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This Local Midfielder Likely To Move Later This Summer



With the recent news that Joselu is almost certain to leave Newcastle in the next few days, we would hope to see some of the other fringe players moved along as well.

We were very impressed with how quickly Newcastle were able to move Joselu considering his high wages of £40K per week. But fair play to Joselu who it looks like will take a wage cut to play for Alaves.

Another player whose time is most certainly up at Newcastle is local lad Jack Colback. Jack is on similar wages to Joselu however his predicament is a bit bleaker than that of the Spanish striker.

Jack has quite a contentious relationship with Rafa Benitez after the two had a disagreement about the player’s future two years ago. Rafa had transfer opportunities lined up but Jack was reluctant to leave his hometown club.

This led to the midfielder being banished from the first team and the revelation that Colback will not play for Newcastle again while Benitez is the manager.

He has been on loan at Nottingham Forest the past year and a half. His performances have been outstanding for the former European Champions.

This past season he started 38 games in the league with 3 goals and 2 assists.

Jack Colback– played very well for Forest in the Championship

It would be no wonder if Nottingham Forest are desperate to sign Jack permanently this summer. Since the player reportedly has one year left on his contract and is out of favor with his manager, Martin O’Neill must feel he can get a quality midfielder for a very cut-rate fee.

In fact, young Forest midfielder Ryan Yates recently spoke of Jack Colback and his desire to have him return to City Ground next season:

“Of course, we’d all like him back. He’s a top player and he was arguably our best player last season,

“To have those type of players in the team is only going to help us, so obviously we want those sort of players.”

When asked if he has tried to get into Jack’s ear about a permanent move, Ryan responded:

“A little bit. But I think he knows deep down what he wants to do”

With Rafa Benitez’s future still up in the air, Jack Colback may be playing the long game on any future decisions. If Benitez does not sign, he may feel that he still has a future on Tyneside.

Therefore we do not think Jack will make a decision on his future until the manager situation is settled.

While he will not be the only Geordie sweating out Rafa’s decision, he could be the only one hoping to see Rafa walk.


209 comments so far

  • jane

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #1

    “Blown out?”

    found out?

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  • jane

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #2

    toon22 i think you will win your bet but you will be wrong about Rafa leaving.

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Buster from previous,

    That’s a pretty controversial first post 🙂

    1
  • DavidKelly9

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #4

    NY Mag still think the takeover will happen?

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #5

    There’s plenty of evidence to show that it is ongoing

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #6

    toon22 is a fake.

    Fake news, fake views, fake spews.

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Colback might run his contract down. He did it before. I think he would be better off cutting ties with NUFC and forgetting that he will be paid less at Forest, because he will be on a longer deal.

    When he first came to NUFC most of us were happy. Even thought it was getting one over on the Mackems and a local lad into the fold as well. I don’t think he is that bad of a player, but with one fatal flaw. The bloody unnecessary free-kicks he gave away around our box. Unless he has fixed this I will be happy to see him go.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Billson Toon 22 isn’t a fake Sunderland fan 🙂

    2
  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Anybody fancy Andre herrera?? I heard he has been released by man united. Along with 15 other players

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  • DavidKelly9

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Daily mirror saying ashley still to see proof of funds

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Tony,

    Colback knows he has no future with us, but he’s done pretty well for himself (financially) from us. He’s probably reached the tipping point now in his contact, where the lower wages / longer contract favors him moving on.
    I fully expect him to leave this summer.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #12

    I will do an abbreviated version of what I said on the last thread. Fixing the seats and carpets had to be done whoever is the owner and would have been scheduled months ago. I am sure the Directors seats have to be custom made, probably in some factory in China so will have been on order before a buyer emerged. Ashley will not have paid for these out of his own pocket. The money will have come from the NUFC bank account. If the Sheikh buys the club he will have new seats and carpets but less money in the bank account. If Ashley keeps the club, the same applies.

    As long as Ashley doesn’t raid the club accounts before any sale it is a wash. I am sure there will be a provision in any takeover agreement that if Ashley takes money out it will come off the sale price.

    Make up any conspiracy theory you want but I think it is scheduled maintenance. Even the Mackems replaced their seats, all be it with an army of unpaid serfs.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Daily Mirror ain’t got a clue
    No fuc**r has a clue
    Stories stories
    Patience the Toon will be sold!!

    3
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #14

    The usual crowd and a bunch of alts defending MA

    Hiya

    3
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #15

    We’re not that stupid

    😉

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Herrera has gone to PSG.

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  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Who do you think he will sell us too next time ?

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Shhh

    Nobody will notice Rafas contract running down

    There all a bunch of morons

    3
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #19

    But hey

    Keep it up I’m lovin it

    It helps my agenda

    1
  • DavidKelly9

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Hope so charlie

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Froggy: Who is defending Mike Ashley?

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Read back your posts on this page

    We hate MA and want him gone,I’ve never once met a person with anything other than loathing for the guy

    We’re not stupid

    3
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #23

    Just another alt with a pro MA agenda

    Who do you think he will sell us too next time

    😉

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #24

    And I don’t get Ryder who keeps saying nothing happens until there is money in the bank. That is the last piece. Everything else happens BEFORE this. You don’t pay for a car and THEN take it for a test drive Lee.

    Maybe he is talking about earnest money like when buying a house? He doesn’t say so.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #25

    How the hell am I defending Mike Ashley by saying the maintenance was probably planned before a takeover was mooted?

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #26

    8th times the charm

    We’re not stupid

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Hiya KBA

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  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Probably you can think of a way to make it all look fine
    And explain how we should believe this years sale lie

    Like it’s not the 8th time round

    Give it a rest

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #29

    If not you could make another alt to back up the rubbish we’re supposed to believe

    Again

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #30

    I am not sure that Keith Bishop is very good at his job either. The Fat Man doesn’t exactly get good press. Nobody on here believes what he says. There are always stories of the mistreatment of employees at his warehouses and he was even hauled in front of Parliament. That doesn’t seem like Bishop knows what he is doing. Or how about House of Fraser and Debenams? He is laughed at in the press about it (although, who knows, he may have the last laugh). But anyway, the PR doesn’t seem to be going that well there either.

    Does Bishop have any other clients?

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Has Jack Colback somehow gotten even more ginger while he’s been away? Maybe it’s his John ‘Queen bassist’ Deacon 80’s mushroom haircut that’s making it look extra ginger? Either way, that’s a bad haircut Jack.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Did I just defend Keith Bishop? I imagine him getting together with the girls from Absolutely Fabulous and planning his next move for Mikey.

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Yeh

    Keith Bishops a fool that’s why MA takes him everywhere

    Hiya KBA

    3
  • NY Mag

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Chancel,

    I didn’t look at the photo….but now you point it out – it is a bit naff:)

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Hiya JIB

    Poor effort tonight

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Us toon fans are all that stupid

    😉

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #37

    We’re going to make MA regret mugging us off 😉

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #38

    NY Mag: I saw you talking to the Frog the other day. Like talking to a brick wall but somehow I still don’t mind him. He’s not abusive or that insulting in his views. I think he is a member of the Fight Club but a junior member. Maybe a corner man?

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Tony,

    Yeah, I talk to him quite often, completely bonkers – but harmless 🙂

    2
  • toon22

    Jun 8, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #40

    A whole bunch of the usual and alts defending MA
    As he’s selling us ?
    He’s paying money to defend his actions at a company that’s being sold tomorrow?
    Or the day after
    Or next week

    We’re not that stupid

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