'Out the first door please' - Newcastle fans react to display of 27-year-old against Cardiff
By Harry Sykes
Newcastle fans took to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts to the performance of central midfielder Jack Colback in their 2-0 Championship win against Cardiff on Friday night.
Goals from Christian Atsu and Isaac Hayden at the Cardiff City Stadium kept alive the Magpies’ slim hopes of winning the Championship title.
The victory was the second in four days for Rafael Benitez’s side and lifted them to within a point of leaders Brighton, who have a game in hand.
One talking point afterwards was the display of Colback, who has been strongly criticised by Newcastle fans during what has been a successful season.
The Sunderland academy product played 73 minutes of the clash against Cardiff before he was replaced by Jonjo Shelvey.
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Supporters delivered mixed appraisals of the 27-year-old’s display, with some claiming he was far more effective than usual while others stated that it was further proof of why he must be sold this summer.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Actually thought Jack Colback had a more than decent Game tonight and Perez at last showed some Fight ..#nufc
— David HUDDART (@DavidHUDDART1) April 28, 2017
I’m one of his harshest critics but Colback has played well tonight #NUFC
— James Hanson (@james1508) April 28, 2017
Colback done ok tonight #NUFC
— Nick (@failNUFC76) April 28, 2017
Controversial I know but think Colback has had decent game tonight #NUFC
— Neil Robinson (@NeilRobbo1106) April 28, 2017
I wouldn’t even pay £3 million for Atsu, kids simply not good enough. Colback & Diame out the door first please #NUFC
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) April 28, 2017
The game is much more enjoyable when youstop to consider this is the last time Jack Colback will play in an away game for us. #NUFC
— Chris Booker (@ToonArmySun) April 28, 2017
Dare I say it? Colback wasn’t too bad that half… #NUFC
— nathan (@toddsta96) April 28, 2017
Colback has made 33 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle this season, starting 23 of the team’s 45 Championship fixtures.
He has shared central midfield duties with Jonjo Shelvey and Hayden, his partner against Cardiff, for most of this season.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, a brilliant text about Moussa Sissoko has been circulated among the club’s staff after Wednesday’s HMRC raid.