If Jonjo Shelvey can consistently show the form he was in on his debut last week against West Ham through the remaining 16 games of the season then Newcastle should be able to survive in the Premier League – which is our number one goal now.
We are out of both local cup competitions so forget about winning one of those – which we haven´t done for 61 years – since 1955 when we took Manchester City apart 3-1 – and their goal was so lucky.
Jonjo Shelvey – his form is crucial for Newcastle
We are 18th in the league and it will be very difficult to make our target of 8th place, although not impossible given what Leicester City did last season in their final 9 games when they picked up a massive 22 points.
So far it´s been another disastrous season for Newcastle, but we are hoping the only way now for us is up.
Shelvey started talking about the Newcastle fans when he was interviewed in the Chronicle today:
“They work all hours of the week to pay for their tickets for the game. It is a pleasure for any player that they want to come and see us. The only way you can repay them is by going out and doing it on the pitch.”
“I am from a working class background. I lived in a council house my whole life. I feel that I can fit in here, and that I can be the right player for the club.”
“I really want to show these fans what I am about.” “I will play wherever I am told but what I can give to the fans is a bit more creativity and I will always put my foot in.”
“I will never shirk a challenge. I just want to work my socks off for the team. Hopefully I can chip in with goals too. I like to get forward and score goals, we’re looking for more belief going forward.”
“My dad would kill me if I pulled out of a challenge. I look to put in all-action displays in midfield and chip in with goals and assists as well.”
“I don’t see myself as a player with a bad attitude. I don’t know where people get that.”
“What hasn’t helped me in the past is some people have reported things and a lot of people just believe what is written. I don’t see myself with a bad attitude and I will show myself to the Newcastle fans.”
“I hope that the comments will stop about a bad attitude. My number one goal is to show these fans that I am the right person for the club.”
Jonjo has had his problems with consistency in the past but if he can perform like he did last Saturday and help save us – he will be a Newcastle hero – it´s really as simple as that.
Howay The Lads!!