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?