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Shelvey – Newcastle Have Some Tremendous Players

2:32 pm, Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

Newcastle fans got some hope yesterday with a really fine performance from the Newcastle team that included a great first half show, when we were simply too much for a good West Ham side, and most of the attacks were orchestrated by new arrival Jonjo Shelvey.

In that first 20 minutes we looked a very good side, but then after being 2-0 up at half time we gifted West Ham a goal five minutes into the second period and they were right back in it.


Jonjo Shelvey – gave Newcastle fans hope yesterday

But the lads did play well in the second half too and managed to retain the lead for only our fifth win in 22 league games this season.

We are now 4th bottom on 21 points from 22 games played.

Newcastle still have a long way to go to safety, but there is hope in the way Shelvey fitted in perfectly in his debut for Newcastle.

After the game this is what Jonjo told nufcTV:

“It’s an easy place to come and play football, to be honest with you. The fans are behind you, there are some tremendous players in that dressing room. “

“It normally takes a little bit of time for players to settle, but I felt right at home. “The players were reading my passes very well and people were getting into position, so it was just easy.”

I thought it would be a lot harder than it has been this week, but it has been perfect. “It was a massive win. It’s been a great week for the club – it was a great point against Manchester United and we have followed it up with a massive win against West Ham.”

“It was a perfect performance, I think, in the first half. We started really well, pressed the ball and they rarely played out from the back.”

We showed real intent and got our two early goals.”

“It’s quite an easy pass to make. Daryl makes those forward runs all the time – he’s a very advanced full-back – and if he keeps making those runs, I’ll always try to find him.”

Now Newcastle have to take something out of the game at Watford next Saturday and another win is really what we need – and if the team plays as well as they did yesterday – that’s more than possible.

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  • 1 toonking // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    I took a look at the full fixture list of ourselves, scums, swansea, bournemouth and norwich and of those norwich and scums are the teams you’d think will get relegated on paper. The way the premier league has been running so far this season did make these paper predictions harder to understand, ours alone could see the opposite happen based on recent poor performances against the smaller teams and decent performances against the bigger clubs.

    Doing that fixture analysis I do have the belief we’ll manage to stay up this season but the most important part of our survival could be getting a goal scoring striker even if he’s on loan. ones like mitrovic have consistently been missing chances and is unlikely to turn around during the rest of this season because each and every week the pressure is building on him. If a goal was all he needed then that penalty against manure would have given him that goal, The pressure he was under could have caused a messy penalty that gets missed as seen by most england players in penalty shoot outs but it was a great penalty got ourselves back in the game therefore could have given him the boost in confidence. If we don’t see ourselves get a goal scoring striker brought in then an injury to wini himself will see us go down.

  • 2 defenders needed // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    I still can’t believe he is a Newcastle player for months I’ve wanted him or someone who can pass like him in a black and white shirt I just hope his form is consistent for us. I wish Shteve would spend some money on a good left back now though, and with dummit going off injured yesterday it just confirms how desperate we are for one I just wish the board can see that.

  • 3 toonking // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Still i’d be just as happy with relegation and doubt ashley will put the cash from the new TV deals to any good use if we were to suvive

  • 4 SPRINGY // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    is there any truth in the sissoko to napoli for 35m euros…or just paper scare mongering again?

  • 5 SPRINGY // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    hope not

  • 6 Goofy // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Sissoko came out snd said he’s not going anywhere until the summer to guarantee a spot in the French squad. Saying that €35 million, the fat man will be licking his lips.

  • 7 defenders needed // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    He’d be gone if a bid that big had been made the fat man would not refuse that. I would like to see us keep him though till the summer and if Norwich go down buy Redmond from them and let sissoko go chase his dream of cl football

  • 8 toonking // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:47 PM


    it’s just paper talk, nothing has been mentioned on sunday supplements or goals on sunday during the chat about newcastle, not even skysports new and it’s transfer news ha talked about it.

  • 9 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Man Utd are all over the shop. Young at the back missing tackles and Martial back with saving tackles. It’s a dog’s breakfast.

  • 10 toonking // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:48 PM


  • 11 JamesToon // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Defenders needed

    Totally agree with that mate

  • 12 defenders needed // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    James Toon it would be a brilliant piece of business that wouldn’t it. Maybe we should get ed to start a rumour that if norwich go down he’s going to sign for the toon, get it out there lol.

  • 13 JDdubai // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Redmond would be a great buy, young still, english, can play either flank.Should be somene we are in the mix for in the summer, espec if Norwich go down.

    Will be interesting to see if we get another 2 players in this window, the CF will be the key one.

    I think it clearly shows that Ashley, Carr and Charnley didnt trust Pardew with the money that was there, rightly so in my opinion having seen the dross he has bought for Palace(Cabaye aside).

  • 14 defenders needed // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    jddubai no wonder they didn’t trust him when he wanted to buy has beens like bent, although he is doing good at palace got to give him credit there. but pardew was just a pawn or a puppet and ashley was the puppet master.

  • 15 Rotonda heights // Jan 17, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    defenders needed

    I wonder….

  • 16 SPRINGY // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    toon king
    thought it might of been bollicks but had to ask if anyone else had heard out….glad if thats the case tbh

  • 17 nightfa11 // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    So shelvey says we need an advanced LB 🙂

  • 18 nightfa11 // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    We should just swap sissoko for koubay -something and that italian striker

  • 19 SUTTY1978 // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    You’ve got to wonder how much Redmond would cost now, I think Norwich would sell for <10m, we're obviously not interested if we're looking at Andros for more than that. Not sure Redmond produces that much either does he?

  • 20 defenders needed // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    I know rotunda palace have dropped in form in recent weeks, but besides villa the teams they have been beaten by are top teams, and I hate my self for defending him here, but all those comments are true but Man city Chelsea excluding villa are the only teams who have beaten him since the middle of december, the rest all draws which still bring in points.

  • 21 SPRINGY // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    very similar to the comments on here about him at the toon…its started…it’ll get worse!lol

  • 22 toonking // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:10 PM


    The manager of newcastle has nothing to do with signings at all, wini and mitro were both planned arrivals before we even appointed mac. If we had been sitting mid table shelvey would be preparing to face watford tomorrow. There was lots of chances to sack pardew and bring in a manager who’d do better with transfer choices but no he sticks with him telling all it’s got nothing to do with a manager what is brought in.

  • 23 defenders needed // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    good chance for emre can there manure don’t know what to do with them selves

  • 24 sing in the corner // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    First time back on the blog since before the game. Still drooling with the memory of Shelvey’s distribution from the centre. Absolutely fantastic to see.
    Wijnaldum showed his class again.
    And so chuffed for Jack Colback who, as predicted, looked just fine when finally playing alongside a decent partner that compliments his game, and when he was shunted to LB he slotted in and did a canny job.
    No comments about him being unable to pass the ball forwards, for a change, when some were sticking the boot in before the game. surprisingly.

  • 25 toonking // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:20 PM


    As I always say it’s world class puppet and all we ever seem to have which is one of the reasons i’m not so bothered about relegation.

    We’ve probably got a much better team than Leicester city but all we appoint are these puppets who attempt to divert attention away from cashley whether it be in a negative way or a positive way.

  • 26 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Toonking it’s obvious Macca IS having a say on signings. Shelvey is a Macca buy

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