Official Club Statement Reveals Sunderland Are Ever So Slightly Bitter About Jack Colback Leaving For Newcastle!

Chris Wright

10th, June 2014


By Chris Wright

Britain Soccer Premier League

Given that he’s been on their books since he was a nipper, it’s fair to say that Sunderland have put an awful lot of man hours in over the years to make Jack Colback into the perfectly adequate midfielder he is today – and so, it’s perhaps understandable that the club should feel a little put out given his recent free transfer to Newcastle.

After stalling on contract talks for the past few months, 24-year-old Colback allowed his deal to dwindle to nothing before joining Sunderland’s despised rivals on a free transfer yesterday – signing on a “long-term” deal at St James’ Park.

However, rather than merely steeling themselves and wishing Colback well in his future endeavours through gritted teeth, Sunderland have allowed their emotions to get the better of them – posting an ever-so-slightly bitchy statement on their official site:

 “Jack is a player we have nurtured and developed through our academy system since he was eight years old.

“We gave him the opportunity to become a professional footballer and are therefore extremely disappointed in the events that have led to his departure from the club.

“This wasn’t about money – the club agreed to all of the terms demanded of us during discussions and we were always led to believe that Jack wanted to stay with us.

“At his and his representatives’ request, final talks were put on hold until the club secured its top flight status.

“To our dismay however, we were subsequently never given the chance to negotiate with him to stay.

“For him to then leave the club that has supported him throughout his formative years in such a manner, with no chance for Sunderland to recover any of the significant investment that it has made in him as a player, has left a bitter taste.”

Camp Drog says…


“Oooooh, stop being such BIIIITCHES you big horrible Black Catty cat-cats!!!”

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  1. Al the makem says:

    Ok, we would have rather kept him and it’s a shame we got no cash for him but c’mon. He’s a decent player but not one I would put first on our teamsheet!! We have just got another Jordi on a free and I’m sure Wigan are also peeved. It may be the move to Newcastle that’s causing the ill-feeling but they are his boyhood idols. And let’s not forget he was a true professional for us this season and helped prevent us being relegated!!

  2. Tom says:

    What would they have gotten for him if he signed a one year extension just to command a fee? 3? 4 million? Maybe they should be more grateful for the money he saved them with his role in their relegation fight.

  3. Joe says:

    Sunderland AFC: The Les Dennis of football clubs.

  4. Baz Turley says:

    With all the unrest in the Newcastle dressing room,and the owner and manager regime. I think Jack has made a very bad move,one I think he will regret

  5. Cosa says:

    Camp Drog is, as usual, spot on. This is going a long way to turning Mr Colback round in the eyes of our fans. The level of bitterness is palpable and exceptionally funny.

  6. AT says:

    Funny how it says he was there from the age of 8..didn’t join the academy till he was 12/13!

  7. Tyler says:

    To be fair, Sunderland have been very much a sinking ship for a while.

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