football and see how far it takes me.”
“I’ve been in and out of form a bit this season but hopefully when I’ve come in I’ve done my bit and I’m hoping to continue that.”
“I want to get back to the level I was at then. First and foremost I want to take Newcastle back into the Premier League.”
“I think it’s a duty if you were part of the group that took the club down to try and get it back to where it needs to be.”
Jack joined Sunderland back in 1999 when he was 10 years old and he came through their Youth Academy and ended up playing 135 times with 5 goals for the Black Cats.
So far Jack has made 73 appearances for Newcastle with 5 goals and hopefully Jack can help us get straight back to the Premier League.
That’s job one for this season.