They say you never truly get over your first love.
Well, this may not necessarily be their first love, but Nottingham Forest fans aren’t getting over their love for former midfielder Jack Colback.
The 29-year-old had two loan spells at the City Ground – having initially signed in January of 2018, he committed to another loan spell the following summer. Whilst he didn’t make a huge impact on the pitch, with only five goals and two assists during his time there, he obviously did something to endear himself to the fans.
With the recent change in management at Newcastle, we’re not 100% sure what Steve Bruce’s plans are for the midfielder. However, as pointed out during the Sky Sports commentary yesterday, it was Bruce that gave Colback his Premier League debut back in 2010 whilst at Sunderland, so he obviously sees something in him that he likes.
And after Nottingham Forest fans spotted Colback starting for Newcastle in their 4-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Asia Trophy, they took to Twitter to express their dismay at seeing someone they adored so much playing for his parent club again.
Even more importantly though, they did it to defend their man against the abuse he was receiving from the United fan base. It’s almost like seeing your ex-partner in the street with someone else…
Dear Newcastle @NUFC,
We will take Jack Colback off your hands if you like
— Ant Lord (@antlord46) July 17, 2019
Hope Bruce doesn’t rate colback ???? #nffc
— David Cooksley (@trickytree52) July 17, 2019
I hope Colback can see all the abuse the Newcastle fans are giving! Come to a proper club! #nffc
— William Eaton (@WS19Eaton) July 17, 2019
— Jason Taylor (@jasonct18) July 17, 2019
Seeing Jack Colback get abuse from Newcastle fans is like watching a babes go to an abusive relationship ???????????????? #NFFC
— Adam (@Sekulalalala) July 17, 2019
— Sean (@Fxlch1) July 17, 2019
Would LOVE to see the reception Colback recieves when we sign him! Because we will!
Colback – come back mate. They dont like gingers in Newcastle. We will look after you pal ???????? #nffc
— WOW! (@jwatson112) July 17, 2019
#nffc go get Colback back here ASAP and as soon as you do that let Watson go to pastures new
— NG9NFFC ☆☆ (@justinslany) July 17, 2019