Newcastle Want To Sign Swansea City Playmaker

Alan Pardew gave England International midfielder Johnjo Shelvey his professional debut four years ago at Charlton Athletic, and news today that Newcastle are interested in the 22 year-old Swansea City play-maker, who scored a fantastic goal against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Swansea City's Shelvey challenges Newcastle United's Gosling during their English Premier League soccer match in Newcastle

Johnjo Shelvey in action against Newcastle recently

The news in the Mirror is that Alan Pardew is ready to bid for the 22 year-old Swansea midfielder, after he only joined Swansea City last summer, after being at Liverpool for three years.

Shelvey started his youth career at Arsenal and the moved to West Ham, before joining Charlton ten years ago.

When he made his first-team debut in April of 2008 against Barnsley, he became Charlton’s youngest-ever player at the age of 16 years and 59 days, and he went on to play 47 times for Charlton with 14 goals, before joining Liverpool for around £2M in 2010.

He was sent on loan to Blackpool in 2010 and played 10 times for the Seasiders and scored 6 goals, and while at Liverpool he played 69 times with 7 goals ,and joined Swansea last summer on a four-year contract for an initial transfer fee of £5M.

The goal he scored against on Saturday is a goal of the season contender, but we wonder why Shelvey would want to join Newcastle from Swansea in the summer?

Here’s Shelvey’s great goal against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Shelvey has played for all the English youth sides, and 13 times with 4 goals for the England U21 side, and once for the full England side.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

35 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Hahahahaha…………….how long before we are in for Carlton Cole, Tompkins and any other fool who’s dull enough to want to play for Pardew and his merry band of idiots

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 28, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Mactoon/Ciaran – ref the NUST meeting. I mentioned this the other day in that I felt that the FOI request to the City Council trying to ascertain details of persons showing an interest in the land adjacent to the Gallowgate end would probably not be disclosable within the terms of the Act. What NUST should seriously consider is to make it known at an early stage that they will object to planning permission applications by any outfits seeking to develop this land. as well as being the official planning protest group individual Toon fans could be asked individually -to object if and when required.
    Publicising this now MAY put one or two developers off.
    Parties can object to planning applications online these days through the respective council planning pages – really a very easy process. Objections have to be on planning considerations only.

  • daztoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Sounds like a Pardew type player scoring a wonder goal.

    Any decent players I’m sure will give NUFC a wide berth during the summer.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 28, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #4

    With all respect to Jack Colback -if we are going to be after payers of his “stature” we are not really going to progress in footballing terms.
    People know roughly what is in the kitty -we could potentially have 50/60 million at least to spend -at least. The proportion of the kitty that is used will be revealing. I suspect these tight fisted lot will be looking at free transfers/loans. I personally do not like loans -with one exception -it has allowed us to assess that LDJ really is a duffer and clearly not a PL player.

  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Mister Tuff

    I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there mate.

    I think any spending or lack of, will be covered by the expensive cost of agents, wages etc etc etc

    Last January we spent roughly £18 million but were told by Pardew that it was over £30

  • RonVanDam

    Apr 28, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #6

    HBA is our version of mario balotelli

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #7

    JB – we’ll know how much TV money, plus the cabs money, plus perhaps money not spent last 12 months. So we should be able to gauge any meaningful intent on buying some quality -in contrast to any freebies, loans etc.
    Really there needs a complete clearout at SJP starting form Percy down over. If Percy stays I see a similar cycle of the last couple of years repeating itself.

  • daztoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Another season nearly gone with a highlight DVD that will last about 10 minutes .

    Another rebuilding of the team never mind the squad and under the guidance of Pardew putting square pegs in round holes.

    Raylor will be like a new signing and the excuses already in the making “fans need to give the new players time to gel as they adapt to never before seen formation of 442”.

  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Mister Tuff

    With all the stories of players going or wanting to go it’s a worry to think of what we will be left with and what will be brought in.

    Without a doubt if they get it wrong again this summer we will be fighting for our lives to simply stay in the league.

    The tide has turned against Pardew and Ashley to the point where there is no coming back and another poor summer with little to no investment will tip it over the edge.

    We need to rebuild the club starting at the very top and working down to every area

  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #10


    Last season was an unmitigated disaster and we finished the season with 41 point’s, we now have 46 points and little chance of picking up any more in our last three games.

    It will be interesting and very telling to see if Pardew is able to worm his way to keeping his job for another season or will Ashley finally pull the plug on the slimy chancer

  • daztoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #11


    Mate I hope the chancer is gone because another season of having to watch his brand of football is to much to ask of any supporter.

    Yes Ashley is the root of all the problems but Percy is the decaying tooth that goes with it.

  • thai-mag

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Shelvey, you must be joking Ed, he’s not coming to us, no way, there’s no chance of us getting a quality player like him, stick to free transfers and low cost french players, don’t waste your time writing rubbish like this

  • MacToon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Cheers Mr T, I will make sure all relevant information is passed on. The one thing about the Trust is they will always try and seek legal experts to help in the relevant matters.

  • banjax

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #14

    No No not Jonjo ! Hopefully this is bollocks but knowing Pardew and Ashley this could be serious. How about a new Owner and Manager instead !

  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #15

    If Shelvey’s had first hand experience of life under Pardew, then this story’ll go nowhere!

  • headtheball

    Apr 28, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Our esteemed leader is close to achieving one of his goals as manager of the once great NUFC. Namely that of getting bums off seats !!!

  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 28, 2014 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #17

    Ashley out…Pardew out…Shola out…shelvey stay out..

  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 28, 2014 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #18

    So now we have stopped getting linked with French players…atleast for the time being…
    Masterplan for the summer…buy !! Easy peezy..

    Young Ashley has so much to learn…

    When will the time come for Pardew to be embarassed enough to leave on his own..

  • AusMagpie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Would love Shelvey! Solid player!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 28, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #20

    And Shelvey is leaving Swansea because…?

    …and joining Newcastle why?

    And who honestly think NoNuts is paying out money for a Brit who is 1 year into his contract 😉

    About Benny…I told you something rotten was going on at our club!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 28, 2014 at 5:43 AM

    Comment #21

    …the spinning and misinformation at Newcastle is beginning 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 28, 2014 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #22

    artful…is seems a combination of two factors will insure Parsnip will never leave on his own:

    a) he wants a compensation

    b) cannot see he is accountable

  • cyprus

    Apr 28, 2014 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Shelvey? No. Was the weak link at Liverpool, Slows Swansea down. Goodish player overall, not what we need though.
    Disruption with HBA? And others? I believe AP has lost the dressing room, players don’t seem to be rallying behind him, except maybe Shola and a couple others.
    BEFORE any transfer talk begins, even for Messi or Ronaldo, AP must go. He’s lost the plot, the players and the fans.

  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 28, 2014 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #24

    The fans like benarfa and the club dont want him…so they keep spreading stuff about fitness..

    Well, I thought that abt cabaye too, that the club stopped him from playing..that dint look the case in Jan..

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Would anyone here want Giggs as manager?
    I think a young former player who played under the best managerial act for over a decade must have a lot of good training in his locker.
    He’s lacking in experience but knows how the game should be played and would expect 100% from his players.
    Shearer was a top former player but brought Dowie with him to help manage.
    He probably would’ve done ok if he’d of stayed in management.

  • cyprus

    Apr 28, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #26

    You’ve answered your own question. Shearer was disastrous (and argumentative) as a manager (relegated us all on his own, 5 of 28 pts), I feel he’s realised he doesn’t have it; so there is no evidence Giggs will be a good manager, maybe yes, maybe no. We need a continental manager.

  • cyprus

    Apr 28, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #27

    24 points

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #28

    I can’t see how the toon can’t spend now. Pardew is on the record saying they will and this idea that they are putting together a sustainable side slowly and steadily has been exposed as flawed and the fan base is getting restless and dissatisfied. What choice does Ashley have other than going hard after a better squad than started the season, which in itself will be a tough ask.

    How does he get away with not spending, other than putting Prozac in the match day pies, at this stage of the game.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #29

    I don’t get this we need a continental manager? What exactly people mean by it? A European manager? So ignore any English/South American/Other continents? Or do they mean a manager who plays a passing technical style – which not all foreign managers play.

    I really couldn’t careless where the new manager would be from, as long as he had the coaching ability to get the most out of the players provided, and improve the youngsters through coaching methods. There are Englishmen out there capable of doing this, and there are foreigners. Personally, not arsed which we get, as long as the change is made.

  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #30


    Speaking of spin (I’ll not call it lies), did you see The Mag’s article about Pardew’s claim that in the last seven seasons, the club’s only bettered 46 points once?

    What he didn’t point out that in the seven seasons before those, only once (I think) did we get less than 46!

    They can’t even make the spin difficult to question!


  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #31

    What price Shola’s appointed to the coaching staff?

    Succession planning?

  • Slank

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #32


    Shola must have something (that we cannot see) as he has survived numerous managers.

    Good players rarely make good managers and top players even less so.

    The managers of the top four in the Premiership would appear to follow this pattern.

  • Slank

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #33


    Are you from Denmark?

  • cyprus

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #34

    Lil I am assuming you mean me as ‘people’! You answered your own question as well. Continental manager can be from any continent, but you also clarify the meaning of the term. So I’ll be clear because I too don’t care where he (or she) is from: we need a manager who plays continental football, the term loosely implying that his team plays carpet football involving quick play, one twos, incisive passes etc. The opposite ‘system’ (which occasionally works, mind you, especially when you are much weaker than the opposition) is to play long balls and heavily depend on crosses. The problem is percentages, as you know through your coaching. Crosses and long balls are effective when they hit their target, but they often go astray. Short balls are ‘easier’ to manage, though intricate fast plays are harder to coach into someone (be he a player or coach).

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #35

    Shola is an intelligent bloke according to most sources, and speaks well. As Slank says he must have something. He may very well know exactly what needs to be done on the pitch, however his body may not be capable of doing it. This isn’t advocating him for a coaching or management role at the club, but I wouldn’t write him off for doing okay in one of those roles elsewhere in the future.

    Personally, I wish him all the best for his future away from Newcastle.

    Anyway, off out so will catch you all later.


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