Having spoken to Colback many times since his transfer from Sunderland, he is Geordie lad happy to be wearing black and white ... but still has the highest respect for the Mackems for making him the player he is today.
He told us: "They haven't given me much stick, if I'm being honest. That 8-0 (defeat to Southampton) shut most of them up."
He even had an England call-up, which he admits "took me by surprise", and things are looking up now that Newcastle United are starting to get their act together.
United’s victories over Man City and Liverpool took the bookies off-guard, and even though many fans didn't like what Alan Pardew was saying ... bobody can argue with recent results.
Stuck in the relegation zone is not where a player wants to be, although it could have been worse, because the Mackems were down there keeping us company.
Jack Colback (talking to the Chronicle): “We’ve got one more game before the international break, and if we could win it, it would really cap off what’s been a pretty good spell for us.
“It’s amazing what a few wins can do.
“We were really struggling in the bottom three and it was horrible looking at the league table every time on the TV, but we’ve won three games now (in the league) and we briefly went into the top 10 at the weekend.
“If we can beat West Brom going into the international break, and then have a home game against QPR, we could be absolutely flying.
“The fans have been brilliant – they’ve stuck with us through a difficult period and now they’re getting their rewards.
“We’re bringing results that the club are used to, and that they should be getting because it’s a fantastic club with a fantastic fan base. We’re finally paying them back a bit for their loyalty.
“We probably could have played better against Liverpool, but we won the game and that’s what’s important.”