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How did Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Jack Colback's performance v Fulham?

Newcastle's Jack Colback looks dejected after a missed chance

The midfielder was ineffective against Fulham on Friday night.

Newcastle's Jack Colback before the gameNewcastle'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 goalFulham'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 looks dejected after a missed chanceNewcastle'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…

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