Alan Shearer was like any other fan at the end of the game yesterday – just absolutely delighted we had got what he called a big big 3 points.
And on top of that we put in a very good performance too, although to be sure the results are the most important things these days given our position in the league table, although we did move up to 4th bottom – and outside the relegation zone – that´s good.
On BBC Match of the Day last night Alan Shearer seemed in awe of Jonjo Shelvey´s great display at St. James’ Park for the second time running.
Jonjo Shelvey celebrates with goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic
This is some of what Alan said last night on Match of the Day:
“Newcastle spent £28.5M in the window, four different players, seem to have taken an instant effect?”
“That´s slightly surprising because they have not been able to score goals and they haven’t been able to keep them out, so they signed three midfielders!”
“Having said that, one of them was absolutely outstanding today, Jonjo Shelvey. If you are going to give this guy time on the ball then he is more than capable of knocking passes.”
“He often picked the ball up off the back four and sprayed it around, he kept the ball moving and moving it at pace. I was really surprised that West Brom stood off him and let him make passes like he did all afternoon.”
“He controlled the midfield, his weighted ball into Mitrovic for the goal is brilliant and that is a brilliant finish from Mitrovic.”
“He has missed a lot of chances of late so that will do him the world of good – a very good finish.”
“If Jonjo Shelvey keeps on performing like that, then he will be a real fans´ favorite, they will love him there.”
“But a massive 3 points for Newcastle.”
It was almost as if Jonjo was showing off yesterday, as Newcastle players kept giving him the ball and he showed a fanatic range of passing – sweeping balls out to the wing – either wing – it didn´t matter.
It was an exhibition of great passing skills from the England International.
It reminded me of the way I used to play at Walker Park when I was about 9 years old back in the olden days – but I think my passes were even more accurate than Jonjo´s yesterday.
Well that´s what I remember anyway.
Jonjo is looking on this display like a complete steal for Newcastle for £12M.
But he has to keep it up and Newcastle have to keep it up.
We must survive this season and then much better things will be in Newcastle´s future.
Howay The Lads!!