Jonjo Shelvey Could Become New Captain At Newcastle


Jonjo Shelvey was signed by Liverpool and Rafa Benitez in May 2010, but then within weeks Rafa left the Liverpool club so the former Charlton and Swansea play-maker never really played under Rafa at Liverpool – but he did sign him.

With Rafa Benitez looking likely to take over at Newcastle  before tomorrow night at the latest, he will have the latitude to pick his own captain and it wouldn’t surprise us if he changes the captaincy and makes Jonjo the official captain.

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Jonjo Shelvey during Bournemouth disaster

Jonjo has been interviewed by Sky Sports and has talked about the unfortunate situation his current head coach is in:

“It’s obviously a sticky situation and Steve is at the forefront of it, which he doesn’t deserve to be honest.” “But it is what it is. It’s nice to know what Steve thinks of me, and I think a lot of him also.”

“We’ve got to play for him while he’s still in charge and hopefully he stays in charge.” “I think you have got to keep your focus.” “You’re getting paid loads of money to do your job.”

“It is your job to keep yourself away from the media and the rumors.” “You can’t listen to that because you can never believe something until it has happened.” “We’ve been very professional this week and we’ve trained really well.”

“Training has been fun and enjoyable and we’re just preparing as usual for the Leicester game.”

It reflects well on Steve McClaren – who has been under enormous pressure all this week – that he has gone about his work professionally on the training field.

And those are good words from Jonjo and he’s sensible enough to keep out of what may be happening at Newcastle.

We like Jonjo as a player and as a captain and he has a bit of the Kevin Nolan about him – he is more than willing to remonstrate with players if they are not pulling their weight.

That’s what we need to see in the final 10 games of the season – and we would be happy enough if Rafa makes Jonjo Shelvey the new permanent Newcastle captain.

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178 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 10, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Benitez in!

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 10, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley out

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 10, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Yes don’t forget that too.

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  • lukes26

    Mar 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m honestly shocked Rafas willing to come here.

    This horrible season might end up being a blessing in the long run

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 10, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Hats off to Steve and his professionalism. Don’t forget to take your jotter and your Newton’s Cradle.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 10, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #6

    It ain’t happened yet

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Them lot down the road will be shitt!ng themselves wondering if they can sack fat Sam and get Mourinho till the end of the season!

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  • lukes26

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Have to say I like the way jonjo talks…prefer him to cabaye no question

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #9

    If he does it’ll be a short term with option I’ll bet. I don’t think Rafa wants to hang around in the championship.

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  • sparky55

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m a tad confused. I’ve just got back in from work to see the headlines splashed across SKY that we’re in advanced talks with Rafa yet there’s no mention anywhere Maclarens been sacked.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Tsunki

    He threw his Newtons cradle in the bin after he ended up in A&E last year. Got his head trapped between the balls, and was found hours later concussed and crying.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #12

    I had read Rafas family where still living in the Wirral when he was working abroad. So I guess he’s probably looking to be nearer the family.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Shelvey captain for two games and fronts up to the press with an apology for fans for the teams performance while Colo is a gutless wreck of a human being who doesn’t have the balls to say a damn word, proof if ever it was needed that the man is nothing more than an embarrassment to the shirt he some how still manages to wear

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #14

    Can you smell what the bish is cooking.

    I can and it smells like bullshit.

    I can imagine the slimy toad holding cue cards up out of camera shot telling whoever’s being interviewed what to say.

    As if his pre-screening wasn’t enough. Just to make sure everything’s as it should be.

    C’mon. Sack the useless turd.

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  • Goldmbemba

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #15

    2 clauses i imagine being in there:

    – get out if they’re relegated
    – HUGE bonus for survival

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  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry to be a harbinger of doom but, We’ll still go down. The situation is irretrievable.

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  • toonking

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #17

    i’m shocked. I give up on hopes of a decent manager years ago and believed cashley would have appointed one in the summer if he were intent on changing his way.

    has he ran out of puppets?

    Is he too desperate of survival?

    or has cashley finally decided to really turn himself around and get going with aims ofconsisant top 10?

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  • Bambams

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #18

    The longer this goes on the more less confident I become….

    How advanced is ‘advanced’ ?

    Is he at the ground or still at the hotel in Durham ?

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  • toonking

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Sky sports have just said that MPs want to force ashley to appear for questions in relation to his workers. The also could be questioning him over the running of newcastle

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-35767345

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #20

    This has got to be the strangest way to run a club I’ve ever seen. We just had 18 days off. That would have been plenty of time to have talks with Rafa and spared the embarrassment of what’s going on now. Bizarre behavior by Charnley, Carr, Moncur et al.

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Do you have difficulty making quick decisions?
    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Maybe

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #22

    All this confusion is down to the board not even considering relegation was a possibility – despite spending the entire season in the bottom four. Had they considered it, a replacement would have been already sounded out and Rafa – hopefully – would be in place already. McClaren might be only the first to go after this seasons fiasco. Ashley stepped back and left the board in charge. He certainly hasn’t had the value for money he demanded! Personally I would say the entire boards’ jobs are untenable, having left it this late to make changes. The end of season meeting might prove very interesting – or at least it should do. Not holding my breath however. ;))

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  • santon3

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #23

    pray for heavy rain so Leicester game can be postponed.

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  • santon3

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #24

    This is actually very quick signing for new manager, just 3 to 4 days after emergency meeting.
    Swansea took longer. Mourinho similar case to NUFC and SM.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #25

    bobby
    i think charnley maybe strategically moved to to another part of ashleys empire if we end up relegated….if we survive…he’ll stop…not so sure about moncur and carr

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  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #26

    There’s an audio from a toon fan on goals 101 from the sports bar on talk sport . Definitely worth a listen. I don’t know how to paste it on here. Jib could help maybe.

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  • Graeme

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Springy – assistant shelf stacker at Rotherham is available – if you want him to have a promotion according to ability!!!

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #28

    101greatgoals.com

    see report…..Spanish radio station Cadena Copa report done deal – 3 years

    might be reporting earlier rumours but getting close ?

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #29

    graeme
    bit of a stretch him for that short arse to do shelf stacking!!!lol

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  • JackButler

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Fabricio Coloccini claims Ann Frank was a nothing but a rank amateur.

    “She hid in an attic, ha, that’s easy peazy, I’ve hidden myself away in front of 52,000 for years and no one has seen hide nor hair of me and have you seen my hair, there’s loads of the bloody unruly stuff”

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  • firebug666

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Spingy from previous:

    Re- Ghostery, glad to help, I been using it for a while now, you may need to turn certain trackers back on on some sites for video players, but for the most part it all works great.

    Lesh also from previous.

    Charnley is a coward, he asked JC to tell Ryan Taylor and Jonas the were not getting new contracts over the phone, before sacking JC, he is a gutless tw@.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s a bit different trying to decide whether to sack one of the best manager’s in football, Mourinho than McLaren, a failed championship manager surely. All this could have been done long ago when it was obvious McLaren was hopeless. There has been no string of matches where we looked good. None. The closest we came was when we beat Liverpool and Spurs back to back. That’s it for the entire season so far. He should have been gone long ago.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Spot on firebug @31. And he didn’t have the nads to have a face to face with McLaren this week. He’s hopeless and should be sacked as well. Ideally do it over the phone Ashley. Show him the same lack of respect he shows everyone else.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Ron Knee @21 // Mar 10, 2016 at 5:16 PM
    Do you have difficulty making quick decisions?
    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Maybe

    4) Phone a friend and reverse the charges

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #35

    lochinvar

    Has Charmless got friends?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Or better yet send him a Tweet Ashley. #you’re sacked you tw@t. Ashley.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Love how many NUFC supporters have gobbled up gladly the story about Steve only finding out via the media, published by the no-mark illiterate journo Lee Ryder without any evidence. Like him, many supporters have an agenda, will readily believe anything that fits their narrative and only reserve scepticism for anything that doesn’t fit that.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Charnley’s response to Ron Knee. “Do I have difficulty making decisions? What makes you ask that? Is it something I’ve said in the past? Well, errmm, how long do I have to put together an answer? Will you be satisfied if I set up a meeting to answer that in a few weeks? I just don’t understand people asking me questions like that. Can’t they see I’m busy? Whimper…..”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #39

    The shear ineptness of it takes my breath away Hail Wor Ashley. I don’t believe for a second that McLaren found out from the media. But this club has been out of control for years now. It wouldn’t be possible to make a worse set of hirings than Ashley has to run the club over the last few years.

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Hail Wor Ashley
    looks like you have agenda with Lee Ryder i take it you don’t like him is it personal ???

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