Shelvey´s Immediate Impact Will Only Help Seal This Deal

The immediate impact of Jonjo Shelvey at Newcastle yesterday will show the powers that be that maybe Alan Pardew was right when he wanted to sign proven Premier league player who could have an immediate impact on the side and we didn´t have to wait months for continental players brought in on the cheap to adjust to the rigors of the English league.


Andros Townsend – next signing on Tyneside?

Newcastle were 2-0 up after only 15 minutes and looked a terrific attacking side and we could have had more goals before West Ham were allowed to wake up and come back into the game when we gifted them a goal after five minutes of the second half.

The man principally responsible for Newcastle great start  to the game yesterday was new boy Jonjo Shelvey and who would have through this was his first game for Newcastle?.

The 23 year-old could be a real star player for Newcastle and hopefully ill help us climb the table sooner rather than later.

And the deal to sign Andros Townsend form Spurs will now only be accelerated by Newcastle in the hope he could be available for our next game st Watford next Saturday.

The news yesterday was that Newcastle had reached an advanced stage in the negotiations with Tottenham for winger Andros Townsend, although no deal had been agreed.

And Andros is keen to come to Newcastle and he will be even more keen is he watches that first half yesterday,  when Newcastle seem to have the makings of a very good side – forget the fact we are still struggling with relegation.

Andros would be like Shelvey and give Newcastle something we haven´t got – an out-and-out winger who can both create and score goals.

And the 24 year-old wouldn´t take long to start producing for Newcastle either, which is what we want – given our still perilous position in the Premier League.

We would be surprised if this deal is not closed within a couple of days. and it could turn out to be another stellar signing for the Magpies, just like the Jonjo Shelvey signing early last week.

If Jonjo keeps producing like he did yesterday then he may get his wish and is in immediate danger of having 52,000 Geordies sing his name at games – something he said would be great when he gave his first interview after signing on from Swansea last week.


What do you think?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Andros would be like Shelvey and give Newcastle something we haven´t got – an out-and-out winger who can both create and score goals.

    And the 24 year-old wouldn´t take long to start producing for Newcastle either, which is what we want – given our still perilous position in the Premier League.

    On the first statement, his goals and assists record is pretty terrible, he’s about as potent as Obertan

    On the second statement, he’s not played for months and certainly wont be in shape seeing as how his main falling out was with the fitness guy. Basically needs an entire preseason routine to get him back to the levels he should be at and even when his is fit enough refer to my previous statement on effectiveness as a player!

    Would be another woeful signing. If we want an English Winger who has potential then get Jesse Lingard. McClaren likes him from his loan spell at Derby. Dont rate him that much myself but certainly better than Andros.

  • Bambams

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #2

    I feel much more confident after yesterday’s performance that we should stay up
    A fox in the box would be ideal – but who I do not know.
    Even bought The Sunday Sun today !

  • blew

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Could spell the end of jollies for Graham Carr in France and his dealings with Mondial Agency.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Another young English player we should try to get is Dominic Solanke from Chelsea, one for the future but could see him and Armstrong lining up together for England as they have done at U18 level.

  • Mag52

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Great result with Shelvey at the heart of it.
    Bring on Townshend and let’s get a core of tried and tested premiership talent into the team.

  • jazzyp

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    89% voted Andros would be a good signing in the chronicle

  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Blew, Carr will be pissed he didn’t get his usual “Mondial 5%er” on the Shelvey deal, that’s 600k he has missed out on!

  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #8


    Townsend – Tried, tested & failed

    He’s just a shit Aaron Lennon and I dont think that lad can get much of a game at the moment.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Jazzy, must be a lot of Mackems voting!

  • sparky55

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #10

    I mentioned this yesterday ….I think we’re hell bent on getting another right winger in because Sissoko is wanting away.

  • geordie157

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #11

    There’s a few Chelsea youngsters that could be brought in but they are already on good wages and are probably happy with their lavish lifestyles in London.

    Has the byram deal gone through yet, 4 mill is great value.

    I’m not sure on Townsend but think he’d be a decent signing, bit similar to shelvey in that he needs to prove himself again.

  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Bring on Townsend. Don said it was a done deal.

    Striker am still caught in two minds. Mitrovic is doing well except his scoring.
    If we bring in a new striker we might lose wat we already have in Mitro.

  • geordieboy83

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Firebug, blofal on previous thread glad I’m not the only one who sees it.

    Hey mate we’ve won a few games don’t be greedy haha

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #14

    We need a striker like Shane long

  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 17, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #15


    I dont think Byram can be brought wen we have Lasceles Haidara and Mbabu on our books.

    It will b wastage of money

  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 17, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Will die, whats the relationship between those three players and Byram?
    Byram plays RB or more recently RW, none of the players you mentioned play RW and only one of them can play RB

  • lochinvar

    Jan 17, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Presumably the FA will charge Hiddink for trying to influence the referee and by his own admissions that looks like what he has done – it’s clearly an infringement of the FA’s rules and the danger is that such actions could be construed by some as being linked to betting patterns and ensuring the best interests of the so called big clubs ?
    “Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink suggested he might have spoken to the referee, Mike Jones, and told him to play additional stoppage time after Everton went 3-2 up”

    It’s a dangerous precedent – presumably McLaren should have told Dean to disallow the handball against us last Tuesday and Martinez should have told the Linesman to disallow the goal Terry scored.

    The Refs Club are angling for TMOs and to elevate their own status to wannabe celebrities …the best way that can happen is for them to make more and more bad decisions to force the issue…. It’ll get worse before it gets better

  • firebug666

    Jan 17, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Newcastle United have been offered two international strikers, according to The Sun.

    The British tabloid claims that Miler Bolanos of Emelec and Corinthians star Alexandre Pato have been offered to Newcastle.

    Miler Bolanos

    Bolanos has been on the books of Emelec since 2013 and is rated very highly. The 25-year-old Ecuador international is a prolific striker and has been linked with a move to England in the January transfer window.

    Earlier this month, El Diario claimed that Championship outfit Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing the former Barcelona SC striker this month.

    Alexandre Pato

    Pato has been on the books of Corinthians sine 2013 and is a well-known striker. The 26-year-old Brazil international is known for his spell at Italian giants AC Milan, with whom he won Serie A in 2011.

    The former Internacional star has been linked with a move to the Premier League this month, with The Times recently claiming that Corinthians are trying to persuade London giants Chelsea to sign him.

  • nufc 11

    Jan 17, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #19

    We already have a cracking right winger unless he can play left as good as right I wouldn’t do it. Remy played left of a top 3 while here and scored goals for fun. Still like Marty Phillips as a backup for moussa what a crosser of a ball he is maybe Wilfred bony might be the deal were craving we need a couple anyway.

  • 9

    Jan 17, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #20

    “an out and out winger who can both score and create goals” says Ed re Townsend. According to Wikipedia he has 47 PL appearances for Spurs and 3 goals!!! I make that 1 goal in every other season, and a huge glut of 2 goals every other season. Granted I have no stats on assists, but “can score goals” should also be said about Dummet and Colo at that rate!


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