The midfielder was ineffective against Fulham on Friday night.
Newcastle's Jack Colback
Newcastle United have been tipped as the pre-season favourites to win the Championship in 2016-17. They have spent well through the summer, already have quality in the side and had even been tipped by some to go the entire campaign unbeaten.
That won’t be happening. Newcastle lost their opening game of the season on Friday night 1-0 at Fulham courtesy of a Matt Smith header.
Fulham's Matt Smith scores their first goal
Rafa Benitez’s side looked bereft of ideas and lacked cohesion as they were outdone by Fulham’s robust display at Craven Cottage.
Plenty of the Newcastle players had nights to forget. Jamaal Lascelles was superb throughout, but allowed Smith too much space for the goal. Paul Dummett was ropey at left-back whilst Ayoze Perez struggled for his best form.
But Jack Colback is the player seemingly getting the most stick from fans.
Newcastle's Jack Colback
He played instead of Jonjo Shelvey for Newcastle and the Toon suffered for it.
Colback offered little in the centre of the park and Newcastle fans have simply had enough of the ‘Ginger Pirlo’ continuing to start in the heart of the team, with little to no impact.
The majority of Newcastle fans on Twitter can’t wait to see either Shelvey or new signing Mo Diame take his place…
After watching #NUFC tonight, I am doubly glad they signed Diame. Colback wasn't at the races. Hard work ahead!— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) August 5, 2016
Hopes for Huddersfield game:— Total NUFC (@total_nufc) August 6, 2016
☑️More attacking midfield
☑️Ritchie on set pieces
☑️Dummett & Colback dropped
No long balls
Couple of thoughts for #nufc. Colback shouldn't be in the team, Diame badly needed, so is Mitrovic, Lascelles looks shaky, Ritchie class— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) August 6, 2016
Ref mustn't distract from a poor #nufc display. Colback, in particular, woeful. Shelvey an embarrassment late on. No panic, but no excuses.— Neil Farrington (@Neilfarrington) August 5, 2016
No reason to draw any conclusions other than those we already knew: Colback and Dummett aren't good enough. Anita is limited. #NUFC— AboutTheToon (@aboutthetoon) August 6, 2016
Colback was non existent last night - as he has been for the last 12 months. Running out of chances #NUFC— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) August 6, 2016
So if colback cant defend, goes sideways with his passes, gets lost in games whats the point in keeping him? missing a creative cm #nufc— Glen Shadforth (@Shadders86) August 6, 2016
Colback is as pointless as last season, he'll make way for Diame.We need him in that midfield,quality player #nufc— Newcastle United (@nufcarmy1892) August 6, 2016
@nufc_index Colback's passing just isn't good enough. How he gets a game infront of Shelvey is beyond me.— Joseph Black (@JoeBlack14) August 6, 2016
With Diame signing, I hope to god I never ever see colback in an nufc shirt again— CJH (@ConnorJ09) August 6, 2016
Surely the few remaining Colback supporters must have been convinced that he is simply not good enough last night. #NUFC— Marc Teesdale (@Marct009) August 6, 2016
A positive change was how Rafa took off Colback last night.— mårten (@KieronVxu) August 6, 2016
That never would've happened under pards/carver/mcclaren. #nufc