Jack Colback hits back at Rafa Benitez & NUFC following his move to Nottingham Forest

Following his deadline day loan move to Nottingham Forest, Jack Colback has hit back at Rafa Benitez and NUFC, saying there has been ‘no respect’ shown to him ‘whatsoever’ at Newcastle United recently.

As we know, Colback has been left to rot in the reserves ever since the summer, with him not only failing to make a single matchday squad with the first team, but also being banished from the squad photo by Benitez.

The former Mackem (yep, let’s call him that now) made his first appearance for Forest on Saturday against a Fulham side that featured a certain Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Since then he’s had this to say to the press, suggesting that Rafa has shown him ‘no respect’ at all:

“It’s been difficult. To be honest with you, there’s been no respect shown my way whatsoever (at Newcastle).

“It’s my first game in four or five months, and I’m just pleased to get through it.”

“I felt alright and a lot better than I thought. It’s nice to be in the first team environment here.”

Now, what we do know if Colback and Rafa have clearly had a fall out, but just what went on is quite uncertain. One thing I will say is that it wouldn’t be in Benitez’s character to banish him for no reason?



The likes of Saivet, Mbemba, Mitrovic, Haidara and Gamez had so often failed to be included in his matchday squads, but he didn’t banish them as he did with Colback.

Given Jack seems to think that the club has showed him absolutely no respect, it makes you wonder whether Benitez came down on him a little hard, however I really do wonder what he did to then be treat how he was.

I would love to know what actually went on between the two..

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

4 thoughts on “Jack Colback hits back at Rafa Benitez & NUFC following his move to Nottingham Forest

  1. OLLY from what I’ve heard it was during a training game a player took a knock so had to withdraw,Rafa asked Colback to take his place in the second choice team,was in the huff for not being in the first choice team and refused to step in so Rafa sent him away to train with the youth group

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  2. From what I know players are picked from first and second team for the next game depending who Rafa thought played the better

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  3. He was banished because he’s an absolutely abysmal player who isn’t even good enough for the Championship.

    Send him home to the Mackems, he can play league one with them next season.

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  4. Icedog:
    OLLY from what I’ve heard it was during a training game a player took a knock so had to withdraw,Rafa asked Colback to take his place in the second choice team,was in the huff for not being in the first choice team and refused to step in so Rafa sent him away to train with the youth group

    Interesting..Cheers

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