The rivalry between Newcastle United and Aston Villa has been building over the years, with the Villains playing big parts in the Magpies’ two relegations from the Premier League.
Indeed, the Championship campaign last time out was widely expected to be a straight fight between the two for the title, though it was only the Toon Army who marched to the crown.
Villa have seriously struggled in the second tier, starting this season rather awfully, much to the delight of Newcastle United supporters all around the world. Now, recent links touting Steve Bruce with a move for St. James’ Park outcast Jack Colback have sparked quite the reaction online.
The 26-year-old is thought to have fallen out with Rafa Benitez after refusing to train in what looks like being a sour end to a pretty lacklustre career in black and white.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Newcastle United fans reacted on Twitter to the Villa-Colback rumours.
Colback to villa will make me chuckle. I'll most probably wake up in the middle of night and laugh about it. What a rumour #NUFC
— Dan O'Sullivan (@DanOsull27) August 17, 2017
Just when you go and think Villa can't become more hilarious – they're interested in Jack Colback. #NUFC
— Joel Savory (@joelsavory) August 17, 2017
'Aston Villa lead the race to sign the Newcastle United midfielder'
What sort of race wins you Colback? Last place in the egg & spoon?
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) August 17, 2017
Jack Colback caught up in the bizarre hate triangle of Newcastle, Sunderland and Villa.
— Dan (@NUFCOK) August 18, 2017
Full on banter era for villa if they sign Colback
— Ryan (@Ryan_NUFC99) August 17, 2017
Are Villa actually interested in Colback lmaoooo
— (@JackNUFC_99) August 17, 2017