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Nottingham Forest’s Jack Colback scores goal of the season contender vs West Brom

Nottingham Forest’s Jack Colback scores a goal of the season contender against West Brom to have viewers figuring whether he meant it or not.

The Reds were in full control by half time, with the deadlock broken just 17 minutes in and Darnell Furlong sent off for West Brom for handling James Garner’s shot, handing Nottingham Forest a penalty.

Furlong was booked just a few minutes before having cynically taken out Philip Zinckernagel. Brennan Johnson makes no mistake, tucking his effort in low to David Button’s right.

Shortly after, James Garner sent in a corner and Ryan Yates powered home a header to make it 2-0. The Baggies were left fuming as the attack that led to the corner started with a Forest throw that should have gone their way.

The on the verge of half time, Jack Colback went full Roberto Carlos and smashed a volley in from down by the corner flag.

Judging by his face, fans were left guessing whether it was a cross he’s mishit but still. It was enough to wow everyone.

Andy Hinchcliffe on Sky Sports Football: “If he means that it’s one of the goals of the season. He doesn’t even look at the target, but it’s absolutely extraordinary.

“That’s pretty much game over before half-time.”

Glenn Murray to Sky Sports: “Without doubt, it’s a cross. But it’s an unbelievable strike.”

Neil Warnock to Sky Sports: “It’s a great strike, even if he didn’t mean it.”

There was enough time for another goal, Philip Zinckernagel played Sam Surridge in on goal with a measured pass and with the last touch of the game, he lashed it in off the crossbar from 15 yards out. 4-0 to Nottingham Forest, who are rather snug in those Championship playoff places.

“He’s said he meant it. Jack isn’t one to crave any extra praise. He’s a bit of a throwback on that front, so I’m not arguing with him,” Steve Copper said post-match. “Certainly this season, here, it’s one of the best. Grabbs (Lewis Grabban) scored a great one at Birmingham. Djed Spence’s first goal against QPR was good.

“I love the team goals, me. I’d love to know how many passes there were before the fourth goal.

“We just played really well tonight. We were good for it, tonight. For a 4-0 scoreline you have to do a lot of things really well in the game, and I think we did.

“West Brom started a little bit brighter than us, in the first few minutes. But after that, we really took control.

“We forced them into the 10 men. We forced them into 1-0, 2-0. Even after that, we were really controlling the game and got the third.

“Jack said he tried it. Brilliant. He was excellent tonight, he deserved man of the match.

“It was just about playing a team, positional game then. When you lose the ball, get straight after it, make sure it doesn’t become a 10 v 10 by somebody not being involved in the press. And then playing in position, moving the ball quickly, trying to create overloads down the sides and waiting for the moment to arrive.

“We could have done that a little bit better. But right at the end, we got another goal. It was a job well done.”

Fans reacted as Nottingham Forest’s Jack Colback scores a goal of the season contender against West Brom…

@TomBrown7: What’s jack colback just done hahahahhaha

@5tu_nffc: Neil Warnock: ‘I don’t like Jack Colback on the left’ … Jack Colback: ‘how about now bitch’

@jchaytor16: I’ve just seen Jack colback score a puscas contender that’s enough life for me today

@m59173145: A cross or a shot… An outrageous volley from Nottingham Forest’s Jack Colback against West Brom

@NUFC_DazzaD: No way Jack Colback has just scored this against Bruce’s boys to go 3-0 up. 😂😂😂😂 Steve Bruce in the mud

@jchaytor16: I’ve just seen Jack colback score a puscas contender that’s enough life for me today


@mcclymont_luke: Watched colback at Newcastle for years , can tell you he definitely just shanked his cross 🤣

@Philip_RJ89: If Jack Colback hadn’t left us for Newcastle, he meant that goal and it was a work of true genius. Alas, he DID leave us for Newcastle, and as such, it was a total fluke and he got so, so lucky. 👀

@TommyWinter23: Jack Colback scoring a fucking howitzer past the fucking cabbage heads team. Hook it into my fucking veins 😍😍😍😍😍😍

@RetroGTFC: Jack Colback = Marco Van Basten

@CeriCollins: There’s no way Jack Colback meant that, for a start… he’s Jack Colback.

@RussellEdgeNCL: Looks like Papiss Cisse taught Jack Colback a thing or two about finishing from their #NUFC days. Phwoar.

@True_red_jon: Contemplating starting a petition to get Jack Colback to change his middle name to ‘thunderbastard’ #NFFC

@jdnwils: I reckon Jack Colback meant that, you don’t volley one with that much venom there without meaning it. Think he’s thought, fuck it I’ll have a crack and hopefully someone will get a head on it at the very least. #NFFC


@MarcusHoare1: Jack Colback has meant that! Sensational strike.

@Gregg_Baxter6: Oh my lord Jack Colback that is ridiculous, surely a serious goal of the season contender, even if you probably didn’t mean it. #NottinghamForest #WestBrom

@gary1981gray: What have you done Jack Colback 🔴⚪❤ #NFFC

@IanRossiter88: One of the best goals I have ever seen! 🤯🤯😂 Made even better by how unlikely it was that was intentional #nffc Jack Colback you beeauty!!!! 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 #FORWBA

@robgeorge1: Jack Colback if you meant that it’s a worldie, if you didn’t then dine out on that for the rest of your life anyway!!!!@NFFC #whatahit #takeabooson

@danielburns789: There is no way Jack colback has that in his locker but weather he meant it it’s outrageous

@sport_aw: Jack Colback has just scored one of the best goals I’ve ever seen, that’s sensational 🤯

@mc_tone: I’ve rewound that Jack Colback goal half a dozen times, and it just gets better and better. But, you know, Jack Colback? The very essence of Journeyman Footballer? That’s incredible. #FORWBA

@MattJay98: Jack Colback scoring a worldie against a team managed by Brucey is so poetic

@ImRobM: Jack Colback scoring one of the greatest goals of all time against a Steve Bruce side a day after Bruno scores a late winner. You just feel this bank holiday weekend was made for #NUFC.

@CammWearing: Jack Colback what in the actual fuck

@coIgcra: I am still in disbelief, Jack Colback has just scored one of the greatest goals of all time

@jaystorerrr: Super Jack Colback for the puscas, best cross I’ve seen in my lifetime😂😂 #nffc

@pwcassidy: Jack Colback stroked my dog this morning. Not saying it was a lucky charm or anything. #nffc

@markydh: Only Jack Colback will ever know if he meant to shoot a few minutes ago. If he did, it’s goal of the season 😂🤷🏼‍♂️

@ReeceTaylor1990: Jack Colback with a piece of absolute Ron Weasley ginger magic. That’ll be on dvds for the next decade.

@NFFCJack_: Oh my word Jack Colback. What a hit son

@ports57: Just witnessed a goal from Jack Colback of Forest that was unbelievable and fit to grace any league in the world. Simply stunning. A superb volley from the left side of the pitch about 10yds from the corner flag. Unbelievable.

@LongworthDan: As much as it pains me to say it…. Jack Colback take a bow…. goal of the season right there

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