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Jack Colback | Midfielder

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 154

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Steve McClaren could not say one way or another during his press conference today if Jack Colback will be fit enough to make the squad facing Manchester City tomorrow.
Colback was removed during last weekend's draw with Chelsea on 53 minutes, seemingly aggravating the knock he picked up the week prior. Steve McClaren is aware Colback's inclusion gives the Magpies their best chance at a positive result against heavily favored City, but he also needs to consider their are 30 weeks to go after this one, and he needs Colback to not miss further time with reaggravation. Those who have Colback should make other plans this week. Cheick Tiote can take up a holding midfield spot if needed, as he has returned to fitness. Oct 2 - 3:55 PM

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Jack Colback aggravated a knock in Newcastle United's draw with Chelsea over the weekend and is now a "major concern" for the coming weekend's match against Manchester City.

Perhaps Colback needed to sit out the Chelsea match or be available from the bench, but the Magpies have so many injury concerns ahead of Week 7, Steve McClaren may have felt the need to push the defensive midfielder a bit in order to achieve a positive result. It may come as no surprise that Newcastle had a 2-0 edge against the Blues while Colback was on the pitch, then subsequently conceded twice after Colback was taken off. Not may would back them to do anything but lose to Manchester City this weekend but, if Colback cannot go, it looks a monumental task indeed.
Sep 30 - 12:24 PM

Jack Colback is putting in quality shifts, covering the third most ground per match in the early going, but his fantasy output has not shown up yet.

James Milner owns the distinction for being the top "engine" in the league thus far, covering 12.29 km/match, and Christian Eriksen slots in second, though he has missed two of the first four games. Next in line is Colback, who has played every minute and is averaging over 12 km/match himself. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he has yet to get in on any attacking points and his pace is down from last year in terms of stuffing the defensive categories. The Magpies have many new faces in the first team and perhaps the current chemistry has sapped some of Colback's fantasy value, but odds are he will gradually lift his numbers over time and get them looking closer to last year's averages.
Sep 6 - 2:25 PM

Jack Colback scored but Newcastle's slump continued as Spurs beat the Magpies 3-1 at St. James' Park.

St. James' Park has become one of the less intimidating grounds in the Premier League over the second half of the season. John Carver's side has lost six straight since the end of February and looked bad doing it. Jack Colback contributed a goal that briefly drew Newcastle even but Christen Eriksen and Harry Kane scored as Spurs dominated possession on the road.
Apr 19 - 1:06 PM

Jack Colback's suspension and subsequent two quiet games has seen his fantasy price steadily decline in recent weeks to a very appealing figure.

After a disappointing two point return against Arsenal, Colback has seen his price drop to 7.76m in the Yahoo game, representing solid value at the midfield position. Unlike other players who have been similarly underpriced; Dusan Tadic, Nacer Chadli and Seb Larsson, it doesn't require traditional attacking points for Colback to put up nice scores. Whether the past two games are an anomaly or a sign of a dip in form will require another week or two to determine, but if he returns to the level of production he was offering most of the season, then investors will be rewarded without spending very much.

John Carver will need to carefully consider his options ahead of next weekends’ visit of Aston Villa after Jack Colback picked up his tenth caution of the season meaning the midfielder will automatically serve a two game ban.

Newcastle were embarrassed at the Etihad on Saturday and the writing was on the wall within a minute when the returning Vurnon Anita clipped Edin Dzeko for Sergio Aguero to score the second fastest penalty in Premier League history. Injury had decimated the Geordies during the build-up to this game and the contest was effectively over on 21 minutes as Dzeko expertly controlled a sublime Silva driven pass to make it three nil – however it will be the loss of full-back Daryl Janmaat to a muscular problem which will cause the biggest concern for Carver as it leaves Newcastle in deep defensive trouble. His potential absence means the Geordies are left with only three fully fit defenders and as a result Ryan Taylor will be in line for only his second league start within the last three years.
Feb 21 - 4:08 PM

Jack Colback continued his fantastic first season with Newcastle United by scoring his third league goal to give the Magpies the initial advantage in the 74th minute, but Stoke would level late on and Newcastle had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

In a season where we have seen flashes of form from the likes of Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez, and Moussa Sissoko, it has been Colback who has been their most consistent contributor. After going without a goal in the first 18 weeks of the season, he now has three in six. While he is extremely unlikely to continue a goal per two matches pace, the fact that he was producing in fantasy terms without needing to score means that his new found scoring touch makes what is already a sound commodity now a virtual necessity in your XI if you are looking for a consistent scorer that is virtually fixture proof. Today, he slotted in a shot after he was fed by Moussa Sissoko and sneaked the ball in off the post. The Magpies will try to take advantage of a shell-shocked Manchester City side next.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 8 - 11:19 AM

Newcastle United will feel disappointed to come away with only a point at home to a relegation-zoned Burnley, having allowed the Clarets to erase a Magpie advantage three times, though Jack Colback continued his fine season with a goal and an assist in the 3-3 final.

Steven Taylor started the scoring on the day by heading in a Colback corner on the quarter hour. About ten minutes later, having let Burnley draw level, Colback sent a long strike into goal after being teed up by Daryl Janmaat. Newcastle's third goal would come from a nimble-footed dribble by Ayoze Perez into the area. He found Adam Armstrong in the center of the box and Armstrong fed the ball wide to Moussa Sissoko for the score. This makes back-to-back weeks with a goal from Colback making him a serious fantasy candidate although the player will need to be assessed before game week 21 after picking up a slight hamstring problem.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 1 - 12:17 PM

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback finished week 16 with double digit fantasy points.

This is two weeks in a row now that Colback has played well and he raises an interesting option when Newcastle face Sunderland at home this weekend. He has provided fantasy points in a variety of ways the past two weeks and that leads us to believe he could continue his hot streak this weekend. We still don't see him a great long-term option but ride him while he's hot.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback provided 14 fantasy points for managers this week in the club's win over Chelsea.

Colback had a series of phantom points against the Blues that added up to an impressive score but his lack of scoring prevents him from being a good fantasy option. Colback has zero goals, one assist, and five yellow cards on the season and shouldn't be considered in the Yahoo! game. In deeper formats, feel free to use Colback as a bench player since he can provide you with phantom points from time to time.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:00:00 PM

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback has been quietly solid for his team this season and has also provided fantasy managers with respectable returns.

Colback picked up an assist along with a number of defensive stats this past weekend to end with 11 fantasy points. He's also been solid on the season, averaging seven points at his £ 9.26M price tag. It's hard to justify playing someone with a low ceiling like Colback's, but he can be a solid piece who will usually give you at least 4-5 points per game.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has returned to the club for further treatment following his withdrawal from the England squad on Wednesday evening.

It was thought that Jack Colback had a chance of featuring in England’s European qualification game against Switzerland on Monday but coach Roy Hodgson has now confirmed the Ginger Pirlo " … took a very nasty kick on the back of the calf. We were hoping he would train with us but he can't do that, so it is better to send him back." Although hugely disappointing for the player who had hoped to make his England bow the news that the injury is impact rather than a tear will mean the former Sunderland player will have a chance of lining up when Newcastle travel to Southampton in game week 4.
Source: Clubcall
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Newcastle have ended a 500+ day transfer drought with the signings of midfielder Jack Colback and young forward Ayoze Perez.

Things are starting to move in the right direction at Newcastle after the departure of Yohan Cabaye in January. Jack Colback isn't a replacement for all that Cabaye took with him to PSG but he represents a much-needed fortification in midfield and a nice start to the summer shopping season as he came in on a free transfer. French second division forward Ayoze Perez is more one for the future but supporters will hope he represents more cost effective shopping from France of the variety that landed the Magpies Cabaye.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 02:03:00 PM

According to reports on the Chronicle Live web site, Newcastle are poised to win the race for the signature of Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback.

Available on a free transfer, Colback has drawn interest from West Ham, Aston Villa and his current employers Sunderland in addition to what appears to be Newcastle's winning bid. The midfielder grew up supporting the Magpies and will relish the chance to line up for his boyhood club and help improve a midfield suffering from the loss of Yohan Cabaye and the failure of Hatem Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux to live up to expectations.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Sunderland have guaranteed themselves Premier League status for next season after beating West Brom 2-0.

Jack Colback and Fabio Borini each scored to give Sunderland a 2-0 win over West Brom and guarantee their club Premier League status next season. The Black Cats were comfortable from start to finish and showed a level of play they didn't possess at the beginning of the season. Lee Cattermole was commanding in the middle and caused West Brom problems by going forward. Sunderland have done the impossible by winning four matches in a row, going from the bottom of the table to 14th place in a matter of weeks. They beat Chelsea, Cardiff, Manchester United, and now West Brom on the way to securing a position outside of the relegation zone.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, May 7, 2014 04:50:00 PM