The move to Newcastle United has had a dramatic effect on Jack Colback.

A steady member of the Sunderland team, the midfielder made his name as an efficient and valuable player for the team, but went about his job with the minimum of fuss.

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These are the stats he produced at Sunderland over the last four seasons (2010-2014):

Played 114 Matches  4 Goals  14 Yellow Cards

A goal every 28 or 29 matches (one a season) and a booking every 8 or so matches, around 4 a season.

Moving to his hometown club, the one he supported as a boy, has brought out a very different Jack Colback.

For Newcastle this season (2014-15):

Played 25 Matches  3 Goals  10 Yellow Cards

A goal every 8 matches and a booking every 2 or 3, is this just coincidence or is it what can happen when a Geordie comes back to play for the team that he loves?

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